Thursday, April 25, 2013

NOTD: Ulta 3 Peach Paradise + Hemlock

Now, if you ate Hemlock favored peaches, you'd die.  I wanted to try out a couple new polishes I acquired recently: Ulta 3 Tropical Minis and Illamasqua's Hemlock.  Hemlock used to be only sold in their set of Freak perfume which was limited edition and sold through their UK site.  I purchased Illamasqua's Hemlock off the Sephora website and could not find it in store.  Seriously, get this polish.

First up, Ulta 3 Peach Paradise 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful: Evanora's Nails

Last month, I saw "Oz the Great and Powerful," and one thing I always notice in movies is what the characters are wearing their nails!  I thought I would try to re-create Evanora's manicure after seeing it on Jilltastic Nail Design.

Here's my attempt: 

This manicure for as simple as it was took a long time to complete.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Milani Textured Cremes: Swatches & Review

Okay I will be the first to admit, that I did not like the textured polish trend going on in the nail world but curiosity got the best of me and I decided to try the Milani Textured cremes.  Now, these are different from the glitter textured polishes because they have no shimmer or glitter but still dry to the textured finish.  The Milani Textured Cremes have 6 colors total in their collection.  I'm missing Shady Grey because it was sold out.

This post will be a little picture heavy because these were surprisingly easy to photograph.  As always, all photos are clickable to show detail:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Nails Inc. Feathers Cornwall: Swatches & Review

Nails Inc. released a set of "feathers" polishes which were small matte bar/string glitters in the same vein as many indie glitters.  There's four shades in this set and only Cornwall remained on the display by the time I made it to Sephora.

(Look at the cute birdie on the label!) 

Nails Inc. Cornwall.  This is a vibrant navy blue bar glitter with matte white bars in a clear base.  I layered this over a thin coat of Essie's Marshmallow in order to hide the visible nail line.  This was two coats of glitter to get adequate coverage. The base for the glitters was not thick and the glitter was easy to spread around.  Also, I did a coat of regular top coat to smooth out the glitter.  I can't remember which one I used either Poshe or Orly. 

I made a "jelly" sandwich by doing another thin coat of Essie's Marshmallow and then a another coat of Cornwall.  It made it look more blended and a nice jelly finish! 

Final thoughts? 
Some people love bar glitter while others hate it!  I liked Cornwall. I've never seen short blue and white bars in a polish before.  It's nice to see larger companies picking up on the "indie" glitter mix trend.  This glitter is in a clear base and needs to be layered for the best effect.  

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TIOT: Wet n Wild Confections of a Bake-aholic

Awhile back, I saw this display of Wet n' Wild glitters in round bottles with long stems to look like cake pops!  So I had to get one!  Upon further inspection, they look to be a re-release of the Be Jeweled polishes from the Coloricon line aka China Glaze Prismatic dupes.

Wet n Wild "Toppings" display in Walgreens.