First up, Ulta 3 Peach Paradise
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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
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. 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!
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
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.