Thursday, July 21, 2016

Swirled Blues

Hey everyone!

Ohhh man.. I have a solid.. 3-5 mani backlog going on, so shall we actually get some of these posted? I think so!

My nails right now have been chopped down, so looking at these longer gems makes my heart a little sad - but they will get back to the length/shape at some point.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Formula X White Matter 
  • Essie Viva Antigua!
  • Essie Loot The Booty
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Have I mentioned lately how much I love sandwich bag manis? They are always so easy to do, and the payoff is always awesome.

That is all for today! See you all again soon!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Chillato & Sandy Claws

Hey everyone!

Today I will share with you guys a mani in which I combined Essie Chillato and Girly Bits Sandy Claws, which also features the use of some stencils from MND Vinyls.

Pictures speak louder than words.. so.. shall we?


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Essie Chillato
  • Girly Bits Sandy Claws
  • MND Vinyls (HERE & HERE)
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I don't really recall using 'Sandy Claws' before this mani.. it is.. such a stunning polish! I don't know how else to describe it without saying it is.. like.. rose gold, without the rose.. which would make it just 'gold', but it isn't just gold.. it is.. beige gold? Bronze gold? Whatever it is, it is amazing!

That is all for this evening -- see you next time!!


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Dainty Roses

Hey everyone!

I just finished up my nails for today - and immediately wanted to share them.

I picked up a bottle of Formula X Dainty yesterday and really wanted to put it to use - but didn't know what I wanted to do with it. Then I remembered these water decals from LadyQueen and it was settled.



I also decided to re-shape my nails back to be more almond-y.. such a good decision!

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Formula X Dainty
Rose Water Decals from LadyQueen (scope them HERE)
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I actually had a very easy time using these decals. The last set I used from LadyQueen applied upside down/backwards (so inside of having the image show up top, it would show the white backing, which I had to quickly flip before they settled on to my nail.. I expected these to do the same) - but no, super easy to apply. Just make sure that you apply them exactly as you want them to sit. These gems are unforgiving! They settle in suuuper quick and you cannot manipulate them.

I had pictured them being smaller, which, I could have cut out singular roses and applied them that way - I was going to do extra dots on the nails, but I just applied these in full, and I love it!

Also, I wanted to show a comparison shot of Dainty to White Matter to show that Dainty isn't just a white polish.. where White Matter is a perfect stark white, you can clearly see that Dainty is a tinge warmer. It isn't so in-your-face whiteness. I love it - and the name is perfect for it.


So.. what I am saying is that you do, in fact, need both.

That is all for today! See you all again soon!