Thursday, October 30, 2014

Charlie Brown Chevrons with OPI

Good morning, all! Since OPI's Halloween collection was centered around Charlie Brown, I really needed to do some nail art.  I was never a huge fan of Charlie Brown but I would watch the movies here and there.  I'm also considering this one of my Halloween themed manis, does that work for everyone?




I started with a base of OPI Good Grief!, an amazing warm yellow shade.  I absolutely love this yellow.  It wears really nice with my skin tone and the formula was great.  I then attached some Nail Vinyls in Chevron pattern to get the famous look of Charlie Brown's shirt.  I used OPI Who Are You Calling Bossy!?! for this part.  I loved the finished result.  Too cute!






How do you guys like this? Overdone for the polish theme or just enough?
-Kelly

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Born Pretty Store Delicate Isosceles Triangle Nail Studs

Hey guys!  Its time for another batch of Born Pretty Store reviews!  I got to pick some really great stuff this time around.  I am super eager to try them all out.  Born Pretty store has a great variety of nail art items to help you get great designs!




Starting off, we have these triangle nail studs.  I love a good stud as you all know!  I have been seeing a few manis lately that feature a triangle stud paired with a half moon mani and I was dying to try it myself!  I used a base of OPI Who Are You Calling Bossy?!?, a black crelly polish with a great formula.  I then attached the studs with a top coat and tweezers.  I free handed the half moon with just my polish brush, so they aren't perfect but very near!  Haha! I am obsessed with how these turned out.  Every so often I crave a vampy manicure with something to it, and this is it!  I also found that the studs laid very nicely on the nail and didn't have any edges sticking up.  Always a plus as I tend to pull them off when I feel a free edge!  They stayed on for days, until I actually changed my polish.  A great quality stud!






You can find these exact studs here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/20pcsset-delicate-isosceles-triangle-nail-studs-fashion-nail-decoration-p-16677.html

Don't forget to visit Born Pretty Store and use my coupon code BANQ10 for a discount on your next order!
-Kelly



Products were sent to me for my honest review. 





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Halloween

Hey guys!  So its Halloween this week and that means this weeks' prompt is Halloween themed!  My sister got these really cute nail vinyls from Etsy (I cannot find the shop for the life of me, so I will keep looking for it and edit when I do find it!).  We split the whole pack and I couldn't wait to do a cute collage with them.




I used a base of Picture Polish Shy Violet, I love a good purple shade for Halloween.  I then just attached the vinyls with tweezers. They stick on just like a sticker would, except better.  These things really stuck and were so easy to work with!  I have a few more ghosts left so I might do some more with them!








Be sure to check out the rest of the Twinsies for this spooky week!
-Kelly
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
          Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision












Monday, October 27, 2014

OPI: The Power Of Pink 2014

Hello all!  So, as it is October, if only for a few more days, I have a Breast Cancer Awareness polish for you all!  OPI always releases a duo for this time of year.  However, this year the duo included a polish that I already own.  I quickly set out to find the one I did not have, separate from the set.  Ebay did not let me down.



This is OPI Power of Pink for 2014.  It is a pink based crelly polish that has hex glitters in white and magenta and some magenta microglitters as well.  The base is fairly sheer, so I used two coats.  I actually loved the sheer base, though.  It made this have a very pretty look to it with the contrasting glitters.  I had no issues with formula and removal was not too bad.  I was so happy to find this on its own as I love this polish!






Are any of you repping this polish for October to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness?
-Kelly

Friday, October 24, 2014

OPI: Hands Off My Kielbasa!

Gooood morning!  And happy Friday!  I have had a bit of a jam packed week so its really amazing that I got as many posts done as I did.  On Tuesday me and the boyfriend went to Cleveland to see Minus The Bear.  My boyfriend is a huge fan and I fairly like them.  They were amazing in concert and we were at a very small venue.  Seeing them play live made me like them a whole lot more!  So the night was a lot of fun.



Onto the nails of the day!  I was feeling a nude polish the other day, but I needed something with a little umph to it.  Alas, I picked up OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa! at Ulta that day and it fit the bill.  This is a shimmer, borderline frosty, nude shade.  It leans a little on the pink side.  I used two coats for this and wore it for days.  I really loved it!  I surprised my self with loving this as I usually don't like frosty shades like this.  However, there are next to no brush strokes and the frost isn't overwhelming.  A subtle stunner for sure!







How do you guys like this shade?
-Kelly

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet: Savita

Hello guys!  Whew dare I say this is the third post of the week, and in a row, too!  Crazy.  I have been slightly addicted to YouTube lately and can't seem to get off Zoella's channels!  Why is she the cutest thing?  Anyone else watch her? Also, I'm totally getting caught up with Grace Helbig.




Well, about the nails for today!  I have another Zoya Matte Velvet shade, and I know I said I would test it out with matte topcoat, but I forgot.  I have had a horrible brain lately. This is Zoya Savita, the royal purple matte shade.  It looks like it has some micro shimmer that is pink in there, as well.   I used two coats and found this shade took a bit longer to dry.  Also this one did wear a whole lot better than the last one I tried.  While I did have some corner chipping, it wasn't anything compared to the mess of the other shade.  So thats a plus!







You can find these polishes here!  Anyone pick them up?
-Kelly

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Odd Inspiration

Hey guys!  Its that time of the week again.  This weeks prompt is "odd inspiration".  I was at a loss of what to do for this one.  I have inspiration, yet none were really odd.  I was eating dinner and really racking my brain to figure something out, when it hit me.  I would do my dinner!  I had a spinach salad last night, so here we are!



I started with a base of OPI Stranger Tides.  I then went in and freehanded the spinach leaves in Essie Mojito Madness and Essie Pretty Edgy.  These were so easy to do, and I kind of love the whole vegetable nail art trend.  All throughout summer I saw the cutest veggie nail art.  Im glad I got to get my fill in during the spinach season! Haha!





What do you guys think of my odd inspiration?  Be sure to check out the rest of the ladies!
-Kelly

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
         Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision