Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Double Holiday Mani

Hey all!  I have missed nails and Twinsie Tuesday so much!  Things have been really busy for me and I just got back from a week in Florida!  I was at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so can you really blame me?  Haha, by the way if you are a Harry Potter fan I HIGHLY recommend you go to the park, it is just amazing!  The detail is so incredible.

This month's special theme is a double feature for the holidays!  I have one Hanukkah mani and one Christmas mani.  Starting out with my Hanukkah one, I used a base of Orly Mirrorball (Thank you Casey!!) then I went in with OPI Miss Piggy's Big Number and OPI Alpine Snow to make eight candles.  I added flames to the candles in OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana and OPI Good Grief!  For my Christmas nails, I went with a more 'holiday' theme rather than Christmas.  I used a base of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby then I did a poinsettia floral design that I based off of @lynieczka (on Instagram) pictorial!  I used OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Coca Cola Red, OPI Skyfall, Zoya Hunter and Zoya Dove for the flowers.  Whew!  That's a lot of polish!  

Don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies for this month's special post!  I also will be taking a hiatus from Twinsie Tuesday and frankly, from blogging as well.  I have a big semester coming up so posts will be hit or miss.  I am sorry to have to do this, but it is just a break as I love blogging!  I just need to focus on school for the moment.  I hope you all understand and stick around.

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

Friday, November 28, 2014

OPI: In True Stefani Fashion

Hey guys! I had a very filling Thanksgiving, so Ill be working it off this morning and skipping out on the Black Friday shopping!  I am not sure I can hack it this year.  Be careful and respectful of other shoppers out there today!

I have been slowly going through some of my untrieds that have been sitting on top of my Helmer.  This is one that has actually been gathering dust, sadly!  I started out with OPI Black Onyx, I then added OPI In True Stefani Fashion.  This is a glitter topper with silver and holographic glitters in small hexes and squares.  I just used one coat, so you can see that the glitters come out easily and have amazing coverage.  This wasn't too bad to remove either, so a plus on that front!

What do you guys think of this one?  You can still find it haunting your local Ultas!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Gold Ball Studs

Hey guys! Yes I finally have nails for today!  Haha, and I'll probably be taking off tomorrow for the holiday.  I have my last review for this batch from Born Pretty Store.  Be sure to check out all of their nail art items!

I started out with a base of OPI I Sao Paulo Over There.  I went in and free handed a reverse half moon mani.  I am actually blanking on what this technique is actually called, so if you can remember, let me know in the comments!  Hah!  I did this with OPI Get Cherried Away.  These studs are pretty tiny as I got them in the 1.2mm size.  I have smaller nails and I wanted a very tiny stud for what I had in my mind.  They came in a small baggie, which is ok, yet they tended to stick to the sides.  I attached four studs to each nail along the cuticle line.  They attached so easily and all I did was press them into the wet polish.  They stayed on for a considerable amount of time as well!  I loved the tiny studs!  I can't wait to do more looks with them.  They are available in either gold or silver.

You can find these exact studs here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/100pcsset-gold-silver-round-ball-flat-nail-studs-charming-nail-decoration-p-16680.html
Be sure to use my coupon code BANQ10 for a discount on your next order!  I hope you all have a great holiday if you're celebrating!

-Products were provided to me for my honest review.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cirque Holiday Info!

Hello all! I will be taking this Tuesday off, I know two days in a row, sorry!  But even though there are no nails, there is some great Holiday information from Cirque!

They will be having a Black Friday sale, Friday November 28th- 25% off.
From Saturday, November 29th to Monday, December 1st- 20% off.
Then December 2nd-31st, enjoy free shipping for US customers!

To add to those awesome promos, there will be a 12 Days of Giveaways! This will begin on December 1st and go on for twelve days.  You'll be able to enter via email, Facebook or Instagram ( @cirquecolors ).  Find more info at http://www.cirquecolors.com/blog/

So be sure to check out all those amazing things from Cirque!  Their holiday collection is quite stunning!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Picture Polish: Cyan

Hey all! Happy Friday.  I told you the other day that since I finished my last round of Picture Polish releases, I could start with the more recent ones for October!  So here we go!

This is Picture Polish Cyan, a new collaboration polish with blogger Chit Chat Nails.  Cyan is a beautiful bright robins egg blue shade.  Those signature holographic shards are scattered throughout (you all know I cannot resist those!).  As soon as I saw the pre-release photos of the newest shades, I knew this one was going to be one of my must haves!  I was right.  The formula is so perfect I had zero clean up.  I used two coats.

I actually missed the stocking of these from Llarowe, so I purchased them through Nail Polish Canada.  What do you guys think of this shade?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Black Rhinestones

Hey guys!  So I am still making my way through my recent batch of Born Pretty Store items.  If you haven't heard of Born Pretty Store, they have a ton of items for nails and nail art.

I have a review of these round black studs for you all today.  They come in a wheel and have two different sizes.  I started out with a base of OPI Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?.  I then attached the smaller ones on my index nail in a staggering formation.  I used the larger ones on my middle nail in the same formation.  I loved the smaller ones, however the shape of the larger ones gets lost with the topcoat.  They are a little too large.  If you were just using one they might be ok, but in a line like this, it didn't work so great.  That being said, these do apply really easy and stay on very well.  Born Pretty Store always has a great variety of studs, and these are no exception!

You can find these studs here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/400pcsbox-black-flat-back-round-rhinestone-nail-decoration-p-16103.html
Don't forget to use my discount code: BANQ10 on your next order.

These products were provided to me for my honest review. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Picture Polish: Pandora

Hello guys!  I have finally made it to my last polish in my most recent Picture Polish haul.  Just in time for my new ones to come in the mail! Haha!  You'll start seeing the new collection this week, well my picks from it, and boy are they lovely!

This is Picture Polish Pandora, a shade that had been re-branded and re-released.  I am absolutely in love with this one!  The color, a medium purple shade that leans towards pink works really well with my skin tone.  It also has a subtle linear holographic glow to it.  I say glow, and I really mean it.  This glows from within!  I used two coats for this.  I'd like to say that the formula was perfect since I love this so much, but it was a little tricky.  I had dragging on the first coat, which then needed to be covered up with the second coat.  It was a little annoying, but I am willing to get passed it for the sake of this beauty!

What do you all think?  You can find Picture Polish at Color4Nails.