Friday, September 12, 2014

Picture Polish: Fool's Gold

Happy Friday, all!  I feel like weekends don't even phase me anymore.  My weekends exist during the week, when I actually get my days off!  Which can be nice in some ways.



As you all know, Picture Polish released so many new polishes.  And, of course, I picked them all up.  One of my favorites, Picture Polish Fool's Gold.  It is a teal/blue polish with holographic shards and gold glitter.  I used two coats and the formula was perfect.  Zero clean up on this one.  It actually reminds me of a blue version of another one of my favorites, Imperial.  Such gorgeous and fun polishes!







I purchased this through Color4Nails.
-Kelly

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Colorful Pattern Water Decals

Hey guys!  I have another round of nail art decals from Born Pretty Store.  I am pushing to get my last bit of neon manicures in before the start of hard core fall.



I started with a base of Illamasqua Scorch.  I then painted my thumb and pinkie with Orly Beach Cruiser.  I used Illamasqua Rare for my ring finger.  For my accent nails I used these decals and arranged them so they made a tribal design.  They were easy to apply and did not wilt with topcoat.  I loved the end result of this!  I was able to save some of the decals, for future use.  Which is nice, since its worth more than one manicure.






What do you guys think?  Use my coupon code BANQ10 for a discount on your next order.  The exact link for these decals can be found here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-water-decals-transfer-stickers-colorful-wavy-stripes-arabesque-floral-pattern-p-14395.html
-Kelly


Products were provided to me for my honest review. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Picture Polish: Unicorn

Hey guys!  I have a few days off and I am so looking forward to catching up on my cuticle routine...and I guess some homework as well!  Haha!  Theres always stuff I need to be doing now!



Today I have another new Picture Polish.  This one immediately caught my eye with the new releases!  I knew I needed to have it!  I was so right, too.  This is Picture Polish Unicorn, a teal base polish with pink and silver microglitters along with a pink shimmer.  It is stunning!  I used two coats and it doesn't show any visible nail line at all.  Which is awesome, since I had a worry that it might.  I love the contrast of the pink glitters with the teal base.  So pretty.






I purchased this shade from Color4Nails.
-Kelly

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Teal Nails For Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Good morning, all!  Today's TT prompt is brought to you for a good reason.  In women ages 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death.  There is no early detection, and pap smears do not diagnose ovarian cancer.  Knowing the symptoms and knowing when to visit your doctor is the key.  For more information visit: http://www.ovarian.org/.


For my teal nails, I did something I saw from WAH Nails.  I have always loved their designs.  I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls ( I have recently rekindled my love for this polish!).  I then did a gradient with OPI My Dogsled is A Hybrid.  Once that was done and cleaned up, which I always forget takes FOREVER, I did some geometric designs.  I used OPI Alpine Snow for this.  I just free handed it.  I love the look of a somewhat subtle design over a gradient.  What do you guys think?




As usual, don't forget to visit the rest of the Twinsies.  Also visit the NOCC website to educate yourself on ovarian cancer.
-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
Traci at DrinkCitra 





Monday, September 8, 2014

Nail Art Inspired By MrCandiipants

Hey guys!  Happy Monday!  I am so excited to show off this design.  Its a semi replica of some recent nails done by one of my favorite nail bloggers, MrCandiipants.  Her nail art is so different and unique and I love it!




These are sort of her signature stripes that she does.  I have been wanting to do them for a while now as I love the rainbow/ombre effect they give.  I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  For my pointer and pinkie nails, I did the stripes in: Essie A Crewed Interest, OPI Where Did Suzi's Man-go?, OPI On The Same Paige, OPI 50 is The New Fabulous, Zoya Sailor, Essie Avenue Maintain and Zoya Kristen.  On the middle two fingers, I used all of the same colors and did tiny polka dots.  I wasn't sure what to do with my thumbs so I used OPI Liquid Sand in Honey Ryder!  I love the end result.  This is definitely one of my favorite nail arts to date.






What do you guys think?  You all should follow MrCandiipants on Youtube !
-Kelly

Friday, September 5, 2014

Picture Polish: Time Warp

Yes, cue that awesome song!  It was certainly stuck in my head the whole time I wore this polish.





This is Picture Polish Time Warp, from their Rocky Horror collection.  Is anyone else a fan of the cult classic?  I love it!  Its so fun and I will never resist dancing the Time Warp!  Time Warp the polish is a deep blackened base with purple and blue shimmer.  The shimmer is pretty intense.  I used two coats for this and loved it!  I has just filed my nails so it looked good on my fresh nubs!







Sorry for the short post today and the slacking on posts this week.  Its a bit of a schedule adjustment while I get the hang of my classes! I purchased this shade at Llarowe.
-Kelly

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Born Pretty Store Colorful Nail Art Studs

Good morning, everyone!  I have another round of reviews for the Born Pretty Store.  They have so many things that will fit all of your nail art needs.




These are small studs that have a beautiful tone to them.  They almost have an oil slick sheen to them and change according to the light.  One minute they look pink, the next they look green.  Very interesting!  I used a based of LVX Truffle.  This was my first time using an LVX polish and it was really nice!  I went with this shade so that it was muted enough for the rhinestones to pop.  I also placed them along my cuticle line at the base of my nail.  I have not tried this look before and I quite liked it!  I applied the studs with top coat and they stuck on for a few days!  Overall, another great stud from Born Pretty Store!






Don't forget to use my code BANQ10 when placing your next order for a discount.  You can find these studs here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/100pcsbag-colorful-nart-stud-mini-round-nail-decoration-p-15228.html
-Kelly



Product was provided to me for my honest review.