Tuesday, December 25, 2012

12 Days of Christmas...Christmas Glitter!

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Today is the last nail art challenge!!

Christmas Glitter! I figured I would have to use a different glitter than Twinkle Lights.
So here is my Christmas glittter...Now I don't feel like this is really Christmas but it's from the Color Club Winter Affair Collection...

So this is Gift of Sparkle with Snow-flakes over the top

You can really see the flakes in Snow-flakes, I love it!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Indie Review: Chirality Nail Polish

Hey guys! Today I'm going to be reviewing an awesome Indie brand: Chirality Nail Polish
Chirality on facebook
Chirality's cigcartel store

I was drooling over these polishes for months...patiently waiting for Black Friday. When she announced she would have an even bigger sale if she got to 600 likes, I was all over that. So when she hit that mark and said her sale started at 12am est, I was even more excited because that was at 11pm cst! LOL so I had my order placed before 11:30!

I was SO delighted by the next day when I got an email saying it was shipped! Three days later they arrived in the mail...I almost cried when I opened my mailbox, yeah I know a little extreme. I took them out of the package and I saw this festive tape on bubble wrap! And when I unwrapped them they had the cutest little ribbons !!

From Left to Right; The Symbiote, Cu2+, Neptunus, Apollonia, Audrey III, Katydid

So the first thing I did was try to replicate those amazing Mani I saw that made my mind up to buy all these polishes.
It's from Thing I Love At this Moment and here the links to her Chirality Mani

Her's was better, I don't have long enough nails, but I LOVE these colors together.

Right now I am currently obsessed with drip manicures. They always turn out good no matter how you screw it up!

This is Apollonia with China Glaze I'm Not Lion drips.
Amazing Right!!
Well I thought how could I make this even better....DUH! Katydid with Symbiote drips!!

I'm sorry This is the better picture but Blogger keeps rotating it for some reason UGH!

So to sum it up. These polishes are awesome. The customer service is great, super fast shipping and she loves to see you mani's on her facebook page! These polishes are incredibly gorgeous for the price, $7 a bottle,  most holo colors start out at $10. Not only are these gorgeous, they dry super fast! To me that is definitely important, if you can dry by the time I get to my next hand without smudging best thing ever! You definitely don't need a top coat because they are shiny without it, but the top coat adds a nice shine and doesn't dull them at all.

Hope you enjoyed my review! Feel free to leave any comments or questions!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days of Christmas...Lightts/Ornaments

I decided to do ornaments because I've seen too many lights manis lately.


Base Color: Chirality - Cu2+

Friday, December 14, 2012

Indie Polish Friday!

WhooO!! Do I LOVE Indie polish! It's so miraculous and there is a color for every day and feeling in the world!
So today I am going to show you some Indies.

This is Chirality The Symbiote with
 two coats Ooh La Lacquer Hypnotize over it.
 One coat Out the Door top coat.

Macro shot

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Christmas...Snowmen!

Whoo it was snowing this weekend! That makes it feel more like winter and closer to Christmas, which means 3 days off!!

Alright for the Snowmen I tried to make snowmen while it looked like it was snowing on my other nails....yup total fail LOL! I'm really starting to think nail art is just not my forte in life...Guess I'll stick to reading...

I think the creepiest part is their eyes...

White: NYC French White Tip
Black: Ultra Nina Black

Monday, December 10, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Holly/Wreath


I decided to do holly today since I already did a wreath for the green day, guess I should have read all the challenges lol

I started off with a nice Christmas glitter, China Glaze Twinkle Lights from holiday 2011. I actually just found the Christmas 3 pack from last year at a Marshalls. It came with Holly-day, Poinsettia and Twinkle Lights. Then I added some holly. I had to use my light box, for one it's WI and I probably won't see real sunlight until next March and two the ottlite doesn't seem to make the glitter shine like normal lights.

And also sorry my hands are funked up from being dry and I tried a new lotion which dried out my cuticles in 3 seconds flat. What kind of skin doesn't like lotion??? Yeah sensitive ginger skin....

Base: China Glaze Twinkle Lights
Green: China Glaze Running In Circles
Red: China Glaze Poinsettia

Close up of Twinkle Lights, It's a great Christmas glitter chucked full of gold, red and green glitter
Bottle shot Twinkle Lights

Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave any questions or comments!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Color Club Sunday

I choose this snowy day is WI to show you a few colors from the Color Club Starry Temptress Collection.
I will be showing you Otherwordly, Glitter Envy, and Wink Wink Twinkle.
I purchased Otherwordly first from head2toebeauty, then since I loved it so much I really wanted the green and purple to go along with it.  I love that website plus I cannot find Color Club in WI at all.
They are all bright colors with white glitter. I really like them, I hoped that the purple would be more purple but it's still a nice shade.

I used Out the Door Top Coat for the base and top coat...I found that if you leave it till morning they usually just peel off...


I really love this color!
Glitter Envy

I am SO Glad I bought this color!

Wink, Wink, Twinkle

This makes it look more purple than it really is, I would consider this more of a pinkish color...

Thanks for reading! Please leave any comments of questions!

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas...Candycane

Here's my candy cane...I painted these last night and when I woke up this morning I kept staring at my Candy Cane Chapstick and realized I painted these colors reverse :/ ...
Base color: China Glaze White on White
Red: China Glaze Igniting Love

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas!...


Base color: Sinful Colors - Cinderella
White: NYC - French White Tip

One Month Blogiversary/Liebster Award

Today is my one month blogiversary!!

I would like to thank all my followers, friends, and family. 

Janet Vilar from Janet Planet Nails has awarded me the Liebster Award.
Melissa Matthews from Polish Gone Crazy has also awarded me the award.

It's an award for new blogs just to get to know you. You are to say 11 facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions they have asked you. Then you have to come up with 11 brand new questions and find 11 new blogs with less than 200 followers and nominate them. Seems like a fun little game to get to know people!

11 Facts about myself:
1. I love movies.
2. I hate haunted houses.
3. I am an electrical engineer.
4. My mom lives in Australia.
5. I love to obsessively read books, probably because my life is so boring LOL.
6. I wanted to be a vet growing up.
7. My favorite color is purple but it used to be blue.
8. I tired to adopt a kitty from the Humane Society with my dad when I was 15. They denied us because they thought I would abandon it when I went to college.
9. I've had my cat Franklin for 12 years, I got him when I was 16, and I've had my little kitty Miss Beans almost 2 years.
10. I never thought I would ever own more than 300 bottles of nail polish....
11. I am obsessed with containers...(weird obsession)

So my 11 questions from Janet are:

1. What is your favorite color polish?
       -My favorite color polish is purple!
2What is your favorite Holiday Polish Collection?
     -I don't really have a favorite collection, I actually think the reds and greens from the China Glaze Cirque del Soleil Worlds Away Collection are perfect for the holidays!
3. What polish brand  do you own the most of ?
      -I by far own the most China Glaze
4. What was your first indie?
     -My first indie was six polishes from Chirality, I purchased them all on her black Friday sale.
5. To glitter or not to glitter ? (Are you a glitter fan)
     -There is no life without glitter. 
6. If you had to choose one polish as your most favorite, which one would it be ?
     - China Glaze Grape Pop
7. If you could create your own polish what would you use in it colors, glitters ?
    -I wish I could bottle the water marble effect but I would settle for a stunning purple/blue/turquoise glitter
8. What is your least favorite/never use again brand?
     -Elf from Target, maybe they changed the formula but I bought a gold glitter and it smelled insanely bad!
9. Do match you mani to your pedi ?
     -No, I painted my toes twice last summer and left it on for weeks at a time.
10. What are you currently wearing on your nails?
     -I am currently wearing my snowflake mani from yesterday because it was too cute to take off!
11. Did you make sure to come follow my blog?
     -Yes I did!

11 questions from Melissa are:
1. How many siblings do you have?
     - 1.5 (older half-brother and older sister)
2. Do you prefer mani or pedi, and do you do your own pedis or let someone else do it for you?
    - mani, I do my own pedis and by that I clip my toe nails, I don't like someone touching my feet
3. How many bottles of nail polish do you have?
     - at the moment, 315 but more on the way (SmittenPolish)
4. Do you prefer long or short nails and what shape?
     - Short and round
5. What polish brand do you own the most of?
     - China Glaze
6. Would you prefer a rack/shelf or drawers for polish storage?
     - I like the shelf so you can see all the colors
7. Do you use striping tape, and what do you think of it?
     - Yes and I love it!
8. Do you own dotting tools, or do you make your own?
     - I own dotting tools I bought from china off ebay
9. Do you do manis for random world days that no one else knows about?
     - No, I think I'm definitely going to next year, especially on National Cat Day!
10. Do you have a significant other, and what do they think of your polish?
     - No
11. What made you decide to start blogging?
     - My life is boring 

My 11 questions to other bloggers are:

1. What is your favorite nail polish?

2. What is the most you have spent on one bottle of nail polish?

3. Do you have a cap on the number of polishes you will own and have/will you exceed it?

4. How many "untried" nail polishes do you have?

5. What made you decide to start your blog?

6. Do/will you make your own nail polish?

7. What is the most time you have spent on one mani?

8. What is your favorite tool for nail art? (dotting tool, sponge, tape)

9. What store is your favorite for finding polish? (actual store or online)

10. Who is your favorite Indie brand of polish and how many do you own from them?

11. Did you check out my blog and follow me?

The blogs I chose are: 

Lola Sparklez

Simple Joy of Polish

!Nail Polish in my EyEs!

Cupcake's Quirky Corner

Fancy Schmany Nails


Iced Lacquer

Nails 4 Dummies

Phoenix Nails

Nicole gets Nailed

Play Polish :)

Thanks! And if you would like to answer my questions in the comments I would love to read them!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Lazy 15! ... Inspired by Another Blog's Mani

Whoooo....last day of the Lazy 15!....
I really enjoyed the challenge and it challenged me to try new designs..
I kinda slacked a ton but I accomplished all of them!

So the last challenge is a nail art design Inspired by Another Blog's Mani

I chose this cool red/scribble mani from Nailside. Here is the link.
She also has a TON of more really awesome designs!
Gonna be honest her's is a lot better than mine. She also used a striper where I am not that talented yet so I used a dotting tool, pretty much my "go to" tool.

base color: China Glaze - Igniting Love

Monday, December 3, 2012

CVS Clearance Event

So there have been a lot of talk about the CVS clearance event lately. Apparently it happens twice a year. Who knew! Well I read it the other day and totally forgot, probably for the best, but then I saw a post today and went out.

So I managed to score 10 Milani polishes at $1.39 a piece! And to sweeten the deal I had an extra $3 extra care bucks from when I bought my Spoiled nail polish bucket!
Left to Right: Red Sparkle, Purple Gleam, Blue Flash (small glitter), Blue Flash (big glitter), Silver Dazzle
I'm not sure why both of these blues were named blue flash, one clearly has small glitter while the other has big glitter...
and at $1.40 I couldn't say no to either LOL

Left to Right: Hi-Res, Digital, Hi-Tech, HD, 3D
I went back and found some Revlon Top Speed on clearance...
Left to right: Cloudy, Royal, Grape, Espresso, Black Star

12 Days of Christmas!

12 Days of Christmas Day 2! .... Green

For this one I just decided to paint some wreaths...

ugh I don't know why it rotated it!!!!!!!!!!

Base color - Orly - Meet Me Under the Mistletow
Wreath - China Glaze - Running In Circles
Bow - China Glaze - Bend Over Backwards

The Lazy 15! ... Where I'm From

Well this challenge is almost over...and soon I will be moving! I got a new job after graduating 7 months ago...I'm actually being hired as an Electrical Engineer! Yeah I'm actually going to be using my degrees, now college doesn't seem like such a waste of money...

Well onto the things you came here for...

Where I'm From...I'm from Mukwonago, WI so I decided to do my zip code...

Base color: Models Own - Aqua Violet
White - NYC French White Tip

Only one more to go!!!