Cute Polka Dotted Red Bow Tie Ribbon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Stamping

Tried out making decals for the first time on my uber mat! It turned out alright, definitely need some scissors for trimming the excess because I was just using my cleanup brush. A q-tip would have done better as well. For this look I used China Glaze's Feel The Breeze from their Off Shore collection (summer 2014). There is a second pink, Float On, but it is darker and I wanted a lighter, more girly tone. For the stamp I used Seas The Day from the same collection, stamped it onto some top coat on my uber mat, let it dry, top coated it again, then peeled it off and applied it to my nail. Feel The Breeze is such a lovely color but the formula, ugghhh. It was almost unworkable. It dries way too fast and dries to an almost matte finish, similar to the entire City Flourish collection. I love this color so I may buy a backup bottle but I am just not digging the formula. Also applied a heart stud that I purchased from Daily Charme.

The plate I used is Winstonia's W102. Bundle Monster's Elleandish plate is also full of great Valentine's day etchings!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

China Glaze Holographic (5 out of 12)

Today I have China Glaze's 2nd attempt at a holographic collection (the first being ancient, hard to find, and crazy expensive if you can find it) and it's...okay. Most of these were on clearance at Sally's - which is now closed in my area *sob*sob*sob* - and one or two I ordered online. Overall the formula is amazing, smooth is 2 coats and creamy applies super easy. But the holographicness of them? Not so much. Orly's Mirrorball or L'Oreal's Masked Affair did a better job at holographics. Bottom line? Stick to Color Club if you're looking for true holographic polishes. These are great for being on clearance but not for full price.

Not In This Galaxy

When Stars Collide

Take A Trek


Cosmic Dust

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dancing & Prancing

Been wanting to use this polish but just haven't yet. Love how it looks in the bottle. I want to try it again over different colors but I think black made it pop really well. This is Dancing & Prancing by China Glaze from their Twinkle collection. Application was fine, the glitter is dense, but I added 2 coats. Hard to capture in artificial light, would look better in natural lighting.

Love & Hearts

Little Valentine's Day design. Base is Easy Going by Sinful Colors and the red is Seas the Day by China Glaze. Stamp is the Bundle Monster collab plate with Elleandish. This would probably look nice mattified! I have February's birthstone post coming up, I just need to take a photo.