Saturday, March 28, 2015

Neon Water Marble

My birthday was a month ago, and I knew I needed something special to celebrate! I ended up doing a quick water marble with Pipedream's A Night in Vegas Collection, which performed beautifully as usual! I used all seven colors from the collection to create the pointed flower design! Everyone loved them as much as I did! They were perfect for my birthday! Enjoy! :)

Neon Water Marble

Neon Water Marble

Pipedream A Night in Vegas

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Neon Shock Collection

{Press Sample}

ellagee's new Neon Shock Collection speaks for itself! It's neon, and completely and totally awesome! This collection consists of three neon jellies packed with tiny holo glitter! These polishes will release on Saturday, March 28th at 3:00pm CST. They will be $10 each, and the collection of three will be $27. Check out all this awesomeness:

ellagee Neon Shock

ellagee Neon Shock

ellagee Neon Shock

ellagee Neon Shock

Buzz is a hot pink jelly base loaded with holo microglitter! I did three coats for the opacity you see! 

ellagee Buzz

ellagee Buzz

Jolt is a neon turquoise jelly base with holo microglitter! Again, three coats for opacity. 

ellagee Jolt

ellagee Jolt

Zap is a neon fucshia jelly base packed with holo microglitter! I used three coats for opacity. Enjoy! :)

ellagee Zap

ellagee Zap

Here's a bonus shot of these beauties over undies. I did two coats of a hot pink and fuschia polish before one coat of Buzz and Zap!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Dotticure

{Press Sample}

SinfulColors' Spring Fever Collection is chock full of gorgeous colors! I used five of them for the nail art you'll be seeing today! What I like most about SinfulColors is that they have fabulous colors for a really reasonable price. SinfulColors can typically be purchased for just $1.99 at Walgreens, CVS, Target, Meijer, etc. Since they are reasonably priced, you will sometimes get a polish or two that stains your nails or skin. Not too big of a deal, but worth noting!

I began with a base of two coats of Innocent, a green apple cream that will stain your nails a yellowy hue. Before you ask, yes, I did use a base coat too! :) Even though Innocent left my nails a little yellowy, it was so smooth and easy to apply that I didn't really care. Once Innocent was dry, I used my large and medium dotting tools to dot on Feel the Vibe (orange), Energetic Red (red), Thimbleberry (coral), and Why Not (blue). When I got some Why Not on my skin, it also stained, though I did not have staining issues on my nail itself. 

When I was done with the dots, I added one coat of top coat! I love how fresh and springy these are, even if it's still snowing here in the Midwest! Enjoy! :)

SinfulColors Spring Fever Collection

SinfulColors Spring Fever Collection

Monday, March 23, 2015

Big T Ranch Spring Thermals

{Press Sample}

I am so excited to show you these polishes today! I am so thrilled that Big T Ranch has reignited my love for thermal polishes! I always loved thermals, but kind of lost my interest about a year or so ago. But Robyn makes such amazing thermals with dramatic color shifts, so I'm back to being obsessed! These polishes are $9.50 in Big T Ranch's etsy shop! 

First up is Petunia, a deep purple polish with pink, green, purple, and white glitter. Deep purple is the cool state, with pink being the warm state! I did two coats of Petunia before adding one coat of top coat!

Big T Ranch Petunia

Big T Ranch Petunia

Big T Ranch Petunia

Big T Ranch Petunia

Big T Ranch Petunia

Next up is my absolute favorite, Rose Petals! This polish is a deliciously squishy deep pink when cool, and white when warm. I love this polish so very much! I can't get over how fabulously jelly-ish it is when cool! SO SQUISHY! Rose Petals also has blue, purple, pink, and green glitters. I did two coats and one coat of top coat!

Big T Ranch Rose Petals

Big T Ranch Rose Petals

Big T Ranch Rose Petals

Big T Ranch Rose Petals

Big T Ranch Rose Petals

Finally, I have Tulip! This beauty begins as deep orange when cool and goes to yellow when warm. The cool state reminded me of a perfect coral color! This polish is also packed with shimmer, giving it a stunning glow! I did two coats followed by one coat of top coat! Enjoy! :)

Big T Ranch Tulip

Big T Ranch Tulip

Big T Ranch Tulip

Big T Ranch Tulip

Big T Ranch Tulip

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scaled Gradient

I decided to try my hand at a scaled gradient, which is basically when you do a gradient on top of a gradient. This attempt isn't my favorite, but I'll definitely give it another go soon! 

I began with two coats of ellagee's Angelic as my silver base. Then, using a makeup sponge, I created my first gradient, which was pink on the left (ellagee's Forgetful Lucy), and Angelic on the right. Then, when that was dry, I added some starburst vinyls from NailVinyls and did the same gradient over them, but I covered my nail above the vinyl with tape and switched the sides for the colors, silver on the left and pink on the right. Then I pulled the vinyl off, top coated the look, and wound up with these! Enjoy! :)

Scaled Gradient

Scaled Gradient

Scaled Gradient

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Liquid Sky Lacquer

{Gifted Press Sample}

I recently swapped press samples with a fellow blogger, and these two beauties were among the ones I received. I hadn't used Liquid Sky Lacquer before this, and I have to say that I am impressed! Carloyn's polishes range from $9.50 to $12.50.

First up is Butterfly Kisses, a silvery holo with silver and dark pink holo hexes. It also has silver holo butterfly glitter in it as well, but I didn't want any of those on my nails, so I avoided them! :) I did three thin coats followed by top coat. 

Liquid Sky Lacquer Butterfly Kisses

Liquid Sky Lacquer Butterfly Kisses

Candlelight Dinner is a darker red wine colored polish with a scattering of fine silver holographic glitter. I did two coats of Candlelight Dinner before adding one coat of top coat! Enjoy! :)

Liquid Sky Lacquer Candlelight Dinner

Liquid Sky Lacquer Candlelight Dinner

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Soft Kitty Nails

We recently had a pajama day at work, and I wore my soft kitty onesie! I needed some kitty nails to go with my pajamas, so here's what I did! I believe the original idea came from this Youtube video, but I used a pictorial by Suzi

I began with two coats of KBShimmer's Blush Money. Then I used my largest and second smallest dotting tool to dot on I See France by Digital Nails in the shape of cat paws. I also used the large dotting tool for the cat bodies and heads. I See London by Digital Nails is what I used for the white cat. Once the bodies and heads were done, I used a nail art brush to add ears and tails to my cats! One coat of top coat and they were ready for my soft kitty onesie! Enjoy! :)

Cat Nails

Cat Nail Art

Kitty Nails
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