Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Glitter Chevron Arrows

Yeah, I'm awesome. Totally posted this without words. Welcome to my busy life! Hahaha!

Anyway, I wore these nails to Open House at my school in August! I wanted something to match the brown dress I wore, but I also wanted nail art that was fun, not boring. So, here's what I ended up with! 

I began with two thin coats of ellagee's Espresso, a gorgeous, deep chocolate brown. Once that was dry I added some striping tape in a single chevron pattern and used ellagee's KACHOW! to polish over the tape. I love love love KACHOW! It's so sparkly, holographic, and amazing! Enjoy! :)

Glitter Chevrons

Chevron Nails

Chevron Nail Art

Monday, September 15, 2014

Indie Spotlight: Soflajo's Boo You

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I have one of three polishes for you today from Soflajo's Howl-a-Ween 2014 Collection! Boo You is gorgeous teal blue polish with a beautiful gold shimmer and tiny colorful glitters. This polish looks understated in the bottle, but once it's on your nails...ohmigosh. It is beyond beautiful! I couldn't believe how much I loved it! I couldn't stop myself from looking at my nails. I did three thin coats to achieve full opacity. It was smooth and easy to apply! Also, it came with an adorable bat ring! Hehehe!

This polish, and the other two from the collection, are $10 and can be purchased from the link above. Enjoy! :)

Soflajo Boo You

Soflajo Boo You

Soflajo Boo You

Soflajo Boo You

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Laser Gradient

I LOVE THESE. I feel like I could just leave it at that, show you the pictures, and be done. They're so gorgeous, they speak for themselves. Buuuuuuuut, I guess you'll want to know the polishes I used, and how I did them, so here goes!

I began with two coats of ellagee's BOOM! Talk about one AMAZING polish! I used top coat over BOOM! to make sure the surface was super smooth. Then, I randomly added striping tape all over my nails. I just put it wherever, without rhyme or reason. Once the tape was on, I used a make-up sponge to create a gradient using three polishes from China Glaze. X-Ta-Sea (purple), Seas the Day (red), and Stoked to Be Soaked (orange shimmer) were PERFECT when they were blended together for this gradient. They look just like a sunset! I ended up sponging the gradient on over each nail twice, to obtain the opacity you see here. Then I pulled the tape off, top coated them, and viola! Enjoy! :)

Laser Nail Art

Sunset Nails

Sunset Nail Art

Friday, September 12, 2014

Zoya Entice

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Zoya has done it again! Their new Entice Collection is full of gorgeous, full coverage cream polishes! These polishes are flawless, which is what I've come to expect from Zoya! I did two coats for all of these polishes, followed by one coat of top coat. So shiny! They were all easy to apply and self-leveled perfectly. These can be purchased on Zoya's website for $9, at salons, and at Ulta! I'll be posting their shimmery counterparts, the Ignite Collection, soon! Enjoy! :)

Zoya Genevieve, a stunning cool leather grey:

Zoya Genevieve

Zoya Genevieve

Zoya Margo, a beautiful red plum:

Zoya Margo

Zoya Margo

Zoya Ryan, a gorgeous indigo blue:

Zoya Ryan

Zoya Ryan

Zoya Nyssa, the perfect milk chocolate brown:

Zoya Nyssa

Zoya Nyssa

Zoya Veronica, a red wine polish of amazingness:

Zoya Veronica

Zoya Veronica

Zoya Claire, a warm, rich burgundy. This one borders a dark oxblood to me:

Zoya Claire

Zoya Claire

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Indie Spotlight: KBShimmer's Fall 2014 Glitter Jellies

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I have two gorgeous jelly polishes for you today from KBShimmer's Fall 2014 Collection. This will release on September 15th, and both will be $8.75!

A Raisin to Live is a deep purplish ox blood color loaded with small holographic glitters. Holy crap, this polish is deep, wonderful, and amazing. WHOA. I cannot get over the beauty of this polish. And you know how much I love natural jelly sandwich polishes! :) I ended up doing three thin coats, but you could totally get away with two regular coats. 

KBShimmer A Raisin to Live

KBShimmer A Raisin to Live

Leaf of Faith is another glitter jelly polish. This polish is the embodiment of fall for me! This deep red jelly is loaded with red, orange, and gold glitters. Fall is my absolute favorite season, and this polish is absolutely perfect and stunning! AHHHHHH! I CAN'T WAIT FOR FALL!!!!!!!!! Ok, sorry about that! :) I did three thin coats, but again, I could've done two regular coats. The larger glitters in this polish did not hinder its application whatsoever. What's your favorite season? Enjoy! :)

KBShimmer Leaf of Faith

KBShimmer Leaf of Faith

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Neon Distressed Nails

As summer winds down, I find myself needing neon on my life even more! :P If you've been a fan for quite some time, you know that I don't stick to traditional color schemes depending on the time of the year...so even though it's fall, I have some neon nails for you today!

I began these with one coat of China Glaze White on White. White polish gives neon polish a great base so that they pop and require less coats of polish. Once WoW was dry, I used some ellagee neons to polish random patches all over my nails. I used Dude! (yellow), Way Orange (orange), Whoa, Trippy (pink), and Lime-o-Rama (green). If you follow me on instagram, I posted a picture of what the neon patches looked like before I distressed them. Since I knew I was going to distress them, I didn't have to be too careful with my random polishing. Just polish those colors wherever!

Then, once those neons were dry, I used China Glaze Liquid Leather and the dry brush method to distress them! One layer of top coat finished them off! Do you wear neon polish all year, or do you like to stick to seasonal colors? Enjoy! :)

Neon Nails

Neon Nail Art

Easy Nail Art

Monday, September 8, 2014

Indie Spotlight: Heather on the Moor

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I have a really fun, unique collection for you guys today! This collection, Heather on the Moor, was created by Anne Kathleen! All three polishes are creams and they look flawless! I was really impressed with how smooth these babies were! Each polish costs $10 and can be found through the links below.

First up is Heather, a dark greyish purple cream. I love how gorgeous this grey is. It's so deep and has just the right amount of purple to it! I did two coats for the opacity you see below! 

Anne Kathleen Heather

Anne Kathleen Heather

Next up in my favorite of the collection, Ling! This polish is STUNNING. This polish is a light violet-grey that has a lovely shimmer to it. I couldn't stop staring at this beauty. Of course, it kicked my butt when it came to capturing the shimmer! The last photo is shown using LED lighting. These swatches show three thin coats of Ling.

Anne Kathleen Ling

Anne Kathleen Ling

Anne Kathleen Ling

Finally, I have Tawny! This is such an awesome bright green cream! I would even venture to call this chartreuse. Three thin coats was perfect for this bright mani! I had a little bit of staining from this polish, but I don't use a base coat when I'm swatching, so I retried it with base coat, and there was no issue at all! Morale of the story: ALWAYS USE BASE COAT! :) Enjoy! :)

Anne Kathleen Tawny

Anne Kathleen Tawny
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