Thursday, February 26, 2015

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's The Artist Collection

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FIRST OF ALL, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LAURA! Be sure to stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday! <3

ellagee's The Artist Collection releases today at noon CST! This collection is, of course, inspired by Prince! I've gotta say, Laura has done it again! She never ceases to amaze me with her inspiring and wonderful collections! This entire collection is gorgeous and unique! They range in price from $10.50 to $11.50. The whole collection can be purchased for $48.00.

ellagee The Artist Collection

Daddy Pop is a champagne gold base with lavender, champagne, and gold holo glitter dust. I did two normal coats for the photos. This is definitely my favorite polish of the collection! It's so beautiful, and I love the lavender glitter!

ellagee Daddy Pop

ellagee Daddy Pop

His Royal Badness is a royal purple jelly base packed with gold flakes. The gold floats perfectly on your nail, and look how squishy! LOVE! I did three thin coats for the photographs. 

ellagee His Royal Badness

ellagee His Royal Badness

Punch a Higher Floor is a clear base literally packed with champagne shimmer and gold flakes. Holy crap on a cracker, this polish is stunning! I did three thin coats alone without any undies whatsoever! It's like a treasure chest on my nails!

ellagee Punch a Higher Floor

ellagee Punch a Higher Floor

The Polish Formerly Known As Prince is my other favorite! I love Laura's mega-glitters!!!! This clear base is loaded with metallic and holo purple microglitter, along with some gold holo glitter. If you've used BOOM or KACHOW, this polish is similar to those. I did use undies in these (the next polish you'll see actually), but this didn't need them! I did two thin coats, but it would've been opaque without the undies with two to three thin coats. Of course, since this baby is allllll glitter, it will be a tad harder to work with. However, the consistency is completely manageable and not much different than a normal polish. 

ellagee The Polish Formerly Known as Prince

ellagee The Polish Formerly Known as Prince

ellagee The Polish Formerly Known as Prince

Finally I have The Purple One! This beauty is the holo of the collection! It's a royal purple holo polish with gold shimmer. The shimmer adds a little something special, and makes the polish even more gorgeous indoors! I did two coats of polish for the photos you see. Enjoy! :)

ellagee The Purple One

ellagee The Purple One

ellagee The Purple One

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blue & Silver Fan Brush Nails

I shared some sneak peeks of these nails on Instagram last month! I wore these to my friend's wedding and they matched my dress perfectly! My dress was dark blue with silver streaks all over it. 

To replicate this look, I polished on two coats of Zoya Ryan. I love this polish! It's so deep and opaque! SO GORGEOUS! When Ryan was dry, I used my fan brush to gently drag ellagee's Angelic down my nails vertically. One coat of top coat and these were perfect! I love how they turned out, and they lasted for an entire week! Woohoo! Enjoy! :)

Fan Brush Nails

Fan Brush Nail Art

Fan Brush Nail Art

Saturday, February 21, 2015

ellagee Half Moons

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I decided to use some of ellagee's Lickety Split Latex Mani Mask for some nail art! This stuff is cool because you can polish over it, pull it off, and everything that was under it is still perfect! I put it all together in a pictorial, so I won't have to explain too much! Please let me know if you have any questions though!

I used a new polish by ellagee for my base. This stunning polish will be for sale soon, so keep your eye out for details! I then used Awesome Heather, another ellagee that should be available soon over the Mani Mask before I pulled it off. The final touch was an awesome glitter, which is also coming soon from ellaee! Enjoy! :)

Nail Art with Latex

Liquid Latex Cuticle Protection

Nail Art with Liquid Latex

Nail Art with Liquid Latex

Nail Art with Liquid Latex

Easy Nail Art

Half Moon Nails

Half Moon Nail Art

Half Moon Nail Art

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Indie Spotlight: Mucho Smoocho

Heather's Hues has been a brand I've been dying to try for quite some time now, and not just because the name is PERFECT! ;) I caught sight of Mucho Smoocho, a Valentine's Day polish, on Instagram and knew I had to have her. I'm pretty sure I bought one of the last bottles before they sold out, and I'm so glad I did! 

Mucho Smoocho is a pink thermal polish that goes from a dark pink when cool to a very light pink when warm. There's also pink shimmer and SPECTRAFLAIR in this polish! It's totally, amazingly gorgeous. AND it was totally opaque and perfect in two coats! Application was a breeze. Needless to say, I NEED some more polishes by Heather's Hues right NOW! Enjoy! :)

Heather's Hues Mucho Smoocho

Heather's Hues Mucho Smoocho

Heather's Hues Mucho Smoocho

Heather's Hues Mucho Smoocho

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ellagee Water Marble

OHMIGOSH! I am so thrilled to show you this water marble today! I have been obsessed with water marbling since the whole latex paint guard came on the scene. I just love it, and if I had unlimited time, it's the only kind of nail art I would do. I was perusing my stash the other day and decided to give water marbling a shot with some of my ellagee creams. The result was, well, nothing short of WOW. I'm thrilled to say that ellagee creams water marble beautifully! BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLY! There are no words to describe my excitement when I finished these, hahaha!

I began with two coats of ellagee Wrapped in Ribbon, a lightly shimmer white cream. When that was dry, I polished Lickety Split Mani Mask all around my nails and up to my first finger knuckle. I then used Wrapped in Ribbon, Little Blue Box (the Tiffany blue), and an unreleased beauty called Awesome Heather (hmmmm, wonder who that's named after...hahaha!) to create my water marbled design. I topped the whole look with a really gorgeous unreleased topper by ellagee. Don't worry, I think I have Laura convinved to release this topper and Awesome Heather soon! Ready to see how it turned out? YEAH YOU ARE! Enjoy! :) 

ellagee Water Marble

Water Marbled Nails

Water Marbled Nail Art

Water Marble Nails

Monday, February 16, 2015

Zoya Delight Shimmers

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Zoya's Spring 2015 Delight Collection is really stunning! It consists of three creams and three shimmers, all in perfect, springy shades. Today, I have the shimmers to show you! These polishes can be purchased online, or at Ulta for $9 each. Zoya is by far my favorite mainstream brand, and if you've never tried Zoya, you're reallllllly missing out! 

I did two coats of polish for all of the swatches below, followed by one coat of top coat. Application was perfection, as always. Smooth like butter, fabulous formula, awesomeness! 

Daisy is a lemony yellow base with turquoise shimmer:

Zoya Daisy

Zoya Daisy

Leslie is a lavender base with turquoise shimmer:

Zoya Leslie

Zoya Leslie

Rayne is the perfect springy blue with turquoise flash:

Zoya Rayne

Zoya Rayne

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Indie Spotlight: Half-Price Candy Day Duo

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Happy Half-Price Candy Day! ellagee and Digital Nails have teamed up again, this time to bring you a fabulous, sweet themed duo! These polishes were inspired by half-price candy sales that always happen the day after Valentine's Day! This duo totally reminds me of pastel colored Sweethearts candy! 

Digital Nails has created I Chews You, a bubblegum pink cream with aqua shimmer. This polish is so gorgeous! I mean, I love of great pink polish, but the shimmer steps this up a notch and WOW is this baby a stunner! I did three thin coats for opacity, but two normal coats would've sufficed. 

ellagee's contribution is Secret Sugar Stash, a glitter topper with a mix of pastel and white matte glitter along with the same aqua shimmer from I Chews You. I did two coats of this polish and it looked perfect over I Chews You! I didn't polish it on my ring nail, but instead stamped Xs and Os on it! This duo can be purchased from ellagee and Digital Nails for $20 (which includes shipping), while supplies last! Enjoy! :)

Digital Nails I Chews You

ellagee Secret Sugar Stash

Half-Priced Candy Nail Polish
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