Thursday, July 24, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Doctor Who Collection Part 2

Ready for the other half of ellagee's A Good Man Collection? I have the other seven polishes in her Doctor Who inspired collection for you today! These polishes range from $9.00 to $12.50. Enjoy! :)

First up is The Time Vortex, a gold to bronze to magenta shifting beauty. I did two coats without undies. This one, like the other multichrome polishes in this collection, is a limited edition because of the lack of availability of the pigments. This polish was smooth and the shift in it is simply stunning! Some pictures are underwater or have water drops to show the range of the shift.

ellagee The Time Vortex

ellagee The Time Vortex

ellagee The Time Vortex

ellagee The Time Vortex

Vashta Nerada, named for those creepy astronaut skeletons, is a deep blackened blue with violet and silver shimmer. I cannot believe how absolutely gorgeous this polish is! I did two coats for the opacity you see below.

ellagee Vashta Nerada

ellagee Vashta Nerada

Void Stuff is one of my favorites! This polish is a green jelly with green glitter and shimmer. The depth and squishiness of this polish is just delightful and so so sparkly! I LOVE IT! I did three thin coats without undies for these photographs.

ellagee Void Stuff

ellagee Void Stuff

What's With the Glasses is a white crelly base with red and blue transparent hexagonal glitters. I did three thin coats of this one, and I love how it sandwiched the glitters in so perfectly!

ellagee What's With the Glasses

ellagee What's With the Glasses

Next up is a renamed polish that was originally part of Laura's Bejeweled Collection. This one is now called But I Was Promised Tea! This lovely textured polish is a clear base packed with red and iridescent glitter. It looks perfect with or without top coat! I did two coats for the photos. The first two photographs show the texture, the other two show it with top coat.

ellagee I Was Promised Tea

ellagee I Was Promised Tea

ellagee I Was Promised Tea

ellagee I Was Promised Tea

Another favorite of mine is Sexy Old Girl, my favorite Tardis blue polish ever! This is the blue version of Void Stuff: blue jelly base with blue and silver glitter. SO DEEP AND AMAZING AND SPARKLY. Of course, the blue freaked my camera out, so my skin looks all scary. BUT the polish color is accurate! :) I did three thin coats for these photographs. 

ellagee Sexy Old Girl

ellagee Sexy Old Girl

Finally, we have Trenzalore! This polish is a smokey blue-grey with scattered holo that is very subtle indoors and perfectly soft and pretty outdoors. This polish is beautiful and was perfect in two coats.

ellagee Trenzalore

ellagee Trenzalore

ellagee Trenzalore

ellagee Trenzalore

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Grey and Pink Nails

I was recently inspired by some nails done by The Nailasaurus, so I decided to use a similar design, but make it my own! It's really simple, involves almost no nail art at all, and ends up looking cute!

I began with two coats of Zoya London on my pinkie. This is a grey textured polish that shimmers perfectly! I did two coats of China Glaze Recycle on my ring and middle nails, and two coats of Zoya Harper on my index nail. I love Harper because she's the perfect mix of color and iridescence! She's simply beautiful. And, I was also pleasantly surprised with how easy she was to remove!

To finish the look off, I just did three different sized dots down my ring and middle nails using two different dotting tools. And that's it! Easy, but cute! Enjoy! :)

Grey and Pink Nails

Grey and Pink Nail Art

Easy Nail Art

Monday, July 21, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Doctor Who Collection Part 1

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you've seen some photos of ellagee's new A Good Man Collection pop up here and there. This collection consists of thirteen new polishes to celebrate the return of Doctor Who and the new doctor coming in August! Laura knocked this collection out of the park! The collection is up in her shop now, but they are selling fast! They range in price from $9 to $12.50, depending on the pigments and glitter used. I'll have six polishes for you today, and then seven on Thursday! Enjoy! :)

Bow Ties Are Cool pays homage to Matt Smith and his tweed jacket and bow ties. This tan crelly has tons of shades of brown and red glitter in it, allowing for it to be a natural jelly sandwich. It also comes with a little bag of red bow tie glitter, perfect for mixing into the polish or using as an accent! I chose the latter on top of two coats of polish!

ellagee Bowties Are Cool

ellagee Bowties Are Cool

Next up is one of my collection favorites! The Weeping Angels have always terrified me to my core! Statues freak me out all the time now! :P Don't You Dare Blink is a texture polish with tons of grey, gunmetal, and blue glitters. Since it is glitter heavy, it's a little harder to work with, but well worth the effort! I did two coats for the textured photos. Then, I added one coat of Glass top coat to smooth it out for the final two photographs. I LOVE the specks of blue in this polish! So gorgeous!

ellagee Don't You Dare Blink

ellagee Don't You Dare Blink

ellagee Don't You Dare Blink

ellagee Don't You Dare Blink

This collection has four multichrome polishes. This means that depending on the light and angle, the polish can appear to be different colors! Gallifrey Falls No More is one of these polishes, named for the home planet of the Doctor. It shifts from gold to bronze to red. At the right angle, I could also get it to shift to blue and green! Water intensifies this color shift, which is why some pictures have water drops and some are underwater! Unfortunately, the pigment Laura used in these polishes is no longer available, so these ones are limited editions. I did two coats for these photographs.

ellagee Gallifrey Falls No More

ellagee Gallifrey Falls No More

ellagee Gallifrey Falls No More

ellagee Gallifrey Falls No More

Hold Tight and Pretend It's a Plan is another favorite of mine! It's currently sold out, but Laura is testing out a similar pigment, so there's hope it may return soon, which is why I decided to show it to you today! This polish also uses the multichrome pigment, allowing it to shift from green to blue to purple. Absolutely stunning. It also has small iridescent flakes in it. This is two coats.

ellagee Hold Tight and Pretend It's a Plan

ellagee Hold Tight and Pretend It's a Plan

ellagee Hold Tight and Pretend It's a Plan

ellagee Hold Tight and Pretend It's a Plan

Another shifting multichrome polish is Medusa Cascade. This beauty shifts from gold to bronze to olive to seafoam. This polish is so shiny and beautiful! I did two coats for the photographs.

ellagee Medusa Cascade

ellagee Medusa Cascade

ellagee Medusa Cascade

ellagee Medusa Cascade

Last for today is Regeneration! This sheer pale yellow polish is loaded with white and gold shimmer. This polish is so delicate and sparkly! It perfectly imitates what it looks like when the Doctor regenerates! I did two coats for the photographs.

ellagee Regeneration

ellagee Regeneration

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Work Appropriate Nails

I'm really lucky to have a job where I can wear whatever I want on my nails! However, there are definitely some days where I need to have work appropriate nails. Meeting with district officials, conducting interviews, sometimes meeting with parents...

So, I was recently on an interview committee and wanted to wear something work appropriate. These nails aren't technically nail art, but they are a pretty and simple solution to a work place that suppresses nail art creativity! :P 

I began with three thin coats of China Glaze Spring in My Step, a really delicate, pretty light pink. I topped it off with Mariah Carey's Pure OPI 18k White Gold and Silver top coat. I absolutely adore this top coat, though I do wish the pieces of gold were a liiiiiiittle bit bigger. Are you allowed to wear whatever you want on your nails to work, or do you have to wear work appropriate nails? Enjoy! :)

Work Appropriate Nails

China Glaze Spring in My Step

White Gold Top Coat

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee WHAM!

{Press Sample}
Laura has a new addition to her amazingly sparkly and holographic glitter polish collection! WHAM! is a gorgeous mix of the gold and silver glitters that make up BOOM! and KACHOW! It almost comes off looking like a rose gold/champagne type of color! It's a really beautiful combo! Just like with the other two polishes, I did two coats followed by one coat of ellagee Glass to smooth it out. This polish will be a little more difficult to remove because it's a LOT of glitter. However, the fingertip grip method blasted through WHAM! after I allowed them to soak in the grips for about five minutes. 

This polish will release tomorrow for $10! Enjoy! :)

ellagee WHAM!

ellagee WHAM!

ellagee WHAM!

ellagee WHAM!

ellagee WHAM!

ellagee WHAM!
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