Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Nails

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For those of you that celebrate, Happy *almost* Easter! I used the Zoya Lovely Collection to create these egg-inspired nails! Julie, GeiGei, Blu, Neely, and Piaf (on my thumb) were perfect for this mani! I started with two coats of each polish. Then, I put striping tape over them in a criss-cross pattern. Next, I used my butter London matte top coat and polished it over the tape. After I pulled off the tape, I finished my nails off by using OPI DS Radiance for dots at the intersections of the shiny lines. Enjoy! :)

Easter Nails

Easter Nails

Easter Nails

Easter Egg Nails

Easter Egg Nails

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Indie Spotlight: Shockingly White

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LynBDesigns is one of my favorite indie makers. Aside from the fact that Jenna is extremely nice, she also makes great 3-free polish at a reasonable price! Additionally, she frequently offers coupon codes through Facebook! Win, win, win! :) 

The formula is always fantastic on her polishes and Shockingly White is no exception. Shockingly White has a subtly shimmery white base with pink, purple, and light blue square and fine glitters in it. I just adore glitter that is any shape other than hexagonal so these square glitters just made me squeal with delight! Shockingly White could be opaque on its own, but I put it over Zoya Purity to limit wasting such a gorgeous polish! :) Therefore, I used two coats of Shockingly White. I also love how the polish base doesn't cover the glitter used in the first coat, but rather is makes it a little frosty, kind of like a jelly sandwich! Enjoy! :)

LynBDesigns Shockingly White

LynBDesigns Shockingly White

LynBDesigns Shockingly White

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Color Club 2013 Halo Hues

I LOVE HOLOGRAPHIC POLISH! :) I recently got the new 2013 Color Club holographic collection for my birthday! I've heard amazing things about the holographic effect on these and I'm pleased to say that all of those things are true! These polishes are flawless! They were opaque in two coats and mesmerizingly holographic, even when I was indoors! But the effect in the sunlight was positively stunning! I used two coats of Color Club Beyond, a fantastic holographic black! I polished Over the Moon on my accent nail first, added some striping tape stripes, and polished Beyond over those before pulling them off! Enjoy! :)

Color Club Beyond

Color Club Over the Moon

Holographic Nail Art

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Square Hue Amber Lager and Jamberry

I used another Square Hue O'Hue polish today! This beauty is a great burnt orange called Amber Lager. It's so shimmery with tons of depth and darker shifts to the color! I just love it! I used two coats for this mani.

I wore Amber Lager with a Jamberry nail shield, which I have been dying to try for months! Jen sent me a mini sampler pack of four shields to try and I love them! The one I used was the largest I received and you can tell it didn't completely cover my accent nail. However, a full set comes with 18 shields in 9 different sizes, so they will definitely fit almost all nail sizes! The shield is a designed strip that is applied with heat (I used my hair dryer) and the heat creates a really tight seal! These are supposed to last quite some time, though I can only attest to four complete days because I had another mani I had to do so I had to take them off. :( The shield was easy to get off and left just a little sticky residue that came off easily with nail polish remover! Another really cool thing about Jamberry is that you can customize your own shields! Upload your own image and everything! So awesome! 

An entire sheet of nail shields is only $15 and the designs they have are ridiculously awesome! Also, if you buy three sheets, you get one free! Check out Jen's shop to order some shields of your own and be sure to choose my name (Heather IFeelPolished) when you check out! Enjoy! :)

Square Hue Amber Lager

Square Hue Amber Lager

Jamberry Nail Shields

Jamberry Chevron

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Indie Spotlight: Glitter Guilty

Glitter Guilty is a new to me indie brand that I am absolutely in love with! Jessica makes really awesome glitter combinations that go on flawlessly! She has some really cool and unique combinations. When I was going through her Etsy shop, I must have added at least eight polishes to my wish list, which is saying a lot considering how many polishes I already have and how it is for me to find unique polishes to add to my collection! Anyways, I have two of Jessica's polishes to show you today! 

First up is Are You Peacocking? This light blue jelly base is loaded with glitter: fine turquoise glitter, medium iridescent and matte turquoise hexes, and larger purple hexes.   This polish is great for layering but I wanted to build the jelly up, so I did three coats:

Glitter Guilty Are You Peacocking?

Glitter Guilty Are You Peacocking?

Glitter Guilty Are You Peacocking?

Glitter Guilty Are You Peacocking?

Glitter Guilty Are You Peacocking?

Next, I used Ice Princess, which is loaded with silver holographic microglitter and light blue fine holographic glitter. I used this polish as a top coat over Zoya Heather. I only used one coat and look how glittery it is:

Glitter Guilty Ice Princess

Glitter Guilty Ice Princess

Glitter Guilty Ice Princess

Glitter Guilty Ice Princess

Glitter Guilty Ice Princess

Jessica is taking her polish one step further and she has created a monthly nail polish subscription for her polishes! Indie polishes can be at your door once a month for just $15.99! :) Jessica makes a full-size polish just for you every month based on what YOU like! You can tell her your likes, dislikes, and any other preferences you may have! You also get a mini polish that everyone receives as well as one or two guilty pleasures, such as chocolate! The best news? You can cancel at any time, no pressure! AND Jessica donates money from every box to the Grameen Foundation! She also has a 10% code going on right now if you visit her new site and use the code: grandopening. So, if you haven't checked out Glitter Guilty yet, you definitely should! :)

*These polishes were sent for review. I always, always, always give my own opinion!*

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dust: Part Two

Pixie Dust!! I just love these polishes! These are the final three polishes in the new Pixie Dust collection by Zoya. If you've tried OPI Liquid Sand, these are a lot finer when it comes to the level of texture/grit. They are really easy to apply and wear really well! These all feature three coats of the Pixie. Enjoy! :)

Zoya Vespa:

Zoya Vespa

Zoya Vespa

Zoya Vespa

Zoya Chyna:

Zoya Chyna

Zoya Chyna

Zoya Chyna

Zoya Dahlia:

Zoya Dahlia

Zoya Dahlia

Zoya Dahlia

*These polishes were sent for review. I always give my own opinions!*

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish at all, but my March Square Hue polishes were absolutely perfect for my festive St. Patrick's Day nails! I literally squealed aloud when I saw the names of these polishes! Amber Lager, Blond Ale, and Patty's Pint! Perfect for anyone, especially a beer geek! I am just loving this monthly subscription!

Square Hue O'Hue Collection March 2013

I began with two coats of Blond Ale with an accent nail with two coats of Patty's Pint. Blond Ale is a perfect shimmery neutral shade while Patty's Pint is a deep shimmery shamrock green!

Square Hue Blond Ale

Square Hue Blond Ale

Square Hue Patty's Pint

Then, I used one coat of Shimmer Kelly on my accent nail. Finally, I added Patty's Pint shamrocks on the corner of my nails using a dotting tool. I used Zoya Purity to add shamrocks to my accent nail and then added Patty's Pint dots inside of two of the accent shamrocks. Enjoy! :) 

St. Patrick's Day Nails

St. Patrick's Day Mani

Saint Patrick's Day Nails
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