Sunday, November 30, 2014

Glitter Gradient Jelly Sandwich



Hello all!  I decided to combine glitter gradient and jelly sandwich techniques to create this manicure.


I started with two coats of white polish, created the glitter gradient with Glam Polish Twister, then topped everything off with OPI Don't Touch My Tutu.  The jelly dulled the glitter a little and made it softer.


POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:Sation Strumming My Nails - two coats
Glam Polish Twister - glitter gradient
OPI Don't Touch My Tutu - one coat

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

China Glaze Tongue & Chic


Hello all!  This swatch is China Glaze Tongue & Chic, a deep teal shimmer.  It's a beautiful colour that applies perfectly in two coats; you could get away with one, but I did two for a longer wear time.



POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Polish used:China Glaze Tongue & Chic - two coats

Saturday, November 15, 2014

China Glaze Purr-fect Plum and I'm Not Lion


I really liked the look of this manicure I did with Essie Beyond Cozy, so I decided to do something similar using another fine glitter polish.



I'm wearing three coats of China Glaze I'm Not Lion, a silvery-gold glitter, on my middle two fingers with two coats of China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum on all the rest.



POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top (over Purr-fect Plum)
Cult Nails Wicked Fast (thick coat - over I'm Not Lion)
Polish used:China Glaze Purr-fect Plum - two coats (thumbs, index and pinkie fingers)
China Glaze I'm Not Lion - three coats (middle and ring fingers)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Gold Glitter Gradient feat. Essie Little Brown Dress and OPI Goldeneye


Hello all!  I have this gorgeous glitter gradient to show you today.



I started with two coats of Essie Little Brown Dress, a lovely chocolatey brown creme, then did the gradient with OPI Goldeneye using the polish brush as well as a makeup sponge.  I love how this turned out, gold and brown has always been a colour combination I've liked!



POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:Essie Little Brown Dress - two coats
OPI Goldeneye - glitter gradient

Sunday, November 2, 2014

WingDust Collections Gilt-y Pleasure


Hello all!  I'm showcasing WingDust Collections Gilt-y Pleasure today, an absolutely amazing silver and gold leaf polish with iridescent flakies throughout.



I wore this polish over Picture Polish Bonkers.  Application was alright, I found it a bit difficult to get the desired amount of flakes on my nails without flooding everything with too much of the transparent base, so that's something to keep in mind.  Some of my nails ended up with quite a thick amount of base, but thankfully after top coat and dry time it flattened down.



I was very happy that the flakes in this polish lay down very flat (I only needed one coat of top coat), especially in comparison to my other silver leaf polish, Nail Pattern Boldness Tin Man, which is very rough.  Overall, this is a very beautiful polish and definitely worth having!

POST SUMMARY
Base & top coat:Base - Duri Rejuvacote
Top - KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Polish used:Picture Polish Bonkers - two coats
WingDust Collections Gilt-y Pleasure - one coat