Monday, January 31, 2011
Here she is under Black Shatter. There's a good contrast in color but I personally prefer it alone. Why cover such a beautiful polish?
Simply Smashing came in a set with Black Shatter and is part of the Serena Williams Glam Slam Collection. I wonder what else OPI has in store for this collection.
I know some of you are having a difficult time locating these polishes so I thought I would give a set away. Unfortunately there can only be 1 winner. The rules are simple and I even learned how to upload a form today :)
Here are the rules:
1. Required - You must be a follower (1 entry)
2. Optional - Blog Post or Post on Your Sidebar (1 entry)
This giveaway is open Internationally and will close February 25th at 5pm US Central Time. The winner will have 24 hours to reply/accept their prize. The winner will be selected using random.org.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
So I was browsing through Target today and found this in the office section for 5 bucks. It's a mini-organizer rotating device. I thought this would be perfect to store my growing image plate collection.
I was using these plastic storage containers and separated them by Konad, Fauxnad, Delaney & Bundle Monster.
At first I was a little worried because the holder was a lot bigger than it looked in the store. Have you ever purchased a TV in-store and then get home and realize its huge! That's how I felt when I put my little image plates and polishes inside. They just sank to the bottom.
After a while I found the, almost, perfect solution to my sinking issue: two polar bear nail buffers (ha ha). They elevated the polishes to the perfect level.
And here's the result. I love my new little device. I feel more organized now and I can easily sort through the image plates to find the ones that I need.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Polish - Sinful Colors Green Ocean. Base color - Ulta Glam Goth Collection - Underground.
Underground is amazing on it's on, but it's fire (or shall I say water) underneath Green Ocean. This is my only polish from the SC flakies and I really like. Can't beat a great flakie for almost less than $2!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Here you can really see the purple come to life and hints of the tiny glitter. This is my favorite Shatter + Katy Perry combination.
The One That Got Away also looks great underneath Shatter. If you missed it you can check it out here.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Here she is with Black Shatter on top. I'm not sure if this looks so good on me. I mean, I've seen it look great on other hands but I think it brings out my flaws. This is definitely a head turner though.
I also got the other 3 polishes from the collection. I'll post more swatches soon!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
For stamping I used image plate M57 with Fauxnad A01 Flowers. The polish is Carolyn New York Castle Hill.
Friday, January 14, 2011
This was taken in the middle of the night. I'll post better pictures tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
I needed a little pick me up from the horrible week I had and decided to go with the butterfly set from Sally Hansen Salon Effects. The name of this set is Fly With Me and is just adorable. To break things up a bit, I painted my ring finger Wet n' Wild Mint Fusion and topped it off with a sticker.
You can check out my review of the polish strips here. I must say that I like this set a lot better than Skinny Jeans because it's more interesting and looks more like a minx to me. I still haven't mastered my application but I noticed that they stick best when you start in the middle and smooth down to the creases of your nails, that way you avoid bubbles like you see on my index finger ;)
I didn't forget about posting more Art Club Glam Stickers. The next set I wanted to try are French Tips with rhinestones but I didn't think I could pull it off with a broken nail :(
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have exciting plans for the weekend so that I can live vicariously through you. I'll be studying tonight and every night and for the next 15 months =)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
They are similar to the Sally Hansen Salon Effects but you don't get the cuticle stick and mini buffer. They're also a lot thicker but file away easily.
I'm holding off my review of these until I try out the second set I purchased. I was rushing when I tried these out and that could have attributed to my poor results.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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