Thursday, March 29, 2012

Girl on Fire!

Here is my second try at a Hunger Games manicure! I still haven't gotten to see the movie yet :(
Did everyone like it, was it everything you wanted it to be?  I honestly haven't heard much about it.

I started out with 2 coats of China Glaze Smoke & Ashes from their Hunger Games collection.  I can't tell you how much I love this polish, I used it on my last mani here.  It is a beautiful polish that has fun blue and green sparkles in it.  Went on very nice and dried pretty fast.  The picture just doesn't do it justice.

Then I added some flames with China Glaze Lighthouse and then overlaid it with Orly Crawford's Wine, which is a nice shimmery red.  Then I overlaid that with more Lighthouse flames.

I like this one a whole lot!  Tell me what you think!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hunger Games Mani #1 = FAIL

This one is a fail in my book... :( I had this wonderful subtle idea for a Hunger Games mani and this is what I ended up with.

I do on the other had love the french that I started out with.  I did 2 layers of China Glaze Fast Track from the Hunger Games collection.  This is a beauty! It went on nice and dried pretty fast.  It looks so soft and nice then BAM! In the sun you get these gorgeous gold sparkles.  Then I added (from the Hunger Games collection) China Glaze Smoke and Ashes!  I have read lots of mixed reviews about this polish, I was even told by the girl I was buying it from at Sallys not to buy it.  I am so glad I didn't listen!  I love this polish and will do some swatches of it so you can see just how gorgeous this girl is :)
Smoke and Ashes went on so so smooth and I got away with doing 1 coat on the tips!  It has these beautiful blue and black sparkles in it, smaller than glitter but SPARKLY!  I am in love with this polish!

(This is my right hand and it was not wanting to be photographed!)

This is the beginning of the end for this mani :(  I added some circular lines to look similar to the first book cover but that isn't what I got.  Oh, well!  Live and learn :)

I will be trying more Hunger Games manis because I didn't get to see the movie yet.  I guess I will keep trying till I find one I like.

Let me know what you think of the new Hunger Games Collection from China Glaze.  I bought a few more from the collection and I will post on them soon.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pink & Brown Water Marble

I had never tried doing a water marble manicure!  Strange, but it had never interested me.  So, for the sake of trying something new I decided to do one.
I put one coat of Avon Cotton Candy and then did the marble with white, Cotton Candy and Avon Vintage Boutique (a really nice creamy brown that looks so good by itself)

I love these colors together!  I realized I really do like this manicure

Not too bad for my first try if I do say so myself :)  Let me know what you think! And let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wearing of the Green Nails!

I was loving the purple on my nails but I decided I needed to do something green and fun for St. Patrick's Day!

I ended up having soooo many coats of polish its not even funny!  I am still trying to cover up the pink tips while they grow out so I started with 2 coats of white polish.  It didn't even cover all the pink and even left some streaks (it could be my cheap white)  So I added another coat of white :)
I have this cute green I got a couple weeks ago, so I started with 2 coats of Pure Ice - Rescue Me.  Was starting to look like I wanted it to so just for fun, I added another coat!  I really like this polish, it has the neon green base and it has little flecks of green/blue glitter in the right light.  You can kind of see it in the picture.

Next I sponged some OPI - Fresh Frog of Belair it has small green glitter and large silver glitter.  I topped it all off with top coat.

I found out by accident that Rescue Me glows in the dark!!! 

I really like how this turned out.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Purple French with Flowers

I needed me some purple! I started off with 2 coats of Avon's new Loving Lavender.  I fell in love! It is a light purple cream polish. This went on so smooth and so nice.  It is a light purple cream polish.  So... I stopped there :) I couldn't put anything else on this beautiful color!  This photo is most accurate for the color.

2 days later... :)

I added OPI - You Ottaware Purple to the tips.  This lovely lady is a nice shimmery dark purple that goes on nice.  This is 2 coats because it is pretty transparent.  I had planned on adding more colors to this but it was so pretty I couldn't mess it up.

After I did the french tip I remembered I had some 3D art flowers and they match perfect!

I just love this mani! But it might just be because it is purple :)  Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Park Ave & Spanish Moss

It has been a long day so lets get straight to the polish! :)  For the base I used In A New York Color Minute - Park Ave.  This is a really pretty creamy dark mauve/purple (The picture doesn't do it justice)  I had to apply 3 coat to cover but it is a quick dry polish and really did dry fast.  And it did go on really smooth!

I didn't use any top coat after Park Ave since it dried so fast.  I just taped it off (thank you so much Chloe's nails for this little gem, I had never thought of scotch tape before.  I had always just done all of my work freehand)

This is a beautiful green that I added on the ends!  It is Revlon - Spanish Moss.  It looks like a cream polish at first but it has this gorgeous subtle shimmer in it!  I was tempted to remove the Park Ave and do just the Spanish moss! Now if I am talking about removing any kind of purple that is really saying something!

These were both really hard colors to capture with the camera, but I highly recommend them both.

I do believe I will use this green again before the month is out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fun Pink on Pink with Dots

Dots again!!! I must have a thing for dots lately, but they needed to be on this one too :)

I still have my pink tips so I am wanted something to compliment that.  (I will really be happy when they are grown out)

My nails were due for a fill so I broke down and filled them.  I needed to show you how pretty and shiny they are pre-polish!

Here is the Avon Cotton Candy I added below the hot pink tips

 Then to add a little something I added white dots with acrylic paint along the smile line

I haven't decided if I like it with or without the dots better... Tell me what you think