Sunday, June 30, 2013

Monthly Haul! June!

Hey everyone!

Today I have my monthly haul for you all! I can't even believe that June is coming to a close! It just flew by!

 Well Lets jump right into it!

First up we have the Kleancolor Candy Cast mini collection! The names are just neon and then the color of the polish, (ex. neon blue, neon yellow, etc).

Just look at that!! This is Urban Outfitters Mystic! It is absolutely gorgeous!!

LtoR: Essie Splash of Grenadine, Cute as a Button, and Sally Hansen Sun Kissed. I absolutely love these colors!

Last but not least we have Kleancolor Chunky Holo Candy, Chunky Holo Purple, and Sangria Burst.

What do you guys think about me posting hauls? Do you like it? What colors would you like to see me use in a mani? Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sinful Colors- Endless Blue with stripes!

Hey everyone!

Today I have some simple but awesome nail art for you all! I didn't really know what I was going to paint, but this is what I ended up with! I really love the way it turned out!

Oh and I had a little break on my index, but I refuse to cut them all down!

For the base on my pinkie, ring, and thumb, I used two coats of Julie G Frosted Gumdrops in Blueberry Fizz. Then I added some freehand stripes using Sinful Colors Endless Blue and OPI Alpine Snow. For my index and middle I used two coats of Endless Blue and added some studs from Winstonia Store.

Since Blueberry Fizz is a textured polish, I used one generous coat of Gelous and then a coat of INM Out The Door for top coat.

What do you guys think? What color combo would you use? Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sinful Colors- Sugar Rush

It's Fridayyy!

Today I have an amazing color from Sinful Colors! I have used this polish, Sugar Rush, in nail art before so I have kinda already talked about how I love it so much. I wont bore you with that, lets just get to the swatches!

This is GORGEOUS! I used two coats here.

What do you guys think of this color? Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jelly Sandwich!


Recently I had a conversation on Instagram with someone. We were both wondering what would happen if you made a jelly sandwich mani using China Glaze It's a Trap-eze and an off white jelly. I got curious and went looking through my polish. The closest thing I could find to an off white jelly was Wet n' Wild's Break the Ice. I pulled out It's a Trap-eze and went for it!

Here is what it looks like! I happen to love it! It isn't completely a jelly sandwich because Break the Ice isn't technically a jelly polish. Whatever, I think it works! I started with two coats of Break the Ice then one thin coat of It's a Trapeze and then another coat of Break the Ice.

What do you guys think of this combo? Let me know what polish you would pair with It's a Trap-eze? Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sally Hansen- Wine Not

Hello everyone!

Today I have an amazing color from Sally Hansen called Wine Not! Now this isn't the most fitting color for summer.. but hey, it is GORGEOUS! I have had this polish for quite some time now and have never used it. It was a polish that I wasn't too fond of.  I picked it up a few days ago and I suddenly thought why not just try it out!

I'm in love! I think it looks stunning! It is the perfect wine/berry color! This polish is also just a hint of a metallic polish, and I love the shimmer in it! Shown is three easy coats with no top coat.

I can't stop drooling! I didn't think I would fancy this color. I was wrong! What do you think? Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Nail Care Series! Part 4- Top Coats

Good morning everyone! Today I have the last installment of my nail care series. Top coats!

Just like base coats, top coats are also essential! They will make your manicure last longer and give your nails a beautiful shine!

INM Out The Door

I'm going to start off with my all time favorite top coat at the moment, Out The Door! I absolutely love this stuff! It is a fast drying top coat that dries nail color in less than 60 seconds! Out The Door is also one of the thinner fast drying top coats, so it doesn't get thick and hard to work with half way through the bottle! I have never used Seche Vite, but I've heard that it shrinks your polish, meaning after application, the nail polish pulls away from the tips of your nail. Out The Door does not have that downside! No shrinkage here! I absolutely love this and would recommend it to anyone! This can be purchased at your local beauty store, such as Sally Beauty Supply, and online. Recently I have seen this product at my local Walmart  too!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

This top coat is another one of my top picks! I used this top coat before I discovered Out The Door. When I was using this for every mani that I did, I went through at least 4 bottles, maybe 5. I only made it through about half of the bottle though because it would get thick and clumpy, which was a downside. This is a fast drying top coat, but I find that since it was on the thicker side to begin with, it took a little longer to completely dry. In about a minute it would be dry to the touch, but I would wait at least an hour before I did some thing that could potentially mess up my nails, the reason being that my polish/top coat would get little dents in them. Other than that I love this topcoat and I would recommend it! This can be purchased at your local Walmart, or online.

Essie No Chips Ahead

This top coat by Essie is another one of the many top coats I have tried. I can't say that I loved this product, but it was ok. It did dry fast which was a good thing. The name of this product is No Chips Ahead, which I found odd. This being that that was the problem I had. I would notice chips in my polish within at least 24 hours of application, which was disappointing. I also found that there would be tiny scratches in my polish, which would give my nails a weird texture to them. I don't know if you would have the same problems, so why not give it a shot! This can be purchased at any drugstore, or online.

NYC Matte Me Crazy

A matte top coat!! This product can be used over any polish and will take that shine away to give it a matte look! I think that this one gets the job done! It also retail for about 2 dollars, which is almost a steal! I've never tried any other matte top coats, but I don't plan on it because this one does the trick for me! A plus side to any matte top coat is that they dry super fast! You can also play around with a matte top coat and get some really cool designs on your nails! This can be purchased at your local drugstore, Walmart, or online!


This topcoat will give you the look of gel nails without having to go to the salon! Use a coat of this under your nail polish, and a coat over your polish, and your good to go! This topcoat is also super shiny, and will make your mani last longer! I really have no idea what brand this is. It is just the top coat with the green lid! :P If anyone knows, tell me in the comments below! I purchased this at my local Sally Beauty Supply, but this can also be found online!

So that is my two cents about top coats! I think they are essential for any mani, plus they add some super shine! This was the last part of my nail care series! I really hope that you all enjoyed this! I had fun typing everything up! Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blue Swirly Stamps!

Hey everyone!

Today I have another stamping attempt to show you guys! I really loved this design, BEFORE i put top coat on it!! Oh the smudgery.. :p I should have taken pictures pre top coat.. oh well!

I love this! I started with a base of Sinful Colors Sugar Rush. Then I stamped using Bundle Monster plate BM19. I randomly dropped a little bit of Sally Hansen Blue Me Away and OPI I saw... U saw... We saw... Warsaw onto the image, scraped away the excess polish, and picked up the random design! The Bundle Monster 1st generation plates are too small for my thumb.. so I didn't get the whole image onto my nail.

I think that this reminds me of a fake watermarble! It looks so cool! What do you think about it? Thanks for stopping by and reading!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lolli Pop Lolli Pop!

Hello everyone!

I rarely ever stamp, and I have two full sets of plates. I decided that it was about time to start stamping and get better at it! I own the first generation Bundle Monster plates, and the first generation Winstonia plates. I was looking through my Bundle Monster set and found an image that I wanted to use!

I absolutely love the Sugar Rush collection by Sinful Colors, and the stamp went perfectly with the three polishes that I used!

LOLLIPOPS!! I loved the lollipop image from Bundle Monster from plate BM02! The three colors I used from the Sinful Colors Sugar Rush collection are Sweet Tooth, Cotton Candy, and Sugar Rush. For the accent nail I started with a base of OPI Alpine Snow and randomly stamped the lollipop image all over my nail with the three Sinful Colors. Then I stamped just the big lollipop on my other three fingers.

Thanks for stopping by and reading! I hope you guys liked this!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nail Care Series! Part 3- Base Coats

Hello everyone! Today I have part three of my nail care series for you all!

Base coats! These little guys are essential, but there are ups and downs to some of them! Keep reading to find out what I think of these base coats!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Base Coat

As we all know, Sally Hansen makes about fifty-thousand different base and topcoats. The Hard as Nails base coat is the one I ended up with! I actually really like this base coat. In fact, I have two! This base helps prevent splitting, chipping, and cracking. It also hardens your nails, which is one thing that I really like about this product. Sometimes my nails feel quite thin and brittle, so I slap a coat or two on my nails, and they immediately feel stronger. This product can also be used as a top coat, but I prefer to just use it as a base. I have nothing but good to say about this base coat! This product can be purchased at your local Walmart, or online.

Duri Rejuvacote

Two words. Duri. Rejuvacote. I absolutely love this product! A couple months back, some ladies on Instagram had been raving about it, so I thought I would give it a shot! The Duri Cosmetics website says that Rejuvacote will heal and cure your split, cracked and acrylic eaten nails. In a matter of weeks you will enjoy the look and feel of strong, vital, natural nails. I use this before every mani that I do. Although this product looks pink in the bottle, it dries clear after application. This product can also be used as a top coat, but like I said about the previous product, I like to use this one as a base. You can buy this product at Walmart or online for about 15 dollars. Even though it might be a little steep, it is worth every penny!

Essie Grow Stronger
Whenever I first started to take base coats seriously, this is what I used. I love this base! It's like most base coats, strengthening, damage repair and prevention, the usual. I used this until it got gloopy and I couldn't get any product on my brush because it was almost completely empty. As you can see in the bottle, it looks a little milky. The milkiness of this product does transfer onto the nail, but the opacity isn't as strong. I would definitely recommend this product to someone! This can be purchased at Walgreens, CVS, most drugstores, and online. 

OPI Nail Envy

OPI has about 7 or 8 different versions of Nail Envy, but when I purchased this, I just picked up the original version. I love this product, and after about two or three weeks of using this, I could tell a difference in the health of my nails. Like seriously. I had tried various nail treatments, and this product started to make a difference. Just like Grow Stronger, I used this baby up! I literally did everything I could to get the last little bit of product out! Again I say, I would recommend this product to anyone. If you don't like shiny nails, then try the matte version! Go get you some!! This does retail kinda pricey, but you get the bang for your buck! This can be purchased at select salons, Ulta, and online.

Essie All In One 

This was one of the many nail treatments I tried while trying to get my nails healthy. All In One can be a base or top coat, and is a strengthener. I personally have had a bad experience with this product. I used it as a base, and I noticed that every time I used it, my polish would chip faster than normal. This also made my nails worse. My nails were pretty bad, and then they worsened. I was like nooooo!!! I still continued to use it, to see if it was the kind of thing that got worse before it got better, but no, that wasn't the case. Feel free to try this out for yourself, because not everyone has the same results. This can be purchased at drugstores and online.

Another base that I like to use, is PVA glue, a.k.a Elmer's Glue. This is excellent to use under glitter polishes. Remember when you were a kid and you put glue on your hands just so you could peel it off when it dried? Well the same effect happens here. Use a thin base of glue, then use polish and topcoat. Use a cuticle pusher to get under the glue and it pops right off! Click here for an awesome tutorial at Wacky Laki! This method doesn't have to be used for just glitter, it will work with regular polish too! 

Thank you so much for reading this! Stay tuned for next week's part of the series! I'll be talking about my favorite top coats! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lush Lacquer- Clowning Around

Hello everyone!

Today I have the famous Clowning Around from Lush Lacquer to show you! This polish is absolutely gorgeous! There are so many different ways that this polish could be worn! After seeing Vanessa's (@mrslochness) post on Instagram wearing it over glitter, I knew I had to try that combination!

Look how gorgeous this is! I started with a base of Salon Perfect Diamond Dust, and then one coat of Clowning Around. I lightly dabbed this polish on, but it can be applied normally. I just wanted to get the bigger glitters where I wanted them.

I absolutely love this polish combo! Clowning Around can be purchased on Lush Lacquer's etsy. What do you think about this combo? Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nail Care Series! Part 2- Hand Care

Hello everyone! It is time for part two of my nail care series!!

So today we are going to be talking about hand care! I'm not really one to do too much about my hand care, but I have some products that I use!

Basin Sugar Scrub

I absolutely love this stuff! Last year while in Downtown Disney, I ventured into a store called Basin. This store is a bit like Lush and Bath and Body Works combined! I tried out their hand scrubs and  loved this one! The Basin website has a description of this product that reads, "Pure essential oils of lemon lime, grapefruit, and sweet orange with exfoliating power and raw sugar will leave your skin soft and silky smooth." This sugar scrub does in fact leave your skin soft and silky smooth! I usually use this product right after I remove my cuticles or when my hands feel dry. I would definitely recommend this product to someone! It can be purchased online or in one of their four locations!

Basin Satsuma Hydrator

This is another product from Basin that I love! This is one of their Hydrators (lotion) in the scent Satsuma. It can be purchased online on their site. I love the way this one smells! The scent Satsuma is like Japanese oranges! The product description reads, "A light non-greasy lotion made for moisture control with jojoba oil, vitamins E, C & D, and additional nourishing ingredients, leaving your skin smelling like fresh Japanese oranges." One thing that I love about this is that it is not greasy! 

Material Girl Midnight Magnolia

This lotion was given to me by a friend and she told me that she thought about keeping it for herself. I can see why! This stuff smells absolutely AH-MAZING! There are many different scents that you can purchase, and I am glad that I ended up with this one! If you don't like strong fragrances, I wouldn't recommend this to you, because it is quite strong! I personally don't mind, and I love the smell! I keep this sitting on my nail desk, and I love to use it after I have used acetone on my skin/nails. This lotion is a little greasy, but not too bad! This product can be purchased on Amazon.

Bath and Body Works Lotion

I think everyone has used/owned a Bath and Body Works lotion at one point in time! They come in so many scents! I happen to have like 15 and use random ones all the time! These are great to carry in your purse because they are very small! You can purchase them in a mini size or a full size! I prefer the mini size because I know I won't use up a full bottle as fast as I will a mini. I don't think that these lotions were made to be very moisturizing, they just smell good. I like to use these when I just need a little something on my hands, and I wouldn't depend on these for a deep repair lotion. They can be purchased in about any scent that you can think of on the Bath and Body Works site.

Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme

This intensive repair hand creme is awesome! I love to use this in the fall and winter months to keep my skin from cracking and peeling. This stuff really works! The product description reads, "Repairs dry, rough hands and cuticles with a creme specially formulated to moisturize and protect.
This unique, non-greasy formula intensively moisturizes, and is enriched with buffered alpha hydroxy to gently exfoliate. Discover noticeably smoother hands after just one application." This product is one that you can really massage into your hands and let it soak into your skin. This can be purchased on the Eucerin site, or at your local Walmart.

And that concludes my hand care routine! Nothing too special, just me routine! If you can, you should definitely try out some of these products! Stay tuned for part 3 next Saturday, base coats! Thanks for stopping by and reading! Have a great day!