Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pedal Faster Suzi!

Today's post is a swatch of the polish I just had to have from OPI's new Holland collection. Sadly, I was a little dissapointed that the shade didn't look so great with my skin tone but oh well, it's still a beautiful polish!
It was a bit streaky, but other than that covered beautifully in 3 coats.

This last pic looks like a magnetic polish or something, but it's just shadows reflecting off the window I was photographing next to.
What do you think of this shade??

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tie Dye Sponge!

Today's post definitely reminded me of tie-dye, and has me yearning for Spring/Summer even more!
I can't wait to wear tank tops and flip flops and drive with the windows down!

I started with a base of 2 coats of OPI-Planks a Lot, and then sponged on Color Club-Take Me To Your Chateau. I got more of the tie-dyed effect when I put on the top coat and made sure to drag through the sponged area. I used CND-Speedy Top Coat.

Any one have any cool tutorials I can check out for more tie-dye effects?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Orange Layers

Because I loved the glitter sandwich I created here so much, I went out to buy OPI's Ya'll Come Back Ya Hear just to make a twin mani in orange!

I love the way it turned out, but I think I still prefer the pink version!

One coat of OPI-Nail Envy, 2 coats of Y'all, 1 coat of China Glaze-Snowglobe, 1 coat OPI-Servin' up Sparkle, 1 coat of Y'all and FINALLYYYY, one coat of CND Speedy Top Coat.

What do you think? Any jelly polishes you reccomend??

Tulips Re-vamped

Today is Sunday's mani with a little extra sparkle.

I painted on some OPI-Excuse Moi! to the tips of the ring finger as an accent.
What do you like to do with a day old mani to spice it up a little?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mini-Haul Post!

Today I have pics from the mini-haul I picked up last week.

OPI-Yall Come Back Ya Hear?
And older polish but one I've wanted for a while, so I can make some more jelly sandwiches!

OPI-Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?
A gorgeous nude with an even greater formula. This can finally replace my Ulta-Set the Nude, which is one of my favorite shades ever but has a nasty clumpy formula.

Mini-Red Lights Ahead...Where? from the OPI Holland Collection

Mini-Pedal Faster Suzi! from the OPI Holland Collection
Can't wait to use this gorgeous, soft, shimmery pink!

Mini-Kiss Me On My Tulips! from OPI Holland
(Already in love with this one)

Mini-I Have a Herring Problem from OPI Holland.
I don't know if I will ever use this other than to swatch, I'm not fond of the dusty blues.

A beautiful deep grey that can be a careful one-coater. I think this will be great for stamping!

OPI-Last Friday Night
Of course my glitter-obsessed soul had to have this polish in my collection!

Do you own any of these beauties, what's your opinion on them?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kiss Me On My Tulips!

I always say I'm not a big fan of pink, but I come back again and again with these amazing pink polishes that I fall in love with!
Today I have one from the new OPI Holland Collection, Kiss Me On My Tulips!
It's a gorgeous bright pink creme, the formula was so easy to work with and cleanup was a dream.

I used one coat OPI-Nail Envy, 2 coats of Tulips, and 1 coat of CND Speedy Dry top coat.
What are your favorites from the new Holland collection???

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Guest Post for ChitChat Nails!

Head on over to Chit Chat Nails to see the guest post I did for the lovely Marta!! :)

Here is a little preview:

Monday, February 13, 2012

V-Day Stamps

Today I have my one and only Valentine's Day mani to show you:

I used 2 coats of OPI-Pink Friday followed by 2 coats of CND-Red Sparkle. Then Sally Hansen-Whirlwind White and CND-Blackjack for the stamps.

I wish I had more time for some cutesy V-Day manis this year but I have been too busy and stressed out with all the other crap I have going on right now :( Hopefully I will have tons of St. Patty's Day manis to show you, as green is my favorite color!

Hope you all have a great Valentine's!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Princess-y Nails

For some reason I HAD to have pink nails yesterday. That rarely happens but I did a little experimenting and came up with a pink mani I really liked.

I have been swooning over Marta's swatches of Kim-Pletely in Love and since I don't have that exact shade, my inspiration for this mani came from the gorgeous pink polish. I used 1 coat of OPI-Pink Friday, then 2 coats of China Glaze-Go Go Pink which is very sheer and lightened up the base a bit. Then one coat of OPI-Servin' up Sparkle and SV for some shine. I loved the way it turned out, a very soft pink but the holo sparkles added a little bit of fun to the mani.
What do you think of this look, and what is your go-to pink polish??

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rainbow Connection

Sorry for the delay of posts this week! My car was totaled recently so I have been extremely stressed with applying for a loan and searching for a new car. I finally found a beautiful Jeep Liberty and if all goes well I will be going to pick it up tomorrow (so excited)! That also means I will have much more time to photograph and blog now :)

Here are the nails I wore last week, needless to say I was in love and wish I could wear these every day, but they are such a hassle to remove, even with the foil method. I also wish I had some sunlight to photograph the true amazingness of these beauties!

This photo doesn't even begin to peek into the sparkly awesomeness that this manicure was IRL. I might have to wear it again for my 21st birthday on Tuesday!
I used 1 coat OPI-Nail Envy followed by 1 coat of CND-Blackjack and 3 coats of OPI-Animal Connection. Then 1 coat of SV.

A random picture of my natural nails.

And a bottle shot of the beautiful Rainbow Connection!
Hope you all have a great Super Bowl Sunday!