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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cult Nails & CrowsToes

It's Cult Nails Manipulative, a gorgeous muted teal/robins egg blue with a hint of shimmer, as you can see in the shadowy photo to the right. I purchased this in a recent Cult Nails sale.

And I love this:
I have been LEMMING Absolum very hard and for a very long time. I was finally able to purchase it recently and so excited when it arrived in the mail a couple days ago.

So I decided to combine two loves to create something beautiful. Click "Read more" for swatches!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tough As Nails Lacquer Updates

(1) I've updated my blog sale with newly reduced pricing! Check it out: BLOG SALE!

(2) I've added two new colors to the line!

Not a Plain Jane: Available on Etsy.
Not A Plain Jane is a topcoat lacquer, containing hex glitters in varying shades of white and pink, along with a few white hearts. Not A Plain Jane is named for one of my favorite people. She is sophisticated, feminine, completely fun, and known to sprinkle fairy dust in the lives of those she loves.
Over Julep Penelope:
Over OPI Fly (teal) and Butter London Snog (pink):

 43 Quintillion: Available on Etsy.
43 Quintillion is a topcoat lacquer. It contains hex glitters all of the colors you might find on a certain cube-shaped game from the 1980s, which happens to have forty-three quintillion combinations. 43 Quintillions is the life of the party -- she's a little bit wild, a little bit mixed up, and is always working to see how high she can get her bangs and how crimped she can get her hair.
Over China Glaze Happy Go Lucky:
 Over China Glaze Manhunt:
 Over Confetti Lonesome Dove:
In honor of the new additions, there is an EXCLUSIVE BONUS FOR FACEBOOK FANS of the Tough As Nails Lacquer Facebook page: take 10% off of your order with the code FBFAN10 at checkout.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Candeo Colors: Orchid

Candeo Colors is a relatively new-to-me brand, mostly because the shop normally sold out too quickly for me to get anything. But I was recently able to acquire a few of them, Orchid being one. Orchid has a beautiful magenta jelly base with holo glitters disbursed throughout.

I opted to use Orchid as a layering polish over a shimmery magenta, China Glaze Ahoy!

Click "Read more" for additional swatches and information on where to purchase Candeo Colors!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shimmer Polish: Tracy

One of my favorite nudies is China Glaze Fast Track, which came out of China Glaze's Hunger Games collection.
Usually I wear this one on its own, but I've been looking for something to layer over it for a while. And I found that something when I received Shimmer Polish Tracy.
 Tracy is described as being a "tarnished gold holo glitter polish" and I think "tarnished gold" is the perfect way to describe this beauty.
 Here is one coat of Tracy over Fast Track:
Click "Read more" for additional swatches and information on where to purchase Shimmer Polish!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

HARE Polish: Supernova Springs

Today I have HARE Polish Supernova Springs. At first glance, I thought that this was a green glitter in a black jelly. 
 But on closer inspection, Supernova Springs appears to be a very dark purple jelly with green glitter:
So to pair with Supernova Springs, I opted for one of my favorite vampy colors, OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight, a beautiful creme that is essential to any lacquer collection.
 Lincoln Park at Midnight + Supernova Springs = Awesomeness.
 Love this combo! Click "Read more" for additional swatches and information on where to purchase Supernova Springs!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How I Feel When . . .

. . . it's 2:30 AM and I've been swatching polishes for the last three hours:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Blue Mondays with Shimmer Polish Liana

So I hadn't ever won anything. Like a contest or the lotto or really even gambling. I'm just not lucky that way. But recently, I was the unexpected and very happy winner of a Shimmer Polish raffle! For winning, I got to select two polishes of my choice for a penny. One of my picks was, of course, a beautiful blue glitter bomb, Liana. All of Shimmer Polish's lacquers are named after women and I think it gives them character. 

To start off my manicure, I opted for one of my favorite blues -- Maybelline Color Show Sapphire Siren. This is a total steal and I bought mine at Meijer (a midwest superstore) but I've seen this line at a bunch of different places. I think this was $2.99. No more than $3.99. It's a gorgeous blue creme with the best consistency. Here is Sapphire Siren:

And here is Shimmer Polish Liana:

And here is only ONE coat of Liana over Sapphire Siren. Can you believe the coverage?!?
 Click "Read more" for additional swatches and information on where you can purchase Shimmer Polishes!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dollish Polish: Sweet Dreams Are Made of Glitter

I had the opportunity to pre-buy some Dollish Polish lacquers from Overall Beauty a little while back and one of those lacquers was Sweet Dreams Are Made of Glitter, a shimmery mint-based polish with pink, blue, magenta, and purple glitter disbursed throughout. It arrived in the mail about a week ago and I've been itching to try it out ever since then. 
 Bottle macro:
 I started off my manicure with China Glaze Re-fresh Mint:
And added a coat of Sweet Dreams on top:
Click "Read more" for additional swatches and information on where to purchase Sweet Dreams and other Dollish Polish lacquers!

Blog Sale!

I've added more lacquers to my Blog Sale! Including Candeo Colors, Dandy Nails, Pretty ^ Polished, OPI. NOPI, Lynnderella, and many more. Click here to head to the sale: BLOG SALE

Monday, August 6, 2012

Blue Monday with Pretty & Polished: Peace Camp

It's Blue Monday on the blog and I have Pretty & Polished Peace Camp. 
Peace Camp is from a relatively recent collection by Pretty & Polished and has white, yellow, and blue matte hexes in a shimmery pale blue base.

My ring finger shows three coats of Peace Camp no undies and the rest show two coats of China Glaze Flyin' High:
Click "Read more" to see Peace Camp layered over Flyin' High and for information on where to purchase Pretty & Polished lacquers!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Blog Sale!

I'm having a blog sale, y'all! My polish collection is getting out of hand and as much as I love all of those little glass bottles, it's time to let go of some of them to make room for the new.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lush Lacquer: Hottie Tottie

Lush Lacquer's Hottie Tottie is one that I purchased awhile ago but haven't gotten around to using for one reason or another. But after the recent arrival of A England Elaine, a beautiful purple creme, I decided it was time to break out Hottie Tottie as a topcoat.

Hottie Tottie has blue holographic hexes and small blue and fuchsia hexes in a purple-hued base.
 And here is one coat of Hottie Tottie layered over one coat of Elaine:
Click "Read more" for additional photos and information on where to purchase Lush Lacquers!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012