Monday, June 25, 2012

On a Trip with a Rockstar Pink DVD

Good morning my lovelies! For your viewing pleasure today I have a lovely purple manicure with pink glitter french tips. I've had every one of these colors for a few months now, but I'm so happy I finally got around to using them. As you can probably see, there was some shrinkage from the time I painted them last night to the time I took the photos this morning.

Wet n Wild Megalast "On A Trip", Sally Hansen HD "DVD", and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Rockstar Pink".

The base color is "On A Trip" from Wet n Wild's Megalast collection. It's a purple creme. Their Megalast collection has what Wet n Wild calls a Manicurve Pro Brush. It's very wide and flat. From what I've read on other blogs I think I'm in the minority, but I really like the wide brushes, and at the very least I prefer my polish has a flat brush versus a round brush. The Wet n Wild Megalast collection is available at most retail stores for $1.99.

On top of the purple base I put "DVD" from Sally Hansen's HD collection. It's a metallic purple with blue shimmer. I loved the color the second I saw it in the bottle, but when I got home and swatched it, it turned out to be very, very sheer. As it turns out, pretty much the whole HD collection works best as layering polishes. I've seen some manicures on other blogs where they are layered over black, and they all look wonderful. What I like about layering it over the "On A Trip" is that they're the same shade of purple, so I get that wonderful bottle color in the opaque I'm looking for. I got this one at Walgreens. It's been awhile, but I think it was $6.

I couldn't resist the urge to add some glitter, so I did french tips with "Rockstar Pink" from Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear. It's a lot of pink glitter, with a little bit of purple, red, blue and gold glitter. You can buy this one just about anywhere for $1.99 as well.

Friday, June 22, 2012

150 Facebook Followers Giveaway!

Welcome to my 150 Facebook Followers Giveaway! I am giving away the above pictured OPI Texas Collection Little Shooters mini nail polishes. They are Austin-tatious Turquoise, I Vant to Be A-Lone Star, Do You Think I'm Tex-y?, and RapiDry Top Coat.

Giveaway Rules:
Open to US only 
Must be 18 years or older
Winner has 24 hours to contact me or I will choose a new winner

Giveaway ends 6/25/12 at 12:01am EST

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post. There are a total of 4 possible entries to be earned. The first field is mandatory and you will receive two entries for it. The others are optional, but the more entries you have, the higher your chance of winning. Good Luck!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Dizzy Mizz Lizzy

Good morning everyone! Today I only have one bottle of nail polish to show you, but oh what a good one it is! This is Dizzy Mizz Lizzy from Enchanted Polish. Enchanted Polish is an independent nail polish maker. I also need to give props to Llarowe and her birthday sale last month, where I purchased this beauty. :) The above photo is two coats in natural light with no flash.

Dizzy Mizz Lizzy is my first "indie" polish. As you can see from the above macro shot, there's a lot going on in this polish. It has a holographic pink/red jelly base with large red hex glitter, medium gold and turquoise hex glitter, small red and gold square glitter, and silver bar glitter. It's one of those polishes that I find myself staring at when I'm supposed to be doing other things. <g>

Very bling-y!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zoya Charla... with Bling!

Hello everyone! I'm back from my mini-vacation, and I finally have a new manicure to show you. After a very brief (and small) Facebook fan poll, I decided on Zoya's "Charla" as my base color. Charla is a gorgeous teal/turquoise metallic shimmer, with a hint of gold shimmer. I just love metallic teal polish-I'm starting to get quite the collection of it! :) Charla went on nice and smooth and dried quickly.

The nearest place to me to buy Zoya polish is from Ulta, and I can't remember what it retails for (I know it's not cheap!), but I got mine for one cent with my credits! :)

Charla is pretty "bling-y" by itself, but on top I layered "Trust Fund Baby" from the Spoiled by Wet n Wild line. Trust Fund Baby has small turquoise and gold hex glitter and small black and purple square glitter in a clear base. This color would look great layered on top of so many colors. The Spoiled line is available exclusively from CVS and retails for $1.99, but sometimes goes on sale for 99 cents!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Daylight without flash.

Indoor light without flash. The orange isn't nearly as bright in this picture.

This week I wanted to do a fun, sunny manicure inspired by all the great neon colors out there right now. I picked my sunny yellow for the base color, and picked up a couple inexpensive neons for the color spots. Both Sinful Colors and Spoiled by Wet n Wild retail at $1.99, and they often go on sale for $.99.

The yellow is probably not the greatest color for my skin tone, but I like it anyway. I love how bright and fun these colors are, and how casual the lopsided dots are. Excuse my flooded cuticles... I thought I had cleaned up better than this, but it seems to be more noticeable in the pictures. :-/

Designated Driver, Summer Peach, Tip Your Waitress, Snow Me White, Permission to Proceed.

The base color is called "Designated Driver", and it's from the Spoiled by Wet n Wild line, available exclusively (I think) from CVS. The green and pink are also from Spoiled by Wet n Wild. The green is called "Permission to Proceed" and the pink is "Tip Your Waitress". The white and orange are made by Sinful Colors, available at Walgreens. The white is "Snow Me White" and the orange is called "Summer Peach". I think possible both the pink and the orange would have also made great base colors for this manicure.