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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I can't take credit for this beautiful manicure, it was done completely by the other half of Streets Ahead Style - Ms. Riley! Well, I pained my nails with a base of China Glaze In A Lily Bit (2 coats) and then Riley used China Glaze Lotus Begin and China Glaze That's Shore Bright. The centres of the flowers are Color Club Harp On It.
This is a fun twist on the classic French Manicure, where the flowers are painted on the top of the nail with a dotting tool and the rest of the nail is a solid colour. It's fun, it's summery and it's cute. What more could you ask for?!
Monday, July 28, 2014
Summer has been streets behind this year. It's not been the hot, humid, sunshine-y summer we hoped for but these nails surely bring summer to mind! With the expert advice of Riley Rose, I paired Chaos & Crocodiles Paint the Sky with OPI Play the Peonies. It was the perfect base to allow the glitters in this polish to shimmer, shine and sparkle! Like with most of the Chaos & Crocodile manicures I have worn, I didn't want to take this off. At. All. I simply dabbed one coat of glitter over 2 coats of the OPI. Perfection!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Well, well, well... what do we have here? It's a creamy, hot pink holographic nail polish! I don't think I've ever seen something as amazing as this before. This is Colors by Llarowe It's Shocking! And boy, is it ever!
In both direct sunlight and shade, this polish is really something to see. It's hot pink, first of all... and that always gets my goat going. Secondly, this polish is holographic in the best possible way. Rainbows for days, folks!
If you're a pink fan, then this polish is definitely for you! I used 2 coats for the pictures but with shorter nails, I would imagine you would only need 1 coat for full opacity.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bird Brain Blue by Lynnderella is one of those polishes I always gravitate toward. It's so delicate and pretty, I always want it on my nails. I found it's perfect base too: China Glaze At Vase Value! And in order to really make things sparkle, I topped the manicure with CND Sapphire Sparkle Effects. And, to make things even better, it perfectly matched my dress :) Total win!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
DIY SHEER TINTS inspired by OPI! We made these ourselves!
We followed the Project Swatch tutorial to make our own OPI Sheer Tints. They turned out really well and made a beautiful manicure, at least we think so!
In order to spice things up even more, I topped off my manicure with Enchanted Polish Seven Nation Army. Not only is it an amazing polish, it's also one of my favorite nostalgia songs.
Enchanted Polish Seven Nation Army is a glitter topper that contains tiny black and white glitters and holographic pigment which really makes the polish. I wore this manicure for almost an entire week - I couldn't stand to take it off!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
YELLOW HOLOGRAPHIC NAIL POLISH! Now this is what lacquerheads' dreams are made of!
Woodstock by Colors by Llarowe is a gorgeous canary yellow holographic polish with a gorgeous lime green shimmer. I used 3 coats for these pictures plus top coat. It's a bit on the sheer side but it's worth the layering! It also does yellow your nails even with a good base coat. But, like I said, it's worth it!
I really love the way this looked on my nails and with my hands. It worked surprisingly well. Of course, the name reference Woodstock from the Snoopy comics. Who doesn't love Snoopy?!
If you can get your hands on this amazing polish, do it! It belongs in every holo-loving-polish-addict's collection. I will definitely be wearing this polish again!
Friday, July 18, 2014
I've always wanted When the Moon Was A Star by Lynnderella. I think it's one of the prettiest polishes ever with it's star glitters of various sizes. I thought I would really showcase the magic of the stars by creating a simple galaxy-in-a-bottle manicure.
I wore 1 coat of Black nail polish (a Wet n Wild variety), 1 coat of Femme Fatale Stars Lament and 1 coat of dabbed-on Lynnderella WTMWAS. It's just so stunning, I couldn't stop staring at my nails the whole time I wore this manicure. I really love Lynnderella polishes and this is no exception - a total classic!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Here is another Girly Bits polish that is completely breath-taking: A Stripper Has Been Sleeping In My Bed.
The name, in combination with the polish, is hilarious. A glittery mess. But a beautiful one. There are so many colours in the mix and they all glitter like a mofo. The polish, while very glitter-dense, isn't gritty. I used 1 coat of Gelous and 1 coat of Seche Vite. I was very happy with the outcome. I chose to wear 2 coats on their own, not layered but next time I think I will try layering for the sake of saving the polish.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I am totally binge-ing on Colors by Llarowe right now. This is Waters of Belize. It's a gorgeous turquoise with the prettiest purple sheen. It's not visible in these pictures but it's there. I actually ended up topping this with Lynnderella Third Eye Open Opal for some extra pizzazz because I can't leave good enough alone. This polish wore like a champ! I got about 6 days without tip wear or chipping! Bravo Colors by Llarowe!!