Friday, April 29, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - 3 Shades of Red/Orange

Hi everyone. I have a challenge post for you all today. This week's theme required three shades of red or orange, so I picked three polishes and just did a little bit of stamping, then made a decal for one nail, adding in a bit of glitter.

I started off with Zoya Paz for my base. It is a bright orange, leaning neon, and my camera kind of couldn't capture the true color, so just imagine this shade with neon glow! :P I added stamping using Mundo de Unas Red and It Girl plate IG 103. After that, I made myself a quick decal using the same things, but painted in alternating bits using Bear Pawlish Light My Fire.

Here is what Paz looks like by herself. This polish actually dries to a matte finish, but I was in a hurry getting out the door, so I had to use fast dry topcoat on them.

Ok, that is all I have for you today! Thank you so much for visiting, and please make sure you check all the other red and/or orange manis below!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Zoya Petals Giveaway!

I've got a quick giveaway happening over on instagram today through May 2nd! Spring is here, and my ladies from the bloggersquad are hosting a giveaway. THREE lucky winners will win the entire, full-sized Petals collection, plus full-sized bottles of Raine and Charisma, so head over to my instagram page to enter! GOOD LUCK!   

This giveaway ends May 2nd, 2016 at 3 pm EST. The winners will be chosen at random, announced on the original posts and contacted via private DM message. OPEN TO THE US ONLY!! Please NOTE this giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram or Zoya. By entering this giveaway entrants are confirming that they are at least 13+ years of age or older, that you release Instagram and Zoya from any and ALL responsibility and that you are following Instagram’s terms of service. If you are a private account, we ask for it to be made public for the duration of the giveaway.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Animals

Hi everyone. I wanted to do something springy and cute for my birthday (which was Tuesday), so I decided to play around with some stamping, and made some decals to put on my nails using a bunch of Bundle Monster plates that I have. Take a look at these precious fawns! Eeeep!

I created these by stamping multiple layers and creating decals from one of the stamps. It was a multi-step process, haha! First, I painted my nails using Potion Polish Twilight Bonfire because it was my birthday and I wanted purple holo on my nails. :D Then, I stamped on the leaves in the background using Mundo de Unas Green and BM-703. After that, I stamped on another layer using Mundo de Unas Avocado and BM-706 and let that dry. While that was drying, I created decals using BM-702's little deer image with Mundo de Unas Caramel, and painted the back of the deer white. This was so that the brown color would be brighter, and so that the little white spots would show through. Once my decals were dried enough, I cut them to size and put them over the whole design. After that, it was just a layer of topcoat and I was done. Love my little Bambis!!!

Now, here is what Twilight Bonfire looks like on it's own. Such a gorgeous purple! And so much holo goodness I couldn't stop looking at these in the sun! The polish formula was great too. This is two smooth coats. No dragging or pulling, just perfection. :)

Thank you so much for stopping to read my blog today. I'm still struggling a bit to get back into blogging after my 3 weeks off, but after today, I know I do like it. I like painting my nails and creating a little more than I like the blogging part, but it turns out I still like the blogging, too. :P Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Barielle ProSina Signature Collection Review & Swatches

 *PR Sample
I am back from my long absence. I have had a whirlwind of events happening in my life recently, but I am trying to get myself back to some kind of normalcy. So, today I have for you two new polishes from Barielle's new ProSina Signature Collection. I had to read up on this to understand what it does, and basically ProSina is a patented type of keratin that can strengthen, condition, and protect your nails. I had to take it off after only a couple days, and I use so many other methods to do all of the same things, so I can't really say whether it works or not, but I'm always willing to give these things a try.The colors were certainly very nice, and the formula was excellent, so they are great polishes in my book.

This first polish is called Ready To Party. It is a dark pink polish that went on in two smooth coats. It dried so shiny, I didn't even need topcoat, so I loved that. I feel like so many of these 5 Free polishes have such a fabulous formulas, I don't know why every company doesn't just go 5 Free! I'm sure it's because of money or something, haha, but either way, I love these polishes. They are perfect.

The other polish I received is called Princess Pink. It contains small and medium metallic hex shaped glitter. I painted it right over Ready To Party in a gradient style. I did the first coat just about 3/4 of the way down the nail, and then added a second coat over just the top 1/3 or so. These two colors look great together. The formula was the same on this one. Perfect.

Here is what the whole thing looks like with matte topcoat. I always love using matte topcoat over top of metallic glitters. Shiny topcoat always reflects back too much light when combined with the metallic glitter. With matte topcoat, you can see the color better. The polishes have actually already released and you can find them here if you are interested.

Thank you so much for reading today. I'll try to get caught up with all of the posts missed during my absence, and I'm super glad that you came back to read even after I've been gone for so long (I know it's only 3 weeks, but that's a lot for me). :) I appreciate you!