Friday, December 30, 2011

Sally Hansen Gem Crush: Big Money

Happy New Year! Tonight's mani has to sparkle, so I choose Big Money from the Gem Crush line. Big Money is a champagne colored glitter with little round lilac purple glitter mixed in. It's so shiny!! I really like that the purple glitter is round shaped and not hex shaped like most glitters seem to be now (although I still love me some hex glitter).

Make sure to click the pick for a closeup.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

White Christmas Nails

Well, since the weather didn't cooperate, so I decided to add a bit of snow to my mani. I used China Glaze Litter Drummer Boy from last year's Holiday collection as the base. LDB is a nice dark vampy blue shimmer. Overtop, I added China Glaze Snowglobe. The dark base really brings out all the colors in Snowglobe and I just love this mani. It looks like snow at night.

Here's a nice closeup:

Little Drummer Boy solo:

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday today!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holly Jolly Nails

Woot! Tomorrow is the big day, are you ready for Christmas??? For this mani, I used China Glaze Phat Santa again for the base red and NYX Girls Enchanted Forest for the green glitter. I really wanted to do a green base with red glitter, but I didn't have any polishes that had just red hexes. So I guess this is a reverse Holly mani! ha ha.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Gingerbread Nails

I really love all the warm toned gold glitters that came out around this time last year and Finger Paint's Holly Good Time is one of my absolute favorites. I used OPI's Ginger Bells as a base and the two color go together so well. HGT is a clear base with gold and red micro glitter.

Ginger Bells solo:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Candy Cane Nails

I think that China Glaze's Phat Santa from last year's Holiday collection is the perfect Christmas red. Nice and bright. Here I used Phat Santa as the base and added a white stripe with an Art Deco striper. Simple to do and festive ♥ I wish I had a bit more patience cuz it would have looked so much better if I had used tape for the lines, but I can never wait long enough and always end up ruining my mani.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

China Glaze: Tinsel Town

Ok, I was not expecting Tinsel Town to be so sparkly. It positively shines at any angle and adore it! It's a gunmetal gray glitter from the Let it Snow holiday collection. I was really expecting this to be a dupe of Milani's Silver Dazzle, but it's darker and shiner. Check it out:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 19, 2011

China Glaze: Twinkle Lights

Today's color is called Twinkle Lights from the China Glaze Let it Snow collection. It's a mixture of gold, red and green glitters - perfect mix for a holiday polish. The base color here is Velvet Bow from the same holiday collection.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Funky Fingers: Sand and Stilettos

My bottle of Funky Fingers didn't have a label on it, but thankfully I was able to find swatches online and find that the name of this color is Sand and Stilettos. Kind of a groovy name 8-) This is a very light lilac purple/silver holo glitter. The holo effect on this is not too bad actually, although my photos don't show that off very well.

This is one coat of S&S over my Clarins mani from yesterday:

and in sunlight:

Wow, one week until Christmas, the countdown is on!!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sonia Kashuk: Taunting Teal + Clairins 230

Oh yeah, this combo is just as cool as you imagine it would be after reading the name of this post. These two polishes look amazing together! Clarins gives the teal a nice purple tone and the shimmer is TDF. Ever since I got the color morphing powder "red to green" I've been meaning to try and re-franken Clarins....I'll have to do that soon!

Check out these two colors together:

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sonia Kashuk: Taunting Teal

Ok, first thing to say here is that this color ROCKS! The perfect vampy color, dark, but not black. You can still tell this is teal. The formula was amazing, my only complaint was that I didn't love the brush, but to me that's pretty minor. Look how awesome this is:

In shade:

and sunlight:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowman Polish: Teal

This cute little snowman is a teal cream that I got last year at Meijer. It dries matte like a neon would, but I wouldn't really consider it neon. I really like the color, but I think it looks horrible on me....of course that still doesn't stop me from occasionally wearing it.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Revlon: Facets of Fuchsia

Facets of Fuchsia is a dupe for Deborah Lippman's Bad Romance,so I was pretty happy when I found this sucker at Walgreens. It's a sheer black base with bits of micro and larger hex glitters mixed in. This is one coat over Pure Ice Taupe Drawer.

Here is the Pure Ice by itself:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowman Polish: Red and Green Glitter

This is my favorite Snowman polish of this year's release. It's classic Christmas, red and green hex glitters in a clear base. How perfect! I wore this over Tip Toe Holiday and I really love it. Holiday is just light enough that the red glitter in the snowman polish is still visible.

Here's a closeup:

and a closeup of the bottle:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Funky Fingers: Stage Dive

Wow, do I love this glitter! I've never seen Funky Fingers in stores before, but I went to Five Below for the 1st time and they carried a few colors. I had to grab this one, I mean just look at it. I ♥♥♥ the different sized hexes, especially the larger ones. This is one coat over Pepes Purple Passion from yesterday's mani.

and a bottle closeup:

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 9, 2011

OPI Muppets: Pepes Purple Passion

Pepe is my favorite Muppet! I adore him and I love that OPI let him have a polish in the collection, seeing as he was barely in the movie (but still hysterical!). Speaking of, I saw it opening night and really liked it, but my favorite Muppet movie to date is still Muppets from Space 8-)

Anyways, Pepes Purple Passion is a dark purple color with glass flecks mixed in. When I originally ordered my set from AveYou, I didn't include this color and of course instantly regretted not getting it. I found it at Ulta today and had to pick it up.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tip Toe: Holiday

I found this polish at Old Navy while waiting in line over the weekend. It's a red base with glass flecks that flash red and gold. Sounds great, but it's not as noticeable on the nail as it is in the bottle. Man, I hate when that happens, I wish the color in the bottle would look the same when you wear it, but all too often it does not. That being said, it is still a cute color...

This color is called Holiday.

Here's a closeup:

Hee, Christmas Kermie!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

China Glaze: Love Marilyn

Here's the other one of my Ulta mega expensive China Glazes. This is Love Marilyn and it's red glitter with silver hexes all mixed into a clear base. I really like the contrast between the two glitters. I didn't get Gettin Mrs Piggy With It, so I'm glad I was able to get this color instead. For the swatch I only wore two coats, but three would have been better. At two there are still some bare spots, but three would have make this totally opaque.

Here's a closeup of the bottle:

Thanks for looking!