Friday, April 1, 2011

A Mystery Deborah Lippmann Giveaway - sign up at You Nailed It!

How awesome is this? And what a neat gif she created of the different nail polish bottles! Love it! Very creative. :) It's a 1 year and (now I see 800 followers!) celebration of many followers. Sign up! Good luck everyone.!%29

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Japanese Nail Cocktail Champagne gradient gel manicure

I love the name of this product!

I snagged the last of this set at Claire's in Osaka over the weekend. It is a really cute gel-look gradient manicure kit, made by a company called Beauty world. It's fairly easy to do (just have to remember to apply all colors when the polish is wet or it won't blend) but the only thing the outside dries fast but the under coats take a long time to dry.

This set is called Champagne. It comes with three colors, a pinky-beige, a sparkly bronze, and a gold glitter with big and small glitter pieces. You can't really tell in the picture, but the base color is more pink than it looks. There are other color sets as well, which if I see get restocked I may consider getting, as they are really cute.

Another plus to this is the company puts money towards each purchase for breast cancer research, which can be seen on the bottom of the box in the picture.

I have a good idea for Wednesday manis. I'll have it started next week, since I had already done this mani when I thought of it.

I see we're at 99 followers! This is awesome. Only one more to go till we hit the big 1-0-0 and celebrate! Thanks everyone, we wouldn't be what we are without all of you :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Indigo nails and viva la nails :)

As you can see from previous posts, i changed it up! I love love love this Barry M. The color just seems to glow! I mean, from one side it looks blue and then from another it's a purple!

Ive also discovered this freebie from Viva la nails, it's a blogger pack. I am impressed with this website so much! The selection is amazing! I also picked up a few other things from them, that I will blog about soon. Using the white butterfly and flower rhinestone sticker decals I placed three on each ring finger.

I wanted to use something that went well with the that gorgous buttery(is that a good word to use? )blue, and the white decals reminded me of the blue and white danish patterns that you see on a lot of china patterns. I was tempted to do all my nails but stopped at just the ring fingers. I also finally ordered my first Konad! I hopefully will get the gist of it, because my first attempt was so pathetic that I can not even talk about it, forget posting pics!

Speaking of new things, what do you guys think of the new April blog design, a special thanks to Julie for her skills:)
Also Emily's Nail Files is having a giveaway! Her very 1st! Here is what she is giving away(clink picture to enter):
Look..Models Own! Barry M!.. me wants!

Ok, well that's it for now!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nail Polish Spill Equals Beautiful Disaster

Now that I'm high as a kite from the fumes, I can show you why dropping a box of nail polish can become art. ;) My clumsy mistake as usual, I was placing my nail polish case on the shelf and it came crashing down. The casualty of this fall was a Zoya swatch. I snapped a few photos, and used acetone to clean it from the floor. Pee-you. It was stinky, and now I have a headache. But so worth it for these shots! Does anybody else see some art in these or is it just me? lol

Monday, March 28, 2011

OPI Merry Midnight! I Love My Flakies!

Hola! Happy sunny afternoon. I have to say that I am in a pretty damn good mood today. I went to the health food store and got this nasty-ass "green" concoction which consisted of spinach, parsley, broccoli, and other greens in a smoothie form. While it tasted disgusting, it definitely gave me a super boost of energy! That aside, I thought I'd share my swatching OPI's Merry Midnight. I managed to snag this for $18 on eBay which was well worth the buy! Do you own this? What do you think of flake polishes?

For those of you who think spending $18 on nail polish is a joke (I feel ya) Cult Nails also has a wonderful pink flakie polish called Iconic that you can order from their site for $10 (along with their other amazing swatches- have you seen Living Water? WOW!) - and I feel it's more versatile than Merry Midnight, because it can be worn in the spring, summer, fall, winter etc....whereas I feel Merry Midnight is more of a Fall/Winter only polish. Here is Iconic from a prior post.

Oh, and before I forget - this is an older swatch I had done of Finger Paints brand black polish. I meant to rave about how it's probably the best black nail polish out there. I highly recommend it! Just 1 layer on top of a base coat and it's opaque. Great quality for $3.99. I also tested out my photoshop skills here - is it blatantly obvious that i photoshopped out my jagged cuticles?

Lastly, I noticed that Walgreens is now stock FULL of the gorgeous glittery Sinful Color swatches that had been becoming difficult to find. So hurry up and go grab them! This glitter is seriously the most amazing glitter polish I've yet to find. This one swatched below is called Nail Junkie.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just a swatch this time~

Good evening everyone!
Finally, we are finished moving to Osaka! Everything was kinda crazy for a week or so, running back and forth between Osaka and Tokyo, packing, dealing with movers, the electric, cable, and gas companies, and much much more, but finally I have a minute to myself :) My friend Jaclyn came with us to Osaka to hang out for a few days, and I must say, though in NO way a girly girl, she is inspired by this blog (because of the ladies here) and was wearing OPI's Shatter over red polish! I was very impressed:) She is also the proud owner of Sephora by OPI's Teal We Meet Again after seeing me wear it. I am telling you, this is a huge step for her. Anyway, I wasn't able to do one of my famous manicures, so at night while we were hanging out I decided to do a swatch of China Glaze Party Hearty that Julie got me for Christmas. I realized I hadn't worn it yet, that I'd been wanting to, and I had it with me so why not? I applied two coats. It is such a cool glitter! It has big red glitter, medium green glitter, and small silver (I read somewhere that it's supposed to be gold, but it looks silver to me) glitter pieces. I wore it alone, but it would also be great over red, white, silver, or green nail polish. A must for any glitter fan, looks great even though it isn't Christmas!
Sorry about the quality of this pic, I took it outside.
China Glaze Party Hearty by KitaRei China Glaze Party Hearty, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.
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Stay tuned, I already have an idea for my next mani! ^_~