Saturday, October 30, 2010

China Glaze-Zombie Zest

To start off today's post I'd like to apologize. Sorry I've been neglecting the blog lately, I've been fairly busy. But because tomorrow is Halloween, I recently used one of my polishes from the China Glaze Awakening collection and this one is Zombie Zest!
This colour is darker in the bottle than it is on the nail.

See? Much lighter now!

Anyways, sorry again for the absence, but I'm back and will probably post again tomorrow for Halloween!
Feel free to leave a comment below telling me how you are doing your nails for Halloween. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last summer I learned about frankening polishes and was amazed, so I tried it. I have only made a few but I'm proud of all of them. I need some help naming them because I want something creative and unique! Leave a comment below with any suggestion you might have!

1: This was featured in my last post. It is Wet N' Wild Fantasy Makers Confetti in Glitz mixed with clear nail polish. This one is my favourite!

2: A simple purple creme, made with navy blue, white, red, and hot pink.

3: A deep pink berry colour. Amazingly smooth application but a tad thin.

4:I'm not sure if I like this one or not. It's a pale pink with hot pink art glitter. It looks a bit lumpy in photos though.

5: A sheer purple silver with lots of small silver glittery particles. This one's great for layering.

6: A lighter version of 3 but with a little bit of clear shimmer.

In a different order but excluding 1.
L to R: 4, 5, 3, 6, 2.

       So which one do you like best? Do you have any ideas for names? Please leave a comment below, I love to hear from all of you!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Holographic Franken!

Last night I made a beautiful silver holographic franken using just Clear polish and Wet N' Wild Fantasy Makers Confettti in the colour "Glitz". Here it is!

That is 3 coats of the franken with base and top coat.

I realized afterwards that my nails match my sparkly shoes!

So now I need your help. What should I name this beautiful colour? Do you have any frankens that you're extremely proud of?

Wet N' Wild Fantasy Makers

On Hebridian Sprite Beauty's blog she mentioned a silver hologram powder sold by Wet N' Wild fantasy makers, so of course I went out and bought it. I also grabbed a little bottle of polish called Dark Shadow, which is a black with silver sparkles!

I bought a bottle of clear Wet N' Wild polish so I can franken the glitter. 

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup - Champagne

This is an oldie but goodie, and I've brought it out again to wear. It was originally my mother's, and was handed down to me a few years ago. It turns out that it was released in September 2001, and yet it is still perfectly good. It's definitely a one-coater, and dries in under a minute. I have also found that it lasts much longer without base or top coat. So here it is, Sally Hansen's Chrome Nail Makeup in Champagne!

So do you have an ancient polish that you go to in between mani's? 
Let me know in the comments, I always love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

China Glaze: Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

This polish from the Poolside collection, and is bright like a highlighter. And when I say that, I'm not exaggerating. It dries super fast and people are sure to do a double take when they see your hands. I did  find it a bit streaky at times, and it takes 3 coats to be opaque. Here are some swatches :)

L-Highlighter      R-Nail Polish
And as a bonus, I swatched the polish on a piece of paper beside a streak of highlighter!
Nail polish wins!

I hope you enjoyed this post :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

China Glaze: Ick-A-Bod-Y

From the China Glaze Awakening collection, here is Ick-A-Bod-Y. This beautiful colour is a murky green base that is loaded with copper glitter. Because this has so many sparkles, it is opaque with two thin coats, or one very thick coat. I wore this one from the collection first because it's Thanksgiving weekend!

As you can probably tell, it's difficult to capture the beauty of the glitter on camera, but a blurry picture definitely shows it better.

I highly recommend this polish because it's a beautiful fall colour, the application is great and it is fairly inexpensive. Enjoy!

When nail polish becomes an addiction...

A few weeks ago I swore to myself that I wouldn't buy any more polish until Christmas. But yesterday I broke down and bought a couple of things. Okay, I lied, it was more than a couple but who's counting? I'll take you through my haul step by step. So first I went to Ardene and looked around. I settled on two polishes, Zen and Princess Cut. Zen is a creamy teal colour that photos can't capture and Princess Cut is a clear with lots of fuchsia, orange, and blue glitter. I paint my Mom's nails so she got me some nail stickers to use as well.
The adorable nail stickers.
Zen and Princess Cut.

Next up we went to Sally Beauty supply (which is next door to Ardene's) to look for the China Glaze Awakening collection. I've been in there every week for the past two months looking for it and they never always tell me that they haven't received it yet. When I first walked in the store they had the clearance table out. Most of the stuff was hair supplies, but they had a Fingerpaints polish on the table with a red sticker that said $2.79. All red sticker products were an additional 50% off so in the end it was $1.30. 
Not a colour I'd pay full price for but it was worth it for the $1.30!

When the manager saw me she walked over and told me that they had gotten the Awakening collection in! They were not supposed to be for sale until October 15th but she let me buy one of each colour anyways. 
Zombie Zest, Mummy May I, Ick-A-Bod-Y.
All I can say is that it was well worth the wait!

 I also grabbed glow in the dark polish.

I hope you enjoyed this haul. Now I'm really going to try not to buy anything :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

REVIEW: Sally Girl Mini Polishes

Okay, these little polishes are awesome! At Sally Beauty Supply you can get these little bottles of polish for $1.50 (a little less with the membership card). I personally like them for striping and other nail art because they are inexpensive and pretty good quality for the price. They are meant to be used for your whole nail but I prefer them for detail because they are so small.  I find that the Stripe Rite polishes they sell at Sally's dry out way to fast (2 weeks, I kid you not), and they range from 7 to 10 dollars! I would recommend these to everyone because there is such a wide variety of colours (I would guess that they have around 75-100 different ones).

  I recently bought a bunch to replace my Stripe Rite's so here is a little haul!