Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ManGlaze Hot Mess

Today I've got ManGlaze Hot Mess which is actually a matte glitter topcoat. On the accent nail I'm wearing Lippmann Across the Universe, SV topcoat finished the mani because I prefer my polish shiny. Even though hot mess is supposed to be a topcoat I only needed two coats for this level of opacity, ManGlaze makes great polish and is definitely worth the splurge.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Julep Jodie

Today's NOTD is Julep's Jodie, I would have never noticed this color on my own, I actually heard about it on the TPF nail care board from another polish fiend with really good taste. Jodie is a very pink rose gold shade, just a hint metallic. Perfect in two coats as usual for julep. I've seen this look much more gold on people with lighter skin but on me it pulls very mauve.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Warm and Fozzy

This was my thanksgiving mani this year, pretty subdued but pretty none the less. This was three coats of OPI Warm and Fozzy plus sv topcoat

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Mani

Every year I give thanks by volunteering at my church's soup kitchen, it started out as a way to fill my middle school's community service requirement but turned into something I truly enjoy doing. It also doesn't hurt that working in the soup kitchen makes me exempt from having to help my mom cook dinner... It's the small things you have to be thankful for, right? Here's last year's thanksgiving mani, china glaze 5 golden rings with bundle monster stamping in various colors. It was a little tacky but I had fun wearing it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spectraflair frankens

Like almost every other nail polish fanatic out there I LOVE a good holographic polish. What I don't love are the astronomical prices that they usually come with... Enter a few highly creative ladies on the nail care forums and spectraflair frankens were born. I personally love frankening my own holos because I can make them in virtually any shade I own and one measly gram of spectraflair goes a very long way. So, without further ado here are a few of my creations

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hidden Treasure

Once again, I liked my nail color too much to take it off. This time I added one coat of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, I love using this over reds because it tends to look like fire.

Julep January

Normally I don't go for such a bright red, it really is the color of a perfectly ripe tomato, but I got this as a part of Julep's flash sale and it was too good a deal to pass up. I used 2 coats plus SV top coat, formula was perfect.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Color shifting topcoat

I really loved Trina so I didn't want to completely change my polish, I threw on a color shifting topcoat instead. The pigment in this topcoat shifts from pink to gold and was purchased from the TKB Trading sparks collection.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

1st post ever...

So, I really suck at this blogging thing. I got really into doing my own nails about a year ago, started this blog, and have taken several thousand pictures but haven't (until now) gotten around to posting anything. As I will be posting from my backlog my nail shape and raggedy cuticles will seem to vary greatly with every post, please bear with me. So, with out further ado, here's my 1st posted mani, Julep Trina. With flash in the 1st pic, natural light in the 2nd.