Friday, August 31, 2012

250 Follower Giveaway Winner!

Thank you everyone that participated in my giveaway. I hope you continue to follow me. I'm going to make an effort to do more giveaways because these are really fun! Thank you to all my readers. :)

I have contacted the winner and she has responded, so grats to Jennifer A!



Rainbow Honey - 20% Cooler

I got a few minis from Rainbow Honey to swatch, this is the color I was second most excited about getting! (The Element of Magic being first)

I didn't have a great blue to go underneath it, so I got Sinful Colors - Why Not and I wish I had gone a couple shades of blue lighter to match the base, but this is okay. :)
I used Gelous and Seche Vite on my previous Rainbow Honey mani, but I suspected the glitter was flat enough that I didn't need the Gelous... so I didn't use it this time and it was fine. :)

Color:  Rainbow Honey - 20% Cooler: $10 full size, $5 mini RainbowHoney.com
Base Color:  Sinful Colors - Why Not: $1.99 Walgreens & Target.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.39 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Layla - Flash Black

I have a very special polish for my readers today. This is Layla - Flash Black and it is by far the most holographic polish I have ever seen. I really cannot believe how crazy holo this polish is. It was tough for me to dish out the $16 to get it, but it was worth it! Now, if only I could afford the rest. I have my eye on Layla polishes because the Mirror Effect collection looks beautiful as well. Maybe someday! I ordered this from Harlow & Co but you can also get it at Ulta and Ninja Polish.

I used the sandwich method for this polish since the top coat tends to take away from the holographic effect. I used 2 coats as a base, a coat of Seche Vite, then another coat of Layla. After doing this I realized I probably didn't need to use the Layla for the base coat and maybe saved a bit of the polish just using a similar color.

Color:  Layla - Flash Black: $16 Harlow & Co, $15.50 Ninja Polish, $15.50 Ulta.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.39 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.



Friday, August 24, 2012

Rainbow Honey - The Element Of Magic over Essie - Play Date

I decided to swatch a glitter today, and one of the prizes in my giveaway!
This is from the Rainbow Honey Equestria Collection. This color is inspired by Twilight Sparkle and the collection is inspired by the new MLP series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. I don't have all of the colors in this collection, but I really wish I did. :)

It's really gorgeous, the formula is great. I used a coat of Gelous over it before Seche Vite but I suspect I didn't actually need the Gelous, the glitter seemed pretty flat. This is a great polish to use over Essie - Play Date which is one of my favorite polishes. :D

Color:  Rainbow Honey - The Element of Magic: $10 full size, $5 mini RainbowHoney.com
Base Color:  Essie - Play Date: $8Walgreens/CVS/Target $4 Trans Design.
Top Coat 1: American Classics - Gelous: $5.49 Sally Beauty Supply.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.39 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.


Friday, August 17, 2012

China Glaze - Deviantly Daring

Once again, I have fallen behind on swatching, and I have so many beautiful colors to swatch! I need to start waking up earlier so I have more time to slack and paint nails before dusk. ;)

I'm going to start work on adding a ton more giveaways to the sidebar and page tonight, it seems to be THE giveaway season. :D

Color:  China Glaze - Deviantly Daring: $3.68 TransDesign,  $6 Sally Beauty Supply & Ulta.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.39 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.



Wednesday, August 8, 2012

China Glaze - Unpredictable

Sorry for not posting for so long. I've been trying to move my stuff around, babysitting and being lazy. I tried to swatch a few days ago, then I messed up my nail last minute and didn't have time to redo it, ugh. Then I tried this same mani yesterday and when I went to load the pictures on my computer later, I noticed I had a big fat piece of cat fur under the top coat. So, I tried again today, lol.

I have sooooooo many colors left to swatch, including the bunch I got from my boyfriend for my birthday and my Llarowe order and a pretty my sister got me for my birthday, so it's not like I'm lacking content, hopefully I'll swatch more often now. :)

Sally Beauty Supply seemed to forget to send me my birthday coupon, so I ended up swiping one from here... The TraceFace Philes - August Birthday Coupon. It's $10 off $20. So I picked up 3 of the New Bohemians and I'm With The Lifeguard from the Neons collection!

Here is China Glaze - Unpredictable from the New Bohemian Collection! This is the best color from the collection imo. ;)

PS:  I updated the giveaway sidebar and giveaway page with 16 new giveaways (phew)!!! I fixed the Gnarly Nails Giveaway link because I was not aware it wasn't working until just now... oops. :P Good luck everyone.


Color:  China Glaze - Unpredictable: $3.68 TransDesign,  $6 Sally Beauty Supply & Ulta.
Top Coat: Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat: $8 Sally Beauty Supply, $10.
Base Coat: Orly - Bonder: $5.39 TransDesign, $7.49 Sally Beauty Supply & CVS.