Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Classic

Hey guys! Happy Twinsie Tuesday!  I kind of did this weeks prompt without realizing it.  I had gotten and few of the OPI Nordic Collection polishes and I was very eager to use them.



Whats a good classic manicure?  Pink with a glitter accent.  Classic.  I used OPI Suzi Has a Swede Tooth, a strawberry candy pink as described by OPI.  I love this shade of pink.  Its a different shade than some of the others I have.  More of a blue undertone to it.  The formula is great on this too, two easy coats no clean up!  For my accent, I used OPI My Voice is a Little Norse.  This is amazing!  A holographic shimmer polish in a gray base.  The base is really interesting, it makes this a darker toned glitter.  I want to pair this with black as soon as I can.  I used two coats by itself and it dries to a little bit of a textured finish.  I did put top coat on this but it ate it up.







Whats your guys' go to classic manicure?!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies for today!
-Kelly
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
    Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra 





Monday, August 18, 2014

Different Dimension: Vulnerable

Hey guys!  Sorry, I took a personal day on Friday.  I have been so busy and I just couldn't get that post written up.  But, its a new week and I am back on track..slightly.



This is Different Dimension Vulnerable, a nude polish with a sublt holographic and a pink flake throughout it.  This was another gift from Polished to Precision.  She was so lovely to give me not just one, but two polishes for my birthday!  I used two coats for this.  Formula was flawless and I had zero issues with application.  My only issue was having to take it off!









You can find Different Dimension on Etsy.  She just came out with an amazing collection!  I really want Big Bang and Light Year!
-Kelly

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bright Faded Leopard

Hey guys!  Today's nail art is inspired from instagram user @Siobhanka.  Her nail art is always stunning and I really wanted to try this design out for myself!




I used a base of Picture Polish Honeydew.  I then did a gradient with Picture Polish Candy, but did it slanted rather than traditional.  Slanted gradients are so hard by the way.  For some reason it kept messing with my mind and took me forever!  Weird.  I then used Picture Polish Swagger and OPI Black Onyx for the leopard spots.  I am obsessd with this design!  I love the bright, fun colors and they all mesh well together.  Just what I needed before the summer ends.





What do you guys think of this design?  Like it or not so much?
-Kelly

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Picture Polish: Tango

Happy Hump Day, all!  Today is a day off for me and I am happy for it since I have to work the next seven days straight.  It'll be a little rough, but I'll get it done.



This is Picture Polish Tango.  It was a great gift from the lovely Casey Lane Loves Polish for my birthday.  It had been on my wish list for a long time.  I am glad to finally have it, so thank you Casey!  Tango is a terra cotta color, but a little more nude.  I was a little nervous when I started to apply it that it wouldn't look good with my skin tone.  I was totally mistaken.  I loved the way it looked.  Very subtle, but still stands out.






How do you guys like this one?
-Kelly

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A Book

Hey guys! I am actually super excited for this week's Twinsie Tuesday!  The prompt is 'inspired by a book'.  I was originally thinking of doing Harry Potter for this, but I decided to go with the book I'm currently reading.  "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"!



My boyfriend purchased this book for my for my birthday back in June.  Its all five books in one volume.  I am more than halfway through and I love it.  Its a fun book with great anecdotes.  I decided to go with a little bit of cover art mixed with iconic staples from the book.  I started with a base of Picture Polish Cosmos.  I did the green alien man with Essie Mojito Madness, OPI Coca Cola Red, OPI Black Onyx and OPI Alpine Snow.  I wrote DONT PANIC in OPI Alpine Snow.  I also did a towel on my thumb, because you'll need your towel if your hitchhiking the galaxy! The towel is done with OPI Alpine Snow and Essie Avenue Maintain.  I am loving the way these turned out!  The green man is perfect, toot toot!  Haha!  What do you guys think?










As usual don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies!
-Kelly

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
   Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra 






Monday, August 11, 2014

OPI: Heart Throb

Good morning and happy Monday.  So, if you all don't remember, my mom is on the never ending search for her favorite QVC host's nail color.  I was at Ulta the other day and picked up this shade.


This is OPI Hearth Throb, an older core shade.  Its a sheer bright pink.  There are a lot of sheer pinks in my collection now, but this one is a unique color.  I say bright because it actually stands out.  I really love this shade. I plan to incorporate this in nail art soon.  But, is it the shade we have been searching for?!  NO. It ISN'T.  I put it on and my mom comes in and goes 'oh that's pretty' and just gives me this look.  I say 'not right though, is it?'.  And she just shakes her head.  Another failure, but somehow another win.  I used two coats for this, sheer but opaque for my nails!







How do you guys like this one?  Any reccomendations?
-Kelly

Friday, August 8, 2014

A England: Hurt No Living Thing

Good morning!  Its the weekend!  I actually have a Sunday off this weekend.  Im not sure what to do with myself!  Haha, sleeping in first and foremost.




Today, I have another birthday gift from my Twinsie Tuesday sister, Anna from Going To The Showing.  This is A England Hurt No Living Thing, a new release.  It's been a while since I've showed off an A England, and I miss them!  I love their polishes.  This is a sheer polish, so its more of a topper.  I used it over OPI Get Cherried Away.  It is a gray base with a pink shimmer to it. I used just one coat and I did have some trouble getting it to go over evenly.  I think I just had a heavy hand some times, though.  Other than that, this was a beautiful polish.  Great for amping up those normal manicures!









How do you guys like this one?  Anyone else have it?
-Kelly