Friday, August 29, 2014

Picture Polish: Blue Dog

Hey everyone!  Its finally Friday and a holiday weekend!  This holiday weekend is very nice for me as its also the weekend of our local fair.  Fried food and the smell of horseshit...ahh fall!  Hahah!  I do love it, though.  Even though I will need extra cardio to work off all the fried oreos I eat this weekend, it will be so worth it!

Today I have Picture Polish Blue Dog for you all.  This was a collaboration shade with one of my favorite beauty bloggers Vampy Varnish.  Its a medium gray polish with subtle silver flecks and iridescent shimmer.  It really is so lovely!  I used two coats and formula was great.  The shimmer shifts with a blue in certain lightings and brings this polish to life!

I purchased this shade from Llarowe.  What do you guys think of it?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dollish Polish: The Angels Have The Phone Box

Hey guys!  Such an exciting few days!  This past weekend was the premiere of Season 8 of Doctor Who!  I have become such a Whovian this past year, so I was pumped to actually see a live premiere, not only of a new season but of a new doctor!  I loved the episode and I am so excited to see more of this new doctor.

For the occasion, I needed to wear Dollish Polish The Angels Have The Phone Box.  A tardis blue holographic polish.  This was released with her collection dubbed "The Ultimate Fandom Collection", from which I picked up a few polishes!  Haha!  I needed a Doctor Who polish in my collection desperately, so it worked out.  The Weeping Angels epidose is also one of the scarier episodes and one of my favorites.  They freak me out!  Best of the villians..well The Silence is up there too.  Haha! I used two coats of this and it was a little on the thicker side.  It has been on my shelf for a bit.  Though it was thick it was still okay to apply.  A beauty!

Did any of you watch Doctor Who on Saturday!?  What do you think of the new doctor!?  You can find Dollish Polish HERE.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OPI: Today I Accomplished Zero

Good morning, all!  I hope everyone's week is getting off to a good start.  We started school this week, so I might have a few days here and there where I don't post.  Work has also been a bit crazy, which is why I'm saying that.  This semester is all online classes for me so I intend to work more to make more.  So on and so on.  I'm sure some of you can relate!

I have OPI Today I Accomplished Zero for you all!  This is from their recent Coca Cola collection. Its a black jelly polish with pink glitters.  It was a bit sheer on the first coat but built up nicely on the second.  I did find this to dry a bit bumpy.  Sometimes, with these mainstream glitter polishes, they dry bumpy and make my nails looks odd.  I do like this one, however!  I do need to note that it is essentially OPI Stay The Night, without the texture.  So if you don't like texture, but loved the idea of Stay The Night, this is your polish!

How do you guys like this one?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Sideways French

Hey guys!  Its time for another Twinsie Tuesday.  This week, our prompt is Sideways French manicure.  Sideways french manicures have recently come out on the nail art trend and they are quite different!  This was my first time doing this design, but I really enjoyed the final look.

I started with a base of OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around.  I used two coats.  I then went in with a tiny nail art brush and did a shadow of the side of my nail.  For this I used OPI A Grape Affair.  I say a shadow design as it kind of follows the nail line, but on the side.  Making it look like theres a shadow on my nail  I really love these two colors together.  They definitely give the nail a different dimension!

As usual, don't forget to check out the rest of the Twinsies!

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 25, 2014

Picture Polish Blog/Insta Fest 2014

Yes!  I have been waitng for this day all summer!  Its time for Picture Polish's annual blog fest!  This is where they hold a nail art competition based on the colors and rules they give you.  This is my first time participating and I am so excited for the opportunity!  Picture Polish is one of my favorite brands (if not my favorite) as you all know, so you can imagine how I'm feeling!

This year we were supplied with Nail Vinyls and two polishes!  Picture Polish is now offering Nail Vinyls in an exclusive 4 pack on their website. I was also supplied with one of their brand new shades!  This is Picture Polish Bette, a light blue polish with a scattered holo.  This holo is pretty intense!  Its scattered but since its so strong, you do see a bit of a rainbow line with it.  I used two coats and topped it with topcoat.  The topcoat did not dimish the holo and formula was perfect.  I had no clean up!

Ok, now to the extra fun part!  My design!  I was give Picture Polish Violette Femme and Picture Polish Marine, to do my design with as well as Nail Vinyls in Straights.  The straight Nail Vinyls come in a vary of sizes, from as skinny as striping tape to thicker.  I used a few of the different sizes for this design.  With our rules, I really had to pull out the creativity for this.  I loved the out come!  The two colors go very well together and the negative space really lets them pop! I included a pictorial so you all can see just how I used the Nail Vinyls.  This way you can all see each step I did to create this look!  I did use a separate nail brush to apply the colors as it got intricate.  I hope you all enjoy this design as much as I do and wish me luck!

You all can find Nail Vinyls at the following:

You can also find Picture Polish at the following:
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International Stocklists:

Products were provided to me for review and contest purposes.

Friday, August 22, 2014

OPI: Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm?

Happy Friday!  Finally!  And, I'm not sorry for another OPI Nordic shade for today!

I have OPI Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm to show off today.  This is such a tricky shade.  Its purple in real life.  On camera...not so much.  Its showing more blue in these photos.  I used two coats for this and formula was great.  I wouldn't call this a cream, more of like a hybrid cream jelly polish.  Very tricky shade, like I said.  I would definitely call this a must have from this collection!  Its such a rich and pretty color.

What do you guys think of this one?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Feather Water Decals

Hey guys!  This week is almost over, and it really couldn't come soon enough.  I have been working like crazy to help another girl out.  Though I do need the money, the polish addiction doesn't pay for itself!

I have a review of some more water decals from the Born Pretty Store.  Their water decals are so great to spice up your nail art needs easily!  I started out with a base of OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid, remember from yesterday!?  I cut out the decals separately and dunked them into a little cup of water.  They went on easily and didn't break down with topcoat.  I actually really love this feather look.  I want to try it again with a mash up mani!

You can find the feather decals here:

Don't forget to use my coupon code, BANQ10 for a discount on your next order!

Products were sent to me for my honest review.