Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OPI: To Be Or Not To Beagle

Hey all!  Its finally October, which in my mind is officially fall.  The leaves here are already changing and the days are getting shorter.  I am super excited to do all the fun fall stuff; corn maze, fall festival, pumpkin beer, scary movies, scarves, everything!



Fall also marks the time for Halloween polishes!  This year OPI released a Peanuts themed collection.  I am not a huge Peanuts fan but this collection was a must have for me.  I have gotten all of them, so I'll be working my way through them slowly.  Today I have OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle, a glitter topper polish.  The glitters are all matte and in black hex and bar and red, blue, baby blue, pale pink, yellow, red, orange and green.  A fun mix of glitters!  I layered this over OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around.  I love this mix, it reminds me of the colors in a comic strip.  Fitting, I think!  I also used just one coat and formula was great.  I got a nice amount of glitter and they all laid flat on the nail.







I can't wait to show you all the rest of this collection!  Anyone interested?
-Kelly

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Biggest Splurge

Good morning, gals!  So, slightly funny story about this post.  I had done this one three weeks ago.  I got so twisted with the TT schedule!  So it has been sitting in my drafts since then. Haha!



I used a base of OPI How Great Is Your Dane, a lovely chocolate shade.  I topped it off with Lynnderella Choco-lotta Love.  I bought this Lynnderella shade back when they were just $15 a peice.  Which is quite pricey for a polish!  Now, though I think they run $20 upwards.  Kinda crazy but people love their polish!  Choco-lotta Love is a glitter topper with brown microglitters and hexes, along with various other colors of hexes and squares.  It really is beautiful, and its been a while since I've worn it.








You can find Lynnderella here.  And as usual, don't forget to check out the rest of the Twinsies!
-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, September 29, 2014

China Glaze: Choo-Choo Choose You

Hey guys!  I almost forgot to actually write posts up for the week.  I usually do them ahead of time, but I got seriously side tracked this weekend.  Anyway!  After two whole days I am back to square nubs!  Haha!  I just couldn't handle the length my rounds needed to be.  I didn't feel they looked good as nubs.  So back to the usual for me.



I picked up this polish, and its the first China Glaze I have purchased in quite a while.  I just haven't been too wowed by their more recent collections.  However, this fall seemed to be a game changer for them.  With the All Aboard Collection and The Giver Collection, they have released some really pretty polishes.  This is China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You.  A pretty unique polish.  I would say its a dusty purple polish with green and gold shimmer.  I have a bit of a love/hate with this polish.  That dusty purple is not very flattering with my skin tone, and the formula was a bit patchy.  I used two coats and I can see bald spots.  However, I really love that shimmer.  Its almost a duochrome personality where it shines green in some lights and gold in others.  A gorgeous polish altogether, yet not with my skin tone.






What do you guys think of this one?  Did anyone else pick it up?
-Kelly

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Curtain Nail Art

Hey guys!  Happy Friday!  I wasn't quite sure what to call these, so I went with curtain?  Haha!



So, I received a new brand of polish in my last Ipsy bag.  Ipsy is a subscription bag that sends beauty products to you montly based off a quiz you take.  Along with some other goodies I got Pacifica Red Red Wine nail polish.  Their nail polish is 7-Free and 100% Vegan which is great.  I am all about all natural beauty when I can be.  This is the perfect fall red shade.  I needed to do nail art with is as soon as possible.  I ended up with this subtle look, but one I'm loving with my new shape!  I used a base of Essie Lady Like.  The two work really well together.  I was extremely impressed with how great the Pacifica polish was to work with.  I was a little iffy since I was doing nail art.  However, it was incredibly smooth to work with and was self leveling.  I am totally going to have to invest in more!





You can find Pacifica products here.
-Kelly

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Picture Polish: Sizzle

Good morning, all!  I am still getting used to the new nail shape, even though its not super drastic.  So its a bit weird to see a normal swatch with them.




Today, I have Picture Polish Sizzle.  This is another new collaboration polish for them.  Its actually one I almost didn't pick up.  I am soo happy I decided against that.  (Like I could really resist, right?)  Sizzle is a hot pink polish with subtle holographic shimmer to it.  My camera isn't picking up the neon that it is, but its a true pink neon.  I used two coats and had zero clean up.  The formula is perfection as with most Picture Polishes.  Ahh Picture Polish, I just can't quit you!






I purchased this shade from Color4Nails.
-Kelly

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Picture Polish: Grace

Hey all!  Its Wednesday and I am finally starting to feel better.  Last week I came down with some nasty sinus issues.  I was quite miserable, though I got to the doctor early as not to prolong it.  I hate sinus season!  Everyone at work seemed to be going through something, too.



Today, I have another new release from Picture Polish.  This is Picture Polish Grace, a muted pink shade with strong holographic shimmer.  I used two coats for this and formula was perfect, though a little thin.  I also am loving the shade of this pink.  Its not quite baby pink but not sheer pink either.  It almost leans a little mauve.








I purchased this shade from Color4Nails.  Did anyone else pick this one up?
-Kelly

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Neutral

Hey guys!  I feel like I have really been slacking on my Twinsie Tuesday posts.  I am happy to be back and actually doing nail art.  I have actually been pretty sick, lately.  I found out I had walking pneumonia for a week and I am still recovering.  My meds are actually making me sicker than the actual walking pneumonia is, though.  Weird.  I just have a few days left with them, so.  Today is also a big day as I am debuting my full on rounded out nails!  Crazy, I know!  I didn't think I'd actually do it, but I was debating for a while.  So you will see some posts here or there where I still have square nails as I catch up, but its rounds for a while now. I hope you all like them!




Ok, so onto the topic at hand!  Today's Twinsie Tuesday prompt is neutral.  I follow @thenailboss on Instagram, so these nails are inspired by his beautiful work.  For my accent nails, I used OPI Samoan Sand, OPI Alpine Snow and China Glaze Boundary of Memory.  I used Boundary of Memory for the rest of my nails.  It is a really pretty glitter that is super dense so I didn't need any undies for it!  I love this design on my new nail shape as well.  Super excited to see how other designs will look on them now!





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