Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet: Savita

Hello guys!  Whew dare I say this is the third post of the week, and in a row, too!  Crazy.  I have been slightly addicted to YouTube lately and can't seem to get off Zoella's channels!  Why is she the cutest thing?  Anyone else watch her? Also, I'm totally getting caught up with Grace Helbig.




Well, about the nails for today!  I have another Zoya Matte Velvet shade, and I know I said I would test it out with matte topcoat, but I forgot.  I have had a horrible brain lately. This is Zoya Savita, the royal purple matte shade.  It looks like it has some micro shimmer that is pink in there, as well.   I used two coats and found this shade took a bit longer to dry.  Also this one did wear a whole lot better than the last one I tried.  While I did have some corner chipping, it wasn't anything compared to the mess of the other shade.  So thats a plus!







You can find these polishes here!  Anyone pick them up?
-Kelly

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Odd Inspiration

Hey guys!  Its that time of the week again.  This weeks prompt is "odd inspiration".  I was at a loss of what to do for this one.  I have inspiration, yet none were really odd.  I was eating dinner and really racking my brain to figure something out, when it hit me.  I would do my dinner!  I had a spinach salad last night, so here we are!



I started with a base of OPI Stranger Tides.  I then went in and freehanded the spinach leaves in Essie Mojito Madness and Essie Pretty Edgy.  These were so easy to do, and I kind of love the whole vegetable nail art trend.  All throughout summer I saw the cutest veggie nail art.  Im glad I got to get my fill in during the spinach season! Haha!





What do you guys think of my odd inspiration?  Be sure 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







Monday, October 20, 2014

OPI: How Great Is Your Dane?

Ah yes!  Another post!  I'm doing so well so far!  Haha, it was so sad to only have two posts last week.  But, Im working on it.  I swear!



Today, I have  a bit of a short post for you all.  So while its here, its just light.  Haha!  I have OPI How Great Is Your Dane? from the fall Nordic collection.  There was so many great polishes in this collection and this is one of them.  The last one of them that I have, actually.  It is a chocolate brown polish that has some gray undertones.  So while some browns are more warm, this one is a bit cooler.  I used two coats and application was great! I also took these photos with a few days of wear, and unless you're looking closely, you can't tell a difference!  Its a great staple for this wintery months ahead of us, too!







How do you guys like this one?
-Kelly

Friday, October 17, 2014

Picture Polish: Magenta

Hey guys!  I have to apologize for the serious lack of posts.  I have been picking up extra hours at work, and this week was my boyfriend's birthday.  Plus I was finishing one of my classes for the semester.  I have just been busy!  You might see a few less posts a week as well.  I will try to keep up, but its proving not to be as easy.  And if anywhere in my life can lack, this is unfortunately the place that will take the hit.


Anyway!  Onto some nails.  I have pictures taken and edited, its just the post writing that im slacking on.  This is Picture Polish Magenta, from their Rocky Horror collection. This is a great color for fall!  It is a brown leaning burgandy shade.  I used two coats and it was flawless!  I have next to no clean up on this one.  I was very impressed with this one, as I always have colors like this that bleed into my cuticules and stain.  However, I experienced none of that with this shade.





Im really wishing I had picked up the rest of this collection!  Maybe I can do a search for the remaining shades!  I purchased this one throught Llarowe.
-Kelly

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: I keep meaning to...

Hey guys!  I am sorry for my absence as of late.  I will explain a little more tomorrow since Tuesdays are dedicated to Twinsie Tuesday!  This weeks' prompt is a little challenging.  I knew that there was so many designs I wanted to do. Yet, when the time came to do my post, I couldn't think of any of them!  It drove me nuts.  I finally settled on this design...



I first saw this on Instagram, via @anya_sobko.  I thought it was such an interesting design.  I started out with a base of Picture Polish Beige.  While the polish was still wet, I took Picture Polish Bonkers and just lightly dropped the brush to the nail.  The polish would drip onto the nail and spread since the base was wet.  It gives the nail a sort of diving cell design.  I love it!  I especially love the colors I picked, since it kind of looks like blood, and Halloween is coming up! Stephanie, from A Little Polish did this design a few weeks ago for another Twinsie Tuesday posts, so I am copying a bit! Sorry Stephanie!




Don't forget to check out the rest of the girls!
-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










Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Zoya: Harlow

Hey all!  I hope your weeks are going well.  Mine has been a little long, so I'm looking forward to it being over.  I am also feeling slightly off, so I hope I'm not getting sick again!  Oh this time of year.



Today I have a Zoya Matte Velvet polish.  They recently re-released these as they were such a big hit before.  I didn't have any from the initial release, so I decided to pick some up this time around.  I picked up just three, and I am already thinking of going back for the rest.  This is Zoya Harlow.  An orchid color that dries with a matte finish and has a shimmer to it.  I used two coat.  Now, the formula was a bit tricky.  You have to work kind of quick with matte polishes as they start drying and don't level out as nice as regular polishes.  Quick brush strokes is the way to go with these.  Also the wear on this is very poor.  While I LOVE this polish and I think it is gorgeous, it chipped the next day so badly.  Granted, I was at work, but it was terrible chipping.  I wonder if a matte topcoat would extend wear time?  Anyone ever try that?  I'll try it with the next one I wear.  They really are gorgeous, so it was a sad day to see that.







You can find Zoya Nail Polish here!  Anyone else get this or any of the other shades?
-Kelly

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Polish Roulette

Hey guys!  Its time for another Twinsie Tuesday!  This weeks' prompt is a fun one! I was actually really excited to do this one.  Polish Roulette is where you grab two or more polishes at random and do what you can with them!  I did just pick two polishes but it was fun to try this 'technique'.



I ended up opening my Essie drawer.  My poor Essies have been a bit neglected as of late.  I closed my eyes and went for it.  I pulled out Essie Stylenomics and Essie Good As Gold.  A pretty good pairing!  I ended up doing a paisley design.  It has been nearly a year since I've done a paisley print and I do really love how they look!  Since Stylenomics is a bit on the green side, this kind of has a holiday feel to it.  But hey, never too early to start with holiday inspiration!  I loved the outcome of this.






What do you guys think of this design?  I got a bit lucky.  I'll be curious to see how the other girls ended up.  Make sure you check them out, too!
-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