Thursday, September 18, 2014

Different Dimension: Heavy Metals Fall Collection

Hey guys!  I feel like I have been a bit absent lately.  I swear I'm around and still doing nail stuff.  I'm also doing a whole lotta school stuff.  I do have an exciting post for today.  I recently recieved the Heavy Metals Fall Collection by Different Dimension!  All swatches are done with two coats of lacquer (except for the glitter toppers), base coat and no top coat.  Lets get to it!  The application on these were great, I had no dragging or anything like that.



Up first is Bold As Brass, a brass colored holographic metallic polish with green shimmer.  That green shimmer isn't showing up in my photos, but it will peak out in the sunlight!



Next is All That Glitters Is Not Gold, a yellow gold holographic metallic polish with silver shimmer.  Amazing!  I sometimes find that golds do not work well with me, but this is more of a muted yellow gold and it really looks good with my skin tone.  I am so happy to finally have a gold holographic that works for me.



This is Foiled Again, a gunmetal metallic holographic polish.  I am obsessed with this one!  It is definitely a favorite of mine in this collection.



Copper-Bottomed is a copper metallic holographic polish. Another shade that I usually have problems with, but this one works for me.  Metallics can be funny that way.



Silver Lining is a platinum silver metallic holographic polish.  Another star in this collection.  You can never go wrong with a silver holographic, and this one is beautiful!



Lastly of the holographics is Heart Of Rose Gold, a rose gold metallic holographic polish with added pink looking shimmer.  I have to say this is yet another favorite.  I am loving the added shimmer in this one, as well.




Next up are the two glitter toppers.  At first glance, these look similar.  However the differ in the base.  They accent any of the holographics in this collection very well.  This one is Pedal To The Metal layered over Silver Lining.  It has glitters in gold, gunmetal, silver, copper and broze.  This is the base that is a bit darker.




This is Hearts of Steel layered over Copper-Bottomed.  It contains glitters in gold, copper and rose pink.  The base in this one is clear.


What do you guys think?!  Tomorrow I will have the Halloween collection from Different Dimension up, so stay tuned!  This collection will be available September 26th from Different Dimension's Etsy Shop .
-Kelly


Products were provided to me for my honest review. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White & Grey Grid Pattern

Hey guys!  I have some nail art for you guys, today!  I followed a tutorial from HannahRoxNails that was posted on Lulu's Blog.  This nail art really stood out for me and I couldn't wait to try it out!





I started out with a base of OPI Alpine Snow.  I then took out my trusty skinny nail art brush.  I used OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!  I loved the look of this grey instead of a traditional grey.  It gives it a little different of a look since it leans a little green.  I free handed the stripes on.  It was actually pretty tough as I was three cups of coffee in and a little shaky.  I was pretty amazed that I actually got semi-straight lines.  I loved the modern look of this nail art design.





What do you guys think of this look? Has anyone else tried it out yet?
-Kelly

Monday, September 15, 2014

Picture Polish: Eyre

Good morning, all!  Its another Monday.  I actually had a really nice weekend.  Me and the boyfriend celebrated our 3 year anniversary and it was really nice.  I also got to catch up on some sushi eating and sister time that was very enjoyable, too!



Today, I have Picture Polish Eyre for you all.  This is another kind of new release for them.  It was a rebranded shade that Ozotic had retired.  Its a really lovely dark blue shade that almost leans purple.  It also has an amazing scattered holographic sparkle.  Its so intense that it gives off a linear look.  I used two coats for this and did have a bit of dragging on the first coat.  The second coat dimished the bald spots.  I can totally forgive that from this polish, though!  It is just that stunning!  I almost didn't pick this one up, but I am so glad I did!






I purchased this shade from Color4Nails.
-Kelly

Friday, September 12, 2014

Picture Polish: Fool's Gold

Happy Friday, all!  I feel like weekends don't even phase me anymore.  My weekends exist during the week, when I actually get my days off!  Which can be nice in some ways.



As you all know, Picture Polish released so many new polishes.  And, of course, I picked them all up.  One of my favorites, Picture Polish Fool's Gold.  It is a teal/blue polish with holographic shards and gold glitter.  I used two coats and the formula was perfect.  Zero clean up on this one.  It actually reminds me of a blue version of another one of my favorites, Imperial.  Such gorgeous and fun polishes!







I purchased this through Color4Nails.
-Kelly

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Colorful Pattern Water Decals

Hey guys!  I have another round of nail art decals from Born Pretty Store.  I am pushing to get my last bit of neon manicures in before the start of hard core fall.



I started with a base of Illamasqua Scorch.  I then painted my thumb and pinkie with Orly Beach Cruiser.  I used Illamasqua Rare for my ring finger.  For my accent nails I used these decals and arranged them so they made a tribal design.  They were easy to apply and did not wilt with topcoat.  I loved the end result of this!  I was able to save some of the decals, for future use.  Which is nice, since its worth more than one manicure.






What do you guys think?  Use my coupon code BANQ10 for a discount on your next order.  The exact link for these decals can be found here: http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-water-decals-transfer-stickers-colorful-wavy-stripes-arabesque-floral-pattern-p-14395.html
-Kelly


Products were provided to me for my honest review. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Picture Polish: Unicorn

Hey guys!  I have a few days off and I am so looking forward to catching up on my cuticle routine...and I guess some homework as well!  Haha!  Theres always stuff I need to be doing now!



Today I have another new Picture Polish.  This one immediately caught my eye with the new releases!  I knew I needed to have it!  I was so right, too.  This is Picture Polish Unicorn, a teal base polish with pink and silver microglitters along with a pink shimmer.  It is stunning!  I used two coats and it doesn't show any visible nail line at all.  Which is awesome, since I had a worry that it might.  I love the contrast of the pink glitters with the teal base.  So pretty.






I purchased this shade from Color4Nails.
-Kelly

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Teal Nails For Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Good morning, all!  Today's TT prompt is brought to you for a good reason.  In women ages 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death.  There is no early detection, and pap smears do not diagnose ovarian cancer.  Knowing the symptoms and knowing when to visit your doctor is the key.  For more information visit: http://www.ovarian.org/.


For my teal nails, I did something I saw from WAH Nails.  I have always loved their designs.  I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls ( I have recently rekindled my love for this polish!).  I then did a gradient with OPI My Dogsled is A Hybrid.  Once that was done and cleaned up, which I always forget takes FOREVER, I did some geometric designs.  I used OPI Alpine Snow for this.  I just free handed it.  I love the look of a somewhat subtle design over a gradient.  What do you guys think?




As usual, don't forget to visit the rest of the Twinsies.  Also visit the NOCC website to educate yourself on ovarian cancer.
-Kelly

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