Thursday, October 24, 2013

Under the Sea with Revlon's "Wintermint" from the Parfumerie Collection!

Hi everyone! Thanks for being so patient with my posts - I've recently started yet ANOTHER job and so it's become increasingly harder to find time to share my nail lovin'!

By the way...THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping Hey Look At My Nails reach 10,000 pageviews!!!

I started this manicure off with a base of Revlon's "Wintermint" from the newly released Parfumerie collection. I'm totally sold on the gimmicky scented nail polish trend - especially when they look like this!

Let's just say Revlon seems to have taken a bit of inspiration from a certain $19-a-bottle polish company. Though they've definitely sweetened the deal (aside from the $4 price) by adding a yummy mint scent, plus these CUTE CUTE perfume-like bottles!!!
This was 3 coats I believe, with no topcoat.

After that, I decided to get a little more creative by adding a bit of a sponge gradient with OPI's "Tiffany Case" from their Bond Girl Liquid Sands collection. The round blue glitters in both polishes added a real nice, seamless gradient look to this style.

Finally, I used butterLONDON's "Knackered" to add nice little bubble accents coming up from the "depths"...I especially love the iridescence of Knackered, especially since it's typically used as an "oil slick" top coat. They've recently released something similar called "Petrol" , though it's deeper in color and doesn't feature the same micro-glitters as Knackered. And they both look super fab over black!

I hope you enjoy this manicure - sorry for the blurriness in some of the pictures, glitter is hard to capture!

Happy Polishing!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy October! Opal Style Manicure

Almost at TEN THOUSAND VIEWS! Thank you all SO SO much for your support. I KNOW we're already halfway through October - but this is the manicure I chose to attempt in homage to October's birthstone, the Opal. There's also Tourmaline, but since that's not so easy to replicate, this is what I chose.

The Lineup:
Base: Revlon "Parfumerie" collection in "Fresh Linen" (Swatches and review of the collection coming soon!)
Accents: Ruby Wing "Eternal" and OPI "Sonic Bloom" - I sponged these on, and then blobbed on (technical term) a bit more of "Sonic Bloom"
Glitter - Essie "Shine of the Times"

Eh, didn't come out exactly how I wanted, but I still like the look. My topcoat caused some bubbles on a few nails :( I still love the iridescence of Sonic Bloom and Shine of the Times.

What do you think?

Happy Polishing!

Friday, October 11, 2013

New York Giants Nail Art

Yes yes yes I know the Giants are 0-6. Spare me the trash talk.

This is the manicure I wore to last Sunday's game vs. the birds.

The Lineup:
Base: Essie "Aruba Blue" (One of my absolute favorites and one of the only colors I'd need more than one bottle of"
Glitter: Wet N' Wild in "Kaleidoscope" - Super delicate and SUPER affordable ($0.89 at Harmon!)
Stripes: Americana Acrylic Paint in "Country Red" - with a striping brush
NY Logo: Americana Acrylic Paint in "Snow(Titanium)" - with a detailing brush
Base - OPI "Wooden Shoe Like To Know?:
Spots - Essie "Lady Godiva" w/ dotter tool
Laces: Random White nail art striper

Tailgating with Woodchuck Fall...yum
During the game - at least my nails looked nice!

Happy Polishing!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mariah Carey OPI Holiday 2013 Liquid Sands

So I just got an email from OPI that my last batch :( of Liquid Sands from the Liquid Sand Leading Lady contest will be shipping before the month is out!

Here's a sneak peek at what I'll be receiving and swatching for you!

Left to Right:
It’s Frosty Outside
This frosted silver is so icy it’s hot.
This dramatic sparkling coal has got me feeling fine.
Kiss Me at Midnight
It’s time to fall in love with this frosted ice blue.
Silent Stars Go By
This blush of textured pink has parades of sparkle.
Baby Please Come Home
Can’t wait to see you…in this textured and sparkling lilac.
Make Him Mine
But make this textured glistening rose mine first!

Which one are you most excited about? I'm really loving It's Frosty Outside and Baby Please Come Home!

Happy Polishing!