|Make your own perfumed cuticle oil with an old perfume rollerball!|
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sinful Colors Eva So Bright with gold stripes
I’ve noticed that a there’s been quite a bit of traffic to this blog coming from people who searched for Sinful Colors Eva So Bright. It’s definitely an appropriate color for the summer, so I can understand the interest. Because of being inspired by my readers, I’ve decided to post these pictures I have of the last time I wore Eva So Bright. The quality of the pictures isn’t ideal, which is part of why I hadn’t posted them prior to this. A lot of them have a misty quality to them. Hopefully you’ll still get a good idea about Eva So Bright, which is a limited edition offering from Sinful Colors.
|Sinful Colors Eva So Bright with NOPI Not a Gold Bigger stripes, shade|
I wore Eva So Bright a while ago, when I got a craving for a bright, happy coral. I decided to add some decorative stripes to Eva So Bright using Nicole by OPI Not a Gold Bigger with a striping brush. I really like the overall look of the mani. It’s bright and fun, with a bit of added sophistication.
How does Eva So Bright compare to the classic color, OPI Cajun Shrimp? Judge for yourself, plus check out a bonus mani, after the jump!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
|Leopard French Manicure, featuring pastel dots over Wet n Wild 2% Milk|
What do you do when you are craving pastel polish but can’t decide which color to wear? If you’re me, you decide to de a pastel leopard French manicure! This look is totally inspired by Rebecca Likes Nails, who originally posted a neon version a couple of years ago.
Rebecca is much better at nail art than I am, but I’m still pretty happy
with my results. At least you can tell what it’s supposed to be, which is not
always the case with my designs. To learn
what polishes I used in this look, join me after the jump!
|Rebecca Likes Nails' original, neon, version|
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
|Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby and Sally Hansen Sheer Ecstasy, 2 drugstore jellies|
A question that often comes up in the nail community is "What are some drugstore jellies?" It's not like jelly polishes are all labeled as such. Yes, there is the standard advice to find a jelly: tip a polish bottle over on its side. If you can see the mixing balls through the polish along the side of the bottle, then the polish is a jelly. However, I wanted to offer people a quick and dirty list of the jellies that I know of that can be easily found at the drugstore.
I've compiled this totally unofficial list of drugstore jelly polishes based on my frequent visits to places like Target and Walgreens. All but one of these are a part of the core collection for their brand, so they should be easy to access. Here are the jellies I know of so far:
Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond
Wet n Wild Fuchsiarama
Wet n Wild I Red a Good Book
Wet n Wild 2% MIlk
Wet n Wild Break the Ice
Spoiled by Wet n Wild Permission to Proceed (dupe for the color below, SC Irish Green)
Sinful Colors Irish Green (not a core color at any retailer, seasonally available frequently)
Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby
Sally Hansen CSM Jaded
Sally Hansen CSM Shell We Dance
Sally Hansen CSM Sheer Ecstasy
Sally Hansen CSM Almost Almond
Sally Hansen CSM Arm Candy
Revlon Just Tinted Victorian
Revlon Sheer Pink
Revlon Velvet Rope
Revlon Plum Seduction
For almost all these polishes, I don't personally own them so I confirmed their jelly nature by image searching for jelly sandwiches featuring them. Maybe I'll eventually add a link for all of them, but for now:
Sally Hansen CSM Arm Candy sandwich from Never Enough Nails
Revlon Velvet Rope sandwich from Pretty Girl Science
Revlon Plum Seduction floating stamping from SpecialGirl Nails
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
|Zoya Dillon with China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns, sun|
Here’s a quick post to share a NOTD I just sported recently. This manicure features Zoya Dillon on 2 fingers. Dillon is a light seafoam green with a silver shimmer. I use China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns on the other 2 fingers. I picked up that texture glitter on clearance at Sally Beauty. I’m not a fan of textures, but I love the mint green base color of this one as well as the greenish teal glitter in it. So I added plenty of topcoat over Teal the Tide Turns.
|Zoya Dillon with China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns, shade|
Thursday, May 22, 2014
|China Glaze Seahorsin' Around, sun|
|China Glaze Seahorsin' Around, shade|
Friday, April 25, 2014
|Pic of my haul at Sallys Beauty Supply, including 3 great perfumes!|