Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rainbow Favorites-- Pink!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!  I'm sad to say it's the last day in the Rainbow Week Challenge, but I'm happy it ends with PINK!!!  Pinks are my favorite!!  I have two to share with you today along with some black & white glitter topcoats.  First I'll be sharing my current favorite pink: SpaRitual Camellia..
SpaRitual Camellia:

Camellia is a pretty "pepto" pink as I like to call it.  It's from SpaRitual's Summer 2012 Pigment Collection.  I love the color of Camellia, but application wasn't the greatest.  Although it's highly pigmented, Camellia goes on too thin for my liking and after three coats, you can still see bald spots close to my cuticles. :(  After I applied Colorblind by Dandy Nails, things started to look up..

Dandy Nails Colorblind over Camellia:

Colorblind is my favorite black and white indie polish.  I love it's shimmer, no bar glitter, just medium sized black and white hex!  Only one coat was needed.. I love that in a glitter!!!  Colorblind looks awesome over almost any color.  Another Indie I'm in love with!!  Colorblind by Dandy Nails can be purchased here on their Etsy store.

So, I've saved my all-time favorite pink for last.  I did a post on this one last October when I first started this blog.  (Oh my, those pics were bad LOL).  Here it is again..  Lex Cosmetics Sassy Pants..

Lex Cosmetics Sassy Pants:

This pink is absolutely stunning!  It was my favorite back in October and it remains my favorite today!! :)  Sassy Pants is a rich berry creme that dries with amazing shine!  Pictured above is two coats without top coat.  Flawless application, perfect color for me!! Sassy Pants and many other amazing colors can be purchased here.  I almost didn't top this one with a black and white glitter, but I had this post all planned out to show two black and whites, so I followed through with the plan..

All That Glitters Diamond Rug over Sassy Pants:

After looking at these two pictures, I'm happy I topped Sassy Pants with Diamond Rug by All That Glitters! Diamond Rug has black and white diamond shaped glitter in a clear base.  It's simple like Colorblind and I love this one also.  I did have to "dig" a bit to get enough glitter on the brush.  Pictured above is two coats followed by Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.  You can purchase Diamond Rug here on their Etsy store. ( I highly recommend Cha Cha Twist too!)

**There you have it, Kids..  the Rainbow Favorites Challenge is over.    Thanks to Bec at Lacquer Dreams for creating this fun challenge!!**

Check out all the other ladies who participated in this challenge..

Passion for Polish

Polish and Such

Sincerely, Obsessed with Polish

So You Think You Can Paint

The Rantings of a Nail Polish Hoarder

Friday, June 29, 2012

Beauty Blogazons Roundup 6/29/12

  • Mama Fashionista- In the on going quest to perfect her skin care routine, Mama Fashionista discovered a match made in heaven: LUSH's Angels on Bare Skin and the Clarisonic Mia!

  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog- Laura reviewed and swatched the Romantic Eye Shadow Collection from Too Faced.

  • Ishah x Beauty-What's on Ishah x Beauty's menu? A Glitter Sandwich! Lovely layers of shimmer, glitter and flakies.

  • Lucy's Stash-Parrot nail art manicure - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle painted with acrylic colours

  • Liquor, Lube and Lipstick- I See Rainbows Everywhere! - Would you go to work with bright eye makeup? I did!

  • Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom- Milani browns are in the spotlight.

  • Adore-a-Polish- A little Colorstay for your day with this Revlon Colorstay Top Coat review.

  • Captivating Claws- Shows you an amazing green sparkly Zoya gradient

  • Cosmetics Aficionado -This Minnie Mouse Manicure is not only super cute and super easy, but it is short nail friendly!

  • Phyrra -Phyrra is in love with the cult product inspired by beauty balm creams, Illamasqua Skin Base!

  • Dorothy's Little Wonderland - What I brought with me during my travel adventure

  • Beauty Product Review- A shiny face isn't pretty, check out what makeup product I used to get rid of shiny face!

  • Tolmu Rull tells all -Have you ever bought anything big and been insanely happy about it? Tolmu Rull's biggest beauty buy ever comes from Poland and weighs 12,5 kgs!

  • Shades of Beauty, Inc.- Klout Perk...Essie Mojito Madness

  • Emily Hudspeth, hair design and makeup artist - BB Cream. I found my favorite one and I want to share!

  • The Stepford Witch- Who doesn't love makeup that's meant to make our beauty routine simpler? Now let's see if Speed Brow is the right eyebrow product for the job!

  • The Polished Zombie -No need to call a medic, It's Just A Flesh Wound.

  • The Beauty Delicacy - Go Pastelle this Summer.

  • Beauty by Miss L -Do you want to know what was in this month´s Estonian monthly subscription box called Glambox?
  • Rainbow Favorites-- Purple!! A Leopard Print

    Happy Friday Kids!!  This week has gone by quickly for me.  Maybe it's because I'm enjoying all these "Rainbow Favorites" posts!! :)  Today is "Purple Day."  I've been trying to incorporate more nail art with these posts, so today I decided to try a Leopard Print Mani.  Once again, I followed a tutorial by Sarah at Chalkboard Nails.  Sarah's tutorials are so easy to follow.. she speaks slowly and clearly and simplifies each step... plus, there's no annoying "porno music" playing in the background. ;)

    Again, I chose three colors from China Glaze..Sweet Hook, Spontaneous, and Urban-Night.

    Purple Leopard Print:

    For this leopard print, I started with two coats of Sweet Hook, then used the small end of a dotting tool and applied the "print" with Spontaneous and Urban-Night.  I have about ten dotting tools, and although I used the small end, I should have picked a tool with a smaller end because this print looks kinda "crammed together."  I am pleased with the final result and I was so surprised  how easy it was.  I'll definitely try this again!!

    I'll see you tomorrow with the last post for this challenge-- PINK!!!!!

    Check out these other talented ladies also participating in this challenge--

    Passion for Polish

    Polish and Such

    Sincerely, Obsessed with Polish

    So You Think You Can Paint

    The Rantings of a Nail Polish Hoarder 

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Rainbow Favorites-- Blue! A Needle Marble

    Happy Thursday Everyone!  Today I usually post my "Weekly Water Marble", but today I have something a little different--  A Needle Marble!!  My first one!  Today is also "blue day" in Lacquer Dreams' Rainbow Week Challenge.  Once again, I couldn't choose just one blue, so I did this need marble with three beautiful blue China Glaze polishes..

    A Blue China Glaze Needle Marble:
    I chose For Audrey, Shower Together, and Blue Iguana

    Yep, I'm gonna stick with what I know-- water marbling!!  lol.  This needle marble was thick and goopy.  Granted, it was my first, but water marbling is my "thing", so I'll just stick with that. :)  To achieve this look, I painted one coat of For Audrey to each nail.  After that dried, I got all my polishes ready, applied a 2nd coat of For Audrey to one nail at a time, immediately after the 2nd coat (while it's still wet), I added a few drops of Shower Together and Blue Iguana then swirled all the polish together with a pin.  The only nail I really like is my index finger.  I think I added too much Blue Iguana (it was kinda runny anyway).  Someday I will try this again with thicker cremes and smaller drops of polish.

    See you tomorrow for "purple day."

    Take a look at all the other awesome ladies participating in this challenge:

    Passion for Polish

    Polish and Such

    Sincerely, Obsessed with Polish

    So You Think You Can Paint

    The Rantings of a Nail Polish Hoarder 

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Rainbow Favorites-- Green. A Zoya Gradient

    Hey Everyone! Today is "green day" in Lacquer Dreams' Rainbow Week Challenge.  I've really been liking some Zoya Greens lately, so I decided to feature them in this gradient..

    A Green Zoya Gradient:
    I chose Tracie, Meg, and Ivanka

    Indoors- indirect light

    direct sunlight

    direct sunlight
    Such a sparkly gradient!!  It's so pretty, but clean-up was a nightmare!!  I should have taped around my nails like I do before a water marble.  You can still see some shimmery flecks on my skin after intense clean-up.  lol.  I used Tracie as the base color, then I sponged on the gradient with Meg and Ivanka.  After it was completely dry, I added two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. 

    Dugan hung out with me while I was outside taking pics :)
     Check out all the other talented ladies participating in this challenge:

    Passion for Polish

    Polish and Such

    Sincerely, Obsessed with Polish

    So You Think You Can Paint

    The Rantings of a Nail Polish Hoarder 

    To Polish or Not? 

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    Rainbow Favorites-- Yellow. A Ruffle Mani..

    Hey Everyone it's Day # 3 in Lacquer Dreams' Rainbow Week Challenge.  Today's color is yellow.  I really don't have a favorite yellow.  It's a color I wouldn't likely wear alone, but I do use yellow a lot in my water marbles and any other nail art I may attempt.  Here is the yellow I chose to feature today..

    China Glaze Sunshine Pop:

    Sunshine Pop truly is a "sunshine yellow".  It's bright and shimmery just like the classic "rainbow yellow."  Pictured above is two coats of Sunshine Pop.  It's not quite a creme, not quite a shimmer.  It's a great color for nail art.  That's why I chose it as my base in the following ruffle mani..

    Ruffle Mani:

    Once again, I followed a tutorial by Sarah at Chalkboard Nails.  Sarah's tutorials are amazing.  For this ruffle manicure, you just start with a base, then use the large end of a dotting tool and layer on the ruffles.

    Here is a list of all the polishes I used:
    China Glaze Sunshine Pop
    Essie Fear or Desire
    Zoya Lara
    Zoya Snow White
    Zoya Mira
    Essie Mojito Madness
    SpaRitual Camellia 
    and OPI Planks A lot
    This challenge really is so much fun!!  I will see you tomorrow with green!! 

    Check out all the other bloggers participating in this challenge:

    ~on beauty stuff and what else's...~

    9ml universe


    Captivating Claws

    Fancy Phalanges

    Fe's Nails

    Follow the Yellow Polish Road

    Football and Fingernails

    Fresh Air & Fashion

    Happy Nails


    Jolien's Kingdom of Polish

    Kelly's Kolors!

    Lacquer Dreams

    Lacquer or Leave Her! 

    Liesl Loves Pretty Things

    Light Your Nails!


    My Life In Polish

    nailpolish is alive(:

    Nail Polish Lane

    Nail Pron

    Nubbin Nails

    Of Color n Music
    Passion for Polish
    Polish and Such

    Sincerely, Obsessed with Polish

    So You Think You Can Paint

    The Rantings of a Nail Polish Hoarder 

    To Polish or Not?

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    Rainbow Favorites-- ORANGE!! KBShimmer Orange-A-Peel

    Happy Monday!!  It's day #2 in the Rainbow Favorites Week Challenge.  Today's color is orange and I chose my newest orange indie... KBShimmer Orange-A-Peel..

    KBShimmer Orange-A-Peel:
    cute bottles :)

    KB Shimmer Orange-A-Peel is: "a neon orange polish with white bar glitter, white hex glitters in several sizes, pink metallic glitters, pink matte glitters and orange glitters."  I absolutely love this polish! I love everything about it ..from the neon orange base, to the mix of glitters, to the flawless application etc..  I really could go on forever about Orange-A-Peel!  I now own three polishes from KBShimmer, but I definitely plan on picking up many more!!  Pictured above is three coats of Orange-A-Peel, followed by a coat of Gelous, then a quick coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry.  I honestly can't say enough great things about this polish (and I usually don't care for oranges)!!

    ****Warning:  FEET PIC BELOW****

    I'm currently wearing Orange-A-Peel on my toes. :)  This is two coats over Essie Fear or Desire-- L.O.V.E. it!!

    **Be sure to like KBShimmer here on their facebook page (they sell bath and body products also)**
    **You can purchase KBShimmer Polishes here for $8.50 a bottle**

    --See ya tomorrow with my current favorite yellow!--

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