Wednesday, December 28, 2011

butter LONDON Muggins Swatch

Hey girls! So I planned to do something awesome with Scoundrel but it chipped incredibly quickly...probably because of the dish-washing. Whatever. Today I have another butter LONDON swatch to show you. Here is two coats of Muggins, a light, greyed out muted purple. It was streaky on the first coat but it leveled out nicely on the second coat. The Seche helped it level out too. Here you go:

I like it, hopefully I can spruce this one up like I planned to do with Scoundrel.

What do you think? Do you like it? Hate it? Let me know, thanks for reading :D

Monday, December 26, 2011

butter LONDON Scoundrel Swatch!

Hi girlies :) I hope everyone had a great Christmas! :) I sure did, thanks to my awesome boyfriend and his family. I got the BEST gifts! My boyfriend got me my first butter LONDON polishes(every time I type out butter LONDON, I feel like I'm yelling haha)! :D I'm beyond excited! They're all beautiful. I'm gonna swatch them individually, because I'm going to wear all of them as full manis! :) First up we have Scoundrel, a beautiful dusty medium purple creme with pink undertones... is that lilac or lavender? I'm not sure, so 'medium purple with pink undertones' it is! Below is two easy peasy coats, topped with Seche.

I love this purple, it's so chic and shiny, even without a top coat. I can't wait to show you guys what I plan on doing to this mani tomorrow. Be prepared to see pure awesomeness. :)

What do you think? Are you loving Scoundrel? Do you have a favorite butter LONDON shade? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Glitterbomb Christmas Sandwich (& why you should shake your bottles)

Hey girlies! As much as it hurt me to take off my franken, I had to because it chipped! Darn glitter polishes! Well, today I have another glitter mani to show you, but this is more Christmas themed. I wanted to do a sammich with glitter instead of a jelly and I love the results! Well, on 6 of my fingers that is. I'll explain that later. Here is my mani:

(You're gonna wanna click the picture and see it close up, it's GORGEOUS!)
Here I have one coat of China Glaze Poinsettia, one coat of China Glaze Party Hearty, and one coat of China Glaze Ring in the Red. ...I didn't realize that they were all China Glaze polishes... anywhos, I love this combo! I love it sooo much! I hope it lasts til Christmas.

Anyways,  I learned a valuable lesson today: SHAKE YOUR BOTTLES BEFORE YOU PAINT YOUR NAILS! GRRR! Look at this:

You can't really see it that well but on all these fingers except my pinky, Ring in the Red is very light... that's because I forgot to shake my bottle and I basically got some clear nail polish with a few red glitters... GR! SHAKE YOUR BOTTLES! GR!

What do you think? Do you like this? Hate it? Be honest :) Thanks for reading, Happy Holidays! :D 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alice Imposter- A Tale of a Franken.

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Rini, and she had a strong infatuation with nail polish. Well, Rini got into the polish game a little late, and she had missed a lot of really awesome collections, including the OPI Alice in Wonderland collection. She had a very strong lemming for the two glitter polishes in that collection, Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter. Well, after seeing some swatches, Rini got an idea. She ran out and bought Blue Flash, a Milani nail polish in a similar shade of blue as Absolutely Alice. Rini added some gold Martha Stewart glitter, and magic happened. Blue Flash transformed into a mythical polish...very very similar to Absolutely Alice! In fact, Rini claimed that she had frankened a dupe! Not only did it look exactly the same, but Rini managed to make a ONE COAT dupe! She was THRILLED! So thrilled, in fact, that she wanted to share her new magic polish with all of you. Here are the pictures she has for you all:

Rini says she's sorry for how out of focus these pictures are, but her franken freaked out her camera! In any case, there is one coat of Alice Imposter, which is what this baby is called, sandwiched between Gelous nail gel, topped with a coat of Seche.

Do you like Alice Imposter? Do you have Absolutely Alice? How does this compare? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

OPI Designer...De Better!

Hey girlies! So my nails have been nubbinized and I hate them so I haven't been posting lately because of that. Today I have a short post, just some pictures of OPI Designer...De Better! from the Muppets Collection. Here ya go:

This is a major color shifter. It changes depending on the lighting. I think I managed to show that here. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. It's super sparkly and pretty but meh. Idk. I think I'm in a polish rut. I have a cool post for you guys tomorrow though, I franked a lemming of mine.

What do you think? Do you have this? Do you like it? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :) 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Classy Leopard Print Nails ft Orly Polishes!

Hey girlies! So in my recent Ulta haul, I picked up Orly Pure Porcelain. I AM IN LOVE! It's amazing and I love it and ahhh! So I decided to use it to do a leopard print mani, because I love leopard print :) I used another Orly, Prince Charming, for the spots, and an Art Deco black striper polish for the outlines. Here is what I got:

Here's my right hand, that rarely gets any love. I think it came out better. Ignore the polish on my pointer finger :b

What do you think? Do you like this? Are you over leopard print? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Essence Wake Up!

Hey girlies! So in a recent Ulta haul, I picked up some Essence polishes, namely Where is the Party?, You Belong to Me, and Wake Up!. I got YBTM because I looove the bluer version of Essie Mint Candy Apple and ordered a backup bottle of it and got a green bf also bought me one a while ago... and it was the green one...not that it's a bad color, but I LOOOOVE the blue one! So because YBTM is a dupe for the blue version, I picked up three bottles, which roughly equals a bottle of the Essie. Also, there were only three left...haha. Coincidence? I think NOT :) Do you guys think I'm crazy for that? Did you know there was more than one version of MCA in existence? This happens SOOO often, ugh! Do you want comparison swatches of all the versions I have? Let me know.

Anyways, Essence Wake Up! is a really BAM! in-your-face type of color. It's the color of a red orange Crayola. A shiny, smooth, bright red orange Crayola crayon. :) I love it. It was hard to capture though, so I had to tweak my pictures a little bit to make the color more accurate. Let's have a lookie:

It's amazingly bright and in your face and I love it. It does look more red depending on the lighting, though. In my dining room, it looks more red. In my kitchen, it looks like this. I swear I'm not crazy, haha. OH! It's super pigmented too. I know a lot of people always say that and never show it, so I took a picture of it at one coat to show just how pigmented it is. Here you have it: 

Look at that pigmentation! If I wanted to, I could have stopped at that one coat, but because I'm so set in my ways, I did two. This brand continues to amaze me, seriously. I have no complaints about any polish I have from them. Granted, I don't have many, but I couldn't have just gotten lucky with the few that I have.

What do you think? Do you like this color? And do you guys want the Mint Candy Apple comparisons? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Monday, December 05, 2011

Essie Pure Pearlfection over OPI No Room for the Blues

Hey gals! Today I have a swatch of another Essie Luxeffects polish, Pure Pearlfection. I didn't want to layer it over black because I'm sure you've seen a million pictures of it over black already so I layered it over blue, specifically OPI's No Room for the Blues. Here ya go:

She's a very purty top coat, huh? I think this looks very winter-y, I love it :) Here's a crappy, before-clean up shot of NRFTB:

This one is really pretty on its own too :) I love creme polishes, they're so chic :)

Here's the crappy news, because in my life, there's always crappy news. My nail on the middle finger of my left hand (MY SWATCHING HAND!!) looks like this:

See that nasty tear? I'm not even sure how that happened. I removed the above manicure and there it was, just crappy. Disregard the little bit of Orly Space Cadet that's on there. I got it today in a haul :) But yeah, expect nubs again soon. /sigh, when will I get a break from breaking nails? ha, get it?

What do you think? Do you like this combo? What do you want to see Pure Pearlfection layered over next? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D

Friday, December 02, 2011

Chanel Peridot Swatches!

Hey gals! So my awesome boyfriend bought me my first Chanel polish! :D It's Peridot, and it's gorgeous. I really don't have many words to say about this because it really is amazing and the pictures should speak for themselves. Here you go:

Check out the green edges! Amazing!

Here's how it looks at an angle:

Isn't she gorgeous? I love it soooo much. No pictures in the world do this pretty girl justice. It's gorgeous. Seriously. Go out and buy it. NOW. Okay, maybe not but you should. I love love love this! It wore pretty well too, 3 days no tipwear or chipping. I only took it off because I can't go that long without painting my nails. This is two coats, btw.

What do you think? Do you have this? Do you like it? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Winter Wonderland Stamping!

Hey girlies! I have a stamping manicure today! I wanted to do something with snowflakes for winter because I don't want to get too Christmas-y yet. I used China Glaze Frosty as a base. I love this color. It's so pretty and delicate and soft. I used two coats. Then I stamped snowflakes from the BM14 plate. I used China Glaze Blue Year's Eve and Millenium, and OPI Lucern-tainly Look Marvelous for stamping. Here's the results:

I like how it came out, but I wish I would have used a regular white nail polish. As much as I love Frosty, I think a plain white creme would have made the snowflakes pop more. Next time, I guess! Unfortunately, this mani didn't last even 12 hours because I took it off because my boyfriend gave me an early Christmas present, which you guys will see swatched tomorrow :b

What do you think? Do you like it? What was your first winter-y mani like? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D