July 31, 2012

The Jungle Queen

Hey everyone! I'm so excited for today's NOTD.  It's from China Glaze's newest collection, On Safari, for Fall 2012...it's called Jungle Queen.  This is one of the prettiest purples I have ever seen...I'm in love!  It was sent to me in a nail swap I did with a fellow polish junkie :)
 These pics are terrible at showing the true color of this beauty.  Jungle Queen is a chameleon! It looks like a dark eggplant color indoors but then when you're outside in natural light you see pink shimmer coming through.  This is a must for this seasons Fall colors for sure! 

and here's the rest of the contents my nail swapping buddy sent me...

Happy Tuesday <3

July 29, 2012


Hey everyone! Today's NOTD is by Revlon and it's called.... Cloud.  It's a lavender but you can definitely see the light blue in it too.  This pic doesn't do a good job at capturing it's true color...it leans a lot more lavender then this. 

Then I decided to add an accent but quickly realized I should have left Cloud all on it's own since it's such a pretty.

Happy Sunday <3

July 26, 2012

My Blue (Suede) Nails

Hey everyone! Today I have a swatch from Sally Hansen called Pacific Blue.   My husband picked this mani and he did a pretty good job....I'm thinking about letting him do this more often ;)
Here she is, 2 coats -- Isn't it such a pretty blue?? I love it!

and here she is after a matte top coat...

Happy Thursday <3

July 25, 2012

Pastel Half French

Hey everyone! Here's a mani that I wore for a few hours yesterday...I used China Glaze Innocence, Avon Luxe Lavender and a pink striper polish.  I think this mani would be more fitting for Spring or Easter but oh well!

 Happy Pink Wednesday <3 

July 21, 2012

Stripey Dots

Hey everyone! Today I tried something new on my nails...I had a different color combo in mind but couldn't find the polishes until after so this is what it is....
I used Julep Robin and Color Club Almost Famous

Happy Saturday <3

July 19, 2012

Kardashian Kolor

Hey everyone! Today I have a swatch of Follow Me On Glitter. It's from  Nicole by OPI's Kardashian Kolor Collection. I must say I had higher expectations for this polish. I still like the color I just feel like it's not as original as I wished. The colored glitter pieces don't show up very well which is kind of annoying and it dries a little matte so I just threw a no shine top coat over it.
Here is 2 coats - no top coat

and here are some shots after the no shine topcoat was applied.

I guess I just can't decide how I feel about this one.

Happy Thursday <3

July 17, 2012

Polka-Dot Frame

Hey everyone! Today I have, what I will call,  a polka-dot frame mani.  I still can't decide if my color combination of choice is good or not...I used Choco-Latte and Chocolate both by Sally Hansen.  Choco-Latte was extremely difficult to photograph.  It's definitely a tan creme but with a more pink tone than the camera picked up. These are the best shots I could get :(

 This is definitely a "work-safe" polish if you can't wear loud colors on the job.
Really a beautiful color...just not on my skin tone. 

 Then, with Chocolate, I outlined my nails with polka-dots...

 Happy Tuesday <3

July 16, 2012

July Birchbox

Hey everyone! I feel like I'm the last one but today I finally got my July Birchbox and I have to say I'm pretty happy with it...

Products from this month's box:
1) Dirt - Luxe salt scrub in lemon leaf (smells so good).
2) Neon Earbuds - this was a "lifestyle extra"
3) blinc - Tubing mascara.  It's not supposed to smear/run and says it will give lashes an "extra glossy look".
4) Larabar Uber - another "lifestyle extra"
5) Harvey Prince - Eau Flirt. (fresh citrus and jasmine over a lavender and pumpkin base)
6) stila - In the Light eye shadow palette.

 I am sooo excited to test out this pallette...I love all the colors.

Happy Monday <3

July 14, 2012

Blue Tape Mani

Hey everyone! I did a tape mani today that I'm not so proud of but thought I should share anyway.  I used the famous For Audrey and Shower Together both by China Glaze and then I used Black Rage by Pure Ice.

 I'm frustrated because these lines didn't come out crisp and I accidentally bumped my middle finger, tried to salvage it but still looks crappy.
Happy Saturday <3

July 13, 2012

Fun Friday Mani

Hey everyone! It's Friday so I decided to pair the day with a fun mani.  I used a glitter from Color Club (not labeled) and my black striper polish. 
Outdoor light is the only way you can see how glittery this polish really is.
*Warning...pic heavy  :)

 Here is an intentional blurry pic so you can see the holos in this polish...

 Then I added some diagonal stripes with a black striper polish.

Happy Friday <3

July 11, 2012

Dusty Rose

Hey everyone! Today I have a simple swatch for you. It's by Sally Hansen but has no name.  It's a dusty rose pink color.  Here it is with 2 coats and no top coat.
 Then I added a matte top coat. 

 I know this is a terrible flash shot but I think it shows the matte pretty well.
Happy Pink Wednesday <3

July 8, 2012

My First Julep

Hey everyone! Today I tried my very first Julep from my Julep Maven box and I have to say I am in love with it! It went on like butter and I only used one coat :D
The best way to describe this color is...watermelon creme but it's called Rose.

Happy Sunday <3

July 4, 2012

Half Leopard

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed the holiday. Unfortunately I wasn't in a Red, White & Blue mood today so I don't have a themed mani for this holiday. Instead, I went for leopard print halves.  I used China Glaze Peachy Keen as the base, Color Club Disco Nap for the dots and then just some  brown acrylic paint I have.  
Someone asked me if this was a stamp....NO it's not. I did it freehand :)

Happy Wednesday <3