Sunday, February 19, 2012

Nfu-Oh 65 :) Holo Sunday!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BESTEST DAD EVER!!!!! Tribute mani to follow. anywhoo.... this could not have worked out better!! My dad's favorite color is blue :)

Here is Nfu-oh 65, the blue of the collection!

Indoors, indirect lighting 

Here is is in artificial light... 

and the super up close bad boy...

That wraps up my holo's from nfu-oh (For now hehe)
So lets recap!

            L-R: 61, 63, 64,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dare to Wear and Perfect Match!

 A few weeks ago I was luck enough to receive some polishes for review from LeChat Nails, owners of Dare to Wear Polishes.

They have this amazing idea of providing a 'perfect match' set of nail polishes. They have soak-off UV gel polish that is sold with a free bottle of regular polish in the same shade.

I received their UV top and base coat plus a set of Private Escort, and Princess Tears

Isn't this box adorable!?

Princess Tears, I never imagined it to have all of this multi-colored sparkle!!!

Private escort is a hot pink with a tinge of red.

Here it is on my friends nails...
You can see that it is rather difficult to photograph.  I would say it is more color accurate on the nail picture. 

I loved working with their gel system and I plan on doing a full photograph tutorial soon!!

Have you tried Dare to Wear polishes yet? I know I just heard of them when I requested a sample of their products!!

*The products in this post were provided to me for my honest opinion by the manufacturer*

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cheetah Hearts

Here is another mani I did on my friend's nails!!!

We found the inspiration for this by a pin on pinterest, done by this blogger.

I used Jordana French white for the base, and Sinful Colors black on black for stamping. Then I went in and free-handed a heart using my stride-rite striping polish and outlined it in black.

She loved them and it really reflected her personality :) I was pumped I could re-create something like that :)

Also, you guys can follow my pins on pinterest by clicking here. I have non-polish boards as well so just follow the nail ones if you are so inclined :)

When did you last get inspired by a pic you saw??

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Revlon Bold Sangria

This is my Revlon Colorstay Review!!

When I heard about this I was super excited, being in college does not give you many opportunities to change your nail polish often. :(
So on the weeks I know I will be busy, I figured this would be a great alternative!!

According to Revlon: Gel-like shine and up to 11 days of shatterproof color, when worn with Revlon colorstay base and top coat.

So here is Bold Sangria with base coat, and two coats of color.
The base coat and top coat were really easy to work with, and the color was flawless! I was very impressed!
However, as you can see it dried significantly darker than the bottle color.

But I wanted to add black stamping (because this was going to be on my nails for 11 days) to spice it up. This picture was taken with flash after top coat. In significant light, it does match up to the bottle color, and you can see the stamping.... but irl I did not see the stamping much.

Due to my ridiculous exam schedule I kept it on for FOURTEEN DAYS!!!

Here is the wear...
Crappy cell pic, but you get the gist. For the first 9 days it was nothing but SLIGHT tip wear. Then it started to chip, but only when I used my nails for something, like scrubbing or washing my hair. 

I was SUPER impressed with this nail polish and the next time I wear the nail polish I will take a daily pic to show the daily wear. I also want to see what happens if you use a different base or top expect experiments soon!!!

Have you tried these polishes yet??? Have you had great experiences, or not so great?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Haul Post!!

I have to admit.... I buy ALOT more nail polish than I post on here, but I want to get in the habit of posting my hauls :)

First of all... Has anyone seen and actually used it???

Because I have used it and I love the consistency so far!! I googled my butt off and I could not find a review!! Help me out people! After using it a bit longer I will provide a review as well :)

Thenn Cherry Culture had a sale :)

NYX advanced salon formula in Gold Glitter, Delectable, Forever Young

Milani 3D holographic in Hi-Res, Digital, Cyberspace

NYX girls Asphalt, Deep Space (just new and old bottles)

THENNNN I went a tad crazy about the Revlon Color Stay system (Review tomorrow!!)

R-L: Bold Sangria, amethyst, indigo night, midnight, rainforest

R-L: Provence, Marmalade, Wild Strawberry, Red Carpet, Sequin

And I grabbed a ton of Frankens from Lacqurized, and Pretty and Polished. So look out for those too!!

Any you can't wait to see swatched??

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

V-Day!! :)

Here are my Valentine's Day Nails :)

They are the new LE Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Always.

I have to admit that 90% of the reason I bought these is for the french sayings on them. (I am obsessed with France) Unfortunately, they are too big to fit on one nail completely. But it says je t'aime ( I love you) and Amore (love) plus other english sayings in various fonts on a white background.

It looks awesome and I actually like having valentine's nails this way :) 

What do your nails look like today???

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nfu-Oh 64 Holo Sunday :)

Here is the 'Purple' of the bunch of Nfu-oh holos!!

Two coats and no top coat of 64

WOAH pretty :) 

In artificial light.. 

Nails to other people... 

This does look a lot like 63 but I will do a comparison soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Quick Valentines Post!!

 Here is a quick pre-valentines day mani!

This is on one of my friends nails, and she is still in nail polish overload after just HEARING about my stash lol. Needless to say, she has alot of mani's planned.

These were done with two coats of NYX Advanced Salon Formula in Delectable, and Jordana's French White. I used my bundle monster plates, but I forgot which ones.

Any cool mani's planned for v-day??

Friday, February 10, 2012

College and Nails :)


I got into Pharmacy School!!!!! Four more years and I will be a Doctor :) sort of :) Anywhooo I am so pumped and just wanted to share.

My Sister Sent me this picture....Its so adorable!!
As you can guess, school takes up a ton of my time and the future seems full of school as well. However, even when I am not posting, I am painting tons of my friends nails and my own :) For the weekends where I can schedule them. 

Just wanted to explain my sort of erratic posting :) Hope you don't mind!!

On to the nails!!! Our school's colors are the same as the Vietnam flag, so the week of our pharmacy interviews and the week of the lunar new year... I did my Vietnamese friends nails....

I loved them! They were so festive, both for the new year and our college :)

This is tips in Orly Ma Cherie and outlined with a nail art brush in yellow. And topped off with seche vite.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Meme Monday!!

Yes, I call my grandma meme...SO?! haha :)
I did these in the summer when she went to a festival. Next year she wants me to offer my nail art services at said festival lol. Everyone wanted her nails so badly! And I must say, it was my first time drawing flamingos on paper or nail.

(Ignore her silly finger, she is so self-conscious, but apparently thats what a life of holding a pen does, who cares!)  

Coolest grandma ever!!!! She wore these as long as she could, kept touching them up and everything :)

Would your grandma ever wear such crazy nails in public?? haha

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nfu-oh 63 Holo Sunday!!!

I hope you are starting to look forward to sundays :)

Here is Nfu-Oh 63. The 'Pink' Holo from the collection. Shown is two coats without top coat.

Here it is in direct sunlight...eeee! 

FYI, the bottles have NO holo effect even in the brightest sun... so strange but its good to know. 

Here it is in indirect indoors light. 

And the best part! The holo shows up even in artificial light... 

Nails to other people...

So as you can see.... the holo COULD be apparent to other people.