Friday, September 28, 2012

Gradient Friday : Changing leaves

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fuzzy fingers : Ciate Velvet Manicure

Life has been pretty crazy, but with summer coming to an end (sad!), I will hopefully be able to post a little bit more. The trend of adhering objects to our nails is still going on, and ciate has taken things to a new level with their new velvet manicures sets. I was very curious about how this would work, so I picked up a set when I had the time. The set I chose is the burgundy-purple set with the Cabaret polish. The set comes with a plastic rectangular container to hold the crushed velvet when youre sprinkling, a little black brush, crushed velvet in a shaker bottle, and the polish itself. Cabaret is a beautiful deep purple-burgundy polish that was opaque in 2 coats. The best way to get the velvet to stick is to sprinkle it right when you apply the 2nd coat, so you should do each finger one at a time. Also, give it a bit of time to set before you brush off the excess with the black brush, otherwise it streaks and pulls some of the velvet powder off.
Pros: Very unique / texture DOES feel like velvet / easy to apply and remove
Cons: Velvet gets worn down easily / price
Overall, I liked this polish set and there is nothing else in my collection like this, so I was pleased. Hope this helps you make a decision in whether you want to purchase it or not. 
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Gradient Friday : Shades of Blue

Essie Lapis of Luxury / Essie Mesmerize / Gosh Attitude / Essence Edward
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Gradient Friday : Studded Purple

OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? / China Glaze Jungle Queen / China Glaze Purr-fect Plum / CND Raspberry Sparkle / Martha Stewart metallic glass microbeads
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Gradient Friday : Chrome

I am totally loving these chrome polishes. They are so pretty and not that streaky at all compared to past chrome polishes. I used 3 coats China Glaze No Plain Jane, a chrome deep purple, for my base coat. Next, I used China Glaze Want My Bawdy, a chrome royal blue, to sponge on my tips. I finished this manicure off with some white dots and a coat of Seche Vite.
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