Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Wizardry is This?

OPI is releasing a new line to coincide with Disneys release of Oz The Great and Powerful which is super exciting because I loved The Wizard of Oz. I have a couple colors to show you, but today I have chose their new liquid sand inspired by the wizard of oz himself. What Wizardry is This? is a textured rich dark taupe matte polish that was opaque in 2 coats. I found this textured polish different from the ones in their Mariah Carey collection as this applied much better and the ending result also looked better as well. Stay tuned for 2 more colors from this awesome collection.

Polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.  
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Smile makes Everything Better

A smile can brighten up your day, regardless of what may have happened, a smile still makes you feel just a little bit better. I had so much fun painting these nails that it brought multiples smiles on my face! I started off with a base coat of Color Club Almost Famous, a bright yellow cream polish, and used 2 coats. Next I stamped on smiley faces with BM plate using Konad Black. Finally, I finished off with Seche Vite and accented one nail with Sally Hansen Black Out. I stamped a full happy face on my thumbs. Have a wonderful day and dont forget to smile!
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Gradient Friday : Tranzitions

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know how excited I was when I heard that China Glaze was coming out with a line of polishes that changes color with the addition of top coat. China Glaze's Tranzition line opens up a door of opportunities for lots of cute designs without having the bulky layers and worrying about matching colors. 

First up is a gradient tip design I did but did not fully capture well. I found that the more layers of top coat you added, the darker the color turned, so I tried a 2 layer tip gradient which is a bit hard to see in the pictures for which I apologize. I cannot wait to show you more cute designs from these polishes. I used China Glaze Modify Me for this gradient, which turns to a darker blue with top coat.
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Gradient Friday : Bottom up Sparkle

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Snowflake magic

The snow has been pretty awesome on the mountains this year and considering it is still winter, I decided to do a fun seasonal manicure with snow as my inspiration. I used Dr.'s Remedy Navy as my base coat. This is one of my favorite dark blues because it is so pigmented. Next I stamped on some snowflakes using BM plate with white Konad polish. Finally, I used OPI DS Coronation, a pretty silver holographic polish, as my accent color because I still find snow so magical.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Past year of gradients...

2012 has come to a close and 2013 has just begunHere are some of my favorite gradients for the past year. Here is wishing for a great 2013.
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