Tag Archive | glitter

Dance All Night from Black Cat Lacquer

Today’s polish is Dance All Night from Black Cat Lacquer courtesy of January 2015’s A Box, Indied. For those not familiar, this is a monthly polish subscription being offered through October 2015, I believe, that includes nail polish from a group of indie polish makers, more information is available here. The boxes are themed and get very creative. January 2015’s theme was “New Debts, New Diets, NEW POLISH.” This polish and its array of color and sparkle brings to mind a New Year’s celebration for me. How about you? 

 

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TGIF with Different Dimension’s Big Bang

TGIF, folks! The week has almost come to an end and I feel a bit of celebratory nail polish is in order, don’t you? For those of you who work on Saturdays thinking, “Screw you, I have to work tomorrow!”, you have my deepest sympathies. Rest assured that this post will be available to you any day of the week to celebrate YOUR Friday!  😉  Now let’s get to today’s polish.


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Easter Manicure

Hello everyone!  Happy Easter to those who celebrate and happy Sunday to those who don’t.  🙂

Today I have Nails Inc Lower Regent Street with a nice topping of Angel Burp by I Love Nail Polish.  Lower Regent Street is a bright fuschia pink that is described as a deep cerise pink on the website.  It gave complete coverage with two coats, and dried to a nice shine. As I’ve come to expect, the application of Nails Inc. polish was a dream! The addition of Angel Burp gave this bright pink a bit more of a Springtime/Easter feel.  This clear polish is a mix of opalescent/iridescent hex and square glitters and a nice bit of microfine glitter.  This first shot shows the manicure, topped with TWO coats of Seche Vite in daylight.

Nails Inc. Lower Regent Street and I <3 Nail Polish Angel Burp

Here is the same manicure shown under the light of a camera flash.  This view definitely gives you a  better view of those wee little glitters I told you about.  These are both gorgeous polishes that I am sure I will get a lot of use from.  Also, the I Love Nail Polish bottles have a nice rubberized cap!!  That makes polishing so easy as the cap feels quite secure in the hand.  I’ve really come to like this feature that I’ve seen so far in Orly and now I Love Nail Polish.  Nails Inc. Lower Regent Street and I <3 Nail Polish Angel Burp - Flash

Thanks for stopping by, as always.  I hope you all have a great week ahead!

Leslie

A couple new Indies and old Undies

Today I am adding a couple new looks to an old pair of undies (LOL), aka OPI’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.  I used it here before in a stamping mani, check it out. It’s a very nice neutral palette to add any other color glitter or stamping to.  Today I am adding a new glitter polish I recently acquired through the wonder that is the interwebs. 

OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons

I added a lovely new polish of mine from I Love Nail Polish called A Nice Chianti. It’s a gorgeous combination of  with small magenta glitter and hexes in a clear base.  The glitter spreads nice and even and I didn’t have to do any fishing to get a brush-ful.  It applied nicely and dried in a reasonable amount of time.

I Love Nail Polish's A Nice Chianti over OPI's Don't Pretzel My Buttons

Finally I added a coat of Top Tastic from Sparkles by Julie.  She’s closing up shop, I believe, and all polishes are on clearance.  Go snatch some up while they last!!  Top Tastic is a gorgeous holographic topcoat.  I can see using this over many, many color and can’t wait to use it again.  You can see the effect best on my middle finger in the photo below.  I absolutely love it and am VERY glad I got some.  The application was great and dry time was normal.  

Top Tastic over A Nice Chianti and Don't Pretzel My Buttons

OK, that’s it for today, folks.   I am going to be doing some updating to the look of my blog soon, so keep your eyes peeled for a new me! 

On a non-polish related matter, we are getting ready for hubby to have neck surgery tomorrow, his third since last July.  It’s been a pain, literally and figuratively, and we hope this will be the last one.  Any good vibes you can send his way are gratefully accepted. 

Have a great week!!

Leslie

Nails Inc. Soho Street from The After Party Set

Soho Street is another part of The After Party collection from Nails Inc It’s a bit more of my Christmas nail polish haul that I couldn’t be happier about!

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set (left to right):
Disco Lane, Soho Street and Covent Garden Market

Soho Street by Nails Inc.

Soho Street by Nails Inc.

Just like the bottle says, it looks like a glitter party in a bottle!  It’s a clear base with rainbow colored hex glitter in various sizes.  I was a bit sloppier than I’d like with it, unfortunately, but you can see that the two coats I used gives a ton of both color and sparkle.  This one will be great over other colors, also, can’t wait to mix it up!

Soho Street by Nails Inc.

Soho Street by Nails Inc.

Soho Street by Nails Inc.

Soho Street by Nails Inc.

Everybody out there, can you seriously send me some good nail juju??  Look at my nubs!  I can’t seem to stop breaking them and it makes me very sad.  I will be researching vitamins in the near future.  Does anyone out there use a vitamin for their nails and/or hair that they swear by?  If so, who makes it?  *sweet smile*

Let me know, seriously.  Thanks for reading!!  🙂

Leslie

Nails Inc. Covent Garden Market from The After Party Set

Hey, everybody!!  Happy new year!!  Here are swatches from the Nails Inc. The After Party set.  These are my first polishes from Nails Inc., and I think I like them!  Being a full coverage glitter, it is a bit thick, but it was not too difficult to apply.

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set (left to right):
Disco Lane, Soho Street and Covent Garden Market

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Covent Garden Market is the first swatch I have to share from this set.  As the bottle says, it is a full cover glitter, they definitely don’t advertise falsely with that statement.  It’s a bright, candy apple red that is fully opaque in two coats.  Being a glitter, it drinks top coat like a newborn drinks formula, but the results are worth it, in my opinion!

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market: Up close and personal 🙂

Nails Inc. Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market from The After Party Set

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

My nails are incredibly short at the moment, so my work came out a bit sloppy, but I am sure you can appreciate the sparkle and beautiful color of this polish.  I can’t wait to try this again when my nails get a little longer, I will definitely use at least one more layer of top coat next time. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Leslie