Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Quick NOTD pic - China Glaze Emerald Sparkle with konad plate M61 and konad special silver polish. Very very pretty... much better IRL!!

Enjoy and have great holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Piggy Polish Snowmen!!! :D

Hi everyone!!

I went shopping yesterday and visited the only store in Montreal that sells Piggy Polish. They had the holiday 2-packs so I bought a couple of those plus another single polish :D I then decided with all the snow we're getting it would be the perfect time to try my snowman Konad stamp. I picked PP Blue-ty Call (beautiful shimmery light blue) as a base, and topped everything with PP Sunshine On Snowflakes, one of the best holo top coats there is. I LOVE it!!!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!! :D

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

SH Emerald Ring ★★★★★

Good morning everyone!

So after I removed KOTG last night, I got a message saying one of my swaps packages had finally made it to its destination... That meant I was now free to try the awesome looking Sally Hansen Salon in Emerald Ring! So of course I did, and it's such a fabulous color! Completely opaque in 2 thin coats, and super glowy :D I wanted a slightly more festive look, so I added present ribbons from Konad plate M61. I love the end result! Shade pic since it's snowing outside..

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

OPI Keep Off the Grass

Pretty color, but I don't think it's interesting enough for me, or a color I'd ever reach for again :/ It needs 3 coats to be opaque and even, but the brush strokes aren't really that bad. What do you think?

Have a great day! :D

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Color Club Tru Passion ★★★★★

Hey everyone!

My swim meet is finally over so I now have a little time to catch up before I have to go Christmas shopping! I wanted to do a mani that would hopefully last through 3 days of swimming and putting on tight suits, so I chose CC Tru Passion, a fabulous super glittery bright purple. Compared to the other colors from the Glitter Vixen collection, it has a more opaque base, so 2 coats are enough to cover completely. It is however very gritty, so I used 1 coat of SH Insta-Dri (anti-shrinkage) and 2 coats of Oh So Wet (for smoothness). It ended up only lasting 2 days, but it was oh so worth it!! Top 20 material :D Please disregard the thicker spots on my tips, I had to retouch quite a few times :O

Enjoy and have a great night! :D

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Black Hole Snowflakes!! :D

Here's my konaded Black Hole mani from yesterday... I added snowflakes from plate M59 using FP Easel Come, Easel Go! and I adore the way it turned out! I'll be wearing this until tomorrow for sure :D Please excuse the tone of my skin in this pic... the nail color is very much right on tho.

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ruby Kisses Black Hole!! ★★★★★

Good afternoon everyone!!

I recently received this fabulous polish from a wondeful lady (wackymichy @ MUA), and thought it was finally time to try it! Turns out I'm almost speechless :O It's such a sparkly wonderful dark blue, and is almost good to go in 1 coat! It is a million times better IRL than the pic shows, and it's probably jumped right into my top 20 :D I must say it's also the perfect color to go with the -30C weather we're having today...

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Friday, December 5, 2008

Nubar Hot Blue ★★★★☆

Just received some new Nubar neons last week from sparkling*nails on eBay, and this is the first one I try. I'm really digging these polishes! This one is a bright (not quite neon imo) aqua blue that's just a little too green on me to make it a perfect blue. And it applied flawlessly in 3 very thin coats! I can't wait to try the others I got :D

And now here it is with NFU Oh #49 added on top. I love this NFU! It's got pink-green-gold-orange flakies :D This pic is day #3!!

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Thursday, December 4, 2008

As requested, major ChG holo picspam!! :D

Good morning everyone!! Here are some past swatches of a few China Glaze holos, as decided by the votes. First up, the OMGs :D I really love all of the colors I own (and have since added BFF), and they are also fabulous to use with the Konad!

And now for the Kaleidoscopes! I now own that entire collection, and I must say I'm seriously considering getting backups before they become too hard to find. There also seems to be a difference in color and finish between the original formula and the more recent B3F ones... Unfortunately I haven't had time to swatch my most recent arrivals, so this is all I have :/

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Candy Cane!! :D

I was inspired in doing a candy cane mani by a pic of one of Christina's (ceeRennycee @ MUA) latest konadicures... and I'm so happy with it now! I used ChG White On White for the base (3 coats makes it even and opaque), then followed with the red Konad (I used part of one of the design of plate M65), and topped it off with ChG Tinsel to get the sparkly finish. Unfortunately I applied Tinsel a little too quickly and it ended up somewhat dragging the red pattern :( Oh well, even with my polish ADD, I think this one will last until tomorrow night! Please excuse the crappy pic, as there's no sun to be seen here today...

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Monday, December 1, 2008

OPI Real Teal ★★★★☆

Good afternoon everyone! Here's today's NOTD, a polish I never thought I'd ever get my hands on (or on my hands?), OPI Real Teal. It's a very pretty blackened bluish green shimmer, but unfortunately feels kinda boring on me :/ Maybe it's because I just remove my super glittery mani or something else, but it just feels like it's missing something! Not bright enough, or sparkly enough (except in sunlight)... I think some Konad will probably fix the problem right up though ;-) Also, like many older polishes I've tried, it is super thin and needs at least 3 coats to be even (for me).

Here it is now w/ some silver Konad added to it. Somewhat better, but still not wowing me =( I don't think this mani will last much longer than tomorrow night! Crappy flash pic for now, hoping i can catch some sun tomorrow.

Enjoy! :D