Monday, June 29, 2009

LA Girl Funkadelic :D

Good morning everyone!!

Here's my weekend NOTD, LA Girl Funkadelic :D It is part of the Disco Brites collection which is supposed to glow under black light, but I haven't tested that part yet lol! Funkadelic is a bright teal-ish blue that looks almost blue in sunlight on my warm skin, and definitely more teal inside. It applied beautifully and was completely opaque and even in only 2 thin coats. This pic is only a swatch with no base or top coats as it shows the color better.

Enjoy and have a great Monday! :D

Thursday, June 25, 2009

ChG Blue Island Iced Tea :D

Good evening everyone!!

Quick post before going to bed... Here's China Glaze Blue Island Iced Tea, a beautiful blue foil from the Bahamas Blues collection. This is the 3rd color I wear from that collection, and it is the 3rd color I love! The application is very nice, and the finish is so sparkly that it makes you forget the little bubbles I got ;-) In fact, it is so sparkly in the sun that I had to take the pic facing the sunlight in order to see anything!

I decided I wanted to make this look as swirling water, so I added a swirly pattern from image plate M63 in Konad Princess Blue Peal. I really really like the finished mani! :D

Enjoy and have a great night!! :D

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BB Couture Laguna Lagoon :D

Good evening everyone!

I was super busy last weekend with a swim meet, so here's my NOTD from last Sunday, BB Couture Laguna Lagoon. Once againd it applied beautifully and was totally non-streaky! This might be my favorite pale green yet :D

Enjoy and have a great night!! :D

Saturday, June 20, 2009

BB Couture Zuma Wave Rider multicolored KOTD :D

Good afternoon everyone!!

I'd been thinking about trying a multicolored konadicure for a while now, and when I couldn't decide which color to use over Zuma Wave Rider I decided it was time to do it! I have to say I'm quite pleased with the end result!! This is plate M73 with Nubar Lavender, Orange Cream and Lemon Sorbet for the design :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

BB Couture: Zuma Wave Rider :D

Good evening everyone!

My NOTD now is BB Couture For Nails Zuma Wave Rider, and now that's much better! I'd describe it as a baby blue creme with a hint of lilac/lavender in the background which really makes it pop against my skin. In fact, it kinda reminds me of OPI Mod About You in how it glows without being a neon :D It's also interesting that it really looks blue until you compare it side by side with a pure blue like OPI Just Groovy, and you can see that slightly in the darker parts of the pic. This was my first time wearing a BB Couture and I have to say I am very impressed by the quality of the polish and the application! You can find these at OverallBeauty.

Enjoy and have a great night! :D

SH Arabian Night :-\

Good afternoon everyone!

Last night I decided to do my mani using Sally Hansen Arabian Night. I've had this color for about a year now, and every time I see the bottle I wonder why I haven't worn it yet, so I decided today was the day ;-) Unfortunately, as much as I love the color in the bottle, it just did not suit me perfectly :-( I think my skin tone might be too warm (since I'm really tanned right now possibly) to carry it as it dried way more blue than what I expected. You can see the blurple in the pic as it's taken outdoor in sunlight, but indoor it just looks off against my skin... I ended up redoing my mani this morning, and I'll show you that one (it's fantastic) later tonight!

Thanks for looking! :D

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

KOTD: ChG Pink-Rox-E + M69 :D

Good evening everyone!!

As promised yesterday, here is my konaded Pink-Rox-E mani!! I used plate M69 and the special Konad White polish. I really find that for black and white, the special polishes work much better than anything else :D

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Monday, June 15, 2009

A new favorite: ChG Pink-Rox-E :D

Good evening everyone!

I said I'd be back with today's NOTD, so here it is! China Glaze Pink-Rox-E is a fantastic light pink with little gold glass flecks that gives it a lot of depth and makes it totally un-boring :D I absolutely adore this color, and it has just made its place into my running top 20! I've just finished konading it, but that will have to wait for tomorrow ;-)

Enjoy and have a great night!! :D

More neons!! :D

Good afternoon everyone!!

I'm tired of playing catch-up with my past NOTDs, so how about I just show them all to you right now in here? Continuing on my neon streak... here they are :D

First off, Essie Mini Shorts, a fabulous somewhat jellyish orange neon! Please excuse the little bubbles inbetween the color coats... I think I've finally realized they might be caused by the quick-dry top coats.

Next up is Milani Pink Pop. I picked this one up (along with Milani Juicy Glo and Electric Pink) at CVS while I was in Florida, and you'll see why right away! Unfortunately my camera refused to capture the true color, so I had to photoshop the pic slightly to get a better match.

Right after came Electric Pink which is a super hot pink that of course looks orange on my camera... Once again I tried to photoshop the color to get a better match.

And finally, here is Essie Flirty Fuchsia. I am totally loving this year's Essie neon collection, even though they don't apply very well for me ;-)

So that's it for the catching up, and I'll be back later today with today's NOTD! :D

OCNAILART Konad Contest Winner Announced!

Good morning!!!

It is with great pride and excitement that the winner of the Ocnailart Konad Contest is announced!

Congratulations to Barbara Wacht of Vienna Austria, who is the winner of the Konad Professional Salon Case Kit, valued at over $400!! Barbara heard about the contest on, so Scrangie will also be receiving a Professional Salon Case Kit from Ocnailart!

The judges were Wanda V., Jennifer W, and Bokhee D. Their winning pick was unanimous, but all three expressed how difficult a job this was, as all of the entries were gorgeous and very well done!

Barbara's winning entry (below) featured a simple but beautiful manicure featuring a portion of the flower design from Image Disk M21. The judges not only loved the color, but the simplicity and artistic flair with which Barbara placed multiple stampings of the flower (less the stem) and how she added coordinating rhinestones. The photography and use of props was also very artistic and well done, as well.

I would like to thank all of the contestants and blog owners from the bottom of my heart for supporting this project, which was so much fun and brought so much delight!

Congratulations to Barbara (and Scrangie) and many thanks to all of you who participated in this contest - all of your designs were lovely!!! Your artistic abilities amaze me! Your photographs will not be printed, posted, or used without notice AND your express written permission to use them, each time they are used. You reserve the rights to your photos and have the ability to rescind my permission to use them at any time with written notice (email is fine).


Congrats to Barbara and Scrangie!! BTW, you can see more of Barbara's work here :D

Friday, June 12, 2009

Massini neons swatches :D

Good evening once again!

I thought I'd do something a little different tonight just because I feel like it... so here are quick swatches (no base or top coats) of some Massini neons I just received from a friend. Most of these are dupes are very close cousins to the Color Club neons, but since I can never have enough neons well they get to stay with me!

Power Pink (3 coats) is an almost dupe of CC Lazer Pink:

Neon Pink (2 coats) is an almost dupe of CC Pink Lust:

Infusion (2 coats) is pretty close to CC Pink Rush:

Hot Fuchsia (2 coats):

Thunderbolt (2 coats, might need a 3rd one) is a dupe of CC Power Play:

Lightening Blue (3 coats) is a dupe of CC 220 Volts:

Neon Greenlight (3 coats) is a dupe of CC Lime Light:

Neon Caution (3 coats) is a dupe of CC Yell-Oh, but it doesn't need any white under to be opaque!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy!! :D

SH Insta-Dri Lightening :D

Good evening everyone!

Well I'm almost caught up on NOTDs now... only 4 or 5 more to go LOL! Here's Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening. It's a very pretty yellow creme that is opaque in 2 coats, but unfortunately I am utterly unable to work neatly with the huge brush and the quick-drying formula. I ended up with bubble fest on my tips :'( It's really too bad because the color is lovely!

Enjoy and have a great weekend! :D

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ChG Sky High-Top :D

Good evening everyone!!

Well I'm finally back home in Montreal, so hopefully I can catch up on all of my recent NOTDs soon!! Here's China Glaze Sky High-Top, a somewhat bright medium blue with a slightly frosty flash. The application was pretty good, and it looks good on my skin, but I just prefer creme finishes right now ;) Please apologize for the crappy pic...

And here it is with some Konad flowers (plate M70) in Konad special white polish... I love this konadicure!!!

Enjoy and have a great evening!! :D

Friday, June 5, 2009

Star Gazer 101 :D ★★★★☆

Good evening everyone!!

Well tonight is my last night in Florida before finally going home after a month of training camp! I can't wait to be back home and have access to my whole stash again ;-) In the meantime, here's another recent NOTD, Star Gazer 101. This is a very pretty neon green shimmer, but unfortunately I had a hell of a time with application :/

And here it is with some black Konad ribbons added ;D I used image plate M63 and Konad's special black polish.

Enjoy and have a great evening and weekend!! :D

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nubar Hot Pink :D ★★★★★

Good evening everyone!

Continuing my neon streak, here's Nubar Hot Pink :D It's just another fabulous hot pink neon creme, and this one was actually a 2-coater on me which is very rare! It's of course brighter and more of a vivid pink in real life...

And I ended doing another black Konad pattern... definitely one of my favorite combos ever!! For this KOTD I used plate M69 and the Konad special black polish :D

Enjoy and have a great evening!! :D