Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jamberry Spring Flower

So Jamberry is kind like Avon with how they have representatives that sell the products, and we have a representative in my town who worked with my school to give out samples to people who bought post prom tickets, and these were the ones that I chose! 

I love birds and florals and both are things that I’m scared of even attempting on my nails so I chose the Spring Flower design, which has both! To put these on you warm them up with a hair dryer for 15 seconds then apply to your nail. Then you file off the excess and use the hair dryer again to seal them. It was pretty easy, although I had some problems getting the tips to stay completely smooth on my index fingers. It’s nothing too horrible though, and these feel very secure on my nails instead of feeling like foreign objects. 
Also shown is three coats of Sinful Colors Dream On. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fishtail Nails

Fishtail nails! For this I sorta used Precious Polish’s tutorial.
Remember that post I did a while ago about making a nail art brush out an old liquid eyeliner brush? So I took that brush and cut off a lot of the bristles to make it really thin, and that’s what I used to do these. It’s nice because this brush is good at making lines but also good at detail work.
Colors: Julep Hayden, blue and black acrylic paint
Also! A picture of me awkwardly modeling my new ring.  Ever wonder why my pointer finger sticks out instead of lining up with my middle finger? Yeah, it curves funny. And my pinky is really short apparently, that’s why it tends to look weird in pictures too.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rainbow Honey Siren Song

Where do I even start? I guess a description from the seller would be good, “This polish is in a shimmery aqua blue base and is loaded with various sizes of hex glitter in gold, aqua and holographic blue, dark blues, dark greens, and a sprinkling of microfine blue bars.” How amazing does that sound? I’d also like to add that some of the gold hex glittters are holographic, and there is also small copperish glitter in there also. Pictured is actually one (thick) coat of Siren Song over one coat or Orly Ancient Jade, which I think makes a perfect base for this polish. I’m sure I could have gotten by with just two coats of Siren Song, but it’s a very chunky polish and I didn’t want huge lumps on my nails. As you can see from the picture this polish is packed with glitter and pigment. Definitely one of a kind, definitely amazing.
Application was pretty good considering all of the glitter. I just painted it on instead of “dabbing” which sometimes has to be done with glitter polishes.
Overall this polish is amazing and Rainbow Honey is amazing, if I had the money I would buy each and every one of her polishes. You can find her on facebook and her store is on etsy. Full sized bottles sell for $10 and minis sell for $4. I’m not sure when she restocks next, and she just came out with a new collections so I’m also not sure if she will still be selling polishes from the Chrono Cross collection (which Siren Song is part of). If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask trough facebook or etsy, she’s really nice and great about answering questions. :)
Natural Light

Backlit by the sun

Direct Sunlight

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Girl On Fire Nails

I’m not sure about everyone else but uh.. Fire is freaking hard to draw. However, I wanted to do my own version of the Girl on Fire nails, so I present to you fire nails for the artistically challenged!
I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Black Heart, then topped it with a coat of Essie Matte About You (which I’m quickly running out of :( ). Once that was dry I took scotch tape and cut tiny triangles out of it to make jagged zigzags/spikes. I put the tape on the back of my hand first so it’s not sticky, then I put it on my nail, painted over it with a coat of China Glaze Riveting, then I peeled the tape off before letting it dry. 
Also, how amazing are black matte nails? And Riveting is friggin’ gorgeous. I’ll do a legit review of it sometime in the future.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

China Glaze Go Go Pink and Pretty and Polished Valentino

Before I picked this up I owned approximately one pink polish, so I figured it was about time to get another (it helped that this came with a bottle of Seche Vite and was on clearance for $7). Go Go Pink is a warm-toned sheer baby pink creme. Pictured is three coats, and I would have definitely done another if I wasn’t going to go over it with something else anyways. I had some problems with it being streaky, but it wasn’t anything too horrible. It was thin, but not so thin that I couldn’t do thick coats, which was nice. AND even though I did semi thick coats and didn’t wait very long in between coats, I had no bubbles! I have the worst luck with getting bubbles so me = happy.
I’m not much of a pink person but I do really like this color. I’m not sure how I feel about it with my skin tone, but oh well. Its a nice springy color and I’m sure I’ll be able to use it a lot with nail art. 
This is the part where I tell you how much it retails for and where to get it, but I’m fairly certain it only comes in the set I mentioned above, which looks like this:

Because it was on clearance I don’t even know how much the original set costs. I got this at Sally Beauty Supply, and there was another one there, so it would be worth checking if you live near a Sally’s. You can definitely find this on Amazon though, and the set itself can be found on eBay.

Oh my gosh I’m obsessed with black and white glitter. Lynnderella Connect the Dots is something I’ve wanted since I first saw it, but of course the availability of it is low and the demand is high. I’m a pretty passive person so I’m not going to fight my way to it, I’ll stick to heavily hinting to my boyfriend about it. He can deal with the nail polish crazed ladies :)
ANYWAYS, Valentino is awesome! It has large, medium, small, and fine black glitter as well as medium, small, and fine white glitter. The white isn’t flat white, it’s more pearly, and I find that the small and fine white glitter gets kind of lost, but that could also be because my base color is so light. Also I didn’t get any of the large black glitter :( I still love this though! It has satisfied all of my black and white glitter needs! My only regret is buying the mini instead of the full size, but alas, jobless student.
Oh, and this is one coat, I should probably have mentioned that.
Pretty and Polished Valentino Mini (7ml) sells for $4.75 here. I forget how much the full sized costs or I’d include that too. The shop is currently on vacation, but it will be fully restocked on Wednesday April 4th.