Thursday, October 30, 2014

Skittles Halloween Mani #2

Well I finally did a Halloween inspired mani. I thought I was never going to find inspiration and time to get it done. But here it is:

I did more splatter! I love this technique and I know I'll be doing more very soon. For this skittles mani I used:

Thumb:China Glaze Liquid Leather with Lynnderella Cauldron Drippings
Index: Finger Paints Cordur-orange with China Glaze Liquid Leather splatter
Middle: China Glaze Liquid Leather with Lynnderella Cauldron Drippings
Ring: Finger Paints Cordur-orange with China Glaze Liquid Leather splatter
Pinky: China Glaze Liquid Leather with Lynnderella Cauldron Drippings

China Glaze Liquid Leather is a gorgeous shiny black creme.
Lynnderella Cauldron Drippings is my favorite Halloween polish ever! It's orange, green, purple, white. many colors, so many's just a little bit of everything poured in and stirred up for beautiful Halloween perfection. The main thing you notice in the polish is the orange hex glitter. There is a lot of it. There's also a pretty good amount of orange bar glitter. The other colors just kind of mix in and make each nail look a little different. When I got this polish in 2011, the indie polish explosion was in it's infancy. Lynnderella polish was being sold on her blog at first but then it went to Llarowe and you went on a waiting list to get your polish. Later she started selling on ebay and I just haven't bought anything from her since she went to ebay. I have 5 and I guess that's enough :)
Finger Paints Cordur-Orange is the perfect autumn orange creme. I recently wore a full mani of this and I'm totally ok using it again a week later. It's that perfect!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Skittles Halloween Mani #1

This is my first Halloween mani. I didn't love this mani. It felt a little forced. I also did the middle finger 3 times before I ended up barely liking the results. I'm not sure why I'm feeling like this is such a fail. It's really not that bad.

Another skittles mani. Seriously, I love doing these. It's fun wearing different colors and types of polish. For this mani I used:

Thumb: OPI 4 In The Morning with Dollish Polish This Is Halloween
Index: OPI Delete Diabetes with OPI 4 In The Morning
Middle: OPI A Roll In The Hague gradient with Dollish Polish This Is Halloween
Ring: OPI Delete Diabetes with OPI 4 In The Morning
Pinky: OPI 4 In The Morning with Dollish Polish This Is Halloween

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Milani Hi-Res

Holographic rainbows. I don't think I need to say more. Oh yeah, it's purple :D

Milani Hi-Res is an amazing scattered holographic purple. This is a really nice drugstore brand of polish. I have 10 or so and every single one of them is beautiful. They're not cheap, for drugstore, but they're not bad. And if you catch them on sale...winner winner! This polish applied like any high end polish should. It wears really well too. I used Sally Hansen Diamond Flash qdtc. I don't think the holo dulled at all with top coat. I've found this particular top coat is either very little or non dulling with holographics. I really prefer to wear a top coat so I'm happy to have found this one for my holos.

Monday, October 27, 2014

OPI Red Hot Rio with OPI The Man With The Golden Gun

It's Monday. Another weekend already gone. I don't know how they go so dang fast. It's almost Halloween and I thought I would be doing some Halloween manis! This isn't one though. It's red. And gold. And kinda fancy :D

OPI Red Hot Rio is a deep cherry red crelly. Oh my goodness this is the kind of red I adore. I love to wear red polish. It's so classic and sexy! This finish is the best of both jelly and creme. Super shiny and squishy looking but with enough pigment it's not sheer at all. Red Hot Rio is part of the Brazil collection from early 2014.
OPI The Man With The Golden Gun is an 18k gold flakie top coat. It feels pretty decadent wearing pure gold on my nails, but it sure does look nice. TMWTGG was released in the 2012 holiday collection.

Friday, October 24, 2014

OPI Designer Series Titanium

The OPI Designer Series are polishes I have a serious love for. I own all but 5. I would love to own them too some day. I've looked for them on ebay and they're either non existent or ridiculously priced. Once in a while I do some dusty hunting so I'm hoping to find them one lucky day. In the mean time; today I'm wearing OPI DS Titanium.

OPI Designer Series Titanium is a deep grey (titanium?) with silver glitter, irridescent flakies aand silver holographic glitter. It dried to a matte finish which is not surprising at all since the last two releases in the Designer Series were matte finish too. I did two coats, but decided I wanted shiny, so I did top coat as well. This falls releases are not super amazing for me this time around. They're pretty and of course I needed them for my collection, but they do not really blow me away. I think I'll wear this again and leave it matte to see if I feel differently. Even though I'm not in love with this, it'll be a great polish for the weekend since I think it will go with anything.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Skittles Pink Flower Mani

I can't get enough skittle manis lately. I love the idea of wearing several polishes at one time. It helps a lot with using my untrieds too. Add in a little of my amateur nail art and I am happy! I actually did this mani during our renovation for Easter Sunday.

The polish I used for this mani:
Index: OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazillian
Middle: OPI This Gown Needs A Crown and China Glaze Something Sweet for the flowers. I used the dotting tool the make the flowers and add the dot of TGNAC in the center of the flowers.
Ring: China Glaze Shell We Dance?
Pinky: OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazillian

OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazillian is a gorgeous berry pink creme from the Brazil collection from early 2014.
OPI This Gown Needs A Crown was part of the Miss Universe 2013 collection. It's a satin finish silver.
China Glaze Shell We Dance? is a berry pink texture with silver glittery shimmer. It was in the Sea Goddess collection just released this spring.
China Glaze Something Sweet is a dusty light pink creme from the Up and Away collection that was released spring of 2010.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Finger Paints Cordur-Orange

Now here's a color made for fall. Even though I don't hold to the rules of seasonal colors, I can surely appreciate a color that represents a season. And this one does 100%

Finger Paints Cordur-Orange is an absolutely gorgeous autumn orange. It's almost like having pumpkin on your fingers. Delicious. Application of this polish was pretty easy, though it's a little bit thin. It didn't run or make a mess at all though. So it's not too thin, just thin. I love a rich color like this. I hoestly can't stop looking at it. So pretty.