Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CND Ivory Coast

First: Happy Birthday to my sister Cathy! Hope you're having an awesome day XOXO

Sometimes you just need a nice light sheer neutral to cleanse your (nail) palette. CND Ivory Coast does nicely:

CND Ivory Coast is a sheer ivory off white jelly from their 2011 spring collection. It's super sheer but actually only took 3 coats to get this look. I actually like that it's sheer. It's a soft delicate mani that suited my mood perfectly. I just wanted something so my nails had a little color and shine. This would work nicely for a french mani as well as underwear for nail art. I'm thinking about adding an OPI Sheer Tint over it the next time I wear this. Application was smooth and easy. A nice change from the darks and designs I've been wearing lately.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Zoya Morgan

I spent some time this past weekend working on a banner and logo for my blog. I'm pleased with the results :D

Today I'm wearing Zoya Morgan

Zoya Morgan is a long time favorite for me. It's a cool toned pink creme. Once again, it falls into that pink category that I love so much. I always have fun with these pinks. And Zoya formula is outstanding. You can't ask for a better application. I just can't get enough Zoya pink. They make the prettiest cremes. I always love a good creme. I'm all about fancy and fun manis, but sometimes I just want a simple girly pretty mani. Morgan fits the bill perfectly!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Orly Mirrorball with Maybelline Onyx Rush

Everyone is losing their minds this holiday season over Orly Mirrorball. I'm no exception. This polish is amazeballs!!!

Orly Mirrorball is part of their holiday 2014 Sparkle Collection and sparkle it does! Mirrorball is silver linear holographic with a little bit of holographic glitter. I mean what's not to lose your mind over?!? The holo effect in this is intense. There's no denying it's sparkly. I used aqua base under just to make the holo effect more intense. It's not necessary, it's just my routine with holo polish, I think this will be on my nails for New Year's Eve also. It's a definite party polish.
I added Maybelline Onyx Rush for my thumb and ring finger for accent. I love the look of black with silver. It's so classic. Onyx Rush is a really nice black creme that I reach for often. It wears well and is just thick enough to make it easy to apply.
I can't wait to wear this mani again!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

OPI Love Is A Racket

It's getting to be Christmas time again so it's the perfect time to bring out the reds!

OPI Love Is A Racket was released back in the summer of 2011 in their Serena Williams Glam Slam! US collection. Love Is A Racket is a cherry red with hot pink glitter that shimmers. It's really stunning. I wear this just about every December. It's great for summer too. It just plain looks good any time! The formula is consistent with OPI's great standard and wear time is long lasting. This will look great while I go out to do some Christmas shopping. I can't wait :D

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Jesse's Girl Brunello

Matte polish is very popularn this fall. Jesse's Girl has an entire collection with satin finish. A little less matte than  totally matte, but not quite shiny.

Jesse's Girl Brunello is just like her name; a deep purple wine shade. Brunello was released in the fall 2014 Satin Finish collection. It is really a deep shade of reddish purple with just a hint of shimmery shine. It applied really nice and had a good dry time. This is two coats with no top coat. I think it would probably be stunning with top coat though as well. But I wanted to let the satin finish show. Th wear time on Brunello was surprisingly good considering I didn't use top coat. That's a pleasant surprise! All in all this is the perfect vampy shade for fall.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Morgan Taylor Lip Service and Morgan Taylor Fame Game

I have a couple more from Morgan Taylor Lacquer. I seriously love this brand!

Morgan Taylor Lip Service is a beautiful barbie pink creme. The formula on this was perfect! It applied so smooth and easy. Wear on this brand is long lasting. I wear my polish generally 2 or 3 days, but this I ended up wearing for 5 and absolutely zero chips. Amazing.
Morgan Taylor Fame Game is a stunning holographic micro glitter. It applied perfect as well and was smooth even before top coat. It dried a little matte but a coat of quick dry top coat and the sparkle is incredible.
I love this mani. It is the perfect girly princess mani and exactly what I need on occasion. I do love a pink mani.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sally Hansen Back To The Fuchsia

I really loved this polish as soon as I saw it. I wore it the same day I got it, actually. It's one of those berry pink shades I just love wearing.

Sally Hansen Back To The Fuchsia is a berry pink/fuchsia with a subtle shimmer of blue. The shimmer isn't super obvious, but in the right light it just glows. I love that unexpected bonus with this polish. It applied just fine in spite of the brush in this line of Sally Hansen that I absolutely despise! It is wide like OPI but that's where the similarities stop. It just doesn't work well for me. So I ended up glopping it onto my cuticles so many times that clean up was a horror. That said, the formula is not bad and the wear is wonderful. It's just the brush. And the brush might be fine for most. I just seem to have trouble with it. It's not going to stop me from wearing this again, that's for sure. Also, it did stain my nail slightly pink even though I used China Glaze Adhesion and Bliss Kiss Ridge Filling base coat. This polish is a beauty anyway!!