So yesterday I tried out a pink cream polish with a CND Effects polish on top. That shimmer polish wasn’t the only CND polish I ordered from transdesign.com. I actually ordered quite a few. Definitely not all of them, but just ones I was interested in
You can see all of the polishes layered over different colors at nail blog The Edge of Insanity. I used her chart to help me make my decision on which ones to buy. :)
Today I’m wearing a black cream polish (Orly Liquid Vinyl) with two different Effects polishes on top. First I layered Sapphire Sparkle, which gave it a blue shimmer. Then I layered Amethyst Sparkle on top. It created the most interesting purple-ish blue shimmer. I wish you guys could see it in person! It’s such a unique combination!
Base Color: Orly Liquid Vinyl
Shimmer Polish 1: CND Effects Sapphire Sparkle
Shimmer Polish 2: CND Effects Amethyst Sparkle
Top Coat: Butter London Hardwear PD Quick Top Coat
Speaking of very popular nail polishes, Deborah Lippman’s Happy Birthday is one of the most popular glitter polishes. I bought it a few months back and just now am trying it out. There’s a part of me that’s wondering why I ever bought it because I’m usually not one for multicolor glitter. In fact, as I look down at my nails right now I don’t particularly like it.
However, in pictures I love it. Weird. :)
Base Color: A-England Camelot (black cream)
Glitter Polish: Deborah Lippman Happy Birthday
Top Coat: Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat
Happy Sunday, all!
I have a simple yet striking manicure for you today. When I first saw the BM-319 plate in the new 2012 Bundle Monster pack, I really wanted to try this design using black and white. I think it’s just so modern looking. :)
Anyhow, enjoy! I also filmed the manicure as well. :)
Whew! This week is flying by. Sorry for no updates for a few days. I had a chance to swatch all the A-England polishes that I own that I haven’t shown here yet. Oh, they’re so yummy!
So for the next few days I’ll be showing them. The first one up is actually the very last one I swatched yesterday so I kept it on my fingers. It’s what I’m wearing today.
A-England Bridal Veil is a deep black with little itty bitty specks. From far away, it definitely looks just like a black polish. Fun to apply, though! I got away with only one coat! :)
Here’s a close up shot…
Hello, all! Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve been working on perfecting “tape manicures” where you tape off sections of the nail to create crisp, clean lines. It’s a bit tricky to master and I’m still working on it. Anyhow, today I thought I’d do a base painting of a rainbow gradient, apply some tape strips, and then paint black over it all. Really cool masking technique and I have to credit all the amazing inspiration I’ve been seeing on Pinterest. :)
Base Color: China Glaze Liquid Leather
Stamping Color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep
Stamping Plates: Konad m84 & m3
NOTE: I did this manicure a while ago before I had this blog (last October), but I love it so much I wanted to share it here. :)Pin It
I’ve been eying Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes for a while now and finally ordered a few polishes a couple weeks ago. They’re not the cheapest polishes in the world, but I’ve heard the quality of the polish is amazing. It’s hard to order polishes online without seeing them in person, but I took a chance and I’m glad I did. :)
When the package arrived, I immediately fell in love with Black Russian and knew I’d chosen wisely. It’s the perfect blend of dark vampy polish and a bit of red shimmer. I took this photo in my hotel room without good lighting (out of town at the moment), but believe me the shimmer is more apparent in natural light. :)Pin It
Gothic Glitter Nails. Black with red and red glitter sponging (glitter concentrated on tips). With Konad Special Polish in black stamped with plate m57. Hmm… Also makes me think of Twilight & vampires. LOL!
Base Color: China Glaze Liquid Leather
Sponging: China Glaze Velvet Bow (red), and China Glaze Ring in the Red (red glitter)
Stamping Color: Konad Black
Stamping Plate: Konad m57
Thanks for stopping by! - Kristina