Sunday, April 22, 2018

Essie "Go With The Flowy"


Hello all and a very happy Sunday to you!  The sun is shining and the air is warm (but also full of pollen #allergyseason but I'll take the warmth!)  So without further ado, today's nail polish is Essie's "Go With The Flowy" to help remind me to ride out the pollen because it means Summer is on the way!

"Go With The Flowy" is a really pretty and subdued grey polish with a hint of silver shimmer.  The formula of this nail polish was fantastic and extremely easy to apply.  After two coats, "Go With The Flowy" was entirely opaque and streak free.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear this polish for five days before I noticed any chips.

Overall I am really pleased with Essie's Go With The Flowy."  The color is gorgeous and not one I have a lot of in my collection.  I definitely plan to wear this nail polish a lot more often!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nail Art: Citrus Slices


Hello all and happy happy Saturday!  (The sun is shining and I went on my bi-annual trip to the mall.)  Today's nail polish is actually some nail art - YAY!  Since I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida oranges have always been a normal part of my life - so I couldn't resist putting some orange slices on my nails!

Before I started the design I needed to select some nail polishes.  So here's what I choose:

Cirque Colors "Mermaid Parade", Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Mellow Yellow" and "Sun Kissed", Bundle Monster Color's "Bam! White" and Zoya's "Shawn." 

Next I applied two coats of Cirque Colors "Mermaid Parade" as a gorgeous blue base.  My nails looked like this:


Next I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Mellow Yellow" as the bottom part of the slice.  I applied a few coats until I couldn't see the blue underneath.  My nails then looked like this:


After the yellow polish was dry I used a dotting tool to make smaller orange circles inside the yellow circles.  The orange polish I used was Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Sun Kissed."  After the polish had a chance to dry, cleaned up around the edges of my nails and then began applying the white lines to create the orange's veins.  I used Bundle Monster Color's "Bam! White" for the lines because it is a good thicker white polish (can be used for stamping) that stays in place well.  My nails then looked like this:


Finally I applied Zoya's "Shawn" to create a few cute little leaves.  And then my nail art was complete!

If you want to learn more about Cirque Colors "Mermaid Parade"Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Mellow Yellow", Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Sunkissed"Bundle Monster Color's "Bam! White" or Zoya's "Shawn" check out some of my previous posts!

Overall I love how this nail art turned out and the nostalgia for my childhood was strong.  I'd love to wear this design again!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

China Glaze "Too Yacht To Handle"


Hey everyone and happy Fri-YAY!!  Today's nail polish is China Glaze's "Too Yacht To Handle."  And I won't lie - initially bought this polish because the pun in the name was right up my alley but I also adore the color as well.

"Too Yacht To Handle" is a gorgeous aquamarine colored polish.  Formula wise "Too Yacht To Handle" was quite watery and very streaky.  After two coats the nail polish was not opaque and had some noticeable streak marks.  It also went on my nail in a very uneven fashion.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear this polish for one day not because of chips but because it looked terrible on my nails.

Overall I am sad about China Glaze's "Too Yacht To Handle."  The color and name were great but the formula and wear time were not great.  Sadly I don't think I will be keeping this polish in my collection for too much longer as I am not very likely to wear it again and I have other China Glaze polishes that look a lot nicer.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails "Black Heart"


Hi guys and happy Wednesday!  It's nearly the weekend again!  Today's nail polish is Sally Hansen Hard As Nails "Black Heart" which if you follow the blog you have seen appear in various nail art over the years.

Unsurprisingly "Black Heart" is a black creme nail polish.  Formula wise this polish was great and extremely easy to apply.  After only one coat "Black Heart" was completely streak free and opaque.  However I applied two coats for the picture above.  As for chipping, this nail polish lasted four full days before I noticed a few chips.

Overall I really love Sally Hansen Hard As Nails "Black Heart."  Everything about this nail polish makes it a real stunner!  And while I usually wear brighter polishes this vampy dark look was a fun change of pace!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Zoya "Zahara"


Hello all and happy Monday!  It poured rain all night but everything was so green today!  I'm so glad Spring has finally decided to show up in North Carolina!  So without further ado, today's nail polish is Zoya's "Zahara."

"Zahara" is a lovely creamsicle orange polish with a hint of silver shimmer.  The formula of this polish was practically perfect and it applied well.  After two coats, "Zahara" was almost entirely opaque but did have a few small patchy spots.  A third coat would definitely have fixed the problem because I tested it on my pinky nail.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear this nail polish for four days before there was some small tip chips.

Overall I really like Zoya's "Zahara."  The color is simple and unique to most of the polishes in my collection.  I plan on wearing this nail polish a lot more often and think it will be nice for Summertime!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nail Art: Water Marble Redo


Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  Today's nail polish is actually my second attempt at water marbling.  (If you want to see my last attempt see the link at the end of this post.). Last time I struggled to get the pretty patterns and it was a disaster, so this time I did a little more research and watched a lot of videos on YouTube and Instagram.  One of the main takeaways was that not all polishes work well so I picked out Essie and OPI polishes which got a lot of good reviews.

OPI "What's Your Point-settia?", Essie "Meet Me At Sunset" and OPI "Exotic Birds Don't Tweet."

The nail polishes I selected were OPI's "Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet" and What's Your Point-settia?" as well as Essie's "Meet Me At Sunset."  I decided to do fire colors as we are heading into Summer where bonfires are the best way to hang out.  My set up was fairly simple:


I used Bundle Monster's Lotus Mat as well as the brush with the pointed tip to create the designs.  The brush came in a set of eight and worked well.  I also used room temperature bottled water that had time to settle in a plastic disposable cup that I cut to a smaller size.  The other key is to protect your nail beds using either tape or a peel-able product.  I used Bundle Monster Colors  "Poli-Peel.

Here is my previous attempt at Glitter Water Marble as well as a review of Bundle Monster Colors "Poli-Peel".

Overall I think this attempt was far superior than my first try however I have a lot of work to do before I would call it successful.  Of the three polishes I selected spread well in the water so I think they could be used successfully to water marble.  Leave your tips and tricks in the comments to help me become a better water marbler!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Color Club "Tic-Tac-Toe"


Hi guys!  Who else is excited for tomorrow to be Friday?!?  Today's nail polish is Color Club's "Tic-Tac-Toe" which I managed to find at my local Wal-Mart last year.

"Tic-Tac-Toe" is a bright neon lime green nail polish.  Formula wise "Tic-Tac-Toe" was a bit thick and goopy.  It took some patience and short quick swipes to apply evenly on my nails.  After two coats the polish was noticeably streaky and not really opaque.  I think a third coat would probably fix the issue.  In terms of chipping, I was able to wear "Tic-Tac-Toe" for three days before it began to flake off.  A fun added bonus was that this polish dried as a matte and it looked like this:


Overall I have mixed feelings about Color Club's "Tic-Tac-Toe."  I love how bright and happy it is but I wish it had a better formula and was not as streaky.  That being said I will probably wear this polish again regardless because it is fun and bright!

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