Monday, December 31, 2012

Smoky Gradient

Happy New Year!








Layering Order:
2 coats Essie Vanity Fairest
1 coat Wet n Wild Black Creme (tips only)
1 coat Nails Inc Sloane Square
1 coat Picture Polish Mask-a-rade
1 coat Pahlish Endless Static Sea
1 coat Picture Polish Mask-a-rade
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dollish Polish 3 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have, The Many Shades of Mr. Grey and Pixie Dust

These glitters are all special in their own way.  3 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have is packed with glitter, I didn't know it had so much blue in there, I think I should have chosen a different base color for this one.  The second combo with The Many Shades of Mr. Grey was perfect though, I loved the way it looked with that bold green.  For the last one, Pixie Dust, I did a jelly sandwich, and I am wearing it right now (2nd day), I absolutely love it.  This is one of those glitters that sparkle in the shade, if you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love those.  The formula on all of these is perfection.  I really can't complain :)

Where to order: http://shop.llarowe.com/






Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Rio's Rockin' Band
1 coat Dollish Polish 3 Best Friends That Anyone Could Have
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Holiday Madness
1 coat Dollish Polish The Many Shades of Mr. Grey
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Cult Nails Untamed
1 coat Dollish Polish 3 Pixie Dust
1 coat Cult Nails Untamed
1 coat Dollish Polish 3 Pixie Dust
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

Friday, December 28, 2012

Naild'It Violet B Wild and Snow Flake Cake

These two pretties were made for the winter season, they both have white glitters that resemble snow flakes.  I liked Snow Flake Cake a little bit more, because it can be combined with virtually any color.  Violet B Wild is harder to match, because it has a lot going on.  Like all the other Naild'It nail polishes that I've tried, these are great, because they are super packed with glitter, just how I like it.  The holographic microglitter of Snow Flake shows more on the bottle, than on the nail, it is gorgeous nonetheless.  It is a bit bumpy, I thin I should have added another coat of topcoat.  I think matte glitters were big this year, I can't wait to see what the indie companies have in store for us next year.

Where to order: http://shop.llarowe.com/







Layering Order:
Deborah Lippmann Hard Rock Basecoat
2 coats Takko Lacquer Kiss The Sky
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat
1 coat Naild'It Violet B Wild
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Ocean Breeze
1 coat Naild'It Violet B Wild
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Two Birds Spun Sugar

Now this is something to keep me warm in the winter.  It makes pink creams sort of neon, but it can also be worn by itself at 3 coats.  I liked the formula, but I didn't like that some of the white glitters were not perfectly hexagonal, they had some irregulat tips, you can probably see it in the pictures.  The combination is so girly, with fuchsia and those tiny matte blue squares.  I really enjoyed it while wearing it, and I thought it was very unique.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoBirdsOneStore








Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Pink Flip-flops
1 coat Two Birds Spun Sugar
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Shimmer Strength

This gorgeous blue glitter was made to raise Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awarenes.  It applies really well, and dries fast.  It has random cute hearts, I managed to catch one and place it on my ring finger.  My favorite thing about this nail polish is that for every purchase, Shimmer will donate a portion of the sales to this cause.  If you want to learn more about the symptoms and other aspects clich here, if you want to learn about support groups and how to donate click here.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShimmerPolish color chart here






Layering Order:
3 coats Shimmer Strength
1 coat Poshe Fast drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Stars

Merry Christmas!







Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein Basecoat
1 coat Dare To Wear Disc Jockey
1 coat Blue Cross Snowman (Red and Green Glitter)
Gold Stars
2 coats Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat

Monday, December 24, 2012

Green glitter and red hearts

I love the red and green combination for Christmas time.  These two were perfect for each other.  I had them in my must-try-soon pile, and I'm so glad their turn came up! ha ha it gets crowded in there some times.  I love the hearts, they are the perfect size.  This one actually comes with pink hearts as well, so it can double for Valentines Day.  I was careful to pick up only white and red hearts, this has a lot in there, so it was easy.  The China Glaze is great, it is like all the other old glitters from this line that I love; and they have a peculiar smell that I really like.  It is a perfect 2-coater jelly, super sparkly and glows in the shade.







Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Fooundation
2 coats China Glaze Sour Apple
1 coat Couronne d'Or Vernis Passade d'Ete
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat

Friday, December 21, 2012

Barielle Carnival Fiesta Collection

This set is now available for the holidays, and I think it makes a great gift.  It has all the basic colors that you would wear around this time of year.  My favorite has to be Wanna Samba? this is a great color-shifting grey.  Holiday Madness is very similar to Chanel Peridot, but this one lacks the color shift to blue.  I loved the formula on this one, better than the Chanel.  Jillian's Jammin' looked promising on the bottle and the formula is ok, but it is very sheer.  I did 4 coats, probably could have gotten away with three, but still.  Rio's Rockin' Band is a pretty pink, although it leans to purple on the photos.  I loved the red one too, Lindsay's Dancin', it is really gorgeous. Again, the formula was perfect, applied really smooth and for a red, it was a breeze to remove.  Overall, the formula of the collection is consistent with other Barielles I've tried; and they dry really fast.

Where to order: http://www.barielle.com/ color chart here






Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Wanna Samba?
Green and Red Glitter (ring only)
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Holiday Madness
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Jillian's Jammin'
no brand microbeads (ring only)
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Rio's Rockin' Band
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Lindsay's Dancin'
1 coat Pa AA03 (ring only)
no topcoat in these pictures