Posts tagged: Pink nail polish

Cowgirl Up On Steroids

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This is one coat of Speciallità – Atena over two coats of China Glaze – Cowgirl Up. A dreamy combination, isn’t it? I’m in love. The red-purple glow from Cowgirl Up combined with the amazing prismatic sparkles from Atena.. it’s almost too hot to handle!  

Mardi Gras

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I want to share some crazy nails I created using the JulieG Mardis Gras Collection. This set includes six blingy, mega-glitters that give you a textured, jewel encrusted look without topcoat, or a super glittery finish with topcoat.

To get this look, I took a small nail art brush and dabbed on each of the six colors in a random pattern. It took two passes to get everything opaque. I didn’t worry about creating a gradient between shades, nor was I going for crisp lines. You could say this was sort of an experiment. But I LOVE how it came out! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. I wore this out to run errands (on only one hand…LOL) and got stopped everywhere I went!

Rainbow Honey

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Hi guys! Today I have a double whammy for you – some swatches of some popular polishes from Rainbow Honey, and an overview of the latest obsession, HK Girl Glisten and Glow Super Shiny, Fast Drying Top Coat. I have heard so many amazing things about this top coat, so I decided to put it to the test by pairing it with some chunky glitter polishes from Rainbow Honey. You’ll find my opinion about the top coat at the bottom of this post! Let’s get started with the polishes:

Let’s start with this gorgeous unreleased glitter topper called Papillon. This polish is going to be part of Rainbow Honey’s spring collection, I believe. It is packed with girly pink holographic glitters and irridescent purple glitters in a bunch of different sizes, and even some holographic butterfly glitters as well! I am not usually attracted to girly polishes, but this one really caught my eye. I loved this combo with a dark pink base as well. Shown is two coats of Papillon over Julep Evelyn.

Yin-Yang

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Now onto today’s post… I finally filmed a nail art tutorial!! O: I know, it’s been way too long! I’ve really been into yin-yang nail art lately and it’s such an easy design I figured I’d put my little twist on it and share with you all how I did it, I hope you like it!

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Shades

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Here’s a polish I knew I had to buy the moment I saw it – Shades of Phoenix’s We’re All Mad Here, inspired by the colours of the Cheshire Cat from the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland.

I’ve always loved Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are such timeless books. I’ve been re-reading them since I was about 7. They never get old.

Thermal

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Hi everyone!  I have the upcoming Spring FX Collection, as well as a few shades from the A New Equation Collection, from Pretty & Polished! Pretty & Polished My Friend Dahlia, from the Spring FX Collection, is a thermal holographic that is a soft fuchsia when warm and a bright purple when cold.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really love this one!  It’s such a fun shade to wear! Shown is two coats of My Friend Dahlia.

Reinvented Gradient

 

20140126 lacquer legion reinvention opi gradient 11This is actually a reinvention of last year’s Valentine’s mani that I produced for the 2013 Zoya Valentine’s Day promotion. If you can’t tell, I love striped manis. I also love pink and red together. I was toying around with the idea of layering a gradient going in two directions. For the base, I used the sponge technique to apply OPI Red and OPI If You Moust You Moust, placing the red at the cuticle. I gotta tell you, the hardest part about this mani was the clean-up. I had lobster fingers and cuticles that no amount of acetone would remedy. I ended up using topcoat, then waiting until this step was completely dry so I could give my hands a good scrub.

Bubblegummy

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Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic is a gorgeous magenta creme.  The formula was smooth and very easy to apply.  This is such a gorgeous pink!  It has a fantastic natural gloss and pops like you wouldn’t believe. Shown is two coats of Primrose Hill Picnic.

Gumdrops

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This is one of the nicest textured collections I’ve seen, there’s a good mix of colours and they’re quite sparkly in real life, more so than on camera! I always find textured polishes so easy to apply too and these are no different. They dry down to a matte finish, but you can add a thick top coat to make them shine if you prefer.

Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy is another favourite, a sweet pink shade with silver glitter and larger iridescent hex glitters. 2 coats.

Pinkery

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the EPIC nail mail I received from Barbra at ILNP awhile back. It’s no secret that I literally squeal over her polishes. Every creation is more fabulous than the last. I’ve been soooo backed up with swatch commitments and I knew the holidays would slow me down…so Barbra knew it may be some time before they made their appearance on WPP. But it’s been KILLING me to see all of these ILNP pretties just sitting there…waiting to be tried. I was looking at all the bottles lined up in a row and loved how four shades looked together. I took a cue from the Manicurator (who has done swatch posts with one matching accent nail) and put everything together in today’s post. All of these shades are STILL available in the ILNP store.  :)

I Love Nail Polish Molly…wow. You’re probably tired of hearing me say how much I like berry shades of polish. Add some ultra-sparkly holo and I’m sold. The finish is absolutely gorgeous! This one makes my heart melt. LOL.

Diagonal

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I used a base color of OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble, which is gorgeous for French manicures. Then, I taped off sections and painted I Love Nail Polish Raspberry Beret, a deep pink linear holographic polish. Once that was dry, I painted on OPI Haven’t the Foggiest – I didn’t use tape for this color, because I was struggling with the lines. That is probably why my lines aren’t even!