Posts tagged: orange

Warm brown flakie

Barielle Elle s Spell 2

This beauty is Barielle Elle’s Spell. A red flakie that shifts to gold and then blue/green. The flakies are suspended in a burgundy jelly base. Since the base is sheer, I decided to layer the polish over black. It is kind of a prerequisite for me to test a flakie over black since in my opinion that is when it shines.

Like rabbits

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Glitter Bunny Little Pink Dress is unique. The base is a medium pink jelly containing golden orange flakies. It sounds crazy, but the effect is cool. My swatch is two coats. I used two coats of topcoat.

Spring green

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Red Carpet Lacquer Clover is a yellow, green and orange multi-shaped glitter. Seems simple enough but what these photos do not show is the glow this polish produces. It’s like foil – it’s awesome! I could have gotten complete coverage with two (ish) coats but I wore one coat over China Glaze Starboard.

Creamsicle

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True Love reminds me of a creamscicle. It is a creamy soft orangey peach. The formula is a cross between jelly and creme. A ‘hybrid’ if you will. It is very pretty and flowed nicely on the nail in three coats. This is my favorite of the three. This is the Chanel June dupe.

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Irish Disco Nails

Irish Disco Nails

I would never have the patience for this!

Welp, finally done did it.  Full on rhinestones, no mucking about.  Maya sent in a request a few weeks ago for a tutorial on how to do the full-cover bling nails, so I went for it with the first round of colors from a new wheel (for the record, it took about 2/3 of one of those wheel pockets to cover); turns out the colors were very Irish!  You’ll also note that one of the yellows snuck into the bed of gold stones, so that’s a fun little accident that hopefully only I notice in real life. These are actually pretty easy, aside from being time consuming.  I used clear polish for this, but you can use any color that will work for you; if you’re not packing them really tightly together just pull something that’s a little matchy (or not!) with your stone color.

Fire-y

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My favorite red… it’s kind of hard finding a favorite red, don’t you think? I love glitter, but most red glitters look similar. But I had known when I had first seen this beauty on the MUA NB years ago that it had to be mine and I would love it. And I do!

for a warm Winter

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My shade is called Sand In My Stocking and it was inspired by the beach. Specifically it was inspired by a snowman made of sand, because it doesn’t snow here :( I was going for the look of taking the sandy snowman and putting all his colors in glitter form then stuffing it into a bottle…there are also some pops of blue glitter in here to represent the ocean! Sand In My Stocking is not a typical holiday shade and it can really translate into any season depending on what you layer it with. It’s packed with small white, gold, tan, grey and brown glitter, larger gold hex and circle glitter, orange hex glitter, aqua blue circle glitter and gold holographic star glitter. Formula wise this is very glitter packed so it can be a little thick however it’s easy to apply…no dabbing required.

Multichrome

 My nails are too short to pull this off, but what a fantastic holo gradient!

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I’m still loving multichrome polishes from I Love Nail Polish and I have combined two of them in a gradient. The result is multi-coloured awesomeness :D 

I have used I Love Nail Polish Birefringence and Mutagen. The Ultra Chrome polishes can be purchased at I Love Nail Polish website.

Hunger Games Inspired

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This first design is my interpretation of the fire nail design that Katniss is given to represent her “Girl on Fire” persona. It might sound silly but when they mentioned Katniss getting nail art, I felt a little giddy inside!

I used this amazing flame mani by Jane from Nailside as a guide and started with a base of yellow and then sponged on a sheer neon red colour to create a gradient. I then freehanded the outline of the flames using a striper brush.

A regal hue

Coronation

Coronation, 2 coats. A stunning royal purple based polish packed with shifting shimmer that goes from red to copper and at extreme angles, even green. Coronation also has subtle, small holo glitter scattered throughout. The polishes dries to a semi-matte finish but add a top coat and the shimmer comes alive.

Leaping leopards

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I started off with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff and did the leopard print in Essie Where’s My Chauffeur? and Wet N Wild Wild Shine Red Red.  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.