Friday, May 29, 2015

Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas! Round 12!

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Can you believe that it's been one year since Alaina at The Little Canvas and I started doing a monthly Bestie Twin Nails?? I can't! It seems like jus yesterday we started doing this and she had to convince me to nail art and now here we are and I'm trying to convince her to do some glitter placement nails! LOL!

I used China Glaze I Sea The Point, Treble Make, Daisy Know My Name and of course, Fairy Dust. The white is OPI MBSW because I apparently don't own a white China Glaze!

For the flowers, I used my dotting tool to make a bigger blue flower, and then dotted the white in the blue and then the yellow. Then I slapped a coat of Fairy Dust on because Fairy Dust is magical and makes everything better, amiright??

Be sure to check out Alaina's nails and you might wanna come back next month for something special ;-)

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SinfulColors Street Fusion Summer 2015 Polishes

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SinfulColors has some new polishes for Summer 2015, including some fun new glitters and nail stickers.

Sky Tree is a shimmery teal. This had a really nice formula and was two coats.

Baila Baila is one of the Pinata Blast Glitter toppers, made up of blue and peach glitters in a clear base. This was one coat with a little blobbing.

Keira Blue is an indigo blue. This was 3 coats.

Fierce Fiesta is a red, yellow, and pink confetti glitter. I don't love the bar glitter in this but the colors are really cute together!

Cherry Blossom is metallic pink. This was 2 coats. Not my favorite from the bunch, but it's a pretty pink. I just don't love the metallic polishes :-p

Color Tag is a Graffiti Bomb polish made up of black, light blue, yellow, orange, blue glitter. Cute and it does look like graffiti! This was one coat and some blobbed.

You can purchase SinfulColors for $1.99 at Walgreens and other mass retailers. Visit their website (sinfulcolors.com), and check them out on their social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Essie Flowerista and L'Oreal Garden Bouquet

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Essie Flowerista from their spring collection is a lovely fuchsia creme. This had a nice formula, it was 2 coats with no pooling. I wish Essie were more consistent, because if all of their polishes were like this, I would be a happy camper.


I added one coat of L'Oreal Garden Bouquet. I had to fish for the flower glitters a bit. I don't really like bar glitter but these tiny baby bar glitters are just so cute that I didn't mind them.


Whatchu think? I love Flowerista!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Mattify!

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For today's prompt, we are mattifying a manicure. I decided to recreate this manicure using my new Orly Color Blast Belle themed polishes.

OPI MBSW was my base color and then I dotted Positively Primeval Gaston and then added a white dot to the center. Then dotted Nose In A Book and Crazy Old Maurice around the flowers, topped it off with Essie's Matte About You topcoat. Dasss cuteeeee, right? (By the way, that's how my 2 year old says "that's cute" lol. I need to get out more o.O)


Go check out the other twinsiessssss!
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Amandalandish

Alaina at The Little Canvas

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, May 25, 2015

2b Colours Makeup Review!

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2B Colours sent me some of their makeup products to try out and I'm presenting you with my review today! You can purchase 2B Colours at Ulta.com and select Ulta stores. I've linking the items below to the Ulta website for your convenience (not affiliate links, yo!)


The My Eye Shadow Base is a balm-like consistency. For me, this product didn't work very well. I typically have slightly oily eyelids and this type of product didn't seem to set on my eyes. I used a Color Tattoo over this and my eyeshadow creased after only a few hours. Unfortunately, this will not be a product that I continue to use :-/


Black Cat Waterproof Eyeliner has a felt marker tip with a slightly flexible tip. This claims to be a waterproof eyeliner and while it is water resistant and I had no creasing or flaking, or fading, I don't know that it's waterproof as it removed very easily. It is a very black eyeliner, which is always a win. We know I'm not good at liquid eyeliner so I'm really excited for eyeliners that have felt tip applicators like this; it's Amanda-proof! LOL



The Primer Make-up Base is a lotion type primer. This is very thin, to the point that you don't need to squeeze the tube to get any lotion out, I just hold the tube over my hand and it comes out. That probably sounds odd but it's not a bad thing! This is a nice feeling primer, it left my skin feeling soft and moisturized.


The Hydrastick in Rose is a hydrating balm that comes in 3 colors. Since it's a balm, it's very very very sheer and pretty much doesn't show up on my lips but that's okay, as it's very moisturizing to wear.


Finally..... BLUE MASCARA! I'm not even going to pretend that I wasn't terrified by this, lol. I was a chicken and applied this over my black mascara and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't as bright as I was expecting! This mascara comes in 8 colors, so if colored mascara is your jam, 2B Colours has got you covered! And I really like the full bristle brush!


I would check out 2B Colours at your local Ulta or online. The items are affordable and aside from the eye primer and it not setting (which could have been due to my oily eyelids), I enjoyed using these products!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Zoya Delight for Spring 2015: My Picks!

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Zoya's Spring polish collection was called Delight and is made up of 3 shimmers and 3 creams. I have 3 of the 6 polishes to show you today. These were sent to me via a polish swap!

First up, Tiana. This is a beautiful pale pistachio green but was a bit tricky to apply. As you can see, it doesn't look the greatest. I used 3 thin coats, as it was a little bit patchy after two but the 3rd coat seemed to be thicker and just wouldn't really level out. Such a bummer because this is a gorgeous color!


Leslie is a purple shimmer with blue flash. This had a better formula but was still thin, so this picture is 3 coats. The shimmer wasn't as visible as in the bottle but I also didn't use a topcoat to bring it to life :-) This does look a little more purple in real life than it's being depicted here.

Rayne is a sky blue shimmer. Again, I used 3 thin coats as it was a bit sheer.

Did you pick up any from this collection? What do you think?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Orly Sugar High: My Picks + Nail Art!

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Today I have the polishes I picked from the Spring 2015 Orly Sugar High collection.

Cake Pop is a pale pale pale pale pale pale pinky white. It is basically a white pink, if that makes sense. This was 3 coats and it was still a bit streaky after 3 coats.

Key Lime Twist is a bright pale lime green. This was 3 coats, as well.

Plum Sugar is a dark royal purple. This was 2 coats.

Since I loved the bright green with the dark purple, I did a quick dotticure using all three polishes.

Did you purchase any of the Orly Sugar High collection? What were your favorites??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda