Thursday, May 26, 2016

China Glaze Lite Brights Textures

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Today I have my two picks from the China Glaze Summer 2016 Lite Brights collection! I only picked up 3 polishes from this collection because I'm trying to be really good with my polish purchases, lol. But today I'm going to show you the two textured polishes because these were my favorite!

Papa Don't Peach is a neon orange with gold shimmer. The neon in here really isn't being accurately depicted but it's super bright and the orange shimmer in this is texturetastic. This was a bit sheer on the first coat but built up beautifully on the second. 2 coats shown here.

We Got The Beet is a "grape with copper shimmer". This was also 2 lovely coats.

I am not done with textures, are you? I love them!

Did you pick up any polishes from the Lite Brights collection??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by Fabric

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Today we are being inspired by fabric and I had a super cute pattern all picked out and then it was just a dramatic disaster when I went to create the manicure so I had to start from scratch, lol.

I was thinking about what I could do when I looked down at my pajama pants and thought "oh! I can do that in like 5 minutes time!" because of course it was Monday night at 10:30pm when I remembered that I hadn't completed my mani!

So my fabric manicure is inspired by my pajama pants, ha. I'm not sure where these pants are from but they are lightweight for the spring and super cute!



I started with a base of China Glaze Aquadelic, 2 coats. I let that dry for a few minutes and then dotted China Glaze Make Some Noise and used Call of the Wild for the cherry stems. Then I used Kalahari Kiss for the leaves and attempted to use Sally Hansen OMGhost for the cherry shine thing and also for the dots.


Yeah yeah, not very neat but I was in a hurry lol! If I had taken my time, I think this would have been super cute! Maybe I'll try again when I'm less hurried!

                                                             Alaina at The Little Canvas
                                                             Alice at Nail Art in Wonderland
                                                               Amanda at Amandalandish
                                                                Amber at Nails Like Lace
        Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 
          Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Round 24 of Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas!

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WOW!! It's been 2 years of Bestie Twin Nails with Alaina at The Little Canvas! I have thoroughly enjoyed these prompts and while my nail art is certainly not amazing, I am glad that I've been doing these BTN's!

For this month, Alaina and I decided to recreate one of our favorite manicures and do a new one so it's DOUBLT BTN! WHHHAAATTTT???!! So get ready....

Let's start with the recreation manicure. I honestly have no idea why I love pineapples so much but I just really love pineapple decor and graphics and pineapples pineapples pineapples! So of course, we decided to recreate our pineapple manicure! And since we are watching Psych, it is very fitting.

This time, I used all KBShimmer polishes for this manicure. The green holo is Ins And Sprouts, the gold is Sun & Games, and I used Eyes White Open and Chick Me Out for the pineapple. I don't have a black KBShimmer so I had to use an Art Club black striper for the detail.

Yep, still love the pineapples, lol.

For the next manicure, we wanted to do something bright because as I was looking through our hashtag on instagram (#fftlcbtn, if you're curious), I noticed we hadn't done a lot of bright manicures.

We decided on a diagonal gradient with black splatter. For this, I used all China Glaze polishes:
Yellow - Celtic Sun
Pink - Bite Me
Green - I'm With The Lifeguard
Blue - DJ Blue My Mind
Purple - That's Shore Bright
Black - Liquid Leather

I did use a Sally Hansen Insta-Dri for my white base, OMGhost.


Uhmmmmm what?! I freaking love these, if I do say so myself. But who doesn't love a neon splatter, amiright?!

Be sure to check out Alaina's BTN post and leave her a single word comment. She'll know who sent you.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Essie Shimmer Brights Collection 2016!

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I don't often review full Essie collections.... strike that, I've never reviewed a full Essie collection. BUT when I saw the Shimmer Brights collection, I knew I needed to own it AND it includes Essie's 1000th polish, A YELLOW!!! A YELLOW!!! I LOVE YELLOW!

Let's start with the yellow, Aim To Misbehave. This is a medium yellow shimmer. I used two coats but after I ran out the door, I did notice a small patchy spot so 3 would have been perfect. The formula was great though! Super stoked about that!

Sexy Plunge is an orange with orange shimmer. Another great formula, though a bit sheer. This was opaque in 3 coats. 


Seen on the Scene is a bright pink shimmer. Another slightly sheer polish but again, a nice formula. 3 coats.


DJ ON Board is the purple shimmer. This had the least favorable formula and was a little thin but not unmanageable. I used 2 coats but as you can see, I wasn't paying attention and should have done 3.


All Hands On Deck is a gorgeous emerald green shimmer. This was opaque in 2 coats. I did have some slight slight staining with this after I swatched it but I don't wear a base coat when I swatch so I'm assuming a base coat or doubling up on base coat would help.


Catch of the Day is the by far the least shimmery. In fact, the shimmer is barely visible. Since I love blue so much, this was a bit disappointing. However, the formula was great! This was 2 coats.

I ordered mine from eBay but these should be popping up in stores soon, if they aren't already! Are you going to grab any of these polishes?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stardust Polish Evergreen

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Okay so don't hate me but I have another retired polish to show you today: Stardust Polish Evergreen.

A simply gorgeous dark green linear holo, this was really really lovely and opaque in two coats. Plus topcoat.



Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Stardust Polish Yes Doctor

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Today I have a polish from one of my faves, Stardust Polish. Now I will warn you that this polish is no longer available so I apologize but it's too pretty to not share.

Stardust Polish Yes Doctor is a white crelly with black glitter and it's just lovely. This was 3 coats, plus topcoat.

I always forget how much I enjoy a black and white glitter polish until it's on my nails! Lovely!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By Your Childhood

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If you noticed, the Twinsies didn't post last week. We are going to be posting every other week going forward for a while, to sort of give everyone a bit of a break.

But today, we are being inspired by our childhood. Now... I couldn't really pick something because I'm old and forgetful but I do have something that I think totally fits.

I don't have an actual memory of this and after asking my mom, she claims that she never planted this plant or that we ever had it around but every single time I smell Lantana, something in my childhood is instantly brought to my mind. Truly, every single time! LOL I've started planting it in my garden bed just so I can smell it and be taken back to a non memory that apparently didn't exist in my childhood hahahha!

Anyway, I started with two coats of Illamasqua Nomad, a bright mint green... dare I say neon mint.

Using the picture linked above, I used Illamasqua Scarab and Optimist to dot some sad excuses for flowers onto my nails. Yes, I know these look nothing like the lantana flowers but you didn't think I could replicate something so delicate and lovely!

What is one of your favorite childhood memories??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda