Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Round 28 of Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas!

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It's time again for another Bestie Twin Nails with Alaina from The little Canvas. I am going to be honest some more, lol: I told Alaina we needed a really easy manicure for this month because I've been crazy busy, lol.

So we picked a simple black to gray gradient. I used Zoya Storm and Trixie for a bright shiny sparkly gradient. Since Trixie is so metallic, the lines weren't very blended but I still like it!



Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By Pantone 2016

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I'm going to be very honest: I hate the pantone colors this year. Pastels are not my thing, especially pastel pinks, lol. But I sucked it up and grabbed two lovely colors from Zoya and did a very simple gradient/flakie combination!

Zoya Brittany is a pale pink putty color in a satin finish, and Kristen is the pale blue creme. I did a vertical gradient with these and topped them with Zoya's Maisie. The colors in the flakie don't really show up these lighter colors but it is still pretty!




Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Claire at Kerruticles
Amber at NailsLikeLace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Alaina at The Little Canvas

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Color Club Sunrise Canyon

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Today's Color Club polish is Sunrise Canyon, a limey yellow green creme. This was a bit thin and needed 3 coats but otherwise had a nice formula.


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Amanda

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Color Club Almost Famous

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Apparently this week is Color Club week! LOL! I have another Color Club creme to show you today.

This is Almost Famous and you should know by now that I love yellow. However, this yellow... oy. It was kind of a mess. Very thick and because of that, covered in two coats but I had to redo my index finger several times to level out the polish and as you can see, it didn't really do that well.


This is still a beautiful color, though, despite it's rather unfortunate formula.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Color Club East Austin

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Today's NOTD is Color Club East Austin, a bright neon peach. This was three coats and the formula was a bit thick and definitely not the easiest to work with but I mean.. look at the color!! It's so bright!!



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Amanda

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Formula X #SystemAddict

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Today I have the Formula X #SystemAddict system from Influenster to share with you.


There are 4 steps to the System Addict system, beginning with the Cleanse XCEL. "Start your mani with a clean slate, and instantly prep the surface of nails for optimal polish application. Specifically formulated to be used as Step 1 of Formula X's gel-like mani set, The System XCEL™, this nail cleanser is the essential salon product. CLEANSE XCEL's exclusive flash-dry formula gently removes invisible oil and residue from the nail in an instant, giving the nail surface the ultimate canvas for polish application and adherence. Featuring Formula X's redesigned Xpert Strokes™ Brush for a faster, smoother application, CLEANSE XCEL is infused with witch hazel extract to purify the nail surface, and a fusion of cucumber extract and safflower seed oil to help condition the nail bed while leaving nails completely dry to the touch."



Prime XCEL is the base coat. "Prep, protect, and help polish stick. This multitasking base coat primes nails for the ultimate long-lasting mani. Specifically formulated to be used as the second step of Formula X's gel-like mani set The System XCEL™, PRIME XCEL is formulated with advanced bonding agents and keratin to form a sticky layer that helps bind color to the nail, letting polish take hold stronger and longer, improving overall polish performance. With Formula X's innovative Xpert Strokes™ Brush, redesigned for faster, smoother application, PRIME XCEL also acts as a protective barrier, standing between you and your polish to prevent staining. "


TGIF is the color I was sent, a fun, bright coral. This was 2 coats. The formula is a bit thick but very manageable. I topped it with the Shine XCEL Top coat. "Make your mani last with a gel-like finish. Shine - Nail Top Coat is formulated to be used as Step 4 of Formula X's gel-like mani set, The System XCEL™. This advanced, acrylic-fortified top coat dries 45 percent faster than before, sealing in your nail polish color with glossy, gel-like protection so that your mani stays vibrant and shiny day after day. When used as part of The System XCEL, SHINE XCEL instantly elevates any Formula X nail color with the ultimate high shine and cushion-like volume of gel polish, just by layering, for up to 10 days of wear. It includes Formula X's innovative, Xpert Strokes™ Brush, redesigned for faster, smoother application."


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

China Glaze Rebel Collection Fall 2016

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The China Glaze Fall 2016 collection is called Rebel and has some beauties to offer us. There are 12 polishes so I'm going to be short and sweet with this post.

Dope Taupe is a taupe creme. I like colors like this a lot lately. Maybe I'm getting old, lol. This was 2 coats.


Fresh Prince-es is a pale pink, which seems sort of odd in a fall collection but maybe that's part of the Rebel theme, ha. This was pretty thin and needed 3 coats.

Purple Fiction is a beautiful magenta shimmer. This was 2 perfectly lovely coats.

Teen Spirit is a midnight blurple glitter in a dark base. This was 2 coats with another nice formula.

Don't Mesh With Me over Teen Spirit, and Jagged Little Teal. Don't Mesh with Me is a blue and purple shimmer topper. 1 coat over Teen Spirit and 1 coat over Jagged Little Teal.



Ya'll Red-y For This is a glowy red with shimmer. This was sort of a surprise favorite but this was also just one coat!

Pearl Jammin' is definitely one of my favorites. This is a light blue with a fiery orange shimmer. You can use this as a topper or on its own, which I did here in 3 coats.

Holo At Ya Girl is meant to be a topper and I didn't quite realize that until I was 3 coats into this swatch lol. So it can be built up but even at 3 coats, this was not completely opaque.


Jagged Little Teal is a deep teal creme. Not terribly unique but I always love colors like this because I'm a sucker for blues. This was 2 coats, with a great formula.

Blue-Ya is a dark blue with green fleck shimmer. Another great formula, and 2 coats.

Heroine Chic is a charcoal gray with red micro shimmer. A bit thin and needed 3 coats.

Combat Blue-Ts. Oh. Mah. Gosh. This.. This is just amazing. A dark cobalt matte blue. This is one coat. Yes. One. Coat. The formula is a bit thick and you do need to work quickly to get even coverage but holy moly. I did add topcoat after this but I cannot seem to find that picture.... sooo... whoops. Trust me, it's gorgeous either way!

Did you pick any up from the China Glaze Rebel collection? What are your favorites?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda