Monday, November 19, 2012

Purple Skittles

Today I have a purple skittles mani for you.  I'm not calling it a gradient since I picked purples that were very similar to each other.
Can you tell which colors were used?


On my thumb is China Glaze Bizarre Blurple, index is Zoya Suri, middle is Zoya Mimi, ring is OPI Grape...Set...Match & on my pinkie is Zoya Aurora (I should have used Zoya Savita with topcoat instead of Aurora).  I used 2 coats of each polish with a coat of Seche Vite on top.  Bizarre Blurple & Suri could have been 1 coaters, but the other 3 needed 2 coats.  Bizarre Blurple & Suri both have a slight metallic cream finish, Mimi & Grape...Set...Match both have pink glass flecks while Mimi also has gold glass flecks & Aurora is a lighter toned purple with holographic flecks.  When I see all of these together my favorite is Bizarre Blurple--which (as you may guess) is a blue-purple.  Do you have a favorite out of these 5?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quick haul update

Today's post is just a quick update on what I've gotten the past few days.
Cheeky summer collection plates

China Glaze Gold Fusion, Sparks Will Fly, Cast A Spell, Bizarre Blurple; Color Clue Ho-Ho-Holly, Snow-Flakes
I finally got my Cheeky stamping plates in the mail exactly 1 month after my husband ordered them "for my birthday".  I've tried out a few & I will say that it seems like the full nail images are easier for me to use than any other stamping plates I own.
I picked up the polishes yesterday & was so happy that all the China Glaze ones were on sale--with the November birthday coupon I paid $12.13  for all 6 polishes.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Different Dimension Review!

I got sent 4 new polishes from Different Dimension's Santa Baby collection to review.  All of the polishes are named from the song "Santa Baby" & she included a card with all the words on it--I love it since my family listens to that song all the time during the holidays, my in-laws have a jukebox that plays 78s & one of the records is Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".
First up is I'll Wait Up For You Dear--red & green glitters in a clear base.
Different Dimension I'll Wait Up For You Dear

Different Dimension I'll Wait Up For You Dear

Different Dimension I'll Wait Up For You Dear
*For all of the swatches the white is Pure Ice Platinum Magic Base Coat & the black is Wet n Wild Black Creme.*
I put 1 coat over the white & black & on my middle finger & 2 coats on my ring finger.  The glitters are plentiful & really makes you think of Christmas.  I might wear this over silver or gold for Christmas this year.
Next up is Think Of All The Fellas I Haven't Kissed--a teal, purple & holographic glitter polish in a clear base.
Different Dimension Think Of All The Fellas I Haven't Kissed

Different Dimension Think Of All The Fellas I Haven't Kissed
Again I used 1 coat over the black, white & on my middle fingers (the middle finger I wiped a little too much of the polish off the brush) & 2 coats on my ring finger.  This polish also gives tons of glitter.  This reminds me of snow & sugarplums.  I'd wear this year-round.
Next we have Hurry Down The Chimney Tonight--a white & red polish consisting of bar & shard glitters in a clear base.
Different Dimension Hurry Down The Chimney Tonight

Different Dimension Hurry Down The Chimney Tonight

Different Dimension Hurry Down The Chimney Tonight
Again, 1 coat on the white, black & middle fingers & 2 coats on my ring finger.  These glitters are more sparse, but I still love this polish.  It reminds me of peppermint bark.  My favorite is over the black since I could wear that as a full mani to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons.  *Sorry about the pictures--my camera would/could not take a horizontal picture.
And last, but not least, is I've Been An Angel All Year--a light blue, milky based polish with white, blue & holographic glitters.
Different Dimension I've Been An Angel All Year

Different Dimension I've Been An Angel All Year
Again, 1 coat was used on the white, black & middle nails & 2 coats on the ring finger.  This polish has a base that reminds me of Revlon's Whimsical.  I think this would be very pretty over a light blue.  It reminds me of snow.

All of these polishes were very easy to work with & very beautiful--I think Think Of All The Fellas That I Haven't Kissed is my favorite (& I love the name) & surprisingly I'll Wait Up For You Dear is my husband's.

You can order these polishes (& 4 others from the collection) from Missi's etsy shop.  You can also follow Different Dimension on Facebook.

*These polishes were sent to me for my honest review.*

Friday, November 9, 2012

Born Pretty Store review!

I got asked by Born Pretty Store to review a product for them.  I choose the http://www.bornprettystore.com/colors-nail-shiny-glitter-powder-sheets-tips-tool-p-3103.html or "glequins" because I love the looks I've seen done with them (mostly from The Nailasaurus who does amazing nails) .
First, let me show you my mani that I had on:
China Glaze Immortal with Make A Spectacle accent fingers

China Glaze Immortal with Make A Spectacle accent fingers
I used 2 coats of Immortal & it went on perfectly.  It's a wonderful grey polish with blue & some pink shimmer--I love it.  Make A Spectacle has small hex iridescent glitters & tiny iridescent glitters in a clear base & I used 1 coat for the accent fingers.
I added a line of rainbow glequins on my index nail & then a few different colors on my pinkie:

blue, clear, pink, green & gold glequins

rainbow glequins

rainbow glequins
This set of glequins comes in 12 colors & they are so easy to use--I just put a coat of clear polish on my nail, had a drop of clear polish to dip my toothpick in & then used the toothpick to pick up the glequins & put them on my nail.  The clear glequins on my pinkie didn't show up very well, but I could see them a bit better in person than in the picture.  These really do take very little time to use, but I don't know if I could cover every nail--I'll probably be using them as accent nails.  I can't wait to use these more!

Born Pretty Store has tons of great products & if you use my coupon code BPL91 you'll get 10% off your order.
 
*I was sent the product for my honest review.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Want to see what my giveaway prize was?

Melanie got her prize in the mail on Saturday & she wrote a blog post about it!  If you're wondering what she got click here!

Hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour this weekend & watch my blog this week for a couple of reviews!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Haul post

I've been awful lately when it comes to showing you my new nail polishes & whatnot.  I have more to show you than I thought I would (should?), but my birthday was last month & I did order some polishes after I won at bingo (yes, I go to bingo, lol).
Here's my haul from the last month & a half or so:
China Glaze Angel Wings, shot glass, Glistening Snow, Champagne Kisses, Glitter All The Way (x2)  

China Glaze Pizzazz, Winter Holly, Blue Bells Ring, Immortal, Nova

China Glaze Naked, angel key chain, Seche Vite, China Glaze Exquisite, Make A Spectacle  
Orly R.I.P., Right Amount of Evil, Monster Mash; Color Club Artsy Crafty; Essie Fear or Desire
Wet n Wild Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire, Hannah Pinktana; Sinful Colors Cloud 9, Smokin; Pure Ice Emcee Me,Platinum Magic Base Coat  

Elemental Styles 10 Neon Lights; Hot Mess Lacquers Yankee Star; Kunimitsu Saving Townsville; Sonnetarium Snowfall, Supernatural   

Pure Ice Poker Face, Call Me!, Vegas Strip, Femme Fatale, Getting Gorgeous, Temptress  

China Glaze Glitter Goblin; Pure Ice Sexy Mama, Stunning, Champagne, Black Velour    

Different Dimension Hurry Down The Chimney Tonight, I'll Wait Up For You Dear, I've Been An Angel All Year, Think Of All The Fellas That I Haven't Kissed; Julep Hailee, Nora, Matte Top Coat, one-step polish remover pads, Born Pretty Store "glequins"
Whew!  After all of that I now have 559 polishes--holy ****!  The Different Dimension polishes & "glequins" were sent to me for review so look for those in the coming week.  Have a great weekend!