Jun 8, 2011

Happy Late Birthday!

Hey Ladies!

As always: Better late than never! This is a mani that I did for my birthday back in March. I was inspired by a shirt I had bought that week for myself. So I kinda mimicked the shirt on my nails for the night we went out dancing!

So I started off with two coats of China Glaze's best color EVER made: For Audrey! In my opinion, this is the most beautiful color on earth. Don't get me wrong. I love unique colors that have 43 thousand shades in one (I exaggerate a bit). Love douchromes. Love holos. But you don't always have to be crazy to be a beautiful color. I remember when I first saw this color. Mari wore it out for a previous birthday outing of mine. I loved it so much that I went on the hunt for it. Sally's Beauty was sold out back then. Thankfully I was able to get it online from Transdesign. *insert heavenly music here* I was sooo happy. Mari and I usually share our colors but this is one of the few colors we each own a bottle of. I guess you can say its in my permanent line! Moving on....

I applied 2 coats of For Audrey. I then stamped with Konad plate m57 using their Black Special Polish. Then I dotted with China Glaze's Spontaneous. This color was great for it because it's seriously opaque! You ask: How did I dot? (Or you might not care!) Either way, listen up (those of you that don't have a dotting tool). I don't own a dotting tool. I got a toothpick and cut a little bit of the tip off so it wouldn't be so pointed. You want that flat end for dotting. Don't cut too far unless you want a fatter dot. Then I just placed a drop of the polish on my nail board (yes, I have a board -school binder flap- that I use to paint my nails on in case I ever spill polish - don't want that landing on my desk). I dipped the end of the cut toothpick in the polish and then applied it on my nail. I waited a while for the dots to dry and then applied a coat of Seche Vite (didn't want the dots to smear).

And that's basically it...

Hope you gals like it. Happy Polishing!

Jun 2, 2011

L8R Miami... Hello St. Louis!

Hey Ladies!

Long time no see! Life has been crazy but its stabilizing again. I am officially in St. Louis for the entire summer! So, an update: I finished finals and I started to prepare myself for the summer. I had to pack for my vacation and start packing for St. Louis. Then I went on my cruise vacation and it was awesome. Wish the vacation would have been longer. But don't we all wish that? LOL! Then I came back from my vacation and I immediately had to finish packing because I was leaving for St. Louis the next day. Packing for 2 months is not easy. I didn't want to overpack but I didn't want to be limited to 2 pairs of jeans and 5 tops all summer. LOL! That was an overwhelming experience. It looked like my closet had thrown up all over my room. It was a war zone!

So now I'm in St. Louis and I've been here for a little over a week. The first week was very hectic. I started summer classes right away so I was doing homework. I was trying to find a way to accommodate all my stuff. I was trying to get used to the new routine. And if that wasn't enough, I had my first terrifying experience on Day 2... Tornado Warnings! I'm from Miami. We don't get any of those there. All we get are hurricanes. Personally, I prefer a hurricane over a tornado. Hurricanes give you plenty of warning that they are heading your way. Plus, homes in Miami are built to withstand them. However, a tornado doesn't give you much warning. It's more like "BAM! I'M HERE!" And can you even build a structure to withstand a tornado? Either way, we got bad weather and were under tornado warnings for most of the day. So I was glued to the news and had no idea where things were happening. Imagine that while being in a new city. I didn't know where the counties and cities they were mentioning were located. So I didn't know how close or far the tornado sightings were. I was literally sitting there with a map open on my laptop trying to follow the news. And then I heard the tornado siren going off outside. I think I almost crapped my pants... Seriously! I hope I never hear that thing again in my entire life! Luckily, nothing happened here. 

Needless to say, my nails have been naked for far too long now. I finally painted them this week. Go figure I chipped a nail the next day. LOL! I'm going to post up the backlog of manicures I have and then I'll start posting my most recent ones. You'll notice when I reached recent ones because I don't have a light box here. So I have to depend on the sun to get good pictures. Well, enough of my rambling and on to the nails!

This is Chrysanthe-mum's the Word from FingerPaints Spring 2011 collection. Yeah, the bottle doesn't have the name on the bottom sticker because I got this collection from a blogsale and they had received this collection for review. I'd describe this as a pastel lime green. Very appropriate for spring and summer. The formula was great. 2 coats for full application. I then applied 1 coat of China Glaze's L8R G8R to my ring finger because I was bored. LOL! L8R G8R is a light green holo from the OMG Collection.

Happy Polishing!

Jun 1, 2011

China Glaze Crackle Metals


China Glaze Introduces Six New Crackle Glaze Polishes in Sparkling Metallics for Summer 2011

Los AngelesCA – (June 2011):  Set your summer style to “sizzle” with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glaze Metals collection.  The pioneer in crackle technology, China Glaze takes the beauty phenomenon to the next level with this second-generation polish that pairs the edgy innovation of crackle with the elegant beauty of metals.  The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection features six sparkling metallic colors including:

·        Tarnished Gold: Warm, honeyed hue
·        Platinum Pieces: Shimmering silver
·        Haute Metal: Pale pink
·        Cracked Medallion: Bold bronze
·        Latticed Lilac: Soft lavender
·        Oxidized Aqua: Deep aquamarine blue

Create dramatically different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals.  Layer over different base colors to create bold styles.  Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect.  As versatile and edgy as China Glaze’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals is sure to be this summer’s hottest beauty trend!

The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection will be available as open stock colors and 12 piece counter display with a unique Crackle Glaze screen and including an instructional hang tag.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze