Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rainbow Honey Bubble Beam

Rainbow Honey can make some gorgeous toppers!! My all time favorite RH is The Worst Possible Thing and Bubble Beam is right behind it!

Bubble Beam has a bright blue jelly base with iridescent flakes, multichromatic flakies, glitter and shimmer shining brightly from within.

I added a layer of Essie Matte About You to allow those individual flakes to get some special attention.

This is two thin coats of Bubble Beam over Sinful Colors Endless Blue plus one coat of Matte About You.

RainbowHoney Bubble Beam

RainbowHoney Bubble Beam

Did you get your hands on this Limited Edition polish? How does it rank in your collection of Rainbow Honey polishes?

~Linda

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Julep Sea Salt Finish - Tracy

Julep jumped on board with the textured polishes and has pumped out a few polishes with what they call a sea salt finish. I recently snatched up one that was a bit different from the others, which has a grainy texture with bits of sparkle that seemed reminiscent of the Zoya Pixie Dusts. Their others seemed more comparable with the Milani texture line.

This is Tracey, a sparkly ocean blue polish with their 'sea salt finish'. I loved that this color seemed to have a bit of different blue colors within it. It looked quite different in the sunlight than in the shade but I was loving both.
Julep Tracy
Outdoors - Shade
JULEP_SEA_SALT
Outdoors - Sunlight
Julep_SeaSale_Tracy
Outdoors - Shade
Tracy has a deep rich color and the sparkle was pretty prevalent as well. This was the only textured polish I've purchased from Julep but I would be happy to purchase more if they have this same texture versus their others.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hits Phenomena

I love color shifting polish as long as it's well made, and today I have another HITS polish to share with you. HITS Phenomena is a multi color glitter in a clear base which shifts from purple to blue to green with various shades of each color. I've layered Phenomena over two coats of Essence Black is Back.

HITS Phenomena

HITS Phenomena

HITS Phenomena


Phenomena easily changed between different shades of purple but was a bit camera shy when turning green. My overall thoughts?...HITS worked it out again.

What do you think of color shifting polishes?  If you're a fan you'll want to make sure you come back in the week to come because I have some beautiful I Love Nail Polish Ultra Chrome polishes that have some amazing color shifting qualities!

~Linda

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hare Polish Hooky At The Hamlet

I'm digging deep into my untrieds box for this baby. I saw Hare Polish Hooky At The Hamlet randomly one day while doing some online browsing and had to have it. After receiving it, it wasn't quite as vibrant as expected but still a good lookin polish.

Hare Polish

This is actually 2 coats of Funky Fingers Wild Child and two coats of Hare Polish Hooky At The Hamlet.

Hare Polish
Artificial Light
Hare Polish
Sunlight
I decided to add Essie Matte About You and I loved the look!

Hare Polish

Application was good although a bit sheer so using some undies really helped develop color without a ton of coats. The dry time was relatively normal, nothing too quick and the consistency was nice.

You can get Hare Polish at her Etsy shop or there are a few online retailers that carry it.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda

Friday, September 6, 2013

Turquoise Nails

This is my attempt at Turquoise nails based on a method I saw a few other bloggers use. I guess you could also call this a recreation of OPI spotted too...maybe..kinda-sorta. You just have to adjust the size of the holes but you certainly could achieve that look using this technique.

Tuquoise Nails
Indoors - Artificial Light
I started with two coats of Julep Mystery Green #4 and then used some scrunched up seran-wrap to dab on Julep Robin (a robin's egg blue creme) and Julep Sienna (a metallic gold). To achieve the black spots I started with a cup of room temp water and 3 drops of OPI Black Onyx in the water. Once the polish spread out, I sprayed Rubbing Alcohol from about 8 inches above the cup between 2 and 4 times to get the black spots the way I liked. I chose a section of the design and dipped in my nail.

Tuquoise Nails
Outdoors - Shade
Tuquoise Nails
Outdoors - Direct Sunlight
After I got all my nails dipped and cleaned up I added a few dots of Sienna randomly across the nails. I liked the way the gold peaked through slightly from behind the black but also really liked the look of the additional golden dots.

Tuquoise Nails

So in the end, there was a bit too much black for me to think this actually looks like turquoise but I am loving the look!  What do you think?

~Linda

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cartoon Nails

Today I have some nail art that I did on my pumpkin. She saw some Cartoon Nails during one of her 4 hour spans on Pinterest and begged me to do these for her. I'm not sure where this originated, but here is the pin she asked me to recreate.

Cartoon Nails

I approached the 'reflection' on the nail a little differently and I think it came out quite well. We all know my lines are never straight and smooth but the teeny tiny nails didn't help either. However, it's always nice to do someone else's nails every once and a while. 

Cartoon_Nails

This is two coats of SinfulColors Innocent, the black liner is a Cherimoya 'Nail Art Pen' (which is not a pen, but a bottle of black with the striper brush). The white reflection is Milani White on the Spot and it's topped with Seche Vite. 

Thanks for stopping by guys! 

~Linda