Tag Archives: purple

Orly – Space Cadet

24 Dec

Orly – Space Cadet

Sometimes purple… or green! or red! Depending on how the light hits the lacquer. :)

This is one of my favorites but the dry time takes a while. 3-4 coats, ~ 1 hour for my nails to fully dry.

Nail Deco Of The Week #112

27 Oct

cosmetic ARTS nail polish…. there are no names on my bottles ;_;

milani – gold

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color – Red-y Response

6 Sep

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color – Red-y Response

I was lucky enough to get this for ~$3.00 after extra care bucks @ CVS + some other coupons a few weeks ago. :) Magnetic polish can get pretty expensive! I believe this bottle retails for ~$9-10 at CVS!

For those who are not familiar with magnetic polish, the polish basically has iron powder in the formula so when you hover a magnet over a wet coat on your nail it will form a fun design. :)

Nail Deco Of The Week #103

2 Feb

fauxnad stamps

color club – fashion addict

Nail Deco Of The Week #102

26 Jan

Creative Nail Design – Crimson Sparkle

Creative Nail Design – Sapphire Sparkle

Milani – Silver Dazzle

Milani – Gold

Confetti – All That Glitters

Confetti – Snow Day (why is this called snow day??? it’s purple!)

Galaxy nail art :)

Nail Deco Of The Week #101

8 Jan

Essie – School of Hard Rocks

Julep – Trina

Sally Hansen Insta Dri – Mint Sprint

Sally Hansen Insta Dri – Lickety-split Lime

Magnetic Polishes + misc swatches

8 Jan

Wanted to post up some pictures of the magnetic polishes that I was playing with at Sephora :)

nails inc. Trafalgar Square (chrome) — middle finger

nails inc. Special Effects Electric Lane Holographic Glitter Top Coat — index finger

nails inc.  Houses Of Parliament (purple) — thumb

Aren’t they cool? :) For the magnetic polishes, you swipe a thick coat of iron-powder infused polish and quickly put the magnetic cap on top of the wet polish. I found it a little tricky not to let the cap touch my nail (and apparently others have this problem too since the tester cap had quite a bit of residue!) but after about 5-10 seconds, the polish will dry to a cool pattern! If you’ve ever seen cat-eye beads, the finish is kind of like that. They cost $16.00 a bottle at Sephora and come in 3 colors (chrome, purple, teal). I couldn’t bring myself to buy a bottle, hopefully there are dupes to be found!

Two more swatches:

Zoya – Neeka (not quite as glitter as it looks in the bottle, but still very pretty! this color is also darker than it appears in the bottle)

Essie – School of Hard Rocks

 

Julep Maven It Girl Post

8 Jan

I posted the Julep $0.01 deal a few days ago and just wanted to let everyone know that I got my box!

I know you’re curious. :)

 

The box came with…

3 nail colors ( L-R: Diane (vampy jelly forest green), Trina (vampy aubergine shimmer), Helena (creme fuschia)

1 nail top coat

1 sample of Julep’s hand scrub

1 sample of Julep’s hand lotion

1 mini container of nail glitter

all wrapped nicely in a black paper bag with a red ribbon for a penny. :)

Trina is my favorite! The polishes were all very pigmented, Diane was a bit sheer though so that took around 3 coats. I was very pleased with how all of colors dried with an ultra glossy finish! The only thing I dislike about Julep polishes is that they are quite expensive… each polish costs about $14.00 on their website– but their polishes are not the standard .5 oz! They are .27 oz. I have yet to see a Julep nail color that is special enough to purchase for that price.

Sorry for the messy application! I was in a rush.

New polishes + OFFTOPIC DIY TORN TIGHTS FOR BOW FLATS TUTORIAL

22 Dec

I ordered some polishes from Bloom.com :)

Essie – School of Hard Rocks

Zoya – Neeka

OPI – Suzi Loves Cowboys

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Lickety-Split Lime

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Mint Sprint

Lickety-Split Lime, Mint Sprint, School of  Hard Rocks, Neeka, Suzi Loves Cowboys

I am sooo happy with the Insta-Dri’s! The formula is great, you’ll only need 1-2 coats for an opaque finish. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this line earlier since it’s been around for so long! I will def be buying more. Neeka is a 1-2 coater as well. Suzi loves cowboys is a bit sheer, but the dry time is satisfactory.

Now onto the tutorial!

I like to wear sheer tights, but somehow I always seem to ruin them after 1 or 2 wears. I usually just toss them, but I’ve recently thought up of a fun way to recycle! What can you do with torn tights you ask?

Now I suppose to I could have just worn my torn tights like Miley…

But that’s never really been my style. Here’s what I did instead!

1. Grab your torn tights…

2. Snip off the legs and feet

3. Turn them into bows! I’ve noticed that sheer tights are very good for making fluffy bows. You won’t have to worry about the ends fraying because if you stretch them they’ll just fold over by themselves. the torn part won’t really show because your tights will scrunch up and it will be hard to tell.

 

Now you can turn your bows into pins… or  jewelry… whatever! The possibilities are endless. :) I decided to spruce up a pair of flats by super gluing them on.

Easy, right?

Nail Deco Of The Week #98

3 Nov

Creative Nail Design Effects topcoats :) (sapphire sparkle, crimson sparkle)

CND Crimson Sparkle over Essie Damsel in a Dress

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