Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sinful Colors Seaweed

Sinful Colors Seaweed is a nice pastel greyish green sort of shade. It is subtle, yet opaque in one coat. The formula was smooth and wear was great (as usualy with Sinful Colors).

Friday, January 27, 2012

March for Life 2011 Manicure

This was my manicure for the March for Life last year. I don't remember which color I used for the base, but I think I put some sort of coral first and then a metallic pink on top. I then used a silver polish to draw the baby foot. I stamped the rose image from plate bm14 with Konad red stamping polish. I used the Konad red stamping polish to create the French tip on my thumb.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

China Glaze For Audrey, OPI Mermaid's Tears and Silver Shatter

This manicure allowed me to compare China Glaze For Audrey and OPI Mermaid's Tears. The OPI was used for the accent nail. You can see the difference between the 2 colors easily. Mermaid's Tears leans greener than For Audrey. I actually like both colors very well and both applied nicely. I then used the OPI Silver Shatter on the accent nail and just love the combination!

Here is a close-up to show the sparkles in OPI Silver Shatter. It's a greart formula, not as thick as the black, and shattered nicely.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Swatch: 4 Recent Funky Fingers Metal Crackles

These have been around for a few months. They seem to be more metallic type crackle and one even have gold shimmer!

This is Burgundy Scales. It is a shimmery metallic color and this one, along with the rest, crackle just like the other ones.

This is Orange Scales (so creative, lol). It cracks really well and looks great with that green underneath. The green underneath all of these is Orly It's Not Rocket Science from the Cosmic FX Collection.

This is Teal Scales and it REALLY pretty. I didn't get a really good photo here, but I kinda did this quickly before I took off a previous manicure. It has gold shimmer/very fine glitter in it that just sparkles! It's really pretty and cracks pretty well too.

And last is Purple Scales. I think purple crackles just don't work very well. It has the same problem as the China Glaze purple too. It is a metallic purple and was thick and probably my least favorite of these 4.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

2 Snowflake Manicures

At the beginning of last year, I did this manicure. It was one of my first attempts at nail art stamping and really got me hooked! The base is Sinful Colors Midnight Blue. I then took Revlon Gum Drop and stamped snowflakes from plate BM14. I put a little bit of silver glitter top coat on as well to give it a nice sparkle.
The Revlon stamped pretty well, but because the blue is so dark it didn't give the result I had hoped for. But it looks cool nonetheless.

I then decided to mix it up and switch the colors around. It looks great this way as well. Same colors and nail plate, just used the blue to stamp. Sinful Colors polish always works well stamping for me. The dark colors are so opaque and work nicely.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Multi-colored Pink Pretty!

I started with OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-Y from the Texas Collection from Spring/Summer 2011. It's a light fuschia jelly and this is 2 coats.

I then added 2 coats of the OPI Ulta Holiday 2011 exclusive A Sparkle Yule Love. It is so glittery!! There are hex glitters and smaller glitters in there. They are pink, orange, light blue, purple, silver and gold. And I'm sure to have left off some colors because there are lots of different colored/sized glitter in this beauty.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Swatch: OPI Ski Teal We Drop

This is OPI Ski Teal We Drop and it is part of the Swiss Collection which was Fall/Winter 2010.

LOVE IT! It is a really pretty creme and goes on so smooth and dries shiny. I like the way it looks on me and it is a dark, murky teal. Very pretty.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


It's been a few months! Wow! But, Happy 2012 and I'm back and ready to show off some Christmas/winter designs and do some more reviews and swatches and maybe even a contest or 2 this year.

Happy New Year!