Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Ivy Manicure Using RA-120

Today I feel like showing a spring manicure! It has been snowing a bit, but that doesn't mean my nails can't sport the new season :)

Here are the materials I used:

I first painted all my nails with Funky Fingers Gesso, followeed by Kleancolor Holo Green.
Then, I went to stamping! I first stamped the flourish-like design from the RA-120 plate with Konad white, followed by the Ivy circle design on the tips of my nails with Konad Green.
The final touch was topping everything off with Seche Vite.

Here's the finished product:

 I envisioned this manicure as Ivy flowing over a pot, very spring-like. I think I was able to convey that in the final look.

Here is my favorite, the extreme closeup. Look at how pretty that Kleancolor Holo Green comes through:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Glitter Gal Flash Sale!

From now until the end of the month, Beautometry is having a flash sale!!

The Glitter Gal Transitions and Shade Shifters 15mL are on sale for $15:

Glitter Gal Transitions are usually used as a top coat over another color to give it a hue of whichever transition you are using.

Glitter Gal Shade Shifters can be used on their own and present a beautiful color shift across the nail as you move your hand.

Also, don't forget, LynnBDesigs are still available for pre-order til the end of the month.
LynBDesigns, which is handmade nail polish, has created some real beauties.
We are launching with 10 shades from collections such as Land Before Time, Dweam Wiffim a Dweam, and The Doctor Is In.
Preorders will be at a special launch sales price of $7. If you pre-order all 10, you will get a free gift with purchase.
Check it out!

Little Foot
Quintessential Kiwi (Unscented)
Black Dragon Pearl Tea

Let's Get Mawwied
Time and Dimension in Relative Space

Wait, Wait, Wait Is This a Kissing Book?
Sacre Blurple

This is Halloween

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Swatch: AEngland Dragon

Because it's March, and March wouldn't be complete without another green manicure; today I present AEngland Dragon.

It is a great holographic polish. Not as in your face as some of the others and Glitter Gal, but definitely holographic. It is a slight holo and very pretty because of it.

I really like the dusty green this color comes off as, and love the added touch of the holo particles.

And here is an extreme closeup:

AEngland can be bought on
Have a great day!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bring on Spring!

Spring is fast approaching, and since green is very in for March I wanted to do a green spring inspired manicure.

I started with Kleancolor Jazz Olive, a nice metallic golden green polish.
Kleancolor Jazz Olive

To spruce this up, I turned to Red Angel plate RA-104 and used the image with leaves and lines on it.

I used Konad Green stamping polish and stamped onto all my nails. I then took Kleancolor Diamond Green and put it above the first green line on all my nails to give it a French tip look.

Here it is:

Here are a few more angles:

And, a closeup of one nail to see the design better:

Hope Spring will soon be here! We are trying a vegetable garden this year and can't wait to get it going outside :)
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Swatch: Kleancolor Metallic Mango

Kleancolor Metallic Mango is a great orange color. It is opaque in 2 coats and very chip resistant.

Very versatile and great for nail art!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Swatch: Kleancolor Boogie Nights

Today I have a screaming orange to show you! It's Kleancolor Boogie Nights. Very bright, red-leaning orange.

Check that out!
Have a great day.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Swatch: Kleancolor Fuschia Glitter

I am determined to get swatches out there for these wonderful Kleancolor polishes! I hope you like them as much as I do :)

Today's polish is Kleancolor Fuschia Glitter. It has large holographic hex glitters mixed in with smaller holographic hex glitter and even smaller holographic square glitters. All in a see-through fuschia base.

The photos shows Kleancolor Fuschia Glitter over a darker base to really bring out those holographic glitter particles!

And, one of my new favorite things to do: extreme closeup :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Swatch: Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuschia

Here is a swatch of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuschia over Kleancolor Red Alert. I really like how this turned out looking very bright and cheery.

Here is an extreme closeup to show some of the color shifts, blurry.

And here is a photo showing my nails at an angle to get another view of how pretty this polish is:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Swatch: Kleancolor Diamond Fuschia

Kleancolor Diamond Fuschia is a very packed glitter polish. It has both silver glitter and pink glitter particles in it, giving it the fuschia appearance. The glitter particles are really small so they go together to create a nice overall glitter effect.

The photo shows it over Kleancolor Neon Sapphire, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite polishes.
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Diamond Candles

Have you heard of the newest thing in candles? Diamond Candles is not just a candle, but also includes a ring worth at least $10!

It is a 100% soy wax candle that has a ring glued to the inside in a little baggie wrapped in foil. This protects the ring so it doesn't get damaged while burning the candle. What a concept!

The creator wanted to give more than a candle as a gift and figured he would put a ring in the wax so the recipient received 2 gifts instead of one. Because it's such a novel idea, he started Diamond Candles and now they have really taken off :)

I burned Cinnamon Pinecone, which has a great Christmas-y smell to it. You wait until the wax goes down low enough to get the ring out and then take tweezers, or in my case a spoon, to get it out while the wax is still melted. That makes it easier than digging around and getting wax everywhere.

Here's a closeup of the ring I found:

 It doesn't have any markings, so probably only a $10 ring, but there are other rings worth much more! Check out their facebook page to see photos from other people as well.
I've bought more of these candles and enjoy burning them and getting the extra surprise of a ring too.
If you're interested in trying these candles out, go on over to sneakpeeq where you will get $10 off for signing up at this link. The candles are $25, but you can get them for $15 with that link.

Hope you enjoy and have a great day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tipwear Test: AEngland Beauty Never Fails

Beauty Never Fails is one of the most recent colors from AEngland. It is part of the Heavenly Quotes collection.

To some, this may be just another green. But, if really does have a uniqueness all its own.

AEngland Beauty Never Fails
It is a dark forest green with lighter green glass flecks. As you move your hand you can see these flecks really shine in the light. I like the play between dark and light on this one.

I decided to test the tipwear on it. I did not use a basecoat or a topcoat. This is 2 coats on my natural nails.
After about 5 days or so, there was noticeable tipwear. But I think that I may be one of the only ones to notice that.

 As you can see, nothing too bad at all.

Now, about a week and a half and then yes, there is considerable wear. The big chips occurred on that last day. Luckily, it was time to change it so I can try other nail looks. But this is definitely a keeper!!

AEngland can be found at