May 30, 2012

Color Club Sugarplum Fairy & Quick Nail Art


I won this polish from Whitney of Elemental Styles & I'm finally getting around to posting it. Color Club Sugarplum Fairy is the loudest, craziest polish I've ever used.
Shown here at 3 coats & 2 coats of topcoat. The formula is a bit gloopy but not too difficult to apply as long you wait a bit between coats. It definitely dries gritty but the extra topcoat is worth it for the ridiculous amount of holographic bling you get with this one. I love it & so does Will; he's been sporting it on his toes for about a month!
 
The next day I added some Maybelline Matte Rose for a sort of art deco feel.


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April

May 29, 2012

Lightning

It's go through old photos day at April's house. Here's another quick post with some forgotten nails. I can't quite remember what I was going for here...
I used Sinful Secret Admirer (one of my all time favorites) for the base & the Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous for the lightning.

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April

Chain Of Hearts Nail Art

Just a quick post with an old manicure that I didn't manage to get any great pictures of even though I really liked it! I used The drop dead gorgeous Zoya Keiko for the base & Zoya Chloe for the flakies inside the heart. Same chain & technique as these nails I did last Christmas.

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April

Sation Board Girl Blue

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation has just released their first limited edition collection, California Gleamin', available now!
Sation Board Girl Blue is a beautiful cerulean blue creme that just barely needs 2 coats. In case you're wondering, it's a few shades brighter than Zoya Breezi & OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui. Gorgeous color unlike any other I own, a new favorite!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 28, 2012

Sation Pink Opal

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website.

Sation Pink OPal is a very saturated & cheery hot pink jelly polish with just a hint of shimmer. Not the most unique polish, but very pretty; looks like candy! Shown here at 2 coats.
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy. 

May 27, 2012

Abstract Chocolate Covered Strawberries?


These nails were inspired by Christina Rinaldi of Prima Creative. I used different colors & they ended up reminding me of chocolate cover strawberries. This look is super easy & the color combinations are endless, though I must say I quite like this combo!

I used Sation Holiday Pink, Essie Little Brown Dress, & China Glaze Cherish.
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April

May 22, 2012

Sation Holiday Pink & Some Lovely Roses


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website.

Sation Holiday Pink reminds me of Watermelon Bubble Yum!It's a nice pink creme that's opaque in 2 easily applied coats. Here's a couple of shots of the lovely roses that came with our house. So pretty!
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 17, 2012

Udderly Smooth Giveaway!

                                         

I go through tons of lotion & I imagine that most of my readers do as well. Changing your nail polish all the time can really dry out your skin. Udderly Smooth sent me 2 products to try out & I love them both.

First I tried Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream, a water based product. I love moisturizers packaged in tubs! I really fell like I can use every last bit & slather on as much as I need. This one has a nice texture & doesn't leave behind and greasy residue.
Next I tried Udderly Smooth Vitamin E Cream. It's a great everyday, all purpose lotion. Udderly Smooth has offered to give one of my U.S. or Canadian readers a tube of the same moisturizer!



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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy. 

May 16, 2012

Nautical Nails

I used Sation Sporty Kar Red, Sation Snow White, & Pure Ice French Kiss.
1st version
Final version
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April

Sation Sporty Kar Red


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website.

Sation Sporty Kar Red is a lovely true red with a finish somewhere between a creme & a jelly. Shown here at just two easily applied coats. I hated red polish when I first started painting my nails a few years ago, but now I know there is no denying the appeal of classic red nails.
 
My adorable Wally!







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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 15, 2012

Ghostbusters!


Today's manicure was inspired by this great poster. I decided to go with a pure white background though. I used Sation Snow White, Sation Overdressed Party, & Pure Ice French Kiss. Pretty happy with this one!
 
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April


May 13, 2012

Sation Snow White



Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website.

Sation Snow White is a pure white creme polish with a pretty good formula. Three coats, not too streaky & definitely not goopy like most white creme polishes. I don't wear straight up white cremes alone but they are a must have for nail art. Sation Snow White is a great option.
Hilarious postcard I found from the '60s.

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 12, 2012

Sation Cafe Con Leche & Abstract Flower Accent Nail


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. The formula on all the ones I've tried is excellent. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website.

Sation Cafe Con Leche is a glossy caramel creme with an great formula that's opaque in 2 coats.
 
The next night i did a quick accent nail using Zoya Gemma, Sation Heather, & N.Y.C. 233.
 
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April

May 9, 2012

Sation Off The Record Pink & Zoya Zuza

Some manicures just don't quite work. I wanted to add some Big Ruby Tattoos to my pretty Sation Off The Record Pink nails, but I didn't get them positioned correctly. I had just gotten the Zoya Surf collection & I thought Zuza would look lovely paired with the delicate pink, so I used it to cover up my mistake. A lovely accent nail combination.
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April

May 3, 2012

Layering With Zoya Zuza & The Painted Nail By Nubar OMG Gorgeous

Just a quick post with a pretty layered manicure. Zoya Zuza layered with one coat of The Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous & topped off with a coat of ManGlaze Matte-astrophe. I love matte glitter!
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April

Zoya Zuza


This is 2 coats of the beautiful Zoya Zuza. It's a "deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish." Truly lovely & a nice formula much like Zoya Edyta so you'll need to wait a couple of minutes before adding a second coat.
 
 
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Zoya Wednesday & A Fishtail Braid Accent Nail


Zoya Wednesday is gorgeous, a "faded dirty medium turquoise with green undertone and an opaque cream finish." The formula is a bit thick & needs a topcoat to level it out. Shown here at 2 coats Wednesday is a new favorite for sure!
The next day I tried out a tutorial by Taylor of the blog REJOICE for a fishtail braid manicure. Since it looked time consuming I opted for just an accent nail but I strongly discourage doing only one nail unless you have lots of patience to wait for the layers to dry. It's really quite easy to accomplish & would look amazing done on every finger.
I used Zoya Wednesday, Kristi, & Cho. I love this color combination & I can't wait to try the fishtail braid for a full manicure. Thanks for the idea Taylor!
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.