June 25, 2012

Sation Miss Emo Shun All

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation has just released a limited edition collection called Class of Sation, available now.
Sation Miss Emo Shun All is a deep, dark indigo creme that dries to a satin finish. Adding topcoat lightens it up just a tad and makes it super shiny. Excellent formula that barely needs two coats.
Here's a shot with my navy shirt so you can really tell how purple this polish is.
I added a gradient with Sation Most Hue-Nique. Glitter gradients are my favorite manicures; they always look fancy a beautiful with very little extra effort!
Thanks for reading!
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.

June 24, 2012

Sation Most Hue-Nique & V Nails

Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation has just released a limited edition collection called Class of Sation, available now.
Sation Most Hue-Nique has a lovely mix of small turquoise & pink glitter, large turquoise & purple glitter, & a sprinkling of turquoise bar glitter all in a light blue tinted base. It's a little thicker than all of the other Sations I've tried but that is necessary to keep all that glitter suspended. No problems with application & it's shown here at 3 coats. Fun & unique! Definitely a lot of work to remove but that is also expected with a glitter bomb polish like this one.
In the shade
Close up of the glitter
The next day I added some Wet N Wild Teal Of Fortune leaving a a v-shaped gap for that glitter to shine through. Simple but pretty.
Thanks for reading!
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.

June 22, 2012

Sation Chatty Catty & A Second Try At Some Easy Nail Art


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation has just released a limited edition collection called Class of Sation, available now.
I know I recently said I'm not a fan of neons, but I love Sation Chatty Catty for some reason. It's very flattering with my skin tone & is a fantastic color for my hot, sticky Oklahoma summers. Neon orange-ish pink with a fantastic formula, especially for a neon. I barely needed two coats & it dried very quickly. Like most neon it dries with a matte, satin finish that looks cool on it's own or great with a topcoat.
Looks pretty with blue!
One of my past manicures recently ended up on fuck yeah nail art; if you're the one who submitted I'd like to thank you very much! Since everyone seemed to like it I decided to try it again with new colors. I like the results quite a bit, neutral & neon!
 
Thanks for reading!
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.

June 19, 2012

Milani Purple Gleam


Another amazing Milani One Coat Glitter, I think I love this one even more than Blue Flash! Milani Purple Gleam is an orchid purple & black micro glitter polish that covers well in just two coats. Dries a bit gritty & matte so needs a couple of coats of topcoat, but totally worth it. Wait a few minutes between coats to avoid dragging. Drop dead gorgeous!
A shot from my friend David Liss's book, Black Panther: Man Without Fear!
 
Thanks for reading!
April

June 18, 2012

Don't Forget About My Nail Art Contest


I'll be updating the prizes soon! I've had some terrific entries so far & I can't wait to see more. Please feel free to help spread the word. You can find all of the details here.

Milani Blue Flash & Some Nail Art


This is two coats of the super sexy Milani Blue flash. Easy to apply  as long as you wait a few minutes between coats. It dries a bit gritty & with a matte finish so it needed a couple of coats of topcoat but it's well worth it in my opinion. Gorgeous deep teal & sparse black micro glitter!
One of my new favorite books, Among Others by Jo Walton, also happens to have a pretty cover.
 
The next day I add a bit of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. I love this manicure, super hero glitter nails!
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April

June 16, 2012

Sation Show Off Your Navel Orange & A Gradient


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. 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 Show Off Your Your Navel Orange is super bright, much brighter than I could capture with my camera. My friend saw it, said "Whoa! It's like fluorescent melon!" It's got a bit of shimmer & dries matte, like most neons do. The formula was pretty good for a neon as long as you wait a few minutes between coats. This is a fun color but I've never been a big fan of neons so I think I'll pass it on to friend who loves them.

The next night I added a sponged gradient with the lovely Zoya Caitlin. Pretty fun & unexpected color combination!
 
Thanks for reading!
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.

June 13, 2012

Sation Seriously Slate


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 Seriously Slate is a lovely charcoal polish with charcoal & steel blue shimmer. The first coat goes on sheer but you'll have gorgeous gunmetal nails by the third coat. I got several compliments on this color, especially from guys.
Thanks for reading!
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.

June 9, 2012

Sation Miss McTeal

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 McTeal is a fun polish that reminds me of my Crest Mint Toothpaste. Shown here at three coats; it starts out thin and sheer but build to a beautiful color with lots of depth. It looks very green in the sun, but darker & more blue indoors. Another winner from Sation!
Matched my favorite dress!
The next day I finally tried out some striping tape. It's a bit fiddly, but I love the effect!
Thanks for reading!
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.

June 4, 2012

Play To The Judge Nail Art Contest (Ends 6/30)


I'm very excited to be hosting my first nail art contest. The theme will be nail art you think I will like. That's it. You can do anything you want but I'd love for you to explore my blog, pinterest, goodreads & facebook accounts so you can get to know me a bit better. I've never posted much personal stuff here on the blog & I tend to stay away from too much interaction on makeup alley & facebook groups (too much drama no matter how hard all of the good folks try to prevent it).

I'd like to get to know you better too. Please feel free to leave to your accounts & blogs in the comments of this post or email them to me at lirpaskoorb@gmail.com If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email.

Contest Details
  • One entry per person.
  • Open internationally!
  • 2 winners, one judge's (me) favorite & one picked by Random.org
  • Prizes have yet to be determined, but they will be awesome!
  • Can be previous nail art or something you did just for this contest.
Click the button below to add your nail art. Entries can be from your blog (make sure it's the specific post, not the home page) or a free picture hosting site (photobucket, flickr, etc.).Ends June 30th at midnight (US Central time. I can't wait to see your entries!

June 3, 2012

Color Club Beyond The Mistletoe


I won this polish from Whitney of Elemental Styles & I'm finally getting around to posting it. Color Club Beyond The Mistletoe is blue tinted version of Color Club Sugarplum Fairy. 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. This one is also awesome!
Thanks for reading!
April


DIY Clothing Racks


Will has lots of clothes, lots & lots of clothes! When we moved into our new house, we quickly decided that we would need more closet space. We got to work and spent an afternoon putting up some black iron pipe, wall mounted clothing racks.
You just have to find your wall studs to figure out how what pipe lengths you'll need. You can buy them at Home Depot or Lowe's where they will cut the pipe & thread it for you. I found the elbow joints & flanges (wall mounts) at Ace.We spent about $80.
 
Random butt shot...

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April

June 2, 2012

Sation Just Lilac That

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 Just Lilac That is a fun summer color with an excellent formula especially for a pale cream polish. Shown here at two coats, Just Lilac That is a very pink leaning lilac cream that I found very flattering. Definitely a keeper!
These last two pictures were taken with my one of my favorite games, Lunch Money. It's easy to learn, fun to play, & just looks really creepy & cool! 

Thanks for reading!
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.