February 28, 2013

Layering With Zoya Trixie & Electra

I liked the accent nail from my last manicure so much that I decided to do all of my nails! 2 coats of Zoya Trixie with one coat of Zoya Electra on top. Not for everyday but fun every now & then.
Here's a quick shot of Electra over black.

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April

February 27, 2013

Accent Nail With Zoya Trixie & Electra

I decided to try Zoya Electra as an accent nail over my previous Zoya Trixie manicure. Zoya Electra is small silver holographic bar glitter in a clear base. Shown here at just one coat over Trixie. Most bar glitters bug me & just look hairy but I like Zoya's use of smaller bar glitters, like Rina, Twila, & Kissy.
 
 
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April

Zoya Trixie

Zoya Trixie is one of the first polishes we featured on our blog & I felt like it time to take some new pictures & show her off again. Shown here at two coats is a lovely silver metallic. I love silver polishes & this one is no exception!
 
 
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April

February 21, 2013

Rhinestone Polka Dot Accent Nail

It's been dark & gloomy & snowy & rainy here so I added some fancy rhinestones to my nails for a bit color among all the dark. The base color is Sation Guillotine Grape. 
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April

Layering With Sation Tall Dark & Has Some & Stirring Silver

This is one coat of Sation Stirring Silver topped with a gradient of Sation Tall Dark & Has Some. It's a very unique glitter with medium black circles, tiny turquoise glitter, & large turquoise shards in a clear base. So cool & similar in type to a favorite from last year, Sation Ego Friendly. I love this combination!
 
 
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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.

February 19, 2013

Sation Stirring Silver


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 Stirring Silver is from their California Gleamin' Collection. It's a beautiful blue toned medium grey that applies easily & covers in just one coat! An excellent addition to any polish lovers stash. I love one coat wonders!
 
 
 
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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.

Sation Guillotine Grape

Here we have two coats of Sation Guillotine Grape from their Miss Antoinette Spring 2013 collection. The first coat goes on streaky but by the second coat you have an evenly toned dark purple shimmer. Very rich color but a bit too dark for me to keep so I'll be passing this one on to a friend.
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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.

Sation Delete Your Junk Male

Sation Delete Your Junk Male is from their Miss Antoinette Spring 2013. It's a cherry jelly with a bit of hidden hot pink shimmer. Very pretty & applies nicely in two coats & I love the name!
 
 
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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.

February 14, 2013

Layering With Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty & Barielle Buddha-ful

I didn't get my normal proper shots of this pretty combination but you can still get the idea. This is one coat of Barielle Buddha-ful layered over Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty. I love flakies!
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April

February 12, 2013

Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty

This is three thick coats of Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty. The color is gorgeous & the formula is pretty darn good for a yellow creme. I love the wide brushes in this particular Sally Hansen line too. Overall, Yellow Kitty is a winner!
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April

Glitter Gradient With Zoya Mira & Sinful Hottie

Just a quick glitter gradient post. I used Zoya Mira for the base & an old favorite Sinful Hottie for the glitter.
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April

Ashley's Favorites! Icing My Blue Heaven

My sister Ashley is the one who got me started wearing nail polish. She has very particular tastes so her polish collection is very small & filled with mostly cremes. She loves every single one of them though & wears them all enough to need backups.
Icing My Blue Heaven is one that I see her wearing often, so I snapped some quick photos. Shown here at two coats.
 
 
 
 
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April

February 8, 2013

Drowning In Pictures: Seeking Oganization & Online Storage Advice

I take lots of photos. For my blog, for my concrete & just generally to document my lovely life. (I only have a handful of pictures from my 20's!) Because of this I have hundreds of unedited photos sitting on my computer waiting for my attention. Every few months I try to tackle the backlog. I manage to go though & get rid ones that are obviously poor quality or uninteresting but that's about it. I have some organization on my hard drive but it's not perfect. The pictures I have online are scattered across different sites & a complete mess.

I bet many of my readers & fellow bloggers have tons of pictures too. How do you manage your photos? Do you store them online? All suggestions welcome!  Here's a few photos of Wally, Will & me just so this post isn't totally boring.
 
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April

February 7, 2013

XOXO Valentine's Nail Art

My first Valentine's Day nails for this year. The base is Sation Chocolate Chip Resistant & I made the x's & o's with my Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Red. I really love nail art pens. I could never do this with a brush & if you mess up, you can just wipe it off. (They don't set until a topcoat is applied.)
 
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April

Sation Chocloate Chip Resistant

You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Chocolate Chip Resistant  is from their new limited edition collection, Candylandia.

Sation Chocolate Chip Resistant is a peach leaning neutral with hidden shimmer. Really awesome color but not great with my skintone. Shown here at three easily applied coats. I'll be passing this one on to a lucky friend with either much darker or lighter skin than mine. I'm using it as the base for this year's first Valentine's Day nails before it moves on though. I'll have that post up soon.
 
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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.

February 6, 2013

Color Club Holiday Splendor

Color Club Holiday Splendor is from the 2011 Beyond The Mistletoe Collection. I've posted about two others from this set here & here; they are all incredible! Shown here at two coats, it's very easy to apply as long as you wait a bit between coats to avoid dragging.

Holiday Splendor is easily the most insane & blingiest polish I own. It got more attention than every other manicure I've ever worn. Blue leaning green jelly base loaded with holographic glitter. So excellent!!!
 
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April