October 31, 2013

Cauldron Nails

Sometimes a cool idea just doesn't quite turn out the way you want it too. I got the idea from the blog Top Coat It who posted these amazing cauldron nails last year. I decided to make the cauldrons half moons & use a different polish for each spell. Great idea in theory but the end result is a bit of a mess. Maybe I'll try again next year.
I started with Sation Lemon Pearl then used my Silver Sharpie & a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen for the Cauldrons. The spells from thumb to pinky: JENsations Rainbow Sprinkles, Juicy Couture Pink Glitter, Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time, Enchanted Polish, Finger Lickin' Good, & Zoya Electra.
 
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April

Witches Cauldron Nails With Sation

Sometimes a cool idea just doesn't quite turn out the way you want it too. I got the idea from the blog Top Coat It who posted these amazing cauldron nails last year. I decided to make the cauldrons half moons & use a different polish for each spell. Great idea in theory but the end result is a bit of a mess. Maybe I'll try again next year.
I started with Sation Lemon Pearl then used my Silver Sharpie & a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen for the Cauldrons. Next up we have five Sation glitters! From pinky to thumb: Calorie Countess, Ego Friendly, For Better Or Never, Rich In Opportunities, & Tall Dark & Has Some.
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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 Lemon Pearl


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 Lemon Pearl is from their limited edition collection, California Gleamin', available now.

Sation Lemon Pearl looks like the middle of a lemon creme cookie. Shown here at 2 coats with a fantastic formula for a yellow polish. It's got a bit of shimmer but reads as a creme on the nail. I love it!
 
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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.

Spider Nails With Zoya

I started with Zoya Cassedy then added a bit of Zoya Edyta in the corners of the spider webs. I used my Silver Sharpie for the webs & Zoya Amy for the spider.
 
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April

Zoya Cassedy

Zoya Cassedy is part of Zoya Zenith, their 2013 Winter Holiday collection. It's described as a pewter metallic & that is quite accurate. Sometimes look like a steely blue & sometimes leans a bit green. Great formula that reminds me of Zoya Edyta. Unique color that any metallic polish lover should pick up for their collection.
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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

Layering With Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time

I wanted to get Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time to look like it does in the bottle. I originally tried just using it alone but the dark grey jelly base was just too streaky. Next I tried one coat of Sation Seriously Slate & got the look I was going for, still obviously a jelly base color but no streaks. Fun layering combination for Halloween!
 
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April

October 20, 2013

French Manicure Inspired By Drusilla

I've finally started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel. I knew I would love the shows, but I had just never gotten around to them. Here we have some simple nails inspired by the character of Drusilla, just in time for Halloween too. She always wore french manicures with various shade of red for the base color. You can see a version here.
For my Drusilla nails I used Zoya Livingston & topped them off with Zoya Gaia. Not a look I would normally wear, but fun for Halloween!
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April

October 16, 2013

Sation Hottie Biscottie


I'm a huge fan of Sation polishes & their new fall collection, The Miss-terranean, is lovely.

Sation Hottie Biscottie is a lovely off-white creme polish. The first coat is treaky but it looks great after just two coats. Good formula for a white creme; I love it!
 
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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.

Pure Ice Magnetic Attraction

Here we have two coats of Pure Ice Magnetic Attraction. Good formula that covers well in just one coat. It dries super fast which is normally fantastic but I had a hard time getting the magnet positioned correctly before it was already too dry to make the stripes. I still love the idea of magnetic polishes though. 
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April

October 14, 2013

Zoya Livingston

Zoya Livingston is from their Fall 2013 Cashmere collection.You can get away with just one thin coat but I used two here to get to bottle color. Great formula & a nicely balanced red!
 

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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.

Sation Abbacadazzle

You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Abbacadazzle is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia. I love their wide brushes!


Sation Abbacadazzle is definitely a unique polish that I think people will wither love or hate! Shown here at three thin coats, it's a super squishy, sunshine yellow jelly polish. Fantastic formula especially for a yellow polish. While this is a great polish & a cool idea, it ended up reminding everyone of egg yolks & looked pretty strange on me. I'm keeping it anyway though! I think it will come in handy someday.
 

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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.

Glitter Gradient With JENsations Rainbow Sprinkles & Sation Off The Record Pink

Here's a pretty & delicate glitter gradient that I love! I started with a base of Sation Off The Record Pink then topped it with one coat of the fabulous Rainbow Sprinkles from JENsations. (You can see my previous post layering it over a berry jelly polish here.) Still available from her Etsy store for $8. I've got my eye on Turn Off the Lights too. Hurry & place your orders before November 3 when she'll take her last orders before a long hiatus!
 

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April

October 10, 2013

Layering With Zoya Belinda & Maisie

Here we have Zoya Belinda topped with one coat of Zoya Maisie. I love flakies!
 
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April

Sation Queenie In A Bottle

You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Queenie In A Bottle is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia. I love their wide brushes!


Sation Queenie In A Bottle is a bright orchid pink jelly that covers in two easily applied coats. I hated pink polishes when I frst started this blog back in 2009, but now I'm a fan & this one is fantastic!
 
 
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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.

Sally Hansen Choco-latte

Sally Hansen Choco-latte has a superb formula & I love the wide brushes in the Complete Salon Manicure line. Opaque in just two coats, it's a nice neutral but not for my particular skin tone.
 
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April