Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glitter. Show all posts

July 24, 2015

Layering With Sally Hansen

I picked up Sally Hansen Sea-ing Stars on a whim and tried it out right before an event. It ended up being way too sheer to wear alone so I saved the day by topping it with my beloved Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle polish. I'll always love crackles!
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April

July 17, 2015

Layering With Sally Hansen Pearl Crush Polishes

Sally Hansen's new Pearl Crush polishes are very interesting but a little tough to figure out so I've got lots to say about them! Here we have Sally Hansen Mer-Mint and Shell And Tell layered over Sally Hansen Slick Black. The three Pearl Crush polishes I've tried are too sheer to be worn alone and are meant to be layered but I had a hard time figuring out what colors to choose for a base coat for these two; black seemed like a good default choice.

Both Pearl Crush polishes have fairly large hexagon mylar glitters that constantly shift colors, really gorgeous glitters! Mer-Mint also has a duochrome shimmer that shifts between turquoise and pink and Shell And Tell has a pink shimmer. The polishes apply nicely and I didn't need to do any fishing for the large glitter. The glitters did occasionally stick to each other though creating very small stacks of 2-4 glitters. It was very easy to spot and fix with the brush (I just touched them again and then placed the glitter where I wanted it) and some people might not have noticed. I applied 2 coats of each mostly to make sure the shimmer didn't have any brushstrokes.
 

Overall the effect was quite remarkable. I decided the glitter looked like droplets of water that were constantly catching the light. I think I could have picked a better base color for both polishes though. These aren't for everyone but if you love unique polishes give them a try! I have one more Pearl Crush to show you soon and it is by far my favorite of the three I tried.

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April

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

July 16, 2015

Nails Inc Feathers Chester

I grabbed Nails Inc Feathers Chester on a whim and I'm so glad I did, what a fun polish! I'm not usually a fan of bar glitters but this one is lovely. The way the bars stack up in the bottle is very satisfying too. 

I chose a base color in the same tone and opacity as the glitters but in a different shade, Lime Crime Lavendairy. I think the lavender works great with the matte yellow, orange, and blue glitters. Super cool and easy to apply; great polish!
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April

June 16, 2015

ORLY Star Trooper

ORLY Star Trooper is from their space inspired Galaxy FX set.
ORLY Star Trooper is shown here at 2 easily applied coats using my absolute favorite brush handle/cap - I LOVE the rubber grip. Star Trooper is a sheer charcoal base absolutely packed with glitter - very small gold, small matte white circles, and medium silver hexes. It's actually a bit too packed since I think it would look more spacey if the circles and hexes were much sparser. Still an interesting polish and a great idea for a collection!
 

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April

June 14, 2015

Sally Hansen Insta Ombre Scarlet Spark

Sally Hansen Insta Ombre Scarlet Spark is from a new summer 2015 collection full of fine glitters in clear polishes meant to be used for glitter gradients. With all of the crazy glitters on the market this collection is a nice change of pace and perfectly suited for it's intended use.
Scarlet Spark is a mix of very fine red and silver glitters that I used here for a glitter gradient over one coat of Sally Hansen Polar Bare. Great formula and very pretty.
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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sally Hansen! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 30, 2015

Mixing Finishes With Zoya

This is a bit outside of my comfort zone and I'm not sure what I think of the finished manicure but I love the colors. I started with a base of Zoya Rayne and then added a stripe of Zoya Raine - a pretty sheer topper. Finally I added a bit of one of my favorite glitter toppers, Zoya Monet.
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April

May 29, 2015

Sally Hansen Red Carpet

Sally Hansen Red Carpet is part of the Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear collection. Red Carpet is great rich red jelly filled with red shimmer. Fantastic polish with a wide brush that barely needs a second coat!
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April

April 6, 2015

Milani Pink Flare

Milani Pink Flare is a great polish that covers in 2 easily applied coats. Very delicate and lacy finish in a pretty pale pink, so lovely!
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April

March 17, 2015

Glitter French For St. Patrick's Day

This manicure is not really my style but I think it's good to try things outside of your comfort zone even if it just lets you know that you really don't like something. I started with the horrid Revlon Fresh Linen and then added a french tip in BB Couture Poison Ivy. I topped the whole thing with Sinful Colors Call You Later. I'm rarely a fan of glitter toppers and Sinful Call You Later is no exception. Overall I think this manicure is not for me even though it is perfect for St Patrick's Day.
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April

February 8, 2015

Revlon For Valentine's Day

Here are some quick and easy Valentine's Day nails for you. I started with a base of Revlon Spice It Up and then added a layer of Revlon Sparkling to most of my nails. Revlon Sparkling is a clear base with small circle and medium hex glitter in a nice rosey pink, not my style but pretty. I'm not usually a fan of most glitter toppers though. I added a large heart of Revlon sparkling for an accent nail. Pretty manicure even if it's a bit out of my comfort zone.
 

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April

February 2, 2015

Layering With Milani Diamond Dazzle

I'm not usually interested in glitter toppers but Milani Diamond Dazzle is awfully pretty! This is one coat of Diamond Dazzle layered over Milani Deep Thoughts. I love the delicate pastel glitter and it was very easy to apply with great coverage in just one coat. Easy to remove for a glitter polish too.
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April

January 28, 2015

Quick Glitter Gradient

Glitter gradients will probably always be my favorite go to nail look. They are fast, easy, foolproof, and fancy every time. For this version I started with a base of Milani Blackberry Baby and then added Sation Rich In Opportunities. I really wish Sation was still making polish; they had so many great colors and I loved their wide brush. Do any of you have any beloved Sations?
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April

January 4, 2015

Nicole By OPI Pick Of The Glitter

I only have a few Nicole By OPI polishes and I'm still not sure what I think of the bottle overall; I don know it's a bit awkward to hold in photos though! Pictured here we have Nicole By OPI Promises In The Dark topped with one coat of Nicole By OPI Pick Of The Glitter. Pick of the glitter is very dense and I love the combination of turquoise and copper glitters but it's really just not my style so I'll be passing this one along to a friend.

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April

December 29, 2014

ORLY Starburst

ORLY Starburst is from their space inspired Galaxy FX set.
ORLY Starburst is a milky white jelly polish filled with small red glitter, slightly larger dark orange hex glitter, medium pale gold hex glitter and large white round glitter! The formula was excellent for a polish with so much glitter and I love the idea of this polish but in reality it just didn't quite work for me. While there was no need to fish for large glitters and the polish went on very nicely, the white circles had a tendency to stack on top of each other in tall clumps. I just couldn't get this one to look anything other than lumpy and kind of gross on my nails. It was also a nightmare to remove even at just 2 coats. I was picking off glitter for well over an hour! Cool idea and really good application but this one just isn't for me. I still love the idea of this collection though and there brush handle/cap is my absolute favorite.
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April

December 28, 2014

Christmas Layering With Sinful Holiday Rebel & A DIY Krampus

Christmas isn't over on the 25th at my house. We always have at least a few present opening sessions since everyone can't be here at the same time. I'm still wearing a pretty layering combination that's perfect for the holiday season. Sation I'm With The Bandana is one of my all time favorite polishes and I topped it with one coat of Sinful colors Holiday Rebel. Holiday Rebel has small green glitter and medium red hex glitter in a clear base. A subtle holiday look that I really like.
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We made our own Krampus by modifying a moose dog toy. We taped up his antlers with black electrical tape & gave him a homemade switch. Then we added some evil yellow eyes and a curly long tongue made from craft foam, then mean eyebrows made with a black pipe cleaner for the final touch. I love him!
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April

December 8, 2014

ORLY Black Hole

ORLY Black Hole is from their space inspired Galaxy FX set.

ORLY Black Hole is a black jelly loaded with medium blue bar glitter, small red hex glitter, medium white hex glitter, and large red and purple circle glitter. It was very easy to apply though I only managed to get a few of the large circle glitters on my nails. I love the layered look you get with the black jelly base and it really does look spacey to me. Super fun polish!
I don't have nearly enough ORLY polish in my stash! I really love their rubber grippy brush handle and they have lots of fun collections.

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April