Showing posts with label Layering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Layering. 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 18, 2015

Layering With Orly & Sation

I don't do much layering but this combination worked out great! I started with ORLY Star Trooper and added one layer of Sation It's All Navy Baby.
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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

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

April 3, 2015

Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle

I will always love a good crackle polish; they can hide so many problematic manicures in a flash. This time I used Sally Hansen Distressed Denim to tone down a neon polish (China Glaze Sun Of A Peach) that was also bubbly and streaky. Much better!
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April

March 28, 2015

Layering With Revlon Gold Goddess

I love flakies! This is one coat of Revlon Gold Goddess over Revlon French Roast. It's pretty much an exact dupe for Zoya Maria Luisa. I don't usually keep dupes since I try to keep my stash on the small side (at least for a blogger!) but I love this shade of gold and flakies so it's a keeper!
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February 13, 2015

Black Hearts

Hmm, sometimes ideas just don't work out quite like you think they will This design is ok and I love the background but I think it would have been much better if the hearts had been a very dark grey instead of straight up black. I started with this delicate layering combo of Zoya Tiana and Chloe and used Zoya Willa for the hearts which just seems too harsh. I think Zoya Genevieve would have been a better choice.

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April

February 12, 2015

Layering With Zoya

I love flakies! This combo of Zoya Tiana topped with Zoya Chloe still doesn't beat my all time favorite combo but it sure is pretty!
 
 
 
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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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I Still Love Crackles With OPI

I will always love crackle polishes and I think this combination is simply stunning. OPI Ski Teal We Drop topped with OPI Pink Shatter.
 
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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 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