Showing posts with label Layering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Layering. Show all posts

August 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Carnival - Second Try

I love the color combination of the glitter in Sally Hansen Carnival so much that I decided to try it again even though my first attempt was quite horrible. I added a bit of thinner and used one thin coat over Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait. Still so many bubbles!
Next I added even more thinner and tried again on my right hand. Lots less bubbles but not enough glitter. Phooey!
It still looks amazing from a distance and many of my lovely readers have suggested that I try sponging it on next time. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes someday! What are your favorite matte glitters that don't bubble?!?
Thanks for reading!
April

August 10, 2014

Layering With Zoya Stassi & Monet!

Zoya Monet has become an unexpected favorite so I decided to add it to Zoya Stassi which has the same type of glitter just in smaller pieces. What a stunning combination!
 
 

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April

August 8, 2014

Layering With ILNP Cygnus Loop

I wanted to try so many different polishes with the spectacular ILNP Cygnus Loop that I ended not being able to choose just one; I picked 8 instead! I wouldn't normally leave the house with something this disjointed but it was pretty fun for one night. Everyone expects my nails to be interesting anyway!

First my left hand. Zoya Maisie, Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle, Nubar 2010, & OPI Pink Shatter!
 
 
 

And now my right hand. Wet N Wild Once Upon A Time, Icing After Party, Sation Tall Dark & Has Some, & Jensations Rainbow Sprinkles!
 
 

Which layering combination is your favorite? Or is ILNP Cygnus Loop just too pretty to be topped with anything? My favorite is the Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle!

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April

July 10, 2014

Layering With Zoya Rocha & Zoya Maisie

Just a quick manicure update with one coat of Zoya Maisie over the lovely Zoya Rocha. I still love flakies! 
 
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April

Sally Hansen Carnival

I almost never buy polishes without looking up swatches & reviews first but Sally Hansen Carnival just looked so fantastic that I grabbed it without doing my homework. Not a good idea! Most every review I've seen shows the sad truth, ugly bubbling is almost inevitable. I decided to try it out anyway of course & I had high hopes at first. It actually applied quite nicely with a decent amount of glitter over my previous manicure of Nicole By OPI Better After Dark. It didn't seem gloopy or bubbly at all & I applied Essie Good To Go thinking all would be fine. Over the next few hours tons of bubbles formed wrecking what is otherwise a fantastic idea for a polish. Sally Hansen Carnival is a matte glitter with a truly gorgeous & quirky color palette that I found irresistible but so far no good! I'm going to try adding some polish thinner & giving it another chance since I love the colors so much but this one is probably a dud.
 

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April

May 3, 2014

Zoya Sailor & Zoya Monet

I couldn't wait to try Zoya Monet over a dark shade after it became my unexpected favorite from Zoya recent Awaken collection. I chose Zoya Sailor & topped it with a layer of Monet. Sadly the formula is still too thick even after adding a few more drops of polish thinner so I had some bubbles. I'm still not going to give up on Monet though; the pastel cellophane glitter is just so gorgeous!
 

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April

May 1, 2014

Zoya Dot & Zoya Monet


Zoya Monet is from their Awaken collection for Spring 2014.

I was sure that I wouldn't like Zoya Monet but I was wrong! It's perfectly described by Zoya as "a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper." I've never been a big fan of glitter toppers but Monet is awfully pretty. I especially love the way it reflects sparkling pastel twinkles on anything in it's vicinity!

The formula is a bit problematic, very thick & a bit gloopy even after the addition of polish thinner. I've decided the lovely fairy lights effect is worth a bit of extra effort though. (You can see what I mean in the second & last pictures below.) It's shown here over Zoya Dot.
 
 
 
Thanks for reading!
April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.
a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-in-Monet-ZP726.html#sthash.sk2tvYQO.dpuf
a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-in-Monet-ZP726.html#sthash.sk2tvYQO.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf
multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper. - See more at: http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Zoya_Awaken_Spring_2014_Nail_Polish_Collection.html#sthash.LHlE3Rr2.dpuf

Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait & Distressed Denim


This is the sort of combination I can wear for days. Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait topped with Sally Hansen Distressed Denim when my manicure started chipping. I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh but you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed by some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Distressed Denim for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

Thanks for reading!
April 

April 8, 2014

Elizabeth Arden & Sally Hansen Crackle

Here we have the very pretty Elizabeth Arden Chelsea Heather topped with one coat of Sally Hansen Antique Gold Crackle. You can find both of these polishes for sale in my store, such a lovely combination! 
 

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April

April 4, 2014

Layering With Zoya Cosmo & Apple!

I got just what I was looking for with this layering combination, a great springtime green Pixie Dust with just a hint of holo! I started with Zoya Cosmo & then added a very thin layer of Zoya Apple. Great combo!
 

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April

March 8, 2014

Zoya FeiFei & Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle

Zoya FeiFei sure is beautiful! I decided to try out another Sally Hansen Crackle polish & found another winning combination. This is Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle, a royal blue jelly crackle that looks great over sparkly polishes.
 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh but you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed by some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Distressed Denim for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

Thanks for reading!
April 

March 7, 2014

Zoya Daul & Sally Hansen Cherry Smash Crackle

Sally Hansen Cherry Smash is a deep red jelly crackle that looks fantastic over sparkly polishes. I'm in love with this combination of Zoya Daul topped with Sally Hansen Cherry Smash!
 
 
 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

If you'd like a bottle of Sally Hansen Cherry Smash for yourself, I've just opened a little storefront with various brand new polishes I've picked up over the years. Sometimes I see a closeout deal & I just can't help myself!

Thanks for reading!
April 

February 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold

This is Sally Hansen Crackle Antique Gold over one coat of Sally Hansen Polar Bare. So delicate & pretty! The gold dries to a matte finish and the crackle effect works great over still wet polish. 
 

I will always love crackle polishes. They are so great when you don't have time to start fresh when you have a chipped manicure. I can just add a layer of topcoat followed some quick strokes of a pretty crackle & my hands are saved.

Thanks for reading!
April