Showing posts with label Neon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neon. Show all posts

March 21, 2013

Sation Half Moon & French Nails

Sation Love At First Byte seemed like an excellent base for some classic nail art. I used hole reinforcements  to add half moons & french tips in Sation Chatty Catty. Using the hole reinforcements as guides makes this manicure easy enough for anyone to try for both hands. One of my all time favorite manicures!
 
 
Wally!!

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April

September 17, 2012

Lime Crime Pastelchio

Lime Crime has released their first nail polish collection & they've done quite a good job. The packaging is fabulous, full of purple, glitter & unicorns. I love the bottle shape & the brushes are a bit wider than most which I always prefer. The collection, called Les Desserts d'Antoinette, contains a rainbow of pastel shades & an off white.  The formulas were all a little on the thick side & work much better with thick, as opposed to thin coats. Overall a very good first polish offering! Here's what Lime Crime has to say about their polishes.
7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application. Never tested on animals. 3-Free.

Lime Crime Pastelchio is an amazing color but the formula was a bit tricky. It was thick, stringy & didn't self level. I love the color so much that I'm going to add a bit of thinner & try again. Is there such a thing as a neon pastel? Maybe it's a neon chartreuse. I think this is a terrific color for Halloween manicures!

 
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April

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

July 26, 2012

Sation Hot 4 Teacher & Halftone Nail Art

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 has just released a limited edition collection called Class of Sation, available now.
Sation Hot 4 Teacher is a magenta neon creme. Two coats for opacity. It does dry matte, like most neons, so you'll need a top coat to add shine & help level it out a bit. Pretty color for summer but I think I'll pass this one along to a friend who loves neons more than I do. I can't resist posting this video!

The next day I tried some stamping but I couldn't get the colors bright enough so I pulled out my dotting tools instead for this halftone manicure. I used Essie Brazilliant, American Apparel Hassid, Quirius Caribbean Turquoise, & Sation Miss Emo Shun All. I tried this idea almost 3 years ago with different colors but I really love this one!
 

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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.

June 22, 2012

Sation Chatty Catty & A Second Try At Some Easy Nail Art


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 has just released a limited edition collection called Class of Sation, available now.
I know I recently said I'm not a fan of neons, but I love Sation Chatty Catty for some reason. It's very flattering with my skin tone & is a fantastic color for my hot, sticky Oklahoma summers. Neon orange-ish pink with a fantastic formula, especially for a neon. I barely needed two coats & it dried very quickly. Like most neon it dries with a matte, satin finish that looks cool on it's own or great with a topcoat.
Looks pretty with blue!
One of my past manicures recently ended up on fuck yeah nail art; if you're the one who submitted I'd like to thank you very much! Since everyone seemed to like it I decided to try it again with new colors. I like the results quite a bit, neutral & neon!
 
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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.

June 16, 2012

Sation Show Off Your Navel Orange & A Gradient


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 has just released their first limited edition collection, California Gleamin', available now.

Sation Show Off Your Your Navel Orange is super bright, much brighter than I could capture with my camera. My friend saw it, said "Whoa! It's like fluorescent melon!" It's got a bit of shimmer & dries matte, like most neons do. The formula was pretty good for a neon as long as you wait a few minutes between coats. This is a fun color but I've never been a big fan of neons so I think I'll pass it on to friend who loves them.

The next night I added a sponged gradient with the lovely Zoya Caitlin. Pretty fun & unexpected color 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.

October 30, 2009

L.A. Colors Intense Collection Part I

This is the scariest color I have ever worn! I know some of you are going to love this one but I was actually embarrassed to go out in public with this on my nails. All of my friends and family agree that this is NOT a color for me. I was pretty sure I wouldn't like it but my nails needed to be painted in a hurry so I could join my sister for dinner and this color needed to be swatched. AAAAGGGHHHHH! It was the first thing everyone noticed. Even one of Will's friends came over and immediately commented on it before even saying hello. I didn't get to take it off before I saw him the next day and this very sweet guy said, "April, you're still wearing it." with a vague look of horror.
This came in a set I picked up from Gordman's for $4. Four different colors with no names. I'll show you the rest soon. I'm not sure what to call this color, maybe SUPER BRIGHT neon coral with some shimmer.




Have any of you ladies ever tried a color that was just so not you it was scary?
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April

June 17, 2009

Sinful Colors - Dream On

 

















I jokingly bought this color because when I picked up the bottle my boyfriend looked horrified. I never thought I'd like the color as much as I do! The polish has application issues but it is well worth the hassle. It dries to a matte finish, which was very hard to capture in the pictures. I love this color and can't stop staring at my nails whenever I wear it!!!
Ashley applied two coats and left off the top coat to keep the matte finish.
Thanks for reading our first post. We'll introduce ourselves in the next one. Post by April Brooks and Ashley Brooks.
Nail polish on Ashley Brooks.