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Sunday, April 10, 2016

the Meredith Nail Nation 3000 polish

Hello! I am back with an exciting new update.

First, I would like to apologize for my long absence. Thank you to my followers for sticking around.

Today I have a very special polish to review for you. It is made by my friend Maria from Nail Nation 3000 and it is called... *drumroll please*
Below is a bottle shot. It is a beautiful teal color with a metallic/chrome finish and light linear holo. Teal has always been one of my favorite colors (I always say blue, green and purple are mmy favorites and so this is the perfect in between shade.)

Here is what it looks like on the nails. The accent nail is another from the same collection,called The Social Mani Set. It is a silver glitter topper called Vamica.



The polishes may be found here  Check the Facebook page for sales and codes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Back in blue

I haven't been keeping up with posting in here and I apologize for that. Thank you to everyone who is still following me.

But I'm doing a nail challenge now so I will post those in here. I thought I should also share some of my favorite blue manis I've done.


This is Enchanted H2O and Reign Beau. The holo accent nails are Rainbow Juice (with Pulp). I wasn't quite ready for the cold weather so my hands are unfortunately a bit dry.

This is a custom Mod Lacquer called Goodnight, Mod which was made when MOD Lacquer sadly closed down. The accent nail is Functional Distillator by Vapid Lacquer.
I will cheat and include a green polish in this one. These polishes are both by Carpe Noctem Cosmetics and are called I am the Forest and The Forest and The Sea. These colors go so well with my purse that I had to show them off!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pinup Polish and Carpe Noctem Customs!

Hi! I had a few bad nail breaks so I'm going to post a few of my favorite manis from when my nails were still long.

This is my custom, Hyperspace by Pinup Polish. On my Pinky is Blue Years' Eve.

I chose the name Hyperspace because of the song Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai. In the chorus it goes "Sends me into Hyperspace, when I see her pretty face."
If you look at the bottle you can see why I thought of that. Right Nadine? (Nadine is the creator)
I wish I had done a better job capturing the colors in this polish because it does a duochrome shift but I was trying to get the holo in the stars.

Here is the song:

Speaking of customs, Emily from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics made me my very own blogger color!


I had  a hard time thinking of a name. I just looked at it and thought of a beautiful bluish purple sky.
This color is also a duochrome (are we noticing a theme here?) Then I thought about tanzanite.. so it will be called Tanzanite Sky.
It is paired with Emily de Molly Head Over Heels.


Last but not least is another Carpe Noctem manicure I did for St Patrick's Day with polishes from her Always Greener Collection.

I used Losing Lime, Sweet Escapemint, and Insert Emerald Pun Here.
The other glitters on my middle finger are Lumina Lacquer Soleil (the gold) and the teal is F***ing sexy by Bitch by Jaclyn.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Manicure inspired by a ring

I haven't done any truly original nail art in awhile, but recently I got a really cute star-shaped ring from heychickadee.com

I decided to try to do a mani based on the colors in it.



You can't see the colors in the ring as well in this picture.

The polishes I used were Femme Fatale Star's Lament, which is a black jelly polish with rainbow glitter.
On my ring finger I used chevron nail decals and from top to bottom I used:Enchanged Polish, Kids, Glitter Gal Lavender (whih looks more light pink in the bottle but does look light puple over black). I used a purple in the middle that I don't recall the name of at the moment.
On the middle finger I used Sparkle Nail Lacquer Stars on Fire.
It has a different arrangement of star colors than one of my other favorite polishes by that brand, Star Crazy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy New Year! #PinkforLeelah

I want to be more active on my blog this year. Thank you to my followers for staying with me even though I haven't been posting much! I wanted to share the post I did on January 6th to honor Leelah Allcorn.


*image above from Tumblr- if you know who drew it please let me know.

This is my manicure.

The black is Cleopatra by Julep. I also used a regular topcoat and Essie's Matte about You to smooth it out. The glitter is Neon Punk by b.i.t.c.h by Jaclyn. The pink on my accent nail is September 2014 by Enchanted Polish. The stars are Silver Star by Kleancolor. (I know.. putting Kleancolor on an EP.. but I love those stars!)

I wanted to use the additional glitter on the black to try to tie it all together. I hope you all like it!

If any of you did a mani for Leelah I would love to see it too. Please link me to it or show me below!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Green Polish Link-Up

For the September Proud Beauty Bloggers of Color Collaboration Post, we are doing green polish.

I chose to do Elevation Polish Wuyi Mountain with an accent of Cupcake Polish Off the Deep End.

Wuyi Mountain is a llarowe exclusive polish. It is described as an emerald green with blue shimmer. Of course I had to have it,since emerald is my birthstone! Blue is also one of my favorite colors.

The Cupcake Polish is more teal. It is a textured holo polish with little stars.




Here are the other lovely ladies who participated in this:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mango Tango, Lilypad Orange with Rainbow Accent

I am really excited to be doing this post as part of the Orange Link-Up for Proud Beauty Bloggers of Color!

I usually don't wear orange anything. I have yellow undertones, and I'm always afraid of orange clashing with my skintone.

But this idea also ended up being sentimental for me. My uncle passed away last year, and his favorite color was orange. I remembered finding a new pair of Orange Nikes in his apartment, and so I feel like in a way the makeup and nail polish I am using in this post is a way to honor him, especially since this is a color that I would not ordinarily wear. I hope that somehow he can see this and know that I am thinking of him.

First of all, I would like to show a lip color by Mary Kay. It is called Mango Tango, and I was surprised at how flattering it turned out on me. This was given to me to review by Influenster.

Next, I have a manicure to show you.
I mainly used Orange by Lilypad Lacquer, which is a very bright neon color. Then I topped it with a holo topcoat by Starlight Polish.

For my accent nail,  I used Lemon by Lilypad Lacquer as a base. Then I did freehand stripes as a base with several other colors:
From top to bottom (one brand I will abbreviate as PBP for the purposes of this post):
The red color is Daquiri, the blue is called Ocean Rave, and the purple is called Jungle Juice. Daquiri and Jungle Juice glow in UV Light.
The orange, yellow and green are all Lilypads (Orange, Lemon, and Lime.)



P.S: I found a picture close to the shoes I remember finding. Do you think this shade of nail polish is similar?

Check out the other lovely ladies who are participating in the Orange Link-Up!