Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hawaiin Sunset Stamping Nail Art

**Nothing To Disclose**

Happy Tuesday Friends! What a beautiful weekend I had! Today I finally have some stamping to show you! It's been so long since I've stamped but wasn't sure how it would turn out, and I'm really loving it:)

For this, I started with a gradient using China Glaze polishes, Petal to the Metal, Peachy Keen, and Lemon Fizz. I then topped it with China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Then I stamped with Sinful Colors Blackest Black, and used the new Pueen Buffet Plates in Pueen 72. I'm thinking of doing a review on these plates, would you like to see that? I love them, I love that every nail doesn't have to be the same! I topped everything with HK Girl Topcoat

The smudging you see isn't from the topcoat, it was from the stamping. It wasn't perfect but I still adore this mani so much.

What do you think of this mani? Personally I adore it, and can't wait to do more stamping. I've done a similar gradient in the past, I can't help it, Pink, orange and yellow go so well together as gradients!

Do you own the Pueen Buffet Collection, what do you think of them? If you have posted an mani's using them I'de love to see what you have done with them!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Polish Addict Nail Color Pretty Zombie and Zombie Unicorn Swatches and Review

**Nothing to Disclose**

Hello Friends! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! I know mine is, it will be full of swatching lots of goodies for you! Today I'll be showing you two amazing polishes I purchased from Polish Addict Nail Color (PANC). I've been a huge fan of all of Laura and Crystal's creations from the very beginning. They are so unique and the formula is always spot on.

First up is Pretty Zombie. This is a beautiful light pink crelly filled with neon glitters, including stars, and is also.. wait for it.. GLOW IN THE DARK. This is the first GITD polish I own and I'm so impressed!

I used two medium coats of Pretty Zombie, topped with HK Girl Topcoat. Stunning I tell you, Stunning!

The formula on this one was buttery smooth and went on so beautifuly. I had no issues with clumping glitter, again, what you see is what you get!

I think Laura did an amazing job with the glitter selection in this polish. The light pink base is my favorite, I haven't seen many shades in this color and this one came out to perfection.

My glow in the dark didn't come out as great as I wanted, but I'm still completely in love. I woke up in the middle of the night wondering what the hell was on my fingers, then realized it was beautiful :P

Next up is Unicorn Zombie. A beautiful glitter topper, filled with loads of neon stars and neon glitters.

I used one and a dabbed coat of Unicorn Zombie over Sinful Colors Sweet Rush, topped with HK Girl Top Coat.

The topper was so easy to work with, I didn't have to fish for glitters, but the dabbing method gave me more control with the stars. We all know I LOVE my shaped glitters ;)

What do you think of these two polishes? I'm completely in love and have so many more Unicorn and Zombie polishes I purchased from PANC that you'll be seeing more polishes from them VERY soon!

You can purchase these polishes from their store, as well as keeping up with them on facebook and instagram at @polishaddictnailcolor :)

Until Next Time!

*Nothing to Disclose, all products in this post were purchased by me**

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sweet Heart Polish Swatches and Review

**Press Sample**

Hello and Happy Hump Day Friends!!! I hope everyone's week is going swell, my week has actually been pretty relaxing! Today I have some beautiful polishes to show you by Sweet Heart Polish! So let's get right into it:)

First up, we have Mermaid's Magic. This is a beautiful "green/blue, slightly holographic shifting polish that shimmers almost teal in the sun, with large turquoise holographic dots, sapphire squares, teal circles, and blue square glitter."

This polish is extremely sheer but buildable. I used three thin coats to achieve the opacity you see. I really love the way it looks on it's own. I topped it with HK Girl Topcoat.

This is so beautiful, and really does remind me of the scales that would be on a mermaid's tail. The shift in this is amazing. I couldn't stop staring at it.

Next up, is Joseph from the Superfine! Collection.

Joseph is "a periwinkle micro glitter with a dash of holographic glitter thrown in." I used two coats for FULL opacity. This baby is jampacked full of glitter. I topped it with HK Girl Topcoat.

This is easily my favorite of the three polishes I was sent. I couldn't believe the intenseness, yes I made that up, of the glitter. It was like a fairy farted on my fingers and left me with nothing but goodness.

I need to have the rest of this collection in my stash, especially if they all have the same intensity as Joseph.

Lastly, is He Loves Me..

He Loves Me.. is " a mix of holographic glitter in all shapes and sizes with cotton candy pink hexes and matte pink hearts in a clear suspension base."

This is again, another winner in my book. I'm not a *huge* fan of glitter toppers, as I prefer crellys. But with this topper there are endless possibilities. I used two coats over one coat of Sinful Colors- White on White. I didn't do any placement or fishing for glitters, what you see is what you get! Topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

This was originally released as part of their Valentine's Day Collection but became a core polish, and I am so glad it did. I love the hearts, and especially the circle glitters!

What do you think of these Sweet Heart Polish's? Personally, I'm in love with every single one and I can't wait to get more. My favorite? Definitely Joseph. But all of them are beautiful in their own way.

You can purchase Sweet Heart Polish on etsy here, and stay up to date with releases on facebook as well as instagram @sweet_heart_polish.

Lastly, what is really important to me about this indie company is that from every bottle of polish you purchase, $1 goes to an autism charity. With Isaac in the works of being diagnosed as autistic, this means the world to me.

Until Next Time!

**The polishes in this post were provided to me for my honest review**

Monday, March 17, 2014

Duh Nail Polish Lucky Me, Lucky You Trio Swatch and Review

**Gifted to Me**

Hello my loves and let me first off by saying Happy St. Patricks Day!! I hope your wearing your green today so you don't get pinched;). Second, I'de like to apologize in my lack of posting. My fibromyalgia has been acting up really crazy and I've had more bad days then good, then I spent a few days in the hospital with my oldest son who came down with a nasty virus. But, out of all of that I am back and with a great post might I add!

First, I'de like to talk about Danyl, the creator of Duh Nail Polish. I made a purchase on her etsy after seeing a few of her polishes on instagram. I would say, no more than 10 minutes after making my purchase, she emailed me saying she had ran a sale on Instagram and she known I hadn't seen it so offered to refund me the money, or add another polish. I told her to go ahead and surprise me with whichever polish she chose. Well, on top of the extra polish she sent me, she also sent me this trio. She was so sweet in keeping me up to date on where my order was. Now that my friends, is quality indie at it's finest. Now, I know that not every indie seller has it in their budget to send free samples with every order, totally understandable. But the fact that she came to ME about the sale she had just ran, speaks a million words. So thank you, Danyl, for being so kind.

First in line, we have Not Irish, Kiss Me Anyway. This is a beautiful white crelly polish packed with rainbow shimmer, green hexes and pink dots.

I used two thin coats of Not Irish, Kiss Me Anyway over one coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, followed by HK Girl Topcoat.

The formula on this was beautiful. No glooping or sticking of the glitters, it all laid out nicely. One dip of the brush and I was able to get enough glitters so as not to fish.

I think this would be great any time of year, not just for the season of St. Patrick's Day. Very spring like!

Next up, we have Gettin' Lucky. This is a green cream with gold and green shimmer. The shimmer in this one is very subtle but close up you can see it nicely.

This is three thin-medium coats followed by HK Girl Topcoat.

Let's talk about formula. The formula on this one was a little tricky. For my liking, I did add a small drop of thinner to it. It wasn't super thick right out of the bottle, but definitely too thick for me. Nothing that would have steered me away from buying though.

Again, another great one for spring, I really love the hidden shimmer in this.

Lastly, but certainly not least, we have End of the Rainbow. It is a gold glitter topper, with gold hexes and dots, packed with loads of purple-pink shimmer.

I layered one coat of End of the Rainbow, over Gettin' Lucky. Followed by HK Girl Topcoat.

The formula on this was outstanding! I was thinking I'de have trouble getting the glitters to stay in place because of how packed the glitters were, but no problem here!

And there you have it folks! I loved every part of this collection and I am so happy it is in my clutches! End of the Rainbow is one of my favorite glitter toppers that I have in my stash to date.

You can purchase Duh Nail Polish on her etsy here. And also keep up to date with her on facebook and Instagram @duh_nailpolish.

Until Next Time!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spring Stripes with Zoya Awaken and Monet Collection.

**Press Sample**
Hello and Happy Thursday my loves! I hope you all have had a wonderful few days. I'm so happy to finally be posting some more nail art! When I saw the press release for the new Zoya spring collection I knew exactly what I wanted to do, post swatching the polishes!

I started with a base of Dot, the perfect palette cleanser. Then using a damp makeup sponge I used Rebel, Hudson, and a small amount of Dillon to do a gradient over striping tape.

Then on my accent finger I applied Monet. I love this topper and I can't wait to use it over other colors! All topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

What do you think of my spring inspired stripes? I am really loving all of the spring colors coming out and can't wait to dive into more!

You can see my original post of swatches of the Zoya Awaken and Monet collection here.

Until Next Time!

**Press Sample**

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zoya Awaken and Monet Collection Swatch and Review

**Press Sample**
Hello Lovelies! Happy Tuesday, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I've got for you, swatches and my review of the new Zoya Awaken Collection with the new Monet topper.

First up, is Cole. Cole is described as a "full-coverage peach whisper cream." I used 3 thin coats for my swatch here. The formula was a little streaky but the third coat evened it out perfectly. My camera had a hard time picking up the true color of this polish but with a tad bit of editing my photo is pretty true to the color it comes out on the nail. Topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up, we have Rebel. Rebel is described as "full-coverage blue sky metallic with a silver shimmer." I don't see a lot of silver shimmer in the bottle, I pick up a lot of pink and green shimmer as you can see in the photos.

I used two coats of Rebel topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up is Hudson. Hudson is described as "a full-coverage, purple orchid metallic with a silver shimmer." Again, the shimmer I pick up is pink and green. I used two coats of Hudson topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up is Brooklyn. Brooklyn is described as "full-coverage, white-gold shimmer metallic." Oh man, this polish was less than easy to use. The color was extremely streaky and the metallic is more of a frost.

For Brooklyn I used 2 coats topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up is Dillon. Dillon is described as "a full-coverage, green mint metallic with a silver shimmer." Once again, I picked up pink and green shimmer in my swatches.

I used 2 coats of Dillon topped with HK Girl Topcoat.

Next up, we have Dot. Dot is best described as "a full-coverage pink petal cream." I love this pink, it's definitely a great pallet cleanser.

I used three thin coats of Dot topped with HK Girl Topcoat. This one, like Cole, was streaky but evened out after the third coat.

Lastly, we have Monet. Monet is best described as "a multi-colored, cellophane holographic special effect topper."

I used one coat of Monet over Hudson. I love the effect this had. I tried it over several of the polishes but I loved the way it looked over Hudson best.

Overall, I absolutely adore this collection. The colors are perfect for spring, and makes me wish I lived somewhere other than Arizona, since most of the time we go straight from Winter to Summer ;). The ones I loved most were definitely the shimmers, because of how pretty they were and how easily applied. My favorite of the entire collection is Rebel, because it is so unlike anything I have in my collection.

You can purchase the Awaken collection from Zoya here, each bottle retails for $9 and Monet retails for $10.

Do you have a favorite of the collection or be purchasing any of these colors?

Until Next Time!

**Press Sample**