09 2 / 2012

This purple glitter gradient look is super easy. I just painted my nails a lavender color, using Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear “Lovely Lilac”. Then, using a makeup sponge (the wedge shaped one) I applied my glitter polish starting at the top of my nail and working my way down to about the halfway point. Using a sponge just lets you have much lighter coverage, helping with the gradient. Lastly, I took the glitter polish (Milani Nail Lacquer 3D Holographic 514 “Hi-Res”) and brushed it just onto the tip of my nail.

The result is a subtle, sparkly, completely girl look, great for Valentine’s Day or any other day!

24 1 / 2012

This is Revlon’s 761 “Scandalous”…and I’m pretty sure it’s just a re-release of “Facets of Fuchsia” which was a limited edition polish. The only slight, tiny, barely visible difference I could see is that “Scandalous” may be, like, half a shade lighter than “Facets of Fuchsia”.

I’m kind of on the fence about this color. It’s a lot darker than I usually go, but I like the different sizes of glitter in it. It is sort of more of a statement polish.

The coverage is pretty good- pictured here is three coats, just because I wanted to have a lot of sparkles, but it covered opaque in two coats.

But! The best part about this polish is the price. It pretty much retails for $5-$7 and it is pretty much an exact dupe for Deborah Lippman’s “Bad Romance”, except that it doesn’t have quite as much glitter to it.

So, if you’ve been drooling after “Bad Romance” or were sad you missed out on purchasing “Facets of Fuchsia” or you just want something a littler bolder to wear for these last few winter months before the bright spring colors hit…I would definitely recommend checking out “Scandalous” :)

05 1 / 2012

This is Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri 410 “Grape Going” and I am in love with this polish. Actually, I saw it in the store a few weeks ago, fell in love with it there, and begged my mother to get it for me and put it in my stocking. Which is funny ‘cuz she really doesn’t support my obsession with nail polishes ;)
This is a really pretty polish (awful description, I know) it sort of changes color depending what light you’re in…the picture doesn’t exactly do it justice! It’s a shimmery, metallic purple with flecks of silver and tints of blue and contrary to the name, it isn’t too much of a grape-y color.
I definitely recommend either two coats or this on top of a base coat, as with only one coat it is very transparent.

This is Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri 410 “Grape Going” and I am in love with this polish. Actually, I saw it in the store a few weeks ago, fell in love with it there, and begged my mother to get it for me and put it in my stocking. Which is funny ‘cuz she really doesn’t support my obsession with nail polishes ;)

This is a really pretty polish (awful description, I know) it sort of changes color depending what light you’re in…the picture doesn’t exactly do it justice! It’s a shimmery, metallic purple with flecks of silver and tints of blue and contrary to the name, it isn’t too much of a grape-y color.

I definitely recommend either two coats or this on top of a base coat, as with only one coat it is very transparent.