04 6 / 2012

Mint green and gold is officially one of the most fabulous combinations ever.
This look is super easy and fun to do, but there are a few tips to follow for success.
I began by applying three coats of Revlon’s “Mint”. I let this dry for a few hours so that I was sure it was completely dry.
Next, I used two pieces of scotch tape, with the corners meeting in the middle of my nail. Something really important is that you want to cut the ridged edge off of the tape from where you tore it off so that it’s completely smooth.
I then painted one coat of Orly “Rage” on the two exposed triangles of my nail.
I advise you to work one nail at a time, that way you can peel the tape off immediately, that way it won’t dry and it will come off smooth.
Lastly, I used my LA Color Club nail art polish in “Gold” to outline the triangles. This is optional, but I think it gives it a more finished look, as well as hiding any tiny imperfections from where you tore the tape off!
Finish with a topcoat, and voila!

Mint green and gold is officially one of the most fabulous combinations ever.

This look is super easy and fun to do, but there are a few tips to follow for success.

I began by applying three coats of Revlon’s “Mint”. I let this dry for a few hours so that I was sure it was completely dry.

Next, I used two pieces of scotch tape, with the corners meeting in the middle of my nail. Something really important is that you want to cut the ridged edge off of the tape from where you tore it off so that it’s completely smooth.

I then painted one coat of Orly “Rage” on the two exposed triangles of my nail.

I advise you to work one nail at a time, that way you can peel the tape off immediately, that way it won’t dry and it will come off smooth.

Lastly, I used my LA Color Club nail art polish in “Gold” to outline the triangles. This is optional, but I think it gives it a more finished look, as well as hiding any tiny imperfections from where you tore the tape off!

Finish with a topcoat, and voila!

20 2 / 2012

Revlon’s 440 “Siren” is a gorgeous red-toned orange color. It’s super bright and, as you can see, has a very shiny finish! It actually covers pretty well in one coat, but I did two just to have maximum opacity. It does chip kind of easily, so I would definitely recommend a top coat. That aside, it applies easily and is a perfect color for spring and summer, or anytime that you want a little brightness :)

Also! I’m at 42 followers, so thank you so much to everyone that has started following this blog! Once I hit 50, I’m going to be doing my first giveaway, so keep the follows comin’ ;)

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” :)