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April 21st, 2012

Sally Hansen CSM Loves Me Not – Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

Meet Loves Me Not, one of the Sally Hansen colors created by Prabal Gurung for Spring 2012.  The other colors in the collection were pretty, but this one really called to me.  It is a blackened glass-flecked purple.  The formula was excellent and I could almost get complete coverage in one coat.  I applied two, which really added depth and sparkle. Here it is with a topcoat of Seche Vite.

I’m trying out a new gallery style of displaying photos – what do you think?  Please click to zoom!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

~ Allison~

October 25th, 2011

Halloween Nail Ideas

Halloween is less than a week away!  Here’s a medley of random nail polishes that would make for sweet Halloween nails.

This is Pumpkin orange and black bar glitter – the nail polish that comes in the super cute pumpkin-shaped bottle.  I used two coats on top of CG Idyllic, a burgundy-based duochrome with a gold/green shift. P.S. What’s the difference between “bar” and “string” glitter?  Or are they synonyms?

Mattese Elite (ME), a brand sold by Ricky’s – I can’t remember for sure, but I think this is called Purple Sky.  It’s a dirty dark eggplant that leans towards grayish brown in certain lights.  This is a good zombie color I think!

 

Wet N Wild “Craze” Inferno.  Wow, look at that glow in the bright sunlight!

 

Brucci Black Emerald is one of my favorite colors of all time.  It’s black, it’s green, it’s heaven. Good color for a witch or swamp monster!

 

LA Splash Crimson Tide is a dripping bloody red glitter for vampire vixens.  Due to its dark red jelly base it builds up nicely in 3 juicy coats.

 

Kleancolor Golden Nightmare has a funny name.  I agree with the nightmare part but “golden” sounds too angelic.  It’s a black base with greenish gold glitter.  It’s very bumpy on its own and begs for a solid topcoat.

It reminds me a little of China Glaze It’s Alive meets Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches.

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Sally Hansen XTreme Wear Pumpkin Spice is an orange glitter with a brown jelly base.

Here’s how it looks matte.

 

Sinful Colors Serena and Chloe, an orange glass fleck in a jelly base.  This one is so pretty.

Then I used some crackle on top for extra Halloween flair.

 

~ Allison ~

September 28th, 2011

Sinful Colors San Francisco + Kleancolors Afternoon Picnic

San Francisco by Sinful Colors is a dark emerald green glass fleck.  (The smile line is not visible in real life like it is in the picture.)  This is two coats.

Then I brushed on some glitter!  I used Kleancolors Afternoon Picnic, a joyful hullabaloo of multicolored, different sized hex glitter.  I used one coat on all my fingers except for the middle, which has two, to illustrate how the glitter accumulates with each layer.  The only thing I didn’t like about Afternoon Picnic is that the edges of the larger hexes tended to turn up, resulting in a fragmented nail surface.  Kleancolors also smell kind of funky, but I’m used to it.  You will definitely want to use a quick-dry topcoat with this level of mega glitter going on.

What a fun mani!  San Francisco reminds me of grass so an addition of an Afternoon Picnic only seemed logical :)

 

~ Allison ~

September 11th, 2011

Two Sinful Colors Greens

Here is a comparison of two greens by Sinful Colors.  I got these at my neighborhood Rite Aid for about $1.99 a bottle.

 

Show Me the Way

What a stunning color!  Sinful Colors Show Me the Way is a golden green with a glass fleck finish.  It is so alive and glowy!  I used 3 coats here.  Although the nail line is pretty visible in these photos, it wasn’t in real life.

HD Nails

HD Nails is a cooler-toned green pearl. Application was buttery smooth.  This is three coats.

This one really comes alive in bright sunlight.  I added black tips, too, with Wet N Wild Creme Black.

 

 

~ Allison ~