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November 19th, 2011

Super Sparkly Snowy Silver Manicure!

This manicure appealed to the raven in me – sooo sparkly.  I began with three coats of Hedy’s man.ish.ma Space Silver holographic nail polish.

Then for some extra glitter I added a Halloween pumpkin polish.  It’s silver glitter with larger black hexes sprinkled in.

 

~ Allison ~

 

November 12th, 2011

Snowman Holiday Glitter Nail Polishes

Here are four of the Snowman glitters from the holiday 2011 collection.  I can’t get enough glitter!

 

The green and the purple glitters have a colored base which allows them to be layered up to opacity.  I used three coats each.  By contrast, the rainbow multicolored glitter has a clear base, so it’s meant for layering.  I can’t wait to try it over black.  Lastly, the fuchsia polish is a jelly with more of a microglitter inside.  Since it dries with texture I would recommend using a topcoat for more gloss.

 

~ Allison ~

November 12th, 2011

Revlon 2011 Holiday Nail Polishes – Glitz and Glam, Mistletoe

I was attracted by two lacquers from the Revlon Top Speed Holiday collection.

Glitz & Glam is a rose and silver glitter in a red base.  Three coats will give you complete, streak-free coverage.

And here’s how Glitz and Glam looks compared with OPI DS Bold (pictured on nails).  While they share similarities they are not exact dupes.  G&G is slightly darker/less pink, with finer glitter.   I actually preferred the formula on the Revlon, as well.

And Mistletoe is a grown-up blackened golden olive foil.  This is three coats as well.

Mistletoe doesn’t really scream “holiday” to me, but I think it’s a lovely color for fall/winter wear.  Glitz and Glam is definitely more party-ready!

 

~ 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 ~

October 22nd, 2011

Fright Night Claw Polishes for Halloween

Hooray for Halloween nail polishes!  The Fright Night lacquers are especially fun because they come in coffin-shaped bottles.  The funny-shaped cap can make for tricky application, but I can easily let that slide for the cuteness factor.

And here’s what they look like on claws:

Voodoo is a bright red glitter in a red jelly base.  This is two coats.  It’s gritty on its own, so a topcoat is definitely needed.  I used Seche Vite here.

 

Toxic is a dark green foil.  It really shines in bright sunlight.  Two coats.

 

Phantom is a very chic gray shimmer.  Two coats but three would have been better as there was still some patchiness on my middle finger.

 

Poison is a blue/purple blurple metallic.  Two coats.

 

Enjoy!

 

~ Allison ~