Striped Accent

Hi everyone!

How is your week going? Mine is going kind of slow but sometimes that can be nice! Today I have a simpled striped accent nail look to share with you.

Striped Accent 1d

 

I started with Essie I’m Addicted as my base color, and made vertical stripes on the ring finger with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Striped Accent 2d

 

This look was super simple and easy to do, but I think that it’s rather boring. I wish I had painted stripes on all of my nails, or at least on a second nail to make a double accent nail manicure. Oh well, there’s always next time!

Striped Accent 3d
 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Zoya | Binx

Hi everyone!

Today I have Binx from Zoya to show you.

Zoya Binx swatch 1

 

Binx is a dark pink jelly with golden shimmer and larger hex glitter. I applied three coats with topcoat.

Zoya Binx swatch 2

 

The formula was easy to apply. I think a color like this is great if you want to wear glitter but want to look more mature. It also seems sort of holiday to me, so I’ll definitely be pulling it out again during the winter season.

Zoya Binx swatch 3

 

What do you think?

Press sample.

Sephora by OPI | I’m Wired

Hi everyone!

Happy Tuesday! What are you up to today? I’ve got work then I’m going to catch up on some reading. Today I have Sephora by OPI I’m Wired to show you.

SOPI I'm Wired swatch 1

 

I’m Wired is a coral creme. I applied two coats with topcoat.

SOPI I'm Wired swatch 2

 

The formula was easy to apply but I experienced some streaking.

It’s been a while since I’ve worn this shade; I’d forgotten how bright and punchy it is! I love it!

SOPI I'm Wired swatch 3

 

What do you think?

Purchased.

ZOYA TRANSITIONAL COLLECTION: Naturel Deux

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Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.

Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!

Zoya Natural PR 1d

 

Zoya Naturel PR 2d

 

Zoya Naturel PR 3d

 

Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) – 2014

ZP742 – Spencer: Camel Cream, Full Coverage Formula.

ZP743 – Chanelle: Toasted Almond, Full Coverage Formula.

ZP744 – Emilia: Dark Chocolate, Full Coverage Formula.

ZP745 – Marnie: Deep Warm Plum, Full Coverage Formula.

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ZP747 – Madeline: Muted Rose, Full Coverage Formula.

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Available on Zoya.com and at finer salons and spas.

Orly | Ablaze

Hi everyone!

What are your plans for this lovely Sunday? My dad and I are going to see The Purge! I love a good horror movie, and I loved the first movie in the series, so hopefully the sequel will be just as good! Today I have Orly Ablaze to show you.

Orly Ablaze swatch 1

 

Ablaze is a neon orange with golden shimmer. I applied two coats with topcoat.

Orly Ablaze swatch 2

 

The formula was perfection. The polish starts out kind of muted, but gets brighter with each successive coat. The shimmer and neon pigment caused it to dry matte, but that was helped with topcoat.

Orly Ablaze swatch 3

 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Color Club | Jackie Oh!

Hi everyone!

What are your plans for today? I’m going to the Nordstrom sale with my mom and my sister. Specifically, I’m looking for a good quality watch to bring to college, but I have a feeling that I’ll score some other deals too! Today I have one of my all time favorite neon polishes to share with you – Color Club’s Jackie Oh!

Color Club Jackie Oh! swatch 1

 

Jackie Oh! is a neon pink creme. I applied two coats with topcoat.

Color Club Jackie Oh! swatch 2

 

The formula was really opaque; had I been more careful, this could’ve been a one coater. Like most neons, it dried with a satin finish but that was remedied with topcoat.

This is probably one of the brightest colors that I own, and I’m obsessed with it. Nothing screams summer better than a bright pink polish!

Color Club Jackie Oh! swatch 3

 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Art Deco

Hi everyone!

TGIF! What are your plans for today? Today I have an art deco nail art look to show you!

Art Deco 1

 

This look was inspired by a tutorial from Lynette Cenee.

Art Deco 2

 

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Seasational. Then, using a black striper, I made a cross shape and made smaller lines parallel to the first lines. If that doesn’t make sense, don’t worry! Lynette explains it all in the tutorial.

Art Deco 3

 

What do you think?

Purchased.

Zoya | Ginni

Hi everyone!

Today I have Ginni from Zoya to show you!

Zoya Ginni swatch 1d

 

Ginni is a pale pink jelly with holographic glitter that dries to a matte, textured finish. I applied three coats without topcoat.

Zoya Ginni swatch 3d

 

The formula was thick. The coats tended to pull, so you’ll want to wait longer between coats to ensure even application. The dry time was dramtically slower than usual.

What do you think?

Press sample.

China Glaze | I’m Not Lion

Hi everyone!

Happy Wednesday! Tonight I’m working a double so this post will be short! Today I’ll be showing you the lovely China Glaze I’m Not Lion.

China Glaze I'm Not Lion swatch 1

 

I’m Not Lion is a gold, silver, and holographic glitter. I applied two coats with three coats of topcoat.

China Glaze I'm Not Lion swatch 2

 

The polish was easy to apply and provided opaque coverage. It dried to a matte, rough finish that required three coats of topcoat for a completely smooth finish.

China Glaze I'm Not Lion swatch 3

 

What do you think?

Purchased.