Wednesday, March 20, 2013

K: Kinetic Candy, China Glaze

Today's ABC challenge features Kinetic Candy from last year's Spring, Electropop collection.  I wore this last year but I didn't take pictures of it.  I was surprised to see that KC has a trace amount of grey in it, just a trace.  The formula is fantastic, creamy, not chalky.  There was no wait time between coats therefore really easy to work with.

Here's a simple swatch of two coats.

Then I added glitter.  Santee's M89, Gift Sparkle, such a generic name.  

And... a quick comparison.

Well that's it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

China Glaze - Budding Romance

Happy Saturday!

Today I have an olive green beauty from China Glaze's Avant Garden collection to show you! Budding Romance is a cream jelly hybrid polish, which is a totally unique, well at least to me it is.  Formula is sheer, but builds nicely; below is three coats.

If your not into bright greens this is actually a nice toned down green with yellow undertones.  I was surprised at how wearable Budding Romance is.  I'm so glad I gave this one a chance!

My bedroom is stuck in a stand still right now. Our miter saw stopped working and I had to order some parts for it, so once the saw gets repaired we can get going again.  It will probably be Christmas time before you see the finished product, so God help us.

Well that's it for now. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

J: Jacob's Protection, Essence Twilight Series

Believe it or not, I only have three bottles of nail polish that start out with the letter J.  So this week is just a quick swatch of Jacob's Protection, from Essence Twilight Series.  JP is a black jelly polish with blue shimmer. The shimmer isn't very strong and looks black most of the time.  I have a bunch of these types of polishes, I should do a comparison post one day.  Anyhow here is two coats which were super easy to apply and dried pretty fast.

I got my bottle in a swap with the beautiful Criminal Nails.

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Orly Green with Envy and Haul Swatches

Hey there!  I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

I think my nails are screaming for winter to be over!  My middle and index fingers keep breaking and corners keep chipping from the dry indoor heat and frequent handwashing. So I had to file them all down and some are squoval and some are square.  Some nail website actually recommended to "limit handwashing" during winter months to prevent breakages. Really?! This is cold and flu season! I'm still going to wash my hands, my nails will just be short, so what, big deal!

Well, it is March and all the new polish collections are out!  I went over to Sally's and bought a few items.  First I'll show you a quick swatch and then my haul.

I can't seem to get enough teal this winter. Here's another one, Orly's Green with Envy. This is an old polish but a good one. It goes on sheer and milky, cloudy even. Reminds me of milk glass. It dries really glossy. If your the type that likes to skip out on top coat this one's for you!  Above is two coats with Out the Door top coat. I always wear top coat and base coats. ALWAYS.

Above is my haul.  The cashier gave me two free mini bottles of Orly argan cuticle oil. I haven't tried it yet.

Oh and the new Finger Paints collection comes with a free cocktail ring.  The bands are elastic, but it's still too big for me, even if I wear it on my thumb.  My ring finger is size 5.5, in case your wondering. If your a normal sized person, the rings will probably fit. I have to say the quality isn't too bad for a freebie. The ring is metal and the rhinestones are decent.

Below are swatches on a nail wheel, as they are, with no top coat.

Skinny Dip dries matte and has a iridescent sheen that's hard to see in this picture.

Peaceful Opposition is like a jelly sandwich in a bottle. PO is a sheer white with silver, square and hex glitter.

Itsy Bitsy Spider has a strong blue shimmer that is also hard to see.

I'm a bit disappointed in Moasic Madness and Razzle Me Dazzle me.  I thought they were black jellies with glitter, but they're not.  They kind of look messy to me.

Budding Romance has a really nice creamy formula.  I can't wait to wear that one, seems more appropriate for fall though.

Dandy Lyin Around is a white polish with a nice white, subtle iridescent shimmer to it. I have to return this one, it has a bad cap and I can't get it to close properly.  So if Sally's does not have another bottle you won't get to see this one on my hands later.

Well, that is it for now.  I will be posting my ABC challenge late next week because I have to go out of town to see my parents.  Until then... happy polishing!