Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
All photos were taken in the sun. The shade shots just looked really bad. Do you have this polish yet or any plans to pick it up? This could kick Essie Pretty Edgy out of first place on my Essie list :)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So what do you think? I just love Zoya's polish. I just got a few more from the most recent 2 free promo that I can't wait to try out.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Using Nail Polish to Beat Cancer
By: Jackie Clark
A cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying thing for many women. It can often feel like a death sentence when your prognosis is mesothelioma, lung cancer, breast cancer or even leukemia. Struggling to get past these conditions can lead to serious stress and even depression. Having a poor attitude or being depressed may even contribute to your disease getting worse.
You must stay strong and powerful throughout your disease. One way that many women may think is silly, naive or ineffective is to focus on fashion and especially your nails. Focusing on something so seemingly trivial to get your mind off of your cancer diagnosis. However, this action can help boost your spirits and get you ready to fight back against cancer.
Painting your nails can help you feel beautiful in your skin. Feeling beautiful will boost your mood, improve your confidence and help focus yourself against beating cancer. This is especially true if you paint your nails with friends and family members. Try to make a habit out of getting together with your friends and family and having a "nail polishing" party.
Select colors that look great with your skin tone and your outfit. Apply the nail polish evenly and lightly to look as tasteful as possible. However, you can also look less tasteful if that will boost your mood. Go wild with your nails and get multiple colors on each hand. Look as serious or as silly as you want. Nail polish can easily be removed so you can try again.
Don't neglect the calming effect that manicures can have on your body and mind. A manicure carefully restructures your nails, making them look more beautiful than they looked before. Get regular manicures to make your nails look perfect and beautiful.
After your manicure, make sure your nails get cleaned and well polished. Polishing manicured nails makes them look even better. Get a professional nail polish job if you want them to look pristine if that is the mood you are in that day. Try to keep your nails well maintained and polished during all of your treatment process.
Whether you paint your own nails or get a manicure these simple yet calming action can make you feel strong and beautiful—this is really the key to getting over cancer. Looking and feeling beautiful in your skin gives you a focus and confidence that is going to be necessary as your treatment progresses.
I hope you all have a great day and remember it's the little things that sometimes make the biggest difference.
Friday, January 13, 2012
I'm so in love with this! I can't wait to try these same two flakies over a green. Maybe Artsy, Crafty from the same Color Club collection. Have you tried any of the FP flakies yet? What do you think?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Good morning! Today I have the amazing combo of Cult Nails Let Me Fly and Clairvoyant (aka Unicorn Puke). I love, love, love this mani. Let Me Fly is a gorgeous teal with a very pretty shimmer. It went on in two effortless coats. Just like we've all come to expect from Cult Nails.
Isn't that just amazing? Then to make it even better I added a coat of Cult Nails Clairvoyant. I'm sure you've all heard of Unicorn Puke. This is the same polish with a different name. It has multi-colored flakies in a purple tinted base. So pretty I just want to put in on everything!
Told you it was amazing! I don't even have the proper words to describe this. On a funny note, when I was trying this out on a nail wheel, I showed my husband and he said "That looks like unicorns". I know my husband has never heard of Unicorn Puke so it made me laugh.
Have a great day!
Monday, January 9, 2012
I recently took a trip to my favorite nail supply store and he had a display of the new China Glaze Electro Pop collection. I only picked up one, Kinetic Candy. The only other one I considered was Electric Beat but my sister bought it so I figure I can just use hers. I had trouble with the formula on this one. It was weirdly streaky and didn't want to level out. I wasn't too worried though because I knew I was going to layer Essie Shine of the Times on top. Such an amazing combo! I loved it. The swatch of Kinetic Candy is two coats with no topcoat. Cleanup wasn't great because I knew I wasn't done yet.
I will definitely have to give this color another shot. Maybe it was just me. I think the right topcoat may have leveled it all out. I love Seche Vite for that reason but I hate all the shrinkage it gives. What is your favorite topcoat?
Friday, January 6, 2012
Today I have Zoya Kotori to show you. I like this polish but I don't love it yet. This is three coats of Kotori. I think I should have gone with four. After putting this on and being kind of meh about it I looked up some swatches. Next time I wear it I'm going to try it over black or a dark blue cream. Here are the pictures for you to check out.
The first two photos were taken in the shade. The sun shots just didn't turn out great. I know the last one is bad but I included it to show the sheerness of Kotori.
Zoya is the brand that kicked off my love of nail polish. I have many favorites including Charla and Ginessa. What is your favorite Zoya? Did you take advantage of the promo going on right now? I did :)
Have a happy day!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Today I have China Glaze Peace on Earth with Sally Hansen Glass Slipper. I picked up Peace on Earth last year when my polish obsession was just getting into full swing. It was on clearance at Sally's so I said why not. I love it! Can't believe I took so long to wear it. Sorry about the dry skin around my nails. I'm working on it I swear!
You can't really see the flakies in this last sun picture but it gives a really good idea of the color of Peace on Earth.
What is your favorite remedy to keep the skin around your nails from looking so dry? I live in AZ but still have winter skin dryness.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sorry I've been gone so long. Busy time of year and all. This was my New Years mani. Two coats of Cult Nails Blackout and a layer of Wet n Wild Correction Tape. My husband picked this one out. I really liked it except for the weird Seche Vite shrinkage. Usually SV shrinks my tips but this time it shrunk at the bottom creating weird lines. Strange! If I was going to wear Blackout by itself I would probably have worn three coats. I had some thin spots. Check it out and let me know what you think. Sorry I don't have any pictures of Blackout by itself but I did these nails at night, hence the SV. Usually my go to topcoat is Cult Nails Wicked Fast.
Have a great day!