Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Urban Outfitters - Mystic

I have another Urban Outfitters polish to share with you. Urban Outfitters Mystic is a gorgeous cooper flakie in a blurple jelly base. The base is pretty sheer since its a jelly so I layered it over Color Club Disco Dress. This is another Urban Outfitter polish that is a possible dupe of a Deborah Lippmann polish, Ray Of Light.

I used two coats of Disco Dress and one coat of Mystic. Disco Dress applied a little streaky, but it wasn't a big deal since I just covered it up. In the bottle, the flakies flashes green and blue, but it didn't translate well on the nails. Regardless, Mystic is one gorgeous polish. 

So far, I've been pretty impressed with Urban Outfitters' polishes. I love that so many of their polishes are supposedly dupes for Deborah Lippmanns. At $5 each, or 2 for $8, they are a steal. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Urban Outfitters - Sea Dust

Today's going to be a quick post since it was the first day back at school and I'm exhausted.

Urban Outfitters Sea Dust is supposedly a dupe or at least extremely similar to Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream.

I used three coats to reach opacity. It was pretty sheer, but other than needing a third coat, the formula gave me no issues. You can pick this up online or in store at Urban Outfitters for $5 each or 2 for $8. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Birthday!

My birthday was a couple of days ago on the 25th. I turned 23 years old!!! I had the intentions of posting my birthday nails on my actual birthday before heading out for the day, but I never got around to it. 

My birthday nails were inspired by all the pictures that came up when I googled cupcake nails. 

On my birthday, I went shopping at Valley Fair and Santana Row in San Jose (I live in Vacaville, California incase anybody is wondering). Unfortunately, I didn't find much that I wanted, but I did pick up a few polishes.  I also got a few polishes as gifts. Expect swatches of them over the next few weeks. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tie Dye Nails + Stamping

Hey there!

Today I wanted to share my tie dye inspired nails. Its more of a watercolor effect than tie dye, but I still love it. I sponged on 5 different polishes and topped it off with a coat of Revlon Heavenly. I also stamped a peace sign using Bundle Monster plate BM-320.

Let me know in my comments if you'd like to know what colors I used.

Thanks for reading! :) 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Franken - Seafoam Holo w/ Stamping

I have another one of my frankens to share with everyone. Unfortunately, none of my frankens have names. I do plan on thinking up names eventually, but I'm so uncreative. This franken is a seafoam green, sort of. As I added topcoat, it made the polish a little darker, leaning a little more towards blue. It's also a holo!

Without topcoat

With topcoat

Stamped for fun

I used two coats, and the formula gave me no issues. I wish the holo was stronger, but I could always add more holo. I do like the polish without topcoat more though. 

What do you think? Should I add more holo? Any thoughts on a name? Let me know!

Thanks to Beauty and Fashion on a College Budget, my franken has a name! Ocean's Love. Thanks doll!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sephora X - Deranged


I have another Sephora X polish I'd like to share with you, Deranged. On Sephora's website Deranged is described as a "micro-sparkle deep eggplant metallic w/rainbow shimmer." I agree with the micro-sparkle and deep eggplant part, but I wouldn't consider this polish metallic nor does it contain rainbow shimmer.  This is an shimmery eggplant purple with blue and, I want to say red, shimmer running through it. Take a look for yourself!

I used two coats in my pictures above. The formula is a little on the thin side, and my first coat turned out very streaky, making me a little worried. Fortunately, this polish only needed two coats, and I love it. I will be picking up more polishes from the Sephora X line for sure.

Thanks for  stopping by!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Essence Colour & Go - Date in the Moonlight

Today I have a swatch of Essence Colour & Go Date in the Moonlight. I don't own too many Essence Colour & Go polishes, I don't know why though, because they're pretty awesome. Date in the Moonlight is a dusty greyish blue with blue shimmer. Unfortunately, the shimmer was more noticeable in the bottle than on my nails. My pictures show the shimmer a lot better than in real life.

I used three coats, but you can definitely get away with just two. I had to add a third coat because I had some bald spots. The formula was kind of thin, but it applied great. 

This is my first "new" Colour & Go polish (I have two from before they redid the line). For $1.99 each, I know this is going to be the first of many. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Franken - Dark Green Holo


Over the holidays, I had purchased some materials to create some frankens. One of the first colors I made was a dark green scattered holo. I've been looking for a dark green holo but never found one that was easily available or in my price range.

My franken has no name. I'm not creative enough think of one. If anybody has any suggestions though, let me know!

I used two coats in my pictures. Surprisingly the formula was pretty good and didn't give me any trouble during application. 

I've been having a lot of fun creating my own polishes. I can't wait to share more of my creations with everyone. 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Side By Side - Revlon Girly & Nails Inc Topping Lane

Here's a couple of pictures of Revlon Girly and Nails Inc Topping Lane side by side. Obviously they aren't dupes or anything, but I just wanted to share the similarities between the two. 

In the picture above, I used 4 coats of Revlon Girly and 2 coats of Nails Inc Topping Lane. Formula wise, Topping Lane wins for sure; Girly is watery and very sheer. I do prefer the look of Girly though. I liked that the glitter is bigger and there's a mix of big and small glitters. 

Which of these two do you prefer?

Revlon - Girly

Happy New Years!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. Work was crazy busy after Christmas and I was working 40+ hours a week the past couple of weeks and just didn't have the energy to blog.

For my first post of 2013, I have Revlon Girly to share with you. I saw swatches of Girly online and knew I had to have it. Revlon Girly is a milky pink base full of blue, purple and magenta glitter.

I also used China Glaze For Audrey on my accent finger. I stamped on top of that with Bundle Monster plate BM-307.

I used three coats of Revlon Girly. It was pretty sheer and needed all three. The glitter gave me no problems at all and spread evenly over my nails. 

This polish is pretty similar to Nails Inc Topping Lane. The glitter color and size is a little different, but same sort of idea - glitter in a milky base. I may do a comparison post later on today. 

Thanks for stopping by!