Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Glitteriest and Prettiest Polishes of 2012

This is, you guessed it, my top Glitteriest and Prettiest Polishes of 2012! I only started blogging in May, but I've had some great glittery adventures along the way. On to the polishes! First up has to be  Lynnderella the Stars in Her Eyes. I went gaga over this one. Those stars. That holo. I almost couldn't take it off!

Next is China Glaze Riveting. I only put it on last night, and boy is it gorgeous! This is one of the prettiest and shimmeriest. Gold and orange. Yum.

Next is Delusional Polish World's Fair. This was my first polish for review from Jen. It was just so delicate and the glitter was quenched with one coat of top coat. 

Then there is China Glaze Glistening Snow. This was literally glistening holo snow. It took everyone's breath away!

Next is Lynnderella Golden Rules. I love gold. Glitter. Stars. Squares. Diamonds. YES

Now we have China Glaze Electrify. The Hunger Games collection was stunning, and this polish made one gorgeous Sunday before Christmas mani!

Another Delusional Polish! Count Down. This is definitely a NYE polish. Too bad I can't wear it. I'm strict about getting through my untrieds first. Ha!

Next up is Super Hero by Whimsical by Pam. This was a matte glitter, but gosh it reminded me of Super Man! It was perfect! It lasted a long time too. 

Another brand that got me was Lucky 13 Lacquer. I found her because of my love for Zelda, and her polishes did not disappoint! My fave from her collection was Prelude of Light. I'm turning into a bit of a gold polish junkie!

Finally because of my a cappella group, Stockata, I have Stockata by Black Cat Lacquer.  This polish was worn the night of our concert when I sang my Give Your Heart a Break solo. This polish just represents my group and the love for purple and black and glitter. Thanks so much Sabrina!

This was great! My top glitteriest and prettiest polishes of 2012. It was great to see my different nails, different polishes, and different glitters of my 2012 blogging career. And THANK YOU awesome followers and readers for a great year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hunger Games from China Glaze

I LOVE Hunger Games. Who doesn't? I went to the midnight premiere and everything when it came out. And finally, I've come up with 4 of the polishes that I loved from the China Glaze collection through discount bins and a swap! Woo! The first up is Electrify, a gorgeous glitter bomb with small gold and red hexes. I only needed 2 coats for opacity!

Next up is Harvest Moon! You may remember this swatch from way back when I used it as a base for Link from Lucky 13 Lacquer here. It's a lighter brown with golden undertones. Just stunning. I used 1.5 coats since I was lazy that day. 

Next is a new favorite. Stone Cold. Do I hear District 12 anyone? This was a gorgeous matte one coater. The base is black filled with tons of silver micro shimmer to give it that shimmery black matte affect. This is definitely a keeper and reminder of the coal of District 12!

Now to one of my fave polishes of 2012....RIVETING! This is gorgeous. Seriously. Wow. Like wow! This is a gorgeous dark orange polish with tons of golden micro shimmer and golden undertones. I feel like I'm the Girl on Fire. Legit. I just didn't want to stamp it yet. It's so gorgeous on its own. This is 2 coats. 2 glittery awesome coats. I'm in love. And have a backup bottle. The stamping will be up tomorrow, I promise! Happy Hunger Games :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Lights!

Buon natale! Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Hope you are all having a marvelous holiday. For today I have Christmas lights to show my love for Christmas!

I used a huge amount of glittery polish for this! The base is 2 coats of Zoya Ivanka. The lights were made with a black striper and paint brush. I used Zoya Song, Zoya Ziv, and Julep Mischa for the lights. Then I put a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust for some glittery holoness, as if this mani wasn't glittery enough! Then a top coat of Seche Vite topped it off. This is def a 10/10 for glitter! 5/10 for application though. Took a half hour each hand!  Merry Christmas and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Some Muppets for Christmas

Afternoon glittery polish lovers! Today I offer up some Muppets OPIs along with A England's LE Holy Grail that I accidentally ordered. These all make a nice little Christmas mani!

To begin this awesomeness off, I used 2 coats of A England's LE Holy Grail. Now I accidentally ordered it, but I'm glad I did! It's a gorgeous golden yellow with gold and silver micro shimmer. And look at that shine! That's without top coat! The formula was great too. Not too thick or thin. 

Now to the glitter. YES. I used 1-2 coats on each finger depending on how much I could get on each dip of the brush. I used Getting Miss Piggy With It on all but my accent nail. It's a gorgeous clear base polish with tons of red dot glitter, red hex glitter, and silver hex glitter! I love it. Then for the accent I used Fresh Frog of Belaire. This one had green dot glitter and silver hex glitter. Man I love these Muppets OPIs! Then a top coat of Seche Vite made it perfect. 9/10 for glitter and 9/10 for application. Loving the Muppets!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Julep and Snowflakes

Evening ladies! Finally after reading some Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden, The Hobbit, and dealing with babies at the daycare, I can finally do my blog post! I wanted to jazz up Julep Ivy, so I figured I'd try my hand at some freehand snowflakes and putting some hex holo glitter I got in a swap!

To start this off, I used 2 coats of Julep Ivy that came in my December box. In the bottle it's a dark blue shimmery base with magentish duochrome, but that didn't translate too much on the nail. Barely did in certain lights. This is still pretty though! Formula wasn't too bad either.

Now to what I art! lol I was on a whim like, I'll make snowflakes, even though I don't even have a white striper! I used Sinful Colors Snow me white and a small paint brush. After making a simple snowflake design, I added some more lines, and then I put a hexagonal holo glitter in the center. Then a coat of Seche Vite topped it off. While it's not perfect, I like my first attempt. My one coworker said I should work in a nail salon XD While not the best, I'll take the compliment! I say 8/10 for glitter and 6/10 for application.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

100 Blog Follower Giveaway!

Hey there glittery polish lovers! I now have over 100 blog followers! I can't believe it! To show my appreciation, here's a little giveaway! The prizes are......

Delusional Polish in Pink Venom, Sunny's Miracle Balm in Christmas Cookies, and Reindeer nail file

Barielle No Chip Speed Dry Top Coat, Sunny's Miracle Balm in English Garden, and a Snowflake nail file

Sunny's Miracle Balm in Pink Sugar, Purple Heart Glitter Pot, and a Snowmen nail file

The Giveaway Ends at 12:01am on Christmas Eve! Go go go!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Candy Canes for Christmas!

Evening glittery polish lovers! I said I'd do candy canes darn it, and I tried my best to do them! The girl at the new Sally's by my house said they were cute, so they can't be too terrible. Here are some candy canes over 2 coats of Barielle End of the Rainbow.

This was a little difficult to photograph, but let's get on to it shall we? I used 2 coats of Barielle End of the Rainbow. Then after bumping my middle finger (I'm such a spazz) I took out my biggest dotting tool. I used it to paint the base of the candy cane with China Glaze The Ten Man, and then I used Barielle Cherry Blossom Sparkler for the stripes. If the babies think they're neat, at the girl at Sally's thinks they're cute, guess I'm okay! 8/10 for application and an 7/10 for glitter. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Need a 1-Up for Christmas?

Hello hello! Had a marvelous first day back at the daycare after a great semester at college.  And all the little babies were mesmerized by my nails. Yup. The one kept wanting my fingers instead of his spoon XD Now to the nails they loved!

I love this. It's one coat of Avon's Ruby Slipper with 2 coats of Dollish Polish 1-UP and a coat of Seche Vite on top. I knew I was waiting to use 1-UP for a reason! This is from the Super Mario Bros. collection. It has small green hexes, small white squares, large white hexes, and white bars.  It was really thin though, which surprised me cause it looked so packed with glitter. It took a bit of dabbing to achieve this. I love it though! This is Christmas on my nails! I give it a 8/10 for application and a 9/10 for glitter. More Christmas themed manis to come!

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dazzling Polish

Evening glittery polish lovers! As the semester draws to a close, I get a little sad. With only 3 semesters of college left, my hearts aches a bit. To cheer me up, there's always a good remedy found in glittery polish! Today I have a lovely swatch of Dazzle from the Sinful Colors Holiday 2012 collection. It's a one coater with Seche Vite on top :)

I haven't had a one coat SC in a while, so this is a plus! It's a dark magenta polishes with with light pink undertones. It also has light pink micro shimmer. Mmmmmm micro shimmer. I'm in love :) I love me a one coater with lots of glitter to beat the midnight winter blues!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Delusional Polish Swatches!!!

Goooood morning glittery fans! I'm up early and itching to show you what I've been working on for the past 6ish days. I love Delusional Polish, and I purchased 3 of Jen's polishes to wear. They were so pretty, I had to wear each one for 2 days. I loved them! On to the swatches!

This is the first of the 3, Snow Caps, a clear shimmery base of rainbow dust filled with holographic hexes!  While my least favorite of the 3, it is still such a gorgeous polish!  It really does look like snow. This is 2 coats over 1 coat of Sinful Colors Dazzle. This is just glittery in the sunlight! And of course, again all this needed was 1 coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out. 

Now on to, Count Down (2 coats), over Sinful Color Black on Black (2 coats).  A friend of mine said my nails looked like New Year's, and she was so right! Count Down is a gorgeous mix of gold and silver bar glitter, green square glitter, and multicolored hex glitter! I love it. It's a New Year's party on my nails! And with one coat of Seche Vite, it was totally smoothed out :)

Now to my favorite! This is a polished and dabbed coat of Jack Frost over 3 coats of China Glaze Paper Chasing. I LOVE THIS. It has various sized white hexes, small gold and red hexes, and even large gold hexes! I got a gorgeous one on my pointer. This mani just SCREAM Christmas. And again, just one coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out!  I love all my polish from Delusional Polish, and at $8 a bottle, where can you go wrong? She satisfies my glitter cravings without making me use too much top coat. 

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Paper Chasing

For tonight glittery polish lovers, I have a simple China Glaze swatch. Someone wanted a swatch, so I have a shimmery green one for you! I offer up China Glaze Paper Chasing for your viewing delight!

Again, a green I like! This is a gorgeous shimmery green. It's very thin though, so I put on 3 coats with a coat of Seche Vite on top.  Dry time is nice. No pulling when I go to apply a second coat. In some lights it's a medium green, and in others it's a lighter lime green. It's even duochrome between those in some lights! Of course there's great green and gold micro shimmer too. Loooooooove. I'll definitely be using this again!