Good afternoon everyone! I’m here with news about another upcoming nail art challenge hosted by the members of Challenge Your Nail Art group on Facebook. We’re going to be scaring up some frightening nail art for Halloween! Check out the prompts after the jump.
Hey hey, it’s the Monkees…no, wait, I meant… Hey Hey it’s Wednesday! I get ear worm tunes in my head way too easily. I just like music, and I must say that I’m not too discerning when it comes to what I like. Today I have a combination of two pretty polishes for you: Mentality Carol and Darling Diva Polish Temporary Insanity.
I really love this combination! It is so sparkly and pretty…two of my favorite things! What do you think?
Are you a music fan? I love pretty much all genres (maybe except death metal). Do you like all genres or are you more selective than I am?
Sarey’s Berry was a pre-order that Pahlish had awhile back. There was so much hype about this polish, and everyone was clamoring to get their hands on it. Being that it’s Pahlish, one of my favorite companies, how could I say no? I first started off with Barielle base coat, and followed it with A Girl Obsessed Matte-ict top coat. This is 2 coats of Sarey’s Berry: This macro is as close as I could get to color-accuracy: I then used ellagee glass on top: I have to admit, my pictures are as close to color-accurate as I could get them, but they are still not as warm as the polish is in real life. I also didn’t love this as much as I should, so I RAOK’d this to my good friend, Kate.
It’s a Monday morning and I’m sucking down my coffee as if my life depended on it (well, not really *my* life, but someone’s life depends on me getting coffee). So while I’m struggling to put a coherent sentence together, let’s look at some pretty polish, shall we?
Today is all about CrowsToes Cheshire, a sparkly glitter bomb of a polish. This was a really sweet RAOK from a wonderful lady in a CrowsToes group I am in. This has purple glitters in all shapes and sizes, along with gold and holo and magenta glitters. This is based, quite obviously, on the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. I first tried 1 coat plus dabbing over Mentality Wangari:
I then used 1 coat + dabbing over Pahlish Rubbish Robots:
I can’t quite decide which way I like it better, but I think I like it over the dark polish better. What do you think?
Now I’m off to caffeinate myself some more, what are you up to today?
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Scofflaw Insert Lemon Pun Here was a gift from the wonderful Kellie of KellieGonzo.com. She had sent me a bottle of Digital Nails Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That top coat (I was super low and the DN shop was on vacation); she sent along this polish as well.
This is a yellow polish (that leans yellow green in some lights) with a gold shimmer and glitters of yellow, red, and green. Here it is, 3 coats with A Girl Obsessed top coat:
I then used Digital Nails ANGTFT top coat. I didn’t realize until I downloaded my pictures that none of my regular photos came out, just my macros. So, there’s that. LOL.
I don’t know why I like this so much, but I do! It’s just funky enough to keep me interested without being repelled. LOL! What are your thoughts of this unusual polish? Let me hear it in the comments below!
Good morning my amazing readers! :) It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning and I hope you are ready to take on the world! Today I have a nail of the day to show you, and I must admit, it’s one of my top favorite polish combinations of the entire year!
I’ve started out with 2 coats of Color Club Winter Affair. This is a blackened berry polish with pink shimmers:
I then used 1 coat of the polish everyone’s losing their *ahem* over: the original formula of The Uptown:
I liked this manicure, but it wasn’t quite done. I decided to use 1 coat of Si Vous Please! over the top and this was me:
Yeah, I was feeling it, alright! Here are some inside shots:
And outside in the sun:
Yeah buddy! Are you feeling it like I was feeling it? I have to admit, it sort of knocked me for a loop! My pictures don’t even do this justice either, as The Uptown created a beautiful color-changing element to this manicure that I could not capture on camera.
I’d love to know what you’re up to this weekend! Are you lounging around, or you trying to get stuff down before winter comes (like me)?
Earlier today I showed you a few ways for your manicure to go from work-appropriate to WOW! This afternoon, I’ve gathered recommendations from the Beauty Blog Coalition members for their favorite work-appropriate nail polishes.
Christine from 15 Minute Beauty: I can wear anything as long as my nails aren’t longer than 2 mm beyond my fingertip and my nails are natural (artificial or longer and it harbors bacteria). I tend to do darker/vampy colors, I really love dark purples. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark is a long time fave.
Stephanie from A Little Polish: I like OPI My Vampire is Buff, Skull and Glossbones, My Very First Knockwurst, Did you Ear About Van Gogh?, Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, Alpine Snow, My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I also love the lighter shades from the Zoya Naturels Collections.
Stephanie from All Things Beautiful: All the Zoya naturels, mauves, & lighter hidden shimmer shades! I’m a sucker for Zoya for work appropriate!
Carleen from Beauty & Fashion Tech: Dior Nail Glow. It makes the nails shiny and gives just a hint of color for a super natural look. A bonus is that chips in it are not obvious, so those who type a lot for work can get more wear out of it.
Arielle from Beauty By Arielle: Essie Sand Tropez
Krystal from Beauty By Krystal: Barielle Cream n Sugar, it’s a streak-free sheer beige. I recommend it to everyone who asks for a non offensive color to wear to work or interviews.
Sarah from Chalkboard Nails: I don’t have any work restrictions, but my choices would probably be OPI My Vampire is Buff or OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.
Destany from Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: As for nudes, Milani Almond Bliss, OPI My Vampire Is Buff, Zoya Minka, Sally Hansen Pearl Up and Milani Lady Like Sheer are my Faves.
Honey from Honeygirl’s World: Zoya’s Shay or Rue are my go-to for days when I need a neutral polish. I also like to use soft french whites that are almost translucent but still offer a subtle white hue, it brightens my nails.
Deborah from Love. Varnish, chocolate and more: If I had to pick something neutral or conservative, I’d go with OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around. The pink hue is still noticeable as a color, but it’s pale and neutral enough to both compliment almost everything you wear and not stand out too much. Extra bonus: it applies super dreamy!
Jamie from Makeup Life Love: Essie Sand Tropez, Essie Fiji or OPI Don’t Pretzel My buttons.
Kirby from The Mercurial Magpie: Zoya Rue is my go-to!
Renu from My Beauty Junction: My favourite neutrals are Ciate Ivory Queen, Lancome Vernis in Love 220M, OPI San Tan-Tonio and Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and Zoya Avril.
Amber from NailsLikeLace: I’ve been in love with OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and Zoya Avery.
Jessika from Polish Insomniac: I don’t have any restrictions but if I did I would reach for OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around, Taupe-less Beach, I Sao Paulo Over There, Planks A Lot, My Pointe Exactly. From Essie – Bangle Jangle, Playa del Platinum, Miss Fancy Pants, Merino Cool, Chinchilly, Body Language, and Island Hopping. butter LONDON Muggins, Salma Hayek Evening Haze, Barielle Lilac Jelly Bean, Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire.
Phyrra from Phyrra.net: butter LONDON All Hail the Queen is what I like for interviews or restrictive situations. KBShimmer In Bare Form would be good too.
Jennifer from Raging Rouge: Opi Dulce De Leche us a long-time favorite neutral of mine.
Now I’d love to know what your favorite neutral or work-appropriate nail polish is! Did it get listed here? The BBC members would love to know!