Happy Friday, awesome readers! Today I have three Sinful Colors nail polishes to show you: Walk the Walk, Tear It Up, and Couture For Sure from the Luxe Fragments line. Read on to see what I thought of each of them.
Walk the Walk is a red-pink nail polish with glitters and shards of red plus gold shimmer. Formula wasn’t too sheer, I had good coverage in 2 coats. It does dry matte. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Tear It Up is a blue polish with shards and glitters of deeper blue. Formula was more sheer than Walk the Walk and jelly-ish; it is uneven in application. It does dry matte. This is 3 coats and no top coat.
Couture for Sure is a royal purple with shards and glitters of violet plus gold shimmer. Formula wasn’t too sheer, it was a little gloopy in the bottle. Application was uneven in 2 coats. This is 3 coats and no top coat.
I really liked how Couture For Sure looked but it was disappointing that the bottle was getting gloopy as I applied it.😦 Did you pick up any from this line?
This manicure was one of those, “I’ll start with these polishes and see where I end up” manis.😛 Which are actually fun to do because sometimes they really work out and you love them (and yes, sometimes they don’t work out). I first started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round and Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra [Hella Holo Customs nail polish].
I started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round [gift] on my pointer and pinky fingers. This is a pink-purple with beautiful copper shimmer. No complaints on formula or application. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Hi everyone! Today I have a nail polish to show you that’s
not currently available. (I lied! It’s available! Read to the end to find out how to get it.)😦 I’m sorry, but it’s so pretty and I can’t help myself. I must enable others.😛
This is Baroness X Sir Cockicorn, which is a group custom for the X Army (Baroness X fb group). Sir Cockicorn is a unicorn pee polish that shift from red to green to yellow to brown and has teeny
iridescent blue specks clear holographic glitter.
I started off with a base of Baroness X Trenzalore [previously swatched & reviewed] and then used 1 coat plus top coat of Sir Cockicorn over.
No complaints about formula at all!
This is one of those polishes that just has to be seen to be believed, to be honest. Color shifty goodness galore that is super hard to capture on camera (of course!). You’ve gotta join The X Army to be able to purchase this goodie, and then you’ll be able to purchase other group customs as well!
P.S. This is currently available for members of the X Army (linked above) only, so join up already in order to get it!
Good morning my wonderful readers! Today I have a mani where I kind of just went with the flow with no real plan in mind and ended up in a good place! Read on for more details about this manicure with Pretty & Polished Barnwood Builder and Top Shelf Lacquer Fireball.
I started with 3 coats plus top coat of Pretty & Polished Barnwood Builder. This is a thermal polish, but tbh, I didn’t even try to capture the thermal this time around. Limited time, kids wanted attention, blah blah blah. You can see a bit of change at the tips. Anyway! Formula was a bit uneven but not bad. It was more green-gray than I expected though.
I then used kitty cat stencils from KBShimmer with Top Shelf Lacquer Fireball [March 2016 Hella Holo Customs exclusive] and quatrefoil stencils from uhhh gosh, I don’t remember where I bought them from. LOL!
Lastly, I stuck a kitty cat nail charm from Daily Charme on my middle finger.
Even though those quatrefoil stencils didn’t really turn out right, I really liked the sassiness of this manicure. What do you think?
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.🙂 I thought I’d show you a makeup look I did a few weeks back with Delete, Bitter, and Flame from the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette.
Bitter is a burnt orange matte shadow.
Flame is a sparkly orange-pink shadow.
Delete is a dark taupe brown matte eyeshadow.
Here are arm swatches of all three shades: Bitter, Flame, Delete.
I used Bitter on the lid, Delete in the crease and outer vee, and Flame on the inner corner.
For my lippie, I used ColourPop in Mess Around.
I liked this neutral take on my makeup look – I think it looks very flattering with my red hair! What do you think?
Hi everyone! December already? Geesh. I’m not ready for this! Like, seriously, I’m supposed to be having a baby next month? hahahahahaha! Yeah, can I postpone that until I’m ready?😛 Okay, anyway, I have a literal box full of mainstream brands that are untried so I decided to just sit down the other day and swatch a bunch of China Glazes: Spontaneous, Stroll, Lasso My Heart, Strike Up a Cosmo, Bogie, and Urban Night.
Spontaneous is a bright violet creme polish, a bit more dusty than my photo shows. Formula is watery and thin, though I did have nice coverage in 2 coats. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Stroll is a maroon red jelly with specks of pink and gold. Formula on this was thin and fairly sheer. It does dry dull. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Lasso My Heart is a mauve based shimmer polish with golden shimmer. Wowee, this is gorgeous! Formula was watery and thin, and brush-strokey. It does dry dull. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Strike Up a Cosmo is a pink metallic polish with silver shimmer and gold specks. Formula was pretty good! It dries fast and has a good thickness, plus it has good first coat coverage. It does dry dull. This is 2 coats plus top coat.
Bogie is a deep purple shot through with silver. Formula is thin and but has good first coat coverage. You have to work fast because it dries real fast! It does dry dull. This is 2 coats plus top coat.
Urban Night is a beautiful royal purple creme polish. Formula is slightly thin but not as bad as some of the others. First coat was jelly-ish feeling, but I had nice coverage in 2 coats. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Favorites here? Definitely Lasso My Heart and Bogie, and I’d probably add in Strike Up a Cosmo too. What’s your favorite?
I was feeling super meh about doing my nails one week and decided to google “striped nail art designs” when this manicure by Paulina’s Passions popped up. I wanted to do something similar and here’s what I came up with using Pretty & Polished Weather the Storm, Polish ‘M Festival of Fall, and KBShimmer Poppy Kisses.
I started off with Weather the Storm on all fingers except my thumb and ring finger. This is a stormy grey-blue dusty creme. Good formula, though I needed 3 coats for evenness. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
On my thumb and ring finger, I used Festival of Fall. This is a “teal leaning dark blue base with blue/green/gold duochrome shimmer, galaxy holo, magenta holo shreds and multi-iridescent flakies“. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Let me tell you, I feel like I should have just stopped here. But did I? Nope.😛
Then I used striping tape and KBShimmer Poppy Kisses to create the rest of the manicure.
Maybe it was the fact that I was dreading doing all that work on my opposite hand, but this mani didn’t last much longer after taking the photos! But I’d love to know what you think of it!🙂