Sunday, February 28, 2010

LOL, Fashion Addict!

I wanted to use a nice springy color, since it has been so cold and dreary out. I hadn't yet tried Color Club Fashion Addict (a lovely lavender holo), so I thought I'd try it to encourage spring to come a bit quicker. I used China Glaze LOL (medium blue-based purple holo) as a stamp with Konad plate m60. I like the dotted gradient makes me want to try sponging again! I love gradients. This came out very mod, not at all my usual style, but very fun nonetheless. :)

The first two were taken without flash. The third was taken with flash. All were taken under artificial light, as we had no sun!

I left this last one a little bigger so you could see some of that wicked holo that Fashion Addict has. The holo is quite strong, and very pretty.

One of my hands has more konad, using plate m26. I used Color Club Revvvolution and OPI DS Extravagance. I just thought it was a bit much, so only one of my hands was done that way. :P

Overall, application was good. I had no real problems with it, and it dried pretty quickly (as most holos do).

In other news, Travels with Euridice is having a really neat giveaway. The winner gets a whole hoard of holographic polishes. I love all that rainbow goodness. This runs until Friday, March 5th. Visit here for more details and pictures!

Until next time! <3

Painted Lady Finger's Giveaway!

painted Lady fingers is having a giveaway!

Check it out here. What a great way to try out some fabulous matte polish. ^.^ The prize is three matte polishes from ManGlaze. Hot Mess, a silver glitter topcoat; Matte is Murder, a black matte polish; and Matte-astrophe, a matte topcoat.

Personally, I love looking at matte-ified Nfu-oh flakies or other delightful glitters.

Sick of the matte trend? These polishes also look great with added topcoat.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pre-New Year Mani

Hello! I'm Aquajogger, the other blogger here with my first post, another set of Chinese New Year nails. I actually did these the week before New Year, so they're not as fancy but they were fun to look at anyway.

This was actually my third try. I had found a bottle of Island Girl Yellow Out that I had never used, so I decided to give it a try as a base coat--not doing that again. An hour or so later, all my polish had come off in big nail-sized pieces. I tried again with a regular base coat, but I guess I didn't wash off all the residue properly (or two coats of Nubar Sugar made it too thick) because the same thing happened again. I finally got pictures of the finished product the next day on my third go at it.

1) Island Girl "Nail Stregthener"
2) OPI Conquistadorable Color (two coats)
3) Nubar Sugar (one coat)
4) Jordana Black (stamping)
5) Zoya Armor

Konad Plate: m8

Hope to post later with our haul from shopping on the 14th! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! This is the year of the Tiger, so in honor of that beautiful creature, I did my nails to match.

This was a many-layered manicure, one I did over the course of an evening, so I don't recommend trying it if you are planning to go out not long after.


1. Nubar Nu Nails

2. OPI Comet Loves Cupid

3. OPI Dear Santa (2 coats)

4. Nfu.Oh #58 (2 coats)

5. Jordana Black (tiger stripes and kitties)

6. China Glaze 2030 (stars)

7. Konad Top Coat

8. Nubar Diamont

Konad Plates: m2, m3, m57


Until next time! ♥