Saturday, September 17, 2011

1st gradient attempt

Hello ladies,

What's up ? What are you plans for this weekend ? Do share ! I hope you guys are going to have more fun than me... I'll probably be staying at home watching TV during this rainy weekend...

After seing a lot of gradient mani all over the internet I thought I had to give it a try although I'm not that good at nail art. For this 1st attempt I used Essence - Trust In Fashion which is a dark green creme (pretty similar to Jade Is The New Black as I can recall). I only needed 2 coats, the application was amazing.

Then, I sponged the edge of my tips with another Essence: Can't Cheat On Me, a (very discrete) silver holo. Finally, I added a coat of Essence - Space Queen (which is a clear based polish with holo glitters) on the silver sponging.

Here is what I ended up with:

And here are the polishes I used for this mani:

Trust In Fashion - Can't Chear On Me - Space Queen

I have to say I'm pretty happy with the result. I will have to try some other combos really soon. Any cool color ideas ? Have you ever tried the gradient mani ? Any tips on how to emprove my mani ?

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another Catrice... but one that I love.

Hey everyone,

Today I have a gorgeous polish for you guys ! I don't feel really good right now, I'm probably getting the flu or something but I really have to post before bed. My NOTD is another Catrice polish.... but a polish that I actually love this time. Here's Dirty Berry, a dusty purple with holo particles ! Depending on the light, it appears more gray, periwinkle or even a bit blue. This polish is gorgeous. Look !

Feel free to enlarge the pics for more details. I'm sure you guys will love this one. It's a great fall polish in my opinion because of its dustiness.

Talk to you guys soon. I'm gonna take some meds before sleep. :(

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I dislike Khaki Perry

Hey everyone,

A quick post before bed to show you a polish that I...don't like ! lol My dad bought like 14 Catrice polishes for my sister and I on our b-days and he got us some polishes from the new collection Moderne Muse. One of them is Khaki Perry (love the name !), a mix between khaki, gray and gold. If you like frost finish and brush strokes this one is for you. The formula wasn't so bad, I used 2 coats. 

Now tell me if I'm wrong but I don't think it's a nice/flattering polish:

Thoughts on this one ? Have you tried some polish from the Moderne Muse collection ? What kind of color are you going to wear this fall ?

That's it for today,
Have a nice day/evening.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Feelin' (not so) hot hot hot

Hey guys,

I just woke up from a little nap and I thought it was about time to post my mani. Today I'm wearing OPI - Feelin' Hot Hot Hot, a polish that one of my dear friend brought from the US for me. I don't have any Barbie pink in my collection so I'm pretty happy with this one. The application was perfection, 2 coats to reach opacity.

And to had a little twist to my mani I decided to use of those Sally Hansen Salon Effects real polish strips in Girl Flower that I got in Dionela's giveaway. I've never tried these so I wasn't ready to wear them as a full mani 'cause I was afraid I would ruin them with my shity application. lol

The application turned out quite well and I managed to use only one strip for 2 accent nails. 

Here's the final result:

I love the flower pattern, it's so pretty. I'm definitely going to buy some others in the States ;) (yeah of course we don't have Sally Hansen here... What do we have you may ask ? Well Overpriced OPI and Essie, some Orly if you're lucky and that's about it for american brands...)

Anyway, I'm off now, my lovely sis brought me Orly - Fowl Play and I can't wait to try it any longer ;)

Have a nice Sunday you all.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Peachy Keen

Hey everyone,

How are you doing ? Almost the end of the week... what are your plans for the weekend ?

One of my favorite polish of the summer this year was China Glaze - Peachy Keen from the Up And Away collection. I rocked this one a few times on my tips and on my toes too (well not at the same time, I don't like matchy-matchy...).

Here's 2 coats of Peachy Keen:

As I've already mentionned it, Up And Away was an amazing collection in my opinion. Which color was your favorite of the bunch ? I have to go with Re-fresh Mint !

I'm really looking forward to fall colors right now. I can't wait to get my hands on the Touring America collection by OPI. From the swatches I've seen, this collection will probably be my favorite of the year. I'm a sucker for dark color and corals creme polishes. I'm definitely going to look for at least half of the collection in October ;)

Thanks for stopping by,