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Pink Wednesday: Something Sweet + Teenage Dream

30 Nov

Finally, my first Pink Wednesday post! I went for something light and delicate. 🙂

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

2 coats China Glaze Something Sweet

1 coat of OPI Teenage Dream

1 coat Beauty Secrets Top Coat

 

❤ Tia

NOTD: Special Occasion Plaid!

26 Nov

So I have an important event to go to tomorrow, and I wanted to do something special for my nails! I’ve never done a design like this before, but I wanted to use both of the new Ulta polishes I got, so it was the perfect choice. 🙂 (excuse my awful nails/cuticles, the falsies I had on ripped everything up!)

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

3 coats Ulta Salon Formula in Celebutante

Ulta Salon Formula in Army of 1 (green stripe)

Kiss Nail Art Paint no-name (silver sparkle)

SoEasy Stripe Right no-name (white stripe)

1 coat Beauty Secrets top coat

 

❤ Tia

NOTD: OPI Pros & Bronze

29 Oct

Orly ‘Rock Solid’ lasted on me for about 4 days before I couldn’t stand it anymore and had to change polish (I have a problem, I know lol). So next up was OPI ‘Pros & Bronze’!

This is such a unique polish, and one I wouldn’t normally wear. It came in the set with ‘Love is a Racket’ (oh, so pretty!) so I got it, and I don’t regret it at all. Awesome pink, gold, and bronze flecks that look super shimmery-shiny. I got so many compliments when I wore it!

Fair warning, though, as seems to be one of those polishes that doesn’t get along with my Seche Vite top coat very well (There’s a bit of pulling at the tips as you can tell).

Polishes Used (In Order):

3 coats OPI Pros & Bronze

1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat

NOTD: Orly Rock Solid

28 Oct

Sorry for the absence, been going through some stuff-and-things, the usual rigamarole, but since this post has been sitting here waiting to be written for a while, I decided to put it out of its misery and share. 🙂

I bout Orly Rock Solid as soon as I saw it, and it didn’t disappoint. It looks AMAZING in real life, and pretty dang good in photos, too.

These are all in direct sunlight, and don’t seem to do the polish a bit of justice, but I loved the mani and wanted to share. 🙂

Note: This was one of the few times that I got a professional manicure (Hence the fancy flower… I wanted acrylics! ^_^) so I can’t yet comment on ease of application/number of layers. But just look at the results!

 

❤ Tia

NOTD: Teal of Fortune

29 Aug

With flash

Outdoors

This, like How I Me Your Magenta, was very watery, but ToF was even more difficult to work with. It pooled around my cuticles and gathered at the tips of the nail.

It did look really pretty for the 2 days I wore it (2 days until my first chip/major tip wear) and you couldn’t tell the uneven coverage in real life, but you can definitely see it in the pictures. Sad, since this is such a pretty color for a good price. I wouldn’t recommend it for the simple fact that it stains terribly! My nails were yellow/green and the tips of my fingers were blue-green for the next two days, even though I tried to get the stain off with pure acetone. Sadface.

 

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

4 coats Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal of Fortune

1 coats Seche Vite Top Coat

NOTD: Be a Dahlia, Won’t You?

23 Aug

Direct Sunlight

With Flash

I love the jelly and glass-fleck finish of this polish. It’s a hot-hot-hot pink that flashes blue. I can’t rave about this color enough! Application is flawless, but I should have used 3 coats instead of 2. It’s a glass-fleck, after all, and they need a bit of help to be completely opaque. 🙂

 

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

2 coats OPI Be a Dahlia, Won’t You?

1 coats Seche Vite Top Coat

 

❤ Tia

NOTD: I Lily Love You + Black Out

22 Aug

Ah the joy of holographic top coats. Put them on a million different base colors and they’ll look completely different every time!

With Flash

Blurry to show the sparkle!

Macro

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

2 coats Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Black Out

1 coat OPI I Lily Love You

1 coats Seche Vite Top Coat

NOTD: The Show Must Go On + Firework

13 Aug

Kleancolor Firework over OPI The Show Must Go On (indirect sunlight)

*drools*

I bought Firework a few weeks ago, but hadn’t been able to find the right polish to layer it over. It’s got an orange tinted base that doesn’t go with a lot of other polishes. Finally I picked TSMGO because it has that gorgeous gold/red duochrome to it, which I thought would complement the orange in FW without using an orange polish. Hooray for glittery goodness!

For some reason this mani reminds me of Ponyo:

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

2 coats OPI The Show Must Go On (Burlesque Collection)

1 coat Kleancolor Firework

2 coats Seche Vite Top Coat

❤ Tia

My First Frankened Polish!

12 Aug

I think this is... Grupule? lol

Yay my nails are growing!

I really love the little sparkles!

O...M....G. Love.

Please excuse the poor state of my cuticles, they need some serious lovin’ ASAP! But isn’t this polish great! I’ll post later about my adventures in frankening, but I just wanted to share this in the meantime! Let me know what you think!

 

❤ Tia

NOTD: OPI Grape…Set…Match

9 Aug

I tried to capture the crazy awesome blue flecks in this beauty, but what little I got doesn’t communicate how AMAZING this polish is. I don’t like purple anything usually. Especially not purple nail polish. But I LOVE this one and I’m so glad I got it! The formula is flawless and the color is so amazing in real life.

 

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Beauty Secrets Base Coat

2 coats OPI Grape…Set…Match

1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat