Here is a swatch of my DIY Chocolate Strawberry nail color I make this morning. Unfortunately, this picture doesn’t show the pink shimmer in it.
I tried Revlon’s Popular..Love it! I ended up doing 4 coats, but it covered in 3. I finished it off with a coat of Essie’s To Dry For.
Popular is my first Revlon polish, the formula is great and it dried quickly, even with four coats.
I took a trip to Ulta this morning for my refill of Essie’s To Dry For. Since I’ve been buying new polish like crazy (picked up Revlon’s Popular yesterday) I knew I couldn’t get another new polish at Ulta so instead I picked up 2 Sally Hansen’s Clear polish for DIY Nail color so I could use my coupon. I decided to use two of my Bare Mineral’s eyeshadows that I kinda forgot about. Cherry Coco Truffle is a brown with tiny pink sparkles in it and Berry Flambe is a purple with gold, blue and purple sparkles.
I like to use old scrapbook paper to make a funnel, its thick and easy to use since it is already a square.
I like the Bare Mineral’s because it’s powdery and if you use regular eyeshadow it needs to be ground up. I used the opposite end of a thin paint brush when I used an Almay shadow.
I’m pretty excited about these colors, I haven’t done a mani yet with them, I’ll probably do them tonight, but here is the final result! What would a nail polish be without a silly name, so here is Purple Moonlight
And here is Chocolate Strawberry.
I’ve been listening to Lana Del Ray’s album Born to Die none stop lately, and it inspired me to do a vintage-y nail design. I found a flowery design on Konad’s plate M 64. But I wanted to update it a little, so I decided to do a bright blue. I bought China Glaze Flyin’ High a few weeks ago and figured I’d give it a go.
I started off with two coats of Flyin’ High, it has a little more teal in it then I thought from looking at the bottle, but its still a beautiful color. I used Sally Hansen’s Blue It for the stamping.
I finished it off with two coats of Essies To Dry For.
I apologize for not posting a new mani last night, but my husband and I had an awesome night out. A local Italian restaurant had a handmade ravioli and wine paring demonstration, it was sooo much fun. Anyway for tonight’s manicure I decided to finally use Wet N’ Wild’s Greys Anatomy. I tried it on one nail when I first bought it but never used it completely. Its a purpley silver with green tones, beautiful in the bottle but so sheer on its own so I put 3 coats over Sinful Color’s Black on Black. Then I used Konad’s plate m69 and Sally Hansen’s Celeb City for the stamping. It was the first time I used it for stamping and I’m very happy with the results! I finished it off with my usual two coats of Essie’s To Dry For.
I’m quite excited about the manicure I did tonight. It was one of the more time consuming ones, but I still love it! I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl, such a pretty cream light pink.
(Unfortunately, I had to use my point and shoot for this picture and it had some issues with color.)
Then I used a makeup sponge to achieve the gradient look using Sally Hansen’s Rose Rush for the middle, then using the sponge again I used Milani’s Cherry Pie for the tip.
I sealed that off with a coat of Essie’s To Dry For. I love this look on its own, but since I had a Konadless mani yesterday I couldn’t help it. I used Konad’s Special White polish and plate m63.
I finished it off with 2 coats of To Dry For…okay maybe it was three, I can’t help it! Another fun Valentine’s Day look.
I haven’t done a really girly manicure in a while so this morning I was all set to do Sinful Color’s Beautiful Girl and a white konad stamp. I guess I succeeded in it being really girly because it came out too cutesy for me and I t0ok it off almost immediately. So instead I went with Sinful Color’s Sugar Sugar. I used Konad’s plate m57 for the fishnet pattern. Since we’re getting close to Valentine’s Day I thought I’d add the lip accent on my ring finger. I almost forgot to add that I added a french tip with Sinful Color’s Black on Black. I finished it off with two coats of Essie’s To Dry For, my favorite top coat.
This morning I ordered 18 new nail polishes…I can’t wait til they arrive!