Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Essence Cosmetics Superheros Collection. Swatch and Review

I picked up this set from Fred Meyer. I believe they are also available at Ulta. I paid $2.49 each.
All these polishes are unique. And I am happy to see Essence come out with a thermo.
The thermo was the only polish that needed 3 coats. But still very smooth.
The bushes is flat and thick. Making application that much easier.
The display is quite cute.
Essence description of the collection:
heroic and supernatural – new dimensions for nail styling sessions! the products in the new essence trend edition “superheroes” offer your nails super(hero) effects in november 2013. holographic, iridescent, a sand feeling, liquid gold, thermo effect, 3d textures like glitter or flakes or stickers – the variety has no limits! welcome to the new galaxy of nail art! the trend edition also includes super cool colors like fuchsia, turquoise, dark blue, purple, yellow, gold and silver. each of the products – whether nail polish, stickers or glitter, turns your nails into an ultimate highlight. there’s also an extraordinary nail polish remover with glitter particles to remove all creative styles and a practical turquoise cosmetics bag with a sequin look to store all your superheroes in!
A quick fyi.
The US is always the last to receive collections from this company. So, this has been released over seas for some time now.
Oil Slick Effect
My favorite out of the lot.
A chrome chameleon effect. It looks just like an oil slick.
Direct sunlight
Sand Effect
The ever trendy sandy texture with fine silver glitter flakes.

Galaxy Flakes
A jelly base with 3 sizes of hex glitter in silver and holo.
Holo Effect
Silver chrome base with very small holo glitter.
Boy,does this one pop!
Direct sunlight.
Blurred shot to show the holo effect of the glitter.

Thermo Effect
Turns from a purple to pink in warmth.
So, what's your favorite?
And do you have any of the collection?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Water Color Spring Nails

I have always loved water color. The paintings always look just brilliant in color. The way the paper soaks up the paint in such a way to give it depth. I love that.
I wanted to transfer that same idea on to my nails. The outcome looks more difficult than you think.
Anyone can do this.
The key of course is the matte base. It has the same texture as paper might on the nail. Of course I didn't use water color paint. I just watered down my acrylic paint. It turned out better than expected. I am very pleased. I very much intend to create more nail art with this technique.
Products used:
Acrylic Paint, Very fine Art Brush, A Very Fine tip Pen, White polish, Matte Polish Finish and Seche Vite top coat.
And a small brush to mix the colors.

Here is the design with a matte top coat. 

Glossy top coat.
Close up of the flowers

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pueen Cosmetics Stamping Plates. Buffet Collection Review

If you are in to nail art and follow the latest and greatest products that have been released I would be very surprised if you haven't heard of this new collection from pueen cosmetics. And if you have not? I am so happy to be the one to show you!
I was so very excited to snatch up the Buffet Collection. I just had to share my thoughts.
I hope you enjoy my video review.
If you are interested in purchasing these plates you can find them at
Amazon and pueencosmetics.com For about $20


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Seahawks Cork Board

Pictures for this pretty much explain how to create this Seahawks cork board. 
I did purchase my frame from Michaels and just removed the glass.

I also used a hot glue gun to place the corks on the board.
And I did actually have one blue cork in my collection.  So that worked out nicely. 

Go Hawks!
12th Man!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New 2013 Winter Collections from Vivid Lacquer

Oh boy!
This is super exciting for me to share with you all!
I have always loved Vivid Lacquers products. Her stamping plates never disappoint. And her polishes are amongst some of the most popular Indie polishes out there.
So, I was ecstatic to be chosen to share her new winter line with you all. Due to be released tomorrow December 2.2013. With exception of the Pinup collab. Being released very soon.
Every time I swatched a polish,I didn't want to remove it. They are just stunning.
So,without further ado...

The first set of 3 collections is the As You Wish Trio.
From left to right
Fire Swamp,Not A Lot of Money in Revenge and The Sea After the Storm.

First off is Fire Swamp
A murky green jelly,packed with red shimmer for a duo-chrome effect.

Next up is Not A Lot of Money in Revenge.
A red tinged purple jelly, packed with green shimmer for a duo-chrome effect.

Last in this collection is The Sea After the Storm.
A darkened teal scatter holo,filled with gold flakes.
Out of focus to show the holo effect.

Next collect is a collaboration between Vivid Lacquer and Jess W. Photography who specializes in Pin-up photography.
Pin-up Collab

First is Bettie Sage
A true mint crelly with subtle copper shimmer.

The second in this collection is Crimson Vixens.
A bright red crelly with subtle aqua,copper and red shimmer.

The last we have Theoretically Nude

A nude crelly filled with dark flecks and subtle pink shimmer. Reminiscent of a discontinued,hard to find polish.(Borghese Almondine)

What do think of these collections? I adore all these polishes. I can see myself creating some holiday nail art with these fore sure. So look out for those!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hunger Games,Catching Fire Nails

My lovely friend is heading to the opening night of Catching Fire from the Hunger Games movie trilogy. She came over for Seahawks nails but mentioned she was heading to opening night of the movie. I leaped at the chance to do these nails.
My base is Sally Hansen Midnight in N.Y..
I then used the plastic wrap technique and layered my acrylic paint. 
I blobbed on red paint then the dabbed the plastic wrap on top. I went over the the red with Orange and continued the same process.
Added Seche Vite top coat.
Then I hand painted on the mocking jay pin with white,gold,yellow and black acrylic paint.

Having read all the books and seen the first movie,I am very excited to see the next installment of the Hunger Games.
I hope you like these. Its been awhile since I have done nail art. It was so enjoyable to get really into these.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Blue And Green Friday! Rain City Nail Lacquer in Seattle Team Spirit!

I am super stoked to share this swatch with you all!!!
Our city is so very proud of the job our Seattle Seahawks are doing this season. Not only on the field but off as well. They are very involved in our community. And as a result, they have gained so many fans. I'm to say I am a 12th man!
Rain City Nail Lacquer has made us Seahawks/nail art fans a really wonderful polish.
Its called Seattle Team Spirit.
For this swatch I sponged on some neon green from my NFL Seahawks duo and my Morgan Taylor in All White Now.
Then topped it off with Rain City in Seattle Team Spirit.
Love,love,love this glitter!
large neon green hex, medium holo hex and small blue hex. Along with some white rectangles and diamond holo.

What do you think guys!?