Thursday, March 13, 2014

Red Dog Designs Down With Love w/ Accent

Hi Everyone!  *waves*

I've really been loving this mani with a textured accent nail so much lately so I had to share it with you all.  I've been doing it in all kinds of different colors since I have, not all, but almost every mainstream textured polish out there.
First I used three coats of each Zoya Carter on my ring finger and China Glaze Creative Fantasy on the rest.  Carter is still my favorite textured polish out of all of them.  I just can't help it.
Once all three coats were dry I applied one coat of Red Dog Designs Down With Love.

*side note:  Does anyone else remember that movie Down With Love starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger?  I absolutely love that movie and used to own it but can't seem to find it after all of those moves.  Also Renee Zellweger is a fellow Texan and only grew up about 30 minutes from where I live now.*

I didn't need to fish out any of the glitters from DWL which is great.  They seem to just gravitate toward the brush so really I had to put some back.  My nails are too small to hold that many shaped glitters.  I hope you all enjoyed this mani as much as I did.  This is so fun in all color combinations so expect to see it again.  lol  Have a great night!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Red Dog Designs Tainted Love

Hey there!  I am just getting home from my kickboxing class so I'm sure you can imagine, I'm worn out and tired.  I already took a bath so don't worry...I'm blogging to you clean. lol  I am so excited to show you all the polish I have today.  I may be a little late on it because it's technically a Valentine's Day polish (or anti V-day) but it's such a fun polish that I will be wearing all of the time.
Red Dog Designs Tainted Love is not only my first Red Dog polish, but one of my new favorites as well.  I used Zoya Trixie as a fun base color and then layered two coats of Tainted Love over that.  It is such a fun glitter polish with green squares and hexagons and black hearts and skull shapes.  I think I love the skulls more than anything but also the fact that it's green...my favorite color...really puts it over the edge for me.  Just so awesome.  I can't wait to layer it over other colors and to buy more Red Dogs.  I bought all three from the V-day collection and am kicking myself for not getting more.  I'm sure the boyfriend would be kicking me out if I bought anymore polish.  lol

So what do you all think about this awesome polish?  Do you own any Red Dog polish?  If so, which ones are your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below and have a great night!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Zoya Stevie Skittlette

Hey Everyone!  How is your morning going?  I hope you all didn't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour?  I have all mine set to do it automatically so I hope they did or else I'll be in trouble tomorrow when I show up to work an hour late.  lol

Anyway I am so proud of myself because I was able to get so much done yesterday around my apartment and I still had time to go out and run and do a fun skittlette mani for you all.  In case you are all wondering what a skittlette manicure is exactly, I found this definition from So Nailicious.

skit·tle·tte: Not quite a full skittles look, a skittlette manicure is one with at least two different accent nails.  Pick any formation you wish, but for a true skittlette at least two nails need to be the same (the others can all be different) OR two pairs of identical nails and a different nail.

I even had to ask some friends of mine if this mani was a true skittlette.  lol
The base color I chose is two coats of Zoya Stevie.  I just received it in a swap and I love it.  I was going to post just the swatch for you today but I couldn't wait to show you the nail art so I'll save it for another day.  For the nail art I just used Sinful Color Black and Black and Zoya Purity.  For the feather and stripes I just used a striping brush and dipped it straight into the bottles and for the dots, obviously, a dotting too.  This was a super fun and easy mani.  The hard part was really just letting it dry.

I hope you all enjoyed this.  It seems like my friends really love it so get to commenting and tell me what you think!  (:


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Zoya Lux

Yea!  I finally got home from my fitness class and now I can show you the very last polish in the Zoya Magical PixieDust trio.
Zoya Lux is a dusty pink textured polish with the larger holo glitters.  I used two coats just like the others.  This one was by far the most textured.  It was very gritty and actually snagged a sweater at work today. lol I love that too.  I just didn't like that the formula was thick.  Not goopy or hard to work with, just a little on the thick side.  I'm too scared to use thinner in it though.  I don't know what it might do to the texture, if anything.  I won't risk it though.  Anyway, I love this shade, but not as much as the other two.  Zoya Cosmo just kills me everytime I see it.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Zoya Cosmo

Ok so I have the second polish in the Zoya Magical PixieDust trio and I think it's my ultimate favorite.  I mean, like, my favorite textured polish out of all of the brands.
Zoya Cosmo is soooo gorgeous!  It's a silver base with the same chunky holo glitters that are in all three of the Magical PixieDusts.  I only needed one coat but I used two just so I could get more glitter.  lol  I don't even know what else to say about this.  I love it for Spring.  I love it for the holidays.  I love it for a night out on the town.  I think this is just a great texture to wear year-round.  And don't for one second think that I won't.  lol

Have a great night and I'll have the last of the trio for you tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zoya Vega

Ok you guys.  I suck.  lol I'm really trying to get it together and get back to posting everyday since the holidays have been over.  I really just want to say sorry, not sorry because my blog has really taken a back seat in my life since the new year began but for a good reason.  I became a vegetarian in June 2013 and it really changed my life for the better.  It made me want to focus more of my time and energy on my health which is why I'm not able to post everyday anymore.  I get out of work, I come home and eat dinner then I either run at the park or take fitness classes.  Once I get home I have to take a shower and then it's bedtime.  I don't really give myself a lot of time to sit down and focus on my blog.  I've been trying to swatch on Sunday so that I have something for you all, but it get's tough sometimes.  I know I have some new followers and thank you to the older ones for sticking around, but I'm going to be better at managing my time and blog.  I promise.  So keep coming back because I really love that I get to share my love of polish with all of you.  And the few comments I get are greatly appreciated.  I reply to all of them (eventually) so keep 'em coming. ♥

Sorry for that, but I had to get it out there.  Now on to the good stuff.
Zoya Vega is one of my new favorite polishes because, well, it's a textured polish (which I love) but it's the chunky texture which I love the most.  The whole Magical PixieDust trio reminds me a lot of the first OPI sands and I still wear and love those to this day.  Vega is a metallic baby blue texure with chunky holo glitters that pop in the light.  I used two coats and let both dry completely before taking these photos.  I would have shown you all three, but guess what?  I didn't have time to swatch them all.  Are you surprised?  lol

Again thank you to everyone who comes to read my posts everyday.  It's gonna get good again. Have a good night!  (:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Color Club Beyond

I can't believe I haven't blogged this polish before (at least I don't remember doing it) because I've had it for so long.  This is the first Color Club holo I bought but I've shown the other two and not this one.  I've worn it a hundred or so times but never thought to take a picture I guess.
Color Club Beyond is so appropriately named because the black base is super dark but the holo effect looks like far away galaxies.  This polish could be a one-coater if you really wanted it to be but I used two thinner coats for this swatch.  I mean there isn't much else to say about it because I know the photos speak for themselves.  I mean, the holo is to die for and who doesn't love a classic black nail?

I promise I'll post some nail art soon.  I have been trying to get inspired to do something fun, but what?  I think I'm gonna be copy-catting Pinterest manis and trying out tutorials until I can come up with something of my own.  

Friday, February 28, 2014

Girly Bits Twitterpated

If you read the title of this post I'm sure you're like, "Awww man!  Another purple polish?"  Well it's totally worth it and I can't wait any longer.  The swatches have been sitting on my desktop just staring at me in all their glory waiting to be shared with the world.  Well here we go!
Girly Bits Twitterpated is probably one of the most beautiful polishes I own.  Yes!  Out of my whole collection, this is one of my favorites without a doubt.  I used two coats for the swatches above.  Twitterpated is a lavender polish with a super linear holo.  I've only worn it one time (for the swatches) and can't believe I didn't open it sooner and I can't wait to wear it again.  I think this might be my new "go to" polish.  (:

What do you think about this beauty?  Does it give a little tug to your heartstrings?  Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Super Perola Primeiro Amor

Since Spring is around the corner I guess it's time for me to break out my pastels.  I'm not a huge fan of pastels but this one is so pretty.  It was gifted to me and I thought I wouldn't like it but then I swatched it and completely changed my mind.
Super Perola Primeiro Amor is a Brazilian brand which actually reads Super Pearl First Love in English.  I think that name is so fitting.  It's a light lilac creme with a pearl finish and I only needed two coats.  I thought this would be super cute with a sunflower decal or some daisies painted over it, but I don't have sunflower decals and I didn't think about daisies until after the fact.

Have a wonderful night and I'll see you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Zoya Purity

I was a little hesitant to post this one at first because I had some issues with the last white swatch I posted a long time ago.  It was China Glaze White on White and it turns out that my sloppy (and non-watermarked) photo is pretty popular around the internet for some reason.  It was stolen by another blogger claiming it to be her own and also eBay and Etsy sellers in which they photoshopped their nail decals on top of the white nail and then watermarked it with their shop name.  Can you believe I actually had to pull out legal documents on them?  All over a white nails, but it was my white nail so I fought for it.  Now that I have a watermark of my own I'm hoping these will stay safe on my page.
Zoya Purity is the best white polish I think I've ever owned.  I always love to have a white mani when it gets warmer outside.  I think it's like my way of ushering in the new season.  I used two coats of Purity for full opacity.  At first I thought it was a bit streaky, but as it dried it self-leveled which is always a great quality for cremes to have and you probably know how much I hate cremes.  They just never look good unless they self-level because, let's face it, no one is perfect at painting nails.  At least I know I'm not.

So hopefully no one will steal this photo too and I can blog peacefully.  Have a great night!  (:

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