Monday, August 25, 2014

Wondering what I've been up to?

Yep, I'm still around. I haven't abandoned you. I will spare you the excuses and just tell you that I have been a Slacker McSlackerton. I have let the stresses of life get the better of me and neglected my blog.
I'm still here, and am getting my ducks in a row.

Want to see what I've been wearing on my nails? I only took pictures of 3 of them, and I'm happy to show them to you!

OPI Do you have this color in Stock-Holm?

This is a true purple for purple lovers. In every single picture, it wants to go a little blue...but it is definitely purple. On top of it, I stamped Mentality's "Moe".

Elevation Polish: Tre Cime di Lavaredo

This. This is GOLD that I actually like. It's a cool gold that almost leans green and has a strong linear holo. You must get your hands on this polish...I just checked earlier and it was still in stock. Usually that isn't the case for should probably go get it right now :-)

The Holo Unicorn

Ok, please pardon my very red looking hands. I have a little bit of everything going on in this mani. The colors I used are:
Indigo Bananas : Maui Wowee
Digital Nails: Wow
Stamped with Mentality black, and two Sally hansen color foils
Topped everything with Enchanted Polish "Djinn in a bottle

It's fun, and crazy and super holographic magic!

I'm back friends...and I'm feelin good about all the fun things I have in store!

Thanks for reading!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Takko - Blue Flamingo MIA

Hello there darling! I'm here this lovely Monday with a swatch of an adorable color!
My friend Erin TOTALLY surprised me and snagged me a bottle of Takko's "Blue Flamingo: MIA". Takko is another famous artisan brand of polish that is pretty tough to get your hands on. Mei Mei's signatures is a stockist out of Singapore and she had a restock where Erin was crafty and snagged me one!

"Blue Flamingo MIA is now a creamy sky blue hinted with pink shimmer and holo dancing throughout the polish"

The color is amazing, and the bottle is adorable!

GORGEOUS, right?
This is a pretty common problem when it comes to shimmer and holo. The true nature of this polish is really tough to capture in pictures. It's very shimmery and sparkly!

In my pictures I have on 2 coats of Blue Flamingo, and one coat of Seche Vite.

There are tons of other fantastic creations by Takko...I just have to wait to get my hands on them!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Stamping Fun!

Hi there! I need to say one thing before getting into today's mani. 

Life is hard. Life is stressful. Because of that, I've been a tad neglectful of my nails and my blog. I'm still doing my nails, they're just not that exciting! I'm working towards posting more, so bear with me!

Today's nails are really fun! I just got a new squishy Winstonia stamper that I have been playing around with. I also have a good old Konad firm stamper that I am really used to, so playing with something new has been interesting.

I started with a base of China Glaze "Too yacht to handle". I love this color. It's bright and turquoise, and super duper summery. Over that I did a double stamp with my Cheeky Jumbo Princess Charming plate.

 For the black I used sinful colors "Black on Black" and the Gold is Sally Hansen Color Foils "Liquid Gold".

What do you think? It kind of reminds me of a turquoise bandana.
Stamping is always an interesting process, so we'll see what I come up with when I get more practice with my new stamper!

Thanks for checking in!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Emerald and Ash - OOPS! Cherenkov Radiation

Happy Saturday, friends! I have a super special color that happens to be in super limited amounts!
The original is Cherenkov Radiation by Emerald and Ash, if you haven't seen the swatch yet, you can find it here!

This polish is a "one off" which means that it was intended to look just like another polish in the collection, but the pigment or some other element made it look different from the original. Rather than get rid of them, they are sold as small batch "one off" polishes that didn't quite make the cut. 

This one is a fabulous accident if you ask me...

 (The original is on the right, and the oops is on the left.)

As you can see, the aqua flash is more visible in the lighter blue base. The oops version is darker and shows off a little more holo too.

As you know, I am a lover of all things blue. This blue is absolutely stunning! In my pictures I am wearing two easy coats of color and I stamped over it with the blue Sally Hansen color foil polish.

Because this is an Oops color, it is in very limited supply, 5 to be exact. If you like it, you may want to get on over to to snap it up quickly! 

Cherenkov Radiation is a fabulous color to begin with, so I'm so happy to have its deeper cousin in my collection too!