Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hard Candy - Beetle

Here's the problem: I have 12  photos of Beetle by Hard Candy. TWELVE. That may not seem like a lot, but I usually struggle to get 5 or 6 good pictures. I took over 30 and I honestly couldn't get it down to any less than 12 photos. I want to show them all in my blog because I think every photo shows something a little bit different in this polish. I know it's not new to most people, and I know many wonderful photos have been taken and shown already. But *whining* these are my photos and I finally got this polish and I'm so proud and and and well, it's new to me so.... HERE:

Needless to say, I absolutely freakin' LOVE Beetle!!! These photos show two coats over black. I wonder how it would be over other colors? Hmmmm... You know, I love this polish so much it almost makes me angry! Haha I think everyone should have a polish in their lives that is so damned gorgeous that it makes them angry.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

China Glaze - Water You Waiting For + Art

Today's post features Water You Waiting For from China Glaze. This is a gorgeous blue glitter. I'm always hesitant with finer glitters... I tend to assume they will all just look the same. Then I get one, use it, and I'm usually wrong! Such was the case with Water You Waiting For. The pictures show four coats for complete opacity, plus a top coat.

The glitter reminded me so much of actual water that I decided to throw some under-the-sea-inspired nail art on top!

The colors I used for the art were Make Some Noise (China Glaze), Arizona (Zoya), Exotic Green (Sinful Colors), and Alpine Snow (O.P.I.)

I am pretty happy with how cute these turned out! And I am definitely also happy that I was actually inspired to do some artwork. 

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Blue Brush Stroke Gradient

I've been in a major nail art funk lately. I can swatch all day, but I can't come up with a design for the life of me. I believe it's due to an overload of inspiration. Sounds silly, but there are so many talented bloggers producing awesome art that it can be a little overwhelming! In a good way, of course! ;) So since my own brain isn't cooperating, I snagged this idea from A Little Polish! I didn't really have any idea how she did it, so I just went by what it looked like.. It went ok! Not as brush-strokey-looking as hers, but I am happy with them.

The light blue is Dreamer (Revlon) and the darker blue is Mount Royal (American Apparel)

Has anyone tried brush stroke art like this or like A Little Polish's? I wanna seeeee! 

Thanks for reading :)