Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ILNP Interstellar

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today I have a beautiful ILNP from my backlogged mani photo collection to share with you! I have a ton of backlogged photos to share, so I'm going to be doing that bit by bit if I think they are worth sharing!

ILNP Interstellar is a multichrome polish that shifts from navy/teal/purple with holographic flakes throughout. I wore this some time ago and I can't for the life of me remember the exact polish that I layered it over, but it was a dark blue shimmer polish. Interstellar can be worn on its own, but I was just jazzing up an existing mani at the time, so I layered 2 coats of Interstellar over my dark blue shimmer base. The shift in this is lovely, but a bit more subtle than ILNP Ultra Chrome line. I adore the addition of the flakes too...I can never resist a polish that has those! Interstellar is definitely appropriately named because this is a galaxy in a bottle. I know ILNP is famous for their Ultra Chromes and Ultra Holos, but I really enjoy their polishes that have more complex finishes like this one.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stained Glass Nail Art

*Some Press Samples Used*

Hi everyone! Today I have my first attempt at doing colored jellies over a holo base. I've wanted to do this after seeing these fabulous manis from my pals Emily from Very Emily and Valesha from Peachy Polish (I miss seeing both of their posts so much!).  I don't think mine was quite as amazing as theirs, but it's an OK first attempt. Basically, you achieve this look by applying a silver glitter base and then randomly blobbing colored jelly polishes on top to create a sort of "stained glass" look. Then you finish off with some intricate black stamping. It was easy to do...just give it a try! The most difficult part is waiting for the layers to dry before stamping! I was glad to finish off the design using a collaboration plate from yet another one of my Paint All the Nails! buddies, Lucie from Lucy's Stash!

Polishes Used:

KBShimmer Alloy Matey (Silver Glitter Base)
OPI Y'all Come Back, Ya Hear? (Orange)
OPI Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em (Pink)
OPI Houston, We Have a Purple (Purple)
OPI Landscape Artist (Green)
OPI Primarily Yellow (Yellow)
Misa Pour Me Something Tall and Strong (Blue)
Rica Blackout (Black Stamping Polish)
BM-XL 209 Collaboration Plate Bundle Monster + Lucy's Stash (Stamping Plate)


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

piCture pOlish Rose

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Hi everyone! Today I have a piCture pOlish beauty to share with you!

Rose is a beautiful pink-toned red filled with holo flakes. The formula spread smoothly and easily and I used 2 coats for full coverage. I have always had a great love for piCture pOlish's holo flake polishes, and this one is no exception. The formula on Rose is more creamy vs jelly so it has more opaque coverage while still having a slightly squishy finish. It's a classic shade with a fun twist...it would be an elegant addition to anyone's polish collection. This shade was a collaboration shade with Cotton Coney, who does some of the most amazing free-hand nail art (check her out on Instagram too)


Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Layerings: Lollipop Posse Lacquer + OPI

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Hi everyone! I've got a gorgeous layering combo to share with you today, courtesy of Lollipop Posse Lacquer and OPI! I haven't purchased many glitters lately, but I could not resist completing my Christmas Kiki Collection with the beautiful This Kiki is Marvelous when Karen recently re-released it (it's sold out now...it was a limited restock). This glitter is really versatile and would look amazing over a variety of colors, but I wanted to pair it with a vampy shade to really make the glitters pop. I chose OPI Kerry Blossom, from the Washington D.C. Collection from Fall 2016. There were so many pretty cremes in that collection...I really need to wear more of them! This was such a lip-smacking combo...love!


Monday, June 5, 2017

CrowsToes Nail Color Pearls of Wisdom Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have CrowsToes latest collection to share with you, the Pearls of Wisdom Collection! This is a set of 6 polishes that can be worn on their own for a pearly finish washed in soft shifting color or layered over a dark color to really make the color shift pop. There is also one glittery layering shade that rounds out the collection. The Pearls of Wisdom Collection will be available again when the CrowsToes shop restocks! Check out their Facebook page for updates on the next restock!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

KBShimmer Holo-maniacs Group Custom for June 2017

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have KBShimmer's Holo-maniac's Group Custom for June 2017 to share with you! This beauty is available exclusively to group members, so join now to grab yours! It will only be available during the month of June, so don't wait!

KBShimmer Holo Can You Go is a blurple linear holo filled with ultra chrome flakes that flash purple, pink, green, blue, and aqua. Formula was excellent to work with and I used 2 easy coats for full coverage. The holo is very nice and strong when the light hits it, but in lower lights the colorful flakes really pop out. This polish is just perfection!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

June Polish ReVamped Group Customs from Lollipop Posse Lacquer

*Press Sample* 

Hi everyone! Today I have Lollipop Posse Lacquer's group custom polishes for the Polish ReVamped Facebook group. This lovely trio of polishes will be available beginning June 1st to Polish ReVamped members (request to join here). 

Here is what Karen had to say about the collab:

Lollipop Posse Lacquer is honored to be the guest custom creator for the month of June in the Facebook Group, Polish ReVamped! We worked closely with the group's admin, Elena, to create an amazing trio of Summer Playlist faves intended to bring to mind the heat of a summer night... That slow, easy feeling. Neon lights on wet cement. Sensuality and that midnight buzz in the air.