Wednesday, July 6, 2011

China Glaze Crackle - Metals: Cracked Medallion

I got these new Crackle polishes at my favorite Sally's Beauty Supply location. The ladies there are super nice and know me by name and always know exactly what I'm there for. Haha!  But anyway.. I haven't had a chance to wear them all but will be trying as soon as I can. The colors I got from left to right are -

Cracked Medallion (copper)
Oxidized Aqua (teal-ish light blue)
Latticed Lilac (lavender)
Haute Metal (pink)
Tarnished Gold (light gold)

The only color I didn't get was Platinum Pieces, the silver one. The reason I didn't was because 1) I already had the OPI version and 2) the Sally's ran out..  But I'm sure I will, in time, cave since I have this hoarding problem and hate having incomplete sets!

This is the first color I've worn so far, this is over the Nubar Purple Rain Glitter I was wearing at the time:

Please excuse the tip wear.  Seche Vite does have a reputation for shrinkage. All in all it came out really nice, the application was better than I expected, better than the OPI silver version I had tried recently. These really are a fun quick way to mix it up a little if you're bored of just a plain jane manicure.  Very easy for those who aren't into trying their patience with nail art also. Will be posting the other colors soon because I'm excited to try a few color combinations I have in mind, thanks for visiting! I appreciate it so much! :D

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My nails threw up independence...

Here is my 4th of July manicure!

This was a lot more difficult than I expected.. but it turned out more or less how I wanted. I used the splatter technique that I've seen a lot of other bloggers doing so I thought why not? Thanks to the burn ban and fireworks being cancelled this would be as close as I was gonna get!

This was my first try, using a regular old drinking straw and a plastic paint palette plate.  Doing one hand at a time I put a couple of coats of China Glaze White on White. For the splaterring I used China Glaze China Rouge and OPI Yoga-Ta Get This Blue.  I figured this would be messy... like marbling.. so I put tape on my finger around my nail to keep clean up to a minimum then I put 4 or 5 drops of of China Rouge in one of the wells on the palette. I dipped the straw into the polish and, not directly over my nail but at a bit of an angle, blew a short puff of air into the straw. After getting the effect I wanted over each finger I repeated with the other color. Sealed it all with a coat of Seche Vite.

Here are a few more pictures:

I've had this on my nails the past 2 days and luckily has not chipped at all. I'm pretty happy with this manicure over all, I hope to try other color combinations soon. Thanks for visiting! :D

Saturday, July 2, 2011

My week long nail polish haul!

Within the past week and a half I've been finding nail polish like crazy... not good for my pockets.  But most were either on sale or clearance or less than $2 a piece so I don't feel too guilty! I'm pretty sure these have put me well over the 500 bottle mark now lol.

Here is what I got starting toward the left:

1. Wet n Wild: Sagreena the Teenage Witch w/ bonus top coat
2.Revlon: Black with Envy
3. Maybelline: Blue Brilliance
4. Milani: Precious Metal
5. Sinful Colors: Verbena
6. Sinful Colors: Tapping Nails
7. Sinful Colors: Oh La La
8. Sinful Colors: Bali Mist
9.  Sinful Colors: All About You
10. Sinful Colors: Pinky Glitter
11. Sinful Colors: Gorgeous
12. Sinful Colors: Ciao Bella!
13. Sinful Colors: Frenzy
14. China Glaze Crackle Metals: Oxidized Aqua
15. China Glaze Crackle Metals: Tarnished Gold
16. China Glaze Crackle Metals: Cracked Medallion
17. China Glaze Crackle Metals: Latticed Lilac
18. China Glaze Crackle Metals: Haute Metal
19. OPI Shrek Forever After: Fiercly Fiona
20. OPI Shrek Forever After: Who The Shrek Are You?
21. OPI Shrek Forever After: Ogre The Top Blue
22. OPI Shrek Forever After: Funky Dunkey
23. L.A. Color Craze mini: Sea Siren
24. L.A. Color Craze mini: Current
25. L.A. Color Craze mini: Phenomena
26. L.A. Color Craze mini: Splash
27. L.A. Color Craze mini: Magnetic Force
28. Orly mini: Otoile
29. Sally Hansen HD: Hi-Def
30. Sally Hansen HD: Lite
31. Sally Hansen HD: BLU
32. Sally Hansen HD: Hi-Res
33. Finger Paints: Amethyst Atelier
34. Revlon Scented: Orange Fizz
35. Revlon Scented: Apple-tini Fizz
36. Revlon Scented: Grape Fizz
37. Revlon Scented: Watermelon Fizz
38. Revlon Scented: Pineapple Fizz
39. Revlon Scented: Mint Fizz
40. Revlon Scented: Colada Fizz
41. Orly-French Manicure: Sky Blue-Pink
42. Wet n Wild fastdry: Hannah Pinktana
43. L.A. Colors- Color Craze: Morning Glory
44. L.A. Colors- Color Craze: Black Pearl
45. L.A. Colors- Color Craze: Twilight
46. L.A. Colors- Color Craze: Cactus

These three I bought yesterday, the first completes the revlon scented fizz collection :)

47. Revlon Scented: Grapefruit Fizz
48. L.A. Colors- Color Craze: Merlot
49. L.A. Colors- Color Craze: Dark Denim

Hopefully someday I can wear all of these colors, I know I have enough polish to last a couple of lifetimes. I would love to post a picture of every polish I own just to get an idea of how much I really have, haha! Tomorrow will find me a few more since OPI is releasing a few polishes that are exclusive to ULTA. I will be there bright and early with my $3.50 off coupon in hand and take advantage of their buy 2 get 1 free on top of that so, again, I don't feel too guilty. Thanks for visiting! :D