Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Laquerlicious Silver Lining

Hey! I am so looking forward to tonight. I was supposed to work tonight but my plans totally changed. My dad surprised me  with LA Kings tickets for the game tonight! I am so flipping excited! I cannot wait. I've been to games before but never during the playoffs. To know that they're playing for the actual Stanley Cup in this last series makes it even more special. Luckily I was able to get someone to cover my shift. Like there was any way I would be missing this game!

Anyway, I have another Laquerlicious glitter from the recent order I made. I wore it almost two weeks ago. Here's Silver Lining!

Silver Lining is a silver holographic and metallic glitter. It is stunning and so sparkly! As you can see, I used it for an accent nail. What you see is just one coat over OPI A Grape Fit. It's a dense glitter but I'm sure I could have gotten away with a thinner coat. I don't know why I waited so long to try out an accent nail. It's a great way to add something special to the mani but without making it look overwhelming. Silver Lining was a bit thick but it was easy to use and didn't give me any problems. It didn't dry super gritty so I only needed one coat of Rica Glossy Glam.

Silver Lining is a fantastic silver glitter! It's gorgeous and as far as my collection is concerned, it's pretty unique too. I don't have anything like it. I have another one from Laquerlicious, a gold one, that I'll be showing very soon.

I'm planning to paint my nails for the game but I won't be posting that until another day. Fingers crossed that they win tonight! Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is a great one!

Monday, June 2, 2014

OPI A Grape Fit

Hey! How was your weekend? I hope it was a great one. Mine was really nice. I worked on Saturday and then on Sunday I was off. I went shopping with the family and ate a nice lunch after. Then last night my LA Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks in game 7 during overtime and now they're going to the Stanley Cup Final! It was such a thrilling game and I almost had multiple heart attacks. I cannot wait for the last and final series to start.

When compared to my glitters, I don't have a large amount of cremes in my collection. They've never been my absolute favorite because usually given the choice I gravitate toward sparkly and glittery shades. Still, cremes are beautiful in their own right and today I have an amazing one that I absolutely love. Here is OPI A Grape Fit.

A Grape Fit is a beautiful medium grape creme. While I don't have them to compare, A Grape Fit is darker than OPI Do You Lilac It? and much lighter than China Glaze Grape Pop. It's pretty much perfect if you don't want something too pale or too dark. The formula was seriously fantastic! It might have the best formula in a creme that I've ever tried. It applied beautifully and evenly on the nail. It was nearly opaque in just one coat but I needed a second to make it completely opaque. I hardly had any clean up at all, which is always something I'm happy about.

Purples are my favorites and A Grape Fit is perfect! I already put a glittter on top of it but I'll be showing that in my next post. Stay tuned for that! In the mean time, I hope your week is off to a great start!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Laquerlicious I Can See Clearly Now

Hey! I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. I have to run some errands today, nothing too exciting, and then I'm off to work later tonight. Unfortunately my LA Kings lost their game last night but now I'm excited to see the last game tomorrow.

I recently made an order from Laquerlicious and bought six of the new glitter toppers. Today I have the first one, I Can See Clearly Now.

I Can See Clearly Now is a super pretty glitter topper. It contains small silver holographic circles, iridescent glitters, as well as transparent glitters in what looks like green, blue, and purple. It is one of those polishes that can be layered over several colors and each time you will get a different look. I decided to use it over Hit Polish Pewter Goblet, since I love using glitters over grey polishes. I love how it turned out! It reminded me of rainy but beautiful days. It seemed fitting because it was gloomy outside when I put it on and when I went to take pictures. I did manage to get a picture in the sun, but I think the first two pictures show off the glitter better.

I'm a huge fan of I Can See Clearly Now! It's a gorgeous glitter and to me, it's unique. I am eager to try it over others color to see how it will look. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hit Polish Pewter Goblet

Hi! How has your week been so far? Last night my LA Kings played against the Chicago Blackhawks. Sadly they lost but there's another game on Friday and hopefully they'll be able to close the series then. I picked up a shift at work today and am going in at three but I won't be home until much later tonight.

Today I have another gorgeous spectraflair from Hit Polish called Pewter Goblet. Before I start I just want to point out that it's no longer available but there's a very similar one available in the shop for a while called Graphite. I was just lucky enough to find mine in a blog sale. Here is Pewter Goblet!

Pewter Goblet is a medium grey spectraflair. I'm a huge fan of grey polishes because I believe just about every glitter looks great with them but give me one with some holo and I'm sold! The holo in this one is beautiful and while it might not look like it in the pictures, the effect is on the strong side. I just never realized how hard it is to photograph holos accurately. Pewter Goblet had the same great formula just the like other two I've tried from the brand and was a dream to work with. It was thick and creamy but in the best way possible and only needed 2 coats. If my nails were longer, I might have needed a third. As usual, I used no top coat with this holo.

I had been wanting Pewter Goblet so badly after seeing a swatch of it posted on Instagram and I'm glad it finally found its way to me. If you like this color, check out Hit Polish Graphite. They are super similar in color.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

OPI Desperately Seeking Sequins/My "Frozen" Nails

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. Mine was very relaxing and laid back. It consisted of a lot of hockey watching, mainly of just my team, the LA Kings. I went to a sports bar/restaurant on Saturday with my mom and niece and together we watched the game. There was a lot of Kings fans there and it was just a cool experience. They also played on Monday but this time I watched from home, while eating some yummy food with my family. They won both games, so that made me super happy. They just have to win the next game, which is on Wednesday in Chicago, and they're off to play for the Stanley Cup.

Anyway, onto the nails!

The nails I'm going to show you are what I like to think of as my Frozen nails. I had no intention of that happening but I have no complaints as I love the movie and the soundtrack. My niece is so in love with it. She sings Let It Go all the time, among the other songs, likes to dress up as Elsa, and loves watching videos about Frozen on the computer. She even freaked out and was bouncing off the walls when she caught a glimpse of Elsa in the 3 season finale of Once Upon A Time. I may have got excited too. I'm looking forward to her character being on the show, even if she might be a villain.

As for how these nails came to be, I started out by testing a few glitter top coats on my right hand over my mani of Hit Polish Breakfast At Tiffany's and Candy Lacquer Peyton. After using OPI Desperately Seeking Sequins, it totally made me think of Elsa's dress when she's singing Let It Go in her ice castle, so I decided to put it over the rest of my nails.

I was totally in love with this combination while wearing it! It was super pretty. I really couldn't stop staring at my nails, especially when they were in the sun. They looked cold and icy, and totally sparkly. Desperately Seeking Sequins is a gorgeous glitter that happens to be a dupe of Which is Witch? from the Oz collection. I only needed one coat of this beauty. It had great glitter coverage. The holo in Candy Lacquer Peyton was dulled but it was still very beautiful. I loved having rainbow sparkle on my nails. Desperately Seeking Sequins dried rather smoothly, so I just needed one coat of my new top coat, Hoofer's Choice, which I liked.

My nails have no top coat in this picture. There's not much of a difference.

This mani is definitely on my list of favorite manis I've worn this year. Aside from the Frozen inspiration, it could even pass as a Cinderella look. If you want to do this look but don't have all of these polishes, especially Breakfast At Tiffany's, I'm sure it won't be too hard to find substitutes. I think you can get a similar look with China Glaze For Audrey, a holo top coat of your choice, and a nice silver glitter.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Candy Lacquer Peyton

Hey, Happy Friday! Any exciting plans for the weekend? All I know is that on Saturday I'm going to be watching the LA Kings game. I sure hope they win.

Anyway, two days ago I posted Hit Polish Breakfast @ Tiffany's. While it's a gorgeous color, I wanted to give it more oomph in the holo department, so I went for my bottle of Candy Lacquer Peyton. Here is the result!

Peyton is a strong holographic top coat. It is incredibly gorgeous! It totally takes Breakfast @ Tiffany's to next level and while it does change the base color slightly, it's just right and not too drastic. What I love most is that it doesn't make the base too silvery. It's amazing in the sun and looks great in indoor lighting as well. I just used one thin coat of Peyton. It took a while to get some pictures that showed just how amazing the holo in Peyton is. For some reason my camera kept dulling the effect.

This was taken in my bedroom.

It took me the longest time to get my hands on Peyton but finding it in a blog sale was well worth the wait! I already have several colors that I'm going to try it over. Sadly, it is long gone from Candy Lacquer but there are several indies who offer holo top coats. If you're a holo lover, you need one!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hit Polish Breakfast @ Tiffany's

Hi! Last week and weekend went by so fast but it was a great one. I started a new book, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and I finally caught up on all of my episodes of Once Upon A Time. I can't believe the season is over! I'm so sad. I've also been watching my team, the LA Kings in the playoffs. They eliminated the Anaheim Ducks and are now playing in a series against the Chicago Blackhawaks. To top it off, on Sunday I went to the beach in Ventura with my mom, niece, and sister. It was beautiful out, not too hot or cold.

Today I am back with yet another gorgeous spectraflair polish from Hit Polish. I too got this one from a blog sale after the brand closed down. Speaking of, I'm so happy they are back in the business. I bought a handful of gorgeous spectraflairs in their grand re-opening sale. I can't wait to get them. Here is Breakfast @ Tiffany's.

Breakfast @ Tiffany's is a Tiffany blue polish with a really subtle holographic effect. Usually I like when my holos are a bit more obvious but I love this one. I think it's gorgeous regardless. It has a soft, subtle quality to it. It was hard to capture on camera but it's much prettier in person. Formula wise, it was just as easy to use as the last one I posted. Smooth and creamy and opaque in just two coats. No topcoat was used.

I'm happy to have Breakfast @ Tiffany's in my collection. It's pretty and I really like the color. I'm surprised I don't have more like it. Sadly, this color is not available anymore but there is a super close dupe of it available called Aquamarine.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hit Polish Luscious Lavender

Hi everyone! I apologize for being awfully quiet around here but at the same time, I wasn't feeling up to painting my nails. I've been doing other things like spending time with my family, watching my LA Kings in the playoffs, as well as taking the time to read. I finally got around to reading the book The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, which was such a great but very sad book. Now I'm excited to see the movie.

To make up for being absent, I have a pretty polish to show you. It's Hit Polish Luscious Lavender. Before I get started, let me just say that Hit Polish closed down indefinitely a few months ago but the owner, Rachel has re-opened her shop up today! One of the returning colors is Luscious Lavender, which happens to be a spectraflair. Rachel explained on her Facebook that most of her original recipes were thrown away so she tried to make this polish, along with a few others, as closely as possible. Anyway, here it is!

I'm swooning over how gorgeous Luscious Lavender is! I love purples and this one is perfect. As much as I love strong holos, I also really like subtle ones as well. Luscious Lavender is kind of in the middle. It's much stronger than the photos are showing though. You really have to see it in person. The formula was great. It was thick and creamy, but in a good way, and covered my nails in just two coats. No top coat was used.

So, it's no surprise that I love Luscious Lavender. It's a beautiful polish that has an awesome formula on top of that. I am so excited over the opening of the shop and I especially can't wait to get my hands on some of the spectraflairs.