Monday, March 24, 2014

Nabi Multi Jumbo Glitter

Before I show you the polish I have for today, let me just say that my new top coat, Rica Glossy Glam rocks and from my experience, totally works! My St. Patrick's mani lasted up to five days without a single chip but now there's a few more. So, I'm actually camping right now with my family! I left on Saturday afternoon but I won't be back until Thursday. I planned to do my nails before leaving but I decided to leave my St. Patrick's Day polish on.

Today I have a I wore many weeks ago but am only now posting about. It also marks the shortest amount of time I've ever worn one which was ten minutes. I'll explain why down below. Just a warning, my pictures were taken in my bedroom so the lighting isn't the greatest. It's much prettier in person. Here's Nabi Multi Jumbo Glitter.

This glitter is a mix of blue hexes, silver micro glitter, and jumbo gold hexes. I found it in an awesome beauty supply store in Las Vegas during my trip there last summer. This was my first time wearing a Nabi polish, so I wasn't sure what to expect but it had a somewhat decent formula. It was a little hard to get out the hexes but after some fishing I got one for almost every nail. Now here's why I only wore it for ten minutes. The smell was so strong. It is much worse than a regular polish smell. I felt myself getting a little light headed, so I took it off.

So, I do like this polish but the smell was just too much for me. Maybe I'm overreacting but whatever the case, it bothered me.

By the way, here's my St. Patrick's mani on day five. I'm still in awe over how long it lasted.

I hope all of you had a great weekend and have an even better week! Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sally Hansen In Record Lime & Candy Lacquer Rolling In The Clover

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've had a pretty good day so far. I got an email earlier telling that I won a giveaway for a beautiful polish that I cannot wait to share with you and I get to eat some yummy corned beef and cabbage for dinner! The Irish in me loves it. I am a bit late posting my green mani for today. I had plans to post an entirely different look but due to a troublesome formula, I went in another direction. I'm so glad I did. Here is Sally Hansen In Record Lime with my newest Candy Lacquer Rolling In The Clover!

In Record Lime is easily one of the best greens I have. I really like the color, although it might not be the most exciting green I have but oh my, the formula was such a dream to work with! It was crazy opaque on the first coat but I did use a second to cover up the few bare spots I had. It also dried super fast! I was so impressed. Sadly, I do not believe it's available anymore. Now for the glitter topper! Rolling In The Clover is one of the newest additions by Candy Lacquer and I just had to have it. It's so gorgeous! It's a green and gold glitter in a clear base. It's made up of metallic and holo circles and hexagons, and clovers! It even came with a small bag of extra clovers. All of the glitters came out with ease. I didn't have to fish for any of them. I even managed to get a clover on my index nail. The base itself was a little thick so drying time took a little longer, but since that is expected, I didn't mind.

By the way, I also used my new top coat, Rica Glossy Glam, for the first time. I like it a lot! It made my glitter smooth to the touch in two coats. I totally recommend it if you're looking to get a new top coat. 

This is In Record Lime by itself. It has a nice shimmer but it's very subtle. No top coat was used here.

I'm in love with this combo! Both polishes are gorgeous by themselves but they are beautiful together. I especially love Rolling In The Clover. Circle glitter is awesome! It's still available over at Candy Lacquer but it's limited edition, so grab it while you can.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sation Plenty of Frogs & Orly Monster Mash

Today I have a St. Patrick's Day look that I actually wore about two weeks ago and have been meaning to post. Here is Sation Plenty of Frogs and Orly Monster Mash!

Plenty of Frogs is a grassy green with what I believe is a gold shimmer. It was love at first stroke with this polish. It's so pretty and was a breeze to apply. I used three coats. I then layered one coat of Orly Monster Mash on top. It's a beautiful green glitter and not only that but the hexes and bar glitters are holographic! It had great coverage in just the one coat. I topped  everything off with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and one coat of my Orly top coat for a glassy smooth finish.

 Here is Sation Plenty Of Frogs by itself.

I absolutely love these two together! They make for a gorgeous combination that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. I have another St. Patrick's Day look that I'm hoping to post tomorrow! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you've had a great weekend so far.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Flower Child

Sometimes I feel like the worst blogger in the world. I've been feeling so lazy when it comes to posting. That and I've been watching non-stop episodes of one of my favorite shows, Gossip Girl on Netflix. I'm just about done with season two. Today have a really pretty polish that I bought from a blog sale many weeks ago. Here's Whimsical Ideas by Pam Flower Child.

Flower Child is a lavender crelly with pink and purple glitters. I absolutely love everything about it, from the base color to the glitters which are beautiful. I really like that Flower Child is soft and delicate but it's far from boring. I think it's perfect for those days when you want to wear something that's beautiful but subtle. It had a really awesome formula. It was opaque in two coats but I felt the need to add a third. It dried with a really great shine and smoothness, but I still used a coat of top coat, as usual. I painted my nails on a day that was somewhat sunny but I didn't take pictures until the next day, which was a rainy and gloomy one. Just my luck. The last one was taken in my bedroom.

I am so in love with Flower Child! I am really impressed with my first polish from Whimsical Ideas by Pam. I've been wanting to try this brand for a while. By the way, Flower Child is being discontinued so if you want it, now's your chance.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Candy Lacquer Love-ly Lavender

Today I am back with a very pretty glitter from my favorite indie brand, Candy Lacquer. I was so beyond excited when I found a bottle in a blog sale a few weeks back. I was all over it! Here is Candy Lacquer Love-ly Lavender from last years Valentine's Day collection.

Love-ly Lavender is a beautiful mix of purple, periwinkle, silver, and holo glitters in a clear base. The glitters include squares, hexagons, bar glitters, and even cute hearts. There's also the prettiest blueish purple shimmer. I didn't have to dig for any of the glitters. I only managed to get one heart out but I didn't mind because of how much of the other glitter I was able to get on the nail. It had awesome coverage in just the one coat that I used. I layered it over Essence Oh My Glitter! Two coats of top coat made my nails completely smooth.

I'm so in love with Love-ly Lavender and I'm especially in love with how it looks over Oh My Glitter! It's now one of my favorite glitter combos I've ever done. I kept staring at my nails while wearing it. I'm sorry to say that Love-ly Lavender is no longer in stock over at Candy Lacquer. The collection was limited edition, so I'm pretty sure it's discontinued. On the bright side Candy Lacquer has so many other amazing glitters to choose from.