Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lynderella The Glittering Crowd Gradient Nails


Hi dear readers! Iwas experimenting with glitter polish a lot lately and I love that there are so many different looks you can achieve with one glitter polish. I of course love the jelly sandwich mani, like the one I showed a couple weeks ago with Lynnderella One Nutty Fruitcake (see the post here), but gradients and french tips with glitter polish is GORGEOUS too! (Check out my Bejeweled French Nails post here.)

Today, I have this beautiful mani with Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd gradient over Barielle Berry Blue to share with you.






For this mani, I first did two coats of Barielle Berry Blue, a rich navy blue creme. Then I dabbed a thick drop of The Glittering Crowd near the cuticle area and dragged some of the glitter down the nails to create the gradient effect. I then finished the look with 2 layers of Seche Vite.

I am totally in love with the finished look. It's so glossy and the glitters in The Glittering Crowd look like hidden gems and jewels in a deep blue sea. I just want to wear this over and over again, especially it's so easy to do!!

Let me know what you think about this look! Do you like the gradient effect with glitters? Do you like the combination of Berry Blue and The Glitter Crowd? Let me know what you think by leaving your comment below!! <3

Monday, April 23, 2012

Japanese Nail Art Inspired Blue Gradient Nails

Dear lovely readers, today I have this new nail design to show you! I was feeling uninspired and I thought I really wanted to do some gradient nails. This whole design just came from bits and pieces I wanted to do as I was doing it (like most of my designs, lol!), but I love how the end result looked and I actually wore it for almost a week!!





This last picture is actually my right hand, the one I have never pictured!! I really liked how the design looked on my right hand so I decided I should give it a shot. I definitely need some practicing to photograph my right hand nicely though haha! XP

I think this design looks elegant and unique and very Japanese nail art inspired haha! This look really isn't hard to do. It just takes lots of time and patience to stick all the bullions and decorations on. So if you want to recreate this look, definitely give yourself plenty of time and take your time to do it! :)

Let me know what you think about this design! Do you like the overall look? Do you like so many bullions and ornaments? Is this something you would wear? Please leave comments below! <3

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Girly Bits Shift Happens Swatches and Review

Hi dear readers! Today I have a Girly Bits nail polish to share with you! I'm sure many of you have heard of Girly Bits by now, and I've posted some of the polishes from Girly Bits before (you can check them out here.) Indie polishes are really "the thing" right now in the nail polish world, and I've been trying to track down some polishes from SOOO many nail polish makers recently, but I still have no luck except some Lynnderella polishes from llarowe that I have put in my wish list a while ago. I guess I really need to spend more time in front of my computer if I really want to get them on my hands haha!

Anyways, Shift Happens is a gorgeous multi-chrome top coat that shifts from red to copper to green. The multi-chrome effect is very strong, and I absolutely love how sparkly it looks in the sun! This is just two coats over a black creme. I've seen swatches that layered Shift Happens over blue creme, and I really like how it looks, so maybe I'll try out different layering combos when I get the time! 






The last picture is taken in my light box, and you can see clearly all the colors in this polish! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

Girly Bits polishes are available on Pam's blog. Color shifting polishes like Shift Happens are slightly more expensive than regular ones, and they retail for $7 for 5ml or $11.50 for 15ml full size bottles. You can also find them on llarowe's website for $13 for the full size bottles. However, it does seem that they're all out of stock on both Pam's and llarowe's website. So check back often if you're interested in getting these beautiful polishes! :)

Let me know what you think about Shift Happens. Have you gotten any Girly Bits polishes yet? What's your favorite indie polish/polish maker? Please leave comments below! <3

*The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration but in no way influenced my opinion.*

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lynnderella One Nutty Fruitcake Jelly Sandwich

Hi my lovely readers! Today I have this jelly sandwich I want to share with you! Just the name of it sums up how delicious it is lol! 





I just sandwiched One Nutty Fruitcake between layers of Nicole by OPI Kim-pletely in Love, which is a sheer baby pink with blue green shimmer. I don't know if I can actually call this a jelly sandwich because technically I don't think Kim-pletely in Love is a jelly, it's just very sheer. But oh well, I'll call it that anyways! :D

As you may see, I matted the whole mani in the second and last pictures, which I like A LOT more! I also LOVE the look of sandwiches glitters. I just think it looks so much better than just having it sit on top of another polish; the whole look has much more depth this way.

Also, if you missed my earlier swatches and review post on One Nutty Fruitcake, you can check it out here. As you can see, the two manicures are quite different even though they're both pink... and with One Nutty Fruitcake! This mani is much softer and subtler, which I love! :D

Let me know what you think about this mani! Do you like jelly sandwiches? What's your favorite combo? Please leave comments below!! <3

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sparkling Drippy Nails

Hello dear readers! Today I have a pretty cool design to share with you. I did these last week and I LOVE how cool they turned out. I've been seeing a lot of drippy designs around, but mostly in pastel colors or brighter colors. I've seen this done with black as a base color a while ago on Tumblr, and I just loved how cool it looks and I've been wanting to try it out forever!





This design is actually pretty easy to do. These are the steps to achieve this look:
1. Apply your favorite base coat. I used OPI Nail Envy.
2. Apply one coat of a black creme polish. I used Wet n Wild black creme.
3. Apply your favorite matte top coat. I used Essie Matte About You.
4. This is the hardest step of the whole design. Use OPI Last Friday Night or other chunky glitter polishes to create the dripping effect. I made the layer really thick so there's actually sort of a 3-D effect, which makes the whole look much more realistic! I also used a small nail art brush to do this step because it needs to be more delicate and accurate, so it doesn't look like a blob of glitter on your tips. (Trust me, I know by trial and error lol!)
5. Last, use a fast drying top coat to go over ONLY the part with the drippy design. Using a fast drying top coat can help you dry the thick layer of polish underneath much faster, but also a thick top coat like Seche Vite can help to add more dimension and strengthen the 3-D effect!

And these are the 5 easy steps to create this unique, edgy look!

Please leave comments below and let me know how you like this design! :)

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