Thursday, July 28, 2011

Latticed Lilac (Fail)

OK, I am officially OVER the Crackle/Shatter movement.
For the second time since I started this blog I am trying CG Latticed Lilac. HATE it, still. The color for this one is waay to light. You can't see any purple under or over tones on this one. Even on dark polish.
Next post will have no accent fingers,lol. Kind of my staple.
Here I painted my thumbs black then used CG Fault Line. I topped that with the metallic crackle. Here you can see a little shimmer. I say skip the Latticed Lilac.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Planks A Lot

Today is post is not pink. Sorry. It is a pic from the past.
Planks a lot with Silver Shatter. I take my pics any and everywhere.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hello. Welcome. For today's post I'm going to share with you my collection of polish. Enjoy!
I use top coat to seal my nails after I apply a nail color. I love Sally Hansen's No Chip Top Coat and Seche Vite's Quick Dry Top Coat. But, Seche for almost $9 a bottle at some places, I don't feel you get to use the whole bottle. It gets thick at the end. I added nail polish remover to thin it a little. But it just made it worse. The best quick dry but the worse value. And this is Nails on the Cheap. So skip the Seche Vite.

Some singles. I only own one bottle of China Glaze outside of their Crackle line. Wow!
...more singles
Claire's! I could spend a whole day and a lot of money in their store,lol.
I'm not a fan of Essie. I think their polish formula is to thin and you need to be a pro to apply it. I own one bottle of color. That I HATE! I also have Matte about you only because I can't find Hardy Candy's Matte-ly in love anywhere. And I wanted to try matte nails, that I love, posts to come. Essie does the job for under $9 at your local drugstore.
I grew up on Wet n' Wild. Its $1.99 need I say more!
Oh, Dollar Store, yes I will marry you. .99 cents for some cool colors of shimmer and jelly polish. Sinful I enjoy, also, for a buck more.
I see you Sally! Xtreme Wear is great to apply. Normally two coats. Shinny and durable as hell.

Pic Heavy!
China Glazes Crackle Collection. I don't own Black Mesh or Platinum Pieces for these collections. Because I feel black is black. I have OPI's Black and Sliver Shatter. Some blogger say there is a difference to the slivers out there. But I'm cheap so I wouldn't know and wouldn't be finding out. 
...more crackle
Left to Right
Black Shatter w/ Katy Perry's The one that got away
Sliver Shatter w/ Planks A lot
Red Shatter w/ Rally Pretty Pink
Luv it. Heaven!
Extras
Oh, Orly I can show some love for you too!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Serena Williams Glam Slam


Today's post is from OPI's Serena Williams Glam Slam.
This is Nails on the Cheap, but not that cheap, lol. I got this beauty when it first came out months ago from a seller on Amazon. Under $15 plus shipping.

This was the first "Red" shatter/crackle, whatever you want to call it, out. Then of course nearly every who's who brand of polish had a shatter/crackle. Red has been done at least twice by other brands.
At any rate I loved this formula. The Red Shatter is a jelly which makes it different from other colors and brands. It was very smooth and I don't do red. I love it and can't wait to pair it with something else.  
Next time I'm going to go thicker on the brush. To see if I can get big breaks out of this one. A thin coat gave it more of a streaky break. Enjoy! Thanks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

OPI Announces New Pink Shatter


OPI Announces New Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to Support

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®


OPI launches the limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2011 Pink of Hearts edition will follow in the footsteps of its namesake 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Nail Lacquers in raising awareness of breast cancer for the fifth year in a row, during the months of September and October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer marks the debut of fan-favorite Shatter coat in OPI’s first pink shade.

Each bottle of Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts has a special pink-ribbon tag and pink cap wrap to call attention to breast cancer awareness. OPI will also be making its annual donation of $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and it also features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

The limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts will be available throughout the months of September and October 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter@OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Pink Wednesday

I made it! If I had known that blogging would be a full time job I would have posted this last night. OMG! At any rate here is my first Pink Wednesdays post. I used Sinful Colors in Fusion Neon and my accent nails I topped with OPI's Rally Pretty Pink from the Serena Glam Slam set. Enjoy!
RPP is a pink and gold shimmery affair. I say that because in the light it has so many different looks. Pink at one angle then like a gold bronze at the next. Love it!
The Sinful was a thin cream. It is VERY neon pink. This was three coats. But I'm heavy handed on the polish brush. Two top coats on everything.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lovely Lilac

Welcome!
For today's post I am wearing a combination of brands. There is nothing wrong with pairing brands of great colors together. I have two new collections to share, paired of course.
First I picked Sally Hansen's Lacey Lilac. I love purple! This was a creamy smooth dream to apply. Two coats. It's like a Lilac flower with a hint of pink hues.

I took a lot of pics trying to capture what little lilac metallic there is to this crackle, smf.

 I topped Sally Hansen with one of the new China Glaze's Crackle Metallic in Latticed Lilac. This is a very light metallic purple. I feel it looks a lot like OPI's Silver Shatter and CG's Platinum Pieces. I'll have to try it on a darker polish to show the pale purple & pink shimmery hues. I overdosed on Lilac, today, lol, ;~)

For my ring fingers I chose a collection by Orly. Their Happy Go Lucky color collection. I used Fresh. Which is a toned down neon green. It will not hurt your eyes and draw unwanted stares to your hand, lol. I would say its more of a dark mint. This also is a cream. Two coats. I topped this with some purple glitter from Sally Beauty called Sally Girl. It was .99 cents. How could I go wrong.

 
Swatches to come for the Orly mini collection.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blue Gradient


Welcome to my page. I am very excited about my first post. I have seen a lot of post on YouTube and other nail blog sites about a gradient nail art design. For this look I chose three colors. I used a make-up sponge that I cut into squares. My base was Sally Hansen Blue Me Away. Then I sponged on two more blues. In the following order: Sinful Colors Paradise and a Dollar Store find by L.A. Colors. We all know that Dollar Store polishes, unfortunately, do not put the color name on the bottle,smf. I guess that would move the price above a $1, lol. My only regret is that I didn't sponge on enough Sinful in between the darker blues. With L.A. being a dark shimmery blue it washed out the Sinful:-( 
I hope you guys like it. More to come. .  . Stay tuned.