Wednesday, June 26, 2013

L.A. Girl 3D Effects

Today I have three colors from the L.A. Girl 3D Effects Collection. I have been loving holographic polish these last few months, so when I saw that L.A. Girl had come out with a collection, I knew I would want to try a few.

Up first is 3D Silver, which is a scattered holographic in a clear base, this one is a bit more sheer than I would have hoped, (3 coats in the photo above) but I'll show you later in the post that this can work beautifully as a top coat over other colors. As you can tell from the pictures, the holo effect is quite strong. 

Teal Dimension is a gorgeous teal scattered holographic, the base is a jelly finish, but not in the sense that it is sheer, the above photo is 2 coats, and as you can see it is quite opaque. The holo effect is much more prominent in person.

Brilliant blue is a dark blue scattered holographic, and has the same jelly base as Teal Dimension. It is also opaque, using 2 coats for the above photo.

I am very pleased with these colors, especially the teal and blue colors, they seem very unique to me. You can purchase this collection here on the L.A. Girl website, or here on Cherry Culture, I have heard they are also in Rite Aid stores, but I do not have a store nearby.

As I mentioned above I would show 3D Silver layered over other colors, the following pictures are one coat of 3D silver

From left to right, China Glaze Let's Groove, China Glaze City Siren, Sinful Colors Last Chance and China Glaze Liquid Leather.

The possibilities are endless, you can make any color holographic.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Stamping Challenge: French manicure

This weeks Sunday Stamping challenge is French manicure. I chose to do a diagonal style French manicure.

My base color is China Glaze Fast Track, stamped with Wet 'n' Wild black crème using BM-323

I really like this color combination and pattern, for me, it feels neutral, modern and sophisticated.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Press release: China Glaze Sunsational Collection

Make waves this summer with the new China Glaze® Sunsational collection.  This fun palette of six brighter-than-bright crèmes and six juicy jelly polishes create a bold pop or sheer hint of color that are sure to see you through every highlight of your summer.
Sun Of A Peach- peachy orange neon
Neon & On & On- coral-leaning pink neon
Bottoms Up - neon pink with purple undertone
That's Shore Bright- warm purple neon
Too Yacht To Handle- bright green-leaning blue
Highlight Of My Summer- bright mint green

Shell-O- neon coral jelly
You Drive Me Coconuts- cool pink neon jelly
Heat Index - warm pink neon jelly
Are You Jelly?- purple neon jelly
Isle See You Later- bright blue jelly
Keepin' It Teal- bright teal jelly

This collection can be found in stores in July, but you can already find them online now!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday Stamping Challenge: Butterflies and Dragonflies

This week's Sunday Stamping challenge is Butterflies and Dragonflies. I chose to stamp using Butterflies, the image I used is one I have been wanting to do a manicure with for quite some time and I just haven't gotten the chance, so when this weeks challenge was announced I knew immediately which stamp I wanted to use.
My base color is Strap on your Moonboots, stamped with Wet 'n' Wild Black crème using Red Angel plate RA-119

I had used this plate to create a previous stamping challenge mani and that's when  the butterfly caught my eye. I used this blue because when I think of butterflies I envision a blue monarch, with the dark blue and black color, so that is where my inspiration came from.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Stamping Challenge: Complimentary colors off a color wheel

This weeks Stamping Challenge was to use complimentary colors off a color wheel.

Complimentary colors are colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel. I have shown you my color choices above using an arrow to point from the greens to the mauve pinks.

My base color is China Glaze OMG A UFO, stamped with China Glaze Infra Red using BM-318, I really love this hibiscus image and I think the color suites it perfectly.

taken in direct sun

 taken in the shade

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pretty paisley

When I was working on one of my sunday stamping challenge manicures I used 2 colors that I said were made for each other and I knew I would eventually come back to these colors to do a future manicure and today is the day I did.
Base is China Glaze Get Outta My Space, stamped with Color Club Wild at Heart, using BM-315