Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sensationail Jelly Sherbet


Jelly Sherbet is a hot pink with very fine voilet colored shimmers that really show themselves in full sunlight. This shade just screams "go to the beach" which is exactly where I wish I was. 


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


Monday, April 28, 2014

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Tahiti Sunset Collection

This is a limited edition collection for Summer 2014, which consists of three creme colors and three glitters, which can be used as toppers or all on their own.

Pink Coconut is a bright medium toned pink creme, formula was good, non streaky, opaque color, two coats used.

Here it is topped with Changing Tides

Here is two coats of Changing Tides on my bare nail, which is teal and gold micro glitters in a pink jelly base, it applied smooth, no digging for glitters, or fussing with dabbing to get the glitters evenly spread out.

Taheati is a bright organge creme, same formula as Pink Coconut, two coats. 

Here it is topped with Sparktacular 

Here is two coats of Sparktacular shown on my bare nail, which is gold and teal micro glitters in an orange jelly base, applied just as Changing Tides, this shade is quite stunning, very vibrant, it has a great Summertime feel to it. 


Archipela-Glow is a teal creme, it applied just as the other two cremes did. 


Here it is topped with Seasationail

Here is two coats of Seasationail on my bare nail, which has gold and teal glitters in a teal jelly base. 

This collection is due out June 2014, but has already been spotted in stores, since these are limited edition, I would highly recommend at least picking up Sparktacular since it seems like the most unique shade in the collection.


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

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Iridescence layered

When I did my post with the Sally Hansen Iridescence Collection I mentioned that I would like to use some of the more sheer shades as toppers and I found perfect counterparts from the Pop Collection that worked out beautifully. 

Pixie Slicks topped with Clam Up

from left to right, Pixie Slicks, Clam Up and then Pixie Slicks topped with Clam Up


Vanity Flare topped with Drama Sheen

from left to right, Vanity Flare, Drama Sheen and Vanity Flare topped with Drama Sheen 


Dive In topped with Pool Party 

from left to right, Dive In, Pool Party and Dive In topped with Pool Party. 

As you can see these went perfectly together! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Color block and stamping

I saw a Spring themed color block tape tutorial by Chalkboard Nails and decided to try it myself with the FingerPaints Pastel Rain creme colors, Springtime Bloom, Misful Thinking and Dream I can Fly

This was my first time trying this technique, and while I'm quite happy with how it turned out, I am always very critical of myself and feel like it could have been better, but that just means more practice and that's always fun. 

I thought this would look pretty with some flowery stamping added so I stamped with Sinful Colors Snow me White using BM-221 and it takes on a whole new look, very light and feminine.







Monday, April 21, 2014

Sally Hansen Satin Glam Collection

The Satin Glam Collection aren't just satin finish polishes, they have something a little extra special, they do indeed dry to a satin finish but they also have a lovely sparkle that really livens them up, they have been infused with particles of pearl so they dry with a sheen look. 

Crystalline is a champagne color, and it really sparkles with the pearl effect, 3 coats used to become opaque.

Go Gold seems more of a bronze color, and as you can see it dries with that beautiful sheen.

Teal Tulle is bright teal, and dries the most satin 

Taffeta is a gorgeous violet purple and is my favorite of the bunch, it almost has a holographic effect.


Silk Onyx is deep charcoal. 

I am very impressed with this collection, they were all easy to apply, fast drying and the pearl effect is eye catching.


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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Morgan Taylor swatches

Morgan Taylor is a professional nail lacquer brand that has some amazing colors to choose from, I have three to share with you today!
 Scene Queen is a pale gray with silver shimmers, the perfect neutral polish.

Bronzed and Beautiful is a bronze metallic.

Wonder Woman is a glow from within red shimmer, I love these types of reds. 

You can find more information about Morgan Taylor lacquer here 

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sensationail Coral Sunset


Coral Sunset is gorgeous salmon shade. I think this type of color complements every skin tone and every occasion. Its the perfect shade to get you in the mood for Summer!


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

Monday, April 14, 2014

It Cosmetics Luxe Eyeshadow Palette

This beauty is the It Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Palette.
There are 12  shadows, which are either matte or shimmer finishes, they are all buttery soft and blend amazing. It  comes in a padded faux leather case that has magnetic closure, inside is a nice sized mirror, and a functional double ended brush, with super soft bristles.
 Onto the swatches, which you can click to make bigger to get a closer view. 

Heavenly is a matte white, Cashmere is a cream colored matte, Satin Sunshine is champagne shimmer and Je Ne Sais Quoi is peach shimmer.

Earth Angel is a matte tan, Ipanema is a bronze shimmer, Romance is a taupe shimmer and Venus Love is a Copper shimmer.

Azure is a matte blue, Plum Passion is a matte purple, Espresso is a warm matte brown and Jet Black is a matte black.

Here are a few eye looks I created using this palette, as you can see it is very versatile.




You can purchase, here and check out all their other amazing products while you are there. 


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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spellbound Nails Spellbondage Collection

Ooh la la, check out the newest collection from Spellbound Nails, it will be sure to get your heart racing. 
Introducing the Spellbondage Collection, which consists of three sexy jelly polishes filled with multi-colored holographic glitters. 

Up first is Red Hot, a gorgeous red based jelly, filled with sparkly multi-colored holographic glitters. 

Ashley also sent along some nail spikes to play with, it was my first time using spikes and at first I was intimidated, but I think they suit this collection perfectly, they give it an extra sexy edginess. 


Too Sexy for Blue is blue based jelly, once again filled with awesome sparkly multi-colored holographic glitters. 

This time I decided to place the spikes off to the side of my ring finger nail to change it up a bit. 


Black Leather Thigh Highs is a black based jelly with some larger sized multi-colored holographic glitters. 

spikes straight down the middle of my ring finger nail for this last one. 


I love each of these equally, they were so much fun to wear. If you love jellies and glitter, you will love these too. You can purchase them here and follow Ashley on all her social media accounts to keep up with her latest Collections as they come out. 







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