Friday, September 18, 2015

September SensatioNail

September's colors are inspired by the change of seasons.
From left to right is Little Gold Dress, Barefoot Berry, Desert Night, Disco Fever, Ocean Sparkle and Something Blue.

Barefoot Berry is a shimmery cranberry red. 
Shimmer finishes are my favorite so I am especially loving this shade, and its a perfect color to transition from summer to fall.

I added some stamping... of course. 
The image is from plate BM-XL13

Disco Fever is a shimmery gray. 

If you are reading this on or before September 21, 2015 at 9am PT, SensatioNail is currently having a 40% off sale on several of these colors, including Barefoot Berry, so head over to SensatioNail and order them. 

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, September 16, 2015

Spellbound Nails Fight the Dead Collection

Ashley from Spellbound Nails recently launched a new collection called Fight the Dead
It is inspired by some of her most memorable and beloved moments from the TV show, The Walking Dead. 
If you don't watch this show, what is wrong with you???? 
Just teasing.....
But seriously, you should check it out, the next season starts on October 11th 9/8 Central on AMC so you still have time to catch up if you binge watch all of the seasons (1-5) on Netflix. 
If you do watch it and you aren't caught up yet, I want to  warn you that some of the descriptions of the polish may give certain things away, so proceed with caution 
This is your SPOILER ALERT.

Fear the Living is a deep purple jelly with various sizes of holographic lime green and navy glitters.
Her inspiration for this one came from the symbolism of color, purple meaning power, with deep purple said to evoke gloom and sad feelings. Green is associated with greed and envy and while blue is usually a good color it can also represent coldness and fear. 
In the world of The Walking Dead, you fear the living more than the dead because they have become so desperate and unpredictable. 

Bob-B-Que is a blackened charcoal jelly polish with fiery red, orange and silver holographic glitters. 
Inspired by the Bob-B-Que had by the Terminus survivors. 

It's In Our Blood is a blood red polish with holographic lime green hexes. 
Inspired by Dr. Jenner telling Rick that "It's in our blood, we're all carriers." 
Ashley imagines the zombie virus as bits of bright green floating through the blood.

You Look Ridiculous is a glitter topper with black and white skulls and a variety of white, black and blue glitter. I layered it over China Glaze Immortal.
Inspired by the scene between Carol and Daryl after they are in the Alexandria safe-zone, when Carol attempts to blend in by looking like a soccer mom and Daryl tells her that she looks ridiculous. 
She may look like a soccer mom on the outside but the skulls are hidden in the polish to represent the complete and total annihilation Carol can bring at any given moment. 

You're Gonna Miss Me is a glitter topper with blue flake glitters. This polish also glows in the dark.
Inspired by Beth and the guiding light she became for Daryl...and the horrible truth in her statement that he's gonna miss her when she's gone. 
You can wear it over bare nails, or layer it like I have done below, over SensatioNail White Lily.

Ricktatorship is a shimmery light grey jelly with a sprinkle of scattered holographic, silver holographic micro-shred and silver and red holographic hex glitters. 
Inspired by the dictatorship of Rick; wrapped up in a pretty package, Rick still seems to have the final say.

I of course I had to add some stamping and zombie hands reaching out to grab you fit perfectly with the theme. 
I stamped with Bundle Monster BM-XL28. 

I added a layer of You're Gonna Miss me over Ricktatorship before stamping so that I could get the glow effect.

As usual with Spellbound Nails polishes, these were a dream to apply, no fishing for glitters or problems drying in between coats. 

For more information on how to buy these amazing polishes, click 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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Red Carpet Manicure Sapphire

Another month, and another shade from Red Carpet Manicure's Power of the Gem Collection

This month is Sapphire.

Virgo is from August 23-September22

Sapphire is a royal blue with teal and silver glitters throughout.

You can find Sapphire and all other colors from the Power of the Gem collection by clicking, 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