Sunday, September 16, 2012

Essie - No More Film

I really love dark nail polishes for the fall/winter & I always get really excited when a new season starts. For this mani I used Essie - No More Film. I absolutely love this color. I saw it at the store and had to grab it. Essie describes it as a creamy, seductive deep violet. I think it's a perfect description. This is from the Essie Resort 2012 Collection. When I first saw this collection all together I wasn't impressed with any of the colors. But I ended up buying two of the colors randomly not knowing they were from this collection. The other color I have is Pink A Boo which is a gorgeous pink with blue shimmer. Anyway, the formula with this was okay. You can use one coat but I used two. It's extremely runny, it goes where ever it wants to go. But I really do love the color, especially for fall & winter. On my ring finger I used Essie - Stroke of Brilliance which is from their Luxeffects line. I love this glitter. I had absolutely no problem with it. I put two coats on just to get good coverage. The big hexagon glitter came out just as much as the smaller glitter and it covered the nail in two coats.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fishtail Mani 2

Another Fishtail Mani! Told ya I loved these. I used Orly - Frisky (also told you this was my favorite summer blue lol!) with Essie - Good as Gold & Sinful Colors - Snow Me White. I've really been liking golds mixed with aquas, turquoises, and corals. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gradient Mani

This is a mani I had done during the summer. I love using the colors pink, orange, and yellow together during the summer. This is the first gradient mani I did. I wouldn't really categorize it as a gradient mani. I would say it's more of a tie-dye kind of mani. Whatever you want to call it, I really liked it. I used Orly - Lemonade, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Sun Kissed, & Essie - Tour De Finance. I painted my nails the Orly - Lemonade as a base and then I sponged Sun Kissed onto it with a make up sponge that I ripped in half so the sides weren't so smooth and then I sponged Tour De Finance on the tips & put a top coat over it so they blended together better.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fishtail Mani

This is another mani that I'm late with posting (again I post my manicures to Instagram faster than posting them on here). I absolutely love love love this design. For my base color I used Essie - Lights. It's an awesome hot neon pink. For the fishtail part I used Essie - Fear or Desire (I'm not a huge fan of orange nail polish but I love this one) and Essie - Shorty Pants which is a great bright yellow. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Caviar Mani

I know I'm so late with these manicures but I haven't had the time to post. I posted these pictures to Instagram just because it's so much quicker than writing a post. This is the Caviar Manicure I did a while ago. I painted my nails with Orly - Frisky (one of my absolute favorite summer time blue's). I bought the microbeads from Michael's craft store. They're the Recollections brand. I got a pack of 6 for I forgot how much but it was so cheap. The color beads I used were Capri. I was not spending all of that money on Ciate brand microbeads and a nail polish, sorry! Definitely not worth the money in my opinion. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Essie - Play Date

I don't have much to say in this post except that this is my absolute favorite purple! Seriously it's unlike any other purple I have it & when I wore this I got so many compliments on it. Awesome formula, awesome color.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Khloe Kardashian Inspired Mani

So Khloe Kardashian uploaded a picture to her Instagram recently of her manicure. So simple, but so fabulous at the same time. I'm not a huge fan of the Kardashian's but I do get suckered into looking at pictures they upload on Instagram, not gonna lie. This is the picture Khloe uploaded
For my mani I wanted to use a polish I haven't used before that I had recently bought. I used Essie - Knockout Pout which I will definitely be using a lot more of next summer. I used Sinful Colors - Black on Black and a Kiss nail art polish in silver.
I took this picture with my phone but honestly I think my cellphone takes better pictures with my camera. What kind of camera do you guys use to take pictures of your nails? I'm looking to get a new one & I have no clue what camera to get! I also just used my Lush Lemony Flutter on my cuticles which is why they look so oily lol. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Maybelline Color Show - Shocking Seas

This is one of the first Color Show nail polishes I bought. I'm really glad that drug store nail polishes are expanding their collections & adding so many colors. Blue is always my favorite nail color so whenever I see a new one I have to pick it up. Unfortunately this blue was nothing special to me.

Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the formulas for this line. I don't hate it enough to stop purchasing colors though. I will have a post up soon showing a swatch for one of the colors from the "Denim" collection which I liked the formula a lot more.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Finger Paints Polish

So I recently went to Vegas & while I was there I saw a Sally's & had to stop there to check out what they had. Only a real nail polish addict would make a stop at Sally's while in Vegas  lol. I don't have a Sally's near my house so whenever I find one I get excited. I bought my first Finger Paints polish there & I love it. I did a simple mani with an accent nail. I will always love doing a plain manicure with an accent nail. I used Essie's To Buy or Not to Buy which has a gorgeous shimmer in the bottle but unfortunately doesn't show up when you put it on & Finger Paints in Purple Palette. I used about 4 coats of Purple Palette to get it opaque. 

 (in the shade)

Monday, September 3, 2012

I'm Back! & Hunger Games!

It's been so long since my last post! I've been so busy with graduation and work I haven't had the chance to blog :( Hopefully this time I'm back for good. Over the summer I read the Hunger Games & I quickly became obsessed. I LOVED the books. When the movie came out I was so excited but so disappointed. The book was 100 times better than the movie! One of the characters in the Hunger Games is Effie Trinket. In the movie she had such elaborate nail designs. During "the Reaping" I got a good look at her nails & tried to do it on myself. 

It was so hard to get a good picture with my camera. I used Color Club in Hot Like Lava as my base coat and Wet n Wild Chrome in A Show at the Palladium on the tips. I love both of these colors. I used a make up sponge to apply the gold on the tips. Hope you guys liked it!

*Follow me on Instagram for more of my nail photos. I tend to upload pictures on to there more often since it's just easier and faster! @roeguns :)