Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition's Weekly Roundup

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Purple, Blue, Hot Pink and Glitter Water Marble

Hey Lovelies! Today I have an awesome look for you! I asked everyone on my Facebook page what kind of water marbles they would enjoy seeing me do and I got tons of responses. I had a lady tell me that her daughter wanted to see a purple, blue, pink and GLITTER water marble and that is exactly what she will get to see today! So I set off to my polish station and picked out these four beautiful colors! For this water marble I used China Glaze Heli-Yum, Flyin High and Grape Pop topped with Jordana's crystal glitter. 

I can't stop looking at these nails! I am super impressed with how well these three polishes marbled together. If you would like to learn how to water marble then check out my Purple Mint Marbling post that has a step by step tutorial. Is there a special water marble you would like to see? Comment below and let me know! Have a wonderful weekend!!  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Funky Leopard Print Nails + Tutorial

Hey Lovelies! For today's look I started out with 3 coats of OPI Gargantuan Green Grape. I then went in with China Glaze's Four Leaf Clover and Wet n' Wild's Black Creme for the leopard print. 

I am in love with these nails! I swear I can't stop staring at them today! Want to learn how to create your own leopard print nails? Well scroll on down for a step by step tutorial!

 Hope you all enjoyed this look! If you try it out please feel free to post a picture on my Facebook page! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tip Top Nail Chic Polish Review

Hey Lovelies! Today I have an awesome review of a few nail polishes from the company Tip Top Nails. Pink Lady and Raspberry Cream are lovely rich and creamy colors. These polishes had a beautifully flawless brush stroke and definitely can be a one coat wonder! Dry time was average around 5-7 mins coat and dried with a brilliant gloss finish. I used one coat of Pink Lady and one coat of Raspberry Cream with no top coat in these pictures.

Pink Lady:

Raspberry Cream:

I am in love with this glitter! Rocky Road is a gorgeous mix of small circle and hexagon shape glitter. I used one coat of the glitter polish and I really love how the application was. I normally have a hard time working with chunky glitter but this one was very "user friendly". 
Pink Lady with Rocky Road:

 Raspberry Cream with Rocky Road:

I was highly impressed with this polish. Everything from the beautiful creamy colors to the application of the glitter. I would highly recommend these colors and polishes. I wish on their website they would tell you the price of the polishes but all they have is a very nice list of all the 52 polish colors and a picture swatch of that color. 

Where can you find them?
- website: Tip Top Nails
- twitter: Tip Top Nails

**Tip Top Nails product provided for review**

Monday, July 23, 2012

Husband's Choice

Hey Lovelies! Today I have a beautiful combo that Mr.P put together. First I started out with 3 coats of China Glaze's Towel Boy Toy and then one coat of China Glaze Luxe and Lush on top. 

Isn't this combo beautiful?!?! I am loving the bright blue paired with this very interesting mica-flake top coat. The only thing I don't like about the flake polish is that even with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat on I can still feel rough patches from the flakies. Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday! 


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

White Lace Bows

Hey Lovelies! For today's look I started out with two coats of China Glaze Something Sweet. I then went in with MASH's Nail Art Polish in White and stamped BM plate 317.

I have to say I'm not happy with how this color goes on. It's very streaky, thick and takes a very long time for a second thin layer to dry. However, I am in love with the color and the very light white lace bow stamp just adds the perfect amount of romanticism to create this beautiful look. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Try It On Tuesday

Hey Lovelies I'm back!!!! Sorry I've been MIA lately but I have been super busy with birthdays, family and I had a bit of a polish block going on. Today I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone and played with some dots. I know dots shouldn't be out of my comfort zone but to tell you the truth I am horrible at making a good dot! So for this mani I used Wet n' Wild's Haze of Love as my all around base color and then on my ring finger I went in with my dotting tool and dotted China Glaze's Happy Go Lucky and Wet n' Wild's Haze of Love on top of the large dots. 

Why does it look like I have Zombie hands?!?!? How embarrassing they never look this bad!!! 

Let me just add that I am in love with this Wet n' Wild color! It is a beautiful rich reddish/purple brown that will for sure compliment all skin tones. Hope you all enjoyed! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Nails

Hey Lovelies! Happy 4th of July!!!!  For today's look I started out with one coat of OPI's Original Nail Envy and one coat of Wet n' Wild's I Red A Good Book. I then did one coat of OPI's Blue Shatter and then one coat of OPI's Pirouette My Whistle on only my ring finger. I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite and instantly the blue and glitter popped!

 I feel like I need to print a retraction because last time I used the blue shatter it didn't shatter and I loathed it. Now I can say that I think it was because my two colors were too similar. Are you wearing red white and blue today? Feel free to post a photo on my Facebook or twitter page! Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Funfetti Birthday Nails

Hey Lovelies!! I have an awesome nail look for you today because It's my birthday!!!!! I was originally going to do pink nails with white cupcakes and stars all over but since I won this beautiful Indie polish a few days ago from My Lacquer Family I knew I had to use it! For this look I started off with 2 coats of Wet n' Wild's Tropicalia and then did 2 coats of Utopia 's End of the Road. I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. 

I totally feel like I could eat these nails up! I know peoples biggest concern when buying glitter Indie polish is the curling.... this polish had a few curlers but nothing that I would get crazy over and honestly it could have been how I applied it (I am horrible at applying chunky glitters lol). All in all I will totally be buying more from Utopia!

No Heat Challenge 7th Month Update

Hey Lovelies! 7 months down and only 5 more to go!!!! I know I say this every month but man I am proud of myself for sticking with it! This month has been super duper crazy because I went on vacation to Florida so I was only able to deep condition my hair once and I was in the  :( BOO!!! I know I need to go into the box of shame! My hair is really showing that I have been negligent. It's super dry, frizzy, knotty and I have to throw it up after one day.    For the month of July I swear I will get my rear in gear and be better at deep conditioning. I did get my first texlax done earlier this month for the year and will get my second one in the beginning of December. I am still sealing my ends with coconut oil and it is amazing! If you didn't catch last months update check it out here at No Heat Challenge 6th Month Update and if you would like to follow my journey form the start then No Heat Challenge 1st Month Update

June 30th: