Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Pink Wednesday in Support for Breast Cancer

Hello blog-o-sphere!!!! Today I have another Pink manicure to show support for Breast Cancer awareness month. I was so excited for all these pink manicures, but it quickly made me realize I didn't have a whole lot of pink polishes. Totally strange considering I love the color so much. Thankfully, Ulta had their Orly and China Glaze on sale buy 2 get 1 free plus I had a coupon for $5 off so I was able get some gorgeous new pinks!!

Here is the overall manicure when I finished. 

First I started with 2 coats of Orly Preamp. I absolutely love this polish it has some gorgeous but super subtle shimmering pink glitter undertones.

Not sure I really captured it in either of these photos too well, but you get the idea LOL.

For the stamping I used Konad's special red stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM02 for the kisses and BM16 for the zebra print. For the polka dots I used Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength polish in Diamond & Rubies and my dotting tool. I won the bows on EBAY last month and have been totally obsessed with them ever since! Can you blame me though?!

I wasn't too sure of using the red polish because I didn't want it to look too much like Valentines Day, but sweetest day is coming up this month. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Everything that Glitters is Gold

Hey! Today I am so excited to show you a couple of the new Butter London polishes I got from Coterie. (If you want to check it out feel free to message me your email and I will be happy to refer you!) I was so excited to be able to get these Butter Polishes for such a great price. I got three polishes for about $16 including shipping which was awesome, because they normally retail for $14 each, which I could never afford, unless I only bought like one polish a year or something LOL

This is what my finished manicure looked like. but I think I loved it at almost every step of the way too!

I first started with two coats of All Hail the Queen. This polish went on gorgeous even in one coat, and dried really fast. The formula was a dream to work with so I can kinda see why they charge $14 for it. I could ALMOST justify it, it went on that nice! Plus all the holographic shimmering undertones made it so pretty and multi-dimensional. Needless to say, I left this on alone for a few days because I was so enamored with it! 

Next I applied a coat of Butter London's West End Wonderland which is the gorgeous gold glitter you see here . What I really loved about this polish was how fine the gold glitter was so it only took one layer of top coat. Unlike some of the other glitters I own, which even after 3 coats seem to be begging for more. Then I put a little bit of Sinful Colors teal glitter polish called (how fitting) Nail Junkie to add a little accent nail. I ended up really loving these two together. 

Overall, I really just can not say enough good things about the Butter polishes. If you have the budget for it, they are totally worth it and if your like me and you don't, here's to hoping for another great sale. :D

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Power of the Pink

Since it's October and Breast Cancer Awareness month I decided to do a pink manicure. I couldn't decide on just one design or polish or glitter... LOL So i guess I went a bit pink crazy but I ended up loving the finished product. Hope you guys do too!!!

For this design I used the polishes pictured below

L --> R : Sinful Colors Glass Pink, Sally Hansen Extreme Wear  Strobe Light, Essie Your Hut or Mine, Essie A Cut Above
Oddly enough I still felt like something was missing and decided to make my ring finger a glitter gradient. 

There much better LOL. You don't even want to know how long this all took me and how many layers of polish this all took! I will say that the Glass Pink polish by Sinful Colors was VERY sheer and thus took like 3 layers over a base whitish base coat polish. I did my nails while over at my friend Kristine's house so sadly I did not have my dotting tool to make the polka dots perfect and just had to free hand them.

Here's the polish I used for the darker gradient with Strobe Light.

Rockstar Pink by Sally Hansen
What pink manicures are you gals rocking this month????