Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wild at Heart Nails Inc Manicure

Hey all!

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! I had a great one with my fiance who was quite the chef this year. Here's one last Valentine's manicure that I didn't get a chance to post before the holiday. I was so excited to finally get to use the Nails Inc polishes I got for my 500 point perk from Sephora. 

I used two coats of Nails Inc's hot pink Notting Hill Gate on my thumb, middle, and pinkie finger. I just free handed a diagonal. I figured it didn't have to be perfect since I knew I wanted to use an accent strip as well. Then I used a white nail art polish and drew two little slashes to make the white hearts in the corners. I used a gold nail art polish I picked up at Dollar Tree to freehand the gold diagonal line. Lastly I used a hot pink, navy, and gold nail art polish to make the tiger stripes on my pointer and ring finger.

What do you guys think? I ended up really liking this fun manicure. It definitely made me wish spring would hurry up and get here... Especially as we had another white out snow yesterday. Well, that's it for now. Hope everyone has a quick hump day tomorrow! 



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Formula X Valentine Nails

Hey all!!!

I was so excited to get one of the new Formula X The System Kit. It comes with a cleanse step, primer/ base coat step, quick drying top coat, and an empty spot to choose your own shade. I decided to pick a gorgeous red called Fahrenheit. I also got one of Formula X's Xplosive Top Coats called Chaotic. It is a clear top coat with all kinds of Black and White specks. 

I loved the bast coat that came with this kit because it dried to a sticky finish and really seemed to hold the polish color on well. I used 2 coats of Fahrenheit on my thumb and pinkie nails, even though it was opaque in 1 coat. I put 3 coats of Sephora by OPI's White Hot on my pointer, middle, and ring finger. Then I used 2 coats of Chaotic on my middle and ring finger. I just love the black and white specks. Almost gives it a marbled effect. Then I used the skinny nail art brushes to create hearts, dots, and stripes. I wasn't entirely happy with the pointer finger since it kinda of reminds me of Adidas for some reason. I finished it all up with a coat of the Top coat was loved how glossy the finish was. Plus it did dry super fast. 

All in all I must say I am totally in love with the new Formula X polishes! I can't wait to get more! Hope everyone has a fab Valentines Day! 


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Red, White , & Blue President's Day Manicure

Hello Gorgeous Bloggers!

Hope your day is much warmer than mine has started out today! Sadly, the polar vortex has returned to Northwest Indiana and we are covered in snow again... Oh well not much I can do about it except wake up suuuuuuuuper early to get to work. Seeing as I am not much of a morning person, you can imagine how excited that makes me. Today I figured I would get a head start and begin posting some of my manicures for February. I decided to start with President's day only because it will probably get lost among a see of Valentine's day manicures.

Why do you ask am I so excited for President's Day... I usually am always looking forward to President's day because it's the day the company I work for has it's end of the year meeting and tells us whether or not we get bonuses! So I'll be keeping these Red, White & Blue fingers crossed! (Shortly after taking this picture I noticed I was missing the top of the anchor. WHOOPS!!)

I was so excited at how great my polka dots came out using my dotting tool. Oddly enough, my right hand came out way more symmetrical than my left and I am right handed so go figure! I was also excited to try doing a sugar spun nail. It was kind of messy but not hard at all. It kind of reminded me of the drizzling on top of chocolates. It might be fun to try that for Valentine's Day too.  The blue polish is 2 coats of Color Club's Inst-this (apparently this is my go to blue as it has been in the last two posts LOL) The red polish is one from Sephora I just got by Formula X called Farenheit. I am loving this red!!! Gorgeous right?! And the best part, totally opaque in like 1 coat!!! For the white polish I used Illamasqua's Scorch, although the frugal part of me is wishing I used a less expensive polish to do the sugar spun part with since it used quite a bit. Hope everyone has a fabulous day! As for me I guess I'll go back to trying to dig my car out now that I have defrosted a bit XOXO