Sunday, June 21, 2015

China Glaze Neons

Hi all!

Today I have a super bright manicure using almost all China Glaze polishes. The picture is a bit messy, so I apologize for that but I just loved all the bright colors in this manicure too much not to share! 

First I did two coats of a white polish so the neons would show up brighter and look opaque. The white polish I used was Illamasqua's Scorch. Once that dried I used China Glaze's shocking pink on my thumb and pointer finger. On my middle finger I did a sponge gradient using China Glaze's Shocking Pink, and Sun-Kissed (neon yellow). The teal was a polish I picked up at Dots called Light Green. On my ring finger I used the same polishes as the middle finger but added a bright purple by China Glaze called That's Shore Bright and my dotting tool. Lastly, on my pinkie I did a sugar spun nail mixing the polishes as well. Hope you guys like it! Seemed appropriate for the longest day of the year today. 



Friday, June 19, 2015

China Glaze's Turned Up Turquoise


Miracle of all miracles I have actually had a chance to post two days in a row!! Today I have a quick manicure for you using China Glaze's Turned Up Turquiose and some chevrons with silver and white polish. 

This is two coats of China Glaze's Turned Up Turquoise on each finger. The white polish is Sinful Color's Snow Me White and I used scotch tape to make out the chevrons. Then I used the silver glitter striping polish to outline. Please ignore the dry crypt keeper claw appearance of my fingers. Apparently I totally forgot to lotion up before this picture and I get eczema so bad on my ring finger. Does this happen to any of you? Any lotions that you adore using to keep the dry skin away? I am currently using Eucerin and that works OK as long as I remember to actually use it!



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Essie Under-Where?

Hi all!!

I was on the hunt for a light pink, lavender polish after falling in love with one of my coworkers manicures. Unfortunately, she had gotten them done at a shop where they cover all the polish labels so she could not tell me exactly what polish it was! After perusing Ebay for awhile the closest color I could find was Under-Where? by Essie. I believe it was a part of their 2013 Summer color collection. I paid about $4.50 for the polish online. 

This manicure is three coats of Essie Under-Where? on my thumb, pointer and pinkie finger and 3 coats of Formula X Harmonics on my middle and ring finger. The difference between the two polishes was a lot more pronounced before I tried free handing the chevron designs on. 

This polish was pretty close to what I was looking for, but I still think hers may have been a bit more pink and glowed more in lighting . While I do love these polishes, I think sadly the hunt is still on for a match. Hope y'all are having a great summer so far! Nothing but rain, rain, and more rain in Indiana these days!!