Friday, September 20, 2013

datyorkLOVES 500th Post

I want to say congrats to the awesome Dahlia of datyorkLOVES for reaching 500 posts!!! As a fellow Latina blogger and lover of all things nails, I had to shout her out. Great Job, Dahlia. I enjoy everyone of your postings.

Dahlia is having a giveaway in celebration of hitting this milestone. You should stop by her page and check it out...ok now...GO!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

E.L.F. Dark Navy

Good day everyone! Thank God this week is almost over. My almost 3 year old started school on Monday and she fights me every morning not to go! I hope  it gets better. I'm tired, lol. 
Today I am wearing an E.L.F polish called  Dark Navy. It is well...dark navy blue with a blue shimmer that likes to hide in most lighting. 

This is one if those so dark polishes that looks black a lot of the time.  I got this in a 4 pack at Burlington Coat Factory about a year ago for $4.99. 
The formula was a but thick for my liking but is so opaque it could have easily been a one coater with a more careful application. I applied my first coat then added some thinner to the bottle for my second coat then topped it off with NYC quick dry top coat. 

I'm not entirely sure I like this color. Maybe if the shimmer popped a little more so it didn't just look black. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

China Glaze Holographics Not In This Galaxy

Oh boy have I been sick! Ugh since Saturday I've had this horrible cough that makes me sound like a seal with all the yucky phlegm coming up. TMI? Sorry folks...
Well Saturday we ended up going to a fair even though I didn't feel well I had a pretty good time. My nails looked fabulous too what with all the sun we were blessed with that day. I had China Glaze Not In This Galaxy on, a rosy pink holo. 

The holo is not very strong but it still came out to play under my desk lamp. I wish I took pics of this on Saturday when the sun was out. 

The formula was not the greatest but it was easier than I thought it would be to manage considering what I've read on the blogosphere about these holos by China Glaze. I did use Poshe basecoat for peeling nails and let it dry completely before applying my first coat. It did want to drag but I used a light hand and let it dry completely again before adding my second and third which went on without any issues. 

This polish dried amazingly fast which was awesome since I did my nails right before bed. I did not use topcoat. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pure Ice Vintage Glam

Today I have a quickie post of a mani I wore a couple weeks ago. It's called Vintage Glam by Pure Ice.

I don't remember when I bought this polish but I think it's part of last years fall release. Vintage Glam is a mustard yellow. IRL it leans a bit more green than the picture shows. The formula was ok for a yellow polish. Slightly streaky but very opaque. I think I used 3 coats with top coat. 

Well I gotta go get ready for work soon. Ciao lacqueristas :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Did you miss me?

Hello again! I have finally decided to get the Blogger app for my iPhone since I decided it will be much easier for me to blog on the go. I know my pics won't be as great but I miss my blog so so so so much and I feel like I need to get back to it. Even though I haven't been blogging myself, I have still been keeping up with all the blogs I follow. 

I have a mani today that I did after seeing it on ChitChatNails. I absolutely adore Marta's nail art. This one I thought my artistically challenged self might be able to pull off. I don't remember what Marta called it so I'm just gonna call it Sponged Glitter Gradient tips. 

For the natural nail look I used 2 coats of LA Colors American Manicure. I then ripped a piece off of a cosmetic sponge and dabbed OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips, a pink creme on my tips. For the glitter I used Pure Ice Twinkle. I just started from the tip of my nail and painted upwards. 

Though its not as beautiful as Marta's manicures, I'm quite happy with how this turned out.