Friday, October 26, 2012

Glitter Tips Mani!

Hi guys~

Another mani post today!  I haven't been buying very much polish lately so I've been creative with what I've got :)

Today I have a glitter tips mani wherein I did mainly tips but I also did some nails that had just a glitter stripe down the middle.  I used Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Glitz Gal and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Grey Area.

Click below to see the mani!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ombre Nails!

Hi guys~

Today I've got a mani that I'm on the fence about.  I definitely...thought it would be better.  I'm not sure if I picked bad colors or what.  But I did get lots of compliments on it!  So I guess that counts for something!  It's an ombre mani, not the type where it's all on the same nail, the type where it spans the length of your hand.

Here's a bottle shot of all the colors I used.

From left to right: NOPI's Sealed With a Kris, OPI's Oui Bit Of Red, NOPI's All Kendall-ed Up, OPI's Pink Friday, and Wet n Wild's Sugar Coated.

Click below to see the mani!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Candy Corn Mani!

Hey everyone!

Super quick mani post today, and this is officially the last of my halloween nail polish posts!

Today I've got a candy corn mani for you!  And it's actually a funny story.  I had tape snafus.  And so my left hand actually turned out more attractive looking than my right.  It was less of a success than I had planned.  So when I had figured out the temperament of the tape I was already on my left hand.  Rule of thumb, start on the left hand to get the kinks out first :)

I used China Glaze's Happy Go Lucky as the yellow, an extremely old bottle of Essie nail polish that says "Variety", and Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in White On.

Click below to see the mani!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Witches' Cabinet Trio!

Hi everyone!!

Hope you're all doing well!

Today I've got another trio from The Witches' Cabinet!

Click below to see swatches!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Witches' Cabinet Trio!

Hi everyone!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend, we set up our Dish network tv so I spent all weekend doing that, and cuddling with Mr. Jojo!  But I am getting really excited for Halloween!  I've always loved halloween, and this year I'm going to be a maid.  I've been several things in the past, Misty from Pokemon, a zombie, a baseball player.  Tons of stuff.  And I actually have some Halloween related nail posts coming!!

Today I have some somewhat Halloween themed nail polish!  The Witches' Cabinet from Etsy have sent me two different Halloween themed trios, and I've got one to show you today!  I don't think the trios actually have names, I tried to search and find them but they seem to be unnamed trios.  But the polishes have names!  And these are the only sample bottles I've ever gotten that have labels!  So cute!

Also, they sent a little note which I thought was just so cute!

Click below to see swatches!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quick Flakie Mani!

Hi guys, super quick post today!

I have a quick flakie mani to share with you guys :)  I used Sally Hansen's Bewitched and Essie's Shine of The Times.

Click below to see the pictures!

Monday, October 15, 2012

One Of My All Time Favorites!

Hi everyone!

Today I've got something a little different!  A post about one of my favorite polishes of all time.  It's called Bewitched by Sally Hansen!

Here's some bottle shots~

Click below for the rest of the swatches!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

China Glaze's Stone Cold

Hey guys~

I'm back second consecutive day in a row.  Woo hooooo.

Today I have a polish from the Hunger Games collection that I bought SO long ago but literally have never used until just now.  I'm a loser, I know.  You don't need to tell me.

Here's some bottle shots and let's get this train on the road choo choo.

Click below to see the full review~

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

China Glaze's Happy Go Lucky!

Hi guys!

I'm back...sorry for the hiatus.  Life.

But I also have good news, I've got some more etsy seller samples on their way!  So get excited for that~  I also purchased an older holiday trio from China Glaze which will be on its way too.  I love seasonal polishes...I just do.

So today I have another polish from the Up and Away China Glaze collection, this one is called Happy Go Lucky!

Here's bottle shots, including one with flash oooooh ;)

Click below to see the full review!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick Half Fail Mani

Hello lovelies,

No, it's not half moon.  it's half fail.  I tried to do this mani using tape...but the tape I used apparently is used to stick air to nothing.  So it didn't work on two fingers.  But I free handed three fingers and they turned out sahweet.  So let's pretend I've been maimed in a horrible accident and I only have three fingers.

Also, I have a flash now!  These pictures were taken with my iPhone 4s and I am very much pleased with the turnout :) And, if you looked at yesterday's post of Ilf swatches, this mani has that color as a base so with the flash you can see the hardcore shimmer!  SO MANY PERKS.

I used Sinful Colors' Hazard, which is a nice matte teal.  Super cheap, super cute.

This was just a teeny tiny post of my mani before I bust out some crazy color excited.

xx Laura

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Man Glaze's Ilf!

Hey y'all~

Look at me, two consecutive posts in a row.  I am once again incredibly sick.  Before it was like headaches and nausea now it's just like disgustingly gross sniffles and coughs.  But oh, oh guess what!!!  Last night I went and I iPhone 4s! It's not a 5...but it has a lot better camera than what I use now...which is my iPhone 3.  Awkward.  Also, on the photography aspect I hope to get a few new lenses for the camera, ones that wouldn't fit my iPhone 3 camera!  So get excited woop woop.  I just updated the software and everything so it's officially a really much nicer phone than my old 3...I'll be using that one for music!

But actually, these photos are still with the 3, so next post will be with the 4s, holllaaaa!

But today I have a super cute polish for you guys!  It's by Man Glaze, a super hilarious company, and it's called Ilf.  Here's the bottle shots, there's more than usual because the bottle of these polishes is so unique, it's got a ton of cool artwork!

This side of the bottle was the hardest to capture, I'm not sure why.  

Anyway, click below to see the rest!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

China Glaze's It's Alive!

Hi everyone, sorry for the bit of hiatus.  I'm having some internet/phone issues and sorting them out is exhausting.  I accidentally let the original post for this polish roll through as scheduled and forgot to add anyone who saw that fail let's just move on -.-

Also excuse the fact that these pictures have no tagging/watermark style things.  I was sick/going through stuff/having phone issues/being a baby.

Anyway, here's another Halloween-ish post for you!  It's a polish called It's Alive by China Glaze.

Here's the bottle shots!

Click below to see the rest~~

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Stuff On Its Way!

Hey guys!

I'm in the middle of painting my nails for tomorrow's post :)

But I also just wanted to make a little post about some new items I just ordered!  I ordered my first ever nail art tools, a combination of dotting tools.  And I got some striping tape!  I've been dying to get dotting tools and striping tape was so cool looking and cheap I had to get it!

Basically what this means is that I hope to have some more mani posts coming soon! If you have any requests let me know below :)

Night guys!

xx Laura

Darling Diva Polish's Ms. Monster Esq.

Hi lovelies!

Sorry for the hiatus, time got away from me again!  I hope everyone had a good weekend!

But today I have another one of the polishes sent to me from Darling Diva Polish, this one is called Ms. Monster Esq.

Here's a bottle shot! Isn't it cute?

Click below to see the rest~

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lynn B Designs' Ghostlike Charms


How is everybody?  Getting close to the weekend, I know I'm waiting for it.  I have only one class tomorrow, and a quiz in it.  But after that I get to go home to visit my family and Mr. Jojo :)

Today I've got another review of one of Lynn B Designs' polishes, this one is called Ghostlike Charms.  I believe it is part of a Nightmare Before Christmas collection which I am ecstatic about because that's one of my all time favorite movies.

Here's some bottle shots!

I managed to get some direct sunlight pictures of this guy :)

Click below for the review and swatches!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Revlon's Bewitching

Hey guys!

I've got another great polish for you guys today!  This is the one I wore under Benedict :)

Bewitching is a gorgeous berry shade, it's absolutely perfect for fall!  I got it in a huge Kmart closing out sale, for just $2.99 Ironic, the only Revlon polishes left were all in the red family...I guess people just aren't feeling red this season?  Who knows.  I definitely am!  Here's a bottle shot below~

For swatches and a review click below!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Darling Diva's Oh No! She Didn't!

Hi guys!

Today I have another polish, sent to me from lovely etsy seller, Darling Diva.  And let me just say oh my god guys, oh my god.  I am in love with this polish.  Literally.  I want to bathe in it.  I just... it's just wonderful.

Here's some bottle shots and let's move on to more praise.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lyn B Designs' Benedict!

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the lack of weekend posts, time got away from me!

But today I have a gorgeous polish to show you guys sent from Jenna at Lyn B Designs!  This polish is called Benedict~

Here's some bottle shots, but here's the thing.  I live in Oregon and our natural light is pretty much gone, so I'm now going to be taking pictures under a light with more of a blue tone.  I've experimented with different ones and this is the lighting I find matches the color most truly.

If you want to see swatches and a review click below!

Friday, September 21, 2012

More Beach Shots!

Hi guys!

Sick of these yet?  I hope not!

Because there's more!

Hope you enjoyed!
xx Laura

Thursday, September 20, 2012

China Glaze's Light As Air!

Hi lovelies~

As you guys know, I've been moved into my new dorm at Portland State, I'm loving it but it is a lot of new stuff and a lot of new stuff that takes up my time so I'm hoping to keep my posting consistent but if it gets a little bit off schedule don't hate me, I'm doing the best I can guys!

So right before I moved, literally the night before, I got Light As Air by China Glaze in the mail.  I was awed because Lemon Fizz was supposed to get here first, but Light As Air was the one I wanted right now!!  So imagine my excitement.  I had to put it on that night!

Here are the bottle shots!

Light As Air in direct sunlight

Light As Air in the shade

Click below for swatches and a review!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More and More Beach Pictures!

Hi guys,

Back again with more beach pictures!  Here we go!

She was throwing a beach ball and I just missed the beach ball in the shot!

Profile of Mr. Jojo


As always, I hope you guys enjoyed~
xx Laura

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friday Night and Superstition!

Hey guys!

Today I actually have two swatch/reviews for you in one, how exciting is that?  Get excited! :)  Lindsey from Maisie Shine sent me two polishes to show you guys.  One called Superstition and one called Friday Night.  All photos in this post are shown with the addition of a Seche Vite top coat.

Here are the bottle shots and let's get started!

Superstition in direct sunlight

Superstition in the shade

Friday Night in the shade

Friday Night in direct sunlight

Click below if you'd like to see swatches and a review!