Thursday, August 18, 2011

Claire's Mood Color Changing Nail Polish in Flirty/Shy

 This is a polish I always wanted to try and I was really excited when I found it in a blog sale. I was surprised to see that this polish actually dried matte, yet application was really smooth. I did two coats of the polish with a coat of Diamond Dry. It might be because I'm easily amused, but I had so much fun applying this polish!! The colors were literally changing right before my eyes.

  This is Shy.

This is Flirty.

Here you can see Shy towards the cuticle and Flirty towards the tips.

A closeup.

 I still have a couple more blue NOTD's to post but I think I'm over my blue craze! It was fun while it lasted, however I'm thinking I will revisit the blues once Les Jeans de Chanel come out next month. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Berry Blue Layering

 I have been on a blue kick since last week and this is one of my NOTD's I wore. It's Barielle Berry Blue with three other polishes layered on top. Yikes! I say yikes because when I layer, I normally don't do more than two polishes, but I was in a layering kind of mood. The other polishes I used were Nubar 2010, Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black and Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple, in that order.

 It was really amazing to see the different colors that the flakes and glitters reflected. I kept turning my hand to be able to view it at different angles. I attempted to catch all the different facets of this mani and I think I may have succeeded.

This first picture has a little bit of all the different colors.

Here the green is more pronounced. The green was my favorite!

It's a little dull here because of all the light in the background but this reddish looked really amazing, almost like a phoenix red in real life.

 I would like to play around with more layerings, but the removal is a bit too much for me right now. I'm saving all my foil for my Lynnderella's! *insert evil laugh here*

*For those of you who don't yet know about the foil method for nail polish removal click here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My take on Deborah Lippmann's Forget You

 I love the concept of creating your own lacquers by mixing and blending in other lacquers. This process is known as frankening. When I first saw Forget You, I knew I had to have it. The only issue? It was out of my price range at the time.

 I couldn't stop thinking about Forget You, so in the middle of the night, I woke up and started my first franken. I used a mixture of Ulta's Pinata Yada-Yada, Wet n' Wild Party of Five Glitters and Milani Gems with Wet n' Wild Ebony Hates Chris as a tint..

Here's a shade pic and I think I should have only used Ulta's Pinata Yada- Yada instead of a mixture. It looks almost green, but that could also be the black polish I used as a tint.

Sun pic. I like the way it looks in the sun so much better, but still those big glitters throw it off for me. 

 This is the first time I have attempted frankening and overall I was ok with it. However, I don't think I'm going to be trying it again anytime soon, though. It wasn't enough to kill my lemming for Forget You, so I will just have to put it on my Christmas list!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Glittering Crowd over RBL Mismas

 Since I didn't finish Lynnderella Week, I thought I would redeem myself by posting The Glittering Crowd today. I do have two other Lynnderella's, but I think it's time to take a glitter break. The removal process is so painful and with Lynnderella's Halloween Collection soon to be up for sale, a break is necessary.

 Glittering Crowd is just amazing, period. There are so many different glitters in all kinds of shapes and sizes, that it literally blows my mind. For this mani I used one coat of RBL Mismas, one coat of The Glittering Crowd and I also used one thick coat of Seche Vite to even things out.

There's a party on my nails!

A closeup of the party! Looks like EVERYONE and their momma made it to the party!

Now, I want some Blue Bell Birthday Cake! Hm.. lately my mani's seem to cause me cravings.

 I am having such a hard time concentrating on writing this post, I keep scrolling up to see the pics!! *must concentrate! When I first saw this polish, I thought it would be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday. Trust me when I tell you, pics might hint at it, but once you see it in real life it's a totally different experience. Happy Birthday is meh compared to The Glittering Crowd. If you're interested in this polish, Lynnderella will be restocking it with her next sale! Here's the link:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lynnderella Ruby Red Ruby over China Glaze Ruby Deer

 This glitter is a lot more simple than the rest of Lynnderella's polishes, but that doesn't mean it's any less beautiful. Ruby Red Ruby consists of only small. medium and large hexagonal glitters in a jelly base. This will become opaque with 3 coats, but why waste this gorgeous treasure? You can get the same jelly effect if layered over another red jelly like Deborah Lippmann's I Want Candy, but since I'm still on the fence on jellies, I opted for an opaque base. I used two coats of China Glaze Ruby Deer and topped with a coat of Seche Vite, two coats would give you a smoother finish.

Sun picture.

Shade picture. In real life it's actually a lot smoother than what this picture reflects. Here you can also see it's jelly-ness towards the cuticles.

Closeup in the sun. It reminds me of a candy apple. Mmmm!!

 I don't wear reds too often because they can be a pain to clean up if not applied correctly, but Ruby Red Ruby is worth going through that AND removal. Gosh, the more I look at these pics the more I crave a candy apple. No, seriously, I REALLY WANT A CANDY APPLE.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Neon Skittles Mani with Lynnderella Connect the Dots

 Connect the Dots is a really versatile glitter that will go well with any shade of polish, which is why I had originally planned to do several mani's with different colors. However, when I brought out the colors I was planning to use, it occurred to me that it would be a lot more fun if I did a Skittles mani. I have never done one and wasn't sure what colors to start with, so I went with five polishes from Color Club's Poptastic Collection. I used Wham Pow! for the pinky, Pucci-Licious for the ring finger, Twiggie for the middle finger, Warhol for my index and Chelsea Girl for my thumb topped with one coat of Connect the Dots.

 Indirect sun picture.

Shade picture.

Sun picture. 

Semi shade picture. 

 I think Connect the Dots was a great glitter to tie the look together, without covering up the base colors. I won't talk much about this polish, since I have previously blogged about it here, but oh man is this literally the greatest glitter ever made. I am really excited that Lynnderella has decided to restock this one along with The Glittering Crowd and Snow Angel, because I just might have to pick up a few more bottles of this incredible glitter.  This is her website, she will update it as soon as she is ready to start taking orders. I would start practicing on your clicking skills now, if you are at all interested in her creations, since these polishes are sure to sell out FAST!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lynnderella's Golden Surprise = Change

 Golden Surpise isn't actually the name of this polish, in fact this polish has no name at all. Lynnderella included this polish as an extra gift since the handle on one of my polishes was different. Honestly, I wouldn't have cared nor noticed this, but I was uber excited to have this polish sent to me.

 This polish is similar to Connect the Dots, except that it contains mostly gold glitters. It almost reminds me of Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday, but this polish is a lot more complex. I used Orly Luxe as a base and I think it's the perfect background to compliment all the different colors in this polish.

Shade picture.

Sun picture.

Another sun picture. 

I don't know if this polish will be available in the future, since this was sent to me as an extra. However, there is great news regarding Lynnderella's Halloweeen Collection. I won't deny that I have been stalking Lynderella's blog every single day, sometimes multiple times, in hopes that she will post the new Halloween Collection. I adore her creations and cannot help myself, but yesterday this stalking paid off! When I opened her page, what do I see?? An update showcasing the names of the nine, yes nine, polishes that will be in her upcoming Halloween Collection!! I was so freaking excited that I literally jumped up and down. This will be my only purchase for the month of August, but really what more could I want?

*Check out the names of her Halloween Collection here and don't forget to enter Lacquerish's Snow Angel giveway here. Entries for this giveaway end August 8th.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lynnderella's Creations Shapeshifter over China Glaze OMG

  Today I have some happy, happy, joy, joy spam for you featuring Lynnderella's Shapeshifter. Usually I only do two to three pictures for my posts, yet I couldn't control myself on this one. There is just so much holo goodness going on, that it was impossible to NOT do more than four pictures.

 I love the way Shapeshifter looks in the bottle, but I was unsure of what base color would best compliment this holo glitter bomb. One of Lynnderella's swatches of this polish was over a silver holo and it was a combo that at first glance didn't catch my attention. I just didn't think the holo base color would even show through. Boy, was I ever wrong!

 I had been lemming China Glaze's OMG for quite some time now, and hadn't acquired it due to the insane price tag on eBay. Just when I thought I would never obtain this amazing polish, I happened across Lacquerish's blog sale due to a Google search on Lynnderella's polishes. She is the nicest person I have ever encountered online and she still has some great polishes for sale, so check out her blog sale and see if anything catches your eye! Sorry for getting off track for a moment there, but back to OMG. I used three coats of this with no base coat, since basecoats tend to not work well with holo's.

A sun picture of OMG. Isn't it amazing?!?


 I hope you're sitting down for this next part, because it gets even better. I wore OMG for two days and I loved every minute of it. The only thing is that it's hard for me to keep the same nail polish on for more than a few days, even if I absolutely love it. It's just that there's so much polish to go through and so little time! I wasn't quite ready to take it off and I would have loved to do some stamping, if I owned any plates. So, since I was ready to change my look, but not ready to get rid of my base, I decided to do a duplicate of Lynnderella's swatch.

 Shapeshifter is another amazing glitter creation and every single glitter in this polish is holo! There are half moons, stars, diamonds, large squares, hearts, hexagons and bars in a mixture of, you guessed it, holo micro glitter in a clear base. It's a little tricky to get a full look with this polish, so I had to fish out some shapes with an orange stick.

Shade picture.

Sun picture. Ooooh!! 

Another sun picture.  

A closeup in the sun. 

Yet another sun picture. ^_^ 

 I could literally look at these pictures all day. There is just so much going on with the different glitters and to top it off they're holo!! Really, what's not to love about this polish?

*Currently Lynnderella has post-poned her fall collection indefinitely, and her shop is closed at the moment. However, you can follow here here to make sure you don't miss the update when she reopens her shop.

*** FYI Lacquerish's blog is having a giveaway of one of Lynnderella's polishes, Snow Angel. This could be a great way to get ahold of it, if you win of course. She's trying to get to 100 followers. Don't miss out! Check out her Snow Angel giveaway!!