Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hunger Games Manicure

As with most of the tween population, this weekend I squee-d over the movie premiere of the Hunger Games. I don't fit that demographic (I'm 26... *waves*), but I got sucked into the craze! I recently read the book trilogy and the movie exceeded my high expectations. Naturally, I painted my nails to look like the girl on fire...

 This was inspired by a lot of Hunger Games manicures that have been floating around the nail blogs this week. The mockingjay accent nail was by far my most ambitious free design, but I saw other ladies had done it so I went for it! 
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Friday, March 23, 2012

NOTD: Rose Gold

I saw this mani on Polish and Pearls this week and had to try it out myself! Although I am not a fan of rose gold accented accessories and jewelry, something about this on my nails was different - I love this look. It's very shiny, especially when topped with a coat of Seche Vite. 

 Two coats of OPI's Designer de Better with another two coats of Essie Luxeffects A Cut Above on top. Designer de Better is a silver-based metallic with copper flecks. Paired with the pink glitter in the Essie topcoat, the combo comes off as a metallic rose gold. It's very pretty and worth trying out yourself!


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Betsey Johnson Sephora by OPI mini collection

I have a recent collection to share with you - The Betsey Johnson Sephora by OPI mini collection. 

I've always been attracted to the bright colours and whimsical designs by Betsey Johnson, and that was what drew me to this collection! I'm glad that I splurged on it :) Here are my swatches of the minis.

XOX Betsey - A nude with slight purple undertones. This is a winner of the collection for me. The first coat of went on a bit streaky, but it smoothed over with the second coat. Really pretty!

Yellow My Name is Betsey - a bright yellow creme. It's not necessarily my colour, but I still see myself rocking this in the summer! Nice application after 2-3 coats. 

Pushing Your Luck - Bright red creme. Went on REALLY nicely! One coat was almost enough, two coats made it perfect. Classic red, beautiful.

Son of a Gun - Actually more blue than this photo shows. This is probably my least favourite of the collection. It needs 3 coats, or else it's too sheer and shows the visible nail line. Even though this colour isn't for me, I don't hate it and I can see it looking good on other people!

Too Too Turq - One of my favourites! The collection is worth it for this polish alone. I have many turquoise and teal polishes, but none like this. It has a lighter blue shimmer, and it applies like BUTTER! Amazing coverage with 2 coats. <3

Alley Cat - The other star of the collection! Just like Too Too Turq, it has a slight shimmer, and the application is wonderful. After swatching all of the polishes, this is the one I'm keeping on!

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