Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.18 - Sugar Skull

Hi guys! Today's Glam Nails Challenge is Sugar Skull for Oct.18. I decided to use some really bright neon colors for my base since Dia de los Muertos is usually very bright and colorful. I chose my polishes and did a smoosh mani using my stamper, and added top coat to that after it dried. I then chose my images, did some reverse stamping, and then applied the images to my nails. I actually took off the mustache to one of the sugar skull images so I could make a sugar skull couple. I think they turned out pretty cute. I also added some Cempasuchils, or Marigolds, because they are usually used for the Day of the Dead celebrations.
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So what do you guys think? I know they're a bit vibrant for Halloween, but I think they came out pretty cool.

Oh, and here's how the base looked before I added any stamping.
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Well thank you for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Yellow: Covergirl "#GetGlowing"
Orange: Covergirl "#ElectroGlow"
Hot Pink: Covergirl "#RavingHot"
Blue: Covergirl "#AfterDark"
Green: Covergirl "#GloAllNite"
Light Orange: Bonita Colors "Cutiepie"
Top Coats: Seche Vite & Serendipity Polish "Finishing Touch"
Skull Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35741 (BP-122)
Marigold Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #38741 (Floral BPX-L018)
Cuticle Guard Peel-Off Latex: Born Pretty Store item #36614
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Giveaway Prizes: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire", "Finishing Touch".
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Skull/Marigold Stamping Plates, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.15 - Candy Corn

Hi guys! Candy Corn is today's theme for Oct.15 of the Glam Nails Challenge. I was actually going to do a gradient, but it didn't really work out, so I had to come up with something else. I decided to make decals, so I painted on all 3 colors on my silicone mat in the right order. I made long lines of polish for each color and let it dry completely. I then added a coat of top coat, let that dry and then picked it up after dry. To make the candy corn, I took some scissors and cut them out. I painted my black base on and let it dry. To apply the decal, I used some clear polish over the black and then pressed on the decal. Some of the colors weren't as bright, so I used a small brush and the according polish on top. To finish off, I applied my top coat. It kind of sounds like a lot, but it wasn't that difficult. Well here's how it came out.
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I hope you guys liked it. I'm actually kind of glad that my gradient didn't turn out well, or else I wouldn't have done this design. Lol.

Well thanks for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Yellow: Covergirl "#GetGlowing"
Orange: Covergirl "#ElectroGlow"
Clear Polish: Wet N Wild "Clear Nail Protector"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Mat: Twinkled T Glamour Mat

*Giveaway Prizes: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"; Twinkled T Glamour Mat.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lavish Polish: Fall 2017 Collection

 Press Sample 

Hi guys! I also have swatches of the Fall 2017 Collection by Lavish Polish today. The collection will be releasing tomorrow, October 13, at 10 am PT. The collection is made up of 4 holo polishes with flakies, and they're absolutely gorgeous!
First up we have Plum Cider, it's described as a purple holo with shifting flakies. My swatches show 1 coat plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger.
1 coat plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
Next, we have Apple Tart. It's described as a berry holo with shifting flakies. I really loved this one, it's probably my favorite. My swatches show 1 coat plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger.
1 coat plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
Caramel Latte is described as a brown holo with copper flakies. My swatches show 1 coat plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger.
1 coat plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
Last but not least, we have Roasted Marshmallows. It's described as a light gray, almost white holo with pink shifting flakies. It's so pretty! My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
This collection is stunning, and I liked how most of these were 1 coaters.

Again, these will be available for purchase tomorrow, Friday the 13th, at 10 am PT. Emely will also have them at The Indie Shop which will be taking place tomorrow in San Antonio, Texas.

I hope you enjoyed the swatches. As always, thank you for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Lavish Polish: Shop - Instagram - Facebook PageFacebook Group

Top Coats Used:
Glossy: Seche Vite
Matte: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"

Lavish Polish: Slasher Trio

 Press Sample 

Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing swatches of the Slasher Trio by Lavish Polish. The collection will be releasing tomorrow - October 13th, at 10 am PT.
First up we have The Night He Came Home, inspired by Michael Myers. It's described as a dark jelly with blue shimmer and holo micro glitter. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
He's Coming For You is inspired by Freddy Krueger. It's described as a dark jelly base with green shimmer and holo micro glitter. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
Lastly, we have Friday the 13th, inspired by Jason Voorhees. It's described as a dark jelly with copper shimmer and holo micro glitter. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
Aren't they beautiful? I loved them.

Once again, these will be available for purchase tomorrow, Friday the 13th, at 10 am PT. Also, Emely will have these at The Indie Shop which will take place tomorrow in San Antonio, Texas.

Well I hope you enjoyed the swatches. Thank you for stopping by, and until next time.
-Ana

Lavish Polish: Shop - Instagram - Facebook Page - Facebook Group

Top Coats Used:
Glossy: Seche Vite
Matte: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.11 - Spider Web

Hi guys! Spider Web is the Oct.11 theme for the Glam Nails Challenge. I had a half-moon mani already in mind, and then I saw Martina do a spider mani. She used rhinestones to make the spider's body which I just loved, so I had to add a spider too. Hehe. So I started off with a metallic polish, which left my nails really stained by the way (I had to scrub my nails with a brush and soap, which took most of it off). I found a perfect spider web image, and after adding top coat over the metallic polish, I stamped it on the top of my nails to make a sort of half-moon mani. I then found a good-size spider image and stamped it on. After that, I added the little rhinestones and sealed everything with a top coat. I really like how it ended up looking.
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So what do you guys think? I really love this mani. It's pretty, simple, and perfect for Halloween. I hope you guys like it.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Red Metallic: Born Pretty Store item #40788 (B510 Royal Wine)
Silver: Elf Nail Polish "Liquid Metal"
Black Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18135
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Spider Web Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35741 (BP-122)
Spider Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #23264 (BP-81)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Black Rhinestones: Born Pretty Store item #12412

*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Black Stamping Polish, Spider Web/Spider Stamping Plates, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool, Black Rhinestone Wheel.
*Giveaway Prize: Born Pretty Store Red Metallic Polish.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lavish Polish: "Psychedelic Wonderland" & "Deadly Romance"

 Press Sample 

Hi guys! Today I have swatches of 2 polish exclusives by Lavish Polish for The Indie Shop. It will be taking place this Friday, October 13th in San Antonio, Texas. Check out TIS Instagram for more information.
Pic Credit: The Indie Shop Facebook Page
First up is Psychedelic Wonderland, which is the Event Exclusive and was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. It's described as a dark green jelly with shimmering green and blue pigment, plus multi-chrome flakies. Make sure to wear a base coat with this one because I noticed it left a bit of staining behind, it wasn't terrible, but I let Emely know. I did suspect it might have been that dark green base, which she confirmed, but I just love this color too much to mind. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
I also did some nail art inspired by Emely's inspiration picture.
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The second polish is the VIP Event Exclusive, which Emely will also have available at her table. Deadly Romance was inspired by Emily from the Corpse Bride. It's described as a blue crelly with holo and multi-chrome flakies. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
Glossy:
Matte:
For the nail art, I was inspired by the scene where Emily turns into butterflies.
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Well I loved both polishes, make sure to grab these beauties if you're attending the event. I hope you enjoyed the swatches and nail art. Thanks for stopping by and until next time.
-Ana

Top Coats Used:
Glossy: Seche Vite
Matte: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"

Psychedelic Wonderland Mani:
Sea Foam Green: Lavish Polish "Bora Bora"
Light Blue: Lavish Polish "Bahamas"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Charcoal Holo: Serendipity Polish "CE0,000,000"
Tree Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35742 (BP-L057)
Girl Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #38219 (Celebration BPX-L013)
Watermarble Circle Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #17264 (BP-19)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Cuticle Guard Peel-Off Latex: Born Pretty Store item #36614

Deadly Romance Mani:
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Blue Creme: Nicole by OPI "I Sea You and Raise You"
Butterfly Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #17267 (BP-22)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Cuticle Guard Peel-Off Latex: Born Pretty Store item #36614

*Past Press Samples: Lavish Polish "Bora Bora", "Bahamas"; Born Pretty Store Tree/Girl/Watermarble Circle Stamping Plates, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.
*Giveaway Prizes: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire", "CE0,000,000".