Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DS Extravagance

Hello ladies!! Did everyone have a good Memorial Day? It was so nice with this 3 day weekend! Saturday my cousin had her 2nd child, Reese, Sunday was my birthday (which just makes me a year older and that I don't look forward to), but it was nice to see family. Allen and I went up to Arkansas to see my mom and grandparents. I gave my mom a manicure and showed her what I enjoyed doing in my spare time lol.
I wanted to out her camera- she has a brand new Nikon DSL. I wanted to see if I just couldn't take pictures or if I need a new camera. Ha! So...I guess I need to start saving up!

So, I used Seche Clear basecoat then 2 coats of OPI DS Extravagance, and 1 thick coat of Seche Vite. This was my first OPI DS. I found it at a Ulta when I first started polishing earlier this year.  I have found one other that I really liked that was available in stores, Mystery. Anyways, I've never worn this until  now, and I can say that it's MUCH more beautiful on my nails that it is in the bottle! I LOVE it! It's much more holographic than I expected. I just thought it would be shimmery and glittery, but it's really  more holographic than anything.

I was amazed how easily and awesome photos were to take and ended up looking with my mom's expensive camera (of course).  The difference in hers and mine is uncanny. I just need so many other things than a $1100 camera! Guess I should really start playing the lottery...


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Color Glaze and Rhinestones

Well, I have been getting really behind in posting swatches, but I have been a busy girl. Nothing out of the norm, just not enough time to do everything...
I really enjoyed doing this look and thought it turned out really well.

As I was reading one of my favorite blogs, the Nailasaurus, it dawned on me how she got her nails so shiny...I felt so stupid. Use a thicker coat of topcoat, duh. So, I started combining my bottles of Seche Vite and came up with 3 bottles from oldest to brand new. Works like a charm and it dries much faster than I thought. I mean, that's why it's a top coat, right? Anyways...

This look was created by using a basecoat then used 2 coats on 3/4 of my nail using Color Club Rad Nomad, which is the purple grayish color and then 2 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy on the other quarter. I used 3small black rhinestones and then used 2 thick coats of SV! Voile!