Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Color Club Halo Hues Swatches

Hey guys! I know I haven't been sticking to my weekly mani schedule. I hope you can forgive me. As a peace offering I bring to you swatches of the Color Club's 2013 Halo Hues collection! I ordered them from Enospring's Ebay Store.

 L-R: Beyond, Cosmic Fate, Kismet, Miss Bliss, Over The Moon, Eternal Beauty 

 L-R: Beyond, Cosmic Fate, Kismet, Miss Bliss, Over The Moon, Eternal Beauty 

OMG guys! These polishes are so beautifully holo that I just don't know what to say. So I'm just going to give you the swatches! All of the swatches are two coats with no base coat and no top coat. I took the photos (no flash) in my light box using a daylight bulb.

Color Club Cosmic Fate
Color Club Miss Bliss
Color Club Eternal Beauty
Color Club Beyond
Color Club Kismet
Color Club Over the Moon

I did a full mani with Miss Bliss and Beyond as accent nails and I used SH Insta-Dri Clearly Quick as my top coat and it did not dull the holo! I also love that I didn't have to use a special Aquabase base coat. I can never get that stuff to dry quickly enough. Words cannot even begin to express how happy I am with these polishes. I can't wait to experiment with layering one coat over darker polishes to see how they perform.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Week 2: Funky French

Hey guys! I'm back like I promised with my french tip mani for Week 2 of the challenge.

I used China Glaze Love Letters for the base. It's super sheer for sure, but adds just a touch of pink to enhance my nail. Once that dried, I put some tape down on a diagonal and painted on two coats of China Glaze Gothic Lolita from the spring 2012 Electropop collection. I used OPI Russian Navy to stamp on the snake print from plate BM-215.

I really like this color it reminds me of one of my favorite crayons, thistle. I wish my camera would let you guys see the beautiful shimmer running through it, but it won't let me be great.

I'll be back on Monday with a "Color Block" mani. I'm going to have a hard time trying to top last year's look. I was in love with that mani!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I'm about a week late, but you can forgive me right?

I'm sorry about the unscheduled hiatus on the blog. I had a health scare that took me out of work and the blogging mood for a few months. Things are under control now and I'm glad to be able to get back to the business of creating manis that make me swoon.

I'm restarting the Weekly Mani Challenge to get myself back into the swing of things. So here's my winter/snow themed Week 1 "Make It Sparkle" mani.

I started out with two coats of Nicole by OPI It's All About The Glam. Then I added one coat of Lynnderella Love, Lace and Lilacs. I sponged on Sally Hansen Whirlwind White on the tips to mimic snow. One coat of Gelous and two coats of Seche Vite top coat smoothed all that glitter and sponge work right on out!

 I'm a week behind, so I'm going to have to get back here and post the week 2 challenge "French Tip" mani on Friday.

Here's to wishing you guys a wonderful 2013!