Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mint Chip

I must be on a sweet treat kick, 
all my manis lately seem to be food related LOL
Anyway, here is my latest, inspired by one of my
all time favs, Mint Chip ice cream

Sinful Colors Base Coat
Maybelline Express Finish in - Blushing Bride
Essie in - Mint Candy Apple
Love & Beauty Nail Lacquer in - Brown
Color Club's Art Club in - Mochalotta
3D Nail Art Bows from E-bay
Dotting Tool
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Top Coat
for the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube channel at

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Swap from Down Under

A few weeks back, 
I was contacted by a lovely blog follower by the name of Paris.
She'd seen from my blog that I was looking to swap
with anyone in Australia, 
as I've been really interested in getting my hands 
on some BYS polishes, a popular Australian brand.
Naturally I jumped at the chance and I'm so glad that I did!

We exchanged our wish lists, 
and Paris and I had a blast finding all the 
shades that I we were lemming for.
This weekend we received our packages with great excitement!

Now, thanks to Paris, I'm the proud owner of some
spectacular BYS polishes and she even threw in a couple of extra polishes!

(first row starting from left to right)

Army Chic, Envy Me, Fatal Attraction, Fern, 
Aqua Pool, Pink Princess, and Flushed

(middle row)

Ulta3 in Little Boy Blue, CRACKED(BYS crackle) Pastel Coral,
Down The Rabbit Hole,CRACKED Hot Pink, and Ulta3 in Lagoon
(bottom row)

Ladies That Lunch, Ultra Violet, Reign Supreme, 
Matte Deep Purple, and Starlette

The formula and finish on all of these are divine.
Paris had expressed to me that some of the CRACKED polishes
do flake off, but these 2 particular shades I had no problems with. 
Aside from some really unique shades, these crackle polishes 
give that subtle spider-web effect much 
like the crackle polishes back in the day.
I'm totally loving them!

Here's some swatches

Thanks so much Paris, I love them ALL!!