Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend Mani - Halloween Skittles

Here's my mani for the weekend
a simple Halloween skittles look

Pinky finger:
Sinful Colors "Call you Later" 
layered on top of
Wet n Wild "Black Creme"

Ring finger:
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict "Flamboyant"
layered on top of
Soo Nails " #s182"

Middle finger:
Model's Own "Purple Haze"
layered on top of
Pure Ice "Wild Thing"

Index finger:
L.A.Girls Glitter Addict " Uninhibited"
layered on top of
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear "Sun Kissed"

L.A.Girls Glitter Addict "Uninhibited"
layered on top of
Wet n Wild "French White Creme"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness - Think Pink

Last year I was so caught up in Halloween designs
that I never managed to create a design for
Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This year I made a point to slow down,
so I could create a pink design.

PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Kleancolor - Pastel Pink
GOSH - Flamingo
Model's Own - Lili's Pink
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Bubblegum Pink
Kiss Na il Art - Beach Pink
L.A.Colors Art Deco - White
2mm Clear Rhinestones
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat

Don't forget to support the fight and wear Pink this October!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Army/Olive Green Comparision

As I was putting away my China Glaze Westside Warrior
that I purchased in my last haul.....
I realized that I must really love this color 
because holy smokes I have alot of bottles of this shade.
So, this happens to be one of my favorites for
Autumn, I decided to break them all out 
and do a little comparing.

Starting from Top left:

Wet n Wild Fast dry polish in Jungle Fever 
This shade is from this Halloween's limited edition collection,
It is a beautiful shimmer that applies perfectly in a single coat.

Zoya in Shawn
From the Wonderful collection, 
this has really got to be one of my all time favorite
Zoya polishes, it is a classic military green cream.
As will most Zoya's it applies like a dream.

Brucci in Black Emerald
This is a very interesting duochrome.
and though the name says Emerald, 
it definitely fits more into the Olive/Army Green
range, with it flashing from a deep chestnut Brown
to a deep Green.
If you are one who likes unique colors in your 
collection, I defintely recommend adding this one 
to your list.

Collection 2000 Hot Looks in Catwalk
This brand, if you aren't familiar is UK based
and I received it in a swap from my friend,
This Olive shade is a shimmer, with the tiniest
reflects of Gold & forest Green.
Really eye catching in the sun.

Kleancolor in Fashionista
This cream is Army Green in it's purest form.
When I think military, this is the exact shade that comes to mind.
This is very opaque, applying in a single coat

Eyeko in Military Polish
This jelly based Army Green is on the dark side,
and gives a real nice finish with 3 coats.

China Glaze in Westside Warrior
From this season's Metro Collection,
is a brown-based army Green cream
Applies in opaque in 1-2 coats.

Kleancolor in Military Green
Another cream, this is also very opaque.
This shade borders between Army Green & forest Green.

Sinful Colors in Show Me The Way
This is a jelly-based shimmer that can be used
as a top coat or buildable to a full cover.
This shade is similar to China Glaze's Zombie Zest

BYS in Fern
An Australian based polish brand, 
I was fortunate enough to grab a bunch in a swap.
The formula is really smooth.
At first glance it looks like a cream, but when applied
it has a slight silver shimmer to it. 
Interesting and unique, I find it difficult to actually describe!

Confetti in My Favorite Martian
This shade, while still falling into the Olive range, 
has the most true green in it of all the other shades, 
 but the consistency and finish is almost identical to
Sinful Colors Show Me The Way
Another jelly, this boasts a slightly more intense shimmer. 

Here's some swatches
(pics are expandable)

And there you have it. 
A pretty good run down of brands and shade ranges,
so if you are interested in adding this color to 
your collection, as you can see you have a
pretty wide selection to choose from!