Thursday, November 10, 2011

Breaking Dawn, Book Inspired

I finally managed to squeeze in both looks, 
with just one week to spare.
1 WEEK!!!
EEEEKKK, I'm SOOO excited!
As if you couldn't tell LOL
So here is my book version of Breaking Dawn


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
OPI in Samoan Sands
Wet n Wild in  Black Creme
Wet n Wild in French White Creme
L.A. Colors Art Deco in Black
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in White
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Black
Delta Ceramcoat in Fire Red
Craftsmart in Grey
Royal Crown brush - RG 250
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Top Coat

To see the full tutorial on this look, 
please visit my YouTube channel

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 polishes

So I was in Rite aid the other day
picking up the basic necessities, 
when I couldn't help myself but to wander over to
the polish section to see if any new goodies were there.

I discovered this little of polishes from Hedy's.
I was somewhat familiar with Hedy's, having done
previous posts about some of their nail art stickers,
here. and also their Oke Doke polishes, here.
But never had seen these polishes, 
so naturally my curiosity got the best of me.

There are just 3 shades available

All 3 are duochromes with fine shimmery glitter.

Beyond Opal flashing from Green to Orange 
Way Out Fuscia flashing from Hot Pink to Blurple
Blaster from Purple to Blue

The formula is very nice, but they are certainly
nothing to write home about.
They are extremely sheer,
these swatches are with 4 coats and still
they could have used another coat or 2.

So, realizing that they would be much better suited as
a top coat, I layered all 3 over black.

Now we're talking!
The colors come to life with just a single coat over black,
bringing out both the duochrome & the fine glitter/shimmer.

While the shades aren't terribly unique,
 with lots of dupes
Beyond Opal is an EXACT dupe for Jessie's Gurl - Fire Fly
Still, they are quite lovely.
If you happen to see them, I'd say have a 2nd look.

Each bottle is .22 oz. and retails for $3.99 each