Monday, November 25, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - Cold

Two things came to mind when I thought of cold, snow and ice. After some deliberation on the types of designs I could do, I decided on cracked ice, which sounds really awesome but I really just used my crackle polish that I've been wanting to use again. When I first started with nail art I would use these polishes since they had such an amazing look with minimal effort. I rediscovered the "crackles" a couple weeks ago when reorganizing my nail polishes and vowed to try and find some more uses for them.

Blue Wet n Wild Fastdry - Saved by the Blue
White Sephora by OPI - White Blasted

I didn't add a top coat to this manicure since I like the texture that it gave my nails and seems to me like a mild 3D effect, which I really enjoy. It's so simple yet I got so many compliments on them and I do enjoy simplicity every now and then, its a nice break from all the craziness I attempt to put on my little nails. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

Until next time, PEACE!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pusheen Movember

I wanted to think of a really creative Movember design and for some reason the first thing that popped into my head was pusheen cat with a mustache, don't judge me! It may have to do with the face that I have been absolutely cat obsessed for the past couple of months. The whole point of movember is to raise awareness on health issues by the growing of mustaches and since I can't grow facial hair I decided to do my part through my nails.  

Pink Sinful Colors - Beautiful Girl
Red Essie - Leading Lady
Gray Brucci - Alexandra's "Hot" Gray
Black Wet n Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme
White  L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - White
Brown Sinful Colors - Nirvana

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - Least Expensive Nail Polish

I have some nail polishes that are a dollar usually and some that I got for a dollar because they were on clearance. I spent more time then I probably should deciding which I would choose to use but I ended up deciding on the polish that was my favorite. I went to a Rite-Aid sometime during the end of summer and found so many nice nail polishes on sale including this Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Polish called Lick-O-Rich. I was ecstatic but unfortunately the reason they had so many things on clearance was because they were closing down and I was unable to make it for a second trip. The good news is I got a lot of discounted polish and that's always fun.

They had black on clearance for a $1 and usually retails for $5.49. This isn't necessarily the polish that was the biggest price difference but its the one I fell in love with and was so happy I got my hands on it, especially for a cheap price. I used two coats to reach this level of opacity and you can definitely feel its texture which is not as strong in other polishes. I found myself passing my nails across my face because I just loved the feeling and I will admit that that is incredibly weird but I just don't care! I was a bit worried that I'd make a mess with all the little grains in the bottle but was so happy when I found that it is as easy as applying any other polish. Definitely a great polish and gets Yeliza's stamp of approval.