Hi everyone! I've been already slacking on the posting which is terrible! I've started a new job and while it is only 3 days a week, I start at 7am or 6am those days. So I am pooped! But so far so good =)
Today I'm going to be sharing some American Apparel polishes with you! I bought 5 of these once when there was some coupon online and I don't regret it a single bit =D I love the bottles, I love the brushes and the formula is amazing as well! I'm going to show you 3 of them today, two pretty colours and one which is the coolest glitter topcoat ever!
First off, we have Cameo Blue. I adore this colour. I have recently strayed from wearing cream finish polishes, even though they used to be my fave. (Too many interesting glitter/holo/flakie etc polishes to try out =P) But this colour reminds me instantly of why I loved cream finishes! It is so pretty and dries so shiny. The colour is gorgeous because it is bright but not in a neon obnoxious way! So cool!
Next up is Berry. This isn't a colour that I am super in love with but it is a good staple in my collection! A nice classy looking burgundy colour. I like this as a nice alternative to a good ole red colour!
First off, I HATE this photo. I took over 50 photos and this was sadly the best one. But I really wanted to show you guys this polish because it is 100% my favourite of the AA polishes I have tried. This is called Meteor Shower and it is a mix between a flakie and an actual glitter. It literally looks like flecks of gold. Amazing. I wore it over Berry a couple months ago, like in this picture, and I have never gotten as many compliments on my nails as I did when I wore that mani to work. Not even kidding, it was like every fifth person made a comment. People love their gold ;)
Anywhoo, have you tried any American Apparel polishes? I want to go back and buy a couple more because I am majorly impressed with the ones I've got!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I'm a huge fan of GOSH nail polishes and for some reason have been grabbing for them a lot recently. I think it is time to go buy some more! =P Let me know if you like stamping or if it is too much of a hassle to try and do for most manicures! =)
Hope you liked this simple manicure!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I have been wearing this polish for four days now and there is minimal chipping on one nail. WHAT!? Can we talk about a quality polish? Though exams are over tomorrow so it will be back to changing my polish every other night =)
Here is just a quick peek at the packaging. It isn't anything special but it does feel sturdy and more durable than what I remember the older ELF shadow packaging to be like. The names of all these colours are written on the bottom.
And here are close ups of all four colours that I bought! (swatches will be at the end)
And now quick swatches, with no primer underneath
Shopaholic, Cowgirl, Beachy Chic, Night Owl
I really like these. The formula is great, very good pigmentation and the glitter does translate onto the eye. Hopefully you can pick up some of the glitter beautifulness in the swatches! The only one which gave me a bit of trouble was Night Owl as it isn't quite as pigmented as the other colours. But hey, a subtle black is nice sometimes so I can't complain!
If you get the chance I would try at least one of these! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Monday, April 9, 2012
So this wasn't a super Eastery manicure but I just wanted to incorporate some pastel colours and kinda fit the season! Also, I swear I'm not obsessed with putting rows on my nails LOL I just really liked the rhinestones so this time around I wanted to keep up the trend. I thought it was cute and simple and fairly easy to do yet it was pretty eye catching!
The pretty purple is from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear *sigh* line and is called Lacey Lilac. SO PRETTY. It is my new go to purple pastel. I'm officially obsessed. Then I used a Rimmel French Tip nail polish in white and I really like this polish because the tip is super skinny and you can do nail art with it! I have some nail art pens but the polish in those is fairly meh so I like this Rimmel one because the polish is good and opaque! Lastly! I needed some sparkle because glitter makes the world turn. I added a coat of Orly's Prisma Gloss Gold which is one of my favourite polishes. It is such a sheer and subtle glitter and it can liven up any manicure! Loooove it so much. I need a similar polish but in silver. And then all the other colours of the rainbow.... =)
And here is a little close up of the Rimmel brush! I actually bought this thinking it was just a regular white polish but it was a good mistake because I use this so much!
I hope you all enjoyed my spring time Easter manicure! I promise my next manicure won't have a row of any sort of dots on it! (Because it will probably be pictures of Flash Black. I wore it and OOH EM GEEE <3) xoxo
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Anywhoooo, I got some rhinestones in the mail recently so I had to try them out right away. I bought the rhinestones off of evilbay for $2 or so and the nail polish is Illamasqua's Kink. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite, even though I hate it but I knew if I ruined this manicure I'd be hella pissed.
I did something really simple because it was my first attempt but I think it came out alright! It is a pain having rhinestones on my nails though! I can constantly feel them and it irritates me haha. They've been on for two days and it is time for a manicure change. Layla's Flash Black is making some serious eyes at me right now. I think I know what I'm choosing ;)
Lemme know what you think of this manicure and hopefully I'll be back with another soon!