Monday, April 24, 2017

Sally Hansen #ColorOfTheMoment For March - A Month Late

Hi all and Happy Monday!!!  I don't know why I said Happy Monday because honestly there is nothing happy about Monday's.  Unless you don't work a full time job, then it's really happy.  Then it is just another day.  I'm hoping today is a good work day, we shall see though.  I can go in with my day planned out minute but minute and then something happens and none of what I planned gets accomplished.

Anyways, the other day I posted that I was invited to be a part of the Sally Hansen #ColorOfTheMoment program where I will be sent the latest color trends to share with you!  Now, last month was super crazy for me.  I received the Color of the Moment package, and my power went out for five days.  No polishing, no photos, no editting, everything kind of went crazy and I fell super behind.

The other day when I was posting my Color of the Moment manicure for April, I found these in the draft folder never published.  And that my friends is what happens when your life is thrown upside down due to lack of power.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Commander in Chic
  • Sally Hansen - Gilty Party
Have I ever mentioned how wonderful the Complete Salon Manicure line is?  To me, it is right on par with the Miracle Gel line.  I know some people have mixed emotions with both collections, but for me, they work super well and don't chip quickly.  Maybe it's my nail chemistry, but I can get at least 5 days out of a mani using the Complete Salon Manicure line or the Miracle Gel Line.

These polishes are absolutely gorgeous.  Gilty Party covered completely in two coats.  Dried fast so I was able to throw the tape on right away.  When I had my tape on how I liked it, I painted two thin coats over the nail and removed the tape.  Commander in Chic is I think one of my new favorite shades.  It's just a gorgeous neutral taupe which can be used alongside so many different colors.

What do you think?  Like this design?  Fan of the Complete Salon line?

I apologize again for not getting this post up in a timely manner.  I promise next month I will!!!  Kind of like how I did with this month's #ColorOfTheMoment!

Until next time, <3.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sally Hansen #ColorOfTheMoment

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Friday, so you know that I am extremely happy.  Saturday is almost here and that means I can sleep in!  Spring has also officially sprung in my neck of the woods and we all know that makes me a very happy girl.

I am very excited to bring you today's post!  Sally Hansen has invited me to be part of their #ColorOfTheMoment program!  Through this program, Sally Hansen along with their Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole announce the latest nail colors every month.  This month the colors are pink!  I'm not a huge fan of pink, but I am in love with the Miracle Gel polishes that they sent!

Let's take a look at what I came up with! I apologize for not posting swatches, but I've been under the weather and it's been a struggle just to paint my nails.  Next month I'll do swatches!

Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Pink Cadillaquer
  • Sally Hansen - Electric Pop
  • Sally Hansen - Tipsy Gypsy
You know me and my love for negative space floral manicures.  Now that Spring is here, be on the lookout for many, many more.  Now the Color of the Moment package for this month only included Electric Pop and Tipsy Gypsy.  I already owned Pink Cadillaquer, but thought it would go well with this manicure and keep with the pink theme.  Plus, it's another Miracle Gel and really, you can't have enough of those.

On my index and pinkie finger, I decided to do a gradient with the three shades.  They blended together beautifully and didn't cause any bubbling like other cream polishes.  Topped it off with one coat of the Miracle Gel top coat.  Honestly,  I think this is one of my best gradients yet.

For the floral nails, I just did a base coat then used a dotting tool and added the flowers on the nails.  I threw a few white dots in with an acrylic white just to break it up a little bit.  The pinks kind of blended with my nail bed, so adding the white really made the colors stand out more.  Topped off with Miracle Gel top coat which is the black bottle in this last shot, and admired my pretty pink nails.

What do you think?  Fan of the Color of the Moment?  I think it's perfect for Spring!!

Until next time, <3.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The One With the Galaxy Nail Art

Happy Wednesday polished world!!  How are you all doing today?  I'm slowly starting to feel better.  I'm going to emphasize the slowly in that last sentence.  I think I caught a weird virus because I'm not the only one who has had the same symptoms.  Hopefully it will continue to go away.

Since I have been under the weather, I have not been on top of my blogging game.  In all honesty I've felt kind of lazy and not wanting to photograph, edit, or write.  I've painted, but all other things literally feel like an impossible task that I don't want to accomplish.  I have so many polishes to swatch too, so I really need to get my booty in gear.

Anyways, today I am sharing with you a simple galaxy manicure.  Nothing is simpler but looks like it took ten years than a galaxy design.  I haven't done one in awhile and my nails at the time were shorter because of some breaks, so I figured slapping on a coat of black and doing a galaxy would make them look not so shabby.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
  • Zoya - Dream
  • Zoya - Aurora
  • Zoya - Finley
  • INM - Northern Lights
I told you I was slacking on the photos, therefore this post only has one.  Plus, I didn't think that this design really needed more than one shot.  I thought this captured the design well...maybe?  I don't know.

Anyways, I like how this design turned out.  I love using my Zoya scattered holographic polishes for the galaxy design itself.  To get the look, I first sponge some white polish down.  When that's dry, I take the scattered holos and sponge them over the white.  They blend so well and leave that holo sparkle that truly looks like a galaxy.

When it's all dry, I always go back over the design with a coat of INM Northern Lights.  That gives the manicure a whole sparkly night sky look with dozens of twinkly lights.  I always have a spare bottle of Northern Lights because it's honestly the greatest scattered holo topper.

What do you think?  Like this look?  Have you ever used the Zoya scattered holos for a galaxy?

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!!!

Happy Easter Polished World!!!!!  What a glorious day, He is Risen!!!  How are you all doing on this wonderful Easter Sunday?  Despite being under the weather, I am wonderful.  Yeah, that's right, it's a holiday and I'm sick...shocker.  Hopefully I'm feeling better so I can return to work tomorrow.  I hate missing work due to sickness.

Easter kind of snuck up on me, so I wasn't able to do as many Easter designs as I wanted to.  Every year I usually do a design that represents the true meaning of the holiday, and of course I didn't this year.  I'm kind of kicking myself for that now.

Today's design is inspired by the lovely Sarah from 25 Sweet Peas.  She did a cute Easter bunny design which she snapped me and I think filmed a tutorial for that I just had to re-create.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lotus Begin
  • China Glaze - Highlight of My Summer
  • China Glaze - Pinking Out the Window
  • ORLY - White Tips
I am absolutely in love with this manicure.  Everyone really is loving the polka dot middle finger I did as an accent.  I'm not going to lie, I do love that one also.  It looks like a cute little Easter Egg.  Which honestly I wasn't going for that look.

I don't think I've used Highlight of My Summer yet.  Maybe for a gradient or something, but I cannot remember if I ever used it as a base color.  I am in LOVE with this bright mint polish.  It's a perfect neon pastel shade.  Covered completely in two coats.  A little streaky, so be patient with it.

What do you think?  Like this cute Easter bunny??

I hope everyone has a Happy and Blessed Easter!!!