Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Peachy Pink Manicure!

 Heyyy :OOO

So, long time no see :) Swamped with school, plus I've been waffling over whether I should get a daylight lamp to use for my pictures here. Decisions, decisions...

Anyways, I've been painting my nails and taking pictures, so this is what I wore last week :) I'll update with recent pics soon.

My kind of ombre manicure. I noticed these three Essie colors were complementary, so I decided they would look cute together. Therefore, it's kind of an ombre manicure (though I didn't really plan it that way :)

The polishes I used are: Essie Van D'Go (1 coat), Essie Pop Art Pink (3 coats), Essie Haute as Hello (2 coats). And I used Northern Lights Holo Topcoat in Silver to give it some sparkle.

A very soft and girly manicure :) I didn't know Pop Art Pink was sheer though! It wasn't marked when I bought it haha. I would still recommend it though, it becomes opaque enough after three coats. Thanks for reading :)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri! Chartreuse Chase + Bronze Ablaze

Hey everyone :)

Today I have two swatches I've been meaning to do for a bit. These are Sally Hansen Insta Dri polishes, which you can pick up at the drugstore (I usually go to Rite Aid).

The first polish I swatched is Bronze Ablaze. The title says it all really, this is a dark gold/bronze shimmer with lots of gorgeous sparkle. There are also green and red undertones--you can even see a bit of the red in the sparklies in my first picture :) You can see the brush strokes, but only in direct sunlight. When I had this on in class, etc, I totally couldn't see any brushstrokes. I used three coats for full coverage, no topcoat.

Okay, next up is Chartreuse Chase. CC was kind of a puzzle for me, because when I think of chartreuse I think of a yellowish, bright bright green. But this polish I would describe as a cool toned, pastel chartreuse with blue shimmer. I used three coats, no topcoat. There are definitely yellow undertones there, but the bluish shimmer cancels out half of the brightness. Nonetheless, I think this is a really ladylike way to wear the more out there chartreuse shade of green. It's very cool and crisp, like a cucumber slice. I love it :)

I love both of these :) I love seeing classic brands release such great colors. What do you think? Pick up any good Insta Dri-s lately? Every time I go to the drugstore there's like 5 new ones!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2012 May: Swatch+Review

Belated Happy New Years to everyone :)

My first post of 2012 (!!) is the final swatch of the three Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2012 colors. This polish is named May, and is a cool carnation pink. I used two coats with no topcoat, and I wore the polish for a week! Albeit, I'm only a student and not very hard on my hands, but still! Side note: it dried quickly :O

May is such a gorgeous petal pink polish. It makes your hands look gorgeous, odd as that may sound :) Since it's not a warm color I didn't think it would necessarily look good on my skin (which is has very yellow undertones), but it did.

What do you think about May? Must have or going to wait on it? I'd love to know :)