Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lac Attack: Hell on Heels

I'm so excited to show you what is on my nails today. It is a neon glitter party!

I managed to buy this early bottle of Hell on Heels from Lac Attack and I have nothing but a big praise for it. This bottle contains: yellow, blue, pink, purple, and orange matte glitters. 

I must admit that it took me a couple days/tries to find a base that I liked. I tried an orange base, a light orange base, and a light blue base (Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect in Air).  I ended up chosing Air because it allowed all the little neon glitters to shine on their own. I followed with one coat of Hell on Heels and one coat of Seche Vite. At the end I opted for adding one final Matte Topcoat (I got it at Hot Topic for $2). Voila! I haven't been able to stop staring at my nails.

This nail polish is a little bit camera shy. It was hard to photograph it but I tried my best. 

Lac Attack is currently waiting for some base to launch her new collection. Based on this nail polish, rest assured that her new collection is going to be amazing. You can find Lac Attack in Twitter, Facebook, and on her Etsy Store.

Pictures in artificial light

Pictures in a cloudy day

One ray of sun decided to show up for the last picture:

Finally, one macro shot taken with my phone:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Take it with a Drop of Polish nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award. 
So here it goes:

The rules for this are as follows:

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers that are relatively new to blogging.
2. Let them know you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger[s] who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.


I would really like to nominate 15 different people but as I was looking through the blogs, a lot of them had already won the award so I ended up choosing only two lovely ladies:


7 Random Facts about Me:

1. When I was 10 years old I attended a couple nationals for Chess. 

2. After playing chess I became a jock. 

3. I've been playing tennis for the past 14-15 years.

4. My field of study is Computer Engineering.

5. Contradictory to #4, I really enjoy being outdoors: running, biking, and hiking.

6. I met my boyfriend freshman year of college thanks to my roommate/best friend. 

7. Boyfriend knows about my nail polish addiction. I've even trained him in the art of Etsy stalking and he's pretty good at it. [He managed two get 2 P&P I wanted in one of the store re-stockings]

I just want to finish this post by thanking you for reading this little blog, and for the lovely comments some of you leave. It really means a lot to me. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Aphrodite Lacquers: Mai Tai

During my free time I'm an assistant coach for the tennis program at a local high school. This weekend we had a small tournament so I searched my stack for a red to wear because that is one of the school colors. I decided to try on Mai Tai and it fulfilled my all expectations. 

It is a very pretty red jelly packed with red glitters and really small sparkly glitters. Application was a little bit tricky because I felt the color was not going even, but applying a second coat was enough. I also applied a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite to increase the jelly effect. 

You can pick up Aprhodite Lacquers in their Etsy shop.

Under artificial light:

Outdoors (natural light):

Friday, April 20, 2012

Elevation Polish: Ridnitsohkka

I could have also called this post "The evolution of a mani", because that is truly what this is.

While contemplating if you should change colors, I decided to try out something. Now, you have to know that I hardly ever do nail art of any kind (the first post of the blog was my first and only attempt so far). Boring? maybe... Anyways, this time I decided to be adventurous and try some sort of half-moon mani... but, it turned out to be something else.

The end result? My half-moons are too big, is there even a name for this? But, despite the failed half-moon, I really like how it turned out, or maybe it is just that I LOVE (yes, capital letters) this color. It is a cool gray with hints of green creme from Elevation Polish. Lulu is coming up with awesome stuff and you need to check it out at her blog. She is also one of the sweetest nail polish sellers out there. I could go on and on about how awesome Lulu and her collection are but I will let you discover it by yourself. In the mean time, I will keep admiring my "failed" nail art. Have a great weekend!

This is what I used for the mani (under artificial lighting):

Outdoors in a rainy day:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Elemental Styles: Can I Buy You A Zinc?

I'm going to tell you a little secret about my nail polish addiction: I love themed nail polish, specially if it is quirky or nerdy. So, I was naturally attracted to Elemental Styles Etsy store where all her polishes are after chemical elements.

Today I'm wearing a dusty green/silver linear holographic polish. This another color that makes me play with my fingers all day because it looks different every time.  The formula was a little bit on the thick side but it still applied nicely.  I used two coats and then a coat of Poshe for quick drying.

Under artificial lighting:

Under natural light:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Candeo Colors: Sprouse

Hi again! I know it's been a while but today I bring you Candeo Colors Sprouse. I have it layered over Glitter Gal's LAAF from the last post. Sprouse has black and white hexagons and bars, blue holographic hexagons, and holographic particles that make it shine even brighter. I was really pleased at how it looked. The application was easy but a couple of bar glitters refused to stay down. I put a coat of gelous and coat of Seche Vite after applying it. I took these pictures during my trip last week hence the tip wear and other minor problems. 

I highly recommend Candeo Colors: all their glitters are really shiny, and the combinations are very pretty. They are also committed to customer service and quality of their products. For example, they retired one of their polishes due to glitter curling and gave everybody who bought it a chance for a refund or a new color. 
Here is the Etsy Store and their Facebook page.

PS- Their next reopening will be tomorrow at 11 am EST so take advantage of it :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Glitter Gal: Light as a Feather

Today I'm wearing Glitter Gal Light as Feather. 
When I originally bought it I thought it was going to be a milky white holographic color. But after 3 coats I think it looks more gray on me. It is still gorgeous though. 

Without further ado, here it is:

First, under artificial light.

Now under the sun. It is more sparkly in person.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Interview Day and Blog Sale

I'm currently in Arizona for an interview. I had Nerd Lacquer Holy Grail on my nails up to 1 hour ago because then I thought it was a little unconventional for the position I'm interviewing for. Trying to take off the glitter without using the foil method is way harder than I remember.

I also wanted to encourage you to take a look at the Blog Sale tab above. I'm sure some of those lovelies will find a suited home for them. I have drugstore brands, essies, and a couple Indie polishes that either didn't work for me or I have an extra bottle. I update the sale quite often :).

Monday, April 2, 2012

PamsAndKin: Sweet Caroline

Today I'm wearing another indie brand. This polish is from Pams & Kin Etsy Store. They have quite a range of cremes, shimmers and glitters. I think the packaging is super cute and the formula was really nice and easy to apply. Below, I have two coats of Sweet Caroline, which is a creamy orange. I ended up putting some glitter in the tips (China Glaze Bobmshell) and I think it turned out nice. Too bad I didn't a very good cleaning job and my camera captured it.

Overall I really like Pams & Kin, if I had a bigger budget I would definitely order more bottles from them. You should check their store as well as their Twitter. <3