Monday, February 27, 2012
After finally getting the blue glitter off, I went with China Glaze's Sugar High ... I heart this bubblegum pink color! On top, I added a coat of a pink sparkle that I got at a Ross store. The brand is by Blush, but there is no color name.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Here's a shot to show you the detail of the different shimmer colors in this shade- it is absolutely gorgeous- a stunner!
Sadly, this showed my brush strokes. They were just unavoidable.
Again, here's a shot showing the different shimmer colors- so pretty in the sun.
All swatches are two coats and I must say, with the exception of brush strokes in Amber Sparkler, these applied easily and beautifully. The consistency was just about perfect.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ok, I've totally solved The Mystery of the Sephora by OPI Minis. My set was definitely switched around (probably by a cute little 6 year old who resides in my house). And this shade is definitely Let's Hear It For the Free Spirit!
The above swatch is two coats, and I was pleasantly surprised that it covered this well.
And now I am officially ready for Spring! Isn't this pretty?
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Dear @michaelachaela, I disagree with Glamour's advice to you! There's no reason you can have long pretty nails and there is no need to continually file them down!
I have two recommendations for you, and I think if you add these steps in your nail care routine, it will make a huge difference.
1. Keep polish on your nails!
Unpolished nails are prone to breaking, tearing, and peeling. Things like the hairs on your head are often the culprit of little tiny tears in your nails that turn into big breaks, tears and peeling layers.
Keeping a strong coat of clear on your nails will give them strength. I recommend a product called Instant Artificials, which retails for about $8.30 at Sally Beauty.
Sally Hansen also has some fabulous treatment clear coats that can be found at drugstores and mass retailers like Target and CVS. Sally Hansen even has specific products they recommend for dry brittle nails.
2. Take care of your cuticles!
In my experience, I find that caring for your cuticles is another area that affects nail strength and growth. Taking care of your cuticles equals less problematic nails. Less splits, tears, and breaks. I do two things in particular to take care of my cuticles. First, a few times a week, before I apply fresh polish, I use a product like Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. This softens the cuticles and allows them to be pushed back off the nail very easily. Having your cuticles pushed back allows a better, longer lasting application of nail polish.
Second, I use a cuticle cream with AHA at least once a day to keep them moisturized and maintained. Poshe Cuticle Care and CND Cuticle Eraser are two good ones.
Again, I see no need to continually file your nails down to nothing! Give these tips and try and let me know how they work for you! Once your nails are back in good shape, you can follow my tips for a complete home mani!
Note: Cross-posted on my personal blog, www.SashaSays.com.
Let's Hear It For the Free Spirit!
That's What Fringe Is For (I am thinking it's this one)
Here's the order my shades are in.
And here's the order on the website.
- Let's Hear It For the Free Spirit! (pink/orange shimmer)
- What Aura Gonna Wear? (bright pink)
- It's Totally Karma (bright green)
- Neutral Beauty (camel)
- That's What Fringe Is For (brown shimmer)
- Happy Earth Day To Me (olive)
That's one thing I HATE about minis... no shade names on the bottles!
It's quite possible that a cute little 6 year old that lives at my house got into these and did some rearranging.....
Friday, February 10, 2012
You can post your favorite swatch using any Barielle red or pink shade(s). The contestant with the most ‘likes’ will win three Barielle shades of their choice.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This Valentine's Day Delight collection of Dr.'s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish red shades includes:
- REVIVE Ruby Red: A shimmer-infused, Wizard of Oz-inspired shade of crimson
- RESOLUTION Red Glitter: A red-meets-copper spin that's sequin-look-alike laden with high-shine and sparkle
- RESCUE Red: A classic fire engine red
RESOLUTION Red Glitter
Dr.'s REMEDY is a line of doctor-inspired cosmetics that is dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. The brain-child of two New York-based podiatrists, Dr. Adam Cirlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel, Dr.'s REMEDY proves quintessentially-perfect for any person looking to better the condition of her skin and nails. Dr.'s REMEDY is sold exclusively at http://www.remedynails.com/ for $17 or by calling 877-323-NAIL.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
3 Coats of Bling-tastic
Top Coat: Seche Vite
In the sun, indoors
I am LOVING this color. I needed 3 layers to coat each nail. By the 3rd time around, I found that the glitter stayed better if I tapped it on with the brush, rather than glide it across my nails. The finished results are quite smooth ... tons of aqua-blue glitter and silvery-gold pieces, too! What do you think??
So sorry for the iPhone pics ... I should really pull out my fancy camera to show you just how vivid and gorgeous this color actually is, but that involves a lot more process time. I am all about quick and simple these days! :o)