Archive for November, 2011

Urban Outfitters Finds (wish list)

I was looking online for christmas gifts and I came across these two items that I love from Urbanoutfitters.com ūüôā

If I had to choose one I think that I would have to go with the¬†doggy¬†lamp but it comes at a hefty $78. I would also have a hard time spending $44 for a nifty tiger rug…. Oh well maybe I can catch¬†one of these on¬†sale.

 

Snowflakes

I decided to add-on to my (failed) blue matte nail polish. I used a dotting tool and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish in #300 White On. At first I was going to just put one dot per nail but I decided to add more and it looked like falling snow.

I have not put a top coat on because I can see very prominent wear on the tips of all of my nails. So I will most likely be changing it soon.

 

Matte? Top Coat

I have seen a ton of posts on other blogs about matte nail polishes but have not bought one myself. I decided to get a matte top coat so that I could make any color that I have matte. I wanted to buy Essie Matte About You because I have heard good things, but it was sold out. I settled for Seche Vite Matte Top Coat. I decided to try it out over China Glaze Frostbite a shiny blue.

 

I was very disappointed with the matte effect. It has almost no effect and was way too expensive for the product that you get.

 

Here is a zoomed in view of the nail, I only used two coats of the matte top coat over one of Frostbite. Next time I may try a few more coats or try mixing it into the color before I apply it to my nails.

 

 

 

Halo Holographic Polish

I finally received my first halo nail polish from http://www.shop.llarowe.com/main.sc they have a great selection of colors but the only problem is that more often than not the polishes that I like are out of stock, but if you catch them while they are in stock they get them to you quickly. I ordered mine last saturday and I received it on Tuesday.

H707 Silver Glitter Gal 3D Holographic Nail Polish 

I was so excited when I finally got my very own halo polish. It looked like it would take way too many layers to get full coverage so I layered it over one coat of¬†a silver nail polish that came in a gift¬†pack I purchased from Urban Outfitters¬†last christmas. I only used¬†two layers of the Glitter Gal Holographic Polish and it seemed to be amazing.¬† It looks like normal silver polish in certain light, but if you go outside it is super glittery and noticeable. When I went to¬†take a few photos it was¬†impossible to get a good photo, maybe it is just my camera because when I purchased it there were photos on the website….

You can see the effect slightly better in the close up:

 

 

Terrarium Ring

I was looking at one of my favorite websites¬† icanhascheezburger.com/¬†and I ran across this cute ring. It kinda reminds me of a terrarium ¬†(those cute gardens in a jar things). They say it was Designed by Chan Oi Yau¬†Riyo¬†and Kwong Ho Sun Howard. And¬†more designs¬†can be seen at¬†http://www.designer-daily.com/fragmented-chronicles-ring-20827¬†and http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/17546/shannnam-fragmented-chronicles-ring.html¬†. I wish that I knew where I could buy one of these…
 

Orna-Minted

I finally got around to trying out Orna-Minted one of my new Color Club polishes from the  Scent-Suous Collection available at Sally Beauty Supply. It has tons of silver glitter in large hex and small round pieces and the scent is fresh mint.

I layered it with Do You Think I’m Tex-y? from the OPI Texas Collection for Spring/Summer 2011. I used two coats to make sure the color was even.

This is the final layered manicure with one coat of Orna-Minted:

And here is a upclose view of the glitter in the  manicure:

I Love The Lion King :)

I was poking around the internet and I came across this hilarious picture from wins.failblog.orgThis inspired me to design a Lion King themed nail polish design that will be work on as soon as I finish the wear test of my glittery green layering manicure.

 

From http://wins.failblog.org/

Here is the scene if you have not seen the Lion King in a while.

 

 

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