I hope everyone has had a great Halloween! Ours wasn’t super- it’s been pouring rain and storming all night. But we tried to have fun here at home!
Tonight wraps up Halloween inspired manis 😦 I have a couple to show you tonight!
First up is Lumina Lacquer’s Mickey’s Moonlit Masquerade over Takko Lacquer Kiss the Sky (post coming in a week or so)!
I really love this Micky polish- and it looks so lovely over Kiss the Sky! As with most of my Luminas, I applied using the dabbing method. I didn’t have to fish for any glitters- such a fun variety!
Next up is the pumpkin mani I kept talking about!
Like I said- simple, but festive and fun! I never got a chance to take ‘real’ photos of this one before there was so much chipping I couldn’t save it. But I was able to enjoy it for almost a full week! I got a bunch of compliments!
The base color is Sinful Colors Citrine. I picked it up last summer from the Wow! Pop! display, but I’ve heard that it’s part of *this years* Halloween display! So if you want to grab it- hurry! My phone picture is showing this as more red than it actually is- it is a red orange, but a bit more orange leaning. For the jack o lantern face, I used Nail Thins- SUPER easy to apply, just like a sticker- but it’s incredibly thin, so you can’t see a ridge where it’s applied. I’ll provide links at the end of the post!
Last but not least, is my official Halloween mani for this year!
This is a gradient mani using Different Dimension’s Gnarly, Totally, and Tubular (green, yellow and orange). I did 1 coat of Cult Nails Tempest (white), and then sponged the 3 colors on top. This was a super fast, quick gradient- I think it took me 5 minutes. It’s also very messy, and you can probably see a bit of green still on my fingers. After I was finished I did a TON of cleanup! I knew I was going to add glitter though, so I wasn’t worried about it looking good on it’s own. Then I topped it with 1 coat of Lumina Lacquer’s Desfile de Mickey! Such a fun, bright look to compliment my bright pink and purple monster hat 🙂
Takko Lacquer: Store , Twitter
Lumina Lacquer: Store, Facebook Page
Nail Thins: Store, Facebook Page
Different Dimension: Store, Facebook Page
Sinful Colors: Available at most drug stores (Walgreens, CVS, Walmart) for $1.99
Happy Halloween everyone! I have quite a few posts scheduled for today- hopefully to make up for my couple of missed days 🙂
The first halloween mani of the day features Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer and Lumina Lacquer!
First up is Discontinued Limited Edition- which is a Limited Edition! This polish is part of Julie’s Nail Polish Frights Halloween collection. It’s a beautiful charcoal holographic polish filled with orange sparks and shimmer. A perfect Halloween polish! Application was wonderful- photos show 2 coats with no topcoat.
Then, I topped Discontinued Limited Edition with Lumina Lacquer’s Mick or Treat!
Mick or Treat is a fun glitter bomb that features holographic Mickey Mouse heads, as well as lots of red, orange, yellow, black and holographic glitters. Photos show 1 coat of Mick or Treat- I applied by dabbing. I was able to get 1 Mickey head out naturally, the others I did fish a little bit for- but Lumina Lacquer glitter bombs are so dense you rarely have to fish for long!
Mick or Treat also has big pumpkins in it- but they completely eluded me this time! I think they’re all hiding in the middle 😉
Both of these polish are Limited Edition- while Mick or Treat is sold out (you can check sales groups and blog sales though!), there are still a few bottles left of Discontinued Limited Edition if you hurry!
Here’s the polish brand info:
Well, it’s unsurprisingly a little later than I planned- but it’s finally here! My giveaway!
My big 3-0 birthday was at the end of August, and my blog turned 1 year old at the end of June. My blog’s birthday sort of snuck past me, and so I decided to celebrate it alongside my birthday!
I’ve always loved the movie 13 Going on 30, so for my 30th I decided to run with that as the theme. You’ll notice a few of the prizes are inspired by it!
Enough talking- on to the prizes you could win!
And last but not least- each prize pack gets these! A custom For Goodness Grape lip shimmer in Razzle Red (it’s a red, shimmery lip tint with a razzleberry flavor), and 2 Monster Polishes (that’s what my own polishes are called, for those that didn’t know!) made specifically for these events. Please excuse the lack of labels in the photo- I just ordered some new ones that will arrive before the giveaway ends!
The first is Razzle Red, which I created for my birthday. It’s a glitter topcoat filled with every shape, shade and size of red and pink glitter I had in my glitter tub with a pink shimmer. The second is Monster’s Ball, which I created for my blog’s anniversary. It’s a frosty holographic purple polish filled with color shifting glitters and flakes. Swatches of both of these will be on the blog in the next few days!
And now onto the official stuff.
I will be verifying winning entries, so please don’t lie. I’ve had to throw out winning entries with every giveaway in the past because people have lied about finishing tasks- it makes me sad. Please don’t do it!
If you cannot enter using Rafflecopter, please leave me a comment and/or email with your information and I can enter it manually for you.
Please follow the link RIGHT BELOW THIS to enter!!! And GOOD LUCK!!!
Quick post again! Today I paired up two of my untried polishes- Zoya Arizona and Lumina Lacquer Pinball Wizard!
Zoya Arizona is a bright orange cream polish with a glossy finish. This was part of last year’s summer collection, Beach and Surf (in the Beach portion). I *adore* the Beach and Surf collections- I think I own a majority of them now with a few exceptions. Arizona went on well- this is 2 coats with no topcoat (look at that shine without topcoat!). I did have a few slightly bald areas after 2 coats, but I was rushing my paint job a little bit. I noticed that the dry time even with no topcoat was pretty fast too- it was relatively touch-dry after taking photos.
Next I added Lumina Lacquer’s Pinball Wizard on top. This is a glitter polish in a clear base that is chock FULL of matte glitters in every shape, size and color you can imagine. I used 1 coat on top of Arizona with topcoat.
As I tend to do with most glitter bombs, I used the dabbing method to place a lot of the glitters. I didn’t have to do any fishing for these large shapes and sizes- they came right up with no effort along with all the other glitters!
You can buy Zoya nail polish at ULTA stores as well as their website for $8 a bottle, and you can find Lumina Lacquer at their website for $10 a bottle. You can follow Zoya and Lumina Lacquer on Facebook for more news and updates!
I am a little behind (I know this is terribly shocking, right?)- but my second part of my Above the Curve review is set and ready to go for this evening. But in the meantime, I thought I’d post a quick mani I wore a few days ago. I’m up late writing this because it’s storming pretty heavily, and these polishes felt appropriate to show off! I chose to pair up I’m Only Happy When It Rains and Purple Rain- LOVE the result!
Also- Lumina Lacquer is restocking tomorrow at 11:oo am PST (2EST/1CST/12MST)- so maybe this can add something to your wish list!
First up is I’m Only Happy When It Rains, a beautiful light gray with a gorgeous blue-green sparkle. Sadly, this one isn’t being restocked today and may not return. (You definitely have to grab Lumina Lacquers you love when you can- there’s never a guarantee they’ll be back!) This polish began as a custom for a friend, and I’m so glad Tatiana opted to make a larger batch for all of us to enjoy!
Then I added 1 coat of Purple Rain on top! Yes, ya’ll- that’s just 1 coat.
This is one tightly packed glitter bomb- which is what Lumina Lacquer does best in my opinion! You’ll find just about every type of purple glitter in this polish- large, small, shapes, holos, even shards- all in there. There’s even some beautiful iridescent glitters that peek through in the sun!
I used the dabbing method to apply the glitters- if you’re wondering how to do that, you can follow this link to an amazing video by More Nail Polish showing exactly how! It’s a great way to apply glitter bombs like this one.
Remember, Lumina Lacquer restocks tomorrow at 11am PST! You can visit her Big Cartel store to see the polishes being sold- Purple Rain is included, along with a lot of other amazing colors! And be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on new colors and restocks!
This mani is what I wore this weekend to my sister in law’s bridal shower- my outfit had a mint green shirt with black slacks and a black 3/4 sleeve jacket, and this added a bit of fun all while matching perfectly!
I was the incredibly lucky winner of Smitten Polish’s Spring Giveaway- I haven’t won many giveaways, let alone such an AMAZING huge prize! I won all of the Berrydrop and Speck-tacular colors- and they are all are so very, very beautiful. This is one of the Berrydrop colors- Gooseberry Gumdrop.
For the Berrydrop collection, think of Illamasqua Raindrops in a rainbow of colors. All of the colors in this collection are very soft, muted pastels filled with fine white flakes. This particular color is a beautiful mint green. I used 3 thin coats- 2 coats may have been enough but there was just a hint of visible nail line. 2 thicker coats would be sufficient coverage.
Then I topped Gooseberry Gumdrop off with one of my other latest additions, Elevation Polish’s Haba Xueshan. This polish was just released in March in the View From The Top Collection. It’s similar to many other black and white polishes- various shapes and sizes of black and white glitter in a clear base. What makes Haba Xueshan unique is the addition of small and large ice blue/green circle glitter. I love it! This is just 1 coat of Haba Xueshan. I had to fish a tiny bit for the circles- they weren’t difficult to find, but I wanted to have many on each nail!
Hi guys! I never really updated officially on the blog, but I’m sure you were able to guess that I took an extended break from blogging. I still update on my Facebook page occasionally- which I think most people follow- but I apologize for never explaining that here as well. But I’m back now! I’ve missed blogging more than I thought I would. I actually planned to return almost a month ago, but my camera cord went missing- so the pictures in this post are about a month old now!
I’m planning on taking things slow initially- I’m going to make an effort to post regularly to keep myself on track, but I won’t be posting daily like many bloggers are able to do. I have a few reviews I’ve been incredibly late about posting (not polish, but polish/beauty related), so I’m going to do those this week, and then try and jump back in! Let me know what you’d like to see- right now my plan is to mainly do small, quick posts on whatever I’m wearing, but I’m open to suggestions and requests for sure!
This mani uses 2 of my very favorite polishes, Above the Curve Caty Perrywinkle and Lynnderella Blue Rouge. Even though both are recent purchases, they’re towards the top of my favorite list. I happened to have them sitting on my desk together and realized how perfect they would look as a pairing!
First is 2 coats of Above the Curve’s Caty Perrywinkle alone. Periwinkle is one of my favorite colors, so I was SUPER excited when Shaun and Angel debuted this gorgeous polish a few months ago. Caty Perrywinkle is a holographic periwinkle polish. It applied wonderfully, and outside in the sun it was much more holographic than my picture is showing. It’s definitely not an in-your-face holo, but it adds a gorgeous sparkle to a beautiful color.
Lynnderella’s Blue Rouge is actually a lot more opaque than people realize- you can have full coverage in 2 coats easily. Because of this I opted to do a glitter gradiant with Caty Perrywinkle, so that it wouldn’t be completely covered. I dabbed Blue Rouge around the cuticle area of my nails towards the middle, and then added a second coat and drug a tiny bit downward on each side. This is one of my very favorite Lynnderella polishes ever- it’s absolutely worth the splurge! It filled with smaller periwinkle and lilac glitters, and very fine pink glitter. Gorgeous!
I highly recommend both of these beauties! Here’s where you can find both:
Above the Curve: Follow their Facebook Page for updates, and purchase via their Etsy Store or Big Cartel Store– $9 (right now Caty Perrywinkle is only available via Big Cartel)
Lynnderella: Follow the Love Lynnderella Facebook page for polish updates, and buy via Lynnderella’s Ebay Store– $20
I’m excited to be back! I hope you guys liked my first return post as much as I did- I STILL love this mani! ❤