Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day Nail Art: Looking for a Heartbeat

Well hello there, Valentine girls and guys!

I had a little extra time in between swatching to do some nail art for Valentine's Day, so I wanted to share it with you. Now, let me preface this by saying that I used some vinyl stencils that I got free with an order from WhatsUpNails.com. I had never tried stencils before, and I don't know how you people make these look so perfect, but I clearly failed. Still, I thought these were kind of cute, so I decided to post them anyway. I made a big oops on the middle nail, so I just sponged over it, and covered it with glitter. I wish all of life's problems could be so easy to fix. Just throw some glitter on it, and it's all good!

Here is how it turned out:



For this look, I used the following:

OPI - Say Hello Kitty for the base color.
Sally Hansen - Pink Blink for the light pink creme polish.
Sinful Colors - Decadent for the glitter accent.
What's Up Nails - Heartbeat Stickers and Stencils


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Esmaltes da Kelly Marvel & DC Comics Collection Review: DC Comics











Hello beauties!

Well, this post was a long time in the making. During the Fall, I got hooked on Instagram, and started seeing tons of swatches for this collection. Just in the past few months, I opened my eyes to the wonderful world of indie brands, and this was my second venture. I've really become a fan of these by Esmaltes da Kelly, and comes up with some really beautiful, fun polishes. This is a huge, two-part collection dedicated to the characters from Marvel and DC Comics. Each part includes 10 polishes each, bringing the total to a whopping 20. So needless to say, this took me a little while to obtain the entire collection.

At first, my intention was to just collect a few from my favorite characters for the novelty, but I loved the polishes that I bought so much, and all those gorgeous swatches on Instagram made me want more. Before I knew it, I was collecting more and more as time went on. I finally finished these off when my dad bought me the remaining polishes for my birthday. So now, I can happily present to you my review for this collection in two parts. 

Here is part one, the DC Comics Collection:


Friday, February 5, 2016

Zoya Matte Velvet 2015 Collection Review



Hello lovelies! Today is a post that I'd wanted to make before the holidays, but I just ran out of time. Now that things are settled down, I still wanted to review this collection. This is the newest collection of matte velvet shades from Zoya. As you can see, they chose a palette very similar to the previous matte velvet collection, but instead of going with darker colors, they went with some light shades this time around. I don't have the swatches for the older collection, but you can check them out here at one of my fave nail blogs, The Polishaholic. These are not dupes by any means, so in case you're thinking of skipping this because you got last year's collection, think again. You're definitely going to want to grab more than a few of these.

So let's get to it!