Monday, October 28, 2013

Pink Leopard Halloween Nails!

Hey guys!

On Friday I went to my first Halloween party of the year. I've been a bunny for the past 5 years in a row, so this Halloween I *had* to switch it up. But I've never put too much effort into my costumes, so I went on a search for some ears that I could wear with a simple dress that I already own. I wanted to be a kitty originally, but then I found some AWESOME pink leopard ears at Claire's that came with a cute tail. The best part? Only 5 bucks! And Claire's was the second store I stopped at, so finding my costume was super easy!

I paired the ears with a thin-strap black dress and black knee-high black boots with heels. I wish I had a picture of the whole outfit, because I thought it looked really cute even despite it being simple. The best accessory were my nails. I painted them to match the ears and they really stood out with my black dress. I got a lot of compliments all night!

I started with a base of two coats of Zoya Shelby, a cool baby pink. Then I used a brush to paint on blobs of KBShimmer Don't Pink Twice, an awesome neon hot pink that dries to a semi-matte finish. Lastly, I used a brush and OPI Black Onyx to finalize the leopard print. I added KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish it all off, and voila! Cute pink leopard nails that matched perfectly with my outfit. I really love the final result! 

Does anyone have any fun costume ideas for this week? And will you be polishing your nails to match?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day! =)

Friday, October 18, 2013

China Glaze Pink Voltage

Hey guys!

Are you as stoked for the weekend as I am?? This week kind of flew by and honestly felt like a really long weekend (minus the whole no alarm clock thing) - I played softball, went hiking, saw some of my favorite people... so yay, a great week! Of course there was school mixed in there too. And now I'm ready for a great weekend that will hopefully be filled with hiking, the farmer's market, the beach, bike rides, and my lovely friends.

Today I want to show you another polish that's definitely more summer than fall... but that's okay, because it's so fun and awesome! China Glaze Pink Voltage is a neon cool-toned pink with blue shimmer that creates a gorgeous blue flash in the sunlight and gives the polish a lot of depth. This shade is so bright and bold and makes me so happy!

The formula was okay, not the best but definitely not the worst either. The formula is on the thinner side and went on somewhat streaky at first, but by the second coat things started to even out. Three coats was the magic number with Pink Voltage, and by the end of the 3rd coat, everything looked nice and even. Dry time was also relatively fast... score!

This dries to a nearly-matte finish, which I actually really like! Here's Pink Voltage - 3 coats, no top coat. 


I added KBShimmer Clearly on Top to show what Pink Voltage looks like all nice and glossy. And it's equally as stunning. The blue shimmer comes out a lot more with the top coat. 


So there you have it! My favorite neon pink. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have an amazing weekend!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hobby Polish Bloggers Halloween Giveaway!

Hey guys!

I'm so excited to share with you that I'm participating in my first giveaway! And what better way to have a first giveaway than to participate in one with a group of amazing nail-obsessed ladies? The winner will receive $320 to the online etailer of their choice: Llarowe, Ninja Polish, Harlow & Co., or PayPal. Pretty amazing, huh? You could buy a hell of a lot of polish with that!

To enter, please allow the Rafflecopter widget to load below. All Terms and Conditions may also be found in the widget. Please visit the following Hobby Polish Bloggers members who are bringing this to you! You may enter using Rafflecopter from any of the below blogs but your entry will only count one time. You may, however, tweet about the giveaway (the last option) once a day for the duration of the giveaway. 

Also, special shoutout to Ms. Krystal over at Polish Galore for putting this all together for us! Thanks, Krystal!

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Best of luck, everyone! Thanks for stopping by =)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Zoya Creamy

Hey guys!

Sorry I kind of fell off the face of the earth again. It's been drier outside, which means my nails started peeling again. :( So I've been trying to take care of them with OPI Nail Envy, lots of patience, and no polish. They're definitely getting better though! Yay!

Anyway, I know it's fall now and all and there are a lot of vampy polishes all over the place, but I still like rocking brighter fun colors year-round! Polish knows no seasons... haha. Zoya Creamy is actually one of my favorite polishes... it's pretty much *the* perfect yellow. It's a warm, bright, sunny creme that applies pretty well given the color. The formula is on the thicker side but applies smoothly. It's a little streaky and uneven at first, but by the 3rd coat, everything is pretty much smoothed out and good to go.

And now I present to you the lovely and wonderful Zoya Creamy - 3 coats, no top coat.



What do you guys think about yellow polish? I was hesitant the first time I tried it because it's kind of unusual, but then I fell in love! Whenever I wear yellow I'm just so happy every time I look at my nails.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic day =)

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