Friday, January 23, 2015

Unconventional Color Combo:)

TGIF!!! Who is ready for the Weekend:) ME!!!! It has been crazy busy this week, with the kiddo out of school Mon, Tues, and Wed. having a seven yr old and 5mth old in the house is exhausting, add in 3 dogs and a cat = one tired momma!!!  I saw a mani on pinterest the other day with a super pastel purple with and accent of penny talk by Essie and got inspired:) I haven't used penny talk in such a long time I figured I would break it out!!! I didn't wanna go with a pale purple, I wanted something unusual:) I grabbed Zoya Blu, one of my favorite pale blues even if it does take 3 coats to not be streaky... and then added some pointy accents with Penny Talk and tape!!!! 

I really do love this unconventional color combo!!! It is different, edgy, but delicate all the same!!! and did I mention easy:) What are your favorite unusual color combos???? Hope you Dolls have a fabulous and relaxing weekend!!!!  

♥ Melissa

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Heart Breaker

Happy Tuesday Dolls!!!! Today I had decided to try nail strips for the first time!!! I know these things have been out for a while, but I really like polish and I figure why mess with a good thing:) Plus application seemed like it would be a pain!!! But I was at Walgreens over the weekend, and these beauties were on clearance for less than $3:) Instead of doing a full many I just decided to do a accent nail just because I wasn't sure how well they were going to wear and or how I was going to like them:) I used Black by Salon Perfect as my base, and then I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Heart Breaker on my ring finger:) I wanted to added a little accent to my thumb so I cut out a little heart and smacked it on!! Application was super super easy!!! Way easier than I expected except for the little hearts those were kind of pain in the butt:)


 So what do you think of nail strips??? I think they're cute and I would definitely use them again however for $10 for the set is a little pricey, but if I catch them on sale again I'll pick some more up!!!

♥ Melissa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tried and True Bright Blue:)

Happy Monday!!! Oh Man what a couple of weeks it has been... I have been sick and I just can't seem to shake it:( Don't think it is the Flu, thank goodness, but I have been pretty miserable!!! I finally painted my nails today and needed something bright!!! I went with a tried and true blue, Sunday Funday by China Glaze!!! I added some blue Glequins to my cuticle line, just to add something extra!!! I absolutely adore simple manis like this:) Don't get me wrong I love intricate nail art too, but sometimes simple is best!!!


What's your favorite simple or intricate manis??? And what color do you wear to brighten your mood???

♥ Melissa

Monday, January 5, 2015

My First Makeup post:)

Happy Monday Dolls!!! I hope you all have a fabulous Holiday!!!! Today I am branching into unknown territory of Blogging... Makeup:) I have been contemplating diving into makeup on the blog for a while. As the new year starts I figured why not :)

Today I have NYX soft matte lip cream in Monte Carlo! In the tube this stuff looks like its going to be a deep blood red, but on the lip it's more of a berry red! This color has a slight blue undertone which looks great with my pale skin!!! It is super creamy but with a slight powdery feel (I'm guessing for the matte finish) when you put it on. Downside it does tend to get flaky after about an hour on
:( and then you have to wipe it off and reapply or it gets a little clumpy, which sucks!



 I picked this up at Ulta for $5.99, definitely a good deal!!!  I LOVE red lips and the fact that this is matte gives a slight twist to a classic!!! 

 Melissa

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015...

Wow what a year 2014 was:) It had it High points and Low points but it was definitely a ride!!! I figured I would take the first post of the new year to give you guys an update on my life, and some changes coming to Pinked Polish! 

Well, where to start... I have been suffering from a bit of Holiday Depression:( I haven't even painted my nails in 2 weeks:( Add on top of that, sinus crap and a teething baby and there you go... I usually Love Christmas time but for some reason this year I just couldn't get into the spirit, I was really missing my mom (she passed away 8 years ago), and just struggling emotionally.

On a positive note I have hit a personal goal of EBF (exclusively breast feeding) my princess since birth, almost 5mths and still going strong!!! I have also successfully made my first quilt (my hubby's Christmas gift)!!!

On Changes to Pinked Polish, I have decided I want to bring in some make up and skin care posts every now and then:) PP will still be predominantly POLISH, but I feel like I need to change things up a bit!!! I will also be blogging about things that are important to me, such as: my kids, my hubby, my faith, and topics that just strike a nerve. I will try not to offend anyone, but then again everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everything I write will be just that, MY OPINION.

Now lastly My New Year Resolutions:
To focus on the relationships most important to me, by giving them my time and undivided attention.
To post to my blog with more regularity.
To love without borders.

That all Dolls!!! Happy New Year!!!! 

♥ Melissa

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Turkey Nails:) A week late!!!

Hi Dolls:) So sorry I have been MIA:( I got super sick (head/chest cold possibly the flu) right before Thanksgiving and I am just now on the mend:) Still coughing a bunch and lots of sinus pressure and run down but finally starting to feel better!!!! But I wanted to show you my Turkey Day Nails even if I am a week late!!!


I was super proud of my turkey nails!!! and I can't wait to work on my christmas nail art!!! 

♥ Melissa

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Zoya Wishes Swatches and Review

Good Morning Dolls!!! Wow what a week it's been, do you ever go on vacation and feel like you need a vacation? That's been my week. Last week I went to Atlanta to see my family and flying with a 3 month old by myself, what was I thinking! But now I'm all nice and recovered and gearing up for Thanksgiving! So today just in time for Black Friday I have the Zoya Wishes collection for you!
*press sample*
Up first is Prim:) This beauty is a light bluish periwinkle shimmer that is completely opaque in one coat! This beauty is so shiny it's almost like a foil polish! Here is one coat followed by a coat of SV:)


 Haven is up next:) This gem is a rich purple shimmer with red undertones! Completely gorgeous:) Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV!!!


 Willa, is my favorite of this collection! A deep deep smoky black that is not flat or too harsh, just perfection!!! Here is 2 coats followed by a coat of SV:)


Imogen is a gorgeous black Ultra Pixie, add a topcoat and WOWZA!!! Here is 2 coats with no topcoat (bottom pic of all pixie dusts are with a coat of Gelous and SV)



 Thea, is like Aurora's pixie dust twin!!! And Aurora is one of my favorite polishes of all time:) A plum like purple pixie dust... freaking awesome! Here are two coats with no top coat:) and then you add a top coat and Magic!!!



 Nori, is the last in the collection. A gorgeous bright blue Pixie!!! This beauty is a nice break from the dark colors that we normally see in winter but totally doable :) Here are two coats with no top coat, but when you add a top coat its like jelly!!!



So what do you think of this collection, I love it! It is available now on the Zoya website, and I'm sure they're going to have some awesome deals for Black Friday they always do!

♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*

Monday, November 10, 2014

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Holiday 2014

Happy Monday Dolls!!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!!! Today I have 3 polishes from Smokey Mountain Lacquers Holiday 2014 Collection:) Now this is my first experience with Smokey Mountain Lacquers, and I am impressed!!! 
*press sample*
First off the packaging is Super cute and done really well!!!! Now on to the polish:)
 Halo is a beautiful white creme that has a pink and green flash to it:) This is my favorite!!! and next to a Holo that is saying a LOT!!!! This polish just has a underglow to it that makes it stand out without being a harsh white:) Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV:)


A Walk through Eden is next! This is a deep green linear Holo, totally gorgeous!!!! Formula is excellent on this beauty with only one coat needed and a coat of SV:)



Pop the Bubbly is the last one I have today:) This Gold Glitterbomb is sooooo sparkly and has super good coverage:) Here are 2 coats followed with a coat of SV. This polish without a topcoat has a textured finish!!!


So What Do you think??? I Love them and can't to see what Smokey Mountain Lacquers brings next!!! This collection goes live Wednesday 11/12/14 at 8pm EST:) and will be available at http://www.smokeymountainlacquers.com/  :) 

 ♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*


Friday, November 7, 2014

Twinkle by China Glaze:) Swatches and Review

Hello and welcome to The final instalment of the China Glaze Twinkle collection:) haha!!! Today I Have the final 6 polishes for your viewing enjoyment:) These 6 are a blend of cremes, shimmers and 1 pretty awesome foil polish!!!
*press sample*
First up is Out Like a Light:) This is a dark charcoal gray creme and it is gorgeous!!! I used 2 coats followed with a coat of SV:)

December to Remember is up next!!! This beauty is a medium shimmery blue with an awesome pink shimmer:) The formula is a tiniest bit thin and complete coverage took 3 coats!!! 


Define Good... is a rich Mulberry shimmer:) A truly classic color that is perfect for fall!!! Formula is great with only 2 coats here:)


Tip your Hat is a Classic True Red!!! Christmas red, Fire engine red, or target red could all be used to describe this classic shade:) 2 coats and done!!!


No Peeking! is a deep dusty purple shimmer that is soooo pretty:) This polish is beautiful and edgy but still easy enough for anyone to wear!!!


Last up is I'd Melt for You:) This is a bright silver foil polish that is my favorite!!! Not just because it is bright but it also covers perfect in 1 coat:)


So what do you think of this collection!!!I Love it!!! China Glaze always impresses me:)  Hope you dolls have a fabulous weekend!!!

 ♥ Melissa

*Press Sample: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review. I was not paid for my review of this product and all opinions are my own*