Friday, February 5, 2016

House Of Colour by China Glaze

Happy Friday Dolls!!!! Today I have China Glaze's newest collection,  House of Colour:) Now looking at the previews for this collection I was kinda meh about it, but there were a few that really struck me:) But when these babies came in the mail I got excited because the previews do not do this collection justice at all!!!!
*press sample*
First up is Let's Chalk About It, a Soft White Creme with just a hint of pink:) Great formula with only slight streaking on the first coat! Here is 2 coats

About Layin' Out is a gorgeous Salmon Pink Crelly:) This polish just looks juicy, builds up opacity in 2 coats but I did 3 coats just to take care of VNL (visable nail line)

Don't Be Shallow is a Sky Blue Crelly, one of my favs of this collection!!! The coverage is the same as About Layin' Out, good build up in 2 coats! But again I did 3 coats to take care of VNL:) not to mention it is one of Pantone's Color of the Year (Serenity)!

Shut The Front Door is a Medium Purple Crelly base with a very intense pink shimmer!!! This one is definitely unique in my collection, and I Love Unique:) Here is 2 coats

Chrome Is Where The Heart Is, a Blush colored Chrome!!! Like most chrome polishes this beauty has a tendency to streak on application:( but it is a 1 coat wonder!!!!

In The Near Fuchsia is a Fuchsia Crelly!!!! A great berry color with that lovely crelly squishiness that we all love!!!  The coverage is slightly more dense than the first two crellys in this collection as this took only 2 coats:)

Pink or Swim is a  Dusty Bubblegum Pink Creme!!! The formula was much thicker than the rest of the collection but still workable, here is 2 coats!  This is a slightly darker version of Pantone's second color of the year (Rose Quartz)

Sorry I'm Latte is a Nude Creme with pink/orange undertone! This one is a great neutral and perfect palate cleanser!!! Here is 2 coats:)

Glitter Me This... is a Gold, pale pink and white multi sized glitter topper in clear base! Now after looking at the pics I wish I had done this over a different color... The awesomeness of the combo IRL just didn't transfer in pics. The distribution of the glitters is perfect, no fishing at all!!! Here is 1 coat over Sorry I'm Latte:) 


Girls Just Wanna Have Sun is a Pale Yellow Creme! Now pale yellows are hard to do right so as not to wash out the skin, but this one is perfect!!!! Here is 2 coats:)

Come Rain Or Shine is a Medium Blue crelly with intense pink shimmer!!! There is nothing hidden about the shimmer in this polish, it is apparent in every light!!!! Here is 2 coats:)


Moonlight the Night is the last in this collection! It is a menagerie of  blue, purple, teal, and orange translucent glitters!! Looking at this polish in the bottle it appears to be in a blue jelly base, but fear not the base is clear!!! Here is 1 coat on all nails with several layers sponged on my ring finger!!! 


I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like this collection!!!! It has a little something for everyone!!!! My personal fave are Something to Chalk About, Girls Just Wanna Have Sun, Don't Be Shallow, and Come Rain or Shine:)

♥ 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*

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Negative Space Stamping Mani!!!

Hey Dolls:) Today's mani has been a while in the making!!! I have always loved the look of negative space manis, but I have never been able to execute them correctly:( I always would manage to smear the black somehow and then after multiple attempts I would get fed up and do something else!!! So I used a different method for this!!!


 I used Bundle Monster Abstract Set and stamped onto my silicone mat and covered it with a coat of SV (waited patiently for it to dry):) Then I placed the pre-stamped sheet over my wet nail (clear base coat) and cleaned it up with some acetone and sealed it all with SV:) On my accent nail I used China Glaze Daisy Know My Name? over white and used the same method!! Now for the downfall of this mani.... This sucker peeled off about halfway through day 2:(  I think it was maybe the base coat wasn't thick enough to fully secure the "sheet" to my nail or maybe I got sloppy and didn't fully seal the tip with SV!?!?! I will say that I will definitely use this method again as I love the crispness of the stamping (with no fear of it not fully transferring) but I will be tweaking my method of application!!!!  
Do you use this method??? Any tips or tricks to share??? Would love your input!!!

♥ Melissa

Monday, January 18, 2016

Rose Gold Triangles

Hey Dolls!!!! I have been in the mood to try some new mani methods out and this is my first:)  So for this mani I painted China Glaze Meet Me at the Mirage on a silicone mat (baking sheet I picked up from TJ Maxx for about 5 bucks) and then painted and topcoat on it. Once it dried, I CAREFULLY peeled it up and took some cuticle scissors and cut out some super tiny triangles:) I painted 2 coats of Essie Marshmallow on all of my nails and then CAREFULLY placed my little triangles (with tweezers) on my ring pinky and thumb while the polish was tacky! Finished this mani up with a coat of SV and done!!!



 I like the look of this mani, and it was super easy.  This mani could have so so many variations, and actually I just got an idea using this method to update my current mani!!!!  What new mani methods have you tried lately, any you would like to see me try???


♥ Melissa


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sheer Madness

The newest collection by Chirality is Sheer Madness, and it is madness how beautiful these six polishes are!!!! This collection is 6 sheer holo toppers in an array of colors:) These gems are perfect for adding a little something sweet to your existing mani or to play with some fun layering!!! Here is the first mani I did with this collection, a simple skittle gradient (with no sponging needed)!
*press sample*
 Feeling Blue Cheese is a sheer bright blue:) 


I Donut Like Puns is a sheer bright pink!


Jalapeno Business is a sheer seafoam green:)


 Raise the Steaks is a sheer maroon with a slight lean toward purple! 


 Currant Events is a sheer charcoal gray with a hint of brown:)


 Turnip the Beet is a sheer bright lavender!


For all of the swatches I did 3 coats on my pointer, middle and pinky finger, 1 coat over black on my ring finger! 3rd pic on all colors is Direct sunlight:)  The formula is phenomenal for all of these beauties!!! Sheer and Jelly like, but great at self leveling (no streaking here)!!!! and the Holo-y goodness is undeniable!!!! This Collection will be available Jan 23rd and will be $10 per color at http://chirality.bigcartel.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*