Friday, July 31, 2015

I Want it NOW!!

And It is Friday AGAIN!!!! So another simple mani for you today:) The base is SC black on black with random triangles taped off and Smitten polish I Want It Now over:) This particular polish I got several years ago (pretty sure it is not available at this time) in a grab bag and just never used it, but couldn't seem to part with it either it was just tooo pretty!!! Well I decided today is the day, and I couldn't be happier!!! I Want It Now is a dark green tinted base with green, teal and a few black glitters:) And It is not a topcoat eater like I would have thought:)




Check out those Macros!!!! Such a pretty color!!!!  Have a great weekend!!!



♥ Melissa

All products in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own

Friday, July 24, 2015

Poppy Accent Nail

Hey Dolls:) I'm back from an impromptu Vaca!!!! Got the opportunity to visit DC last week and jumped on it!!! I Love DC!!! I'm am not a "city girl" by nature but DC is beautiful, the architecture and the history are fantastic!!!!

(the hubby and me @ the Lincoln Memorial)

 And all of my nails made it back in one piece!!!! I know I can't be the only one but whenever I head out of town my nails decide break:( Anyways... on to today's mani!!! For this mani I used Zoya Maura as the red, and accent nail of white with some free handed poppies. I diluted Maura with a little bit of acetone to get the watercolor effect, added the stems and details with black and followed it all up with a coat of SV!!!


The only thing different I would do is really pay attention to where I put the poppies, cause I wish they were more centered... my OCD is kicking in:) Have a great weekend!!!

♥ Melissa

All products in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Navy and Rose Gold:)

So I was looking at some nautical inspired manis on Pinterest this am and noticed lots of navy white and gold:) So I figured I would do a nautical mani but then I saw China Glaze's Meet Me at the Mirage, a gorgeous Rose Gold sitting on my mani table and I couldn't resist!!! So instead of nautical I went with chevrons:) Chevrons are done with a Kiss stencil, and freehand lining:)  Now the Navy I used is Zoya Ryan, I am not happy with this selection.... I think this is a bit too dark for the look I had in mind, I think Zoya Sailor would have been a better choice:( Just a little too much contrast!


What do you think too much contrast??? or just right???

♥ Melissa

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blue and Green Fun

Hey Dolls:) Don't you just LOVE summertime!!! One of my favorite things about summer are the colors!!!! Everything is so bright and colorful, one of the saddest things about winter is everything is brown :(  I am a sucker for blues and greens so I grabbed 2 of my favs and threw this mani together!!! The colors I used are Barry M Greenberry, Sinful Shine Most Sinful and Sinful Color White on White.  I did some quick dots and added a gradient for fun:) 




I Love the look of this mani, But I did figure out that Sinful Shine Most Sinful is a pain to gradient:( No matter how many times I tried I couldn't get the fade smooth or completely covered:( But it still turned out good!!!

♥ Melissa

All products in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Red-y to Rave!!!

A few months ago China Glaze came out with the Electric Nights Collection, and I just knew I had to have them!!!! One of the first colors in this collection that caught my eye was Red-y to Rave:) This is a super bright Red/Orange neon that does not play well with my camera at all (like most neons)!!! I used China Glaze Liquid Leather as an accent for this mani:) I love the contrast between the two colors!!!!

Love, Love, Love this mani!!! Neon and black is always a good color combo no matter the design!!! and China Glaze has done a fantastic job with this collection of Neons!!!!

♥ Melissa

All products in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Matte Rainbow Dots

Hi Dolls:) I haven't done a dot mani in a while and with all the rainbows on social media this week, I was inspired:)  I Love Dot manis mostly because they are super easy and fun!!! and with all the fabulous neon colors out right now I couldn't resist!!! For this mani I used all China Glaze polishes:
White:  White on White
Blue: DJ Blue My Mind
Pink: Shocking Pink
Purple: That's Shore Bright
Orange: Sun of a Peach
Green: I'm with the Lifeguard



I decided to add a Matte top coat to this just to give a little different feel:) CG's Matte Magic is what I used here:) I love how this mani turned out!!! 

♥ Melissa

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday French Tips

Happy Tuesday dolls!!!! I have such a fun mani to show you today:) I think this pattern for nail art in general is one of my favorites, it just has so many potential color combos and is so super easy!!!! Check out these others I have done in the past here and here:)  For this mani I started with tips in Zoya Kitridge a nice bubblegum pink:) I then added some leopard spots with Barry M's Blueberry and Black! Followed all this with a coat of SV:) Super easy, fun and quick!!!!



What do you think of this??? Played out or Play On??? I Love it and I guess that's all that really matters:) Hope you are having a great week and staying cool (it's so freaking hot outside)

♥ Melissa

All products in this post were purchased by me and all opinions are my own

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

China Glaze Desert Escape Collection

Hey Dolls!!!! Wow it is HOTT outside here today, and I have the perfect collection to go with this hot weather to show you; The China Glaze Desert Escape Collection!!!! This is a six hue collection that is both Modern and Neutral, I LOVE IT:) 
*press sample*
First up is Don't Desert Me, a magenta polish with a slight blue pearl shimmer:) Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!!!


 Rain Dance the Night Away is next:) A gorgeous bright blue/turquoise polish that is super fun!!!! This is one of my favorites from this collection, I love the contrast between my nails and skin tone!!!! Here is 2 coats, no topcoat:) 


 Meet me in the Mirage, is another fav in this collection!! This is a bronze super shimmer, that shines in epic proportions! This one is a little finicky in regards to brush strokes but so worth the effort, just use thin coats:) Here is 3 thin coats with no topcoat! 


The Heat is On, a cherry red crelly polish:)  I love the finish on this beauty, it is squishy like a Jelly!!! Here is 2 coats with no top coat:)


 Don't Mesa with my Heart is a bright bubblegum pink creme with a slight dusty feel to it:) This is bright and subdued all at the same time:) Here is 2 coats with no top coat!



 What's she Dune, is the final color in this collection:) A sand colored creme that leans a little grey! I love the neutrality of this color, a great a palate cleanser:) Here is 2 coats with no topcoat!


Isn't this Collection gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to see where China Glaze goes next!!!! This set is exclusive to Lockandmane.com and retails for 7.50 per color:) Ulta will not have this collection and Sally's will only have select nail art kits but not the individual colors.  So if you want them go grab them now:) 

 ♥ 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*

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Zoya Paradise Sun Swatches

Happy Tuesday Dolls!!! I can't believe we are on the brink of Summer, although here in the South it feels like we are smack dab in the middle of it!!! Today I have Part 2 of the Zoya Summer collections for you, Paradise Sun:) This Collection is full of metallic micro shimmer in some gorgeous tones!!!
*press sample*
First up is Mae, a vibrant warm Magenta with a metallic finish and silver micro shimmer!!! Here is 2 coats with 1 coats of SV:)


 Isa is next:) This gem is a rich purple metallic with a deep blue base infused with teal micro shimmers! This is my favorite of the whole collection:) Here is 2 coats with 1 coat of SV!


Selene, a rich teal with a strong metallic finish and aqua micro shimmers:) The finish of this is slightly off, once dry it almost looks like sheet prints and I'm not sure if I like it or not. But this color is absolutely stunning, but use a base as it can stain!:) Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV! 


 Oceane, is a blue metallic with a beautiful turquoise base:) The finish of this is the same as Selene and prone to stain as well:( However the color is breathtaking!!! Here is 2 coats and 1 coat of SV:)


Genesis is another favorite of this collection:) A Beautiful white shimmer that is not quite metallic!!! Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV:)


Aphrodite is the last in this collection, and has my favorite finish by far:) This is a vibrant red with an orange undertone, it's finish is a mix between a metallic and jelly!!! Here is 2 coats with a coat of SV:)


My favs of this collection are Isa, Oceane, Genesis!!! What are yours? This collection is available now on www.zoya.com for $9 each and $54 for all of them!

♥ 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*