Friday, April 29, 2016

Neon Dotted Mani

So last week after I got the new China Glaze Lite Brites collection I just had to do a little nail art:) (see my full review here) Simple nail art is my fav, mostly because it is a quick way to up your nail game! And when you have a toddler running around your ankles quick is essential.  I did a basic white base coat and then grabbed Lime After Lime, Whip It Good, None of Your Risky Business, and I'll Pink to That. I did some basic dots in different sizes, added a top coat and DONE!

See simple but beautiful!!! The more I use this collection the more I Love it!!! Hope you all have a great weekend:) 

♥ Melissa

Friday, April 22, 2016

China Glaze Lite Brites swatches and review

TGIF Dolls!!!! I love this time of year, perfect temperatures and more time outside playing with my kiddos!!! Not to mention bright colors everywhere:) That is one thing I really don't like about winter everything is so brown and dreary. And speaking of bright colors I have the new China Glaze Lite Brites collection to share with you today:) This collection is packed full of fun, neon and super bright colors and the names of the polishes will bring a hint of nostalgia:) 
*press sample*
We Got the Beet is a squishy medium purple jelly with a ton of gold micro glitter! Looking at this one in the bottle I was not sure that I would like it, it looks "thick"... then I put it on and it started to get gritty on the nail as it dried and I said Oh NO:( But I added a coat of Gelous and SV and it is fabulous!

Let's Jam is a gorgeous lilac purple with a strong blue shimmer! With colors like this I always worry that the shimmer won't translate to the nail, but that was not necessary with this beauty. The shimmer is strong with this one!

I Got A Blue Attitude is a rich blurple with a teal/blue shimmer! This one played games with my camera and my eyes! In one light it is a rich medium purple and in another light a rich medium blue... This one has a very subtle shimmer that you can kinda catch a glimpse of in the macro shot, I was hope for a stronger shimmer but it just isn't so!

Hot Flash is a true red neon:) Just that description alone is a conundrum, can there even be a true red that is neon without crossing over into the realm of pink... Well CG did it with this gem! Even though the neon doesn't translate over into the pics, it did make my camera go all wonky like most neons do.

Papa Don't Peach is a squishy orange/peach jelly packed with gold micro glitter.  It has the same grittiness as We Got The Beet, but this one I knew I would love! This one has a slight lean toward neon but it is not quite there.  I also did a coat of Gelous and SV with this one!

None of Your Risky Business is a light neon orange, almost like a sun bleached neon but a little brighter.  As soon as I saw this I thought I had seen it before, and turns out it looks remarkably close to Home Sweet House Music that came out last summer. Risky Business is just a tad lighter so "similar but not the same" :)

Bite Me is a classic neon pink shimmer with a slight lean toward coral! This is the only polish that I had formula issues with:( It was thick, not unmanageable thick but I had to be careful to not make my coats too thick... But a bonus is I definitely did not have to worry about cuticle pooling:)

Lip Smackin' Good is a bubble gum pink neon with a hidden purple shimmer.  This shimmer is almost undetectable but is just enough to make it interesting!

I'll Pink to That is a perfect hot pink neon! I think I may have found my new favorite hot pink.  This beauty has a cooler tone to it than the other pinks in this collection! 

Whip It Good is a pale lemon yellow neon. This gem is one of my favs, I love the fact that it is neon yellow but not like a highlighter!  This is bottled sunshine:)

Lime After Lime is a gorgeous neon lime green! Another favorite of mine in this collection:) I just can't get over how bright and fun this color is.

What I Like About Blue is a neon sky blue shimmer:) Now in the bottle this color looks muted... but once you put it on it brightens right up! I love the silver shimmer in this polish it just makes it glow:)

All swatches are 2 coats with a coat of SV.  I had no problems with formula, except with Bite Me being kinda thick. Coverage and opacity were great:) I am super impressed with this whole collection.  My favorite part about these is the coverage and vividness of the colors, most neons need white undies to make them pop but not these!  My favorites are Let's Jam, I'll Pink to That, Whip it Good and Lime after Lime:) Hope you have a great 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*

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Yellow Polka Dot...

Everybody knows the song Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini!!!! Even though it came out decades before I was born:) When I received Lemon Drops from Barielle's new Protect Plus Color with ProSina line, it was the first thing that came to mind!!!! ProSina is a specialized keratin that is infused into the polish to help protect and strengthen weak nails, awesome!!!!  But there is NO WAY that I am putting on a Bikini and posting photos, so instead I used that song as inspiration for this mani!!!!
*press sample*

Lemon Drops is a bright yellow creme! I used 2 coats and dotted on an easy pattern in white and followed it all up with a coat of SV. The wear time on this mani was decent for me, no tip wear or chipping until day 3:)  Of course I was doing laundry and we all know how that can destroy a mani!

♥ 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, April 8, 2016

For Lily

It is Friday again dolls! Sorry for the delay in this post, my last fur puppy passed away last weekend from bone cancer:( Lily was my beautiful, sweet, and gentle 13yr old Rottweiler! It has been super quiet around my house without her:(  
 In Honor of Lily (or Beanie as we called her) I did a black and tan mani for her markings!

I did a simple black base with dotted design using China Glaze Sorry I'm Latte. On my accent nail I did a black and tan water marble. Have a great weekend!

♥  Melissa