Friday, June 28, 2013

French Tip Fun

Happy Friday Loves:) Hope you are ready to start the freaking weekend, I know I am!!! So tonight lets have a little French Tip Fun:)  For this mani I used Essie Sand Tropez for the base, this is the perfect nude (at least for my skin tone)!!! For the tips and the accent dots I used Color Club Cherubic from the 2012 Halo Hues collection:) I love how understated this mani is under natural light but sparks to light in the sun (and flash of a camera)!
So what do you guys think of this??? Love it as much as I do or hate it??? Let me know:) Happy Weekend!!!
♥ Melissa

Monday, June 24, 2013

Black and Gold Geometric:)

Happy Monday Dolls:) I have a real quick post for you tonight, a simple fun mani:)  For this mani I used Zoya Kerry as my base:) I just can't even tell you how much I Love this polish!!! It really is the perfect yellow gold:) I've never been much of a fan of gold or yellow but Zoya has really changed my mind with the last couple of collections:) I stamped BM 319 with Konad Black. This mani is bold and sassy, just how I like them:)
Hope you have a great week:)  and just a quick FYI Zoya is giving away the Mini Instagram Trio (including Tinsley, Rocky, and Hazel) Free with a $10 + S&H purchase, just enter the code: 3SUM!!! This is limited, only 2,000 are available:)
♥ Melissa

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Essentials

Happy Monday:) Hope you have had a great one!!! Well if not, at least it is almost over:) And even though it is Monday I do have a really great surprise for you!!! The Summer Essentials Collection by Too Cute-icle:) Alright prepare yourselves this is a bright crème, jelly, holo-goodness of a collection!!! Featuring 7 must have summer favs!!!
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
First up is Hot Shades (who doesn't need a pair of hot shades, even if they are just to protect your eyes)  This bright orange is burning hot!!! It is a crelly polish with a great holo that just shines:) This is 3 coats with a coat of SV.

Next up is Lifeguard, who needs saving, I DO!!!!:) This is a bright Cherry Red holo, that reminds me totally of maraschino cherries, juicy!!! Here is 2 coats of Lifeguard over nude with a coat of SV!!! *I recommend wearing a base as reds and blues can stain those pretty nails!!!

Cutoffs, is a cool sky blue with a fun splash of holo!!! This is nothing more comfy than a great pair of cutoffs!!! And this polish is definitely comfy, cool and relaxing; but makes a statement at the same time, just like a pair of cutoffs!!! Here is 2 coats of Cutoffs over nude followed with a coat of SV!!! * I recommend wearing a base as reds and blues can stain those pretty nails!!!

Beach Blanket is a rich purple, just like a beach blanket should be:) This is probably my favorite of the collection:) I am such a sucker for Purple!!! But really can you resist the juicy grape-ness of Beach Blanket!!! 2 coats over nude with a coat of SV.

And what Summer is complete without a Bright Pink Bikini!!! Not mine!!! Now although not everyone feels comfortable wearing a bikini, everyone can wear this one and will totally love it!!! I am wearing 2 coats and a coat of SV:)

Flippy Floppies, a bright yellow jelly holo!!! Flip flops are a way of life in the South, I must own something like 15 pairs (and I wear them year round)!!!  and I can just imagine this polish on my toes in some flippy floppies, yay!!!! Here is 3 coats over nude with a coat of SV, I almost wish I had put this over white to make the color pop more. Still gorgeous anyway!!! 

And Last but not least the most important of any summer essential, SPF!!! This gorgeous Lime green holo is so pretty:)  Green is slowly becoming one of my favorite polish colors, life is too short to wear nothing but pink and red right??? Now for a quick PSA - always wear sunscreen, nobody wants wrinkles, age spots, or cancer,  Right!!! Not to mention sunburns suck!!! 2 coats of SPF over nude and a coat of SV!!!

Now to get you own Summer essentials Collection, check out Too Cute-icle and pick up these beauties for  $10 for a full size, $5 for a mini. Or if the fancy strikes you grab the whole collection for $55 for Full Size or $30 for the minis!!! and Don't forget to show the LOVE on FB!!!
♥ 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

and check out another awesome review of these polishes over at
The Fox Claws
Summer Essentials Part 1
Summer Essentials Part 2

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day!!

Hi Dolls:) Hope you are all having a great weekend, cause it is back to the grind tomorrow:( So a Big Happy Fathers Day to my Daddy and my wonderful Husband!!! and In honor of Father's Day I let my wonderful hubby pick out the polish for this mani:)  I am starting to think he has a thing for Zoya's cause every time I get him to choose colors for my mani's 9 outta 10 times he goes for Zoya:) and well it is easy to see why, cause Zoya is fabulous!!! The colors he went for are Ali, a gorgeous neon pink and Kerry, a beautiful yellow gold foil.
 Gorgeous and Simple:) I used 2 coats of Ali and 2 coats of Kerry followed up with a coat of SV.  I am really liking the look of these to colors together. Oh and stay tuned tomorrow, cause I have a surprise for you:)
 ♥ ~ Melissa

Friday, June 7, 2013

Floam Dupe... WHAT??? and more:)

Happy Friday Dolls:) Wow what a week it has been!!!! I don't know about you but I am sooo looking forward to a LARGE glass of Wine and some lovely polishing, starting now!!!!  I have 3 gorgeous polishes to show you tonight by Salon Perfect, including a Floam Dupe, yes you heard me right!!!Now unless you have been hiding under a rock or are completely new to the polish world, Floam is the super awesome polish originally created by Nail Venturous, it is now produced and sold by  But since it's inception it has been coveted by nail polish enthusiast everywhere, and thanks to Salon Perfect is now available to everyone!!!

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

So on to the swatches!!! First up is Kaboom, this polish is a literal explosion of blue and yellow matte micro glitters in a clear base. See a Total Floam Dupe, only way more affordable. The formula for this polish is a little thick as you expect for a micro glitter bomb, but completely workable. To get this look I used 3 thin coats followed with a coat of Gelous and SV to smooth it all out:) I then decided to add a matte top coat just to see the difference and although I like them both, the shiny just did it for me on this one:)

Next up is Exploded, this polish is filled with neon Orange and yellow matte glitters. This polish just glows  on your fingertips!!! The formula was the same as with Kaboom and 3 thin coats were needed!!! How gorgeous is this both with and without the Matte Top Coat!!! Although the matte really mutes the intensity of the color:)
 Finally is Bang, this tangerine glitter  bomb is my favorite of the 3:) Bang is full of neon Orange and yellow matte glitter but is slightly lighter than Exploded.  The formula on this one was a little thicker than the other two so I layered 2 coats over China Glaze Orange you Hot?, perfect!!! Now for this one the Matte top coat just rocked my socks!!! I adore it!!!
So what do you think of these beauties??? And for the Best part... The are sold at Walmart as part of the Salon Perfect Neon Collision Collection for $3.99, talk about a deal!!!! Which one is your Fav and which one are you going hunting for???
 ♥ ~ 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 4, 2013

Hand Perfection

Happy Tuesday Dolls:) So as a Nail blogger you can only imagine the hell I put my hand, nails and cuticles through. In and out of acetone, polish on, polish off, wash and wash again, whitening soak, buffing and shining. And on top of that I work at a doctors office so constant washing with antimicrobial soap and hand sanitizer galore. So keeping my hands looking fabulous is a full time job.  Well I have been given the awesome opportunity to review Hand Perfection by Ellen Sirot's:)
Now before I get started I am gonna show you my before pics

now a little info about the products
The Hand Perfection Anti-Aging System* has been clinically proven to:
  • Hydrate the skin, Making it softer and smoother looking
In just 2 weeks…
  • Visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crepiness
  • Improve youthful radiance and tone
  • Improve elasticity and fullness
With continued use…
  • Younger looking hands for a younger looking you
The skin on your hands is as sensitive as the skin around you eyes. That’s why hands age so quickly and make you look older than you really are. But now you can fight back…

Hand Perfection Anti-Aging Hand Care for Younger Looking Hands. America’s #1 hand model Ellen Sirot has developed this extraordinary collection specially formulated to help reverse the visible signs of aging and deliver radiantly youthful hands. The secret is the RevitaStim Active Complex which closely mimics to associate with your skin’s Natural Protective Barrier to help restore and maintain the appearance of youthful-looking hands. This complex contains these special ingredients:
  • Olivem-1000 developed from olive oil to help restore the protective moisture barrier and speed delivery of vital functional ingredients
  • Hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture and elasticity
  • Shea Butter and Vitamins A, B, C and E to help the condition the skin
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 in the Day Cream to help protect the skin from sun damage
*Use the Hand Perfection system including Nourishing Day Cream in combination with the Rejuvenating Night Cream for hands you’ll love again!
Try our Nail & Cuticle Pen… It’s clinically proven to significantly improve the look and feel of nails and cuticles in as little as 5 days and reduces tearing, splitting , peeling and cracking.

and now for the After Pics
Now for all the details you want:) The Day Cream is light and silky with a super light clean aloe scent. It absorbs almost instantly with no greasy feeling:) I use this a couple of times a day, right after I wash my hands and miraculously I don't have to use it more than that, the moisture lasts!!! The Night Cream is heavier but still has that super light clean scent. The feeling is not greasy but it is wetter (I'm not even sure that makes sense) a heavier dose of moisture!!! Finally the Nail and Cuticle treatment, a light oil that comes in a super easy to use stick.  I use 1 click on each hand and apply before the night cream. I rub the oil in and let it soak for about 5 min and then put the night cream on.
Now for the results: I didn't really notice results till about the 2nd week. My hands were softer and I didn't have to use nearly as much lotion . And now I can see a real difference, my nails are stronger with no peels or corners chipping off!!! My cuticles are tons better I haven't had any of those nasty skin peels:) and the condition of my skin is just all around better:)
Now for the price:) Day cream: $14.99, Night cream: $14.99, Pen: $9.99 You can find them locally at  CVS and Walgreens and online at and show the love on facebook here :)
♥ ~ 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

Monday, June 3, 2013

Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish

Alright ladies after a couple of days of battling with my Computer and my internet I finally have the gorgeous New Collection from Trelly M.I.C.S. Polish to show you!!! I also learned a valuable lesson this week: Always wear gloves when gardening (I didn't and my cuticles look awful!!!) you can really see the difference in my swatches SORRY!!!
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
First up is Flip Flops & Tank Tops, this gems is jam packed with pink, red, orange, and yellow glitters in all shapes and sizes:) This polish is my favorite of the bunch, it is bright and fun and really makes me think of  flip flops and tank tops:) I used two coats over black, no need to dig or glitter place here. Followed with some Gelous and SV and Ta-da!!!!

 Lisa Frank is Da Bomb is a glorious mingling of pink, yellow, blue and green hexs, black glitter and rectangles, and a smattering of silver holographic hearts. Now any girl that grew up in the late 80's early 90's know just how spot on this polish is, and it is da Bomb!!! 1 easy coat over China Glaze Def Defying with a quick coat of Gelous and SV, perfection!!!

Next up is Dreaming of Unicorns. She is filled with lavender hexs and circles, pale green squares, pale pink squares and hexs, White Stars and Hearts and a ton of clear iridescent glitters!!!  This polish is sooo gorgeous!!!  I swatched this beauty over China Glaze For Audrey, it accented this polish perfectly!!! This was definitely the daintiest of the collection, but had it's own shine:) I used 2 thin coats, a coat of Gelous and SV and done!!!

Never Growing Up is a bold Glitter topper filled with large black hexs, black rectangles and smaller black glitters, white hexs, and finished off with Pink stars and bar glitter:) I Layered this over Sinful Colors Jungle Trail and it is perfect with this polish!!!  I don't know what it is about Pink, Black, Grey, and White together but I just LOVE it!!! 1 coat with slight glitter placement is all this look took:)

Flamingos in the Pool is the perfect Summer Glitter infusion!!! A creamy hot pink based filled with glitters in every shape size and color you could think of!!!  This polish is FANTASTIC!!! It only took 3 coats to get this look!!! Flamingos in the Pool was slightly thicker than the others in this collection but thin coats are the ticket here!!!

 My Second Favorite in this Collection is Sugar Coated, a light grey crelly base filled with neon pink hexs and squares, neon yellow hexs and bright orange bar glitters:) This is the perfect combo of subtle and striking!!!  3 thin coats were used to get complete coverage and it's completely gorgeous!

Barbie Dream House is a  glitter topper with yellow and green hexs, pink glitters of all shapes and sizes and a good dose of white rectangles and stars:) I layered this beauty over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Green with Envy:) Talk about a perfect combo:) I used 2 coats, with some slight placement of glitters followed up with a coat of gelous and SV.

Beach Bunny is a sweet combo of bubble gum pink crelly that leans slightly toward purple with a solid dose of blue and lavender glitters:) This polish made me think of easter eggs, you know the malted milk ball kind:) Super cute and super fun!!! 2 thin coats of Beach Bunny a coat of Gelous and SV and done!!!

Last but not least is Stay Sweet, this is a pale Lavender/Pink crelly that is a perfect back drop to white stars and rectangles, teal hexs and large circle glitter, with a good amount of holo white and teal micro glitters:) Now as gorgeous as this polish is it did not look all that great on me:( I think it is a subtle way to remind me that I need to get some sun!!! I used 2 easy coats and ta-da!!!

So what do you think of this fabulous collection!!! I think it is perfect! Every Polish in this collection is so different from the others, that is makes it super hard to pick favorites!!!  You can pick up these beauties and more @ Trelly's M.I.S.C Polish is available at her Etsy shop here ($9) and don't forget to show Cassie some love on Facebook and Instagram!!!
 ♥ ~ 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