Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stamping Penny Talks

Happy Friday Eve Dolls!!!! I have been trying to paint my nails for DAYS!!!! But I have a very cranky 1yr old who is cutting teeth like crazy!!! Last night my Hubby gave me a couple of hours to myself (THANK YOU HUBBY) to paint my nails and decompress!!! I went with a basic black and then stamped on some Essie Penny Talks using Born Pretty Plate W-10. Simple Elegant and perfect!!!!

I feel like I am getting a renewed desire for nail art!!! And I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I can't wait to show you:)

♥ Melissa

Friday, September 18, 2015

HPB Presents Fall Mani Idea

Happy Friday Dolls!!!! Fall is such a great time of year:) I am really enjoying the cooler temps especially at night!  It hasn't gotten cool enough here for the leaves to start changing colors yet so I just figured I would make my own:) I used China Glaze What's she Dune? as the base:) I did the tree and leaves using an assortment of Zoya polishes including Pepper, Thandie, Rocha, Darcy, and Louise!!!!

I am happy with how easy and fabulous this mani came together!!! What are your ideas for a fabulous fall mani!!! Check out some of the manis below for some other great fall mani ideas!!!!

♥ Melissa

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Swatches and Review

Happy Wednesday Dolls! I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend:) The past week had been CRAZY here!!! We are getting back into the school routine at my house and my little princess has had 4 teeth coming in so she has been a hot cranky mess!!!! To top it all off I accidentally deleted all my swatches for this post and had to redo them:( Anyway on to the good stuff!!!! I have 12 new polishes for you!!!! China Glaze is on the move again, this time to The Great Outdoors:) I love the outdoors especially in the Fall!!!! I don't really like camping (BUGS) but I do like bonfires and s'mores!!!!
*press sample*
 Change your Altitude is a pebble greige creme that is gorgeous!!!! This color is just like a cloudy fall sky!!!! I like how refreshing and clean this polish looks:)

Take a Hike is a rich mossy green creme!!!! This color has a slight dusty teal undertone to it, but this makes it different than other dark greens I have:) Almost like a blue spruce!!!

Free Bear Hugs is a deep black red creme!!!! This polish is so vampy, I love it!!!!! It looks black unless it is under direct light:) Fair warning though, I did get some moderate staining especially on my skin during clean up and removal, best thing to combat this is a good base coat and moisturize!!!! 

My Lodge or Yours? is a beautiful neutral mauve creme!!!! This polish has a bit of a purple undertone to it which makes it different than other mauves I have!!! This doesn't look that great with my skintone but I Love the color anyway!!!!

S'more Fun is an adventurous lemon lime creme!!!! It is bright and sunshiny and gorgeous!!! This is the only polish to me in this collection that looks a little out of place....  I don't get the name either but that's just me!!!!

Sleeping Under the Stars, is a dark blue beauty with a stardust pink shimmer!!!! This color is so unique, and beautiful:) The shimmer is really visible on the nail which is rare for a polish this dark that is not holo!!! I Love it:)

Check out the Silver Fox, is a metallic gunmetal gray:) This is 1 of the 2 metallics in this collection and it is stunning!!!! The shine from this beauty in the sun is take your breath away gorgeous!!!!

Cabin Fever is the perfect pink to copper duo chrome!!!The thing that impressed me the most about was the coverage that this beauty offers!!!! Most every duo chrome polish that I have is sheer and needs a ton of coats!!! Not to mention the color shift is so strong!!!!

Gone Glamping is a gold to green duo chrome:) This polish is beautiful in theory and in the bottle but it just doesn't translate onto the nail:( The color shift is there but not very strong and the pigmentation is slightly sheer. 

Pondering is a blurple to green duo chrome!!!! This is the polish that surprised me, I thought with the dark base of this beauty the color shift would be weak, I was wrong:) The color shift of this polish is on par with Cabin Fever and sooo beautiful!!!

Wood you Wanna? is a rich brown burgundy metallic!!!! This is the 2nd metallic in this collection and a bit subdued compared to the first:) I will say that this is unique among the browns that I have and the metallic microflakes almost make this polish look textured but it is super smooth!!!!

Let's Dew It is the final instalment of this collection!!!! A multi dimensional blue gray glitter that is soooo pretty:) I can't even describe the beauty that is this polish, the pics really don't do it justice!!!!

All swatches are 2 coats besides Gone Glamping and Let's Dew It which both took 3 coats! Let's Dew it also had an additional coat of Gelous to smooth it out:) The formula for all the polishes was superb and not super thin or thick!!!! I love the idea behind this trend of collections that China Glaze is doing!!!! and I can't wait to see what the Halloween and Christmas will look like:)

  ♥ Melissa

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