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  

♥ 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, January 8, 2016

Zoya Whispers Collection Swatches and Review

Happy New Year Dolls!!!! Today I have the Zoya Whispers Transitional Collection 2016 to share with you guys! Now to be honest I wasn't that excited about this collection... Mostly because pastel neutrals tend to look awful on me, they normally either washout my skin tone or make it look yellow:( Well I can say that I didn't have either of those problems with this collection:) The tones of these polishes seem to be formulated in such a way that even us ivory skinned girls can rock them without looking washed out!!!
*press sample*
First up is Misty! Not quite a taupe, not quite a grey, but with just a slight hint of green.  This is definitely a unique neutral!!!

April, is a light rosy blush that leans slightly peach!!! This was the one that I was just sure would look terrible on me, but I was pleasantly surprised!!! This beauty is my mannequin hand match!!!!  

Cala is a soft nude that leans yellow!!!! This was the biggest surprise out of the bunch! Pale yellows are notorious for washing out pale skin but this one doesn't!!!! 

Lake is a beautiful serene pale blue!!!! This beauty has a glow about it but I just can't put my finger on what it is!!!!

Ireland is a muted pale green that is the perfect balance between blue and yellow!!!! This beauty is subtle but eye catching:)

Eastyn is a greyed purple almost lavender beauty!!! I can see this being very easy to wear and a great base for some nail art!!!!   

The formula has perfect consistency although it is not a pigmented as I would have like and full coverage took 3 coats for all but Eastyn. This collection is available on for $54!!!! My Faves are Misty and April, what are yours???? Oh and Zoya is having an awesome deal going on right 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*