Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Love Mani's

Hey Dolls!!!! Now I know that Valentine's Day was a week ago, but I still wanted to show off the two mani's I did to celebrate:) I had planned on posting this on Valentine's Day but was struck down with a cold, followed by the horrific rampage of the stomach flu through my house:( we are finally on the mend!!!! 
So for this first mani I used 2 Different Dimension polishes!!!! The darker Pink is Lucky and the bubblegum Pink is Ditz:) I did some freehand hearts and done!!!! I loved this mani!!!!  

For this mani I used Salon Perfect Paint the town Red:) I did negative space heart on my accent nail and a nice coat of SV and done!!!

Both of these mani's were super easy, cute and festive!!! Just the way I like them!!!

♥ Melissa

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Blue Gradient!!!!

Happy Thursday Dolls!!!! It has been a COLD couple of days here!!! I am SOOOO ready for spring, and some warm weather!!!! So for a couple of weeks now I have really gotten in the habit of having my hubby pick out polish colors for me... I get so overwhelmed looking at all the pretties!!!!! So for this mani he picked Zoya Oceane and I went back and grabbed Zoya Talia:)  I did a simple sponged gradient with Talia as a base and Oceane sponged on the tips! 

I love the way this turned out and love the fact that cleanup was a breeze thanks to Chirality Tactical Shield!!!! Gradients can be such a pain in the butt to clean up, especially if there is any shimmer!!!

♥ Melissa

Friday, February 5, 2016

House Of Colour by China Glaze

Happy Friday Dolls!!!! Today I have China Glaze's newest collection,  House of Colour:) Now looking at the previews for this collection I was kinda meh about it, but there were a few that really struck me:) But when these babies came in the mail I got excited because the previews do not do this collection justice at all!!!!
*press sample*
First up is Let's Chalk About It, a Soft White Creme with just a hint of pink:) Great formula with only slight streaking on the first coat! Here is 2 coats

About Layin' Out is a gorgeous Salmon Pink Crelly:) This polish just looks juicy, builds up opacity in 2 coats but I did 3 coats just to take care of VNL (visable nail line)

Don't Be Shallow is a Sky Blue Crelly, one of my favs of this collection!!! The coverage is the same as About Layin' Out, good build up in 2 coats! But again I did 3 coats to take care of VNL:) not to mention it is one of Pantone's Color of the Year (Serenity)!

Shut The Front Door is a Medium Purple Crelly base with a very intense pink shimmer!!! This one is definitely unique in my collection, and I Love Unique:) Here is 2 coats

Chrome Is Where The Heart Is, a Blush colored Chrome!!! Like most chrome polishes this beauty has a tendency to streak on application:( but it is a 1 coat wonder!!!!

In The Near Fuchsia is a Fuchsia Crelly!!!! A great berry color with that lovely crelly squishiness that we all love!!!  The coverage is slightly more dense than the first two crellys in this collection as this took only 2 coats:)

Pink or Swim is a  Dusty Bubblegum Pink Creme!!! The formula was much thicker than the rest of the collection but still workable, here is 2 coats!  This is a slightly darker version of Pantone's second color of the year (Rose Quartz)

Sorry I'm Latte is a Nude Creme with pink/orange undertone! This one is a great neutral and perfect palate cleanser!!! Here is 2 coats:)

Glitter Me This... is a Gold, pale pink and white multi sized glitter topper in clear base! Now after looking at the pics I wish I had done this over a different color... The awesomeness of the combo IRL just didn't transfer in pics. The distribution of the glitters is perfect, no fishing at all!!! Here is 1 coat over Sorry I'm Latte:) 

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun is a Pale Yellow Creme! Now pale yellows are hard to do right so as not to wash out the skin, but this one is perfect!!!! Here is 2 coats:)

Come Rain Or Shine is a Medium Blue crelly with intense pink shimmer!!! There is nothing hidden about the shimmer in this polish, it is apparent in every light!!!! Here is 2 coats:)

Moonlight the Night is the last in this collection! It is a menagerie of  blue, purple, teal, and orange translucent glitters!! Looking at this polish in the bottle it appears to be in a blue jelly base, but fear not the base is clear!!! Here is 1 coat on all nails with several layers sponged on my ring finger!!! 

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like this collection!!!! It has a little something for everyone!!!! My personal fave are Something to Chalk About, Girls Just Wanna Have Sun, Don't Be Shallow, and Come Rain or Shine:)

♥ 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*