Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sweet as Candy!

A lot of things are sweet. Candy, for example! But It's also SWEET when you kill a lemming. 
For a loooong time, I wanted needed Deborah Lippmann's "Glitter In The Air".  But GITA is expensive. Like all other Lippmann polishes.
But Revlon came out with a dupe! yay Revlon! It's called "Whimsical".

By itself, it's very sheer. So, I decided to layer it on top of other polishes!
It really muted the brightness of the colors, and everything looked super sweet!

Two coats of "Whimsical" over China Glaze "Dress Me Up", Avon's "Orange Creamsicle" and "Loving Lavender", KleanColor "Pastel Teal", and Color Club "Electro Candy"

Direct Sunlight

It's a very spring-y mani and sure is cute!

For the other hand, I wanted it to stand out, but not be too different.
So I used the same colors in the same order and just used a different polish over it.

I used China Glaze "Luxe and Lush" from the Hunger Games collection, which is a great flakie!

Indirect sunlight gives it a sparkle!

 And just to show how they compare....

Now for ALL the fingers!

On my ring finger with "Whimsical" on it, I added a coat of Essie "Shine Of The Times", however I don't like it all too much..

I think I like the purple, or the pink the best! What about you?

That's all for now!<3

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Hunger Games

So The Hunger Games trilogy has gained a lot of popularity ever since the movie came out.
But I knew about it first! And no one would listen to my recommendations.
But now everyone knows about it....

Well, China Glaze came out with a Hunger Games collex.
Which I got from my SO. Lovely!
First, the nails.

From the movie that premiered this year, Effie Trinket's reaping day nails! She's really just how I imagined her to be.  The nails Effie had were a magenta/purple colour and had a gold gradient

I hate trying to get purple accurate..

This picture is MOST colour-accurate.

Now, on my other hand my inspiration was taken from the cover of The Hunger Games.

My lines are all wonky. ):

And my thumb was the title of the book.

I actually attempted the Mockingjay design, but decided to leave it for another time.

Now for the collection!

Here we have from L to R: Harvest Moon (D9 Grains), Mahogany Magic (D7 Lumber), Foie Gras (D10 Livestock), Agro (D1Agriculture), Smoke and Ashes (D12 Mining), and Stone Cold (D2 Masonry)

The second part from L to R: Electrify (D5 Power), Hook and Line (D4 Fishing), Fast Track (D6 Transportation), Dress Me Up (D8 Textiles), Riveting (D3 Technology), Luxe and Lush (D1 Luxury)

All of these polishes are super pretty, but I think I like Agro the most!  

That's all for now! <3