Tuesday, June 26, 2012

enchanted polish - octopus's garden

had to trim these down a bit, broke the one on my middle finger.  they are at the point though where they grow really fast, so i'm guessing by next week they'll be back to where they were with the last photos again.

anyhow, this is a gorgeous color from enchanted polish called octopus's garden.  i purchased this from llarowe.  i swear i need to just give leah ann my debit card number and have her just charge me automatically.  she seriously carries some of the best colors i've bought since i've started caring about my nails again.

i couldn't get a good pic of this without flash, the sun isn't out on my side of the building today, but this does shift to a really pretty orange-ish color also.  you can kinda see it in the first bottle picture.

love love love the color in the next two:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

cult nails - time traveler and girly bits - wet bikini

i've had this on for a few days now, base is cult nails get it on, 2 coats of cult nails time traveler, 2 coats of girly bits wet bikini and 1 coat of gelous to smooth out the glitter.

time traveler really surprised me.  it went on gorgeous with really even coverage.

so glad i added wet bikini to one of my last orders from llarowe,   i can see reaching for it often. i look forward to eventually trying out more girly bits polishes.

the color is more gorgeous in person.   the weather here has been cloudy and overcast so i've not been able to get a good shot of it in sunlight.  the pics below are all indoor with flash.

slightly blurry, but this does show the gorgeous color that kept getting washed out with the straight on flash.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

craving at 3am...

Woke up craving a smoothie. I ♥ trader joe's. Fresh pineapple, banana, strawberry, raspberry and almond milk.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

jade - mystic gold

just got this in my last purchase from llarowe.  love love love the color in this one.  i couldn't capture it properly :(  didn't have time to do a cleanup yet either, but i guess i'm getting better at not being as messy initially ;)


more sunlight


Friday, June 15, 2012

cult nails - swanbourne and hypnotize me

all cult nails products used: get it on basecoat, 2 layers of swanbourne and 1 thick layer of hypnotize me sponged on and faded down.  this may be my favorite manicure that i've done in ages.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ozotic - 513 with cult nails - nevermore

this was layered over cult nails nevermore.  it's a black polish, but the perfect black.  it's a 1 coater, no thin spots and it dries so shiny.  it seems to be the perfect base for these ozotics.  i could layer up the ozotics to get them more solid on their own...but with these being discontinued soon i'll just stick to layering them over black so i don't feel like i'm wasting them :P

i love this color.  at work yesterday i really couldn't see the color shift while indoors, but once the sun came around to my side of the building it looked pretty much like these pictures below.

this was purchased from llarowe.  i'm guessing the picture on the site was just of the polish by itself with no base color.  i like both, but i think these colors really pop over black.

blurred to show color

Thursday, June 7, 2012

enchanted polish - austin powers

this was purchased from llarowe.   it's been on since tuesday with no chipping.  i used get it on by cult nails as my base coat and wicked fast by cult nails for my topcoat.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Naked nails

Omg....they exist!

Finally starting to get some length again after cutting them totally down.   Once they get to this point they start growing like crazy.