Friday, November 30, 2012

nail nation 3000 - fierce #5

this is 1 coat of fierce #5 over cult nails - nevermore and 1  coat of seche vite.

i received a mini bottle of this with my first purchase of nail nation 3000 polishes.  it's really pretty in person, like her other polishes it does change depending on the lighting, some of the purple isn't as pronounced  in some light.  my only wish is that it were a darker red.  layering it did seem to darken it a bit, but i love dark, dark reds.

blah, looks like i missed some black near my cuticles with cleanup.  oh well, it happens ;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

nail nation 3000 - daddy's girl #180

so, this one is in honor of leah ann's mother.  she posted on facebook that her mother passed a year ago today and that pink was her favorite color.  it's also mine, though i haven't posted pink manicures on the blog.   i thought this would be a good reason to pick a pink polish to wear today.

this is daddy's girl #180 by nails nation 3000.  1 coat of seche vite was used, no clean up done.  her polishes apply perfectly.  this isn't a super strong holo, like kizmit, however it is still gorgeous.

llarowe will soon be carrying nail nation 3000, mine were purchased through the facebook page.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

nail nation 3000 - shine on me 23k #100

for my base on this i used 2 coats of opi - every month is oktoberfest.

1 coat of shine on me with a coat of gelous and a coat of seche vite.  no application issues at all with this one. 

this gold top coat is so pretty.  i almost wish now that i would have passed on the opi one from the skyfall collection.  this one has tiny glitter in it, where the opi one doesn't.

i love how this turned out.  didn't clean it up yet, i just want to get to sleep after the huge dinner we had at my parents' tonight.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

nail nation 3000 - kizmit #701

this is the polish that i first wanted to purchase and wear.  it was described as a quad holo.  the strength of the holo seems to change depending on the light you are looking at it in.  gorgeous gunmetal base.

all of these were shot with apartment is really dark, even with my shades  opened and all of my lights on.

this is 1 coat of stinky skunk base coat, 2 coats of kizmit, 1 coat of seche vite.  the  topcoat didn't seem to dull this like a lot of holos do when worn with a topcoat.

also...application was perfect.  i didn't clean up either hand.  not sure if it's the formula of the polish, or the shorter brush or the quality of the brush.  seriously this went on smooth.

the amount of holo going on with this one is crazy.  

**edited to add this picture**

the sun finally came around to my side of the building.  this is no flash O.O

this was taken with the light my dining room area, where i shoot all of my pictures:

i still can't believe how smooth this went on with no cleanup  at all.

 this was in the same area,  just held my hand closer to the light in the room:

nailnation3000 - first orders

my friend allison from facebook suggested i check out this nail polish maker.  i am so glad i did.  she makes amazing holo polishes and i also got her 23k gold topcoat.  i ended up purchasing 2 separate orders directly through facebook.  they arrived super fast, which surprised me.  i ordered on the  15th and 16th and they were delivered to my mom's yesterday. 

i have chatted with her a few times now and she comes across as one of the most sincere people.  you can  tell that she really appreciates your interest in her polishes and really wants her customers to be happy with her items.   i even had a free sample included with my first order.  i got her basecoat to try out also.  i am always looking for an amazing base coat.  it smells strong, it's called stinky skunk base coat for a reason, but the smell goes away once dried, in about a minute according to her post on facebook.  i can deal with that if it works ;)

she has been doing nails for 20 years and has been working the last 3 on creating.  llarowe announced that she is going to be carrying maria's line.  that is huge, llarowe only carries the best  polishes and i'm glad maria had this opportunity to get her polishes noticed. 

i wanted to get these photos online asap, they are so gorgeous in person.

nailnation3000's facebook page is here:
her youtube page is here:  

there are some awesome tutorials uploaded on her youtube channel.  i plan on spending some time soon going through videos on this page...that never happens, so you know what i've watched has been worth it :P

anyhow, onto the pics...

this is the card that was attached to my invoice.  it looks really professional, i love the picture she chose also.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

enchanted polish - vampire hex

this is 1 coat (shocked) of vampire's dessert with 2 coats of practice safe hex, 1 coat of gelous and 1 coat of seche vite.  i  didn't grab a picture of vampire's dessert on it's own.  forgot to...but it's gorgeous by itself.

i purchased both of these from llarowe.  practice safe hex was from the falloween collection.  vampire's dessert is listed on enchanted's site, but is out of stock at the moment.

this is picture heavy..there's so much pretty going on with this.

slightly blurred to show more holo

Friday, November 16, 2012

ozotic 904 matte

this turned out to be a pretty cool effect.

hopefully it'll last the weekend at work.  sigh.  work.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ozotic - 904

this is sponged  over 2 coats of glitter gal serpent black.  it seriously glows in person.

904 is available at harlow & co, which is where i purchased it from, as well as llarowe.   serpent black was purchased from llarowe  a while back.  i couldn't find my cult nails - nevermore, so i reached for the first black i came across.

ozotics make me weak.  seriously.  every one of them are so perfect.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

cult nails - seduction

this is 2 coats of seduction over 2 coats of orly rococo a-go-go and 1 coat of seche vite.

seduction is in a really sheer purple base, this is one you'll definitely want to layer over something.  i chose rococo a-go-go because they are similar and i thought it would layer well.

seduction is a limited edition color, however it looks to still be available at this time.

the color shifts in this one were hard to catch on camera. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

color club - cherubic

crazy strong holo with this whole collection...the name of this collection is halo hues.  there are 6 polishes total, i was able to grab them all.

this is even with a topcoat over it.  topcoat usually dulls holos pretty bad.

this is 2 thin coats.  1 coat of sally hansen  diamond flash fast dry top coat.

this collection was purchased from harlow & co.

hits - borealis

super fast post today.  i added hits - phenomena borealis over my demeter manicure. 

this is 1 coat of borealis and 1 coat of seche vite over the top.

picked this up at llarowe a while back, it doesn't look like it's currently in stock.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

picture polish - harlow & co - demeter

this was purchased from harlow & co.  i've been eying this one forever, but finally got it when i ordered the holographic color club polishes.

this one is so pretty in person.

this is 2 coats of demeter, 1 coat of cult nails - wicked fast.

information from harlow's site about this polish: 

for all the down to earth goddesses!

When piCture pOlish asked me what my perfect shade would be - I knew immediately what I wanted - a chocolate brown holographic polish! So they created this earthy subtle scattered holo and it's exactly what I was dreaming of - I couldn't be happier with this shade!

Demeter was the goddess of earth's harvest so we thought it was fitting that Demeter be a celebration for all the down to earth goddesses out there!

Keep your piCture pOlish away from heat, flame & children

Always shake your piCture pOlish gently before use. Apply 1 to 2 coats or how you like it!
seriously love this polish.
slightly blurry to show more holo:



various nail mail

for whatever reason the straight on shots of the bottles would not photograph accurately, the pictures showing the names on the bottoms of the bottles are way more accurate.

ugh, forgot to get a picture of the gold topcoat from the opi skyfall collection.  when i wear it i'll get a bottle shot.  it's just a pure gold colored bottle that came in a black box.

these were purchased as a set from amazon.

Friday, November 2, 2012

hare - electric flame

this is from 'the illuminated life:  fall 2012' collection, this was purchased from llarowe.  it's not easy to photograph at all, but it is sooo gorgeous in person.  the purplish flecks really are noticeable and the polish just glows.

i did thin this down a bit before using it with an OPI thinner, several people have said that it was too thick when they first applied it, i could have probably added more thinner, but i got it to work.

i used cult nails - scandalous as my base color.  it's pretty close, but not an exact match.

this is 2 coats of scandalous, 2 coats of electric flame and 1 coat of seche vite.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

girly bits - apparition

this is one coat of apparition over this manicure. this was released as a halloween polish.

i love how the bar glitter glows and how texas tea still shines underneath.

oh, and look.  no more stains from time traveler >.>

i  purchased mine from llarowe.    this is also available on girly bit's site.