Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shiny Dancer!

Hi guys! I made a trip to Sephora today (man, I LOVE that store!), and picked up some Sephora by OPI polishes. I couldn't wait to try them, so I painted my nails with one of them already! This polish is called Shiny Dancer (hence the post title :), and I absolutely l-o-v-e it. This is a polish that I first saw.... I want to say about 6 or 8 months ago that I was instantly drawn to. I didn't buy it at the time, but never forgot about it! When I saw it today I was just like, "You know what!! You are coming home with me today!". And voila!
Shiny Dancer is a dirty gray/blue/gun metal polish with pink/purple/teal micro glitter. The first coat was pretty sheer, but two coats evened it out, and after 3, was fully opaque. Here she is:

Sephora by OPI Shiny Dancer. I know it's a little blurry, but it lets you see the colorful sparkles!

Have a great day, everyone!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Purple-y Goodness!

Hey guys! So I recently was able to purchase two new brands of polish that I did not own any of - Spa Ritual, and Deborah Lippmann!

I ordered these from Apothica. They have a HUGE selection of items that are packed well and shipped fast. 

First up is the purple polish from the Spa Ritual set. This is called: "Shooting Stars". It's a gorgeous red based purple with pink and blue shimmers. I experienced some polish dragging on the first coat, but the second evened everything out. I seriously LOVE this color!!! I'm so glad I decided to try this brand!

Have a great rest of your weekend!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!! I have so much in my life to be thankful for. My family, my friends, my health, my job, and nail polish and all of you!!! There should be some good polish sales tomorrow! If you guys find anything good, I'd love to know what you got!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Polish Jewelry!

Hey everyone! As some of you may have seen, there is a lot of beautiful jewelry out there made with nail polish. I think this trend is so cool and pretty, I decided to try some out on my own! The basic gist of this, is painting a clear glass bead (known as a cabochon) with the polish of your choice. You then have to find a backing for whatever type of jewelry you are going to make and glue the two pieces together. It's pretty much that simple! It can get much more complex by layering polishes, or stamping, or adding gems...the possibilities are endless! I just wanted to share a few of the pieces I have made. I am thinking about opening an Etsy shop, so please let me know if this is the type of thing you'd be interested in purchasing!
Mermaid Holo Glitter Ring/Pendant
Mermaid Holo Glitter Franken Ring/Pendant
Golden Rose Scale Effects 02 Over Purple Ring/Pendant
Black Holo Glitter Ring/Pendant
Purple Glitter/Flakie/Holo Ring/Pendant

OPI DS Glamour Earrings
Zoya Charla Earrings
Ozotic 528 Earrings
Millionaire Earrings

What the earrings would look like in real life (Millionaire)

Your comments and suggestions are welcome! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Picture Polish Wisteria!

Hi there! I recently got in a few new Ozotics and a new picture polish! This is "Wisteria". It's such a PRETTY purple. I love it!!! It's like more of a lilac color, and it's pretty bright! It is actually unlike any other purple I have, which is saying a lot because I have a ton of purples! So, here she is with 2 coats!

As you can see, depending on the light it can look more pinker, or more purpley-er, but either way, it's pretty!!

Picture Polish polishes can be purchased from the Picture Polish Website, or through Llarowe's website!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Glitter Madness!

Hey everyone!! I finally ventured out and found some supply stores in my area. (FINALLY. I seriously was going through withdraw). I didn't have a lot of time to look around when I went (just an excuse to go back), but I was able to grab some of the China Glaze new holiday glitters. Today I am going to share my favorite one, which is: "Marry a Millionaire". It's purple and teal glitter overload... tiny glitter, bar glitter,  it's just an amazing party in a bottle! This is 3 coats with only a clear base underneath:

I know this is dark, but I LOVE how it shows the colors!!
Overall, I think the next time I wear this polish I am going to layer it. It provided pretty full coverage, but I want no nail to be seen. Regardless, I love it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rich Color, Holographics and Glitter, Oh my!

Hi guys! Today I was perusing a local Ross store, and was lucky enough to stumble across the Color Club "Beyond the Mistletoe" collection. It's a collection of all incredible glitter polishes! So awesome! Anyway, I already had on my nails one of my sprankens. It was the deep red wine colored one... for now I am referring to it as, "Carlos Rossi Wine Jug". I really love the way it turned out! Here is two coats:

Woo hoo! I am really proud of that one! 

Here are some swatches of the "Beyond the Mistletoe" collection:

Beyond the Mistletoe, Holiday Splendor, Sugarplum Fairy, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Jingle Jangle

I was so excited to try these so I immediately put "Candy Cane" over "Carlos Rossi Wine Jug" and I will let the result speak for itself!

It is glitter madness overload! I can't wait to try all of these!!! :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Spranken Collection!

Howdy-do, folks?! I know my posting has been pretty much non-existent, but I really can't stress how busy I have been. Nov - Feb is such a busy time for me at work. I just spent all of last week in Indianapolis working, and came back on Sunday night, and right back to work on Monday. (I did, however, take several polishes with me to keep a variety of colors throughout the week! The hotel maids probably were like wtf is all this polish on the desk!?) 
Annnnnyway, I have been a frankening fiend lately!! I don't know what it is about creating polishes, but I just love it!! Here is a little collection I created!

Ever wonder what an un-mixed spranken looks like?
There you have it! I am thinking about making up some more of these and selling them. They all got a pretty good response from my friends in the nail polish groups on facebook. I really enjoy making sprankens and it would be fun to share them with other nail polish lovers!!

Hope you all are having a great week!! :)

P.S. All photos were taken with my iPhone 4S... not bad I think!