Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lynnderella The Present is a Gift skittles

On a whim (and with some Christmas money), I decided to purchase a Lynnderella polish.  I actually bought around ten of her polishes early last year, before she started selling them on eBay, but soon sold them as I realized I am not a huge glitter fan.  Imagine my surprise when I came across a swatch of The Present is a Gift and the thought "I can do this glitter!" popped into my head.  It doesn't hurt that the glitter is comprised of pretty pastel colours and even has micro holo glitter.  I really couldn't decide on what polish to pair Present with, so I chose five!

 Misa Deep Breath (my favourite creamy grey!)
Essie Navigate Her
China Glaze Electric Beat
Essie Boxer Shorts (more purple than pictured)
American Apparel Dynasty

The Present is a Gift layered over the colours

My hands-down favourite combination is Present layered over Deep Breath.  Second would be Electric Beat.  I feel the contrast between the glitter and the bases are strongest with these colours.  Unfortunately my photo does not do this polish justice in showing all the beautiful shades of glitter.  Here is a much better photo of the glitter.  In fact, it is the photo that made me buy this polish!
What base colour do you think would be stunning with Present??

Monday, January 14, 2013

Layla Coffee Love

Here's a quickie ~ Layla Coffee Love, a deep brown holo.  I love the colour and I love how quickly the three coats dried, but I don't love how quickly my mani chipped, even while wearing topcoat.  I really should try layering Layla holos over cremes and see if that gives them more lasting power.

In other news, I gave birth to my third child last week, on January 9th ~ Samuel John.  He's so small and squishy and I love him to pieces.  What a blessing...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cult Nails Disciplined

Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoyed your holidays and are refreshed enough to head back to real life.  Real life for me is giving birth to my third (and last) child, so say a few prayers for me that all goes well.  :)

I've been really lax in doing my nails lately, but as soon as I snagged Cult Nails Disciplined, I had to wear it right away.  I love light grey polishes and the tiny purple, pink and blue shimmer adds such gorgeous, but subtle, dimension.  Disciplined is quite sheer, so I painted three coats to achieve opacity.  I took this photo three or four days later, so there is a bit of tipwear, but with such a light polish, it doesn't bother me.

Love, love, love it!  Can't wait to try out the other polishes from this collection. :)