Friday, November 22, 2013

Nail Stamping: OPI Jade is the New Black, With a Bit of Cult Nails Tempest and OPI This Gown Needs a Crown.

Heya Guys!!

Happy Friday! Today I have for you another nail stamping mani. It was a really simple manicure done with only 3 polishes;  OPI Jade is the New Black, Cult Nails Tempest and OPI This Gown Needs a Crown. Let me just say, OPI Jade is the New Black, might be my new favorite green ever! It is such a stunning dark, but bright green colour, that I just fell in love with the second I put it on.





As you can see, it is very simple, but I think, that is what I like best about it . The soft elegant simplicity of this mani, is what makes it work.  I also love the accent glitter nail, it adds just the right amount of bling so that it isn't too boring!  

As a side thought, I am still having a bit of trouble combating the harsh cold weather, and keeping my skin in good condition. I feel like I moisturize and oil my hands and cuticles up a thousand times a day, and am still not getting anywhere with it, Any tips anyone wants to send my way would be awesome!!

Alright guys and gals, I think that's it for today. I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday, and I hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

KBShimmer Rollin' With the Chromies Swatch and Review.

Hey All!

Happy Friday guys! Today I have for you, a shade from the recently released KBShimmer winter collection. This is Rollin' With the Chromies, let me just start by saying, holy hard to photograph!  I think I sprained my wrist trying to get all the colours, and depth in this amazing polish, and if the shade shifting multi-chrome awesome isn't enough. It has a linear holo too!  I only picked up one of the multi-chrome shades from this collection, but after seeing this in person, I decided I need the rest in my stash.






Isn't it just incredible!? I mean, look at all that multi-chrome awesome, and the linear holo! There is so much going on with this polish, that I am not even sure where to begin. It also, applies wonderfully, without any streaking, or bald spots. This is a shade, that I will totally be wearing over and over again!  As an added bonus, as you can see from the images, it makes a pretty decent stamping polish too! It isn't incredibly dark, or super opaque, but I was looking for a simple, soft look, that wasn't over the top, for an accent nail. I simply painted my ring finger with Cult Nails Tempest (which btw is my new go-to white) then once that was dry, stamped with Bundle Monster's image plate BM-423, using KBShimmer's Rollin' With the Chromies. I like the soft look it gave, and am really pleased with how it turned out.

Alright guys and gals, I think that pretty much covers it for today.  I hope you are all enjoying your week, and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am! Till next time!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A-England Saint George and OPI Skull and Glossbones Stamping Manicure

Hey Guys!

As you are aware, recently I have been venturing into the wide world of stamping. Today I have for you another nail stamping post. This  mani was done with A-England  Saint George. I was a bit nervous starting out, since the darker colours really show off all imperfections, and I am still far from perfect with stamping, but I am really pleased to say, it turned out really well, and I am proud of how far I have come with stamping in such a short time, anyway enough chit chat, time to show it off a bit!

As you can see, not perfect, but since I have only done this a handful of times, I think it turned out pretty good! I am glad I took the plunge with a darker colour, and I am glad it was Saint George. Isn't it just a gorgeous colour? I mean the depth in the shade is just wow..I don't even have words for it!

The get this look, I started out with a base of A-England Saint George on my pointer, thumb, and pinky fingers, and OPI Skull and Glossbones on my middle and ring fingers.  I let that dry, then applied Cirque XX as a glitter gradient on my pinky. I then took out Pueen47 stamp, and stamped the image with A-England Saint George over my middle and ring fingers. I then added a bit of KBShimmer Clearly on Top and I was done! This look was incredibly easy to achieve, the hardest part was being patient waiting for everything to dry!  

Alright guys and gals, I think that covers it, and I really hope you liked this mani as much as I did, when I wore it. I don't love the cold weather, but I do love the colours that come with fall/winter! What is your favourite fall/winter colour!? I would still have to stick with brown for myself, but I do love a good green as well! Till next time kittens!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

OPI This Gown Needs a Crown, OPI Visions of Love and OPI I Snow You Love Me.

Hey Guys!!

 Happy November!! I know, I know! I am 5 days late on that one,  but things have been a bit hectic, so I am a  bit behind. Better late then never though right!?

 Today I have for you, a gorgeous, fall/holiday mani. I wore this a few days back, and I loved it. It was holiday-esque, without being too Christmas-ie (gotta love made up words!!)  Basically, it would work for the holidays, or on a nice cold fall/winter day too. Anyway, enough chit chat..onto some images!!

See what I mean about festive, but not overly festive!? I love that this is not only incredibly simple, but it has a bit of wow to it with the accent nail.  When I first started with this, I thought it would be a tad on the boring side, but by the time I finished, I was totally enamored with it. To get this look, I started with a dark, vampy red. I used Visions of Love by OPI. It is a truly understated gorgeous, delicious,  vampy red colour, from the OPI holiday collection.  The sparkle accent nail is This Gown Needs a Crown by OPI from the new Miss Universe 2013 Collection. Let me just say that sparkly awesome polish is A-MAZ-ING!! It is one of the neatest colours I have seen. It really does remind you of a flowing silver gown. It is not only sparkly and stunning. It is smooth to the touch too. This polish is meant to be worn without topcoat, however I wore this with topcoat, to really make it blinding, in it's sparkle, but it was incredibly sparkly before I added top coat, so it certainly isn't needed. I just like sparkles so much, I couldn't resist! Also, as an added bonus, removing it was a breeze. I honestly thought it would be a typical glitter nightmare to remove, but the glitter foil was no effort at all to get off. I would say if you like glitter and bling, you NEED to own this.  Then, to tie in the whole manicure I added I Snow You Love Me by OPI (shocking right!?)  onto all the red nails. I simply took a toothpick, and picked each glitter up off the polish brush, and placed one on each nail tip. 

I really love how this look turned out, and to make it more impressive, it took no time at all to do. It is perfect if you are in a hurry, and don't have a lot of nail time, which was the case for me, when I did this mani.

Alright, guys and gals..I think that pretty much covers it for today. I still have a few things to get done, and a headache that refuses to leave.../sigh :l  I really hope that you guys liked this look and I have some more nail stamping coming up in the next few days, so watch out for that post.

Till next time Kittens!