Monthly Archives: January 2014

Valentine’s Day Nails with Orly & Elf Polish!

Today’s Mini Mini Monday was created with Orly La Vida Loca as the base color then stamped using Winstonia stamp plate W102, and Elf Sea Scape. Since I limited myself to mini polishes I had a hard time locating a mini in my collection which worked with the stamp so it’s a gothic Valentine’s day look!


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Mini Mani Monday Gothic Valentine’s Day Nails!

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Wet n Wild Mega Rocks Glitter Nail Color

While at Walgreens the other day I purchased two of the newly launched Wet n Wild Mega Rocks nail polish, each bottle has a coupon for $1.00 off and normally retails for $2.99 each. I purchased Stick It To the Man, and At Will Call.

Both polishes are a glitter top coat, the bottle labels them as a Glitter Nail Color.

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Stick It To the Man caught my eyes because it has a mix of hex and square glitter. In the bottle the square glitter looks like a copper color but on the nail it is actually an iridescent color, the hex glitter is two sizes small and medium in a dark blue and teal.


At Will Call is a mix of small and medium hex glitter, the small hex is pink and the medium is purple, I really like the mix of these two glitters!


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Mini Color Club & Indie look alike?

While at Bed Bath and Beyond this weekend I spotted a display of polishes from Color Club, this display held about twenty colors which included some basic colors, glitters and three that really caught my eyes! I figured these would be perfect for the Mini Mani Monday blog! What I found where polishes that resembled Indie polishes. The mini bottles retail for $2.99 each.

The three colors I picked up are: For You, Oh Boy!, and Bundle of Joy. I really thought there should be a pink Indie look alike in this display but did not locate one or a spot for it.

Please excuse the nubs, my pointer finger decided to have a breakdown this week.

Let’s start with my favorite For You, yes that name is correct it is like Color Club made this color for me! It is a nice white polish with small hex glitter in red, teal, light and dark purple with a mix of larger hex glitter in light purple, yellow and red, for those of you that follow the blog you know how much I LOVE glitter and the yellow really made me smile! This swatch has three coats.

I’m not going to lie I was really disappointed with Bundle of Joy, it was more like Disastrous Monday, I tried the polish two times, both with a base coat but the polish is thick and goopy and I hate that so much! The color of the polish is much like Color Clubs Blue Ming. The glitter found in this polish is small and medium hex glitter in a gray-silver and black, with a larger hex glitter in black. This swatch has two coats.

Oh Boy is a nice blue, the polish is thick but not hard to work with, this has small and medium hex glitter in a gray-silver and black, then larger hex glitter in black. This swatch has two coats.

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Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits Nail Polish

Last weekend I ran into my local Dollar Store to pick up some Reynolds Wrappers, I use these under my paper towel when painting my nails; they also come in handy with glitter removal and placing polish on it for nail art. While at the Dollar Store I spotted a bin of Wet n Wild Beauty Benefits nail polish!

I purchased seven bottles, three of which are jellies; all of the polishes have glitter in them either in the form of micro or small. There is one thing which threw me off and that was that none of the polishes have a name, so with my swatches I gave them a name.

This polish has a small brush, goes on quick and dries faster than expected!

Purple Passion-fools you with the look of the bottle but this polish is indeed a jelly!
purple passion

Marmalade-a jelly that is orange and has tons of glitter.

Cream Orange-also a jelly very much like Marmalade however… is creamier jelly and has less glitter.

Marmalade and Cream Orange look very similar on the nail but different in the bottle here is a side by side with Marmalade on the left and Cream Orange on the right.

Dolphin-this is a fun gray which sparkles from micro glitter, it reminds me of dolphins swimming in the Gulf. dolphin

Seas Salt-is a grayish green with micro glitter.
sea salt

Loyal Blue-very dark blue with micro glitter.

Salamander-deep orange with small glitter.

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NYC Top Gold Top Coat

I purchased the newly launched NYC Top Gold top coat, which was found at CVS for $1.89 per bottle. The polish is a gold leaf top coat that delivers a classy look.

The polish is similar to the Limited Edition Guilty Pleasure from Zoya, but at a fraction of the cost!

This swatch is two coats of Top Gold over Revlon’s Black Magic; it went on smooth and does take a while to dry.

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It was very hard to capture this swatch on camera.

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Mini Mani Monday NYX Style

Ok so I know I haven’t been the best at posting my Mini Mani Monday blogs, which are about creating manicures with mini bottles of polish. I have been working on my Masters Degree and thankfully only have three classes left, on top of that I do work a full time job plus try to have a life so blogging will sometimes suffer, however my goal for 2014 is to be more proactive on my Mini Mani Monday blogs.

This weeks Mini Mani Monday is inspired by a homemade thank you card I received from a close friend. To create this look I used three mini polishes from the NYX Decadent Delights NPSET06 which I purchased at Ulta.

The three colors are Bone White (base color) Smooth Operator (stamping) and Shimmery Pink (flowers). For the stamp I used Mash Plate #45, the flowers were created with a dotting tool, and then I used some nail rhinestones from Claire’s to replicate the center of the flower on the card.

I was pleased with how this Mini Mani came out and hope you are too! If you create a Mini Mani Monday please tag me on Instagram or share them on my Facebook page so I can see them.

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Thank You Inspired Mini Mani!

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Sinful Colors Pride

While at Walgreens this weekend I spotted a new Sinful Colors called Pride, this is a glitter bomb filled with color. I’m a sucker for glitter so I purchased a bottle. The look will remind you of a few other brands such as Rainbow In the S-Klie from Nicole By OPI, or Piñata- Yada-Yada by Ulta, however Pride differs with much more and brighter glitter in the bottle.

The glitter ranges from small and large hex glitter in red, pink, gold, teal, and green. The swatch is over Sinful Colors Classified and has one coat of Pride with no top coat.

If you are looking for a glitter bomb to add to your collection then Pride is a must and at $1.99 a bottle it is totally worth it.

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Gold Dust Aka Jewel Textured Nails!

Today I purchased two of the nine new Colour Riche Nail Gold Dust Polish AKA Jewel Textured Nail Polish that L’Oreal just launched! I have found these on large end cap displays at Walgreens that also include makeup, and then at CVS in nail polish only displays. The two shades I purchased are Too Dimensional?, and Rough Around The Edges.

I’m totally in love with this line, it’s much like OPI liquid sand, and Zoya Pixie Dust but with way more sparkle and a fraction of the price.

Each swatch has two coats but one would work! The polish goes on easy and dries fairly fast. The polish is thick and packed with glitter so watch your brush otherwise it will get clumpy. This is a textured polish so if you are not a fan stay away.

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Too Demensional? is a deep purple with blue, silver, gold, and purple hex glitter.

Rough Around The Edges is a black polish with silver sparkle.


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Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish


Sally Hansen sent me six bottles of the newly launched Triple Shine nail polish. These polishes have hit most major drug stores and have been found at Target. The polish is available in 29 shades, the shades range from cremes, metallics to glitters and a top coat.

A few things you will notice right off are the many shade choices and of course the bottle shape. I like the bottle shape it is good for storage, the top pops off and gives you a nice handle to hold, the brush in this line is the same brush found in the Complete Salon Manicure collection. I was a little bummed to find they didn’t use a more streamlined brush to go with the bottle shape, but then again I’m not a fan of wide polish brushes!

The six shades that were sent to me are Play Koi, Kelp Out, Vanity Flare, Sparks Fly, Pearly Whites, and Twinkled Pink. All swatches have two coats and no top coat.

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Play Koi is a bright creme orange which I love, this shade is great for the fingers or the toes.

Kelp Out is a creme green, I’m not a fan of green polish but this is nice.

Vanity Flare is a beautiful purple creme.

For the glitter swatches I did them over color and two by themselves so you can see the jelly base.

This is Sparks Fly over Vanity Flare, this is a blue jelly base with small silver and blue glitter with a combo of large and small hex glitter in silver. This is a polish I see in the store and think I must have this thankfully I already do and you should too!

Pearly Whites is a iridescent glitter with iridescent flakes, the base is goopy.

Twinkled Pink is a pink jelly base with silver and gold glitter mixed with silver and gold hex glitter, this polish gives off an amazing gold glow. The swatch is over Play Koi and the glitter placement is from the hex glitter in the bottle, the two end fingers have one coat. This is another must have for the collection.

This swatch is so you can see the jelly base in both Sparks Fly, and Twinkle Pink, the swatches are over a white base coat and have two coats each!


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