Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nfu-Oh #51

Before we get to the pretties, I want to remind you of our giveaway. It is going on until January 2. You can enter by going here. Lotsa great stuff with possible surprise gifts later!

Ok, on to the new edition to my lovlies! This is a lemming of mine for over a year now, and I found it! There were a few on, and I snagged one!

The bottle is so adorable! #51 is from the Victorian Series. This is discontinued and can be hard to find, but it seems they have several! I highly recommend going there to get one if you don't have it. The formula... Well, it was spectacular. So easily applied. Even thin coats gave a great amount of flakies. It is very sheer, and hard to build without VNL.

I did index and pinky with just #51. My middle finger is Rimmel Black Satin with two coats of #51, and ring finger has OPI Russian Navy with two coats of #51.

With Flash

Over black and over blue gives different flashes of color. The blue gives off a peach color, where the black gives off a bronze-y orange. It's so versatile.

With Flash

Natural Light

Natural Light

I also tried it over a deep red and a bright orange to see if it would show off the green and blue flashes, but that didn't work. I will be trying other combos and will post which ones work out well.

Do you already have this polish? What combos have you tried? Post any of your pics on our FB site here.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Tree Mani

Today I tried a fairly simple technique. A "V" shaped tape mani. I have seen some uses of this to make christmas trees, but wanted to do a skittles of glitter trees. Albeit, it came out looking a bit sloppy with the pictured. Macro can be unforgiving. But to the naked eye, it looks great. To me at least!

I used Spa Ritual Rhythm of Life for the green base. My index finger is Hard Candy Black tie optional with a silver glitter star, middle is OPI Polka.Com With a purple star, ring finger is Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Hyperion with a gold star, and pinky is Julep Paris with a blue star.

I definitely will be doing this technique again. This time, since the pictures were unforgiving, and I just couldn't get  more than one good one after MANY taken, I only have the one to show you.

Out of the 4, I loved how the Carpe Noctem came out. It was a ONE COAT, where the others were a couple with placement of some glitter. So, as I have gushed before, Emily hits it out of the park again!

Have you tried this technique? What did you think of it? Share your manis on our Facebook page so we can all enjoy them! I look forward to seeing what you guys have done!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Giveaway is LIIIIIIIIVE!

Go Check out our Facebook page HERE and enter!
There's one prize, and it's OPI-riffic!

The first item is a mini set from the Couture de Minnie release earlier this year.

The second item is a duo of Spotted the Lizard and Stainless Steel. With all the duo and multi chromes coming out, I felt this would be a great addition to anyone's collection!

The third item is a Merry Fashionista box with a charm bracelet and bottle of Excuse Moi!

Good luck to everyone!

This giveaway runs until January 2, 2014. All prizes were purchased by me, Rachel. There is no sponsorship of any kind in this giveaway. All entries will be verified. Any entry that do not meet, will end up in disqualification.  The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification, or another winner will be chosen.
*****EDIT***** This giveaway is for U.S. Only. Unfortunately at this time we cannot extend to international addresses. If you have a U.S. address to send it to, we would be happy to have you join!

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