Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wonderful Wednesdays - Inspiration

Here's a post of beauftiful, inspirational photos. Inspiration for what, you ask? Anything! Art, makeup, nails, LIFE! Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Zoya Yuna + OCC Ripley + Takko Curiouser & Curiouser

Please excuse the insane vice-grip I have on the polish bottle in these pictures. I was taking the pictures myself and was trying desperately for all of them to not turn out as blurry messes.

Vice grip aside, this was a super cool almost grunge-y like manicure. Definitely different from what I usually gravitate toward, for sure.

I always liked the look of Yuna since seeing swatches when the collection originally came out. As for Ripley, I love the nod to the Alien movies and it's a pretty awesome metallic olive green. And the Takko on my thumb is fun too - a charcoal holo with some green to it. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lynnderella Candy Fluff

Dainty, dainty, dainty. Lynnderella Candy Fluff (Limted Edition) is an amazing dainty and ethereal beauty of a polish. The base is shimmery pink and translucent with an assortment of pastel and white dots for fun. 

I wore this over one coat of CrowsToes That Boy is a P-I-G which is one of my all time favorite dainty/ethereal polishes. The combination was a no-brainer. I believe I just used one coat of Candy Fluff and then topped it all off with a shimmery top coat by LynBDesigns (the name eludes me). And then of course 2 layers of a fast drying top coat to smooth and seal. I could easily wear a nail look like this every day. It's classy but fun in my humble opinion.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lynnderella The Juice of the Ruby

BAM! Talk about bright! This combination is a total summer time win.

Lynnderella The Juice of the Ruby (LE) is phenomenal. It's bright and juicy (duh), just look at that macro! I wanted to pair it with something a little different so I used Aliens & Outlaws by Colors by Llarowe which had been in my untried pile forever. The ironic thing about The Juice of the Ruby is that it's a thirsty glitter and needed extra topcoat to smooth. Mmmm. Looking at my nails makes me thirsty for a Passion Tea Lemonade from Starbucks. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lynnderella Are You Bouquet? over CbL Coconut

I'm just knocking out all these dainty manis out of the park. I think delicate glitters over jelly polishes look so beautiful, especially on shorties/cuties. While CbL Coconut was a really crumby base (way too thick and gloopy), it ended up working thankfully even though it took forever to dry! Lynnderella Are You Bouquet? is probably my new favorite core Lynnderella polish. There is such beautiful complexity in its simplicity. I love the iridescent flecks in the polish in addition to the neon/pastel flower glitters. Gah, I'm gushing over this polish. Get it! It's available on eBay.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lynnderella Star Baby over OPI Don't Burst My Bubble

When I decided to officially join the Cutie Club (i.e. short nails), I thought I wouldn't be able to wear glitter to my satisfaction anymore. Sara of Born for A Storm inspired me to embrace glitter on my shorties/cuties. Lynnderella Star Baby might be the most delicate, beautiful nail polish in my collection. I absolutely love the combination of pink and blue stars and of course the nano-stars that Lynnderella is so famous for. I used two coats over 2 coats of OPI Don't Burst My Bubble. Sheer perfection (pun intended)!

Lynnderella Star Baby is a Limited Edition and no longer available for sale on eBay but you might be able to find it second hand!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lynnderella Heart of the Matter over Butter London Molly Coddled

I realize this mani is very Valentinesy but I don't follow rules so here is a Valentine's Day mani in May. I absolutely love the way pink and red glitters look over pastel purple. I've used it as a glitter base here before. 

Hear of the Matter is a gorgeous glitter, predominantly pink and red with some blue accents for interest. This polish is a limited edition though I believe it is still available on eBay. Believe it or not, this is just one coat of glitter dabbed on out of the bottle. Yet another home run from Lynnderella.