Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wet Raindrop Mani on China Glaze Duochromes

Hello lovelies! So I've been seeing this raindrop effect thing around a lot lately, and I really wanted to try it! I don't really have any multichromes, so I'm using two China Glaze duochromes for this! Didn't turn out as impressive as I'd hoped, but I'm definitely going to try these with a black base some time~


So first, I applied two coats of China Glaze Unpredictable on my index and pinkie finger. It's a beautiful green with a blue duochrome. I used China Glaze Rare & Radiant, an old gold/green duochrome for my middle and ring finger. These are pretty thin, and I think I could've benefited from 3 coats. Shown below is two.




Beautiful shift on these, right?!? This somehow reminds me of dinosaurs and lizards hahaha. But anyway, I then went on to add a matte topcoat. I used Essie Matte About You.


Diggin the matte finish!!
Spectacular. Now for the last part, I just dropped on a few blobs of glossy top coat on each nail, and here's how it turned out!


The change in finish is very pretty, but not that noticeable unless you look up close. But nonetheless, I really enjoyed creating this, and it will definitely be something I want to try in the future as well!

What do you guys think about this "wet" look? Thank you for reading!

-Christine

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Simple Easter Pastel Drybrush Art

Hi guys! Happy Easter! Hope you guys all had a great weekend. Today I have a very simple Easter inspired pastel dry brush mani to share with you guys. Extremely simple! For those who don't know, drybrushing is wiping off most of the polish from your brush and then painting your nails for an abstract stroke look. Let's take a look :3



I started off first with two coats of Ella+Mila Pistache. It's a creamy minty green, the formula is pretty nice, reached a nice opacity and consistency with two coats.




Next, I just picked out 3 colors, a white, a pink, and an orange/yellow to do some random strokes, and here's how they turned out! I used Formula X Brazen, Formula X White Matter, and Sinful Colors Pullover.



What do you guys think? Are you guys a fan of this technique? Thanks for reading and have a fantastic rest of your day!

-Christine

Thursday, April 13, 2017

KL Polish Fall Collection Review

Hi everyone! I know I'm a bit late to the train here, but I have reviews and swatches of the KL Polish Fall line here for you! I purchased 4 shades, Brick Sidewalk, Zoey, Gumption!, and Caramello. I just want to say that this is not biased, even though I love Kathleen to pieces hahaa. I've been waiting for so long to get my hands on these, and here they are! I've also posted these on my Instagram: steamiexo if you would like to follow me on there as well!





First off, the brushes. They're quite different from a standard polish brush, being very wide and short. They remind me of the Sally Hansen Salon series and the Wet n Wild Gel series, but a little shorter. I typically like these types of brushes because of easier application, but for those with smaller nails, this is something to consider.

 The first color is Gumption! a very dark sapphire blue. I used only one coat for this, but it's slightly more sheer and streaky than the others as you can see later. It's still very creamy and applied nicely without any issues. I love the sapphire appearance of this in brighter lighting! In darker light it looks more like a navy/almost black, and with a second coat, a darker shade can be achieved as well. Definitely my favorite of this collection!




Next up is my second favorite shade, Caramello. It's a toffee/butterscotch color and it actually kind of reminds me of this candy LOL. The formula is very smooth and creamy, one coat and completely opaque. I'm really loving this formula! 




This is indoor indirect lighting. Looks like butterscotch candy huh!

Next we have Brick Sidewalk, a dark burnt red/orange. Looks brown in some lights. Again, very smooth and easy to apply, one coater! I really like this color, but it doesn't really flatter my skin color haha.




Andddd, lastly we have Zoey, a basic mauve pink. It looks more taupe purple in the bottle, but more pink on my nails. Formula is great, one coater. Not very flattering on my skin tone, but I can imagine it to be so beautiful on darker girls!



All in all, this is definitely worth your $8.50! Very creamy and smooth polishes, as well as some very unique shades as well! I really love Kathleen and I'm happy and relieved to say that these are a success! I can't wait to pick up some of her new Spring colors.

Thank you for reading! Let me know what you guys think about KL Polish!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nails of the Week: Sally Hansen I Lilac You and Greige

Today's nails would be two beautiful colors from Sally Hansen! I figured since it's spring time I would do a light lilac and a light grey! You'll see that the grey isn't actually that light though LOL, it dried a lot darker than the bottle.





The lilac is Sally Hansen I Lilac You, and the dark grey is Sally Hansen Greige. I used two coats of both colors, and they went on super smooth! The formula is very nice. I also took some outdoor pictures.




Which color do you guys like? Hehe
I'll see you guys next time for another post!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Classy Mauve Pedicure

Hellooooo, I'm back with something I've never done on here before: a pedicure!
I usually don't like to show my toes because I think feet are gross LOL..... But I did them earlier, and it turned out pretty nice, and also APRIL FOOLS DAY SO WHY THE HELL NOT.


Here's what they look like. My pinky toes look a little fucked up LOL. I tried xD
I used two coats of the Wet n Wild polish as a base color, and it's very beautiful and creamy! Honestly could've gotten away with one coat, but I used two just for more opacity. I stamped my big toe with a Bundle Monster Plate #12, shown below, freehanded some stripes and triangles, and added a layer of glitter on the ring toe. Doesn't really show up much though.

 These are the polishes I used.
Wet n Wild Stay Classy, Kiss Nail Art White and Silver Stripers, Spoiled by Wet n Wild I Gotta Confection to Make.


Bundle Monster plate #12. I do enjoy these designs, but haven't played around with too many of them.



Okay that's it for today! Let me know what you think of this design, and whether or not you think feet are gross LOL CUZ I DO.

Thanks for reading! Until next time,
XOXO,
Christine