Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ManGlaze Review

Hey Lovelies!

Today I have something awesome to show you!

Many of you know ManGlaze, but for those that don't let me tell you something...this stuff is amazing!
Not only is the product some of the toughest, were resistant polish I have ever happened across, but the owner Marc, is one of the sweetest guys EVER!  But don't tell him I'm out here ruining his rep!
Seriously, how many companies do you know where you can go on Twitter or Facebook and actually talk to the owner of the company?  I have never happened across one!  And to me, that alone speaks volumes about a company!

You ready to take a look at a few of their offerings?
L to R: Fuggen Ugly, Hot Mess and Mayonnaise
(Had to take their picture on the hood of our '63 Galaxie that I built the motor for, it just seemed right!)

Fuggen Ugly
(excuse the dents on the index and pinkie, went digging in the purse without thinking, booo!)

Kick butt charcoal grey with silver shimmer.  
2 easy peezy coats!

This actually looked smooth in person, for some reason the pics made it look uneven.  Stupid camera
This creamy white polish has a pearl type sheen to it.  Really keeps this from looking like whiteout!
(and you gotta love what white polish does for your tan!)
This required 3 coats, but I was doing this while cooking dinner so that could have very well affected my application, lol

Hot Mess
Hot Mess is considered a top coat, but I rather like it alone as well!
This is an awesome matte top coat with super fine silver glitter.
This is just shy of completely smooth.  You can just barely feel a smooth texture as you run your finger over it.
2 coats.

Let's check out Hot Mess over Fuggen Ugly and Mayonnaise shall we?

Fuggen Ugly + Hot Mess

Mayonnaise + Hot Mess

LOVE LOVE LOVE these polishes!

I meant to add topcoat for those that are matte-phobic, but totally forgot!
I also had pics of this on my hubby, but they have disappeared!  POO!
Yes, I am failing all over the place

Basically, I highly recommend these.  Can't think of a single negative thing to say.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to grab a bottle of Matte is Murder (their matte black polish)!

See you all tomorrow!

The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Color Club Bewitching Review: The Mani!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Today I am gonna show you a few things I came up with using Color Club's Bewitching Collection, and the Jewel wheel too!

Here's what I had to work with:

And here's what I came up with:

(the ring finger nail photographed way too light!)

So there ya go!
A few ideas on how to use all those fun sparklies!!!

Have a great day!

The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Color Club Bewitching Review!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Today I have Color Club's Halloween set called "Bewitching" to show you!
AND I'll be modeling it on my natural nails!  YAY!

Super cute colors and adorable decals too?   Gotta Have!!!

Let's jump right in shall we?

Excuse the nail damage showing thru the polish, I should have used base coat and didn't!

This is your basic black, but it's TOTALLY opaque in 1 flawless coat!
LOVE me a 1 coater!

Charmed I'm Sure
Deep purple with a blurple flash and tiny magenta shimmer!
LOVE this one! 
2 easy coats!

Gorgeous neon orange!
2 coats to perfection!

Hocus Pocus
 A holo, iridescent and pinkish-lilac glitter extravaganza!
2 coats!

Wanna see Hocus Pocus as a top coat?

I thought you might!
(all are just 1 coat of H.P. over the base color)

Hocus Pocus over Bewitching

Hocus Pocus over Charmed I'm Sure

Hocus Pocus over Spellbound

Aren't they great???

I also got these little beauties from Color Club:

Come back tomorrow to see me put all this awesomeness to good use!!!


The products featured in this post were sent to me by the Manufacturer or their PR company, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Mani #8: Black and Green Ruffian

Today I am SLAMMED, so This is gonna be a quickie, ok?
Will ya forgive me?

Start with a green base coat.
I used China Glaze "Kiwi-Cool-Ada"

Next add black over it, leaving a gap at the base to create a ruffian.
For those who are intimidated by this, you can always use a french tip guide, or just apply your polish like you normally would, only start higher up the nail!
I used Wet & Wild "Black Creme"

Top off the black with a sweet glitter!
I loved L.A. Girl Rockstar "Supernova" for this.


Sorry to run!

Se you guys tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Mani #7: Orange and Black Water Marble

Good afternoon Lovelies!

Today's mani I was super excited about. LOVED the way it came out!

I started by painting a base of 2 coats of Color Club "Wham! Pow!", an awesome neon orange.

Then I filled my cup up with water and dripped in Color Club "Where's the Soiree?" and "Wham! Pow!" .
Once I got enough in there, I started by pulling from the edge toward the center, (I use an striper brush instead of a tooth pick), then I went back and pulled from the center out, in between each inward line.
Just be sure to do a better cleanup job than I did here!
I couldn't find my good cleanup brush, and I'm out of acetone, so this is the best I could do...sad but true!

That's it for today my dears!

See ya tomorrow!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Mani #6: Candy Corn

To those who have posted other candy corn mani's...I promise I am not copying you!  LOL
I had this idea awhile back, and I guess great minds think alike cause it seems we all had this idea! 
So yeah, didn't want anyone's feelings to get hurt, thinking i was stealing.  :)

Today's many is quite easy when you break it down.

Step 1 - Paint a white base.  I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Whirlwind White.

Step 2 - Place a hole reinforcement sticker on the nail so that you leave a small gap at the cuticle edge, like your doing a ruffian!  
Step 3 - Use a bright yellow polish to paint that gap you just created and immediately remove the sticker.
I used Nubar "Hot Yellow"

Step 4 - Using a bright orange polish (I used Nubar - Hot Orange), paint a stripe across the nail, leaving a small white strip at the top like so:

Then just paint a second curved stripe so that it butts up against the yellow, and instant candy corn!
See my pinkie?  That's what happens when you go over and over the same spot.  It starts spearing the base.  Dont be like 2 stripes then fix any errors with a second coat!
Also, leave more white than I did!  LOL

The orange looks more neon in the pic then it did in reality!

There ya go!  My version of Candy Corn Nails!!!

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween (ish) Mani #5: Purple and Green!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Most people think of orange and black when they think of Halloween, But I also think of Purple and Lime green!
And they happen to be one of my favorite combos, so you know I had to do it!

I didn't want to do just skittles, or even a 2 toned french, but I DID want it to be simple, so here's what I came up with...

Start with a black base...I used 1 coat of Wet & Wild "Black Creme".

Next, stick a hole reinforcement sticker on the nail, really in any way you like.  I stick it so it left one side and the bottom of the nail uncovered.

Then, using EITHER the green or purple, paint the exposed area of the nail and immediately remove the sticker.  Your rhythm should be "place sticker-paint nail-remove sticker-then start next nail"
I wanted it SUPER sparkly, so I used Nubar "Violet Sparkle" and Hard Candy "Sweet P"

Next, add the alternating color to the area the sticker covered.

Finally, stick a cool jewel or rhinestone on for alittle more glitz and top with topcoat!
I used some little black holo stars I got at Sally's!

I alternated the colors on each hand so you can see what each would look like:
Please excuse the pre-clean-up pic. 
My left hand did NOT wanna cooperate and paint like an adult last night, so my right hand got alittle messy!

I also think this is sorta Mardi Gras!  What do you think Ange???

That's it for today my dears!
I'll see ya Monday!

Have a great weekend

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Mani #4: Jack-O-Lanterns!

Good afternoon Lovies!

Today is a busy one so here's a super quick Halloween Mani!

Start with a base of a medium orange color.
I used Wet & Wild "Sunny Side Up"

Grab a black striper, or just a small brush or toothpick and some black polish and paint away!

That's it!
Super easy and simple!

See ya tomorrow.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Mani #3: Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired!

Good afternoon Lovelies!

Today's Halloween mani was inspired by a Christmas (...kinda...)movie, LOL

Ready to get started???   Here we go.
I was so happy with this...until I put topcoat on and it streaked!  :(
I wanted to cry!

Let's go by finger shall we...

          Apply China Glaze - "Happy Go Lucky" on entire finger.
Once dry, place a hole re-enforcer in the center of the nail and paint the edges that are not covered with a black polish.
Then, paint on the swirly hill using Color Club - "Pucci-Licious", and a small bush

Paint entire nail with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Whirlwind White"
Then, using a black striper, draw on Jack's head and fill in the outside, then paint on his facial features.

Paint entire nail with Color Club - "Take Me To Your Chateau".
Using a small brush paint on Sally's stitches with a medium blue.  I used Funky Fingers - "220 Volts"

Paint Sally Hansen - "Lickety-Split Lime" on entire nail
Then, using a black striper, draw on Oogie Boogie's head and fill in the outside, then paint on his facial features.

         Paint Color Club - "Pucci-Licious"on the entire nail.
Using a black striper again, just paint on angled stripes!

And that's it!

I'll be back tomorrow with another simple nail design!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Mani #2: Simple Stripes!

Hello Again Lovelies!!!

Today I got a super simple Halloween mani for ya!
It doesn't get any simpler than this!


Paint your nails with an Orange of your choice.
I used Sinful Colors "Tapping Nails", a gorgeous orange shimmer with a gold-green flash!

Then grab some black creme polish and paint a stripe right down the middle, from cuticle to free edge.
Follow that up with a stripe on the edge on each side.
I used Wet and Wild "Black Creme" and just used it's own brush to paint!  So no need for anything special!

And POW!  Instant Halloween nails:
(excuse the dents, i thought they were dry and went to make the bed...yeah, they weren't dry!)

Super easy and very Halloweeny!

See ya tomorrow!!!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Mani #1: Black Widow

Good Afternoon All!

Over the next 2 weeks I'll be posting a total of 10 mani's...
5 involving konad/fauxnad/nail art
5 basic mani's for those who want to keep it simple.

I also, as most all f you know, took off the acrylics in order to grow out my natural nails.
I was tempted to put on just fake nails (no acrylic) and not do any type of filing or anything (so no damage) so that I'd have a bigger canvas.  Sadly I had two tears d on my weakened tips that went down into the nailbed.  VERY not comfortable.  
So I put on some short tips, just so I'd be able to keep from catching the tears on clothes and allow more of the damage to grow out.  I didn't do ANY filing at all, so no damage will be done!

On to today's nails!!!

Start by painting all but your pinkie with red polish.  
Paint your pinkie black.
-For the ring finger, stamp or hand paint a few spiders, using black polish.
I used Bundle Monster plate BM13.
Then using a tiny brush or striper brush, paint on those red hourglass shaped onto their little bodies.

-For the middle finger, use black polish and either just the brush from the bottle, or a smaller one, and paint so that you leave a large red hourglass shape showing.

-For the Index finger, use a striper brush and draw lines radiating out from a corner of the nail, using black polish.  Then just connect using small curved lines to complete the web!

-For thumb, make a large dot in the middle of the nail, topped with a smaller dot.
Using a black striper, give your spider legs!
Then grab a tiny brush and add 2 red eyes and, of course, that famous hourglass shape!

That's it fr today!
I'll be back tomorrow with a simpler, (and better executed) design!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Avatar

Hello Lovelies!

Today I have my last Halloween makeup tutorial.

And sadly this is the one that I was most unhappy with, and the one I was most excited to do!  But, like yesterday, just in case it inspires an idea in someone, I figured I'd share anyway!

I have seen many many Avatar full faced masks, and wanted to give an option to anyone who might not want to go that "all out"!

Step 1:
Draw your basic lines and shapes on and around your eyes using a blue liner.
I also used the blue liner to fill in my brows.
 I intended to go back and thicken and wing out the bottom and top lines and totally forgot!

Step 2:
Using a thin, flat liner brush dipped in a medium-dark blue, fill in shapes you created with the liner and trace the lines to darken them up.

Step 3:
Fill in the other areas with a blue-teal color.
Add white dots, using a white liner or cream shadow.
(I intended to go over these with an iridescent glitter and totally forgot!)

Step 4:
Using the blue liner you began working with, line and fill in your lips, and then pat the blue shadow over it.

Add THESE awesome Contacts!  Which I tried and tried to get in for this look, and my fingers and eyes  were just not cooperating, so I am very very sorry!!!  
But trust me, BOY do they add to this look!
You Know It is the place to get the hookup on awesome contacts!!!

And that's it guys!
I certainly hope that you've enjoyed these looks as much as I enjoyed making

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!