Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NOTD: Layla Ocean Rush

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a holographic polish for you. I was so thrilled to hear that a company was releasing linear holo polishes. This finish might be my favorite- it's tough to choose!

Layla Ocean Rush is a medium dusty blue holographic polish. First of all I love this color. Those of you that read this blog frequently will know I'm a big sucker for any blue, green, teal, or purple polish. Add some holo to one of those colors and, oh baby, I am hooked!

Holos are always my "I need something to cheer me up" polishes. How can you frown when you look at your hands and see 10 rainbows? I love how holo this collection is. They don't need blindingly direct sunlight to sparkle. I've had this polish on for about 4 days now. In the polish blogging world, that's an eternity. I can't help but stare at it and move my hand in the light while watching the rainbows.

Holos are known to be chippy, but there are ways around that. What's been working for me is one coat CND stickey as a base, 2 coats of polish, one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Topcoat, one more coat of polish and one more coat of topcoat. The holo will disappear at first, but don't worry, it comes back when the topcoat dries. I've cleaned my entire house, done dishes, done laundry, and even went swimming a few times with this mani. I'm only able to get so much wear from the way I layer the polish. Another quick tip- holos are known for dragging and bald spots. The way I avoid this is to wait for each coat to dry completely, which doesn't take long because holos always dry quick.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NOTD: Sally Hansen- Byte

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe this is my very first Wednesday post that's about a pink polish? Completely coincidental, I assure you.

Byte is a gorgeous medium pink jelly polish flooded with blue reflecting glass fleck particles. This polish would be great for layering, but I wanted to show you her in her pure form so you can fully appreciate her beauty. I used three coats of Byte to achieve opacity.

I really love this whole HD collection that sally Hansen did. I think there are only 1 or 2 I didn't end up getting. 

Haven't had enough Sally Hansen love? Why not head over to The Scholarly Nail and check out Jacqui's Sally Hansen post for today. 

Don't forget about my Silent Auction

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NOTD: Sally Hansen Cocktail Party

Hello Everyone!

I have something shocking to tell you. I have never been a fan of red nail polish. I've always thought it was boring and old fashioned. I'm just generally not a fan of red at all. That is, until recently. I've learned it's about finding the right shade of red to work with my skin tone. Personally, I prefer blue based reds. I find the orange leaning reds draw out the yellow tones in my skin and make me look jaundiced. If you've been following my blog you will know I'm a jelly lover. I don't know how any polish lover could resist a gorgeous jelly. That is just what I have for you today, a red jelly polish.

Sally Hansen Cocktail Party was a huge surprise to me. I originally picked up the bottle thinking, "meh, just another red". At the time I didn't have many reds so I decided to pick it up. Boy was I surprised the first time I wore it. It's a jelly, and not only that, it's a very well pigmented jelly. The picture shown below is 2 coats Cocktail Party with no top coat, yep she's that shiny on her own.

Reminds me of a perfectly coated candy apple. Ugh, I'm in love. What was I thinking not liking reds? This red is certainly not boring. 

How do you feel about jelly polishes?

Don't forget about my SILENT AUCTION.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Silent Auction

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to put up a quick post letting you know I'm having a silent auction for some  discontinued and HTF polishes. You may click here to see the polishes I have up for auction. To all of my fellow bloggers, I would appreciate it if you'd share the link to this auction.