29 October 2012

Halloween/Giants manicure!

Giants/Halloween leopard print mani

China Glaze Riveting stamped with BM-221 and Sinful Colors Black on Black. Two coats of Jordana Quick Shine top coat, one before stamping and one after.

I LOVE THIS! I hadn't stamped anything since around St. Patrick's Day. Somehow the stars aligned and I didn't have to re-stamp anything! And miraculously, my right hand looked better than my left. The bottle of SC Black on Black that I use for stamping is a couple years old now, and it stamps like a mofo! As good a Konad special polish, for sure. (I will probably replace it with a bottle of the Konad special polish, but for a starter stamping polish, you can't go wrong with it.)

We all know how fantastic China Glaze's 'Riveting' is. I don't have to reiterate that. It is even more amazing when you stamp over it. I love stamping over creams, but stamping over this micro glitter/shimmer was fantastic. It gave a lot of depth. (I have a gorgeous pendant made with it in my shop now.) And this is one of the few oranges that works pretty well on my skin tone. The gold shimmer really helps with that.

This has inspired me to do a little more stamping. Or maybe do some leopard print freehand. Or both!

28 October 2012

Pretty & Polished 'Candy Corn' color change polish

Pretty & Polished 'Candy Corn'

Pretty & Polished 'Candy Corn'

Pretty & Polished 'Candy Corn'

Pretty & Polished 'Candy Corn'

Pretty & Polished 'Candy Corn'

This stuff is amazing! I think I'm going to have to get some more of Pretty & Polished's color change polishes because it was so much fun to have this on. Every time I'd look at my nails, they would be different. Especially great this time of year because the temperature is all over the place.

The one downside to this polish was that it wasn't totally opaque. I HATE hate hate VNL and had I realized I would have it (somehow I didn't think I would; wishful thinking!), I'd have done it over white or nude gel or something. Next time! Because I *will* be wearing this again. It would be very cool to stamp over.

Pretty & Polished polishes are available on etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyandPolished 'Candy Corn' is in stock at the time I'm posting this.

15 October 2012

Halloween mani #2

Halloween mani #3 by TartanHearts
Three coats of Revlon Sparkle Aplenty with Pretty & Polished Pumped Up Pumpkin accent nail.

I LOVE the Sparkle Aplenty. It's the kind of thing I'd use any time, not just for Halloween. It's hard to tell, but it has both silver glitter AND black glitter in a black base. Gorgeous!

I also love the Pumped Up Pumpkin. It's got red and orange glitter (mostly orange) and I think some holo/silver micro glitter. Perfect for Halloween.

However, I didn't love the combination. I think Sparkle Aplenty is enough by itself and Pumped Up Pumpkin would be better over a cream.

What do you guys think about this combo?

10 October 2012

Halloween/NLDS manicure

Halloween/NLDS manicure by TartanHearts
Halloween/NLDS manicure, a photo by TartanHearts on Flickr.

China Glaze 'Ick-a Bod-y" with Kleancolor "Chunky Copper" accent nail. Two coats of Jordana Quick Shine top coat.

LOVE THIS! And it has worked so far. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. I'm not sure whether I should change it or keep it the same to keep the mojo going.

Orange is one of my least favorite colors, and isn't the best on my skin tone, but it is my favorite team AND Halloweentime! I have to wear it. Ick-A Bod-Y is my favorite of the CG Halloween polishes that I own. I'm really lemming the new Orly orange and black Halloween polish, R.I.P. Reminds me of China Glaze Fortune Teller, which is amazing.

I also have a pendant that matches this mani in my shop! https://www.etsy.com/listing/107975007/los-gigantes-nail-polish-pendant Perfect for Halloween.

Do you have a favorite orange (or black) polish that I haven't mentioned? There are some great ones out there.