Monday, December 22, 2014

A Box, Indied - Cindy Lou Who






The new week starts with another polish of the december "A Box, Indied": Colors By Llarowe Cindy Lou Who.





Cindy Lou Who is a vivid magenta holo. I used two coats for the pictures.




After the base color was dry, I added one coat of aEngland Bridal Veil, a black holo, and dabbed some of the wet polish off with a ball of saran wrap. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.










Colors By Llarowe are available at Llarowe and at Harlow & Co. Cindy Lou Who was exclusive to the december "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).

a England polishes are available at various places, you'll find a complete list of retailers here.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Box, Indied - Winter Nights In Indie-land





The third polish of the december "A Box, Indied" is Glisten & Glow Winter Nights In Indie-land.





Winter Nights In Indie-land is a navy blue holo. The holo effect is quite strong and clearly visible even in the diffused light of my picture box. I used three coats for opacity.




Then I added Color Club Harp On It (silver holo) and Over The Moon (sky blue holo) plus some Winter Nights In Indie-land using a fan brush. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.













Glisten & Glow polishes are available at their own store, Llarowe, Color4Nails, Rainbow Connection and Overall Beauty. Winter Nights In Indie-land was exclusive to the december "A Box, Indied". The box is available at Llarowe as one-month-only or as subscription ($50 per box).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Box, Indied - Ho Ho Ho (HO3)





The next polish of the december "A Box, Indied" is Different Dimension HO3 (or Ho Ho Ho).





HO3 is a vivid red holo. Depending on the light, it looks almost raspberry, the warmer the light, the less blue toned the polish. I used three coats for opacity.




For this "christmas wrapping paper design" I used Barry M. Gold Foil on MoYou London Festive Collection plate 01. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.














Different Dimension polishes can be found on Etsy, at Mei Mei's Signatures or at Llarowe. HO3 is exclusive to the december "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

52 Week Challenge - Crinkly Tape / Glitter Topper








This week the two 52 Week Challenge mottos are crinkly tape and glitter topper.

 


I started with Essie Take It Outside (Dress To Kilt Collection), a greige creme with very slight purple undertones. I had no issues with application, the pictures show two coats.




For the finished design I added a zig zag design using chevron Nail Vinyls and OPI I São Paulo Over There (Brazil Collection), a taupe creme with purple undertones. The glitter topper I dabbed over the "Essie stripe" is ILNP Her Highness. "Made with the perfect combination of fuchsia, brown, and gold glitters, Her Highness adds a subtle touch of class to any manicure." (Source: ILNP) I finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.










ILoveNailpolish are available on Etsy and at their own shop.Apparently, they have stopped producing any glitter toppers.


Monday, December 15, 2014

A Box, Indied - A Twinkle In Time






A new week, a new "A Box, Indied". The first polish of the december box I want to show you is Girly Bits A Twinkle In Time.





As base color I used OPI 7th Inning Strrretch (MLB Collection), a frosty steel blue shimmer. The formula was very nice, not too thin and not too thick, perfectly opaque in one single coat.






Then I added one coat of A Twinkle In Time, a clear base packed with tiny silver holographic particles and small hex glitter in all colors of the rainbow (plus some silver holographics).




I'm sure A Twinkle In Time could be worn alone for an extra super duper sparkly mani, but I preferred it layered, even with one thin coat it's already very (very very) sparkly. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.











Girly Bits polishes are available at her own storeLlaroweHarlow & Co.Overall Beauty and Mei Mei's Signatures. A Twinkle In Time is exclusive to the december "A Box, Indied". The box with five products is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).



Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Don't Think Brit Chicks Exist






Fall's over now, but I still haven't shown you all my fall manis. Here's one I wore about four weeks ago.





My base color is Catrice Brit Chick, a brown, brick red leaning polish with silver shimmer. I used two medium coats for opacity.






Then I dabbed on one coat of Dollish Polish  R.O.U.S.'s I Don't Think They Exist , a clear based glitter topper filled with small copper hexes and teeny tiny multicolored glitters (red, blue and green). There are also a little bigger gold hexes, and some of the glitters are holographic. (Dolly herself describes this polish as "Jammed packed with hexagon & square glitters in shades of Gold, Champagne, and Caramel")




Application went quite easy, one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top provided a smooth finish.











Dollish Polish are available at their store, at Llarowe and at Overall Beauty.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Box, Indied - Blackest Friday






The last polish of the november "A Box, Indied" is Black Cat Lacquer Blackest Friday.




Blackest Friday has a sheer black (duh) jelly base filled with tiny multicolored glitters. I used two coats over a black creme (a England Camelot). For the stamping I used Pueen plate 64 and Barry M Silver Foil. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani











Black Cat Lacquer are available at their own store (US and Canada), at MeiMei's Signatures and at Anjo Beauty.Blackest Friday was exclusive to the november "A Box, Indied". The box with five indie polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).


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