10.22.2014

Too Much Halloween Leopard?! Never!

Good afternoon, polished friends!  I wanted to sneak in another Halloween nail art post this afternoon.  Is there such a thing as too much leopard print?!  I don't think so!  I wanted to play around with another holiday color scheme and was thinking about polka dots, but thought I'd do leopard instead.  The great debate: polka dots or leopard?! haha...


This design starts with a base of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dangerous, a fabulous gray creme.  I then used my small dotting tool to create the design in Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme and Milani High Speed Fast Dry Jiffy Orange.  I sealed it in with Milani Color Statement Quick Dry Top Coat.  I've been searching for a 3-free top coat that I like with nail art, and I think I might be on to something with this one...




So out of the three leopard manicures I've posted this week, which is your favorite?  :)

OCC, WNW, and Milani products used in this post were provided for previous review.

Flashy Seasonal Nails with Born Pretty Store Rhinestones

Provided for review

Hi everyone!  Today I have a quick nail art manicure to show you featuring some rhinestones from Born Pretty Store.  This nail art wheel features four kinds of stones: iridescent black stones in round and marquis shapes and white iridescent stones in hearts and teardrop shapes.  The official name on the Born Pretty Store site is 350Pcs/Box 2mm-5mm Delicate Water Dropping Heart Design Rhinestone 3D Nail Art Decoration and each wheel is $3.30.  I was mostly interested in the black stones, but at $3.30, it's not a bad deal even if I don't use the white ones often!


This manicure starts with KBShimmer Rust No One, a coppery-orange holographic polish.  I used my It's So Easy StripeRite in black to add some stripes of color on each side of my nail.  I applied a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl and set a marquis iridescent black rhinestone in the center of the orange stripe.  I was going for a mildly-Halloween-themed look, and I think I achieved that.





Simple manicure...but it really shows off these gorgeous rhinestones!  I think they'd be great on a blackened green base as well...they flash so many different colors!  Born Pretty Store is your one-stop nail art shop, and always offers free international shipping!  Be sure to use my code RUL91 for 10% off!

KBShimmer and Born Pretty Store products used in this post were provided for review.

10.21.2014

Halloween Leopard Print 2 Ways! Featuring Sally Hansen Insta-Dri!

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Hi everyone!  Today I have two leopard print manicures to share with you that are perfect for the upcoming holiday...both featuring Sally Hansen Insta-Dri shades!  I love leopard print manis, and I can't let a holiday get by me without doing this classic design in the colors of the season!


This was my first experience with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri shades.  They are ultra-pigmented and easy to work with.  The polishes have super thick brushes, which made application a breeze.  Let's take a look at these manicures!


The first manicure features the most basic of Halloween colors: white, orange and black!  This manicure starts with a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri OMGhost.  The leopard spots were done in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pumpkin Queen and Sally Hasen Insta-Dri Night Fright.  I sealed this look in with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.




Manicure #2 plays with a matte-shiny contrast and a slightly different kind of leopard print :)


The second leopard print manicure starts with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Scaredy Matte, a nice matte black creme.  Once that dried, I went in with my small dotting tool and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Night Fright to create the leopard detail.




I love a good leopard print, and these manicures are a great way to incorporate festive colors without doing a straight-up Halloween manicure.  I'm impressed with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri...like I said before, these polishes were so pigmented!  I can't wait to try stamping with them!  Which look is your favorite?


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