12.20.2014

Priti NYC Bordeaux Collection: Swatches & Review!

Provided for review

Happy Saturday, polished friends!  Today I finally have swatches of the Priti NYC Bordeaux Collection for Winter 2014-2015!  I've always loved Priti NYC, but I had sort of drifted away from them a bit this year (for no reason in particular), but this collection immediately reminded me why I've always loved them so much!  Definitely one of my top three favorite brands.  This collection features some vampy, dark shades reminiscent of fine wines!  Let's take a look...!

Also, I've done lots of nail art with these polishes in the past few weeks, so be sure to check them out: [Santa's Coat] [Christmas Stars] [Chunky Leopard-Ikat]


First up is Priti NYC Magic Man Iris, a deep, ox blood red jelly.  This is vampy!  Here I used three coats to build it up so that you couldn't see my nail line, but you could definitely do two.  I didn't add any top coat here...it is this shiny on its own!



Priti NYC Painter's Palette is a dark mauve...and I have to say I actually love it!  I used this as the base in my "chunky leopard + ikat" manicure, and with the blue spots over top, Painter's Palette looked a lot deeper (and more marsala-like...the Pantone Color of the Year 2015), so it's one of those shades that can be a chameleon depending on how you wear it.  This is two easy coats with Priti NYC Speed Dry Top Coat.



Priti NYC Super Purple Daylily (my bottle is labeled "Purple Daylily" but this is the name on the website) is a blackened purple.  Again, this is so deep and shiny!  This is two easy coats on its own.



Priti NYC Red Ace Rose is the perfect Christmas red that still maintains the maturity of a deep red.  So many of my favorite reds are bright and bold, but this has a deepness, without being too wine-y!  I hope that makes sense ;)  This is two easy coats!



These cremes are so lovely...Priti NYC always has spot on formulas that I reach for over and over!  At $15 a bottle, Priti NYC is definitely my favorite high-end nail polish line.  They run sales throughout the year, so there are definitely opportunities to get these polishes at more affordable prices, but trust me, you will not be disappointed.  Priti NYC polishes are 5-free, vegan and cruelty free.  





12.19.2014

Black & White & Rhinestones Trees

Happy Friday, polished friends!  I hope you all have fun holiday things planned for the weekend!  My dear friend (and Kappa Kappa Gamma sister!) from California is in town visiting and I get to do her nails today :)  Plus, we have a friend's birthday party to go to tomorrow...lots of fun!  Like I've said all week, be sure to follow me on Instagram to see pictures of the nails I do on my clients at Body•Spa•Banquet!  Today's manicure is a twist on the traditional "tape tree" design...!


I wanted to do a black and white look, but with a Christmas motif, so I decided to do the "tape" tree with multi-colored rhinestones.  I started with a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri OMGhost.  Once that had dried a bit, I used my It's So Easy StripeRite stripers in black and white to create the trees...you know I'm not patient enough to use striping tape all the time!  This design is quite easy and turns out really nice free-hand too!  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl and set some star-shaped rhinestones at the top of the trees!  The rhinestones are from MASH Nails.




I love how this turned out!  I've been wearing and playing with Christmas nail art since late November, so it was fun to switch up the colors! :D  What do you think?

Sally Hansen and MASH products used in this post were provided for previous review.

12.18.2014

Deck the Halls!

Hi everyone!  There is officially one week until Christmas!  Ahhh!  I'm excited for all of the family and friend gatherings we have coming up, but I have a crazy schedule at work before I can really relax!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see some of the holiday manicures I do on my great clients at Body•Spa•Banquet!  Todays manicure is my take on holly nails!


This manicure starts with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff (forever my favorite!).  I then free-handed holly leaves and berries on my nails in OPI Coca-Cola Red (another favorite!), Zoya Josie, and OPI Christmas Gone Plaid.  These are kind of cartoon-y and cute...I really love them!  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat!




Adorable, and perfectly holiday!  A week of Christmas nail art left, ladies!  What are you hoping to see on my nails still?!  :)

OPI and Zoya polishes used in this post were provided for previous review.
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