Monday, November 17, 2014

1941x1997 Watermarble

Good morning!  It was my 19th birthday yesterday, and even though I had to go to work all day for extra Nutcracker rehearsals, it was a pretty good day!  I was glad to at least have Saturday off though, because I got to do some early Christmas shopping and went to see Big Hero 6 with my boyfriend, which was such a funny movie.  My main birthday present from him will the new Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for 3DS, but that doesn't come out until this Friday so I've got that to look forward to!  :)

Anyways, today's post is just a watermarble mani that I did before leaving on tour in October.  I saw both of these beautiful LaCC polishes sitting side by side in my helmer, and knew that I had to put them together on my nails!

Not too much to explain here really.  The red, 1941, is from the core Fall/Winter line that was released in late 2013.  The light dusty periwinkle, 1997, was one of two new releases for Spring/Summer 2014.  Two easy coats of each for full coverage, and as always the LaCC polishes are fabulous to use for water marbling.  All nails are topped off with LaCC 2013 top coat. 

What do you think of this look?  :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

GOSH: Stardust & Million Stars

I've got an overdue review of two beautiful polishes from Gosh to share with you today.  I was so sure that I'd posted these ages ago, but then I found them sitting in my drafts folder, uh-oh!  Well, better late than never.  

The two polishes I've got here are Million Stars and Stardust, both of which are part of the Stardust Collection.  All photos are in indirect natural light.

Million Stars is a beautiful blue-tinted gray polish, packed with shimmering flecks in mainly blue and purple. The flecked shimmer gives this polish such amazing depth, its beautiful!  

Here I'm wearing two coats of the polish, topped with one coat of Seche Vite.  The formula was on the thick side, but nothing a little patience couldn't take care of.  

Stardust is a clear base packed with lots of the same multi-coloured shimmer flakes that are in the Million Stars, but the colours in this one tend to lean more towards pearly white and pink.  

I chose to layer this shade, since it looked pretty sheer by itself and would probably take up to four coats for opacity.  I layered one perfect coat over Barry M Coconut, and then topped it all with Seche Vite.  This one was very difficult to photograph, and definitely looked even prettier in person!  

These and the rest of the Gosh Stardust Collection polishes are available in Shopper's Drug Mart across Canada, and retail for $7 each.  

Stardust is quite pretty, but Million Stars is definitely the clear favourite for me.  Which one do you prefer?  Let me know in the comments!  :)

Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent to me for review and my honest opinion.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Split Stitches

One of the first orders of business as soon as I got home on Monday was, of course, some nail art!   Having only worn an assortment of three different nude (read: stage-appropriate) polishes over the past three weeks, I was itching to get something exciting on my nails again!  

On the car ride home I was browsing IG for some inspiration, and decided to try this mani by Pshiiit on my own nails.  

I started with two coats of LVX Fantom on all nails.  Once that was dry, I taped off the middle sections and painted one side of each nail with Picture Polish Bonkers, and the other side with Picture Polish Camo.  The last step was to freehand on the lines, for which I used black acrylic paint.  The whole look is topped off with a coat of Seche Vite.    

The best part about these is that the lines don't have to look super neat, so even though the finished look appears to have quite a bit of time invested in it, this was actually a pretty quick mani to do! :)

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Girly Bits: Push It

Wow, it's been a month since I last posted!  Time really flies when you're busy - I'm just on the tail end of a 3-week tour performing all over Eastern Canada, and it's been great!

I'm going to try to clear out my drafts folder a bit over the next couple weeks, so here's a gorgeous polish from Girly Bits that I wore in the summer but haven't shared with you yet.  Take a look at Push It!

Push It is the silver sister to The Power of Love, which I posted about here.   This polish is a silver holo, with silver and copper glitters mixed in.  The mix of the glitters in the holo base gives this polish some awesome visual texture, and you get very different looks depending on the lighting.  

Two coats of this polish give perfect coverage, and I've topped it with one coat of LaCC 2013 top coat.  The first photo is in direct sunlight to show the holo (which is stronger in real life,) and the second photo is in indirect natural light, so you can see the glitters better. 

This polish is part of the Girly Bits 80's Girl Band Collection, and you can purchase it and lots of other stunning Girly Bits polishes online here.  You can also like the Girly Bits Facebook page to keep up to date with new releases.  

It's time for me to sign off for now - I've got another show tonight and will be heading to the theatre soon!  In the mean time, what do you think of this polish?  Are you a fan of holos with glitters mixed in?  Let me know in the comments!  :)

Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent to me for review and my honest opinion. 


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