Sunday, April 12, 2015

China Glaze Electric Nights Neon Mani

Hi Friends! 

Today's post is about a manicure I did a couple days ago using China Glaze's Electric Nights Collection. These colors are very bright and fun, but I'm not sure I would call them neon. 

Here is the look I created. 

I used "DJ Blue My Mind" and "Point Me To The Party". 
I love this blue! It reminds me of the sky but more intense. And the rainbow glitter topper is awesome! 

Steps for this look: 
1. I painted all my nails with a white base coat. 
2. I then painted the thumb and 2 outer fingers blue. 
3. I then taped off half the middle finger with masking tape and then added the neon glitter to my middle and ring fingers. (To get the opacity that I did, I put liquid latex around my nails, let it dry, then actually sponged on the polish. I used 3 sponged coats.)
4.  I painted the other half of the middle finger with 2 coats of blue.
5. I then top coated with Seche Vite and added these cute neon studs to finish the look. 

I hope you like this look and most of all, enjoyed this post!

Have a great day!


Friday, April 3, 2015

BMC Hawaiian Escape Collection - Gel polish swatches

Hello my friends! It's been too long, I know. Life got really busy for a while and I just didn't take the time to do nice photo shoots of my nail art and write about it. I apologize. I will try to do better in the future. Near future. :-)

But, for today, I have the honor of swatching this gorgeous collection by Bundle Monster. It's called the Hawaiian Escape Collection. It's a gel polish and has grains of colored sand in it! It is super unique and the colors are really gorgeous!

I found the formula to be a little thick and since my nail beds are so small the thicker brushes made application a little messy. So, I decided to thin it down a little with a gel thinner and had much better luck. I used two coats for each swatch so it didn't get too think on my nails. The coverage was awesome with those 2 coats. I cured for 30 seconds each coat.

On to the colors! Yay!!! You won't be disappointed.

This is Guava Drop. Its a sheer fuchsia with purple, pink and white sand. Super cute color! 

This is called Papaya Passion. So, I am NOT a orange lover. My skin is too orange and it usually looks just yuck on me, but I really liked this one! The pastel orange with the red sand in this one really makes it pop. 

Lilikoi Lover is the name of this pastel yellow with pale orange sand. I have no idea what the name means, but I adore the color. It's so bright and cheery! 

Poha Picker is a gorgeous color!!! I love it. It is my 2nd favorite in this collection. It's a gorgeous teal
with blue and yellow sand. 

This cream white gel with orange sand is called Coco-nutty. Such a cute name! I like this color too. It is very delicate and subtle.

And the last color in the collection is also my favorite. It's a brilliant pastel purple  with dark blue sand. Oh I love this color. It's called, Kula Lavender. Very fitting name.

Which color is your favorite? Would you add these gels to your collection?

Because of the sand, there is some texture. But when you use your topcoat, the manicure is smooth to the touch and look. 

You can get the set here or even just purchase your favorite! 

SO, since it is so close to Easter, when I was doing the swatches, I wouldn't help thinking of speckled eggs. So I decided this collection would be perfect for a Easter manicure. Here it is! 

I hope you enjoyed this post. 

Have a fantastic weekend, and if you celebrate, have a wonderful Easter. 

<3 Shanna