Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lime Crime Chevrons

Ok y'all! I have some manis to show you that were shot with my old camera, but I can't wait to show you pics from my new camera, so this mani cut the line.

One of the things I asked for for Christmas was the Lime Crime Les Desserts d' Antoinette collection. I never actually thought I would get them as J thinks I have to much polish (we all know I disagree with him). But he came through and man am I in love. Look at these pretties.


Also, I'm in love with my new camera!! (AND I just realized the orange polish isn't in this picture, but I have it, I swear). 

For this mani I started off with a base of Lime Crime Milky Ways, a buff neutral polish with peach undertones. It is so unique and gorgeous. 



Then for an accent nail I used the chevron tape from Sticky Nails on my ring finger and painted over it with Lavendairy. On the rest of my fingers I added small purple round studs. 



I really enjoy the look of this mani! Super fun but simple. Also, can you all tell I changed my nail shape? When they are square I always manage to break just the corners, so after a bad break, I thought maybe I should give round nails a go. So far I like them, and they seem a bit stronger. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were gifted


Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's snowing...

Hello you pretty people! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (feel free to replace Christmas with your holiday of preference.) I had a wonderful time. I was lucky enough to fly home and see loved ones the weekend before and then get to spend a wonderful Christmas day with my fiance. This year I jokingly asked for better blog pictures and boy did he come through. He got me a new camera, photoshop, and some pretty polishes to test out the set up on. (These pictures were done on the old system, I'm waiting for a SD card before I can start testing out the new stuff!) 

This was the one semi-holiday inspired mani I did. I started off with a base of Maybelline Color Show Impeccable Greys with an accent nail of Cirque Chainmail. I wore this look on it's own for a day, because it was pretty just like this. 




The next day I went back in and added details using Charme Whitehall, a beautiful sheer white tinted jelly filled with white and sheer white glitter in all shapes and sizes, plus holographic sparkles. Doesn't it look like a late night snowfall on my nails?



For my accent nail I stamped a snowflake with Konad White using the Winstonia plate W120. Please excuse my lobster hands in these last 2 photos. I made the mistake of going out with gloves and my hands took a beating. 

Did you have a wonderful holiday? I'd love to hear what you did. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

China Glaze Your Present Required

I am on a roll with glitter toppers lately. I think I'm just in that kind of a mood, you know....GLITTER EVERYTHING!

China Glaze Your Present Required is from the latest holiday collection. It is made up of multi sized glitter in purple, green, blue, white, orange, gold, and more. It's a unique mix in my collection, which of course makes me happy. I've paired it over Sephora X Infatuated.




Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

Saturday, December 14, 2013

China Glaze Fangtastic

I mentioned earlier that my order of China Glaze's Halloween polishes got delayed, so I'm just now getting a chance to wear them. I don't care that it isn't Halloween season anymore, because they still look awesome. :-) 

Today I have China Glaze Fang-tastic over Sephora X Indelible. Fang-tastic is a mix of fuschia pink, blue, and green hex glitter in a clear base. It's a pretty glitter topper which honestly doesn't scream Halloween to me, but I like it. 




Enjoy & Until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Favorite Red Polish

Let's talk red nails for a minute. When I was a freshman in college, I stuck to very simple girly colors for my nails, mostly pinks and light purples. I was not adventurous at all. Strange, I'm sure considering how crazy I'll go with my nails now. I remember one time, my friend Jayne talked me into wearing red polish. I wore it for an hour tops, then took it off, mostly because I thought it looked so mature and just wasn't me. Present me wishes past me had rocked that red nail, but I make up for that mistake now. 

Everyone has a favorite red nail polish. There are a TON of options out there and I own a lot of them, but I always come back to Butter London's Pillar Box Red. It's the perfect shade of red for me, especially my skin tone. I just adore it. Here I've worn it with an accent nail of Butter London Bit Faker (full swatch here) just to add a little pizazz. 





What is your favorite red polish?

Enjoy & Until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

Thursday, December 5, 2013

China Glaze Bat My Eyes

Before we get to nails, is anyone else watching Carrie Underwood and her live Sound of Music? It is awful...I feel like they are ruining my childhood. It makes me sad, because I love Carrie, but this....this is just murder. Ugh.

Okay, rant over. So there is some good news in my life. I got a job!! Yay!!! I started today and until I get a feel for things I'm keeping my nail looks fairly simple until I get a feel for whats kosher. I have a feeling that they don't really care much about crazy nails, but I'm going to go slowly for the moment.

I did wear China Glaze's Bat My Eyes the other day. I LOVE this polish. It was part of the most recent Halloween collection, but my order got SUPER delayed so I didn't receive it until a few weeks ago.




I've said it before and I'll say it again. China Glaze makes the best full coverage glitters. My one beef with this polish is the bar glitters. They don't really show on the nail (Thank GOD) but they make application weird, when they drag through the other glitters. It's a minor issue as it's easy to fix. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee 

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sephora X Galaxy

Remember how I have a ridiculous amount of blue textured polishes? I may or may not have bought another one. Okay, I'm guilty, I did. But in my defense, at the time, I thought it was just a pretty blue polish. ;-)

Today I have Sephora X's Galaxy. This is from their Celestial's collection. It is a navy blue polish with silver glitters in it. It's one of those polishes were in the right light it looks black versus blue.




Application was great, here you see 2 easy coats. I do like the sparkle in this polish. Sephora X's new line of polishes has yet to let me down. I also bought the 22 and I'm working on getting them all swatched up to show you. Hopefully I'll be able to knock the rest out this weekend and show you by next week.

Have you tried any Sephora X's yet? What do you think?

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me