OPI Ski Teal We Drop

Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! This is my last week of work before I get a holiday break from my workplace for about a week which is nice. I can sleep in and rest before going back in the year. Anyways, let's see today's blue nails.

OPI Ski Teal We Drop is a dark teal creme. The teal in this polish definitely leans a bit more on the blue side. I like the color of this shade and that its not too dark that it looks black when I have it on my nails. Its a great color to wear for the winter season right now. Formula and application on it was pretty good too. This is two coats.

OPI Ski Teal We Drop
OPI Ski Teal We Drop

Overall, I'm really pleased with this polish. I don't wear dark polishes all that much but I definitely plan to wear this one a lot especially during the colder weather right now. What do you think?

Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #20 Fantasy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hi everyone! The work dinner I went to on Monday was fun but I got a massive headache after coming home. I should have worn my hood when I was outside since I think the cold weather made me feel kind of dizzy after I got back home. I'm feeling better now so let's see today's nail polish swatch.

Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #20 Fantasy is a orange creme. I only own a handful of orange polishes so I'm happy to have this one in my collection. Its a bright orange but I feel like its not overly bright so that makes it a bit more wearable on the nails. Formula and application was great on it too. This is two coats.

Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #20 Fantasy
Dearberry Today Nail Lacquer #20 Fantasy

I'm really happy with this orange polish. I don't wear it nearly enough though but I'm going to try to since I feel like its pretty wearable on the nails. What do you think?

Born Pretty Z005 Ocean Illusion

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I can't believe its almost the end of the year. I actually have a work dinner to attend today so that will be fun since were doing a little gift exchange as well. Anyways, for today's blue polish, I'm swatching a nail polish I received from Born Pretty Store to review so let's check it out.

Born Pretty Z005 Ocean Illusion is a sheer blue polish with duochrome micro glitter that shifts between blue and purple in it. This polish is pretty sheer so it will take quite a few coats to build up the coverage. I definitely recommend layering this polish since I feel like you can see the duochrome effect much better that way. I found the formula on this polish pretty good even though its a sheer color. I also really like that the brush on this polish is the wide rounded type of brush since I feel it makes application easier. This is four coats.

Born Pretty Z005 Ocean Illusion
Born Pretty Z005 Ocean Illusion

I'm very happy with this polish but its a shame that you can't really see the blue to purple shift here. Its definitely a color that stands out when you have it on. I'm usually not a fan of polishes that require a lot of coats but in this case, I don't mind it that much since the color really is awesome. What do you think?

November 2017 Product Empties

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Here's my product empties post for November. I don't have a lot of product empties this month so let's get right into it.

November 2017 Product Empties

1. Listerine Total Care Zero Mouthwash
My favorite mouthwash that I've been using for quite a while now. I've finished quite a few bottles of it already and plan to continue using it unless I find something better.

2. Rose Mine Dermaceutical Azulene Calming Gel
I was mainly using this at night but I think it would work much better in the morning. It kind of works and feels similar to aloe vera gel. Its a blue tinted gel and it really really cooling and soothing when applied to the skin. I liked it and would repurchase it to use for the Summer in particular.

3. Rivecowe Sebum Control Convenient Compact
This was my everyday face powder and I quite liked it. It doesn't have that much coverage but it kept my skin from appearing shiny/oily when I used it. It took me quite a while to use it all up too.

That's all for my product empties. Not a lot of products but I'm still happy that I finished a few things.

Blue with Purple Tribal Inspired Stamping

Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's blue manicure, I'm sharing some stamping I did using a stamping plate from Born Pretty Store I was sent to review. I own a lot of stamping plates from Born Pretty Store and I've always been pleased with them so I really did like this one as well. Let's see the manicure.

Blue with Purple Tribal Inspired Stamping Nail Art

First, I used Essie Rock The Boat on all the nails. Next,  I stamped with Born Pretty Stamping Nail Polish #2603 with stamping plate Geometry BP-X36 from Born Pretty Store. You can use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your entire order. Finished with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue with Purple Tribal Inspired Stamping Nail Art
Blue with Purple Tribal Inspired Stamping Nail Art

Here's a closer look at the stamping plate Geometry BP-X36. I like the mix of designs as well as the different sizes ranging from full nail to smaller designs that you can stamp onto your nails. This stamping plate is great for someone who likes either floral or tribal/aztec inspired designs.

Born Pretty Store Geometry BP-X36 Stamping Plate Review

I used a clear stamper to get the image centered on the nails and I think I did a pretty good job. Really happy with how the images stamped onto my nails and I like the mix of designs on the stamping plate too. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Camo

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is camo. This manicure was a bit rushed since the weather during the day I took these pictures wasn't the best and I had to work quickly before it got too dark. So, let's check out my design.

Neutral Colored Camouflage Nail Art

First, I used China Glaze Mahogany Magic on all the nails. Next, I created the simple camouflage print with Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!, OPI I Brake For Manicures, and American Apparel Hassid with a dotting tool. Lastly, I finished with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Neutral Colored Camouflage Nail Art
Neutral Colored Camouflage Nail Art

It's been a really long time since I've done a camouflage print so I thought these turned out just okay. I went with a more neutral color scheme which I think fits with the cold weather right now. What do you think?

Essie Rock The Boat

Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! So the past week I've been feeling a little down. Hopefully, this week will be a bit better than last week. To help, I've been shopping online a bit more and trying to relax when I can. I've also decided to upgrade my phone so I'm waiting for that to arrive in the mail. Anyways, let's see today's blue nail polish.

Essie Rock The Boat is a soft pale sky blue with a subtle shimmer running through it. I really like the shade of blue this polish is and that shimmer in it just makes it so much more pretty. Even though I really like the color, the formula wasn't the greatest. I found the formula streaky so I had trouble with applying the color on the nails evenly. This is three coats.

Essie Rock The Boat
Essie Rock The Boat

So even though the formula isn't the best, I'm still pretty fond of the color and will continue to wear it on my nails often. What do you think?

Nicole by OPI Haley Good Lookin'...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hi everyone! The weather for this entire week is suppose to be raining all day which I like but its not good for me to take any pictures though. I'm a little behind on my posts I have planned so hopefully, the weather will clear up a little so I can take some pictures. Anyways, I have a glitter polish to share for today's swatch post so let's get right into it.

Nicole by OPI Haley Good Lookin'... has pink micro glitters and larger hexagon glitters in a clear base. The hexagon glitters do have a little of a holographic effect to it when the light hits it which adds something different to the polish. The formula had a good amount of glitter to clear base so I found application on this polish great. The glittery payoff was pretty good with just one coat too. This is one coat over GOSH Hot Coral.

Nicole by OPI Haley Good Lookin'...
Nicole by OPI Haley Good Lookin'...

Even though this glitter looks pretty in the bottle, I just didn't like how it looked on the nails here. I think I might have to either try wearing it on its own or layering it over another base polish. What do you think?

Blue Texture with White Floral Lace Stamping

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The weather where I live has been getting colder and there's been a lot of rain this past week which I'm happy about. I do wish that it will start snowing soon since December is almost here and I really enjoy having a snowy cold winter. Anyways, here's my blue nail art manicure!

Blue Texture with White Floral Lace Stamping Nail Art

I used Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel on all the nails. I stamped with Born Pretty Stamping Polish in White with stamping plate BM-316 from Bundle Monster. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order from Born Pretty Store.

Blue Texture with White Floral Lace Stamping Nail Art
Blue Texture with White Floral Lace Stamping Nail Art

The stamping turned out a little warped and faded but I still think it looks good. I tried to get it on the center of my nails and I think I did a pretty good job with it. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by Your Mug

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Todays' Twinsie Tuesday theme is inspired by your mug. The mug I've been using hasn't changed at all from last time. So, its basically a dark blue colored mug with a lighter cream shade inside so I decided to create a design using similar colors to my mug. It's been a while since I've done a dry brush manicure so I thought today will be a good chance to do one.

Blue and Grey Dry Brush Nail Art

I used Finger Paints To-Teally Chic on all the nails. I used the dry brush technique with Ciaté Cream Soda and OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue and Grey Dry Brush Nail Art
Blue and Grey Dry Brush Nail Art

This dry brush design is a lot more subtle than what I've done before but I really like how it turned out. It's subtle but its great if you want a design on the nails that's not too flashy. What do you think?

Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! Today I'm swatching a texture polish. I don't think I've ever done any swatch posts on a texture polish until now so let's get right into it.

Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel is a medium blue texture polish packed with teal and gold flecks. The color of this texture polish is gorgeous and one I tend to gravitate towards. I purchased a set of these Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer polishes from Forever21 a while ago when texture polishes was starting to come out. I've tried out each color and I really like them a lot. The formula was on the thicker side but I didn't find application on it too hard. This is two coats.

Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel
Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel

Texture polishes are typically worn as is but if your not a fan of the rough texture it has on the nails, you can definitely still apply a top coat on top of it. It does dull the cool texture look to it but overall, the color is still pretty nice on the nails. What do you think?

October 2017 Product Empties

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Here's my product empties for the month of October. I didn't really finish one individual product this month but I did go through my makeup collection and decided to throw out a lot of products. The main reasons I decided to throw these out are either because they expired or I've haven't used them in a really long time. Hopefully next month, I will have actually products I've emptied to show.

October 2017 Product Empties

1. Miscellaneous Makeup Products
I was planning to create some manicures for my blog during the two days I have off work during one week but it was raining those two days so instead, I decided to go through my makeup collection. I have some makeup, not a lot but I haven't used quite a few of them in a couple of years so I thought it was time to throw some things out. Now that I look at it, it seems like a lot. Most of these products I decided to throw out were either because its expired or I haven't touched them in a while. I still have some makeup left but its all fits into two drawers instead of three now. I don't wear makeup all that often so I'm okay with parting with these even though its difficult for me to throw anything away.

Let me know what you've emptied this month. I'm a bit sad to throw these products out but I just don't use them anymore and its really bad to keep such old cosmetics around.

Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping

Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I was in the mood for some simple galaxy nails so I created a pretty simple one here. The blue polish I used looked like outer space and along with the stars I stamped on, it resembles a galaxy to me.

Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I used Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez on all the nails. I stamped with Ya Qin An 26 with stamping plate BP-06 from Born Pretty Store. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping Nail Art
Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I like this manicure quite a bit since its so simple but really pretty at the same time. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Stamping Decals

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is stamping decals. I was planning to do a full stamping decal manicure but I was a little pressed for time so I only did the stamping decal on one nail instead. So, let's go ahead and see the design then.

Purple and Pink Hearts Stamping Decal Nail Art

I used Sephora by OPI Metro Too Chic on all the nails. For the stamping decal I created, I used stamping plate BP-61 from Born Pretty Store along with Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Black, Julep Joy, and Julep Sylvia. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Purple and Pink Hearts Stamping Decal Nail Art
Purple and Pink Hearts Stamping Decal Nail Art

I still think it turned out pretty cute with the stamping decal as a accent nail here.What do you think?

Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I have another blue polish swatch to share today. I'm actually a little behind on my blog posts since the weather has been terrible and my nails haven't been in the best condition recently. I only have posts scheduled for the next two weeks but hopefully I can be back on schedule soon. Anyways, let's see the polish.

Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez has a mix of blue, green, and silver hexagon and small glitters in a sheer dark blue jelly base. In the bottle, it almost looks like a glittery galaxy and I found it looks just as great on the nails too. However, I did find the formula to be on the watery and thin side so I did find application a little difficult since I had to be extra careful not to flood my nails with it. This is three coats with top coat.

Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez
Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez

I'm pretty happy with the polish and how it looks on the nails but I just wished the formula was a little better. I think this polish will be better layered over a base color instead of worn my itself since it does take a few coats to build up the coverage. What do you think?

GOSH Hot Coral

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hi everyone! Since I don't have much time to do nail art these nails, I've been sharing polish swatches instead which is also good. I haven't bought any new nail polish in a really long since I'm pretty content with what  I have in my collection and sharing these swatches is a great way for me to discover colors I already have. Here's a nice red that I'm sharing today.

GOSH Hot Coral is a bright coral red creme. This is the only GOSH polish I own but I should really try out more colors from this brand. I don't find this color all that unique but if your looking for a vibrant coral red creme polish, I recommend checking this one out. The formula was opaque enough that I could have gotten away with one coat so I found application on this polish great. I did wish the brush on this polish was more on the thicker side since I prefer that kind of brush over the skinny ones. This is two coats.

GOSH Hot Coral
GOSH Hot Coral

This polish without top coat was pretty shiny on its own which was nice to see. I think its a great shade for Summer to wear as a manicure or pedicure color too. What do you think?

Chi Chi Wango Tango

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The weather where I live has been really rainy and cold which makes me happy since I much prefer the colder weather. So for today's nail polish swatch, I'm sharing a color that's perfect to wear during the colder season right now. Let's go ahead and check it out.

Chi Chi Wango Tango is a dark blacken blue packed with a bright teal shimmer with a subtle iridiscent purple flash to it. This polish is so hard to describe so you really have to see it in person to know how pretty it is. The iridiscent purple flash is pretty subtle and shows up when you look at the polish at a certain angle which is pretty cool. The polish had a nice formula to it so I found pretty easy on it. This is two coats.

Chi Chi Wango Tango
Chi Chi Wango Tango

I'm pretty pleased with this color and think its so perfect for fall/winter too. I'm definitely going to be wearing this color a lot. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Black and Orange

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is black and orange. Since Halloween is in October, I thought it would be appropriate to create a Halloween themed manicure. This is also probably going to be the only Halloween themed manicure I'm sharing this year since I've been busy lately so let's see it.

Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I used Orly Right Amount Of Evil on all the nails. I stamped with Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Black with stamping plate BP-81 from Born Pretty Store. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art
Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I think these turned out pretty great. The treat or treat words on my ring nail was a little faded in the pictures but it looks find in real life. It simple and I think it would look great worn during Halloween. What do you think?

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! Today I'm sharing a polish swatch of a glitter polish so let's get right to it.

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights is packed with blue, silver, and holographic hexagon, square, diamond, and micro glitter pieces in a clear base. The glitter topper is pretty awesome layered over a base color like this. I found the formula great so this made application really easy on it. The polish is so packed with glitter that I found it pretty easy to get a nice even coat of glitter on the nails without using the dabbing method. This is two coats over China Glaze Electric Beat with top coat.

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights
Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights

Overall, a pretty great glitter topper especially if you like blue, silver, and holographic together. I really enjoy the glitter and I'm happy to have it in my collection. What do you think?

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hi everyone! It's finally my day off from work. I don't work Wednesday and Thursday so I can relax and sleep in during these two days. Every time I go back to work, I always look forward to when my days off are coming. Anyways, I have a polish swatch to share today so let's see the color.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books is a minty seafoam green creme. This is such a wonderful pastel like color for Spring. Formula was a little streaky but the application on this polish was still pretty good. I like that the brush on it was on the wider side which makes covering the nail much more easier for me. This is two coats.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

I think this seafoam green is really nice but sadly I just don't wear it a lot for some reason.  What do you think?

China Glaze Electric Beat

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The fall weather is finally here where I live. It's been getting a lot colder these days which I really like since that means I can start wearing scarves and sweaters now. Anyways, let's see the blue polish I'm swatching today.

China Glaze Electric Beat is a soft faded periwinkle blue creme. I'm so in love with this color and love it more each time I wear it on my nails. The shade is soft and muted which I really like and what I tend to gravitate towards. The color is a pretty unique blue in my collection as well. The formula and application on this polish was great too. This is two coats.

China Glaze Electric Beat
China Glaze Electric Beat

Overall, I just love this polish. I'm extremely happy to own this color and plan to wear it a lot during the fall/winter season. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by the Colors of Your Blog

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The theme for today's Twinsie Tuesday is inspired by the colors of your blog. My blog colors are white, pink, and gold so I created a manicure using those three colors.

Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on all the nails. I double stamped using OPI Pink Friday and Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Gold with stamping plate BP-L026 from Born Pretty Store. You can use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art
Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art

I couldn't find an exact design to match the one on my blog so I looked through my stamping plates and used something very similar to it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and its probably one of my most favorite designs I have created so far this year too. What do you think?

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