Friday, February 24, 2012

No Need to Pout!

Unless it's Butter London's Trout Pout!

This is actually my second mani using Trout Pout, but I did not like how it turned out as I used Essie's Matte About You on top. Which looked awesome on the first day, but by the second started to show cracks. (On a side note, I'm thinking that if I use that next time, I may seal with SV and then use the matte coat to see if that works out better) Ok. Enough rambling, onto the color!
 Such a lovely pink! 

 Almost looks like I have a gradient going on.

But I don't!

This one was a 3 coater for me. I try to go on the lighter side of applying polish. Although, I noticed in some lighting I had bald spots where the polish is not quite opaque enough for my liking. I'm thinking that maybe I will try and put more polish on the brush with the second and third coat. I really think BL is started to be my favorite nail brand right now. I like that they're 3-Free, I like the array of colors they have and I think out of all my polishes has the quickest dry time. And of course with the SV it takes an even shorter time to dry. 

What do you think of Butter London's polishes? Do you have any favorites? Let me know!

Until then! Stay Po!ished!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jelly Sandwich pt. 2

Sorry it's been a while since my last post. But I've decided to do this again for Valentines Day. If you look at the post below you'll see the mistake with my last mani. So without further ado I give you my cotton candy mani! I'm sooo happy with the way this turned out and I was able to keep the pink in the base.
This is Called Fish out of Water from this shop on Etsy. Although, I noticed that she doesn't have this one on there any more. 

Love how this one came out...I need another jelly in my life!

I love the purple, blue and silver larger flecks. There are also some smaller ones in there adding to this cotton candy wonderfulness! 

Again for my base color I used OPI's Isn't That Precious? This is a much thinner polish than what I'm normally used to so a little goes a long way. I did two layers for the base, with Fish Out of Water and one more coat of the OPI followed by SV. I cannot tell you how happy am with how this turned out...especially compared to the first time. Not that it was awful, but not the color I was going for. 

Until then! Stay Po!ished!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Butter London's Blagger

I am really into Butter London. They make great polishes that dry really quickly. I decided to try a cloud mani, but with my own twist. I used four colors instead of three because I couldn't decide! I used OPI's San-Tantonio, Tazmanian Devil and Dutch You Love OPI? Love it and I want to get more! I'll upload more pictures soon.
Such a lovely blue color. 

My layered cloud nail! I'm so pleased with how this turned out. I looked at a tutorial on how to do this and it was much simpler than I had previously thought.

This one was another 3 coater for me. Went on like a dream! (This was done on a snowy day and certainly brighten my mood!) I had debated about doing the clouds on all my nails, but I like the accent, but maybe I'll give it a go the next time I decide to do this mani again. What do you think? Have you tried your own variation on the clouds?

Until then! Stay Po!ished! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink turns into Yellow...

I know, I know...from the title of the post you must be wondering what I mean. Well, I have to go into a little back story first. So, hang in there and it will all be explained.

Last week while perusing the interwebs, I came across several posts about a "Jelly Sandwich". For anyone who does not know what this means it's where you sandwich a glitter, flake or sparkly polish between two layers of a jelly polish (Goes on sheer, and what I discovered quite thin = more polish on my cuticles that my nails). And from what I saw, I knew I had to try this out. So, I decided I would look on ebay for a jelly polish and I came across a nice pink by OPI called Isn't That Precious? Easy to apply after realizing I needed far less than other polish by OPI that I am used to. ( I should have taken a picture of the pink...before the event *sigh*)

 (Looks like Cotton Candy to me)

 This...this is where things went wrong. I used Kleancolor Gold Caviar. I didn't realize it had a yellow polish for its base. I really thought that it was clear and I would get these lovely gold flecks in the polish topped off with some more pink. 

 OPI Teenage Dream, which thinking back on it I should have just used this. :-(

 And the result...ugh I dislike how bright it turned out. I really wanted to do something fun and flirty for Valentine's Day. (Also...that horrible gap between the pink and yellow and my pinky and the glob of yellow on my middle...not happy.)

 When I don't use the flash, it's a much softer looking yellow that I actually like and you can see some hint of the pink dream that this was supposed to be. 

In this one you can almost tell that it is supposed to be a jelly sandwich. I will be doing this one over. I'm expecting a wonderful polish from this shop on Etsy. The name of the pollish is called Fish Out Of Water and I'm SOO excited for it to arrive!! It has a clear base and I think will work out much much better than what happened with this mani. Actually, her other polishes look just as wonderful as well. 

So, what are your thoughts? Have you had your frustrations with trying a jelly sandwich? What colors have you tried?

Until next time! Stay Pol!shed! 

PS...I have a mini haul that I need to post and I'm  anxiously awaiting my order from Butter London! Which also reminds me...I  need to cross some more off of my wish list! :-)