Thursday, 30 May 2013

Tokyo Nights: Swatch

Another of my Julie G. by Jesse's Girl polishes.

"Tokyo Nights" by Jesse's Girl

 "Tokyo Nigthts" is, in my opinion, the perfect shade of navy blue. It's dark, but not too dark, and it's a creme finish, no shimmer, metallic or glitter mixed into it.

Direct Sunlight.
This is 2 coats, it went on smooth and easily, no streaking to be found. It dried fairly quickly too, which was nice.

I'll update on the wear and tear once I've had a chance to break it in.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Matte Leopard

The base colour I used is a frankenpolish, I combined Orly's "Coffee Break" with "Fois Gras" by China Glaze and some white polish to get a grey-ish taupe colour. I topped it with some pale gold paint and added the leopard spots. I went with a matte top coat this time instead of a glossy one because I wanted to test it's staying power.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Cabana Boy: Swatch

Here's another shade from my swatching day.

"Cabana Boy" by Jesse's Girl

 This is a nice blue creme. Solid, with no shimmer. Although this tends to be less of a bright blue in person, it's still a really nice shade.

Direct Sunlight.
Now this is much closer to the actual colour, but it's still not exact.

I don't know how well this wears yet, I'll update on it once I've worn it for a while.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Bridal Nails (Warning Feet Photos)

I was recently commissioned to do a mani/pedi for a Desi bride. Here are her nails.

 The lengha she was wearing was a beautiful ivory with gold, and maroon gems/embroidery, so we matched the colours in her nails to it. On the toes you see "Smolder" by Orly and a holographic loose gold glitter on top.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Gelato in Venice: Swatch

Trying to keep up with my swatches is proving difficult. Since, these next few weeks coming up will be hell, from switching jobs to weddings, I decided to do a ton of swatching, so I could have photos up on a more consecutive basis until things calm down a bit.

First up is "Gelato in Venice" by Jesse's Girl.


"Gelato in Venice" is a really nice mint green. It's very light and creamy looking. The best part is that it's opaque in 2 coats. 

Direct Sunlight.
This went on really well, no streaking to be found. I'm not certain about the wear on this shade, simply because I had it on all of 2 minutes. But I will update once I've worn this shade out.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Solar Flare

I was craving some flames for most of last week, so here they are. The base colour I used is "Loundest Color" by Sation, its like a neon yellow that has a touch of green in it. Then I just painted flames in blue and green acrylic paint.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Sonic Bloom; Swatch

Another to add to my swatches, I present to you:

"Sonic Bloom" by Sally Hansen

Sonic Bloom is from Sally Hansen's Fast Dri collection, its a reddish coral shade that is really bright and cheerful for summer. It leans closer to red/pink than some coral shades which I find are more orange. Dry-time is great, they are also super opaque, and wear really well as you can see this is 4 days worth of wear. Be careful though, if this bleeds into your cuticle area like mine, it's going to stick around for a while.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Peaches n' Cream

I reblogged a photo from Miss Pop Nails on tumblr the other day with this design on it. And, since my original idea failed miserably, I attempted a slightly different version of hers.

The base colour for these is "9 to 5" from Julie G's Jesse's Girl line. It's a really pale pastel peach shade. I did the lines in white acrylic paint. The best nail is the pinky I think, next time I will probably use striping tape to make the pattern more uniform.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Pastel Teal; Swatch

This is "Pastel Teal" by Kleancolor. It took about 3 thickish coats to get it even and streak free. The drying time on it wasn't so bad though. It's not as pastel as I would like it to be, but it's a nice shade. In the photo it looks a lot like Color Club's "Blue-Ming" but this shade is darker and has more green in it. It wears well as I only have a few chips toward the tips of my nails only on my right hand. At about $1/bottle I'd say they're not bad. They do however contain Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene.