Sunday, October 30, 2011

Purple and Orange Glitter Subtle-y Halloween Nails

Yesterday I showed off my new Butter London color, Scoundrel.  In celebration of my favorite holiday, I layered over Scoundrel with some Love & Beauty polish for a purple and orange Halloween color combo!  I love black and orange as traditional Halloween colors, but I love purple and orange together better, I think.

Products Used:
Butter London in Scoundrel
Love & Beauty in Rust

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My First Butter London: Scoundrel

Last month I got an Ulta haul in the mail!  They were having some pretty sweet sales and I ended up getting three Butter London, three China Glaze and two of Ulta's polishes.  I just swatched my first one today.

Now I want you to reread that and tell me what's wrong with that statement.... I got my order a MONTH ago and am just now checking out my first one!  Ugh!  Internship is so time consuming (go figure, right?!)

Anyway, on with the color!

Pretty, right?!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Floral Mani and Updates All Around

I've been absent for such a long time.  There's two reasons for that...
1. I started my internship.  It takes up SO MUCH of my time and is SO stressful, that I completely chewed off all my nails into tiny nubbins... and THEN I started working on the cuticles.  Not only that, but I've been super concerned with what is appropriate for work, and what isn't as far as nails/nail art.  And I have a confession: I wore the same mani for two weeks in a row.  And I'm using the term mani here very loosely- I slapped on two coats of a sheer polish with no base or topcoat and just called that good- for TWO WEEKS.  By the time I took it off last night, the polish was only in the very center of my nail, and my ridges had actually worn through in some places!  It was disgusting.
2. I lost my Seche Vite!!!!!! I don't know how that happened :(  But I kept saying to myself "no point in spending time on doing my nails if I can't use my SV.  I'll do my nails when I find it."  I hardly even looked!  Well last night I tore my house apart and there's no sign of it, so I just did my nails anyway, because I'd finally reached my limit.

So anyway, like I said, I finally hit my limit last night and said "enough is enough!"  Plus I had just seen this tutorial from Rebecca Like Nails, and was all over it like white on rice.  I love a good floral mani, and even though I was a little nervous to wear it to my internship, I figured go big or go home.

Ugh those cuticles.

Products Used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Wet Cement
Maybelline Express Finish in Prompt Petals
ELF nail polish in Fuchsia
Revlon Emerald City
Sally Hansen Double Duty as topcoat
Bundle Monster Plate number BM14