Thursday, March 21, 2013

March Madness Nail Art: KU Interlocking Dots Mani!

Hey everyone! Some of you may have seen my post on Instagram with this mani but now it's time to share it, with the start of the NCAA Tournament today. I used this tutorial to get it just right! This mani started with Butter London Pillar Box Red and Bluey. It looks complicated but it's actually pretty simple! 

Happy March Madness and Rock Chalk!

Carolyn xo

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Take On: China Glaze Hanging in the Balance

Hey everyone! I was really hoping it would feel like Spring by now, but it is still freezing!! Hopefully this color will brighten up your day. China Glaze Hanging in the Balance is an Aqua Creme polish from their Cirque Du Soleil collection. It really only needed one coat, but I used two. It applied really nicely and is such a fun, bright blue! 

Happy hump day!
Carolyn xo

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Mani with China Glaze Winter Holly

Hey everyone! Time for a St. Patty's Day mani! This time around I used a base coat of Julie G Ornamental, a metallic gold polish. I created polka dots, diagonal stripes and of course, a shamrock using China Glaze Winter Holly from their Holiday 2012 collection. Winter Holly is an amazing green glitter polish with hints of gold and red. 

Happy St. Patty's day and stay safe this weekend!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Purple Ombre Mani with OPI INK and China Glaze Tart-Y for the Party

Hey everyone! Some people may be over the Ombre trend on clothes, hair, nails- everything! But I am still in love with it. I had recently swatched China Glaze Tart-y for the Party from their 2013 Avant Garden collection and figured, why not try and Ombre with this gorgeous Lilac? I grabbed OPI INK, a very dark purple glitter polish and created the ombre look using a makeup sponge. I only got one photo of this so I apologize, but I think it turned out pretty nice!

Carolyn xo

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Take On: Lancome Ginger Swing

Hey friends! Happy Monday! Today I have a swatch of my first ever Lancome polish! Ginger Swing is  a light gold/champagne colored polish. I used three coats to get full coverage. It applied really well and I would definitely try other Lancome polished after trying out this one! Have you tried many Lancome polishes?

Carolyn xo