Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My Take On: Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Red Snapper

Hi everyone,

Today I'm trying out Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Red Snapper. Red Snapper is a vibrant red/orange hue. I did definitely notice a difference in the shine factor in the formula. I used two coats for these photos and Seche Vite for top coat.

Have you tried any of the Triple Shine polishes?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! Double Nail Art!

Hey everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I have two fun mani's to share today.

First up is a really simple, neutral valentine's day look. I started with e.l.f. Innocent, a very light nude. I then added tiny hearts and cheesy as it is, my husband's initials in OPI Wocka Wocka. It was pretty simply to do, and although the red did streak a little I still really love this look.

Second, is an ombre hearts look. I started with Chanel Riva, one of my all time favorite blue's. I then layered on Nabi Cinnamon, KleanColor Metallic Pink and an unidentified LA Colors. I liked this color combo since it was subtle but really fun! I can't resist ombre :)

Hope you all have a great Valentine's Day!
Carolyn xo

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Create a Little Love! Valentine's Day Ombre

Hey guys!

Today I have a super fun mani to share as part of the  Brilliant Earth Create a Little Love campaign. I chose to display 'love' with nail art, the best way I know how! I created a Pink Ombre look that faded from nail to nail. I started with OPI Hopelessly in Love, and transitioned to OPI Pink Friday. Then to China Glaze Escaping Reality, China Glaze Rose Among Thorns, Essie Plumberry and finally Jenna Hipp Maraschino. I then layered the letters LOVE in Pure Ice Beware and added a heart on my thumb. This ombre wasn't too hard, I just made sure I went to dark to light.

Happy Valentine's Day
Carolyn xo

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Nail Art: Red + Silver + Sparkle

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing another fun Valentine's Day look. I recently was gifted the Jenna Hipp mini set which features a ton of great colors. For this mani, I used Jenna Hipp Maraschino as a base. On my pinky nail, I added Pure Ice Beware for silver glitter and used it on my index finger to create a silver glitter ombre look. On my ring finger I used the big glitter pieces from American Apparel Light Year to create a dotted look. I think this look is really classy and fun!

Carolyn xo

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Subtle Pink Glitter Ombre Mani

Hi everyone, 

This February, I wanted to try a subtle Valentines Day mani. I started with Julie G Bubble Bath, which is a light pink creme polish. I used two coats and then added Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle from the Selena Gomez collection. Inner Sparkle is a clear glitter polish with pink glitter and gold micro glitter. I used an ombré style to use the glitter mostly on the tip of my nails. I love this look for valentine's day for something that is festive without being too much.

Carolyn xo

Monday, February 3, 2014

Plaid Nail Art ft. China Glaze This is Tree-Mendous

Hi everyone, 

This started as a swatch for China Glaze This is Tree-Mendous, but then I got carried away with this plaid design. I started with Tree Mendous, then added OPI Wocka Wocka and Kleancolor metallic yellow. I added black stripes on top with Essie Licorice. I like how this one turned out and it's perfect for winter!

Carolyn xo