Thursday, January 19, 2017

Atlanta Falcons- Matt Ryan Freehand Nail Art - #RiseUp

Hey y'all!  Today I have my current mani to share with y'all.  I've been a fan of the Falcons for all of my life, even went to a ton of games as a kid.  However, with this season going so well and the divisional championship's being this weekend I had to do some nail art to help cheer my team on.  I was going to wait and post these tomorrow, but I'm impatient and wanted to share right away.

atlanta falcons matt ryan rise up freehand nail art

My inspiration was the Matt Ryan jersey that I have.  The kiddo has a Julio Jones, but I didn't think I'd be able to get the lettering the way I wanted....so I went the shorter route.  Plus, they'll match when I wear it while watching the game this weekend!

atlanta falcons matt ryan rise up freehand nail art

Index: Wet N Wild Black Creme with "ATL" in red acrylic paint.
Middle: OPI Coca-Cola Red with "RYAN" & his # in white and black acrylic paint. 

atlanta falcons matt ryan rise up freehand nail art

Ring: OPI Coca-Cola Red with #RiseUp in black acrylic paint.
Pinky: Essie Little Brown Dress with white acrylic paint to look like a football.

atlanta falcons matt ryan rise up freehand nail art

This took a while to do.  For the jersey nail I made decals with acrylic paint & a brush on my silicone mat and placed them over the base.  For the rest of the nails I actually just drew everything on using a toothpick.  Because I used acrylic paint I didn't have to wait long before applying Seche Vite as my top coat.

atlanta falcons matt ryan rise up freehand nail art

I love these nails so much, even though they didn't turn out 100% like I wanted them to. I took at least 50 pics and had to narrow it down BIG time.

atlanta falcons matt ryan rise up freehand nail art

I'm praying that we win this weekend because I totally want to see a Superbowl rivalry in my house this year (hubs is a Steelers fan).  I wish I was going to the game, but I'll be screaming on the comfort of my couch.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Color Club - Matte Rouge - Perfect Pout

Hey y'all!  Last year I did a post after going to an Atlanta meetup for polish lovers & while at that meetup, we brought some stuff to destash.  I grabbed a few and they've been sitting in my untrieds basket ever since.  So I dusted them off and got to swatching.  Today's beauty is from the Matte Rouge collection, idk when it released, and boy is it a new fav.


color club matte rouge perfect pout swatch


This has a matte finish so I didn't use any top coat.  Though the finish is more satin than matte, and slightly textured.

color club matte rouge perfect pout swatch


It's a gorgeous bright orange, and looks like an orange peel.


color club matte rouge perfect pout swatch

I used 2 coats in this swatch, but you could probably easily get away with one if you're careful.

color club matte rouge perfect pout swatch

I have one more shade from this collection, which will be coming soon, and now I kinda want to get the rest. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holo Christmas Splatter & Stamping

Hey y'all!  Today I have my Christmas mani to share.  I had a dozen different ideas in my head, but once I saw this post from Copycat Claws, I knew what to do.  Of course, I HAD to do it holo style. 

holo christmas splatter nails


I also had some new stuff I bought from BornPretty Store & wanted to try it out.

holo christmas splatter nails

For the splatter nails I started out with Butter London Knees Up as my base then applied Darling Diva The Alchemist on top. 

holo christmas splatter nails

Once that was dry I applied my liquid latex to protect the skin & used a small straw for the splatter.  The shades I used were ILNP A Fresh Evergreen and MakeUp Store Greta. 

holo christmas splatter nails
The Alchemist is so darn pretty on its own that I almost didn't cover it up, but yanno...you can never have too much holo.

holo christmas splatter nails
On my ring and pinky fingers I applied Nubar Reclaim as my base color & stamped over it with Butter London Knees Up.

holo christmas splatter nails
With Flash

The stamper and plate were both from BPS & I'll have them linked below.  Of the 2 recent stampers I purchased from them, this one seems to work better for me. 



This was pretty quick and easy to do.  I absolutely LOVE it.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Zoya - Seashells Pixie Dust Collection - Summer 2016

*Press Sample*

Hey y'all!  Today I have the last collection that I received during my blogging hiatus & wanted to share it with y'all.  I know it's late, but better late than never.  This is the Seashells collection that was released over the summer.  

zoya seashells pixie dust review swatches

I only needed 2 coats for all of these, and since they're pixie dusts I didn't use a top coat.  They always dry pretty quickly too.

zoya tilly seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya tilly seashells pixie dust review swatches
Tilly - Can be best described as a starry grey with small holographic glitter interwoven with a darker gunmetal - It's so sparkly that the camera didn't really want to pick it up.  The gunmetal glitters look almost blue.  My favorite out of the collection.  


zoya levi seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya levi seashells pixie dust review swatches
Levi - Can be best described as a beige gold with medium holographic hex glitter - I totally didn't expect to like this as much as I did, but I think the holo sparkle in it won me over.  


zoya zooey seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya zooey seashells pixie dust review swatches
Zooey - Can be best described as a classic pink laced with gold & medium hex holo glitters - It's like a tulip pink with a dash of gold glitter.  So pretty.  


zoya cece seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya cece seashells pixie dust review swatches
Cece - Can be best described as a full impact green with a thin vein of gold - The depth of green in this looks like there's multiple shades and the gold just adds to it.


zoya linds seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya linds seashells pixie dust review swatches
Linds - Can be best described as a cherry red with red and fuchsia glitters - I noticed a slight bit of gold in this too that doesn't seem to translate too much onto the nail.  This one also looks kinda wet even when it's dry.  Definitely a winner.  


zoya bay seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya bay seashells pixie dust review swatches

zoya bay seashells pixie dust review swatches
Bay - Can be best described as a sky blue with fine silver and gold glitter - This blue is frosty, and reminds me of Frozen.  


While I liked all of these, even though I'm not really THAT huge of a fan of texture, these shades give off more Winter vibes than they do Summer vibes.  Is it just me?


These are currently available on Zoya.com for $10ea.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zoya Sunsets Marble

Hey y'all!  Today I have a marble design that I did with the Sunsets collection.  It was quick and easy, using decals that I made using all of the shades.


zoya sunsets marble

I threw an ombre in there too for a little something different, so lets get right to it.


zoya sunsets marble
Starting with the index finger, I used Dory as the base, marbled with Ness and Cam.


zoya sunsets marble
Middle finger is Liv as the base, marbled with Cam and Ness.  The ring finger ombre is Dixie as the base with Brynn and Liv.


zoya sunsets marble
Lastly, on the pinky nail, is Dixie as the base, marbled with Dory and Liv.


I like marbling a LOT better now making decals on my UberChic mat than I ever did when I tried to watermarble.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Zoya - Sunsets Collection - 2016 Summer

*Press Sample*

Hey y'all!  Today I have another collection that I received during my blogging hiatus & wanted to share it with y'all.  I know it's late, but better late than never.  This is the Sunsets collection that was released over the summer.  

zoya sunsets swatches review

All of these are super opaque, bright, fun cream colors. I used 2 coats in my swatches, with Seche Vite to top it off, but they could easily be 1 coaters.


zoya cam sunsets swatches review

zoya cam sunsets swatches review
Cam - Can be best described as a deep, fully saturated orange....like a tangerine. - It's almost "Blogger" orange, seriously looks very similar to the icon on my screen as I type this.  It's like a deep Halloween-y orange.  


zoya ness sunsets swatches review

zoya ness sunsets swatches review
Ness - Can be best described as a softened jade green with a hint of blue....reminiscent of sea glass - I can see that, but this also makes me think of a dusky grassy green.  Maybe even a shade to be considered the Pantone 2017 color of the year?


zoya dixie sunsets swatches review

zoya dixie sunsets swatches review
Dixie - Can be best described as a juicy watermelon red - I see more pink in this, like berry pink.  Definitely one of my fav's.


zoya brynn sunsets swatches review

zoya brynn sunsets swatches review
Brynn - Can be best described as a popsicle pink - This is kinda bubblegum pink for me, or maybe I'm not imagining a popsicle.....


zoya dory sunsets swatches review

zoya dory sunsets swatches review
Dory - Can be best described as a vibrant cornflower blue - I can see that & it's aptly named.  A beautiful ocean-like, beachy blue. 


zoya liv sunsets swatches review

zoya liv sunsets swatches review
Liv - Can be best described as a fun-filled purple - It's almost Barney purple, but also kind of looked mauve-y purple when I applied it.  


As you can see in my photo's above, camera settings (and display settings) can play a HUGE part in how swatches look.  In each one I had a different setting on my camera so I used one from each setting to show you how they can look in different light.  These were so easy to apply and I did a fun nail art post that I'll have up in a few days.  


These are now currently available on Zoya.com for $10ea.

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