Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What Color is the Dress? - Thermal Gel!

Hello out there in blog world!

I have been all over the place for the first month of 2016. You may have already noticed this as this post is only my third of January and it's getting close to February. With my wedding quickly approaching and working full-time with school part time and finding a house all while planning the wedding, it has been a little bit more than hectic! Luckily, everything is starting to fall in to place and I am hoping by February I will be back to posting one to two times a week.

Polishes that are the best during times like these? Gel's of course! Today I have another Madam Glam Chameleon Gel I was sent for review late last year, What Color is the Dress?

What Color is the Dress is shifts from a deep burgundy red (that sometimes looks brown) when cold to a deep indigo blue. There is a sparse sprinkling of shimmer throughout. Application was well. It applied evenly and fully opaque in two easy coats. From what I can remember the first coat was a bit sheer, but it built up well.

As with the last shade I reviewed from Madam Glam, I used my own personal Bio Seaweed Gel Base and Top coats. So far I have been wearing this mani for a week with no wear (the cold/bergundy photos were taken a week after application!). Perfect for those busy days... that turn in to weeks... that turn in to months! My intention was to do some nail art or stamping to mix it up but life gets in the way of getting your nails did sometimes! But this gel isn't going anywhere anytime soon (off my nails I mean). So stay tuned for another mani with this as the base.

*This product was sent to me for an honest review, all views expressed are my own honest option.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Glided Rocks

Happy Friday!

Today I have (about a week late) New Years mani number two, the one I actually wore for New Years Eve.

I recently stumbled upon Milani's new polishes while at the drugstore about a month back. I did a double take as I noticed that the bottles changed. They are actually kind of cool, fully cylindrical with what looks to be a swatch of the shade on the top of the handle. The one that really caught my eye was Glided Rocks a blush pink glitter with a golden shimmer. The swatch on the top of the bottle looked to be different, however, showing both gold and pink glitter.

I decided to layer it over one coat of OPI's I Theodora You. I applied one generous coat over top and sealed it off with a layer of topcoat. I had expected the blush glitter to be more prominent than the glitter from what I originally saw in the bottle, however, it turns out that the golden shimmer was actually a lot brighter on the nail.

Overall I liked this shimmery look, I think this would look great over a deep base as well! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Brand Sparkin' New Year!

It's that time of the year again... blog catch up! Starting off with one of the two New Years Eve inspired manis I rocked the last week of 2015, China Glaze Brand Sparkin' New Year.

Brand Sparkin' New Year is a deep purple jelly with various sizes and colours of reflective sparkly glitter! I got a lot of compliments on this one. I decided to do the glue glitter removal base since I have not done it in a while and keep my sanity during removal of this dense glitter polish.

I applied (as thiny as humanly possible with glue) one coat of the "peel base", essentially white school glue in an old polish bottle. After waiting patiently for it to dry (when clear) I applied two coats of Brand Sparklin' New Year. On the first coat the base was sheer, however the second built up very deep. I may try layering this over a base of plum next time so the glitter shines a bit more. I found that the base was so deep on the second coat it hid the beautiful glitter.

Out of focus sparkles!
All in all I enjoyed wearing this polish for about three days before I had the satisfaction of peeling it right off with no damage to my nail or struggle to remove the glitter.