Tuesday, February 28, 2017
It's a rainbow on top of a rainbow, on top of another rainbow! It's.... rainbowception!
Parrot Polish Welcome To The Jungle collection at the same time. They are SO bright and something in me was just screeeeaming to use them! So I made a rainbow gradient with all of them.
I added TwinkledT Holo Hoop holographic powder on top to make it extra trippy. Then I felt bad about how the powder dulled the color of the neons a bit, so I painted this funky little unicorn and added rainbow accents with the whole collection!
I received the Parrot Polish Welcome to the Jungle collection and TwinkledT Holo Hoop as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Come away with me into another dimension! The curtain is pulled back and it reveals an exotic land of sparkles and color shifts!
Parrot Polish Baboon Blue, that I reviewed last week.
I used Exotic Flakies from What's Up Nails to make the shifty sky in the other dimension, and painted the details with acrylic paint and my Fine Lines & Berry Wine brushes from Winstonia.
And the folds & ripples in the 'fabric'.... that's best explained in a video that will be posted on my Instagram tomorrow! Sorry for the wait :-p
I received Exotic Flakies from What's Up Nails & Parrot Polish Baboon Blue as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I wish I had hair like this! And while we're at it, I'd like the tail as well, k tnx ;-)
She is completely painted with acrylic paint and my Twinkled T Mint Coco brush set, and I added some loose Mermaid Flakies from What's Up Nails to make her tail look scaley and beautiful!
I received the Twinkled T Mint Coco brush set and the What's Up Nails Mermaid Flakies as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
I don't usually participate in nail art challenges but when I do, it's gotta be a Picture Polish nail art challenge! The theme is 'gradient' so you know the drill ;-)
The only thing that's not Picture Polish in the whole design is the black acrylic paint for the butterfly, and I used one of my new brushes from TwinkledT to paint it!
Friday, February 17, 2017
Holy neon do I have something bright for you today! The Parrot Polish Welcome to the Jungle collection is so bright, it will make your corneas hurt! No not really... the camera picks it up badly, so when you see them, dial it up a notch in your mind. A big thanks to Marzipany for putting together this collage, that I am lazily using now!
All pictures are taken on a gloomy day, since that seems to work best for neons. It makes my skin look weird but don't worry, I'm still perfectly healthy and not turning into a zombie (yet)! None of them have a white base, but are painted onto my natural nails. Also, I have to warn you that while these DO glow under a blacklight/UV light, they DO NOT glow in the dark. Turn all your lights off and you'll be stuck trying to find your way back to the switch because your nails can't help ya!
OK now that we have set a baseline, come a little closer and look at these polishes!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
It's my friend E's birthday today! I can't go to her party on Saturday so... I made her this nail art design! Happy birthday E! No bunnies this time but I hope you'll like it anyways :-p
TwinkledT. This pigment is larger than the other chrome pigments I've tried, so it gives a slightly different outcome. Still very mirror-y (yes that's a word now) and oh... my... this stuff gets EVERYWHERE! I sparkle all over my skin, and it has taken a liking to my phone screen too.
I painted the kawaii birthday treats with acrylic paint and a couple of brushes from the TwinkledT Mint Coco brush set, as well as my trusted Roubloff 00 detail brush from Adnails Manucure. The balloons are Nailfetti! So much fun!
I received the House of Mirrors, Mint Coco brush set & Nailfetti from TwinkledT as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Happy almost Valentine's Day! Remember that the most important person to love is yourself <3
SuperChic Lacquer Rosebuddy & Trap Queen, they are perfect for eachother!
I painted a silhouette & hearts with black no wipe gel polish, cured it, and then I used Fairy Powder from What's Up Nails. You can see the pink-copper-green shift in the hearts!
I received SuperChic Lacquer Trap Queen & Rosebuddy as a press sample, as well as Fairy Powder from What's Up Nails. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
This is kind of an anti-Valentine's design, until... the lights go out. Then it's actually pretty sweet!
Serum No. 5 Glowin' of Eden, and it's one of the very brightest polishes I own! It makes the perfect base for this design.
How I did it is... I painted all of the words with white acrylic paint, but went over the smaller words using Artistic Nail Design Rogue Vogue. It has the exact same color as Glowin' of Eden and it blends right in! It took a few coats of top coat to get the end result really smooth, added matte top coat and there you go :-p Secret love letter!
I received Artistic Nail Design Rogue Vogue as a press sample. I bought Serum No. 5 Glowin' of Eden with my own money. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
February is the month of luuuuvvvv and these soft shades play right into that! They are the Artistic Nail Design Urban Distressed collection, and while the theme may not be all that lovey dovey, they do strike a soft spot in my heart <3
All of these polishes have the sweetest softest shimmer. Not the in-your-face kind of shimmer but a soft gleam that is barely noticeable in normal lighting but adds extra shine & depth. I've also taken photos in the sun to make the shimmer come out and play! Let's get starrrrrrted!!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Somebunny loves you! And gosh darnit isn't she adorable? I'd hug her :D
Artistic Nail Design Acid Washed Angel and I made a gradient with it and Glammed Up Grunge on the middle & ring finger nails. I love how well they go together! They make the perfect base for the little bunny, that I painted with acrylic paint and my Fine Lines & Berry Wine brush sets from Winstonia. They are my FAVORITE brushes and together, they can paint just about anything <3
I thought I'd try something new for the outer two nails! They are inspired by a technique I learned at the Magnetic Nail Design shop & teaching center in Kaatsheuvel. I changed it up to suit the design better, so I used Blossom flakies from What's Up Nails (isn't that color shift gorgeous??) and some glow in the dark pigment for the sugared borders because I don't have super fine glitter :-p Hey, whatever works!
I received Artistic Nail Design Acid Washed Angel & Glammed Up Grunge as a press sample, as well as the brush sets from Winstonia and the Blossom flakies from What's Up Nails. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Introducing.... the Cupid's Bow collection by SuperChic Lacquer! I feel so at home with the theme, it's all love, romance and a hint of sweetness <3 Right up my alley and I really enjoyed working on this video!
I received the Cupid's Bow collection from SuperChic Lacquer as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
They're lovebugs!!! Little fluffy creatures that you just wanna hug <3 <3 <3
They're made of little fluffy balls that I found in the craft room (I think they're called pompoms), and to see how exactly, you'll have to wait for the tutorial! It will be posted tomorrow on my Instagram, so be sure to follow me to keep up to date!
Serum No. 5 Budding Lights on the hearts of the antennae, and the other two peach glowing nails are Different Dimension Give Me Love.
GAH they are so cute! I just wanna pet them!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
You know that feeling when you've found your soulmate and it's like looking into a mirror? .......nah, neither do I ;-)
Artistic Nail Design Put Your Work Boots On and it's a very deep, dusty purple with pink/purple shimmer. I also used mirror powder from Nailland Hungary, and Gold Bullion powder from Mitty for the frame of the mirror.
I painted the text & the people with white acrylic paint, and added hearts using Artistic Nail Design Glammed Up Grunge!
I'm single but still a hopeless romantic at heart. So I'm hoping for a warm, sweet, fluffy Valentine's Day for all of you!
I received Artistic Nail Design Put Your Work Boots On & Glammed Up Grunge, Nailland Hungary mirror powder and Gold Bullion powder from Mitty as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
I've always been a glow junkie, both glow in the dark and glow under UV. Regarding the latter.... well.... just watch the video ;-)
Like what you see? They're available from ParrotPolish.com! Note that these polishes do NOT glow in the dark, only while they're exposed to a black light/UV light. I used UV lights to record the video.
Aaaaaand we have a little bonus, too!
I received all of the polishes in this article as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.