Monday, January 13, 2014

Oopse Daisies Nail Polish - Valentine's Day Duo Now Available!

The Date Night Duo is now available!  This set consists of two Valentine's Day themed polishes. 

First up is Secret Admirer, a dark lilac creme based polish with micro shimmers in silver and red-gold.  Shown below is two coats.

Next is Love Notes, a clear based glitter topper with pink and white satin hearts as well as matte pastel yellow, white and pink hexes in various sizes.  Shown in each photo is one coat.

Over Secret Admirer

Over Secret Admirer

Shown over Orly Basket Case, Zoya Mira and OPI Jade is the New Black

These polishes are now available at the Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish Etsy shop for $9 each - click HERE to shop now!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish - Sweater Weather

I think I've made my coziest creation yet!  Made for the winter season, Sweater Weather is a grey creme based polish with mini bar glitters (satin white and iridescent), mini gold holo hexes, mini silver hexes and iridescent micro glitter.  Shown here is three thin coats on its own.  Just a note, sometimes the silver glitter catches on camera as black due to its reflection, but I assure that it is indeed silver!

Sweater Weather
Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather
Sweater Weather is available now at the Oopsie Daisies Etsy Shop for 9$!  Click HERE to shop now. Keep an eye out for a new Valentine's Day duo set to come out this week! Thanks for your continued support (=

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas Tree Nail Art - Caviar Beads and Striping Tape

A little late on this post but it'll be archived for posterity anyways.  Right before the holidays I was wearing China Glaze Fifth Avenue and decided it needed some spicing up!

Because this wasn't a planned out mani, the color scheme is a little bit off. I'm not a super fan of the mauve and metallic mint but I don't hate it either.

I used scotch tape, striping tape and caviar beads for this design.  The scotch tape was used to make a triangle and the striping tape was zigzagged back and forth and then painted over with Pop Beauty Jade Metal.  Then I peeled both tapes off and applied the caviar beads (which bled terribly by the way with the top coat - these were from the dollar store).  I then applied the stars at the top and sealed with top coat. SUPER simple, took only a few minutes!

Pop Beauty Jade Metal & China Glaze Fifth Avenue

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Essence Choose Me! with Gold Stamping

I had a lot of fun with this mani!  This particular polish, despite being glittery, wears well on me.  I paired it up with some other colors to achieve the final look.

Zoya Frida - Funky Fingers Platinum Record - Essence Choose Me!

Layering goes as follows:
  1. Nailtek II Foundation
  2. Two coats Choose Me!
  3. Stamped: BM 204, FF Platinum Record
  4. One coat Zoya Frida
  5. One coat OTD
I'm super happy with how this came out! Bonus: the gold gets a bit purposefully "lost" in the manicure, the stamping doesn't need to be perfect. 

I used the floral full nail design right above BM204 for the stamping.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oopsie Daisies Christmas Polish - Fir - Limited Edition!

The wrapping up of the semester left me with little time for a big holiday collection, so I knew it'd be limited.. so I had to make it as fun as possible! Fir is a deconstructed Christmas tree polish - a clear based glitter topper with green shreds and various color glitter "ornaments" with a gold holo sparkle and white matte stars to top the tree off!  There are hints of blue, yellow, red,  pink and turquoise surrounded by the green of a fir tree.

Fir is available at the Oopsie Daisies Etsy shop now for a limited time only. CLICK TO SHOP.

Left to Right:
Two coats over OPI Jade is the New Black, ChG Red Pearl, ChG Holly-days, ChG Poinsettia.

Top to Bottom:
Two coats over OPI Jade is the New Black, ChG Red Pearl, ChG Holly-days, ChG Poinsettia.

Essence Colour and Go - Grey-T to Be Here

I've been rekindling my love affair with my Essence polishes and I'm ashamed that this one has gone untried for so long!  I love these polishes, they're a great price and totally decent quality with lots of colors that appeal to me.

Shown above is three thin coats of Grey-T to Be Here over Nailtek II Foundation and sealed with OTD.  It's got a light grey creme base with subtle pink shimmers that peek out just a little bit.  The color and formula was slighty sheer so it took three coats but it builds so nicely that it wasn't even an issue.  The pink/grey color combo works so nicely as well, a pleasant surprise!  My lighting setup washed out the shimmers a bit though, they are a bit more noticeable to the naked eye.

And I know it seems to be totally hit and miss and I'm sure I'm in the minority here but I ADORE the brush.  The shape and width of it completely fits my nails and makes application super easy.  I've seen a decent amount of dislike regarding the brush but I'm personally a huge fan of it.  It's a bit on the wide side so I can see why those with smaller nails/hands might not be too keen on it, though.