Bring In The New Year Manicure!

I trust everyone had a wonderful holiday so far…I know I have! And aside from Halloween, New Years Eve‘s is one of my favorite holidays.  My boyfriend and I usually go out dancing,  meet up with friends at parties, and of course see Doc Mix records.

Its been a while since my last post. Sorry, I think we all go MIA around the holidays and everyone’s back to normal business. I bought a new polish over the weekend and wanted to feature it in this weeks manicure. It’s a glitter, but with long glitters and that stand out!

I present you Save Me, from OPI’s Nicki Minaj Collection. Silver glitter with blue and pink “long” glitters.

opi save me

Here is the rest of the line. I really want the pink one too.

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I decided to pair it with another new favorite of mine Essie’s Shine of the Times an iridescent flakie polish.

essie shine of the times

I wanted to keep the manicure light by using Essie’s Marshmallow, a soft creamy white.

essie marshmallow

I loved this combination it looks fun and sparkly, and catches light from all angles.

opi save me 2

essie shine of the times 2

essie marshmallow 2

Save Me also looks great over a shiny black polish which I tried on my toes first. Which do you prefer? A light mani? or darker nails?

and on another note…have an awesome (and safe) New Years Eve!!!!

Top Coats: Glitters and Flakies, Oh My!

I can’t resist new polish. It might be a problem…but Ill forgive myself for this weekend because I am in love with my new polishes.  Wet N Wild had a limited edition set of polishes from the Ice Baby Collection and I picked up, Believe Me, It’s Real (a blue glitter polish with purple hexes) ,  and It’s All in the cut ( a pink/purple glitter polish with pink hex glitters)*not shown on this post, sorry.  Last but not least, I got Essie’s Luxeffect in Shine of The Times which is super gorg!  I had a little fun this weekend and tried them all out.  Here are a few swatches from my weekend.

Essie’s Luxeffects, in Shine of The Times gives your manicure a foiled look.  It really looks amazing under bright lights and you can see all the colors your mani will change.

sinful colors midnight blue

This is one of the base coats I used, Sinful Colors : Midnight Blue

luxeffect shine of the times

luxeffect shine of the times over midnight blue

luxeffects shine of the times over midnight blue

luxeffects shine of the times over midnight blue

luxeffects shine of the times over midnight blue

luxeffects shine of the times over midnight blue

Wet N Wild’s Believe Me, It’s Real looks super pretty too and gives extra sparkle to this mani!

wet n wild believe me its real over midnight blue

wet n wild believe me its real over midnight blue

wet n wild believe me its real over midnight blue

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 These polishes didn’t work well together, and ended up a little bumpy.  If I had to try it again I would do the foil first and the glitter second and not do another coat. Loved the colors, but wanted to see what it would look like with a different color.

wetnwild 485c heavy metal

wetnwild 485c heavy metal

luxeffect shine of the times over black 2

essie luxeffect shine of the times over heavy metal

essie luxeffect shine of the times over heavy metal

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