Paris Sparkles: Chataigne

I did a pedicure with a glitter polish I got from etsy quite some time ago – Chataigne by Paris Sparkles. Chaitaigne is French for chestnuts and this color is really quite close to it. Chaitaigne is a mixture of brown and bronze glitters in a clear base.
This glitter polish is jammed pack with glitter I tell you! If you are lazy, you could easily get away with one thick coat. It is rather gritty so I used 2 layers of Seche Vite to smoothen it out.
***** WARNING Ā *****
Toe pics after the jump!

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Summer Sale at models own!

50% off!! OMG!!

I am so tempted to get some polishes from them but I am quite scared actually. I have heard lots of horror stories on shipping stuff from the UK. Apparently it can take up to 4 weeks before the parcel leaves the UK and another 4-8 weeks before it arrives in my postbox.

*decisions decisions*

Owh, I almost forgot! Pop by ModelsOwn website here and use the code SUMMERSALE at checkout for the discounts to take effect.
Happy shopping!! Do let me know if you grabbed anything interesting!

They have arrived!

I am super duper happy!! If you didn’t know, I was going on about how my package from this shop who keeps their stock in two different states last week. The package took about 10days to travel between states and be assembled before it could be sent out.
The girls packed this package much better than the last I would say. Still no box or padded envelope but at least it’s in a medium flyer instead of a large flyer this time. And they did take more time to separate the bottles with bubble wrap.
Anyways I got some Glitter Gal polishes as well as a few OPIs in this order. I believe that these colors from GGs have been discontinued though. If I do fall in love with any of them I am gonna be so so sad! šŸ˜¦
Top row L-R: GG White Sparkle, Suede 3D Holo, Bronze Sparkle, White Gold Sparkle
Bottom Row L-R: OPI Happy Anniversary, Warm and Fozzie, I Don’t Give a Rotterdam

Skittles!

This manicure is ancient. By the look of the messy cuticles and the super nubbins I would say that this manicure is at least 2 years old!!Ā If my memory serves me right, I chose to do this skittle mani because I was down with fever and wanted something to lift my spirits. And it did!!
All the colors used in this mani are OPIs: No Room for the Blues, Greenwich Village, Need Sunglases, Flit A Bit and Big Apple Red.
Not long after I decided to make my mani less in your face, I went with half moons topped with OPI Private Jet – holo version. I actually got Private jet from a friend as a present. She was gifted it but found that it was not to her taste. Lucky lucky me!

Charmingly Happy

Today I have another untried from Cult Nails! I present to you Charming form the Cult Fairy TaleĀ CollectionĀ that came out a few months ago. On her blog, Maria said that Charming is Ā purple creme, but to me, Charming seems more like a purple jelly. Although this picture doesnt really show off it’s shimmer, it is definitely there, trust me on this!
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My Prince Charming definitely could use a Happy Ending don’t you think?
I added Happy Ending from The Cult Fairy Tale Collection to my tips and all over my index finger as an accent finger. I did not fall in love with Happy Ending at first sight but I think I can grow to love it šŸ™‚ The shredded glitter sure adds a different dimension to this manicure!
More photos after the jump!

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Sunset Gradient

Remember theĀ e.l.f. polish that had a fallĀ not too long ago? This was the last mani I used it in before it ended in pieces.

If you look at many nail blogs out there, color gradient manicures are all over the place. It always looks so pretty to me but I never ever could get it right! I do a lot of gradients with glitter but never with color. When I first started playing around with color gradients, I couldn’t get it quite right; the sponge would break off in small pieces on my nail, colors not coming off the sponge or even not blending well on the sponge. Honestly, I kinda gave up!
I put off the idea for the longest time. But about a months ago, I read that you needed a base color to bring out the colors. I don’t know why I did not try on a base color before this!! So I went on my way and tried a gradient and now I am inĀ love!
Of course there was also thisĀ tutorialĀ from The Beauty Department which I used as my reference for this mani.
On to the pretty photos of this gradient!

Taken under the morning sun

I used 4 colors for this gradient:

Red – e.l.f Fire Coral
Pink – China Glaze Sugar Rush
Orange – Sally Hansen Sun Kissed
Yellow – China Glaze Lemon Fizz

Artificial Lighting


Taken in the carpark

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The last photo is really grainy but the gradient looked the best here I just had to post it up šŸ˜›

And finally the base color that saved it all – OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls from the Spiderman Collection. A really really light grey or rather white with hints of grey in it. It went on effortlessly in 2 coats. šŸ™‚

Lemon Fizz + RH A Little Kindness

Lets start off with my base color. This is China Glaze’s Lemon Fizz from the Up & Away Collection 2010. It is a pale summery yellow which in some lights look like an awesome Spongebob-y color to me! šŸ˜›
Indirect Sunlight
Direct Sunlight
Since I still have a few polishes from Rainbow Honey’s Equestria Collection that I haven’t tried yet, I choose to layer Ā A Little KindnessĀ on Lemon Fizz.Ā A Little Kindness is packed with gold, rose and white glitters suspended in a sheer yellow base with pinkĀ iridescentĀ shimmer. I was thinking that since it had a yelow base, it would be perfect to layer this on yellow to bring it out even more. I guessed right didn’t I! And considering my not-too-awesome photography skills, you can still catch a glimpse of the pink shimmer in the base in these photos! *yay*
This was 2 coats of RH A Little Kindess over 3 coats CG Lemon Fizz.
More shots of this lovely polish after the jump!

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