Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ms. NailGasm ~ Nail Charms!!

Hey friends! This post will be an ongoing post for some nail charms that were sent for me to swatch! Not too much detail about the art (unless you want!). This is more about the carms so the pics will speak for them selves. I will leave the info at the end of this post as to where/how they can be purchased! Why I chose this charm first should be no surprise at all!! Cup O' Joe anyone?!

 Here are some other thing I have been doing with the charms and rhinestones!
This is great for the fourth of July!!!

Complete with grill stamp lol!
Beach and wine... Does it get any better?

Fancy shmancy BLING!!

Here you can see the holo and the 18k gold flakies I added. Its ok, you can drool!!

Trippy tribal stamped mani with the Hamsa charm!!


Polaroid charm with some film strip nail art to match!

Macro! How cute is the little stone for the lens!!

For ordering, visit Ms. NailGasm's (LaTisa Durant) Instagram page to see what is offered then text her at 1-612-978-3863!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Formula X ~ Infinite Ombre

Hello!! I hope everyone had/is having a wonderful Saturday! Gorgeous weather here in CT :) And what am I doing you ask?! I am sitting here bringing you a nifty new Formula X Infinite Ombre nail kit! This kit was provided  for free from PreenMe and Sephora to test and create new looks with. Per the norm, I have swatches first! I was really excited to try this new trend in polish! These are supposed to be the more pigmented version of sheer jellys. The kit comes with 4 colors and a silver base called Platinum Prime. I do not have swatches of Platinum Prime because it was just your average silver metallic polish. If you would like to see a swatch just let me know in the comments and I will add it for you :) The other four polishes were all the same amazing jelly formula. It was a step above a jelly though. Like a jelly+ polish lol. For each polish I did one finger that did not use the base. Either way I loved most of them. Have a look!

Infinite Indigo is an deep inky blue that leans slightly purple in real life. This is 2 coats over Platinum Prime on all but my index finger, all with a glossy top coat. The top coat was strictly for drying purposes because these have a wet shine look on their own!! The index finger looks almost blackened without the shine of the silver base. Love it both ways equally!

 Timeless Teal is a deep teal that looks almost like an emerald color in real life (ya know, cuz this is a dream lol!). This looks pretty streaky in pics but it didn't to my eyes! This is 2 coats over Platinum Prime on all but my ring finger. That is 2 coats alone. All with a glossy top coat. Beautiful color!

Boundless Berry is a sexy bold red. I kept oohing and ahhing with every brush stroke! This one is a little more sheer than the first 2 because of its lighter color. I used 2 coats over Platinum Prime on all but my middle finger. That is 2 coats alone. All with a glossy top coat. I think this may be my favorite. So classic!

Limitless Lemon is my least favorite. Just not a huge fan of yellow unless its highlighter yellow or pastel yellow. This will be great for blending though. 2 coats over Platinum Prime on all but my pinky. That is 2 coats alone all with glossy top coat. Over the Platinum Prime it is a bright yellow. On its own it is very yolky looking. Like over easy egg yolk.

Overall, I love these! I can't wait to play with these after my chores tonight! That's right! I am 30 and I still call housework chores lol! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!!
Hi! I am here to add on some recent looks I created using these polishes! I will be getting a new tripod next week so videos to come for all the looks I will be adding!
WATERMARBLE! They work wonderfully for watermarbling!

Next we have some advanced/reverse stamping. This is always fun with a beautiful outcome... but super time consuming. For me anyways. I don't have steady hands at all!

The last 2 looks used all of the colors over a solid base of Platinum Prime. This next look uses only Limitless Lemon and Boundless Berry in a gradient over a stamped design using Platinum Prime over my bare nail. I really loved the look of this one!

Which look is your favorite and what would you like to see in a video?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Nails of the day!

Hello! I would like to start sharing more posts so I figured NOTD posts are a pretty good place to start. Short and sweet :) For my first NOTD post I have some neon, holo, and glitter! The turquoise linear holo polish is Swerve from Liquid Sky Lacquer. Super smooth and opaque. 2 thin coats with a coat of Sally Hansen Color Frenzy textured glitter polish in Green Machine. The neon green polish is Grass Is Lime Greener from China Glaze. This polish takes 3 coats. Not the best formula :/  I used regular scotch tape to make the triangle shape. Before I removed the tape, I stamped a random line design using Pueen stamping plate pueen05. I then added a silver square stud. Topped it all with what else but Glisten & Glow's HK Girl fast drying & super shiny top coat! Hope you enjoy my NOTD!!

With flash.

Please excuse the hair! 3 furbabies does that lol!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Creative Cuticles Nail Polish

Hi all! Today I have for you 5 polishes from Creative Cuticles Nail Polish (CCNP)! Kayla, the owner of CCNP recently had a sale that I could not pass up. Buy 2 Get 3 Free!!! And I have noticed since this purchase that Kayla has sales ALL THE TIME!!! Seriously, if you don't own any polish from this brand, run and go get you some!! I chose what I think is a pretty good variety of formulas for my first time. Glitter, jelly, and crelly polish. First, I want to start with the one I had been eyeing for quite some time. A Great Red. A Great Red is a true red jelly polish with metallic red hexes. It sounds so simple but when its on it has so much depth! The glitters are happily floating about in this blissfully squishy jelly. I love it! I used 3 thin coats with a glossy topcoat and it was perfect. No streakiness or balding at all. There was also no fishing for any glitter. Check it out! There are quite a few pics because I could not narrow it down!
Seriously?!?! How cute is that label??!


A Great Red with matte top coat

Matte macro

Next polish I have is also a red polish. This is Shark Bait. It is a clear base with ultra fine red holo micro glitter and white holo hexes. The white holo hexes are totally mystifying!!! They seem gold iridescent like. By no means do they look white! It is because of this that this polish is so unique. I really have no words to describe the beauty it holds. For my swatch I used 3 thin coats with a glossy top coat. It went on nice and smooth. And it didn't dry gritty. In love.

The macros are a little blurry to help show the holo. It also looks like bald spots on the edge of my nail but I didn't see these in real life.

 I'm Blue for You is up next. I originally picked this one because of the soft neutral shade. Its perfect as a sheer base for nail art or it can be fully built up with a few coats. Turns out, this is my favorite of the 5! This polish pretty much puts itself on. It is a super silky smooth formula with no streaking or balding even after multiple strokes of the brush. I usually do this once or twice to check formula and not a smear to be seen. It is completely self leveling and super shiny when dry. I used 3 thin perfect coats with a glossy topcoat. I only used the topcoat to dry it quick! Not for the shine! If you follow my Instagram you know I have used it multiple times already!

The last 2 CCNP polishes I have are sheer neon jellys! Sheer jellys have been all the rage but when I tried the OPI sheer tints I wasn't very happy... They were so thick they were horrible to work with :( So when I saw Kayla had neon jellys I had to try again. I only grabbed Kass (pink), and Tammy (purple) which I now regret. Live and learn! These polishes had the same formula as A Great Red minus the glitter. Smooth without streaking of any kind. I really wanted to showcase these on their own so I decided to add a little stamping so you could see how bright they would be over white!! Swatches are all 3 coats with a glossy top coat. Also not needed for the shine :)  And just to clarify there are 3 coats of the jellys over the white stamp as well.



So what did you think? I know I will be getting more. Because of the high quality product it is the second time I feel comfortable enough asking for a custom for another indie maker! The first being the person the custom is for lol!! High five Kayla!! Perfect product in all aspects! I can not wait to own more CCNP! Make sure you are following Kayla on all of her social media for sales and updates!! Links below :)
Creative Cuticles Nail Polish:: Shop :: IG