I haven’t really been buying a lot of new polishes lately. I bought a new car recently (very exciting!) and have had some other semi-big expenses so I’ve been trying to get creative with polishes I have that I want to revisit, but still want to be able to blog. I have a couple of cool ideas I’m going to try out and will show you guys whether they end up cool or fail. 🙂
Accent nail manicure
I’ve been craving a lot of pinks, oranges, corals, etc with the temperature being basically 300 degrees non-stop here recently. I wanted to wear Guy Meets Gal-veston, so I decided to wear it as an accent color on my ring finger and thumb paired with the pretty, nude-y Private Viewing. This color combo is really lovely. I think the colors work really well together and the nude allows for some sophistication with the poppy, fun coral-y /orange/pink.
Accent nails with a poppy, orange coral
I think this is one of the first times I’ve done an accent manicure without a foil or glitter as the accent color / nails. I actually really like it. It’s still fun and unexpected, but not too loud or juvenile. Since these polishes are (almost) the same texture, it softens the look. Especially with most of the nails being nude or flesh toned.
Where to Buy Guy Meets Gal-Veston: Ulta / JCPenny / Dillard’s / Professional Salons / Trade Secret / $ 8.50
Where to Buy Private Viewing: Drugstores / $2.99
Do you love either of these polishes? What do you think about accent nails? I don’t like them too often, but sometimes it’s fun to play around with polish and find combinations that work well together.
Filed under OPI, Wet n WIld
Sonia Kashuk is big in the Target make up lover’s world. I have a few items from her make up line and I really love them. This is a polish of her’s that I have had since it first came out last summer. And it is honestly one of my go to summer colors, especially for my toes. Even if I despise the name of the color. 🙂
Red leaning coral creme
Tutti Fruitti is a red-leaning coral creme. There’s both orange and pink undertones in this polish that really softens up the red factor, which is great for me. It’s very saturated but it’s not screaming bright. This color looks great on even if you just have a touch on color from being out in the summer. It would be flattering on just about everyone. Is it the most unique red-coral? No. But it looks great.
The formula and application of this polish is quite impressive when considering the price and that I believe this was the company’s first go at nail polish. The consistency is almost ideal: it’s thicker so there’s no pooling issues and is very smooth and easy to apply. It’s also full of pigmentation. I needed two coats for full coverage.
Where to Buy: Target / $ 5
Also as a side note, I like these polish bottles. I think the square is cute and the silver handle makes it look a little fancy. Sort of like Estee Lauder polish bottles. Short, fat and cute.
Do you own any Sonia Kashuk nail polishes? Do you scope them when you’re at Target but haven’t taken the plunge? I think this is a great one to try first.
I hope all the Midwest readers out there haven’t melted to death, I know I almost did today. Death by heat would be far less cool than death by polish, haha. (Yay bad jokes!)
I’m back today with one of my all time favorite polishes. Cute As A Button isn’t the most unique polish for me to be in love with, but every time I wear it, I literally can’t stop admiring my nails. It’s so flattering, I absolutely love it. It’s also clearly perfect for a pedicure.
Wonderfully juicy pinkish coral
There’s something about the hue of this shade that is just perfect. This polish could be labeled as pink, coral, or orange. It has this great mix that allows this shade to be spot on. It’s a pink based coral, heavy on the pink, but you can tell there’s orange within. I love corals of this shade. I prefer them more than red corals. This color looks so juicy, refreshing, and tropical. It’s as if a watermelon and a honeydew got together and popped this out!
Super shiny coral
The formula on this polish was really easy to work with and I always have zero problems. I only need two coats for full coverage. It goes on smooth and even. It’s a jelly / creme hybrid but may slightly be more jelly. There’s the slightest bit of VNL, but no one would detect it but you. This also dries quick and easy. When this manicure is finished, it’s so glassy, juicy, and shiny. I love it.
Where to buy: Ulta / Drugstores / Target / $ 8
Do you own Cute as a Button? Is it a go-to-summer color for you? Pick it up!
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I’ve been having a particularly busy and stressful week and weekend. It felt good to sit down last night and change my polish. And it feels good to be able to sit in bed and blog this morning. I am a firm believer that it’s the little things in life that mean a lot, so squeezing this post in feels nice.
I mentioned the other day how I picked up a few of these polishes and have been eager to try them. Not many of the Shines from Wet n Wild are unique, but they all looked so summery and inviting I couldn’t say no..especially not for 69 cents! I was also fending for some new cremes.
Blazed (weird name) is a pretty typical orangeish coral color. The name names me think it would be somewhat red toned, but it’s not at all. It’s more orange than anything else, with a touch of pink. It looks pretty and we all know we can’t have enough corals come summer. It reminds me a lot of Essie Cute As A Button in particularly, which I love. The polish is bright and saturated and kind of refreshing.
I didn’t know Wet n Wild was such a fan of the semi-jelly/creme finish. This polish also have a nice and light finish that looks a bit squishy. There’s a hint of VNL, but that doesn’t bother me. This was three coats, and it was so easy to apply. It dried so quickly and looks great. The brushes on this line are quite long, so that’s the worst part of application.
No, this polish isn’t unique but I still like it. I’ve been feeling cremes lately. Wet n Wilds are cheap and application and formula are awesome. I think these Wet N Wilds would come in handy if you knew you wanted a standard colored polish and ran out, couldn’t find yours, were on vacation, etc. They are excellent if you’re in a pinch.
Where to Buy: Drugstores / 99 cents (got this on sale for 69 cents)
And just because I love flowers…how cute are these snowdrops?
My Zoya BOGO’s got lost in the mail this past week. It was agonizing waiting for them initially since I was SO excited about all of the polishes I had ordered. They looked amazing, and the extra few days I had to wait for them was horrible!
Yet, for this Sunshine polish alone the wait was worth it. Rica is absolutely stunning. I may label it as THE perfect summer polish. I am in love.
Beautiful, sparkly, coral
I was the most excited for Rica to begin with. But when I opened up my Zoya package, it was like a heavenly light was shining around this polish bottle. I mean, the polish glows on its own with its lovely gold shimmer in the perfect coral base. It shines even in the shade. The coral hue of this polish is awesome. It’s not too orange or not too pink. It’s almost a little softer version of coral. It may be due to the foil finish. It’s more like a tangerine and a pinky grapefruit base color. If I had to say, it seems the slightest bit more pink.
The perfect sparkly coral
The foil finish for a coral polish is amazing. It makes it almost a fantasy, ideal summer polish. Sparkly and the perfect summer shade. On sun kissed skin, this polish will be to die for. It’s so flattering and gorgeous already, but on darker skin it will be at its best. The formula was also great, I did a much thicker first coat, almost one on top of another. And then did another, last coat. Sometimes I have problems with chipping and opacity with Zoya Sparkles, but this looks fully saturated. And I really hope to have minimal chipping problems because I am literally drooling over this polish!
Where to Buy: Zoya.com / $ 8 (Not pleased with the $1 price raise!)
What’s your favorite polish from the Summertime or Sunshine Summer Zoya’s??
I change my polish so often that I don’t really ever need to “freshen up” my manicure. Though for some reason today, yesterday’s manicure of Guy Meets Gal-veston was looking a little rough and also not wearing so well. Which is always a bummer for me. I usually only wear my polish for 2 days and if it can’t make it through that, I get super annoyed. So I did something I usually don’t, I layered!
Coral micro glitter with hot pink and gold flash
I’ve had Go With The Flow-er sitting around on my list of “re-wear and re-swatch”. I already loved this polish. But I was looking at it earlier, and thought about how well it matches GMG and that it would layer over it great. It looks awesome! GWTF is so pretty on its own, but it is a little sheer it’s mostly jam-packed with coral micro glitter that flashes hot pink and gold. The base is a little translucent orangey coral. So, matching it to a coral (or any color you want) and layering it over allows it to work out best.
GWTF literally glows. It lights your nails up in a flashy way, but since the colors in it are so pretty and feminine, it’s still beautiful and not too much. I used two coats to refresh this manicure. It really gives an extra punch of pink and shimmer that is perfect. I’m obsessed. It’s fresh and perfect for summer.
Where to Buy: Sephora / $ 9
Do you own Go With The Flow-er and love it like I do? I’m thinking it might look really cool over a purple polish.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and that maybe its been starting to warm up in your respective areas. I’ve been feeling particularly springy this week, perhaps it has something to do with the approaching arrival of Liz and my Zoya summer orders! Cannot wait to see those polishes.
Coral is one of my favorite colors for spring/summer, so the other night I decided it was time to break out Lost Without My GPS by SOPI. This is one of my favorite corals that I’ve had, although it may be slightly more red-leaning than most people might want.
So I’m going to admit that I didn’t exactly do the best job on this mani, it ended up coming out very streaky which is not something that I do not recall about this polish when I used it last. So I wouldn’t worry about that if you’re interested in it, it was just me. I tried to get the best pictures I could considering my amateur paint job.
I used two coats for the mani and since it was kind of streaky for me I probably should’ve used three. I remember using Lost Without My GPS before and the color was perfectly even and saturated in two coats. Like I said it’s more of a reddish-orange coral so if you’re looking for a pinker coral this may not be for you. It definitely looks wonderful on though!
Lost without my GPS, bright sunlight
Here’s a picture that’s head-on so you can get a better idea of the color. Both pictures were taken in great sunlight and you can see how vibrant the color is. I think it’s really perfect for summer and I recommend it for your pedi as well. It’s going to look good on every skin tone and for a coral creme, I think it really stands out!
Where to Buy: Sephora / $8.50
Looking forward to this weeks’ manis…