Polishes Used: Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Gilded Lily (Gold), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City (Silver), Sephora by OPI Flurry Up (Silver Glitter), Maybelline ColorShow Twilight Rays (Black) & Sinful Colors Bad Chick (White Striper)
First I want to address my index fingernail, as you can see it is ripped quite a bit below the white part of my nail and does not look too attractive...so sorry about that! I kept it fairly simple for these New Years nails and started off with the base color. I used gold on my index finger and pinky, silver on my middle finger and black on my ring finger and thumb. I left the gold nails alone and finished the silver nail with two coats of a chunky silver glittery top coat. I did a firework on both nails with a black base. To make the firework, I used a white striper to create curved lines coming from the upper corner of my nail with various thicknesses. To tie in the gold and silver, I used both colors layered over some of the white lines. I also added little starts from one of my nail rhinestone kits, but that is not necessary.
Price: $8 * Buy At: Zoya's Website * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Bevin is a muted blue-green with a creme finish from the True collection for Spring 2012. I just bought this off the Zoya website, so it is still available although it is from an old collection. Bevin applied smoothly like other Zoya polishes, but the formula was thinner and almost felt watery. Even with a watery looking first coat, Bevin was almost opaque with two coats and completely opaque with the three coats shown in the swatch photos. Bevin has a little bit of shine, but I find the color to be a bit more flat than other creme finish polishes.
Using my Winter/Christmas nail art wheel, I created a festive Christmas manicure. I hope you like it! Polishes Used: Revlon Posh (Green), Sephora by OPI Keep Me On My Mistle-toes (Gold), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Carpet (Red), Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me (Gold Glitter Top Coat) and Sinful Colors Bad Chick (White Striper),
For the base colors of this nail design, I used red on my pinky and index finger, green on my ring finger and thumb, and gold on my middle finger. I finished up the gold nail with multiple coats of gold glitter. For the bow french tip nail, I painted 2 coats of the same red on the tip of the nail and let it dry before using a white striper to separate the two colors. I then used the striper to create a white bow on the stripe. On my thumb, I created a snowflake using the same white striper. First, I painted the main six lines by making a vertical line and crossing two lines over it in opposite directions. To finish the snowflake's shape, I added two little lines on either side of each "arm" of the snowflake. I finished it off with a rhinestone in the center and of course a top coat!
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line of polishes is one of my favorites, and has been for years. The Xtreme Wear line is cheap ($2.49 on Target, and often on sale for 10 to 20 cents off that price), only requires 2 coats (you can get away with one) and easy application. I have reviewed five of these polishes from the Summer 2013 collection (Peach Beach, Perfect Pear-ing, Kiwi Bikini, Berry Juicy & Pinch of Punch). I also have reviewed a permanent shade, White On as well as a newer LE color, Glitter Gun. Here I will have swatches of four shades from the Xtreme Wear permanent line that I bought before my website! Here are the blues & purples that I have; Blue Me Away, Pacific Blue, Lacey Lilac & Grey Area. More SHXM Swatch Spam to come!
Price: $1.50 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 0.27 fl oz / 8 ml
The Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Sage All The Rage is a muted sage green polish with a creme finish. The Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish line has a wide brush, similar to the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line, but a little less wide. This line of polishes are all mini, which I don't mind since it's not like I will ever use up a full sized bottle anyway. Application of Sage All The Rage was very even and smooth. It wasn't very patchy and the color evened out with two easy coats. As for the 60 seconds claim, I didn't find it to dry that quickly, but dry time was not bad.
I really love creating nail art wheels because I can create 20 different designs and it is easier than painting on your own nails. I haven't done a nail art wheel since the 4th of July, so I figured it was time for another!
Polishes Used: Revlon Posh (Green), Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Cinna-snap (Burgundy), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Carpet (Glittery Red), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White Out (White), Wet N Wild Black Creme (Black), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I (Light Gold), Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Peachy Keen (Nude), Pure Ice Don't You Wish (White Glitter Top Coat), Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me (Gold Glitter Top Coat), Zoya Flynn (Brown), Zoya Sailor (Navy), Nails Inc Porchester Square (Light Brown), Sinful Colors Striper in Time Off, Sinful Colors Striper in Bad Chick (White Details), LA Colors Art Deco in Bright Orange & LA Colors Art Deco in Red (Red Details)
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.5 fl oz
The Limited Edition Revlon Nail Polish in Elusive is a sheer black base loaded with large and small blue-green glitter. In the swatches I left all the nails with the matte finish, and applied a glossy top coat to my ring finger. As I mentioned, the black base is sheer, which allows more of the gorgeous glitter to show through. The base evened out and was opaque with two coats and quickly dried to the matte finish, I prefer this polish with the matte finish, but you can always add a top coat if matte isn't your thing.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.39 fl oz / 11.7 mL
The L'Oreal Nail Color in Never Lacque-ing is a beautiful neutral lilac greige. This polish looks quite milky and sheer on the first coat, but is fully opaque with three coats. This polish has a medium thickness, but dries quite quickly. Never Lacque-ing has a nice shine to it and was easy to apply. Great job L'Oreal!
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