Galaxy… because hot mess doesn’t sound good.

Now that I have been reunited with my big box of nail stuff, I decided to try out something new.  A galaxy mani… note the word TRY in there.

I started with Orly repairing base coat because my nails are a wreck lately.  I moved on to Butter London’s Union Jack Black.  From there I dipped my sponge in each color and dabbed it around over the black, there really wasn’t much method to my madness, I just put it on there. Haha.   From there I used a dotting tool to make a few white dots, which were technically supposed to be stars.. HA.  I used purple and blue glitter polish over it all, finished with Seche Vite top coat.

 

 

Now in person these look pretty neato… but I made my second mistake when I asked my husband to take pictures with his new fancy camera and macro lens.  Pshhh… what was I thinking?  Blurry, far away pictures made my nails look MUCH better hahaha.

~Ashtree~

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Cyber Monday Haul

Seriously got 2 of the best deals EVER today!!! I got Julep’s Cyber Monday email late last night when I got off work. I immediately went and started looking!! I ended up with Melanie from the It Girl collection and Sofia from the Bombshell collection. I got $14 off, the Maven price, free shipping and a free iPhone case for………. $8.40!!!!! What an awesome deal!!!

Then…. Then I got Ulta’s email… Butter London’s buy 2 get 1 free!!! What a perfect time to try them out!!! I wanted so badly for them to have Two Finger Salute but alas they did not. I had been hearing awesome things about West End Wonderland so I picked that up. Additionally I got Willis and Toff. Random colors I felt like I didn’t already have!!! I still needed roughly $7 to get their free cosmetics bag with 15 free samples. I had read some blogs on Essence nail polish so I decided to give those a go since they were only $1.99 each. I got Chic Reloaded, Space Queen, Grey-t to be Here, and Walk on the Wildside. Then as I’m checking out I’m told I get my choice of another freebie!!! A 3-piece fragrance sampler or a skin care sampler. I choose the fragrance sampler since I have such a hard time finding scents that don’t end up stinking on me, weird body chemistry. All this for under $39!!!!!!

I’m so excited to see everything!!! However, I sent it to my super supportive SO. I’m thinking I’ll have him wrap it and make it a Merry Christmas to meeee!!!!

What did y’all get today!?!?

-Coral

Revlon Moon Mist

I was sooooo excited when I found this at Walmart. I only have one flakie polish and I am in love with it!!! I bought like 5 different colors of this!

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It took me forever to pick which color I was going to use. I landed on the purple, Orbit. I was so excited!!! Sooooo excited!!

The creme turned out a lot darker than I had imagined.

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Then I started to put the top coat on… It was HORRIBLE!!! At least it was horrible for what I wanted it to do. I used 1/4 of the bottle for my 10 fingers. I had to do 3 extremely thick coats to get the coverage I wanted. I really had to dig to get the flakies on the brush and then I had to dab it all on so they didn’t all stick together or come off on the brush! I used 4 top coats of Seche Vite, which is a pretty thick top coat, and there were places that the flakies could be felt.

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I got lots of compliments on it. I liked the look of it. I HATED the application of it all.

Remembering back, the pictures of the polish on the display they made it very sparse, I’m not sure how much I like the sparse look… Maybe I’m too needy in regards to the flakies. I don’t know where to find the type of flakies I’m looking for…. The Sinful Colors flakie I got is awesome!! The application is great, the look is incredible, and the dimension was awesome.

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I’m on a mission… Find awesome flakies like these somewhere!!!

-Coral

Turkey Day Nails

I am not that great at the whole painting stuff on my nails just yet so I had a big decision on what to do for Thanksgiving. I wanted to do a turkey face and then red, yellow, and orange nails on my other nails. I don’t have an opaque enough orange to do the beak so I skipped that.

Here’s what I came up with.

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I started with Revlon’s Hot for Chocolate and the. Added dots in Sinful Colors Cloud 9, Avon Nailwear Pro in yellow (I can’t remember the exact name), and Pure Ice in a red (I can’t remember this name either but if you want to know I could pull it back out)

I’m not sure what possessed me to only take 1 picture of this but that’s all I got!

Later today I’ll post about the Moon Mist polish like I promised!

-Coral

Fall Nails!!!

This was my first attempt at a Fall Mani. I did this a couple of weeks ago and unfortunately I don’t remember all that I used. I know I used a Wet-n-Wild gold glitter that I got in a group of minis, a dark blue Julep, and a Pure Ice red. I’m sure both of the oranges were Sinful Colors… I think. The yellow was Avon Nailwear Pro. Haha! Guess I do remember!!

Here’s what I started with as my base.

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This really is a nice light gold glitter from Wet-n-Wild. I was pretty impressed with it!

Then I added both blue and orange dots. I attempted to do a gradient dot that I saw on someone’s blog, sorry I can’t remember who. So I did big dots at the top and smaller ones toward the bottom of my nail.

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Some of the dots on my dominate hand came out the same size… haha! I’m lame when working with my non-dominate hand, see proof below.

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I felt like I needed an accent nail that would reallllly bring the Fall season into this mani. So I made my way over to Google… And as always I ended up on Tumblr looking through all the posts that fell under the search “Fall Mani”. The only thing I really came across that soon after Halloween was a branch with colored leaves on it. So here’s my version.

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Sadly I do NOT have a brown polish. Light brown, medium brown, dark brown, creme brown, jelly brown, glitter brown… None of them!

Here it is all together.

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The top one is my left hand, the non-dominate hand, and the bottom one is my right hand, the dominate hand. Just so you can see both and know I’m human and not a super awesome nail arter (not a word!)

Annnnd….. All cleaned up a few days later.

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I used the Revlon Moon Mist polish I was soooo excited about…. It was a slight disappointment, wait I was actually really disappointed. I’ll post about it tomorrow. Until then, I hope you all enjoy your day!!

-Coral

Red, White, and Blue.. OH MY!

The picture doesn’t really do this mani justice but it was my Veterans Day, patriotic, happy husband home nails.   I do not have my polish with me at the moment, and I can’t remember the exact names, but I used a Revlon red with the Sally Hansen white crackle,  the pinky is Wet n’ Wild blue with the “stars” done with a 000 brush and Sinful Colors white with Butter Matte Top coat.    I really love matte top coats, they can change the whole look of a mani, and in this case it just made the “accent” nail more accented.

🙂 Me and my veteran 🙂  I finally got him back 🙂  <not beauty related… but I’m happy and wanted to share>

It’s an obsession… New polish, makeup update, and new hair!!!

Ok, I was out to dinner with the bf last night and didn’t want to go home so afterwards I decided to stop by Walmart. My haul is ridiculous… No seriously!!! It’s insane… Here goes:

I found these awesome double polish Revlon things called Moon Dust… Couldn’t decide on just one… I got 5!!!

Cosmic – a dark gray polish and a yellow toned flake.

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Universe – a dark brownish red polish with gold flakes.

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Supernova – gray polish with light pink flakes

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Satellite – dark red polish with bright pink flakes

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Orbit – dark purple polish with purple flakes.

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Vegas Strip – Green with gold/yellow glitter, tons of glitter!!!

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Strapless – beautiful blue with what looks like silver and blue glitter

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Draped – this is a gorgeous bright pink that is part of the Pure Ice Velour collection.

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Poker Face – orange with gold and green glitter. Tons of glitter!!

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Spitfire – clear base with tons of pink microglitters and holographic hex’s!!!

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Armed and Ready – I can’t decide in the bottle if this is an olive green or more of a gray and it has a folder glimmer to it. It’s gorgeous!!

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Wrapped in Rubies – a gorgeous dark red with a golden glimmer. So pretty!

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I want to try them all RIGHT NOW!!! However, I did this real cute mani just yesterday!! I’m still half-tempted to take it off and put something new on!!!

I guess I need to start swatching…

-Coral

P.S. I got my first ever makeup case. I cleaned up and counted my pigment eyeshadows…. 82 different ones in total!! Geez! What’s wrong with me?!

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P.P.S. I also got my hair cut and colored yesterday! I love love love it!!!!

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