Friday, April 27, 2012

NPB's Premier Purple

This is my first official creation for the shop! I'm calling it Premier Purple for obvious reasons. It will be very limited edition since I only made enough for six bottles and I didn't take any notes while I was doing it (lesson learned!). This is two coats of polish with one coat of Seche in natural light.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Franken: Funfetti

I made this trying to duplicate another hand made polish: Lynderella's Sweets to the Sweet. I didn't come very close, but I think what I have works in spirit anyway. I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Polar Bare for the base, and added clear hexagon glitter, Color Club Backstage Pass, Claire's Birthday Beyotch (such an awful name), Lynderella The Glittering Crowd and Lynnderella Snow Angel.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Harmony Gelish Golden Treasure

Foraging season is upon us!  That means for the next few weeks at least I need some nail armor - a gel manicure seemed perfect.  I've just about used up the base/topcoat that came with my Sensationail kit so I ordered some Gelish products off of Amazon.  This is one coat of Foundation, two coats of Golden Treasure and finished with a coat of Top It Off.  It seems to have cured well and while I'm not crazy about the look it certainly feels strong.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Franken: Goldfinger's Pinkberry

This is one of my favorites so far!  It applies SO easily and while it's got tons of sparkle, it has very little of the grittiness that glitter polishes usually have.  I cannot remember what I used to make this, I feel like there was a pink Claire's glitter involved and maybe some L'Oreal Amazon's Flash for the gold.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

OPI My Pointe Exactly

This is My Pointe Exactly from the new OPI NYC Ballet collection.  Every year OPI does a "Soft Shades" collection of mostly traditional french manicure type shades.  This year the collection was all jellies and a glitter - my favorite finishes!  My fabulous friend Nathan got me the minis set and this is the first one I tried.    Sheers are usually very difficult to apply because you get a lot of streaky-ness.  This is four coats with topcoat and the application was AMAZING.  See for yourself!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Franken: Over the Rainbow

I made this one in anticipation of OPI's Muppets Collection which came out for the holiday season of 2011. I was so excited for the "Rainbow Connection" multi colored glitter polish, and then it turned out to be just another one of a long line of similar polishes that had come out in the last few years, nothing original about it at all. This is what I had hoped it would be! I used a LOT of different polishes for this, but they were all either Icing or Clare's that came in sets, so they have no names and are no longer available.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd over Essie No More Film

The base for this manicure is Essie No More Film, a very dark blurple creme that applied amazingly well - it was almost a one-coater!  If I hadn't tried to do my nails in the almost-dark like I usually do I'm sure I could have gotten better results.  Since there was a bit of streakyness on a few nails I decided to add Lynnderella's The Glittering Crowd on top.  This polish has been discontinued and recently sold for $157(!!!) on ebay. 

Lynderella's polishes, along with most heavy glitters, can be tricky to apply - a patting/dabbing motion tends to work best.  This is one coat of No More Film, one coat of The Glittering Crowd, two coats of Gelous to smooth things out and finished with Seche Vite.  It's pretty smooth, though there are a few pieces of that damn string/bar glitter poking out.