Saturday, October 25, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet Collection

Nail Mail Alert!

I was waiting on pins and needles for these highly coveted beauties!  I ordered the entire (oops....) Zoya Matte Velvet collection and added Zoya Dahlia to my cart to get the three free polishes gift!


Zoya Matte Velvet Collection and others
 Above you can see L-R: Zoya Loredena, Zoya Veruschka, Zoya Harlow (swoon!), Zoya Posh, Zoya Dahlia, Zoya Caprice, Zoya Kierra, and Zoya Anthea.

Is it just me, or does Caprice look exactly like Zoya Dawn...??  I'll edit and post a comparison pic.  But *happy dance* that I received no dupes!  (well, not really, if we are going by name...lol)

Soooo... this order came with Posh for free and Zoya's Matte Velvet red lipstick, which I of course had to try out.  Brace yourselves, Dancer is coming.  Errrr... umm... not.  like.  that.

Zoya Matte Velvet red lipstick
I'm not quite sold on such a bold red on my lips.  I mean, I don't even wear lipstick.  This was, however, quite pleasant on the lips.  Not invasive (if a lipstick can be invasive... in my opinion, they usually are, lol) at all.

Skeptical Dancer is skeptical about this red on me
I'm still skeptical.  Lol


Black Cats Mani - BHB Spooktober Challenge: Day 13

I am sorry, I am so behind in updating my blog.  Here are my black cat mani nails for the BHBSpooktober Challenge.  More pics and info after the jump.  Just click on that "Read More" link down below.

BHB Spooktober Day 13 Black Cat mani


Blood and Guts - BHB Spooktober Mani Challenge: Day 10

I was so excited to use China Glaze's new Halloween collection, so I used them for my Blood and Guts inspired mani for BHBSpooktober Day 10!



Zombie inspired blood and guts mani



Friday, October 17, 2014

China Glaze Apocalypse of Color 2014 Halloween Collection

I got some exciting nail mail!!!  An awesome nail friend of mine bought this collection online and shipped all six polishes in the set to me!  Sorry, I have no real swatches, but I am planning to use them in my upcoming Halloween manis.  Here are bottle shots of the China Glaze 2014 Halloween collection:

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L-R: Don't Let the Dead Bite, I Love Your Guts, But Of Corpse, Getting to Gnaw You, Rest in Pieces, Ghoulish Glow 




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China Glaze But of Corpse

But of Corpse is a great shimmery green with black microglitter that dries to a matte finish.

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China Glaze Don't Let the Dead Bite

 Don't Let the Dead Bite has awesome glitter bomb containing large, medium, and small red hex glitter, red micro glitter, and some red bar glitter in a milky-whitish jelly base.  When layered, it looks like pus or flesh with blood in it.  OMG it's a fantastic Halloween polish!

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China Glaze Getting to Gnaw You

Getting to Gnaw You is small copper glitter with microglitter in a black jelly base.  Gorgeous fall polish!

China Glaze I Love Your Guts

I Love Your Guts is similar to But of Corpse, but it's a red base.  It also dries to a matte finish.

China Glaze Rest in Pieces

And my favorite so far in this collection, Rest in Pieces.  This glitter bomb has it all!  Holo glitter, microglitter, matte black hex glitter, bar glitter, etc etc etc.  all in a clear base.  Other than the fact that my bottle is goopy (there's also polish on the neck, so I bet it hasn't been properly closed for a while... thinking I need to add some thinner to this), I am so excited to use this, like, all the time.  

China Glaze Rest in Pieces
Look at that holo!  *wolf whistle*  Blurry pic to show the beauty.

Hopefully I'll have some pics of the actual polish on my nails soon!  What's your favorite in this collection?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BHB Spooktober Mani Challenge: Day 6 - Skeletons/Ghosts

Halloween is all about the blues, I mean, boos, right?!?

So I have my Day 6 challenge for #BHBSpooktober: Skeletons and Ghosts
More info and pics (warning: pic heavy post!) after the jump!



BHB Spooktober Mani Challenge: Day 3 - Leaves/Trees

Yay for October Mani Challenges!!  And one that is created by fellow nail friends, how exciting!

Get ready for #BHBSpooktober Mani Goodness!!  Got an IG?  Hop on the BHB Challenge Wagon and post your manis!  Don't forget to hashtag #bhbSpooktober so we can see them!
More info and pics after the jump.

IG Nail Challenge: BHB Spooktober

CICI&SISI Plates Set 1

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!  Nail Mail!!!

Quick and short post for you regarding stamping plates.  Since I broke up with my Bundle Monster plates ("BM" plates for a reason...), I needed some new stamping love in my life.  And boy did I find it!  I also purchased Butter London Scouse, which was an Amazon add-on item for $3 (!!) at the time.

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CICI&SISI Stamping Plates and Butter London Scouse


I ordered the CICI&SISI Set 1 stamping plates (image from Amazon shown below)!  They came with a metal scraper (just throw that shit away, it's useless) and a little squishy firm stamper.  Well worth the $30 I spent on them!

CICI&SISI Plates Set 1 - Image pulled from Amazon

I was skeptical at first at how small the stamper was.  I thought for sure it wouldn't fit my nail.  I was surprised that it fits all but my thumb.  I lightly primed it with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  I have yet to try my XL squishy stamper on these plates, but I'm certain it will work well.  The only thing I'm concerned about is picking up the large images in the two center rows without picking up pieces of surrounding images.  Meh, practice makes perfect, right?

Anyway, my neighbor was actually over that night hanging out with my other half, and he had a really rough day.  A good friend of his passed away from cancer (fuck you, cancer...) and he was pretty torn up about it.  Grief mixed with alcohol is not a good thing.  Grief mixed with polish and nail art?  Good for the soul, I tell ya.

He asked me to paint four of his nails black and stamp over them.  So I did.  ;-)


Oh yeah, they glowed in the dark too....  Muahahahaha.

So I'll play around a little more with my CICI&SISI plates and share my results!  Have a great day!