Friday, December 14, 2012

My Picks From OPI Skyfall

Hey. I got so lost in swatching that I kinda didn't post here in almost two months.  Eeep!  I'm back...and I brought swatches!  I was so impressed by OPI's Skyfall collection that I bought SEVEN of them!  I *love* this collection!
The Spy Who Loved Me * Live And Let Die
Casino Royale * Goldeneye * Skyfall
The World Is Not EnoughOn Her Majesty's Secret Service
(click names for review posts on Pretty Girl Science)
Hope everyone's holiday season is off to a good start!  Happy Chanukah to those who celebrate it!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Polka dots + Chess nails + Julep Harper swatch

A lot has been going on for me! First of all, I painted a chess set on my nails! Second, I went back to basics with some shiny polka dots. And third, I realized that Julep's Harper mattified looks like toothpaste. Here are some teaser pics. Click on them to see the full posts!
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Have a great day! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Advent Calendar Challenge Roundup: Part 1!

Hi guys! Sorry for the ridiculously long post title! I wanted to share with you my manis from my first 8 days of the Advent Calendar Challenge I created. It's a total of 24 days (just like a real Advent Calendar) with a new inspiration/challenge for each day for your mani. I've only missed *one* day because I didn't own a silver polish and I ran out of time, but here's the other 7 manis I did for the first 8 days! For reference, here's my original post on the NB blog about my Advent Calendar Challenge, and also the challenge itself:

Read on after the jump to see my manis!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

First post here! Sneak Peak: My December "It Girl" Julep box... luscious goodness inside.

I got my December Julep Maven box in the mail... soooo awesome! Can't wait to swatch compulsively!

Original post here.

And a single pic for teasers. :)

That's all for now, folks!

NailBoarders Turns 3...months

  NailBoarders Blog is 3-months-old...and 3 days 
I just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays no matter what you celebrate. Hope to see some theme manis soon! I can't believe it's been 3 months already! I'm still looking for helpful tutorials to add to the Tutorials page. If you know of one, does not have to be a nail board member, please leave a comment on the Turorial page. Also, I was thinking we need some nice art for the homepage. Maybe someone can help us with that since I am new to this sort of thing. Thanks to all the contributors and followers, you guys rock ;)
Don't break a nail! PinkQueen

Monday, December 3, 2012

Darling Diva A Christmas Story, Pink Nightmare, Soap...Poisoning & extras!

Darling Diva A Christmas Story, Pink Nightmare, Soap... Poisoning& some extra thrown in. Sort of a repost from MUA. but messier? lol! Original post here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Advent Calendar Nail Challenge!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a Nail Challenge I created. It's based and inspired by the nail art 31 day challenge that floats around the nail polish world... but it's Christmas themed, and only 24 days long so you have time to relax and enjoy your presents after Christmas Eve!

The "rules" are simple: be inspired by the suggestions for each day! I tried to be a little vague so that you could find inspiration for what each day means to you. I'll be circulating this calendar on Instagram (my username is happyhandsnailpolish) as well as my blog and my Happy Hands Nail Polish Facebook page. I hope you'll take part and repost this image (though please do not remove anything or edit it besides adding Instagram filters) and if you post your challenges on Instagram or Twitter, please tag them with #adventcalendarchallenge and #happyhandsnailpolish so everyone can find them. And most importantly, have fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Playin' With My Zoya 'Gilty' Set

My first ruffian!  This is Zoya 'Purity', with 'Raven' over it and 'Gilty' on top of that.  

For more about this pic, click here.

Thanks for Reading!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OPI DS Exclusive!

Hi! This is my first post on the NBers Unite blog. I'm KRISTIwasHERE over on Makeup Alley. Today I wanted to show you my NOTD with OPI DS Exclusive. I wore this last week to the local County Fair and it was gorgeous!

(more photos after the jump)...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

When I'm Not In The Mood For Color

Hi Everyone,

I love color and of course I love nail polish, but some days I'm just not in the mood for any color.   I always pull out my favorite nude.

OPI Tickle My France-y is from the 2008 OPI La Collection De France Collection it's my go to mannequin hands color.  I think it's flattering against my skintone looks clean and fresh.  OPI Tickle My France-y is a jelly/creme beige/taupe that needs 3 coats to cover my nail line.

What is your favorite when you are not in the mood for color?

Have a great nail polish day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Oopsie Daisies Apple Picking

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a wonderful fall-themed indie with you today: Oopsie Daisies Apple Picking. I saw this and had to have it immediately. I also acquired a fabulous yellow creme, Revlon Colorstay Buttercup, to use as undies (MY FIRST YELLOW CREME...that is crazy in a stash of ~800).

For a complete review, see my blog entry. Thanks for looking guys!

What I bought from the OPI Skyfall holiday 2012 collection

Goldeneye: irregular gold microglitter/shimmer in a clear, deep golden-yellow base.  This is three coats.  Not super-flattering but I DON'T CARE.  It's gorgeous!  Picture taken under overcast skies.

My first Post...Purple Gradient With Shimmer

Hi I'm rmcandlelight from Makeupalley/nailcare board.   I want to thank Pinkqueen for letting me join this awesome group.  Yay! Nailboards Unite.

I love purple and here is a simple gradient purple with shimmer. 

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Sinful Colors is an awesome brand they have lots of beautiful colors to choose from.  I purchased Perfection "10" from Walmart.  I love the iridescent shimmer.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! A Minecraft Manicure

Wow, MUA is temporarily gone!  I admit, I responded to this crisis by buying nail polish - and then I started work on my Halloween nails!

For my Halloween manicure, I decided to recreate five famous monsters from the videogame Minecraft on my fingernails. If you're not familiar with the game, I've included pictures of the actual monsters for your enjoyment.  Here's my manicure!

And here's the monsters my nails represent.

I created this manicure by painting pieces of scotch tape, letting it dry, and then cutting out the different face shapes using small craft scissors.  I then placed these DIY nail stickers over the appropriate base colors.

Thanks for looking, everyone, and feel free to check out more pictures of this manicure on my blog.  Have a happy, spooky Halloween, everyone, and to those in the northeast United States, hang in there.  My monster-clad fingers are crossed for a return of the makeupalley servers.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy and MUA

First, hope everyone's safe! Sandy is world news by now. Not sure if the extent of blackouts is making news yet. NYC is under an intentional blackout, in the hope of preventing damage and making it easier to bring the grid back up when the storm's over. Large parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England have also lost power. More outages will probably happen before it passes. My guess is that MUA's servers are down because of the outages or blackout.

I'm fine, doing leak patrol at work. I can't comment on blog posts from my phone, so if you'd like to contact me, prettygirlscienceblog@gmail is probably the best way right now, or my personal accounts if you know them. They all come to my phone. I'll also be tweeting, unless Twitter follows MUA...

Good luck to anyone else dealing with the storm or earthquakes!

MUA meets Sandy?

MUA I miss you already!! It would appear Hurricane Sandy has caused MUA to shut down their servers. Was this announced? Stay safe East Coasters! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Mammicure

Reposting this from Pretty Girl Science:

I don't like pink.  I was thinking of skipping the whole Breast Cancer Awareness thing because I cringe at the thought of painting my nails pink (again)...and then I was struck by a terrible pun.  Mammicure!  It's like a manicure...with BOOBS!  I love boobs!!  Best part?  Almost no pink!  I grabbed every nude polish I had and went nuts with my dotting tool...

Monster High Series

Hey guys, I haven't posted on here in a while.  I am going to do a series inspired by Monster High dolls.  It will probably be over a span of time, I have done two so far.  If you don't know what Monster High dolls are you should go google them they are so cute.

My newest one is inspired by Abbey Bominable the Daughter of the Yeti

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Recap Post

I realized I haven't posted anything since my first post but I've been pretty busy with my own blog so I thought I'd post a sort of recap post of my recent favorites.

This was one of my early fall manicures with China Glaze Ingrid, I'm Not Lion and Riveting. The full post can be seen here.

This was my first glitter gradient sandwich, done with Love and Beauty Jade and Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. Jade was not originally a jelly so I created it myself and it worked out great! The full post for that is here.

This manicure is probably my favorite of this month. This was inspired by a skirt I saw on Pinterest and I just love the color combos. More pictures and the inspiration skirt can be seen in the full post here.

An urge to watermarble led to me to this mani. This was my first time experimenting with two accent nails in the middle and I loved it! I loved the similar colors of the marble. The main color is Sinful Colors Folly. You can read the full post here!

This was the first mani in which I saw the full beauty of Kleancolor Chunky Holo line of colors. I have it layered over a beauty supply store brand purple with a bottle shaped oddly like a Kleancolor bottle. More of the beautiful colors shifts can be seen in the full post here.

A very spring like mani for the fall, this was also my only gradient for the month. I loved the big green glitters in this Love and Beauty polish. I think a good dupe for it is NYX Girls Enchanted Forest. The full post for this can be found here.

Well, I feel like this post is long enough already. I might have to do another post for the rest of the month in a different post. Hope you guys enjoyed this mini spam! To see more manis and to see some plain swatches of some of these colors, come visit my blog!

Cloud Atlas!

Hi everyone - did anybody go see Cloud Atlas in theaters yesterday?

I'm obsessed with the book, so naturally I went, and painted my nails in honor of the occasion!

Feel free to go see more pictures of my Cloud Atlas manicure over at my blog!  Thanks for looking, and I hope everyone is having a wonderful October.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Illamasqua Boosh, Worthy of the Hype?

  So, what's the big deal? It's a common question to have about a black creme nail polish that  costs $14. I have to admit I was very skeptical, but could so many nail board members be wrong? I didn't think so. Let's take a closer look at Boosh.

Illamasqua Boosh with 2 coats of top coat and Jordana Bronze Fest accent

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Butter London Pillar Box Red & Disco Biscuit

  Hi Gals! This is just a quick post of something I posted on the Nail Board a while back. 
Have an awesome day!
Ps. Comment, what have you tried Disco Biscuit over? 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Femme Fatale Cosmetics part 1

I got my Femme Fatale Cosmetics haul the other day and I've been indulging in wearing them. This is the first two that I wore: Glittering Lodestone and Eternium Dreams.

More photos after the cut!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rainbow Honey: The Yokai Collection for Halloween 2012

I was fortunate to be able to review the Rainbow Honey Halloween collection, the Yokai. 
This is a collection of three absolutely GORGEOUS polishes, and it's limited edition - going on sale October 13.

Feel free to check out my swatches and review HERE!

Monday, October 8, 2012

First NOTD - Essie Mojito Madness w/ Glitter

Hey girls! I'm Wendy (from Freshe Coat) or brainless_wendy over on MUA. I wanted to thank Amanda really quick for the invite and also apologize for taking forever to post anything...real life got in way for a sec.

Anyway...I hope I'm doing this right! The NOTD I wanted to share with you all is Essie - Mojito Madness. Love this green! (excuse the dryness...that darn scrubby tub kills my skin!)

Read on to see the rest of the pictures! :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Spider Mani

I used Del Sol 'Trick-or-Treat' as the base.  It's a sheer-ish orange with holo glitter that turns black in direct sunlight (it does need a LOT of sunlight, though; you won't achieve any significant color change in partial sun).  I used white striping polish for the web and black striping polish for the spiders' legs.  The spider's bodies are black rhinestones and black 'pearl' cabochons.  For more information, view my full post here.

Indoors, with flash.  This is three coats of Del Sol 'Trick-or-Treat'.

Outdoors, in sunlight.

Thanks for Reading!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coming To the End

Hey guys, I am one day away from finishing my 31 Day Challenge!  It was fun but dang it was definitely challenging at times. Here is my Day 30 Challenge, inspired by a tutorial.

You can visit my blog if you would like to see more of my 31 Day Challenge manis

Still More Fall Reviews!

I just can't help myself!  There's so much gorgeous new polish out this Fall....and I'm still not *quite* done!

Last week I was all about two new collections, Sinful Colors Enchanted/Muse and Sally Hansen's new LE Diamond Strength collection.

Sinful Colors Enchanted/Muse collection

Fall has arrived! My October Birthday Mani in Orange & Black

First, I would like to mention that orange is not a color I ever reach for. But, during the months of October and November it is a must that I celebrate the holidays with a themed mani. This is probably the only time of year these polishes will get used :( While they are very nice, I just am not an orange person, or green for that matter. And yellow is not even on my radar. But, I'm an October baby, and Autumn is my favorite season, is in order!

Here is my birthday mani!

Monday, October 1, 2012

First post - Dotty Blue Flowers

Hi guys! Thought I'd share my current NOTD to get my contribution in. I've written a whole blog post about it here. The polishes I used here are from Forever 21 Love & Beauty in Patina and Aqua. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jewel Toned Gradient Manicure

Hey! This is my first post (thank you to PinkQueen for adding me!) You can find me on Makeup Alley as sspearls.

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 10: gradient

I'm doing the 31 Day Nail Challenge too (gradient is day 10). For more info on this manicure and to track my progress, check out my blog: Mrs Yun Yun Does Nails.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fashion Inspired Nails

Hey guys still doing the 31 Day Challenge, I took a break from it for a few day because I was getting a little fried trying to come up with ideas.  But I am back on it now and here is a sneak peek at my day 25 mani!

If you would like to see more of my 31 Day Challenge manis visit my blog Summerella Nails

Oh, those elusive Japanese glitters...

Prior to moving to Japan I'd heard/read people raving about "those awesome Japanese glitters!"  Ever since I arrived here about 15 months ago, I've been looking for them.  Even when I went to Tokyo for the Anime Fair I searched Roppongi, Shibuya, and Harajuku for them.  I couldn't find any glitter that I hadn't seen before or seen done better in the States!  Sure, Pa had some nice ones but for 300+ yen (roughly $4) for a tiny bottle it wasn't worth it!

Then I found these:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finger Paints Fall of Surprises Jelly Sandwich

Hi everyone! Today I have a jelly sandwich perfect for fall. Finger Paints Fall of Surprises was the star of the show in this mani.

For more pics and details, look here if you are interested. Have you done any fun fall manis yet? Thanks for looking!

Going Grey...Color Club Status Update and Nail Pattern Boldness Haul

I love to mix grey's in nail art with super brights or neon's. I don't get much of a chance to do nail art these days because of my hectic schedule with 2 under 2 and a preteen. But glitter from the Indie world has really opened me up to a new concept in nail art. Here is my most recent glitter acquisition aka. haul and NOTD over Color Club Status Update.
NPB Hades, Bitches Brew, and a custom mix Inner Pxexaxcxex

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

I Can't Let Summer Go Yet..!!!

Hola ladies, my name is Vonnye1490 on NB (I so wish I could change my name smh)

Anywho, I'm not one to follow that "you-cannot-wear-bright-colors-in-fall" rule...

Fall Colors!

Sonia Kashuk has put out a nice little fall collection this year.  I think it's a great "vampy polish" starter kit, though it probably doesn't have much appeal to those who already have a lot of polish (like everybody here, amirite??)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dior Shadow

I love this one you guys! I did three coats of Shadow, one of Seche Vite, and I think it just glows! Super vampy and perfect for fall, and a shimmer that is definitely not too hidden. For more pictures and a review, head over to my blog :)
Tara Loves Colors


Monday, September 17, 2012

Bohemian Lasers..

I loved my last mani you are going to love this even more!

If you want to see more pics check out my blog=)