Thursday, September 13, 2012

Butter London Queen Vic and Lovely Jubbly

     Whoa now! I'm on a roll.

     Many of you took part in the Ulta sale this past Monday. Butter Londons were Buy One Get One Free with a limit of 4 total. Of course I had to partake in the deal! I work long hours and wasn't able to get to Ulta until half an hour to close. Luckily, I work caddy corner to the store. When I arrived, I thought all the BLs were sold out, but I was in luck! I got my grabby hands on Queen Vic, Lovely Jubbly, Trout Pout, and Lady Muck. I may or may not have swooped in like a hawk and swiped them as other girls were moving in on them. I also picked up Horse Power. I've used it a few times so far and really like it as a base coat. It's thick, glossy, strong, and has a great dry time.

     When I saw Queen Vic and Lovely Jubbly side by side, I knew they would be perfect together. Keep on reading for the pictures! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rainbow Polish Monarch

     Yes, you read that correctly. I actually bought an indie polish on Etsy. 

     Monarch is a great orange, yellow, and black glitter mix in a clear base. This polish is PACKED with glitter. The coverage was great and wear time was just as good. For the manicure below, I used a base of Cult Nails Nevermore, my favorite one coat black. I finished it off with a coat of Gelous followed by Seche Vite. This glitter was a bit gritty, but smoothed out perfectly with the top coat duo. 

     Enough with the gabbing. Take a look at this beauty!

There's more under the cut.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cult Nails Charming

     Today's polish is Charming from Cult Nails. I've had this on my wishlist since the Fairy Tale Collection first popped up. I'm a sucker for purple polish! My wonderful secret swap partner gifted this beauty to me.

     On the Cult Nails Blog, Charming is described as  "a sheer purple creme with a purple metallic shimmer that can be used for layering or you can use multiple coats for an opaque look."  I'm  not sure I would consider this a creme. It's more of a sheer jelly polish with a purple/blue/pink shimmer. It has such a glowing and squishy feel to it.

     When I first went to apply this polish, I noticed it was much more sheer than expected. Before I made the dreaded mistake of VNL (visible nail line), I opted to back up and add some underwear. The swatches below are two coats over one thin coat of Essie Play Date. I added a coat of Seche Vite to top it off. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Illamasqua Nomad

First of all, I'm sorry to anyone who actually reads this blog. I'm horrible with starting a project, but never following through it. I was so excited to start this blog. I'm always doing my nails and posting them in various Facebook groups and on Instagram (ashleyeileen_). I'm not sure what's been keeping me from making an actual blog post. 

Well, here's to a fresh start! 

I just got my hands on my first Illamasqua. I've had Nomad on my wishlist for some time now. I was on a no-buy for all of August thanks to a secret swap I was taking part in. My lovely swap partner sent me an AWESOME box. I'll be sure to post the other gifts later. :)

Illamasqua Nomad is a pastel jade with absolutely flawless application. I used two coats with a coat of Seche Vite for these pictures. 

There's more under the cut!

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