Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ulta is the Ultimate!

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is having a great Sunday so far! I'm having a pretty good day...went to church this morning and then had Which Wich for lunch! It was my first time there and it was definitely delicious! Anywho, today I have a polish from Ulta that is called Taupe on Taupe! It's a very pretty light brown creme polish with a gold shimmer! This was actually my first brown polish, and I have to say that I love it! I also got tons of compliments when I was wearing it. :o) I do have to tell you though, I thought the gold shimmer showed up more in the bottle and was much lighter on the nail, but it's definitely still visible in the sun. The following photos are two coats of Taupe on Taupe with a top coat. You could definitely get away with just one coat, but I always like to do two for some reason!

The above photo was taken in the sun and then next one was taken in the shade. 

Now on this next photo, I decided to try and do an accent nail with Sally Hansen - Crackle Antiqued Gold. As you can see that was a BIG fail! I love Crackle polish and I found it on clearance at Target so I decided to grab it. I now see why it was on clearance because on my left hand it only crackled a little and on my right hand it didn't crackle at all! Boo!

So, to sum up this post - I absolutely love my Ulta polish, but I will probably stay away from the Sally Hansen Crackle polishes for a while. Hope you all have a great rest of the day!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My first successful French mani and my first post!

Hi everyone! I'm Marissa and this is my very first post...and I'm SO excited! Basically, my nails have been very short and weak my whole life. Within the last year, I have really started taking care of them by using some new products I have discovered and by always keeping them pretty and polished! :o) While attempting to keep my nails in better condition, I have discovered a love obsession with nail polish! Right now, I am up to almost 100 bottles (not including a few minis I have from Claire's and, of course, numerous top and base coats). I have decided to share my adventures in polishing and certainly hope you all will enjoy reading my blog as much as I know I will enjoy writing it! 

For my very first post, I wanted to share with you the very first successful French Manicure I have done!  I always use Seche Vite Rebuild as my base coat because I really feel it has helped A LOT with making my nails stronger. I then add a coat of Sally Hansen Strengthening Base/Top Coat. This not only makes my nails strong, but I think it really helps with polishes that stain! For the tips I used China Glaze Dorothy Who? I absolutely love blue polish...and anything that sparkles, so this is definitely a winner in my book! Seche Vite was used for the top coat. I would also like to apologize in advance for the quality of my pictures...they were taken with my iPhone. Oopsy!

Doing this manicure was much easier than I thought it would be. For instructions with photos you can go here. This is where I first found it and I am not usually someone who could do something like this, so if i can do it so can you! Whelp, this is it for my first blog. I hope y'all enjoyed it and I'll see ya next time!