Friday, December 30, 2011

Take Two on Illamasqua Festive Look

I loved the Illamasqua Festive Look so much I decided I try it with some other colors. See my first festive look here. Lucky for me I got the incredibly gorgeous Unnatural for Christmas and I picked up the sparkling Spartan when I was in London this past October.

Illamasqua Unnatural and Spartan bottles
Illamasqua Spartan bottle
Illamasqua Unnatural
For this look I paired Unnatural as my base and topped it with Spartan sponged on with a cosmetic sponge. Here is the final result.  I am really in love with this.  Unnatural has to be the most gorgeous deep burgundy red I have ever seen! And who doesn't love a little glitter on top?!


Super Macro

With Flash
What do you think of these colors together? Have you tried anything similar to this for the holidays? Thanks for looking and have a very Happy New Year! 

Becky xx

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Layering #3

So for Christmas layering #3 I wanted to try an alternative festive design that I saw on the Illamasqua blog site. I love Illamasqua's nail varnishes, they are awesome.  I knew I would not be able to do it free hand as their talented Teresa Smith does so I changed it up a bit and did the tips with a sponge instead.  I love how it came out.

Here is the tutorial that inspired me to try this look.  I figured I would give it a shot since I bought these when I was in London  this past October.

Illamasqua Harsh and Boosh

Illamasqua Boosh

Illamasqua Harsh
Here is the finished result.  I was thrilled my first go at sponging came out so well.  I just adore these two colors together and it was easy to do.

These are available at Illamasqua for £20 for the set or £13.50 each. Boosh is also available at Sephora for $14. However, Sephora does not carry Harsh. I think I may want to try with some other shades as well.  What do you think?  Do you have any Illamasqua nail varnish?  Have you tried sponging?  Would you try an alternative no traditional look for the Holidays?  I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Thanks for looking.

Becky xx

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Layering #2

I wanted to do some thing very festive and I think I achieved my mission. For Christmas Layering #2 I used Zoya Purity as the base with China Glaze Party Hearty on top. I really like how it came out.

China Glaze Party Hearty and Zoya Purity bottles

Zoya Purity bottle

China Glaze Party Hearty bottle

Christmas Layering #2

Christmas Layering #2

Christmas Layering #2

Christmas Layering #2


Super Macro
Look at the different glitter in there! I love this layering so much! It is so festive! I love the hexagonal glitter pieces in it too!  What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do? Do you have a favorite holiday layering?  I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for looking! 

Becky xx

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Layering #1

I have been playing around with the many Christmas polishes I have been buying recently and I decided to do some seasonal layerings. I do so love a good layering. The first one is the combo of China Glaze Phat Santa with nails inc electric lane holographic topcoat.  I was a bad blogger and wore this one for a week before I finally got around to taking pics. I really wanted to take these in the sun but the weather just was not co-operating with me and I have been really not feeling to great this past week. So we have light box pics of this layering. 

nails inc electric lane holographic topcoat and China Glaze Phat Santa

China Glaze Phat Santa 

nails inc electric lane holographic topcoat

Super macro 

I am in love with this nails inc topcoat. It is so gorgeous I just want to slather it over everything! :) But I will let the the pictures speak for themselves! Isn't it just gorgeous?!
Christmas Layering #1

Christmas Layering #1 

Christmas Layering #1

Christmas Layering #1

Christmas Layering #1

Christmas Layering #1 Look at that holo goodness!!!

Christmas Layering #1

Christmas Layering #1
What do you think? Have you tried the nails inc electric lane holographic topcoat? I just can't take my eyes off of it. I hate that I couldn't get a sunlight pics of it. Oh well, let it go Becky! LOL! I hope you enjoyed it as much as me. Thanks for looking.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

a-england Avalon

Wow! I have been silent for a while! I took these pictures after Thanksgiving and I am just getting around to posting them! I am such a bad blogger! LOL! This was my Thanksgiving manicure so there is a small bit of tip wear as I cooked a full Thanksgiving meal with this gorgeous color.  Just goes to show what an incredible formula Adina of a-england has in these awesome polishes!

Bottle shot of Avalon

Avalon label
 Avalon is such a gorgeous shade of purple with a gorgeous shimmer.
Avalon swatch with bottle
 Looked at the shimmer! Isn't it breathtaking! 
Avalon shot with bottle

Avalon shot with bottle

Close up of Avalon bottle
There is just not much to say other than wow! I think that Avalon is just incredible! Whenever I wear any of these gorgeous a-england polishes I get nothing but compliments. Avalon is no exception.  What do you think? Have you tried Avalon or any other of the a-england polishes? I have several more to swatch and I will post those as soon as I do.  Thanks for looking!

Becky xx

Saturday, November 19, 2011

NOTD: Orly Fowl Play

I've had this NOTD on for a few days thanks to being sick. I finally got around to taking pics of it and here is what I found: Fowl Play is absolutely gorgeous in person and a PITA to capture on camera! I love the blackened purple base of this polish and the multi-color flakies in this polish are enough to make a girl swoon!

Orly Fowl Play bottle
Fowl Play label
 OMG! Look at the flakies in this picture!!! Love!!!
Fowl Play macro

Fowl Play bottle shot Flakies!!!

Isn't it a beaut?!?
 I used one coat of Cult Nails Get It On base coat, 3 coats of Orly Fowl Play and one coat of Seche Vite Fast Drying top coat.
Fowl Play 

Fowl Play

Thanks for looking at my NOTD that I have had on for several days!!! LOL! So have you tried Fowl Play? Do you just love it?