Saturday, April 5, 2014

March Operation: Helmer Results!

Hey guys!

How is everyone today? I'm here with March's O:H results. Let me just say that March was a complete fail for me in this challenge. I just did not have time to do my nails. The baby is mobile now so I'm chasing after her all day long, lol. But I managed to get 3 manicures in... for the whole month! Ack!

First, I used Revlon Tantalize, a pretty green foil-y polish. The color is lovely but I wish this were more opaque. I used 3 coats here.




Next, I did a pink ombre manicure, using 10 different polishes!


Pinky to Thumb:
Zoya Lux
Orly Rage
Pretty & Polished Liquid Gold
ILNP Cutie Pop
Sally Hansen Satin Glam Chic Pink


Thumb to Pinky:
NOPI Some  Hearts
Lavish Polish Cuppy Cake
Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose
Barry M Pomegranate
Liquid Sky Lacquer Raspberry Dawn

Finally, I did manage to use all China Glaze polishes for my last manicure of the month:

Budding Romance
Black Diamond
All Wrapped Up
Silver Lining

I wasn't sure how I felt about Budding Romance but I quite liked it with the blue!


So yeah, I majorly failed this month!

April's Helmer Drawer is Zoya and my untrieds bin, so hopefully I will be a little more on the ball this month! Although, we're 5 days in and I have yet to paint my nails. Sigh.

Did you use any untrieds in March?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Operation Helmer: February Results!

Hey guys!

So February was a short month but I managed to use 45 (maybe 46, but I can't find which one, lol) polishes! And I am missing a photo of my green holo skittle manicure, which was lovely! Ack! Anyway, let's get to the manicures that I did remember to photograph!


I apparently didn't save the picture of this manicure but it was a gorgeous green ombre holo manicure!

Julep Something Blue
Pretty & Polished The Amazing Technicolor Topcoat
Pretty & Polished Rat-A-Tat (middle and ring fingers)


 Zoya Pepper (red)
OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre (sheer polish) with Zoya Maria Luisa sandwich (index finger)
OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre with Julep Diamond Theory sandwich
Zoya Pepper with Julep Love 
Zoya Pepper with Maria-Luisa

 Thumb to Pinky:
Nubar Indigo Illusion
Dare To Wear Night at The Cinema
ILNP Amanda Hugginkiss
OPI Alcatraz Rocks
Black Cat Lacquer I Want Candy

 Pinky to Thumb:
Playlist Polish Never Growing Up
Playlist Polish California Gurlz
Orly Purple Poodle
Maybelline Amethyst Couture
Pipe Dream Polish Color Portrait World

Waterfall mani:
Thumb: OPI Alcatraz Rocks
Base Purple: OPI Funky Dunkey
Waterfall using 
Liquid Sky Lacquer Dance The Night Away 
Treasures by Tan Paranormal


Zoya Odette 

Index and middle finger base color: OPI Amazon...Amazoff 
Index finger: Sally Hansen 3, 2, 1derland
Middle Finger: Pipe Dream Polish Ever After
Ring Finger: China Glaze Seahorsin' Around
Pinky: Kiko Sun Pearl #428




Phew! So many skittles! LOL 

March's drawer is my second China Glaze drawer and my untrieds tub (that is included every month, I think I forgot to mention that in the first post). And I know I had more manicures for this month but my brain is tired and I cannot for the life of me find the pictures :-/ 

Anyway, have you used any untrieds recently?? 

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rainbow Honey Swatches

Hey guys!
*Products were provided for honest review*

Today I have 5 Rainbow Honey polishes to show you! Two of these are the top glitters from 2013, one is an unreleased glitter, and two are from the Sweet Talk collection! Let's get to it, shall we?


All photos are with flash and are two coats, unless otherwise noted. Sorry about the flash but I have to swatch at night when my husband can wrangle the baby, lol.

First, Be Mine, from the Sweet Talk collection.  A really pretty light pink with gold flecks of shimmer.


 Next, XOXO, one coat over Be Mine.

Papillon, a pink glitter with holographic butterfly glitters! This is one coat over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.


Next, The Kraken. Trust me, this is so much prettier in person! I love these blue colors and the green glitter is just lovely.



Finally, Summer Blossom. This is one coat with placed flowers over Be Mine. The flowers weren't bad to fish out.



Rainbow Honey has provided a coupon code you you guys! Use code ILOVENAILBLOGS to receive $5 off your next order! This coupon expires 03/31/2014!


Talk to you soon!
amanda

Monday, February 3, 2014

Operation: Helmer - February = Indies! (Picture Heavy)

Hey guys!

This month's Operation: Helmer drawer is a fun one: Indies! I actually have several indies that aren't in the drawer yet, but are still untried so I will be attempting to use as many as possible.

I thought it would be fun to post the contents of the drawer and see if you guys wanted to request that I use certain polishes or if you have any ideas for different color combinations! I am always looking for new color combinations!

Lac Attack:
Peacocky
Jewel of the Nile
T-Bird
Bad Moon Rising
Mayan Goodbyin'


Shimmer:
Amanda
Liana
Cristina
Avery
Jennifer
Jasmine


I Love Nail Polish:
Babes In Toyland
Her Highness
Pi-Ya-No

Black Cat Lacquer:
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Dream of the 90's is Alive
Eye Candy
Bloody Kisses
Tetris
I Want Candy
Sanitation Twins


Lush Lacquer:
Lite Brite
Salt N Peppa
Oopsie Daisies
Cozy Times
Slummin' It
Perky Plum
Winter Blues
Tree-Mendous
Birthday Cake

Pretty & Polished:
Valentino
Rat-A-Tat
Tart
Heist
Go Detroit
Party On My Yacht
Chelsea Chelsea Bling Bling
Apple Of My Eye
The Diamond Necklace Affair
The Amazing Technicolor Topcoat


Rainbow Honey: A Little Kindness
Rainbow Honey: The Worst Possible Thing
Nail Pattern Boldness: Silver Flake Top coat
Nail-Venturous: Floam

Candy Lacquer:
Surfer Girl
Rarity
Movie Night
Over The Rainbow
Opposites Attract
Argyle

KBShimmer:
Bejeweled
Oh Splat
Lottie Dottie

Treasures By Tan:
Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
Paranormal

Polish Addict - Pretty Little Glitters
Windestine - Asbestos
Elixir Lacquers - Wynter Wonders and Peppermint Baroque

Dollish Polish - Puttin On The Ritzzz
Pahlish - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Amy's Nail Boutique - Fancy Schmancy
Naild It - Dragon Scales
Chaos & Crocodiles - Fireside Nights

HARE - Bisbee
Candeo - Zef
Crows Toes - Absolum
Girly Bits - Wet Bikini
Frankenstein - Sweet Thang
Afrodite Lacquer - Fete Champetre
Jindie Nails - Rainbow Cloud


Different Dimension:
Hanna
Spencer
Imitation Is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery


So what would you guys most like to see? Let me know!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Operation: Helmer - January's Results!

Hey guys!

For January, I was going to be focusing on using my first China Glaze drawer. I managed to do about 5  manicures this month, which is so sad when you think that I used to do my nails almost every day! Life as a mom, I tell ya :-p

Here are the manicures that I did in January:

China Glaze High Def

OPI MBSW with OPI In True Stefani Fashion and China Glaze Aquadelic

China Glaze Pink Ombre:
Thumb to Pinky - 
Snap My Dragon, Love's A Beach, Make Some Noise, Pink Plumeria, and Mimosa's Before Mani's
Covered in Fairy Dust

China Glaze Green Ombre:
Thumb to Pinky - 
Westside Warrior, Holly Jolly, Cha Cha Cha, Gaga for Green, Re-Fresh Mint
with Snow Globe on index finger
Sunset Sail, Lemon Fizz, Papaya Punch, Velvet Bow, and Electric Beat dots

China Glaze Make Some Noise

So in total, I used 18 China Glaze polishes this month. Maybe it's cheating to do ombre's but I'm thinking that how a lot of my manicures are going to be, as I just don't have as much time to do my nails as I used to. Oh well. I think this was pretty successful, don't you?

Tomorrow, I will be posting the contest of February's drawer and asking for suggestions as to what polishes you most want to see for February!


What do you think? Did you use any of your untrieds or not as loved polishes this month?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Operation: Helmer - An Intro!

Hey guys!

So, this is rather late but I haven't had a chance to post lately! I just wanted to tell you a little bit about something I am doing this year. I'm calling it Operation: Helmer.

So, I have 2 Helmers from IKEA. They are basically full of nail polish. Not packed to the gills, but pretty much. I also have two shoeboxes full of nail polish on top of these helmers, one of which is a box of untried nail polish. This is ridiculous, as I do not ever reach into my helmer drawers for a color. So, I decided to utilize my helmers much better this year.

I am going to be using one drawer per month, along with the untrieds that are out of the helmers. This way, I will hopefully be able to go through each drawer pretty thoroughly at the end of the month and purge what I either didn't use very much or colors I decided aren't my favorites. I know that I won't get to every bottle in each drawer but it will be a good start to use my stash, instead of just adding to it!

It also seemed like a fun idea for me to post the contents of each drawer at the beginning of the month and ask for viewer requests, such as colors you would really like to see or different color combinations. I'm not always the most creative at color combinations, plus this would be a great way for more interaction :-)

Since January is half over, I won't be posting the first drawer (which is China Glaze, btw) but I will be posting February's drawer in about 2 weeks: Indies!

Hopefully this will help me to use and purge and organize! I might not get to post actual blog posts for each manicure but I will be posting on Instagram so if you want to follow along, follow me at http://instagram.com/fashionfooting! If you want to join me in my quest, use #operationhelmer, even if you don't have a helmer :-p

Now let's get to polishing!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Saturday, December 28, 2013

SinfulColors Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoats

Hey guys!

*Products were sent for review*


SinfulColors is releasing the Sheer Lustre Glitter Topcoats collection, "designed to be worn over and SinfulColors nail polish to add extra bling to any look. Choose from 6 sheer glittery topcoats designed to transform your fave shades to instant glitz and glam."

Girl's Best Friend is a pink and blue microglitter. This is one coat over OPI My Vampire Is Buff. This glitter was quite dense and easy to apply. One coat was perfect.




Glittery in Pink is a blush pink glitter in assorted sizes. This was one coat over Wet n Wild Black. Again, easy to apply and no issues with fishing any glitters out of the bottle.




Both of these glitters were easy to apply and I had zero trouble with either one. They were packed with glitters, making them easy to apply! I think my favorite was the Glittery in Pink, I'm loving the blush colors right now!

This collection is available exclusively at Walgreens for Holiday 2013 for $1.99

Check out SinfulColors Facebook page and follow them on Twitter!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda