Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Leopard Print Mani;


I did this mani back in July 0__o (wheph, soooo behind ...) I used Essie's Mesmerized (the royal blue), Revlon's Elegant (the base for my pointer nail), and Rimmel's Black Satin for my ring finger nail and the design of the leopard print. I don't remember what I used to fill in the leopard print, sorry~

Have a good one!,

Monday, October 21, 2013

Gradient Stripe Mani + Tutorial;


Looks like I'll have to post using my Instagram photos for a while since I have a lot of manis to catch you up on & the whole computer thing is taking much longer than expected.

This design was inspired by Qui Eyelash Nail. I used OPI's Don't Burst My Bubble as base and Orly's Frisky (turq blue) & Essie's Mesmerized (royal blue) for the gradient. I don't usually use tape for my manis, but I did this time. I made a short tutorial on how I did this mani, you can check it out on my Instagram here.

Have a good one!,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nail Art Society - I Love Studs kit;


As previously mentioned before, I am part of Nail Art Society's panel of Artists (previously Gurus). With that, I get the chance to try the kits & come up with manis before the subscribers receives the kit. You can subscribe and receive kits for $11.95 (+ shipping) a month, if you have any questions, check out how it works.

For this upcoming kit, if you subscribe by October 15, you will receive the I Love Studs kit, curated by Emily. In this kit, you will receive the following ...

Jessica polish in Black Matte, gold, hot pink, bright purple, and bright orange studs.

Here is what I came up with ... I used Black Matte as base, I used Jessica's Black Lustre for the stripes and on my thumb, and then used the gold studs that came in the kit.

Here is another angle of my nails which shows the zebra stripes a bit more.

If you're interested in this kit, be sure to Nail Art Society~

Have a good one!,
<3katrina br="">

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Serum No. 5 FW 13 Collection Swatches + Review;


It's been a while since my last post, hope all has been well~

A while ago, Victoria, of Serum No. 5, sent me over her new FW 13 collection so here are swatches to share :)

Best Witches, 3 coats. I love the glitter combo in this one. Gray based polish with yellow, blue, purple, white, & holo glitters.

Rise and Grind, 2 coats. So sparkly and the glitter combo (brown, copper, gold, and white) just compliments each other so well! .. those white glitters! 8) The second picture, the blurry one, is to show the tiny gold glitters in the base.

Samba-dy To Love, 2 coats. Can we just take a moment and enjoy the name of this polish? It's adorable!! Red, blue, orange, and purple glitter mixed in a clear base.

Acai of Relief, 3 coats. Blue / purple duochrome, I loved this one much more than I thought I would. In other lightings, it looks way more purple.

Second Spring, 2 coats. The cutest polish, ever! I love this one. Off-white base, gold shimmer, and multi-colored and sized glitters.

Jaded, 3 coats. Light green holo.

Mauvelous, 2 coats. Pink holo.

A Cup of Teal, 2 coats. Blue holo; I couldn't get a decent photo of the holo-ness :( .. but trust me, it's MUCH stronger irl.

For the holos, they were all easy to apply. My photos don't do justice on the amazing holo-ness of the polishes.

Atomic Peach, 4 thin coats. Beautiful shade of peach that glows yellow-green.

Pink Lantern, 2 coats. Pink that glows yellow-orange. Pink Lantern was released last year and Victoria brought it back for a limited time for the month of October only .. so be sure to pick it up before it's too late!~

A big thanks to Victoria for sending over the polishes. As always, be sure to check out Serum No. 5~

Have a good one!,