Color Club Old Soul and Nail Hugs

{Purchased by Me}

Today is a #lazybetty nail art style! I started with two coats of Color Club Old Soul which is a color changing polish. It changes from light peach to a nice pink.

color-club-old-soul

Here is what it looks like right after I dip my tips in ice water.color-club-old-soul-swatch

And then here’s what it looks like after my whole hand is in ice water. It was hard to get this photograph because it’s so hot here! My nails warmed up so quickly!color-club-old-soul-cold

Then, I put Nail Hugs (which is this weird sticker thing – but not a nail wrap) on top!nail-hugs-lace-design nail-hugs-review

I would have liked to see more of the pink when I was wearing this. I think I should save the rest of my color changing polishes for the winter so I can actually enjoy the changes! :)

Color Club Shine Theory

{Purchased by Me}{Affiliate Link}

I haven’t gotten much into the thermal polish world but I decided to dive in and buy the mood-changing collection. Tonight I have for you Color Club Shine Theory including nail art and video! :O :O (OMG. It’s almost like I’m trying or something. gross.)

Shine Theory is NEON yellow when warm and a lovely light blue when cold.

color-club-shine-theory color-club-shine-theory-swatch

I grabbed It Girl Pomelo Stamping Polish because it matched warm Shine Theory fairly closely.  Then, I used a wavy design from It Girl Plate IG120 to stamp.it-girl-plateig120

Then, when my nails get cold, the design shows up! :) :) :Othermal-nail-polish color-club-thermal-polish

Blue and Purple Stamping

{Purchased by Me}{Press Sample}{Affiliate Link}

I did this mani a while ago…before my poor little nails broke. The base color is Color Club Belly Flop. I used Konad Light Blue to stamp this image from It Girl Nail Art IG103.

blue-and-purple-nail-art purple-and-blue-nail-art

Leafy Duochrome Nail Art

{Purchased by Me}

Today’s nail art starts with two coats of Color Club Portfolio which is a purple and green duochrome. Then, I used the Bundle Monster and Lucy’s Stash collab plate to stamp this leafy design on top. I used Mundo de Unas Black as my stamping polish.

duochrome-nail-art

leafy-nai-art

Stamping on top of Holo Nail Art

{Purchased By Me}{Affiliate Links}

This mani starts with two coats of Color Club Just My Luck. Then, I used Mundo de Unas White to stamp a striped design from Cici&sisi.

stamping-on-holo

mundo-de-unas-white

holo-nail-art

Color Club Halo Hues – New Shades for 2015!

{Purchased by Me}{Affiliate Links}

When I heard that Color Club was coming out with new Halo Hues for 2015, I knew I had to get all of them!!! (You can find them on Amazon.)

Color Club Crystal Baller is a light blue shade.

color-club-crystal-baller

color-club-crystal-baller-swatch

color-club-crystal-baller-with-flash

Color Club Just My Luck is a color that I can’t quite describe. It’s like a holo mother-of-pearl color. Does that even make sense?

color-club-just-my-luck

color-club-just-my-luck-swatch

color-club-just-my-luck-with-flash

Color Club Date with Destiny is a very light purple.

color-club-date-with-destiny-swatch

color-club-date-with-destiny-swatch-holo

color-club-date-with-destiny

Color Club Starlight Starbright is a semi-gold color.

color-club-starlight-starbright-swatch

color-club-Starlight-starbright

color-club-starlight-starbright-with-flash

Color Club What’s Your Sign? is a super light pink.

color-club-what's-your-sign

color-club-what's-your-sign-swatch

color-club-what's-your-sign-with-flash

Color Club Fingers Crossed is a light green.

color-club-fingers-crossed

color-club-fingers-crossed-swatch

color-club-fingers-crossed-with-flash

Color Club Sidewalk Psychic is my favorite of the collection. It’s a burnt red.

color-club-sidewalk-psychic

color-club-sidewalk-psychic-swatch

color-club-sidewalk-psychic-with-flash

What is your favorite from this collection? Will you be picking any of them up?

Drop a Dupe: China Glaze Cabin Fever vs Color Club Burnt Out

{Press Sample}{Purchased By Me}

This has been a popularly requested comparison – China Glaze Cabin Fever vs Color Club Burnt Out. They look super similar in different swatches so I was asked to do a side-by-side comparison. (China Glaze was a press sample while the Color Club was purchased)

china-glaze-vs-color-club

Can you tell which is which?

china-glaze-cabin-fever-vs-color-club-burnt-out

color-club-burnt-out-vs-china-glaze-cabin-fever

The China Glaze has a slightly more pink shift while the Color Club has a bit more of a cranberry shift. They are pretty darn close, though! I don’t think they’re exact dupes but they are similar enough that you probably don’t need to buy them both. What do you think?

cabin-fever-dupe

Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Collection

{Purchased By Me}

I treated myself to the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins collection! This is a set of seven (duh. :P) textured matte polishes. The polishes are not all named in such a way where it’s obvious what deadly sin each one represents. I’m going to do my best guessing, though!

Color Club Fierce  – Wrath

color-club-Fierce

color-club-fierce-swatch

Color Club Dirty Money – Greed

color-club-dirty-money

color-club-dirty-money-swatch

Color Club Indulge Me – Gluttony

color-club-indulge-me-swatch

color-club-indulge-me

Color Club You’re So Vain – Pride

color-club-you're-so-vain

color-club-you're-so-vain-swatch

Color Club Under Your Spell – Lust

color-club-under-your-spell

color-club-under-your-spell-swatch

Color Club Obsessed – Envy

color-club-obsessed

color-club-obsessed-swatch

Color Club Friends with Benefits – Lust

color-club-friends-with-benefits-swatch

color-club-friends-with-benefits

You’ll notice I had two polishes paired with Lust. For the life of me,  can’t determine which one would be “Sloth”! Do you know??

Color Club DuoChromes

{Purchased by Me}

As a special treat, I decided to buy myself the Color Club Duochromes collection. I love me a good chrome polish – it’s really only second to holos. Each of these swatches are two coats with Seche Vite on top. I’m not even going to jibber jabber at you any more. Let’s just look at the beauties!!!

Color Club Ice Breaker

color-club-ice-breaker-swatch

color-club-ice-breaker

Color Club Sorry Not Sorry

color-club-sorry-not-sorry-swatch

color-club-sorry-not-sorry

Color Club We’ll Never Be Royals (a very strong favorite of mine in this collection!)

color-club-we'll-never-be-royals

color-club-we'll-never-be-royals-swatch

Color Club Pearl District

color-club-pearl-district

color-club-pearl-district-swatch

Color Club Cash Only

color-club-cash-only-swatch

color-club-cash-only

Color Club Burnt Out (another strong favorite)

color-club-burnt-out

color-club-burnt-out-swatch

Color Club Don’t Kale My Vibe

color-club-don't-kale-my-vibe

color-club-don't-kale-my-vibe-swatch

It’s Raining Men (another favorite!!)

color-club-it's-raining-men

color-club-it's-raining-men-swatch

What do you think of these polishes? Do you agree with my favorites or do you have your own?

Gold and Black Nail Art using Cici & Sisi Stamping Plates

{Purchased By Me}{Affiliate Links}

I treated myself to the new set of Cici&Sisi stamping plates! This design is from plate 28. I started with two coats of Color Club Antiquated and stamped with Mundo de Unas Black.

cici-and-sisi-plate-28

new-cici-&-sisi-stamping-plates

gold-and-black-stamping-nail-art

Here are unstamped swatches of Color Club Antiquated. It is slightly golder in real life but it does have that gorgeous chrome finish you see in the pictures!

color-club-antiquated-swatch

color-club-antiquated

Color Club Eternal Beauty Nail Art

{Press Sample}{Purchased By Me}

For this mani, I started with two coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty. Then, I used It Girl Nail Art fashion plate IG 103 to stamp this design using Mundo de Unas Black. If I had to wear one finish for the rest of my life, it would be holo, hands down.

color-club-eternal-beauty

color-club-halo-hues

it-girl-fashion-plate-103

mundo-de-unas-black

Please see yesterday’s post about my dilemma regarding MdU polishes. I think I’m going to start transitioning back to Konad based simply on the fact that MdU doesn’t disclose ingredients.

Doctor Who Nail Art!!

{Purchased by Me}

This week’s nail art is for Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 52-week challenge. This week’s prompt is “TV”. Obviously I had to do Doctor Who nail art because I’m super-duper obsessed with the show. I started with two coats of Color Club Ice Breaker. Then, I used decals from Loki’s Nail Vinyls.

doctor-who-nail-art-decals

I have done so many Doctor Who stamping manicures that I wanted to mix it up a bit and try these decals. I do prefer the look of my stamped mani’s though! These decals don’t have quite enough detail on them, yet the don’t work for stencils.

doctor-who-nail-art

[inlinkz_linkup id=535894 mode=1]

TARDIS Nail Art

{Purchased By Me}

I’m pretty sure you’ve already guessed that I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. Today’s mani is an homage to this wonderful television show. I started with two coats of Color Club Cloud Nine. The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Blue Navy. I used two plates, each of which has a couple different Doctor Who images on them: Vivid Lacquer Plate VL026 and My Online Shop Plate jr-31.

bad-wolf-nail-art

Today is also Bad Wolf day. On July 8, 2006, “Doomsday” aired and we had to say goodbye to Rose, a beloved companion.

DOCTOR--who-nail-art

doctor-who-stamping-plates

tardis-nail-art

giveaway ad

Stamping using Bliss Kiss Simply Peel for Clean Up!

{Affiliate Links}{Press Sample}{Purchased By Me}

Today’s mani starts with two coats of Color Club Tall, Dark, and Handsome which is from their Love Tahiry collection. I used Mundo de Unas Forest and a design from the yellow Cici&Sisi set to stamp the design on.

I recently did a review of Bliss Kiss Simply Peel liquid latex (See it here!) and I wanted to show you how I use it to clean up my stamping nail art….or to be more precise, how I use it to avoid having to clean up!!

Before stamping, I put a layer of the liquid latex around my cuticles and sidewall of my nails. My fingers are posed all awkward because if the latex will stick to itself so I couldn’t have them touching!

bliss-kiss-simply-peel-liquid-latex

When Bliss Kiss Simply Peel is dry, it becomes clear with a splattering of glitter to show you where it is. Here is my stamping pre-cleanup. As you can see, stamping can be a pretty messy affair! Before Simply Peel, I would use a cotton swab and a concealer brush with acetone to clean up all the polish on my skin. Then, I would have to apply some lotion to re-hydrate my skin. I would wait until the lotion absorbed before taking pictures. That was a little tedious.

liquid-latex-reviews

With Simply Peel, I just peel it off! I don’t have to put on lotion before my pictures are taken because the latex doesn’t dry out your skin! Look! Look! It just all comes off! Without acetone! It’s amazing and I’m so glad I have this because it makes life so much easier. And let’s be real – – It’s super fun to peel this off your skin.

liquid-latex-bliss-kiss

Here’s my finished mani!

stamping-nail-art-with-mundo-de-unas

And my G@$#D@&$% pointer finger always gets messed up! Argh! I’m going to put it on a 6-month performance plan and if it doesn’t get its act together, it’s so fired!

gray-and-green-nail-art

mundo-de-unas-forest

Like today’s post? Never miss a single one! Sign up for my email list and you’ll get one email each morning with my current post. I never share your email with anyone else. Ever.



Color Club Love Tahiry Swatches

{Purchased By Me}

When I saw this art on Manucirator.com, I had to buy some of the Color Club Love Tahiry collection! Then, I saw they had a mini collection of it so obviously I bought that so I could try all the colors!

Color Club On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine is a milky white. It’s almost leaning from a cream into a jelly polish at first, but with two coats, it was opaque.

color-club-cloud-9

color-club-on-cloud-9

Color Club Seal it with a Kiss

Seal it with a Kiss is a pink coral colors. It’s quite vibrant and I enjoyed wearing it.

color-club-seal-it-with-a-kiss

Color-club-seal-it-with-a-kiss-swatch

Color Club Jitters

Jitters is a multi-colors microglitter holo. To showcase Jitters (I love the name, by the way), I sponged it onto the tips of my Seal it with a Kiss mani.

color-club-jitters

 

Ooooo…….sparkles…..

color-club-jitters-polish

Color Club Tall, Dark, and Handsome

Tall, Dark, and Handsome is a dark gray creme. There’s not a whole lot to report on this one as it’s pretty standard. But, I do think it’s a nice addition to an otherwise super-girly collection.

color-club-tall-dark-and-handsomecolor-club-tall-dark-and-handsome

 

color-club-tall-dark-and-handsome-swatchcolor-club-tall-dark-and-handsome-swatch

Color Club Red-Handed

Red-Handed is a classic cream red.

color-club-red-handed-swatch

color-club-red-handed

Color Club 50 Shades of Love

This is 50 Shades of Love topped over Sweet Getaway. This glitter is super disappointing. The heart glitters did not survive sitting in the polish base!!! They started bleeding and coming apart. This bottle went into the trash right away which makes me quite sad.

color-club-50-shades-of-love

Color Club Sweet Getaway

Sweet Getaway is a neon pink. This one is probably my favorite of the whole collection.

color-club-sweet-getaway

color-club-sweet-getaway-swatch

Overall, I really like this collection (except for the disaster that was 50 Shades). While the polishes are scented, they are not over powering like many other scented polishes I’ve tried (I’m looking at you, Revlon). The one with the strongest scent was Tall, Dark, and Handsome. That one smells like men’s cologne and was a tad too much for me. The others were all totally wearable and I could hardly smell the scent until the nail was literally right under my nose. This is a good thing, in my opinion!! :)

Color Club Miss Bliss Nail Art

{Purchased By Me}{Affiliate Links}{Press Sample}

Today’s mani is part of the Crumpet’s 52-week pick and mix challenge. The prompts for this week are Film and Holo. This mani is just addressing the holo portion of the prompts.  I grabbed Color Club Miss Bliss. To this day, the Color Club Halo Hues are some of my favorite holos of all time. I used Mentality Grey Opaque to stamp which was given to me as a gift from Mentality.  The design is from Pueen Plate 81.

pueen-plate-81

I liked wearing this mani because the stamping was so subtle. Sometimes it’s nice to have nail art that’s just for me and not for the person across the room! :)

color-club-halo-hues

stamping-nail-art

mentality-grey-opaque-stamping

Here is a plain swatch of Color Club Miss Biss without and then with flash. See how beautiful this is?? And it’s easy to find on Amazon! Woo Hoo! This first pic is in a light box.

color-club-miss-bliss

This is in natural light with a flash from my camera. This is really what you see in sunlight. It’s quite stunning!

Color-Club-Miss-Bliss-Swatch

[inlinkz_linkup id=453937 mode=1]

Holo Stamping Nail Art

For today’s nail art, I decided to do some holo stamping. I started with two coats of China Glaze Feel the Breeze from the Off the Shore collection. The formula on this one was a little tricky. You can see some thin spots in the swatch photo below. But, after two coats and a top coat, it’s not really that noticeable. Then, I used Color Club Over the Moon to stamp a design from Cici&Sisi Plate 01.

China Glaze Feel the Breeze is a light baby pink. It looks exactly Pepto Bismol. That is fortunate because I actually love that color.

China-Glaze-Feel-the-Breeze

Continue reading “Holo Stamping Nail Art”

Sea Creatures Nail Art for Challenge Your Nail Art!

It’s time for another round of “Challenge Your Nail Art“. Today’s prompt is “sea creatures”. I have been neglecting my Vivid Lacquer VL023 stamping plate which has mermaids on it, so I couldn’t NOT use it on this challenge! :D I started with two coats of OPI Blue Chips which is an amazing sea blue with holographic shimmers. I got it at TJ Maxx and it was a major score! Once dry, I used Color Club Harp On It to stamp some mermaids and then dotted some of it around. When the mermaids didn’t show up over the blue, I used Konad Special White and it showed up much better. I thought the art needed a little more flair so I grabbed MoYou London Fairytale Plate 06 to stamp some starfish, some bubbles, and some fish around. I like how it turned out!

OPI-Blue-Chips

Continue reading “Sea Creatures Nail Art for Challenge Your Nail Art!”

Holo Stamping Nail Art for Golden Oldies Thursday

Happy Thursday, dear readers!! Today’s prompt for Golden Oldies Thursday is “Black Base”. It was hard to find one that I haven’t used in a year! I use black all the time! I finally settled on Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat from last year’s Gumdrops collection. I can actually still find these in stores, so if you like textures, be sure to check out your local drugstore or here on Amazon. As a two-fer I’m also using this mani for the stamping plate challenge I’m participating in. I used Color Club Harp On It for stamping with My Online Shop Plate MJXII. I started with two coats of A-Nise Treat, let it dry, and then stamped. I wish the design had thinner lines so you could see more of the base coat.



Nicole-by-OPI-A-nise-Treat-Swatch



My-Online-Shop-Plate-MJ-XII



Continue reading “Holo Stamping Nail Art for Golden Oldies Thursday”

Color Club Halo Hues for Golden Oldies Thursday!

Obviously this is my favorite week ever for Golden Oldies Thursday. If I had to wear one finish for the rest of my life, it would be holo. It’s just so mesmerizing! Is there anyone that doesn’t like a good holo? For this week, I picked some Color Club Halo Hues because it’s been far, far too long since I used them. Today, I have Color Club Beyond which is a black linear holo and Color Club Eternal Beauty which is a lilac linear holo. Of course as soon as I sat down to do this mani, the clouds came out. Thanks, Pacific NW!


I started with two coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty on all nails except my ring finger, where I did two coats of Color Club Beyond. Once it was dry, I taped off the ring finger and put Eternal Beauty on top to create the black lines.



Color-Club-Beyond-Halo-Hues


Continue reading “Color Club Halo Hues for Golden Oldies Thursday!”

GOT – Turquoise Prompt

Happy Thursday! Or, as I like to call it, Friday Eve!! This is an extra special Thursday because I have tomorrow off. WOO HOO! This week’s Golden Oldies Thursday prompt is turquoise. At first, I didn’t think I had any polishes that fit but then I realized there were two staring me right in the face. I have been sitting on Color Club Abyss and Color Club Blue-Ming for ages!!!! Quick tangent- I don’t know why it’s called “Blue-Ming”.  There is no person on this planet that would call it blue. It is comfortably in the mint green family. Is it just me, or do mis-named polishes really grind your gears??

 

I started off with two coats of the light green Blue-Ming. After it was dry, I taped it off and painted one generous coat of Abyss. This polish is a touch greener in real life. My camera and this polish are not friends. Finally, I used some fimo cane that I got pre-cut in this set from Amazon to add extra flair.

Turquoise-Nail-Art

 

Continue reading “GOT – Turquoise Prompt”

GOT: Silver Accent using Color Club Harp On It

This week’s Golden Oldies Thursday challenge prompt is “With a Silver Accent”. I love silver polish so it was hard to find one that I hadn’t used in a year. Finally, I discovered a forgotten beauty in my collection: Color Club Harp On It from the Color Club Halo Hues collection. This collection is full of gorgeous and amazing linear holos. If you want your mind holo-blown, this is the collection to look in to. The great thing about the Halo Hues is they are pretty easy to get a hold of. I got all 12 of mine from Amazon! I just frickin’ love Amazon.

I started with two coats of Color Club Harp On It. Then, I taped off the patterns shown below and used OPI Hey Baby and OPI 4 in the Morning which are both from the Gwen Stefani Collection. I loooove this collection. I have all but one color and I love them all, especially 4 in the Morning. It’s become my go-to black. So much so, that I actually bought a back-up bottle. This is the first back-up bottle I’ve ever purchased! (Well, at least on purpose. LOL. I bought a second set of the Essence Super Heroes collection intending to give them away…but I never did!)

In other news, I’m giving away an Enchanted Polish. Check it out here.

First, let’s take a look at Color Club Harp on It by itself. I just wanted to show you the beautiful holo!

 

Color-Club-Harp-On-It

And now for the art:

 

OPI-Hey-Baby

 

OPI-Gwen-Stefani-Collection

 

HK-Girl-Top-Coat

 

Color-Club-Halo-Hues
[inlinkz_linkup id=384008 mode=1]

Put a Bow on it!

It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a tri-polish mani! This will be the last one in April using the pink, yellow, and blue prompt. I started with two coats of Color Club Miss Bliss and then used my small dotting tool to put on Essie Lots of Lux. Finally, I used some of my Shany fimo cane nail art to apply the bows. I found those bows on Amazon here. I know technically, they’re not polish but I thought I could sneak one through for the last week in April. :D

Color-Club-Miss-Bliss

Essie-Lots-of-Lux

Tri-Polish-Tuesday

[inlinkz_linkup id=356292 mode=1]

MoYou Suki Collection Plate 07

Today’s mani is part of the Adventures in Stamping Sunday Challenge. The challenge this week was ‘pastels’. I selected Essence That’s What I Mint as my stamping polish and it actually stamps pretty well! For my base color, I picked Color Club Endless Summer which is a lovely pastel pink. I selected a MoYou Stamping Plate from the Suki Collection. This is plate 07. I am super duper impressed with the MoYou plates. The images are so crisp and clean! Also, each plate has a ton of different full nail designs you can use. In my mani below, you won’t get a specific Asian feel, but when you look at the plate as a whole, that’s what you see. This is why the MoYou stamping plates are so cool! They have so much versatility!!!

Just look at all the different designs from MoYou Suki Collection Plate 07!!!!!!!!!!

MoYou Stamping Plate Suki Collection 07

I picked four different designs from the plate for variety on each nail. I like how subtle the stamping is with the pastels.

Stamping Nail Art MoYou

MoYou Stamping Suki Collection

Color Club Endless Summer