Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter Mani / Pedi & Accessories

Hi girlies!!  I am thrilled today to bring you a big ol' Harry Potter post!!  This post includes my HP mani / pedi of the week as well as the HP themed accessories and outfit I am sporting today...the day I've been waiting for for years....Harry Potter has finally reached it's epic conclusion!!!

It was really hard for me to choose what I would do with my mani / pedi.  My first thoughts were either Harry Potter appropriate shades or polishes with appropriate names (i.e. Flying Dragon, I Lily Love You, 3D Fantasy, It's My Turn, etc.).  I finally decided to go with HP coordinating colors.

First, you need the ingredients:
Pedi:  Wet N Wild Craze in Goldmine & Wet N Wild Flirt in Gilded
Mani:  Wet N Wild Flirt in Red Velvet & Wet N Wild Flirt in Gumdrop

First, 1 coat of Ulta base coat, then 2 coats of WNW Goldmine

Love that pretty hex glitter!

....add 2 coats of Goldmine, then 1 coat of Seche Vite

First 1 coat of Ulta base coat, then 2 coats of WNW Red Velvet

...swimming in a sea of glimmer

....then add 2 coats of WNW Gumdrop and 1 coat of Seche Vite

Nails:  Check

Now to complete the look for the day....

Shoes Hermione would approve of:  Check

"Hedwig" ring....gone but not forgotten!:  Check

Recycled Book Purse by Mugwump (again I think Hermione would approve):  Check

Time Turner necklace:  CHECK!!  (I think it's broken, though, my day is still going by agonizingly slow)

If only I can convince my sweetie to take our Malfoy cane...we'll really be arriving in style!!

(I decided for sure to leave the light up wand at kind of has a mind of it's own!)

Have you seen Harry Potter yet?? 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Revlon - Sweetly Seductive

Revlon Sweetly Seductive collection

Hiya Girlies!!  I am excited to share the latest Revlon scented collection with you today.  I have to say, personally I LOVE Revlon's scented polishes.  This is their 3rd scented collection and I think the best!  All of the polishes in this collection have "fizz" in their name and have amazing glass fleck sparkle.

Apple-tini Fizz & Colada Fizz

Apple-tini Fizz

Colada Fizz

2 coats base or top coat

Grape Fizz & Grapefruit Fizz

Grape Fizz

Grapefruit Fizz

Mint Fizz & Orange Fizz

Mint Fizz

Orange Fizz

Pineapple Fizz & Watermelon Fizz

Pineapple Fizz

Watermelon Fizz

Wow!!  My fingers are mush after typing Fizz so many times!

As you can see, these are on the sheer side, but definitely have a beautiful sparkle to them.  I am looking forward to layering them with my other Revlon scented polishes for super-awesome fruit salad nails!!  

Also, I have to mention, I was THRILLED to see watermelon in this collection.  I have now have scented polish to represent each fruit on my Konad fruit plate (M55)

Brand Spotlight: CHI

Hiya Girlies!!  Another quick brand spotlight for you today.  This one is on CHI.

I have 1 CHI polish that I snagged from an Ulta dusty bin months ago.  

This frosty shimmery beauty is from the Summer 2007 collection and is called Lost My BiCHIni.  

On the nail it looks a little more dusty mauve, but still a vibrant pretty pinkish color.

Do you have any CHI polishes?  What are your favorites?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Butter London - No More Wait-y, Katie

Hi girlies!!  If you read my last post and are on your way to Ulta....STOP!  Check this out first.  The color is not an Ulta exclusive, but the 2 pack is....and the 2 pack is the only way right now to get your hands on it in stores!

For $15 dollars you can get your hands on a small bottle of powder scented polish remover and the Butter London polish named for Duchess Kate!!  This is the first Butter London I am keeping (I previously purchased Henley Regatta and then found a Finger Paint polish dupe with a much better formula!).

Heavenly!!  I can definitely say I do not have another polish anywhere near close to duping this one!  NMWK is a lovely lavender glitter suspended in a cloudy grey base.

2 base or top coat.

Exceedingly hard to photograph!!  Very unique!  I am in love with this polish and I am excited to have something to commemorate the marriage of William & Kate!

OPI Shimmer Into Summer at Ulta

Hey girlies!!  Check out Ulta now to get your hands on the OPI line exclusive to Ulta called Shimmer Into Summer.  

Glitter-ally the Best Silver, Sparkle Teal Sunrise, I'm an Aqua-holic, and How You Blue-In?

2 coats used for base or top coat

GTBSE is a fine silver glitter suspended in a cloudy whitish base

STS is my favorite!!  I had to buy a back up of this one for sure!  Gorgeous multi-colored glitter in a teal jelly base.

In the bottle, these too look pretty close, but on the nail they are quite different!

IAA is a gorgeous shimmery blue foil

HYB is a deep dark teal blue with hidden shimmer that adds quite a bit of depth.

Check Ulta ads for sales!  I got these on the 3rd and there was a deal where if you purchase I think it was $17 dollars of OPI stuff you get a base coat, top coat, OR 1 of the colors from this exclusive collection.