Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 8 - Laid-Back 31DC - Holo/Duo Chrome/Flakie

Hi girlies! Today I bring you a really dark color from OPI. I was a little hesitant on how it came out since you can barely see the different colors of yellow and green. Since it was on such short notice I just did a simple mani. I've been helping my sister with moving and painting on her new house! It's so exciting on buying your own place. I did the mani right before heading to bed but yesterday I didn't have time to post since I was deprived of sleep.

What so you think of the color? At least it makes my nails look longer! ;) Please join my site to keep posted and please check below the girls amazing job for this day!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day 7 - Laid-Back 31DC - Ombré or Skittle

Hi Misses! I hope everyone is having a great day. I just wanted to bring you the next new mani that I have done with this challenge. I knew what colors I was going to use for a few days but I had not decided what I was going to do after putting the base coat. Then I decided I was going to do an animal print with white and black, but then I decided that I would do it with the colors below. But then after dotting my colors I decided that I needed to leave it as is. I LOVE it!!! It's so pretty, and girly, and cute, and giddy. :D

The colors I used were:
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear
Green with Envy
Mellow Yellow
Breezy Blue
Bubblegum Pink
Sun Kissed

Would you do a skittle like this one? What do you think? 

Please look at the rest of the ladies that did an amazing job below. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review: Daily Lacquer - Hotaru

Happy Wednesday! I'm here to review one of Daily Lacquer polishes - Hotaru. I bought two other ones but I wanted to try this one out for a few days. ;) Since the first time I saw Daily Lacquer polishes I fell in love with all the polishes! They are super beautiful and lovely. When I received the package it was better in person than on the online store.

At first I only tried wearing a base coat and two coats of Hotaru. Below is a picture of two coats of Hotaru without top coat.

Below are pictures with three coats and a top coat of Seche Vite. The coats were easy to apply; I had no problems on application. I love the color and how the jelly purple looks. Isn't it lovely??

I can't wait to try the other two colors that I got from them. :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Day 6 - Laid-Back 31DC - Favorite Colour Family

Hi!!! I'm so glad to be doing this wonderful challenge with such amazing girls. It's such a pleasure to learn from everyone and get encouraged to do better. Crumpet's Nail Tarts is such an amazing group of gals! My mani is not due until tomorrow by 30 mins. ;) But I decided to get ahead and do mine today since my last mani started chipping from all the cleaning and dish washing. I dislike wearing gloves when cleaning but maybe that's why my nails are not as strong.

Talking about strong nails...mine have been doing a lot better since I started wearing OPI Nail Envy Strengthener. I bought a special package where both normal Nail Envy was in it and the Matte finish as well for $16.00. I had seen the matte for $16 by itself. I'm a newbie so maybe I didn't get such a good price?? I don't know but it's been worth it!

Now to my current mani....What do you think? I really enjoyed doing the mani as it wasn't hard.
I got the idea from Manicurator's blog, this woman is my nail hero! lol. She did a way better job, but I believe it was because she had ManGlaze which is a matte polish. hehehe. ;) j/k! I can't wait to buy some of ManGlaze.

I did one coat of Nail Envy Regular polish, two coats of China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le except on the ring finger which I did two coats of China Glaze First Mate. Then I taped my mani and added the opposite color. After drying for a bit I added a coat of Matte Nail Envy. I waited some more and did the three dots on each finger with China Glaze Black Leather with my dotting tools. I finished the mani with a final coat of Matte Nail Envy.

Can you see the matte well? I still think that the matte is not enough. Does anyone recommend a better matte for top coat?

Please join my blog and please take the time to look at what the ladies below did for Day 6!

Next is Ombre or Skittle! Woot Woot! :D

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ashley is PolishAddicted: Beauty Stop Online Giveaway!

Ashley is PolishAddicted: Beauty Stop Online Giveaway!: Who's ready for a giveaway?! Beauty Stop Online  has kindly offered a $35 gift certificate to one of my lovely readers! Beauty Stop O...

This is a giveaway that everyone should get in! The more, the merrier!

Zachy :)

Day 5 - Laid-Back 31DC - Purple

Hi ladies! This is for day 5 of the Laid-Back 31DC. Check out Debbie Crumppet's Nail Tarts Facebook to keep up-to-date on what's going on in the art community. Today was Purple! I love purple polished but I'm always scared with buying and being too close in color. :shrugs:

I decided to get a little adventures with today's mani since I had just received my nail stripping tape. I first started doing OPI Care to Dance?; I let the polish dry after two coats. Then I applied the tape to do a french. I used China Glaze Spontaneous on the top part and China Glaze VIII on the bottom. I did two coats with both polished; after I removed the tape immediately but I was a bit slow.

Sorry for the cuticles being a bit messy with polish. It was midnight when I finished doing my mani and I wanted to finish quickly since it was so late! I really enjoyed doing this mani and love the colors. It's fresh and a bit risky. hehe.

Below is a picture of my lovely cat (Sabe); he was trying to stay warm on this cold day! He's a Devon Rex and has super huge ears. :D

Ladies, please join my site and check the ladies below that did an awesome job as well. 


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Liebster Awarded!

Hola Everyone! Happy weekend!

I'm on to my second post today. I'm trying to catch up on a few things.

Today I wanted to talk about being chosen for Liebster award. Cazzy Durcan nominated my blog to get an Liebster award; normally this is given to bloggers that have less than 200 followers and want to get the word out of their blog. It's like a chain, Cazzy picked 11 bloggers including myself to spread the love and word! Sorry Cazzy that it took me forever!! :)

What you have to do is:

1) Post 11 facts about yourself
2) Answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
3) Ask 11 questions to the people you are nominating
4) Find 11 blogs with less than 200 followers, and nominate them!

Yikes!!! Let's see...

11 facts about me....

1) My real name is Zachar but family and friends call me Zachy (like Versace)
2) I'm 31, single, no kids, and never been married
3) I love scrapbooking apart from poshaholic that I am. lol
4) I started getting into nail polish no more than 6 months ago and now I have 90 polished. Eek!
5) I love fast cars, adrenaline junkie, love roller coasters, Jet skies and anything fast. lol
6) I'm Cuban American and I speak, write, and read Spanish and English even though I've never gone to school for Spanish.
7) I love dancing! It's in my blood and anything that has a beat makes me move. :D
8) I have a Computer Associates degree, Accounting Associates, and almost done with my Management and Accounting Bachelors degree. 
9) I have read probably over 1000 books. I'm a super avid reader! 
10) I can't stand to watch any scary movie, I'm a scary cat!!! 
11) I love cats and only have one boy. I would be a cat lady but too much cleaning! lol 

SpecialGirl Nails wanted to ask:

1) What is your favourite polish? Brand, or shade China Glaze
2) If you created a polish, what would it be like? Creme color bases & Jelly bases
3) What's the most difficult nail art technique you have tried? Designing w/ a regular polish brush...straight lines and curves to get a different look. lol 
4) What's your biggest lemming (the polish you most want but don't have)? Zoya's polishes!
5) What do you prefer to post/read about? Swatches, or nail art? I love both. Very informative!
6) What is your best polish bargain? Spoiled by Wet n' Wild 2 for $3! Orly 2 for $11 plus a free top coat by Orly. Good bargain. :)
7) How important is neat polish/cuticle cleanup to you? Super important, I'm still working on perfecting it!
8) What are you wearing on your nails right now? China Glaze VIII and China Glaze Spontaneous, and base color OPI Do you want to dance?

9) What is you favourite nail shape? Square
10) What do you think the next polish trend will be? I was hearing it was Abstract work. Pretty cool in a way.
11) If you were in complete isolation, like on a desert island, would you still paint your nails? Yes, but I would have to have my iPad as well to read. lol

Questions for the 11 bloggers that I'm awarding:
1) What is your favourite polish? Brand or shade
2) If you created a polish, what would it be like?
3) What's the most difficult nail art technique you have tried?
4) What's your most wanted 
polish you don't have?
5) How long have you been doing nail art/blogging?
6) What is your best polish bargain?
7) Who are your favorite bloggers?
8) What are you wearing on your nails right now?
9) What is something you don't like of nail art/polish/community?
10) What do you think the next polish trend will be?
11) What are your future expectations for yourself on nail art?

Bloggers Nominated:

A Polish Addiction

A teachers secret nailblog

Beautiful Living

Brie Nails

World of Polish

Emma's Little Corner

put some polish on it

Nail Polish Creations

Norma's Nails

Little Fairy

Miss Stylicious

Review: Contrary Polish Spring Collection Love Lyrics

Hi Nail Enthusiastics! hehe. I'm a bit late with the review on Contrary Polish Spring Collection: Love Lyrics since I'm doing the Laid-Back 31DC challenge and getting prepared at work to get audited, plus I'm in the middle of tax season and I'm going a bit crazy! :)

I bought three mini bottles of Better Together, Feels Like Home, and Ain't No Sunshine. I wish I would have gone for the bigger bottles! The colors are amazing! Below I started with Better Together and the color is deep and easy to apply. I used a base clear coat, two color coats and a top coat of Seche Vite.

If you want to get Contrary Polish colors Visit Llarowe. You can also visit to Join Contrary Polish Site.
She also has a Facebook.

I was trying to capture the glitter that goes with the polish. I'm not great at capturing the glitter well. :(

Below you can see that I did Feels Like Home as the second swatch last night. I really really LOVE this color. I love the pink glitter that comes with the purple base.

Orginally I had first started with Ain't No Sunshine but it was extremely light and wasn't working. So I decided to try after the other two colors. Below is my second attempt and I succeeded in getting it right! This polish needs to be applied thicker and I had to do three thick coats. You can't tell but it worked out well. I believe the small bottles and brush didn't help.

The color is a gray/ blue, the glitter is silver and very faint blue. It's amazing!

I will buy big bottles from now on because the price ($5) is too steep for these small bottles (.17oz). It's a bit uncomfortable to use the brush, and the brushes were a bit bent making it harder to use. 

I will definitely buy Contrary Polish again. Carrie was an amazing person to deal with, great attitude, awesome customer service, and a genius!

Don't forget to check her out at her pages that I posted on the top! Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Day 4 - Laid-Back 31DC - Pink

Hey everyone!! How's everything going? I'm doing fairly well too. :)
Here is my take on the Day 4 Pink chanllenge. I wanted to do something delicate and simple; sometimes simple is better. Plus, it took no time to do. lol

Base coat was OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthner
Two coats of Orly Diva Bride
Two coats of GlitterDaze Aphrodites
Top coat was two coats of Seche Vite

The three pictures below show the beautiful color or Orly Diva Bride. This is one of my favorite light pinks. Not too light and not too dark. The color goes on very well and easy to apply.

Below I added GlitterDaze Aphrodites to make it a bit for festive for Valentine's! I love LOVE the glitter. It's light purple, light pink, hot pink, red, and light pink hearts. The base is clear. I was debating between this glitter and another that GlitterDaze has named It's Barbie, Biatch. lol. 

How did it turn out? Too simple?
Below you can see everyone that is participating in the challenge. Check the girls out and please join their websites. Keep up to date with us!
Next challenge day is Purple! I  can't wait to come up with a creative mani. I LOVE purple!