A Christmas Manicure

Hiiiii,

The other day I completed my Christmas nails for the year, and thought I’d share them.  I adore this new trend–half moon–and figured it’d be fun to try the style with Christmas colours and glitter.

 

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Essie Forever Yummy//OPI Rainbow Connection

Thanks for reading!  I plan to have a new video up tomorrow, as my friends are going to *hopefully* make a guest appearance for a Christmas tag!  I’ll have a link up soon.  Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!

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China Glaze Lemon Fizz

Hello!

Everyone responded really well to my last NOTD, so I thought I would show you what’s on my nails today!  Another very spring-y shade by China Glaze!  This one is called Lemon Fizz, which is a beautiful, bright pastel yellow.  Spring chicks on your nails!!  This is pretty much the ultimate spring shade to have, and it’s a beautiful colour.  It doesn’t make my fingers look sickly or anything like that, just very cheerful!  I got this shade a while back from Sally Beauty Supply, and I used three coats without a topcoat.

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Talk soon!

-Liv

Blog Love: pshiiit.com– Awesome Nail Combos

Hey guys!  So about a week ago I found a really good nail blog, and wanted to share!  It is all in french, but I personally just like getting inspiration from their pictures!  My google chrome automatically translates everything for me, but of course it’s not all in proper order and stuff because french is a lot different than english.  I personally like just plain, classy nails, and they have lots of pictures of ways to kind of spice up your regular solid colour without making it totally overboard.  She has the same taste in nails as I do, and I just really enjoy looking at tons of pictures!

Beware…you will immediately want to paint your nails after you go see her blog!!

Click here to be taken to her AMAZING blog!

 

So, I’ll talk to you guys soon!  Thanks for reading!

 

*Picture from pshiiit.com

Fall OOTD: Oct. 24th, 2012

Hey guys!  Guess what I just FINALLY did!?  Took all of the pictures for my haul!  I guarantee you that you guys have probably seen most of this stuff, and I’m sure I did leave out a few things…but it’s better than nothing…haha!  Anyways, I am working on that right now but I have an OOTD in the meantime!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Coat: Bluenotes.  Not on their website, got it a few years ago!

Black Jeans: Garage, $39.90, Size 00

Feather Scarf: Peek & Cloppenburg, Germany!  The brand is Review.

Brown Combat Boots: Aldo, $120, Size 7

Beige Long Sleeve Shirt: Bluenotes, $8, Size S

Red Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet

Nails: OPI Warm & Fozzie

 

Talk to you guys soon!  Look out for the haul in the next few days…I promise this time!!  Goodnight!

NOTD: OPI Sweetheart & Metallic 4 Life

So I recently painted my nails and I wanted to show you guys what they looked like!  Kind of a strange spin from what I usually go for, but I actually saw something exactly like this on a girl in my art class, and wanted to recreate it!  The two colours I used were OPI Sweetheart (on eight of the nails) and OPI Metallic 4 Life from the Nicki Minaj collection a while ago on my ring fingers.  I think this would look good with any neural glitter on the ring fingers, I just tried it with this one!

Excuse the humongous swollen fingers! ;)

 

 

Thanks for reading!  Talk to you soon!  If you do your nails like this, link me a picture!  I’d love to see!

Upcoming & Recent Fall & Winter Nail Polish Collections 2012

Hey guys!  So I haven’t been too into nail polish this past summer, and haven’t bought a bottle since the middle of June!  Aren’t you proud!?  But, fall polishes are my favourite to wear, and I have been starting to get back into looking at polish.  I wanted to make a post showing you guys some new collections coming out for fall and winter this year because they are my favourite type of collections!  I am so excited!

Just a warning, this is going to be a very long post!!  I have a lot to go over!

The first one I am going to talk about is OPI’s James Bond/Skyfall collection!  It comes out October 1st, and it seems to be a pretty large collection.  They are all dark shades with one glitter polish.  I don’t have the polishes to show you, but there are pictures to show you!

They look like gorgeous shades!  I am very pleased because most of the colours interest me, unlike some other fall/winter collections that don’t really include colours I care for.  The blue on the end will definitely be one that I will snatch up ASAP!  I don’t think this is the Christmas collection…right!?  I’m not too sure, I can’t find anything online about the Christmas 2012 collection.  Now, onto the OPI Germany Collection.

The Germany collection has already launched, and it has some beautiful shades too!  I don’t think I like the collection as much as the Skyfall collection, but I do still love it!  Of course I do, it’s nail polish.  Here’s a pic:

I am saving my money for other things, so I’m not too sure if I am going to pick any up, but I am interested in Every Month is Oktoberfest, and Unforgretably Blue.  One of my fav YouTubers did a swatch of Every Month is Oktoberfest on her blog, linked here!  It looks like a beautiful colour.  Now that I am looking at all of these pictures, it looks to me like the Skyfall collection is going to be for holiday (like the 2011 Muppets), and the Germany collection is going to be for fall (like the 2011 Touring America).  I could be totally wrong, but that’s what it sounds like!

OPI will also be releasing a gold leaf top coat along with the Skyfall collection, called “The Man With The Golden Gun”.  It claims to be 18k gold, and I’m sure it will be impossible to find once it’s released.  This is going to be the polish everyone goes nuts for!  Will you be buying it!?  Here’s a couple of pics:

 

OK, onto another favourite brand, Essie.

Goodness, are they ever coming out with like fifty collections in the next couple months.  I’m just letting you know that most of the info I am giving you is certain, but some things are not, so I am not guaranteeing to you at all that these will be actual collections!  When a brand has so many collections coming out at once it is easy for them to just ‘not happen’, but with pictures and everything, it will probably release…anyways!  Like I said before, if I sound a little scattered in this post, it’s because I haven’t kept up with (especially Essie) collections for the past couple of months, but they are my favourite brand so I still wanted to do this post…haha I’m just going to start talking about the collections now…sorry!

The first collection I am going to talk about is like the whole reason for the paragraph above.  This collection could be a hoax, it doesn’t seem to be confirmed at all.  Personally, it seems a little ‘too good to be true’ to me.  The names of the polishes are a little out there, the shades don’t really match the season it is rumoured to come out in, it is partnered with a TV show, and there’s a lot of polishes in this collection for Essie.  It’s called The Office Collection.  I’ve researched a bit about this collection, and almost every blog post I see about it says the same thing I’m saying, it could be a hoax.  It would be great if it wasn’t, because the colours are amazing, but it could be.  Anyways, enough talking, here’s a pic!

The top three colours remind me a lot of the OPI Fall/Winter collection polishes, but then most of the polishes on the bottom portion of the picture seem pretty summery to me.  I just don’t see a nail polish collection being released for fall with the majority of the colours being bright.  Plus, I don’t know if you can tell but the names are pretty daring!  Too good to be true?  What do you think!?

OK, next collection that is positively real!!  ‘Stylenomics’.  I’m just going to go right out and say it, it looks a little boring for my taste, but I am sure they are awesome colours.  That’s always how it happens!  You find a sort of boring collection, find one of the colours to be nice, and fall in love!  I’m surprised that this collection isn’t out in like December because every single colour screams holiday to me.  Here’s a link to a blog with pictures of the colours!  They are looking better on second hand!  They seem very flat, but beautiful!  Anyways, that’s enough talk for one collection!

The Yogaga collection!  Another collection that looks a little boring in the pictures, but beautifully swatches!  The second colour (pictured below) is called “Boxer Shorts”, and it is high up on my wishlist right now!  I might not end up buying it because it isn’t necessarily a fall shade, and I’m trying to save up my money, but it is gorgeous is swatches!  Here’s a link to beautybaby44’s post on it to see a swatch!  This collection is in stores now, will you be picking any of them up!?

Onto yet another collection (how many times have I said collection in this post?).  Fall and winter would not be complete without metallic nail polish, and Essie seemed to of course make a whole collection on metallics.  A silver, blue, purple, gold, and copper!  The thing I like most about this collection is that all of the polishes are almost like brushed metal, and I personally think that that looks like you are wearing a more expensive ‘high end’ nail polish compared to a super glittery metallic.   This collection is already out!  I haven’t heard that much rave about this collection on YT, I wonder why!  I think everyone is sort of overwhelmed with nail polish right now because lots of drugstore brands are coming out with great polish, and just so many collections get released this time of year, so it is kind of crazy!  If anyone watches CarlyCristman, does this collection not totally remind you of her!?

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any info released on winter or holiday collections for Essie…maybe I’ll have to do a separate post on that!  Anyways, I have a lot more to cover so let’s get into some China Glaze!

So the first collection I want to cover is their Bohemian collection.  It is a collection featuring a whole bunch of metallic holo polishes that have crazy duo chromes in them.  These are some very unique colours!  Here’s a pic:

 

*click the picture for swatches!

And another China Glaze collection, which is a lot more traditional for fall.

 

*click the pic for swatches!

And, lastly, their Holiday Joy collection for Christmas:

 

*All links have been attached to pictures.  These pictures are NOT mine*

That’s it for all of these upcoming collections!  If I purchase any of these I will end up doing a NOTD with them!  Stay tuned!  Will you be picking any of them up?  If you do let me know in a comment, I’d love to hear!  Thanks for reading.

 

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