Sunday, August 29, 2010

OPI DS Glamour IP m39

I've been on a blue streak lately I hope you don't mind. Whenever I buy polishes, for some odd reason, I tend to buy blue one way or another. It's not like I think it looks great on me or anything; I think I buy them because blue is just a pretty color period. So I need to at lease use my untried polishes and make use of them. It would be sad to seem them collect dust. Here's a quick mani for you:
Indoor, Flash

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Base Color: None
Tips: OPI DS Glamour (French Chevron)
Konad IP m39 w/ Konad Special Polish in white
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Hope you liked it =)
♥, Kristine

Friday, August 27, 2010

OPI Ogre-the-top Blue with IP m71

Hi all! I'm finally back to stamping! After my son lost my konad stamper, I've been slacking in purchasing a new stamper but I finally got one here's what I used it for:
Indoor, Daylight
Indoor, Daylight

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Base Color: OPI Ogre-the-top Blue
Konad IP m71 w/ OPI Yoga-ta get this blue
Embellished with rhinestones 

Enjoy =) Have an awesome weekend!

♥, Kristine

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OPI DS Coronation striped pattern mani

I don't know what I was trying to achieve on this one but I think it turned out pretty good. Would you call this a striped pattern? I couldn't come up with a better name for it but anyway, this holographic beauty is from OPI's Designer Series called Coronation. A bright silver holo. I actually like it just at two coats where it's somewhat sheer but I went ahead and did three nice coats on this one.
Direct Sunlight
Outside, Shade
Direct Sunlight

Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
Base Color: OPI DS Coronation
Nail Art: NYX INK nail art in Black
Top Coat: Seche Vite

♥, Kristine 

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Polish Rack

When I saw Manatee Mama's "comfy cosmetic corner" rigged with three home made polish racks, I was in awe! (All those pretty polishes o_O!) I NEED a polish rack or two for my growing collection of polishes. I didn't want to buy an acrylic one like they have in salons only because, well, i didn't want to spend money on something we can simply make. So I excitedly asked my hubby to make me one =). I contacted Manatee Mama and asked her for the dimensions for her polish racks and she responded with no problem. My hubby altered the original dimensions given due to spacing in our place. 

In case you'd like to make your own polish rack...
This rack measures 3'x2'
We used 3"x1" wood to make the entire shelf.
I have a little over 80/90 polishes and I still have room on the bottom for more =)
We used thick fishing line to secure polishes so in case of an earthquake, the polishes won't fall off. (or so we hope it won't ;))
The spacing between the shelves are about 5 inches apart.
Hubby working hard on making my polish rack ^_^. I love him =D!

We spent $0.00 for all the materials because my husband's parents own a construction business and we were able to gather extra wood that weren't being used. But according to Mama Manatee, it cost her around $30 to build all three of her polish racks. That's cheaper than one acrylic wall rack that'll cost between $17-$30!

I've had my polishes in shoe boxes, bins, drawers, and I always got frustrated because I could never keep it organize. I feel that having them on a rack best suits me so I can see what color I want to use next and being that it's out in the open, I always want to keep it nice and organized because it's prettier to look at.

How do you organize your polishes?
Do you have them in boxes? Bins? Drawers?
Would you prefer them on a rack or are you happy with the way you have you polishes organized?

Thanks for looking =)
♥, Kristine

Friday, August 20, 2010

Zoya Swatches Part 2

Here is part two of the swatches that I got from the Zoya Exchange. Enjoy!

Lexi - Meet Lexi, such a pretty color, a rosey/mauve almost metallic color with duochrome shimmer to it.

Mimi - here's a royal purple perfection with pinkish, purple micro glitter.

Nidhi - My favorite red of the haul. Pigmented red with gold micro glitter. I was able to achieve opacity in two coats.

Rea - As best described by Zoya, Rea is "a silvery, taupe-kissed mauve-purple in a metallic foil shimmer finish. An edgy purple steel shade that's unexpectedly gorgeous." 

Roxy - A purple base, red tone jelly with bright purple glitters. I love jellies and I love this color!

Trixie - a light metallic silver, shimmy foil finish. I got this one for konading. I haven't yet tried it for stamping but will sure let you all know how well it works.

Dovima - A matte black with silver shimmer. Something a little different for me; this is my first matte polish. I was definately not used to it as far as application goes because it dried super fast. Otherwise, I like the feel of matte on my nails and will definately buy more matte colors as they come along.

Overall, my experience with the Exchange was a breeze and I can't wait till they have another one! I loved all the colors I chose and I'm glad I got them as a start to my Zoya collection. I can't say much negativity on the quality of zoya polishes because they were great! IMO, zoya is now one of my fave brands of polishes. Thanks for looking!

♥, Kristine

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Zoya Swatches Part 1

Finally! I got around to swatching all of my zoya from the Zoya Exchage they had a few months ago. Kinda late, I know, but at least it's here. Here are 8 out of the 15 that I got from the exchange.
Aria - Rose color with gold glass flecked sparkle.

Beyonnce - I got this one because of it's name regardless the color. Gotta love Beyonce! A bright coppery/bronzy reddish pink color. It was a fun color to wear.
Alegra- A bright pink fuchsia with pink glitters.

Bridgit - Beige, skintone with slight shimmer. This was a subtle nude color on me. It looked clean, like fresh manicure.

Charla - A medium bluish green/ teal sparkle. Such a pretty color! Removing this one was a pain! You're left with blue fingers!

Ivanka - A green with blue flash glitter. I don't think green is great on me, but I really liked this color.

Kotori - A black base with blue micro-fine glitter. A dark dusty blue color. I love this!
Thanks for looking! Stay tuned for part 2 of this haul. 

♥, Kristine

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Caribbean Blue French

I can keep complaining about our stupid Internet not working but that ain't gonna do anything so whenever my Internet is down, the BlogPress app will be my go-to for my future posts.

Now, here's a quick post.

This is China Glaze Caribbean Blue on my tips lined with silver glitter. Caribbean Blue is a bright light blue color with glass fleck shimmer. It's such a pretty color, I love it. I think I'm gonna have to try this on my entire nails to really appreciate the color and it's application. ;) For now, a french mani always puts a smile on my face :D

Next on polishedloveaffair:
*Swatches of my Zoya polish exchange. (late, I know. But better late than never eh?)
*A view of my newly built polish rack (thanks to my better half)

Love, Kristine

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