China Glaze “Black Mesh” Crackle Glaze over Sally Hansen’s “Mint Sorbet”
This is without a top coat; the crackle polish dries to a matte finish.
I used a thin coat of Black Mesh on my index finger— it kind of looks like a creepy forest or Grudge girl hair, lol! A thicker coat makes for a better crackle (as seen on my thumb).
Ugh I posted this photo earlier but the text portion didn’t go through! So here it is again, lol.
China Glaze Crackle Glaze! I purchased all six colors from Amazon for ~$28, tax included. Like I said before, I really wasn’t into the cracked/shattered polish look or even nail art. I love simple, solid colors. HOWEVER, after not being able to paint my nails for eight months (nursing school -_-“), I really felt the urge to do something ~crazy~ with my nails for the summer, haha.
I’ll post looks using different combinations of polishes :)
My April 2011 Birchbox— I’m very pleased with it :)
1. Juice Beauty, Green Apple Peel (Full-size: 2 fl oz., $45; Birchbox sample: 0.5 fl oz)
This organic peel doesn’t mess around: natural fruit acids dissolve even the most tenacious dead cells for an immediately brighter, smoother complexion. Extra: Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer
2. LIV GRN, Earth Eau de Parfum (Full-size: 3.4 fl oz., $60)
Made from biodegradable and sustainable ingredients, this lush scent is laced with jasmine and sandalwood. Plus, ten percent of sales go directly to Global Green.
3. Lavanila, The Healthy Body Butter- Vanilla Lavender (Full-size: 8.5 oz., $25; Birchbox sample: 2.75 fl oz)
Made from all-natural shea and cocoa butters, this satiny ream is lighter than your usual butters— perfect for warm spring weather.
4. Zoya, Nail Polish in Jules (Full-size: 0.5 fl oz., $8; Birchbox sample: 0.25 fl oz)
Green is glam, especially when it comes to Zoya’s super glossy lacquers. This versatile metallic hue is your new spring go-to.
+ Bloomin, Seed Paper
Even better than recyclable: Plant this handmade paper in soil, give it a little water, and watch it sprout into wildflowers.
Birchbox is awesome for their generous samples and eco-consciousness!
A green-ish shade for St. Patrick’s Day :)
China Glaze- Turned Up Turquoise
Hard Candy- Sugar Daddy
Guess who can paint her nails again? :D I’m going to indulge in nail polish for the next two weeks until Spring quarter starts.
The accent stripe (iridescent white gold glitter) is difficult to see in this photo :( It looks so cute in real life though!
This is my attempt at Bubzbeauty’s Cute Strawberry Nails tutorial.
This was really fast, easy and fun to try and I simply wanted something different from my typical nailpolish. Instead of using a coral-red color, I tried a dark shiny red. Second, instead of a neon green, I used a shiny olive green. Finally, I replaced the white with a very light pink.
The nail polishes I used were from Sephora’s OPI Eighteen Piece Mini Colour Set.
Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Pro in Burgundy Flirt and Hot Cocoa
Currently working on a 10 day demonstration of Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Pro Nailpolish (Hot Cocoa).
To be honest, I’ve had 3 days of the demonstrations already filmed but I ended up not liking it so I’m redoing it. So far, so good :)
The purpose of the demonstration is to see if the nailpolish stays true to it’s 10 day mark! Check future post to find out!
Speaking of which, I need to brush up on my Français.