Have you heard of this new nail polish brand called Poshinality? If you’re into socially responsible companies then you’ll be happy to hear that Poshinality nail colors are vegan, toxin-free and they even donate some proceeds to charity. Another cool thing is that all of Poshinality’s nail colors are named after a fashion style, or a personality trait – so every girl can find a bottle to help her express herself. Oh wait, and men too, let’s not exclude them now! My boyfriend’s a painter and I’m gonna see if he’ll let me do his nails with this purple called ARTISTIC. Wish me luck with that. Anyway, for my review I was able to select from a few different shades, so I picked the one that matched closest to my personality- DREAMER. Let’s look at this pretty!
I would always wear a glitter topper over another color, so for the purpose of this review I applied Dreamer over a black polish. Dreamer is a copper chunky glitter. It’s a clear base with copper hex glitter, tiny copper glitter, and tiny gold glitter. The addition of the gold specks really kicks it up a notch and in my opinion, gives it a ritzy luxurious effect.
I only needed one coat of Dreamer. I got really great coverage with just the one coat. No glitter fishing either. I think all the tiny glitters in there make the formula nice & fluid so the glitters dispersed evenly on my nail. The glitters lay flat and are not too bumpy either. Huzzah! One coat of seche vite topcoat made it pretty smooth. No glitter food needed.
I also took a few photos outside so you could see the glitter in natural light. Just as pretty I think!
I’m really happy with this polish and I look forward to picking out my next bottle. I’ve been eyeing DRAMATIC since I tend to be a tad bit emotional and dramatic at times. Just a tad (wink, wink). But really, look at this bright blurple hue >> DRAMATIC! Yowza!
I really wanted to do a galaxy mani for Chalkboard’s nail challenge since that was the theme for today. Galaxies are so much fun. But I had a horrid headache tonite after my aerobics class…. so I watched some corny horror movies with my boyfriend and laid on the couch all night. Ever seen The People Under The Stairs (from 1991) or Child’s Play 2 (it’s one of those Chucky movies)? Ahhh I just love netflix 🙂 You get to watch super-cheese movies without the embarrassment of having to rent them out in public. Anywho, I kinda gave up on the idea of doing my nails tonite… but once my ibuprofen kicked in I got my second wind! Rather than going nuts with a galaxy mani late at nite I figured I’d try a nice simple french mani. And since fall is coming I reached for my rich evergreen-toned essence polish called Deap Sea, Baby!
For this french mani I tried out my new Essence French Manicure Brush that Viviana sent me. You may know Viviana as Nail-art Addict! What a doll she is! I was ooohing and aaahing over how cool this little brush looked in one of her posts so she kindly sent one my way (all the way from the Netherlands!) If you haven’t seen the Nail-Art Addict’s blog, you’ll want to check it out. Her nail art is the bomb but so is her blog design as she’s a webmaster in real life!! Oh, and to top it off- she blogs in two languages. Whereas I’m just lucky to manage one! 😀
So, my manicure looks fine but I did have some troubles with this little brush. Some of my nails seemed too wide for it. It was the perfect size for my pinkie though LOL! Despite this, it’s an innovative little thing, isn’t it?
I used the brush along with Deep Sea, Baby to paint my tips. If the brush didn’t reach the edges of my nail I did some touch-ups to get the green where I needed it. Then I topped it off with one coat of a gold Sephora by OPI glitter called Only Gold For Me. This glitter is smooth and didn’t require a topcoat (maybe because it’s already labeled as a topcoat right on the bottle) and I think it pairs nicely with the deep green for a nice fall look. I really enjoy a french mani with a twist from time to time. I used to be intimidated by french manis, but now I find them relatively simple. Practice makes perfect I suppose.
I also wanted to mention the new changes to Pinterest. Pinterest will soon start pinning ads for businesses. Have you heard of this? I don’t really know what to think just yet. I guess I’ll have to see it in action before I can pass any judgements. (Oh, and if you’d like to follow me on pinterest here’s my link.) Below is the email notification I received tonite …what do you think??????
Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world. Since his first day, I’ve been pinning fun things we can do together, right now while he’s still little and later when he gets older. I know many of you do the same. Pinterest is where you keep your wishlists, vacation plans, dream home ideas, and other things you want to do soon and in the future.That’s why for us, it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay. To help make sure it does, we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses.I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh great…here come the banner ads.” But we’re determined to not let that happen. While we haven’t figured out all the details, I can say that promoted pins will be:
Tasteful—No flashy banners or pop-up ads.
Transparent—We’ll always let you know if someone paid for what you see, or where you see it.
Relevant—These pins should be about stuff you’re actually interested in, like a delicious recipe, or a jacket that’s your style.
Improved based on your feedback—Keep letting us know what you think, and we’ll keep working to make things better.
For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds. For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in a search for “halloween.” Nobody’s paying for anything yet—we want to see how things go and, more than anything, hear what you think.Thanks so much for all your support these first few years, and we hope you’ll keep pinning with us for many years to come!All the best, Ben
I’m not going to talk too much today…. I’ll keep it short and sweet. I had a stressful and busy day at work (what else is new?) and I feel like all I did was clickity clickity click on a keyboard all day! And then I go home and clickity click some more? Oh well, at least I have my nail polish to bring me some joy!
Here’s what I’m wearing……
mustard yellow ♥ Sinful Colors Pull Over (2 coats for a yellow? yay!)
gold glitter ♥ OPI When Monkeys Fly!
textured polish ♥ OPI Liquid Sand What Wizardry is This? (love!)
gold gradient sponged on top of Liquid Sand ♥ Julie G Metallic Heels
I hope you likey! ! See you tomorrow for metallic day! Metallic,oooooh that should be fun!
No, I don’t have plans to go to a masquerade ball. But if I did- these would be the nails to wear! I did a halfmoon design using this lovely maroon polish called Masquerade Ball by Confetti. I love this polish because it sorta reminds me of German-icure by OPI (which I don’t own so I’m happy to have this quasi-dupe!) I left my nail bare under the halfmoon to get this cute ‘peekaboo’ look. Peekaboo- here’s a little bit of skin! In a way, it kinda reminds me of masquerades… where you only get a tiny peek of what the person looks like under their mask 🙂
To give the mani some more party-appeal I added some Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me glitter topcoat. I haven’t tried this gold over a dark color before. I think it looks lush! Then I added a few gold studs to top it off. For my accent finger I dug some of my gold glitter out of the sephora bottle and stuck them on with a dotting tool (using my DIY glequin technique). I really like the accent nail with it’s extra flash of skin !
Check back to my blog later today! Brijit and Eeeek and I will be posting all the details of our July nail art challenge! We have pics of the prizes and you’ll find out the fun themes for all 31 days! In case you are wondering about the prizes— prize winners will be selected at random. We are not judgey! But the more days you participate in July, the better your chance of winning the rafflecopter. I really hope we are able to gather some bloggers from other platforms too. The more, the merrier! The three of us are so excited and we hope you join our challenge. We have been working on this for months and the anticipation is killing us!! I’m so ready for it to be July. I can’t wait for the nail art extravaganza to begin! Stay tuned for all the deets!!