Twinkle, Texture and a Little Tip!

peach_purple_swirl_roseThe title of this post cracks me up! I don’t know… maybe my mind is a tad bit in the gutter. Or maybe it just sounds silly or something. Am I alone here? ūüėÄ

So how did I come up with the name twinkle, texture and a little tip?

1- My base coat is called TWINKLE by Pure Ice.¬† The formula is thick but it’s a stunning coral color with orangey/gold shimmer.¬† Takes forever to dry, but nothing a little Seche Vite can’t fix.¬† I love this warm peachy shade…¬† it feels shimmery, sunny and makes me look tan!¬† Take a look ‚Üď


2- I grabbed my TEXTURE polish for some quick rose nail art!¬† I was inspired to try this out after seeing work/play/polish’s awesome Minnie’s Closet mani.¬† To create this look I applied Milani Texture in Purple Streak over top of my coral base.¬† I used a detail brush which worked ok, but I had to keep cleaning it with acetone since the textured polish would gunk up quickly.¬† It came out nice for my first attempt though ‚Üď


3- Here’s A LITTLE TIP: save your soda bottle caps!¬† They come in handy to mix paint up in… or just to use as a little palette to drop some polish into for your nail art.¬† Have you ever tried to return bottles in one of those recyclable redemption machines and noticed that they ask you to remove the caps first?¬† Well now you can make good use of them!


Hope you likey!¬† Thanks for reading.¬† And don’t forget- Eeeek and Brijit and I are planning a JULY Nail Art Challenge so get your brushes ready, ladies!!¬† You don’t have to do every design for every day…¬† so no stress!¬† I really hope you join us!¬† More info to come!

I LOVE NY nails!


I ‚ô• NY!¬† is the theme of my nails today.¬† Ya see lately I’ve had an urge to ‘buy local’.¬† So I searched Etsy for some cool polish made right here in New York and I think I scored big!¬† Just check out this glitter!¬† I am wearing Borough Babe Made nail color called LIC Queen.

lic_queenI got a lot of glitter coverage in just two coats!¬† Pictured here is one coat of Orly Ridge Filler, two coats of LIC Queen, and no topcoat.¬† Looks beautiful even without a topcoat! ¬†I didn’t have any application issues.¬† The base polish is relatively thick so the glitter suspends nicely.¬† It dried pretty quick and I love the peachy nude base color.¬† I tried three coats but that was overkill.¬† No reason to go overboard when surprisingly, two coats is just perfect to give you plenty of the yellow, blue and orange hex glitter.

This polish is part of Borough Babe’s ‘NY Hoods” collection and is ode to Long Island City. I would like to add that I hope everyone in LIC is recovering from Hurricane Sandy.¬† The devastation from that storm was unparalleled and I hope that the NYC and Long Island area is rebuilding and regaining normalcy.¬† The news barely even mentions it anymore, but your neighbors have not forgotten!

Borough Babe nail color can be found here on Etsy.¬† The seller has a promotion right now…get a free gift with international orders and free shipping in the US!bb_lic_queen