24 Aug

ORLY Witch’s Blue

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If you follow me on my Facebook page on on Instagram then you have already seen a sneak peek of this stunning blue from ORLY. Witch’s Blue has great formula and was so easy to apply and clean up. I have done my share of mumbling under my breath trying to clean up around the cuticles after using a dark color but there was no mumbling with this baby!

Here, I’m wearing it with a gold glitter I purchased from Blooming Nail Cebu. 

Isn’t it just lovely? I can’t really decide if I like it more with or without the glitter as they are both so pretty.

I’ve got to tell you that I’m considering starting a “Fail at this Friday” feature where I can showcase how hard I fail at certain things… like one stroke flowers! I want to do stunning one stroke flowers so badly but, although I have worked with paint brushes and acrylic paints a lot, the one stroke technique is just not working for me. I had dreamed up how gorgeous white and yellow flowers would look against this blue. But no matter how I tried, I failed at it. Is there any nail art technique that you could submit for a “Fail at this Friday” feature?

31 Jul

Copycat Stripes

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ORLY Nite Owl was provided to me for my honest review. 
All opinions are my own. :)

Today is the last day of the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway, and we are tasked to recreate a manicure done by someone else. I want to take a moment to thank Brijit of Brijit’s Digits, Jacqui of Crafty Nail and Jemma of Eeeek! Nail Polish! for hosting this challenge. It has been loads of fun!

Now, before I show you what I’ve come up with, I’ve got to tell you about the very first blogger event that I was able to join. Last week, ORLY Philippines had a small get together, and I got to go and meet some of the ladies working with ORLY Philippines along with several other beautiful ladies from Cebu who have beauty and fashion blogs. I was so excited to finally connect with other bloggers in my city, and I hope to get together with them again soon.

At the event, we were given loot bags with samples, and when I saw ORLY Nite Owl, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

 
With all the great designs I’ve seen during the challenge, I was hard-pressed to pick an absolute favorite. So I decided to recreate the first manicure that I saw that made me think, “I haven’t done a look like that and I’d really like to try that.” And that brings us to this lovely look done by Jacqui of Crafty Nail for the “stripes” theme on day 11. (Please do check out her blog. She has some skills and she is super sweet to boot!) I’ve never done this look before so I had to give it a go, and ORLY Nite Owl was the perfect base for this look. I added somewhat random stripes using a striping brush and Jocarste Silver (26), Oh My Golly First Date, and Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet. My finished product makes me think of ice cream. What do you think?

Here’s a swatch of ORLY Nite Owl. I’ve got 2 1/2 coats on and it’s just gorgeous. I adore the shimmer, and I love how it’s work safe without being boring. Have a great day girls!

Here’s a swatch of ORLY Nite Owl. I’ve got 2 1/2 coats on and it’s just gorgeous. I love the shimmer, and I love how it’s work safe without being boring. Have a great day girls!

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