20 Apr

Chic Pastel Collection Skittles


Hello lovely ladies!

I wanted to pop in and show you not one but TWO skittle manis I’ve done using the Chic Pastel Collection by Chic Centre. My husband purchased these for me for part of his Valentine’s Day nail polish bouquet. ♥

Each of these shades is a lovely creamy pastel that doesn’t go on streaky at all. I would even describe them as crellies because they were a bit jelly-like but still pretty opaque. The only one that I found needed 3 coats was Daisy Wazy (yellow). The collection consists of these 5 shades:
Sweet Pea – Purple
Hula Hoop – Green
Daisy Wazy – Yellow
Baby Doll – Pink
Marionette – Blue (on thumb not pictured)

Chic Pastel Collection Skittles

I loved these and the fact that the colors fit together perfectly for a look that just screams romance and spring time! I added one coat of L.A. Girl 3D Silver because…well because WHY NOT? Amiright?

Chic Pastel Collection with holo

I sported these with my gorgeous, pastel, vintage dress that I bought from Best Finds Thrift Shop.  (They get a shout out because I am such a happy customer.)

Chic Pastels and my dress

I also want to show you the skittles that I did for the Shutterbug. We added some gorgeous stamping using my awesome MJ XXVIII stamping plate from My Online Shop.

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The stamping is in white, so it is subtle (especially over the yellow), but it is oh so pretty!

What do you think about this collection? I usually shy away from yellows and greens, but I can pull off a pastel yellow and pastel green. I love these colors! Oh and here’s a shot of the bouquet my husband made for me on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's 2015 Nail Polish Bouquet

Have a great week! I hope that you get some coffee and some chocolate to help you cope with the fact that it is Monday. Ugh! Keep smiling anyway!

Hugs,
Rach

18 Sep

Purple Mix’N’Match Mani (Featuring Pretty Nifty Thrifty Decals)

Howdy!
I’ve got a fun skittle mani to share today. I wanted to try out my Pretty Nifty Thrifty water decals as an accent mani. So I used one of the “Streaks” decals on my ring finger. Each set includes 12 decals which is enough for one full set of nails with a couple of extras for accent nails. Check out my review of these great decals to see my application tips. I did an ombre with the rest of the nails and added some triangle studs I just purchased. I think this looks really cool. Don’t you? I received a bunch of compliments on them.

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Want to know what these pretty purple polishes are?
Pointer – Ballerina by Nails To Go
Middle – Tropical Breeze by L.A. Colors
Pinky – Amethyst by Chic

I used a coat of white under the water decal to keep the colors vibrant. I’m not sure why I can’t get the decals to photograph as clear as they look IRL. But they really do look great.

If you are following me on Instagram you already know this… But Pretty Nifty Thrifty is generously sponsoring a giveaway (open to Philippine residents only). Three lucky winners get their pick of 3 sets of decals as a prize. All you have to do to join is follow @thenailinator and @prettyniftythrifty on IG, repost the picture about the giveaway with #pntgiveaway, and tag a few friends.  What are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go! Winners will be announced on Sept. 20!

I hope you are having a great day!
Hugs!
Rach

06 Jul

Skittles!!

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Just a quick post for you today as our internet is STILL out (it’s been 4 days now) and we are having to use the cellphone internet. Meh!

Day 5 of the Challenge is “Skittles” so I came up with these purple ones.

Index and thumb nails: Oh My Golly Purple Passion
Middle and Ring fingers: Oh My Golly Prom Queen stamped with Purple Passion
Pinky: Chic Amethyst
I stamped with the OB7 plate I purchased from MyOnline Shop.
I think these would look better had I not picked such a similar creme shade to match the glitter nail. So, while these didn’t turn out quite as I imagined I still like them. How about you?

25 Jan

Mango shake

Mango Shake Skittle Mani

I’m pulling this manicure from a few months back for a nail art challenge since I’m joining late in the game. Pre-spring Nail art Challenge

The first day’s theme is yellow, and I HATE yellow on me so I couldn’t bring myself to do another manicure. I only own one yellow at the moment so maybe in the future I will find a magic yellow that I can fall in love with. For this look I used
Klik – Mango shake
Chic – Silky White
I also used a dotting tool, white striping tape and rhinestones which I bought cheap off eBay and a straight pin for the flowers on the thumbs.

While I don’t really love this look it was my very first skittle manicure and I was trying to think outside the box and go out of my comfort zone. :) [Update: My good friend Jemma recreated this mani in a beautiful sea foam green.]

Mango Shake Skittle Mani

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