Lamborghini Manicure: China Glaze Megabyte and Liquid Leather

A little something I did, inspired by a keychain I received in the mail. I wanted a black and green look. In this I found that I have two gold nail polishes. Megabyte and GR8. Which are pretty much the same in that they’re holographic blond golds. Which is not what I was looking for in this. I wanted a deep gold foil, or Minx chrome gold mirror-y… Meh. I was a little upset with the outcome, but I liked the concept.

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IMG_7563See? The gold just doesn’t stand up to the challenge. But Konad always helps.

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I added a paint-splatter print using Konad m70. I planned an “oil slick” look. I want to try this again, maybe using a dark holo over black? That’d be cool I think. Maybe I’ll revisit this idea later and do it correctly.

xoxo
Britni Rose

Leopard Mani with China Glaze Harvest Moon and Mahogany Magic | Photos and Review

Hey guys! Here’s a quick mani I did a while back using China Glaze Harvest Moon and Mahogany Magic. Both are from are from China Glaze’s Colours from the Capitol collection for The Hunger Games last spring. I used Konad m67 (the one with the leopard/cheetah and zebra prints) with Harvest Moon as the base and stamping with Mahogany Magic, and then did the reverse on my accent nail.

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IMG_6428I like it because it was subtle. Unless it it the light at the right angle, the spots were faint, but every once and a while, it’ll hit just right and the spots will come alive. Love this combination and I’d love to do it again.

Harvest Moon is a vivid copper with an impeccable formula.

Mahogany Magic is a gorgeous brown creme. It doesn’t make my hands look way older, like most browns do.

xoxo

Britni Rose

St. Patricks Day Manicure | China Glaze Four Leaf Clover | Photos, Review

So, to get myself feeling all Irish-y (I’m very much Italian, but there’s at least 40% Irish in here somewhere.), I watch this movie with Cillian Murphy, called The Wind That Shakes the Barley. It’s really good. It’s on the Netflix Instant Queue if you want to watch it. It’s worth it. I know I’m a few days late, but I feel like sharing anyway. Here was my St. Patty’s manicure.

Messy, messy. Someday I’ll get it right. Anyway, this is China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, stamped with Bundle Monster plate M71 using Konad White. It was simple, and I don’t own any Kelly Green clothing so… this is how I got my green on. And this color is less blue. It is the color of a… four leaf clover.

A little bit better, color-wise. Isn’t it strange how the super white Konad Special Polish turned a light green? I didn’t mean that, and I’m so glad it happened! It looks a lot better than the stark white that it was.

Have a wonderful day!

~ Britni Rose

Sally Hansen Scribble/Splatter Konadicure

Mornin’ folks! Or… whatever time it is while you’re reading this… today/tonight I have for you Sally Hansen’s Café Au Lait stamped with Wet N Wild Black Creme using Konad m70.

Café Au Lait is a wonderful nude color, which as you can see is a touch too pink and too dark for me, but still does the trick. I have Zoya’s Shay in my arsenal, as well as an old Rimmel one, but this is my favorite. It has a small amount of shimmer, but not too noticeable. Keeps it life-like and not… creepy. It’s not the most opaque, and it’s not one of my favorite colors because, well, if you’ve seen the contents of my blog… I like colors.

This actually happened before my cloud manicure, hence the no boo boo (I know “boo boo” sounds childish, but that’s really what it is. It’s not a wound or an injury. It’s a cardboard cut. lol). Also, I never noticed that I squeeze these bottles so tight that the color leaves my fingertips. Gotta stop doing that. Anyways, I liked this a lot, even though it was supposed to look… I don’t know… a bit sexier? Like that illusion you get when lace is put over a nude dress/accessory. But it looked less sexy and more cool, which isn’t too bad.

And hey, look! I cleaned up! Oh, go me. I deserve a sticker. A “Good, Quality Blogging” sticker. Do those exist? I want one. But seriously, this was fun and I really liked it. I love this stamp and I’ll be playing around with these two new ones I got (this m70 and the one with the clouds, m79) in the near future.

Have a nice night/day!

~ Britni Rose

KONAD FUNTIME! | Playing with m79 and China Glaze’s Kinetic Candy and Zoya Dove

Hello everyone! My brother is in high school and currently has the Baby Think It Over. If you don’t know what it is, google it. Needless to say, I wish he’d rather have a real baby right now, and it’s 27 hours into the project. Anyways, I was bottle feeding the “baby” during this manicure, and boy, was it a fail. Although, really, it would’ve been anyway. I used an actual Konad polish and wasn’t prepared for the pickyness of it (more on that later). So… yeah. I did miss Konading though. Should get back into practice.

My… workplace injury is a little better, but it’s right on my knuckle! It’ll take a while, I think. This is China Glaze’s Kinetic Candy from their Electropop Spring 2012 Collection. It’s super gorgeous. On my ring finger I have the ever-so-trusty Zoya Dove.

And here we have white happy puffy clouds stamped over Kinetic Candy with Konad Special White polish, and stormy clouds printed over Dove with China Glaze Concrete Catwalk. Which is kind of sheer to stamp with, but I thought it’d be better than Recycle. I still find it too harsh to look like “real” spring storm clouds. Stamping with the Konad polish was different, and the clouds are too big to fit comfortably in any direction. The polish wasn’t bad, in fact it was easier, but it’s just not what I’m used to. A lot of people at work and around the workplace (well, I work at a theater in a mall.) loved it, but I wasn’t too big on it. I’m too much of a perfectionist (except when it comes to cleanup) and that middle finger was glaring at me.

Here’s the other hand, which went ever so slightly better. Or worse, depending on how quickly you noticed the absence of the “stormy” nail. I got distracted while painting and noticed as I was stamping that they were all blue. I went with it. Too bad the stormy one wasn’t my ring finger. That’d send a message, I think. 😉 And yes, that’s another boo boo. 😄 I’m covered in cardboard cuts.

I was feeling spring-y so I went for it! I like it, but I wasn’t happy with the quality. Kinetic Candy was phenomenal. And it looked pretty good on me as well. I’ve already reviewed Dove, I think…. but if not, it’s a super dreamy medium-light gray. Kinetic Candy is a robins-egg-blue color with some gray in there. Less green than For Audrey types, and less gray than Sea Spray, but only just. In fact, think of Sea Spray without the shimmer, and a touch more blue. All colors mentioned here are must haves.

Have a nice day!

~ Britni Rose

Sephora by OPI | Don’t Feed The Hand Models — Photos, Reviews, Swatches

Sephora by OPI released it’s Safari Luxe mini polish pack containing a nude, a dusty green, and an orange with shimmer. So I made it mine. This is SOPI Don’t Feed The Hand Models.

COLOR: This is a beige nude creme. Even though the flash would make you think not, this is actually a pretty good match to my skin tone. It makes me look super yellow here though.

FORMULA & APPLICATION: The formula on this was so-so. Application sucked, due the mini sized bottle, brush, and handle. It was like painting my nails with a needle. Or a nail art pen. Either way, it all surmounted to an uneven, patchy finish. This is three coats.

WEAR: This wore really good. This was day two with no tip wear or chips. Amazing.

When I did finally get some tip wear, I turned to Konad to revive the mani.

This was SOPI Caught With My Khaki’s Down stamped with Konad M57 and topped with one coat Seche Vite. I love this color combo. I kept this on for three whole days.

I love the pattern on this finger.

 

Do you have and Sephora by OPI polishes? Do you find they’re worth the extra dollar?

 

Hello Kitty Konadicure of Awesome

So, this kind of should be called the Hello Kitty Konadicure Fail of Awesome. It is so so messy! Like, unforgivably messy. However, I like the end result even though I’m not a fan of Hello Kitty at all really, too much bright pink for me. But a few of my friends love HK, so this is dedicated to them.

The base is China Glaze Moonlight, from the Love Letters & Moonlight duo and Awakening collection. This is a milk white jelly that I’ll cover in a later post along with the 17 other polishes I bought Friday and Saturday. (Laser Lime, Borrowed & Blue, and Moonlight are 3/17) The iconic Hello Kitty stamp is from the Born Pretty M71 plate. I will be posting a review of that soon!

The Hello Kittys are done in Revlon Lycra 10 Day Wear in Pink Punk. I’ve decided that every Revlon polish is amazing for Konad stamping. They’re all completely opaque on the nail even though the layer of polish is less-than-paper thin.

I used Seche Base as a basecoat and Seche Vite as a topcoat. This may be the last time I use Seche Vite. I don’t need the life span provided by Seche Base or Seche Vite, and I’m sure I can find a just-as-glossy topcoat that doesn’t guarantee an asthma attack.

Take A Walk On The Wild Side! Leopard Konad print!


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This is a base of Sally Hansen Cafe Au Lait and Konad M57 stamp in Revlon Hot For Chocolate. YES. I am addicted to Hot For Chocolate. It’s the perfect brown! I’d never wear it alone though, it’s not my style. Excellent for Konad-ing though.

Now… me and Cafe Au Lait need to have a talk. I’m looking for a mannequin hands polish. My perfect match. Cafe Au Lait is 100% perfect… except for in the sun. The sun brings out the peachyness of this polish. But it doesn’t show the peach in my skin– booo! =)

Also, the wear on this is unbelievably… bad. This picture was taken after exactly 48 hours. It’s hard to tell because of the color, but there is crazy tip wear. And I didn’t type AT ALL those two days.

That being said, I love this Konadicure overall. It’s neutral and demure, with a kick. LOVE IT.