7.05.2015

My Top 5 Indie Polishes

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Last week, 29 amazing bloggers decided to come together and decide their top 5 indie polishes. I make #30 but after a sick Squish all week and a job that doesn't allow for much blogging time, I fell behind. However, this holiday weekend let me catch up (until I snapped my SD card in my reader...)

So without any further ado, here's my top 5 indie polishes!


Digital Nails Purple Reign is a deep purple holo that is perfectly opaque in just 2 coats. The holo is ridic - just look at it! And that's with a top coat! Purchase Digital Nails here.


Girly Bits A Stripper Has Been Sleeping In My Bed is a crazy rainbow packed glitter in a gunmetal gray base. I actually used 2 coats over another indie to give myself a base to grip to. This is a thirsty glitter and needs a good top coat to cover. Purchase Girly Bits here.


Glam Polish WHOOSH! is a very light lavender holo that is opaque in just 2 coats and doesn't dull with top coat. The bottles always seem more holo that the nails to me, but there's still plenty of holo to go around. Purchase Glam Polish here.


ILNP Mega is the original silver holo from their line before they came out with Mega (L), Mega (S) and the most recent Mega (X). I just recently pulled all 4 from my boxes to play with but I only got them on a nail wheel before Squish started squealing for mommy. Check my Instagram for a short video and comparison. Purchase ILNP here.


Love, Angeline Did Someone Say Peppercorn?! is the combo breaker in my Top 5. It's a very muted, matte grey with blue microglitter that's only seen with a top coat, which I didn't add. I picked this color because it's a great office neutral and something that's a great palette cleanser to my holo and glitter bombs. Purchase Love, Angeline here.

And there we have it! Be sure to check out the other bloggers below!

6.14.2015

Gelish MINI Watch Your Step, Sister!

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Miss me? I've missed you. So since my little Squish was born, I hadn't been wearing polish because time & I didn't want to mess with chipping & that's when it hit me... Hello, Gelish.

Now, if you recall, I tried Gelish over 3 years ago and I hated it (read more here) but after careful trial and error, it's because I'm a dummy and didn't know you had to file off the top layer of gel before removal. Yeah, makes ALL the difference. That's kind of why gel tends to be professional only.

Gelish actually is a professional product but the Gelish MINI bottles are sold at Sally Beauty Supply for everyone to try. Just be smart and read all the directions first.

Also, I am obsessed with gel now because I bought The Painted Nail Steam Off system which literally steams your gel manicure off in 10 minutes or less. I will never soak again.

Back to the polish.

So I randomly picked out of my box and came up with Watch Your Step, Sister! from the Cinderella collection that came out in February. I was a fan of the Morgan Taylor polish sister (read the review here) but I was shocked to see how BRIGHT the Gelish was!

Here in the sun you can see it's a tab brighter than the Morgan Taylor polish sister. I'm still learning with gel and you can see a bit of tip wear and a little bit of VNL. Also, when I was applying, I was in a rush and tried to do my entire hand at once (instead of 4 fingers and the two thumbs separately) so I had pulling issues on both my pinkie (shown) and my thumb (which I'm hiding). Again, READ THE DIRECTIONS. 

I wore this manicure for almost an entire week before removing - after about 6 days, I tend to get a little pulling up at the cuticles from new growth which gets caught in my hair when showering. 

Gel is a great alternative for those who don't have the time (or energy) to keep up with regular polish. I go back to work tomorrow (and my Squish starts day care) so I'm going to see how I'm able to keep up with everything.

ALSO I will be attending Cosmoprof North America next month for one day only so I will be trying to squeeze in all the important sights. Be sure to follow my Instagram for the latest.

Gelish® MINI products are available exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide and online atsallybeauty.com. Follow Gelish® MINI on FacebookTwitterTumblr and on Instagram (@GelishMINI).

Gelish® MINI comes in an array of colors, applies like polish, with a twist cap and applicator, but are cured in an LED lamp for 30 seconds or in two minutes with a traditional UV lamps, just like gels. Gelish® MINI stays on the nail for up to three weeks of beautiful wear, with no chipping or peeling. Gelish MINI® soaks off completely in only 15 minutes. For more information, please visit www.gelishminis.com

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

6.04.2015

CND Fall 2015

Fall already? In the nail world, you have to be on top of the newest collections and CND just announced their Fall 2015 Contradictions Collections. 

6 New Shellac Shades

8 New Vinylux Shades

6.03.2015

OPI Nail Envy - Strength In Color

I've heard many a blogger swear by OPI Nail Envy as their base coat of choice. I personally haven't tried it out but I was interested in seeing this email come across my inbox.

Introducing the New Nail Envy Strength In Color Collection.

5.04.2015

And away we go!


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If you've been following me on social media, you've realized that I'm having a baby today! It's crazy how fast time goes but today's the day! I had the hardest time picking out my nails but I went with the above Chaos And Crocodiles "City in the Clouds" from the Once Upon A Unicorn collection and ORLY "Mirrorball" as an accent. I was really happy with both polishes - I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish on all nails and finished with Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. I hope that it just lasts while I'm in the hospital!

I'm hoping that while I play with my new baby squish, I'll also get a little more blogging in. Things are a-changing at my household from the new addition to job changes for me which will maybe give way to a little more blogging time. I'm still debating on Cosmoprof North America this year which is in early July - there are a few pieces to that puzzle that haven't been solved & tonight's not the time to do it.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram - that's probably where my first photos of Russell Joseph will end up. And have a fantastic week!