Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

This was a brand that is no longer active. The name always got me confused with Femme Fatale Cosmetics from Australia. I won this polish in a giveaway along with three others and always regretted that there were no more polishes being produced by her. I think they are beautiful. This is Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies, two coats layered over Love and Beauty Cherry.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies


The polish itself has a red jelly base square red holographic glitter and other much smaller red glitter. Those square glitters are EVERYTHING!!  I should have sponged those glitters on because I need more of a payoff of those glitters. 

I took a few pictures with lowered exposure because you could see the holographic glitters much better that way.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies


A couple of days into it, I did a design with a stencil from Twinkled_T.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

Square holo glitters = awesomeness.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Barielle Swizzle Stix

Ok, this is going to my very last Barielle polish post in quite some time. Not because I don't like them but because I have showed you pretty much all I have except for a couple. I have Elle's Spell but I have yet to be able to take a good enough picture of it, as awesome as it is.

In today's post, I'm showing you Barielle Swizzle Stix. It's hard to get the most accurate color in the photos but this is very very close. It does have a slightly warmer feel to it. 

NailaDay: Barielle Swizzle Stix

NailaDay: Barielle Swizzle Stix

It's a great color with a great formula. I used two coats here with topcoat. I had no trouble with application. I used it before in my mermaid mani last year.

Alright, that's it! On to Barry M polishes from my stash for the next several posts. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Barielle Falling Star with Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny

I'm not done with the Barielle swatches from my stash! I have a pretty blue one for you today, Barielle Falling Star. It's a slightly dusky medium blue with copper glitter mixed in. I decided to amp up the copper factor with some Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny glitter gradient on my two middle fingers.

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star with Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star with Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny

I think it looks okay in the pictures but for some reason I wasn't happy with it in real life. I felt like I should have just left it alone. It looked so garish for some reason in real life. Perhaps I went too heavy handed with the glitter, who knows? I took this off earlier than planned because it was bumming me out. 

Here is Falling Star on it's own. This is two coats. The glitter in the polish was subdued and not super shiny. Maybe that's what was wrong with the combo above. The Sally Hansen was so shiny that it looked a little odd with the non shiny but same color glitter on the other nails. Now I can't recall if I liked wearing this one on it's own because my memory is all overshadowed by my dislike for the one above. I'm just going to have to wear it again and find out.  

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star

As always, thanks for looking!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Blue Gradient flowers over Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

I showed you a swatch of Sinful Colors Treasure Chest in my last post. Today, I'm going to show you my second attempt at gradient stamping and this one I like even better. The first one was here

NailaDay: Blue Gradient flowers over Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

The polishes I used are Konad White and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue By. The image plate used was Uber Chic plate 4-03.

NailaDay: Blue Gradient flowers over Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

Also, I can't believe that I ever found the time to do a video but my silly little video of me wiggling my fingers around was kinda fun so I had to make another video and try my hand at actual editing this time. So, to see a short video of how I did the gradient stamping, check out my page on Instagram. 
Thank you!!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

Today I want to show you texture polish, Sinful Colors Treasure Chest. I have always been a fan of textures and when Sinful Colors came out with their own version of it, I was excited!! I picked up a few colors with Treasure Chest being one of them.

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

This is one of my favorite colors to wear. Something about that bright seafoam green color just gets to me. Add a little golden shimmer to it and I'm sold! The color just makes me so happy!

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

It is a texture polish and even though it's not very very textured, it would require more than one coat of topcoat to smooth it out. And then maybe another coat the next day. I wore it without any topcoat for a couple of days and then stamped over it, which I will show in the next post. 

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

I always think textured polishes look weird in pictures but in real life I think they look fantastic. I'm glad I gave them a chance starting with the Zoya Pixie Dusts because I do love them so! 
Ok, it's 10:30 pm and I'm completely dragging. Off to bed I go!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Barielle End of the Rainbow

Hello everyone! Today, I'm going to show you a beautiful beautiful Barielle polish. It's amazing looking in pictures and it really was this amazing in real life. This is Barielle End of the Rainbow. 

NailaDay: Barielle End of the Rainbow

This is a sheer shimmery teal color that took three coats for opacity and full depth of color. It has this amazing glowy property to it that was visible in real life as well as pictures.

NailaDay: Barielle End of the Rainbow

Because of how sheer it was, I decided to layer one coat over Barielle A Bouquet for Ava. Oh. My. God. Was that ever an amazing looking combo! I definitely have to try End of the Rainbow over other blues and greens. Seems like it would be stunning.

NailaDay: Barielle End of the Rainbow over Barielle A Bouquet for Ava

NailaDay: Barielle End of the Rainbow over Barielle A Bouquet for Ava

NailaDay: Barielle End of the Rainbow over Barielle A Bouquet for Ava

Thanks for checking out another blog post. Also, if you are on instagram, don't forget to follow me there. My handle is @nailaday. Have a nice day!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

How I remove bad polish stains from my nails

Hi everyone! In my last post, I had showed you Barielle A Bouquet for Ava. I had mentioned that it was a stainer. In fact, it's a terrible stainer. I had used that polish one other time in a mermaid mani and took that staining episode to take some pictures of how I deal with badly stained nails. Just to clarify, this is just to remove those bad discolorations from polishes that stain badly, not the yellow color that your nails can acquire over time from polishing your nails regularly.


So here are my nails, quite badly stained right after removing A Bouquet for Ava. I grabbed some whitening toothpaste and slathered it straight onto my nails. I rubbed it around for several seconds and used the thumbnail of my opposite nail to scrape away the staining on my nails. 


After some gentle scraping over all my nails, I washed it all off under water and voila, no more staining!


And, that's it! Short and sweet. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Barielle A Bouquet for Ava (teal and copper go so well together)

Hi folks! More Barielle swatches for you today. I swear, I swear, there aren't too many more after this. I have a lot of them from sets I bought on discount at TJ Maxx a few times so....
This one is Barielle A Bouquet for Ava. 

NailaDay: Barielle A Bouquet for Ava

Is that not just a totally gorgeous teal? The formula is just perfect too. I had no problems with the two coats this took. It did stain if I recall correctly so make sure to double up on your basecoat. I had to use the old teeth whitening toothpaste trick myself. 

I wanted to see if I could transform it to a shimmery finish with some copper glitter by doing a small franken. I used a drop of Barielle End of the Rainbow with a drop of Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny and a tiny drop of A Bouquet for Ava on a piece of foil and then applied a coat of that to each of my nails. I needed to repeat the process in order to cover all my nails. Here are pictures of the end result in various lighting situations. 

In the lightbox:
NailaDay: Barielle A Bouquet for Ava with Sally Hansen Copper Penny


In my bathroom:
NailaDay: Barielle A Bouquet for Ava with Sally Hansen Copper Penny


Outside in the bitter cold (it was January):
NailaDay: Barielle A Bouquet for Ava with Sally Hansen Copper Penny

See what I do for pretty pictures?

I really liked how the franken looked. I love love love Copper Penny in the bottle but I'm not sure how it looks on its own next to my skin. I need to use it with more colors to see what I like. 

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