Tag Archives: teal

Jamberry – City Lights

Okay, these Jamberry wraps had me intimidated but it was actually so easy and took less time than a regular session of me painting my nails… plus zero dry time on the wraps really helped since I have a new baby!

This one is City Lights!

They lasted and lasted… after the 2 week mark I just wanted them off for a change but they probably would have gone another week!

Here they were after 2 weeks:

If you’d like to try them, all you need is a blow dryer to seal the wrap, a file to file the end off, and scissors to trim the wraps.

You can use one sheet for 2 mainicures and pedicures! One manicure left so many strips for later on:

You can buy them here!

https://hollycotta.jamberry.com

They sell 8-free polishes too!

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Orly – After Party

This one is black with different colors of sparkles. It isn’t really heavily glittered, like Butter London’s Black Knight, its more like a pigment type of sparkle, if that makes sense.

I found that in the shade or from far away, it just looks black. But in the light, I love the colors that they chose to flash… teal, cyan, pink, purple… all of the great girly colors!

The colors are more apparent in the bottle than on the nail:

I also took a blurry-on-purpose shot that kind of showed the colors a little better!

Ozotic Pro 505 vs 506

These can be hard to tell apart because I found there is only one flash angle where they differ.

They look the same to me at most angles. Here is 506 on index and ring, 505 on middle and pinky (over black, of course!):

(Bottle is 505)

Here are the two in the bottle… 506 on top, 505 on the bottom:

But this is the reason why 505 is my favorite! I prefer the greenish blue flash in the 505 over the midnight blue flash in the 506.

I’m holding the 505 in this picture so you can really see that gorgeous teal-ish flash toward the top of the bottle and on my middle nail:

So it just depends on what shade of blue you prefer if you can’t decide between the two of these. 🙂

Dark Teal Comparison

I have so many dark teal polishes that I’ve built up a pile of lately, I wanted to put them all together so you can see the differences up close!

I tried to take them in sun, shade, at different angles…

Here are the polishes on the wheel clockwise + the 3 I cut to put next to them:
Nicole – Too Rich For You, Sally Hansen – Tealy Fast, Essie – Trophy Wife, Zoya – Akyra, BB Couture – Playboy, OPI – Cuckoo For This Color, Catrice – After 8, Deborah Milano – Emerald Bijou, Maybelline – Blackened Teal, Pure Ice – Iced Teal, China Glaze – Blk Bila Bong, Urban Decay – Grunge, OPI – Unripened, Maybelline – Cool Couture, Essie – Dive Bar (1 coat), Essie – Dive Bar (2 coats), and Sinful Colors – See You Soon

Click them to zoom way in!

BB Couture – Michael

I’m back from my vacation!

I have a swatch of BB Couture’s Michael. I think a lot of you might love this one, but it was too blue for me. If I wear blue its usually a super light blue or a dark teal color. I wish I could pull this one off since it is so full of different colored glitter inside!

About the trip, I took a not-too-far-away trip to see Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and I wanted to show Bryan the Grand Canyon since he has never been somehow, but I chose the wrong entry point and ended up just showing him the ugliest part of it. Argh… and the other entry points that are much more awesome to see were like 4 hours away even though if we could just cross the canyon it would have only been like 10 miles away. At least he can join the rest of us Californians that are from this planet and say he’s seen the Grand Canyon? haha!

In case you guys are dog lovers like me, I have to show you this cute toy I got for Cupid. It gives them treats and is supposed to entertain them in the process but it mostly entertained ME! (I’m wearing Sinful Colors – See You Soon.)

BB Couture – Hammer Drill

I don’t know what took me so long to get this one, its gorgeous!!

Its brown but a little on the red side, and really shimmery!

hammerdrill

I’ve gotten into black teal colors lately and I’m doing a swatch wheel to compare them.

When I went to Rite Aid yesterday, they had a few new ones, so if you’re into that type of color, check your drug store. There’s Sally Hansen – Teal-y Fast, Wet N Wild – Teal of Fortune, Maybelline – Cool Couture, and on the same Maybelline display, there is this awesome one called Purple Trend that is actually like a dark burnt red with teal shimmer inside. I’ll post swatches of those soon!

Nina Ultra Pro – Maple Syrup + Matte + Konad :)

This is such a pretty, shimmery, lustrous brown. I’ve worn it a few times and love it so much!

This time I thought I’d try it with Essie Matte About You on it and it kind of frosted it up a bit too much, I need to find a Matte that has a little less of an effect for some of my polishes…

I went to put a clear coat back over it so it wouldn’t be so frosty and I was missing my stamping stuff so much, so I got my stuff out and stamped some stars on with China Glaze Adore. 🙂

Then I was happy!!