Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dry Brush Decals

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     Hey everyone. I've got a new nail art look to share with you today featuring some returning favorites from Literary Lacquers. These polishes returned to the shop on October 19th along with the newly released Faulkner Duo. Since they are returning shades I decided to skip the swatches (for now) and try my hand at making some decals using the dry brush technique.

     While I will admit this isn't the best way to showcase all of the polishes it was something fun for me to do and I wanted to share that with all of you. Plus it gave me the chance to use my mini nail art mat from Uber Chic.


     Looking at this photo you'de be hard pressed to know that I used 4 different polishes to create this look. Like I said it's not exactly the best way to showcase these polishes but I do like the finished result. So just what are the polishes I used? The Raven Trio originally released in 2016 And this Mystery Explore, Sweet Lenore, and Soul Within Me Burning. 


     To get this look I randomly brushed small amounts of each polish onto my mini Uber Chic mat until I'd covered the entire nail outline.  Becuase my mat is the black version it was a little difficult to see if I'd actually covered the entire area. The Raven Trio consists of 3 glitter polishes and although they are packed full of glitter there was the possibility of bald spots. I added a layer of Sherlock (originally released in 2015 from Literary Lacquers) a milk chocolate creme finish nail polish. This served 2 purposes, to avoid any bald spots and, to help make my decals easier to peel up off my mat.


     Once my decals were dry I applied a layer of Orly Bonder to my nails and allowed it to dry until it was slightly tacky. All that was left was to apply the decals to my nails, do a little cleanup and add a layer of top coat.  I know that bonder is supposed to be a sticky base coat but I like to apply my decals before it's fully dry. I seem to get better adhesion that way. You do have to be careful though, if the base coat is too wet it will dissolve your homemade decals, and they will split and tear easily. I learned that the hard way more than once. 

     Do you have any tricks for applying homemade decals? What do you think of my dry brush look? Would you like to see the Raven Trio swatched in the future? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. As always, Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 

      

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Watermarble with Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection

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     Now that the Thanksgiving dinners and Black Friday shopping hustle and bustle are over it's time to get back to my regular blogging. Until I start my Christmas posts that is. And while there is no snow on the ground and the sun has popped back out you could say I'm not exactly in the Christmas spirit yet. That's why today I'm bringing you a look that leans more towards an autumn feeling featuring the Bohemian Dreams Collection from Julie G


     The Bohemian Dreams collection consists of 6 polishes, all gorgeous muted creme shades. The colors are Aria, Eden, Faith, Harmony, Henna and, Karma. The collection was released this summer but I felt the colors lend themselves better towards fall especially with how dark they look in a watermarble.

     

     These polishes work perfectly for this technique. They spread beautifully and I was able to get 24 rings of polish before creating my design. I'm pretty sure that's a record for me! Also, I should mention that I only applied a layer of base coat, there are no undies for this look and I still have a very opaque design. The tiny bubbles you see were caused by my top coat. I was trying to use a bottle that has started to thicken up a bit and didn't notice the bubbles until it was time to photograph.


     In order to avoid the messy clean up that typically comes with doing a watermarble, I decided to try letting the design dry in my cup and then apply it like a decal.  This worked out pretty well for me. As you can see there are a few quirks I need to work out. Like the small wrinkles I have at the edges of my nails. But that will come in time just like when learning any other technique. 

     I also need to figure out a way to remove the design from the water without letting it fold inwards on itself. So if you have any tips for that I'd be appreciative. That's all I've got for you today. As always thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Parallax Polish - Collection List

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     My goal is to have a comprehensive list of every collection Parallax Polish has released over the years. This will be an ongoing post as I research previous collections and new collections are released. If you know of a collection I'm missing or see an error please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail. 



2014
Women in Science Collection
Chien Shu Wu
Dorothy Hodgkin
Marie Curie

2015
Nobel Gases Collection
Argon
Helium
Neon
Radon
Xenon

DOOM Lab Collection
Erin
Jahnavi
Katy
Marilee
Pearson

Controversial Ideas Collection
Climate Change
Geocentricity
Nature vs Nurture
Pluto

The SeCience Collection


Brain Scan Collection
2016

Secrets of the 7 Seas Collection

Stat-Ick-Stics Collection





Sunday, November 26, 2017

Orly Collection List

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     My goal is to have a comprehensive list of every collection Orly has released over the years. This will be an ongoing post as I research previous collections and new collections are released. If you know of a collection I'm missing or see an error please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail. 




Classic Colors
Act Your Shoe Size
Alabaster Verve
Angel Face
Bare Rose
Berry Blast
Blushalicious
Buried Treasure
Bus Stop Crimson
Chantilly Peach
Cherry Bomb
Coffee Break
Crawford's Wine
Elsbeth's Rose
Ever Burgundy
Everything's Rosy
Fifty-Four
Flagstone Rush
Forever Crimson
Girly
Glam
Glitz
Gorgeous
Hawaiian Punch
Heat Wave
Hot Shot
L.A. Sashay
Live Wire
Mind's Eye
Monroe's Red
Moonlit Madness
Naughty
Opal Hope
Orly Platinum
Pink Chocolate
Red Flare
Reel Him In
Rock On Red
Ruby Passion
Sand Castle
Santa Fe Rose
Seashell
Shimmering Mauve
Soul Mate
Sterling Silver Rose
Super Natural
Sugar Plum
Sweet Tart
Sweet Temptation
Swizzle Stick
Terra Mauve
Two Hour Lunch
Who's Who Pink

2004
Year in Rocks Collection
Amethyst Decadence
Aquamarine Bliss
Citrine Cheer
Diamond Love
Emerald Life
Garnet Truth
Opal Hope
Pearl of WisdomPeridot Courage
Ruby Passion
Sapphire Luck
Turquoise Charm

2005
Work Collection – Spring
9 to 5
Coffee Break
Manic Monday
Pink Slip
Two-Hour Lunch
You’re Fired!


Play Collection – Summer
Bump, Set, Spike
Truth or Dare Collection – Fall
Act Your Shoe Size
Close Your Eyes
Come Clean
Dish It Out
Open Your Heart
Reel Him In
Speak Up
Strip Down
Take a Chance
Tell Your Age
2006
French Nouveau Collection - Spring
Cafe Au Lait
Cafe Glace
C'est La Vie
Chocolat Blanc
Deja-Vu
Des Fleurs
Etoile
Grande Dame
Laissez Faire
Lulu
Mon Amour
Ohh La La
Pardonne-Moi
Pointe Blanche
Rendez-Vous
Soiree
White Tips



Color ID Collection
Absolutely Orchid
Beyond Pink
Down Right Red
Perfectly Plum
Quintessential Crimson
Very Berry

French ID Collection
Belle Du Jour
Je T'aime
Passe
Sheer Peche
Un Peau de Rose

Miniature Manicures Collection
Amp'd
Basket Case
Berry Sweet
Black Out
Blue Belle
Blue Collar
Chachacha
Chocolate Martini
Cosmic Kiss
Entourage
Giga Babe
Gogo
Goth
Grape Glitz
Groupie
Hair Band
Haute Red
Holla
Hook Up
Hot Stuff
Hottie
Hype
It's Up To You
Last Dance
Life's a Peach
Limelite
Lola
On the List
Orange Sorbet
Pink Lemonade
Plum Delicious
Razzmatazz
Red Carpet
Rio
Robo Romance
Rocker Chic
Ruby
Sheer Nude
Show Girl
Starry Eyed
Tiara
Velvet Rope
VIP
White Out
Witch's Blue

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice Collection
Everything Nice
Spice
Sugar


Wedding Party Collection
Catch the Boquet
Cut the Cake
Dance 'Till Dawn
Dressed in White
Goin' to the Chapel
Honeymoon in Style
Kiss the Bride
Lift the Veil
Love Each Other
Marry the Man
Take the Plunge
Tie the Knot
Toast the Couple
To Have and To Hold
Toss the Garter
Walk Down the Isle


2007
Red Hot Holiday Collection 
Heartbreaker
Scarlet
Vixen

Divorcee Collection -Spring
50/50
It's Not Me, It's You
One Night Stand
Pawn the Ring
See Yah
Take Him to the Cleaners

Color ID 2 Collection -Spring
Beautifully Blush
Fabulous Flamingo
Lovely Lilac
Precisely Poppy
Truly Tangerine
Wonderful Wisteria

Hot Stuff Collection
Basket Case
Green Apple
Green with Envy
Hook Up
It's Up To Blue
La Vida Loca
Life's a Peach
Liquid Vinyl
Oh Cabana Boy
Orange Punch
Passion Fruit
Purple Crush
Robo Romance
Spark

Surf's Up Collection - Summer
Big Kahuna
Gidget
Moondoggie

Neue Neutrals Collection - Fall
Not So Dusty Rose
Not Your Mama's Mauve
Plum Noir
Quite Contrary Berry
Too Much Bubbly
Vanguard Violet

2008
Masquerade Collection - Holiday
Belle of the Ball
Enchanting
Mysterious

Love Collection-Spring
Butterflies
Crush on You
Dreamboat
First Kiss
My Beau
Secret Admirer

Sugar Coated Collection - Spring
Bon Bon
Cupcake
Meringue
Petit Four
Rock Candy
Taffy

High Voltage Collection - Summer
Charged Up
Heat Wave 
Hot Shot
Live Wire

Gems Collection - Fall
Golden Jubilee
Golden Maharaja
Mandalay Ruby
Midnight Star
Sea of Light
Star of Bombay

2009
Femme Fatale Collection - Holiday
Goddess
Siren
Temptress

Carnivale Collection -Spring
Bongo Beat
Chica Boom
Confetti
Festival Lights
Rio Nights
Samba

Prepster Collection - Spring
OMG
Polo Princess
Prim & Proper
Tennis Anyone?

Prisma Collection - Spring
Gold 
Silver

Stars & Stripes Collection - Summer
Star of Bombay
Star Spangled
White Out

Tiki Time Collection-Summer
Calypso Breeze
Mint Mojito
Sol Cabana
Teeny Bikini

Back to School Collection -Fall
Charged Up
Dazzle
Passion Fruit

Matte Couture Collection - Fall
Blue Suede
Matte Vinyl
Purple Velvet

Once Upon a Time Collection -Fall
Enchanted Forest
Happily Ever After
Mirror Mirror
Pixie Dust
Poison Apple
Prince Charming

2010
Tis the Season Collection-Holiday
Candy Cane Lane
Glitz and Glamour
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe
Naughty or Nice
Rockin' Rockette
Winter Wonderland


Bloom Collection - Spring
Blushing Bud
Ginger Lily
Pure Petunia
Thorned Rose
Wandering Vine
Wild Wisteria

Foil FX Collection - Spring
Rage
Shine

Metal Chic Collection-Spring
Glam Rock
Solid Gold

In The Navy Collection - Summer
Royal Navy
Star Spangled

Viva Collection - Summer
Bailamos
Fiesta
La Playa
Ole

Cosmic FX Collection - Fall
Galaxy Girl
Halley's Comet
It's Not Rocket Science
Lunar Eclipse
Out of This World
Space Cadet

Plastix Collection - Fall
Old School Orange
Purple Pleather
Retro Red
Viridian Vinyl

2011
Holiday Soiree Collection-Holiday
Androgynie
Au Champagne
Ingenue
Le Chateau
Ma Cherie
Oui

Precious Collection - Spring
Ancient Jade
Fancy Fuchsia
Gilded Coral
Pure Porcelain
Royal Velvet
Saphire Silk

Happy Go Lucky Collection -Summer
Flirty
Fresh
Frisky
Frolic

Pin Up Collection - Summer
Bubbly Bombshell
Coquette Cutie
Here Comes Trouble
Va Va Voom

Birds of a Feather Collection - Fall
Fowl Play
Lucky Duck
Nite Owl
Peachy Parrot
Sea Gurl
Sweet Peacock

Mineral FX Collection - Fall
Emberstone
Rock It
Rococo A-Go-Go
Rock Solid
Rock the World
Stone Cold



2012
Naughty or Nice Collection-Holiday
Angel Eyes
Devil May Care
Halo
Torrid
Unlawful

Cool Romance Collection -Spring
Artificial Sweetener
Faint of Heart
Jealous, Much?
Prelude to a Kiss
Steel Your Heart
You're Blushing

Dark Shadows Collection-Summer
Buried Alive
Decades of Dysfunction
Grave Mistake
Mysterious Curse

Feel The Vibe Collection - Summer
After Party
Beach Cruiser
Dayglow
Glowstick
Melt Your Popsicle
Skinny Dip

Electronics Collection -Fall
Decoded
Preamp
Shockwave
Synchro

Flash Glam FX Collection -Fall
Atomic Splash
Be Brave
Can't Be Tamed
Cupcakes & Unicorns
Embrace
Go Deeper
Holy Holo
It's a Meteor
It's Electronic
Liquid Vinyl
Mermaid Tale
Monster Mash
Ridiculously Regal
Right Amount of Evil
R.I.P.
Rockets Red Glare
Sashay My Way
So Go-Diva
Spazmatic
Sunglasses at Night
Too Fab
Ultraviolet
Watch it Glitter

Magnetic FX Collection-Fall
Force Field
Opposites Attract
Paint on Electron


2013
Secret Society Collection - Winter
Lavish Bash
Macabre Masquerade
Masked Ceremony
Risque Encounter
Voyeuristic Adventure

Hope & Freedom Collection - Spring
Boho Bonnet
Coachella Dweller
Elation Generation
High on Hope
Melodious Utopia
Peaceful Opposition

Mega Pixel FX Collection - Spring
Aqua Pixel
Black Pixel
Pink Pixel
Plum Pixel
Rose Pixel
Silver Pixel

Mash Up Collection - Summer
Choreographed Chaos
Harmonious Mess
Mayhem Mentality
Pretty-Ugly

Matte FX Collection - Fall
Green Matte Glitter Flakie Topcoat
Pink Matte Glitter Flakie Topcoat

Surreal Collection-Fall
Angel Rain
Pink Waterfall
Pixie Powder
Purple Poodle
Teal Unreal

Pretty in Pink Collection - BCA
Fight On
Pink Your World
You Are Not Alone
2014
Sparkle Collection - Winter
Bling
Explosion of Fun
Glitterbomb
Mirrorball
Steal the Spotlight
Tinsel

Blush Collection - Spring
Cheeky
Classic Contours
First Blush
Naked Canvas

Galaxy FX Collection - Spring
Black Hole
Gravity Bound
Intergalactic Space
Milky Way
Starburst
Star Trooper

Baked Collection - Summer
Ablaze
Lush
Neon Heat
Saturated
Tropical Pop

Smoky Collection - Fall
Blend
Brush It On
Darkest Shadow
Edgy
Highlight
Smoked Out
2015
Infamous Collection - Holiday
15 Minutes of Fame
Frenemy
Front Page
Gossip Girl
Makeup to Breakup
Scandal

Disney Elsa Color Blast Collection - Spring
Coronation Ball
Free Spirit
Frozen
Happy Puddle
Ice-Solated
In Summer
Kristoff He Goes
Olaf You A Lot
Snow Queen
Warm Hugs
Watch Out or Elsa
Winter Blush

Sugar High Collection - Spring
Cake Pop
Candy Shop
Frosting
Key Lime Twist
Plum Sugar
Sweet Dreams

Color Amp'd Collection - Spring Target Exclusive
Art Works
Best Dressed
Cali Swag
Celebrity Gossip
City of Angels
Dynamic Metropolis
Echo Park
Endless Summer
Fashion Forward
Hall of Fame
Heart of LA
Hipster
Hollywood Royalty
Infamous
LA Dream
La La Land
LA Selfie
LA Sunshine
Ocean View
On the List
Paparazzi
Pop Culture
Red Carpet Flash
Rooftop Lounge
Speakeasy
Stadium Way
Starlet
Star Quality
Star Struck
Sunset Strip
Tabloid
The Boulevard
Valley Girl
Venice
Who You Know

Adrenaline Rush Collection - Summer
Be Daring
Fireball
On the Edge
Push the Limit
Risky Behavior
Thrill Seeker

Disney Belle Color Blast Collection - Summer
Break the Sell
Crazy Old Maurice
Enchanted Rose
Nose in a Book
Positively Primeval Gaston
Tea with Mrs. Pots

In The Mix Collection - Fall
Electropop
Freestyle
Indie
Midnight Show
Off Beat
Turn it Up
2016
Sunset Strip Collection - Holiday
Celebrity Spotting
Invite Only
Last Call
Sunset Blvd
The Who's Who
Up All Night

Melrose Collection - Spring
Beautifully Bizarre
Feel the Funk
Hip and Outlandish
Trendy
Vintage
Window Shopping

PCH Collection - Summer
Lifes' A Beach
Paradise Cove
Put the Top Down
Road Trippin
Scenic Route
Summer Sunset

Mulholland Collection - Fall
Cahuenga Pass
Hillside Hideout
Mansion Lane
Meet Me at Mulholland
Million Dollar Views
Party in the Hills
2017
Celebrate Yourself - Holiday 
*All Colors are Repromotes from previous Collections*
Androgynie
Halo
Million Dollar Views
Mirrorball
Party in the Hills
Shine

Darlings of Defiance Collection - Winter

La La Land Collection - Spring
Anything Goes
As Seen on TV
Big City Dreams
Cool in California
Forget Me Not
Head in the Clouds

Coastal Crush Collection - Summer
For the First Time
No Regrets
Sea You Soon
Summer Fling
Surfer Dude
Under the Stars

Velvet Dream Collection - Fall


2018
Pastel City Collection - Spring
Cyber Peach
Electric Jungle
Lilac City
Metallic Haze
Pink Noise
Power Pastel




































The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer Collection List

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     My goal is to have a comprehensive list of every collection Supermoon Lacquer has released over the years. This will be an ongoing post as I research previous collections and new collections are released. If you know of a collection I'm missing or see an error please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail. 


2016
Ready to Launch Collection
 Cosmic Dust
 Galactic Halo
 Mystic Mountain
 Pistol Star
 Polar Light
 Rosette Nebula
 Star Cloud
 Stellar Stream
 Tidal Disruption

I Am Cannibal Collection
 And You’ll Be A Goner
 Boys For Breakfast (And Lunch)
 Carnivore Animal
 I Warned You
 Now I’m Gonna Eat You, Fool!
 The Hunger
 The Kinda Guy I’d Stalk In School
 You Better Run

The Chosen Collection
Crossroad Blues
Fight Your Demons
Green Goddess
Knight’s Strength
Luck of the Draw
The Apple of Eve’s Eye
The Lone Heir

Limited Editions
It’s Taryn Up My Heart (Spring 2016)
Triangulum (Black Friday 2016)

Group Customs
Wolf Rayet (Spring 2016)

Collaboration Colors
Autumnatic Shift (Fallstivities Box – Fall 2016)



2017
Limited Edition Small Batches Vol. 1
Alpha Lupi
Beta Lupi
Gamma Lupi
Delta Lupi
Epsilon Lupi
Zeta Lupi
Eta Lupi
Theta Lupi

Sailor Guardians Collection
Aqua Rhapsody
Dead Scream
Flame Sniper
Love and Beauty Shock
Oak Evolution
Rainbow Moon Heartache
Silence Glaive Surprise
Space Sword Blaster
Submarine Reflection
Twinkle Yell

Polish Pickup
A Boy’s Best Friend (August 2017)
Purple Ghost (September 2017)
The Hound of Hades (October 2017)
You Down With MLP? (November 2017)
Party Monarch (December 2017)

Collaboration Colors
No $h!t, Sherlock (Anonamaker Box – Spring 2017)
Texas Treasures (The Color Box – Spring 2017)
Kveldulf (Super Duo: Werewolf Edition – Fall 2017)


Black Friday Mystery Polish
Flare Star

2018

Polish Pickup
Moon Crystal Power (January 2018)
Which Tastes Sweeter (Feburary 2018)
I Would Walk 417 Miles (March 2018)
Heavenly Bodies of Light (April 2018)

Group Customs
Protostar (Black Hearted Beauty Group)

Collaboration Colors
Orion's Sword (Seasonal Indie Box Winter)

Anchor & Moon NSYNC Edition
A little More Time on You (A&H)
Drive Myself Crazy (A&H)
I Want You Back
You Got It



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