Custom Mixed Color

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 04:26 pm
aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)
Here's a custom mixed color I created.  Originally it was supposed to be The Dark Arts, but I added too much holo bar glitter for my liking.  We'll see what this becomes...if I ever get around to changing it.  It may be hard to see, but the black base has a fine green shimmer glitter in it...

aikolynn: (Khuntoria - Through The Glass)
For Bethy's wedding I decided to try out 3D nail art.  It was terribly flashy and a hindrance, but really neat looking.  I hated the nail glue I used since it bled into my cuticles and crusted there.  Plus it was so difficult to get off!  However, I do love the way these look and they were such statement nails.  Terribly crazy.

Gosh, I don't even really remember what polish colors I used...I think it was all Sinful Colors though.

aikolynn: (Jessica - Flowers)
So I'm back to updating.  Sort of.  RL got in the way coupled with pure laziness which resulted in a time lapse between entries, pictures, andtumblr posts.  Our queue ran out of images...and because Janelle was in Hawaii with me we weren't taking pictures.  Heh.  Hopefully wecan build up the queue again since Julie may be sending in more images. *hint hint*

I wore this mani back in early July...right before my friend's wedding.  So...probably July 19th.

Colors Used:

  • Sinful Colors - Rise & Shine
  • Candeo Colors - Mallard
aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)
I seriously just got this polish today and it is gorgeous.  It reminds me of f(x)'s Electric Shock for some reason...bright colors?  Square glitter?  Maybe...?  I dunno, but I love it.  And the fact that it's called Tetris--genius!  I'm a total sucker for square glitter so I just had to pick it up when it was restocked. ^^

"I'm in shock...Electric Shock!"

aikolynn: (a England - Bottle Shots)
Here are the bottle shots and close ups of Windestine's Hearts of the Forest for your viewing pleasure. ^^

aikolynn: (Krystal - Electric Shock)
Since Janelle came home, we did a polish exchange (I handed over her Whimsies while she slipped me my Windestine) and I just had to test out Windestine's Hearts of the Forest.  My mom actually swatched it on herself right after I showed it to her--the glittery goodness was just too difficult to resist!  Anywho, the reason Janelle bought this for me is because Windestine, like Sonoma Nail Art, does not ship to Hawaii.  Understandable since I've done research on shipping and whatnot.  So, like the amazing friend she is, she bought it for me and brought it back with her.  Sadly this mani is still barely hanging on as I'm having serious issues with lifting these days--my nails are just too long!  Between work and home, my nails take a beating shock wise with typing  coupled with other things.  I swear, I was wiping a dish yesterday and accidentally caught my nail on it and the polish near my cuticle just popped up.  /sigh  I have these issues and I cannot wait to cut my nails shorter next week.  I mean, I like the way they look long, but the impracticality of them is driving me crazy!

Gorgeous, right?  I layered it over OPI's Did It On 'Em from the Nicki Minaj collection (and I would never wear that base color alone).

aikolynn: (Yuri - Airport Fashion)
I'm seriously in love with Mallard by Candeo Colors.  I know I said that I was in love with it pre-wear, but wearing it makes me love it even more!  The sheer shimmer base and smaller sized glitters make this polish subtle.  I applied two coats of Mallard over 3 coats of OPI's Moonlight Over Mumbai to get what you see below.  For a more subtle mani, put only one coat of Mallard--it goes a long way over  a creme base!


aikolynn: (Danny - Smoke)
This is essie's newest collection for Summer called Mirror Metallics.  I think these will make nice bases for glitter polishes. ^^


Candy Lacquer - Argyle

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 01:59 pm
aikolynn: (Khuntoria - Through The Glass)
Today I bring you Argyle by Candy Lacquer.  I've had my eyes on this one since I saw it on CL's facebook page.  A mix of matte turquoise and white diamonds and bars, Argyle is a visually interesting interpretation of the argyle sweater.  Being that I adore color combos like this (black and white mixed with another color), this is right up my alley.  I have no idea what to wear under it as of yet, but I'll figure something out. ^^  But it's so gorgeous to look at in the bottle!


aikolynn: (a England - Bottle Shots)
Ah, yeah I don't think I'll be doing this nail art technique for a long took forever!  I used striping glitter tape to make the lines (just make sure your base color is completely dry before doing this!  I painted mine the night before.).  It's incredibly gorgeous and really subtle.  In indoor lighting it looks like one color with some interesting depth, but in the sunlight it's killer.  Completely love!  I do have to admit, though, that when I was doing it I was meong (멍)-ing out (meong = 'blank' in Korean).  It was oddly therapeutic.

Warning: This post is extremely image heavy!

Colors Used:
 a England - Bridal Veil
 a England - Saint George



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