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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jelly Polish

Jelly polishes are hands-down my favorite kind of nail polish. A jelly polish is basically like a tinted clear coat and most times contains flakies or glitter. Since the polish is so translucent, you usually layer the jelly on top of a solid color but they're beautiful enough to be used on their own. I can't even begin to describe how much I love looking at jelly polishes in the bottle. They're so beautiful I almost want to eat them! Before I ramble on and on about how much I love jelly polishes I want to share a cheap and gorgeous jelly polish I found, and an even cheaper dupe of it!

I live in Hawaii and this past weekend I randomly wandered into an ABC store in Waikiki which is basically a touristy convenience store. I found theeeeee most gorgeous jelly polish with large flakies (TO DIE FOR)! The brand is called 'Island Girl' and the color is 'Mahalo Dream'. The polish was only, I believe, $1.99 but as far as I know you can only buy these at the ABC store. BUT last night when I was in CVS I found an exact dupe by the brand 'California' for the price of................79 CENTS!!!! What a steal! If I thought I hit the jackpot finding 'Mahalo Dream' I hit the megabucks finding its dupe! The California brand polish doesn't have a name so if you look for it it's #13. The polish is a sheer pink (looks light red in the bottle) jelly with small and large flakies... which just makes this polish ten times better! If you are a jelly polish lover you will absolutely love this one. And for the price, you surely can't go wrong!

Cloud Mani

Cloud manis are all the rage right now on Instagram. I don't think I've ever seen a look done so many times in such a short period of time! I'm pretty positive the reason for its popularity is because it's fast, easy, cute, and requires no tools other than your nail polish brush. 

In the tutorial below I used my three favorite colors from OPI's 'Pirate of the Carribean' collection which turned out to be a perfect color combo for spring. I hope you guys find this tutorial helpful and if you need any help don't hesitate to ask :) Happy painting!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Miss Marc

Another look I did using acrylic paint, Miss Marc by Marc Jacobs! I feel like a little bit of a cheater using acrylics instead of nail polish but nail polish dries too fast to do intricate work like this. And even though I feel like a little cheater, I probably won't stop anytime soon :)