Monday, October 10, 2011

October Manicure Ideas

Sorry for the short post I'm on my phone but tell me if you like any of them and maybe want a tutorial because they are all super easy!!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Hi guys I'm so sorry I've been out for so long :( but if you follow me on twitter you might have seen that lately I've been posting pictures of my nails of the day or about sales I see in stores etc.

I'm actually sick right now so I'm not sure if I will be up to blogging immediately but rest assured that if you follow me on twitter you'll see a few mini posts

My twitter is positivpolished so go follow me there to keep up with me :)

If you guys have any questions for me feel free to comment or tweet and or email me :)

In this post I've included a picture of my current mani which is two coats of beach blue by kleancolor

Please note this post was sone from my iPhone and its my first time so excuse any mistakes I might have made in this post.

Positively Polished

Saturday, August 6, 2011

BEST TOPCOAT (Comparison Part 1)

Hello fellow nail junkies! I know that sometimes what is even more important than the color on our nails is the topcoat that protects it! One of my most popular posts was my top coat comparison between Seche Vite and Out the Door topcoat so I figured this would be appreciated and helpful to you guys! I have gathered a rather large collection of quick dry top coats over my short time blogging, I have a few more than the ones pictured but those aren't very good at all. Ok too much talking let me start off :)

also note, I know dentable isn't a real word but you guys get what I'm saying

 I ended up using only 6 topcoats because when I went to open my Out the Door this happened! :0

 dried out and broken brush! Has this happened to anybody? I've had it for like a year but I've had topcoats last me way longer!!!!

In this post I will show you the first part of my two part comparison.

If you don't want to read all of this I found that  Revlon and Seche Vite were the shiniest however Seche always seems to affect the nail color a little bit by either making it lighter or darker, it depends. And no it isn't because my bottle is old, even with brand new bottles of it. The fastest drying time was suprisingly OPI RapiDry Topcoat although my Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat was dry in 1 minute and didn't dent in 2 minutes which all the others tend to dent even after they are dry to the touch.

I will tell you what I have on each nail although I don't think you can tell the difference anyways.
left hand:
pinky- Zoya armor
ring- Essie Good to Go! (claims to be dry in seconds)
middle- Poshe (claims to dry in 1 minute flat)
index- Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat (Claims to dry in 30 seconds)
thumb- OPI RapiDry Top Coat

right hand:
thumb: Seche Vite

[pictured I am wearing OPI's Dim Sum Plum from the Hong Kong collection - 1 COAT!]


Without any polish under these topcoats they were all dry to the touch in 1 minute.
With 1 coat of OPI's Dim Sum Plum under:
ZOYA ARMOR: in 1 minute it was still dentable and wasn't very shiny
ESSIE GOOD TO GO: 2 minutes fully dry and was perfect. Shine was pretty good and was hardly dentable
POSHE: 1 minute to fully dry good shine, still a little dentable
REVLON QUICK DRY TOPCOAT: after 30 seconds it is dry to a LIGHT touch. Super shiny and after 2 minutes it is perfect and hard as a rock.
OPI RAPIDRY TOP COAT: 50 seconds to be dry to the touch although still able to be dented
SECHE VITE: 1 minute to dry, still dents. I love the shine of Seche Vite but I really get frustrated when it thickens and make bubbles, also it always alters the color of my polish

Another post with another part of this comparison will be coming soon! I hope you enjoy this 3 part series comparison. Give me your opinion in the comments below

Milani Dress Maker Dupe?! CHANEL JADE

Hey guys this is sort of a random post but I know everybody loves the coveted Chanel Jade color and when the Milani (dress maker) dupe came out everybody wanted a bottle for themselves. I was luckily able to find one bottle (after much scavenging), however I know some weren't as lucky so I had a Brazilian polish I bought a while back that is very similar. It is called Colorama Absinto.  I thought it would be a dupe, but not quite- BUT I'm sure this is a good way to kill those lemmings! So read on and this is sort of a comparison between the both for those Brazilian readers as well! 

Look what happened to my Milani bottle! I hate when this happens! Am I the only one? Don't worry I fixed it though

one coat of each color.... (except for ring finger that's two coats, sorry!)
index: milani dress maker
middle: colorama absinto
ring: milani dress maker
pinky: colorama absinto

 difference between brushes: I like them both personally

two coats:
index: milani dress maker
middle: colorama absinto
ring: milani dress maker
pinky: colorama absinto

Friday, August 5, 2011

Brazilian Nail Polish?!

I bought these polishes while in Brazil in like October and look at the color difference in the bottles and no matter how hard I shake them they stay like that! Any suggestions?!

OPI Dim Sum Plum

I LOVE THIS COLOR! It is a magenta-ish pink/purple creme by OPI. I only have the mini of Dim Sum Plum but I've done one mani, two pedi's and I still have plenty of paint. This was two coats but maybe with the big brush in a big bottle I could have done one! Or maybe that's just me being hopeful haha. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

OPI Yoga-ta Get this Blue! Plus Gold Accent Nail

Hey guys! 

This has been one of my favorite manicures EVER. It's so pretty! I did two coats of Each OPI color (glitzerland on ring finger only) then applied around 2 carefully arranged coats of Milani Gold (very original name right?) Application was amazing! now I'm not so sure about how the removal will be though. I won't talk much today and just let the pictures do the talking for me :) 

 I got this at target! How cute is this! 
 I also got leopard ducktape!
 so pretty in the bottle

 both hands: