Thursday, March 8, 2012

This is not as easy as it looks!

So, my fourth post, eh? I've been hard at work configuring this blog, (still can't figure out how to get the "home" tab and other tabs at the top of the page) swatching polishes and taking tons and tons of photos. I'm determined to have color accurate photos for you and this is no easy task.  Getting the right lighting, the right angle, and the right camera settings is a work in progress. I promise you, I will keep at it until my pics are as perfect as can be. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all the nail and beauty bloggers who have wonderful blogs that I read regularly. Creating my own blog is a lesson in humility. Hope you'll join me on this journey :)


Hope you're having a great day,
Victoria

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chalkboard Nails nail art contest!

I am a total new girl on the block here, this is only the second time I've used my new dotting tool, but I am already in love. Check out all the amazing entries for Sarah's contest here.  This is my design!
 Rescue Beauty Lounge Base Coat, 2 coats SPARITUAL Deep and dots of L'OREAL Violet Vixen.







Hope you are having a great day,
Victoria

It's a Barry M party and you're invited!

Last post I showed you Barry M Strawberry Ice cream. Today it gets its sprinkles :) Barry M can be purchased at the Barry M website here and at Harlow & Co. here.
I liked Strawberry Ice cream http://www.manicurator.com/2012/03/starting-out-withpink.html but I LOVE Lavender Hexograms. It's a perfect glitter in my opinion. Lavender mini and SQUARE glitter. Square glitter is so cool. The application was easy peasy. Didn't even need top coat. Forgive the pic heavy post but this hex polish makes me happy!  *All pics are in daylight unless noted.*


 This is a sunset photo!


Essie All in One base coat, 3 coats of Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream, 2 coats Barry M Lavender Hexograms. No top coat.

Hope you are having a great day, Victoria

Starting out with...PINK

My inaugural post!! I am in awe with the thousands of choices we have available to decorate our nails these days. When I fell in love with polish as a kid, I'd walk the 7 blocks to the local pharmacy and ogle at the colors forever. And then I'd come home with a pink, red or purple (most likely pink) Brucci.

I'm going back to my roots with my first post. Sharing with you all of my light pinks and then onto swatches and comparisons. I'm happy to do any comparisons by request, just comment here, or send me an email: manicurator@gmail.com. Hope you are feeling as pinky (no pun intended) as I am right now.

Barry M is a new (British) line for me. I ordered here. They sell for 2.99 British pounds which is....I don't really know how much in US$ but I DID get in on a good sale, so you might wanna keep a wishlist and place an order when they have a sale. You can find them on Facebook so you'll know when the sales are taking place: https://www.facebook.com/ILoveBarryM. Harlow & Co. has also just starting carrying Barry M for $7 (or $8) each. HOORAY. http://www.harlowandco.org/barry-m/

And now, for Barry M, Strawberry Ice cream!!  A beautiful creamy happy medium pink shade. Application wasn't my favorite. With twin toddler boys, I need 2 coat wonders, which this was not. It did dry to a very nice shine, so there's that.



Essie All in One base coat, 3 coats of Barry M Strawberry Ice cream, no top coat.


Hope you're having a great day, Victoria