Cult Nails Let Me Fly

Hi guys! Sorry for the late post today, originally I had something else planned for today but decided to put it on the back burner until tomorrow! Before I start talking about today’s polish I have a little something to say about yesterdays post since it caused a little stir. I do think it’s pretty satisfying to find a cheaper dupe of a great polish like Captivated and am always happy to post about them to let you guys know about them. I felt kinda crappy after posting yesterdays comparison, even though I’m helping you guys out I would hate to be responsible for Cult Nails losing any sales. I love the big brands but I love supporting small businesses especially those run by people I have gotten to know. One of the main reasons I love Cult Nails (besides Maria being awesome) is that they are so open about the behind the scenes happenings and it’s interesting to see how things work from that side. It feels like we are a part of what they are putting out and that’s rare! Basically what I’m trying to say Cult Nails > Icing šŸ™‚ I know a lot of people feel that way, I just felt like saying it!

Just found out an awesome thing that stemmed from my post yesterday…a sale!! If you head over to CultNails.com you can get Captivated for $4.50 when you buy 2 other polishes. The coupon code is “Icing” (without the quotation marks!)! Cult Nails has some other fantastic colors to choose from (including the one below), so it’s a pretty fantastic deal!
Alright onto pretties! This is the 2nd polish I’ve tried from the new Day At The Races Collection from Cult Nails and it’s called Let Me Fly. Let Me Fly is a dusty blue with silver shimmer! In the sun the shimmer seems to do magical things and flashes a whole bunch of colors…which was hard to capture! The formula was great, went on like butter! I used 2 coats for full opacity!



The PolishAholic: Icing Epic Winning

Good Morning guys, happy hump day! Did anyone watch Nail Files last night? I didn’t..I don’t get the TV Guide channel šŸ™ Hopefully the show gets added to Hulu or something. I’d actually been looking forward to the show for a while. A few months ago Hayley was Paramore was talking about it, some of the polishes Nubar has made for the salon are named after Hayley/Paramore, pretty cool! Since I couldn’t watch Nail Files I ended up watching The Voice, it was mostly good lol!

Today I have for you guys Icing Epic Winning, yep…one of those Charlie Sheen named polishes. I gotta say, this is one of the most appropriately named polishes ever. It is epically full of win haha! Epic Winning is a mix of navy blue, silver and holo glitter in a clear base. I *think* you could build it up but I didn’t because removal of that scared me a little! Instead I layered it over Mac Spirit of Truth which is a Navy blue polish. I’ve also seen it layered over black and it looks awesome that way! I don’t feel like my real camera pictures do any justice to how awesome this polish is, the 2nd picture is much more true to how it really looked and wouldn’t you know…it’s from my cell phone camera!

I used 2 coats of Epic Winning over Mac Spirit of Truth for the photos below


For those of you who want to see this on it’s own, here ya go! This is 2 coats!


As far as I know this can only be purchase in Icing Stores, I don’t think they sell online šŸ™

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Couple more splatter mani’s!

Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys a couple moreĀ 

splatter mani’s!

These are the 2 that were under a couple of theĀ 

fractured polishes from Color Club

in yesterday’s post! I’m kind of obsessed with doing these, I have so many color combinations running around in my head that I want to try!

The first one that was under the black crack, Smash Hit, was a pastel splatter mani. I used OPI Alpine Snow as a base. The splatter is with Orly Lemonade, Orly Cotton Candy, Orly Gumdrop, Orly Snowcone. I wasn’t really going for anything specific with this one. I just love pastels and wanted to use some awesome polishes in my stash that don’t get to come out and play too often! It does kind of remind me of that tri-color wax that gets sprayed on your car when you go through the car wash at a gas station though! lol

The second splatter mani was under the silver crack, Broken Tokens. I used OPI Black Onyx as a base. The splatter is Nicole by OPI “Baby” Blue and Nicole by OPI I’m A Belieber. I freakin’ looooooooove this one, I love the way it turned out. This combo is one that i will definitely be doing again!

edited to add: Thanks to Laynie there appears to be a purple splatter dinosaur on my middle finger in the mani below! LOL see if you can find it!Ā 


Don’t forget to check out my tutorial

here

if you want to re-create this look! There is also a link over at the top of the sidebar!

The PolishAholic: Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat: Fuschia Shock!

Good Morning guys…forgive me if this is short on words. I’m pretty much a zombie this morning on top of still not feeling good šŸ™

Ā Today I have for you guys one of the Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat polishes! Sally Hansen is putting out 8 shades of crackle polish, they are supposed to hit stores in June but I’ve seen on a few blogs/twitter that people have already spotted the display at Walgreens!

Furschia Shock is the pink of the Sally Hansen Crackles, looks a lot like China Glaze Broken Hearted but it is SO much better. I didn’t have any issues with getting this one to crack the way I would like it to unlike the China Glaze of the same color…which makes me very happy because I like pink crackle! The formula was much like all the other crackle polishes that have been coming out lately and it cracked well using both a thick and thin coat!

Strange enough, this seems to crack/shatter better over a top coat…you can see it in my last photo below. Not sure why that makes a difference but I personally like it better that way!

Over Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like

Over Sally Hansen Summer Plum

Over Urban Decay Cult. In this picture I used a very thin coat for the index and middle finger and a thicker coat for the ring and pinky finger…you can see how they crack a little bit differently that way!