Showing posts with label Red. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red. Show all posts

December 22, 2014

Elegant Red and Gold Ruffian Nails - 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Manicures Day 11

red and gold ruffian nails by @unitedinbeauty
I seriously can't get enough of the sparkles this week, I am obsessed! Is this where I'm supposed to put #sorrynotsorry? There's not too much to say about this one, I think the look really speaks for itself!
red and gold ruffian nails by @unitedinbeauty

I started out with 2 coats of OPI - My Favorite Ornament, then I used one of my absolute favorite reds for this manicure. The red polish is called Red Cameo by Ruby Kisses. It's not from a hugely popular brand but I will say that it is highly underrated! I got a pleasant surprise today when I realized that the red is slightly jelly and allowed the glitter polish to shine through which made this even more awesome in my opinion.
red and gold ruffian nails by @unitedinbeauty
I used striping tape in a criss-cross pattern to create the look for my index finger and added a tiny snowflake to my ring finger to give this a wintery touch. That's it for today, see you tomorrow!

December 10, 2014

Glittery Stiletto Hearts - And Debuting My New Nail Shape

Is anyone else as obsessed with stiletto nails as I am right now? I've always been a "squoval" ( square and oval)kind of gal when it comes to my nail shape, but I've got a secret love of stiletto nails. Well, I got a bee in my bonnet the other night and decided I was going for it! Once I had the shape, this seemed like the perfect manicure to go with it.

My favorite thing about this manicure is how quick and easy it was! Two nail colors, a small detail brush and 10 minutes later here we are! This would be super cute for Valentine's Day or even a date night too.

I began by applying my favorite base coat, and once that was dry I began creating the hearts on the tips. I used China Glaze Ruby Pumps for the red hearts and Zoya Storm for the black accent nail.

Polishes Used: China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Zoya Storm

I eyeballed the center line of the nail, and from there created the two arches that would create the heart. Once that was finished, a quick swipe of the brush along the middle and edges completed the look. Topped with Seche Vite topcoat, we're all done! Easy, peasy!

Ruby Pumps has got to be my all time favorite glittery red, it's just so perfect. If you've been searching for that perfect shade, I highly recommend giving this one a try!

Share your thoughts about stiletto nails and this red glittery heart design below. What do you think of the trend? Is it a hit or a miss for you?

December 8, 2014

OPI 50 Shades of Grey Collection - Coming January 2015

Photo: OPI
Get your whips, chains and blindfolds ready! As if the craze from the book and the upcoming movie wasn't enough, OPI has done it again and is back with a 50 Shades of Grey inspired polish collection! Since grey is one of my favorite colors, I do have to admit my supreme disappointment in the fact that there aren't actually 50 shades, but alas these 6 will do. Feast your eyes on these!

 My Silk Tie
Dark Side of the Mood
Romantically Involved
Embrace the Grey
Shine for Me
Cement the Deal
This looks like a gorgeous collection of 5 greys and 1 bright siren red. The collection will be available for purchase January 2015 for a limited time. Both individual bottles and a mini set that contains all 6 together will be offered, perfect for those who like to try before committing to a full size! Each bottle will retail for $9.50.

Share your thoughts about the OPI 50 Shades of Grey collection below. Is this the collection you've been waiting for? Will you by buying in January?

December 6, 2014

Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year : Marsala

Photo: Pantone


The moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived... earlier this week it was announced that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 is 18-1438 Marsala. This rich brown red wine shade is going to be EVERYWHERE for the next 12 months, so we might as well embrace it, right?

This shade does look like it has all the makings for a perfect Fall/Winter transition color, but I'm anxious to see how well it will work into my Spring/Summer color palette.

 I've got to admit, just seeing the swatches is making me feel a bit reminiscent of 1990's flannel wearing, Nirvana loving me. I was so ahead of my time...


Share your thoughts about the 2015 Pantone color of the year below. Will YOU be working this color into your life?
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