Friday Nail Files - OPI Pussy Galore

I’m cringing writing the name of this lovely pink sparkly polish…I just don’t like it! And also, my Dad (love him, he’s the best!!) reads my blog. So yeah, let’s get to the polish. After falling in love with OPI’s Alcatraz Rocks, I wanted to try some more
textured polishes. Oh well. I love James Bond movies, and I love pink polish.

OPI-Pussy-Galore

I found this liquid sand to be a bit more textured than the Alcatraz Rocks. I wasn’t crazy at all about the finish of it on it’s own. It was pretty dull and meh. I used two coats of Essence gel-look topcoat and one coat of Sally Hansen diamond flash fast dry top coat for a shiny and smooth look. Much better! It doesn’t look quite as dull in person as it does in these pictures. It just doesn’t photograph well. ;)

What do you think? Do you like Pussy Galore? (Sorry - couldn’t resist…snicker) What’s on your nails? I’d love for you to link up with the Nail Files over at my pal Jennie’s blog!


Happy Friday!
xo Amber

Red Carpet Manicure Scandalous - notd

*contains affiliate links

Purple and sparkly, two of my favorite colors! It’s hard to not fall in love with this color. Red Carpet Manicure’s Scandalous is a deep eggplant purple with multi color shimmer. Gorgeous, but when you get it outside in the sun it’s like a mesmerizing disco ball of gorgeousness!

I have a love-hate relationship with purple gel polishes because they are so finicky. Scandalous never lets me down! The formula is opaque and it doesn’t fade after a few days like some purples do.

rcm-scandalous

So, tell me what your favorite purple polish is? Do you like shimmer or just straight up purple?
Come link up with us at the Nail Files and show off your mani!


xo Amber

Purchase Red Carpet Manicure here Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit

NOTD - Gelish All About the Glow Summer Collection

I have a little different nail post today! My 7 year old daughter will be modeling the 6 shades from Gelish All About the Glow. I’m really loving every color in this collection! I found all six shades easy to work with. On to the lovely hand model of the day! :)

20130613-213832.jpg20130613-213721.jpg

The colors she is wearing are:
Left thumb - Gelish mini Brights Have More Fun

Right thumb - I’m Brighter than You

Pointer - Make You Blink Pink

Middle - You Glare, I Glow

Ring - Sometimes a Girls Gotta Glow

Pinky - Radiance is my Middle Name

Gelish-glow1

Have you tried any bright neons this summer? I’m loving all the colors in this collection! Come link up with us at The Nail Files, and share your weekly mani!

xo Amber


 

The Nail Files - Weekly Link up NOTD

Hello! Thanks for checking out my NOTD! I’d love to take a look at your blog, so feel free to leave a comment or send me a note or tweet!
I’m absolutely obsessed with gel nails. My latest mani is my take on a pic tutorial from Gelish mini’s Facebook page.
The colors I used are Gelish Sheek White and Gelish My Favorite Accessory. The trick to getting the bubble dots, is to put a drop of the top coat sealant on (I used a dotting tool) and cure before you do the top coat all over and again cure with the led light.
I think it’s a great way to do something different without doing nail art. I am terrible at nail art(my hands are too shaky), and I am jealous of those of you that have such beautiful and unique manis! One thing I would like to attempt next is an ombre/gradient effect, and I’m also wondering if I can use tape for a design of some sort with gels.

What’s your favorite gel brand or color? Have you done anything unusual with your gel manicure? I’d love to hear!
Have a great Friday!

xo Amber
(please excuse my horribly dry hands and cuticles, nothing seems to be moisturizing enough lately!)

100_1434

100_1437

100_1439