Wednesday, May 8, 2013

JulieG Gumdrops

So, I have to say, I have fallen for the texture trend hard. I love every one that I have tried. They are a wearable trend that stays classy, unlike some other recent nail trends (coughmagneticandcracklecough). These were not my first texture polishes, but they were the cheapest, so I picked up most of the collection. I had no issue with the formulas and all of these dried fairly quickly. The only downside is removal, but it was expected to be so that's not really a deterrent.

                                                                      Rock Candy

                                                                 Tangerine Dream

                                                                   Crushed Candy

                                                                    Blueberry Fizz

                                                                      Sugar Rush

I love all of these colors, and they will definitely be go-to this summer for some easy manicures.

However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

1 Corinthians 2:9

Friday, May 3, 2013

Zoya Rory

       Y'all, this polish is gorgeous. It just reminds me of fun and summer. It was also a ONE COATER. I did two coats for the sake of photos, but only one coat was really needed. This polish is part of Zoya's Surf collection from last summer. Personally when I hear Rory I think Gilmore Girls. Definitely one of my favorite shows of all time.
       Zoya Rory is a beautiful pale pink polish that leans a bit blue on the pink scale. It has a wonderful silver shimmer throughout and it applies beautifully.

     "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. That by testing you may discern what is the will of God: what is good, acceptable, and perfect."

Romans 12:2

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Zoya Happi

       I got this polish forever ago when Zoya had their get 3 free promo. I was kind of obsessed with the amazing duochrome shift I had seen in other blogger's swatches, and I have to say this polish does not disappoint. Honestly, I think that this polish will look better on me once I have a bit of a summer tan, but that doesn't make me love this polish any less.
      Zoya Happi is a gorgeous light pink polish with a gold duochrome shift. I used 3 thin coats and it applied beautifully. Sorry for the lack of a sunlight picture. The weather here decided to be gloomy, but at least we can still see the beautiful shift.

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

Matthew 7:24-25

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mint Green Glitter Fade

             Spring is finally here! Well, Spring has been here but the spring weather is finally here. And in honor of that, I decided that I wanted a light and bright color for my nails. I chose Essie Mint Candy Apple for my base color, which is a gorgeous mint green that leans slightly tiffany blue on me. I loved the color, but felt like my nails needed a little more pizzaz, so I decided on a glitter fade. For the glitter I used Orly Tiara, which works wonderfully and doesn't explode on my nails so I can actually get a fade effect. 
                                                                      In the Shade
                                                                   In the Sunlight

28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
                                    Isaiah 40:28

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pink Leopard Mani

          OPI It’s All Greek To Me is probably one of my favorite polishes, not to mention the polish that got me interested in nail polish in the first place. It consistently surprises me how much I love this polish. It’s just phenomenally gorgeous. I wore the polish for one day and didn’t want to take it off even though I had the urge to paint my nails again. So, I compromised with myself  and decided to do some nail art with my Konad stamps. I used Konad Black for the stamping and Zoya Shelby for the accents.  I am in love with this mani! 
                                                               In the shade

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
                                             Psalm 24:1

As I begin this blog, I want to keep the mindset that these wonderful polishes have been created by gifted people, and it is the Lord that gave them this gift. Nothing on the earth is ours, we are simply stewards of what is God's. 

                                                              In the Sunlight