Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mrs Claus, Red or maybe Pink?

Im starting to think the sun might not come back out til the spring.. lots of overcast days.. or more like nothing but overcast days... I love winter but hate to many overcast days. blah..

But with Christmas around the corner and all the holiday polish colors out, its a great brightener of the overcast days..

Today Im showing you guys a polish that perplexes me very much. China Glaze's Mrs. Claus from the holiday collection. When I got this I could have swore it was a red glitter polish with a pink tinge but once I put it on It was very very pink with a lil reddish tinge. Somehow I dont feel like pink glitter is very "christmasy" but it's still really pretty and sparkley.

Above is the bottle looking very reddish.
 Here's a close up of it layered over American Apparel's Berry Polish.
 This is 2 coats of Berry and 2 coats of Mrs Claus, notice that each bottle pic really looks very red.
But the Glitter is bright shiny pinks, light pink and fuchsia.
Im on the fence about this polish, I love that it's very eyecacthingly Shiny but otherwise its just ok.

What do you think? Somewhat unique?
That's it for now, thanks for reading -ilectra

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fireberry Red and the amazing art of Conni Togel

Im posting my fave polish of the week today, Best formula and color ive worn in ages.
Sally Hansen's hard as nails Xtreme Wear in Fireberry Red, It was a summer limited collection or early fall in my area.

 I was a bad girl and didnt use a base coat with this polish or a top coat, I was in a hurry so this is 3 thin coats no base or top coat. It dried really quickly which I loved.
 Indoors this color takes on a deeper tone and becomes rather luscious and channels a vintage feel.
Ive never been a huge fan of red nail polish for so many reasons but this polish is fantastic, if you can get your hands on a bottle I say go for it cause its a new fave for me and could be for you too.

On a somewhat related note I would like to introduce you guys to my fave artist, Her name is Conni Togel
and her amazing work can be found at .
I got to see her and buy some prints from her over the weekend at a local Craftsman art show, this was my second time meeting her and buying art from her. She noticed my polish when I was checking out and commented that she really liked the color, it was the one featured today Fireberry Red. I loved that an artist such as her who has mastered beautiful colors on canvas liked this color, talk about good ha ha.
But anyway here's a pic of one of the prints I got from her, I watermarked the photo for the safety of her art.

It's titled Firefly Ballet and no you aren't seeing things those are sheep, all of Conni's work is Sheep, whimsical, silly and fun sheep. No other artist's work has made me smile so much as hers and so I had to share it with you and it didnt hurt that she loved my polish :)

Well im feeling a bit more back on track, did ya miss me?? I know I missed you guys.
That's all for today's post, Thanks so much for reading. -ilectra

Holy Cow, Everyday is Halloween?

Looks like its time to play catch up. Im so far behind so tonight I'll be making 2 posts.
For this one I went thru my Halloween nails I had done this year and picked my favorite one and the one that could maybe be worn for something other then halloween.

I wore this to a Halloween party and everyone loved it and kept grabbing my hands.

I was a Fairy Princess for the party and the hubby went as a Modest Skeleton ,lol.

Anyway even though its past Halloween I hope you guys can enjoy this one.

 The base color is Orly Iron Butterfly and the blood coat is Sally Hansen Salon in Cocktail Party
 I painted the tips in 2 thick coats, before it dried used a toothpick to drag the color in streaks down the nail.
Super simple but really had quite the party fan base, it'd be a cool Vampire nail mani.
Well hope you guys dig this one, next post im getting back on track and back to updating ive gotten so many great polishes Im dying to show you guys and a few that im disappointed with I want to review..
Thats all for this post, thanks for reading -ilectra

Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn Cold and Halloween Nails

So what have I learned this month?? Having Jason Vorhees kill you and shove you into the lake will give you one hell of a cold, so ive been battling a monster cold but now that it's passing I wanted to share with you my nails, I have been doing halloween nails since my last post and even sick Ive been taking pics for you guys.

Today Im sharing the mani I have on right now, I'll call it Danger, Hot Lava. (All pics can be enlarged by clicking)

 I used one coat of Sally Hansen Salon, Pat on the Black and is a blackened plum. Then down the middle I stripped each nail with Hard Candy's Lava I topped it all with a quick dry top coat ans then when back over the Pat on the black with Essie matte and I finished it all off with a Halloween decal on each ring finger.

Close up of the matte/shiny and decal, the red/orange Lava looks like red foil when it catches the light over the top of this darker color.
Im really loving the Halloween season cause it's inspiring me to do more nail art rather then just plain polishing, I enjoy trying to be creative and that brings me to my final thing to share today,above I mentioned how I managed to get a cold and Im sure a few of you were like huh???
Well Im one of 3 members of a comedy troupe on youtube , we are all good friends and we do comedy silly videos for fun so one of our videos for halloween the one that gave me the lovely cold I thought I would share with you guys.. we are no pro's be we do love what we do.
Crystal Lake Water
Ok that's about all for this blog post, the cold is going and the nails are lookin cute, hope you check out and enjoy me and my friends silly video.
Thanks for reading -ilectra

Saturday, October 16, 2010

IDK Wedding NOTD

Doh!! it's been 2 weeks since I posted, the Wedding and everything involved was way way more then I had imagined, I worked my butt off and it was hell on my hands.. But while on honeymoon I did manage to snap some pics of the Mani/NOTD that I did for the wedding.

I used IDK From the China Glaze OMG Collection and added a pretty nail decal on my ring fingers.

 I love my wedding band!!!

Wow at all of the holo goodness, This is 2 coats with seche vite over the top and these pics were taken after 3 days of wear and tear.

On a mushy note:

It was everything I had hoped it would be, I hope you guys dont mind me sharing some of this with you.
I am now back from honeymoon and things are slowing down so more nails and nail fun to come, sportin halloween nails right now and thinking of keeping in the fall/halloween theme for the rest of the month.. Wonder how fast before I get Ok more soon, also want to share a few pics from the honeymoon next post. Thanks for reading -ilectra

Friday, October 1, 2010

Flakie Week: Franken Friday, Bar Hopping

Alas it is Friday so we have come to the end of our Flakie week, and it was fun but today I an sticking with our theme and sharing a Franken I made with Nubar 2010 that I call Bar Hopping.. It's by far a total success as a flakie franken but the color and tone that I ended up with makes me so happy so that is way its a total keeper for me.. Here she is in pic spamage..(click pics for larger size/more detail)

 The weather was real crap so I had to take pics in the light box, this one in shade conditions.
 I am so in love with the color this came out, its a jelly/shimmer/cream mix .
 This is two coats but as you can prolly tell it could have used one more. I made the base thin enough so that with each layer you could still see the flakes in the layer under it.
 Close up above you can see the flakes peeping out, its very subtle but just enough to add some fun twinkle of color to the baby blue.
I really wish I could have gotten pics of this in day light, its so lovely outside, soft and interesting.
But again as a Flakie franken not a huge success but im still very taken by it, what do ya think?

Well guys and gals, that's the end of flakie week I you guys enjoyed it..
On a side note it's now only 8 days til my wedding so things are getting hectic, im going to try and stay on top of blogging here but I feel like it'll be mostly NOTD's til after the Wedding.. But Ive got fun stuff planned after the wedding so think good thoughts for me the next 8 days heh Im gonna need um :)
Thanks so much for reading -ilectra

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flakie Week: Cover Girl.. really??

Thursday brings us to a polish that just about all of you can get but people never really think of it as a flakie but it is indeed and it's cheap and beautiful sooo what more could ya want.. lol

It's Cover Girl's boundless polish in Pink Twinkle, I layered it over Essie's Lapis of Luxury.
 One thing I wasnt quite able to catch in pics was that the pink layered over the blue made a soft lavender kinda magic in doors and in shade. But in the pics with the sun on it looks much more blue and the Essie shines through.
First I thought Id show a close up of it on the nail just in case there are any doubt that this polish is indeed flakie.
Granted the classic color shift of flakie's is very minimal in this one but it's still super stunning.
I really like the subtly of this one, this is with 1 coat over 2 coats of the Essie. 
For me this has been a real must have polish, its so sparkly without being over powering and so easy to get, atleast in my area.
It's almost the end of flakie week sadly, tomorrow will be franken friday and so it'll be a flakie franken and so I wanted to comment that I yes we did a flakie week without Nfu Oh polish and yes I know thats kinda weird but I simply dont own any yet and they aren't as easy to get ahold atleast not the super amazing ones lol.
So hey maybe another flakie week will have to happen in the future, but tell me what do you think of today's polish? have you seen it while out and about? 
Thats all for today see ya tomorrow, thanks for reading -ilectra

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Flakie Week: Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

Who didnt know that Hidden Treasure would make it into flakie week?? ha ha yes yes the polish that women sold theyre kidney's to get a hold of this last spring had to be included even if ive posted it before and even if you've seen it a billion times here she is again.

This time I layered HT over China Glaze' Flying Dragon a beautiful bright purple polish with pinkish purple and blue glitters. Not alot to say about this polish that I haven't already said it really speaks for it's self so here is pic spam ..Click any pic for larger size/more detail.
In sunlight!

In Shade!

Close up!
Sooo there has been alot of hype about this polish and I really really can see why, cant you??
I have heard that bottles of this once thought sold out everywhere are popping up in stores a bunch these days so dont give up hope on this one yet if you havent scored a bottle its still to be found and if not grab a bottle of Nubar 2010 and you'll never know the difference :)

In an exciting note... LOOK what came in the mail today..
Looks like I could do a Glitter Week, sooo what do ya think?? Glitter week with These? Or Just one monster post?
That's all for today's post, thanks for reading guys -ilectra

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flakie Week: OPI Merry Midnight

Tuesday flakie time, so happy to hear that you girls are digging this week's theme. Today I have a lemming fullfilled and the main reason I chose to do flakie week, non other than OPI Merry Midnight from the 2009 Holiday Collection.
Here's a bottle swatch..(click pics for bigger size/more detail)
Yes indeed it looks like flakie insanity right there but as you all know in the bottle and on the nails is so rarely even close.. but even if on nails it doesnt look like the above it is still a beauty..see...

This polish is amazingly opaque this is with 2 coats in sunlight..I found this polish to be a pain in the butt to get good pics of cause its so freakin shiny ha.
In direct sunlight you can see the beautiful plum purple color but in norm light this polish is super dark.
Blue,Red,Pink,Orange and Purple shimmers and flake colors litter this polish, I cant stop staring at the blue bits.
I lemminged this baby for quite awhile and now that I have it I can say that's its a real pleaser.. This is a be careful while driving polish , it catches a sun beam and the orange flakes look like they are on fire.

Here's an on the nail close up in shade and sorry about the quality of this one again so hard to capture how awesome this one is..
That's all for Tuesday, stay tuned for Weds.. Thanks for reading -ilectra

Monday, September 27, 2010

Flakie Week: LA Girls Rock Star - Crowd Surfing

Happy Monday guys and gals it's the start of Flakie week so let me say that I know many people either love or HATE flakies but Im in the love camp so Im featuring them for a whole week, but for those of you that hate them next week I'll be back to non flakie goodness and I would love to hear what you DO love so that I may feature it too :)

Now all disclaimers aside ha ha Here we go..
Today's flakie is LA Girls Rock Star in the shade Crowd Surfing , I layered it over the top of a beautiful Nina Pro polish Called Never Glum Plum, its a creamy plum grey..Here are the bottles side by side.

The LA Girl Flakie is a light green jelly base full of green shimmer and orange/gold flakes. Here is it over the Nina Pro Never Glum Plum in direct sunlight.
Here it is in shade in its full glory..

Look at all that flakie goodness..This is two coats layered but one would have been good for a slightly more subtle effect.
As you can see the green base and shimmer really take over and so this is one that could be great on its own in 3 coats or so.
In the sun it really shimmers and sparkles due to the green shimmers..So this is like most flakies a polish of many faces.. I love it because its the mix of my love of Green and my love of flakies..
So do ya love it? or is it a fist full of ugly? lol
That's all for today, see ya tomorrow with another flakie beauty thanks for reading -ilectra

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Fashion Friday: Boots boots boots a plenty

Yay its fall fashion friday again and today's post is going to be a mega photo overload..
Best fall fashion item bar none??? BOOTS! duh.. lol ok cardigans, scarfs and tights are pretty awesome too but today im showing my love to boots..

I have 7 pair of varying styles and shades to share with you today, It's still a lil to hot for boots here but I will be sporting many of these all Autumn long..
 All images are clickable for more detail/bigger size pic.

First up a cute Pair of Steve Madden Cybul Flat Boots in Cognac.
These are sooooo buttery and comfy and look super cute with fun fall dresses that hit around the knee.

Next is Wanted spike boots in Brown.

These boots are a lil more rough and tumble, they are faux fur lined and the top of the boot has a sweater like stretch material which make these super warm.. word to the wise on these they run really small sooo its always wise when and if buying online to go a size up, cause extra room is better then broken

Next we have Michael Antonio Onte boots in black.

If looks could Kill, ok so these are a lil more daring and not everyone's taste but you cant help but feel really kickass in them.. I think they would be awesome for a fall night out.. They rock with tights and have silver accents.

Next are Wild Rose Tamie Boots in Black.
Yet another pair of stiletto boots but just ever so slightly tamer and with gold accent's rather then the silver in the previous pair. These are surprisingly comfortable and dont stress the arch like alot of stiletto's do and so that makes these more wearable.

Next we have my fave pair Naugthy Monkey Maverick boots in Chocolate.

The warm toned brown with the mix of leather and suede make these my go to fall boots, they are comfy and look great with jeans, they are super soft and make me want to swashbuckle ha ha.

Up next DollHouse Hemi Boots in Black.
These boots are freakin awesome they have amazing tread,like almost snow boot tread, soft and sturdy they make a dress fun and look sexy and casual with jeans.. see...
 And now last but not least Nine West Elbe Boots in Black.
 These boots are almost 5 years old and have been through hell and high water and yet they still look new as the day I got them, these boots have class and style and literally look good with just about everything and any thing you can pair them with.

And that's all 7 I chose to feature, I almost added rain boots to this but since Fall is the driest season in my area I decided against it but with that said, rain boots also make a super fun and cute fall boot and in wetter climates its super practical .. They come in all kinds of designs, mine have lil whales all over them so cute.

I hope this inspired you to give boots a try this Fall or Pull your old boots out of the closet.
So of the 7 what did you like or not like?
Thats all for this very long post, thanks so much for reading -ilectra