Nubar Greener Holo

I couldn't help it, after matting this mani earlier I started thinking about what else I could do to it. Then it hits me. BAM! I just got some spectraflair in the mail...Greener needs to be holo-cized! So here are some pics of Nubar Greener with a holographic top coat of my making and my very first spectraflair experiment ever.

Inside no flash (just desk light)

Inside with flash

Just check the fire on those inside pics, even the one with NO flash! I just knew it needed some sunlight shots!

Outside in sunlight

Outside in sunlight

Macro of holo rainbow goodness in sunlight

Not sure I'm going to want to take this off tomorrow. LOL

Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Nubar Greener cont.

So I loved the look of Nubar Greener so much I wasn't ready to give it hit it with some China Glaze Matte Magic. I think it turned out great, still has that awesome shimmer just now it's more velvety.

Inside no flash - not much to look at
Inside with flash
Outside in the sunlight
Macro to show shimmer

Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Nubar Greener

Didn't have any particular mani plans for today but the hubby and I had a date so I asked him what color I should use. He chose green, his favorite color. LOL! Big surprise. he then specified a dark green. So being as I just got this polish a few days ago in the mail... I thought I'd use it.

A beautiful dark emerald green with an emerald green shimmer. I love this polish, nice application, perfect in two coats. I will definitely be using this one for my holiday green.

Inside w/ flash

This polish looks AMAZING in the sun! The following pictures just begin to capture the shimmer.



Someone else wanted to take pictures tonight too. This is little Miss Bug-bug's hand after she smacked it up onto my work table and said, "My turn!" So cute!!

Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Color Club Fashion Addict

I ordered some spectraflair pigment a few days ago and I couldn't wait for it to get here. So I decided to wear one of my Color Club holos while I waited.

This is two coats of Color Club Fashion Addict over two base coats. A very pretty light lavender holographic polish, as with most holos these pics just don't do it justice.
Outside - Sunlight

Inside - Flash

Inside - No Flash

Pretty rainbow even inside (Inside - No Flash)

Inside - Flash

Outside - Sunlight

Beautiful, I LOVE holos! (Outside - Sunlight)
So guess what showed up in the mail this afternoon? Yep the spectraflair. So I guess I'll be playing around with it in the next few days making some new polish.

Much love, The Dragon Lady

Black Friday Mani (a day late)

This was my Black Friday mani, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to post it yesterday as we went out of town to visit my mother for our Second Thanksgiving Dinner with her and my step-father. So excuse the sloppy cleanup as I was in a hurry.

I opted for black and green. Black for black friday and green for all the money being spent.

Macro of unknown green glitter over black

Macro of Resolution over black

This is two coats of Wet n Wild Ink Well followed by one coat of Sally Hansen HD Resolution on all but the accent nail which got one coat of my un-named Shades of the Season green glitter. After looking at the pictures I realize that I should have used two coats of Resolution to fix the streaks that showed up with just the one. Otherwise, I liked it.

Much love, The Dragon Lady

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all!

To start I am thankful for my wonderful husband, beautiful daughters, my fabulous mother and all the rest of my awesome family. I am also thankful for my education, a roof over my family’s heads and food in their bellies and my heart goes out to those who don’t currently have those blessings. I am also extremely grateful to all the men and women in our Armed Forces who are out protecting our country. I would like to thank them for their sacrifice (and their families’) and being out there keeping us all safe instead of being able to be with their families.

On to the polish, my Thanksgiving Day mani is two coats of China Glaze Poetic (beautiful peachy foil) , followed by two coats of Nubar 2010 and a coat of Seche Vite. Sorry, it’s a bit pic heavy but I was attempting to capture the different color flashes that the Nubar 2010 adds to this mani.

Closest to actual color of Poetic

Pink on the side, gold on the top, and green in the center.

Shot to show some of the flakiness of the Nubar.

Some of the fire from the flakies are shown here.

I will be doing a Black Friday mani tomorrow, I hope it turns out as well as it “looks” in my head.I also hope to post some swatches and manicures I've done in the past few weeks but haven't had the chance to post yet. I am hoping to "catch up" on some bloggin' during the Thanksgiving break.

Much love, The Dragon Lady

Kardasian Kolor – Nicole by OPI

Disco Dolls
First up is Disco Dolls, a coppery-gold micro-glitter with small green, burgundy, and gold hex glitter. Pretty solid coverage in one coat, full coverage with two. Very blingy!

Not very “chunky” of a finish as glitters go. One coat of Seche Vite and it was beautifully smooth.

Blurry close up to show glitter and colors
Kendall on the Katwalk
Next up is Kendall on the Katwalk, an Aqua/blue jelly base with blue, aqua, and purple glitter. Decent coverage in two coats but if you’re going for “bottle” look coverage I’d probably go 3 or 4 coats.

One coat of Seche Vite evened out the glitter bumpiness from this one too.

Close to show glitter and colors
That's it for now. Much love, The Dragon Lady