Tuesday, January 29, 2013

February Nail Art Challenge!

I am hosting a nail art challenge this month! It is Valentine's Day themed, which means you need to break out your super girly polish! The schedule is listed below!

I would love to see your interpretations of each challenge, so show me on Facebook, tag #SouthernSparkleFNAC on Instagram, or e-mail your picture to southernsparklenailart@gmail.com!

I cannot wait to see what you lacquer loving ladies will come up with. I will be doing the challenge with you all, so make sure you catch my posts either here, on my Facebook, or on Instagram @samantha_faye16 on the dates listed above!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Nail Care 101: Cuticle Care (Part One)

   Tonight I am starting a new segment on my blog: Nail Care 101. The first post will cover cuticle care. As many of you know cuticle care is one of the most important parts of nail care. Are you confused on cuticle care or confused about what a cuticle actually does than this is the segment for you!

More after the jump! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Leopard Print

This is my last post that I am integrating from Facebook! How exciting! This is a nail art post in which I absolutely adore! Find out more after the jump!

My Melmer: Info & Photos!

Like many other lacquer lovers I use a melmer to store all of my nail polishes and other tools.What to know more? Find out after the jump!

China Glaze 'Whirled Away'

Once again here is another post I'm integrating from Facebook

Check out the review after the jump!

Gradient Nail Art

This is my favorite color combination from Facebook! This post does not only feature nail art, but also a full blown review! Check it out after the jump!

Ikat Nail Art

Here is my first nail art design from Facebook. I'm integrating my Facebook posts onto my blog, can't you tell?

 More after the jump!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Essie 'Matte About You' VS. NYC 'Matte Me Crazy'

   Here is one of my more in-depth reviews from Facebook. I learned a lot during this post. Take a peek!

Jan. 7, 2012

"Matte: lacking or deprived of luster or gloss; having a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights (merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matte)."

 The review and pictures are after the jump!

China Glaze 'With Love' & 'Make a Spectacle'

   Here is an oldie, but a goodie, from Facebook!

Jan. 5, 2012

As you can see from the picture below China Glaze With Love is a gorgeous red color. It was easy to apply and was opaque in two thin coats. The dry time was definitely something I want to see from other nail polishes. Each coat was dry in about four minutes flat, which is impressive considering it was not a fast dry nail polish. I was not as happy with China Glaze Make A Spectacle. In the bottle Make A Spectacle seems like a white glitter topcoat with a few silver tinted glitter. As I applied it on the nail I found that it really is not what it seems. Make A Spectacle layered over With Love left me with a gold accent nail, which is not what I intended. At first I thought it may have been my lighting, but after using many different lights, it still came out as a gold finish. This manicure, in my opinion, would be good for either before the holidays or sometime there after. To me it just doesn't look right for January. I plan on wearing this color combo again, but I think I will wait until the holiday season comes around again.

Orly 'Miss Conduct'

   Here is one of my most favorite nail polishes I reviewed on my Facebook page!

Dec. 30, 2012

A few days ago I picked up this beauty at a Sally Beauty Supply store. They had two bottles, so after hearing all of the great things about it I decided to grab them. I'm sure glad I did! Miss Conduct is a gorgeous hot pink holographic polish. It was opaque in two coats and after I topped it with my base coat I was done! Miss Conduct had great dry time (5-8 minutes depending on thickness). This polish would also be great as undies for any glitter polish or nail art. I can't wait to see what ideas I can come up with to use this polish for! Orly gets an A+ on this one!

Enchanted Polish 'Finger Lickin' Good' & China Glaze 'Roguish Red'

    This was my first ever review on my Facebook page. There is only one picture this time, but trust me, the pictures tend to multiply in my future posts!

Dec. 29, 2012

   These two polishes are like soul mates. They mesh well together. I was very impressed with China Glaze. Their polish had a good dry time and was very opaque. Here I used two coats. I was not as impressed with Enchanted Polish. The formula to "Finger Lickin' Good" seemed very thick and needed more dry time than usual. Here I used two coats. Besides that "Finger Lickin' Good" is a beautiful polish packed with glitter! This combo is perfect for the end of summer or beginning of fall.

   I will be back tomorrow with another review! Enjoy!