Halo Geo Stamped Nails

My last post was a review of Dermelect’s new fall collection and I said my favorite of the bunch was a rose gold chrome polish called Halo.  I really wanted to wear Halo again after I did my swatches, and this is the nail design I came up with. I wore this for at least a week straight I liked it so much! Unfortunately I had a dramatic event with a naughty stray dog over the weekend and broke a whole bunch of my nails in the process. So I chopped em off. Now I’m actually loving my new super short nails.  They don’t chip as fast! You’ll see them in my next post. :) But for now let’s look at my Halo nails with some cool triangular geometric stamping….

Halo Geo Stamped Nails Dermelect Stamped Nailsbase color- Halo by Dermelect

stamping polish- Blackout by Rica

stamping plate – Bundle Monster BM-423

topcoat – Seche Vite

Tomorrow is Halloween!  I didn’t even post any spooky nails on my blog this year. I’m so off my game! xoxxo

Dermelect ‘ME’ Inner Wild Fall 2015 Collection

Today I’d like to show you a new 4 piece Fall 2015 collection from Dermelect called Inner Wild. Inner Wild is the newest edition to the Dermelect ME Lacquer Collection which touts a unique anti-aging peptide-infused formulation…

Dermelect Inner Wild

The first coat instantly bonds to the nail, while the second fuses with the base coat to create a flexible web of color that resists chipping and improves brittleness.  The ME colors combine fast drying, high shine and a healthy ‘green’ dose of vitamins, peptides and moisture, offering a colorful solution to the contemporary woman’s beauty concern — aging hands and nails.

The Inner Wild Collection consists of 4 sophisticated urban camouflage colors that can be worn together or separately. There’s a nice range of finishes and neutrals in this little collection.  So let’s look at my swatches!


Halo by Dermelect HaloHalo is a frosty rose gold color which needed two coats.  I like the angelic name of this one. I also think this color is very wearable and kinda boho chic. I’m actually wearing it for the second time right now.

Give Me ’10’

Give Me '10' by DermelectGive Me '10'Give Me ’10’ is a grey-ish lavender color with shimmer.  The first coat was very sheer, but the second coat surprisingly gave much better coverage.  I went for three coats though to make sure it was completely opaque.  The pink and blue shimmer against the light purple base color is really pretty and lends a bit of complexity to this shade.

Army Of One

Army of One by DermelectArmy of OneArmy Of One is an army green creme that needed two coats for opacity. This one seemed super shiny to me. You can see alot of reflections on the surface of my nails in these pics!  I loved the khaki green shade too. So perfect for fall-time.


Commando by Dermelect CommandoCommando is a nice neutral putty color that you can get a lot of wear out of.  Two coats did the trick.  Commando seemed to dry really fast too, so you won’t want to dilly dally when applying it.

Nice colors for fall, right? And if you’re in the mood for some nail art you can even try your hand at Dermelect’s DIY Abstract Camo Nail Art.  Photo courtesy of Dermelect.

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  1. Choose “Give Me 10” from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ Inner Wild Collection as the base color and paint 2 coats on the nail.
  2. Use Army of ONE, Commando and Halo from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ Inner Wild Collection to make different shaped abstract splotches on the nail.
  3. Make sure to leave some of your base color (Give Me 10) showing through.
  4. Seal with Memento Manicure Extender Top Coat

Dermelect’s ‘ME’ Inner Wild Collection is available for Fall 2015.  The lacquers retail for $14 a piece and can be purchased at http://dermelect.com/.

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New Metallic Fringe from AVON

AVON recently released a new special top coat called Metallic Fringe.  There’s 5 different ones to choose from, and they’re all clear coats with bar glitter in them. I picked up FRINGED & FRAYED which has white and gold glitters.

Metallic Fringe Craftynail AVON Fringed and Frayed by Craftynail Fringed and Frayed by CraftynailIn these pics I’m wearing Fringed & Frayed over a green Nailwear Pro+ called Noir Emerald.  To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure if I like bar glitter or not.  I haven’t worn it much, and there’s something mismatchy about it since the glitters stick in all different directions.  I didn’t  know if I’d enjoy the Metallic Fringe line so I only bought one. But after I put on Fringed & Frayed I realized…. I love this topcoat!  It adds a really cool metallic effect to your favorite nail polish color.  It was easy to apply too- one coat did the trick.

You can get Metallic Fringe at my e-store https://craftynail.avonrepresentative.com/ or from your local AVON Representative. They’re usually on sale for only $3.49 a piece!


Made in America by Incoco

These are the nails I wore to the county fair this past summer.  This Incoco design is called Made In America.

I never get tired of Incoco nail appliques.  They always look awesome!  Also, I love how the largest nail strip in each pack fits my big toe perfectly, so when I do an Incoco manicure I can do a semi-pedi to match….

Incoco Made In America Made In America by IncocoWhat do I mean by a semi-pedi?  Well, Incoco gives you 8 different sizes of strips so I always have 3 sizes leftover.  I put a few of them on my toes and then paint my other toes with a complementary nail polish for a cute mix-n-match pedi that coordinates with my mani. You get more for your buck that way!  ‘Murica!

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OPI Just Lanai-ing Around

Yup, I know…I haven’t posted in a bit. But I’m here and I’m still kickin! Reason is, I got a little burnt out from our big July nail challenge! But I’m still painting my nails and I want to show you a color I was wearing last week. It’s OPI Just Lanai-ing Around from the Hawaii collection.  When I got the collection I wasn’t really feeling this color at all. The dusty pink shade just didn’t seem summery enough for me! But now that it’s cooling off I pulled this shade out because I think it has a more autumnal feel. Don’t you agree?

Just Lanai ing Around OPI OPI Hawaii Just Lanaiing Around

Just Lanai-ing Around is a dusty rose shade with a little hint of shimmer. But most of the shimmer got lost on the nail.  The formula of this one was a little weird. It was more runny than I expected. Yet, for a runny polish it was surprisingly opaque.  It was virtually a one-coater.  But it did flood my cuticles a bit as you can see in my pics.

What do you think of this OPI?  Boring? Or purty? I thought it was boring until I got it on my nails and then I kinda loved it!

Ruby Wing Sweet Rose

I love novelty nail polishes! So when the bookstore (I work at a University) had a 40% off sale I snatched up two Ruby Wing polishes which change color in the sun.  I grabbed a purple for my mom and a pink for me.  My mom LURVED the purple one, and I was impressed with my pink too! Mine’s called Sweet Rose . Let’s see what it looks like!

Sweet Rose Ruby WIng Ruby Wing Sweet RoseIt needed three coats to get good coverage which made it seem a lil goopy. But a nice coat of seche vite smoothed it all out.  Sweet Rose changed really well from light pink to magenta in the UV sun rays.  I was impressed.  I have a couple rubys that are duds. But this one was nice!

Do you own any of these?  They’re fun, especially in summer when ya spend alot of time outside.  Ciao my bellas!

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