Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Shine and Polishment!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Check out this great blog-i-versary giveway from Ash-Lilly!!

Swatch the Fourteenth

Greetings from Panera Bread! (I wonder if I could get sponsorship...?) Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I have another spooky look for you ghouls this week. This one is sure to be blood curdling:

This is two coats of Sinful Colors "Snow as White" with Sinful Colors "Gogo Girl" for the dripping blood effect. I got the effect by laying a very thick French tip line down then holding my hands vertical to let them drip and using a dotting tool to help form the lines and a few extra drops.

I think the look turned out nightmarish, what do you all think?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Manicure the Eighth

Holy Cow! I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've last posted. My how time has flown. The hubs and I are all moved out of our condo and our new tenant is all moved in. Our settlement date for the new home is late November so we're bunking with my in laws till the house is ready. There is no wireless at the in laws so my laptop is as good as a paper weight right now. Right now I'm posting for the local Panera Bread. So here is a quick spooky manicure for all you Halloween fans:

This is two coats of Color Clubs in Koo Koo Cahoo with LaRosa Black Crackle over top on three fingers and little spider webs complete with adorable spiders on the other two fingers.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Swatch the Thirteenth

Rainy days make for horrible photographs. And painting your house makes for awful manicures. Both of which are my reasons for the lack of posts lately. And since I'm fairly new to this blogging world I have very little manicure pictures kept in the vault for just such rainy days. I have however managed to dig up these gorgeous shots:

These lovely shots are brought to you by Zoya in one of my absolute new favorite colors, Jem. Jem is from the newest Zoya collection, Smoke and Mirrors. From Zoya's website "A dark red-toned purple base with metallic dark pink highlights and subtle gold duochrome flecks. This shade has it all; bold color, vampy drama, bright sparkle and a glam rock persona." I couldn't had described this color better myself. Application was flawless, opaque in two easy coats and dry time was pretty speedy. This bottle is going straight to the top of my favorites pile. And I can't urge you enough to go out and grab a bottle for yourself before it's gone.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Swatch the Twelveth

Earlier this month my company had their big yearly meeting. This meeting is always themed and participants are highly encouraged to dress to match the theme. This year's theme: The 80's. Check out my totally rad outfit.

And of course this totally awesome outfit needs a great mani to go with it:

And to me nothing says the 80's like pink frost nail polish with rounded tips.

This is two coats of Pure Ice in Love with a hot pink stripe done in Pure Ice Flirt Alert and the black stripe done with a nail stripper. It looked great with all my jelly bracelets. So what do you all think? I ended up liking the rounded tips much more than my normally squared off tips so I think I'll be sticking with them for awhile. And I'll be adding some length to them as well. I think it makes my fingers and hands look slimmer and that's always a good thing.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Manicure the Seventh

Whew! What a crazy couple of weeks! First the earthquake then a hurricane and tornado and then just for some extra fun a tropical depression and flooding. And in the midst of it all hubs and I signed a contract for a new house and began renovations on our condo to ready it for rent. I spent all last week painting and painting and painting and for a change of guessed it...more painting. Hubs completely reno'd the bathroom and now I have a beautiful new bathroom that I'll probably get to enjoy for maybe a month before we move out to let the tenants move in. Oh well. Here's crazy manicure to go with my crazy week:

This awesome mani was a brand new experience for Tung. Fantastic results for her first time, huh? You would have never guessed the she hadn't done leopard spots before. For the French tips the base is China Glaze in Heaven with China Glaze Ginger Bells for the tips. The full colored nails are done in just the CG Ginger Bells, which went on beautifully in two coats and in the perfect shade of ginger bread and happened to work wonderfully with the look I was going for. The leopard spots are done free hand with acrylic paint in black and gold. You will notice that I also went with a rounded tip instead of my usual rounded square tips. I'll keep that reasoning secret for now and explain in tomorrow's swatch post. For now, enjoy!