Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Layered Cheetah Print with China Glaze Electric Nights!

Good morning readers! If you follow me on Facebook, you saw that I recently had a bad bend on my index nail so I've just had to cut my nails down to super shorties. I was trying to figure out a good manicure to do and decided on a crazy layered cheetah print to distract from the length. I used all of the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection crellies for this manicure, plus black and white cremes. These were loosely inspired by a pair of sunglasses my 2 year old is currently obsessed with wearing EVERYWHERE. Let's take a look:
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Swatch Saturday: China Glaze Electric Nights Collection!


Good morning, readers! I have the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection to share with you for Swatch Saturday this week! I don't typically purchase entire collections, but I couldn't resist these brights and they make for fun spring and summer nail art! This collection consists of 12 polishes: 3 matte glitter toppers and 9 squishy bright/neon crellies. I say that because some are definitely neon and glowing under my blue aquarium lights (not black lights, which may make them all glow as the press release on the collection says) and others are just bright colors without the glow. Let's take a look.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Press Release: OPI Color Paints

Good afternoon, readers! I have a new press release from OPI to share with you today! In May, the new Color Paints Collection will release. Let's take a look at the info provided from OPI below. Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments!

IDEA: Translucent colors to layer and blend for endless nail art looks

WHAT THEY ARE: A new line of blendable nail lacquers that let you create your own color masterpieces. This spring, the leading color experts at OPI have created a new way to get creative with nail art. The world’s number one salon brand introduces Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer, a line of ultra-luminous nail lacquers that let you layer and mix colors to create one-of-a-kind looks. Featuring semi-translucent, buildable lacquers, the collection invites you to let your imagination run wild. The unique silver base illuminates each subsequent layer with striking vivid color. Stripe, swoosh, or swirl on layers of eye-catching color to create your own signature style. With nine new shades, OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer makes each nail a paintable mini canvas of creativity.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

China Glaze Electric Nights Watermarble!

Good afternoon, readers! I recently bought the new neon collection by China Glaze called Electric Nights. They are bright, gorgeous, and I can't wait to show you a full swatch post soon. In the meantime, let's check out what I'm currently wearing on my nails right now: a watermarble using 5 of the new colors!
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Good morning, readers! I was waiting on a shipment of flat rate bubble mailers to list the rest of my grab bags. They just arrived, so here is your chance to get the last 5!

(US Addresses only--mules welcome) 

16 total polishes included in each bag:
~ 11-12 Full Sized polishes [5-4 are Indie brands, 7 are drugstore variety] 
~ 4-5 Mini Indie Polishes. 

$36 Shipped with tracking. ONLY 5 AVAILABLE and these go quickly, so email me at adventuresinacetone@live.com if you are interested! xoxo
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Swatch Saturday: Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola Collection!

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If you are out of the loop, Nicole by OPI just released the Coca-Cola Collection and I have them for you today! If you missed it, check out my This or That? post from earlier this week--I compared these soda inspired shades to their OPI counterparts from last year. Vote on your favorites!

As promised, here are full swatches of the new collection. I have to admit, I'm really leaning toward the Nicole by OPI Collection more than the old OPI one. Aside from one or two, the Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola Collection wins this battle for me. So let's take a look.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Milani Negative Space Striped Nail Art

Good morning, readers! I know I probably say this all the time, but I get nail art inspiration from a lot of everyday things. TV shows, patterns on purses/clothes, books, etc. Last week, I got a new cup and it had simple stripes on it in a cute color combination. I loved it so much, so I had to go change my mani to match the pattern on the cup that afternoon. It was simple messy stripes in a negative space mani but it was fun and I enjoyed wearing it! Let's take a look.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This or That? OPI vs. Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola!

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Good morning, readers! It's Saint Patrick's Day, but I don't have green nails. I showed last night on Instagram that I am doing a wear test for the OPI Infinite Shine polishes so check out my Facebook Page today for some throwbacks to older St. Patty's Day nails.

Last spring, OPI released their Coca-Cola Collection. It consisted of 9 soda-inspired shades and you can see my review post here. This spring, they've released a new Coca-Cola Collection under the Nicole by OPI brand. There are 6 soda-inspired shades (no polishes for Vanilla Coke and Cherry Coke this time) and I'll have that full swatch post up this weekend. 

In the mean time, I thought it would be interesting to compare the 6 Nicole by OPI shades with their OPI counterparts. (I've obviously excluded the 3 OPI polishes that don't have counterparts in the Nicole by OPI Collection.) Let's take a look!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Swatch Saturday: Silly Bee's Chickadees Goodly Granizados Collection!

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Good morning, readers! I have a fun new glitter topper collection for you releasing Monday! This is the Silly Bee's Chickadees Goodly Granizados Collection. There are four clear based glitter toppers inspired by shaved ice treats made with evaporated milk, colored flavor syrup, and condensed milk called granizados. I would love to try one, it sounds yummy! Let's take a look:
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Friday, March 13, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature, Day 5: Hydrangea Nail Art!

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TGIF! It's Friday, it's Friday! It's a boat day for us, so I've scheduled this post ahead of time and will hopefully be out enjoying the sunshine and waves when you get to read this. It's the final day of Nature Week with The Digit-al Dozen and today's mani is possible thanks to another awesome tutorial in Idiot's Guides: Nail Art by Emily from The Lacquerologist. I hope you've enjoyed the other nail art book inspired manis this week. I can't recommend this book enough, and that's my 100% total honest opinion. 

As we have discussed before, florals are not my strong suit. I'm working and practicing though, so I was excited to try these Hydrangeas after looking through the book again. This tutorial can be found on pages 116-117 in the Intermediate Designs section.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature, Day 4: Beach Waves Nail Art

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Good morning! I'm back today with my 4th mani for Digit-al Dozen Nature Week. This was another mani created by following one of the tutorials in Idiot's Guides: Nail Art by Emily from The Lacquerologist. It's an aerial view of beach waves and so easy to create without any special tools (aside from my little star fish and shell extras).  
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature, Day 3: Mermaid Tail Nail Art

Good morning, readers! Are you ready for Day 3 of Nature Week with The Digit-al Dozen? I wore this mani all weekend and loved it so much! It's been a little over a year since I first tried free handed Mermaid Scales and I even did a simple tutorial for it! For this mani, I went a different route and added more color to the fin before adding the scale pattern on top. Mermaids may not be real, but I'm fitting them in with nature week anyway!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature, Day 2: Leopard Nail Art!

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Good morning, readers! Are you ready for Day 2 of Nature Week with The Digit-al Dozen? I've done leopard print nail art many times, but this is the first time I've tried to match the colors and base to an actual leopard. With the help of 2 different Simple Designs tutorials from Idiot's Guides: Nail Art by Emily The Lacquerologist, I am quite happy with how this nature-inspired mani turned out!
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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Nature, Day 1: Island Sunset Nail Art

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Good morning, readers! I'm alive! It was a busy week last week and I didn't have time for painting my nails or posts, sorry for the lack of communication. However, I was able to get this week's Digit-al Dozen manis ready for you! The theme is Nature and I can't wait to see how everyone does! It's so broad that I think we will have tons of variation in nail art.

My first mani was inspired by a tutorial in my favorite nail art book (that I've shown you many times before!), Idiot's Guides: Nail Art by Emily from The Lacquerologist. Actually, the majority of my manis for this week were done using tutorials out of the book so this will be exciting!

The Palm Trees tutorial is found on pages 144-145, in the Intermediate Designs section of Idiot's Guides: Nail Art. I remember trying a similar mani on my younger sister years ago, before the start of Adventures In Acetone, and I can't believe I've never done one on myself.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Press Release: Nicole by OPI Coca Cola Collection

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Good morning! I just got word that Nicole by OPI is teaming up with Coca Cola for 6 limited edition, soda inspired shades. I have the press release attached below. I can't wait to see how these differ from the original OPI Coca Cola Collection release--seems interesting that they are doing it a second time. Maybe they had more than one idea for each soda and this is a way that they can release them under the Nicole line. These should be in stores now or very soon. Let's take a look:

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