Venique 'Nothing But String,' 'Shocking Peep Toes' swatches, review

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Press Sample

I have two really fun polishes to share with you today. I have tried Venique polishes before and have yet to be disappointed. The colors are rich and vibrant.
"Women use their hands to do...everything! So when a woman is asked what she desires in a nail polish, her answer inevitably includes beautiful, intense, long-lasting color; exceptional wear; brilliant shine; and shades and finishes guaranteed to boost confidence and attract attention.

Venique gives her all of that and more." - Venique website.


Let's take a look at the polishes I have for you.

First up is Shocking Peep Toes. It is a gorgeous deep blurple. It's got qualities of both blue and purple. The finish is gorgeous, smooth and glossy. I could get lost in this color. This is two coats with a top coat. I am going to show you photos in different lighting. It definitely shows up blue in some lighting and purple in others - although it is predominately purple. My camera really wants it to be more blue than it is.


Venique Shocking Peep Toes
Venique Shocking Peep Toes
This is the most color accurate swatch. Look at that gorgeous purple!


Venique Shocking Peep Toes
Venique Shocking Peep Toes

Nothing But String is a gorgeous, shimmery top coat. It is loaded with iridescent strips that display a rainbow of colors. It applied super easy and there was no fighting with the strips. They rest flat against the nail. This is one light coat of Nothing But String over Shocking Peep Toes.


Venique Nothing But String
Venique Nothing But String
Venique Nothing But String
Venique Nothing But String
Venique Nothing But String
Venique Nothing But String
Venique is a brand that every polish aficionado should have in their stash. Make sure to follow them on Facebook for new releases. Check out their website for more amazing colors.

Venique can be purchased at CosmoProf or check your salon for availability. 

These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Peacock feather nail art tutorial

Monday, April 14, 2014

I have a fun, shimmery and elegant tutorial for you today - Peacock feathers! I knew I wanted to sport Peacock feathers on my nails so I went searching for ideas. I found several and kind of combined them. The one that really inspired me was from the Nails Magazine Pinterest page.

Peacock feather nail art
Peacock feather nail art
Let me show you how I did it. I don't think all the steps are needed. But I will show you all of them.

Here are the polishes I used.


Start off with a base color of Orly Sweet Peacock or another metallic blue.


Then make the center part of the feather. I used Milani Signature Gold.



I used Zoya Meg to outline the gold in a light metallic green.



Then I outlined that with Milani Black Swift.



Then I painted "wisps" of the feathers with Milani Black Swift. This is just the start of the feathery part.


Then I added more wisps using Milani White and Orly Mysterious Curse.


Then I added a light blue oval in the center of the gold using Orly Snowcone.



Then I added a dot of dark blue in the bottom of the light blue oval using Orly Royal Navy. I topped it off with a top coat of HK Girl. It didn't smear the design at all!



Peacock feather nail art
Peacock feather nail art


Peacock feather nail art
Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art
Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art
Peacock feather nail art

I really like the way they turned out. If I had to change anything I would make the wisps longer I think.


A couple of these products were previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

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