Friday, June 7, 2013

Katie Cazorla Color Flash System

This was an easy decision to buy! I met the gorgeous Katie of The Painted Nail on Sunday at Premiere Orlando 2013. She was so sweet and adorable. Katie actually was working the booth along with three others but Katie was definitely hands on and down to earth. I was bad I didn't have the guts to ask for a picture with her. Well while visiting her booth I watched two demos at once. One was nail graphfix over the color flash set and also the quick color flash system. I wanted the pod but instead bought the bigger system and no regrets. All you do is clean prep (dry mani), pick a color apply, cure one coat under the cute light, once the light goes off, it is set/dry. Either its opaque enough if not apply another coat and cure then they are done for sure. No primer no top it's so simple! After purchasing the system I tried our at my hotel husband was shock at how fast my manicure was and he loves that there is no strong smell like regular polish. I won't lie the removing sucks. You buff the shine off apply the remove cream from the tube give it two mins don't let it dry then push it off with the cuticle pusher. It sounds simple yes but I actually had trouble and hate the remover cream but I think I'm still a noob so let's see if we find other
ways to remove. I'm showing pics of the product that I purchased and pedicure that just happened.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Denim Dash (my 1st)

CVS was having a fabulous sale and I so happen to accidentally stumble upon this awesome event. I nabbed my first Color Show polish for 50% off plus I had a manufacturer coupon for $1.00 off, I paid less than a dollar for this! Color Show is adorable. I love the cute little bottle and variety of fun colors Maybelline has been releasing. Honestly though I want all of these colors BUT at a good deal. The polishes are only 7ml, usually for this retail price ($2.95-$3.95ea), I normally pay close to this price but for 14-15ml double the size of these bottles. This blue is vibrant with a mix of very fine silver shimmer throughout. This polish should be applied quickly, it can lay uneven, I did two coats to be safe. The pictures are taken at night I will add a daylight image tomorrow. This dries a satin-matte, I'm in love. I'm a year late, lol so what, but I finally got it!! A must have indeed I haven't seen a polish similar or like this from other brands yet. Happy buy definitely.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CND Vinylux Summer Brights-swatched

CND had had my heart with other products they've created. I'm giving their new line VinyLux a try. The stand at Premiere was bombarded the entire weekend! I got the mini set but this collection has a total of 62 colors. This line claims the color will last a week it self adheres to natural nails & durability phrased with exposure to natural light. I swatched (index to pinky) pink bikini, lobster roll, water park, & grape gum. I did attend a CND workshop & other techs also played with the new VinyLUX everyone said this... It's not a quick dry formula, beautiful but there's a little wait on dry time. The formula though is fabulous. No streaking our chunking, even lay, good coverage of color max you need is two coats for an opaque coverage. The smell...there is no strong smell! I love this line so far and I wish I grabbed more full sizes! These are retailing for as low as $5.95 a bottle (0.5Oz) (

OPI Neon Revolution NEWS!

OPI Announces Limited Edition Neon Revolution For Bold Summer Looks




                OPI launches the Neon Revolution mini pack, featuring four limited edition neon nail lacquers, a neon white base coat, and OPI Top Coat. These bright and bold shades include vivid hues of yellow, orange, pink and blue. To use, apply color-intensifying white base, followed by two coats of neon lacquer. Finish with the included Top Coat for a high-gloss finish.

                “Get ready for a Neon Revolution with these hot flourescent shades!” exclaims Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Ideal for summer, this mini set includes everything needed to create fun, colorful looks. Wearing a vivid yellow, orange, pink or blue hue on nails and toes is the perfect way to accessorize your warm weather style and incorporate the neon trend.”

                In addition to neon white base and Top Coat, each Neon Revolution mini pack includes:

Don’t Say It – Yellow It!

Make a statement in this spiked lemonade yellow.


The Time is Pow!

And the color is this fiery orange.


Pink Outside the Box

Wearing this hot pink is your best idea yet!


Blue it Out of Proportion

No I’m NOT overreacting...I can’t live without this cobalt blue!!


Limited edition Neon Revolution mini sets will be available beginning July 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $19.95 ($24.95 CAN) suggested retail for each mini pack (includes all six products).

This information was provided to me by OPI. I was not paid or compensated in any way for this. I just wanted everyone to be aware of what's coming!! :)

I will be stalking my local suppliers!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

EDC plans announced.... It's a GO

Wow I'm thrilled! I just announced my choice on attending EDC this year on the Book and so many awesome people showed love. I'm more at ease now knowing there are other light dance lovers. My costume preparations along with the other chicks will be revealed here soon. You will get the whole prepping till EDC for sure. Any questions just ask. Any pictures I post are not to show off it's an event we are prepping for and just showing you all the hard work that goes into a costume. Illamasqua is definitely a line I will be using in my make up looks.

EDC 2013

Have you heard about EDC?? It's the Electric Daisy Carnival!! Just music and awesomeness. My husband had been involved with anime conventions in Florida Anna yeah they have three day raves but seriously I love the huge "main stream" raves! The music, atmosphere, and good company I love it all, oh I also get to wear costumes (yes I ask one of those who wishes Halloween was often). This year EDC I'm going with fur! I will be sharing my progress on the building and assembling of my attire here. Your I kid but I wool be sharing my progress till EDC here for sure. Links of where I got what from where will be available, I have no secrets. I wish to build something from Toki Doki or the Unicorno series one day, but baby steps to awesome eh? :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Your momma's polish-remover-in-a-tub revamped!

You may have seen these jars of removers growing up and even hated them. Well I have now grown to love these! For personal use and convenience these tubs have become "life savers". I no longer have to mess with cotton balls or damage miscellaneous surfaces because of where I place my acetone drenched cotton balls. I got this remover tub from CVS for under $4. The inner is now filled with plastic/rubber for finger insertion instead of the sponge thingy like back in the 80s (when I first saw one). This does dry my hands/fingers but it gets the job done quick and easy. I change my polish daily so this really helps me out. I didn't see other selections on remover liquids (acetone free and so on) so I bought the 100% acetone one. It claims to remove glitter with ease....we shall see. I will be keeping this tub for a while (till it gets gross) you can dump out the old liquid and fill it with new remover. Which I will do! :) yay for more polish changes with ease!! This is especially good for swatching days.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nail art/looks contest!! The Great Gatsby Inspired.

All looks are welcomed (detailed portraits or colors and embellishments that reminds you of this story of love, betrayal, & jazz). This contest will be open to everyone with an address. Submit entries via my Facebook wall or @thewittynailist on Instagram, by doing so you are allowing me to post your entry on Facebook (2 looks Max per person) publicly for likes. Most likes will go into a final voting round (a handful of make up/Nail lovers I know & trust) will help me choose winners. **Now minor details: pic of one hand holding a "tag" or card saying "thegreatgatsbycontest" with your look.

Submissions will be accepted May 2-May 19! Likes/votes will be May 20-25. Prize(s) will be shipped May 31st.

All prizes were picked out and purchased by me out of my own pocket. This is suppose to be fun for everyone, pls no negative comments on any of the submissions.

Monday, April 29, 2013

OPI the Bond Girls liquid sand

Swatched! Today I was able to swatch these awesome liquid sands and man so worth the $$. My thumb to pinky is Jinx, Tiffany case, honey Ryder, pussy galore, and solitaire. The application was easy fast drying and I only did two coats.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Be a bombshell is adorable. I really like this pin-up focused line... reminds me of The Balm. I got this gloss in my IPSY, I forget what month, and so far I like it. I cant say love. It is brighter in the tube but goes all almost jelly like but a darker tint not bright at all. Its consistency is thick and semi-sticky. Two kiss offs (on napkin and thick paper) and the color is faint. There is no taste nor smell. The Bare Minerals Moxie in Dare Devil is glossy too. It has what looks like shimmers but none appears but a nice shine. I love Moxies. This brand makes your lips tingly, I love that, the color is mauvish and really compliments tan complexions. The mauve tint stays a while and its not thick or sticky when applied. I am a repeat buyer of Moxies this color just adds to my gloss collection!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sation Nail Lacquer for IPSY

This polish is definitely on the sheer side. My index finger has 3 coats, middle has 2 coats, and last two fingers have a coat each. It dries with a glossy finish but first coat is almost jelly-like. I have to say though I love the formula. It dries even and there are no bubbles! You could use this pink with French manicures using one to two coats. All in all good product, I would buy this. The three coats though can almost say it's almost Nicki Minaj worthy.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My Little Pony Polish from Hot Topic

This set was released at Hot Topic in late 2012. One bottle retailed for $7.50 each. I was lucky enough to get all 4 bottles. These colors are opaque after two coats and dry to a semi gloss finish. The "white" is iridescent, I will swatch with undies next time. All in all I'm happy with the polishes in quality, and quantity.

Polish Haul (My Little Pony & Illamasqua)

Today was awesome! I grabbed two Illamasqua polishes, Scorch & Vice, I want Muse next! Stopped by Hot Topic and ran to the My Little Pony section... it was buy one get one half off so I bought the 4 polishes they released. I've used Illamasqua before but cant wait to try this white/Scorch. Vice is a wine vampy color, I love it. The MLP set has an iridescent white/shimmer, purple, bright blue, and bringt pink. The MLP set did not indicate names though. I want to swatch them all!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rosary nailart

I've been dying to wear this manicure. Black and white are classics, bold and eye catching. I laid snow me white as my base/main color then painted my rosary on with black on black. I used Sinful colors polishes this entire look. The brush I used came in a set I bought from Michael's. I love this simple yet interesting look. My rosary was cool but I was off and didn't eyeball the space for my cross accurately, all my art is free-hand.

Thursday, March 14, 2013