Tuesday, February 26, 2013


So with school, it looks like I don't have much time with nail art, but I have time to swatch polishes like a fiend, so here's some more polishes I've had forever, but I've never posted about before – HAREpolish.

Cosmo Blossoms
This just might be my favorite polish ever. It's a beautiful lavender base filled with bright green glitter. This lavender color is exactly the color I would love to dye my hair, which might be why I love it so much, but also I think it's a very unique combination of colors. Never would I ever think purple and green would look good together and not remind me of Barney. Honestly, I think if there was only one polish I could wear for the rest of my life, this would be it. I'm wearing three coats in the photo above, and application was very smooth.

This is a dark blue jelly with orange and purple hex glitter and tiny purple glitter. Another fun combination of colors, I think that's pretty common with HARE polishes and it's what makes them so unique. I had to use four coats for photos, but to the human eye it was opaque in three. This is a little bit thicker than Cosmo Blossoms, but the formula was still easy to work with.

Rad Cloud
I'm not even sure where to begin when describing this. It's a light pink base with purple, pink, green, and orange glitters of various sizes and shapes. My favorite part about this polish is the square glitters. I am a big sucker for any polish with a square glitter. This was a bit thick in consistency, still workable and I managed to not have any issues except with my pointer finger. I used four coats in the above photo for full opacity.

Magic Mist
A purple base with blue, orange, pink, and purple glitters of various shapes and sized. This one also has square glitters but not as many as Rad Cloud. I really love this polish, almost as much as Cosmo Blossoms. I obviously have a thing for purple and I just love the way it looks with the bright orange! This one was thick like Rad Cloud. If I had polish thinner, those two polishes would be the ones I'd use it on, but they are definitely still workable without thinner, and these polishes are completely worth any slight struggle, in my opinion.

Why So Ingenious?
This one actually has a purple base; however, it was quite translucent and I didn't have a purple polish that matched it color wise, so I went with black. You can check out the listing on etsy for a photo without an undie. I really like this over black though, it really makes the purple glitter stand out.

Hope you all enjoy my swatches. I haven't been inspired much lately to do nail art, school is taking it's toll on my creativity. But I will say, I've enjoyed swatching, I've been wearing a lot of polishes that I've had for awhile but I've never worn before.

HAREpolish can be purchased on etsy or llarowe, and make sure to like them on facebook to get updates on shop restocks.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pretty & Polished Swatches!

I've decided that I need to start photographing my nails any time I paint them with something different. Since I've been wearing Pretty & Polished lately, I figured I'd gather up those photos and put them into one post.

Elvis' Pink Cadillac
One of the first P&P's I purchased and yet this is the first time I've actually worn it. It's a light pink creme base with small and large black hex glitters. This applied insanely well, sometimes I have issues with glitter polishes and all the glitter grouping up on the tip of my nail. This was not the case with this polish, everything spread evenly in each coat. I used four coats for the photo above, however I think you could get away with three.

This is hands down one of my favorite P&P's that I own, and possibly favorite indie. It is a purple base, with an iridescent shimmer as well as various size and color glitters dispersed. There are also large pink and white hexes, which I didn't manage to get on the nail this time around, but I have in the past and they make this polish even more gorgeous, if that's even possible. Another one with a great formula. This is four coats, but again, you could totally get away with three and have full opacity, maybe even two.

Bubble Tea
This was actually the first P&P I bought. I remember constantly refreshing the etsy page and every polish I wanted had already been purchased by the time I added them to my cart. Bubble Tea was the only one I managed to get, which I was perfectly okay with because it was the one I wanted the most. Bubble Tea has a yellow/green base wish black hex glitter and small white glitter. Again, great formula, and in this photo I'm wearing three coats to reach full opacity. This polish and Elvis' Pink Cadillac remind me of the new Illamasqua Speckled and Deborah Lippman Spring 2013 polishes.

Pool Party
A beautiful sky blue base with various size, color, and shape glitters interspersed. I'm pretty sure that Party at Joe's is a reformulation of Pool Party, so they're not exactly the same but pretty close. I feel like Pool Party is the absolute perfect name for this one though. To me, it looks like water with different pool toys floating through it. I'm wearing three coats in the photo above.

You can purchase Pretty & Polished here and on etsy; however most of these polishes are either no longer available or are being discontinued as soon as the current stock is sold out. Make sure to keep up with Pretty & Polished on facebook (Also, Tart is coming back for the Spring!)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Gradient

Decided to do a simple manicure yesterday using Zoya Jacqueline and Zoya Julie. If it wasn't obvious, I'm very very ready for Spring.

For this I painted my nails with Jacqueline, sponged Julie on the tips and used a dotting tool to make flower like dots with Jacqueline.

Simple, sweet and I enjoy it a lot :) I think I will be using Jacqueline quite a lot this Spring.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Painting nails...in the dark!

Lately I've been seeing pictures floating around the internet of very very poorly painted nails, like polish on their knuckles bad, and I've been wondering what's going on. Apparently there's this game where you turn off all the lights, pick a polish, and attempt to paint your nails. I decided to give it a go.

Obviously it went very well haha.

My bottle got a little messy too. Who knew it'd be just as difficult trying to put the brush back in the bottle with the lights off?

Anyway it was much more difficult than I thought it would be and the final result definitely made me laugh :)

If you try this, please post it, I would love to see how well you do.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Born Pretty Store Heart Studs

Daisy from the Born Pretty Store contacted me to review one of their products. The Born Pretty Store is full of nail art supplies as well as other beauty items. I asked Daisy if I could review their Gold Heart Studs.

I had a bit of trouble with deciding what to do with these studs, so to google I went. I saw The Crafty Ninja's Valentine's mani and I knew I needed to recreate it. I actually love this mani way more than I probably should and it probably has something everything to do with my newly purchased OPI Steady As She Rose. Have I ever mentioned that I love every polish from OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection, because I do.

This is my first time applying studs to my nails, it was quite easy. I just dabbed a bit of top coat where i wanted the heart to go, then added a dab of top coat to a dotting tool to pick up the stud, and placed the stud on the nail. Since I have pretty small nail beds, I wish these hearts were a tad bit smaller (as you can see, the stud is taking over my pinky nail haha) but I still really like them.

I used OPI Steady As She Rose and OPI Pink Friday to create this look.

These studs can be purchased at the Born Pretty Store in either gold or silver for $5.83 a bag. Though I didn't count how many were in my bag, I say there's quite a bit to last me awhile.

As a gift, all my followers can use the code NHL91 for 10% off.

This product was sent to me for review. All of the above statements are my own honest opinions.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Daily Lacquer Swatches!

I not-so-recently received some polishes from Maggy from Daily Lacquer to review. Sorry Maggy! The semester started and I lost track of time but here is my review/swatches!

This is I'll Fly Away. This is part of the All You Need Is Love collection. This is described as "a light turquoise crelly polish filled matte pink hearts and blossoms." I see this as more of a sparkly baby blue base. Surprisingly, I ended up really liking this polish. At first I wasn't keen on the baby blue and baby pink combo, but on the nail I really like it. The only thing, which is expected, is it was a little difficult getting the larger glitters out of the bottle. Not a big deal though. I used four coats in the photo above.

This is The Green Fairy which is also from the All You Need Is Love collection. This is described as "a luscious gold/green creme polish filled with tiny specks of holographic gold glitter." This description is dead on. I love this polish, I think it would also look awesome on top of another polish. I used three coats in the above photo.

Daily Lacquer polishes can be purchased at Dailylacquer.com and Etsy. Visit her facebook for information and updates.

These products were sent to me for review. All of the above statements are my own honest opinions.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


It's Super Bowl Sunday! So of course, I had to do my nails even though my pointer finger nail is still itty bitty. I still have to get ready for the game, so this will be a quick post.

The number 52 is for Ray Lewis. Today will be his last game because he is retiring. He is an original Raven and has played for them his entire career. On my ring finger is the Vince Lombardi Trophy (just in case you aren't a football fan).

On my thumb I put a Baltimore 'B'.

I am very excited for the game today! I was 9 the last time they were in the Super Bowl.


Friday, February 1, 2013

I know it's late and you might not see this...

But I hope you do and can give me some feedback.

So pretty much anywhere you want to find me, I am warpedrationale (personal tumblr, instagram, twitter is wrpedrationale because the other is taken) and I was thinking should I change my name to warpedrationails instead of paper thin nails?

The main reason being I really like consistency, and since I don't plan on getting a twitter or instagram just for nails, its a little bit easier to find me. I don't know, maybe it's too late at night for this and I should just go to bed.

Please let me know what you think because it's slightly driving me crazy right now.