Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mundo de Uñas stamping polishes

A couple months ago I joined the Facebook group Adventures in Stamping, where other nail stamping enthusiasts post pictures, tutorials, and stamping tips on a daily basis.  This is where I was introduced to the amazing stamping polishes by Mundo de Uñas.  Made in Mexico, these polishes are specifically made for nail stamping, and the polishes are extra thick and pigmented for best results.  These polishes are not to be used as regular nail polish, however, as the consistency is too thick.

After seeing hundreds of photos from women who use this product, I knew I had to give it a try.  If you stamp on a regular basis, then you know that only a fraction of nail polishes out there are suitable for stamping, and this creates limitations in color selection.  And most polishes (except for whites, metallics, and some bright cremes) do not stamp well over dark colors like black or navy.  Luckily, Mundo de Uñas has created a brilliant and affordable solution.  Her specialty stamping polishes are far superior to other stamping polishes, and there are tons of swatches out there to prove it.  Plus, with Mundo de Uñas you get a huge variety of color options and very reasonable shipping rates.  I ordered the following 8 polishes, and with the shipping it cost about 35 dollars.

For what these polishes accomplish, it is truly an amazing deal and I will be ordering more very soon!  To see the full color chart, visit the Mundo de Uñas Facebook page (linked above), and if you want to place an order you will need to do so through the Facebook page as well.

To test out my new polishes, I wanted to do something very bright, where the contrast would be difficult to achieve with regular polish.  And these are my very satisfying results:

Can you believe how bright this is??  I feel like my stamping options are limitless now!

For this look I used OPI's Toucan Do It If You Try and Mundo de Uñas stamping polishes in #39 (Avocado) and #27 (Neon Yellow)

So what do you think of my "flower power" mani?  Have you used Mundo de Uñas stamping polishes before?  You should!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

OPI 18k Gold Top Coat

Ok so I know The Man With the Golden Gun came out last year, but a friend of mine recently gave me the OPI 18k Gold flakie top coat from the James Bond Skyfall collection, and I absolutely love it!  I especially love the fact that it sits in an extra-thin suspension base so you can add several layers of gold flakes to your manis without it getting to thick or clumpy.


It comes in a fancy box AND a fancy bottle!!  Isn't it just so glam?!  So I tried it out last night over 2 coats of Zoya's Louise and I am very happy with the results.  I used my Northern Lights holographic top coat in gold to complement the design

This picture doesn't even do it justice.  Being actual 18k gold flakes, it's a lot shinier and more sparkly in person.  I know it's decadent and you could probably find a cheaper dupe, but it sure is nice to say that you have solid gold nail polish :)

I'm thinking this would look especially gorgeous over a deep turquoise.  I think I'll try that out when it's seasonally appropriate.

So what do you think of the 18k gold top coat?  You think it's worth the current retail price of $69?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thank you, Zoya!

Last week I ordered 3 FREE nail polishes from Zoya through their Color Your World 2014 promo, and they arrived in my mailbox yesterday!  Here are my three freebies:

From left to right, I received Ivanka, Louise, and Mimi.
Did you participate in the Color Your World promotion?  If so, which colors did you choose?
By the way, a huge THANK YOU to Zoya for running this promotion.  Seriously...what an amazing deal!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Follow me on Instagram!

So...after 6 months of nail blogging, I realized that I only post about half of my nail pictures on here.  Between image uploading, editing, sizing, and labeling, it doesn't take a lot for me to get behind.  Therefore, I've decided to create an Instagram account where I will be uploading pretty much all of my nail pictures, as well as a good deal of cat pictures (inevitably). 

For instant updates and pictures from Polish off the Bottle, please follow me on Instagram today!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Holiday Nails #2

I love this Holiday color from OPI.  It's called Wondrous Star and it's from the 2013 Mariah Carey Holiday collection.  It features a micro glitter base that is somewhere between silver and gold with chunky black glitter throughout.  Love the formula and the outcome!

Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 Holiday Nails #1

For this Holiday look, I used Santa Red My List by China Glaze as the base color and Essie's No Place Like Chrome for the stamp color:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Frisk Prickly Riesling

While I do not consider myself a wine connoisseur in any way, I have to share my new favorite wine with the world.  A few months ago, my friend introduced me to Frisk Prickly Riesling, and after just one glass, I knew I had found my white wine soul mate.

Made in Australia, Frisk Prickly is a delicious, semi-sweet variety of citrus flavors with a bubbly zing.  It is dangerously delicious and refreshing, and under 12 dollars a bottle!  Y'all know how much I enjoy making Sangria, and I've decided that my next batch of white sangria will feature this wine.  I'm thinking it will blend nicely with my go-to Sangria flavors of lemon, grapefruit, raspberry, and orange. 

I encourage anyone who enjoys Riesling to pick up a bottle of this magical beverage the next time you visit a liquor store.  You'll be hooked!