Monday, February 1, 2016

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Collection - My Picks

The Great Outdoors is a collection of 12 polishes that were released for the Fall of 2015.  Many of them were dups for shades that I already had and several of the other colors didn't interest me.  I only chose 3 and here they are:

Wood You Wanna? is a dark brown metallic foil polish and a one coater!  It has flecks of silver and bronze in it which make it interesting and different from anything else that I have.

 
Check Out The Silver Fox is a silver metallic foil.  It's not the typical bright silver foil that we've seen over and over. It has darker flecks in it giving it a more gunmetal appearance.  It is also a one coater.
 
 
Cabin Fever is a duochrome that shifts from a rusty copper to rose and greenish gold. 
 
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

China Glaze Cheers Collection - My Picks

This week I've been enjoying my picks from the China Glaze Cheers collection that was released for Holiday 2015.  The collection consists of 12 polishes in a variety of glitters, glitter toppers, shimmers and creams.  I chose 4 of them and here they are:

Better Not Pout  is my absolute favorite polish from this collection.  I'm in love with this shade!  It's a beautiful berry shimmer that glows on the nail.  You can see the "lit from within" quality from the picture below, but in person it is even better.  This would be a gorgeous pedicure color to kick off the spring.

 
Don't Get Elfed Up is a deep blue green shimmer bordering on teal in certain lighting.  I really like this shade and find the name of it rather amusing. 
 
  
Bring On The Bubbly is a gold glitter topper full of multi-sized holographic hex glitter. (It's worn over Midnight Kiss from the 2010 Holiday Collection by China Glaze.)
 
 
 
Coal Hands Warm Heart almost didn't make it into this post because the formula was awful and I would not recommend it.  For me the application was thick in some areas and runny in others making it hard to control. 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Playoffs! Go Steelers!!!


Yellow/Gold - The It Color by OPI
Black - Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? by OPI

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Born Pretty Camellia Nail Stickers Review and Discount Code!

*Product sent for review*

Today I have a review of the Camellia Nail Stickers from Born Pretty.  They are lovely silver metallic and clear flower stickers.  The package contains large and small size flowers in different styles as well as half flowers and you get them all on one sheet.  I applied them once my polish was dry and sealed them with top coat.  They released easily from the sheet and adhered well.  I loved the way this mani turned out!  Get these for your spring nails!

You can find them here:
http://www.bornprettystore.com/sheet-camellia-nail-stickers-chic-flower-gold-silver-edge-nail-tips-stamping-decals-p-20172.html

Also, Born Pretty has graciously offered a 10% discount code for readers of DitchThe Mittens.

BornPrettyStore 10% off code: DCHW10




All polishes used in this post are Essie.

Index Finger - My Better Half
Pinky Finger - Using My Maiden Name
Middle and Ring Fingers - Meet Me At The Alter, Using My Maiden Name and My Better Half

*Product sent for review*

Monday, January 11, 2016

Airplane

Recently, someone had requested that I do an airplane themed manicure.  This is what I came up with:


This was the inspiration for it:





White - White Matter by Formula X
Black - Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? by OPI
Tan - Beach Bum by Ciate
Blue - Pacific Blue by Sally Hansen

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Playoffs! Go Steelers!!!

 
Black - Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? by OPI
White - White Matter by formula X
Yellow - Good Grief! by OPI
Red - Phat Santa by China Glaze
Blue - Bermuda Breakaway by China Glaze
Multi Glitter - Do The Twist by Color Club
Black Glitter - Black Polka Dot by Nubar
"Grass" - Green Flocking Powder