Helllllllllo Summer!! So summer has officially begun with some scorching temperatures over here and I wanted to do a hot summer nail design with some of my Floss Gloss polishes!!
So I started off with a hot neon gradient using Fast Lane– the neon orange color- and Con Limon over a white base. I then applied Stun on the sides to make a quick geometric effect completed with a Stun accent nail the look is done! The great thing about this gold glitter polish is that the formula is very glitterific and smooth! I only applied 2 coats on my accent nail. . . Look at this macro shot I took- can you just see all the amazing holo gold glitters packed in there?! It’s hard to believe that its only 2 coats but I kid you not!
Here’s another look at my mani in a different light. . .
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After being so pleased with our first Floss Gloss haul recently, Kay bought some more to add to her collection! Floss Gloss recently released Pony- a pretty light coral- and I was excited to see it on her! Read below for Kay’s thoughts and swatches on her new lovely Floss Gloss additions photographed below. Cheers to our ever growing love (addiction) for Floss Gloss! Have you guys tried any yet? ~xoxo B
Below are swatches of more Floss Gloss colors I ordered. I loved the other polishes I received in my first order I was beyond excited to order more. This time I also wanted to try the glitter polishes they had. The colors I ordered are Glow Star, Pony, Dimepiece and Stun. I must say, I was not disappointed with my new colors.
Glow Star: Such a beautiful light mint green. It applies opaque in two coats and with the brush applies evenly. This color totally makes me look like I have the perfect tan. I really do love the color. In this picture I also have Stun as an accent nail.
Stun: I am not a huge fan of glitters, mainly because when they dry they are not smooth. Some glitters you also have to apply a few coats to get the glitter to be opaque. This particular glitter applies nicely in 2 coats. It also does not dry so rough a top coat can’t smooth it out. It even has some holo in it which helps make it sparkle so beautifully.
Pony: I can’t get enough of this color. It is the perfect peachy neon. This one also makes me look super tan. I think that is such a great color for summer. This color also applied evenly and in 2 coats. Even though it looks peach, it is more of a neon color. A great one to have for summer.
Dimepiece: This is a great silver glitter that also applies in 2 coats and dries rather smoothly. A top coat can help in smoothing the glitter out. I really love this glitter because it applies so nicely in 2 coats. It also has some holo effects which makes it sparkle so nicely. It’s a beautiful glitter I think everyone should have an uber sparkly glitter like this.
Here’s a beautiful swatch combination of Glowstar and Stun on accent nail.
And Pony with Dimepiece on accent nail.
Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer is cruelty free and formulated without DBPs, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin. Floss Gloss Ltd is Designed and Made in the USA.
What girl doesn’t love flowers? Flowers have the power to brighten someone’s day. I have different favorite flowers for different moods but one of my favorite flowers is the Orchid. The simplicity of the flower itself combined with Mother Nature’s gradient of colors is just so beautiful! My husband always gets me flowers despite knowing full well I am not blessed with the “Green Thumb”. Recently, I’ve been trying to improve my plant growing skills because it is the most depressing thing to kill every plant like some sort of plant serial killer 😦 I was so happy to see that my orchid plant which I got from him back in Valentine’s Day is thriving!! I had 11 buds form and to my surprise they have begin opening up the last couple days! I am ridiculously overjoyed! This is monumental because it is the FIRST plant that has survived my wrath!!
So I came up with a simple and quick Orchid inspired mani to celebrate.
I achieved the gradient or ombre using these colors:
- FlossGloss “Perf”: A pretty barbie pink which has quickly become my new favorite pink!
- Essie “Bottle Service”: One of my favorites from Essie’s Neon Collection this year, its a fun hot pink!
- Essie “DJ Play that Song”: A unique and vibrant neon purple also from Essie’s Neon Collection this year
I topped it off with a glitter polish I made that I am currently testing out.
Have you ever done a mani or nail art inspired from your favorite flowers? And random but look it also matches my pink glitter iphone case from JCrew!
I am very lucky and blessed to have such awesome friends that support my nail art adventures! So recently, I asked my fashion forward friend Hyunae to put together a fierce neon outfit for inspiration on my next nail art design because I was dying to use one of my new Floss Gloss polishes. . . So viola she put together and modeled this awesome outfit of the day for me!
Details of what Hyunae wore:
– Shirt from Fineassgirls.com
-Levi’s 545 that she cut and fringed herself
-Shoes from Aldo
-Watch from Michael Kors
-Earrings & Ring from Forever21
-Sunglasses from Ray-Ban
And below is my nail art design exclusively for Hyunae which I call “Neon Swag w Con Limon” featuring Floss Gloss‘ AMAZING neon polish “Con Limon”!
Quick thoughts on Con Limon. . .I absolutely LOVE this polish! Kay was exactly on point in her review of her Floss Gloss haul last week. The brush is amazing for application! Formula just glides on like butter! BEST neon formula ever in my honest opinion!
I recently purchased my first Floss Gloss polishes and was super excited when I received them a few days ago with a sweet handwritten note and surprise bonuses! My nail bestie Kay also recently received her purchase and I asked her to do some swatches along with a helpful review since I am busy trying to finish my designs for the Refinery 29 contest I am a finalist in. . . Hope y’all enjoy Kay’s beautiful swatches and review below as much I did! Eeeepppp I can’t wait to use mine!!!
FASTLANE: A beautiful bright reddish coral. It has a smooth application with a wider brush than most polishes. With 2 coats I could still see a minimal (very minimal) nail line, so I added a 3rd coat and it was perfect. This formula dries matte but with a top coat it was beautifully bright and shiny. In the sun this color seems so much brighter than in the picture. I don’t think I could capture this color perfectly. I think this is a great color for summer.
PERF: This is the PERFect milky pink!!! It applies true to the color in the bottle and it applies opaque. The brush helps this color to apply smooth and even. I think this is a great color to have. I do not have a color like this in my collection and I LOVE it!! This is a PERFect baby pink!!! This is 2 coats.
WAVEPOOL: A beautiful baby blue. I cannot say enough how much I adore this color! Again this color applies beautifully. It also applies opaque and this is only 2 coats. It is really a beautiful blue color that totally reminds me of a pool or the ocean. I don’t think I could ever get enough of this color. This is also a must have favorite of mine!!
CON LIMON: This is honestly why I decided to place an order with flossgloss. I do not have a color like this and I knew I had to have it. I am truly surprised at how great this color applies. A color like this is normally watery and when applied you have to layer like crazy, not this color. With any bright neon color it does dry matte but apply your favorite topcoat and shine on! This color is definitely brighter if you use a white base, however with 3 coats and no white base it still looks good!! In the picture, my index and middle finger have a white base. The other two do not. All fingers have 3 coats. I was not disappointed with this color at all. I think it is an awesome color for summer or anytime really and is also great for nail art! A must have for all you neon nail polish lovers.
BIKINI CORAL: This is a beautiful bright orange. It doesn’t seem very coral against my skintone. The brush applied this color smoothly and even. This color also dries matte. It applies pretty opaque as well. Most of the time a color like this needs a white base but this applied very nicely with no white base. I think that this is also great summer bright color that applies true to the color in the bottle. One of my faves!! This is 2 coats.
Overall, I am really impressed with the quality of the polishes and I can’t say enough good things about the BRUSH! I prefer a wider brush and this brush applies the polish perfectly. The bright colors apply smoothly and opaque and in 2 coats!! The only one that I feel needs a white base is Con Limon but if you’re in a rush, you can go without.
I ordered these online and although I did have to wait a little longer than I wanted (I’m too impatient), when I emailed them for questions regarding my order they responded quickly and let me know when my order would be shipped. They even threw in extras in my order and they didn’t have to. My order came when they said and I love that. I have already been back on their website looking at more colors I want. The only thing I wish was that the bottles were bigger cause I LOVE the colors.
KAY’S SWATCHES: **In all swatches I used Gelous base coat and China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat. The white I used with Con Limon is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On.
Perf with Flash
Perf another look
Wave Pool with Flash
- Con Limon
Con Limon with Flash
Bikini Coral another look