Polish Lava

Polish Lava

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Nails

Dear Polish Addicts,

I know it's not quite New Years yet but I felt like these nails were appropriate anyway.  I used 2 coats China Glaze Cheers to You (2010 Holiday Collection) for the silver base.  Then I used China Glaze Midinght Kiss (2010 Holiday Collection) for a gradient but the effect didn't pop as much as I would've hoped.  I think it lost too much pigment through the sponge or it was too much like the base color.  Either way.  Then I took some little nail confettis in silver and gold stars and I like this!  Then for my thumbs I did one with 20 and the other with 11 so when you put them together it says 2011!  yay!  I hope you all have a fantastic new year!

-Polish Lava

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

China Glaze Tronica

Just to let you guys know... theres a new collection coming out from china glaze! could it be holos?~ Check out this link for more info!


  • Techno Teal – Turquoise Holographic
  • Virtual Violet – Violet Holographic
  • Electra Magnenta – Magenta Holographic
  • Gamer Glam – Purple Holographic
  • High Def -  Blue Holographic
  • Hologram -  Silver Holographic
  • Hyper Haute – Rasberry Holographic
  • 3D Fantasy – Peachy Pink Holographic
  • Digital Dawn – Dusty Rose Holographic
  • Cyberspace – Taupe Holographic
  • Mega Bite – Gold Holographic
  • Laser Lime – Lime Green Holographic
China Glaze Tronica will be available at BSG starting January/February 2011 and at Sally’s Beauty Supply starting March/April 2011. Which colors are your favorites? Which ones will you be picking up?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Nfu Oh 51

Enlarge the pictures by clicking on them to see flakies detaill.....I love this little sucker!! I'm going to marry it.  This is Nfu Oh #51 Flakies.  First I used 3 coats of Sally Hansen Purple Pizzaz (40) because flakies look best layered.  Then I used one coat of 51 and then fast forward top coat from china glaze.  It's truly amazing.  It's a jelly purple base with these copper flakes that change to green and gold in different lights.  What more could you ask for?!  Everyone needs this.  Seriously!  Here are several pictures at my attempted fail of capturing my love.  I hate my camera =P

Looks weird with flash.. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Candy Cane Nails

Quick Christmas post!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all :)!

I used 2 coats of Orly Reel Him In (a great christmas red) and LA Colors art deco white for the lines and a silver glitter striper from icing!  I liked them even though they're so simple :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Nfu Oh's are my Lover

OMG so excited.  Seriously.   So I got myself some nfu oh polishes from fabuloustreet.com for 12.50 each which is a little pricy for nail polish but they are so worth it.  GORGEOUS!  I got 6 in my first haul... but then ordered 3 more... gah this is addictive.   If you are easily addicted to things.... beware!  This is what I ordered (I am not bragging, I am doing this to show you guys what I have so you can know what I will be using in a lot of my posts)  I got the aqua base, holo #63, holo #65, lavender cuticle flower oil, flakies: 50, 51, 52, 53, 56 <3!  They are so pretty and I can't wait to do swatches because I have found some amazing layer combos that I can't wait to share!  Here are some pics and note how gorgeous the bottles are :)!

Left to Right: 56, 51, 50

Left to Right: Aqua Base, Lavender Flower Oil

Left to Right: 53, 52

Left to Right: 63, 65

Left to Right: Aqua Base, 63, 65, 53, 52, 56, 51, 50, Flower Oil Lavender

Look at the bottle CHIC!! Its a corset.  etched into the freaking glass!! This is 50 if you were wondering...

Crystal Snowflakes

Hey Polish Addicts,

Here is Zoya Crystal from their winter flame collection.  I used 3 coats and it's just got this icy look to it so I decided to add some snowflakes with konad plate m59 and special white polish.  I love this.  I just feels so wintery!

Mistletoe Kisses

Hey Polish Addicts,

This is China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses from their Christmas collection of this year (2010).  I love it!  Pictured is 2 coats but I probably could've used 3.... Anyway I added some holly with migi pens and glitter with la colors art deco in silver glitter.   Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Peace on Earth

Hey Polish Addicts,

I've been trying to use the polishes that i own from the new china glaze collection so here is peace on earth!  It's so amazing!  It has like a glow from within and you can see that from one of the pictures.  I added some white konad with m63.  Enjoy!

Emerald Sparkle

Hey Polish Addicts,

Here is the gorgeous emerald sparkle!  I havent really had sunlight to take a picture of this so exuse the bad picture.  It's rather embarassing.  This is China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, with a konad plate m73  with china glaze passion for the stamp.  It's much prettier in person trust.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tree Decoration Mani!

Hey Polish Addicts,

Our family got our tree and this just inspired me to do some christmas deco. nails!  I used China Glaze tinsel as the base color, then took some migi pens and made some circles with some black hooks and white reflects to make it look like the sun was hitting the ornament.   On my thumb I made a tree with a stump and everything.   I even took a little golden steel bead to make the star of the tree.  These somewhat tickled my tummy because I LOVE christmas!!

Birthday Nails!

Hey Polish Addicts,

My birthday was yesterday so I did some nails that I knew would make me happy ;)  I used OPI Show it and Glow it!  some teal blue rhinestones around the cuticle area, and some fimo cupcakes.  Hehhehe they made me happy :)

Ice Berg/Snow Bank?

Hey Polish Addicts,

I wanted to do some mani with snow so this is what I came up with.  I used 2 coats of China Glaze blue island iced tea (gorgeous!) then I did a gradient with a white and some china glaze fairy dust.  Then I added just a slight amount of a random glitter pot that reminded me of fresh fallen snow.  I like(d)... until it got smudged when I was shopping :'(

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Curtain Nails?

Hey Fellow Polish Addicts!

This is probably going to be my last non-holiday themed nail design!  It is maybelline express finish nail color in Mocha Blast for the base color and I used China Glaze Passion for the konad with plate m64.  China Glaze is such a gorgeous khrome gold that I picked up at Ulta and it's permanent there!  It's not exactly the same as 2030 but for me it works just dandy!  I think it looks like an ornate curtain so that's why I called them curtain nails!

-Polish Lava

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Zoya Wants 20,000 Likes on Facebook!

Saw this and had to share it!  Who doesn't want 3 free zoya polishes? I do!  So get liking!!

We like our fans, well actually, we LOVE our fans.

We are a small, independent cosmetics company that understands and values the importance of each and every one of our customers. Zoya views our fans as ambassadors of our products. Your dedication and feedback via our social media outlets has helped shape us into the successful company we are today. We continue to grow with your input and support. During this holiday season we would like to show you our appreciation with an incredible offer to start off the new year.

Please, allow us to share our wonderful nail polish and treatment products with your like-minded friends! We are hoping for 20,000 "Likes" on facebook by January 3, 2011, and if we get them, we will provide a code for 3 free bottles* of Zoya Nail Polish to all fans and followers in the Continental US. Yes, we love our international followers too but due to international regulations and restrictions we can only offer this promotion domestically at this time.

“Like” ZOYA on facebook and make 2011 a year of nail polished perfection.

Here's what you need to do...

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On January 3, 2011

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