Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rainbow Honey: The Summer of 199X Review

Today I have part the Rainbow Honey Summer of 199X Collection: Tiny Ruby, Lumine Bell and Pink Cloud!

According to Rainbow Honey "
Summer of 199X featuring 10 new colors inspired by the 1995 SNES hit, Earthbound. 
“Another video game that holds a special place in my heart! I wanted this collection to bring me back into the game, and I think each new lacquer takes me to a special moment or reminds me of a certain boss that resulted in one too many Game Over’s...Part I is made up of 5 new glitterbombs bursting with shimmer and color - they all layer to opacity but can be used over other colors as well. Part II is 3 new shimmer-dusted cremes and 2 new glitter toppers that give each creme a bold or sweet look. I am so excited to add these all to our lineup!” – Dee" (From
This collection is full of some gorgeous glitters and cremes! and I am super excited to show you these three polishes!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mani of the Day: Milani Cloud Mani

Today I have a Mani of the Day post using some of the Milani polishes of the last few posts! I did a simple double cloud mani using Peacock, Blue Jay and Creamy Pistachio (Reviews here and here).

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Milani Fantastical Plumage Collection!

Today I have the Milani Fantastical Plumage Collection! This collection features 5 cremes and 1 specialty Sprinkles effect topcoat! According to Milani this collection "was inspired by the vibrant and tropical colors of feathers." 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Milani Retro Glam Collection!

Today I have the Milani Retro Glam Collection up for review! According to Milani "This Limited Edition nail collection was inspired by retro psychedelic floral prints from the 60's & 70's. The nail lacquer formula is long-wearing, chip-resistant, and super gloss"

The collection features 5 Cremes and a Sprinkle Topcoat!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mani of the day: BATMAN!

Nanananana...Today I have a BATMAN Mani! I bought this Batman Sippy cup from Target and immediately wanted to make a Batman themed mani! I used Top Shop Marine Scene, Milani Yellow Whiz and Black Swift, and China Glaze I'm not Lion

Monday, July 8, 2013

Rainbow Honey FAB summer set!

Today I have the Rainbow Honey Fab Summer Set! This set contains 3 polishes: Tenda, Costa de Sol and Schrammi. 

The press release states:  Exclusive to Fab, the Fab Summer Set is as refreshing as a cold sip of freshly squeezed lemonade. This set of three includes a dazzling array of shimmering polishes: kelly green, deep coral, and a sparkly lacquer that glitters with holographic flecks. Paint yourself in a beautiful new light. -fab

Tenda is a bright kelly green lacquer with golden shimmer
Costa del sol is a shimmery lacquer full of iridescent and holographic glitters ready to add some sun and sparkle to your manicure
Schrammi is a deep coral lacquer with golden shimmer

The FAB Summer Set is now available through for a limited time only. Each set contains 3 full size 15ml nail lacquers designed exclusively for FAB by Rainbow Honey. $25. While supplies last. For more information visit

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Priti NYC Bahamas Summer Collection + Coupon Code!

Today I have the gorgeous Priti NYC Bahamas Summer Collection. This collection was inspired by the islands of the Bahamas. The crystal blue sea, pink sand beaches and beach party atmosphere are all encapsulated by this collection. The collection contains 4 polishes: City Girl Rose, Scotch Thistle, Hedgehog Rose, and Baby Blue Eyes.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Zoya Stunning Collection!

Today I have the Zoya Stunning Collection! I was really looking forward to this collection when I first saw it, but I have to say I am a little disappointed, read on to find out why. The collection consists of 6 cremes:

"Summer brings the sunniest colors to nails! Including six super shiny creams to put
all the focus on the brightest shining light in any room - YOU!

Zoya SUMMER 2013: STUNNING Collection
• Darcy (ZP663) - Sunny Yellow Cream - Full Coverage.
• Thandie (ZP664) - Citrus Orange Cream - Full Coverage.
• Micky (ZP665) - Amazing Coral Cream - Full Coverage.
• Yana (ZP669) - Rubine Red Cream - Full Coverage.
• Josie (ZP667) - Grassy Green Cream - Full Coverage.
• Rocky (ZP668) - Serene Blue Cream - Full Coverage."
 *Taken from the Zoya Press Release*

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Manicure of the Day: Zoya Ikat Nails!

Today I have a Mani of the Day using Zoya Micky and Darcy from the Stunning Collection! I used black and white acrylic paint as well to create the design! Ikat nails have been seen all over the Internet and I figured it was my time to give it a try!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rainbow Honey Fab Summer Set- Press Release!

Today I have a quick preview of Rainbow Honey's Fab Summer Set exclusively available at!

Exclusive to Fab, the Fab Summer Set is as refreshing as a cold sip of freshly squeezed lemonade. This set of three includes a dazzling array of shimmering polishes: kelly green, deep coral, and a sparkly lacquer that glitters with holographic flecks. Paint yourself in a beautiful new light. -fab

Tenda is a bright kelly green lacquer with golden shimmer
Costa del sol is a shimmery lacquer full of iridescent and holographic glitters ready to add some sun and sparkle to your manicure
Schrammi is a deep coral lacquer with golden shimmer

The FAB Summer Set is now available through for a limited time only. Each set contains 3 full size 15ml nail lacquers designed exclusively for FAB by Rainbow Honey. $25. While supplies last. For more information visit

What do you think about this set, Let me know below! I think its perfect for summer and I am excited to see them in person! 

*Information provided by Rainbow Honey*

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Manicure of the Day: Floral Print!

If you have been following Pretty in Paint, you know I LOVE floral print nails, and I absolutely love how this mani turned out! I used Zoya Natty (Review here) as the base of this mani! I created the floral print with pink, green, white, yellow and black acrylic paint! This is a fun floral print to accompany a cute spring/summer look!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Zoya Summer Pixie Dust Collection

The review for Zoya Summer Pixie Dust Collection is here! With 6 new polishes with a gorgeous matte sparkly textured finish! 

The new polishes are:
  • Solange  
  • Beatrix 
  • Destiny  
  • Miranda 
  • Stevie 
  • Liberty 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fun in the Sun Multi-Blogger and Shop Giveaway!

I am super excited to share this enormous giveaway with you all! I am taking part in the Fun in the Sun Multi-blogger and Shop Giveaway! I am donating a Mystery Prize Pack to the giveaway (and trust me there are some gorgeous polishes in it!) and there are a ton of fabulous prizes! Check out Musing of the Wife of a Jedi's Post for full details!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mani of the Day + BornPrettyStore Blooming Flower Ring

Today Pretty in Paint returns! I am sorry for the hiatus (again!), school and personal issues have kept me from blogging, the past year has definitely had its up and downs, but I am back and ready to show you pretty manis and swatches!

I have a Mani of the Day, a black and white outline of a flower to match this gorgeous BornPrettyStore Blooming Flower Ring

I used Jessica Nadia (review here), as well and black and white acrylic paint to create this mani!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mani of the Day:Simple Accent

Today I have a simple Mani of the Day using some of the Milani High Speed Fast Dry Polishes: Flaming Race and Pink Express. I also used an Essence Silver Striping Polish.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Milani High Speed Fast Dry Polishes

Today I have the new shades of Milani High Speed Fast Dry Polishes. These 6 polishes add to the 8 High Speed polishes Milani previously released, (reviewed here).

The new polishes are:
  • Flaming Race
  • Move on Mauve
  • Rapid Orchard
  • Quick Teal
  • Pink Express
  • Instant Pearl

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mani of the Day: Whales!

Today I have a cute mani that I super excited to show you! Its definitely not for everyone but I wanted to do this cute whale print! I used Milani Teal Quick for the base of his mani and light blue and black acrylic paint for the design. Acrylic paint is available at your local craft store!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Mani of the Day: Texture Colorblock Mani

A quick post for you all! I'm been reviewing textured polishes lately and wanted to put them together for this simple mani! I used Milani Aqua Splash and Shady Gray (reviewed here) and Zoya Dahlia (reviewed here) for this blocked mani!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Milani Texture Nail Lacquer!

It seems like Texture Week at Pretty in Paint! Today I have Milani Texture Creams for you! There are 6 vibrant shades, with a matte textured look. The textured look has been a trend with many major companies lately: OPI, Zoya, Milani, Nails Inc and others, each with their own spin on it.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Zoya PixieDust Collection!

Today I have the Zoya PixieDust Collection for review! The collection is described by Zoya  as follows 

"Zoya PixieDust
Infused with Magic and Wonder!
Featuring the latest “must-have” nail polish finish – Textured, Matte & Sparkling.
This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this look...

Dahlia (ZP656) - Black Beauty sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Chyna (ZP657) - Red Dazzle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Godiva (ZP658) - Soft Nude sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Vespa (ZP659) - Mint Kiss sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
Nyx (ZP660) - Perfect Periwinkle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
London (ZP661) - Fog Gray sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula. "


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jessica Cosmetics Flash Fusion 2.5.2

Today I have the Jessica Cosmetics Flash Fusion Self-Curing Gel Colour system! The system usings a primer, colour activator, brush cleaner and flash-off remover. This review is of the gorgeous pink Express, one of the 6 polishes of  the system. The system also includes replacement brushes, and a dappen dish. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

BornPrettyStore Square Studs and Mani of the day!

Today I have a review of  BornPrettyStore's Gold Square Studs! The 2mm studs can spice up a simple mani and make it into some special nail art! I used the studs with Zoya's London (PixieDust Collection) for a cute mani!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mani of the Day! Green Gradient with Glitter!

Late night post! Today I have a green gradient with a little something special..glitter! I think this mani is perfect for St. Patrick's Day which is coming up soon!! I used Zoya Neely, Finger Paints Tough Art to Follow and Shimmer Kelly!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nail Biting Tips

I know I have been MIA for the last week, and here's why... I had a bit of a relapse with nail biting when I had a really stressful week, and now my nails look like this:

And to be honest, I don't think its fair to swatch any collections on nubbins like this, they wont show their full beauty. I have been trying my normal nail care to get them to grow, but I think it will be a week until I am happy. I plan on doing some manis of the day in the meanwhile, but today I wanted to share some nail biting tips to stop!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mani of the Day:Triangle Tipped!

Today I have a quick Mani of the Day!. I used A-England Lady of the Lake, Princess Tears and  Ophelia for this tape mani!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Nail Care!

Today I wanted to do something a little different, and share with you a few of the products that I like to use to keep my nails healthy! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Princess Polish's Guest Post! : Nail trends

 If you follow Pretty in Paint on Facebook, you know I've been sick for a little over a week now, and I'm still trying to get better, so the lovely Princess Polish has done a guest post for Pretty in Paint today!


Happy Friday, everyone! Princess Polish here! I'm filling in for Amy today while she recovers from being sick. Get well soon, girl!

With the weekend approaching, I know a lot of you shift from tame manicures for work to funky fingers. Keeping that in mind, I thought it would be fun to show you some simple nail art trends you can try out!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bundle Monster 2011 Plate Set!

Today I have a very special review of the Bundle Monster Nail Art Stamping Images 25-Pc 2011 Collection! This plate set contains 25 plates with unique images. This particular post focuses on plate BM-201. I was super excited to get the chance to review these plates, I have always loved the designs that they can allow you to create. 

For the mani shown, I used A-England Princess Tears stamped with Lady of Shallot.

Friday, February 15, 2013

365 Days of Color Valentines Day bag!

I know Valentine's Day was yesterday, but I wanted to hare my 365 Days of Color Valentine's Day Surprise Bag with you! I ordered the bag as a pick-me-up and I am so happy I did! There are still some available here. The bag is described by 365 Days of Color as follows "This seasonal gift bag is not like past "mystery" bags in that there is only one full size bottle available and it is a LIMITED EDITION polish. Crush on You was made only for these Valentine's Bags and will not be available anywhere else! It is a light pink "crellie" with red and pink glitters of different sizes INCLUDING DOTS!!!! These bags will also included 2-3 extras from the line, like balms, minis, oils AND NOW CREAMS!! Also, each bag will receive one hand made rosette ring! These can be worn as regular rings or knuckle rings :) As usual, this is a FREE SHIPPING ITEM!"

The bag contained sweethearts, a jelly bracelet, 2 rosette rings, a full sized bottle of LE Crush on You, a sample size cuticle oil in amber romance and a full size balm in Dark Kiss! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mani of the Day: Valentine's Day Mani!

Today I have a special Mani of the Day for Valentine's Day! I didn't have the chance to do anything super special, but I as happy to use my Bundle Monster Plates! I used plate BM-206 twice to create a double design! I used Zoya Lara for the base color, China Glaze Dance Baby for the first layer of design and Milani White on the Spot for the second stamping.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Priti NYC: Orient Express

Tonight I have the Priti NYC Orient Express Collection! This collection hits home for me because it was inspired by various sites in Europe! I love the collection and can't wait for you all to see the pretties!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

butter LONDON Sweetie Shop!

Tonight I have a few polishes from butter LONDON's Sweetie Shoppe Collection!  The collection is described as follows" Straight from the catwalks, the inspiration for the Sping/Summer 2013 collection emerged from the charming colours and silhouettes of the 50’s-inspired femme fatale. Shades influenced by the soft pastels of cotton candy, milkshakes and macaroons enhance the playful feminine edge.  A brilliant sherbet, luxe lemon and peppy violet are paired with an icy mint, rich candy pink and creamy khaki for a statement that’s sweet but chic.  “Pops of pastels are iconic for spring and look like candy on the nails,” says Katie Hughes, Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON." 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mani of the Day: Pearls and Bow!

Today I have a quick Mani of the Day! The mani design is based off of a ton of bow manis I have seen, plus a little something extra with the "pearls." This mani features Zoya Wednesday and black and white acrylic paint. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mani of the Day:Mosaic!

Todays mani of the day is inspired by this mosaic from Park Guell in Barcelona. I loved the artistic details of the park and wanted to replicate it in the nail art. I used Zoya Jacqueline for the base and acrylic paint to create the design!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shimmer Spam!

I have been super busy, but here is my delayed post that I am incredibly excited about! Today I have Shimmer Polishes up for review, and wow they are seriously gorgeous! Shimmer polishes are an indie brand, and each polish has a special meaning to the creator (read her philosophy here). 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mani of the Day: Line Design!

It's been such a busy week, so today will be another short post, but I wanted to put one up today as promised!! So here is the Mani of the Day: Line Design! This mani uses LCN Violet Amethyst and silver acrylic paint. This design is super simple but I love the way it turned out! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mani of the Day!

This is going to be a super quick post because I'm in the middle of packing everything to go back to school! I just wanted to stick to my new Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting schedule and show you guys a Mani of the Day!

This mani features China Glaze First Mate and acrylic paint (silver,blue,white). I used a dotting tool to create the dots for the look!

I've seen dot gradients all over blogs and finally wanted to try it out (Check Chalkboard Nails for an amazing example!) I used 2 coats of First Mate and let it try. I then used my dotting tool and the different colors of acrylic paint and scattered the dots around the nail, more densely packed at the top. I sealed the design with a regular clear top coat. 

Overall, I am happy with the design and will definitely try it again. I might try to vary the size of the dots across the nail for a different variation!

What do you think of my mani? Let me know below! 
I hope you enjoyed my mani and please post your own manis on Pretty in Paint's Facebook! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Jessica Cosmetics It's A Girl Thing Collection Spring 2013

Today I have the Jessica Cosmetics It's A Girl Thing Collection! This Spring collection is a bit different from the all the pastel collections I've been seeing for the spring, so it's a nice change of pace! 

Jessica Cosmetics says the collection "celebrates girl power and girl fun" and features 6 polishes: Sun-Kissed Beauty, True Blue, Smitten Kitten, Sterling Queen, New Kid in Town and Ruby Empress. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mani of the Day!

Today I have another quick Mani of the Day post featuring a-england Galahad! Galahad is a gorgeous blue-green creme, with an amazing formula. Today is the last day of the a-england promotion, so I figured it would be the perfect day to show off this mani! I also used gold and black acrylic paint for the design. I was inspired by one of the nails on this mani! This abstract mosaic design is something different for me, but I really like how it came out!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mani Of The Day!

Today's mani of the day is perfect for a winter day. I don't normally reach for red polishes, but I knew Deborah Lippman's Through the Fire would look perfect with a gold design. I used Gold Acrylic Paint and topped of the manicure with Jessica Cosmetics Gold Hologram top coat (Review Here)!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Zoya Lovely Collection

Today I have the lovely Zoya Lovely Collection for Spring 2013! Zoya describes the collection as follows:
Lovely, just LOVELY!

Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other....

Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)
GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream - Full Coverage
Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13).
Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Years Nails!

Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration and I wish you a happy and healthy year. I have exciting news, today is the 1 year anniversary of Pretty in Paint! I can't believe it, and I hope for many more years. Now that the new year has come, it should be a bit easier for more regular posting and I look forward to it!

Now onto the nails! I had this mani for my New Years celebration :)