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Friday, January 25, 2013

Nailtini Speakeasy Collection Pairings

This morning I have a set of looks that I created using the Nailtini Speakeasy Collection. This is the first time I've had this brand on the blog! Their slogan is "Cocktail inspired cosmetics" and all of their lacquers are named after cocktails. They also have cute dual ended polish sticks that are called "Double Shots," a line of smaller size lacquers called the "Mini Bar," and some toppers you can "mix" with your base colors as if you were creating a cocktail. Gotta love a good theme.

This particular full size collection consists of two cremes and two glitters, and as soon as I looked at them I saw two natural pairings within them.

The first pair is Dark & Stormy with Rusty Nail. Dark & Stormy is the creme shade, a nice neutral taupe-y color that was opaque in two coats. I thought the formula of this polish was really lovely; it applied like butter. The glitter polish is Rusty Nail. I used tape to block off some stripes on my (dry) nails, and then applied 2.5 dabbled coats of the glitter. Removing the tape left these clean bands of sparkle! You can see the glitter alone on my accent nail.




For my second pairing, I grabbed Sidecar and Millionaire. Sidecar is a caramel creme polish. I found the formula to be very similar to Dark & Stormy in that it needed two coats and was easy to work with. The glitter shade, Millionaire, is really interesting and I don't think I have anything quite like it in my collection! Its fine gold glitter base is accented by teal and gold bar glitters. I needed three coats for opacity on this one, but it would also look lovely layered over another color. Initially I tried tape for this manicure but found it easier to freehand the triangles.




Overall I was really pleasantly surprised by my experience with this new brand. Worth noting is the fact that while the polishes are very tall and skinny, they do in fact fit upright in a Helmer drawer. Just barely. The full size polishes retail for $13 each, which may seem a little pricey, but if you are a more economical type, there is a wide selection of Mini Bar polishes that may be right up your alley at $6 each.

Nailtini polishes can be purchased on the 'Tini Beauty Lounge website. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

Products provided for review.

31 comments:

  1. love these combinations - wish i had the time and patience to do my nails as beautifully as yours!

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  2. I think this is a lovely collection, and really like what you did with it.

    Nice job!

    Lisa

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  3. Love the nail art/swatch combos :)

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  4. I. Love. These!!! I loved the first one so much, I even pinned it to my Pinterest. (With credit to you, if course) Those colors are absolutely beautiful, especially that glitter. ~le gasp & le died~

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  5. I really love both of these looks -- they're simple, but the patterns created with taping make them feel so luxe!
    grey et al

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  6. Btw, they're also sold in Duane Reade on Bedford & N. 4th if you're ever in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (and everyone always is)

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  7. So pretty!! I love these combos so much!!!

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  8. So creative, loved it!
    Beijos,
    http://missycosmeticos.blogspot.com.br/

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  9. these are gorgeous manis! i love the theme too

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  10. So beautiful combinations! Love the colours and the art! :-)

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the first manicure. So perfect <3

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous manis!!! The first one is my favorite!

    www.christinamartina.com

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  13. I really like the first combination!

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  14. I love the first colour combo!

    The idea of this site intrigues me, any gimic is a good one but this one is just so cute.
    Gotta love a good cocktail right?

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  15. Beautiful! The first is my favorite! The second-the glitter looks like one of the NOPI holiday colors from this past year, A Gold Winter's Night.

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  16. These creations are beautiful! Flawless neatness!
    My favourite is the glittery gold colour. That's stunning! X

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  17. The combination of the first two really got my attention :) looks beautiful as always.

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  18. OMG I absolutely LOVE the Dark & Stormy with Rusty Nail mani!!! That is gorgeous!!! Did you you use regular tape?

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  19. SO STUNNING! can you do a post on how you grow your nails to be so healthy, how you shape them, and what nail polish remover do you use?

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  20. I love the colours! Nice combination!

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  21. Got Millionaire in my first Ipsy bag in November and have had SO many compliments on unique glitter combination! I wore it with black for New Year's Eve! It looks beautiful with Sidecar on you.

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  22. Oh my god! Earlier this fall before I got really "into" polish I was at a convention type thing where a woman was selling this nail polish for a dollar a bottle. If only I'd known! I only got two! :(

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  23. I amin love with the top design! That glitter is so pretty!

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  24. The first mani is just perfect! Love the design and the colour combination!!

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  25. Love the first pair!
    Chapeau for your creative designs :)

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  26. Second combo is my favorite! And what a cute theme this brand has! So thorough!

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  27. SO WEIRD!!!! I AM WEARING THAT SECOND COMBO RIGHT NOW!!!!! How freaky!!! LOL! The glitter is Sandy by tokidoki which I got on sale for $3 at Sephora last year (I got that coverage with one coat) and the base is Hampstead Gardens by Nails Inc which I got on sales at Sephora for $5 this weekend! :)

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  28. Sant Ritz's charming address offers a world of opportunities for your little ones in the future.the interlace

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