Happy Hump Day Loves!
I hope everyone has had a great week so far.
I remembered today that I forgot another blogger who’s rocked some blue tips in support of Autism Awareness this month:
KayJay from Refined and Polished
If anyone else is participating, and I’ve left you out, please let me know 🙂
Anyway, I’ve got a quick NOTD for you today that I did using Zoya Breezi and Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Letter.
Breezi is a beautiful, dusty blue creme that applies like a dream. I have a love affair with creme polish, and Zoya really knows how to make ’em.
In the pics below I used 2 coats of Breezi on all but my ring finger (there’s some shrinkage near the cuticle on my middle finger, but that’s Seche Vite’s fault, not Breezi’s ). On my ring finger I placed a Sally Hansen salon effect strip called Love Letter. I’m not patient enough to do a whole mani with polish strips, but they work awesomely for an accent nail, and I love the design of Love Letter. Check it out:
I love the look of the black and white contrasting with the blue. This would probably look pretty cool with pink too.
How do you feel about such a contrasting accent nail like this?
Let me know your thoughts and have a wonder Wednesday! 🙂
Hey Peeps! Happy Thursday!
Today is my Friday, and I couldn’t be happier about that because I’m exhausted from this week.
Anyway, I have a quick NOTD for you of a mani I randomly did at work. I wanted to wear a vampy color so I grabbed OPI Give Me Moor! which is a dark plummy/eggplant creme from their Spain collection that came out a few years ago. I seriously neglect gorgeous colors like this in my stash, and I need to give them more love.
I used 2 coats of Give Me Moor! The first coat is kind of thin and watery, but it becomes opaque and creamy with the 2nd. Then I topped my ring finger with one coat of Sally Hansen Save the Date, which is a gorgeous jewel-toned burgundy shimmer. But I wasn’t happy there, so I went back and added some dots over the top using Give Me Moor! The dots are kind of subtle, but they did the trick for me. Peep it (sorry about the tip wear- typing at work is rough on my tips, even when I wrap them 😦 )
That’s all for today my loves! I’ve been running on 3 hours of sleep for the past 30 hours, so I’m ready to crash.
Let me know what you think of this mani and have a lovely Thursday! 🙂
Hello There Lovelies!
It’s Pink Wednesday again and I just realized that I haven’t posted since last Pink Wednesday! *Gasp!*
Shame on me.
I’m truly, truly sorry about that. As I explained before, work and a million other things have been wearing me out and I’ve been in a funk that has kept me from blogging the way I’d like to. However, I have still been acquiring new polish and doing swatches when I have a chance. I just need to get around to posting everything. I have a new laptop coming in the mail tomorrow so hopefully it’ll help me get my mojo back! 🙂
Anyway, on to today’s mani…
I was in Sally’s a few days ago and decided to grab a few bottles of Finger Paints because they were on sale. As I was perusing the pinks, I came across Art You Kidding Me?
It’s pretty much your standard hot pink cream, but I snagged it cuz I liked the name. In the pic below I topped it with one coat of Sally Hansen HD Byte to jazz it up a little. Sorry the pic is kind of blinding-Peep it:
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I hope everyone has had a great week so far. I’m happy that the worst of the snowstorm has passed and the roads are pretty clear…mostly because now the mailman has no excuse not to bring me my packages 🙂
I’m expecting many lovely polishes to come in the mail in the next couple of days, so hopefully I’ll get some good swatching done this weekend. In the mean time, I have a quick post for you today displaying some of the different colors that I have tried O.P.I. Black Shatter over.
I’m kind of obsessed with how cool Black Shatter is, and I have a tendency to put a coat of it over a regular mani to extend its wear time. Anyway, check out the pics… Continue reading
Posted in American Apparel, China Glaze, Nina Ultra Pro, O.P.I., Revlon, Sally Hansen, Sinful Colors, Wet 'n Wild, Zoya
Tagged 2011, american apparel, black shatter, china glaze, crackle, layering, nail polish, nina ultra pro, opi, revlon, sally hansen, sinful colors, wet 'n wild, zoya
Ok, so I’m gonna admit it….I really, really, really have a nail polish addiction.
It has reached new heights as of late. I just can’t get enough of it. I need to own one of every color of every brand. I have more nail polish than I could ever use in a lifetime, yet I continue to acquire more.
So now that the cat’s out of the bag, let me show you some pics of the polish that I’ve gotten in the past 2 days. I already warned you that I have an addiction, so don’t be too shocked by the quantity.
The pics are larger than usual so that you can see all of the colors well….
First off, in case you didn’t know, Walgreens is having a huge sale on Wet ‘n Wild products right now(50% off!). So I swung by there and grabbed a few colors:
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Posted in American Apparel, e.l.f., Sally Hansen, Sinful Colors, Wet 'n Wild, Zoya
Tagged 2011, american apparel, drugstore, haul, nail polish, sally hansen, wet 'n wild, zoya
Sadly, I don’t have any new swatches for you guys today 😦
I’m giving my nails a break so they can get some much-needed R&R. Swatching has been killing my cuticles.
I do however have some pics of some cool polishes and nail tools that I recently picked up at CVS and Walgreens.
I’m not so much of a polish snob that I can’t appreciate the value in getting cheap polish to try out, so I’m all about doing drugstore hauls. I don’t always expect a $0.99 bottle of polish to hold up as well as a bottle of O.P.I. or China Glaze, but sometimes they surprise you.
I figure, I can’t really lose; if I hate the color or the formula, it makes me feel better knowing I only spent pocket change on it. If I love it, then I’m super happy that I got something great for a steal.
Also, some drugstore brands-such as Milani and Sally Hansen- have earned respect for having high quality products.
Anyway, here are the pics of my latest polish haul:
Posted in Milani, Revlon, Sally Hansen, Wet 'n Wild
Tagged 2011, drugstore, haul, milani, nail polish, revlon, sally hansen, wet 'n wild