Archive | May, 2011

Manicures #17 and 18 and Pedicure #8

19 May

Yes, I realized I skipped a manicure. I wanted to take pictures of manicure #16 but I was so busy with my bf’s surprise party. My nails chipped like crazy before I was able to take a picture.

Here is the manicure after that. You’ll see that my cuticles are unfortunately still stained red! This is Barielle Aura Angora:

Okay well I love the formula of Bariell but I hate this color with a passion. It looks like baby diarrhea! I have never hated a color so much in my life. This is going away in an exchange. I love the formula but I just hate this color. What was I thinking? Good thing it was only $1.99! The formula on this was like butter!

Now my current manicure is to die for. This color is getting added to my favorites. China Glaze Midnight Mission:

I love this color! This has lasted me a while. It just started chipping today but it is so small that I can just fix it up. I won’t be painting my nails again until Saturday. Anyway, the application on this was awesome. Full coverage in one, but since I am a serial 2 coater, I had to do the two coats! This is a defiinite repeat and a fave!

My pedicure, OPI Parlez Vous OPI?:

I’m glad I picked this as a pedicure color because I am not so sure that I would like it on my hands! I really do like the OPI pro-wide bruhes. The application on this was very smooth. Speaking of pedicure colors, I am actually going to label/designate certain nail polishes as pedicure only!

In other news, I took the plunge and ordered all the Color Club Starry Temptress neons! I am stalking the Fed Ex page as we speak. I also have 2 other polishes coming and…. I really want the Muppets Collection for OPI Holiday 2011!

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Haulin’ … again!

14 May

Oh my! I always say I am going to stop, but of course I don’t. Well there is really just one more set of colors I want – Color Club Starry Temptress collection. I think I may order them this weekend. Anyway, here is my latest haul:

Sinful ColorsFolly, Big Daddy, Rise and Shine, Tappin’ Nails, Neon Melon, I Miss You, Frenzy and Hottie.

Sally Hansen Xtreme WearGray Area, Color ClubTake Me to Your Chateau, OrlyMonroe’s Red, OPILincoln Park After Midnight, L’OrealCoral Starfish

Sally Hansen Complete Salon ManicureGray by Gray, Fairy Teal, Navy Baby and Commander in Chic

Zoya (finally!) – Raven, Nina, Valerie, Pinta, Savita and Kelly

Okay so maybe one day I will wear all of these. LOL

Overload – Manicures #13, 14, 15 and Pedicures #6 and 7

7 May

Backlog! Here are my last few manicures and pedicures:

Revlon Pretty in Papaya:

Okay so I have no idea what is going on with my pictures right now, but this nail polish is wonderful. OMG it smells delicious! Application on this was great except I didn’t wait that long for my topcoat, so there were some drag marks.

Pedicure – Sinful Colors Tappin’ Nails

This is a very nice foil orange. I swear, Sinful Colors seem to be one coaters because I had even coverage in one coat!

Manicure – Essie Splash of Grenadine

I honestly don’t understand why this is called Splash of Grenadine. To me, Grenadine is more red. This is a beautiful color, but it required 3 coats! I don’t remember it taking this much last year. A beautiful color, but it may be a pedicure color. I had some lifting issues after 3 coats.

Pedicure – Essie Lapis of Luxury

This is a pedicure color, because like Splash of Grenadine, this color takes 3 coats. I have received a lot of compliments on my “periwinkle” toes.

Manicure – Color Club Love Links

I love, love, love this color. This is another beautiful coral. Application on this was even after 1 coat, but since I love my 2 coats, I had to do it.

Okay so somehow I will figure out how to fix these pictures. I have no idea why there is so much white space.

After Monday I should have a massive haul picture. My Zoyas will probably be in by then! Then I will have to do a collection post.

Manicure #12 – Epic Fail

4 May

First off, this was a color I have wanted to try, but it is full of epic fail. It is beautiful but did not last at all.

OPI My Private Jet:

The color is beautiful and the application was good on this color. I love that it looks brown. However, the following day I woke up and did my usual routine. I look down at my nails and chunks of color were missing! I didn’t do anything different! I used my usual base coat and top coat. Wth? So I’ll be going to Ulta sometime soon to return this. I’ll just exchange it for Lincoln Park After Dark.