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Essie Mint Candy Apple

21 Jul

I’ve finally gotten around to wearing this! Here is Essie’s Mint Candy Apple:

I got this nail polish in my first nail polish exchange last year. This dried very quickly and was even in 2 coats. I’ll need to do a comparison of this and Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Barracuda. I think they may be similar, but SH might be lighter.

Also, I am using Seche Vite and Seche Base. CVS had a packaged deal where you got both items for the price of one. I usually use Seche Vite at the nail salon, but I have never personally used it. I am pretty impressed and love how shiny it is. So I was about to say how wonderful my nails look with no chips, but guess what? There is a chip on my left middle finger. UGH! It’s not that big, but enough to bother me. Good thing I’m doing a new manicure on Saturday.

But to end this on a positive note – Essie Mint Candy Apple = love!

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Photo dump!

21 Jun

Just pictures this time!

Manicure #19 – China Glaze Sexy in the City. Going to trade this one. I loved it in the bottle, but hated it on me.

Manicure #20 – L’Oreal Yellow Seahorse. Yellow isn’t me and even though you can see VNL, I am keeping it. It’s a HTF polish!

Manicure #21 – L’Oreal Coral Starfish. Love this color. I don’t have pictures, but Pink Shells is to die for too. I haven’t used the blue one yet. L’Oreal did a great job on this collection!

Manicure #22 РSally  Hansen Complete Manicure in Barracuda. I love this color, but please forgive the nasty cuticles and messed up nails. I will definitely be wearing this again, but allowing more dry time in between coats.

Manicure #23 – Color Club Revealed. I didn’t think I was going to like this, but I do. It looks so much better in other lights. Lots of shimmer! I think I like this better than Essie’s Tard Deco.

Pedicure #9 – Color Club Ultra Astral and Starry Temptress topcoat. I love this collection so much, but it is such a pain to take off. I still love you glitter!

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!

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.

Current Manicure (#7)

21 Apr

Well this won’t be my current manicure for long. This morning I helped out my bf and washed the dishes at his house. Since I don’t have a pair of dishwashing gloves there, they started to chip. I present, Zoya Breezi:

I bought this Zoya during there BOGO for the summer collections. I love this color and I read that it is a dupe for OPI’s Suzi Says Feng Shui. Application on this was a dream, smooth coverage in one coat but since I am a habitual 2 coater, I had to do it! It’s a shame I have to take this off though.

Tonight I will post my massive haul from Ulta. Thank goodness 4 of these polishes are gifts! I’ll also need to change my toe polish for Easter, but that won’t be until Saturday.