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More manicures

19 Jul

I have decided to stop numbering these manicures because I always lose track. Here are some fairly recent ones:

Sinful ColorsSeaweed:

This went on very smooth in two coats, and guess what? It’s a dupe for OPI Stranger Tides!

OPICome to Poppy:

This is from OPI’s Nice Stems collection. I wanted this mostly for the name, but I absolutely love this color. It does look a bit frosty with the flash, but it is a very nice summer color. This is two coats.

EssieMeat Balls

This is a “black label” Essie that I have been wanting for a while. It was hard to find because it is certainly mislabeled a lot! Some websites list it as Meet Balls while others have it as Meat Balls. Well I found it on eBay and the official name is Meat Balls! This is a beautiful mauve colored nail polish with some gold flecks in it. This I think, is 3 coats.

Wet N WildMagic Trident

This is from WnW’s Mermaid’s Cove collection. Magic Trident is a bright, frosty orange but it is beautiful! I think it is such a fun color and definitely a good pedicure color as well. This is two coats.

And finally,

EssieChubby Cheeks

I have this on my toes and hands right now, but I don’t have an actual manicure picture. I found Chubby Cheeks at Ulta. Looking at Essie.com, it doesn’t seem like it is a part of their permanent line. (It says it is unavailable) You can certianly find it for cheap at Amazon.com, but I happened to be at Ulta and I needed a few more dollars to make a coupon work. This color is a dusty coral and according to Essie.com it is a creamy bright red-orange sunet. Okay, I am not sure if it looks like that on my nails though. I want to do a comparison one day of Color Club‘s Love Links and this color. A friend of mine bought China Glaze‘s Life Preserver and she says it is very similar to this color. (She has this Essie too). I don’t have that color, but I will see if I can borrow it.

Now I don’t know what color to paint my nails tomorrow! I have been very annoyed with my nails lately. Chipping starts the same day now! My nails are just splitting once again and I don’t think Nail Envy is helping anymore!

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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 – Sally  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!

Haulin’!

21 Apr

Dear God, I have to stop buying nail polish! But my excuse is that there were some really good sales going on and I did manage to cross some polishes off of my wishlist!

First up is my CVS purchase. Revlon were buy one get one, 1/2 off.

From L to R: Powder Puff Matte Suede and Pretty in Papaya. I can’t wait to use that beautiful coral color!

Today I want for my somewhat quarterly trip to Ulta. It’s a bit of a distance from where I live. They had a lot of buy 2 get 1 free deals and I did have a $3.50 coupon too. Here is what I got:

From L to R: White Cap, Salsa and Sexy in the City. I’m a little annoyed because White Cap and Sexy in the City did not photograph well, so this photo does them no justice! I can’t wait to use White Cap over some of my colors! China Glaze were buy 2 get, 1 free.

From L to R: Bogie, First Class Ticket, Midnight Mission and Emerald Fitzgerald. All these were $2.99 each in the clearance section. I have Ingrid at home already, so I have most of the Vintage Vixen Collection. There were other colors at Ulta from this collection, but I wasn’t too crazy about them. I am happy with this selection!

From L to R: My Private Jet, Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ and Jade is the New Black. These have been crossed off my wishlist! I only have Lincoln Park after Dark left on my list. (I think that’s the only one left). These were also buy 2, get 1 free.

From L to R: Black with Envy (yay!!), Cotton Candy and Peach Smoothie. The last two are for my mom for Easter. If she doesn’t like them, then I guess they are mine, but I hope she does! I will have to post the picture of her present tomorrow night. She is getting them early because she wants me to do her nails for Easter! These were buy 2 get 1 free also. I was so happy Black with Envy was included in the sale!

From L to R: Ulta Pink Leather and Casual Mauve @ 99 cents each! And Barielle Aura Angora @ $1.99! I wanted to order this color off the Ulta website, but it is regular price. I am so happy I waited until I went to the store. The two Ultas are also for my mom for Easter.

Now I have 2 $5 coupons off of a purchase of $20. I don’t think I will be using them because I can’t imagine spending that much more on nail polish! My only other Ulta purchase today was makeup sponges!

What color to paint my nails tonight?

I’m also excited for my project this long weekend. I am going to try and swatch all my nail polishes on my nail wheels! Wish me luck!