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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!

Photo dump/Haulin’ again

15 Jun

I think is going to be more of a photo dump. Lately I have been feeling too tired to post! Add the fact that I just got back from vacation last week too! Also, I have been working out at 6 am! It is helping me though. Anyway, here are some pictures with some short explanations.

So I can’t believe that I never posted some of these pictures! Anyway, here is my last haul from Transdesign and some polishes from random places like Walgreen’s and Harmon’s:

The entire Starry Temptress collection from Color Club!

The colors are: Ultra Astral, Space Case,  You Got Soul-Ar, Glitter Envy, Otherworldly, Wink, Wink, Twinkle and the Starry Temptress topcoat! I have been waiting for these forever! So far I have used Ultra Astral and You Got Soul-Ar. Sorry, no pictures and they will not be counted in the count of manicures and pedicures!

Sally Hansen Crackles in Fractured Foil and Vintage Violet, OPI Dating A Royal, OPI Lincoln Park After Midnight, China Glaze Senorita Bonita and Essie Coat Azure. I tried the silver crackle very quickly over a light blue (Color Club Take Me to Your Chateau). It cracks well, but it was hard to see with that color combination. I still haven’t tried the other colors.

NYC Color – Chinatown, Flat Iron Green and West Village, NYC Color Starry Silver Glitter, Color Club Age of Aquarius and L’Oreal Pink Shells. I used Pink Shells twice on vacation. The PERFECT vacation at the beach color! Again, no pictures.

Sephora by OPI, 212. I haven’t tried it yet, but I can already tell it is one of my favorites!

All these were a gift! The Wet N Wild Mermaid’s Cove collection:

Atlantis, Waves of Enchantment, Magic Trident, Sea of Dreams. I have tried Waves of Enchantment (again, no pics). I love it!!

Sea Witch, Diving for Pearls, Stream of Wonder and Ocean Grotto.

Next post – a backlog of manicures/pedicures.

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

Manicures #8 and #9

25 Apr

I wish I could say that these manicures were excellent, but they weren’t. I love the colors, but they didn’t work for me. I’ll explain after each picture.

First, OPI Jade is the New Black:

I love this color! Application was a bit streaky, however the 2nd coat did even out the nail polish. What I didn’t like? Well, it’s my fault, with washing dishes and doing chores, I chipped my nails pretty easily. It was okay though because I was going to do my Easter manicure the next day. I will still give JITNB a try once more at a later date.

Here is my Easter manicure with my amateur dots:

I used OPI Rumple’s Wiggin’ for the base color, Depend No. 210 and Color Club Revealed for the dots. It looks okay, right? Well it was a nightmare. The OPI took 3 coats just to make it even and it ended up being thick. The dots were easy to make using a dotting tool. Then they started to lift because of all the layers. UGH! I’m going to see if next time I can use 2 coats. I don’t like using three coats!

My dilemma today is if I should participate in the Zoya exchange. I do have polish to send over but I can’t decide! I don’t know if I should go ahead and get all this nail polish. I was able to find some dupes in Zoya for other colors I like, but I’m still not ready to pull the trigger. I have only 2 days left! Ahh, what to do!?

Current manicure (#6) and pedicure (#4)

18 Apr

This is my current manicure and pedicure. I will change the nail polish on my hands tomorrow night. I currently have Color Club Wild Orchid on:

Can I just say how amazing this color is? It’s like a purle grey or a grurple with some shmmer to it. This is from the Untamed Luxury collection. Application on this was very smooth and even, however it still required three coats, because it is a bit on the sheer side.

Next up, my pedicure, Essie Angora Cardi:

This is from Essie’s Cuddle with Color Fall 2009 collection. I actually have a 2nd bottle of this since I won the whole collection off of eBay. This color is a dark dusty rose. So beautiful! It looks a little different on my toes, but I do love it. The application is smooth and even in 2 coats.

I’ve noticed that I have been improving with my nail painting skills. I think one day soon I will post my tips and tricks.

Also, this week I am headed to Ulta for my quarterly trip (it’s out of the way for me), so I hope to have another haul even though I should be on a ban!

Manicure (#5) and Pedicure (#3)

17 Apr

This entry is not listed as Current Manicure and Pedicure since I have since changed my polish once again!

Some time ago I acquired Wet N Wild’s Fast Dry Gray’s Anatomy, a fabulous duochrome. For a while this was a hard to find color so I did spend a bit more to get it. :/ It is supposedly a dupe for Deborah Lippman’s Wicked Game and OPI’s Not Like the Movies (Katy Perry Collection). I’m embarrased to say that this has been sitting in my stash for a couple of months. You’d think that since I was so desperate to get it, that I’d immediately use it. Well Thursday night came along and I wanted to try it out. I knew it was kind of sheer but I wanted to see how it would look with other colors underneath it, so I busted out the nail wheels:

Without flash, from L to R: GA over white, GA alone, GA over black

With flash L to R: GA over white, GA alone, GA over black

Both wheels are with 2 coats. For the GA and black it’s one coat GA, one coat black.

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Polish overload

15 Apr

Oh boy. I’m a bit hesitant to post all this nail polish goodness, but here goes.

My eBay purchases FINALLY came in this past Monday. FINALLY!!

The Essie’s are from the Fall 2009 Cuddle with Color Collection. They are: Mink Muffs, Chinchilly, Angora Cardi, Bright Tights and Pink Parka. Then I have 2 OPI’s: Russian Navy Suede and You Don’t Know Jacques! (Which I already posted a manicure of)

As I have probably posted more than once, I am on the hunt for Color Club’s Starry Temptress collection. Supposedly there are sets of thse floating around at Ross stores. Unfortunately, there isn’t one close to me. The closest store is a little more than an hour away. And I’m not going to travel there for no reason. Last Sunday my bf and I had nothing better to do, so we decided to take a road trip to the closest Ross which is a bit closer to his place, but not by much. It felt like we were driving forever.

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