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OPI Come to Poppy and Essie Chubby Cheeks

16 Aug

It has been a while since I have posted here. I have gotten lazy or more like my morning workouts exhaust me! Today I have 2 of my favorite colors this summer. I have worn them a few times each.

OPI Come to Poppy:

I originally bought this because I loved the name of the color but this gets a big thumbs up! I have it on my toes right now and my bf complimented me on it this weekend. Score! (This is 2 coats)

Essie Chubby Cheeks:

How cute is that name? And the color is a beautiful dusty coral. Unfortunately I have major wear and you can see the beginning of it in these pictures. This is 2 coats.

I have been using Seche Base and Seche Vite on my recent manicures and I love how it leaves my nails. I am too lazy to sit around and wait for my nails to dry.

New manicure tomorrow night! (Will probably post this on Friday)

Sinful Colors and L’Oreal

24 Jul

Yesterday I updated my manicure and pedicure. Yay! It wasn’t too hard for me to pick a pedicure color since I am very into bright pinks and oranges in the summer. More on that in a minute.

Here is my current manicure, Sinful Colors Big Daddy:

This applied like a dream in one coat, but I really wanted to do two coats. This is such a bright magenta pink – I’d almost call it a classic pink color. There is a bit of shrinkage (very slight) due to Seche Vite. I see it on my pinky, but it doesn’t bother me. I have to say, I am very impressed with Sinful Colors. I have a lot of their NPs that can be considered one coaters. This will definitely be one of my top and favorite colors. Have you noticed that there are a lot of racy Sinful Colors names? Ex: Happy Ending, Big Daddy, Under 18 and Gogo Girl. Or maybe I just have a pervy mind!

I never take pictures of my pedicure because I think my feet are funky. Well more like my big toe. I didn’t feel like taking a picture of a nail polish bottle, so here is L’Oreal Pink Shells on my toes:

Notice how I cut out my big toe! And yes, I am wearing furry leopard printed slippers in the summer! Anyway, L’Oreal Pink Shells is to die for! It is certainly pretty on my hands, but I love it on my feet too. You get even coverage in 2 coats, but I prefer to do 3 so the color just seems brighter. This is also going on my favorites list.

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!

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!

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!

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.