Friday, January 30, 2009

My Misas are on the way, yay! :)

I don't know where I've been, but I just heard about the misa promotion today (thank you scrangie and polish addict) I called them right away and ordered 5 beautiful colors: bikini w/a martini, tnagy mango, girl next door, push up bra, strawberry wine. I could have easily ordered 12, but I have never tried this brand before and wanted to start out slow! On a side note, their customer service is amazing. The salesman who took my order was so friendly and funny! Pics as soon as they arrive!

My new hg nail oil!

Sorry solar balm, I have replaced you. My new love is sally hansen quick care massaging cuticle treatment. I saw a display of these and other treatments on display in my rite-aid, and have been using this for about a month. I love everything about it: it's easy to use, so I use it more often. Also it's less messy because you apply it with the rubber tip thing, which I really like the feel of. The rubber tip also has a built in cuticle pusher so you can smear on the oil, then push the cuticles back, and it's so gentle on them!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

essie pachinko pale

today's mani pedi is... essie pachinko pale. I really like this color, I received it in a swap months ago and forgot about it. I was looking for a good nude polish (inspired by an ad in harper's bazaar) and this is perfect. This is two coats, with a base and top coat.

Monday, January 26, 2009

My first $opi's are on the way!!

Ok, so I'm a little late in jumping on the bandwagon, but I'm very excited none the less. My mom ordered me three of the $opi's, and they should be here in a couple of days, (if only my nails would grow that quick). I love new polishes, because there are very few colors that I wear repeatedly, and let's be honest a girl can never have too much polish, or shoes (but that's a different story). The three colors on the way:
Madame President:
(I was hoping to make this my inauguration mani, but better late than never :)
Next up is, special request
I've been looking for a peachy coral color that won't make my pale skin look sick, and hopefully this will look as good in person as it does online. (fingers crossed)

And last but not least: The infamous Metro Chic
I'm thrilled to be finally getting this one, I love smoky colors and this is sure to be one of my favorites.

Starting from scratch...

This weekend was a horrible weekend for my nails. My polish started chipping on friday, but I didn't have time to replace it, by sunday a bunch of my nails had breaks (a combination of doing laundry and the super cold weather we've been having) So I've filed them all to match the worst break, and they're super short. I'm almost too embarrased to post pics of my mani, but I liked the idea albeit on short nails. This is two coats of sally hansen xtreme in first blush, topped with one coat of a maybelline polish with pink hearts in it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

notd...'s toe-tally summer

ok, so it's been super cold here, but this polish's name is enough to warm a girl up. Here's It's Toe-tally summer! This is one of my long time faves, it's definitely pink, but with a hint of purple thrown in which makes it unique. on hands and feet:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Say Hello to my Little Friend...

I stopped by rite aid on my lunch break today to see If they came out with anything new, and I ended up buying the new foot file by revlon. (It looks like a pink ped egg) I've used and loved the ped egg before, but it gets dull really quick for me. I am blown away by revlon's version. After I was done my feet are the softest they've been since I was a kid! One word of caution though: It's easy to get carried away and file off too much, so don't get crazy! Here's a pic of it after cleaning:

Monday, January 12, 2009

This ones in my fave five!

Today's mani is opi red. This is definitely in my top 5 favorite colors of all time (along with you don't know jacques, lincoln park after dark, tickle my francey, and you're such a kabuki queen) This color is bold, but I consider red to be a neutral polish color. It goes good with just about every outfit, and looks great on most skin tones. This is my favorite red, in two coats it's opaque and just a true red creme. No shimmer, no sparkles, no gimmicks!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

White out!

I saw the new display of sally hansen insta dri polishes yesterday, and the only one that jumped out at me was the white one, whirlwind white. I'm always trying to find a white polish that looks creamy and non-streaky. I applied one coat of this polish and it does cover pretty well in one coat. Then to keep it from looking too much like a grade school white out manicure I topped it off with one coat of sally hansen beyond perfect in white dove. The pics don't do this justice, I tried to capture the holo of it, in real life it has faint shimmers of pink and green, but not so much that it changes the color of the white underneath.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

One of my fave pedi colors!

Today's pedi is one of my alltime favorites. Opi's tickle my francey. It's the perfect nude for my fair skin, and there's just something about a nude pedi that screams "I'm elegant, I vacation on a yacht in st. tropez! lol, so here it is:

I'm back...

Glad to be back (after a somewhat hectic holiday season)! Todays mani is revlon hot for chocolate. This one came out a while ago, and I've been dying to try it, but it's been pushed on the back burner by all the holiday colors I wanted to wear. So here it is now, pics in both sunlight and indoor lighting.

natural light by a window: