Friday, March 13, 2009

My 1st rbl !

I placed a pre-order for rescue beauty lounge locavore a while ago. It came yesterday and I just love it! I am normally not a glitter person, because they take too many coats and are never opaque enough for my tastes. (when I layer another color underneath I end up with about 7 coats of polish) This polish is amazing, I'm so glad I made the leap and splurged on this one. This is three coats and the glitter is opaque, but it's not scratchy like some glitters can be.

When you can't stop looking at your fingers you know it's a great polish!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mini-haul, swatches, and mani-pedi of the day.

I've got lots of pics for you today readers. Yesterday the dh and I made a trip to walmart, and I picked up these beauties.
Left to right: kiss me there, spit fire, strapless and dreamy.

Here they are swatched on one of my nail wheels, (with and without flash):

Finally my notd. While watching antm with mom, I picked spit fire for both my fingers and toes. On my fingers I used my usual basecoat, borghese magnetico, then one coat of misa strawberry wine (a sheer pink), I followed that with coats of spit fire, and one coat of poshe. (I've put my seche to the side for now, I feel that the poshe dries shinier) The toenails are basecoat, 3 layers of spit fire, and poshe.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Essie... say it ain't so!

There's some news floating around about a new collection that essie may be doing for the summer. It is mostly blues and greens. I don't own a single blue polish, because normally I think they look weird with my skintone (a personal thing). If this collection is true, consider me a convert! I especially love the sag harbor set and hope to post a link to some pics soon!

updated to include a link to the pics (thanks siobhan)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Barielle natural nail camo

This weekend I started aggressively getting my feet ready for sandal season. I'm the type that always uses a foot file and lotion, and always have fresh polish on my toes. (my polish obsession started with my feet afterall) But I did some extra cuticle cleanup, and decided that I wanted to go with a sheer polish. I believe barielle camo is meant to be a base coat, but I like it when I want to have a natural look (and I can't stand to be unpolished!)

You don't know jacques

I mentioned that I was in the middle of moving, well we're finally getting stuff in order now, and I've got my nail polish unpacked and all set up! This notd is one of my fave colors. I keep wavering between ydkj and lincoln park after dark. I included two pics one without flash and one with flash.

Without flash in office lighting:

With flash in office lighting: