Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sorry for the absence...

I know it's been a while since I updated, I'm sorry :( For the past couple weeks I've been repeating colors i've recently worn, I didn't want to bombard you guys with pics of the same manis over and over again. Coming up I've got some new colors to show you guys so keep checking back!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Winter Weather Advisory!! Opi Alpine Snow

We got hit with a huge snow storm this weekend, and in honor of the four feet we got, I decided to paint my nails Opi Alpine Snow. This is one of my favorite polishes of all time. There's something about stark white nails that feels so chic to me!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Opi Espresso Your Style

This is one of my first polishes ever. I bought somewhere around 5 years ago (not sure the exact date) when I was trying to stop biting my nails, for me the trick was keeping them polished. To this day if they're not polished, I find myself still wanting to go back to biting, gross I know! Anyway, this is a gorgeous brown, It's got a bit of sparkle to it, but you have to look up close, to everyone else it will look like a chocolate brown. Pictures without and with flash to try and capture the sparkle. Enjoy!

Wet n Wild Tropicalia

Here's another polish from the new wet-n-wild collection. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love the formula of these polishes. They go on smooth and easy, and have full coverage in two coats. Tropicalia is my type of color, a coraly pink, I will do a comparison to rbl's coral in the future. Without flash: With flash:

Monday, February 8, 2010

opi ds glamour

Here are some pics of opi ds glamour for you to enjoy. Both pics are taken with flash, it was the only way to try and show how holo this polish is.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A couple of notd's and a weekend find...

Over the weekend I made a trip to big lots to look for some dog toys for gift baskets I'm making, and lo and behold I passed an aisle and caught a peep of a sally hansen/ tracy reese runway display. Unfortunately there was only one polish left in the display: moonstone. This is silvery color, and had it not been the only one there, I must admit I would have passed it up. It's a pretty color but it's just not "my type"

And here's a couple of old favorites for you, up first is opi you don't know jacques. I had to file my nails short cuz they were getting too long for my tastes, and my favorite color to wear on short nails is something dark.

And here is rbl grunge (with and without flash) I cannot say enough how smooth and easy this goes on. The rbl formula is like buttah!

Friday, January 29, 2010

An old favorite revisited...

I present to you sally hansen extreme, cherry red. I love a good red, and this goes on nice and smooth (it also happens to be the color I wore for my wedding!)
Here's a bonus pic of me (with my maid of honor :) on my wedding day, you can barely see it but the nails are cherry red!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mac in lillyland... steamy

As promised here are some pics of the other color in the collection, steamy. This is hot pink, and I'm sure there are plenty of dupes out there for it, so unless you're obsessed with lilly (like me) you probably don't need this one.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

mac in lilly land has arrived!

Lilly Pulitzer is my absolute favorite designer/ lifestyle brand. Everything she does is so happy and cheery,you just can't help smiling! When I found out that mac was doing a lillyland collection I've been counting down the days! My package arrived yesterday and of course I had to do my nails right away. This color is coconut ice, it's a pale peach color, and looks great with fair skin. This is two coats, I think it would look even better with three, but I stopped at two. Definitely one of my new faves! (I'll have some pics of the other lillyland color, steamy, up later)

Friday, January 8, 2010

notd sally hansen mint sprint

I decided to give the sally hansen insta dri's another try when I saw this color in the store. My first experience with the brush left me swearing I would never use another one again! I had a much easier application this time. The brush will never be my favorite but at least I found it workable this time (and the fast drying part doesn't hurt either!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sally Hansen Pacific Blue

As promised, here's a pic of the sally hansen pacific blue I picked up yesterday on lunch break. This is the first blue that I have liked on myself, and one of the few I own (I also have a blue sparkle pure ice polish that I never wear). It's bright but not garish, check it out below:

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm going a little crazy in the new year!

Ok, so I've bought 5 bottles in the past 2 days, but they were all under $5, so that doesn't make me too out of control right? I was out with the husband at Kmart over the weekend and ran into a new display of wet n wild polish. The bottles are round with little black tops, and the colors are all right up my alley, lots of pinks, reds, vampys, and coral! I picked just one to try out the new megalast formula. I love it, it's $1.99 but the quality is comparable to opi, (i'm only on day 2 of wear, so I can't speak for longevity yet) it goes on smooth and even. I picked up through the grapevine. Next up are some bottle pics, below is a pic of the new wet n wild, and a sally hansen xtreme called wet cement. This is another one I can't wait to try, i swatched it to my nail wheels over the weekend and it's so smooth and creamy!
Below are three more that I picked up sally hansen insta dri in mint sprint. Keep in mind I own two other insta dri's and hated the brush, but i'm gonna try again cuz this color is just too great. The bottle in the middle is pacific blue, I am not a big fan of blue polish, but this color was calling my name, lol. The bottle on the far right is "in the spotlight" it's a clear polish with silver holo strips in it. I've been getting into glitter more recently cuz it can easily save a smudged mani. If i don't have time to redo, I just add a glitter topcoat, and all smudges are camoflaged.