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.