Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hits, Ares

  Hi! Happy Saturday :) Tonight I have some kind of sad photos of Hits Ares.. the holo just did not want to photograph, but also it didn't seem all that holo to begin with. Certainly not like some of the photos I've seen. I think I may have gotten a bum one! Still pretty though - and my only holo red! used 3 coats, it's kind of a jelly so it's a bit sheer.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

O.P.I Goldeneye

       Hi! Long weekend all but over..goes so fast! I haven't picked up too many from the Bond collection...yet. Definitely needed Goldeneye though when I saw it at the grocery store the other day. (why grocery stores sell O.P.I and Sally's doesn't I will never understand. My Wegman's puts out collections quicker than Ulta sometimes lol) This was also my Thanksgiving mani but I'm not sure it was too festive. It's a golden microflakie and opaque in 3 coats for me :) It pays to be neat with these types, veryy difficult clean up. 


What were your picks from Bond? Just this, Skyfall & The Man With The Golden Gun for me so far but I need MORE!

Friday, November 23, 2012

butter LONDON - Two Fingered Salute

   Hi! Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a nice Turkey Day if you celebrate :) Today I have a BL lemming I killed recently - Two Fingered Salute.  It's a sagey green blue with coppery and pink flecks.. this must be really close to the Space Cadet franken (if you haven't seen that before it's white creme added to orly space cadet or one of it's dupes...comes out looking like this BL!) I kept wanting to try making. Now I don't have to I guess.  I don't post much about wear because I change my polish so frequently, but this I had on for 5 or 6 days and it wore amazingly well - just one teensy chip on one of my thumbs and barely any tip wear!

 This is 2 coats :

and for fun.. it matches my new fossil bag perrrrfectly! 
(bag isn't as blue as it is on my camera tho..kind of a fail)

Anyone black friday shopping?? I'd love to know what you got so I may live vicariously through you :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

O.P.I - DS Extravagance

  Hi! Happy almost weekend :) I am actually kind of dreading this weekend, I really need to start and complete some projects and papers and do some serious work. Sad face. Come unplug me from the internet! I need one of those scared straight criminals to come scream at me or much does that cost?

  Anyway, a happier time in my life was when I was wearing this. DS Extravagance. SO beautiful. Top 20. It's a deep berry with holo particles throughout. In the sun it is stunning...but I had to use flash for some photos. 2 coats:

lots of pics but yeah.. it's GOOD.

I found mine at Ulta recently, I believe the Designer Series retails for 12.50 


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Deborah Lippman for True Blood - Sookie Sookie set

Hi! Hope everyone had a nice weekend :) Today I have the Sookie Sookie set DL did for True Blood... I am a TB junkie so I had to have this (got the Let it Bleed set with the lipstick as well, but passed on the minis)! pic heavy post ahead.

Human Nature - a mortal putty taupe
Fairydust - ethereal shimmer

I really got this set for Fairydust - but Human Nature here turned out to be my favorite, it's an amazing neutral! 2 coats:

I'm not sure these two were meant to be layered together (Fairydust can be opaque on it's own!) but that is how I tried it, and I love them together. 1 coat of Fairydust here over Human Nature:

really gorgeous pink-golden duochrome shimmer, it has a nice wet look like a lip gloss.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Misa Bed of Roses

  Hi! Happy weekend. :)

  Today I have Bed of Roses from Misa, a gorgeous barbie pink jelly. It's a bit softer than it comes across in my pics. I used 4 coats here for opacity.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Blood Spatter!

Hope everyone had a nice Halloween! I think perhaps most of us who dealt with Sandy this weekend were a little distracted..hope you all and your loved ones got through it OK. I did fine outside of the city (never lost power!!) but we were lucky.

    Decided to do a blood spatter mani yesterday to be a little festive, I did the same thing last year and wearing it again made me realize how QUICKLY a year goes by. I'll be rocking this as long as it stays on.. makes me think of my favorite serial killer Dexter :)

used essie marshmallow and butter LONDON knees up, flash pic.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sephora by O.P.I Ruby Without a Cause

New $OPI's keep finding their way into my stash, this is one of them. Ruby Without a Cause is a new red - purple red shifting duochome. The bottle has a lot of teal but I caught none of that on my nails...

here is 2 coats,

look at that mega blue swirling in the bottle! I was expecting it on my nails so I was pretty disappoint. Still pretty though.


              Hope everyone keeps power through the storm if you're in it!  
I should probably go buy candles or something.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

butter LONDON Toff, lippy & laquer duo

Today I have a Lippy & Laquer duo from BL :) I was after Toff for a while so I was thrilled to see it in both forms at my door. I've had these a while now, and worn them both a few times... this review is long overdue!

They look so close in the bottles! The lippy is definitely a bit more neutral but still very close to the polish.

butter LONDON describes Toff  -"A darker, dustier, brownish variation on a rose pink nail lacquer. Stop to smell them. The roses, not the toffs."

2 coats. Toff wanted to look different in all of my pics, but this is the most color accurate ^


Very creamy and opaque formula. Smelled something like delicious cake batter to me, very sweet. 

They have some really awesome new sets out for the holiday season! As well as some amazing new polishes. 
Check them out @


*Products in this post were provided for review

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Essie Jelly Apple

Hi! Happy Sunday evening.. enjoying mine, Dexter and Homeland soon..and then Monday & Tuesday no classes. So far all I have to show for my weekend is some new swatches :) Wore Jelly Apple for the first time last week..HATE myself for having this on my untrieds for a year ++ ?! It's an awesome blue leaning bright RED jelly. I believe it is part of the core collection and ETF, if you don't have it. (Should be on larger retail displays) Shown here @ 2 coats..


I need MORE red jellys!! What are your favs?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

CrowsToes Bone Daddy

Hi! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I am currently finishing up the set up of my second Helmer, doing some polish reorganizing & watching the Big Bang Theory. Super productive :) I really need to do some purging..maybe a blog sale in the future??

ALSO, just a note for my giveaway winner... Christie! Please check your email and get back to me, if I do not hear from you soon I will assume you aren't interested and I will randomly select a runner up. :(

Okay onto the polish - Today I am posting a new indie I got this week, CrowsToes Bone Daddy. It's a mix of different sized white hex and bar glitter with iridescent blue glowing microglitter in a grey jelly base. In love with it. I have it layered here over 4 coats of O.P.I My Pointe Exactly :)



Friday, October 12, 2012

Giveaway winner !!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Christie! I will be contacting you shortly.

Thanks everyone for entering..there will be more to come :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chanel - Frisson

Hi! Only one more day to enter my giveaway if you haven't, I'll place the link at the bottom.

Today I have Chanel Frisson, a soft sheer pink loaded with golden glass flecks. This is 4 coats, and VNL is still semi visible. I don't mind it though. I like this more @ 3 coats but I find I need an extra for pics with these sheer polishes. If you've been on the fence about this one....get it!



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Barielle Berry Blue + Icing Epic Winning

   Hello! I want to say thanks to the new people who joined me :) If anyone would like me to check out their blog or anything, feel free to send me an email. Hope to see you stick around!

I had planned on swatching allll day today but it was totally gloomy and overcast :(  So that didn't work out. I really need a new camera and a lightbox asap. I keep forgetting it's about to start getting dark very early... the only crappy thing about the fall / winter. Anyway, here is something sparkly I clearly took on a much nicer day ages ago..

I started with Barielle Berry Blue.. I've seen some really nice swatches of this that look very jelly. It's definitely jelly-ish but mine was very thick and opaque.

Definitely needed some glitter!

Epic winning is full of holo and blue micro glitter.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.