Monday, February 27, 2012

O.P.I - Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

Hi! Woo.. just about Monday. Let's all hope the work week goes by quickly :) I am on a MAJOR O.P.I kick right now. Probably because I have a lot of untrieds from them, they just keep finding their way home with me..

Here's a pretty one from the new Holland collex - (in case I haven't mentioned it enough - holland polishes in my GIVEAWAY, ending Wednesday night! I think.. better go look so I am not late in drawing the winner lol) Gouda Gouda Two Shoes! She's pretty, a nice dusty rose with subtle color shifting shimmer. I am just a sucker for these shades, very flattering and work appropriate. I say that but I wear many polishes to work I probably shouldn't and will continue to til someone says something... ;)

2 coats that applied very smoothly, great formula!

ILU hidden shimmer.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spoiled - Are Mermaids Real?

Happyyyyy weekend! Exxhausting week. Training for a new position with my company and it's mangling my brain. grumblegrumble. Anyhow, here's a pretty polish from the new Spoiled line by WnW.. it is a gorgeous purple loaded with gold flecks.. and it's $1.99!! short on words but many pics of this..

w. flash

no flash
(purple is somewhere in between, more prominent than in the no flash)

...and another pic the bottle!

  Speciall.. I always DREAD the clean up on these ones though. Those flakes go everywhere and they stay like super glue on my skin. Anyone have tips for clean up on these types of polishes? I'd love to hear them!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ManGlaze ................ Butt Taco.. ?

Happy Wednesday..evening! Accept my apology if the name grosses anyone out.. grosses me out a bit, LOL. I got over it though!!! This is sooo pretty. The same as Lesbi-honest.. PERFECT amazing matte formula! I wouldn't mind having all of the ManGlaze, ever. I'd like to see a ManGlaze Spring collection loool.. maybe that's not their style :)

2 coats.. this is a very wearable orange, so soft!

sooo much shimmer with topcoat! I definitely prefer this one matte though :)


AHHH I wish I could fast forward to the weekend... !

PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't. 7 days left :)

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Butter London - Knackered.

Hi! Happy Saturday :) Today is my NOTD - Butter London Knackered. I realized I have not posted any BL and needed to amend it immediately. I LOVE Butter London, may be my favorite brand.. I'm too indecisive to commit to this but I LOVE every last one I have, they're all special. (which isn't a huge amount - do NOT love the price point.)

I was super excited to try this one out from the new Spring collex, does not disappoint! Although, I did try it first over a dark navy I wasn't totally into it.. but trying it on it's own last night I really fell in love with it! (I'm pretty sure most people would probably prefer it over black though!)

This is 4 coats, I am a fairly thin coater but it's safe to say you'll need at least 3 to wear it with no undies.

Really amazing oyster shade with very teensy scattered holo glitters!
(I feel like this looks a bit grainy in swatches but.. it definitely isn't)

Hope everyone is getting a nice long weekend for the holiday!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

O.P.I Jade is the New Black + Essie Shine of the Times

Hi! Jade is the New Black was sitting in my untrieds foreverrrr.. along with like 5 other greens. Shame! I needed to pluck a green so I picked this - and it's gorgeous!

2 coats of this loverly Jade creme
(pictured wet and not full clean up, lol)

Was really not feeling like a plain creme though so I jazzed it up with Essie Shine of the Times + Matte About You.

pretty cute but I have to say I am not a huge SotT fan.. it is sooo overly dense to me (I majorly thinned it out here!!) and it just doesn't flash the rainbow in the bottle.. 

So pretty! I just love looking at it - but I think I'll need to find a similar flakie that isn't so dense and wants to flash more than orange and yellow! 

Almost the weekend :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

China Glaze Ruby Pumps Vday mani

Hi! Happy Valentines to all :) Not really a day I ever get too excited about... just kinda meh about it! Always have been - single or not single, but it's a cute day and I still love to do little things for the ones I love.

I did attempt to do a Vday mani of sorts (not really) here is Ruby Pumps with a nude (Essie Brooch the Subject) ruby tipped accent.

mmeh.. looks cuter in person from the appropriate distance LOL

but yes you are still beautiful Ruby Pumps!!! 

Bonus Pic of my Valentine's  ;

My Great Dane, Harper.. and my boyfriend Mike  <3
Just love this pic!

Hope everyone's having a lovely day! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Misa - Embroidered Emerald

Hi! Happy Monday :) Today I've got a swatch of something special I came across in a blog sale. A really old Misa!! Embroidered Emerald circa 2001. The smell of this took me right back to my childhood.. lol! It's also my only Misa.. really need more of these. Of the B3F kind! The formula was eh, pretty runny and kinda sheer/bald spotty after 3 coats.

Embroidered Emerald is a very pretty dark plum with a strong emerald/teal shimmer.

This is 3 (albeit thin) coats.. looks like one!! lol, but pretty. 

Will reach for it again soon despite the application  :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

another NOTD ; Jelly sandwich!!

Hi! I did this fun mani last night and wanted to do a quick post :) please pardon the cuticle gunk all over my hands!

O.P.I Big Hair..Big Nails is the jelly (which I neeed a back up of I've used TONS of it)
L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Celebrate  (has red, blue, silver & pink hexes.. wish it didn't have the pink!)

close up in which i did not photograph my pinky.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Illamasqua Load + .... crackle.

Hi! Happy Friday! Today I have Illamasqua - Load. A creamy pastel off white.. milky yellow.. hm. Illamasqua likes a risque name. LOL. I love this color, it is pretty difficult to apply as you'd expect. Particularly when you are as impatient as I and refuse to wait between coats! Came out okay though. I slapped some crackle on it for some reason.. felt like a nice springy combo and giving my crackles some love!

3 coats w. top coat

and with China Glaze Broken Hearted

Do you still use your crackles?

P.S. Don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway! If you have any problems entering let me know, I've seen the rafflecopter on a few blogs seemed to be the easiest set up for it :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

!! 50 Follower GIVEAWAY!!! ** Thank you guys!!!

Yayy!!!! Super excited I finally have a giveaway to offer you guys!!! I've really enjoyed looking at all of your blogs and reading your comments. I've always wanted to have a blog I could keep up with, but never could figure out what to blog about.. thank you nail polish. This is a great community and I look forward to getting to know more of you.

Now for the giveaway (*only open to US & Canada.. but I promise the next will be international!!*)THREE brand new, never used shimmers from the new O.P.I Holland collection !!!!

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(From L to R) Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI?, I Don't Give A Rotterdam!, Wooden Shoe Like to Know?

Gorgeous creme shimmers! Good luck to everyone! I wish I could give you all something, lol. I selected a few ways to enter, only mandatory one is that you are a follower :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ManGlaze - Lesbi-honest

Hi! I have my very first ManGlaze to post, I am in love! This is the easiest matte application I've experienced. Went on like butter and completely smooth. Definitely ordering a bunch more..soon, maybe after this post lol



with topcoat!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Zoya - Luna

Happy Sunday! Super bowl day in the states...! Though I'd rather watch the puppy bowl. My SO absolutely hates both teams but I'm sure he will watch it anyway. Boo.  Anyway, fun stuff.. nail polish. I have Zoya Luna to post today, got it with Dove in the ZOYA2012 promo :) Reminds me of lamΓ© fabric for some reason!!

Luna has a milky grey base with lots of small silver glitter, definitely very unique in my stash. This is 3 coats, and I added some thinner to it before I even attempted to use it! 


Friday, February 3, 2012

OPI - Excuse Moi!

You guys rule!! I'm over 50 followers now, hoo ray! I have some special giveaways planned that I will post when everything arrives safely :) Very excited!!!!! I love all of your blogs and appreciate all your comments..soo, look for that next week!

Now for today's polish - O.P.I  Excuse Moi!, oddly it was my only real must have from this collection.. I just didn't go wild for the glitters. I am the only one I think. By the time I wanted to pick some up they were absolutely sold out everywhere!! So I ordered a few off amazon to amend that, and this one did not disappoint!

This is 2 coats, another hoo ray for opaque glitters!!

and a weird macro of the pretty multi color party glitters in this one! Helloo shrinkage!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NOTD, Essie Play Date + China Glaze Fairy Dust

Hi! Today is my first actual NOTD. It was such a WARM, lovely bright day it just seemed right to post this combo!

I've missed my Fairy Dust deeply.. I've been too lazy to thin it so I haven't worn it in months. I added about a half gallon of thinner to it and it's nice again!! Such delicate little micro holo sparkles.

Play Date is a nice electric lilac (not as electric as pictured! that color is HARD to photograph.) that has a bit of a jelly finish, nice and squishy looking but totally opaque in 2 coats!

OK I admit I enjoyed the spring weather today - but seriously this has been the weakest winter ever!!! Where is the snow??? :(