Saturday, March 31, 2012

the GOOD Royal + Fantasy Fire

Hi!!! Happy weekend!!! Very happy, indeed. No posts this week bc work is crazy and life and blablahhtyblah.     Super late night post, lol.

HELLO! :) to everyone who's joined me this week! I appreciate it and hope to see you stick around!!

This early morning I have for you Revlon Royal + Fantasy Fire... yay! Apologies in advance if I call it Fire Fantasy 100x, can't seem to get it right!

Finally got myself a good version of Royal... you can see the bad one here, I had a super sheer one with all the pigment stuck @ the bottom. Be wary of this if you're looking to pick this one up..

GOOOD ..... baaaad ick blah


2 coats.

+ Fantasy Fire

oooh & ahhh. Thank you, Allie!

in artificial light..

green flash

& random weird but cool bottle pic

(and some censored cuticle oddity.. nasty!)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

!! 101 Follower flakie + holo Giveaway !!

Hi! I wanted to put this up yesterday, but better late than never! Ohh man just started writing this before I set my widget up... -scramble-.

This giveaway IS open internationally, so please enter wherever you are! I can't promise all my giveaways will be, but hopefully most of them are :) onto the prizes -

Up Colors Holografico in Azul Disco & Hits Speciallita Fox Trot

erm, sorry for the dust! this one could probably use Aqua Base, I have one for myself but it is untried!

Fox Trot! Look up swatches of this, gorrgeous!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

A England - St. George

Happy Friday!! Super excited about this weekend, going to buy a Dyson Animal tomorrow! Perhaps a lame thing to be jazzed up about.. but I am going to do THIS forever and it's going to be awesome. Also awesome, A England's St. George. A perfect deep teal scattered holo. It's gorgeous.. and a wonderful 1 coat formula! Of course I used 2 though, that is my thing. A bit picture heavy - enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

nOPI - Back to Reality... TV

Hi! Is tomorrow Thursday already? Nice! Hope everyone is well tonight! I have one of the new Kardashian colors (kolors?) from their line with nOPI to show you. Back to Reality...TV. Love this! It's a purple-y periwinkle with a pink shimmer running through it. The shimmer isn't too hidden, and the formula is great.. so this is a favorite of mine!

pictured with 2 coats. 

odd shot but wanted to show the pretty shimmers!

Also wanted to let you guys know I'm posting a new giveaway this weekend! Very excited! Stay tuned :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Finger Paints - Circus Peanuts

Hi! Today I have a creme from the spring Finger Paints collection - Circus Peanuts. I kind of needed to get this because of the name. Sadly, I love these things.. I understand they're pretty gross to most people lol.

Something about the texture is a real win for me. 

The polish in the bottle is kinda close! Unfortunately it dries about 2 shades darker on the nail and looks quite pinkish. The formula for me was pretty difficult to work with.. thick coats and a light stroke will be your friend with this one! One of the reasons I stick with Seche Vite pretty loyally is it smooths things out better than most top coats... - this was a mess!

Pictured with 3 coats

I love the candy names and this collection of colors. Did you pick up anything from this collection yet? 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St.Pat's!* Nail-Venturous - Floam (!!)

Hi! Happy Saturday!! & St. Patty's. I had a green to post but.. I put this on and wanted to post it instead! I was soo excited to finally get to order Floam from Ninja Polish (who restocked at like 4 am last night and sold out of the stuff I wanted... hahah. inc. Pinkerbell!! but oh well!) created by Amy. It does not disappoint, though it's insane to photograph. My pics suck.. it's 10x cooler in person. I was obsessed with Floam as a child (and Gak.. omg! Can still smell it... ) and knew I needed to get my hands on this as soon as she posted it! I used  1 coat of O.P.I  Fly as a base, but this covers very nicely.. here is 2 coats :

Floam is a thick clear base with neon blue and green matte glitter.

Matte glitter!!! So unique. 

blurry macro. 

and here's a pic of O.P.I fly - 2 coats from when I wore it as a full mani. This has a magical formula!

Happy St.Pattys! Stay safe :)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Butter London - Chimney Sweep

 Hi all! Hope everyone is well tonight. Very excited about tonight's post! Butter London's Chimney Sweep. They were nice enough to send this to me, I've had a hard time finding this shade and I'm thrilled to finally own it.

Started as an obsession with Chanel's Black Pearl.. just been desperate to own a black like that, but never wanted to pay the price for it. When I saw this BL being so close I was so happy I'd get it cheaper and not in Chanel's chiptasmo formula!! Dior has a lovely similar shade as well, I'm sure theres a few other dupes around but you must have a metallic charcoal like this! OBSESSED.

2 coats, wonderful formula.. and no brush strokes!

in the sun!

They also sent me their Nail Foundation base coat & Hardwear quick dry top coat which I've heard both are amazing :

Can't wait to try these out!

Always looking for great metallics that are easy to apply nicely if anyone has any good recs for me!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

China Glaze - Fast Track

Hi! Happy Tuesday! The weather is amazing in the northeast today...super amazing. I think I can officially move on from the sad pathetic winter of no snow, maybe next year.

Today I had to post Fast Track! It's my NOTD and I love it. A really nice camel loaded with yellow toned golden flecks. The formula is very nice, used 3 coats and there was no dragging or glooping. The Hunger Games collection is officially growing on me more... not sure why. I even want that frosty mess looking one now LOL. DYING for Harvest Moon.

si, lobster hands. in the pictures anyway.. garr.

just noticing my skin looks like its on fire in these pics lol
in real life it's fine i promise!


Hoping everyone is enjoying some nice weather today. Who else is ready for thunderstorms though??

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Deborah Lippmann - Just Walk Away Renee

Hi! Today I have my favorite vamp red... DL's Just Walk Away Renee. It's like vamp syrup! Totally gorgeous. Application is a bit tricky, it's a good combo of sheer and uber pigmented haha. 3 coats still show bald spots, but perhaps just my crap application. I think they add something to the look though...?

The rumpled ring finger also adds to the beauty, right?

This DL is certainly one that is worth the $ IMO. Wears like iron as well. I love many Lippmanns but just cant indulge in them often. Currently waffling on Mermaid's Dream!!  

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

China Glaze - Smoke and Ashes

Happy weekend all! I know I am happy.. happy happy happy. Happy to post Smoke and Ashes too! I think this is my most wanted from the Hunger Games collection. I will say, these pics do it no justice whatsoever. It's stunning in person! The perfect black with something extra. I'm not 100% sure it's even black.. it really looks like a very (very) blackened teal base, it's a 1 coater so I will never know I guess!

I promise it has much more depth than pictures show...but here they are anyway!

2 coats because I don't have it in me to do less than 2.

A bit better but it has soo much shimmer!

I've only picked up this & Luxe and Lush so far. Going to need a couple more but in general, not my favorite China Glaze collection. I'd love to hear what you guys picked up!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ORLY - Rage.

Good Evening lovelies! :) Tonight I wanted to post ORLY Rage - this polish gets a lot of love, and deservedly so. It's a beautiful rose gold foil! Also, practically a 1 coater! Very dense. Lovely formula though. Sadly it chips very quickly :( within 24 hours I had 3 pretty big chips. w.e though I change polish far too often for it to really matter to me.. lol. Thought I would throw that out there though for you ladies who like to enjoy a good mani for a while. (Sadly I chose to wear it when I had no time to change polish in 4 days so... it was pretty gnarly by the time I got to taking it off.)

Too much for my flash. I'm investing in a real camera soon... lol

Need more ORLY's!

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cult Nails - Toxic Seaweed

Big sigh for Sunday night! Bummer. Oh well, how else will I buy all the polish if I don't go to work? Anyway, here's something that makes me feel a bit better... Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed. LOVE this. One of the many polishes I added to my collection this week haha. Couldn't wait to try it out though! It's fabulous. Formula was pretty nice, a bit thick but quite easy to work with. This is 3 fairly thick coats :

Look at those coppery flashing flakes! Love it.  Think I will pull it out again for St. Pats :)

A bit of VNL but I don't mind, taken in not so sunny weather. VNL more visible in direct sun.

What do you think of Toxic Seaweed? I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do but I still had to buy it, glad I did!! Highly recommend getting some Cult Nails shades if you haven't tried them yet :)

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Nail Mail !!

Hi! Had to have a nail mail post this week! These all kind of came at the same time and I just couldn't resist.

First.. and was SOO EXCITED to see this package! My first swap! I swapped with my friend Allie (@BritNails formerly lushlacquer) in the UK and received some amazing brands I've been desperate to try!

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L to R - Models Own Mystic Mauve, BarryM Gold & Silver foil effects, Neon Yellow, Mint Green, Dusky Mauve, Croc effects, Max Factor Graffiti, & Fantasy Fire (!!!!!)

Thank youuu Allie!! <3 <3

Also rec'd a nice order from Transdesign & one from Cult Nails..

Some Avojuicies (PS the Pumpkin Butter one smells like frosting and..butt. horrible combo. do. not. get.) the 2 oz Seche Restore  - HOOO RAY will never be without again..

L to R polishes - ORLY Oui, Misa Little Hands & Grey Matters, Barielle Blackened Bleu

Cult Nails Iconic, New York Summer Hot Purple x2, Essie No More Film & Navigate her, CND effects Copper Shimmer & Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed

and finally... I needed to go to Sallys for remover and they of course had Hunger Games & the magnetix and new Finger Paints collex to taunt me. I was sort of well behaved, only got 3!

Luxe and Lush, Smoke and Ashes, & Circus Peanuts

Sighh.. I've been a real NP hoarding MONSTER lately...but I know I'm not alone. What have you acquired recently??

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Revlon - Whimsical

Hi! Hope everyone is well tonight. I've got the ever popular Whimsical to show you - nothing more needs to be said about it (and you don't need to see it again LOL) mostly got it because why use up all my GiTA? Haha.. when I use either of these I prefer to wear them sheer with ALL OF THE COATS. all of them. How many coats did I use for these pics? I probably lost count. I actually tried to remember for when I got to posting it. Fail.

est. 4-20 coats of awesome.


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