Saturday, April 28, 2012

ManGlaze - ILF.

Happy Saturday! It's about time I got around to trying another one of my ManGlaze mattes.. I know not everyone is a fan of the names. (I'm a fan - cept for maybe Butt Taco.. haha) These are amazing matte polishes though! The formula on this was fantastic, like all the others! Here is ILF -

2 coats matte

w. top coat

so much shimmer!

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

China Glaze - Hook and Line

From the Hunger Games collection - Hook and Line. It's not for everyone. A strange creme/frost that is brush strokey! I do enjoy it though. It is perfectly reminiscent of grey/silvery plastic. Do you know what I am talking about? Not that I have a fondness for grey plastic but I really liked the look of this and wore it a few days :)

2 coats, in the shade.

A little strokey, but I didn't mind!

Some sun..

I definitely did not want to pick this up originally but I'm glad I gave it a shot!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nails Inc. - Kensington

Happy justabout Tuesday! Kensington is a beautiful deeply blackened teal. I would call it forest green but it has some blue. It's also one of those lovely creme/jelly finishes I love! Definitely a 1 coater - unless you start doing the dishes 15 minutes later. Oops. Some of my nails have 2 coats.. :) This came in the Wyndham Duo with a blue-green flashing flakie (was my first flakie!) that I forgot to photograph before removing

i guess i could have pretended the 2 coats vs 1 coat was intentional..

you can definitely tell this is teal on the nail in most lighting even though it's v. dark

Currently REALLY loving nails inc. What are your favorites from them??

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ORLY - Galaxy Girl.

Hi! Happyy weekend funtimes. Not really doing anything exciting except for catching up on some TV! I've been trying to watch the whole 4 seasons of True Blood and it's taking me forever.. my SO found this HBO app on his xbox360 (if you have an xbox - or an SO xbox, and a sub to HBO check it out!) and it literally has a library of every episode of all of their series, along with 400ish movies..all in HD stream. I am in heaven! I wanted to throw that out there for any tv on tivo/dvd junkies like me haha

Onto Galaxy Girl - It reminds me of a (pretty) bruise. The base to this is probably why, it's a real dark blood color containing multichrome glassflecks. It's pretty sheer, 3 coats still showed bald spots and such in the sun but in lowlight it is dark & gorgeous!


pretty pinky-blue color shift

Enjoy whats left of your weekend everyone!! OH btw, I'd love to know what you got if you're participating in Zoyas Earth Day Promo!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SpaRitual - It's Raining Men

Hi! I am super in love with this SpaRitual right now.. it's an amazing multi chrome. Mostly blue based with amazing pink & gold flashes. It's REALLY sheer. I think my tips are super duper transparent or something. I seem to need more coats for full coverage than a lot of folks. This would probably take me about 5! I decided to layer this over a jelly white (essie marshmallow - 2 coats) but that was so streaky I needed 3 coats of this to cover that up anyway lol

such a soft & pretty multichrome!

the blue is softer in person, and the gold is stronger

very happy to finally have this of my lem list!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Icing Magnetix - Blue

Hi! Happy Sunday :) Today I have one of the Magnetix from Icing.. does anyone know if Claire's carries these same ones? I've heard they do I think. I was way late to this party when I got to Icing! It was the only one left. Luckily, it was the one I wanted the most, in the wave pattern and the brush was good! (much reports of crazy wonky brushes with these - check them first!) Unfortunately the label was a mess and that annoys me!

I might be too impatient for magnetics but they're still awesome. Either I fail the magnet and get a weak pattern, or it looks AWESOME and I bump it with the stupid magnet hahah.

the shimmer is more blurple purple in person

ugh..that label really took a beating somewhere, anyone else OCD about this? lol

Friday, April 13, 2012

Models Own - Mystic Mauve

Hi! TGIF! The world is a good place again. Tonight I am posting another foil. I freakin love foils. foils, foils, foils. Need more foils.

This one is super gorgeous, Models Own - Mystic Mauve. Another one that I got from Allie in our swap. I don't really know if it is more pink or purple. It sort of reminds me of a pink Designer De Better or perhaps a purple one. How about a Mystic Mauve one?

2 coats, needs a GOOD shake! 

in the sun :)


Hope everyone is settling in for a nice weekend. It's going to be wtfwarm here sunday-monday (90 ?!! y - not a heat lover, am I) really regretting not getting the A/C fixed over the winter, doubt anyone will be able to get here tomorrow..but I'm going to try! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

China Glaze - Harvest Moon

Hi! Happy past Tuesday workday! I barely made it, was nodding off at my desk all afternoon..perhaps tomorrow will be a more productive day. Perhaps not.

Today I have Harvest Moon from ChG's Hunger Games collection. This IMMEDIATELY went into my top 20, omg I love it! Copper foil perfection.

2 coats, in the shade.


Super adore this, I have a soft spot for foils but they do wear like garbage on me. I wore this for 2 days and no chips!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Deb Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream **

Hi! Happy Easter! Currently stuffing my face with some chocolate pb bunny smidgens, SO GOOD. That's really all I am doing to celebrate haha. Working tomorrow & I don't want to make the trip up north for dinner. Sorry Mom.. pls send ham. Wish more holidays were ham holidays. Maybe I will make a nice labor day ham.

Anyway, DL Mermaid's Dream* (not tears).. It's nice! I got a lot of compliments on it yesterday, this definitely got noticed. The formula is surprisingly opaque. I posted a pic on the beloved nail board yesterday and someone mentioned it is kind of a cousin to the ChG prismatics and I have to agree! It's not color shifting or anything but it seems to be the same type of glitter/shimmer combo.

This is 3 thin coats, w. 2 coats of gelous + 1 SV.

Sun.. I prefer this in the shade! 

Indoor lighting gives me lobster hands. 

Super hungry glitter! This was actually smooth though, you can't tell :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hits Can Can + Thank youu!

Wow!! Thanks everyone for subscribing and entering! Still a few hours left, and I will post the winner after midnight! I can't believe I hit 200+! Now I feel bad there's only 1 prize haha. I really appreciate it though!

I actually swatched today! Usually I wear whatever I put on for at least a day for a full trial but I hate having so many untrieds, will take me forever to get through them this way!! This was one I tried out today - Hits Can Can, a purple jelly/syrup base with green to blue flashing flakies. It's the sister to Fox Trot that I am giving away currently. Pic heavy so I hope you like it!

this is 3 thick coats, and 1 layer of TC. i am really surprised that is all it needed,
these flakies are nice and tame!!

in the sun. you may want to layer these over a creme but i really love the syrupy look! these bottles are SMALL tho, only 6 mL


Macro! I was a little flake'd out but I think this polish reignited my love for them :)

This looked soo amazing in the car... had to take a pic there too lol

blueeee flash!

Stay tuned for the giveaway announcement later!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

O.P.I A Roll In The Hauge

Hi!! Just 1 day left of my giveaway, go ahead and enter if you have yet to! Link @ the top. Tonight I have short nails.. haha. O.P.I. A Roll In The Hague. I think this is my favorite from Holland, such an amazing orange. Great formula. This is intensely pigmented, beware of removal! I did not remove this in good light and walked around looking like I had my hand in a bag of cheetos all day...haha. I'll be reaching for this again soon though!

2 coats, it does dry a few shades darker as you can see.

What were your favs from the Holland Collex? Still have a few I need to try, but I'm pretty sure this will remain at the top. I love orange polish! Not sure why, in terms of colors orange is not high on my list!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cult Nails - Iconic

Hi! Hope everyone is well tonight. I've got a Cult Nails post tonight - Iconic. This one I am kind of hot & cold on. It's total love in the bottle... a berry red shimmer w. flakies!! On the nail it's really gorgeous in most lighting situations, but not all. Looks kind of sloppy textured in some, IMO. That's kind of a weird description lol. I'm guessing that could have been solved with another layer of topcoat though.

Cult Nails is having a Sale this weekend!! I think I've bought enough polish lately but 2 for the price of 1? Not sure I can resist! Although I read Maria's blog post this morning @ work and I think I need to re-read it to see whats going on with it. (and then log out of blogger @ work.. hmm)

2 coats w.out enough topcoat :) the base color is soo one of my fav shades.

aaand bc it's so pretty in the bottle...

What do you think? Are you going to pick up any CN in the sale this weekend?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Butter London - All Hail The Queen

Hi! Happy I swatched one of my new BLs before my nail got to breaking, lol. My nails are pretty long here! Alas, was not meant to be...but I will have this photo to remember them by. Shortened them all and resisted nubbing so they're not too wonked.. luckily I have a huge backlog of photos to edit haha. Enjoy my future posts of varying nail lengths. Ok they're always that way anyway.  Oh well let's continue!

I finally picked this one up. I know, everyone adores it. Never wow'd me in store in the bottle. Though I know I've seen gorgeous photos of it. I also wore it on a glummy grey day, but it's beautiful! The formula is amazing and super self leveling, as per usual for BL.

3 coats for full sun to speak of :(

but flash will save us! look at that fine holo glitter, love it!


Hope everyone's having a nice week! I totally forgot about Easter this week and found out I'm off on Good Friday so that was a good Monday surprise :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Ending this weekend.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This week in Haulage ...

Hi! Thought I'd do a nail mail/haul post since I got soo much of it this a good combo of must haves and new stuff I think I did pretty good! Just need some indies! If I ever get a chance to order the ones I want lol

Lotions, base coats & a ChG cuticle oil

BLs- All Hail the Queen, The Black Knight, Victoriana. DLs- Mermaid's Dream, Ray of Light

OPI Ballet collection
Pirouette My Whistle, Barre My Soul, My Pointe Exactly, You Callin' Me A Lyre?, Care to Danse? & Don't Touch My Tutu!

Pepe's Purple Passion, Demure Vixen, Marshmallow, Jelly Apple, Royal Navy, Faint of Heart
(and a cute OPI cosmetic bag I got off with my order!)

Riveting, Hook and Line, Liquid Crystal, Prism, Flying Dragon, Pool Party

Sparitual Sacred Ground & It's Raining Men, Misa Bed of Roses, Pure Ice Busted 

Definitely just broke a nail this week too on my swatch hand :( Gonna have to let that grow out for a minute! boohoo.

Also -

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!! Ends next Sunday night :)