Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Barielle - Starchild

Hi! Happy Wednesday! & Happy bday to me... 27, yippeeee. Not terribly exciting but I think it will be a good year! Not sure what's on the agenda today but, nail polish is sure to be... lol. Hopefully minimal exposure to heat/sunlight. Spent all day in the heat and I've had quite enough of it for the week. I am some sort of vampire, surely.

Onto the nail blogging - Starchild! I lemmed this like mad and could not wait for a Barielle sale (which they have  often - but everything is always bogo50off!) not sure why it's just medium and small  holo hex glitter, of which i own plenty of holo hex glitters..this one just seems to glow more! Here it is over ChG's For Audrey :

+ 1 coat gelous and Seche Vite

glowy, right? more holo than usual? something is different about you, Starchild.

SIGH. love it, will be using it often. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just For Audrey...

Oh I love you For Audrey.. I do. Even though I have thinned you many a time and your formula remains like molten taffy.

2 stringy coats

I haven't actually worn this since last summer, but last summer I used nearly half the bottle!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

China Glaze - I'm With the Lifeguard

Hi! Happy weekend! I was out of the area and ran into a Sally's I hadn't stalked visited yet, thought I would see if they had the ChG neon's out since my Sally's is worthless. They didn't have them out but one of the SA's offered to get them out of the back for me. Win! I didn't even ask. I picked this up along with a few others. The SA asked me if I knew the girl who always has her go back there to look for the new collections...and how did we know about this stuff? Instead of explaining I just told her I was psycho and to tell the other girl I want to be her friend. Haha. I need a polish crazy friend to shop with!

Anyway, I'm With the Lifeguard is a blazing neon lime green w. shimmer! LOVE it. Makes me think about those lime ice pops that give you mouth paper, summer. Formula is thickk but easy enough to work with, may thin it out a bit.

3 coats

definitely on a neon no

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NARS - Trouville

I honestly had not a single baby pink creme in my collection of over 300...NARS released this one for summer 2012 along with the gorgeous Thakoon collection. Not really sure how I was able to overlook those gorgeous brights, but I couldn't stop thinking about Trouville. Suck it, no buy. So here she is, a pretty pink with a creme-jelly finish :

3 coats

<3 it! It's my first NARS, bought Orgasm along with it. Can't wait to try that one. Only complaint is the cap doesn't detach to reveal a better round one :( BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT DOES. I sat around yanking both my bottles for 10 minutes before I gave up LOL..just happy I didn't break them. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

China Glaze - Lubu Heels

Hi! Felt like revisiting one of my underloved ChG's and pulled out Lubu Heels the other day. It's a black jelly base w. red micro glitter. The effect is pretty darn unnoticable.. I imagine you could just do a coat or 2 over a pure black creme and the glitter would show more though. I just love a jelly base.

@ 3 coats.

a better pic of the pretty glitters, really more subtle than this tho sadly!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Models Own - Balearic Cool

Hi! Tonight I have a Models Own Allie sent me! Yayy, ty! I was lemming this aqua jelly. The formula is a bit streaky and difficult, I imagine it would have went on easier if you can wait a bit between coats (I never do..) Evened out okay though, and still gorgeous.

with 3 coats

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Essie - Demure Vixen

Hi! Happy Friday! I've been jobless for a whole week.. feels like 3 weeks. Not complaining, got a lot of things done. Finally got the A/C fixed today so I'm ready for summer. Not my wallet though. Turns out my unit was just clogged from using filters that were too small.. $500 mistake! Aughh! Well turns out it was a fire hazard, so I'm happy to not be going up in flames at least. I worry about if there's ever a fire near my helmer.. the whole block will explode!! lol

Anyway, I've been wearing a lot of brights lately. A palette cleanser was in order. Demure Vixen is a great one.  A very light mauve-y pink w. a flash of violet shimmer. Loved this for work as well.

3 coats in the sun

& the shade

What are your favorite neutral shades w. an edge?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Barry M Raspberry + China Glaze Fairy Dust NOTD

Hi! I woke up this morning to a mess of a mani.. I applied Raspberry last night well before bed and used O.P.I's crappity crap top coat. Looked like a mini monster truck ran over my nails...thought it was dry! So, I slapped some gelous and Fairy Dust over it and I liked it! Reminds me of Picture Polish's Monroe that I am lemming. Disclaimer on Raspberry : much darker in reality - almost a wine color.

fairy dust heals all wounds.

and magic :

Sunday, May 13, 2012

O.P.I - Just Spotted The Lizard

Hi! Happy Mother's Day to the mommy's out there, hope it's a great one! This is my NOTD, and yes.. I broke my no-buy for it :( I've only been lemming Peridot for centuries! I am weak. What can I say! I know there is plenty of dupage of this but when I heard O.P.I was releasing this I decided to hold out. It is a dead on dupe. The formula is great. No brush stroking issues and opaque in 2 coats.

Love it!! Still Chanel-less.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

nails inc. - Portobello

Hi! Happy Saturday! I have a nice bright jelly post today :) nails inc. Portobello! A yummy coral-orange. I think I need a few more of these jelly neon shades. The formula was flawless and it's so bright & juicy. My camera tamed it down a bit, not sure why. Usually it makes neons unphotographable! Anyway IRL, it's more pink and brighter!

3 coats, still some VNL

sorry the cuticles are a bit dry and icky!


Enjoy your weekend all! Thanks for looking! :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zoya - Zuza

Was most excited to try this one out of all the Zoyas I got in my last haul. It's stunning! I would call the color a pretty green leaning teal but Zoya calls it a turquoise. Either way, it's packed with shimmer and it's awesome. My formula was a bit goopy and weird, but no application problems.

2 coats

Do you know anyone named Zuza?

Hope you're all having a nice week! Just 3 more days left at my job - so I'm going to refrain from complaining about it!! :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Some nail mail + haulage bottle spam!

Happy Sunday! How about some bottle spam? I've been pretty bad lately! Next week is my last week of work (yay) so I will have to behave better soon :) Well... definitely going on a no buy until my bday @ the end of the month. Should have enough to keep myself occupied til then, lol. Anyway, enjoy!

First my Zoya Earth Day order. I had been waiting for this promo forEVER :

LtoR - Avery, Jules, Faye, Roxy, Sooki, Casey, Dree  & remove+ sample

Elodie, Arizona, Zuza, Wednesday, Bevin, Zara, & Miley  
(and the lemon dream scrub - HUGE freebie and my hands have never been so soft!)

ETC haulage 

Essies - Camera, Action, A Crewed Interest, Pretty Edgy. Baker St. back up bottle, Finger Paints Pop Art Purple, & China Glaze Sunset Sail

O.P.I's - Black Cherry Chutney, Guy Meets Gal-veston, ORLY's - Glowstick, Gorgeous, Grave Mistake

DL Sugar Daddy, Illa Jo'mina (heard this is retiring! grab it), RBL Aqua Lilly

*panics about the untrieds taking over*

Friday, May 4, 2012

Butter London - Lillibet's Jubilee

Hi guys! Happy Friday! ..or almost Saturday. Tonight I have Butter London's Lillibet's Jubilee to show you. A gorgeous lilac foil. They were kind enough to provide this for review. You know I love me a foil! Honestly can't own enough of these. This is a one coater. Application works best this way. I started off with two coats, and 1) does not need two and 2) makes application difficult. So I removed and started over. One thick coat is enough to provide a gorgeous sparkly foil - nearly chrome effect.

close to silver but the lilac tones make it unique.

had to file down quite a bit after my middle nail broke :(

currently wearing this on my toes as well - love it for a pedi!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone - thanks for looking !!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

BarryM - Neon Yellow

Hi! I'm addicted to neons right now.. it's going to be a bright ass summer! This is the first one I tried out this year and it's freakin fantastic. I'm not sure this one is quite neon but it's a bit brighter than pics show! It also has a lovely subtle-but not invisible shimmer to it. I love what I've tried from BarryM so far, this had an amazing formula. A bit sheer but bright colors like this tend to be.

4 thin coats to cover up VNL. No issues w. dry time tho!

hello summer!

BarryM doesn't joke around with their polish names :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nabi - Lavender

Hi! Today I have a Nabi magnetic I picked up @ Walgreens. Had to stop by a few to find it! Lavender is.. not lavender. It's more of a pinky mauve w. pink shimmer particles. I love this! It's like a work safe magnetic :) WARNING - these smell BAD. like bad, bad. I thought I was going to die or throw up. Smells like..blood and general death. Pretty tho...

w. flash

taken before work so the sun is a bit dull!