Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Instagram-my? +Spam

HIII. I seemed to have abandoned my blog here...I hope to revive it again in a couple weeks on break :D in the mean time... lets keep up with eachother on instagram??


How about some random spam in the mean time??  (mostly flash photos so not everything is color accurate)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Belated St. Patricks NOTD...and some recent haulage bottle spam!

Hi! I had to be a little festive so I did some green & gold for st. paddys.. wasn't really feeling green though so it didn't last very long. Used Essie Pretty Edgy & $OPI's It's Real 18k TC

taken w. flash

I haven't been posting very often thanks to my awful classes this semester.. but don't worry. STILL BUYING ALL THE POLISH. I've been taking haul pics here and there .. thought i'd do a little collective bottle spam.  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chanel Taboo!

Hi!! I need to figure out whats going on here with reader not being available soon :( How sad! why do they do this!? anyway.. Chanel Taboo!

New for spring 2013, loving it! It's a deep purple shimmer with a red glow and some larger sparkle particles, there is quite a bit of red in the bottle but on the nail it is most visible with good lighting.. definitely NOT hidden though.

2 coats, though this could be a one coater :)


Sunday, February 17, 2013

NOTD post - China Glaze Luxe and Lush

I am generally on the fence about mylar flakies.. always a PiTA to apply, but I am loving this one today! (over black, with a good helping of gelous on top - awesome for smoothing out bumpy glitter)

under flash looking really glassy!

Do you like mylar flakies?? I only have this one and I Lily Love You in my whole stash, hoping I can find SC Green Ocean since it should be out and about for St. Pattys day. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Zoya Chyna

Hi! I picked this up in the last big Zoya promo. Took about a month to arrive but worth the wait! Love the pixie dusts. I got half of the set now I need the rest :)

This is Chyna .. red sparkly gritty goodness. (actually not as gritty as I had hoped!) 3 Coats.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chanel Malice

Hi! Happy Saturday :) I <3 Chanel Malice so much.. I reallyyy want another bottle of this but can't reason with a Chanel back up :( .. would be one of the few justified back ups I have though. I've banned myself from wearing it for now, as I've worn it 4 times already and want to keep putting it back on! If you like blackened reds there is no way to be disappointed with this. There are many similar polishes but I haven't seen any dupes in the many comparisons there are out there.

2 coats:


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

O.P.I The Man With The Golden Gun + China Glaze Red Satin

   Hi! Happy Tuesday :) Pic heavy post here... O.P.I The Man With The Golden Gun is the 18k gold flake topcoat from the Bond collection. I like it a lot but not nearly as much as the gold flake tc they did for sephora (here). The flakes are larger and not as easy to get onto the nail... not sure if there is too much suspension base or if they're all settled to the bottom though. The downside of the gorgeous GOLD bottle (which really may be the only reason I got it) is not being able to see what is going on in there.. lol!

 Layered here over China Glaze Red Satin. (roughly 3 coats on some nails.. I had to dab it on a bit)

and here is Red Satin (from the 2012 holiday collection) on it's own @ 3 coats for opacity, creme/jelly hybrid


Friday, January 18, 2013

Illamasqua Faithful

 Hi! Happy Friday :) Today I have Illamasqua Faithful, a taupe-y brown with copper shimmer and micro flake bits (that my camera really did not pick up). Looks different in every light. I went nuts for this polish when it came out in the summer Naked Strangers collection, it's gorgeous! I feel like my Illas never get swatched for some reason which is sad because they're some of my favorites.  Formula is great, 2 easy coats.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Deborah Lippmann Let's Hear it for the Boy

 Hi! Tonight I have another DL post - this is Let's Hear it for the Boy, a pastel blue creme. I put off trying this forever... idk why! the formula on this is like butter. Really really easy application, definitely a pleasant surprise for a pastel creme :) I'll definitely be bringing it out again soon for spring time. Not ready yet!

  Is it already the middle of January? Can we get some snow please ??

 2 coats -


Saturday, January 12, 2013

O.P.I Get Your Number

 Happy Saturday! Moving on from that last disaster here is a polish I love. I am so on board with this liquid sand trend. I know the texture is not for everyone but I am really happy with them. Get Your Number is a blue jelly base with holo glitter... looks like sugar when dried! They look nice with top coat as well but I really prefer the matte.

3 coats:

From the Mariah Carey collection that is out now, retailing for $9 ea. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Whimsical Sweet Baby James.. a terrible experience.

     HI! Pardon my nublins, I cut my nails all down last month after a bad break. They're in the process of evening out ... I had to photograph this polish though so I could whine about it. Whimsical nail polish by Pam - Sweet Baby James. And Sweet Baby Jesus, I have never despised a polish so much.. it's too bad because it looks adorable in the bottle. A milky blue base with a mixture of pink and translucent square glitter and some matte white hexes.

  There is no way to put this on other than glop it onto your nails..allll of the glitter wants to hang out together in clumps and it's impossible to calm it down. I have a good bunch of indie glitters and I've never encountered this..but I am sure it's common enough. What you're left with is a lumpy mess (STILL, even after using 3 coats of gelous and giant globs of seche vite it was NOT CLOSE TO SMOOTH.) that will never dry. I picked it off over 24 hours later and it was goop.

  I wonder if it is a matte glitter thing that they all stick together like static cling? IDK, but good lord I hate it.

The bottle is cute ?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Deborah Lippmann - Good Girl Gone Bad (reswatch)

 Hey! I'm back with something I've already posted before.. yes. But better pics! It's really exciting. I wish I had a good excuse for my absence but alas, I do not. I've been on break since Dec 17th and the amount of times I've worn real clothes in that time period is very I seem to be lacking motivation or something. :)

Here be 2 coats of one of my most favorite DL's.. Good Girl Gone Bad

preety preety sparkles.