Thursday, April 29, 2010

Claire's Mood Polish- Daring/Innocent & Peaceful/Confident

I am pretty disappointed that my Claire's has yet to get any other colors in again (although they have a BUTTLOAD of Daring/Innocent aka gray/tan). Here are the two that I managed to pick up.

Daring/Innocent as mentioned above is tan when warm and gray when cool. This was truthfully the one I was most excited to try anyways because the color difference is the most extreme of them. This is three coats with Sally Hansen Nail Growth Miracle as a base and Seche Vite over the top. I had no application issues with this one and I really liked wearing it! It was really fun and my husband was most entertained and impressed! When this went on the entire nail turned that funky tan until it dried down and set.
And this is it after I smacked on a coat of Essie Matte About You- even more awesome I think! Ignore that wittle pinkie nail- I lost it one night after one too many margaritas :(

This is Peaceful/Confident. I was rather disappointed with this one. I had some application issues, which could be the result of my base coat although I've not had issues before. It left bald/pull spots and was still streaky in some spots after 3 coats. There is also a little bit of VNL still going on. The difference between colors on this isn't very big. The one below (in sunlight for once!) is more accurate to what it looks like in real life although it was a little darker- I barely could notice the difference in color at the tips! So disappointing.
And here is a with flash picture showing off what I WISH the polish looked close to. It isn't as bright as it appears either but this is one color that freaked my camera out a little.
And yours truly :P On our way to a doggie boutique for our spoiled pup (we picked up a life vest hehe for summer). I would like to thank everyone for reading/commenting/following! You are all fabulous and I appreciate you all checking out my nails and spreading the polish love :)
My giveaway will probably be up next week and will be smaller than I expected due to lack of funds (car repairs suck, right?) but will feature 2 separate pieces which means 2 separate winners :) Hey, a free polish or two or three is a free polish, right?
Monday, April 26, 2010

100 followers!

Just a quick post to say be on the look out for a giveaway featuring my favorite polishes :)
Sunday, April 25, 2010

ChG Yellow Polka Dot + SH Blue Blast + Konad M79

I really liked this despite being a little crooked with the design:)


And my nails hanging out with Apollo :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Orly Basket Case

Just a quick one today. Orly Basket Case- 2 coats. Pink medium cream. I have the second half of the Sinful Megapost coming up and also photos of my stash to share!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sinful Colors Megapost Part 1

Pretty in Pink- 2 coats
Cream Pink- 2 coats
Glass Pink- 3 coats

Daddy's Girl- 3 coats
Let's Talk- 2 coats
Courtney Orange- 3 coats
Cloud 9- 3 coats
HD Nails- 3 coats
Monday, April 19, 2010

China Glaze: Heirloom Organza aka the ugliest polish I own

Seriously, the UGLIEST polish I own. I don't know what I was thinking when I even bought this because I HATE browns/neutrals/tans. It isn't even the color that ruins it (though I think it is hideous) but the formula doesn't help it. This is 4 coats. FOUR COATS. This is the worst 4 coater I have ever dealt with. It was uneven, streaky, still had VNL and covered completely different on each nail. And maybe it would look good as a sheer coat? Nope. As a one or two coat this goes one DISGUSTING. Streaky and yellowed, even worse than the 4, ugh. China Glaze, I am disappointed.
This polish is so ugly, here is an Apollo to clear your eyes.
Sunday, April 18, 2010

China Glaze Pool Side Collection

I had planned on getting these swatches up a few days ago but like a moron I left my camera up at my in-laws. When I opened the box and saw these polishes it was instant love. I'm sure you have seen these a million times but the crazy neon of these will never wear off for me. I'm missing Kiwi Coolada but I'm thinking I've gotta have it now...

In all swatches my pointer and ring fingers have a coat of Seche Vite while the thumb, middle and pinkie are without a top coat.
Sun Worshiper. 4 coats. This one gave me the most trouble with applying of the bunch, it wanted to be streaky but the 4th coat fixed it although that is still a little much for me.
Towel Boy Toy. 3 coats. This is the least neon of the group and the only one with a slight shimmer. Yellow Polka Dot. 3 coats. Holy highlighter yellow, this is blinding.
Flip Flop Fantasy. 3 coats. This is so gorgeous and I can't wait to wear this all summer. Such a perfect eye catching girly shade.
Pool Party. 2 coats. I seriously almost didn't order this one and omg I'm glad I did. This is my favorite from the collection. First off it is absolutely friggin stunning to die for pink. But secondly the application was the best in the collection.

I have to say, after reading other reviews I was ready to be disappointed in this collection despite my high hopes for it. I'm actually happier with these than I thought I would be, which is saying something considering how excited I am about neons. They all are jelly and will have a VNL unless applied over white and they do have a strange finish and need a top coat. Before a top coat they do appear a little streaky but once you apply the top coat it seems to be fine.
Monday, April 12, 2010

MAC Girl About Town vs Show Orchid & Avon Country Rose swatch

When I first swatched Show Orchid I said I wanted to compare it to Girl About Town but couldn't find it at the time. I found it a couple of days later and finally got around to comparing them. I would say that Girl About Town is slightly more red toned and Show Orchid has a slight blue shimmer. On me at least Girl About Town always comes out looking very red toned for a pink lipstick so I never wear it, clashes too much with the hair now anyways. I have to say I don't think I need both of them in my collection and I prefer Show Orchid.
I truthfully order a lot of Avon and I never see any of it swatched so I figure I will do a couple swatches here and there. This is Country Rose, which is a weird color. It's a warm toned pink/red with lots of shimmer and a slightly brown undertone.
Tomorrow will be a good day for me, I'm expecting both a Transdesign package full of CG Pool Side and the new Coheed and Cambria new album. In the next couple days I will be posting a HUGE Sinful Colors swatch post!
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sally Hansen- Lickety Split Lime

Just a quick one. I put off wearing this but I loved it on my nails! 2 coats Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Lickety Split Lime. This wore fantastic! 2 full days and a harsh round of cleaning and not even tip wear! And such a pretty spring color.

And a quick Easter morning picture. I touched up my hair with...Food coloring! the night before. It worked really well and I'll probably do it again next time I'm out of dye.
And if you were waiting like I was- Poolside collection has finally hit TransDesign.com. Kiwi Coolada seems to be out of stock though (I personally was least excited about that one so I'm not very upset). I also picked up a few other things I was wanting :)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sinful Scandal

Sinful Scandal is a pretty milky pink jelly. Really pretty color despite the VNL it left even after 3 coats. With colors like this I don't mind some VNL. Nothing else to say about this, Sinful and me don't really get along and it tends to chip really quick on me :(




And here it is while I show off my new iPod sticker from Musicskins.com (got it at a show) which is pretty awesome. As you can see by my screen my iPod is really beat up. This sticker makes it seem like new!
Monday, April 5, 2010

Pure Ice swatches x5- Don't You Wish, Oh Baby!, Purple Reign, Naughty Girl, Unzip Me

I've always overlooked Pure Ice until recently. I had previously tried one with horrible results and wrote the whole line off. I'm glad I finally gave them a shot.

The 2 glitters are both over black due to my ugly yellow nails. Mind the messy black- I got lazy!
Don't You Wish over black- 2 coats.


Oh Baby! over black- 2 coats. Blue/white shimmer.

Purple Reign- 3 coats This was rather disappointing. Purple with gold shimmer but I would have liked the gold to be a bigger *pop*.


Naughty Girl- 3 coats. This is gorgeous glowy orange! A little streaky but absolutely beautiful.


Unzip Me- 3 coats. This is an instant favorite I would say. So shimmery and shiny! Maybe it is me but yellow always has application problems but this was great.

These all applied really nice and I can't wait to give more of these a try. But what the heck is with the names?

Anyone have any favorite Pure Ice polishes?

Easter- Zoya Malia + puppy

Apollo in her Easter dress :) She got a basket and everything.

Malia is my favorite purple ever...beautiful medium lilac cream that applies like a dream, 1 coat is almost good enough but it needs 2. Perfect consistency, just all around great polish. I have a lot of purple polishes but nothing anywhere near this color.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Maybelline Pie in the Sky

I picked up Maybelline Pie in the Sky on sale at Rite Aid, I had been eyeing the new collection for a while but was too cheap to pick them up for around $5. I finally did and ugh, I regret buying this polish. Don't get me wrong, the color is pretty. The application was the most horrendous thing I've ever dealt with. The brush is cheap and stiff, the polish went on thin and runny and streaky. I didn't think I would manage to get this anywhere near neat looking but it seems I managed. As for Express finish? LIES. I don't think I will ever touch this again. This is 3 coats if I remember. 3 pain in the butt coats. I will give it credit, it didn't chip in a day.

Shame, the color is so pretty. I'm wondering if it is close to Orly Snowcone maybe? I think this may be a touch too purple to be close to it though.


I got bored with it and added a glitter top coat.

I am impatiently awaiting the China Glaze Poolside collection to be released. I. Can't. Wait.

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