Friday, December 31, 2010


Fuschia with light blue shimmer.  Nothing special about this polish but I like it.  Definitely brightens things up since I'm wearing dark polish most of the time.  This was another jockey lot find by my father.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

China Glaze-Bogie

Purple, brown almost shimmer.  Beautiful.  I didn't do a full manicure but I will soon.  This one is prettier on than in the bottle.  The photo is pretty accurate.  I've gotten better at remembering to take photos outside so hopefully in the future you'll get better quality.

The manicure I keep on thinking about...

Ahhh, I need to recreate something like this soon.  I keep on thinking about this one.  Essie-Sew Psyched, Rimmel-Black Creme and a Love polish I don't recall with Essie Matte.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NYC-Big Apple Red

This is a really nice creme red.  And it's cheap at 99 cents!  I got tons of compliments on this one.  Not much else to say.

Friday, December 24, 2010


This went on horribly but I think it was because it sat for so long.  Either way it was a pain in the butt to put on and once on it looked horrible application wise.  It's a gorgeous color.  It looks better in the bottle now after I've shaken it a bit.  I will try again with this one, but for now, I'm wary.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

China glaze-Jitterbug and OPI-Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous Dupes?

China Glaze-Jitterbug and OPI-Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous are dupes for me.  There are subtle differences but it took me a while looking at this picture to figure it out.  My pointer and middle finger are Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous and my ring and pinky are Jitterbug.  I'm wondering what OPI Brand New Skates would look like compared?  I will say that I hate how OPI seems to add a - into a lot of their names.  Drives me a lit-tle bit bat-ty!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Playing with Essie Sew Psyched

I loved Essie Sew Psyched so much that I wanted to keep it on longer than I normally would.  I grabbed my Rimmel black and used a pot scrubber to "stamp" with.  It looked very modern art and is something that I will definitely do again.  I ended up adding a lilac frost later on but forgot to get a photo.  And then of course I had to mattify it, which was amazing.  I'm definitely doing this again soon.

I apologize for my absence.  I've had a lot going on personally and couldn't find the energy to post.  I haven't been changing my nails nearly as much either.  I imagine that will change very soon though!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My favorite manicure.

This is an old picture, but I think this is my favorite manicure I've done.  It's Sally Hansen-Gunmetal with Wet 'n Wild Sparked on top and then Essie Matte.  I am going to redo this one soon, it's been too long!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

L'Oreal-Fleur De Lis and Charmed, I'm Sure.

Index/Middle are Fleur De Lis and Ring/Pinkie are Charmed, I'm Sure
Meh.  75% off.  It my skin tone was darker they would look great.  This is three coats.
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Essie-Sew Psyched

Indoors, indirect sunlight 
Indoors, night, indirect light 
Indoors, night, direct light
Essie Sew Psyched lives up to its hype.  It was almost opaque in one coat and went on super smooth.  I may have to get more Essie polishes.  The wow factor of using a polish with such great application is winning me over.  The cost is worth it.  I tried to capture the color, but this one is hard.  It's a green, gray, not totally creme, but not crazy shimmer.  I want a back up!  And uh, another one onto my favorites list.

Friday, December 3, 2010

OPI-Let Me Entertain You!

A beautiful raspberry glass fleck.  I think this one is in my top five of all time.  And I've learned that glass flecks may be my favorite category.  Hmm.  Too bad it chipped after one day but I am hard on my nails.  Either way, I think I need a back-up.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

China Glaze-Jitterbug

This is a beautiful gray silver foil glass fleck.  Heh.  I feel like it may be a dupe with OPI-Lucertainly Look Marvelous and I will compare them soon, I'm sure.  They are so close that I grabbed the wrong bottle for the photo!
China Glaze-Jitterbug although I grabbed OPI-Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous accidentally.

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