Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blue In The Air

I'm not sure about the name, but either way I love it!
I need to add some more glitter to this one.

After two days I needed some darkness and added my new favorite thing ever, China Glaze's Black Mesh on top.  I then wore it for another few days.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Attempts to Dupe Deborah Lippman's Glitter In The Air

 The main players in my first one.  I then made a light blue and light pink base ones.
Pretty good dupe if you ask me and a whole lot cheaper!

My thumb is Sally Hansen Grey Area which I added a few drops to the original Glitter In The Air Dupe.  Here you can see the other two dupes on my index and middle finger.  I had China Glaze Heli-Yum on my pinky with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure on top.  I was just messing around with the polish on my desk.

The next day they were able to play in the sun and I did a full manicure with the light blue one, which will be up tomorrow!  All in all, I would call my frankens a success.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Ugliest Manicure to Date.

It all started out well enough.  LA Girls Icon.  It reminds me of Zoya Kelly or Misa Office Polish-tics although I haven't swatched them.  It does have one difference though, a slight gold shimmer.

And then I decided to crackle.  My middle finger and thumb turned out horribly although I was being careful to make sure to put on thick layers to get the big cracks.  And I had made sure the bottle was mixed well before I used it.  Apparently not well enough.  Lightning Bolt....ugh.  I immediately wanted to give it away and take my manicure off.  But no, I decided to go deeper into the ugly.

I thought adding the purple crackle, Fault Line on top would make up for those two horrible nails.  But no.  They did not have a crackle love baby and it just looked like I put purple polish on top.  To further the ugly, I then added Sinful Colors Deep Red Ocean.   Which in fact should be named Deep Pink Ocean.  There is nothing red about it.  I have nothing left to say other than I apologize to my nails and eyes.

Monday, March 28, 2011


The last picture captures Alegra's beauty the best.  There's not much to say that hasn't said before.  It's beautiful in application and on!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finger Paints-Scenery Greenery and Sally Hansen-Hidden Treasure

Well.  I have to admit that this manicure annoyed the snot out of me.  It was too much fall and did not fit my mood although I can recognize the fact that it was gorgeous.  Just not for me.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bright nails, dreary day! Sinful Colors-Scandal

I didn't think I liked jellies.  I was wrong.  Scandal is a newer polish that was released with all of those pinks, I haven't seen it recently but I imagine it will pop up again.  Application was meh, but recently that's been my experience with Sinful Colors and they used to be fine for me.  I am hoping this polish lifts my mood some, it's a dreary day and I'm dreading surgery next week although it shouldn't be a big deal and the payoff is that I feel better.  So on with pink and positivity!  Ugh.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finger Paints-Scenery Greenery

Beautiful green from a beautiful friend. And my first and only Finger Paints nail polish.  Great formula, I'll definitely be open to getting more :)  I do have a Sally's coupon that expires at the end of the month.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

OPI-Bubble Bath and Confetti-Dreamdate

Dear OPI Bubble Bath,
You are beautiful for the nude pink that you are.  However, this is not my style and wearing you challenged me and made me feel weird.  I then added Confetti's Dreamdate on top, which was beautiful and will be a great layering polish.  Dreamdate will be loved.  Bubble Bath will be used as a base for sheer colors or glitters....or given away, so be on your best behavior.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Borghese-Stellare Notte

I don't know if this one didn't live up to the hype in my head or that I was craving black and couldn't find the polish I wanted to put on.  Either way it agitated the snow out of me.  Kind of like OPI-Teasy Does It did.  I'll try it again since it seems like a color I would like.  I'm starting to figure out that maybe I don't love purple polishes.  Weird.  The Borghese formula, as always, was amazing.

Monday, March 7, 2011

China Glaze-Below Deck and Cover Girl Anti-Freeze

Now I get the hype about China Glaze releasing an almost Channelesque dupe.  I don't own it to compare but the pictures I've seen make them almost identical.  this one goes straight to my favorites and I love it with Anti-Freeze on top!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sinful Colors-Boom Boom, China Glaze-Broken Hearted Crackle and Sally Hansen-VIP Pink

I loved this manicure and was, once again, impressed with Sinful Colors.  This manicure lasted at least five days until I took it off with minimal tip wear.  And then I ended up adding Sally Hansen X-treme in VIP Pink.  Which I love, by the way, I can't wait to use it more!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

China Glaze-Rodeo Fanatic

China Glaze Rode Fanatic has some green and purple (that I could not capture!) that shows up at times.  I was surprised at how complex this color was.  And then I added the stinky, yet beautiful Cover Girl Anti-Freeze on top.  Sorry about the mess of my nails.  I've been sick for a month now and well, if I paint my nails I don't worry too much about what they look like bc I don't leave the house much.  And the rest of the posts I'm scheduling and likely from here on out may just be names and photos. Sorry about that, but I can't manage a lot right now.