August 28, 2009

MAC Dry Martini

I just wanted to do a quick post and show you guys the polish I bought yesterday. April and I had both been wanting an olive green color and wanted Rescue Beauty Lounge's No More War, but couldn't imagine spending $18 and having to pay shipping. So when I saw that MAC was releasing a dark olive color I was so excited!

As you can see from the picture it is a very brown olive color and even though I like this one a lot, i'm still craving for one that's a few shades lighter and a little more green.
It took two coats to reach bottle color and applied very smoothly.
Oh, and this is my first MAC nail polish and now officially my most expensive.
-Ashley

August 26, 2009

Color Club Blue Light

First I want to show you one of my favorite polishes and then after the pictures I have a list of some great giveaways I have run across recently.
The first picture is from a couple of months ago when my nails were still short and I wasn't very good at doing my nails. While I do love this color, what really won me over is it's durability. I usually change my polish everyday or two. However I caught a really bad cold and was unable to change my polish for a whole week! My nails finally started to show a bit of wear on the seventh day. I don't know if all of this brand's polishes wear this well, but if you are looking for a great color that will last try Color Club's Blue Light.




Thanks for reading!
April

August 23, 2009

Zoya Dea, Envy, & Trixie

These are the 3 free polishes I got from Zoya when they did the Twitter giveaway.

From left to right they are Dea, Envy and Trixie. I didn't have any application issues, and they were all opaque in two coats.


This is Dea. When applying it I thought it was going to be more of a caramel brown color but with the second coat it darkened to a nice chocolate brown color. I think it will be a color I wear a lot this fall.




This is Envy. It's a nice deep dark green creme. It does look almost black in some lights. I think this will be another color I wear a lot this fall.
Now that I have a dark green I want a little lighter one like Orly's Enchanted Forest or even Nubar's Forest. I don't think i'll ever have enough greens!


I thought Envy would be my favorite color but I think I like Trixie the most.
It's such a fun and shiny color. I love the finish. I can't wait to wear it out.
I just hate removing glitters though, they get everywhere!


Thanks for looking!
-Ashley

August 22, 2009

China Glaze Entourage

This is a very nice color. Easy application, like all of my China Glaze. I still really want a nice lime green though. This one isn't quite what I was looking for, but the closest I could find in town. I really wanted to try the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime, but I never saw that collection anywhere around here. Any good suggestions for a nice lime green that is not neon? I was thinking of trying Nubar's Hot Lime Green.
-April


August 21, 2009

Sally Girl Periwinkle

This is a lovely color but a bit gloopy. I'll try some other pale blues instead.
-April

August 18, 2009

My First Nail Polish - Sinful Colors - Cloud 9

Ok, not the first one ever in my life, but it was the first one I picked out for myself when Ashley started trying to get me in to nail polish a few months ago. I love the Sinful Colors. They have some crazy glitters and a few that dry matte. This one isn't particularly unique, but it is very pretty. Nice medium orange shimmer. We get these from Walgreen's for $2. It looks like they just came out with a bunch of new glitters and shimmers, so get to Walgreen's if that is your thing. (Wow my nails are way longer now!)
~April

August 16, 2009

China Glaze Solar Power with nail art

The base is China Glaze Solar Power, the dots were done with OPI Greenwich Village and the lines with OPI Alpine Snow. This is the first nail art I ever attempted and I think it turned out pretty well.


-Ashley

August 9, 2009

Loreal Bijou Gems B. Strong Gems #925

This is a polish I found in my house when Ashley started getting me into painting my nails. No idea where it came from or how old it is. The color is lovely, but the polish is gloopy.
-April

August 7, 2009

China Glaze Grape Juice

I love China Glaze Grape Juice. Very unique finish & easy to apply. This is 3 coats.




How do you folks keep your nails from staining?!? I have no idea what to do about mine at this point, other than to just keep wearing dark polish and never let them see the light of day again. I don't like this option by the way. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
-April

August 5, 2009

First Konad!!

April ordered us our first Konad items last week! Konad is an ingenious stamping system for nail art. I never ever thought i'd be doing nail art, but this is a lot of fun. This is their website - Konad USA.

We got our Konad items just in time to enter a contest from the KonADDICT blog. Which you can check out here. We found her blog on one of Getcha Nails Did's, New Blogs on the Block posts. The owner of the KonADDICT blog does really awesome and unique manicures with her Konads. I love her super detailed photo instructions!

These are the plates April picked out. The one with the zebra print is mine. Which is what I used this time.

Here is my first Konadicure (as most people call them).
I used N.Y.C.'s Taxi Yellow for the base and Icing's Ice Queen for the zebra print.



You can see on a few of the nails that I didn't cover the whole thing. It's really fun though. We both have lots of ideas for new ones and can't wait to show you guys!
-Ashley

August 3, 2009

China Glaze Chocodisiac

Very nice chocolate brown creme. Easy to apply.


I like to try my Nail Tek Foundation II on everything now. I think I like this one better glossy.

Here is a preview of what's coming up next. We got our first KONAD! I am sooo excited.