November 30, 2010

Latest Franken


This is 2 coats of a franken I made with Claire's Mood Peaceful/Confident & Sally Hansen Black Out. I was hoping it would keep it's color-changing ability, but no luck. I still think it's gorgeous though. It dried semi-matte, like the Claire's, as you can see in the first picture. In the picture below, I added a glossy top coat to my middle & pinky fingers.

Here it is in the shade with alternating glossy and matte finishes again. It ended up being so shiny that I can see myself holding the camera in my nail!

I certainly don't have anything comparable in my collection, but I'm sure some of you ladies do. Does this look like a dupe for anything you own?

Thanks for reading!
April

Current Giveaways

November 29, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • I'm giving away 3 polishes from American Apparel's newest colors!! Ends 12/3.
  • Polish Infatuated is giving away 3 beautiful polishes! Ends 12/3.
  • Them Pretty Polishes is giving away 2 polishes & a Hello Kitty lipgloss set! Ends 12/3.
  • Jeweled Tips is giving away your choice of 4 stamping plates from bf-beauty! Ends 12/3.
  • Emerald Sparkled is giving away your choice of 6 Eyeko polishes! Ends 12/3.
  • Polish Galore is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 12/3.
  • Layniefingers is giving away $100 worth of Broadway Nails products! Ends 12/4.
  • Reviewed By Mom is also giving away $100 Worth of Broadway Nails products! 12/4.
  • Bec's Beauty Buzz is giving away 7 Ozotic polishes! Holos & multichromes!! Ends 12/5.
  • Varnish Vixen is having a huge giveaway with 4 fancy prizes! RBL, OPI, China Glaze & more!! Ends 12/5.
  • The Lacquerista is giving away the Essence Magnetic Collection!! Ends 12/5.
  • Let Them Have Polish is giving away 5 delightful polishes! Ends 12/5.
  • Nailswatches is giving away OPI Damone Roberts 1968! Ends 12/6.
  • Manicure Mommas is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 12/6.
  • Oh to Be A Muse is giving away to big prizes packages each including the E.L.F. Essentials Nail Polish set & much more! Ends 12/7.
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • Nail Art World is having a flower themed contest. 2 winners! Entries must be received by 12/11.
  • My Latest Obsession is having a Christmas themed contest. One prize for best design & one randomly drawn prize for those who vote. Ends 12/12.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Mocha Mish Mash is giving away a mark. cosemtic bag & 2 of their lipglosses! Ends 12/1.
CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES
  • Midday Escapades is giving away a pair of Miraclebody Jeans! Ashley tried on a pair over the weekend and they are worthy of all the attention they've been getting recently. Ends 12/3.
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
  • The Mommy Files is giving away a pound See's Chocolates! 5 winners!! See's Mint Krispys are one of my all time favorite candies. Hurry! Ends tonight!!
MISCELLANEOUS
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

November 28, 2010

Orly Galaxy Girl


This is 3 coats of Orly Galaxy Girl, my favorite from the Cosmic FX collection. It's a drop dead gorgeous, dark reddish purple with turquoise glass-fleck. The formula isn't the best. It's sheer yet thick, but worth the extra effort for this beauty. Galaxy Girl is darker than I normally love, but it never looks black because it's always flashing turquoise.


Thanks for reading!
April

November 27, 2010

Color Club Soft As Cashmere


Nice color but it's super sheer & thin. This is coats, & you can see below that it's not nearly enough. This would take at least 4 coats, possibly 5! No thanks for a polish that isn't unique. I'm actually wondering if I got a bad bottle since I haven't seen anyone else have this problem. Does that happen though?
Essie Chinchilly is very similar, maybe a bit less yellow toned than Soft As Cashmere. This one's going into my to be frankened pile.

Thanks for reading!
April

Current Giveaways
  • American Apparel Polish Giveaway! Ends 12/3.

November 23, 2010

Color Club Pretty In Platinum


This is 2 coats of the lovely Color Club Pretty In Platinum. I really love this slightly frosty, super pale gray/silver! I think its very flattering and looks great with most of my wardrobe. It reminds me of a silver Silly Putty Egg I had at some point.

Thanks for reading!
April

Current Giveaways
  • American Apparel Polish Giveaway! Ends 12/3.

November 22, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Polish Drop is giving away 4 gorgeous polishes! Ends 11/24.
  • Painted Lady Fingers is giving away your choice of 8 Stamping Plates from OC Nail Art! Ends 11/24.
  • Polish Galore is giving away a set of Migi Nail Art Pens! I love mine! Ends 11/24.
  • Vampy Varnish is giving away Chanel Riva! Ends 11/24.
  • GildedNails is giving away RBL Catherine H! Ends 11/25.
  • TesJOe's Blog is giving away an MNY polish & eyeshadow! Ends 11/25.
  • Beautyburg is giving away a set of 18 mini polishes from Sephora by O.P.I! Ends 11/25.
  • Beauty by Kayla Shevonne is giving away Party Hearty, Hidden Treasure & a MAC lipstick! Ends 11/25.
  • Life Through My Eyes is giving away 3 E.L.F. polishes! Ends 11/26.
  • Nail Talez & More is giving away the entire China Glaze Tis the Season Collection, split into 2 prizes of 8 polishes each! 2 winners!! Ends 11/26.
  • Witoxicity is giving away 4 great polish packages filled with Koh, Hema, & Etos polishes! Ends 11/26.
  • Polish or Perish is giving away Essie Smokin' Hot & a fabulous ring! Unique prize! Ends 11/26.
  • Polish & Konad is giving away the China Glaze Cheers To You Set! 3 winners!! Ends 11/26.
  • Lextard is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/26.
  • MakeupByCrystalS is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! ends 11/26.
  • The Nailasaurus is giving 4 lovely polishes & some great nail art goodies! Ends 11/27.
  • Kitschy Suburbia is giving away the Color Club Glitter Vixen Collection & more! Ends 11/27.
  • Libby's Pink Vanity is giving away 10 glitter polishes from Forever 21! Ends 11/27.
  • My Lucid Bubble is giving away 21 lovely polishes & a Bundle Monster Stamping Plate Set!!! Ends 11/27.
  • Black Nail Polish & Lip Gloss is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/27.
  • Sparkled Beauty is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/27.
  • Katrina's Nail Blog is giving away 12 colorful polishes & some nail art goodies! Ends 11/28.
  • Amused Polish is giving away 2 prize packages with some delightful polishes including magnetic & crackle polishes! Ends 11/28.
  • The Hungry Asian is giving away 4 marvelous frankens that she made herself including a black holo polish!! Ends 11/28.
  • Biba's Beauty Corner is giving away 3 fun polishes! Ends 11/29.
  • Konadmania is giving a huge prize package including the Konad B Kit & much, much more! Ends 11/30.
  • Spooky Nails is giving away 8 beautiful polishes & more! Ends 11/30.
  • You've Got Face is giving away a set of Violet Le Beaux false nails, BYS makeup & more! Ends 11/30.
  • Crystaliciousss is giving away 3 Koh polishes! Ends 11/30.
  • Nailed It is giving away 22 pretty polishes! Ends 11/30.
  • Suburban Beauty is giving away Lippmann Acroos the Universe! Ends 11/30.
  • Dainty Darling Digits is giving away 3 Incoco sets! Ends 11/30.
  • I'm giving away 3 polishes from American Apparel's newest colors!! Ends 12/3.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • Shady Lady is giving away a Warmly Yours Under the Desk Heater! Ends 11/27.
MISCELLANEOUS
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

Essie Little Brown Dress


This is 2 coats of Essie Little Brown Dress. really nice formula and lovely color! This is much darker than most of the colors I love, but I find this super dark brown creme very appealing, especially around Thanksgiving.

Thanks for reading!
April

November 21, 2010

SkinCareRX Friends & Family Discount Code!


SkinCareRx is extending it's friends and family discount to you this year!

From now until December 1st, take 25% off your favorite skincare brands like La Roche-Posay, NuCelle, & Kinerase.

Friends and Family Coupon* Code: FF25

*Excludes some brands. Expires Dec. 1, 2010.

SkinCareRx is a sister site of my sponsor, Apothica where you can find Essie & Deborha Lippmann polishes!

Thanks for reading!
April

This is a sponsored post. For more information, see my disclosure policy.

November 19, 2010

Essie In Stitches & smART Nails


This is 3 coats of Essie In Stitches. Nice formula and lovely color! It's a dark & dusty rose creme & I like it so much that I've already worn it twice.

The next day I used some my smART Nails sticker stencils and Zoya Kym. Not my favorite combination, but just fine.


Thanks for reading!
April

November 18, 2010

American Apparel Polish Giveaway!! Ends 12/3. (Closed)


I'll keep this post short & sweet. American Apparel is giving one of my readers from anywhere in the world a chance to win 3 polishes from there newly released collection pictured above. You can read more about them in this post.
Pictured from left to right we have Cocoa, Mannequin, Army Jacket, Port, MacArthur Park, Echo Park, African Violet, Makeup, Trenchcoat, Raccoon, Rouge, & Cameo Blue.

American Apparel will choose the 3 colors to send to the winner at the end of the giveaway, so it will be a surprise when they arrive. I love surprises and there isn't a single color in their new line that doesn't intrigue me!

RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide!! Woohoo!
  • This giveaway starts today, November 18th, and will end Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 11:59PM Central Time.
  • We'll select the winner with random.org's random number generator and notify the winner by email on Saturday, December 4th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected via random.org.
HOW TO ENTER:
I'm going to keep this one super simple. One entry per person. Use the form below to enter. This works MUCH better than comments, so I've turned them off for this post to avoid confusion.


Thanks for reading!
April

I will be receiving 3 polishes to review. This in no way influences my opinions! For more information, see my disclosure policy.

Color Club De-Luxe-Cious & A Ruffian


This is 3 thick coats of Color Club De-Luxe-Cious. It could have used a fourth but the formula was difficult to work with so I stopped.

I know this looks pretty in the pictures but don't be fooled into purchasing this one. It's a great idea for a unique polish but it just doesn't work in this case. It's a gorgeous dusty cornflower blue base with gold & turquoise glitter that gives an almost foil like finish. But even with a good topcoat it dries dull & bumpy. It was also extremely difficult to remove.
This one's going into my "to be frankened pile".

The next night, I added Maybelline Matte Sapphire. This is my second attempt at a ruffian manicure and I really like the end result this time.


Thanks for reading!
April

November 15, 2010

New American Apparel Colors!


I got a press release in my inbox today that's super exciting. I love the American Apparel polishes that I already have. In fact, California Trooper is my current #1 favorite! Here are all of the manicures that I've done with my American Apparel polishes. The new colors look gorgeous. I'm especially excited about the third and fifth bottles in the picture above.

This is what the company has to say about the new colors.
American Apparel Expands Its Nail Polish Collection with 12 New Colors

LOS ANGELES -- American Apparel (Amex: APP), the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, is announcing the addition of twelve new colors to its successful line of nail polish.

The company's Made in the USA nail lacquer is now available in 48 colors. The 12 new shades take inspiration from simple and straightforward elements of both Angeleno and global culture, reflecting the ubiquitous nature of the T-shirt on which American Apparel built its brand. Echo Park, a new shade of concrete grey, and MacArthur Park, a muted mossy yellow, both reference neighborhoods where the company first opened stores and where many of its employees live. Others, like Trenchcoat and Army Jacket, are nods to iconic garments and their evocative, eponymous tones.

"Nail polish is our favorite category for exploring color. We planned on releasing only six new shades, but we felt so strongly about all of these that we decided to release a full dozen. Its difficult to pick a favorite--they all compliment wardrobes in different ways. We can't wait to see the looks people create with them," said Marsha Brady, a creative director for American Apparel.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer has become one of the company's fastest-moving products. The two previous launches of colors quickly sold out worldwide. The consistency and quality of the polish has been universally noted in the reviews of the product and the company diligently oversaw the production process to ensure this standard again.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer is priced at $6 per bottle and is available in a 3-pack for $15 and 7-pack for $32. It is sold at American Apparel stores worldwide as well as online. The nail polish is DBP, toluene and formaldehyde-free. For a full view of color range, ingredients, swatches and photographs, please visit our online store.
So will you be ordering any of the new colors? Do you have any of the older colors?

Weekly Giveaway Roundup

I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Crystal Polish is giving away 4 amazing prizes! 1st is Nars Zulu! 2nd & 3rd are Sally Hansen Trendy Creme! 4th is Maybelline Minty! Ends at 500 followers.
  • Imperfectly Painted is having a huge holiday giveaway with 3 winners! China Glaze, Elf & more!! Ends 11/17.
  • Scandalously Polished is giving away a $25 Apothica gift card! Ends 11/18.
  • Nihrida is giving away 3 sets of BeautyBird nail foils! Ends 11/18.
  • Pimp My Nails is giving away 6 MNY polishes! Ends 11/18.
  • Leslie Loves Veggies is giving away Creative Nail Design packages worth $94 each! 5 winners!! Ends 11/19.
  • Fantasia is giving away OPI Banana Bandana & Can't You Sea plus lots more makeup & skincare! Ends 11/19.
  • Daily Polish is having a ridiculously huge giveaway with 3 winners! 1st prize consists of 29 polishes (including Lippmann Across the Universe & Bad Romance & Nubar Reclaim!), 4 packs of dry nail polish stickers, & tons more!! 2nd prize is the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection & more polishes for a total of 21 polishes! 3rd prize is the China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection!! Ends 11/19.
  • Nihrida is giving away a $50 Apothica gift card!! Ends 11/19.
  • Inside of My Purse is giving away Chanel Paradoxal! Ends 11/20.
  • Body & Soul is giving away the Essie Winter 2010 Collection & lots more Essie goodies! Ends 11/20.
  • Mon Coin a Moua is having a giant giveaway with 4 winners! Essence, Catrice, Revlon & more! Ends 11/20.
  • The Hungry Asian is giving away a $25 Apothica gift card! ends 11/22.
  • Kate Gene is giving away a $50 Apothica gift card! Ends 11/22.
  • KittyPolishNBags is giving away 8 lovely polishes! Ends 11/23.
  • Zombie Claws is giving away 6 pretty polishes, a set of dotting tools & more! Ends 11/23.
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • Zombie Claws is having a celebration themed nail art contest! Entries must be received by 12/4.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES
  • One Bored Mommy is giving away your choice of 2 pairs of Ozone Socks! Lots of over-the knee styles!! Ends 11/18.
  • What's On My Face is giving away 2 pieces of Kymaro Shapewear! Ends 11/18.
  • rikrak studio is giving away a La Pomme Green French Messenger Bag! So lovely! Ends 11/19.
  • Hope's Cafe is giving away your choice of 2 pairs of Ozone Socks! 2 winners!! Ends 11/20.
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
  • Bookin' with Bingo is giving away a $25 Gift card to chocolate.com! Ends 11/17.
  • Mammamoiselle is giving away a $50 P.F. Chang gift card! Ends 11/17.
  • Sweet Petal Bakery is giving away 24 gorgeous Sugar Fall Leaves for decorating your cakes! Ends 11/18.
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
MISCELLANEOUS
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

November 14, 2010

Frankening With The Ugliest Polish I've Tried So Far.



What do you do with polishes that you've tried but just don't like? Do you swap them? Keep them with your regular collection but just ignore them? Banish them to a box under your bed? Or do you mix the unloveds together & see if you can make something pretty?
That is what I do with my unwanted polishes. For this franken I used my least favorite polish that I've tried so far, Ulta Sunny Romance of St. Tropez. I really can't imagine it looking good on anyone and it didn't work as a layering polish either. So I decided to add some Sally Hansen Black Out to it and just see what happened. The results were not what I was expecting but I like it! It somehow turned into a mossy greenish brown with copper shimmer!!


Thanks for reading!
April

November 12, 2010

Wet n Wild Shield & A Skinny Funky French Manicure


This is 3 coats of Wet n Wild Shield. It's a gorgeous taupey foil with silver and copper bits too. The formula is nice but the brush is super stubby with a big round lid. I got used too it though. Ashley loves this one so much that she bought a back up!

I used Zoya Kristi for the french manicure. I love the color combination but it would have looked much better if all of my nails were the same shape!

Thanks for reading!
April

November 11, 2010

Orly Rio Nights & Some Nail Art


This is 3 coats of Orly Rio nights but I think it could have used a fourth coat. The formula is thin and sheer but still easy to work with. Nice, slightly reddish, purple creme color.


I used my beloved smART Nails stickers for this manicure and I really like the results. I used these before in one of my World Cup manicures. They functioned as gears for that one but here they are a fun twist on the half moon mani. I really want to use these on a sky blue background with a bright yellow for the moon so I can make a sunshine manicure. The accent color for this manicure was L.A. Girl Flare Dark Purple.


Thanks for reading!
April

November 9, 2010

Sally Hansen Wet Cement & Konad


This is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Wet Cement. The formula was just ok on this one. It's a nice color but I prefer my darker grey China Glaze Recycle. What is your favorite grey creme polish?

For the Konad I used plate M63 & stamped it once with OPI Parlez Vous & once with China Glaze Adore.

I declare this polish and this Konad, meh.

Thanks for reading!
April

Current Giveaways

November 8, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup

I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • I'm giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/10.
  • Never Ending Obsession is giving away 4 BYS polishes! Ends 11/10.
  • PinkNailBlog is giving away 5 polishes & more! Ends 11/10.
  • Oje Delisi is giving away 10 Woo polishes & more! Ends 11/10.
  • Aux Ongles du Cagou is giving away 10 polishes and more! Ends 11/10.
  • Aurora's Nails is giving away 3 purple polishes! Ends 11/10.
  • A Splash of Serendipity is giving away Color Club With Abandon & more! Ends 11/10.
  • Xsparkage is giving away the China Glaze Party Hearty Holiday set! 3 winners!! Ends 11/10.
  • Laughing Lindsey is giving away a $15 Piggy Paint GC! Ends 11/11.
  • Beauty Bloggings is giving away 2 Barry M polishes, any MAC lipstick of your choice & more!! Ends 11/13.
  • Gilded Nails is giving away the Lippmann Holiday polishes!!! Ends 11/13.
  • JulyNails is giving away 21 polishes & much more!! Ends 11/14.
  • Prim & Polished is giving away 6 China Glaze polishes! Ends 11/14.
  • Beautopia is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/14.
  • Also Known As is giving away the 2 Glitter Gal Holo polishes of your choice!! Ends 11/14.
  • Emerald Sparkled is having a huge giveaway! 3 prizes including the China Glaze Holiday Collection, 6 Nox Twilight polishes & 5 Konad plates of your choice!! Ends 11/15.
  • Polish Insomniac is giving away your choice of 3 great polish prizes! Ends 11/15.
  • Belle Bath & Beyond is giving away Elianto Racing Green polish & more! 2 winners!! Ends 11/15.
  • Iceomatic's Nails is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/15.
  • Kronicles of a Konader is giving away a $25 Apothica GC! Ends 11/15.
  • Nail Galore is giving away the MAC Venomous Villain polish set!! Ends 11/15.
  • Toes That Twinkle is giving away 14 polishes! Ends 11/16.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Faces By Farah is giving away $168 worth of Cover FX products! Ends 11/10.
  • Blushing Noir is giving away MAC Sinister Lipstick! Ends 11/13.
  • Konad-licious is giving away 4 Shelly France eyeshadows! Ends 11/15.
CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • rikrak studio is giving away your choice of 4 gorgeous stockings! Ends 11/9.
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Lynette Kraft is giving away a $100 CSN Stores GC! Ends 11/9.
  • Tier's Thoughts is giving away a $35 CSN Stores GC! Ends 11/10.
  • R3 Daily is giving away a Blog design package! Ends 11/12.
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

November 7, 2010

Sally Hansen Gray By Gray & Some Rhinestones


Sally Hansen Gray By Gray isn't gray! I would call it a dark cadet blue creme. Lovely color. I normally like wide brushes but this one kept bunching & twisting, maybe because the formula was too thick.

This is only the second time I've played with rhinestones but I like the effect this time. I could just add a red stripe or two and this would be a fun 4th of July manicure for next year!


Thanks for reading!
April

Current Giveaways

N.Y.C. Cashmere Cream


This is 4 coats. Lots of brushstrokes and cuticle drag. It's a lovely color but I don't like the frost finish or the formula on this one.

Thanks for reading!
April

Current Giveaways

November 5, 2010

Strange Beautiful Anthropolgie (Oscar Wilde)


Strange Beautiful sold these very odd but lovely polish sets exclusively at Anthropologie. Ashley picked this set up for me recently and it's super cool! You have to use each polish with the other one still attached. I thought this would be difficult or weird but I think it actually made polishing my nails easier. I didn't have to do any clean up at all! It basically just means you have a really long brush handle.
These colors don't have names, just "color inspirations". I find this a bit pretentious but that's ok because I also love that the company wasn't afraid to try something unique. This color was inspired by Oscar Wilde. This is 2 coats. Gorgeous pinkish purple creme.
Lovely polish from a company that doesn't mind trying something different! You can see the grey polish here.


Thanks for reading!
April

November 4, 2010

Strange Beautiful Anthropolgie (Cinder Block)



Strange Beautiful sold these very odd but lovely polish sets exclusively at Anthropologie. Ashley picked this set up for me recently and it's super cool! You have to use each polish with the other one still attached. I thought this would be difficult or weird but I think it actually made polishing my nails easier. I didn't have to do any clean up at all! It basically just means you have a really long brush handle.
These colors don't have names, just "color inspirations". I find this a bit pretentious but that's ok because I also love that the company wasn't afraid to try something unique. This color was inspired by cinder blocks. I'm wearing two coats here but you can almost get away with just one if you're careful.
Lovely polish from a company that doesn't mind trying something different! You can see the purple polish here.


Thanks for reading!
April

Dia De Los Muertos-Day Of The Dead-Halloween


I love Halloween and this was my look for this year. It worked out great and I was able to use it again when I went to the beautiful Dia de los Muertos festival held in downtown Tulsa every year. The first 2 pictures are close ups of the makeup from Halloween. I went all out even though I don't normally wear much makeup. The headpiece was easy once I had the bright idea of attaching some styrofoam to a cheap headband with a hot glue gun. Then I was able to arrange the flowers by poking them into the styrofoam.

The next pictures were taken after the Dia de los Muertos festival. I didn't have as much time for the makeup but you can see the whole outfit. I'm wearing the nameless gray polish from the Strange Beautiful-Anthropologie collaboration. I love it and wore it for 5 whole days!



Today is the last day for readers from the U.S. & Canada to enter my CSN giveaway! And international readers can still enter my Apothica giveaway!

Thanks for reading!
April

November 3, 2010

Nina Ultra Pro Salsa & A Layered Look


Nina Ultra Pro Salsa doesn't get nearly enough attention! It's a gorgeous green creme that glides on in two easily applied coats. I had no issues with the formula and it's readily available for those in the U.S. at Sally Beauty Supply at about $4.


I layered one coat of Zoya Bailey over my manicure the next day and I love the results. It reminds me a bit of Zoya Edyta with a pinkish glow as opposed to Edyta's golden one.


Thanks for reading!
April

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