Friday, December 25, 2009

See you next year!

I'm leaving for New York in three hours. I'll post cool pics and such when I get back! Bye!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Emerald Sparkle- The Dream Christmas Polish






Just going to quickly say, I'm Jewish. Now, I know most of you celebrate Christmas so, this one's for you! This is DIFFERENT than the polish I used in my last mani.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Nails!



Thank you all for putting up with me, I've been SO swamped but I hope to post more often. As usual for my handpainted nail art, the idea was stolen from Asami. LOVE THEM! I just did mine with paint though. This design is pretty easy and looks REALLY cool.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Some sort of fashion

Hey! I started my very own fashion blog, Chainmail Chic, it is my new outlet so you all won't have all these outfit posts I had planned. Please go over there and check it out! I promise I will still post on here too, and hopefully more often!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tagged!!!

One word tag
I was tagged by thriszha I have to answer the questions in one word.
Here goes nothing!

1. Where is your phone? lost
2. Your hair? big
3. Your Mom? here
4. Your Dad? downstairs
5. Your favorite meal? pasta
6. Your last dream? twilight
7. What do you like to drink? Dr. Pepper
8. Your dream? Harvard
9. In what room are you? office
10. Your hobby? cooking
11. What are you afraid of? abandonment
12. Last travel? Equador
13. Where were you last night? Bed
14. Something you are not? mean
15. Muffins? always
16. Wishlist? polish
17. Where did you grow up? Tennessee
18. Last thing you did? paint
19. What are you wearing? black
20. Your television? off
21. Your pet(s)? adorable
22. Your friends? amazing
23. Your life? frustrating
24. Your temper? even
25. Do you miss someone? always
26. Your car? none
27. Something you don’t bring with you? attitude
28. Your favorite shop? sephora
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. Last time you laughed? 12/13
31. Last time you cried? 12/12
32. Your best friend? lots
33. A place where you can go again and again? Amazon
34. Facebook? addicted
35. Favorite place to eat? anywhere

I TAG....
Asami (http://nailsbyasami.blogspot.com/)
Selina (http://prettycleverblog.blogspot.com/)
Willa (http://willasshinytips.blogspot.com/)
Everyone else!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

And the winner is....

gg34p2 !!!! Congrats! I will be giving you your package shortly!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Essie Mesmerize



Love this color, primary blue that is (as my bff Lucy put it) "Not too dark, not too light, not too muted, not too bright." I now believe she is a poet! And she described this perfectly (it looks like my blogger dashboard hehe)Pics are after one full day of wear, no chips!!!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A French Mani



I have no idea what I used, sorry. It looked pretty classy though (done BEFORE I cut all my nails off!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

OPI Black Cherry Chutney

Guess who's back?!!!!! Sorry for the week long absence, life gets in the way sometimes, you know? Anyhow, this is one of my new FAVS, so pretty!! It's a dark wine with burgundy shimmer. I also made the nails into nubbins :(




Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OPI Sapphire in the Snow




Sapphire in the Snow, under my light and under my 'natural' lamp (brighter pic)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CG Atlantis

So pretty *dies*


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Nail Art By Asami Inspired




































Used Lippmann You Can Leave Your Hat On as base, frankened all other polishes used. Inspiration drawn from http://nailsbyasami.blogspot.com/. I think I made it a touch to crowded, next time I'll make less flowers and branches.

Lippmann You Can Leave Your Hat On





Found this at Trade Secret for $3.75, quite a deal because they're usually $15. It's the dream nude, took three coats but they were buttery and fast drying, if you don't mind VNL it wasn't streaky, you could live with only one or two coats. Formula is thinner than I'm used to so that took a bit of adjusting (that's why there's some pooling around the cuticles). The color is a nude with slight gold shimmer. My pictures are dead on PERFECT! I don't say that often but they really capture the polish beautifully.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Essie Midnight Cami WITH CG DOLLHOUSE!





I just slapped this on. I may matteify it later (tomorrowish).I saw a blog post where somebody wore this plain, that's not at all how I would even think to wear this, I like it best as a topcoat.

Essie Midnight Cami



I used to have an obsession with navy blue polish, I own so many!!! This one was so easy to apply.

HAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










Color List:
CG-Rodeo Fanatic
CG-Flying Dragon
CG-Watermelon Rind
OPI-Mini Merries 4/Pack.
OPI-Senoritas Mini 4/Pk.
OPI-tiny toybox 4/Pk.
ESSIE-Mint Candy Apple
OPI-DS original *
OPI-DS mystery
CG-Atlantis
CG-Doll House
ESSIE-Cuddle with color Mini 4/Pk
SECHE-Vite Top Coat 0.5oz.
ORLY-Bonder 0.6oz.
CG-Secrect Peri-Wink-Le
OPI-Sapphire in the Snow
OPI-Black Cherry Chutney
OPI-Russian Navy
OPI-Green-Wich Village
OPI-DS signature *
OPI-Lincoln Park After Dark (Suede)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Water Marble




Pre and post cleanup. I used CG Let's Groove and Essie Mesmerize

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nailene So Real




These are the nails. They were pretty but I messed with them (they cam as a plain french by the way)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!100 Followers!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a lot of exclamation points. Sorry about that....
The deal is, Im (finally!!) up to 100 followers. As a present, I'll give you:
1 Nailene So Natural (may your usage of fake nails be better than mine!)
1 Orly Pixie Dust
1 Charlotte Russe Blue Holo
1 Sally Hansen Nail Prisim (Bronze Pink)
4 Goldie Nail Polishes, unnamed
2 Nics Sticks in Vio-Let's Go! and Indigo-go-go! Used ONCE as a swatch
A total of 10 products!!!
To enter:
Become a follower
Leave a comment
For an extra entry:
Blog about this, leave a link!
Add me to your blogroll, link please!

Thank you all!!!
Contest ends December 11th, open to US beauties only please!

Problem Solved! Thank you lovely ladies!!!!!

Okay, here's the whole story....
Nailene sent me some products to review, I've NEVER used fakes before so I thought I'd start with a harmless french (Nailene So Real). It looked waaaaaay fake on it's own so I added some of the stickers they sent (Bedazzle Super Star), it was pretty so I sealed it with the top coat (Acrylic Strong Top Coat, I believe it's called), the stickers began lifting and peeling off and soon the mani was lumpy and icky looking. I soaked my nails in and acetone based remover (won't ever do that again) and the fakes just turned to jelly. Very very sticky, thick, bound-my-nails jelly. ICK. I buffed and soaked and finally they're off!!!!! I needed them off fast because I couldn't wear that no-so-hot mess outside where I was going to fundraise for my ski racing team. I'll let my nails heal for a little while before EVER trying that again! The products I used were good, the stickers thin, the nails a tad to short, and the top coat not-so-fast drying. I'd like to give these a nice review but right now my experience is a bit clouded.

MY PLEA FOR HELP

If anyone knows how to remove press-on fakes, TELL! I've soaked in acetone for 1 hour per hand and I can't leave the house with these. Pics coming soon.... Promise. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Illamasqua MUSE



So pretty! *dies* It's a smige darker than CG Shower Together, and less jelly-like, however, if you can't get your pretty paws on Muse than ST is a dupe (to the more untrained eye). Please note my pictures aren't perfectly color-accurate, they are a bit light and don't quite show the complexity of the color.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gradient Mani!!!!!!!!





CG Liquid Leather (4 coats) CG Medallion (gradient effect)
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