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)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Misa Toxic Seduction



Two coats. Wasn't sure in the bottle i'd like it, on the nail it is a smoky blue with green/teal shimmer. Not almost black by any measure. PRETTY!!!!!

And the Winner is.....

*Drumroll......* LUCY!!!! Lucy K. I will have your polishes to you shortly, congrats girl!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wagon Trail and Butterflies






CG Wagon Trail with some CG 2030 butterflies (plate m36) so pretty!!!!!!! Wagon Trail is a black/DARK brown (can't decide which) with olive shimmer. Don't forget, my giveaway ends tomorrow at noon eastern time!!!! (yeah, I know I don't go by eastern time but so what!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lets Groove





CG Let's Groove. My new favorite polish, a stunner for sure!!!! First pic is topped with CG Fairy Dust, last pic is spot on color and my friend's nails.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Updated Top 20!

20. CG Strawberry Fields

19. CC Revvvolution

18. OPI Do You Lilac It?

17. CC Magic Attraction

16. CG Medallion

15. Orly Enchanted Forrest

14. CG Millennium

13. Zoya Freja

12. CG How About A Tumble

11. MAC Dry Martini

10. CG Agent Lavender

9. CG Secret Peri-wink-le

8. CG Emerald Sparkle (haven't even tried it yet!)

7. CG It’s My Turn

6. Ulta Freshwater Pearl

5. Zoya Lael

4. OPI Parlez-Vous OPI?

3. Sinful Colors What's Your Name?

2. CC Yell-Oh!

1. CC Worth the Risque

Sunday, November 8, 2009

KOTD





Zoya Freja, CG Millennium, lots of plates (comment for a specific request)
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