Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mrs. Claus




I bought the ChG Merry Mint set from Sally's, it had Naughty and Nice, Mrs. Claus, and that yummy peppermint cuticle oil.
This is a VERY pink-red. Not pink pink, exactly, but more like an unsaturated red. Did that make sense? No? Oh well. It has pinkish glitter in it and goes on very sheer. I did two coats here, shoulda done three.
How do you all like that new extra zoomy thing I'm doing? It takes a few minutes extra but I think it really showcases the polish.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Flakies!






Previous mani (Forever 21 Turquoise) covered with Nfu-Oh 54. Just a little added dimension, not super noticeable but stunning all the same :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Forever 21 Turquoise





This polish is AMAZING. A few shades of blue and green glitter all mixed up with a clear base. I used three coats, shoulda used four. It dries matte and sucks up top coat, even though it isn't bumpy I had to use three coats of Insta-Dri and it's not too shiney :/

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe





This is from Orly's winter collection, it's a green with a weak blue duochrome (only in the bottle) and micro-flakies (my term, flakies but really small). It's really, really pretty close up but just 'meh' from farther away. I really do think this has potential and I'll try it again when there's sun.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

RBL Dead Calm



One coat. Yeah, this is stunning.

this isn't a real post

I'm just wonder why y'all have been checking 'Ugly' so often. Do you not like the colors? What would you rather see?
I'm curious because I actually really like some of these colors but, apparently, you don't.
I promise to have a real post with pictures of the rest of the RBLs I bought during the sale, that'll be posted tonight.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

RBL Starfish Patrick




3 coats. A soft jelly melon color that looks wonderful :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

They're HERE!

My RBLs from the sale! In case you live under a rock, a little while ago Rescue Beauty Lounge (aka the best brand ever) had a 50% off sale. 50% off their $18 polishes. Yeah, it's still pricey, but the formula and the colors *le sigh*, all worth it.
So here's the first one I bought, Au Chocolat, because I wanted a brown. This is much redder than I had hoped but I still love it. A lot. Two coats were used :)


My Pretty Bag







This is my brand new-just-arrived-today cosmetics bag. It even has my name on it! The purchase of this bag actually includes two bags, a larger one with your choice of embroidery, and a smaller one that doesn't have the personalization. It is a black and white floral print, very striking, with red lettering and a pink lining. It's very girly, which I love, but in a subtle, not pink way. The larger one is the perfect size for carting polishes around and the smaller one easily fits all the products I use on a daily basis (mascara, chapstick, lipstick, foundation, powder). It's all zippered up so it's safe (another bag I have from a different company has a magnetic closure- talk about inconvient spillage!). My one complaint is that the wrist strap (which is included on both the large and small bags) isn't very sturdy looking, such a beautiful bag deserves an amazing strap! But, that's not a huge problem as the strap is not at all flimsy when used.
For $14 this is a really, really nice set of bags, for yourself or for a gift.
This product was provided for me for review but my opinion and critique are not at all biased. If you have any concerns you may contact me at paintedtips@gmail.com

Saturday, November 13, 2010

AA Coney Island




Two coats. It's to die for. New favorite pale pink.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Simmer and Shimmer




This is a beautiful blue glitter. REALLY BEAUTIFUL. Three coats. PLEASE ENLARGE THE PICTURES to see all the pretty colors :)

This is me. Yeah.

Friday, November 5, 2010

POLISH!

What I've been up to. Aside from seeing two plays today, three more tomorrow, and another the day after that before I myself preform. Um. Yeah. Theatre is eating my life away. Free time, what free time? I haven't seen more than 6 hours of sleep a night since... um... September?
Now, because I obviously am half-hallucinating.
CAKE!

Mode Glitterati. 4 runny coats. I'd love to compare this to SH Purple Pizzazz. And I will, after I take a nap.


Mode Runway. 1 coat. Fantastic application.

GUESS WHO'S BACK?!

It took a helluva lot of work, but I did it. I have a 'B'. In a college level course. So it counts as an 'A'. I HAVE AN 'A'!!!!!!!
I got my polish back, but I'm supposed to spend less time on it (I won't).
The biggest thing I learned from these past few polish-less weeks is that I don't do my nails to go 'ooooh, shiney', I do them because it's my daily ritual, it makes me ME. You know?
There's not a lot that's unique about me, I'm not especially good at any sport, I'm not extraordinarily smart. But this little act, my nails looking good everyday, was mine. Mine. And it actually hurt a lot to have it taken away.
Recently I was doubting this blog, there aren't a lot of comments, followers, and I felt that I was spending a lot of time and money on polish when I myself didn't know why. But taking this (mandatory) break really re-kindled my love. Yeah, it's just nail polish, but it's my quirk. I can't wait to begin rocking neons again :)
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