Monday, February 21, 2011


I'll be emailing you for your address shortly. You have three days, 72 hours, to respond before another winner will be chosen.

Doing this giveaway was really, really exciting for me. I like noticing the details of people, the small things that not everyone sees, like nails, or specific hair styles. Because I notice this in others, I try my best to model it well for myself. Of course, my nails are always painted and NEVER chipped (blegh!), but I never spend enough time on my hair. This is curious as I do try and dress nicely, I wear make-up, I have good posture; all the basics, but I seem to ignore my poor hair!
There is something about straight hair that gives it shine, makes it bounce, and swing around the face beautifully. Currently my hair's too short to straighten, but I find straight hair universally flattering and a nice change on those days you just don't want to throw it up in a ponytail. Natalie's getting the gift of pretty hair (though I'm sure hers is gorgeous already!), but you don't have to miss out just because she won this contest. If you use the coupon code GIVEAWAY10 you can get 10% off of Karmin Products, a great deal for some great hair products.
So, ladies, starting now I vow to treat myself by spending time on more than just my nails, I'm going to style my hair as well. Who's with me? If you need some tools to get started, check out Karmin HERE.

Friday, February 18, 2011

China Glaze White Cap

Really, really pretty. It got tons of compliments

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A bit o' art

Just playing around with the Milani Nail Art Polishes, I received the silver glitter, yellow, white, and purple glitter. The purple glitter wasn't on my desk while I was messing around, but I'll show y'all it soon. The metallic silver on my middle finger is a bit of ChG Millennium with a nail art brush. The base is Zoya Savita, a matte polish. Two of the fingers have topcoat.
The bow nails are by far my favorite. I may do that with different colors for my mani tomorrow.
Wow! These are pigmented. Seriously, I didn't have to paint over the white any more than the initial coat. The silver glitter was super dense, so it applied thicker than the others. The yellow's pretty, but I don't know how useful it will be. From using these, I've decided that I need the black one. It wasn't sent to me, but I can see myself using it several times a week.

Disclosure: My receiving these polishes did not affect my opinion during trial or review.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The boy shattered my heart (11 days post-break up)

I'm so clever. Like, really. See, I drew a heart. With black shatter. FOR VALENTINES DAY while I'm single. Really, I'm SO clever. No? No? Whatever.
Ask if you want to know any color specifically.

Loving the convenient crack on the thumb.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dr.'s Remedy

Three coats each, except Dark Brown, which only needed two.
Before swatching, I was loving Ruby Red, but that one turned out to be the problem child! The formula was a bit too thin for my liking, and it was pretty sheer for a red.
Desire Dark Brown had the best formula out of the trio. It went on with two, thin, smooth coats. And the color, even though I wear more black than brown, was perfection. This is my pick of the bunch.
Healing Heather Grey looks awesome in the bottle. Pretty much just as awesome on the nail too, and I see myself wearing it a lot. Of the three, I know that this has some dupes, but none in my stash.

The colors aren't really what makes the polish line stand out, though they are all SUPER gorgeous. And it isn't the bottle either, which looks very modern and strikingly Chanel-esk. What makes this line special is that it was developed by podiatrists to be good for you! It has all sorts of cool things like tea tree oil to prevent icky fungus.

I haven't worn any of these long enough to test wear, but I know that Heather Grey's going on my nails soon!

These were sent to me for review. I did not factor that in while testing and reviewing them.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This picture is WAY too orange, it's much pinker. The camera doesn't like it, but I do, so it's okay.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Zoya Ki. Three coats? Pretty, very duo-chrome-y.