Saturday, July 30, 2011

Born Pretty store "Nail Patch" review

When these arrived in my mail box, there was a lot of squealing. A lot of jumping up and down and staring in awe. And then a lot of waiting.

I recently went to New York for ten days, and, prior to receiving these, decided that that was when I'd wear them. The packaging promises me eleven days of wear, and the design promises gorgeousness. It was a match made in heaven, right?

Sadly, wrong.

These wouldn't apply flat. The edges wouldn't stay down and they annoyed me every moment until I took them off, one hour later. I think, though, it was my application, not the product. I've never used this kind of sticker before from any manufacturer, and the nails applied latest did the best. The good news is, I was able to use only half a sticker per a nail, so I have enough for another manicure!

I'll be giving them another chance, the design's too pretty not to.

Products in this post were sent to me for review. That did not change my opinion of them or influence my review.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


What a lovely polish. Really, stunning. Purple with that awesome gold shimmer that Zoya does so well... Microflakies? Just about, I think. The shimmer's large and irregular.

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Illamasqua polishes

which I've had for forever, but never took great pictures of. I hauled both Muse and Rampage at the same time, actually, and that time was over a year ago. Haven't worn them since, which is a travesty as they are obviously gorgeous.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some Rescue Beauty Lounge Spam

I swatched my full collection of RBLs recently as "Rescue Beauty Lounge" seems to be the highest search that brings people to my blog! Yes, I just found the Stats page. Anywho, here's all my RBLs. I adore them all. Mismas is not pictured because she hates my camera.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some summer colors

Don't these both SCREAM summer? They practically applied themselves, too. Dontcha just adore a great formula?
Milani sent these to me for review, this did not change my opinion of the product at all.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Two cheap thrills

Essence polishes, a steal at one dollar a piece.
The holo is Can't Cheat on Me, a sheer silver that has scattered holo akin to the Kaleidoscopes from China Glaze. Adore.
The other is Irreplaceable. Really, really pretty.

Monday, July 4, 2011

My Precious

Please excuse Oliver's hair on my nails. Don't know how it got there.

Chanel Graphite.
Hurry to stores and snatch this and Peridot up. Seriously, otherwise you'll regret it and Chanel regret ain't cheap.


Bad lighting, I know, but none of the other pictures turned out. Just my standard quick floral manicure.
The glitter is Milani, one of the One Coat Glitters. Then OPI No Room For the Blues and some Sinful Colors white (Snow White?)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

One of the wonderful things about blogging

is the friends you make.
I've met SO many people through this blog and MUA. It's even better, I feel, because I am a teen. Teenagers are vicious and sometimes I feel attacked for having polish as a hobby, but people who love polish understand and are supportive when I need it and hilarious always.
Valerie is another polish-loving teen. I found her through MUA and, though we live pretty close, we've never met. Still, I enjoy talking to her about polish and school and everything else that fills a teenager's head.
Anywho, recently she began blogging. And when I say recently, I don't really mean that, I've just neglected to feature her thus far (SORRY!). She's reached the milestone of 70 followers and is having a giveaway of Island Girl polishes, which aren't available in many places. How cool is that?!
Check her out, and more because she's an incredible person with pretty nails rather than because you could possibly win free polish (though that's a pretty good incentive).

An award? For me? Dawwwww :)

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person that gave you the awards, and link back to them. (Already done!)
2. Post seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the love to 15 bloggers.
4. Let them know they’ve received the awards!

Thank you so much to for the award. I actually found her blog through this award and adore it!

Okay, now, let's see about me.....
1) I love theatre. Being in, working backstage, and going to, in about equal measure.
2) I ski. Well, I actually race, but I'm not so good at that.
3) I have the Constitution memorized. NERD STATUS.
4) I want to be an elementary school librarian when I grow up.
5) I have two wonderful dogs. Sometimes I paint their nails.
6) I'm outgrowing my helmer *EEK*
7) I have an iPhone and use it ALL THE TIME.

Passing the love on....
Well, you know, I'm going to tag everybody reading this who has a blog. Let me know if you're doing it, I'll make sure to follow you, add you to my blogroll, and check out your seven facts!

<3 Allya

What'll be on my nails for the 4th?

A red, white, and blue Ruffian, of course! Lovely.
I also took A LOT of length off my nails, thoughts?