Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Butter London No More Waity Kaitie redux

Well, I swatched this once before, but thought it could use a better picture. It's such a pretty polish, a murky base and bright lavender glitter.

Anyway, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, do that. And if you haven't checked out my Etsy yet, do that. I'll have some new polishes in stock soon enough, included some GLITTER :D

Friday, April 20, 2012

Painted Tips Polish is a GO!

HEY EVERYONE, I have exciting news!

You know how I gave away some of my frankens and told you people I'd be selling them soon? Well, guess what?!

(You probably guessed it, but they're now for sale).

You can buy the Jane Eyre collection and many more at my Etsy shop, Painted Tips Polish. The price is $7.50 a bottle, which is the lowest I could make it while still turning a modest profit.

Here's some pictures of my pretties:

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Hey everyone! Lani from a lovely hair salon in Pittsburgh has generously offered to send ONE reader two polishes from Zoya's spring collection, Skylar and Lotus. I don't own either, but one of you could.

If you're in the continental US and are interested in winning some polish, follow me and comment on this post! Make sure to include your email address so that we can contact the winner. Yes, it's really that easy. For a bonus entry, tell me your favorite Zoya polish ever.

So, get commenting. I know these are GORGEOUS polishes (I'm tempted to run out and buy them myself) and I wouldn't want you to miss out. Giveaway ends April 28th at 10:00pm Pacific time.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pale Pink Comparison

Confession: I love pale pinks. Maybe that makes me a bad nail blogger, but I rather adore that perfect look that seems fake but isn't. Glossy, near opaque, and that pink-white that is just a bit 'off' from the nail bed but still seems rather natural.

I do, though, hate those pinks that turn clear on the nail. For the purposes of distinguishing such pinks and helping out my fellow pink-lovers, I've made this comparison. I chose four pinks in close shades from different brands and price-points to show y'all. Here you go!

Now, a quick bit on each of the pinks in order from index to pinkie:

Wet n' Wild Sugar Coat-
This one is either the best or the worst for me, depending wholly on how the bottle feels like applying on any given day. I've seen some people wear it PERFECTLY but it can often just be a streaky mess. Honestly, it's all that brush's fault. The polish itself is quite nice, a white-pink with some warm tones that is more opaque than translucent. Four coats.

China Glaze Go Go Pink-
Maybe a mistake to have included in this comparison. It's very opaque and kind of jelly-ish. This is the least natural of all the included pinks and boasts a pretty intense pink color in comparison. I like it a lot, though. It's pretty cool toned. Three/four coats.

Lippmann My Romance-
Very melon colored. A deeper pink that isn't, again, quite natural. It's very jellyish and can be built to opacity but also looks good transparent/lucent.

Essie Better Together-
As of now, this is my holy grail pale pink. Less white than Sugar Coat, lighter than My Romance, less opaque and saturated than Go Go Pink, it somehow manages to look natural and flawless. It's what my nails would look like if I got gel manicures regularly and somehow managed to have more attractive nail beds (mine are currently stained and gross). It's not perfect, I'll still by buying pale pinks to see if I can do one better than this polish, but it's pretty darn close to what I really want. I might wear it for prom on Friday :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I bought this one for the name.....

I really like fish puns. REALLY.
And then OPI made a fish-punny name (OPI I Have a Herring Problem)for one of their new polishes so.... I bought it. Yup, new all time low.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A bit more daring and wearing

Yes, I found the pictures of those two Dare to Wear polishes that I had lost. And some nail art using said polishes. I liked this mani, but, then again, I like most floral manis.
Anyway, here's Our Secret Eden (not the name I would've guessed for this polish but that's okay, it's crazy gorgeous) and Moon River, which is more subdued in real life than in this photo.