Thursday, January 31, 2013

I am obsessed

Hey everyone!

Just finished up my first semester of senior year. This makes me a second-semester-senior, which I hear will inspire laziness like no other. I'm not the type to just stop caring about school, though, so don't expect posts during times of heavy work-load. That said, I should be able to post quite a bit more now.

I've also discovered the queue function, so I can write a ton of posts when I have a chunk of time and then schedule them. This'll help a lot!


Pure Ice sent me some awesome polishes for review, so those'll be the subject of the next few posts (I have seven swatched, so I can guarantee regular updates for a while!). I really put off trying Monte Carlo because it looked like a berry creme and... eh..

 I have helpfully provided you with a TON of photos.
The lighting on this one's kind of weird, but it was showing up really pink with the indirect light by my window, so I tried to balance it out with a darker indoors shot.

Then I thought that it needed glitter, so I added First Party, just for kicks

 But I soon grew bored of that, so another coat of Monte Carlo was thrown on top and.... 

 I am in love. I can't even handle how gorgeous
 Like, do you see this? It's like Valentines Day subtly threw up on my nails

I think I'm ruined for every polish ever now. I never want my nails to look like anything but that ever again. It's too beautiful.

Disclaimer: The unusual amount of enthusiasm displayed in the above post is because of drop-dead polishes. While they were sent to me for review, that had no bearing on how much I ended up adoring them. I rarely get this excited about polishes, free or purchased. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Pure Ice Moulin Rouge, two coats. Could've used a third.

Really pretty pink shimmer in this, I'll have to compare it to Chanel Rouge Carat. I know the Chanel is more opaque and this is darker, but they could be similar.

I like this. It's a pretty standard-issue red that's a bit less opaque than I'd like, but shimmer's pretty interesting

This was sent to me for review.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back from break

It's been a little while since I painted my nails and even longer since I last posted. Sorry about that.

I've been applying to college and finishing up my senior year, so I guess you can say that I've been busy (read: hyper stressed).

Anywho, I made some nail polishes and listed them in my Etsy shop, PAINTS by Allya (HERE!). They're Dr. Seuss themed and SO COOL. Seriously, matte glitter is the best.
All my preciouses:

Shown is one coat over white, silver, and black and then two coats over a bare nail. 

Yurtle the Turtle is a large matte neon green glitter with blue stars.

Horton is a clear based polish filled with small matte pink neon and black glitters and some large black squares. Really dense and really cool.

Cindy Lou Who is STUNNING. Two sizes of blue matte glitter and then some white glitter thrown in.

And, maybe my favorite, The Lorax. It's matte highlighter yellow with white and silver glitters. So, so pretty. Probably the most unique polish I own.

There's one more in the works (well, about to be listed) that's a white, blue, and red mixture of matte glitters. It's called Thing 2 and it's really pretty.