Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Color Club Snakeskin

This new Color Club collection is full of hits and a few misses. This is one of the hits! Charcoal metallic with tiny gold shimmers. I wish I got a better picture of this to show off the gold shimmers...but trust me, they're in there. I bought a few others from this latest collection and will hopefully get around to wearing them soon. I am especially excited to get Untamed Luxury...all the pictures I've seen of it so far are so pretty!

This is 3 thin coats over 1 coat of SH NQ and 1 coat of Gelous.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Nubar Purple Rain Glitter

I only wanted to see you laughing in the Purple Rain...

I am on a mission to collect as many polishes named Purple Rain (or Reign...) as I can. This may be one of my favorites so far! Deep purple jelly-ish base with dark purple and holo gitter. 3 coats.

This photo was taken on day 4 of wear. I have recently started to use Gelous and I swear my mani's are lasting longer!

Have a great week everyone!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Essie Sew Psyched

I love fall and winter polish collections!! THis year is no exception! I love that most of the collections come out towards the end of summer...makes me long for leaves falling, wind chill and wearing boots!

This is 2 coats of Sew Psyched. The formula on this was very nice. Opaque in 2 coats but could have possibly done 1 if it wasn't as thick. This is one of my new favorite polishes for this coming season. Perfect grey with a touch of green and hidden shimmer!!

Here is the same mani topped with 1 coat of Savvy Knightly Armour. A great $1.99 sale find from Sally's! This looks like a pale grey/lavender in the bottle but it applies supper sheer and is likely made for layering. I thought the combo looked great together and made the grey really pop.
I'm looking forward to trying a few more of the new fall Essie's.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Essence Surfer Babe: The World's Coolest

Happy Friday everyone!!!

I really liked this color! The man of the house happened to choose this one and I think he chose wisely!!
The World's Coolest is a light blue that has just a touch of grey and a tinge of green which makes it a little dusty IRL. This is 2 coats. It applied very evenly except the brush bristles were cut on a slight angle so it was hard to get a straight line at the cuticle without having to use a clean up brush afterwards. This is not the 1st Essence polish I bought that had an angled brush...maybe they are meant to be that way? The Surfer Babe collection is a LE collection I believe and I found this at Ulta for $1.99. The bottle is 8ml which is smaller than average but for $1.99, the price is right!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nubar Caramello

YAY!!!! A warm gold that actually looks decent on me!! I really love gold polish but for some reason I don't like the way it looks on me. I have warm undertones to my skin that makes me almost red when mixed with a warm toned gold. But, for some reason...this doesn't make me look red at all! I think it makes me look tan and fancy!

2 coats and the application was very nice. I don't have many Nubar's but I think I will be working through the ones I have a little quicker in hopes of similar application and wear.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nicole Mattes

I feel like I am really behind on my blog posts. I've been reading alot lately and have a tendency to get so caught up in whatever book/s I may be reading.
I've also recently lost my beloved bird Chica. Some stupid idiot scared her when walking into our house and she flew out the door. We could hear her for a few days after she got out but now, we don't hear her at all. Hopefully she is safe or someone has taken her in.
Enough downer news...time to get back on topic.

Here are 3 recent NOTD's I did. These are the Nicole mattes which are basically the same as the OPI suedes...just new colors.

No Limits. I loved this one! It is a very dark blurple which has a bit more blue than purple. 2 coats. I didn't do so good getting the line straight along my cuticle so please excuse the sloppiness. I don't like to do clean up with a brush on the suedes because it usually takes the 1st layer of color and leaves the silvery glitter...makes the clean up look even messier IMO.

Virtuous Violet. 2 coats. Beautiful purple shimmer. I thought this one would be close to Zoya Savita so I had to swatch them side by side...

Not close at all!! Savita is a deeper shade of violet/purple. They are both beautiful colors though.

And last but not least...

Respect The World. A gorgeous teal blue shimmer. I did not have a dupe to this in my collection. The original Respect The World is not quite this same shade.

All of these were bought at WalMart about 1 month ago. I know I still see them there. In this collection there are 3 other colors. Wild Blue Yonder which is a mid tone blue shimmer, Positive Energy which is a silver shimmer and Shimmy Shimmer which is a charcoal shimmer which is almost black.

Hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sally Hansen Royal Purple Chrome

OK, I'm sure you are tired of seeing purple, blue and green NOTD's from me...but, here's one more! I am stuck in a purple, blue and green rut and I'm not ashamed of it.

This is old Sally Hansen. I remember when the Chrome line came out. Back then I could buy the special collections at my local WalMart but now, they only carry core stuff..boooooo!! This one is Royal Purple Chrome. I think this was the 1st one from this collection that I bought. These are not good if you have ridges, as I do, as these are not very forgiving even with a good ridge filling base coat. But, I don't care!! I still love my chromes!

Streetwear Next Dimension

Streetwear Next Dimension
Is it a frost or is it a metallic? I don't know for sure. What I do know is that I love this shade of turquoise/teal. This was so nice to apply. Very thin and even coverage and not very streaky...which makes me not want to classify it as a frost. I really wish I could go back in time and buy all these great Streetwears when they came out. I remember my WalMart carried them and always had the LE or special collections when they came out. Back then my favorite was a frosty white called Whip Cream. I can't believe that I wore frosty white almost everyday...I can't stand frosty whites on me now. *sigh* the good stuff always goes away...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chanel Red Dream

So, here we go...from $2 DC to $23 Chanel! I'm an equal opportunity polisher!!

This is Red Dream. I honestly don't know when this came out but I CAN honestly say it is gorgeous!

I got this from ebay from a friend who was having to unfortunately unload some of her polishes. I was more than happy to help her auction out and in turn I got a fabulous Chanel polish :o)

Deep red jelly finish with red glitter. I know there are many other polishes with this same finish but none are the exact same shade. This one is a bit deeper red than others I have.

aaaaahhhh....I love Chanel polishes but my pocketbook gives them the stink eye!