Sunday, September 19, 2010

Finger Paints: Bada Bing, Bada Blue

I'm not usually one to feel I need wear seasonal colors but this one just makes me feel like it's fall already! This is a metallic blue which has a heavy dose of grey in it to make it very dusty. This is 2 coats. The new fall collection for Finger Paints has a very close version of Bada Bing, Bada Blue. The only difference I can see is one has slightly larger shimmer particles in it.

I'm not sure when this came out. I'm sure it was before I got way into polish collecting though as I don't recall seeing this color in the store.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and will ease smoothly into Monday! :o)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Revlon matte suede: Ruby Ribbon

For the holidays, it seems as though Revlon has jumped on the red/green/white collection bandwagon. I can't conplain though because they did put a little twist on it. They are a shimmery matte/suede finish!! Very pretty in the bottle and on the nail.

This mini collection (if that is what these 4 new colors had intended to be) consists of a dark red, a bright cherry red, a forest/emerald green and a icy white.

This is Ruby Ribbon, the darker red in the set. This is 2 coats. THe formula was surprisingly easy to work with. Some mattes/suedes dry so fast you have to have near perfect timing when applying them. This was a little more forgiving-thankfully!! It has a very cool shimmer in it...literally cool!! It looks also blue toned or icy blue to me.

Here's a closeup to get a better look at the shimmer and finish.

I found these at Target in the regular display in their own labeled slots. I was amazed that polish at Target is so much cheaper than anywhere else!! I paid $3.89-ish for each of these.

Hopefully I will get around to wearing the other 3 colors to show how nice they are.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Precision: Twilight Zone

Yes, I have changed the look of my blog. I am experimenting a little as the last layout was super generic looking...well, more generic looking than this. I was looking for something with a white background to have a better background for the polish colors. The purple-ish background was clashing with some of the photos I thought. How's this one? Any suggestions? Yay? Nay?

This is Precision Twilight Zone. I don't know why I had been saving this for so long. I love purple and I love holo and this has both! The base is a shimmery metallic base...maybe bordering on the verge of being frosty? Even if it is I still really like it! The holo glitter is tiny and sparse but really sparkles in the sun. This is very close to an older China Glaze whose name escapes me at the moment =/
3 thin coats as this polish is thin overall.
Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Urban Decay: Twisted

blarg....I've got some sort of upper respiratory crap going on right now! I am not feeling too well. One of the patients where I work broke a fire sprinkler and flooded the hallway where my office is. They have been trying to clean it and dry the carpet since Monday and have these huge industrial fans blowing 24/7. Well, these fans...combined with all the old residue of cleaning chemicals and various bodily fluids that have made their way into the rug by various patients over the years...are blowing all the microscopic yuck into the air I have to breathe 8 hours a day!! Now I've got a runny nose and congestion and the beginnings of a cough. I am begging to have the carpet torn out and some sort of hard, non porous flooring be put in. End of rant...on to a recent NOTD...

For some reason I have been lusting after a perfect gold polish. Not too yellow or warm, not too cool or antiqued. This one here is pretty close for me! This is 3 coats with my usual base and top combo.

Here it is a little closer to hopefully show the little sparkly bits. Old UD is not too hard to find if you look. I've found most of mine on ebay in the past few months for realy great/reasonable prices.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sonia Kashuk: Taunting Teal

This is the 1st SK polish I have tried and I loved it. The formula was very cream and easy to apply. Very pigmented and could have been a 1 coater. SK is a Target exclusive brand I believe. My Targets had not had gotten any SK polishes in the past so I was a bit surprised when I came across these.
For some reason, this is coming across way more dusty and blue in this photo than IRL. It really is a true, deep teal creme.

Sorry guys...I am not feeling to great so this is going to be a very short post. Hope you all have a great week.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Precision: Shine, Wine and Dine

This is just a bit of a testament to how much I really like Precision polishes! This was my 2nd one in a week.

This is 3 thin coats of color. Very pretty berry-wine shimmer with tiny holo glitter in it. I wish the holo glitter showed up more in this picture, but IRL it really pops...especially under the sun.

I have only found 1 place that sells Precision polish unfortunately. I think they have a website you can order direct from possibly.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Finger Paints: If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It

I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to wear when I picked this one. You would think...having a modestly sized stash one would be able to pick something pretty quick-right? Ummm, no. I basically put my hand in the drawer and pulled out a polish sight unseen. This is what I chose. And it made me happy!

2 coats with my usual base and top coat combo. This is a luscious, vibrant berry creme. I've had this untried for a year or more and was glad I finally did wear it.

FInger Paints always comes out with some great colors. Though they may not all be unique, they usually have a few winners in each new collection that comes out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Precision: The After After Party

I never thought I'd be a blue lover...I pledged my love to purples long ago. This color has made me feel ok to be cheating on purple!

Navy shimmer with more shimmer! This is 2 coats over my regular base coat combo and 1 coat of the Supply Source topcoat. Yeah, I have way too much SS t/c...I need to use it. It likes Precision so everyone was happy.

I have always been very pleased with Precision polishes. I have about a dozen or so and don't have a bad thing to say about any of them.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

MAC Concubine

Did I really need another red glittery polish? After seeing this one, I would say YES!

This is 2 coats...but it could have used a 3rd. This is a nice, true, blue based red with shimmers that remind me of glass flecks. This shimmers have a uniform shape like glitter but are not gritty at all. You can see them in the bottle very clearly but not on my nail in this photo very well...she was a little hard to photograph!

The MAC formula has been getting better IMO. Some of the others that I have are a bit thick and goopy. This was thinner than previous polishes and applied smoothly. I really like the brush on the MAC polishes but I hate the way the round cap feels in my fingers as I paint. Enjoy!!