Monday, February 28, 2011

Funky Fingers: Riot

I really don't know what to write about this polish.  It is utterly AWESOME in my opinion! 

2 coats.  Still a little VNL but the application was very even so I am going to say this is a jelly.  The color you see on the screen is definitely not the color I see when I look at my nails.  This has a rickness that cannot be caught on camera...believe me, I tried!!  The color is a deep violet purple color...a blue leaning purple.  But, it also has a vibrancy and glow to it that makes it me think of a neon polish.  Sounds like an's dark but bright! 

I really wish I had a 5 Below where I live but luckily I have family and firends that do so I can usually get these fairly easily.

Now, what color combo of dots should I tart this up with?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chanel Particuliere + dots!

What?!  Is it really a new post?! I have finally found a bit of time to do a nail post but I feel like I don't know how to goes...

This is Chanel Particuliere with white, teal and more Particuliere dots.  I saw a very similar mani on the MUA nail board earlier in the week and fell in love.  This is my version of that.  The white I used was NYC Little Italy and the teal is Diamond Cosmetics Meagens something...I forgot the whole name.  I was amazed at how well this wore.  I put Particuliere on on Monday and added the dots on Wednesday...this shot was taken this evening (it's Sunday) and I have no tip wear or chipping.  I'm amazed!!  Don't be surprised if you see more of these dotted mani's from me because I love the look! 

Hope you all have a great week.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I swear I'm still around!!

Hi everyone! 

I swear I am still around!!  I've been busy with a few things lately and have not had a lot of time for much else.  I have been polishing still but have not been able to take any photos...well, not being able is not really an excuse.  It's more like I haven't had the time or energy to take the photos, edit them then post them.

Lately, my main time eater has been my new adventure into roller derby!!  I had been aware of the sport for a few years...we also used to watch it back in the late 70's and early 80's with my grandmother on TV as well.  I had been a competitive figure skater (on quad roller skates...not ice skates) for several years in the 70's and early 80's so I have a little bit of a skating background.

Jump forward about 25 years and here I am, rolling around the roller rink again!!  My BFF had been talking about derby for several months but we did not know anything about where we could train or get involved with a team.  It was by complete chance that we found our new derby home! 

I've now been training for about 3 months.  I got to skate in my 1st bout last weekend!!  We lost but it was so much fun and made me love my sport even more!! 

My nails are still painted but I have been noticing that I have a little more tolerance for tip wear as my mani's are staying on for about 3-5 days as opposed to the previous 1-3 days.  I've slowed down on my hauling...which can actually be a good thing as I had gotten a little out of control with my purchases for a little while. 
Thanks for sticking around through my abscence...I am hoping to get my time balanced out so I can post more about polish.  Hopefully you won't mind an occassional post about my roller derby adventure!!