Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ulta Vintage

Hey all!

I recently got my hot little hands on the Ulta "I Got the Denim Blues" collection (which I will hopefully have time to swatch next week) and I just wanted to give you a bit of a preview.  For $9.95 you get 5-0.24 oz. polishes ranging from a baby blue to a deep navy.  Of course they're all blues, and they're all fabulous.  I would be sure to pick this one up while it's still in stock!

This is Vintage--a deep peacock blue, two coats and one of seche.  Try to ignore the tipwear--I didn't take the pic on day one and I neglected to wrap my tips.  Plus, I've gone back to work this week, so lots of typing!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Color Club Wild and Willing

School has started...again.  And I need sparkle therapy!  Wild and Willing is a gorgeous sparkley, shimmery duochrome from the Wild at Heart collection (fall 2009).  It's a copper rose-gold foil with hints of green in some lights.  I don't even know how to describe it--it's gorgeous!!

This is after two days of wear (two coats and one of seche vite!).  This totally satisfied my craving for shimmer.  I love this one!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Urban Outfitters Orange 2

Sorry I haven't been around in a bit, but Northern California was so amazing.  I did not want to come back to the humidity of the East Coast, but I am here.  I have to face reality again--and I will do so with another UO Polish on my nails!  This is Orange 2 and, while it looks a bit more "burnt" in the bottle, it comes out as a nice bright pumpkin creme on the nails.  This is two coats with some added sparkle and a coat of seche vite.  I was in a sparkly mood and so I went with CND effects in Gold Sparkle....a wise choice, I think.

I hope you've all had a wonderful week as well.  Back to school on Monday...ugh.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

OPI Paris Couture for Sure!

I'm away for the next week--headed to the West Coast for some RnR (and vino!).  As you are reading this, I am hopefully eating something delicious on the bay!  I swear, my only reason for vacationing is to try restaurants/trendy food spots that I've heard about.  I eat my way through every much more than $40 a day (suck it, Rachael Ray)!  You should have seen me during my year in Europe--not pretty.

Anyway, speaking of European cities where I made a glutton of myself, this is Paris Couture for Sure.  It is a smooth silver glitter holo, labeled as a "glitter top coat".  I have a lot of silver holos, but this one is my favorite.  One of my OPI oldies, I think it's discontinued, but I believe you can still find it on ebay.  I love this silver holo, though I am still lemming the Nfu-Oh one.

Since this is a top coat, it is a bit sheer.  This is three coats and I still have some vnl, four is perfect.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nature Nails!

This was my entry for Polish Hoarder Disorder's "nature" challenge.  My favorite season is winter--I love when everything is frosty and cool and I love to see the trees covered in snow!

This is three coats of Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Silver Lining.  I then sponged on Wet n Wild French White Creme and used a Sally Hansen chrome in Aqua Chrome along with bundlemonster plate bm19 for the leaves.  My nails really felt icy!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Milani Dress Maker

This is going to be a quick post today as I need to make a four hour drive in a little bit and I still have lots to do!  This is three coats of Milani Dress Maker--I saw the new(?) Milani Haute Value collection at my local CVS yesterday and I picked up a few of the colors.  After I polished this on, I did a bit of research and this is said to be a dupe for Chanel Jade.  Now, I've never really been into the Jade hype, but it's good to know for those of you who are still looking and don't want to shell out your life's savings for a bottle on ebay.

This is a pretty opaque jade green with a slight shimmer--very pretty.  Three coats:

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sally Hansen Silver Lining

This sparkling gem is from the new-ish complete salon manicure line.  I have a number of silver foils, but this one is very different.  It leans towards a cloudy sky grey with a very faint blue shimmer with a pinkish duochrome.  It's incredibly difficult to describe.  Though this color is quite sheer, I think that the four coats it takes to make it opaque are totally worth it.  My fingertips feel icy and gorgeous.

Click on the images to see the touches of blue glitter throughout--it's lovely.

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.  I adore this polish.  Thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Essie Perky Purple

I needed some neon today...bad.  Unfortunately, this color doesn't show up anything close to accurate on my camera.  I tried to mess around with the hue and such and this is the closest I can get.  Sorry about the green skin!

This is from last summer's neon collection.  I polished on two coats of Essie Perky Purple with one of Seche Vite and I probably could have used one more coat, but I was in a rush.  This is a neon purple/pink and so it dries matte...and shows every flaw.  Have some topcoat ready.  I do love how awesomely bright it is though.

Hope you all had a nice weekend.  Thanks for reading!
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