Tuesday, October 5, 2010

China Glaze Watermelon Rind

Love this color--and it held up.  This is after a week of wear.  Well done, China Glaze!!

It's a beautiful dark green with a hint of blue and lovely glass flecks throughout.  A part of the permanent collection, I believe--you need it!

Sorry I have to run--no time these days.  Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow, suede

Ahh...another lovely color.  As autumn is right around the corner, I was thinking of some of my favorite fall shades of polish.  Deep emeralds flatter my fair skin and dark hair, and they go great with the brown, red and orange fall color palette.  After polishing on two coats of HTAT, I decided to go with a shiny finish versus the matte suede.  I love the shimmer hidden in the polish and I think it comes alive with some seche vite.  I think I like this better than the original!

This color is fabulous--you need it!  Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Zoya Kelly

Zoya Kelly is a rich grey creme with blue and purple undertones from the Wonderful collection.  This is two coats and it's all creme-y goodness!  I'd say it's more of a slate or smoke than a charocoal, but this is a pretty trendy color.   I don't think I have any dupes, but I plan on doing a grey comparison swatch real soon just to see.  All of these pictures are in direct sun.

Sorry for the wear on these--I've been polishing at night lately and haven't been home during daylight hours to take a next day pic.  I use my hands all day at work and there's often tipwear by the time I get home.  The color is accurate anyway!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Orly It's Not Rocket Science

I'm sorry I've been MIA for a bit--I forgot how much going back to school changes my entire life.  I started this blog at the start of the summer as a way to pass the time and share my finds, but now I have no time to pass!  Anyway, I finally made it to Ulta this week to check out the new polish collections.  Though I'd been waiting forever to see the Orly Cosmic FX collection in person, the $10 price tag still upset me.  I picked up this one, It's Not Rocket Science, as I was feeling the swamp thing vibe it was giving off.

Bottom line: I love this color.  I've seen that there are two dupes (a SpaRitual and one of the new China Glaze halloween colors) but I have neither of those and so I don't care!  This is one of those pretty ugly colors that you either love or hate.  I love.  This is two coats of INRS and one of seche vite--it was more opaque than I had thought it would be; I was anticipating three coats.  INRS is a darkened olive shimmer with a hint of gold--at some angles there is even a bit of a teal tint.  It's definitely a cool color--not for the weak!

Here you can see a bit of teal at the corners!

And here it looks a bit more brownish.

Well, hope those sold you on it!  I am going to try to get on more of a regular blogging schedule.  Teaching just wears me out!  What color did I wear for the first week of school you ask?  Chanel Paradoxal--it was the perfect nod to the end of summer and looks oh so professional with the right outfit. Hope all is well in your part of the world--thanks for reading!

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!

Thanks for reading!

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.

Thanks for reading!
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