Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Swatch: Sinful Colors Cinderella

Today let me introduce you to one of the best named polishes ever.  Today I bring you Sinful Colors in Cinderella.  This is a beautiful pale blue with iridescent micro glitter throughout.  It really does look like something Cinderella would wear! The only thing with this polish is that it is sheer, this took four coats to be totally opaque.  You could do one or two layers over white creme if you don't want to build up so many layers.  For me, this color is so awesome I don't mind an extra coat.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Manicure Monday

Today is dots! This really reminds me of Minnie Mouse =) Oh how I love my dotting tool.  Well...at least on my left hand lol.  Don't expect to see any pics of my right hand any time soon.  I did a base with three coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red and the dots in Xtreme Wear in White On.  Back to Cherry Red, the dry time on this polish was amazing.  It dried like a fast dry polish, oh how I love it.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Swatch: wet n wild megalast in Haze of Love

Oh how I love this color!! This is three coats.  I could have gotten away with two thicker coats, but I tend to be a three thin coats type of girl.

And hey! It's a holiday so I'm actually doing my nails during daylight hours!

Tada! In natural light:

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Swatch: Sally Hansen InstaDri in Jumpin' Jade

While I am not a huge fan of InstaDri polishes, this one is a good one to have in a stash.  While I may hate the brush, it is a fast drying one coater and perfect for a 5 minute mani when running late to work.  Don't mind the bumps, that's all from me going as fast as possible and it seems I picked up some fuzz.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Glue Basecoat for Glitter Polish

Glitter polish oh so pretty but oh so hard to remove.....until now! How? Glue! Really! I saw this on Wacky Laki and HAD to try it.  So here are some pics!

Here is my basecoat of Elmer's glue.  Really! I waited for it to dry then put on three coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Glitz Gal, the two layers of topcoat.

Here I am two days later.  This is after two showers and two giant piles of dishes to wash.  And me picking at it. I couldn't help it! I wanted to peel it! lol I could have gone at least three days, but I was too excited to see how it works. 

I started at the base of my nail with an orange stick and *gasp* it really worked!!! Most of the polish came right off.  The bits that were a little harder I soaked my hands in warm water for a bit.  How long did it take for both hands? About five minutes.  Only five minutes for glitter polish!!!

Final clean up was just to wash my hands to get any remaining glue off my nails.  As it was water based, it was a snap! 

I am totally sold on this.  It was so easy! And fun. I mean, when else can you peel polish off and not take half your nail with it? And this makes glitter polish easier to deal with, no more dreading removal.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Swatch: Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Glitz Gal

So I saw this post on Wacky Laki about using Elmer's glue as a base coat for a glitter mani.  Since removal is the one thing holding me back from doing more glitter manis, I had to try it! So this mani is done over a base of glue! I will follow up in a few days with how it wore and how removal was.  Excited!

This is the only polish I own from the Gem Crush line.  It is SOOOOOO pretty. But, removal is EVIL. There is just so much glitter!!! If this glue base coat works, I may have to find more lol.  This is with three coats, I could have done two, but wanted more sparkle.  This is a top coat eater.  I did two coats of Insta-Dri and its still bumpy.  I usually hate it when my nails are not perfectly smooth, but the sparkle in this polish is worth it.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Manicure Monday

This week is two of my fave things, tape mani and dots! I started with a base of wet n wild megalast in Haze of Love.  I got this polish as part of the CVS BOGO sale, and I wasn't in love with it, but I didn't wanna walk out without a free polish, so I snagged it.  Oh my, am I glad I did!! I LOVE it.  In the bottle I expected it to be a bit more dusty in color.  On the nail it is this amazing deep color, I think it is like the ox blood color that seems to be all the rage this fall.  I then did the tips and dots in wet n wild black creme.  

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Swatch: NYC Golden Glam

Oh how I love this color.  It is such a perfect glittery peachy color.  It screams summer.  So of course I'm wearing it on a freezing cold day.  Yup, I'm logical like that. (ok so I live in California. "Freezing" is anything below 70 lalalala) This polish is one of those that I just keep looking at all day.  Its that pretty! And of course, I can't get how gorgeous this polish is in pics. Trust me, its fab!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Spoiled by wet n wild Nail Pail at CVS

There is an awesome sale going on at CVS right now on the Spoiled by wet n wild nail pail.  You get 7 full size Spoiled polishes, two wet n wild fast dry top coats, a nail file, and two toe separators for $9.99.  But this week they are on sale for $6.99 with $3 in extrabucks.  Thats $3.99 for the whole thing! I wanted to show you guys what I got in mine, and do some really quick (and ugly) swatches in case anyone wants to check it out this week while on sale. 

The bucket: (look everywhere, I found mine just sitting on the floor next to the regular Spoiled display)
Two glitters, a silver and a gold
Three shimmers: 
Two crackles. Yes, crackles.  I know I know, most of us are over them.  But I am excited for the purple crackle. 
And now...the worst swatches of my life.  These are with two quick coats.  Just wanted to give you guys a quick idea of what they look like out of the bottle. 

Thumb: Club Rat
Index Finger: Show Me The Money
Middle Finger: Distant Memory
Ring Finger: Pirate's Booty
Pinky: I Have No Reception

Now the crackles.  The purple one didn't really show up, I wanna try it over black to see how it pops.  I think it was competing too much with the iridescent shimmer in the base color. 

Are all the colors amazing? No, but for $3.99 it really is a great buy.  As long as you like two of the colors you are getting your moneys worth.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Manicure Monday

So I know almost everyone is over crackle, but when I found this silver one on sale at Sephora, I picked it up.  I really like it.  I like how the crackle  breaks up the metallic nail.  I also like that I don't have to worry about  brushstrokes with a crackle polish.  This is with a base of wet n wild fastdry in Buffy the Violet Slayer topped with nails inc. Hackney Crackle Topcoat. 

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Flea Market Time!

Can't believe its November already!! Where in the world did the year go??? New month means its flea market time! If you live in the San Francisco south bay you should check out the De Anza College Flea Market.  I will be there selling crafts with the awesome ladies of Fox and a Parasol.  We will be in Row B spots 26 & 27

Hope to see you there!