First and foremost, I’m out of acetone!!! WAHGG! As you might imagine, this makes clean up a little less nice and neat. I want to apologize ahead of time for the major gap between polish and cuticle. I tried using plain ole nail polish remover and a precision tip Q-tip and it just ain’t the same.
Yesterday, Rita and I were tweeting about our nail polish collections. She asked me how many I had sitting around that haven’t been worn yet. I pulled out the ones I don’t remember ever using.. and applied these two to show them some lovin’!
Overall, this NOTD is a bit of a bust.
I have mixed feelings about this Inglot polish.. it shows the ridge in my nails and has this sort of shimmery look that reminds me of 90′s press on nails. It applied nicely though. I wish it had a name, like all Inglot products.. they’re just numbered. #825 Bumm. Ana got it for me, so I don’t mean to hate on it but I always do my best to be honest.
The Dare to Wear color in Silhouette (I picked it up at a local beauty supply when I lived in Chicago) is fantastic! I might layer it over an opaque super light baby pink next time, gorgeous and subtle with the rainbow fleck.
Hey everyone! Long time no see for a nail post:) We are still in the midst of packing, leaving Chicago for California in just a few days- can you believe it?? I know I can’t. It doesn’t really seem real.
I wore this manicure for at least 5 days. First off was 2 layers of Zoya’s Faye, then I took a small paint brush and created tiny flowers with Orly’s Luxe. About 2-3 days after wearing that combo, I threw on layer of OPI’s I Lily Love You. I was half afraid to post this picture since it’s complex to recreate but I love it nonetheless!
I’m wearing this in an upcoming video, give it a day or two and you’ll see it in action. Hope all is well guys! Happy Monday!! xox
Wowzas, this is quite the unique texture! I don’t think there could have been a more appropriate name for this color. Orly hit the nail on the head with “Purple Pleather”, just look at it! It’s so rubberized and plastic looking, and just plain..erhm, weird.
I want to say this was considered a “satin” finish when the Plastix collection came out last summer. I’m not really feeling it. The polish dried down pretty thin after two coats.. and not being able to throw on a top coat without losing that effect, this one is meh for me. Why didn’t I think to try it with a top coat then? I really don’t know, lol! I think I will next time, when I swatch Retro Red.. stay tuned ladies! Some OPI Miss Universe swatches are in your future.
This type of color always reminds me of a dear friend of mine (Erinface!). She wore it on her toes during our high school years and I can’t wear metallic turquoise without thinking of her! Has that happened to you, any specific color brings back memories?
Orly It’s Up To Blue is stunning, a perfect pool blue that’s slightly metallic but not frosty at all. The imperfections in my nails show up a bit more in this image than they do in real life. This is 2 easy coats.
p.s. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have heard that I spotted this at CVS today! It should still be easy to get your hands on.
Today’s NOTD post is Essie’s California Coral. While taking pictures of it, I realized the color reminded me of a favorite lipstick color in my collection! Maybelline has a lipstick called “Cool Watermelon” that is absolutely vibrant and glossy. It is discontinued in the states but easy to find through Ebay, etc. This is 2 coats of polish- a nice coral but nothing jaw-dropping in my opinion. Xo!
Whaaat. Does this image appear blurry, too? It’s perfectly clear when I upload so I’m not sure what’s going on here. Plus it’s enormous! Shrugs
Anyhows, here is another China Glaze polish in Tree Hugger from the ECollection back from Spring 2008. Chartreuse greens are always tough for me. They are so bright and vibrant and lovely- they make me want to buy them in bulk! But they can be very tricky to pull off.. Chartreuse eye shadows, too. Any tips pour moi?
Jo by Zoya is a bit of a cloudy day metallic manicure. This blue polish has a dusty quality to it that takes the bright factor down a notch! Very niiiiiice! Jo sparkles a bit (but nothing like Kimmy lava-like-in-your-face sparkle!.. it’s subtle). If you’re into blues, do check this one out. Is this picture a little blurry? Is that just me?? Sorry ladies, more to come soon. Happy Friday loves!!!!!!
Today’s Pink Wednesday manicure is Essie’s China Doll. The first image shown is after two coats of polish. It came out a bit sheerer than I had anticipated though the visible nail line was less apparent in person! The next picture with my square little necklace charm from Montreal is after 3 coats of China Doll. This one is a bit metallic and slightly old fashioned looking but the color is still vibrant and lovely.
Of course I couldn’t stop there! Thought, might as well throw on some white crackle! I actually really like how the two work together :) Happy PW and ttys!