Thursday, September 30, 2010

OPI The Show Must Go On

Wow! What can I say about this colour? It's glowy, it's sparkly, it's shines with justice? All of the above?

It's a duo-chrome that I actually like. I know I'm in the minority about that, but usually the duo-chrome is not one of my favourite finishes on a polish.

The red/gold flash is absolutely stunning in this. You really need a shade picture to do it justice, but I only had sun. See me not complaining? :)

This was 2 easy peasy coats. I do love that Pro-wide brush, I do.

What's even better? It dried so quickly! I mean I still used a quick dry top coat, but this was almost set on it's own when I put that on.

Shine on you beautiful polish... shine on. Thank Voodoo Man for nail polish heaven!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Nubar Night Sparkle


Just in time to show off this super sparkly  Nubar! I saw Night Sparkle at a different Winners, and it had to complete my little collection. 

I LOVE these sparkles. HOWEVER, this one stained my nails like CRAZY. 

But a little scrubbing with some whitening toothpaste and it was all ok again.

I used 2 coats for this one. The glitter was super dense and was not as easy to remove as Petunia was, but still not hardcore glitter bad either. I'm pretty sure the base must have been coloured too as it was really opaque. 

It was also incredibly bumpy. 3 thick top coats and I could still feel the bumpy. I'm not crazy about the bumpy. It kinda weirds me out.Pretty colour though.. and sometimes that is all that counts.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nubar Petunia Sparkle

I bet you're as tired of hearing me complain about the lack of sunlight, as I am complaining about it huh? 

So instead I'm going to tell you about something I just noticed!

My pinky nail is TOTALLY WONKY!

Look at that cockeyed thing! It is all "no way an I going in a nice neat direction with your other nails Missy! I'm my own person and I'll do whatever I damn well please!"

Um... ok then. I suppose I'll have to file it down into submission soon. Jerk. 
Petunia Sparkle is maybe one of the most densely packed glitters ever. This is 2.5 coats, and it was really simple to remove compared to most glitters! My husband went batshit crazy for this colour. He loves the bling.

And as for you rebel nail.... you better check yourself, before you wreck yourself. 

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Color Club Revvolution, China Glaze Fairy Dust

I must be in some sort of picture taking hell these days.

No sun, no natural light of any kind and the inability to show off what gorgeous sparkly jewels my nails are.

Ah well. Make the best of it. I found the Color Club at nail polish heaven and practically tore it off the rack.

When I got it home, I was kinda disappointed at the lack of holo, or was it the lack of light showing me the holo?

Regardless, 1 coat of Fairy Dust over 2 coats of Revvolution and I was placated. Now if the sun would just come out...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giveaway time!

Interesting that my 50th post would be about my 50th follower right? Anyways... TA DA!

As a small thank you to my Googlie followers, I have a little prize pack just for one of you.
-OPI DS in Diamond (I may have swatched one nail, but I think this is brand new)
-China Glaze Strawberry Fields (this has had one nail swatched)
-GOSH Bright Passion (brand new)
-Claire's Under the Sea (brand new)
-Sally Hansen Star Opal in Crystal Opal (brand new)
-Brand new Orly Ridge Filler
-2 smART nails design templates
-3 sheets of nail decals
-1 bag of Hands Down Ultra Nail Pads.

Here's the rules, you HAVE to be a Google follower (I'll check cause I'm nosy like that!) and leave me a comment with your email addy on this post.

And.... that's it! International peeps are welcome. Please note some (1 or 2, sorry I can't remember) of these polishes have been swatched, if that skeeves you out, you might wanna pass on this ok?

I'll draw for the winner winner chicken dinner on Oct 1st so your entries have to be in by Sept 30th at the latest possible time zone. Good luck my friends!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Milani 3D Holographic HD

You have no idea how many pictures I took of this polish! Under fluorescent light, incandescent light, no light, muted light, daylight and nightlight. Oh. My. God. 

It was like pulling teeth to get the way this actually looks. FINALLY.. there was some incredibly weak sunlight out this morning..

I RAN out to my front yard. Ran I tell you! Like my neighbours don't already think I'm the crazy lady who takes a million pictures of my hands at all hours. 

Some of these are a titch blurry (and it took 3 coats to get maximum coverage), but at least the colour is correct. And hopefully the neighbours didn't notice me in my bare feet in the middle of the walk frantically snapping away and swearing like a sailor on leave. 

See the things I do for you all? I'm the crazy nail polish lady. Well and the crazy lady who named her dog Pickles Houdini Chewbacca. :)

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Sephora OPI Brunette on the Internet

What a silly name. What's not silly? This gorgeous jelly! 

Squishy, rich, deep and lovely. Gods this is awesome.

Such a grown up colour after all the sparkles and glitters.

2 coats. Probably could have used 3 as I see some sketchy spots on my right hand for sure. And be careful, clean up is a bitch with this one!

See the shiny? This was taken during a rain shower AGAIN. Well actually it would have been a sun shower, but still.. blargh. 
By the way, I found the Nubar Glitter collection. There will be more glitters coming soon! ;)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Orly Pixie Dust

I had to run outside my backdoor to get these not so great semi-sunny pictures.

It doesn't show the sweet sprinkle of shiny that is in Pixie Dust. Awww. 

This is a 3 coater for sure! But I love the way it looks on. Very Elegant. 

I found nail polish heaven last week.. again the Aesthetics certificate comes in berry handy!

Even against my dog bench (we bought a bench for Pickles to look outside. Spoiled much?) the Pixie Dust is slammin'!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NYX Asphalt, Wet n Wild Black Creme

I was going through my polish pics file and found some I took from when we actually saw the sun. I thought I'd show them to you. 

I found a Rexall drugstore when they had a 50% off all polish sale, thanks to Perrypie for letting me know there was some here in Calgary!

Oh NYX! Your mascara is one of my faves, and your polish is de-lovely! This is 1 coat of Asphalt over 1 coat of WnW Black. Isn't it pretty?

And since there is scant content, here is a picture of my dog Pickles in a hat. 

He's such a ham. Whenever I try to take pictures of anything (my nails, my knitting) he beetles right over to the camera. Such a performer. Totally different from my other dog Max. You'll meet him too. :) 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Orly Out Of This World

The weather here has been really overcast and rainy. It has been tricky to get enough sun for proper photos! 

I lucked out with a little spot of sunshine for this purple polish. 

But I do have to say, I don't think there is really anything special about this one from the Cosmic collection. 

This is 2 coats. It's kinda sparkly, but nothing to go searching for. I think it may be the dud of this collection. 

What do you think?