September 10, 2011

Arrrg, ye matey!

Haha, I loved the Pirates of the Carribean collex from OPI.  I liked it so much that I actually put the movies on my netflix (since I hadn't seen them yet) and have now watched the first 3!  I should have stopped after the first 1... but that's another issue.

This is 3 coats OPI Mermaid's Tears with dots of OPI Yodel Me on My Cell.  I absolutely love this dusty teal green.  I love teal already, but this shade is just to die for!  I love it!  So pretty.  And the application was fairly good too.  It was perfect, there's a bubble on the index finger, you can see.  But hey, it's worth it for this shade!

So pretty!  I love it!  Hahaha.  What do you guys think??

August 22, 2011

Sunshine!

Talk about BRIGHT  yellow, lol.  Sometimes you just have to make your own sunshine.  I needed it to be sunny on a dreary day.  This sure did the trick!!

Wow, lol.  This is 4 coats of Orly Lemonade topped with China Glaze Golden Enchantment.  I had to do 4 coats because it's yellow and yellow is just a mess.  It's too streaky unless you do gloppy coats and I don't like doing that either.

Yay, pretty!  I love yellow polish.  It just makes me so happy!

This is a weird angle, haha.

August 15, 2011

I love the '80s!

So awesome!!!!!  Haha, neon and crackle... totally '80s

and glitter, right?  LMAO.  This is 3 coats of Color Club You Got Soul-ar a neon orange with glitter in it.  I topped it with China Glaze Crushed Candy which is a crackle polish.  Then, because you can never have enough... I topped it all with Color Club Starry Tempress Top Coat which is bling-tastic!!!

So pretty!  Haha.  I hated it at first because of the colors.  But then once I decided it looked like the 80's, I was into it.

Check that glitter!!!  Oh yeah... lol.  What do you guys think??

August 4, 2011

Gunmetal Flowers

Gotta love this.  I must say, I really like the dark gray and gunmetal type colors.  This one is right up my alley.  There's just something about the gunmetal that makes it better than black and more interesting than gray.  It's just so cool!

This is 3 coats of Color Club Alter Ego.  I used LA Colors Hot Pink striper for the flowers.  This is fundamentally gunmetal.  But sometimes you catch little colors in it.  You guys know how I like the hidden color shimmer that's just for the polish wearer... this is one of them!

This shot looks more purple.  There is a bit of a blue or purple hidden shimmer in there.

even more purple...

there's the multi colors!!!  Click to make it giant and you can really see them.  Fun!

July 27, 2011

Beachy?

This one reminded me of the beach, not sure why.  It's green and shimmery and it reminds me of the photos of the crystal clear water and the how the sand looks so warm and inviting.  I could use some of that about now, lol.

This is 3 coats of Maybelline Gentile Blossom.  I love this shade of minty green, it's so pretty.  And then it has the added bonus of shimmer!  It went on fairly well and had good coverage.  I felt like it needed something, so I added stripes with Stripe Rite White.

I think it turned out cute!  I like it.  And to me, it looks nice and summery.

July 19, 2011

Lip Savvy Gloss

I am loving this gloss.  It's cute packaging and a good product!  That's a win in my book!!

This is LipSavvy gloss!  According to the manufacturer, this product is going to be in 22 shades in 2 formulas.  ColorGlam is a creamy finish with subtle shimmer (12 shades) and Star Studded Shine is intense sparkle with multi-dimensional shine (10 shades).  They claim "Lip Savvy! glosses offer total free radical protection, multiple collagen-boosting properties, prevention and correction of lines and wrinkles, instant and long-term painless plumping, and intense hydration.  These glosses incorporate modern skincare and color technologies to give lips a fighting chance in the battle against aging."

 First off, just look at the tube!  I love, LOVE this zebra print tube!  It's unlike any other gloss I've seen.  While applying in public, I've had numerous women ask me what it is and where they can get it too!  It's definitely an eye-catcher.  It's being marketed as a limp plumper.  I'm not really in need of plumping as my lips have a good shape already, but I felt nor saw no difference when using the gloss.  But since I'm not really looking for that, I'm fine with it not working all that great.  If you're looking for a mega-plumper... keep looking.


This one shows the color a bit better.  It's called Sho Bunny and is a Star Studded Shine shade.  It's a light pink with lots of sparkle in blues and greens and gold.  It's very pretty!  It's sheer, which I happen to like for a gloss.  I am admittedly a gloss hoarder and have probably a million and one tubes in all very similar shades.  They're all sheer and pink or nude, haha.  But I love them all!!  This one is a bit thick and I wouldn't recommend it for a windy outting because it does have the hair-grabbing stickiness that some hate.  BUT it's that thick texture that keeps it on your lips and moisturizing for you for longer!  My lips felt great after a few days of using this.
  
Here is a shot of the brush which also shows the color a bit better (and closer, lol).  I'm not a fan of this style of gloss dispensing.  You click the bottom of the tube and the gloss comes out through the brush.  They're pushing it as less germ-ridden, but you're still smooshing the brush all over your lips and your germs are still waiting for you the next time.  I feel like I have no control over the amount of product I get with this style of applicator.  The first use, you have to click a million times to get the air out.  BUT subsequent times, you have to be careful with the clicks because the product is thick and comes up slowly.  So I felt like this.  I click a few times... nothing.  Click a few more times... too little.  Wait a minute... still not enough... click a few more times... WOAH too much!  A couple times it kept pumping out gloss after I closed it and there was plenty for a second application, lol.  I'd much rather have the doe-foot applicator.  I feel a lot more in-control and less wasteful with that kind.


And just because I was feeling silly... and a tad tipsy... here are some post-birthday-party shots of my and my LipSavvy....




[This product was sent to me for review.]

July 10, 2011

4th of July!

I know I'm late posting this, but I left it on for the whole week anyway, so I kind feel like I'm not late.  Does that make sense?  Maybe not.  Oh well.  On with it...

The red is one coat of China Glaze Hey Sailor.  I love that it's one coat, so wonderful!  Great red.  The blue is 2 coats Orly Royal Navy.  Both are topped with one coat of China Glaze Lightning Bolt.  I added the crackle on an angle (or tried to anyway) which I thought would be more interesting.

I know this is pretty much a cop-out as far as nail art goes.  I mean, I looked at my mani from last year and damn!  I really wimped out!  Hahahaha.  But I kinda liked the simplicity of it.  I thought it looked cool.

The other hand!  OMG!  Hahaha.  I did them opposite, obviously.  I think I'd liked there being more red on this hand.  But I didn't like the crackle as well on this hand.
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