February 26, 2011

Valentine's Day

I did do a Vday mani this year despite my feeling against it, lol.  I know I'm late in posting it, but better late than never, right?  I pretty much had to use the new red from China Glaze Anchor's Away collection.  It's such a bright and amazing red!  AND it's a one-coater.  What's not to love??

Check that out!!  Hehe.  This is 2 coats OPI Princesses Rule! as a base and 1 coat China Glaze Hey Sailor on the tips.  I lined the tip with Stripe Rite silver glitter and added a red rhinestone.  How awesome is this look??

Take that!  HA!  I don't know why, but I just love these red tips!

More prettiness!  Ahhhhhh.....

Lol, I was playing with an app on my phone.  I thought it came out cool tho.  Everything is muted and then BAM there's the red in the center.  So cute!  :)

February 18, 2011

Models Own Beth's Blue

I have to say... I absolutely love this color!  I love Models Own polish in general.  But this color is just so pretty!

 This is 2 coats of Models Own Beth's Blue.  You can't really tell, but I topped it with a coat of Nfu-Oh 40 for some flakies.  Then I added some interest with LA Colors Silver stripes.  I loved this mani even though it's so simple!

You can see the flakies a bit better in this shot, but not really.  It wasn't much better in real life either.  But how awesome is this color?  It's a greyed out light blue but not so gray that it doesn't look blue.  I don't know, it's just so pretty!

Application was amazing.  Very smooth, good coverage, good wear.  If I wanted to leave it on, it probably could have lasted a week.  But I'm just not that patient, lol.  I would definitely recommend this brand and this color.

February 12, 2011

Crazy Rumors Review

I am addicted to lip products.  I have a million lip gloss, balms, stains, sticks... everything!  When I got an email about Crazy Rumors, I'll admit I was skeptical.  I have one brand of lip balm that I go to again and again, it's amazing (maybe I'll do a review on that at some point).  But I put it away to try this brand... and I was impressed!

I tried Spiced Chai from the Brew Collection and Orange Creamsicle from the A La Mode Collection.  Both smell AMAZING and glide on the lips like buttah!  They make my lips soft and they stay soft and moisturized for hours.  I also love that this gives my lips a tiny bit of shine!

Yummy yummy!  I have to say, these lip balms have definitely taken the place of my old stand by.  At least for now anyway.  I love them!  And I'm going to get more!

And here's a chance for you to get some too!

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February 9, 2011

China Glaze Anchors Away Part 2

This is part 2 of 2 of the Spring 2011 China Glaze collection called Anchors Away.  Click here for part 1!  It's a total of 12 new shades and they are all amazing in their own way!  Today I'm going to show Sand & Sea.  These are the 6 lighter shades of the collection.

 This is the Sand & Sea set.  They look like nice muted dusty shades.  Lets check them out!

Below Deck, 2 coats.  This is the brightest shade of the bunch.  It's a dusty purple shade.  Maybe like an eggplant, lol.  Good coverage, nice opacity.  I like this color.  It does remind me of other shades I have, but it's not quite a dupe to anything.  It's similar to that popular Chanel color that was going around not too long ago too, lol.

Knotty, 3 coats.  This is a beige or nude color glass fleck.  It's really very pretty, but I wish it wasn't so sheer.  I would have liked it better if it was more opaque.  This did have good application though.  And of course, the sparkle and shine is very very pretty.  Not that you can really tell in my photo, lol.  I blame the snow!

Pelican Gray, 2 coats.  This is a light gray creme.  It's such a great color.  I love grays recently and this one is so pretty.  It's slightly blue toned, but definitely a gray.  Application was good, nice opacity.  It reminds me a bit of a castle or something.  I guess it's stone like.  So pretty.  Love it!

White Cap, 3 coats.  Sheer white glass fleck.  It's very pretty, but very similar to a lot of whites that came out this past winter.  It does remind me of snow.  It's frosty and cool.  Application was good, but definitely needs the 3 coats unless you're going to layer.  If you hate VNL, you must layer this.

Sunset Sail, 2 coats.  This is a nude peachy subtle shimmer.  It's so beautiful!  Application was great, good coverage and opacity.  I love the color and I love the slight shimmer.  It's NOT extremely apparent, so it's really just for the wearer.  I kind of like those kinds of polishes.  It looks pretty to everyone, but there's a special aspect that only I enjoy, lol.  Is that selfish?  HAHAH.

Sea Spray, 2 coats.  Light blue creme.  This is such a pretty color.  It's a bluish gray, but way more blue than the Pelican Gray up there.  This is definitely a blue.  It reminds me of the Eyeko Rain Polish, but I don't have that to compare.  Still, it reminds me of the sky on a rainy stormy day.  It's so calming, haha.

BTW, no top coat on any of these polishes.  They are super shiny on their own!  And with them being so easy to apply, you don't really need the top coat except for staying power.  I was VERY pleased with these polishes.  I'm not a fan of all the colors, like I mentioned, but application was perfection.  Even the sheer shades went on like a dream.

Note: All items featured in this post were purchased by me.

February 6, 2011

China Glaze Anchors Away Part 1

This is part 1 of 2 of the Spring 2011 China Glaze collection called Anchors Away.  Click here for part 2!  It's a total of 12 new shades and they are all amazing in their own way!  Today I'm going to show the Knotty Nauticals.  These are the 6 brighter shades of the collection.

This is the Knotty Nauticals set.  First off, how cute is that name?  It's kind of one of those you want to face-palm on, but it's just so punny!  LOL... anyway.

Lighthouse, 3 coats.  It's sheer, but has a glass fleck to it.  It's a golden yellow, like goldenrod to me.  It's pretty, but it's just not my thing.  I like the pale yellows better.  But if you like the darker golden yellow, this is perfect for you!

Life Preserver, 2 coats.  This is listed as a "poppy creme."  I don't buy it.  This is orange.  It's not quite as orange as a real life preserver, but it's still orange.  I heard someone say it had a coral aspect to it.  It's orange.  LOL.  Now I don't have a super critical eye for color, but I don't think I'm oblivious to subtle differences either.  This is a redder orange that a real life preserver, but it's still orange.  It's too orange for me to say it's coral.  I personally do not like this shade, but I'm not a fan of orange in general.  Aside from that, it applied great, good coverage and opacity.  It's good with 2 coats, but too sheer to be a 1 coater I think.

Starboard, 2 coats.  This is a very vivid green creme.  Applied well, good opacity, but needs the 2 coats.  It's like a "kelly green."  It's grass like to me.  Again, this is not really my thing.  I don't choose these bright greens for a full mani unless I'm doing something on top of it.  Or if it's St Patty's day.  Which, I must say, is coming up... so keep this one handy girls!

First Mate, 2 coats.  Now we're talking!  This is a bright yet darker blue creme.  I LOVE IT!  It's a perfect nautical blue.  Good coverage, nice pigmentation... wow.  This is definitely in-your-face blue.  And I know for most colors I like the subtle shades, but I don't mind a bright blue and this is great!

Ahoy! 3 coats.  This is another glass fleck color in a great hot pink shade.  It's a little sheer again, like the yellow.  To me, definitely needs 3 coats unless you're layering.  It reminds me of strawberries, but it's definitely a pink, not a red.  It's a great summer color I think.  It would make a good watermelon mani, haha.  Add some Atlantis on the tips and you'll be good to go!

Hey Sailor, 2 coats.  Bright red creme.  I have to say, I thought I wouldn't like this on, but I love it.  And really, I could have gotten away with 1 coat if I'd been more careful.  This is an amazing color, great coverage, nice and opaque.  I love it.  It's a perfect red.  I'd say it's a little on the orange side, but it's pretty.

BTW, no top coat on any of these polishes.  They are super shiny on their own!  And with them being so easy to apply, you don't really need the top coat except for staying power.  I was VERY pleased with these polishes.  I'm not a fan of all these colors, like I mentioned, but application was perfection.  Even the sheer shades went on like a dream.

Note: All items featured in this post were purchased by me.

February 2, 2011

Party Hearty!

Somehow I forgot to post this earlier.  I know pretty much everyone and their mother did this combo if they got this China Glaze Party Hearty.  BUT I don't care because it's just that awesome.  And it's still awesome even though it's not Christmas anymore.

This is 3 coats Orly Winter Wonderland topped with 2 coats China Glaze Party Hearty!  How pretty!  The Orly Winter Wonderland is fairly sheer, I believe I may have started with a base of 1 coat Sallen Hansen White On.  But the Orly gives it that frosty wintery feel.  The application on it was good, just sheer.  The China Glaze is just amazing.  It's a clear base with colored glitter, so you have to use a little purpose if you want all the nails to come out even.  You can see my middle finger has a lot more glitter than my pointer.

So cool.  I love this glitter.  It has small silver, medium green and large red glitter in it.  It's an amazing combo!  =D


Also, I just realized that I missed my blogiversary!  LOL.  I started getting some stuff together for a giveaway.  It will be coming soon!  Hehe.
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