Friday, April 30, 2010

PURE ICE

SO SORRY! I have been interviewing and had no chance to do swatches. I missed you ladies! I did pick up Pure Ice "Spit Fire" from Walmart. This is my first Pure Ice purchase and I really like this glitter. I hope you are all doing well! I am at 75 followers YAY!, Time for a GIVEAWAY...................How about "Turquoise and Caicos" by Essie? Let me know your thoughts!

Spit Fire! 3 coats!

ENJOY!

Monday, April 26, 2010

MANI UPDATE

BRIEF MANI UPDATE: Hello Ladies!!!!! Hope everyone is doing well, nothing much on this end! I am trying something...........actually wearing the nail polishes I buy! LOL, so nothing new yet! But, updates are coming soon. I did a mani with Essie "Turquoise and Caicos" using "Hot Pants" by Hard Candy on my index finger.


I also did a mani using Essie "Lapis of Luxury" with my new nail decal from walmart...

LOVES IT!

ENJOY!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Orly Neon Haul....................

Hello Ladies! Ahhhhhh summer is almost here and the colors are flying in from left and right! Very tempting. So this will be my last haul for awhile! (crossing fingers) Went to Sally Beauty Supply today and got some neons from Orly........"Orange Punch,  Green with Envy,  and Passion Fruit". Then I scooted to Walmart and saw Hard Candy "Hot Pants".  I bagged that as well as some nail art! (go me!) LOVE all the colors SO FAR, I still want to see how they look on my nails...........Hope all of you are doing well!

Hard Candy "Hot Pants", Orly "Passion Fruit, Orange Punch, and Green with Envy"


I WOULD LIKE TO USE THIS POST TO AND SAY "THANK YOU" TO ALL WHO FOLLOW, I APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mini Essie Haul from T.J.Maxx

Before this blog I never purchased mini nail polishes. Some weird image would pop in my head that the polish in the bottle was never enough for a full manicure and pedicure. (lol) But at the rate I'm going, I will purchase any cool color.  So I am browsing thru a T.J.Maxx store and I came across Essie "Fearless", "Rubies Slippers", "Wrap N Rubies", and "Steel-Ling The Scene."  Then I went to another one and found "Show stopper, "Rose Bowl" and "Click it or Ticket".  I haven't purchased anything Essie in a while because you rarely find this polish on sale, but I LOVE THEM ALL! On to the swatches..all 3 COATS!

FEARLESS
I couldn't get a good photo of this color, more of a deep true orange, but very bright! LOVE it!

Still not perfect but more true to color.


RUBIES SLIPPERS
YES, I know everyone under the sun has done this color. But this is an awesome color, so I had to do it! Nothing bad to say, nice jelly formula with sparkles.

WRAPS N RUBIES
                                      
Perfect shot, nice dark red opaque color with gold undertone.

STEEL-LING THE SCENE 
I really liked this color. Favorite of the bunch. Silver gold-ish opaque.......really pretty.

SHOW STOPPER
This was a dark pink opaque with gold undertone AND sparkles! Second favorite of the bunch.

ROSE BOWL
This is not a great shot at all, this is a dark bright pink.

CLICK IT OR TICKET
Light orange opaque.

ENJOY AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Love Your Blog Award!!!!!!


Thank you so much rmcandlelight for this awesome award!!!! (My first one!)


Here are the rules :

- Post the award on your blog - done

- Link the person who has given you the award - done

- Pass the award to other 15 blogs you've discovered:



what katie did her polish
GETCHA NAILS DID
Nihrida's blog
Body and Soul
Lacquer Laine
R3 Daily
The Diva's Polish
painted Lady fingers
Scrangie
Skulda's Claws
Polish or Perish
Bring on the Bling
The Manicured Manatee
PolishPig
The Princess of Polish


These are all excellent blogs! Check em out if you haven't already!
  

Old Polish......Orly "Basket Case"

This polish is very old, one the first in my stash. I would always wear it while vacation during the summer.  I had an accident a long time ago and some nail polish leaked on top of others and............let's just say it wasn't a pretty site.  I was able to save this one and decided to give it a try even though I am not vacationing.:-( (YET) On to swatches...........

"Basket Case" by Orly, 3 COATS
Bottle damage, Glad I was able to save this color!

Perfect summer shade


ENJOY!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Essie Resort Collection "Lapis of Luxury and Turquoise & Caicos"

I Haven't purchase an Essie nail polish in a very long time, so when I saw these gorgeous colors I wanted to try them out. Honestly, I only liked these two colors out of the whole collection. Here are the swatches.........................

Lapis of Luxury, very nice light blue creme. Reminds me of a powder blue color more than baby blue. 3 COATS




And the infamous Turquoise and Caicos, a creme green. Some say aqua, I say light teal. 3 COATS




OK, honestly these colors are nice........But I wasn't crazy about them. Hot and Spicey rocked my world, but these were just .......pretty! Your thoughts?

ENJOY! And please follow for future blog posts!

Suzi Says Feng Shui and Hot and Spicy by OPI Hong Kong collection

I have been in LOVE with this OPI collection since the buzz went out about the uber fabness of the colors. Since I've held on to some birthday cash, I decided to get more colors to feed my POLISH need. LOL. I have "Dim Sum Plum" which I did swatches for here and "Jade is the new black" here. Hope you all are enjoying your week so far...........Now on to the swatches.........
New babies!
First up......... Suzi Says Feng Shui. I really like the name of the polish, very original. The first picture with the flash is not a very accurate color of this polish, that is why I added extra photos without the flash. The color is a dusty blue, very different and unique. In my opinion it can go for any season, this is a  great add to my polish stash. 3 COATS.


SO GORGEOUS!


Next up, Hot and Spicy! THIS IS MY FAVORITE POLISH (so far). I wanted this polish from the day I set my eyes on her..................this is a light orange creme, also 3 COATS.


I cannot express the love I have for this polish, it looks so nice on my skin tone, and I cannot wait to get some bronze to my skin from the sun to see it really pop! Orange u glad to see it? (sorry I had to)


ENJOY!



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Celebrity nails! Over the years I have noticed some celebrity with wacky designs and very NICE nails. One of my favorites is Katy Perry. I like her music, and her nails are always flyyyyyyyyy! She dances to her own drum, and I can dig that:-)



These are fabulous! I may do these for the summer, I don't know if I can afford Swarovski crystals for 10 fingers.........so I may just do 2 fingers on each hand for my future vacay!

She is so gorgeous, Ladies aren't these nails fabulous? This may be a Minx design.

Another Minx design, very pretty. I am interested in trying a Minx design, time will tell!
ENJOY!
This was an old swatch, that I forgot. I really likeD this color. I applied to my nubbies this morning and remembered my long nails:-(...AHHHH Moving on...........This is Orly's "Secret Admirer" very nice sheer orangey peach color, more on the peach end. Nice summer color, 4 COATS

At four coats, you can see the thru the polish but not as much.

ENJOY!

Monday, April 12, 2010

RBL "Lulu" and China Glaze "Carnival"

This is going to be quick, another manicure I did a week ago. 3 COATS!
ENJOY!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nubbies! China Glaze "shower together" and broken nail story

Hello! Ahhhhhh, I took a break because my mom came to visit. Since I don't see her as much, I had to give her all my attention. Now that I am missing her, I decided to use my time wisely. I did miss you guys! Soooooo much has happened. I turned 32 on April 7th, and had a lovely birthday. :-) To make a long story short, I found these AMAZING pair of shoes at TJMaxx. They had a zipper in the back and .........I broke my thumb, blood and the whole nine.......so introducing.........The Nubbies!

The Nubbies!


This is CG "shower together" and "re-freshmint"


The damage........all I can say is ouch!


The culprit!

Birthday nails, 3 COATS Orly "Need Sunglasses"!
ENJOY!