Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Nails with MAC and Revlon!

Hello everyone, and happy Easter weekend! I just wanted to pop in and share my Easter manicure with you guys, and also my very first MAC nail polish! Um... and Blogspot is fading my colors again. I have no idea why- neither of these are especially bright. But click the picture to enlarge it and see the accurate colors!
My manicure is MAC - Mischievous Mint from the "Quite Cute" collection (the mint green) and Revlon - Cupid from their "Top Speed" line (the purplish pink). I think both of these colors feel very springy. The application on Cupid was better than on Mischievous Mint, and it also cost about 1/3 as much. The MAC polish is three coats, and it's still not really perfect. I still like it, though!

What do you think about the alternating nail colors? Too childish? I don't know, I like the look. It's not something I'd do all the time, but it's cute for a springy holiday. Do you have big Easter plans? My mom always cooks a really huge delicious meal, so I'm getting pumped for that! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kitty, Kitty - Update: Day 7

Happy Thursday! I am VERY happy, because I have the day off tomorrow. I'm looking forward to relaxing.
 Here's what may be my final update on Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. They're still holding up like champs! I had some tip wear, as you can see in my Day 5 entry, so I decided to clip the ends of my nails with nail clippers, because I was afraid a file would damage the stickers. And it worked like a charm! They look totally fresh now- no tip wear! And honestly, my nails grow pretty slowly, so there's not much cuticle-area growth on my middle and pinkie fingers.
I'm in love with these. I think they are PERFECT for vacation, when you really don't want to have to worry about your nail polish. I'm not sure how well the flat colors would look, but this pattern was great to hide imperfections and to minimize the effects of tip growth. They are awesome. If you've been on the fence, try them out!!! The only reason I may take these off now is because I want something pastel for Easter! I could definitely get a few more days out of these babies.

Happy Easter! I'll try to post my weekend manicure for you guys. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Zoya Nail Polish Exchange!!!

Hey guys! In case you haven't heard, Zoya is doing their nail polish exchange this year! Basically, they give you half-price bottles of nail polish when you send in an old bottle. Okay, there's more to it than that. Get the details here:

I ordered:

I think I will now have the complete "Drama" set, named after characters on The Hills. Sorry, but I loved that show! I already have Lo and LC, and I love them both! So I added the missing four polishes and then added on three more for good measure. This is a great opportunity to get rid of your old polish bottles in an eco-friendly way!

Hope you're having a great week! Kitty, Kitty is still holding up well!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kitty, Kitty - Update, Day 5

Hello readers! I'm just popping in to update you all on my Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. Phew, that's a mouthful. That's what she said. Anyway... here's a picture of Kitty, Kitty indoors, with flash.
 I'm on day 5 and I just took this picture to show you how these puppies (kitties?) are wearing. I have zero chips, zero peeling, but a small amount of tip wear on my middle and ring fingers. You can see where my nails are growing, and that is especially obvious on my ring finger because I messed up and applied it too high. But all-in-all, I'm impressed! I wash my hands a lot at work because I work in a surgical environment, so I'm becoming used to having chipped polish. Not since I put these on, though!

I'm not even tired of the design yet, and I'm still getting compliments on my nails. Even if these start chipping terribly tomorrow, I will definitely buy more. It's nice to find a product that actually lasts, and in cool designs that I like! These will be great for the work week. I'll keep you posted as the days progress.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects - Kitty, Kitty

Hello lovely readers! I got my first paycheck from my new job, so I decided to treat myself to something I've wanted to try for a while- Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. I've been seeing these in my local stores for a few months now, but I didn't want to spend $9 for one manicure. I figured I could buy a couple bottles of nail polish for that price, so it's not worth it.

But then I started thinking about how much manicures cost in a salon, and that if I picked a design I couldn't easily paint on myself, maybe it would be okay. Plus, I really wonder if they really last ten days, so I decided to go for it. I chose Kitty, Kitty because I'm really into leopard print lately (I know, I'm really behind on that trend), and also because I knew I didn't have enough patience to try to paint this nail design on my nails myself.
Application was very simple- the process took me about 15 minutes total. I messed up my ring finger by placing the strip too far from my cuticle, but all my other nails look pretty good! These pictures were taken on Friday morning, right after I applied the strips. So I have worn these all day Friday, all day Saturday, and all day today- three days. So far, I have no cracking, splitting, chipping, and very minimal tip wear.
I'm actually still happy when I look at my nails, which is special because I usually get sick of my polish rather quickly. I'll keep you guys updated on how long these actually last, or how long I make it before I get sick of them!

What do you think? Have you tried these yet? Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cracked Concrete in the Sky

Hi everyone! I actually just spelled "hi" as "hy." I think I need to get more sleep.

Here is a sweeeeeet pic of China Glaze - Cracked Concrete over Hard Candy - Sky. I love this combo! The gray and blue are tonally pretty similar, so it meshes well.

What do you think of this color combination? Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Zoya - Lolly

Hi everyone! Sorry it has been so long. I've been so tired from work that I haven't even thought about taking pictures. So here's one from about a week ago.

First, let me say that something weird is going on with Blogger. I uploaded this picture three times and it looks washed out each time. So it's actually much brighter than this, but you can at least get a good idea about the finish! If you click the picture to open it full-size, it is the correct color. Weird!
Zoya - Lolly is from Zoya's new Mod Mattes collection, and it's my first matte polish ever. It's definitely something different. It's a hot pink- not really neon, but very bright. The finish isn't too chalky, but is sort of a semi-matte, at least in my mind. It's a good change of pace, but I really like a shiny finish more than this look.

In other news, I'm now a platinum blonde, and it's so fun! That's pretty much all the news I have. I'll post a new profile picture so you can see how different I look. Thanks for reading! Check out my blogsale if you have time. I only sold two polishes- pathetic!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nail Polish For Sale!!!

Hello to all of my lovely readers!


I have 44 polishes for sale, from every brand you can think of! OPI, China Glaze, Chanel, RBL, Sally Hansen, Zoya, BB Couture, etc! There are also two Stila makeup palettes. "BN" means "brand new." Make sure you scroll all the way through- there are some gems mixed in there!

Unfortunately, I can only ship within the US. If you would like to buy a polish, please email me at and list the polishes you'd like. I ONLY accept PayPal and will need a payment within an hour or the item will go back up for sale. Shipping will be $3.00 and $.50 for each additional polish. 

Please take the time to check out my sale, after the jump!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Zoya - Faye

Hi! Happy Sunday! Today I have a polish from Zoya's new Sunshine collection. I picked up a few Zoyas during their March promotion, in which their two new collections were BOGO. To be completely honest, I don't like most of the ones I got! They are great polishes, but I don't know what I was thinking- most of them clash with my skin tone or look exactly like polishes I already have.
But, my stupidity is your gain, because it inspired me to have a blogsale soon!
Anyway, that was a tangent and a half. Let's talk about Faye, one of the polishes I think I'll keep! Faye is definitely the most unique polish in the Sunshine collection. It's really difficult to describe. Purplish goldish mauvish sparkly awesomeness? I don't even know. See for yourself in the pictures!

Probably sometime this week or next weekend, I'll be posting a bunch of polishes for sale. I just need to de-stash a little bit. I'll have polishes from Zoya, American Apparel, Revlon, Milani, Sally Hansen, China Glaze, and more. I have about 20 set aside at the moment, but I hope to find some more I'm willing to part with!

Sorry my hands look dry as heck. My new job is such that I end up washing my hands about twenty times a day, so they are very VERY dry. Does anyone have a good hand cream for super dry skin they can recommend? I'd be very interested! I haven't found the right trick yet. Please let me know!

Have a great week, and thanks for reading!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chanel - Khaki Rose

Hello!!! Long time no see, right? Sorry about that! I started my new job, and it is very exhausting! I'm on my feet all day using muscles I never even knew I had. I only changed my polish once all week! I usually do my nails about three or four times. Plus, the weather was awful all week. Overcast, rain showers, even snow flurries one night! I like to take pictures of my nails when the sun is out, for a more accurate color.

So this is actually the manicure I wore for my second interview, Chanel - Khaki Rose! It's a really nice neutral. It seems very inconspicuous, but it actually always attracts attention. People always ask what color it is, if it's brown or taupe or pink or what! And it's hard to describe. I always say it's a pinky light brown. I do love the color.

What I don't love, though, is the wear. This manicure only lasted a day before it started chipping at the tips. I even wrapped the tips of my nails, which is a technique where you paint the edges of the tips to, hopefully, extend the wear. It usually works, but it didn't with Khaki Rose. I have two Chanel polishes and, honestly, I don't think I would buy another unless it was some AMAZING color with no close dupes. I just don't feel good about paying so much money for a polish and only getting a day of wear out of it. Oh, well.

Do you own any Chanel polishes? What do you think about them?