Saturday, October 31, 2009

Yasmeen is a Disco Queen

NOTD: is Yasmeen by Zoya with boundless color in Disco Dazzle. Yasmeen is such a beautiful purple. This is the first and only Zoya I own. I like the smooth application and it doesn't chip for days.  However, I did notice it takes a looong time to dry, even with Seche Vete top coat.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  MY other love is the store anthropologie.  Here's a cool blog and she is celebrating her 1 year with this Effortless Anthro!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bonjour! OPI Eiffel for this color

NOTD: OPI Eiffel for this color with Color Club Magic Attraction on the tips. On the ring finger I used a glitter I bought at the Dollar Tree.  I am an admitted francophile, so when La Collection  de France came out I was so excited. I originally bought this color just for the name. I try to limit myself on vampies because I really can't tell the difference on most.  But since I do not own Lincoln Park after dark, I thought it would be a good one to have in my collection.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Birthday by Lippmann

NOTD: Happy Birthday by Lippmann (2 coats) $18 from Nordstrom.  I just love this glitter because it is so colorful and easy to apply. The glitters are different shapes: dust glitters, hexagon, round etc.  There is no need to place the glitters on the nail because each stroke leaves so much glitter on the nail.  I usually don't pay more than a five dollars for certain types of polish like black or glitter. However, this was polish lust at first sight.  Now it has grown to polish love.

I used Sally Hansen age correct growth as a base. It is supposed to make your yellow nails white. I have been using it for 1 week but can't see a difference yet.   Directions say- for best results don't use polish for 4 to 6 weeks. Well that is not going to happen.  Over that, I used a franken sheer raspberry color to hide the yellow in my nails. I got the idea from Konaddict, here is the link Sheer Franken Recipe IRL it is not that noticeable but in pictures it does show yellow.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cover Girl Crackle nail polish

NOTD: Cover Girl Crackle nail polish (2 coats)over WnW shine.  I also used Nail Tek foundation as a base coat and Poshe top coat.  The crackle nail polish came out in 2001 or so.  The polish has to be applied over a wet polish underneath, in order for it to adhere to something. Otherwise it will just crumble right off your nail.   If you want thick cracks, apply the nail polish thick. As it dries the cracks magically appear. I had the crackle polish in blue, white and orange. Now, I only have a few bottles of crackle nail polish in orange.  Still crossing my fingers that they would bring this one back because it is crack-a-li-cious.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nail Junkie over See You Soon

I hope everyone is having a good Saturday. As for me I am off to have some Pumpkin Patch fun with friends and family.  NOTD Pic 1: Sinful's Nail Junkie over See You Soon.  See you Soon ($2.99) reminds me of Lippmanns' Don't tell mama ($16). In real life the color is more teal and glittery. Here it looks matte because I didn't use the flash. Pic 2 clay creation entitled Happy Me by my DD.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Essie Sexy Divide & m9

     Hello! I saw Essie at TJ Maxx a couple of months ago for $3.99 and decided to give it a try. I was impressed it was so sleek and buttery, plus no chipping for days.  NOTD: I used Essie Sexy Divide as a base and Konad princess polish in hot pink with the m9 plate.
     Pic 3 is what I bought at TJ Maxx. I'm trying to get my nubbins to grow. I'm not a biter, they just don't grow. When I was younger my grandma told me "Mija, rub garlic on your nails and they will grow". Umm, it didn't work.  I think she might have been trying to keep the boys away from me-that did work ;) I have tried Nailtiques and Sally Hansen to no avail. I'm giving Billionails a try. What helps your nails grow?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Opulent Cloud

My mani today is Opulent Cloud. Pic 1: As you can see depending on the lighting it looks grey-bronzy-purplish. On my ring finger , I have Hard Candy in Mr. Wrong. The camera could not capture the beauty of this polish.  Mr. Wrong is the party animal cousin of Opulent Cloud. So if you can't find OP, save yourself some gas and go to Walmart for Mr. Wrong. I am not in the 'I love it' band wagon for OP. I like the party animal cousin so much more.   I'm not sure I would have bought OP if wasn't L.E. and I didn't have extra bucks from CVS.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dirty Birthday

NOTD: Misa's Dirty, Sexy, Money. I love this color! It reminds me of that summer long ago when I fell for that "bad polish".  I don't reminisce of things like my first kiss, but my first polish is a priceless memory. Misa's DSM is the closest I have come to recapturing that color. I also added Happy Birthday by Lippmann on my thumb and ring finger. Adding a glitter or Konad to just the thumb and ring finger gives me a little extra something, while still being able to see the pretty base color.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

China Glaze Fortune Teller

Hello! This is my nail of the day. Fortune Teller by China Glaze. I used two coats and S.V. top coat. I was not able to capture the different sized orange glitter in this polish. I know there is a lot of hype around this polish and it is well deserved. The glitter seems to float to the top and really shine, as opposed to most glitters that have a layer of polish color that impedes the glitter shine (see picture 3 Milani). Picture 1 is outdoors, Pic 2 indoors, and the Pic 3 is outdoors  FT on pointer finger and Milani on thumb in Spellbinding.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Glad it's Fall

I went for a little wine tasting with my girlfriends this weekend. This is what I wore for my manicure. The base is Maybelline limited edition in Glad to be Green. It is a mossy olive green.  Very fall.  I also did a little fauxnad of grapes. I used a S.H. Insta-Dri in Mochachino for the vine and Violet Voom for the grapes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Limey Critters

Here's my nail of the day: I used OPI Hey Get in Lime for the base. It is one of my favorite colors. Next I used Konad M30 (frog & piggie) with Konad princess polish in hot pink, Sally Hansen Insta dry in Voilet Voom and Jumping Jade. I just noticed I forgot to take a picture of Jumping Jade.  The m30 critters are so cute! It reminds me of a fun day at the County Fair.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Konad m10 with OPI What's Dune base

Tonight I did a fun mani designed by my daughter. She likes to do matching manicures when we go to birthday parties. I used OPI What's Dune? for the base and the Konad special polish in black for m10 and m57 (pinkie). I also added a few blue rhinestone's.  I look forward to doing our nails together. I didn't take a picture of hers because she fell asleep when I was doing laundry.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

OPI DS Fantasy & Konad 57

 I am so happy with the way this NOTD came out. I used one of my favorite colors DS in Fantasy by OPI. The color is gorgeous on its own. So, combining it with the Teal -love it! Here are the things I used:  OPI  DS in Fantasy for the base, Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Teal for the Konad plate 57 zebra and Color Club Magic Attraction on the tips.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gradation manicure- the Grey's

My take on the gradation manicure using colors from the grey family. Thumb to pinkie: Opulent cloud (S.H. HD), Steel her heart (Revlon), Revvvolution (color club), Celeb City (S.H. extreme wear), franken on pinkie.  I have been doing this type of manicure for a few years.  My "can't decide manicure" comes in handy because I have so many nail polishes and not enough days to wear them. I'm sure many can relate ;)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hello Kitty and Sally Hansen prism in Fire Opal

NOTD: I used Sally Hansen Prism in Fire Opal for the base and Konad princess polish in metallic black. The princess polish in metallic black is thin and it smudges the images on my Konad and non-konad image plates.  I don't know if I got a bad batch or something. I have the princess polish in white and hot pink and they are thick and do not smudge.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hello, F.Y.I. Nihrida is having a great giveaway with lots of goodies. Good Luck and here is the link.
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Konad Image Plate storage idea

I have been using Konad for a few months and thought I would share my storage idea.  I use a small 3x5 photo album that I purchased at TJ Maxx for $1.99. The sections were very wide, so  I sewed a line down the middle to fit two plates.  I also photo copied the image of the Konad plate so I could tell which plate was behind it. I got the photo copying idea from Konaddict (I love her blog).  I enjoy nail stamping, but I am limited in which images I could use due to my nails being short.  I am hopeful that one day they will grow *rubs solar oil on nails*.

My entry for Sasse ‘nad Stamping Stampede contest

This is my entry for the Sasse 'nad contest.  It was the first contest I entered. I didn't win but it was fun.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hard Candy in Frigid

My NOTD is Hard Candy in Frigid: on my middle finger I have a little Konad net design (m57) done with City celeb by Sally Hansen, ring finger has Color club in Magic Attraction.  I like the new trend of having different designs on each fingernail. It makes it easier to enjoy all my nail polishes without having to change them out twice a day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glitter and Konad

Hello, for my NOTD I used Color Club in Magic Attraction and Klean Color in Neon Sapphire with Konad plate M3. I like Konad M3 because the images fit nicely on short nails like mine.  The color club glitter polish is so pretty. It is too bad it usually chips the same day despite having two coats of Seche.

Today I decided to use OPI My Private Jet. There are two versions of this. The old has holograph goodness.  Unfortunately, I bought the non-holo boring version.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

OPi DS Extravagance

My nail of the day is Extravagance from OPI designer series line. I'll admit, I didn't want to pay full price for this polish but it wouldn't go on sale. It was $12 well spent.  It reminds me of a sweet plum.

Happy Birthday to Nikki. She is having a birthday giveaway. To enter here is the link

Hard Candy: Mr. Wrong & Mr. Right

Introducing the two new men, umm new polishes in my collection.  Mr. Wrong is a beautiful micro-glitter with a purplish base.  My camera could not capture the beauty of this one. I used two coats.  Mr. Right is a sleek navy blue, here I used 3 coats.  I like the smooth application and wear of the revamped Hard Candy line. The third photo is of the new Hard Candy in Mr. Right and the old Hard Candy in Frigid (one of my faves).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Newbie me

I'm a newbie blogger excited to join this wonderful community.  I just love reading so many blogs.  So here I am hoping to share some of my favorite things.  My fascination with polish started when I was very young.  My auntie was about to throw away a bottle of nail polish that had gone "bad".  In those days, polish only came in red, pink, or nude colors. This "bad" polish had turned  the most beautiful blue-green. Despite being warned that my nails would fall off, I wore this beautiful color my whole Summer vacation.

Here is my NOTD : OPI Strawberry Margarita & Revlon lip gloss in Power walk Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.