Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm still in the mood

Part two of the In the mood by China Glaze. The first 4 pictures are of Gold Brown to Golden Mauve.  After freezing my hands for quite a while, I did not see a change in color. Ugh, the things I do for polish ;)  The golden brown color is so beautiful- has a little iridescent and golden going on.  I don't have many polishes in this soft taupe/brown color family but this is my favorite color of that family.   The next pictures are Mocha to Light Cappuccino. Once again, my nubbins were freezing and there was no color change in sight. This color has lots of micro shimmer in a smooth finish.  It reminds me of the shimmer in the suede YDKJ by OPI.

Monday, November 16, 2009

In the Mood? by China Glaze

Hello! I was rearranging my polishes and came across these oldies. This is the In the Mood line by China Glaze. I am not sure what year they came out.  The first color is called Raspberry to Orange Sherbet.  In the 3rd picture shows the Orange Sherbet color when your hands are warm. Here, the shimmer is more apparent because I was out in the sun for awhile. OT:  Why is raspberry spelled with a p? It is as if a random letter fell out of the sky and landed in the middle of the word. The 4th picture is the raspberry color with cold hands-holding an ice cube.  I like both variations of color.  The next color is Teal to Silver. The 5th picture shows the silver color when out in the sun. The 6th picture is Teal with ice in hand. IRL the teal was more vivid. Since my hands are usually cold the polish is more teal on me. Cold hands warm heart :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Revlon Exu-blu-rant

Hi all. I have been missing in action because my family has the flu and my computer crashed!  So, I have not been doing my nails due to nursing duties, work, computer follow up etc.  I did manage to squeeze this in. Nail of the morning is from the Maybelline pop of color line called exu-blu-rant. The middle finger shows the true color. I don't know why the other nails look off.  I say nail of the morning because I took it off by lunch.  This color did not go well with my skin tone. It is supposed to be a dupe for RBL Dead Calm (which I don't own).  This color made my nails look like a dead clam!  Ha ha. I hope to be back to health and have my computer problems fixed soon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Emerald City by Ultra Pro

NOTD: Emerald City by Ultra Pro sold at Sally Beauty supply for $2.99 The application is smooth and it dries very quickly. It is truly an emerald green. I couldn't stop looking at my nails. I thought about doing a Konad with this but the color was so pretty I thought it was best to let it stand alone.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award Tag


This is my first tag. I have been tagged by Cindy from Nail'd & Polish'd.  Thank you!
Rules: tell 7 facts and tag 7 blogs.
1. My favorite thing to do is go fly fishing. I usually start at 4 a.m. So I get to hear nature waking up and breathe the brisk fresh air.
2. Francophile- I love all things French: language, decor, food,  etc.
3. Searching for the perfect peach cobbler recipe.  Something crusty & buttery. If you have a great recipe please send it to me.
4. Favorite t.v. show is So You Think You Can Dance.
5. Love Etsy for handmade - unique things.
6. I am big on family traditions like : apple picking in September, strawberry festivals in May
7. In the Winter, I like to camp in my living room. We set up our tent, sleeping bags, and hot cocoa.

Manicure Latino
Sara of COSH
We are fish and We drown
The Hungry Asian
The girls at T & K

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Believe by Lippmann

NOTD:  This is Believe created with Cher (that is what it says on the bottle). This was a gift. I don't think I would have ever bought it for myself.  When I saw it, I had flashbacks to the year I only wore two colors of polish: OPI's What's Dune? and Not so Bora boring pink.  I was going through a minimalist period.   Anyhow,  I was pleasantly surprised at the subtle pink iridescent shimmer. This is a good color for when I need something more conservative. Or as in this case, when a nail breaks and I am trying to hide the glob of glue that is holding it in place.