Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
I hate cold weather oh so much. It keeps me either trapped in my car or some place warm.
Today it is SO cold and I was trapped in the car which drove me right to an American Apparel store. ROTFL Here's my haul. LOL Oh I can't wait to swatch!
I purchased Peacock, Palm Springs, Mount Royal, Mouse, Office and Factory Grey. It pays that they are 3 for $15. Whew...
Yesterday, I took my car in for an overdue oil change in my favorite borough...the borough of Kings...Brooklyn. When I was done, I tried to convince myself that I didn't need to go...but to no avail, I fell through the trap. The next thing I knew I was in Sally's. LOL I guess it didn't help that I had a $5 coupon and a 15% off coupon. LOL
I tried to keep it down to a minimum...*sigh* I'm NOT even going to address what I bought. LOL Well, one of them.
I got Finger Paints It's an Original. It is a sexy bluish purple shimmer, as you can see from the pictures with and without flash. (Excuse my horrific post cleaning job.) It took 2 coats and it was fully opaque and I luuuuuuuurve it. LOL
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I love the color pink. It just makes my day dandy. Really....happy and dandy. LOL
I'm testing some pale pinks that I have had for a while. I am in an opera that is a period piece, late 1700's/early 1800's and I need a neutral polish. (Actually they would prefer I wouldn't wear polish...but hunh?? LOL) Neutral...blah. Pish-posh. LOL Anyway...here was today's test.
My base is Diamond Cosmetics Sugar Coat Me, which was their Breast Cancer Awareness Month color. (I am a full sucker for anything that supports Breast Cancer because my aunt died from breast cancer. If it is pink and supports Breast Cancer...I'm there.) I like this light pink color. It is a cream, a little uneven to put on though. By the 3rd coat, everything was together. I put one coat of Sweet Reverie on top....then my usual 2 coats of Seche Vite and all was good!!
Monday, January 4, 2010
I was in my local Avon store skimming through the last campaign of the year and my eye caught a few nail polishes that were swatched on several blogs. Plus, they were 3 for $7.99...so HOW could I pass that up???????
Golden twilight was a part of my order. LOL I have always loved frosted nail polishes and it is soooooo my mother's fault. My mother loves red fingernail polish, but it just isn't perfect for her unless it has a frost to it. I think I mentioned this before...but she is even in love with China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. She LOVES it.
Antywho...last night as I was watching the Jets kick Cincy bootay....I did a quick color change. I love the color. It has like a nice cream thing going on with gold, green and red glitter. Yummo. I will say, I am not a fan of these new brushes. I guess I'm just old school. Give me a round nail polish brush. LOL
The only thing I am sad about is the fact that I couldn't find my chip skip. *le sigh* I had to hide a butt load of polish hauls because my mom was coming over last week and now I can't figure out where I put it. LOLOLOL Oh well. You can see the chip on my index finger...but I will definitely be using this again when I need a dark color fix.
Happy Monday! I can't believe that the New Year is totally under way. I just love it. So many things are happening at break neck speed for me and I am just...Happy! Whew.
So, Last Friday I was extremely excited because I felt it was a good time to bust out some orange nail polish. I am in love with orange nail polish, as much as I am in love with pink, green, purple, wine and glitter nail polish. LOL Ummm that is most of the color spectrum. LOL
Antywho...so I pulled out Sephora by Opi's Note to Self...that I have had since about....October or something. *whew* I love the way it looks. I did my normal 3 coats, but it is still rather sheer, but very frosty. I decided to top it off with China Glaze's Mango Madness.
The combination (as you can see in the pics) was a brilliant idea....yet the index finger on my right hand didn't seem to like it. Seriously. It was a STRAIGHT HORROR. I tried my normal Seche Vite as top coat....my nail didn't like that. I used Zoya's top coat and that was a bigger mess. I ended up just giving up. I did 3 coats of Mango Madness and the only person who was probably bothered was me. LOL This will definitely make me invest in a new top coat to try again.
Friday, January 1, 2010
I hope that you all had a great New Year's Eve and are having a wonderful New Year's Day. My hot pink nails last night were a splash. I loved them.
This morning, I decided I wanted a color change for the New Year day. I wore Orly's Enchanted Forest. I bought this at Sally's a couple of weeks ago during a holiday haul. *sigh* It came in one of those gift box thingies with Prism Top Coat. I thought about using it for one of my Messiah performances...but blah. LOL I chose to use Orly's Tiara that I got in another 2 gift box set.
Well, let me explain why I chose this color today...Lacquer Laine did a post yesterday of her favorite 2009 polishes. (it is FULL of swatches...and go enjoy.) Enchanted Forest was on the list and actually sitting next to me on my little table....so I used it.
I have on 3 coats of the polish. I didn't need 3 coats, but I am starting to feel like it isn't right unless I have 3 coats. LOL The color for me was opaque at 2 coats and very easy to apply. I like it because it is just creeeeeeeamy. Here's another one in daylight with one of my favorite gaudy rings.
Alllllllso....I ran by CVS a couple of times this week and they had a buy one get on 50% off on Sally Hansen Nail polish. So, I started picking up the new Complete Salon Manicure. I was not expecting most of the polishes to be gone once I hit the store. Oyi Vey!! There are a few that I have seen swatched on other sites that I am desperately looking for. Since I am obsessive, I will be on the hunt....determined! *waving a fist*
I picked up Pedal to the Metal (a frosty lavender shimmer), Nude Now (frosty beige), I Pink I Can (a light pink), Calypso Blue (a frosty blue with a turquoise undertone), Choco-Latte(a creme beige) and Black Platinum (a frosty black...almost charcoal/grey). I also picked up a couple of Insta-Dry....Snappy Sorbet (a peachy kinda coral frost) and Sonic Bloom (a creamy not fuchsia, but fuchsia pink.) I am looking to swatching these soon!