Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
These guys are from Sephora. From left to right we have Illamasqua in Jo'mina, Sephora by OPI in I Don't Bite, and TokiDoki in Savana.
Next we have a couple bottles we picked up at Claire's. The first one is just called Glitter Topcoat, and the second is from Spoiled Rotten: Point the Finger, and according to the Claire's website is just called Blue. Way to be creative guys...
These guys are from Hot Topic. From left to right we have Blackheart in Creep Show, Blackheart in Plummer, and L.A. Girl Cracked in Shattered.
These next few pictures are of my Ulta haul. In the this picture is Butter London in Knees Up, Butter London in The Black Knight, and Layla Hologram Effect in Mercury Twilight.
(L to R) Sally Hansen HD in Spectrum, China Glaze in Crushed Candy, OPI in Pink Shatter, and Revlon in Fire Fox
Last but not least we have my new Ulta's which were buy 2 get 2 free. Score! I got Pink-A-Boo, Diva, Indigo Go Girl, and Peach Parfait.
Overall I'd say I made out pretty good this year.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
I used Revlon Top Speed in Mock Snob and Gold Rush.
Friday, May 18, 2012
First we have Sunshine Sparkle which was my least favorite out of the bunch mostly just due to formula. The color is great but it was really streaky and uneven going on. I'm pretty sure this is 4 coats.
This is Electric, and unlike Sunshine Sparkle this one applies smooth and evenly. I love the bright color and the subtle shimmer to it. I used 2 coats, which I gotta say is pretty damn good for a yellow.
This is Super Nature. It's a great darker lime green cream polish and the consistency on this was perfect. It dries super fast and has amazing coverage. I used 2 coats here on most of my fingers but some were only 1 coat
This is Wind Fall. I wish pictures could express how lovely this shade is. It's like a bright jungle green with a subtle shimmer that really is very pretty. It's definitely one of my favorites. Also I only used 1 coat and it was so smooth and shiny, a perfect 1 coater.
Here we have Stormy. Another 1 coater. The color is a muted brown color, or kind of a dark khaki, it's really quite pretty, even though browns aren't unusually my thing.
This is Smoky Canvas. It's yet another excellent polish from the collection we are looking at today. It's a nude but it leans more to gray than the typical nude. This was 2 coats, but was also a great formula with great opacity
This is Orchid, a great shade for those of you who like girly colors, personally it's not my favorite color but the formula is great. It's kind of a muted magenta-ish color in a metallic finish.
Guava is a great coral type shade. It leans a bit more towards pink than your typical coral. I used 2 coats here, but could maybe have stuck to just one if they had been a bit thicker.
Mock Snob is like Guava's move vivacious sister. It's also in the coral family but leans more red/orange. I LOVE this shade. I used 2 coats.
This is Cloud. It's a very pale greyish blueish lavender. I've never seen a shade quite like it. It's very elegant and classy. I used 2 coats with this one as well.
Oh my frickin goodness. This is Gold Rush, and my absolute favorite out of the bunch. SO gorgeous. 1 coater with a metallic foil finish, and it's just perfection. When I bought this I thought it was close in color to another gold I have and the shade is bit different, but it totally kicks the other polish's ass in terms of consistency and pigmentation.
Last but not least we have Carbonite. The formula is just as good as Gold rush. The color is a brownish pewter color, and it's right up there for me with Gold Rush. It seems very close to Chanel's Graphite, which I would compare, but I don't own a single Chanel polish because I'm too cheap to be forking out that kind of dough. I may eat my words one of these days, but for now I'll stick to Carbonite. : )
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I picked up a couple of Pure Ice bottles and some Kiss Nail Dress from Walgreen's and some L.A. Colors Art Deco from the Family Dollar up the street. I thought the Pure Ice ones (Siren and Iced Copper) were crackle polishes but it turned out they weren't. I ended up returning Siren because I already have red cream polishes that I love but I don't wear red very much anyway. I ended up picking up Show Stopper when I went back, which isn't pictured but I'm going to redo my nails here after I'm done and plan on using it, so I'll be sure to post it tomorrow. The Nail Dress that I got was only $2.99! I'm excited to use them. Anyhow... Here are my nails for the past couple days
I used Spoiled by Wet n Wild in I'm So Jaded with a thin coat of Appletini Fizz From Revlon over top, and then put a generous coat of China Glaze in Black Mesh. Please excuse the skin around my nails. I wasn't as careful and was in a hurry and had no time to clean up.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Over the past week or so I have picked up a handful of polishes (no buy month is not working out so well.) so I figured I would do some more swatches. So today I've got these beauties for you. Pictured above are Sinful Colors in Luminary, Wet n Wild's Spoiled in I'm So Jaded, Finger Paints in Grape Gumball, and Lemon Sour. So here we go....
Sinful Colors' Luminary just can't take a picture to do it justice. It's a pretty peachy coral color with a shimmery sparkly something special to it. When I walked by it at the drug store it immediately grabbed my attention. It's part of the Sheer Shimmer collection, but coverage was surprisingly not that sheer. Pictured here are 3 coats and it seems to cover decently.
Next we have Spoiled in I'm so Jaded from Wet n Wild. The name doesn't ring true for me if they were going for the obvious pun. This green is far from jade colored. It's a darker lime green with GORGEOUS gold shimmer. It kind of reminds me of a lime green hot rod. Application is interesting due to the wonky brush that this line has. This one was much better than some of the others I've gotten, and I like the color enough to make up for it. Pictured above are 3 coats.
Finger Paints in Lemon Sour is part of the Gumdrops & Lollipops collection which has been available at Sally's for a few months now I suppose. It's actually clearanced right now, and you can find it here for $3.29. It's a creamy light yellow. Yellows for some reason tend to be streaky but this one isn't too bad. I only used 2 coats and it applied pretty evenly. This seems like a yellow worth having.Finger Paints in Grape Gumball is also from the Gumdrops & Lollipops collection and is also on clearance. It's a really lovely purple color. I gotta say I am in love with this shade. It leans kind of towards blue and has a subtle shimmer to it which didn't photograph all that great but you can see it a bit there in my pinkie. I liked this color enough I didn't want to take it off so I just decided to swatch a glitter I got recently as well and layer over top Grape Gumball. Picture here is ONE COAT!. I could hardly believe that. I urge anybody that doesn't have this shade to go get it before it's gone forever.
So you guys get a bonus swatch (sort of). I recently got this beauty at my local CVS. It's Tazmanian Devil by Confetti. It features medium and small sized hex glitter, and super tiny (I'm assuming round) glitter all in a rainbow of colors, but silver being the most prominent. Here it is layered over Grape Gumball. It lays really smoothly and is a pretty dense glitter. I used 1-2 coats depending on the nail.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I used Essie's Sand Tropez for the base color. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites. the dots are Spoiled in Breakfast In Red and Wet n Wild Megalast in I Red a Good Book.