Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NARS Purple Rain

Happy hump day!! Today is Wednesday and I am so glad...because it's all downhill to the weekend from here!!

I have a major love for all polishes named Purple Rain (cue Prince music)...

This has to me my ulitmate favorite of the Purple Rain polishes I have so far. I wish I could have got a better shot of this one but unfortunately the sun was hiding this day. You can see the slight color shift in the bottle in the photo. You definitely get the color shift on the nails IRL too. Gorgeous shimmery, almost metallic and not quite frosty purple. Love, love love!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

OPI: Vampire State Building

Halloween is lurking around the corner and it makes me want to pull out my bloody reds!! This is a perfect bloody, almost dried blood red creme!

2 coats of old school, old formula OPI! And, I am almost embarassed to say...this is the 1st time I have worn this one!

What polishes make you think of Halloween?

Friday, October 22, 2010

SH Golden Ticket

Happy Friday...oh yes indeed! It's been a long a tiring week and I am glad to be sitting on my couch at this exact moment! I'm still having a little jet lag I think because my sleep has been pretty screwed up.

Last week I found a display of the new SH CSM holiday/fall polishes. I only picked up a few and this was the one I was immediately drawn to! I am in love with gold polishes right now and this one fit right into the gold obsession!

This is 3 coats. IRL it has a rose gold tint to it. Or at least that's how it looks on my skin tone. The glitter is a little gritty but smooths out with a decent top coat. I used SV here and it was completely smooth. Since this is a glitter, I got a bit of a workout trying to remove it!!

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm back from my international adventure!


Can you tell from my salutation where I went for my vacation?? JAPAN!!

I had a couple of very good polish experiences and 2 not so good ones!!

The not so good ones were: finding an awesome nail supply shop with tons of Japanese brand polishes...but being asked to leave the store because I was not a member nor eligable for a membership. And, dropping my cute little Anna Sui bag with 2 polishes on the train tracks while I was digging something out of my purse. Boooooooo!!

My win was finding a very well stocked nail section at a very large Daiso (which is very similar to a dollar store except it was about 5 stories tall!!) Here is a picture of one of the nail polish aisles.

Here are just a few shots of what I bought.

The 1st 3 are holo polishes. Very similar texture as OPI DS holos bt not unique.

The 1st 3 bottles in this shot are all very sheer so I will be using them as top coats. Pink, red and teal shimmers, very similar to the CND effects!

These are my favorites of the lot! These all have a very nice glass fleck shimmer quality tot hem. I am in love with the deep teal and the purple.

Some glitters and cute little bunny bottles!

Random glitters and shimmers. The last one is very similar to ORLY Royal Navy but it a bit of purple in it.

Check out how cute this bottle is!!

Unfortunately the polish inside was very thick and would hardly move! It required TONS of thinner to make it useable. I am hoping to get some of these into my mani rotation soon so keep an eye out if you are interested!

Friday, October 1, 2010

I'm on an adventure!!

Hi!!! Sorry for the lack of posting recently...I am off on a little international adventure!

I should be back to "normal" in about a week and I hope to have some fun, new things to show you!!