Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blog Sale

Please visit my Store Envy to purchase polishes for now.  Click link below to see what I have for sale.

Buy my stuff!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Revlon Streetwear: Villian

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Here is a great oldie but goodie I wore late last week.

This is 2 coats with my usual base and top coat combo. Streewear's formula is that old, thin, easy to use chemically loaded formula. I love the blue flash in this...it almost has a teal cast to it. Very pretty!!

Here is a closeup to hopefully convey they pretty blue/teal flash.

I really love old Streetwears! Not only did they have great colors but they were very well proced even for the late 90's when they were around. Thankfully, you can still pick a lot of these up online for a reasonable price. I am thankful that I have met some wonderful friends on MakeupAlley that have helpd me through swaps, RAOK's and sales to gather a very nice little collection of Streetwears.

Also, please check out my blog sale HERE!!  I have added a couple of new things and plan to update it as I continue to clean up, organize and purge my stash.

Have a great Thanksgiving and be safe out there if you plan on doing the crazy Black Friday madness!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Big ol' blog sale!! Some prices reduced, new makeup items added!! 11/30

As the holidays approach...I start to panic because I hate shopping!! I always tend to sock away a little extra money so I can buy my son and DF a little surprise. Unfortunately, with the economy being what it is these days, I realized I did not save as much as I wanted this year. I never thought to have a sale so close to the holidays because the post office is always a mess after Thanskgiving until the New Year passes. I am willing to make the exception this year because, heck...what is Christmas with a little surprise under the tree?

Please have a look. If you are interested in anything please send your request to yesterdaysnail@gmail.com

All prices are firm. I accept paypal payments ONLY (once we finalize a sale I will send you my PP address) I would like to enforce a $10 minimum but I am willing to make exceptions. US shipping is $2 for the first bottle, $0.50 each additional or I can do a small flat rate box/envelope if it goes over $5.50. DC is extra. $0.80 on all packages except flat rate...which costs $0.70. International shipping is availabe and I will give you a rate prior to finalizing according to the USPS website. I am not interested in swapping for anything at this time from this sale. If you would like photos of anything, please ask. I haven't had time to photograph anything so it will be on a as needed basis.
All items are not used unless otherwise specified. I have a non smoking home but I do have 4 small dogs...they do not have access to my polish room but you may get a stray hair on packing tape. If something is lined out it means it is paid for already.

Thanks for looking!!


You Rock-apulco Red, 1 mani $3
A Little Less COnversation $6
It's Now Or Never $6
Candy Cane Cutie, 2 manis $5
God Save The Queen's Nails $6
Party In My Cabana $4
Back To The Beach Peach $6
Chopsticking To My Story $5
Give Me The Moon $5
Havan'a Chambord 1 mani $5
Conga Line Coral $5
Shorts Story $5
Merry Holidays $7
Red-y To Help $7

China Glaze : All $3ea unless otherwise marked
Up All Night
On The Prowl (white label)
Sour Apple
Blue Hawaiian

Milani: All $3 ea

Glitzty In Denim
One Of A Kind
Dress Maker

Sinful: All $1.50ea
Love Nails
Hot Spot

SH Complete Salon Manicure: $5ea

Finger Paints: All $4 ea
Strawberry Shake
Yellow Bikini
Expressionist Red, 2 manis $2

Nicole Turn Out The Lights $5

AVON: All BNIB, $2 ea
Nude Gold
Golden Rose


Kat Von D Livewire e/s duo, SIB used 2x $7
NYC Chroma Face Glow: Moonstone, used 4x $4
Stila Contour Palette, heavily used, matte cream shade mostly gone, heavy dip in dark contour shade, shimmery highlight shade used gently. $3


Sunday, November 21, 2010

OPI Espresso Your Style

OPI Espresso Your Style
Originally uploaded by tjoyu
Ok, I hadn't planned to post this NOTD as a blog entry any time soon. Or did I already post it...I can't remember right now. The main reason I am posting it is I am a little irked. I was browsing ebay this morning while drinking my morning cup and yelling passionately at the my beloved Minnesota Vikings on the tube. While browsing, I come across an auction for OPI Espresso Your Style...that has a picture of my nails as the description photo...WTF chuck?!?!? I have read many times about sellers doing this and had wondered how I would feel if it ever happened to me. Well, it doesn't feel too good. It actually makes me pretty damned pissed off!! I never realize how much work goes into taking a NOTD shot...the actual mani, clean up, trying to take a perfect shot, choosing between multiple photos then editing them and making them with my blog name. When I am going through the process it is actually kind of fun. Time consuming but fun. But, I go through all this work for my blog...not for some idiot to just use my picture to sell a product.
*enter emoticon pulling it's hair out while screaming GAH! -here-*
Thanks for letting me rant....

This is 2 coats of Espresso Your Style....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Brucci Amelia's Amethyst

PURPLE!!! This polish makes me understand why I love purple so much! This has such a gorgeous glow to it. If you look carefully there are tiny red sparkles in there too. This is 2 coats. The picture was taken in direct sun so you can really see the glow and the shimmer. In low light it still has the glow but is a bit deeper purple.
I wish I could tell you where Brucci polish is available...I wish I had it easily available to me! All of my Brucci's have come from friends on the east coast in swaps. I think I have about a dozen colors but I love them all!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Duri Midnight Blues

Duri Midnight Blues
Originally uploaded by tjoyu
Wow! I had kind of forgotten about my flickr account because I have been using Photobucket since last year some time. I can't believe how many crappy pictures I have taken over the years! Bad lighting, dry cuticles, akward bottle positioning and weird nail shapes!! Aside from all the negative, I did find a positive in my flickr photostream...this is Duri Midnight Blues. I love the gold/copper glitter floating around in this one! I don't think I have anything similar to this in my whole stash even now. I really like Duri polishes but only have a small handful of them.

This photo was taken 8/8/09...I can't believe how time flies!! I have lots of editing to do so you may see a few of these random and older photos in the next week or so.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nail Sparks!

Today I finally have a little bit of Japan to show you! I was a little bummed at my small haul I brought back from Japan but what I did bring back made me happy.

These are all from a line called Nail Sparks. None of them had names or color numbers on them so I really don't know how to label them. I think I'll keep it simple and just use the color as the name!

This is Fucshia Spark! This is only 2 coats and could have used a 3rd to be completely opaque. As you can tell, there is still VNL with only 2 coats. This is a very pretty, bright fuschia with a ton of small shimmer and larger glass fleck shimmers (which unfortunately got a little washed out from the bright sun).

This is Purple Spark! This is 2 coats and was completely opaque. I love, love, love this color! I love purples in general and this one did not disappoint. I'm sure I have something similar to this in my stash but nothing is an exact dupe. This also has that same shimmer/fleck finish to it.

This one is my favorite of the 3 I have shown you...I call this one Tesl Spark!! This is 3 coats...and a little tip wear (sorry!!) as I wore this for 4 days! I actually took this shot on the 4th day too! Again, same shimmer/fleck finish but in a gorgeous teal green shade! I think this may be similar in color to Shina Glaze Watermelon Rind but I have not compared the 2 yet.

I bought all of these at a Daiso in Machida, Japan. A Daiso, in case you are wondering, is basically a GIANT dollar store. The majority of the items are 100 yen (roughly $1.15) so I stocked up on as much as I could carry in my luggage without going over weight!

Hope you're all having a great week so far!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Keeping it simple...

I have gotten a little behind with editing my NOTD shots lately. I have quite a few things to post but they are not edited and I always get distracted reading other people's amazing blogs instead of working on my own!! Today I spent a little time cleaning up my Photobucket and came across a NOTD that was already edited (YAY!!) but it is such a simple color (BOO!!). I thought I'd go ahead and post it anyways and profess my love!

Wet n Wild Black Creme...the most amazing black creme nail polish for the price! Actually, if this was priced the same as other salon brands I think I would still buy it. It can be opaque in 1 thick, neat coat but I prefer to do 2. The finish is super shiny, even before a top coat. I never get chips with any of the WnW creme colors and this one was no exception.
It had been so long since I wore a straight up black mani...no layering, no stamping, nada. It was a nice break and look so neat and chic!!

Hope you are all enjoying your "extra" hour due to daylight savings time. I know I did!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Maybelline: Jungle Green

Welcome to the jungle...king of the jungle...jungle boogie...deep in the jungle...

The name of this polish had me thinking of all the "jungle" sayings I could come up with!! OK...to keep with the jokes, this polish is kind of a joke. I had been wanting this forever and finally got it from a generous swapper on MakeupAlley.

If you look at the bottle it has a very cool green sheen to it. Unfortunately it does not translate to the nail very well. The base color is a muddy plum color. The coverage on this was not very good either as you can see on my pinky...and this was 2 coats. I usually love most old Maybellines but this one...not so much. Back into the swap box this will likely go.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Revlon: Silver

The name to this one...doesn't compute with me. When I think of a polish named silver I am expecting glitter or shimmer or even a bit of a frosty metallic. This is so far away from a traditional idea of "silver"

But, it was still a great color! Great pale, true grey creme. This photo iwas taken in the shade so it gives it a slight beige tone to it. In the sun it is truly grey. This is 2 coats. I am in love with Revlon brushes. They fit my nail shape perfect!! One day I will have to take a picture of my Revlon stash...it surprised me that I had as many as I do.

Have a great week! Congratulations to the SF Giants!!