Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had an amazing day!!  I know I sure did!  Spend my day with family and friends and am now able to unwind.  I have been M.I.A. lately because of the holidays.  Between work and trying to keep on task for holiday stuff I haven't had much time for anything else!  Here was one of my last NOTD's:

Milani Silver Dazzle!

This is from the newer One Coat Glitter collection.  This is 2 coats...I cheated!  You can definitely get away with doing only 1 coat if you are careful.  All of the denser colors in the collection are pretty amazing.  The glitter has a nice dimension and sparkle to them.  I think this is one of my favorite collections to have come out in 2010.

Now that Christmas is over I am hoping to pick things back up here on my blog. 

Lastly, I have added a few new items to my sale.  You may be surprised what you find there!!

Happy Holidays!!  Looking forward to the New Year!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Colorama: Steel Wheeling

Love, love, love me some Colorama's!!!  I had been on the hunt for this particular color for about a year and one day it magically appeared in my mailbox!!  Never under estimate the power of nail polish love on the MUA nail care board! 

This is 2 coats of Steel Wheeling over 1 coat of Icing Metalhead.  Steel Wheeling on it's own is rather sheer and would probably take 4 coats to be opaque.  Seeing as these bottles are so small, I didn't want to use it all up on a 4 coat mani!  This is a warm grey shimmer with tiny holo glitter sprinkled throughout it.  There are about 4-5 other Colorama's with this same finish...I'll have to dig them up and show them to you when I get the chance.

This is going to be my new nail length, if not shorter, for now.  I recently started to train for roller derby and I don't want to take the chance of breaking nails.  I refuse to stop polishing, but I am okay with having sexy nubs!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ORLY Plum Pudding

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Hope you are all staying warm and dry today!

This is another old is from the same collection as Mistletoe I believe.  I think there was also a 3rd (maybe more) in the collection, Silent Night maybe?  It is a navy with glitter that is possibly the most hard to find of the 3.

This is 3 thin coats.  Again...old, thin formula in a giant bottle!!  The base on this one is disappointingly sheer and a bit frosty but, the color makes up for it.  I love a good holiday plum/purple color.

Have a great Saturday all!!

ORLY Mistletoe

Old, ORLY holiday. Anyone know when this was released? This is in one of ginormous bottles that old ORLY's used to come in...remember those?

This is 3 coats. The polish was very thin...and brush strokey because it is basically a frost with glitter. The color is beautiful but the finish is just ok. The glitter gets sucked into the fromst unfortunately and loses it's sparkle. All that considered, I still love it...but only for the holidays!!

Have a great weekend!

If you are interested, I am still running my blog sale HERE .  I have also added a sale tab towards the top of my page which I plan to update regularly.  And lastly, I am a member of MakeupAlley under the member name tjoyu where I keep an active (though not always exciting) swap list.