Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Turkeys Round 2

And a bit differently this time. Although this one is the main one you see when you Google image "Thanksgiving nail art." I was trying to keep it simple as I waited too long and had a lot to do already. It's something about me and Thanksgiving where I decide to wait until the last minute to do these.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Update: ILNP Cygnus Loop (H)

As much as I loved this look it was a real pain to keep. The CL(H) started chipping the very first day and refused to give up. It was a constant battle to keep it looking nice. On the very last day, I lost two of them. Whole.

Lots of compliments on it. And it still mostly looks good. It was effort. I didn't have a base coat on so that may be part of it.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Thin Blue Line: WnW Fast Dry Saved by the Blue & SHSM Midnight in NY

I may or may not have mentioned here that I work for a police department. I'm not an officer, and I have no desire to be, but I have a great appreciation and respect for the job those good people do every day. I see, on a lesser scale, the kinds of situations they confront and the people they deal with, both good and bad, every day. I know what it means when someone says "family, blood and blue". I see the thin blue line. And I know what it feels like to be a member of the big blue police family.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ILNP Cygnus Loop (H) French Manicure

ILNP is my new favorite place. I could seriously throw all of my money at that website and not eat for the rest of the month. I would at least die happy and with beautifully painted nails.

Dana's the one that found 'em first and then pointed me at them when the Ultra Chromes were on pre-sale. Which I totally forgot to purchase so I had to sit through the release. I freaking hate releases and restocks and I will avoid them like the plague but I really wanted to make sure I got these.

Dear rest of the polish world,

If you would so kindly handle your releases and restocks the way ILNP does, we would all have such easier lives. It may even ignite world peace.


Every Polish Addict Anywhere Ever

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Update: JulieG Holiday Frosted Gumdrops

These are great polishes. For the durability at this price point they're a steal. No chips, no peeling, no weirdness with the growth at the cuticles, hardly even any tip wear.

See that? Considering the last texture I wore, which chipped pretty badly by comparison to these and cost me twice the price, I very much recommend these.

With one word of caution.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A really awesome manicure and then the one I actually wore.

I was sitting around a few weeks ago, trying to think of a good fall manicure to do. After the pumpkins I wanted to try something else artsy so I started looking up other ideas online. I didn't know what I wanted though. I finally settled on leaves of some sort because hey, what says Autumn more than the changing leaves on the trees?

And then I thought...well why can't I just use leaves? I totally went there.

Monday, November 11, 2013

OPI Beauty Brands Exclusives: Teal Me How Chic I Look and GlitterChic

Beauty Brands is one of those stores I try to avoid. Little kid, candy store--except this kid has a more expensive addiction than to the stuff in the penny candy jars!

For all the orders I've made to Beauty Brands online, though, I am somehow not on their mailing list. Then Jess texted me a picture of their recent email blast with the caption "I'm going to need you to go to Beauty Brands for me" and I immediately crammed a trip to the brick and mortar into my immediate future.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Update: Zoya Cola and Color Club Revvvolution

I was going to title this ZC and CCR...and then I giggled because CCR. Favorite CCR song. Again, you're welcome.

It's once more with the very short post. Nothing much to mention here, everything worked out well.

Just tip wear. Things are starting to get a bit hinky at the corners and one of the jewels was starting to catch at my hair but it all was coming off anyhow, so who cared. The only note of complaint is that darn Revvvolution. It was a bust in the holo department, never even noticed it.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Zoya Cola and Color Club Revvvolution

Went pretty plain this week. Last week, while they were adorable and worked out so well and I loved them, took forever lol. I was tired. So this week, mostly plain. Hey, I threw some jewels in!

I've had Zoya Cola hanging around in the back of my mind ever since I bought it. It's not one of my go-to colors, I'm mostly not a reds person unless they're really dark, but I like this one. I really does remind me of a cola soft drink. And I get this stuck in my head every time I think of it.

You're welcome.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Update: Halloween Pumpkins

As cute as it was, I fought it the whole week. The Hot & Spicy just kept trying to chip and mess it all up. I managed to keep it intact but it was definitely an uphill battle.

Because of all that effort it ended pretty strong. If you could get in close you'd see all the fixed edges though. The good thing about the orange is it didn't stain my nails a whit, so that mostly makes up for it.

On a personal note, to anyone who liked the post on the facebook page or gushed about them in person and happens to be reading this, thank you! That meant a lot to me. I was really proud of these so it was neat to have everyone else think they were as nice as I did lol.