Tuesday, April 6, 2010


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Holy cow, Urban Decay is having a friends and family sale now through the 19th. 30%off everything NO EXCLUSIONS. Use coupon code 1SFNF.  Things are going fast and shipping is getting backed up so RUN DON'T WALK to their website now! I just ordered the 24/7 eyeliner sets that are on clearance for $20 and even they were an additional 30%off!

Monday, April 5, 2010

China Glaze ~FYI ~

outdoors natural light

in the shade no flash 


I am so bummed that these pictures didn't come out well. I don't think they in any way show the holo awesomeness of FYI. I'm not really into gold but this is a gold I like. Not to yellow, not too brown. It's a perfect truly neutral light gold with incredible holographic shimmer in the sun..... Lame sauce that it didn't show in my pictures... Whatev, definitely recommend this one.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Essie's Lilacism and randomness...

Hello Nail Polish Lovers,

It feels like I haven't posted in forever. What can I say? I've just been so damn tired lately. And for no good reason, I haven't been doing anything out of the ordinary...whateva. I recently purchased Essie Lilacism on a trip to the nail mecca. They are now carrying the Essie line. 

  Wearing my new ginormous ring ( i love gaudy costume jewelry) 

This last picture was taken indoors with flash. The other photos were outside no flash. I would say the color is less blue and more purple in real life. It took 3 coats to even out the streaks followed by 1 thick coat of Poshe. My nails are super nubby because a few broke so I had to cut them all down : (.

And now for some randomness.

I am HORRIBLE at putting things together but I found this bookshelf I wanted and a small desk and I put them together with my daughter Sara. No help from the hubby, and I bought my own screwdriver set. Go me.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just because....

I decided to wear way too much makeup to work today just because I felt like it, and it was spring-ish out. Time to wear more color so well, here's the result:

I was like WOOOSH POW here's my eye makeup! (why does my left eye look squinty?lol)

Rockin' the China Glaze Purple Panic, my ginormous new yellow glass ring.

Spring is in the air.....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

MAC & Liberty of London's Blue India

I was out shopping with a friend Saturday and I stopped by the MAC counter at Macy's to check out the new collection. The packaging is beautiful and all of the colors look like spring! It was a sunny day here today and it almost feels like winter is over. I can't wait to start wearing some bright colors. Not that I don't love my vampy colors too....

Anyway, this polish does not look like any other color I have, based on swatches I have seen it looks like it might be close to a RBL color but I don't have any of them so I'm not sure. (Lemming for Grunge and Stormy...) On to the pictures:

This is my first MAC polish. I was worried about the application because of all the things I have read on other blogs about MAC polishes being a streaky mess. After the first coat I was worried. I had massive bald spots and  the color was unevenly dispersed. I added the second coat a little thicker than the first and it evened out perfectly. I LOVE THIS COLOR! It looks blue in some light, gray in others. I would call it a dusty teal blue. Tip wear is showing in these pictures and I have only had the polish on for about 24 hours, and I got a small chip last night before I went to bed so that sucked but the uniqueness of the color makes it worth it. I know I will be wearing this one again and again. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

China Glaze Moulin Rouge

I bought Moulin Rouge when I drove out to the nail mecca in San Jose. It wasn't one that caught my eye when shopping online but when I saw it there in person I needed it! It is a hot reddish pink with multi color micro-glitter. Unlike some of the other China Glaze glitter polishes, it is not chunky or rough in finish. Don't get me wrong it is a glitter so the finish is not smooth but one coat of Poshe and the bumpiness was gone. I normally have to do two coats of Seche Vite to make the glitter polishes smooth. 

These bottle pictures were taken indoors, hard to capture the true color. 

This is outdoors, natural light, no flash.

I don't think these pictures do this polish any justice. It is so summer looking, I bet in full sun it's even more amazing. I think this was one of the 50 special glitters collection but I'm not sure. If you are not a glitter lover you may still want to grab this one. It's not an "in your face" kind of glitter. It's sparkly enough to be fun but tame enough to wear even if you like a more conservative look. Personally, I love glitters, creams, holographic polishes and everything in between, each for their own reasons. What do you think?

Friday, March 5, 2010

China Glaze Happy Go Lucky and Konad Success!

I decided that I love yellow, that being said, I have yet to find a yellow polish that was not a royal PITA to apply. While I LOVE the color of Happy Go Lucky, it was thick and difficult for me to work with. I was disappointed because I  read so many other blogger's posts about what a great formula this was and it was so easy for them to apply. I used 3 coats and there were still a few nails that did not look even to me. I'm going to try to add some Seche Restore to it and see if that improves the application. The color is so pretty I think it's worth a try.

Also, I decided to try my Konad stuff again. I did order some of the special polishes to see if they worked better and I'm to say that it was my first Konad success! Granted I only did it on my thumbs but I was so pleased that I was able to get the image onto the stamper and then onto my nails. I do still think it's a lot of work, but maybe with practice it will get easier for me.

The yellow is taxi cab yellow. I love that it is so different from all of the pastel yellows out right now.

**Ta-Da**      My first successful Konad stamp!

I also took advantage of yesterday being the last day to order Konad stuff with a discount code so I'm looking forward to playing around with stamping a bit more when they arrive.

Short  but sweet post for you today. Have a great Friday night!