Monday, June 29, 2009
Hello! I am on vacation this week, visiting my family in NY state and since I am on vacation, I can spend all day on my nails! I won't, but I did get to do a lot of swatches today of my LA Girls Rockstar line polishes! The pic above is Supernova.
Double Platinum- This is a sheer gold, packed with multi-sized holo glitter. Shown alone and over black in two coats. Hot! The holo is very um... holoish? I just want to say it show it's holo properties well. It wouldn't dissapoint.
Rockstar - Very inky, vampy black, with purple glitter. How about that bottle shot?! Can you see how it has a gold douchrome effect in the purple glitter? Really interesting. It's pretty hidden on the nail, but if you know it's there I think it'll stll make you happy. The glitter is more pronounced in the bottle than the nail, but it's still hot.
Supernova - Sheer black with holo bar glitter. Again, the holo won't dissapoint. Shown alone and over balck in two coats. Amazing and unique. Very, very fun.
Addict - Oh wow, Addict. You are soooo gorgeous. This sexy, deep red with gold glitter, that is almost flakie, but I don't feel comfortable calling it flakie, because to me flakes are a bit larger in size, but that is the idea. IT IS SOOOO PRETTY! The gold seems to float like the base is a jelly, but I don't really think it is. What I do know is it is a killer and a must have.
Overdose - Blue and purple glitter in a clear base. An interesting thing happened when I swatched this one. I discovered there is also a secret gold shimmer in it too! Look close. Can you see it?!! So sneaky, these Rockstars!!
Groupie - Beautiful royal purple with a blue shimmer that is actually glass-fleck looking. At first glance, it looks like purple, with blue shimmer, or purple shimmer, but then you look again and you go "no.. I think it's glass flecked..." In any case, awesome and full of depth.
Scandal - It does not look like much alone, but layered it is beautiful. Light purple and shimmery. This is two coats. Shown alone and over black. I see some great layer opportunities with this. I just used it over neon pink for a pedi and it's one of the best pedis I have ever done.
Head Banging - With a word like "head banging" wouldn't you write it "head bangin' "? That polish is bangin'. Anyway, blueish green shimmer. Very very pretty.
So these are all incredible. Even the ones that ended up being layering colors that I thought wouldn't be layering colors, are awesome. All had great application, and were done in two coats. I am in loooove with these!
And today you get a bonus puppy pic! I was asked in the last post about him how big of a bone he can chew. The one I photographed him with is pretty big, but I wish I had a pic of the one we gave him before that, because it was bigger than him! It was hilarious. And he got through the whole thing. He seemed intimidated at first, but he would not be defeated!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This gold mani was for my last birthday. I love gold anything and bought great gold pumps and wanted gold nails. I used OPI- Curry Up, Don't be Late, and Cover Girl-Gold Rush glitter top coat over it. From Sept '08.
And this one was OPI-Lincoln Park After Dark with Milani-Glitzy Stars layered. I bought Glitzy Stars just for this mani because I needed to do something to bling up this polish since it's so close to black.And this one was Ulta-Bombshell. I have since swapped it. I don't know why I wasn't that into it.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I really like this one. I wish it would show I bit truer in the pic. I think in real life it looks much brighter.
And today you get a bonus, fury-friend post. I don't close the door to the bathroom when I shower because we don't have a fan for the steam. This leaves opportunity for Cash to take my clothes and chew on them, whether it be a sock, underwear, slipper, etc. So last night I come out of the shower to find I am missing a slipper. I go out to find it and him and discover he is no longer chewing on it, but instead has swiped a roll of toilet paper! Look how guilty:It's my fault, really. Earlier in the day I gave him an empty TP tube to rip up and I guess he needed more! He just LOOVVES to rip up napkins and paper towels. Shredding is one of his favorite things to do. It's not usually a big deal because it's not really important stuff. What is great is that he knows it's wrong because as soon as I discover him he is rolling over to submit and say sorry, but he does it anyway! He must be in such heaven while he's doing it. He's just thinking "this is worth it".
Monday, June 22, 2009
Today I did my nails with a new gorgeous color I've been dying to wear: Zoya-Posh. She came during the flood and actually made me smile surprisingly! It looks great! One coat and out the door! Not bad. Mattes may be my in-a-hurry mani choice. And it matches the satiny finish of my red cell phone!
How about that?!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I have no sun of course so I am showing you this mani under a few different lights to help show the color. The one above is no flash, just a nearby lamp. It depicts it pretty well. It shows the polishes slight teal side.
This one is right under a regular old lightbulb. Pretty darn accurate, just not very bright.
Being that this is a very pigmented creme with a semi-thick creamy consistency, I thought it may work well for Konading and it turns out I was right! I stamped plate M69 over Sally Hansen-Green with Envy
Have a lovely weekend and wish me luck with my carpet!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I purchased some new polishes yesterday. I always stop at Walgreen's on the day I have violin lessons. I thought perhaps I'd skip it but then... no. I had to go. I always go to the same one so week to week I don't see much but yesterday I found new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear! The display had new and old colors. Even though it said "New!" they were not all new, but I picked up two I don't believe I have ever seen before: Green With Envy and Rockstar Pink.
Green With Envy is very pigmented. It looks pretty close to opaque in one coat, and perfect in two. It's not streaky and dries super shiny! It looks like a granny smith apple. I love it.
Rockstar Pink is my NOTD even though I'm at the office! I'm trying to push what colors I wear to work little by little!! It is a jam packed glitter. It's like RBL-Locavore: 4 different color glitters suspended in a clear base, and gives a all over glitter look with 2-3 coats. It dries quickly and is awesome! Look how blingy! And it was only $3.29! Amazing. The glitter colors are royal blue, gold, red and fushcia. Seriously, this is amazing. You need to go get it. I think it might be way up there on my list of faves.(closeup)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Check out those flakies!