Thursday, September 30, 2010

NYX Girls Woman

Today is a red day, so I want to show you another of the NYX Girls polishes I picked up recently.

NYX Girls Woman, bottle pic under "daylight lamp"

This swatch is 2 coats with no base or top coat. If you click to enlarge the picture you can see the different colored glitter are suspended in a reddish jelly base.

Application was great, very smooth and rich feeling. It's really gorgeous in sunlight, but I had no sun that day. *sad*

Okay, it's time to be off to work. Next post: giveaway time!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

NYX Girls Chocolate Taupe

Last month I showed you a taupe polish called The Taupe from NYX. Today I have another taupe polish from NYX called Chocolate Taupe.

NYX Girls Chocolate Taupe (left), The Taupe (right)

NYX Girls Chocolate Taupe, "daylight" lamp

This swatch is with no base or top coat. I used two coats of polish. Polish consistency was great. Application was easy with the polish doing this funky self-leveling thing even though at first it looked like it was going to be streaky. And look how shiny it is without top coat!

NYX Girls Chocolate Taupe (index & middle), The Taupe (ring & pinky)

I've heard that Chocolate Taupe is very similar to OPI You Don't Know Jacques, but sadly I missed the boat on that one. I don't have any other taupes in my collection (or do I?...hmm) to compare to but these two were well worth the money.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

OPI DS Fantasy

Once in a while I curse myself for missed opportunities and have to resort to eBay. I've been putting if off, but I finally caved and bought OPI DS Fantasy a few weeks ago and I'm glad I did. I have some other manis from the past couple weeks, but I really wanted to show you this one today.

OPI DS Fantasy, morning sun

Two scrumptiously easy coats over Nailtek II Foundation and topped with Poshe. I could have done with only one coat of color but did two out of habit. I actually did this at night and waited to take pictures until morning. I don't know what I did in my sleep to cause that teensy chip on my middle finger. *iz puzzled*

I saved this to wear today because I wanted something special for my wedding anniversary. And blue is my favorite for nails! Did you know today is also Talk Like A Pirate Day? I was tickled when I learned I was getting married on Talk Like A Pirate Day. =)

Ah, I cannot get enough of this polish. The way it is ever so faintly holographic. The richness of the blue. Pictures are nothing compared to the real thing in sunlight. DS Fantasy is gorgeous even in the shade.

OPI DS Fantasy, shade

Positively heavenly. Anyhow, that's it for today! Coming soon, a contest, those skipped manicures I mentioned above & a few other surprises.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Golden Rose Paris 85 & 88, Care + Strong 169

Good morning ladies! (And perhaps gentlemen?? Wouldn't that be nice?) As some of you suggested on my last post, those extra polish bottles are for a giveaway. I was lucky enough to happen on a full display and thought I would share with you! I haven't decided the details yet though, so keep watching! Today I want to show you what I was wearing when I wrote that post:

Golden Rose Paris #85 with Golden Rose Care+Strong #169

Golden Rose Paris #85 is a bright yellow creme. I was expecting it to be difficult to apply, but surprisingly this is only 3 coats. I had more difficulty with the brush (which is rather short) than I did with the polish! I topped it with one generous coat of Golden Rose #169 from the Care+Strong line.

Golden Rose Paris #88 with Golden Rose Care+Strong #169

I think Paris #88 has stolen my heart. I don't know what it is about it. It has VNL. But #88 is a milky translucent blue that reminds me of old glass. Does anyone remember that? It may have been called milk glass, I'm not sure. Anyhow, this is two coats, again topped with a generous coat of Care+Strong #169.

I wore these both simultaneously, one on my left hand and the other on my right. I actually do this quite often. Some quirk in me feels more settled when my nails aren't all the same color. And I don't know what it was, but I had more men than ever tell me they liked my nails while I wore this! Maybe its the yellow?

Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Revlon Ruby + Slipper

Wow, this week is just flying by. And not in a good way. So far I've had two sleepless nights, the ol' carpal tunnel acting up, a nail in my car tire (that couldn't be patched), I forgot to do my Japanese class homework and managed to burn my stomach with a hot pot yesterday. The blister is about 3 inches long and crescent shaped. Woohoo for interesting scars! But through it all, my nails were lovely =D

Revlon Ruby + Slipper, daylight lamp

Revlon released these limited edition pairs that you can wear together for a cutesy name or mix and match if you like.

(Not my best bottle pics, but you get the idea)

I didn't really need another red polish, but I was drawn to the whole idea of a "set" (I'm such a sucker). I'm glad I did buy Ruby though. It is one the yummiest, squishiest red jellies I own. And application was dreamy in two coats. Add one coat of Slipper for some red and silver bling, a lil' bit of topcoat and I had loveliness that kept me happy last week with only minimal tipwear. (Aha, did you think I wore it this week? So sorry to mislead. This week's loveliness will be up as soon as I can find my camera cable.) Here, look at another picture of Ruby + Slipper:

And what's this? Some friends?

But wait a minute...I'm pretty sure those aren't my bottles of polish. I wonder who they could belong to? *dun dun dun*

Monday, September 6, 2010

Color Club Twiggy vs. Quirius Erin Island

Freshie over at Polish Freshie asked me how Color Club Twiggy compared to Quirius Erin Island. This is three coats of each (plus topcoat, I couldn't bear the matte-ish-ness) with Twiggy on the left. I don't know if it makes a difference, but my Twiggy is from one of the sets you can sometimes find at Ross'.

Dodging raindrops, Twiggy vs Erin Island

If you do look at the enlarged picture, please ignore the red bits I missed. *sweatdrops* You'll see what caused that next time!