Friday, April 30, 2010

Claire's Mood Change Polishes

=D I finally got 'em. This is how they came: hot from the Texas weather.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

China Glaze High Hopes

Here's to trying to make myself feel better! This is a nice happy color, right? It tells me I should have high hopes about life. It's bright and pretty. Wait, why isn't it working?! =) Just kidding.

This is a really bright color. I didn't expect it to be that bright in real life, even though I've seen it that way in photos. The application sucks like a lot of the Up & Away polishes. Three annoying stringy but thick coats. Some bald spots are left after two so I think it really needs three. I should've thinned it before instead of after. 5 drops of Seche Restore did the trick.

Also, I've seen Zoya say their polishes are B3F and also camphor free. I never knew camphor was in polish because I never smelled it in there, but this baby smelled like Campho-Phenique so strongly. You know, the stuff used to numb cold sores and canker sores. I think Carmex has it in it too, which doesn't make sense if it's supposed to moisturize your lips. Camphor dries things out. That must be a way for them to keep your lips chapped so you keep buying it. But I digress.
OPI you're a bunch of dumb f***s. That's all I have to say.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Orly Viva Collection

Pictures Courtesy of:

I found out from Sally's that Orly has a new Summer 2010 collection called Viva, which has a Spanish theme. I haven't heard much about it, so I thought I'd post it up. The colors are: (and note, I never was good at describing colors...)

Bailamos - the teal with shimmer
Fiesta - the pink with shimmer
La Playa - the dark blue creme
Olé - the orange

I like Olé and La Playa. What do you think? Have you heard about this collection?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Orly Rage

This was 2 coats of perfection! Buttah!

Shhh, I didn't do clean up, I haven't been feeling well so pretend you don't see the polish on my skin.

I've also been disappearing and popping up randomly. Sorry, again, not feeling well. It'll probably be like that for a while.

With flash
Even though I know you're not gonna click it to make it bigger, DO IT. You can see it in all its glory. Just look at all that shimmer! It's some blue and green and red and orange and yellow! GAWGEOUS! These last ones are in the sun, obviously.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

China Glaze Rainbow of Hope

I haven't heard of this collection from anyone else, so although there are no new colors, I thought I'd post it for what it's for. Here's what they say about it.

Rainbow of Hope Collection extends the uplifting power of color to those impacted by a cancer diagnosis, including their families, friends, and co-workers.
China Glaze commits 18% of Rainbow of Hope display sales to cancer research organizations hand picked by members of the China Glaze brand family.
I love that this is for cancer, because my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and died in 2008. She was the most precious thing in life to me. Enough blabbing about me, here's the colors.

PINK - Sexy Lady
BLACK - Liquid Leather
GRAY - Recycle
WHITE - White on White
EMERALD - Outtabounds
KELLY GREEN - 4 Leaf Clover
TEAL - Custom Kicks
PEARL - Platinum Pearl
BROWN - Unplugged
BURGUNDY - Long Kiss
PURPLE - Coconut Kiss
ORCHID / VIOLET - Spontaneous
LIGHT BLUE - Bahamian Escape
PERIWINKLE BLUE - Secret Peri-wink-le
BLUE - Rainstorm
ROYAL BLUE - Frostbite
YELLOW - Happy go Lucky
PEACH - Peachy Keen
ORANGE - Breakin’
RED - Paint the Town Red

At least Rain Storm will get more attention. I still wonder when Vintage Vixen is coming out. Fall I'm assuming. I can't wait! Oh, and these are coming out sometime in May.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nfu Oh 66

God I hate not feeling good and it's almost all the time.

Anyway, this is one of three Nfu Ohs that I got from the sale at Fabulous Street. It's the most awesome holo-y polish I've seen. It's a celadon green holo that looks really silver indoors to me. I don't even remember how many coats this was. 4, 5? I don't know I lost count after I dropped my brush and in a frenzied attempt to catch it, smeared 4 nails and had to do it ALL OVER AGAIN. I was hot boxing in my bathroom with those Nfu Oh fumes. I thought I was gonna pass out. And there's still some bald spots. The most annoying thing is that you can't go over an already painted spot or it pulls off the polish that was there. Oh well, it's worth it for holo goodness.

I also have my Canon working again, so say bye bye to crappy photos! Woop woop! It's still being stupid though so the pictures are still unsatisfactory. Excuse the stupid looking pointer finger it broke along with my middle and I can't bear to file it down.

There was no sun out, actually I missed the sun, so the outdoor pics are less than thrilling. I can take some tomorrow if it doesn't chip by then.

 Blurred cause it looks cool.

I have top coat on my left ring finger only. I think it messed with the holo, but I'm probably just crazy.


And a little something for Peter, since I couldn't do my mani.

I said the beast inside of me is gonna get ya, get ya, yeah...

I promise I'm not orange, it's just the stupid camera. I'm still screwing around with it. I'll get it right eventually.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Color Club Vintage Couture

I'm waiting on my stupid another crappy photo.

This is such a pretty stark pink pastel, but I was cringing while applying this. I did 3 coats on my left and 4 on my right. It just wasn't evening out and I still had bald spots. I recommend starting with a thin coat, then doing thick coats after that. Maybe the reason it was so thick and annoying was because it's been sitting with it's neglected, unused siblings for 6 months.

I was gonna do a comparison with Something Sweet, but they kept showing up white on my camera. So...I failed again?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Peter Steele

No more deep voice, no more latin speaking. No more awesome music. We'll all miss you like hell Peter...

Hey at least he has his Playgirl photo shoot as his legacy, right? I'm kidding. Kinda.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Weekly Poll

1. How has your week been so far?

2.Do you consider yourself to be technically savvy?
Yes, grew up with it because of my dad's job.

3. What’s on your nails?
OPI Jade Is The New Black.

4. Oreo Double Stuff cookies, love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Love 'em.

5. What is your current favorite lip balm?
Carmex and Blistex Herbal Answer.

6. Do you have any “spring rituals”?
Not really.

7. What’s your favorite wild animal?
Felines. =)

8. How many cities have you lived in?

9. If you have a cat, do you collect cat whiskers that fall out?
I do, but I always lose them when I mean to keep them.

10. What’s your least favorite song?
Shit that's on the radio these days.

Friday, April 09, 2010

China Glaze Wagon Trail

I can't believe I used to despise this color, and now I have it. It's dirty and awesome.

There was hardly any sun, I had to play tag with it again. It was hard for me to get the shimmer to show up. I tried.

On an unrelated note, I was browsing on ebay and decided to see how much Clarins 230 was running for. $81!! The bids keep rising and rising. I can't believe that, it's the highest price I've seen for a discontinued polish. I though Rainforest and Creme de Menthe were high, damn!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Weekly Poll

1. How has your week been so far?
Pretty shitastic.

2. What is something a lot of people might not know about you?
That I'm a bossy, angry bitch?

3. What’s on your nails?
Just removed Ruby Pumps.

4. What kind of earrings are your favorite (dangly, studs, etc.)?
Dangly and hoop earrings. I hardly ever wear studs.

5. What is your favorite type of nail polish finish?
I'm gonna have to go with the kind. Creme.

6. If you could quit your job/school right now and do what you loved for a living, what would you be doing?
I'm a Professional Lazy Ass, what could be better than that?

7. Milkshakes: Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry?

8. Who are your favorite YouTube makeup people?
I like to see Dulce Candy ramble on, uhhh I like Fafette or whatever her name is.

9. When you want to scream and pull your hair out, but it’s not appropriate, what’s your method of calming down?
Smashing my head through the wall. Very effective.

10. Do you watch the series Breaking Bad on AMC?
Yes! It's really good.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Good lord, why did I wait so long to get this beauty. Red's my favorite color and it's one of my favorite polish colors. I'm also a glitter ho, so this is perfection in a bottle. Holy hell is this ever perfection. I only used two coats and I see some bald spots, so definitely should've done three. This is absolutely GORGEOUS. Backup worthy, just like it's sister Emerald Sparkle. I know you've seen this 16 million times, but this is my take on it. Oh, and don't worry I'm not a zombie, these types of reds always make me look as white as a corpse on camera.

I failed to take a color accurate picture. There was no sun out so it's much more red than this. It was a funny sight, I was running around chasing the little patches of sun that would show up for 2 seconds, holding my hand with the bottle in it up to the sky. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm even more deranged now.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Easter Marble Mani

I did this over my previous mani Shausha. Sometimes when I'm about to take my polish off, I play around with some nail art that way if I f*** it up, it's okay cause it's coming off anyway. So I decided to be all cliché and make a marble mani with pastels from the Up & Away collection.  Excuse the lack of clean up and orange skin. These were taken indoors in my bedroom and utility room lighting, which tends to do that to my skin.

Of course millions of photos, cause you know, that's what I do.

I like how they came out. I did different colors on each, because like I said, I was just playing around with some marbling. I really like the way my pointer, middle and ring finger turned out. 

Anyway, this was my half-assed Easter mani. Enjoy!

*Note to self: Stop cussing so much, you're probably offending all the good wholesome people that read this.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Victoria's Nail Supply Haul

First haul from Victoria's Nail Supply. I must be stopped. I have to stop hauling!

I wanted to show this photo of Jackie Oh! and Wham! Pow! by Color Club. This has to be the most neon photo I've seen of them. LOVE! Wham! Pow! is like a radioactive traffic cone orange.

Now, onto the haulage.

High Hopes, Ruby Pumps

Rage, Jade Is The New Black

Wagon Trail, Emerald Sparkle 2009
Wham! Pow!, Jackie Oh!, Pucci-licious, Van D'Go

Friday, April 02, 2010

Sinful Colors Shausha

Here's one from my recent haul from Cherry Culture. I love colors like these. Pink or purple with a gold flash, they remind me of a sunset. I can't think of one I don't like. Wait, yes I can. Señorita Rose-alita, sent to me by Transdesign. I didn't order it I ordered Glove You So Much. Maybe that's why I hate it. Anyway, this is 3 kinda thick coats, though for people who don't mind VNL you can get away with 2 coats. It's a little screwed up cause I didn't wait long enough after the second coat. Oh well. Outdoors and Indoors.

A little friend joined me when I was taking photos. Arachnophobes look away!!

I saved his life. He was being beaten down by one of my cats, Paloma.


Related Posts with Thumbnails