Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Now even though I am a (currently) single gal and am apparently supposed to be bitter and lonely on Valentine's Day, I just can't help being happy about it. Seriously I hate getting pity looks from people when they find out I have no plans on the 14th. I am fine, I love my life and wouldn't change anything about it, so there you go haters! Sorry, I just had to get that out there. Here are a couple Valentine related NOTDS.

WnW Black Creme Stamped w/ Sally Hansen Red Chrome

OPI Pink Me I'm Good (Huge Lemming)
I stalked this polish on ebay for months and watched bottle after bottle go way above what I was willing to pay. I figured I would never get my nails on this so I gave up and bought You're an Angel by NOPI (Nicole by OPI) thinking they were close enough. But alas the lemming would not die so I began stalking it again and actually got it for way under what I had seen the previous bottles sell for. So yeah long story short You're an Angel is not a dupe like I previously thought, they are  fairly different.

Bottle Pics

OPI Koala Beary with rhinestone accents

ChG Something Sweet (base), Sally Hansen Quick Dry in Rapid Red, Speedy Sunburst and Presto Pink

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recent (ish) NOTDS

I know two posts in one day I am on a roll, here are a couple NOTDs

Longhorn Manicure

OMG Zebra

Black and White

Ice Cream

I will refrain from posting the Halloween and Christmas ones. I also need to figure out a way to get better pictures my system of putting my hand right next to a lightbulb isn't really working.

Stylish Blogger Award

Lately I have been thinking thinking about my poor neglected blog and how I needed to start working on it again.Well imagine my suprise when I received an email from Angelique over at Polish Wasteland nominating me for a Stylish Blogger Award. So I would like to thank Angelique for nominating me and for giving me the kick I needed to start up again. Ok so on with it:

Seven Random Things About Myself

1. I love disney movies, my favorite is Aladdin. I am not ashamed to admit that he was probably my first crush.

2. If I could live anywhere I would want to live in Boston, I don't know what it is about the city but I have always wanted to live there. Although the Texas girl in me probably couldn't handle the cold.

3. I am left handed and it's a constant struggle, I am always doing things backwards.

4. I work at a daycare and love my 18 babies but I am not sure I want one of my own.

5. I love mexican food! I could eat it everyday

6. While on the topic of food, I can't drink or really even smell milk it makes me nauseous

7. I am beginning to develop a slight candle obsession.

Alright so since I have been out of it for so long I don't really think I can come up with 15 bloggers, so I have decided to do 4 just cuz' I like the number
1. Polish Freshie
2.Blue Tape and Nail Tips
3.Kiss My Acetone
4..little green heart.

So if anyone out there is still paying attention to me I promise to be back soon!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Neutral Colors

Hello lovely fellow nail polish-ers!! Today I bring a really different look especially for me. So the context of this out of character mani is that I started a new job today and I didn't want to wear a really bright or funky color. I don't really own any neutral colors, actually that's a lie I have a ton of gray colors but I wanted something a little more natural looking.
A couple of the gals over on MUA were talking about OPI's Tickle my France-y being a pretty neutral, so I went out and it picked it up. When I first did my nails I was not liking the color but the longer I wear it the more I like it. Its a really pretty pink/brown muted color very subtle.

So it got me thinking that maybe I have been unfair to all those neutral shades, perhaps they deserve a second glance before I reach over them to grab a purple or green nail polish. Any recs for neutral polishes?
*Also I saw someone at my new job wearing a bright pink sparkly nail polish, so I think I will be able to wear pretty much any color I want.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pick Me Up

I am a little down in the dumps today :( The weather here is cold, gray, and rainy, and my mood is just generally no bueno. I decide to do a light spring mani to cheer me up a little.

Sorry the pics aren't that great. I used Claire's Dreamcatcher and Essie Van D'go. Its really pretty and extremely subtle for me and it did make me feel a lil' better. Oh I used the Roses from Konad plate m65

Friday, January 29, 2010

Grape Pop!!!

Hello Lovely Nail Polish Friends!! Today's NOTD comes from China Glazes Up and Away collection. Grape Pop a nice purple creme. I love purple nail polish and this is definitely my new favorite purple creme!!

Just noticed but my cuticles could use a little work.  I was using Burt's Bees Lemon Butter but i lost it and my Target is out. I have heard good things about Lush Lemon Flutter, any other recs?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wrinkled Nails Rant

Good Morning! Yesterday I went to Ulta and took advantage of the buy two get one free deal on OPI polishes. I picked up Ink, Tickle my France-y, and Parlez Vous OPI. I also got one of the new spring colors from Essie Van D'Go (more on that later).

Late last night I decided to redo my mani with Parlez Vous OPI, its a really nice purple gray color, more purple that Sephora by OPI's Metro Chic. Anyway due to my tired-ness and impatience I went to bed soon after finishing my mani. I woke up this morning with WRINKLED nails! I have to say it's a good thing I didn't have any plans until this afternoon because I hate leaving my house with a ruined mani.

It's is honestly a pet peeve of mine, I hate chipped polish or sloppy tips. One of my very best friends used to only do her nails when we would go out dancing and of course she would do them like five minutes before we left. Some of her fingers looked like she had dipped them in the nail polish, others were streaky. It would annoy me just to see them.

I don't know about you my fellow nail polish-ers but things like that bother me. It is my belief that if you can't take the time to do them properly don't do them at all and when you nails are chipped and there is seriously only a speck of nail polish left on your nail please take it off!! Ok that's it just needed to get that out, I am off to redo my nails.

**Edit, I totally forgot about the Essie, did anyone else have problems with van d'go?My bottle was really goopy and thick, and definitely needs to be thinned.