Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baby's First Franken

Tonight I dumped a bunch of L'Oreal HIP pigment in Intrepid into a bottle of clear polish, and this is what happened. I loooooove it! I bought a backup of this pigment for the express purpose of frankening with it, since it's currently 75% off at CVS.

What do you think?
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mrs. Claus

Ok... so after I removed this from my nails, I tried to think of a unique way to make this polish work for me.

It's still not working for me, but at least I have a photo.

I thought that using a blue as a base would be interesting under the sheer pinky-red base of Mrs. Claus. It sort of is, but I'm still not feeling it.

I used one coat of Orly Snowcone (best. medium blue. ever.) and two coats of Mrs. Claus on top of that, and got this:

Meh. And what's with the bald spots? Still classifying this as a nail polish fail.

worst. nail polish. ever.

Ok, y'all, I just started to paint my nails with China Glaze Mrs. Claus... and I stopped in the middle and removed it all. What a horribly, horribly ugly nail polish. I like red. I like glitter. But that was an abomination. It looked super cheap. Not typical China Glaze quality, and I don't think any number of coats would've made THAT opaque.

I think I finally found something I will not ever be posting on my blog unless I get really, really bored!

In other news, the hubs and I ventured out into the snowy wilds yesterday to get some stuff (mostly beer) at Publix. I got into a conversation with the cashier about nail polish and pointed her to my blog. She was totally one of us. I love meeting people who are as nuts about nail polish as I am. I feel vindicated! So, if you're reading this (and I hope you are!), hi Jessica!

Monday, January 10, 2011

We have a winner!

The winner of my blog birthday giveaway is MannaB!

We're having an icky snow/ice event here in Georgia right now, so it may be a few days before I can get to the post office to mail it!

This is the South... what is WITH all the snow lately?!

6" on the first landing of the stairs leading to our apartment:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Do your nails match your shoes?

I got some more of the Sally Hansen salon effects... And some sparkly leopard print chuck taylors. So my nails match my shoes!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Coupla things... blog birthday and a giveaway

1) So, I stand corrected! Those Jesse's Girl nail polishes I mentioned in my last post DO have names. The Charla/Halley's Comet/Catch Me In Your Net dupe is called Glee, and the Scrangie-esque one is called Confetti.

2) That Scrangie-esque polish looks nothing like Scrangie on the nails. It's super sheer -- took four coats -- but flashes between blue, purple, and pink. It's really lovely! Most of the time it looks like a metallic purple with blue shimmer. I apologize for the slew of indoor shots lately, but light sucks when I wake up and sucks when I get home. Maybe I'll get some decent swatching done this weekend.

Anywho, here is Jesse's Girl in Confetti:

3) Friday, January 7, my blog will be one year old! I'm still recovering from my Christmas spendstravaganzzzzza, so I don't have much to offer... but anyone who comments on this post by Sunday, January 9 at 9pm can win a bottle of Milani Gems. Yes, I have a spare bottle. And I figured that since it's dupISH to Lippmann Happy Birthday (which I do not even have ONE bottle of), it'd be appropriate to give it away for my blog birthday weekend. :) I may or may not add more stuff to the package. My last giveaway, with the flakies, ended up being quite large... :)

So anyway... comment with your email addy starting NOW! HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jesse's Girl High Intensity Nail Color

So, I saw these new Jesse's Girl polishes at Rite Aid, and they were BOGO 50%, so I grabbed two. These polishes don't have names!! DRIVES ME NUTS!

Anyway, I grabbed one that I suspected was yet another Zoya Charla dupe, and another that was Scrangie-esque.

What do you know... we have YET ANOTHER Charla dupe. Really? REALLY?! Isn't this like the fourth iteration of this color in the past year?


On the nail.
2 coats of Zoya Charla on index and ring.
2 coats of Jesse's Girl on middle and pinky.
The application on both was exactly the same. They are indistinguishable on the nail.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I woke up today and decided that I need to get rid of most of my nail polish collection. It is just taking up space, and the amount of space it takes up is starting to bother me.

I'm going to try to get down to just one drawer full of colors I love. I managed to pare it down to a drawer and a half. I'll keep working on it.

The rest I am blog sale-ing. So I updated my blog sale page. You can get to it here:

Please go buy my stuff. There's some good stuff on there now, and I just need to get rid of some of the clutter in my life. :)