Thursday, July 30, 2009


It's a shame I only had my crappy camera with me, because Sephora by OPI's "Never Enough Shoes" is quite glorious.

It looks black, but it's got coppery colored sparkles in there. It applied like a dream and wore really well. I'm definitely going back for seconds soon with this one and I promise to get better pictures.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Entity - Blue

Above is what the color swatch on transdesign looks like. The actual polish is below. Not quite what I expected, but pretty darn gorgeous, none the less.

It's almost opaque in one coat. This is two coats to be safe. Entity polishes are Big 3 Free. I didn't realize this and used Seche Vite over it, and it hasn't caused any problems so far. In fact this polish is wearing the best of any that I have worn in awhile.

There's a lot of depth and shimmer.

It's a true deep, dark, blue. Doesn't appear black even in low light.

This is the first polish I have tried by Entity and I have to say it's Good stuff! I would definitely pick up some more of these. They have some other colors in their Metallic Enamel Collection that sound intriguing, like Brown Plum, Burgundy, and Dark Cinnamon. They also have a Pearl Enamel Collection with some interesting brights like Violet and Turquoise.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blue Creams

Misa "On the Edge", Essie "Mesmorize" Orly "Calypso Breeze", Essie "shelter island" and Essie "Greenport"

Ah...I remember a time when I didn't have any blue nail polish. What a sad, colorless life it was. Fortunately I have ramped up my little collection...

Misa - Heartbreak

This is the first Misa polish I have ever worn. I thought it was more work-acceptable, which is why I chose it over Fatal Affair, A Sin Worth Committing and some other beauties.
This is such an interesting color! It's greyish, but it's got this amazing lavendar/purple shimmer to it, so you can' really tell what color it is!

I had some tipwear at the end of the day. Most noticeable on my index finger. But I am not sure if it's the result of me mixing B3F base coat with Misa and Seche Vite as a topcoat, so I don't want to blame it on the Misa.
I love this! Looking forward to trying the rest of my Misas!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dark Glittery Blues

More goodies from my excessive TD haul!

Pinky - Index, OPI DS "Fantasy", Misa "A Sin Worth Committing", Orly "Bombay Sapphire" (actually I received this in a swap a few weeks ago) and Entity "Blue"

Entity Blue, Bombay Sapphire, A Sin Worth Committing and Fantasy.

Entity Blue, looks nothing like the pictures I saw on TD, but it's still pretty. As you can see none of these are dupes. Entity is slitghtly lighter and more shimmery than Bombay. Misa is lighter than both and Fantasy is it's own glorious shimmery blue. I can't decide which one to try first!

Orly - Country Club Khaki

I ordered an obscene amount of polishes from Transdesign about two weeks ago when I started to hear that all the etailers were jacking up the price of Essie. I had been planning a TD order anyway, but figured I should go ahead and grab the Essies while I could. I also wanted to get some more discontinued CND polishes before they were all gone. While I was at it, I tossed in a bunch of Misa polishes I wanted to try since I can't find them here, and a whole bunch of other ones. The last two I threw in were Country Club Khaki and the periwinkle one...Cashmere Cardigan? I wasn't going to get them from TD because I found them easily at Sally's, but they are so much cheaper on TD, no tax, etc. Boy am I glad I did!
Looking for a work appropriate polish I came up with two pink Essie's and this one. I let my husband pick from those three, and to my surprise he chose Khaki. Who knew he was so chic and sophisticated!?
Anyway, I loved this. The color is just really pretty. It came out very shiny. I wasn't crazy about the longish-skinny brush Orly seems to be using now, but otherwise, thumbs up. Except I think I am falling out of love with my Seche Vite. It seemed to drag and mess this up in a lot of places. Boo. I have a coupon for $5 off at Sally's so I think I am finally going to give Poshe a try.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Family Secret

I first saw this awhile ago while browsing on Trans Design. When I went back to purchase it, it was gone! I found out CND discontinued a lot of their colors and just have a boring core line now. This color is I am working on a movie right now, by the same name, so I had to have this color!

I finally tracked it down and it's even better in person than I expected! It's a gorgeous brown color, that shimmers and flashes reddish and copper. I've never seen anyting like it before.

It's a little on the thin and watery side, but I don't know if it's because the one I got ahold of is a little old. Once I got a few coats (this is 3 or 4) it was fine. It dried quick, wore nicely and came off really fast.

It's such a beautiful polish, it's a same that Creative discontinued it.

Close up...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Not so Wild about Wildlife

This is a very interesting duochrome. It came out of the bottle a lot thicker than Moonshadow did. Application was a little sloppier, but that could have been me. The color is unique that's for sure, but I am not sure how I liked it with my skin tone. It flashes mostly an antique gold, with some reddish pinkish, brown, and in low light an olive green. It was hard to get pictures of all the different things this does, but I tried...

Crappy cell phone picture, but it kind of captured the green tone.

Then I started reading about half-moon manicures, and decided to give that a try. This is OPI "Over the Taupe" over Wildlife:

I didn't do nearly as sloppy a job as I thought I would (I'm usually pretty klutzy with this stuff) but it isn't exactly red-carpet ready either! But I think it's pretty cool for a first try.

OMG! An award for ME!?

I'm so flattered that
1) people are reading and following this blog and
2) that someone gave me an award!

Thank you Velvet!

Velvet has a pretty sweet blog found here:

The Adorable Blog Award rules are as follows:–Include the logo in your blog or post–Nominate as many blogs which you like–Be sure to link your nominees within your post–Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog–Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received this award
Here are my nommitees. Is my favorite, because it is one of the first nail polish blogs I started following!

Blacks, Greys, Glitters, Holos, Yippie!

$OPI "Never Enough Shoes", $OPI "212", OPI "My Private Jet", Color Club "Revvolution" China Glaze "OMG"

"Never Enogh Shoes" has been so far in my "untried" pile. I really need to fix that, it's gorgeous! MPJ and Revvolution remain two of my favorites, and I am feeling better about 212. OMG is of course, OMG awesome!

Ah, greys, gorgeous greys! Thumb - Pinky we have: Zoya Freja, China Glaze Recycle, Obsessvie Compulsive Cosmetics, "Dangerous", Zoya "Harley" and China Glaze "OMG".

Recycle and Dangerous are quite different, which is a relief. Recycle is thinner and lighter in color. It's still untried except for this swatch. Waiting for inspiration.