Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Then I got a little silly and added some Konads and rhinestones.
A few days later I added a little Piggie polish over it in "you're blue-tiful" gave it a neat effect!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I know I am being silly, but I am totally LOVING this shiny grey polish. It reminds me of the beautiful dolphins we saw at Seaworld in January! It's so perfect! It was kind of streaky at first, and needed about 3 coats, but it's gorgeous and totally worth it! I'm loving this way more than blackboard. It's a totally rich creamy-grey. No shimmer or sparkle.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, seems to make simple, but stunning and unique products. "Dangerous" was exactly the grey cream I was looking for. The other ones that interest me are "Inky" and "Swamp Thing". But, I have a whole list of stuff I want to order before I get back to OCC. :)
Monday, June 22, 2009
I also experimented a little and compared Devil to Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear "In the Navy". Very different. Index is SH, middle is Devil.
As you can see, "In the Navy" is blue-er, with some shimmer . Devil is a darker, blacker glossy navy. Both are gorgeous on.
For funsies, I also experimented with my Art deco polishes. I'm still not getting this freehand french manicure thing down, but I had fun trying. The black is BB Couture "Cash Black" Brown is BB Couture "Animal Instinct" with Revvolution, FYI, IMG and WW - Carribean Frost on the tips.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
This is the one I am most excited about! NYC "Chinatown" it's a deep purple/grey color with a lot of depth and shimmer. It's on my index finger here. And there it is super-close up below. The other colors are Sinful -"What's your name" and "daddy's girl" and on pinky is Milani "Timeless".
Milani "Antique" with flash
Milani "Antique" with no flash
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
DS OPI in "Passion" is very pretty. I thought it was going to be a sublte, scattered holo, but it's very vibrant on! I only used one coat over the Venus di Violet, and it came out beautiful.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thumb is Piggy Polish - "You're Blue-tiful" Art Deco blue glitter with ChG "OMG"
Middle: Essie "Sag Harbor" CHG OMG and SH Hard as Nails in "Gunmetal" on tip
Ring: Essie "Sioree Mauve: ChG OMG and Essie "not just a pretty face"
Pinkie: reverse of Ring.
Phew...that's a lot to type out!
I also layered some of the Piggy over Sag Harbor, which was kind of pretty (thumb).
This was the prototype: ChG "OMG" over $OPI Metro Chic
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I like it! This is 2 coats. It went on a little thick, but very smooth. The lighting in my office seems to have dulled it, but this is actually really bright and pretty on. Drying time seemed very long, even with Seche Vite. I am going to visit my Dad tomorrow too, hopefully it is not "too loud" and "Grown up" enough not to be commented on. We'll see.
212 has had a lot of buzz. Sephora.com was sold out of it for awhile. It's only going to be sold in like one store or something. I am a sucker for a limited edition/hard to find, well anything. Plus, given the success of My Private Jet and Revvolution, this sounded like something I would like.
It's...interesting. It's kind of a brownish color, with chunks of coppery...stuff and other color glitter in it. I'm not sure what to think, so I will just show the pictures:
Friday, June 12, 2009
Colors are- 212, Never Enough Shoes, Metro Chic, Call Your Mother and Special Request.
My package came while my niece was visiting, so being the good Aunt I am, I let her try 212 first. I don't have pictures because she's a teenager and hates having her picture taken even though I believe she has 417 photos on Facebook, so go figure.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
How great is a company that calls itself Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics? Because let's face it, collecting makeup is an obsession for quite a few of us out there. I like a brand with a sense of humor. Besides that, they have some fresh and interesting colors. While I have been branching out into the world of strange nail polish colors and finishes, I had a strong desire for a grey nail polish. No sparkle. Just a nice darkish creamy grey color. Maybe because one of my favorite suits is a grey pinstripe suit and I thought grey would be a funky polish but still wearable for court days. Then I saw Scrangie's blog and OCC's Blackboard, and I thought, what the hell, I gave blue polish a try, how about green?
I was oddly on the fence about this. I like the color, but I don't know how I felt about the color on me. Green is one of my favorite colors, but I have never worn green nail polish before. I caved when I saw it on Scrangie. It looked so perfect on her. But now I am not so sure. It’s interesting. It is a pretty green, but maybe too over powering for my skintone? I don’t know. It didn’t seem to wear well. I woke up with sheetmarks on my middle finger. I hate that. It’s one of the reasons I stopped wearing nailpolish. I had let the stuff dry for like 5 hours and a coat of Seche Vite before bed, so that was weird. Also seemed to show a lot of wear, scratches, “scuff” marks in the polish within just one day of wearing it. Defintely don’t like that. Hope Dangerous isn’t the same way, because I think I am going to love that color. Strangely, I didn't try Dangerous yet which was the grey polish I wanted so badly. Go figure.