Monday, August 31, 2009

More from Diamond cosmetics

I know this one is sloppy, but I was so excited about this rich vampy shade I had to snap a pic!
This is "Darkest Desire"

Then we have "Hue are you?"

It seems to have a slight holo shimmer to it. Great rich color for fall!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Colors I can't wait to wear in the fall...

Station's "Golden Wine". From the measly swatch on Transdesign, I expected this Wine to be more Merlot with a golden shimmer to it, but this more....pumpkinish wine color is actually pretty too.
I don't know if you can tell from my pictures, but there is almost a duochrom effect going on, where this goes from gold to orange-red shimmer. It's pretty. Another polish I think I'll be looking forward to in November!

Ahhhhh Entity. I love Entity so much. I mean, I might take down this blog and start a new one called something-to-tell-the-world-how-great-this-stuff is (I'm not feeling really creative this morning). Anyway, take a look at "Dark Cinnamon"

I mean, have you seen another color like this?

It's brown, but it's got this deep, shimmery, fire thing going on



Wednesday, August 19, 2009


This is a brand I found on transdesign. In my mission to try every nail polish brand out there, I added it to my last order.

I am not super-crazy about the color. But maybe because it's still August and this feels like a color I would wear around Thanksgiving.
It's a rich caramel color with little glittery flecks in it.

Application was fantastic. Very smooth and even. The brush was neat and precise. I can't speak to the durability of this because I only swatched it quickly. Definitely a brand I will check out again, especially since it's only $1.99.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees and a little extra...

I've been eagerly awaiting OPI's new España collection. Especially Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees.

I thought it was going to be a grayish-smokey blue
But on me, it's really just a dark, charcoal black. I got a lot of compliments, but mostly from people thinking it was black nail polish!

It needed a good three coats to be opaque. I decided my new Nfu-Oh flakies would make a nice tip. What I ended up with was what I think is my favorite manicure EVER.

Nfu-Oh 52 is awesome. It is my favorite of the three flakies I bought. It shifts from royal blue to green and purple. It reminds me of mermaid skin! It's so pretty. Add it onto a dark gray background it is stunning!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wedding Fingers

My husband and I went to the wedding of two of our friends. My dress was actually this color:

Not being a fan of matching nails to dress (this is Diamond Cosmetics "Drift Away" by the way) I thought I would add a little "pop".

Weeeeeeeeeeeee! China Glaze "OMG" with sprinkle of Cover Girl "City Lights" on the tips!

I really loved how this came out. Especially since I am usually so sloppy!
Then today, my Nfu-Oh polishes arrived! WOW! What lightening fast shipping and great customer service they have!!

I added #40 flakies to my blingy mani:


Friday, August 14, 2009

West Village Punk

I started with NYC "West Village" which, for some reason was a total pain in the ass to apply.

It's pretty on its own, but it needed something more...

Enter LA FLARE Rockstar in "Punk" for the tips:

And a nice gloppy coat of Seche Vite

Oh yeah! That's better!

And...there you have it! What I like to call the "West Village Punk"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Diamond Cosmetics Haul

This is Plum Pie in the Sky
I couldn't capture the color right, but it was gorgeous!

Diamond has great little bottles, a perfect brush and their polishes are only $2.00!

I probably bought way too many! But, I think the whole order was like $48! That's the price of 2.6 Rescue Beaut Lounge polishes!

Customer service is also great. Shipping was a wee bit on the slow side, but communication from the company was good, so it's okay! Diamond polishes can be found here:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More fun stuff...

Sally Hansen, Extreme Wear in "Purple Potion". I loved this shade of purple and it has these blue glimmery, shimmery particles in it that I was able to capture a little bit. I have seen these at CVS for 50% off, which is like $1.25. Great polish for the price!

Nubar "Greener". Sorry it's so sloppy, but it seems to be the only picture I took of it. I didn't love wearing this one as much as I thought I would! So sad. It also chipped and came off pretty quick. Boo!

China Glaze "DV8". I wanted this for quite awhile and then when I finally wore it, I felt kind of "blah" about it. It's pretty for sure. It also didn't chip like LOL did on me. It wore really, really well.

MMMMMMMMMM....Gussied up in Green. This was HOT. I love the name, I love the shade of green, I loved the wear of this. Everything about it was just AWESOME. Plus, I got tons of compliments on it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Seriously Slacking

I know I've been slacking lately. I've still been taking photos, just been too lazy to put them up.
But, here's what I've been up to:

Orly, Cashmere Cardigan
Loved this! Very shiny. Pretty lavender/periwinkle type color.
It chipped a little quicker than I would have liked, but I still loved it.

This was Misa "On the Edge" with LA Girl Flare Platninum Record over it. It was a lot prettier in person than I could capture on film. I promise. It also wore insanely well AND was a breeze to remove. Pretty crazy!

Before the glitter. Really cool blue color. Unfortunately, I only got an indoor shot.

And then there was China Glaze - Wagon Trail. A really gorgeous deep-olive greenish color. Unfortunately, I broke/chipped one of my nails down really low while wearing this and had to chop them all down. Boo.