Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I tried my first ever water marble mani. It was messy! I thought the results were kind of neat.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Little Treasures from Rite Aid

I stopped into Rite Aid one day looking for Sally Hansen "Hidden Treasure". I didn't find it, but I did find these little beauties. I just loved the new cute little bottles Petites is using for their "Color Fever" line. It's supposed to be a more richly pigmented polish. I spotted a few that looked like holos. I have also wanted to try CQ for awhile(the appear to be made by the same manufacturer as petites) so I grabbed that green beauty because it didn't look like anything else I owned, and it also seemed to have a little holo something going on.
I'll show you Creme Blue first. It's just what the name says, a pretty, almost robin's egg cream blue. I wee streaky on the first coat. This is two coats . It's a light blue, but still pretty rich.

Fairy pink, really does look like pale pink fairy dust on the nail. It's so pretty and there is just the slightest hint of some holo shimmer going on.

Daylight gem. I was expecting a little more holo, but this was still amazing. I usually don't like green on my hands, but I loooooved this polish! I think I wore it for 4 days straight. The durability of it was pretty amazing to.

The real stunner though...are you ready for it?

POW! Black Diamond.

There are lots of holo shimmer particals floating around here! And it's a nice deep, dark black base. This is two coats.

I loved it so much I got some other colors out to compare.

Petites Color Fever "Black Diamond" vs. OPI "My Private Jet" vs. Color Club "Revvvolution: and China Glaze "Let's Do it in 3D"

My MPJ is the stinky "not very holo brown" version.

Nothing compares to the China Glaze Kaliedascope. But *I* think that in Black Diamond vs. Revvolution, Black Diamond comes out a winner! It's a darker black, which I really like.

Outside light
These were $2.99 each at Rite Aid, and when I got them they were BOGO 50% off, so that was nice. I'm really happy with all of them. The brushes on the petites are a little skinny for my taste, but the formula is so good, it didn't matter.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Deadbeat Blogger...

Sorry I have been so...absent lately! I really needed to start saving money and staying away from the nail blogs and board at Makeupalley helps a lot! I haven't stopped wearing nail polish, photographing it or gotten through all my untrieds yet, so here is a sample of what I have been up to:

I loved this! It looked pretty mellow in the bottle, but on the nail it was a party!
It dried a little rough to the touch, even with top coat, but not so much that I couldn't stand it.

Look at that shine! I love Diamond! Such great polishes, pretty colors and a cheap price!

Sorry this one is so dark, I've been using a new camera and can't quite figure out all the settings. This is "Get Mauve-Ing". I like Barielle colors a lot. They seem to thicken up over time though. I also used Barielle's "speedy" topcoat on this one (picked it up at Marshall's for $2) and I have to tell you, it sucks. It took forever to dry and look at all the scratches I had in my polish after a day of wear.

This is the other reason I haven't been blogging as much. I broke my middle finger nail down so low. Just when I was really happy with how long my nails were and the shape. There was no salvaging it. I was reduced to this for awhile:

Look at that middle nail! So sad and crooked! Look at Grape Pop though - so yummy!

Woooo! What a hot purple!

Notice I couldn't bear to chop the rest of my nails as short! Everything was a crooked, mismatched sad affair. Things are looking up again after a few weeks of biotin and some prenatal vitamins (boy did that give my husband a scare! "they're for my nails and hair honey, I swear!" hahaha!!) I'll post a recent picture of where I am at soon, I swear I won't go away for so long again!
I think I have a bunch of pictures on my older camera, so I'll have to hook those up to the computer and post them too.