Monday, July 9, 2012

Try it on Tuesday #3!

Try it on Tuesday wooooo! Technically I didn't try this out on Tuesday... but I'm busy tonight and have no time to repaint my nails with a new color. This is a new color that I've worn for the first time, so technically I did just try it on... :)

Color Club's Wild at Heart is a GORGEOUS purple linear holo. My pictures do not do this justice, since there was a storm brewing over NJ and I didn't have much sunlight to work with. This bad boy was opaque in ONE coat. You could have done two, but for me one was enough, and I didn't get any dragging or bald spots. Color Club is growing to be one of my favorite brands! Their polishes are awesome. And this polish just reminds me of... sparkly grape juice. Yum... holographic grape juice...

I love this polish. Enough said.

**Product purchased by me**

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Color Club Wink, Wink, Twinkle and You Got Soul-ar: swatch & review!

Hello again everyone! This is my NOTD. I went to a beauty supply store today, suggested to me by a lovely follower named Stacey. And this store was just... wow. I can't begin to tell you how much polish they had. Holy cow. I was in polish heaven. Probably gonna go back again real soon and just sit in there for hours and rummage through all they have!
In the piles I was lucky enough to find 2 polishes I had seen on another blog a long time ago. I had wanted to try this collection, since it was so interesting. Today, I will show you these awesome polishes...

These polishes are such oddballs. I'll start with the purple, Wink, Wink, Twinkle. This is a bright purple. Super pretty and opaque in 2 coats. Now, I feel like this polish showed the glitter more. I saw less of a holographic effect from the glitter with this polish though. But still, there's something so... different about this polish. The way the glitter still shines through, without sparkle is so amazing. Reminds me of a jelly sandwich, but it's not.
Now on to You Got Soul-ar. I love this name, and so perfect for a BRIGHT orange. Kinda reminds me of a traffic cone in certain light. Now, the holo effect in the glitter in this polish is a lot more noticeable. This was too, opaque in 2 coats. I love the look of this color, and surprisingly I thought I'd like this one the least. I'm loving this.
These polishes also dry smooth. WEIRD, I KNOW. I figured they'd be gritty and top coat eaters. But honestly, they dried completely smooth, with one normal coat of seche vite on top.

I am so impressed by Color Club and I honestly think they're really looked down on for NO reason. I think they are an amazing brand with a lot of room to grow to be one of the top polish brands around. I can't say they have ever disappointed me. Every mani I've ever done with Color Club has been smooth, fast, and BEAUTIFUL. Thank you Color Club for being so amazing!

**Products purchased by me**

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

China Glaze Manhunt + Kalahari Kiss: Swatch and Review!

Hey everyone! Having a good time here in NJ, after getting over some unneeded family drama. We've been having so many AWESOME thunder storms. (kinda freak me out, but still beautiful). Anyway, I've been running all over the place with my grand parents, who spoil me rotten, and I've bought over 20 nail polishes since I've been here with them. (which has been two days, lol!). Anyway, I picked up 2 China Glazes at a local Sally's, which were the two that I wanted the most from the fall collection. Check em' out.

This is a weird mix, I know. But I wanted to test them out together and I honestly really like it. Let's start with Manhunt. Manhunt is a nice, creamy blue. It kind of reminds me of China Glaze First Mate. But thinking back, I think Manhunt is lighter and brighter of a color. A richer Navy/Royal Blue. Manhunt was opaque in two coats. It was pretty smooth with application, so no complaints from me. I actually love this blue. It kind of reminds me of the blue I used to have on my catholic school uniform when I was a little kid...
Now Kalahari Kiss. Kalahari Kiss is a yellow toned beige-y brown? I'm not really sure how to describe it, but unique nonetheless. It reminds me a lot of Classic Camel, minus the shimmer, but it might be because Class Camel is such an odd shade. This color was also opaque in 2 coats, and the application was also fairly easy.
I decided to add the dots using a dotting tool to add a sort of... tribal? feel to it. Not really sure how to describe what I wanted to do here. But I really like it. It's a bit odd, but hey, so am I.

I really love these 2 colors, and I'm impressed on the formulas. The rest of the On Safari collection isn't too appealing to me (besides the two glitters, which I will get soon), but these 2 colors really stood out to me. I highly recommend them. China Glaze is also my favorite nail polish brand, so I suggest you check them out!

**products purchased by me**

Monday, July 2, 2012

What what?! Blog award! :)

Hey everyone! Today is a happy day. As you can tell, I received a blog award from Adventures in Polishland. She is an absolute sweet heart and I feel really honored. :)!

Here are the rules for accepting the award:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post
My nominations are:

1.Pinked Polish - Looking for some beautiful art? Go check her stuff out.
2.Polish Monster- She is the sweetest! She has worked hard and is growing in size. Check her out. :)
3. My Indie Glam Addiction - She is so awesome and so sweet. One of the few genuine bloggers out there!
4.Nails and Paint - Not sure if she's new or not, but she does some beautiful stuff with her Essie polishes.
5. Polished to a T - She is an absolute sweet heart and you should check out her page!

(Only doing 5, because I honestly can't think of 15 that are new!).

7 Random Facts about Me!
1. I'm absolutely, positively afraid of tomatoes.
2. My boyfriend is in the Navy in Japan right now, and I haven't seen him in 2 years.
3. I love my little puppy! She is my spoiled little brat.
4. I have 3 tattoos and 15 piercings.
5. I'm going to school to be a nurse. Either surgical or Emergency.
6. I have NATURAL red hair.
7. I did gymnastics, cheerleading and tae kwon do competitively for 10 years.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup - Garnet Chrome: swatch and review!

Hey ya'll! If you follow me on facebook, you'll know I'm in NJ and my aunt was showing me her very very very small nail polish collection lol! She gave me one of my favorite polishes, that I used to have when I was a kid. Anyone remember the Sally Hansen Chrome nail polishes? It's a blast from the past, but here ya go. ;)

This is the amazing Garnet Chrome. (ignore the condition of the bottle, it's been in her collection for years). This bad boy was opaque in ONE COAT. I can't remember if they all had coverage like this, but this one was AH-MAY-ZING. It also dried ridiculously fast. I painted my nails, got up, grabbed my camera from my suit case and dinged my nail right then. There was no ding mark on my nail though. Completely dry. Sweeeeeet! The polish also dried into a crisp and clean metallic. No streaks or anything. Granted, you should buff your nails before using this (don't have my buffer with me), because it will show a few imperfections, like the peeling on my index finger. I wish I could find more of these, because these would be absolutely amazing for stamping, since they're so opaque.

I love this polish and wish I had a way to get more. I'll have to search the internet like a mad women, and order as many as I can. If you have any of these left, you are LUCKY and I'm just a tad bit jealous of you....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Try it on Tuesday #2!

Hello everyone! I'm on vacation (woooo) and having a WONDERFUL time, but missing all of you! Today for Untried Tuesday I have 2 polishes that I just bought today, so I figured I'd try them. (I also left the rest of my polishes at home and I need to redo my mani). Anyway, I love this brand and this collection, so enjoy....

On my left hand, I did 4 fingers of Milani Cyberspace. I love this color! It is the perfect color blue, with a scattered holo effect. Even indoors, the holo effect is subtle, but the color isn't dull like other holos. This color is absolutely gorgeous. This is with a base coat and top coat, and 3 coats of Cyberspace. (minus accent finger).

And on my right hand...

Three coats of beauty called Milani HD. I love this silver holo. It's a scattered holo, but also very nice in low light. There's just... something different about this silver and I just can't put my finger on it. I absolutely love the formula on this. VERY easy to work with and no pulling at all, like I've had with many silvers and holos.

I love these colors so much. I'm so glad I bought them, and owning 4 out of the 6 polishes in this collection, I'd recommend them to ANYONE. I'd say these holos are a must have for any collector, and I'm honestly very proud to say that a drugstore brand has made such a beautiful holo. They're a bit pricey at $5.59, and I believe these are only available at CVS.

**Products purchased by me**

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Hello all. This will be a quick post for a quick first time mani. I leave tomorrow to head back to NJ, so I will be posting less frequently, but I'll still be showing you new manis. Now, lets get onto the pictures, since I need sleep for my 8am flight LOL!

I did 2 coats on OPI Kiss on the Chic. Kiss on the Chic is a very pale and very sheer pink, but it's one of my FAVORITES. I love this color so much. After I waited for them to dry, I did one coat of OPI Pirouette my Whistle. Pirouette my Whistle has a clear base with silver shimmer and translucent hex glitters. I then did one coat of OPI Gone Gonzo, which is PACKED with blue glitter, and large silver hex glitters. I then topped it off with one more coat of Kiss on the Chic, and a coat of seche vite. And there you are: my sammich.

I love this. OPI makes some of the best glitters... But seriously, I just love this. *rushes to get sleep before my flight*. See ya'll later. :)

**Products were purchased by me**