Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Fighting an anxiety attack at my desk at work right now.  Trying to breathe.
Reading your blogs (not always commenting but I read them)...
Husband is coming with pills to help me.

Such a random post.

I don't have any nail picks because I'm broke until payday (still waiting on tax return).  My Seche Vite is goop and I can't find any Restore (sold out) and I'm broke!  (lulz)
My mani is gloppy and bubbly but it's keeping my nails from breaking and the colour is gorgeous.
Diamond Cosmetics - Dirty & Firty

Do any of you fight anxiety?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Friday!

I'm still wearing the hell out of this BB Couture that I posted last night. Yeahhhhhhh no tip wear!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Evil Angel's 666 Giveaway!

Check it out girls!  Evil Angel has reached 666 followers and if giving away goodies including a custom make-up product of your choice.  (She makes beautiful cosmetics)


BB Couture - Impact Driver [Picture Heavy]

A few weeks ago I won a little giveaway from Kim at Overall Beauty's Facebook page.  She wanted to give away a bottle of Impact Driver and I was more than happy to be the fastest commenter.  ^.^

I finally tried it on today and I must say that this was the exact polish I needed on my fingers.  I've been craving a colour like this for a few days now and it only just occurred to me that I had it in my stash.

Flash & Natural Light

Sun Set

Look at the light pink sheen in the bottle!!!

I'm just fawning over it now...


Bottom Shot!

I can't tell you guys how much I needed this polish right now.  I've been a little depressed all week- not sure if it was the weather or what.  I had one some sort of false 'happy' colours that just weren't working for me.  I can't wear something that doesn't suit my mood.  When I put this on not only did I think 'well it's kind of drab like me' but as it was gliding across my nail it started making me happy.  This polish was a dream to apply.  If I wasn't such a thin coater it would have been flawless in two coats.  I did three for good measure.
It's a grey- blue with glass fleck and a very subtle pink shimmer.  (don't worry guys, it's virtually invisible on the nail)

No base coat.  No top coat.  Thats right girls, I'm going (mostly) naked with this polish.  BB Couture boosts a 4 in 1 (base, colour, strengthener, topcoat) a in one and I'm using it to it's full advantage.  It dried to a lovely stain sheen (between matte and gloss) but if I ever get a matte TC I want to try it on this too.

So ladies... the above polish is why I haven't shown you Who the Shrek Are You? yet.

Get your bottle here!

Friday, May 14, 2010

OPI - My Private Jet (but which one?)

This is my first bottle of OPI's My Private Jet.  I know it's not the first release but I'm having trouble figuring out which version it is.  I know of at least three releases of this colour.  It's brown... has a slightly bronze shimmer and has sparse holo flecks.  It's not what I would consider a true holographic, but it has some bling.

I'll post some swatches another time... but it's giving me something ponder.  I'm far too happy sporting my Diamond Cosmetics - Chainmail Charm ATM to put this on.  Pics tomorrow.

OPI - Ogre the Top Blue


Natural Light

Bottom Shot

I'm sorry, ladies.  I had trouble capturing this colour.  It's actually slightly darker than it is showing here.  In fact... indoors in some lights it even looks like a medium teal.  This blue looks more light blue and it's actually closer to a medium blue.  

It's application was fine.  Three coats and no problems.

Again, my apologies for not being able to capture it properly.

Betty White from SNL

I ♥ Betty White.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Best Price Is Right Contestant

Milani - Cyberspace (Holographic)


Natural Light


(I hope the pictures expand!)

OPI - Funky Dunkey

 With flash.  It was the only way I could get it true to life.  Natural light made it look blue.

Funky Dunkey applied well!  I'm relieved to start the non-pastels for ease of use!

Monday, May 10, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection 2010

Fall 2010 Collection

Los Angeles, CA – (April 2010): For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfected red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!

Step out with these multi-faceted jewel tones, rich reds, titillating taupes and smoldering sands. This collection deliverers a high octane 40’s era glamour with a sophisticated edge! The 12 colors in this collection include:

• Riveter Rouge – Deep red shimmer
• Foxy – Burgundy shimmer
• Goin’ My Way – Brown shimmer
• Classic Camel – Khaki shimmer
• Swing Baby – Silver and gold micro-glitter
• Ingrid – “Greige” shimmer
• Hey Doll – Rose shimmer glitter
• Bogie – Plum shimmer glitter
• First Class Tocket – Purple shimmer
• Midnight Mission – Navy blue glitter
• Emerald Fitzgerald – Emerald and turquoise shimmer
• Jitterbug – Blue/grey glitter
The China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection starts shipping June 6th internationally and July 6th, 2010 domestically. All 12 colors will be available as open stock, in 6 piece box collections, a 12 piece counter display and a 36 piece rack. China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

So which VV polishes are you looking forward to?
I think I'm in love with them all, but if I could only choose a few I'd go with Foxy, Ingrid, Midnight Mission, Emerald Fitzgerald and Jitterbug.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Where in the World is Paper Chasing?

Well, it's in Vancouver B.C. Canada right now!

With Flash

Without Flash

The Sacred Scroll!

The scroll is included with this bottle of Paper Chasing to record the recipients blog name/alas, date, and location.  The idea behind this swap started with NAILSTAH.  This bottle sits in your swap pile and is shipped off with your next shipment, or whoever would like to be apart of this bottle's epic adventure!  You swatch it (or full mani) take photos to record it, fill out your information on the scroll and pass it along.

Along with Paper Chasing, Annie swapped a few polishes with me.
Jessica - Grecian Touch

 China Glaze - Medallion

Sinful Colors - Show Me The Way

And a Choco Pie!!  Om nom nom nom!!  I ate it within a minute of taking this picture.  I couldn't hold out any longer!

SO!  I want to know who would be interested in taking on this bottle of Paper Chasing and being apart of it's journey.  The recipient must be willing to eventually pass the bottle along.  I can't stop you from keeping it but I think it would defeat the purpose of the game.  The first person to email me with a genuine request will be person #3 on the scroll.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

OPI - Fiercely Fiona

Here she is!  This is picture heavy because I was having trouble capturing the colour.
With Flash

Natural Light - I was worried it looked too much like Banana Bandanna

 Indoors with Flash

 Indoors without Flash

 Comparing the pastel yellow of my moiturizer bottle with the slightly green yellow of Fiercely Fiona.

Hope I was able to capture it ok!

OPI - What's With the Cattitude?

 Good morning ladies!

 Above: With Flash
Below: Natural Light

Bottom shot!
I have good and bad things to say  about this polish.
Application was a PITA. It took 4 coats and epic cure time under Seche Vite.  If it wasn't for the protective coat of Seche Vite I would have dents and sheet marks in this beauty.
Now for the GOOD.
This polish wear was amazing.  By morning it was solid. 4 mornings later... NO TIP WEAR... no chips... no cracks... perfect like the first day I wore it.
Now as someone who has not really owned a real pastel other than Banana Bandanna *cough* I'm totally happy I bought these.

Tomorrow I will be snapping pics of the Paper Chasing that will (hopefully) be traveling the world thanks to the genius idea by Annie of NAILSTAH!

Friday, May 7, 2010

OPI - Rumple's Wigglin'

Above: With Flash
Below: Natural Light

I don't have much to say about this one right now.  It's a pretty colour and took 3ish coats to get a good solid look to it.  It was mildly streaky.  Wear isn't as good as What's With the Cattitude?, it had some little chips after about a day.

I'll post What's With the Cattitude tonight.  I had the photos sitting in the entry but when I went back to it to post only one photo was there.

My First Helmer

Here are the pics of my hubby putting my first Helmer polish cabinet from Ikea together.  Don't worry I didn't make him do it, he just sort of started putting it together in the hallway last weekend.  Or was it the weekend before?  Oh well... stress makes the weeks blend together.
Hubby loves ranting about Ikea instruction booklets.  "WTF  why can't they just put WORDS in there?!"
This is Gizmo.  He saw that Mr. Skulda was having some trouble.
Manfred wanted to come help too.
*sniff sniff*
Gizmo: "Looks like Daddy has it under control"

I don't have any photos of the finished product because I had to go put a turkey in the oven.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Joe Fresh - Grape

So here is a look at Joe Fresh - Grape.

It's a medium purple/blue, or "blurple". 
In the bottle it appears to have a nice pearl sheen to it.

On the nail a bright plum frost appears!  It's quite a pleasant surprise since there is NOT TRACE of the plum frost in the bottle.  I had difficulties capturing the colours as with most purples.  I know I didn't do it justice.

This is as close as I could get to showing you how the colour transforms.  It's really a "you gotta see it" sort of polish.

The brush on the Joe polishes is AWESOME.  It's a flat/wide brush with even bristles and it applies the polish like a dream.  If you are not happy with wide brushes, try using the brush on it's thinner side.  The one thing I wish they would change is the size of the bottle.  Since it's a stubby 6mL bottle, the brush wand ends up being short.  The handle is bulky you have to get used to holding the brush at an angle so you can see what you're doing.  That is my only complaint.  Joe Fresh polish is great in my books.

P.S.  I cannot for the life of me figure out why some of my pictures are not clickable, and why when they are clickable they don't expand to their original size.  *grumble*

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Update and a Giveaway

I have a few polishes to post this week but I was feeling a little "bleh" this weekend so I never got around to posting them.  I've put myself on a no-buy for a little bit (except polishes I promised to buy for swaps!  Don't worry, I have NOT forgotten.)  I dropped $50 on the Shrek collection and I'll post those as I try 'em.  I'm wearing What's With the Cattitude right now and it's awesome.  It needed about 4 coats and it will probably need a little while longer to cure but I think it's worth it.  Seche Vite has the top layer dry but it's still dentable.

Anyways,  some good news!  Konad-licious is having her first giveaway so I wanted to let you all know.  Go on at take a peek!