Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
For this swatch I used three coats of the polish which ended up being lumpy due to the gloopy nature of the polish. This one is called Kendall On The Katwalk, and they better sweep after she goes down it. The glitter in this one flaked off even worse then on the other polish in this post and was rough as well. I needed three coats of this one to get it to look half way decent. The Seche Vita improved the look and stopped the flaking for this polish as well. But the worst of it, after all that wanting and waiting and work, the polishes chipped off. 90 % of it was gone in an hour. Very displeased with this collection!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
I was given this Pin for my birthday by my parents. Panda was a childhood nickname for me and I have collected a few over the years, mostly from my parents, LOL. I don't remember the gram weight on this pin but it is a heavy sucker. This panda pin is made of precious sterling silver with a bit of black enamel. I haven't worn it yet but it will probably be worn in my hair as most are, though I have a black shearling coat that may get adorned with it, Hmmm.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
This is Midnight Magic by Cover Girl Boundless Colors. Though this line of Cover Girl nail polish doesn't seem to be too terribly popular, this particular polish seems to be on many wish lists. It was sold out every time I looked for it for months. Finally, I got my nails on it, or the other way around LOL, and it was worth the wait. I must say before I rave, it had a tendency to bubble on me and I don't shake my polish bottles. See bubble on ring finger. :(
That being said, I love this shade. It is a velvety dark slate grey black and is still very shimmery. This first coat was a little streaky but evened out on the second. I used 3 coats anyway as so many polishes look better that way and it has become habit for me, but I could have gotten away with two. The formula was better then I expected due to experience with others in this particular cover girl line. It was thick but not overly so, and not watery and thin like others in the line. For the most part Midnight Magic went on very well.
This is a quick shot of the polish with Seche Vita top coat. Usually this top coat adds to the shine and sparkle in a nail polish, though here it almost seems to dull it a bit. Still a stunning color. Midnight Magic looks amazing by itself or with other polishes layered over it. This is easily one of my fav's.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
This is two coats with no top coat. I think I should have used a top coat, not because it chips or anything like that but the gold in it would come out better. I have had it on for about a week and I have only suffered a bit of tip wear, not bad at all. I will say that the formula left me a bit skeptical. I can't say why really it just didn't feel right, but when it was dry all the septiscism was all but gone.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
These earrings are set in 925 sterling silver with a 950 platinum overlay. (Platinum, I know right, I really love my hubby!!!) There are 4 small chrome or Russian diopsides in each earring, 1 on top, 2 in the middle and 1 on bottom. They are kind of hard to see in the pic but they stand out in life. The top flower is done in rhodalite garnet and the bottom flower and drop brio bead are amethyst. Aren't these great for both spring and summer? I wear them whenever because I just love them so much, but I think they are best suited to months when the flowers grow.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Zoya is a recent love of mine. I found them some time ago on the internet and was hesitant to spend so much to try out a good sampling. It took awhile but I found a local outlet that had them and bought a few on sale. I have ordered several now. :)
I used three coats of this Zoya Diedra for this manicure to make sure it was a nice solid color on my nails. I love the lavender with gold shimmer in it. This polish dries quickly, I love it.
I applied one thick coat of Sally Hansen Crackle Nail Polish in Antiqued Gold to match the already gold shimmer in the polish and I must say I like the romantic look of it.
I applied one coat of China Glaze Holographic top coat to finish the manicure. I like the way it brings out the sparkle of the duo together but i think I might have been just as happy with Seche Vita. LOL!! I gave you a couple shots of this to look at none the less.
Friday, July 8, 2011
And a second shot of the duo.
For this manicure I finished up with one coat of China Glaze Matte Magic, which I love dearly and it didn't diappiont me this time either. All in all a great mani, even though I don't like the 80's style much.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This next shot is of Ring My Shell with one coat of Sally Hansen Crackle nail polish in Vintage Violet. I actually like where this is going. The formula on this crackle was a bit thinner then the others I have tried but still dries super fast.
I decided to finish the manicure off with China Glaze Matte Magic as a top coat. Although I like the effect I think the above swatch without it was better. Maybe next time I will use my fav Seche Vita top coat instead.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Here is a quick shot of my Milani nail polish collection. I haven't managed to add to many polishes to this collection because they are not all that readily available to me and the local outlet for them is highly overpriced. Still, I have nine bottles of Milani nail polish so I have managed at least a few. LOL
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I got this cute little set as a free gift with a magazine subscription. Although it is not very big it is a good choice for a quick trip to the pool or local swimming area. There is enough room for the essential items that one may need. I like the extra pouch to keep things that need to stay dry like money or a phone.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I really do love my Rimmel Lava Red nail polish. This is two coats of it with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasures from the Salon Manicure line. This turned out to be an awesome coupling. I love the burnt orange and red to it. It shines so much that it looks like fire on your finger nails, especially in the sunlight. Rimmel Lava Red is a dark shade but not so much so that you can't tell it is red. Its a very vampy polish. Hidden Treasures is just that, hidden. You can't tell what this polish is going to do but it does seem to reflect the base color in an array of shades, though not always.
This is a great handbag for spring. I know it seems a bit early but I am a kind of plan ahead kind of gal so why not. This is a bag I use for those long days away from home. During the beginning of spring I never know when it will be a nice enough day to enjoy the outdoors so I like to pack hopefully for this occasion. I am also very busy in the spring it seems and have a need to tote a lot of stuff with me. LOL I love the color for the season, by the time spring comes we all need to see green.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
This is Loredana by Zoya with China Glaze Wireless top coat. I love the way this turned out. We experiment with our nail polish to find great combos and I think I hit the jackpot here. It is a very shiny gun metal with a holographic sheen. Amazing!! The original Loredana was on my like list as it was but this really helped it out, not that it needed it. The picture really doesn't do it justice as you really can't see the colors being reflected in the holographic top coat.