Sunday, December 26, 2010

China Glaze Party Hearty Over China Glaze Snow

Okay, I know we've all seen this a million times, but it was so pretty I had to do it for my Christmas mani.  I layered China Glaze Party Hearty over China Glaze Snow.  I was really surprised when I put on Snow.  It was opaque in 2 coats (which is rare for a white polish)!  It's not stark white like Sally Hansen Whirlwind White (another 2 coat white polish), but it almost has a squishy look to it.  I love it.  Party Hearty is a glitter (swoon) with red hex glitter, smaller square green glitter, and even smaller silver glitter.  Absolute love.



Also don't forget to enter my giveaway here.  It ends January 3rd.

Milani One Coat Glitter - Silver Dazzle and Giveaway Reminder

I know you've seen these a million times, but I'm going to add in my 2 cents too.  I wore this mani for Christmas Eve and loved it.  The bottle claims that these are one coat glitters.  I wouldn't quite say these are one coaters, they're more like 1 and a half coaters if that were even possible lol.  This glitter is extremely dense and you get a nice full coverage in 2 coats which makes these amazing.  Removal wasn't too bad either ( not like the horror that is Milani Jewel FX in Gold, but that's for another day).

Indoors (Artificial light):


Outdoors (natural light):


Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for a set of China Glaze Martini Pedicure here!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Giveaway!

It's Christmas time and I figure it's about that time to spread a little polish love to my followers.  I really do appreciate all of you.  About a year and a half ago, before I even started this blog, I found a dusty.  It wasn't anything too special.  And then I saw China Glaze Martini Pedicure.  The whole thing.  I got one for myself and one to give away when I finally started my blog.



(Sorry the picture isn't so great)

So today, I'm giving away a brand new, never used or opened, set of China Glaze Martini Pedicure.  In this collection are Straight Up, Martini Lunch, Tarnished & Varnished, Shaken Not Stirred, Martini Pedicure, and Sass in a Glass.

The rules:
-This is for US followers only (sorry)
-You must follow via Google Friend Connect
-Leave a comment on this post with your GFC name and email address.  Each person gets one chance.  Please don't leave more than one comment.

The giveaway will end January 3, 2011 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard time.  I will announce the winner within 48 hours after January 3rd.

Monday, December 20, 2010

MAC Jade Dragon

Well, I had to file my nails down even more.  I just can't get any respect.  Anyways, this is Jade Dragon.  I bought this a while back sometime in September.  It's a beautiful dark green with a blue shimmer.  The shimmer is much like that used by a lot of polish brands this year (OPI, Zoya, Orly).

This is a color that is definitely better looking in person.  I was hoping I could take a picture of it in some sun light, but of course as soon as I get back to LA for winter break, it decides it wants to pour down raining for the entire weekend D:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Claire's Magic

Now, I never regarded Claire's as a place to find great polish, but this is gorgeous.  It's a purple with shimmer and I'm not sure I can quite call what color the shimmer is, but it's lovely.

This is three coats.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Guest Nails: NARS Zulu

So my friend Dana came over to say hi and bring me some greens and mac & cheese from Ooohs and Aaahs mmm.  Of course I have nail polish bottles all over the place so she just had to have her nails done.  She picked out my beloved NARS Zulu that I haven't even worn yet and being the nice friend that I am, I obliged lol.

This is base coat, 3 coats of Zulu and Poshe topcoat.  Zulu needed 3 coats to even things out a bit, but if you apply it right, you can get away with 2 and a more obvious green color.


Don't they look lovely?

Friday, December 3, 2010

China Glaze Up All Night

This one is a beautiful "almost black" blue.  For the most part this polish looks like a dark navy blue creme, but it's secretly hiding a gorgeous shimmer that only shows in bright lights and bright sunlight.  This one was pretty opaque in 1 coat, but it took 2 coats for perfection.  It almost glided on my finger nails and it dries with a nice shine without topcoat.  These picture have topcoat because I'm just impatient as hell.  I can't imagine a life without one of my beloved quick dry top coats.

This is how it looks under bright lights:


This is what it looks like in most other lights: