Sunny’s Cuticle Oil Review

Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons, but they always do a number on my hands.  The cold weather makes it impossible to keep my hands silky smooth, and my cuticles fall victim to the cold as well!  Normally I just use a cuticle butter, but when I’m on the go from class to class I figured I’d need something much easier.  After some searching I finally came across 365 Days of Color Polishes‘ product Sunny’s Cuticle Oil, which comes conveniently in little roller ball containers for you to apply quick and easy no matter where you are!

The coolest part about Sunny’s Cuticle Oil is that it comes is SO MANY different scents to choose from.  There are different categories like food related scents, floral and woodsy scents, seasonal scents, even a men’s scent section!  Also, you can buy a single 10 mL bottle for $4 or a sample pack of three 5 mL bottles for $6.  I chose the sample pack because I wanted to have as many different scents as I could!

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After a LOT of deliberation (and I’m not exaggerating, it took me over a week to place this order because I simply could not choose), I chose Pink Sugar, Christmas Cookies, and Black Amethyst.  I am now going to attempt to describe these scents to you, and I will literally smell them as I’m typing.  Remember that everyone smells things a little differently, so my interpretation will be very personal and kind of humorous because I’m in a silly mood right now.
Pink Sugar – This smells like sugar.  Period.  It’s super sweet and smells good enough to eat and is definitely my favorite!
Christmas Cookies – This doesn’t smell as sweet as Pink Sugar, but it’s still sweet!  It smells like warm sugar, butter, and vanilla baking in a kitchen.
Black Amethyst – A more mature scent…kind of musky but in a vanilla-rose kind of way.  I can’t figure this one out!

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As you can see, it comes in a little bottle with a roller ball on top!

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What you do is roll it onto you cuticles and nails and let it sit for a few minutes.  After letting it soak in, massage it in with your finger tips!

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Here is what my hands looks like after massaging it in!  It left my nails really shiny but not greasy!  As you can see, my cuticles are really moisturized as well!

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I use this product all the time now.  When I’m sitting in class (usually bored) or I notice my cuticles are looking kind of sad, I pull out the cuticle oil I chose to put in my bag for the day and roll it on!  Everyone around me will usually say, “Oh my gosh what is that it smells so good?!” or “Where did you get that?!”  I usually give them the website and tell them it’s such a yummy and great product for such a good price and that they should definitely buy their own.  🙂

What do you use on your cuticles in the fall and winter?  Do you have any of Sunny’s Cuticle Oils?  Go check out the different choices she has and let me know what you order (because you totally should order some)!!!

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer “Midnight Satellite” Swatch and Review

A couple of weeks ago I showed you some really cool nail art with Pomegranate Nail Lacquer’s “Curator”, and now I have for you another beautiful Pomegranate color swatch!

This color is called Midnight Satellite.  I would describe it as a teal-green jelly polish with silver shimmer.  It is a beautiful fall shade, but at the same time it is full of color!

Here are a lot of different pictures of the color under several different lights!  These pictures are all done with two thick coats of Midnight Satellite.  Because it is a little bit like a jelly, you need two thick coats or three thin coats to get no VNL.  However, it wasn’t really that much of a problem with me! Just something I noticed that I wanted to mention.  🙂

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Honestly, I have a hard time wearing blues and greens on my nails.  When I first started with this color, I was a little bit hesitant as to if I was going to like it or not, but I have finally decided that I love it!  It isn’t too green or too blue, and it isn’t too bright!

What do you think about this color?  Visit Pomegranate Nail Lacquer‘s website and check out their fall collection! 🙂

Deborah Lippmann “The Stripper to Go” Review

Finally!  A bit of spare time to get up a review for you all!  The beautiful ladies (and probably some handsome gentlemen) over at Nail Polish Canada sent me some of these Deborah Lippmann “The Stripper to Go” Lacquer Remover Finger Mitts to review.  I have to apologize first to taking so long to review this product because I had them shipped to my house but they weren’t delivered there until after I had already moved away to school.  Because of that, I had to wait a week until I could go home on the weekend and pick them up.  I was so excited to try these out because I haven’t heard of them before, but I encountered a few problems that I’m interested in seeing if anyone else experienced.

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This product comes in an adorably lilac colored package that you could most definitely stick in your purse or make-up bag.  It would be much easier to travel around with these rather than a huge bottle of nail polish remover and some cotton balls.

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Now what this product is is a lavender and acetone finger mitt that claims to remove the polish off of all ten fingers.

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This mitt smells like acetone and a little bit of lavender, and I think it’s because it isn’t actually scented like lavender but it just has some sort of extract it in.

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After putting the mitt on my thumb and letting it sit for about ten seconds, I began to rub it onto my nail and then removed the mitt.  TADA!  This is what I saw.  The first thing I noticed was that the acetone didn’t dry out my cuticles or skin like it usually does, so that must be the work of the lavender.  I continued using the mitt on all five of my nails…but as you can see below I had a little bit of an issue.

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I skipped my ring finger because I figured it was glitter and it would be hard to remove, so I went straight to my pink.  For some reason, my nail polish just wouldn’t come off!  I kept rubbing and trying to get it off, but those two little spots of polish just wanted to stay forever!  It seems like the mitt dried out or something!

I was a little disappointed in this…but I am definitely willing to try this again.  I still have a few left to try, so next time I take off my polish I will use the mitt.  Thanks again to Nail Polish Canada for this product!  Everyone should check out their website (especially if you live in Canada), because they sell a really wide variety of salon brand polishes and Konad products!

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This is what’s on my nails right now!  The weather has been a little bit chilly these past couple of days, and to me that means Fall is coming so I thought I’d get in one last hurrah of bright color before I break out my dark colors.  This is China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy (which I finally found and bought immediately).  The color is not as pink as it is in this photo, it is more coral and neon then that!  I originally did one accent nail, but thought two accent nails would be really cool, especially because it looks like one of those “every other nail” designs.  I really wish you could see exactly what color Flip Flop Fantasy is!  It’s my new favorite!  Here is a better photo on this website:
http://www.vampyvarnish.com/2010/02/china-glaze-poolside-collection-summer-2010-swatches-review/

FACE Stockholm Nail Polish Review – My New Favorite Brand!

I think I have discovered my new favorite brand of nail polish. You know I love my OPI, but I have discovered something new and it makes me really excited, so I think I might have a new favorite.

FACE Stockholm is not only a nail polish company but they also sell high-end makeup, makeup brushes, skin care products, bags, and even sunglasses! FACE Stockholm was founded in 1982 by Gun Nowack in Sweden. She owned three fashion boutiques but decided to start a makeup company because she couldn’t find products in the colors that she wanted to match the fashion trend at the time – neon! Her first shop in 1982 was extremely successful, and as the business grew larger Nowack enlisted her daughter in New York for help. Since then, both of their passions and creativity combined have made the large company we know now.

FACE Stockholm products are available through mail order, online, or in one of their 50 locations worldwide. Unfortunately, the only two retail shops in the United States are in New York, and I’m not sure if they sell at stores like Nordstroms! Either way, ordering online is good enough for me!

FACE Stockholm was nice enough to send me six gorgeous colors to try out and review for you all! All of the swatches below are three thin coats of polish, minus the glitter which I did in two coats.

I have been waiting so long to be able to get this post up on Nails of Many Colors, and now that it’s finally here I can barely contain my excitement!

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As you can see just by looking, these colors are extremely pigmented and bright. They are just popping out of the pictures!

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This glitter polish is #86. The website describes it as a “sparkle gravender” which I’m guessing means grey and lavender.

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In the shade, this color is very light. It is made of really fine silver and pink glitter.

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This is two coats of glitter, and it covers pretty well! What I like the most about this glitter is that it is really stunning but not overly bright. It is a really light glitter that you could wear any day in any season, or just put over another color for sparkle!

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I guess a blurry picture is the best way to see the truly sparkle in this polish! The tiny silver sparkles are holographic, so in the sun it really is just absolutely eye-catching!

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This is #76, and on the website is is a “shimmer fuchsia”. The ONLY problem that I have with the FACE Stockholm website is that the colors and descriptions on the site do not accurately portray the colors in the bottle. This polish is gorgeous, but it isn’t described on the website the way that it is. This is a fuchsia color with almost a blue-green iridescent shimmer.

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I really wish the pictures picked up the shimmer, but you can kind of see it in the photo above. I also used this color in my last post about bigRuby Nail Tattoos. It is what I have on my nails right now, and all of my friends are in love!

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The perfect summer color!

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Beautiful #148 – “cream periwinkle”. This one is perfectly described on the website, and it will be one of my go-to polishes for the fall.

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In the shade it looks a little bit more lavender, but trust me it is definitely a perfect periwinkle!

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This picture is more accurate. I had to be really careful with this polish, because it was little bit streaky. However, with two thick coats I think it will be perfect. There is no shimmer either, which is perfect because in the fall and winter I look for more cream polishes than shimmers or metallics.

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This is #61, “shimmer violet night”. This one is definitely darker than it was shown to be on the website. In the bottle you can kind of see the shimmer, but it honestly looks black.

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In the shade, unfortunately, black.

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You can KIND OF see the purple in this polish on my thumb. In the sun and in person, this is a really dark, vampy, beautiful polish, but in photos and in the bottle it is very dark.

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This is definitely another fall color, and while this polish is stunning I wish it was better represented on the website.

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#67, “hot mango”. On the website this is depicted as more of a bright, creamy orange. In reality, it is a neon orange (which I have no problem with).

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This pictures are actually a good representation of the color. It is just as bright in person as in the photos!

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Application was good, but as with many neons it is a bit streaky and dries matte. Also, try to avoid getting it on your cuticles. It was a little hard to get off, and this was actually the first color that I swatched so if you look carefully you will be able to spot the orange cuticles.

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Oh. My. Gosh. This is my new favorite color. It is a bright bubblegum pink but it isn’t too bright or too pink!

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Love love love. It has a little bit of an iridescent shimmer which I think keeps it from being too bright.

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Now here is the most amazing part. I chose to wear this polish on my trip to Mexico because I figured it would look great with tan skin and it would be bright in the Mexico sun. The photo below is what it looked like after five days of wear and tear, swimming in chlorine pool water, splashing around in the ocean, and applying a ton of sun screen and tanning lotion.

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Are you kidding me?! It didn’t chip at all! The only thing you can see is the growth at the bottom of the nail, but it did not chip at all! I was shocked, and I think this is one of the reasons I love this brand so much…because all of the polishes are super long lasting.

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I was trying to do a little nail polish photo shoot, and again my kitten just had to get in the picture.
He is so cute, but so funny.

I really urge all of you to explore FACE Stockholm and order a few polishes. The colors are gorgeous and you won’t be able to find anything like them! They are also extremely long lasting! Each bottle retails for $12. They also have three crackle shades to choose from.

You can visit the website here!

Which of these six is your favorite FACE Stockholm shade? Have you ever tried this brand?
Go visit the website and tell me which ones you would love to try! I’m on my way there now to pick out some new colors. 🙂

bigRuby Nail Tattoos Review

School will be back in session soon and whether you will be attending a university, high school, or even grade school, we are all going to be in need of anything that can possibly save time.  I don’t know about you, but during the semester I always have trouble balancing my time and finding a way to fit classes, homework, work, my sorority, socializing, blogging, and the gym into my crazy schedule.  What’s a girl to do?

About a month ago I was looking around the internet for new nail polishes and brands that were popping up.  I came across bigRuby Nail Tattoos, a small company that designs temporary nail tattoos that work just like a temporary tattoo would on your skin!  As of right now, they have eleven different packages you can choose from and they also sell a Super Dry Top Coat that they specifically recommend using with their tattoos.  These tattoos are perfect if you want an effortless design or something that is unique!  All of their packages contain tattoos that (most) nail artists couldn’t do freehand!

What I love most about bigRuby Nail Tattoos is that they are cruelty-free and with every purchase, a portion of the money goes to The Kindness Ranch, an animal rescue for research animals.

bigRuby was kind enough to send me two of their brand new tattoo packages, the His and Hers collection!

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In each package, there are two sheets of nail tattoos that are identical and there are 92 tattoos in total!  That’s a lot of tattoos!  The His collection has always caught my eye even though it is made up of mostly black and brown tattoos because it has sunglasses, mustaches, bow ties, and even crowns!  The Hers collection is really colorful and has lips, diamonds, roses, keys, and even cute little kitties.

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I decided that I was going to put some reallocate mustaches on my nails.  The first step is to cut out your nails tattoos.

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There were two different kinds of mustaches, but I wanted to keep it classy with a straight stache.  What I love the most about these nail tattoos is that the design is printed on the back of the tattoo so that what when you are placing it on your nail, you can see exactly where the tattoo is.  That makes it SO much easier.  Thanks bigRuby!  Next, peel off the protective plastic that is covering the tattoo.  Be careful not to touch the tattoo or accidentally flip it upside down, because it will stick to any surface!

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Place the tattoo very carefully on your nail, and don’t drop it down until you are 100% sure that you have it in the right spot.  On my left hand, I accidentally dropped the tattoo a little too close to the edge of my nail, but I couldn’t fix it because it had already stuck to my nail!  Also, you don’t have to have polish on your nails!  You can do this on a bare nail as well. 🙂

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Using a wet towel or cloth, press down the nail tattoo for 15 seconds.

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Remove the towel and…

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TA DA!  A perfect little mustache for you fingernails!

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I put mine on my middle finger and laid it sideways so I could hold it up to my face and it would really look like a mustache.
I know, weird.
When it is fully dried, top your nail tattoo with two coats of a top coat.  I was wondering why it needed two…until I banged my finger and a piece of my mustache came off.  I added another coat and I haven’t had any problems since!  Listen to bigRuby!  They are smart, they know what’s up!

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Every time I take pictures outside, my kitten puts himself in the photo.  It’s so hilarious, I had to show you guys.
As you can see, the mustache on my left hand is little bit off center, but I don’t even care!  It is so funny!

bigRuby Nail Tattoo packages retail for $12 and you can buy them on the bigRuby website.  Sometimes their packages are on sale for $8 or even $6.50!

While I do love the idea of cute decals to place on your nails anytime and anywhere, I would really love to try the “Ikat” or “Line” package which contains lines and longer strips of designs.  I have never seen anything like this product before and I am definitely a loyal customer now.  I will be sharing these with everyone and will be visiting the website soon to purchase another package (or five)!

What do you think of these temporary nail tattoos?  Would you use them?
Which package off of the bigRuby website would you like to try most?

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer Review

Well hello everyone!  I have just returned from Puerto Vallarta – and yes, I’m very tan and sunburned at the same time.

Today I have something really new and exciting for you here on Nails of Many Colors!  I will be doing my very first official review!  Ahhh!!!  I am so excited to show you these beautiful colors and this really cool new nail polish brand I’ve discovered.

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Pomegranate Nail Lacquer was founded by Tina, a woman with a passion for polish and a self-proclaimed obsession with color!  The name of her polish brand was inspired by the fruit, which “jewel-like seeds add an amazing pop of color”.  All three of the polishes I received were definitely a pop of color, and I have never seen anything like them before!  One of the best things about Pomegranate Nail Lacquer?  They are 4-free and don’t test on animals!

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The three colors I received were “Enchanted Lagoon”, “Velvet Lounge”, and “Persimmon”.

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This is “Enchanted Lagoon”, a springy green creme.  It was pretty opaque in two coats (which is what I used in the photos below), but you can always do three coats just to be sure!  This polish is amazing, it goes on perfectly smooth and I had no problems whatsoever!  However, if you are going to inspect my nails below, don’t be too harsh!  Immediately after painting them my mom got a phone call that my step-dad had been in a car accident and I had to rush over to the hospital!  He is perfectly fine, he got really lucky – but that is why there might be some imperfections.

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Oh…this is just my really pretty ring that I got in Mexico!  It matched with the polish so I figured I’d show you all.  🙂

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“Velvet Lounge” is the perfect purple.  It is so deep and is a pure purple without being black.  I actually did not own a purple that I actually liked prior to this polish, and this is absolutely perfect.  This is two coats, and like “Enchanted Lagoon” it went on smooth with no problems!

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“Persimmon” is described on the website as a pinkish-orange with gold shimmer, but honestly I don’t see any pink!  It is just a light orange with a light gold shimmer!  This is the shade I was most excited about, because the only oranges I own are neons.  This looks great on tan skin and isn’t too-too bright.  It took three coats to be perfectly opaque, but I didn’t mind the extra coat because I love the color so much!

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All three of the Pomegranate Nail Lacquer shades went on perfectly smooth, and the colors in the bottle looked exactly like the colors on the website.  I feel like sometimes that isn’t the case, and you end up getting colors you didn’t really expect.  You can only get these polishes online at http://www.pomegranatelacquer.com right now, but they are absolutely worth it!  Each polish is $9.00, and there are 16 amazing shades to choose from.

Right now I am wearing Persimmon and I can’t stop staring at my nails!  It is so shimmery and gorgeous, and I’ll be going to San Jose and Santa Cruz this week so I can’t wait to show everyone that I will be visiting!

Go check out the website, hurry!  What colors are you interested in?  Which of these three is your favorite?!
What is on your nails right now?!

*These products were sent to me for my review.  This is my honest opinion!

I Can’t Resist a Sale

Yesterday I went shopping at a mall out of town with my mom and one of my sisters.  This mall isn’t much better than the one in my hometown, but it does have an Icing store, which is the more mature version of Claire’s.  Walking by, the first thing I noticed was the “ALL COSMETICS BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF”.  Nail.  Polish.

They had some very interesting glitters for sale, and I don’t really have many glitters, so I chose two!  Last night I gave my boyfriend the choice between to the two glitters, and he choice this one:

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This is two coats of Icing’s “Written in the Stars” over a silver polish.  It has small and large hexes of silver glitter and blue stars suspended in a blueish base.  It takes a lot of work to pick out the stars, and once they are on your nails they kind of stick up and start peeling off.  I was very, very disappointed in this polish.  It was so adorable in the bottle but now that the stars are not staying on, it makes me sad!  I will definitely be trying this polish again over a different color, because the silver doesn’t really allow the glitter to be seen.

Oh well.  I will give this polish one more chance…but expect another post today because I think it’s already time to change my nails!  Back to the drawing boards ladies!

Oops…I Did Something Bad

Yeah. I did something bad. It’s getting closer to finals week and all of my final projects are due at times that are very close together. In three days, I have an 8-10 page anthropology research paper due. In about a week and a half, I have (combined) two 6-8 page papers, three reading responses, a take-home final exam, and a creative project due. I think I might just explode. Luckily, writing is my strong suit. I can be very eloquent when needed and I’m usually good at organizing my thoughts and b.s.-ing…I mean elaborating…when needed.

Today is a day that I devoted to writing about half of my research paper. However, I got hungry and needed to make a run to the grocery store anyways to grab a few things for the week so I headed out. Oops…there’s an Ulta right down the street. I have been wanting this specific nail polish…Revlon’s “Whimsical”. I saw a swatch and immediately wanted it, but for some reason I couldn’t find it anywhere! My little sister was out shopping one day and sent me a text with a picture of Whimsical attached and she said, “Look what I found!!!” I just had to run into my Ulta and see if they had it.

Sad, sad story. I went to the Revlon display and saw where pretty little Whimsical was supposed to be, but there were none left. Defeated, but not down I decided to walk around the store just browsing. I knew in the back of my head that sometimes people grab nail polishes and leave them somewhere else…but no…that never really happens. I came across a display that will match your skin tone perfectly with your shade of make-up, so I stopped to look into a mirror and…no…it couldn’t be! One, single bottle of Whimsical peeking out from behind the mirror. I wish I was making this up. But I’m not. And it’s amazing. It was a sign, so I had to buy it. Also, Ulta is having a Revlon Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale, so I decided to grab two other polishes: Radiant (also one I had wanted) and Minted, an adorable mint green shade, perfect for Spring!

Now back to my paper. Now I sit here dying to paint my nails, but I know I have a paper to write. I came up with a plan. A brilliant plan. For every page I write, I get to paint one coat on my nails. Start with a base coat, one page = first coat, second page = second coat, blah blah blah, you get it. Here is my night in photos.

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Here are the three colors I bought at Ulta for the Buy Two Get One Free sale!
Whimsical, Radiant, and Minted.  I have not seen Whimsical or Radiant at any store other than Ulta.

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When I was unsuccessful with finding Whimsical about a month ago, I attempted to franken my own.  I used a half full bottle of NYC glitter (I don’t know the name) and put in a little bit of white polish and a few drops of blue.  As you can see, mine is not as much of a jelly as Whimsical and the glitter is a little bit different…but it was a good first try.  May one day I will swatch the two and see what they look like!

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One page of my paper done = one coat of minted.  I wish this color was less streaky.  It’s a bit thin, but I am totally fine with the because the color is a perfect mint green.

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Page two = two coats.  It is still streaky, and definitely needs three coats.

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Bam!  Three coats and it’s perfect.  If I didn’t have Whimsical, this would have been perfect!  I plan on wearing this color (and Tart Deco) very often this Spring.

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Well, it’s a good thing that I had Whimsical because after three pages and three coats of Minted, I fell asleep.  This, in turn, caused those annoying sleep lines a few annoying wrinkles.  The next day, I put Whimsical over the top and was pleasantly surprised and disappointed.  First of all, there is definitely not enough glitter in this polish.  I had to literally pick out glitter and place it on my nail in order to get as much glitter on there as you see above.  I really wish it was more dense.  However, I really like how the glitter is a jelly and not a clear base, so it doesn’t really change the color of the polish but just makes it a little more creamy.  I love this polish so much for some reason though…it reminds me of cotton candy and something about it just makes me want to wear it all the time.  In the picture, the color of the polish is a little bit off, so I added one below.

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Love it.  I have gotten a lot of compliments on Minted and my nails just make me happy.
I’m excited to try Whimsical over other colors, specifically Tart Deco (of course), white, and black polish.
Do you have Whimsical?  Better yet, do you have a polish that you hate to love?

What’s on your nails right now?

Tart Deco

After a very long hiatus, I am back!  I have been extremely busy these past two weeks because it is nearing the end of the semester for me!  I only have about three more weeks and then I am off for the summer!  There are so many things that I have planned for this summer, and blogging more often is definitely a part of my plans.  My family is also taking a little vacation down to Mexico, and I would love to share pictures with you!

Since lent is over, I have taken it upon myself to buy a few nail polishes that I have been “lemming” for (is that the phrase?).  The first one I picked up is Essie’s “Tart Deco”, which I had mentioned in a previous post.  It was the last one in my local drug store, so I took that as a sign that it was meant to be.

 

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Once again, excuse the cuticles.  I’ve had a really hard time getting rid of my icky winter hands.  The cold really did some damage!  Do you have any recommendations for lotions/creams?

I absolutely adore this color.  It is perfect for spring, and it is bright and eye-catching without being neon.  It is the perfect mixture of pink and orange – a coral color!  I loved it on it’s own, but after a couple of days I decided to put some Shine of the Times over it, and Tart Deco really pulls out the orange and yellow flakies in the polish.  I think I will definitely be using this color quite often.  The only problem I had with this polish is that it was quite opaque.  It took three coats to get full coverage, which isn’t usual for other Essie polishes I have tried.  I wish the Essie brushes were bigger too…

On another note, I saw a Deborah Lippmann polish that I really wanted, but I found it’s dupe – Revlon Whimsical!  However, apparently this polish is difficult to find as well.  I tried to make a franken to match it…that’s a different post for another day.

How have you all been doing?  What is on your nails right now?  Have you tried Tart Deco?  If not, I’d highly recommend it!

United at Last!

Well, I can finally say that I have found a polish on my Bucket (of Polish) List. I finally found “Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam” by Nicole OPI. This weekend I went home for Presidents Day and went shopping with my mom, sisters, and aunt. I saw this polish on a shelf and didn’t even care about the price (which is probably a bad thing) and as soon as I brought it back to school I slapped it on my nails.
I did find a couple other polishes on my Bucket list…but I’ll post about those when I use them. 🙂
Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam is a gorgeous dark teal with a hint of dark green. It has no shimmer, which I love, and I think it would be absolutely gorgeous as a matte! I didn’t have time last night to do a fancy design (yay college life), so I used my favorite flakie, Essie Shine of the Times, as an accent nail. I don’t know how long I’ll keep this on but for now it’s just perfect.

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By the way, please ignore my nasty cuticles. It’s embarrassing! But like I said, I didn’t have much time. I’ll do better next time, I promise! 🙂