Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Polishes - 2012 Edition

Last year there were a ton of new pumpkin polishes, so this year I was pretty excited to see what they came out with for 2012. Well, to my disappointment, there were only two new colors from last year's crop.

The base color here is a Claw polish called Bloodshed, which is great name for this color. It's a right red cream. In case you're not familiar with Claw polishes, they come in these great coffin shaped bottles.

One of the two pumpkins here is a clear base filled with orange micro glitter and orange and black bar glitters. This is one coat overtop Bloodshed. I really like the red underneath. The bar glitters don't really lay flat on the nail, so that's a bit of texture.

This next polish is another Claw polish called Poison. Poison is a bright shiny purple that my camera did not love. Every photo made it look blue for some reason, but I was lucky enough to grab one decent one that is pretty close to accurate. It's still a bit more blue in this photo than IRL.

So, overtop Poison, I'm wearing the 2nd new pumpkin polish of the season. This one a clear base with bunches of light purple hexes. This is also the type of glitter that doesn't exactly lay flat and smooth on the nail. I liked the two together, but this type of glitter isn't my favorite.

Ok, so a quick rant. I HATE this curly glitter trend - I think Polish Addict was the one who labeled them "taco glitter". I like my polish smooth, I can't stand when the ends start to curl up and snag on things. Blach. Ok, I guess that wasn't really a rant....ha ha.

I know I've been MIA for a while, so what the heck have I been up to? Well, we just bought a house! Looks like we'll be moving sometime in December if all goes well. I'm so excited!!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jessica: 735 Pumpkin Spice & Halloween Fun

Words cannot express how much I love this polish, I took so many pictures, it was hard to narrow it down to three! LOL. Pumpkin Spice....yum, just have a look:
Amazing, huh? Has anyone done anything fun for Halloween yet? This weekend, we're going to Greenfield Village for their Halloween weekend. Greenfield Village is a historic village in our area and for Halloween they really do it up. There are hundreds of lit jack o lanterns along the pathways, they have awesome scarecrows, giant pumpkins and even the Headless Horseman. Here are some picks from last year's trip. I can't wait!
(of course I'm the one in the Fleetwood Mac hoodie! LOL)

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm your Huckleberry....

Today I have some tombstone polish spam. I'm so ready for the Halloween season! The 1st color is #12423 Creepy Pumpkin. CP is a sheer orange base loaded with orange micro glitter. This is one coat over black:
Next, we have #11137 Black Magic. BM is a clear base with multi colored thin bar glitter. Just like Creepy Pumpkin, this is one coat over black:
This color is also called Black Magic, but it has a different number #12422. This polish is black with multi color super micro glitter.
And lastly, we have #11139 Night Glow. NG is a glow in the dark topcoat. This is two coats, and as you can see, it leaves a bit of a haze overtop the base color:
Now, I held both the bottle and my nails right up to the light for a decent amount of time, and although the bottle glowed brightly, there was zero glow on the nails.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Essie: Wrapped in Rubies and Finger Paints: It Baroque

In honor my broken nails growing out enough to finally have a free edge, I was inspired to show off two colors today 8-) It's nice to be able to polish my nails and actually have them look decent now.

First up is Essie Wrapped in Rubies. The bottle shows a reddish brown color with heavy amounts of gold shimmer. On the nail, the shimmer isn't anywhere near as noticeable as the bottle and there really isn't any brown, it still translates into a nice autumn red color. Perfect for this time of year. I really loved wearing this one.
The next color up for today is Finger Paints It Baroque. It's an army green shade that's so earthy, I just love it. I don't own many FP polishes, but this one was pretty perfect. The formula and brush were amazing, I had enough control when applying that I didn't have to do any cleanup (a rarity for me! LOL).

Thanks for looking!!