Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cover Girl Nail Slicks: Midnight Forest

I have another couple of cool Dollar Tree finds today. This is called Midnight Forest, and it's a blackened teal-ish color.

and the accent nail is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails: Trick or Treat:

Trick or Treat is a black jelly with multi colored glitter. I found the entire line of old Sally Hansen Halloween glitters at the DT. They are so cute! I'll have more to show you soon ☺

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Clarins 230...'nuff said


This is over Maybelline Express Finish Matte Grape. Before and after:

Make sure you click to enlarge the picks, holy wow!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

LaRosa Crackle Shatter: Maroon Red

Here is my 2nd LaRosa Crackle polish. This is called Maroon Red, but as you can see, it's a reddish purple color. I wouldn't call it maroon. But what's so cool about it is that it has a shimmer to it. I don't think I've ever seen a crackle polish with shimmer.

Check it out (make sure to click the pick for a larger version):

OK, so I adore this crackle pattern!! I really like the larger chunks of polish rather than the skinny threads. What I did was swipe the polish up and down vertically like normal, but before it dried (work fast!) swipe it to the side in a 90 degree angle. I alternated one nail 90 degrees to the right and the one next to it to the left.

The base color is another amazing Shmoopy franken:

I only got two of the LaRosa's, but my BF Shmoopy got 3 others. Here are all five swatched. I think there were like 8 or so different ones.

You can't really tell in the photos, but this is neon.

This is a different purple than the one I got, this one has the shimmer too. Awesome!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ozotic Pro 513 and 518 - Angels sing!

Ok, so best day ever! First of all it's Friday! But the exciting news is:
1) new Stevie Nicks album trailer (see post below). It's so amazing....I'm in absolute awe and am so excited for the new album.
2) I ordered Clarin's 230!!! and it already shipped out. SQUEE!!!!
3) My Ozotic Pro holos arrived.

Not a bad start to the weekend, huh? These Ozotic's are so amazing. I ordered them from Picture Polish, and I highly recommend the site. They shipped super fast and were great at keeping me updated through out the order, and you can pay through Pay Pal. I have nothing but raves for them.

On to the colors. First off, I wasn't able to get picks in sunlight, so I'll update the post (hopefully this weekend) on the next sunny day I get.

The 1st color is 518 Flame. The name Flame is listed on PP's website, but the polish only says 518. 518 is a true red holo and my Holy Grail of all polishes. This was my biggest lemming ever, and I just can't believe I finally own it.

This next one is 513, called Purple on PP's site. Another awesome linear holo.

and here they are side by side. Swoon worthy!!!!

Thanks for looking!

New Stevie Nicks album trailer

Sorry for the non-polish post, but I'm just so excited to share this ☺


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Thanks for looking!!

Maybelline Express Finish: Planet Pluto topcoat

Planet Pluto is another great old Maybelline top coat. It's similar to Shooting Stars in that it's silver holo glitter with very fine bar glitter, but the bar glitter is silver holo instead of blue. This one looks great in the sunlight. This one looks great on a pedi too!

Here's a closeup:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maybelline Salon Experts: Acoustic Azure

I got this are part of a 2pk from the Dollar Tree. It was packaged with one of the Maybelline Denims from earlier in the week. I'm so pleased with this color. It's a nice dark vampy blue shimmer, but what I love is that it's a dark vampy color that doesn't look black. You can still tell it's blue.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Broadway Nail Dress Stick On Wraps Review

After trying the Sally Hansen Salon Effects (which I love), I saw these Stick On Wraps and decided to give them a try.

The Pros:
They had some cute designs
They were not as expensive as the Sally Hansen Effects

The Cons:
Hard to get good application
They don't stick well
You may have to cut them to get accurate shape

I'm quite disappointed. The application was not great. They don't seem to bend well to the curve of the nail, so you end up getting creases....and to top it off, they don't like to stay put. I put them on just before we sat down to watch a movie, and before the end of the same movie, the edges were pulling away.

from afar, they don't look so bad:

But up close, you can really see the creases:

Has anyone else tried these? What did you think of them? Did I just get duds or were they as bad for you?

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maybelline Express Finish Shooting Stars topcoat

Shooting Stars is such a cool topcoat. It's a mixture of Silver holo micro glitter and very fine blue bar glitter:

Look how cool this color is, this is why I love these old Maybelline's....they're so unique.

You can really see the details in this closeup:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Maybelline Express Finish Indigo Chic

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Here's another great old Maybelline color, I'm in a Maybelline mood this week! In fact I have few more coming later in the week....

Indigo Chic is a great vampy blurple-y color:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Glitter Bomb franken

This is another awesome franken by my BF Shmoopy. She's is an amazing frankener!! I adore her creations. This is a blue jelly base with a light ice blue glitter, holo bar glitter and some diamond holo glitter. AMAZING in the sunlight!!

Here's a great closeup (click to enlarge):

Thanks for looking!

Maybelline Express Finish Denims

I decided to stop in to my local DT Friday, and I found a couple of old Maybelline Express Finish polishes. These two were part of the denim collection. After doing some searching, I found a post about them here on Pretty Random's blog . I guess there were 10 in the set. I only have these two though.

I really love these old Maybellines, and I get so excited when I find any ☺

This one is called Stone Wash. It's a light blue frost finish:

and this is Five Pocket:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

In honor of the holiday today, I have for you a bunch of greens!

Zoya Midori (love this one!)

Claire's Moodie

Zoya Veruschka

Zoya Irene

Hedy's Oke.Doke. Camo Loco

Orly It's Not Rocket Science topped w/Colorama Shimmer Girl

Thanks for looking!

Diamond Cosmetics: Chainmail Charm

This is Chainmail Charm from Diamond Cosmetics. It's a gunmetal / charcoal gray holo, love it! I got mine quite a while back, but I've heard that some of the recent purchases of this color have been holo duds.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

LaRosa Crackle Shatter: Snow White + OPI Glow Up Already

I went dusty hunting with my BF Shmoopy today, and we came across the unknown brand of crackle polishes called LaRosa. This color is #10 Snow White. (I also got a purple one I'll post about later this week)

Bottle shot:

Here is one coat over OPI's Glow Up Already:

Glow Up Already solo:

I adore the glitter crackle combo! I'm in absolute love with this mani ♥♥♥
Just cuz it's so awesome, here's another shot:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Essie Ruby Slippers

Today's color is Essie's Ruby Slippers. I made the mistake of buying it on eBay for $12 shipped, but you can get it online at 8 to 8 Beauty for like $4. Oh well.

Ruby Slippers is a red jelly with red kind of has a bit of gold to it as well.

I only own two Essie's; this and Dive Bar. So far I like them, but I think they're general color selection is a bit boring. I do have my eye one a couple other colors though, so I may have to get more soon ☺

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Claire's Poison Apple

I just picked up Claire's Poison Apple today. It's a purply reddish base with a gold duochrome to it. The finish is kind of flecky. All in all a very cool color.

This is two coats over Glitter Gal Red:

Here's a closeup of the duochrome:

There is zero sunlight today, I'd really like to see this one in better lighting. So pretty! I've read online that it's quite similar to Mac's Bad Fairy, but I don't have BF to compare it to.

Thanks for looking!