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Orly and some product raves!

18 Mar

On one of my trips to Ulta I picked up Orly’s Rococo-a-go-go. It’s mostly a purple micro glitter polish, but with gold and pink shimmer. I started with two coats of Gelous…which is where my first product rave comes in.  I heard good and bad about this base coat, but I figured I’d try it anyway. Its great, I had no problems with drying time like a lot of reviews said. I was a bit worried because some people were saying it took 10 minutes to dry, but it dried within a few minutes, if that.

Now, on to Orly’s Rocco-a-go-go. I only needed two coats, I could have used one, but I can’t help myself. I definitely think this is my new favorite! Orly’s formula is great! More of their colors will definitely be joining my collection! Now, bare with me, I took a lot of photos and this polish has so many colors in it.

I used two types of lighting, florescent lights and a CFL light. The ones with the color a bit more maroon and gold is the CFL and the purple and pink pictures are with the florescent lights.  Love it!

On a trip to Sally’s yesterday I picked up two lotions. Proclaim Olive oil lotion and Original’s  Cleansing Sugar Glow. Both really great. Proclaim’s lotion really soaks in and leaves my hands soft for the whole day! Original’s Cleansing Sugar Glow exfoliates great and leaves my hands and arms smooth.

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More Sparkle

29 Feb

Lately I’ve been on a sparkle kick…put that together with my Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild purchases and you get Deeper Dive. It’s a blue-teal jelly polish from the Spoiled collection. They really need to work on their names, I had a few different ones in my hand that I had to put back just because I couldn’t get past the name….”Pet my Peacock”….”Your fly’s Down”….”My Silicone Popped”?!?!? What, who, why?! Why?!? Everything I’ve been reading people have been complaining about the Spoiled brushs, I haven’t had a problem with any of them until Deeper Dive, I don’t know if it was because its a jelly and it’s darker…it was the only one to stain my nails…my cuticles…and my skin…not sure how much I’ll be using this one. Which is sad because It really is beautiful, another great one for the summer.

Dressed up Black

28 Feb

I started reorganizing my stash and found this holographic-ish glitter polish in one of my bins. Around Christmas I had bought a motorized nail buffer which came with a dryer, a few other tools and around 8 different polishes. Being a brand I never heard of  and being lumped in with the other nail tools I kind of just wrote the polishes off. But this polish will definitely be used again! I don’t think it even has a name. The glitter is suspended in clear polish so I decided to layer it over Sinful Color’s Black on black. I’m thrilled with the outcome. It looks great in the sunlight!!

I’m not sure I captured all the colors of this. In different lights new colors show up.

I had all my polishes in tackle boxes, but they were all stacked on top of each other. It started to get annoying to get to the bottom bin. I’m in the middle of moving them to one of the drawers in our spare bedroom’s dresser.

I also just purchased a set of Red Angel image plates and a set of dotting tools, I can’t wait to get them. I’ll be tracking them every step of the way…because I’m inpatient like that.

Chocolate Strawberry & Popular

19 Feb

Here is a swatch of my DIY Chocolate Strawberry nail color I make this morning. Unfortunately, this picture doesn’t show the pink shimmer in it.

I tried Revlon’s Popular..Love it! I ended up doing 4 coats, but it covered in 3. I finished it off with a coat of Essie’s To Dry For.

Popular is my first Revlon polish, the formula is great and it dried quickly, even with four coats.

More DIY Nail Color

19 Feb

I took a trip to Ulta this morning for my refill of Essie’s To Dry For. Since I’ve been buying new polish like crazy (picked up Revlon’s Popular yesterday) I knew I couldn’t get another new polish at Ulta so instead I picked up 2 Sally Hansen’s Clear polish for DIY Nail color so I could use my coupon.  I decided to use two of my Bare Mineral’s eyeshadows that I kinda forgot about. Cherry Coco Truffle is a brown with tiny pink sparkles in it and Berry Flambe is a purple with gold, blue and purple sparkles.

I like to use old scrapbook paper to make a funnel, its thick and easy to use since it is already a square.

I like the Bare Mineral’s because it’s powdery and if you use regular eyeshadow it needs to be ground up. I used the opposite end of a thin paint brush when I used an Almay shadow.

I’m pretty excited about these colors, I haven’t done a mani yet with them, I’ll probably do them tonight, but here is the final result! What would a nail polish be without a silly name, so here is Purple Moonlight

And here is Chocolate Strawberry.

Spoiled….by Wet n’ Wild

18 Feb

I’ve been getting so many new polishes, its hard to keep up! For today’s manicure I decided to go with Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild The Parking Meteor Expired…bit of a long-winded name. lol. It’s a black based polish with blue, green and purple shimmer built-in.

I love this color! I did about 2 coats, but it could be a one-coater. Instead of a stamped mani I decided to do a coat of Spoiled’s Jewelry Heist over it.

I added another polish to my collection on Friday, Sinful Color’s Nail Junkie…perfect name!

It’s a blue sparkle jelly polish with green, gold, blue sparkles. Here it is in the bottle, can’t wait to try it out!

Circles

16 Feb

I decided to do a konad stamp over Brucci’s Gianna’s Rockin Blue.  I choose Kleancolor’s Metallic Blue for the stamp color and the stamp m65.