August 28, 2012

Mint Apple?

Hey everyone! Today I have a quick swatch of Mint Apple by Sinful Colors.  This color is gorgeous BUT not on me! I hate this color on does nothing for my skin tone and I just hate the way it looks on my nail.  It actually makes me sad because this color is so pretty :( 
Here's one shot....what do you think?
Happy Tuesday <3

August 25, 2012

Vintage Rose

Hey everyone! There has been a lot of vintage nail art going around so I thought I'd give it a try!

 Here is everything I used:
Julep in Rose and Robin and a green, white and pink striper polish

Happy Saturday <3

August 22, 2012

A few I've missed...

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing a few manis I've done in the past week or so and just haven't posted.  *I apologize in advance for the quality of some of these pictures...they were all taken with my iPhone...
Here I used Towel Boy Toy from the China Glaze Poolside Collection and BM plate 206
 Here I used China Glaze Sun Worshiper from the same collection and BM plate 208

 and here I used China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint and Sally Hansen Lively Lilac

Happy Wednesday <3

August 17, 2012

August Birchbox & Nail Mail

Hey everyone! Today was a good mail day for me...all goodies and no bills :)
First up is my August Birchbox. Now I must say this is the first box I'm not completely happy with but I'm not going to cancel my subscription just yet - I think they deserve another month only  because I've had pretty good boxes in the past.

Products from this months box:
1) Apothederm - Stretch Mark Cream.  This is supposed to rid you of your stretch marks withiin weeks. Why don't I like it? BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE STRETCH MARKS! Now maybe Birchbox assumed that since I marked "yes, I have kids" I must have stretch marks. They must not have read The Four Agreements - Agreement #3 clearly advises: Don't Make Assumptions!   (sorry mini rant..k I'm over it) *Sigh* I just have no use for it...
2) Juicy Couture - Viva la Juicy La Fleur. Happy about this one, smells sooo delicious! I also love that this tube sample actually comes with a spritzer.
3) Schick Hydro Silk Razor - I think this was one of their "extras" not super exciting but very useful nonetheless.
4) Shu Uemura Art of Hair - Full Shimmer Illuminating Shampoo and a Treatment. 
5) Jouer - Moisturizing Lip Gloss. You may have to play a little Search&Find but I promise it's pictured.  I love this gloss but hate the big toe is bigger than this lip gloss.
*geez, maybe it's my time of month?
6) This is just a mini booklet with some beauty advice which I thought was cute and totally goes with the back-to-school theme Birchbox is going for.

Now on to something I am very excited to share with you...I've been nail swapping like crazy lately and here's another swap that was sent to me today.
The colors you see are:
Orly - Mermaid's Tale 
Sinful Colors - Hazard
China Glzae - Luxe & Lush
Kleancolor - Teal Envy
Revlon Moon Candy - Satellite 
She also sent some other goodies like lip gloss, lip stick, eye shadow and scented cotton balls! Yep, I said scented!
I'm excited to try'll see them all very soon! 
Happy Friday <3

August 15, 2012

Starry Doves

Hey everyone! I forget how flawless Zoya polishes apply and today I have one that is just perfect...Dove. 
 This is 2 coats, no top coat
Please excuse the cuticles - this was post clean-up and pre-moisturizing ;)
 Nasty cuticles, I know, but this pic shows this beautiful color...
 I decided to add a new glitter I picked up the other day: Let's Get Start-ed! by Nicole by OPI.  It's a beauty in the bottle but it's one of those glitter you have to "fish" for... definitely not my favorite.  So I'm still trying to decide if I should keep her for some glitter placement manis or if I should swap her hmmm? Anyway, here's a couple of shots...

August 14, 2012

Quick NOTD

Hey everyone! Here's a quick post of something I did the other day.  I used CHI Open Door Policy, added Essie Shine of the Times and then topped it off with a matte finish.
Unfortunately this combination doesn't show all the colors in Shine of the Times.

Happy Tuesday <3

August 11, 2012

Smooth Sailing From Here...

Hey everyone! I've been swatching a lot of my untrieds lately and here is another ready for it???  Essie Smooth Sailing - this color is daaaarling! It has teeny tiny silver glitter...
Direct sunlight -
 Taken indoors...

 and these last 2 were taken outdoors... Isn't this color just lovely? 

Happy Saturday <3

August 10, 2012

Lion Leopard

Hey everyone! I have a fun mani for today 'cause it's...... FRIDAY! Yay!
I used Sally Hansen's Choco-Latte, Color Club's Disco Nap and China Glaze I'm Not Lion - which by the way is one of those hungry glitters that totally eats up your top coat.  It's still a gorgeous gold glitter - I love it!
*Please ignore the paper cut on my bugs me so bad that it's taking so long to heal*

Happy Friday <3 

August 4, 2012

Goddess Gold

Hey everyone! Today I re-created one of my recent mani's using different colors.
These look like goddess colors to me :)

 What I used: 
OPI Nail Envy - Base Coat
Chi I Love You A Latte - 2 coats
OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know? - 2 coats
Gold Striper Polish
Barielle - No Chip Speed Dry top coat

August 2, 2012


Hey everyone! Another swatch today from Ruby Kisses called Tropical Blend.  This was sent to me in a swap and although I am not familiar with the brand I love the color!
It's a very thin polish...I used 3 coats here but probably should have done 4 just to be safe.
This first pic is closest to it's true color...
Happy Thursday <3