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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Copperhead

Hello lovelies!
Today I have a brand new polish to show you! This is from Sally Hansen's newest collection called Lustre Shine. I have most of the collection except for the white pearly one and I'll probably get that one soon enough. I'm a bit of a collector, what can I say?

This polish has a beautiful bluish pewter shimmer in the bottle but I didn't find that it translated to the nail much, if at all. You can see a band of this in this bottle shot. The only time I saw this actually was when I was cleaning up. I imagine when I take this off that the copper will come off first and leave a bit of the blue behind.

Sadly this is not so duochrome. It's beautiful and easy to work with. My brush had a wonky bristle that hopefully my other bottles don't have. The formula was fine, two coats and no dragging. My swatch below is with no top coat, and seems to be a bit bubbled (which I couldn't see IRL).

No flash. I can't figure out why this picture is so yellow. Terrible lighting at my parents house probably.

With flash. This is brighter than it usually looks. Imagine this slightly more dusty.

And a bonus picture, my daughters pink mani. She had to be on this blog post. She thinks cats are better to hold than nail polish bottles.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Nubar Forest and reclaim

Next up in my untried stash is the Go Green set from Nubar. I bought this set specifically for these two polishes and have let them sit for almost 2 years now. Shame on me!

I started with two coats of Forest, it is lovely and dried quickly. It's a darkened kelly green cream, I don't know why I haven't used this before! I made sure to wrap my tips to prevent chipping but after my shower the next day I had a couple chips. I have no idea how to prevent chipping, so I suppose I'll just change my polish every couple days. Here's the shot of Forest.

After the couple chips I decided to do a tape mani/thick tipped french with Reclaim. Hello Holo! Such a pretty color, and an amazing linear holo. I'm in need of more holos, especially dark colors. Here's a flash shot to show the pretty rainbows.

I'm sure you'll see a new post in a day or two as this mani is now chipped so time to change it.

Do you have this set? What about tips for preventing chips?


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rimmel 60 Seconds Extreme: Mania

First up in my stats of untrieds is Rimmel 60 Seconds Extreme Nail Polish in Mania. What an amazing darkened teal duochrome with a golden shimmer. It flips between teal and emerald green, not a big difference but so pretty! I honestly have no idea how long this has been in my stash of untrieds, probably close to 15 years, maybe less though. All I know is it sat in a box through two moves, which covers at least 7 years. Being that old it's not 3 free or organic or vegan, but it's beautiful.

I'm not sure if you can buy this anywhere any longer but ebay is always worth a shot. Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More Milani One Coat Glitters

Today was the wedding of one of my friends I've known since 8th grade! I'll spill my age here and admit that's since 1993! Back then he was dating my best friend but obviously he wasn't marrying her today. His new wife is so sweet and they are a perfect couple!

Since I got off work at 6:30 this morning and the wedding was at 11:00 I went home and changed my mani. Last night at work I peeled off the previous Silver Dazzle. It actually ended up being quite easy to peel. I will continue to use glue as a base coat. In fact, I used it as a base for this mani.

Here's my outfit for the wedding. The dress is by H&R London and the shoes are by Pleaser.

And here's the nails:

I again used Milani One Coat Glitter in Purple Gleam and the accent nail is Lavender Fizz. Purple Gleam is a purple glitter in a black base and Lavender Fizz is different sized lavender glitter in a clear base. Once again I had to use three coats. I also used two coats of glue which I think may have been a mistake, you can see how it's sort of messy near my cuticles, that's the glue lifting up. Again I finished with Gelous and ProFX Quick Dry top coat. I still had some grit with that combo.

So now my lovely readers, I pose a question to you. I have quite a stash of untried polishes that I'd like to get through. Shall I do them by brand, by color, by how long it's been sitting in my untried stash? Your input is appreciated.

I leave you with a picture of my daughter dancing with the ring bearer. The cuteness of this was overwhelming! He was telling her where to put her hands and where his would go. So stinking adorable! (Notice where his hand is. Little Casanova!)


Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's been a while

I'm back! Did you miss me? I got married, moved, and started back to college. I haven't gone more than 12 hours without polish on my nails but haven't documented them on here. I want to get back into it, show some nail art and review polishes.

Without further ado! My current mani is Milani One Coat Glitter in Silver Dazzle. It's a beautiful gunmetal gray glitter but it took 3 coats to get full coverage. It also dries matte so unless that's the look you're going for (and it's a good look) then you'll need a couple coats of topcoat. I used Gelous followed by ProFX Rapid Dry top coat (from Walmart, it's my go to top coat) and there's still a little bit of texture. Also, I already have a chip. 4 hours later it has chipped :(

I should also mention I used the new fad of using Elmer's glue as base coat for easy glitter removal. I'll let you know how that works out. If you don't know what that is google it. It's also known as PVA glue. It sounds like a cool idea, only removal will tell.

Here's the "traditional" shot:

And blurred to show the pretty:

Have you tried these One Coat Glitters? Were you able to get full coverage in one coat?