Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunshine and happiness

Supposedly, we only average around 60 sunny days here. It feels like less to me. What better polish for a sunny day, than a holo glitter?

Ulta has their Salon Formula on sale now for $2 each, so I grabbed a few bottles. This one caught my eye, because I'm a sucker for anything with holographic glitter. Its called Bombshell. This is 3 coats. Its a jelly, too! It applied really well, however, it needs a couple layers of thick topcoat to smooth it out. I applied 2, but was impatient and didn't let the first set up enough, so its a little bumpy.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lazy Sunday

I have exactly 3 RBLs (Rescue Beauty Lounge). I would love to have more, but it's a bit cost prohibitive. Their sophisticated creams really appeal to me. I feel most comfortable wearing an edgy cream at work. Neons or obscenely blingy glitters make me feel a little awkward in a professional environment.

This is Plie. Applied wonderfully and was opaque in 2 coats.

Then, since none of us can go shopping as often as we'd like, I thought I'd show you the results of a recent shopping trip that involved Sephora and Ulta.

I am absolutely thrilled with the Urban Decay Polish Primer Potion & the Blinc Mascara! Thanks Jessika.

The glitters are Nabi brand. I found them at a clothing & accessory store. I forgot the name. They have a really strong smell. I haven't tried those, yet.

The skinny Ulta bottles were from the newest collection. My shopping buddy asked a SA when they'd have them. Not too surprisingly, they already had them.. in a DRAWER! I swear every time I go to this Ulta the employees look like their on a pleasure cruise. All their nail polish could be gone on the sales floor and it would never occur to anyone to go look in the back for replenishment stock. I suspect that is why they had 2 complete sets of the CHI collection that was out around November, but no display anymore.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vaguely related to nails

I have Twilightitis... its acute and pretty serious. I know I avoided the initial pandemic. My Resistance had been faltering, though. It took me almost 10 years to watch Titanic, for crying out loud! I always have to go against the grain. I had teased my friends, relentlessly, who were affected by the out break and was scratching my head in confusion over some stupid teenage book. I Chided 30-something year old friends wearing Edward T-shirts, "What are you? 12?" Scoffed at co-workers in their 40s wearing Team Edward T-shirts and babbling about reading the books 17 times.

I thought the books were just sort of silly.. so I avoided them. How many times could I read about Edward's beauty? I didn't even go to see the movies or rent Twilight. Until a few weeks ago...

I decided I had to find out what was so absorbing about these books. So I listened to Twilight Book 1. It took about 2 days. Not as bad as I thought, but not all that. I had plenty of questions. Such as, if you were a hundred year old vampire, why would you waste your time going to high school over and over and over? Why not start your own business or go to college? How is Edward supposed to get Bella pregnant? If he has no heart beat, no blood, exactly how will he even get an erection? "Its just a book, your being too intellectual. Just enjoy it!" my coworker told me.

So, that weekend, I rented the movie.... OK now I get it! The books are alright. I think if I hadn't read the book I'd have found the movie too hurried and not really known what was going on. But O Ma Gawd! Whoever cast Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen was a genius! I actually find Robert Pattinson just alright, but as Edward Cullen... I'm obsessed.

Its a little like in the Lord of the Ring movies.. I couldn't careless about Orlando Bloom, but as Legolas.. OK! Now were talking! I don't even really care for guys with long hair, but elves with long hair, well.. that's different.

Oh alright, so what's this have to do with nail polish? Umm not too much.. I did go to Ulta the other day and found a pewter colored Ulta Professional Polish, called Twilight, so of course, I had to have it!

So since this is my blog and its all about me.. me and nail polish, but mostly me.. remember I am narcissistic, after all. I'm going to put some yummy pictures of Edward Cullen up... mostly, because I like looking at them and well.. it seems my husband is opposed to having to look at him on the wall paper of my lap top in the living room. *shrug* I know, how can he not appreciate Edward's dreamy beauty? Weird, I know. So if you've read this far and you don't like Edward, you're on Team Jacob, whatever.. I think there's been ample time for you to look away. You were warned.

Edward? Be my lab partner, please?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Something Special

A major lemming of mine has been Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday. I adore large hex glitter and rainbow glitter. This is both in one. A wonderful nail board friend at MUA (Makeup Alley) was generous enough to allow me to borrow it for a little while. I think I may have to break down and buy this. I have tried making my own, but finding glitter that does not loose its color in nail polish and turn the clear polish into a muddy mess has proven to be more difficult than I imagined. I even ordered some on eBay specifically for nail art. It too lost its color and turned the polish to a disgusting mud color.

This is Diamond Cosmetics Chainmail Charm with Lippmann Happy Birthday on top. There's no sun currently in this part of the world, so no holo goodness can be seen *sigh* It does provide a lovely charcoal grey background, however.

Orly Green Apple

Orly always seems to not get as much love as it deserves. The colors are not as exciting as some polish lines, yet, they are more colorful than Essie, for instance. I find Orly wears on me the best, though with all nail products, your milage may vary.

This particular shade is not from the spring collection, though it fits right in with the Sweet Collection for spring 2010.

I give you Orly Green Apple