Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sparkles, Keeper of the Helmer

This is the new kitteh who guards the Helmer


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Her cuteness is overwhelming!
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Don't let it fool you! She guards the Helmer with her life!

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She says to this would-be polish nabbing golden retriever, Gypsy, "Don't even try it, Punk!"
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Its hard work being a Helmer guarding kitten!
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OPI Cuckoo for this Color


OPI Cuckoo for the Color, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I really do like this color! Its a wee bit duochrome. Has that darkened edge and glowing color. This is two coats and the formula was divine.

OPI Cuckoo for this Color


OPI Cuckoo for the Color, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fall 2010 OPI haul


Fall 2010 OPI haul, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I went to Cosmoprof today and here's what I decided to get. My husband thinks Cosmoprof sounds like a Soviet Commissary or something. "Heading down to the Cosmoprof, Comrade?"

Anyways.. I may have these names wrong, as I am going from memory. We'll see how I did:

Russian Navy, Royal Rajah Ruby, Eiffel For this Color, Cuckoo For this Color, Yodel Me on My Cell, Ski Teal We Drop, Diva of Geneva, William Tell Me About OPI

I wanted some of the fall OPIs and there were a few essentials missing from my collex. Guess I'm in the fall state of mind, because I picked up only dark fall colors. I did have Dutch Tulips in my hand, but decided it was so close to Red Hot Ayers Rock, that I didn't need it. I, also, nearly bought my Chihuahua Bites, but passed.

Nails Inc Haymarket


Haymarket, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I can't decide if I like this color or not. It applied like a dream, of course, like Nails Inc usually does. The next day all I could think of when I looked at my nails were green surgical scrubs. It looked decent on my skin tone, but it was not a thrilling color.

China Glaze Cowgirl Up


Cowgirl Up, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I actually only bought this a month or so ago. I got into nail polish about 6 months after this Rodeo Diva Collection came out. It is such an awesome collection, if you appreciate vampy colors with personality and shimmer. I like the way the edges are darkened and the colors glow from the center. I just ordered a whole bunch more Rodeo Diva's this weekend... they should arrive in the next couple days.

This color is almost the same hue as OPI Diva of Geneva. I layered it on top a couple days later, cuz I figured it was dumb to redo the whole mani. I'm sorry I did not get photos of it to show you.

Franken Traffic Cone


Franken Traffic Cone, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I lem'd this polish by OPI-Nicole badly, but never came across it. So, I decided to try and recreate it. I'm not sure how I did, for I've never seen it in person, but in my mind this is what I wanted. The orange freaked out my camera a bit and made my skin pull really purple in the photo, LOL

What do you think?

China Glaze Cowgirl Up


Cowgirl Up, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Franken Traffic Cone Ingredients



Nicole Fresh Squeezed, Color Club's Poptastic neon orange, SH Floral Taffeta, SH Diamonds, Misa Cherry Topping

Franken Traffic Cone


Franken Traffic Cone, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A groovey little bobble


Mood Band, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I picked this up for a whopping $1.99 at a gift shop. Its a stainless steel mood band. I ought to try for some other photos of it in other moods. I think its just adorable. I had those big bubbley mood rings in my teens, back in the late 80s, early 90s. What about you?

Finger Paints Easel-y Entertained


Oh my! Look at this! It is so purple and so sparkly. It is violet, not blurple. I put this over that LA Rockstars Rockstar. It was really dull when I finished, so I highly recommend a shiny top coat. Finger Paints is a brand I've shunned a bit after some unpleasant chipping in the past, but I'm giving her another go.


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Finger Paints Easel-y Entertained

Finger Paints Easel-y Entertained

Finger Paints Easel-y Entertained

LA Rockstars Rockstar


LA Rockstars Rockstar, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I have mixed feelings about this polish. I think I'd like it better if the base were a touch less black. The glitter is very fine and smooth, which I like, but it gets lost in the dark base. Do you think if I jelly it up a bit with clear and maybe add some dark vampy eggplant to it, it would make it better? I'm thinking either ChG VIII or OPI William Tell Me About OPI.

LA Rockstars Rockstar


LA Rockstars Rockstar, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.