Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Spirit of the Holidays....

Zoya Sarah + Northern Lights + ChG Mrs Claus
Ott lamp

...threw up on my nails.

I was still feeling blue and thought something blingy might cheer me up.

I posted a few pictures in various lighting since it appears so different in each light. In shade or artifical dim lighting the Mrs Claus is very prominent. Almost looking like pink glitter.

This is one of the few manicures my mother has noticed and complimented. Perhaps she notices most of them and keeps her thoughts to herself usually. Hmm

Zoya Sarah + Northern Lights + ChG Mrs Claus



crappy bedroom lighting

Zoya Sarah + Northern Lights + ChG Mrs Claus

kitchen lighting

Zoya Sarah + Northern Lights + ChG Mrs Claus

Kitchen lighting

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OPI DS Magic


OPI DS Magic, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

You may have wondered where I disappeared to. Just a heck of a lot going on. I've been less than healthy over the past few weeks. I think I have got SAD (seasonal affective disorder), too. It gets dark about 4:30 now. I can't stand this time of year.

I put this polish on tonight, thinking it might cheer me up. Its so beautiful! Glittery and duochromey, though you cannot see that in my photos. It shifts to purple.

OPI DS Magic


OPI DS Magic, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

OPI DS Magic


OPI DS Magic, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Nekkid Nails


Nekkid Nails, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

My nails were just getting too long. They were driving my crazy. I was catching them on everything. Notice the middle finger. I ripped my nail in about the middle of the nail bed. I ended up having to put a silk wrap over the entire nail. I wonder if I've lost strength since I went way down on my biotin. I felt it was breaking me out, but I'm still breaking out... so maybe that isn't why.

Zoya Skye


Zoya Skye, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Love this polish. Its more like a ballet slipper beige-pink than the photo. Close to RBL Plie. I like this polish, because it isn't as sheer as some pale Zoya colors. Very pleased this one.

Nekkid Nails


Nekkid Nails, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Nubbinized left hand. Not too stained.

Zoya Valerie


Zoya Valerie, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Zoya Valerie


Zoya Valerie, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I thought Valerie would be more purple than it is. Really, its more of a wine color than a purple. This photo might lean a little more red than it really is. My other photo leans more purple than it really is. So somewhere in the middle.

ChG 2Nite


ChG 2Nite, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

I'm not sure I ever wore this polish before now. It is so perfect. The entire OMG collection is fabulous. You know how I love blue. I'm finding I get much better application and wear of these holo polishes by putting them over a day old manicure. Otherwise, they chip easily. I love having rainbows on my nails! *happy dance*

ChG 2Nite


ChG 2Nite, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Meow! Katara is getting big, but she is a small, pint sized kitty.

ChG Ruby Deer


ChG Ruby Deer, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This is a pretty crappy photo. My day old mani is all gunked up. Still, I show you it, because I adore this color. I am smitten with the entire ChG 2010 Holiday collection. So many great polishes. I believe I bought them all.

Application and formula were great.

ChG Gussied Up Green


ChG Gussied Up Green, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

From the fabulous Rodeo Diva Collection of 2008! This could be my ultimate favorite green polish! Its has those darkened edges that give it the vampy quality. The rich green just glows. If you've overlooked this China Glaze Collection check ebay or your favorite etailer.

ChG Gussied Up Green


ChG Gussied Up Green, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

Zoya Jacy


Zoya Jacy, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This photo is much more color accurate. You can see the hidden shimmer if you look close. A really pretty color.

Zoya Jacy


Zoya Jacy, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This photo is not very color accurate, but it shows the hidden shimmer of Jacy, which sadly was difficult to observe on the nail.

Nicole Fell From the Tree


Nicole Fell From the Tree, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

My collection of squashy boob bottles is growing! Nicole is putting out some awesome nail polish. This is part of the 2010 Holiday Target Exclusive Collection. I picked up quite a few of them. They're just gorgeous! I feel as thoughthis picture is quite lacking. I love the depth of the color and the slight duochromatic pull to blue.

Orly Out of This World


Orly Out of This World, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This is a gorgeous polish. I feel like I am seeing it everywhere, though. Most noteably in my recent Zoya haul. Julieanne looks a heck of a lot like this polish. I haven't compared them, but I'm going to guess they're close.

Nails Inc Elizabeth St


Nails Inc Elizabeth St, originally uploaded by kennasmomma.

This is a really pretty nude with a subtle shimmer. A great polish when you want great application and need something subtle and clean looking.

Milani Spellbinding over ChG Branding Iron

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bec's Beauty Buzz Ozotic Giveaway



Bec is giving away some awesome Ozotics here