Wednesday, November 24, 2010

China Glaze - Mrs. Claus

This post is about a beautiful Christmas polish that is accompanied by a rant about Sally Beauty Supply. First I'll talk about the polish because it's more important.

Mrs. Claus is pink with a hint of red jelly, with pink and silver glitter. I'm not sure about the exact description, but that is just what I see. It dries quickly and is opaque with 2 or 3 coats. It is a little gritty once on the nail so I used 2 coats of top coat. I couldn't really capture the colour (my camera sucks) so if you'd like to, pleasee check out Polish Hoarder Disorder's post on it, it has a description as well HERE.

It is definitely not that red in real life.

Slightly more accurate colour here, but the flash and light behind me make it look sheer.
(Nail sticker is from eBay)

Blurry pic to show the colour and the glitter.

So now about Sally's. About two months ago I was in the store and asked the manager if she could call me when they received the China Glaze Christmas polishes, and she wrote down my name, number and info on a sticky note and taped it up. On Saturday I was nearby so I thought that I'd check in and see if they had any new products, and there was the display with only one box set left. The manager then proceeded to tell me that she had thrown out the sticky note because it didn't really matter that I wanted a specific polish, and that I could go to the other Sally's which is an hour and a half away. I really only wanted Party Hearty because it was unique and Christmas-y, but I was upset so I overcompensated and got the box set, and 3 holiday Orly's. I later decided to check eBay for Party Hearty, where most were at least 20 dollars, but luckily I found someone selling a bottle for 2 dollars and 3 dollars shipping! 

Sorry for that long rant, I was just really annoyed at the time and I needed to get that off my chest. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Avon Violetta

Well it's official, I hate matte nail polish. Sure I only own two and they are both from the same company but I am not having the best luck with them. Knowing that I'd only be wearing this polish for a couple of hours, the application is sloppy and the photos aren't the best. I'll even tell you the process I used so you can tell me what I did wrong.

I had heard that applying a base coat will ruin the matte finish so I skipped that step. I applied two coats of the polish, took a picture then after a while applied a top coat.


Monday, November 22, 2010

I've been MIA and Flip Flop Fantasy.

I haven't been feeling well lately so my posts have been few and far between. I have been painting my nails though and have the pictures, but unfortunately my camera hasn't been very cooperative. But on the bright side, I now own the famous Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. I also got a few polishes from the China Glaze Tis the Season to be Naughty or Nice collection. When I post about that (probably tomorrow) I'll have a rant about Sally Beauty.

But for now, I'll leave you with a picture of my nails from the summer. This one is Flip Flop Fantasy from the China Glaze Poolside collection.

Tee hee! I really shouldn't have had an open bottle of polish sitting on the couch.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Remembrance Day Nails

So yesterday was Remembrance Day, and for it I did themed nails. They weren't really detailed, just a couple of dots to make a poppy over a white background.

 I also trimmed my nails down a lot. The nail on my index finger broke really low so I cut them all.

And my camera isn't working very well so the pictures aren't the greatest.

                                   I used some more Billie Cosmetics nail polish for this.

I know these aren't the most exciting nails but it was for an occasion.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Billie Cosmetics - Watermelon and Jovile

So I am back again with more Billie polishes, and this time it's Watermelon and Jovile. side note: jovile is the french word for jovial or joyful. Watermelon is a pale shimmery pink, and had no VNL after 1 thick coat. It is supposed to be scented like watermelons, but it just smells sugary. Jovile is more of a top coat, and in the bottle looks like a dark purple jelly with glitter. I layered the two and now it's a sparkly berry colour!

As you can see, they are very different in the bottle.

I hope you like it!

Funky Blue and Pink Nails

I'm sure that there's a better word than "funky" to describe these, but I don't know. These nails were done with one of my favourite brands, Billie Cosmetics. It's from the Dollar Giant and these polishes are amazing. They are 1 dollar, and dry almost instantly! So for this look I used the colours Blue and Pink Pansy.

I'm not sure if you can tell, but basically I painted my nails blue, and painted the tips pink. Except on the ring finger where the nail is pink with a blue tip!

The colours were tricky to photograph, and the camera kept dulling down these almost neon hues.
I turned the flash up really high to get an accurate picture.

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Zombie Claws and her Giveaway.

The fabulous "Mistress Zombie" over at Zombie Claws is having a 50 follower giveaway! I don't usually blog about giveaways, but her site is just amazing. Please check out her blog and her giveaway soon!

                                                                 LINK TO GIVEAWAY