Thursday, December 27, 2012

365 polish for a year challenge: day 184-192

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! In just a few days we'll be into the New Year! I've been busy with work, baking cooking and trying to get some sleep as well. Not to mention this New England weather  has just been crazy! As promised I have a 9 day update today with a great amount of polishes to share! Also for Christmas I got a new storage bin for my polish, some new Mash stamping plates, Gal stamping plates (in transit thanks to a gift card!) and some nail foils! I can't wait for those to arrive, but for now we'll focus on the polishes I have here for you today ;D
Name:  Greycian Goddess
coats: 3
pigment: a simple gray
 Here we have a beautiful and creamy gray color from Loreal. These polishes go on so well and have great coverage, I really can't say how much I love this line and all the colors they have for it.
Brand: Sinful Colors
Name: Gogo Girl
coats: 3
pigment: a think bright red polish
price: $1.99
 Here we have a very festive and eye catching red. This polish was a bit on the thin side, but got good coverage on the 3rd coat. A very simple and seductive red.
I took one of the sparkle polishes from Loreal's diamond collection and  put it over this polish to give it a warm holiday look to it!
Brand: Pure Ice
Name: All Night Long
coats: 3
pigment: a multi-flux blue and purple polish
Pure Ice, ugh I love this polish line!! But it's so hard to find places around me that sell it, and if they do sell it, it's hard to find them in stock! I went up to NH and found that huge limited edition display they released a few months back and this was one of about 6 polishes that caught my eye right off the bat.
 A deep and mysterious red mix with a light a flirty purple hue makes this polish a keeper! If you can still find it I suggest you pick it up!
Brand: Loreal
Name: Now You Sea Me
coats: 3
pigment: a light sea foam green
 You know I'm a sucker for Loreal polishes. This color was calling my name and I had to put it on! A beautiful light almost with a gray tone sea foam green.
Smooth coverage and a beautiful pigment. I think this is part of their normal line. I don't know why I held off from buying Loreal for so long?!?!
Brand: Wet N' Wild
Name:  Caribbean Frost
coats: 3
pigment: a metallic tealish green
A classic color in my polish line. I've seen this color around for a long time in the Wet N' Wild line. I held off from it because I remember the metallic colors being a bit on the meh side in this line, but come to find out this polish proved me wrong.
I don't know if it's because I've had it so long, but it went on with beautiful and full coverage.
 I also added some Christmas stickers I got back in the spring (free with an ebay order) so I decided to use them. They look awesome on, but I must say were a huge pain to remove. I thought using polish remover on them would make them less adhesive to my nail...I was wrong. It took me a good 10mins to get all of them off of my nails.
Brand: Wetn N' Wild
Name:  I Red A Good Book
coats: 3
pigment:a thin bright red polish
price:$.99 (sale)
 Another beautiful and festive red for the holiday season. This polish goes on smoothly and has a lovely glossy finish.
But I took away the glossy shine and added bright green crackle and a matte coat to make it a popin' and eye catching green and red combo.

Brand: Nailene
Name:  French Manicure
coats: 3
pigment: a white polish
price: n/a (bought a longggg time ago)
 I only have one photo for this look. I used an old white polish that is used to make french tips. Figuring it was thicker and could have good coverage in less coats... it didn't. And in fear of smudging my polish I tried a light stamp, and ended up with missing some of my nail. I didn't even clean up my messy nails for this manicure. I think I wore it for maybe 10 mins and then redid the nails I was angry, this could have been so cute!!
Brand: Sally Hansen
coats: 3
pigment: a pastel blue
price:$1.49 (clearance and coupon)
 Ok, first time using the Smooth Perfect line, and this polish is THIN. I had to use 4 coats on some nails, but was being kind because some of my nails got full coverage on 3 coats.
 And I'm guessing it was my fast dry top coat that caused all of the bubbles in the polish, that is my fault. I applied 2 coats trying to get the polish to dry quicker.
 But I did wait for the polish to properly dry and tried the same plaid plate design again, with more success. My cuticles rise up a bit on the sides of my nails so stamping is a bit of a task for my nails. Practice is all I can do!
Brand: NYC
Name: Enchanted
pigment: a thin white polish with gold glitter
price: $1.99 
 I go this polish back around Halloween. This was part of a display that had good and bad, light vs dark theme to it. This is a simple metallic white polish with some gold glitter in it. Now I was shocked how thin this polish went on and how little gold glitter there was in the polish.
 It might look a little bit better with maybe one more coat and maybe a little bit more glitter in it. 

Wow, what a long update! But it is done, and now time to rest a little bit before bed and work tomorrow.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

365 polish for a year challenge: day 177-183

I'm keeping this very simple with my post today. I've been very busy with work, shopping and more work! But I have been having fun with new coworkers and sharing the polish love!  I'm off to get ready for work (again) so short and sweet update!
Brand: Sally Hansen
Name: Electric Emerald
pigment: metallic and magnetic green polish
price: free



Name: Pastel Color Lime Green 
coats: 3
pigment: a simple pastel metallic green
price: $1.99
Brand: Barielle
Name:  Falling Star
coats: 3
pigment: a cobalt blue with copper glitter
price: 5pc set $9.99

Brand: Fresh Paint
Name:  Hydrangea 
coats: 3
pigment: a lilac purple
Brand:Sally Hansen
Name: Wet Cement
coats: 3
pigment: a light gray
price: $2.49
Brand: Nail Polish
Name: n/a
coats: 3
pigment: a simple teal color
price: $8.99 in a 12pc set

Brand: Loreal
Name: VIP Status 
coats: 3
pigment: a dark metallic blueish gray
price: $1.49

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

365 polish for a year challenge: day 173-176

Just a very quick update for the days that I have missed. 
Brand:Fresh Paint
Name: Nebula 
pigment: a shimmer and glittery magenta
 This polish caught my eye. A simple glitter polish, but a beautiful and glossy finish
 I love Fresh Paints nail polish! I keep finding some beautiful colors by them!
Brand: Funky Fingers
Name: Venom
coats: 3
pigment:a duo-chrome purple and green polish
price: 3/$5.00
Am I the only one that has totally fallen in love with all these duo-chrome polishes? It's two colors in one!
 This color did settle away from my cuticles, but other than that the color is beautiful!

Brand:Fresh Paint
Name:  Spruce Street 
pigment: a deep forest green
 A deep forest green with beautiful coverage. This polish only took two coats and dried very smooth and shiny.
  I love these darker colors for this time of year.
 To liven this look up I added Zoya Opal over this color to give it a little life.

Brand: Revlon
Name: Blue Lagoon 
coats: 3
pigment: a sky blue with white shimmer
price: $1.49 (clearance)
 I got this color on clearance at CVS. Lucky for me the CVS I went to didn't have any clearance signs up!
 This color is very simple and beautiful. Took me three coats to get full coverage, so beautiful!
See everyone tomorrow and don't forget to follow me on Twitter and LIKE my page on facebook !


Friday, December 7, 2012

365 polish for a year challenge: day 168-172

Oh man it has been a super busy week! Work, traveling and sick family members! This New England weather is very unforgiving! Everyone is doing well now, and I am here with my 5 day polish update as promised! 
Brand: Spoiled
Name: The Parking Meter Expired 
pigment: a deep metallic and shimmering teal-ish blue
price: $1.99

 This polish was a bit on the thicker side, which kind of made it a bit harder to properly apply it to my nail with the thicker brush. But overall this was a gorgeous color.

 Beautiful reflection with the flash, and great coverage with only 2 coats!

Name: Electric Blue
coats: 3
pigment: a light metallic blue
price: $9.99/5pc set
 A simple and beautiful metallic blue. I was really in a metallic mood with these colors huh? This polish went on so smoothly and had a bit of a thinner coverage so it took me 3 coats to get the look I wanted.
The Jessica line is so expensive on its own, so I was very lucky to find this pack for sale!
Brand: NYC
Name: Manhattan
coats: 3
pigment: a rich and deep plum purple
price: $.99
 Such a beautiful and dark coverage polish! So shiny and beautiful, deep and rich describe this color perfectly.
 Reminds me of a deep plum color, so perfect for the colder weather of winter!
Brand: E.L.F.
Name:  2f01as
pigment: a rich and creamy cranberry red
price: $1.70 (clearance)
 My first ELF polish ever! I found a few of them on clearance and had to scoop them up for the amazingly lower price than normal! Oh man, this was just a cranberry velvet dream polish. It dried so quickly and so smoothly. I only did 2 coats and felt like that was good enough coverage.
 Looking at the photos with the flash on I can see that a 3rd coat could have gone a long way, but in normal lighting it was fine.
Name:  Bonsai
coats: 3
pigment: a fun and bright metallic green
price: $1.99 (coupon)
 I picked up this polish on sale at Walgreens for $4.99 with a coupon AND got extra care in return so it's like I spent $1.99! I love this color, just look at that reflection! Shimmery, beautiful color tone with a hint of gold in it.
 Full coverage with 3 coats that looks so smooth and beautiful. A great color for a holiday manicure!
 As you can see it works very well with some red dots! I wanted a cute yet simple manicure so I grabbed a dotting tool and hit my nails with some dots. I used LA Colors Red Glitter (clever color name I know) This look reminds me of gift wrapping on a present! 
Well I am all caught up now and I hope you enjoyed today's update!
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