Viewing posts tagged 'pink'

February 6th, 2012

Valentine in PINK Treasury

Pink is the color of love and happiness.  There is some evidence to suggest that being in a pink room evokes a feeling of calmness and decreases aggression.  Enjoy this pink Valentine-themed treasury!

Thanks to the curator for including my industrial barbie nurse necklace!

 

~ Allison ~

January 16th, 2012

Essie Demure Vixen

Filed under: , ,

Normally I don’t reach for pale pink polishes, but this is an exception.  I can’t get enough of Essie’s Demure Vixen!  In most lights it looks like a dusty, cool-toned greyish pink – very subtle and indeed, demure.  But under certain lights a flash of cool pink/lilac shimmer appears.  It’s just gorgeous and very unexpected.  I must say I’m a big fan of this combination.

 

~ Allison ~

October 19th, 2011

OPI Muppets Nail Polish Collection Holiday 2011

I don’t know about you but I grew up watching the Muppets, so I was pleased and intrigued to hear that OPI was doing a holiday collection in our favorite puppets’ honor!  The collection consists of 12 shades and I ended up buying 4 of them from my local beauty supply store.  Here are my swatches and reviews.

Warm & Fozzie

This copper foil has a titch of duochrome that emerges in certain lights.  This is gorgeous, the perfect fall color and festive enough for the holidays too.

 

Designer, De Better!

This reminds me of ORLY Rage if it were reversed – instead of copper with silver flecks, silver with copper flecks.  The copper serves to warm up the silver foil.  Quite a wearable shade.

 

Pepe’s Purple Passion

Pepe’s is a vampy purplish creme that leans towards jelly, as it is somewhat sheer.  You can see the flake-like shimmer throughout.  This style of shimmer reminds me of Revlon’s Fizz nail polishes.  Very pretty, a nice twist on the classic vampy burgundy nail.

 

Excuse Moi!

And now for my favorite.  Excuse Moi! is a bright vibrant pink jelly base brimming with pink, and some blue and green glitter.  Due to the pink base you can build it up on its own or use it for layering.  Here I painted two coats over Designer, De Better!

 

 

Will you be choosing any of these polishes for your holiday looks?

 

~ Allison ~

October 9th, 2011

Goodbye, Summer

The nights are getting nippy, the fragrance of wood smoke is in the air, and Halloween will be here in a couple of weeks.  There’s no denying that fall is here and summer is over.  Still, I wanted to do a last hurrah with some summery nail polish spam.

Nicole by OPI OMB! (Justin Bieber collection)

 

LA Colors Raspberry

Some Sinful Colors pink underneath OPI I Lilly Love You

Wet N Wild Waves of Enchantment

 

LA Colors Shock

China Glaze Solar Power

 

LA Colors Lime

Wet N Wild Ocean Grotto

MAK3 Color aka dollar store Kleancolor reject – forget the name of this green.

 

Hard Candy Frenzy

Sinful Colors Rise N Shine

 

Wet N Wild Blue Wants to be a Millionaire

 

Brash Electric Sky

 

Butter London No More Waity Kaity

Wet N Wild Sea of Dreams

 

MAK3 Color aka dollar store Kleancolor reject – think this one is called Neon Purple.

Wet N Wild Sea Witch

 

 

~ Allison ~

October 8th, 2011

Wet N Wild Diving for Pearls + Revlon Sweet Nothings + Sally Hansen Snappy Sprinkles

Diving for Pearls is from Wet N Wild’s Summer 2011 Mermaid’s Cove collection.  It’s a pretty teal foil with very fine golden shimmer.  It applied beautifully in 2 coats – well worth the $1.99 price tag!

Then I added a coat of Revlon Sweet Nothing Lilac Lingerie, which adds a lovely iridescent luster.

Oooh.

Just for fun here’s how it looks with Sally Hansen Insta-dri Snappy Sprinkles, a limited edition green and pink holographic bar glitter.  This is such a spring-y polish!

 

~ Allison ~