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April 21st, 2012

Sally Hansen CSM Loves Me Not – Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

Meet Loves Me Not, one of the Sally Hansen colors created by Prabal Gurung for Spring 2012.  The other colors in the collection were pretty, but this one really called to me.  It is a blackened glass-flecked purple.  The formula was excellent and I could almost get complete coverage in one coat.  I applied two, which really added depth and sparkle. Here it is with a topcoat of Seche Vite.

I’m trying out a new gallery style of displaying photos – what do you think?  Please click to zoom!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

~ Allison~

October 22nd, 2011

Fright Night Claw Polishes for Halloween

Hooray for Halloween nail polishes!  The Fright Night lacquers are especially fun because they come in coffin-shaped bottles.  The funny-shaped cap can make for tricky application, but I can easily let that slide for the cuteness factor.

And here’s what they look like on claws:

Voodoo is a bright red glitter in a red jelly base.  This is two coats.  It’s gritty on its own, so a topcoat is definitely needed.  I used Seche Vite here.

 

Toxic is a dark green foil.  It really shines in bright sunlight.  Two coats.

 

Phantom is a very chic gray shimmer.  Two coats but three would have been better as there was still some patchiness on my middle finger.

 

Poison is a blue/purple blurple metallic.  Two coats.

 

Enjoy!

 

~ 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

China Glaze Bogart + Revlon Watermelon Fizz

This manicure began with Bogart, a cool, eggplant foil by China Glaze.

Bogart China Glaze nail polish swatch review

To warm it up I added a layer of Revlon Watermelon Fizz nail polish.  This is a clear reddish orange jelly from the Summer 2011 collection.  It has these really pretty flakey glitter particles that I love.  It also smells delish!  Just like watermelon candy.  Since the Fizz polishes are pretty sheer, I prefer to layer them over other nail lacquers.

Revlon Watermelon Fizz swatch nail polish

 

~ Allison ~

 

October 2nd, 2011

ORLY Velvet Rope + A Green Franken

I discovered that Bed, Bath and Beyond has a big cosmetics section!  Wooo!  I restrained myself and only bought one polish, Orly Velvet Rope. It’s a medium purple shimmer with flecks of silver glitter, giving it a nice sparkle without the all-out glamour of a full glitter polish. To me it looks very regal.

Application was smooth and mess-free.  This is two coats.

And, here is a franken I made that turned out better than I expected.  It’s a combination of Sinful Colors San Francisco (which I reviewed last post), American Apparel Hunter (reviewed here), and Fantasy Makers glitter confetti, a fine holographic glitter.  I named her Emerald Slippers, because the color reminded me of Oz, and this is the color Dorothy’s slippers would be if they were green!  This is two coats.  The glitter made for a slightly gritty surface but one coat of Seche Vite fixed that.

 

~ Allison ~