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July 4th, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Today we Americans honor our freedom from Great Britain and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  I am celebrating with some patriotic eye makeup (and a beer)!

Patriotic July 4 Eye Makeup

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December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas! Sally Hansen Snow Bunny Nail Strips

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

To celebrate the season, I am wearing Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips in Snow Bunny.  They feature a pearlescent white base with red snowflakes.  They remind me of a knitted sweater pattern, but I also got the comment that they resemble gift wrap.  Either way I love these wintery nails.

Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips Snow Bunny Snowflake Holiday Candy Cane Manicure

Macro Sally Hansen Nail Strips Snow Bunny Review Swatch Holiday Christmas Manicure

I applied these over a basecoat and used a coat of Seche Vite on top to seal them.  So far they still look perfect after three days.  In the past I’ve gotten a good ten days of wear out of these nail polish strips, so I think they’re well worth it.

Whatever you celebrate, hope you have a wonderful night!

Christmas Tree with Presents Merry Holidays

 

~ Allison ~

November 12th, 2011

Revlon 2011 Holiday Nail Polishes – Glitz and Glam, Mistletoe

I was attracted by two lacquers from the Revlon Top Speed Holiday collection.

Glitz & Glam is a rose and silver glitter in a red base.  Three coats will give you complete, streak-free coverage.

And here’s how Glitz and Glam looks compared with OPI DS Bold (pictured on nails).  While they share similarities they are not exact dupes.  G&G is slightly darker/less pink, with finer glitter.   I actually preferred the formula on the Revlon, as well.

And Mistletoe is a grown-up blackened golden olive foil.  This is three coats as well.

Mistletoe doesn’t really scream “holiday” to me, but I think it’s a lovely color for fall/winter wear.  Glitz and Glam is definitely more party-ready!

 

~ 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 ~