Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nerdlacquer Swatches and Review.

Good morning! How are you today? I'm tired, and having a very lazy day....even though I shouldn't be. I took my dogs to the vet for baths, and it's the perfect day for me to clean the house....but I don't want to!!!! Ugh. I hate cleaning. I wish I was one of those women who actually liked to clean. Believe it or not, they are out there. ;-) However, I am NOT one of them. I suppose after I post this, I'll try to do something....or maybe I'll just go back to bed. LOL! ;-)

Today I have a couple of really awesome polishes to show you. It's from a rather new company on etsy called Nerdlacquer. There are lots of great polishes, and I want them alll!!! You can find the shop here...http://www.etsy.com/shop/NerdLacquer?section_id=10470264

The first polish I'm going to show you is called I Think You Call Me...Sexy. It's a royal blue with large silver hex glitters,small holo glitters, and red glitter. Application was absolutely wonderful! I wish every polish applied as well as this one. I used two coats.

Next up is Data Squirrel. It's a dusty red base with green,turquoise, silver, red, and copper glitters. Again, the application on this one was fantastic! I used two coats on this one as well.

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you have a great day! :-)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Icing Glitters....swatches and review...Part 1

Good morning! Today's post is going to be a long one.....I have lots of pics. to show you. I was in Icing the other day, and found new glitters! They have so many good glitters there, it's crazy! I got several, and actually left some behind. I'm sure I'll get them eventually though. ;-) As always they were buy one get one 50% off. I don't think that ever changes, and I hope it never does! ;-) While I was there, the girl checking me out, happened to mention that they are getting Magnetic polishes within the next week! I'm so excited to try them out. I don't have any magnetics yet, but I've wanted some forever! I'll def. be grabbing them when I see them. ;-)

Okay, on to the pics! :-) (by the way, click on the pics. for a much better view of the glitters)

Written in the Stars-a clear base with a blueish tint, it has med. round holo pieces, and blue holo stars. Application was good, but you do kind of have to pick the stars out. They are a little hard to get, but not terrible. I've def. had worse, and this polish is so pretty, it's worth it. I layered it over another Icing polish. This polish doesn't have a name, and it came in a cube with four minis. It's a med. blue with lots of silver shimmer. Application was great. The formula was a bit on the thin side, so I used three coats.

Pics. of the two together.


The mini. blue polish without a name....I really wish it had a name, and a full sized bottle. I really love this polish!

Next is my fav. of them all....After Party. AP is made up of multi colored shreds of glitter. I def. don't have anything like it. At all. I was a little worried about how this one would apply. I was afraid it would stick up or be rough, like some bar glitters are. However, it applied wonderfully, and completely smooth. I was really surprised. I applied two coats over Finger Paints Black Expressionism.


Last, but not least, is Birthday Beyotch....ha,ha...love the name! ;-) BB is made up of multi colored, small and med. sized round glitters. I know we've all seen this one before, but I just can't seem to pass up a multi colored glitter....plus the name kinda rocks. ;-) I applied two coats of BB over Revlon Jelly. Jelly is a bright pink jelly. I think it might be my fav. pink jelly. Application was great, and I only needed two coats for it to be opaque.

Pics. of the two together first.


Revlon Jelly

Whew! That was a lot of pics. to post! What do you think about these new glitters? Do you plan to pick any of them up, or have you already? I'm really loving them...Icing does know how to make a good glitter polish. ;-) I will have Part 2 for you in the next few days or so.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great Sunday! :-)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

OPI La Boheme

Good morning! Happy Saturday! What are you up to this weekend? We really don't have any plans this weekend, and after the crazy busy month I've had, I'm just fine with that. :-) Slept in,took my dogs for a walk, and now I'm having coffee and messing around online. It's so nice to not have a thing to do! :-) I'm going to go see my horse for awhile today. The weather has been super nice this winter. Especially for Kansas. It's usually freezing cold with ice and snow right now. It's been in the 50's and 60's for the past week! It's nice. I hope it stays like this the rest of winter. That would be awesome! :-)

Yesterday, I had to pick a few things up from a store I don't go to all that often. I found myself parked right in front of a nail salon. I'd been in once before, and at that time, they didn't sell their polish. I decided to try again, and am I ever glad I did! I got lucky! They now sell the polish, and I found two awesome hard to find OPI's. I got OPI La Boheme and OPI Sand-erella!! For a grand total of FIVE dollars! Crazy, right? The bottles are almost full. It was def. a good dusty haul. I have wanted both polishes for a LONG time.

I decided to try La Boheme out first. I've heard that layering it over a black creme really makes it pop, and it's true! I put two coats of La Boheme over one coat of Finger Paints Black Expressionism.

Do you have La Boheme?? I am so glad I FINALLY have it! ;-) Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you have a great Sat. :-)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Finger Paints Flakie Collection! Swatches and Review.

Good morning! Back to the normal work week today. I have to admit, I have been ready for things to get back to normal for awhile now. I'm not sure why. I had lots of fun, and this is one of my fav. times of the year. However, I was just so busy this time around. Even though most of it was enjoyable, when you have too much it just starts to wear on you. Anyway, I'm glad to be back to normal. ;-) I know I've slacked greatly in blogging for the past month or so. Now that it's not so crazy busy around here, I plan to be back on a more normal basis. Yay! ;-)

Finger Paints has an awesome new flakie collection, sold at Sally's Beauty. They are around $4.49 each or $3.49 with a Sally's beauty card. There are five polishes in the collection. They were supposed to be put out on shelves on Jan. 1 but a lot of stores put them out early. I've had mine for a couple of weeks now. They are a limited collection, and are selling fast, so grab them while you can. ;-)

This is a pic. heavy post....I hope you don't mind. ;-)

I used one coat of Finger Paints Black Expressionism as a base coat for the flakies. BE is my absolute holy grail black creme. Seriously. Everything about it is awesome. One coater,doesn't chip,application is wonderful and it's pretty much perfect. ;-) I'll post a pic. of it at the end. Anyway, since there are five polishes, I swatched them at the same time.

L-R Flashy,Flecked,Twised and Motley

My thumb has Asylum on it.

Now I'm going to show you close up's of each one. First up is my fav. of the collection, Twisted. It has blue,purple,orange,green and yellow. It might be my fav. flakie polish ever. I really hope I can find more of it. I NEED back ups! :-)

Second is, Flashy. It's your typical orange/yellow/green flakie. It's the most dupeable of the bunch. It's similar to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Essie Shine of the Times.

Third is, Flecked. It had green and blue flakes, with green being the most dominant color.

Fourth is, Motley. It has blue and purple flakies, with blue being the dominant color.

Last but def. not least, is Asylum. This is my second fav. of the bunch. It has Orange,blue and purple flakies, and in the right light it flashes green and yellow.

Here is another pic. of them all together. L-R Flashy,Flecked,Twised and Motley

I decided to layer all five flakies on each nail, and got a rainbow of flakies! I love it! This pic. doesn't do it justice.

Then I decided to see what they would look like matted, and used a coat of Essie Matte About You.

While I really did like the matte version okay, I decided I didn't like it quite enough to leave it. I ended up adding a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast, to make it shinny again. I think these flakies were meant to shine. ;-)

Here is a pic. of Finger Paints Black Expressionism that I talked about above.

What do you think of the Finger Paints Flakies? Do you plan to pick any of them up? Or have you already? I'm really loving them, and hope to find more, so I can get a couple of back ups for Twisted for sure.

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you all have a wonderful day! :-)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!! My top 20 of 2011

Happy New Year! I know I'm a day late showing my top 20 of 2011 but thought I'd go ahead and post them. Since this will be a long pic. post, I'll just let the pics. do the talking. ;-)

Not all of these were released in 2011, but they are my fav. 20 of the year. They are in no particular order.

1. Nabi-Purple Jumbo Glitter

2. Essie-Cocktail Bling

3. Make Up Store-Greta

4. China Glaze-Glittering Garland

5. Fing'rs Blue jelly with glitter (no name)

6. Lynnderella-Change

7. NYX-Gilded Glitter

8. Orly-Androgynie

9. Color Club-Abracadabra

10. OPI-Excuse Moi!

11. Kleancolor-Metallic Orange

12. Lynnderella-Connect the Dots

13. Wet 'n Wild-Correction Tape

14. Essie-Bonded

15. Revlon-Starry Pink

16. Hare-Pegasus

17. Hare-Bisbee

18. Orly-Sweet Peacock

19. Lynnderella-Shape Shifter

20. China Glaze-Ring in the Red

Whew! That was a lot of pics. to post! Did you do a top 20 this year? If so, do we have any of the same favs?