Monday, May 9, 2011

Neons - Milani Totally 80's and Milani Awesome Orange

Hey Everyone!! I feel like it's been so long since I last posted. Hope everyone had a good weekend and Mother's Day :) For this post I am going to show you two different polishes, they were both a swatch request from Fey @ The Nail Experiment.  These 2 colors are pretty much colors you would see on a traffic cone and a safety vest LOL they are so bright!! First is called Totally 80's - since I was just swatching these and didn't do a full manicure I only used 1 coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White as the basecoat. I then used 3 coats of Totally 80's and 1 coat of SV. I really like this color and it's very bright! All these pics were taken on a cloudy rainy day, but they are pretty color accurate.

The next color is called Awesome Orange - again I used 1 coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and 3 coats of Awesome Orange. These first couple of pics aren't quite as accurate as the rest, Awesome Orange glows a little more than these pics show, but the rest of the pics are a fair representation of the color IRL. 

Have you tried any of the Milani Neons? If so, what are your favorites?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Liebster Blog Award - Have you been tagged?

So I was tagged for the Liebster Blod Award by Kristyn over at Paint That Nail - She does some really cute nail designs - so if you aren't following her already - you should be :)
So a big thanks for her for the Tag :)
The Liebster Award is designed to bring well deserved recognition to those bloggers with less than 300 followers. If you receive the award you link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate 3 more blogs.

Here are the blogs that I decided to Tag - Go check them out :)

Leslie @ Nail Polish Art Addiction - This girl is amazing!! She does some of the best nail art I have seen... and she includes picture tutorials!! :)

Laura @ Bella's Box - She has awesome swatches and does some really creative/neat nail art - One of my Fav Blogs :)

Kathrina @ KittyPolishNBags - She has beautiful nails, a great blog and always swatches amazing polishes - such a sweet girl - and her handbag collection is awesome too!! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink! Unforgettable Moments - Liquid Candy

Hey Everyone! So my power has been out until a couple of hours ago - so that is why I am so late on my Pink Wednesday post :) Anyway - everything is good now... so on to the polish! For this manicure I used one of the new untrieds that I recently bought from Payless Shoe Store - this polish is called Liquid Candy and it's from Unforgettable Moments. It was requested that I swatch this polish by Shadow - one of my awesome followers! So here it is :) I used Essie Feed Me and Orly Top2Bottom as my basecoats - then used 2 coats of Liquid Candy and then finished with SV. I have to say that I really loved the name of this polish and was part of the reason that I wanted it lol. But, it was a little thick for my liking... but what can you expect for a nail polish that was a couple of bucks. I have 2 other colors from this brand that I haven't tried yet, so I am hoping that I will like those shades as I do this one :)

These are the other shades of Unforgettable Moments polishes.
So there it is!! Let me know what you think! Have you tried this brand yet?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Manicure - Bunny Peep Manicure :)

Happy Easter Everyone - or if you don't celebrate Easter - Happy Sunday!! :) Hope everyone is having a great weekend - we have been having so much rain here lately that I am soooo ready for some sunshine! So I hope that some of you are getting that lol
For this manicure I used Essie Feed Me and China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat - I then used 2 coats of Essie Lilacism - which I think is the perfect Spring/Easter color :) For my accent finger I used 2 coats of China Glaze Lemon Fizz - then for the Bunny Peep I used Essie Mint Candy Apple and Revlon Hot for Chocolate for the eyes and the mouth and used SV as the top coat. Now on to the pics :) Let me know what you think!

By the way - I really don't even like peeps lol but.... I have put them in the micromave before and they puff up really big :) LOL So if you happen to get some peeps for Easter and you don't really like them... that is something you can do to enjoy them lol :)

Have a Great Day Everyone!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

March/April Purchases!

Hey Everyone!! So this post is going to be long and with lots of pics :) Basically it's just pics of all the polish I hauled in March and April... I have been buying a lot of polish lately - so I figured I might as well share them with you - these aren't the most color accurate photos so if there is a certain polish you want to see me swatch... just let me know!!

Some of these I have used already - some I haven't! Here they are!!
Urban Decay - Apocalyptic Collection
L-R - White Widow, Gunmetal, Apocalypse, Grunge, Meltdown, Big Bang, F-Bomb
I got this collection from - which I am obsessed with btw :) - It was on sale for $10 - so there was no way I was going to pass that up. I have heard of Urban Decay before - but never bought any of their products.

Peregrine Pinks Nail Polish Trio
L-R - Natural Territory, Berry Tart, Pink Macaroon
 I got this little set at Payless - I think it was on sale for like $4.99 - Regular price was $9.99

Orly Plastix Collection
 L-R - Retro Red, Old School Orange, Purple Pleather, Viridian Vinyl
I got RR, OO & VV from CVS - they were out of the Purple Pleather - so I ordered that from - along with some other things. I had the hardest time getting this polish, they sent it to the wrong address and it ended up taking 2x as long to get it. I was very mad at TD for awhile - but I am sure they will get a second chance :)

Zoya Summertime Collection
L-R - Sooki, Tamsen, Areej, Kieko, Mira, Breezi
I got this collection when Zoya had their great BOGO sale - love these! :)

Summer Ready Nail Polish Collection

 L-R - Mango Madness, Lilac, Fuchsia, Purple Pleaser, Blue Mist
I bought this little set/collection from Target - it was $4.99

Milani Neons

 L-R - Totally 80's & Awesome Orange
I got both of these polishes at CVS - $4.99 each

Sally Hansen
L-R - Midnight in NY & Thinking of Blue
 I got Midnight in NY from CVS for like and Thinking of Blue from WalMart for like $7 each

L-R - Fancy Fuchsia, Ancient Jade, & La Playa
I got FF and AJ from Sallys - they are both from the Precious Collection - I got La Playa from CVS

Essie Watermelon - I got this polish from Beauty Brands for $8

Unforgettable Moments
L-R - Blueberry Punch, Boyfriend Blue, & Liquid Candy 
I got these 3 on sale at Payless along with the Zoe & Zac polishes - these are normally $2.99 - but they were on sale for $1.00 I think :)

Sinful Colors - not color accurate
L-R - Dream On, Innocent, Happy Ending, Savage, & Mint Apple
I got all of these but Dream On at Walgreens - which we don't have in my hometown - we have like 10 CVS stores and no Walgreens.. lol anyway - I bought Dream On at Target - which I am so excited they are carrying now :)

L-R - Siren & Electric
Siren is from the Vintage Collection - which I love the different look on the bottle. I got both of these from CVS


 This polish is called Maui - I got it from... surprise, surprise... CVS lol - I believe this was $7 or $8

Pop Beauty

 L-R - Berry, Tomato, Strawberry
I got these polishes from - I got all 3 for $11.97 - which is a great deal since they are $10 each on Pop Beauty website.

10 Professional
This is another polish that I got at CVS, it's called Twilight Nights - I think these are like $2 or $3

 L-R - Cajun Shrimp, Don't Mess With OPI, Ski Teal We Drop, Russian Navy, & Lincoln Park After Dark
I bought all of these polishes from Beauty Brands - $8.50 each

 L-R - Mambo Melon, Urban Grey, Coral Bikini, Strawberry, Sunshine, Lagoon & Viva Pink
I bought all of these polishes from my mom who is an Avon Rep - I got all of these for $15.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects
These are called Kitty Kitty - I got them at CVS - they were BOGO 50% off - I picked up 2 - I also bought Wild Child - which is the Zebra one. I think I will be putting that into a giveaway.

China Glaze
L-R - Lemon Fizz, Pink Voltage(Neon), Rose Among Thorns(Neon) & Coconut Kiss
I got all of these at Sallys - I got Rose Among Thorns and Coconut Kiss during the Buy 2 Get One Free special - I actually think that is till going on.


L-R - Black Shatter, The One That Got Away & Black Shatter
I bought these from a salon at our local mall - called Maxx and Mia. Honestly I wasn't really that psyched about the whole shatter craze, but decided I would give it a fair try myself and not just go off pics. I tried it the other day and I have to say, it's pretty cool! I think I like watching it shatter more than anything lol
I bought two of these b/c I will probably be putting this in the giveaway as well.

So that is it! Let me know what you think and if there are any you want to see swatched :)

Have a good day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Revlon Electric & China Glaze Lighthouse

Hey Everyone!! Today I have another mani that I did a couple of weeks ago... with all this rain we have been having I am hoping to inspire some sunshine! :) Let's hope it works lol! So for this mani I used Essie Feed Me as the base coat - I then used 2 coats of Revlon - Electric #305 and I also used China Glaze Lighthouse on my accent finger - just to add a little extra to the mani. I then used Seche Vite as my topcoat. I really love both of these polishes - they are so bright and fun!! I got a lot of compliments on this as well - which always makes me feel good when other people notice my polish :) So here are the pics - let me know what you think!! :)

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