Revlon * Blue Lagoon

Friday, April 27, 2012
{{I'm diggin' into my archives for the next few days to keep this lil blog a little happenin' and active.. I hope you enjoy.}}

Today I have for you... Revlon Blue Lagoon... I keep hearing that this is a dupe of Sinful Colors Cinderella, but I haven't compared them side by side, yet. This is absolutely a beautiful color though... Too bad I have so many untrieds to try... otherwise this would make its appearance on my nails quite regularly. 

Do you have Blue Lagoon? Do you own any dupes for it?

Julep * Alicia

Thursday, April 26, 2012
{{I'm diggin' into my archives for the next few days to keep this lil blog a little happenin' and active.. I hope you enjoy.}}

Today I have for you one of my favorite Julep polishes, Alicia! Too bad that was my ex-boyfriends ex-girlfriends name that made our relationship hell... ANYWAY! I absolutely LOVE this peachy/corally color! I really wasn't too enthused about it when I got it in my Maven box, because I felt like my complexion wouldn't be flattering for it.. I was el wrongo! I LOVE this polish.. its been on my toes for like 3 weeks! Alicia is described by Julep as: "Sunny salmon, perfect for beach pedicures and fresh modern manicures." Absolutely! Alicia was actually my gateway polish to really deciding that I loved salmony/corally/peachy colors. 

Blurry and close... I love it.

What do you guys think? Are you a Julep Maven? Do you have Alicia?

Stamping fail.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Turns out fairy-tales end when they do for a reason." 
-Gossip Girl

As you read this, I'm currently on vacation in Asheville with my mom visiting the Biltmore... But I wanted to make sure you guys had something to read... :)

Today I present to you... my very first stamping effort (this was several months ago)... and sort of a fail for me. I saw the Salon Express stamper in Walgreens and decided to get it and try it to see if I like stamping... turns out I fell in love with it, but I shouldve started small instead of trying a full nail stamp. Anyone that knows me knows that one of my favorite prints ever is zebra print... so as soon as I saw the zebra stamp.. I was like.. why the heck not?!

This was my base, Fly by OPI from the Nicki Minaj collection. Notice that my nails are always changing length and shape.... what can I say? i'm ADD.

After stamping, haha.... the only nail that came out halfway decent was the pointer finger. 

Better picture of the pointer finger..

Fly in natural light without the stamping... I LOOOVEE this color.

What do you think of my stamping fail?? The bug definitely bit me when I tried this, but I know I need to get a better stamper/plates if I want to be successful at all, lol. 

Disney Villains v. 1

Monday, April 16, 2012
"We lose more women to marriage than war, famine, and disease." 
-Cruella DeVille (101 Dalmations, 1996)
So this weekend, I actually went through and counted and inventoried all of my untrieds. I have over 180. ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY untrieds... polishes that have never touched my nails. My goal is to make as big of a dent in these as possible before buying any new polishes... but to my defense, there will be some polishes that I just can't live without, lol. But I've gotten SOOOO good about resisting! Today I am going to start my Disney Villains series! Back in March I received 8 Disney Villains polishes from Nicole Tan. I absolutely love them all.. and considering how big of a Disney buff I am.. I had to have them as soon as she offered up to get them. They've been sitting in my untrieds bin since the day I got them!

PS I got my iPhone lens fixed today.. for 31 bucks! I AM SO HAPPY.. I can finally feel good about taking pics for my blog again, ha ha ha.. look at these pictures then look back at some of my posts.. you'll see how obvious the haze was.. it was getting supremely annoying.

I'm starting with magentaish/pink Cruella DeVille! Its also labelled number 38 if that will help anyone!

The evolution of this mani will follow below.... :)

This polish is actually a VERY sheer jelly. This is 2 thicker coats. I knew it wouldn't be worth it really to do a 3rd.. so what does one do when a polish is sheer like this?

You add GLITTER! This is one coat of Coverband's Sticks & Stones.. what an amazing glitter! 

So lovely.. but as much as I loved this... I wanted to take it up a notch...

So I made a glitter sammich... this is not like the traditional glitter sammich's I see.. but I love how this turned out. All I did was one final coat of Cruella over the Sticks and Stones.. It gives the white glitter an awesome pink tint.. even though its kind of hard to tell.. Click on the picture to enlarge and see it :)

I'm actually rather in love with this mani. 

Just a creative shot! 

What do you guys think?! Do you have any of the Villains polishes?

Checking in.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Hey guys... Just checking in.. letting you know I haven't abandoned this blog. I definitely have intentions on still posting here, but I feel like nail polish was starting to over-take my life a little bit so I decided to step back for awhile. Its kind of like I was substituting a material thing for anything else that was lacking in my life. I kind of get sick now thinking about how much money I've blown on nail polish in just the last 6 months since I've been hoarding it.

My plan of action at this point is to stop buying frivolously and begin focusing on the collection I already have, eventually focusing on stamping, and maybe foraying a little into nail art if I can steady my hands. I have plans on some new things entering the blog here, such as my favorite products, maybe even outfit's of the day... you know, just little things to spice it up a bit so I'm not SO focused on nail polish as a whole. 

Love you all.