Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Safari Gold :)

Christmas was INSANE! I'll post next some of the nail polishes I received & bought :)

But for now, I have been DYING to share this one!

It's from Forever 21, their Love & Beauty line, and the name is Safari Gold.

I'm in love. LOVE I say. I mean, application was great. It was opaque with 2 coats, though I used three in these pictures. This color is indescribable really. It's a gold, but it's green. I mean, there were times I couldn't make up my mind about the exact color on this!

These nail polishes are only $2.80, and easily found in Forever 21's all over the country! You can also buy them online by the way, if you can't find them in a store near you!

Now, I'm off to enjoy this A-MA-ZING color! <3

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Not feeling very bunnylicious :(

Okay, so I have my uncle & aunt visiting us! First time in Jersey!! We were walking around Big Lots.. Is there really a better place to be than that? And I had to go see what they had for nail polish. To be honest I was kinda super disappointed :( There were tons of 2 different colors of LA Colors.. A pink & a deep purple that I might show later..

But then I saw something that was kinda cute & fun! They had a Playboy Nail Polish set! 4 nail polishes together, for 5 bucks! I'm a sucker for a bargain, specially when it came all cute together, so I got 'em! :)

Unfortunately when I got home I threw the box away before taking the picture! I know I know silly me! Still getting the hang of the whole "think about pics!" process LOL

But take a look at these cute fun colors:

Okay so the bad news... To begin with, they stank! Phew! I mean not your regular nail polish smell, but a very chemical-ly type of smell. And strong! But that's not all :( The application also kinda sucked big time. VERY sheer at first, and VERYYYY streaky :(

With about 2 coats. Don't know if you can see all the crazy streaking and VNL!

As I hope you can see they're all still VERY sheer. Which is fine because I'm not against using 3 coats, so I did one more! :)

Sorry for not cleaning up right away! Ooops!
So there it is. 3 coats and it IS opaque BUT you can see every brushstroke, and it's just not even :(
What I did love was the pleasant surprise that they dried kinda mattey-ish. I say that because I kept looking at them IRL and wasn't 100% sure if they had become actually matte or not, but after leaving them around to dry more you could def see it. Drying time wasn't that great but oh well :)

Either way I LOVE the blue. I know it's just a blue but for some reason I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :)

I'm pretty sure if these had better application & weren't as sheer they would've been so much fun! And such a nice alternative to the super expensive neons we see around..

But as it is right now, even though I LOVE matte nail polishes, I'm just not feeling like a bunny :(

What do you think?


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yeah, I can be bad ass too! (At least my nails can ;D )

Okay, so one of the designs that i've seen around  that surprised me the most & made me want to make them right away was  this one:

This was made by Samantha @ The Nailsaurus!

I mean...... talk about bad ass!!! :)

Now I'll say this.. While I'm not girly, I'm definitely a goody two shoes... So there's nothing much... "bad ass" about me. BUT these nails caught my eye like no one's business hahah! So I found on ebay some beads and while I think they are NOT  the same type she used, I think the result came out surprisingly nice:

Now, even though I'm holding a bottle of SV on my hand, I hadn't used any top coat at that time.. What I did was I basically painted nail by nail. I'd paint the Black on Black by SC, and while it was still wet I used my smallest dotting tool, wet with a bit of clear polish to pick up the bead and put it on my nail before the polish was dry! :)

I did put SV after these pics were taken but I kinda hated how it looked. That's where not knowing that much about different top coats and polishes hinders me a little... A different type of top coat (probably not fast drying lol) would have made all the difference!

Anyways, hope you enjoy it! <3

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Anyone out there? :)

Okay, okay..

So I disappeared. Not because my life is crazy (I mean, it is, but it ALWAYS is isn't it?), not because I didn't have the time (after all not sleeping at night every once in a while makes me have TONS of time! LOL) but because.. I just don't know how to be that great at this whole blog posting business.

I mean, it seems kinda silly to be posting pictures, sharing my feelings, talking like a crazy person (...) if no one is actually reading, if it's simply getting lost in cyber space!

But I figured if I ever want someone, ANYONE to read this... I have to keep writing and hope someday someone will read my blog and think "hey, I totally know how that feels and what she's talking about!" I mean... I can't be the only one that has SUCH a hard time being girly, can I?

Anyways, I have done tons of manis lately, but not taken pictures of most of them. Boo :(
But I did take a picture of the latest. I've seen so many pictures of manis similar to this that I just HAD to try it out!! :)

Base color was sinful's black on black... Green & Yellow were Color Club.. can't remember the name for the green but yellow was almost famous! pink & purple were also sinful (I mean I can't talk enough about how much i loooove SC! haha) and the red is actually a mystery! I got this ebay deal. 30 nail polishes for like $11.00 (plus shipping of course!), and some of them had no name. This red is one of them BUT i did a red mani (no pics, sorry!!) and fell absolutely in LOVE with that red! I'll have to do it again and share it. It's so perfect to apply and jelly finish. Just beautiful..!

Anyways, hope you guys like it ! <3