Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Remover Find!

I can't find where I read about this, but last week someone recommended Studio Tools Nail Polish Remover in the tub and said it was absolutely the best for glittery polish remover. I had on 212 so I definitely needed something good.

Look at the inside! These are little soft plastic brushes that help remove your polish. Genius!

Now, this is straight acetone, so I won't be using it all the time as it can be very drying to your skin and nails. But for polish that is difficult to remove, this is the way to go! It very quickly removed every trace of polish AND glitter from my nails.

I paid $2.59 for this at my local Target and will definitely be purchasing it again.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

NOTD: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Plum Power

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Plum Power

I am worn out from tball games all week, so this isn't the best polish job, but this is a gorgeous color! I picked this up at Walgreens for about $3 I think. Very reasonable price.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The New Trend: Matte Nail Polish

I am all over this matte nail polish trend and placed my Zoya order today- can't wait to try them out!

It looks like quite a few of the nail polish companies are coming out with matte polishes this summer. Here's a list I found and some links to some swatches.

Nubar Mattes - July 4
OPI Mattes - July
Orly Mattes - September
Zoya Mattes - July 1 (though will be shipped now if you order)
Essie Matte About You topcoat - August

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Recap of the 1st Annual SW Nail Polish Convention

Sasha from Manicure Mommas and Brooke from Getcha Nails Did

Brooke and I had been talking about meeting up for drinks for several months and finally found a Friday night we were both free so we met last Friday night and of course, we talked about nail polish a little bit (actually a lot!) It was fabulous to meet her in person and hopefully we can do it again. I'd love to get a Konadicure from her sometime because she has some mad skillz!

I took some polish to give to Brooke and funnily enough, one of them was OPI Soho Nice to Meet You! I didn't even realize the irony of that until she pointed it out on her blog.

Thanks for meeting me Brooke! You were just as cool in person as I figured you'd be!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

NOTD: Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora

Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora
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You must view this large - this polish is pretty cool.

It has flakes of copper in it along with multicolored glitter. It almost looks olive green at times indoors.

This is a limited edition color that is only available at their new NYC store or online.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

The 1st Annual SW Nail Polish Convention

is happening today.

Registered: Sasha from Manicure Mommas and Brooke from Getcha Nails Did.

Actually we're just meeting for a beer, but I bet nail polish will come up at some point in the conversation!

I emailed Brooke and told her I have on a navy and white striped shirt and will be the one holding a bottle of nail polish (rather than a rose, get it!).

Report and pictures to come.....

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

NOTD: Sephora by OPI Queen of Everything

Sephora by OPI Queen of Everything

Sephora describes this as "Sterling Gold", but I think it's more platinum. I do like it, although you can see brush lines. It's something different.

This is two coats.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

NOTD: Stila Hebe

Stila Hebe

This has been discontinued for quite some time, I'm sure, but was a favorite of mine for quite a while. I love Stila products!

I was in the mood for a coppery, shimmery, brown and this fit the bill. The application is really nice. My cuticles need some TLC and I see that now that I uploaded my pics.....

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Awaken

China Glaze Awaken

This is ONE coat. It's weirdly thick and I've never had a polish apply quite like this. It wasn't bad, just not what I'm used to. I was afraid to do a second coat, and it looked good after one, so I stopped. I'm getting used to it, but I'm not sure that I love it yet.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Raspberry Festival

China Glaze Raspberry Festival

I have picked up a few China Glaze polishes recently, but hadn't tried them since I was slowly making my way through my OPI DS shades (almost there!).

Last night I was feeling like a bright color, so I pulled this out. It's fabulous! The shimmer is so pretty, especially in the sunlight. Application was good- smooth. This is two coats, and you can see a bit of a VNL, but I'm OK with that- it's still pretty.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

NOTD: OPI Think Merry! Pink Merry!

OPI Think Merry! Pink Merry!

I picked this color up over the Christmas holiday and am just now getting around to trying it. I have $OPI Never Enough Shoes on my toes, so I wanted something completely different for my tips, and I think I've got it!

This is really pretty. There's small pieces of glitter that looks gorgeous in the light.

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