Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NOTD: OPI DS Opulence

OPI DS Opulence

Love love love this shade! In fact, I love all the DS shades I have tried so far. They are amazing in the sun and the application is so dreamy I never want to go back to creams!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

NOTD: L'oreal Exotic Expedition

L'oreal Exotic Expedition
This is really pretty, and reasonably priced to boot. I paid less than $4 at CVS last week. There is quite a bit of gold shimmer in this polish. I had some application issues, but I think it was due to it being hot and humid here and I probably need to think my base coat a bit.

I'll definitely try this again and see if I can get better application.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NOTD: OPI Princesses Rule!

OPI Princesses Rule!
Love this sparkly pink! I had enough of the light blue and was ready for something girly. This fit the bill. I love the application that you get with a shimmery polish- very easy and fast-drying.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

NOTD: OPI Breathe Life

OPI Breathe Life
A few weeks ago Smoochiefrog painted her nails this gorgeous color, and I just had to have it!
Smoochiefrog said "It was created by OPI to help the Lung Cancer Foundation of America & Lung Cancer Cananda in their efforts to raise funds for early detection, diagnosis, and to find a cure."
I'm a sucker for a good cause, especially when there are beauty products involved!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

NOTD: Essie Damsel in a Dress

Essie Damsel in a Dress
Since I shortened my nails while my broken nail grows out, I decided to do a vampy shade since I think those look best on me with short nails.
I like this one! It's almost black indoors, but outdoors you can see the plum. Reminds me of OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sad, but true.

I took my solar nails off last night. I have had them for about 2 years now, and my nails need a break. I am excited to get them back to healthy ... anyone have any great tips or products to recommend for repairing brittle and paper thin nails? No pics will be posted just yet of these lovelies ... don't wanna scare anyone - ha, ha! But as soon as they are somewhat decent and grown out a little, I'll be posting again with some of my own fun and fave colors! Thanks for the help, girls! :o)

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Friday, May 1, 2009

NOTD: L'Oreal Sheer Heat

L'Oreal Sheer Heat

Oh, this was so disappointing.

I ran across this oldie but goodie yesterday while I was home nursing a cold so I gave it a try. It's at least 12 years old and I wondered how the consistency would be.... but when I opened it up, it seemed perfect.

(You may notice my ring finger nail is significantly shorter than usual... that nail broke during the music festival last week and I'm still upset about it. So I shortened the rest to sort of match.

I did my typical routine Orly Bonder, SH Nail Growth Miracle, two coats of color, and SV top coat.

And it never dried! I was still getting dents and smudges 6 hours later so I took it all off!

I suppose the formula lost something in the 12 years it's been in my bathroom cabinet.... I may try to add some thinner, but I think that may make it too thin! And ideas?

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