Thursday, August 20, 2009

NOTD: OPI Berry Brilliant

OPI Berry Brilliant

This is one the shades in last year's holiday mini set, and I really like it! It's actually a bit deeper color in person, more wine-like, but really really pretty.

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GDA: Nubar

I've been holding off ordering the Nubar mattes for some reason, and now I know why!

Nubar blogged today about a great deal- for a limited time, you can try V for Men Quick Dry Matte Top Coat, which makes any nubar nail lacquer quickly dry to a matte finish, for only $1 with any retail order of just $30. (I imagine you can use it on my nail polish.)

Since the 4 pack of mattes was $24.95, I added a bottle of their Diamont top coat, which is $7.49 and I am hearing works much better with Zoya polishes than Seche Vite does. And I got the V for just $1!
Shipping was $7.95.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Zoya Mattes!!!!

So excited for more of these!

Savita (ZP504) - plum gray matte shimmer
Harlow (ZP505) - rose matte shimmer
Veruschuka (ZP506) - evergreen matte shimmer

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sneak Peek ...

Hey Girls! I am hosting a big giveaway event on my blog all this week, and will be giving away a fun manicure kit along with some other fabulous gifts!! Be sure to come by and check it out!!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

NOTD: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rockstar Pink

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rockstar Pink

Although I am loving the way this looks, it was a little hard to apply. I ended up doing an extra coat on just the tips, as if I was doing a french, do make sure to get the glitter all the way to the ends.

So this is three coats (and four on the tips). Mr. Sasha said it didn't look at all like I color I would wear, but I think it looks pretty cool!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Costco has polish?

Soon after I took my solar nails off, I put them back on. Moment of weakness, I know. I had them on for a few months, then took them off again a few weeks ago. Ha, ha! So, I am still in the process of growing them out and recovering from the lovely ridges left behind from the acrylics. I am enjoying the new found freedom of my natural nails, but absolutely hating the splitting and weakness of them. It stinks, but will hopefully only be temporary.
The first color I tried out on them is actually a Kirkland brand I found in my mom-in-laws closet! I didn't even know that Costco made their own line of polishes, but this one, called Shell, was actually pretty. I painted on 2 coats and this lasted about a week! Not too shabby! Here's how the color looks outdoors and indoors.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

NOTD: Zoya Yasmeen

NOTD: Zoya Yasmeen

This was the first non-matte Zoya that I have used and I love it! This is a gorgeous purple and this picture doesn't do it justice. I think Scrangie's picture is more representative of the actual color.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

NOTD: Zoya Matte Dovima

Zoya Matte Dovima

Don't look at my fingers or cuticles. Or the too-large gap.

I was exhausted last night, but needed to paint my nails before bed, because they WILL break or tear if I don't have polish on them.

So this is not the best job... but I am testing out something.

I did a base coat of Orly Bonder and let it dry completely (about 10 minutes). Then I did two coats of Dovima, followed by a coat of Essie Matte About You. The Essie didn't change the finish at all, and I'm anxious to see if the wear is better and if they polish stays matte longer, rather than turning satin like Posh did.

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