Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
This shade is from the Alice + Olivia collection from MAC, released earlier this summer. I purchased this online from MAC.
My very first MAC! I am impressed. Although the first coat was terribly streaky, a second coat evened it up, and a third coat completed the opaqueness. The richness of this shade is divine and I can't stop looking at it.
I topped it with Poshe and it dried nicely. I know some people have certain brands they use Poshe with and others they use Seche Vite with, so I'm experimenting with that.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
As with most of my pics, this is a day old mani- I paint before bed and usually don't take pics until I get off work the next day. You can see some tips wear.
Anyone have any experience with the Ultra Glitters? How many coats did you use?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This polish is absolutely gorgeous! I haven't purchased many Milani polishes, but I think I will be now. This was $4.99 at my CVS, which isn't bad considering the fabulous application. This was two coats topped with Seche Vite and try time was super fast as usual.
I know most people would refer to a polish like this as a holo, but Smoochiefrog would tell you that it's actually prismatic, not holographic. :-)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
From the August 2010 issue of Oprah, page 199 (scan above):
Pick your polish wisely. Many salons use nail polish thinner when
their old polishes start to thicken with age. Thinners compromise both the color and integrity of the formula. If the bottle is less than three-quarters full,
ask for a new one, says Park. A freshly opened bottle of polish can make
your pedicure last weeks longer than an older, and potentially thinner-out,
That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Thinner does *not* compromise the color, at all. I can't imagine what a nail salon would say if a customer refused to let the the manicurist use a polish that was less than three-quarters full......
Anyone agree with me? Or am I crazy?
Friday, August 13, 2010
Piggy Paint sent her some nail polish to try and I can't tell you how excited she was for me to paint her nails with it and take some pics. She's a natural!
I think their tagline is just adorable, don't you?
The Wild Child LOVED her new polish and sat perfectly still while I painted her nails.
Piggy Paint polish retails for $8.99 per bottle. Visit their website to order or find a retailer in your area.
Follow them on twitter.com/piggypaint & Facebook for secret sales and special offers!
Piggy Paint has also created a coupon code for Manicure Mommas readers: BARELY10L. This code is good for 10% off on anything on their website including sale items and expires Oct 31, 2010.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
My Avon rep, Valeri, is always so nice to let our readers use a free shipping code! Please follow these steps so you can use the code and give Valeri credit.
1. Visit Valeri's site to make her your default rep
2. Log into ebates to get 5% back and go through them to get to the Avon site
3. Once the Avon site pulls up again, you should see Valeri's name near the top of the site
4. Choose your products and then use code FSANY or REPFS to get free shipping
Disclosure: I purchased the polish shades discussed above. This post contains an ebates referral link, but readers will receive $5 from ebates if they sign up thru this link.