Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stash Porn

So last night I did an official bottle count and I posted it in a few facebook groups. I had requests for stash pics, which is like porn for us polish-aholics lol... And if you are wondering the official count was...................................
That being said I just want to say that 71 of those are minis lol. Also that number does not include the crackle polishes I have (which is 32), my backup bottles, or my top/base coats or my nail treatments.
And I bought 5 more bottles today at lunch lol

Oh yeah and I really didn't start collecting until about October of 2011..... so on to the pictures :)

FYI: There are a lot of pics, they have not been edited, and a couple are blurry since I just took them quick... Enjoy!!!

 This is my main storage... 3 stacked Melmers with wheels!!!! I can easily move the bulk of my stash where ever I want it :)
 China Glaze... I think I own the most of this brand.... don't mid the "Ruby Pumps" in time out lol. It's spare and for some reason i left it in the drawer lol.
 O.P.I. on the left and Nicole by O.P.I. on the right
 Left id Orly, Middle is Spoiled, and right is Wet N Wild
 KleanColor, FingerPaints, and Julep
 Sinful Colors and Revlon
 L.A. Colors and Avon
 Left: Ulta, Middle: Essie, and Right: Milani
 Left: Sally Hansen, Middle: Pure Ice, Right: L'oreal
 Left: Love & Beauty, Middle: Claire's, Icing, and a few randoms, Right: Crackles
 Randoms that I haven't put away oh yeh and a swap
 My spares, and for future swaps/sale
 My polish "station" lol
  NYC, Top/Base Coats, Frankens, a few more minis, and a few random polishes
And lastly CVS glitters, Jordana Glitters, Zoya, Rimmel, Hard Candy, and a few more randoms

The other 2 drawers in the cart hold my nail art supplies, cotton balls, and other random nail stuff.

So there you have it :) I hope that you enjoyed this post.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below :) Thanks for reading!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Like a bull in a China shop!!!

No clue about the post title lol. I was thinking China Glaze and that's what popped in my head so I had to use it...otherwise my head might explode... that happens to me sometimes :) lol

I was at Ulta the other day and saw a China Glaze polish that I've seen before and liked and I finally decided to get it. "Custom Kicks' is a light blue-tealish color I guess... I am horrible with descriptions lol.... and it had a light golden shimmer to it. I loved it once I really looked at it and saw that shimmer *swoon* I finally put it on my nails last night....

Ok I love the color, but I was really disappointed that the shimmer really didn't show. I looked in different lighting and could barely see it, and I really had to look for it....

 You can actually see it in the pictures better then you can IRL sadly :(
So I spent the day at work looking at my nails every so often and would become disappointed all over again.... I started to think about what I could do to try and make these nail more appealing to me... I decided to do black tips to give it a good contrast. As I was thinking of that I remembered a CG polish that I had bought on ebay awhile ago and had never used. It's called "Crystal Chandelier"!!!

It's an older polish and I really had no clue how it would look over "Custom Kicks" but decided to slap it on after I did the black tips...

 I love the effect it had and I think it really makes it look like it does in the bottle if not better. I also liked how it looked on the black. Right now as I type this I am wearing this polish. I was going to show something different but I wanted to share this while I was wearing it.

I hope you like how it turned out, I know I do!!!

Have you ever seen "Crystal Chandelier" before? Do you own it?

As always thank you so much for reading. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Before I go I just wanted to let you know that I have decided to have my very first giveaway once I hit 100 followers. I like nice round even numbers and I think 100 is a good number. I have a couple polishes set aside already and until I hit my goal I will keep adding as I find things :) Keep an eye out!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Multiple Hot Mess Mardi Gras Mani's

I really wanted to do something for Mardi Gras since I wasn't going to do anything else other then work. lol the ideas in my head looked great.... and on the nail they were a big ol' hot mess lol I did 3, and the last stayed on my nails only because I was to tired to try a fourth time... I used the same 3 basic colors for all three: O.P.I. - "DS Glow", Spoiled - "I'm So Jaded", Spoiled - "Pet My Peacock", and China Glaze - "Gothic Lolita" so here they are in all of their failed glory:

 I was trying to do some sponging... but it didn't look good at all. The big chunky glitter doesn't really help lol

This was suppose to be a gradient I guess, but it just looks like some goofy candy corn. So another failure in my book.

 I think if I hadn't added the black I would have been happier with this one. I decided to just leave it on since I was too tired to go for fail #4... I also used China Glaze - Golden Enchantment for this one.
 So this was just a big disappointment, but I guess if you don't try you never know how it will turn out... so i will chalk it all up to a learning experience.

I decided to give my eyes a try instead this morning since I'm a bit better in that department lol. The pictures are the greatest but I did my best :)
From the inner corner out I used Venomous - "Green Mamba", Fyrinnae - :Lucky Charmed" and Tick:Tock - "Methusela" and for the highlighting I used Fyrinnae - "Moon Child"

And this is the girl behind the blog... Me!! lol

So Happy Mardi Gras and thanks for reading. If you have any questions or comments please do so below. I hope to have a giveaway soon so keep an eye out for that :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Glam Polish Giveaway!!!

So if you scoot over to glam polish's blog you can enter her 500 follower giveaway for 6 China Glaze polishes from the "Colors of the Capital" Collection for "The Hunger Games"!!!!

This collection comes out in March, I really hope I win. I've been wanting these polishes since I first saw a press release for them. I know that picking just 6 of them would be really hard for me since I pretty much want them all. Plus China Glaze is pretty much my favorite brand. So head over to glam polish's blog for your chance to win. Good luck! (but I hope I win lol) :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Monday Lunch Time Haul

So where I work I get a 2 hour lunch Mon, Wed, and Fri. Most times I just work through it, but on Monday I decided to just do some bumming around. I went to Sally's, Ulta, Walgreens, and CVS. This is what I ended up coming home with lol..... Hey I had 2 hours to kill :)

First I went to Walgreens to get a few Sinful Colors since the are on sale for $0.99 this week. So I picked out these pretties:
"Dream On" - Bright neon Purple
"Snow Me White" - Just a basic white, nothing special
"You Just Wait" - Pink with a duochrome of green. I think It will look awesome layered
"Daredevil" - Hot bright pink, with a bit of a blue hue to it

One thing I noticed is there is another color, "Bikini" that looks likes a dupe for "Daredevil" I held the bottles up to each other and they looked the exact same... So not sure what it going on with that, but I got "Daredevil" since I liked the name better lol. I'm looking for a good white polish so I figured I'd give SC a try. I also picked up "Just You Wait" and when I got home I realized I had already bought it awhile ago... oh well.

 "Glass Pink" - A very sheer, sparkly pink
"Blue By You" - Bright blue with blue glass flecks
"Island Coral" - Light coral cream

I saw a swatch of "Island Coral" with "Just You Wait" layered over it... So pretty! To see it take a look at That's So Fresh's Blog

Also when I was at Walgreen's I saw they had the Nabi Magnetic nail polish display. This is the second Walgreen's I've seen them at. I snapped a photo of the display so you know what to look for:
The picture enlarges, so you can really see the colors. My phone takes really good photos lol... Anyway, I decided to pick up 2 more..
 When I first posted about these polishes I was disappointed that they didn't have names... Well I realized that if you carefully peel the sticker off the bottom of the bottle, they do in fact, have a name and a number. Granted the name are boring, but at lease I have something to refer to them as lol. So I pick up "Purple" and "Dark Gold" I bet someone had a tough time coming up with those clever names lol.
 I really liked the gold one because it looks like it has glitter in it... I can't wait to try it out.

Ok, So after Walgreen I went to CVS, I was still looking for a few more of the Spoiled polishes. I had a list of the ones I really wanted, I only have one more to go which is "Pet My Peacock" which I want mostly because of the name :) I did find 2 that I was looking for, 1 I just decided to try, and 1 I picked up and fell in love with:

 "The Parking Meteor Expired" - I fell head over heels for this polish. I want to get a back up bottle. One the nail it looks almost black, but when you look closer you can see a blue tint to it (like in the picture) and there are glass fleck in blue, green, purple, and pink. Pictures could never capture the awesomeness of this polish. Just do you and you collection and go buy this NOW!!!!  :)
"Correction Tape" - Just another white I decided to try in my search for a good white polish
"Deeper Dive" - Teal with gold flakes, and I've heard it is a dupe for Zoya "Charla" which I don't have but you can find a good comparison on glamonthecheap's blog
"My Saturn Broke Down"

That was all for CVS... On to Ulta....
 They had the new O.P.I. collection out so I grabbed the 2 I liked from seeing them on other blogs, and a random blue that caught my eye.
"Wooden Shoe Like To Know?" - light brown with a golden-copper shimmer
"Yoga-Ta Get This Blue" - A very pretty deep blue that I'm not sure how to describe
"Gouda Gouda Two Shoes" - Dirty rose pink with shimmer

Lastly I went to Sally's
 China Glaze "Some Like It Haute" FingerPaints set included "Curator's Crimson" and "Vintage Violet" and a small bag, China Glaze "Blonde Bombshell"

Both of the China Glaze's are from the Eye Candy collection. I couldn't remember which ones I had but since they were on sale I didn't care lol. I already had "Blonde Bombshell" so it will go in my swap pile:)

OMG! The FingerPaint's were a great deal. 2 polishes and a small bag for only $3. I was lucky :)

Well there you have it. That's what I did during my lunch. I do have a swatch for the purple Nabi polish, and I will try to get it up by the end of the week.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below. Have a great night!! Oh and here is a cute pic I found. Koala's are my favorite animal :)
Probably how my fiance is going to be when he sees this post lol

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mani & A mini Spoiled Haul!

Today I have a mani to show you and some Spoiled polishes that I have added to my ever growing collection. So without further ado, here is my mani...

 This mani was done using  coats of "Armed and Ready" by Essie and 2 coats of "Sub-Lime" by Piggy Polish.
 "Armed and Ready" is a murky brownish color with a duo chrome color of coppery gold. I love how it looks on the nail, but it is just really hard to capture it on camera.
 "Sub-Lime" has a hint of gold flecks in it that really gives it some depth and make a unique green to own I was lucky enough to find it on clearance (as you can tell by the sticker lol). This is a beautiful color and a great addition to my collection as well.

You can really see the duo chrome when it is in the bottle. It translates well onto the nail, just hard to get it on camera. It pretty much looks like this when on the nail.

Ok, now here are some more of the Spoiled polishes that I picked up. I'm still looking to pick up a few more and then I will have all of the ones that I wanted from seeing the promo shots :) Here is what I recently picked up:
  Battle Of The Sexes, Cougar Attack, Are Mermaids Real?, Shrimp On The Barbie, Shuffle The Deck, Use Protection, Jewelry Heist

I'm not the greatest in describing polishes, but i'll try:
"Battle Of The Sexes" is a Blue, Purple, and Pink glitter in a clear base
" Cougar Attack" is Copper glitter a brownish base
"Are Mermaids Real?" is a purple with goldish flecks/duo chrome

 "Shrimp On The Barbie" is similar to "Are Mermaids Real?" except it is pink
"Shuffle The Deck" is Black, Red, and Silver large round glitter in a clear base
"Use Protection" is similar to "I Have A Confection To Make" except it is pink
"Jewelry Heist" is jewel tones large round glitter in a clear base

Would you like to see a mani done with any of these colors? Do you own any of these? Which are your favorites?
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. And as always, that you so much for reading!!