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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Now, That's Some Jacked Up Stamping

Hello gentle readers. Yes, your Queen royally screwed up her nails, today. The design stamped just fine. It was my image placement that blew big green ones. That is what I get for doing my left pinkie, going over and stamping my right hand (which, inexplicably turned out great... :p) then coming back to stamp my left hand. I totally forgot the angle I used for my pinkie and was trying to find it.

Resulting in my nails looking as if they were stamped by a drunken seal in the dark.

I stamped this image with a fauxnad plate and Konad Special White Stamping Polish and topped it with Seche Vite.

The pic is clickable... But don't. Seriously. Don't. If you must, be sure to hide the pets and cover the kids' eyes before you do. lol


Konad Special Stamping Polish in white is so nice to work with. It stamps a crisp, bright image on any background colour (except white... dur! lol) and it cleans up beautifully. No smearing, no staining, no BS. This is a Konad Stamping polish I really like. I will happily buy this polish again, when I need to. :)

I think I have talked about these plates, before. They are the MASH plates from an Amazon seller. When I purchased them I didn't realize that they were all Konad image copies. I learned that when I got them home. I felt a little weird about keeping them but honestly, at the time they were so inexpensive (the price has since more than doubled) that sending them back would have cost me almost as much as I paid for them. Not to mention waiting for the refund to my card and blah, blah, blah. It wasn't worth the expense and raggle baggle. And they had a lot of images I wanted, so I kept them.

Mmmkay. So, there you have it. My jacked up stamping. Cute as hell image. Really, I love it. I just need to remember to keep my angle consistent.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourself a terrific day and may your polish never bubble. Or your stamping get all wonky.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Hello gentle readers. Happy Hump Day! The week is half done. The weekend draws closer.

Today's Pink Wednesday shade is China Glaze Ahoy. Not technically pink... But close enough. I think? Maybe? Yes? I think so. In fact, as your Queen, I decree that Ahoy is pink and perfectly appropriate for wear on Pink Wednesday.

China Glaze Ahoy is a deep raspberry pink. It is rich, blue based and glimmers with gold and pink and magenta glass fleck. This polish is seriously gorgeous. And tragically, my poor old camera was not able to do it justice in the least. It tried. But it washed out the deep rich colour and didn't capture the glowing, shining and sparkling qualities that make Ahoy a truly special polish. I applied two coats. It was opaque indoors. When I got it out in the sun for photographs, there was definite VNL. Since that doesn't bother me, I am content. However, if VNL makes you nuts, you might like three, better. I topped this with Seche Vite, of course.

Photos are clickable, if you wish. I don't suggest it. Seriously, my camera sucked big green ones with this mani and no one needs to see that close up. :p





China Glaze Ahoy is, like her sisters in this collections a little thin. But it applies beautifully and didn't really try to run on me. As I had the bottle open, by the second coat, it had tightened up a little, making it a little thicker and even silkier. The little cleanup I did was just fussbudget refining. The jelly-ish finish is beautiful. Shiny-shiny with a glowing depth to it. There is a sharpness to the colour, making it feel crisp and delicious and very juicy, too. Like fresh raspberries sprinkled with sparkling sugar. Yum!

Okay. Enough gushing. lol

Do you own this polish? Love it? Wear it on Pink Wednesday?

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful Wednesday, stay cool and may your polish never bubble.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. How is your Tuesday shaping up? Well, I hope. :)

I hadn't planned to do my nails, today. But I took a close look at my pedicure and noticed that those nails were looking a little overgrown and the polish a little rough so... I had to do a pedicure. And of course, when I did my toes, I did a Dr. Destructo on my manicure and so I had to do a fresh mani.

I did my toes in Orly Red Flare. It is a gorgeous blood red crelly. I will have to do a mani with this colour, soon and show it. It is a knockout. On my fingernails, I applied two coats of China Glaze Pelican Grey. A beautiful, watery, light grey creme with a subtle silvery shimmer. I topped it with Seche Vite. This colour is so soft, so gentle but not in the least boring. I think I love it. I think I love it, a lot. :)

Photographs were taken in sun, slightly cloud filtered. They are clickable, us always.





China Glaze Pelican Grey is a lovely, light grey. It has a soft silvery shimmer and a watery quality to it that separates it from any other grey I have ever worn. In the sun, at different angles you can see a little green and even blue in it but I wasn't able to capture those colour shifts with my camera.

The formula is thin, you need to keep it corralled or it will try to run on you. The first coat was pretty mad streaky but the second coat rode in on it's white horse and made everything come out smooth, opaque and lovely. This polish resents being over worked. It needs to be applied fast and smooth and don't even think of going back over it. It will drag like a sumbitch.

This polish bubbled like mad. But I am not blaming the polish for that. The weather here is a little insane, right now. I think we are getting a little pre Monsoon action and there is weird pressure, humidity is rolling in and it is windy and the towers are going up. My polish always misbehaves in this kind of weather. Happily, Seche Vite smoothed most of the bubbles down, so my polish looks just fine. :)

All in all, this polish is full of win. It is beautiful. It has a pretty nice, if a tad temperamental, formula. It is opaque and smooth in two coats. It dries in good time (a little longer, today thanks to the humidity) and dries with a nice shine. I really like it and you will definitely see this beauty on my nails, again. If you don't own it, if you like grey, I heartily suggest that you grab it. I think You will really enjoy it.

Okay. Time to run along. I have to get me some lunch and get a couple of things done. Thank you so much for coming in and spending a little time with me. :)  Have yourselves a terrific day, stay cool and may your polish never bubble.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. Having a good Monday? Mine has been good. Busy... But good. I had housework, as usual and one thing I had to do was scrub my nasty bathroom. Lazy slag I have been, I had let it go almost two weeks. *shudder* Unthinkable! Gross! Nawsty! There was toilet breath wafting into my bedroom. Blech!

After I got my house all sparkly, me all sparkly it was time to get my nails all sparkly. Housework is rough on a manicure and the Color Club Wicked Sweet polishes, as pretty-pretty as they are are not the longest wearing polishes for me. I usually get a good, solid two days chip free from them then I get serious tip wear and some minor shipping. Not knocking them. They are just short wear polishes, for me. :)

Today I am wearing OPI DS Reflection. A beautiful, rich raspberry red base packed full of diffuse holographic glitter. This polish is amaze-balls pretty. Raspberry red that shifts a little orange in the direct sun. The holo is brilliant and has red, gold, blue, orange... Hell. I can't name all of the colours that flash on the surface and deep within this beautiful polish. I applied two coats and topped it with Seche Vite. It was nearly fully opaque in one... If I had known it was this opaque, I might have got away with one. I'll have to try, next time I wear this.

Fair warning; my photographs don't do this beauty full justice. I tried my level best, but my camera and the lighting didn't make for the quality of photographs I wanted to show. Unfortunately, I am stuck with them. One day, I am going to be able to do a light setup and get a better camera. Then, look out! lol These photos are clickable for to make big. So, g'head. Click them. :D







Now for a little dampener on the festivities. As amazing-beautiful as this polish is, the formula isn't so much. I am surprised, as all of the other DS polishes I own have beautiful, silky formulas that apply like a little bit of perfect heaven.This polish was thick. Not silky-thick. But gloopy-thick. It seemed to almost want to try to seize up on me as I applied it. This polish needs to be applied fast and smooth. It doesn't react well to being over worked. It feels almost gritty, sandy as it is stroked onto my nails. It bubbled under the surface pretty badly. It dried in good time, but was satin matte and a bit grainy. Top coat is an absolute must to make this polish shine as it should. And thankfully, Seche Vite smoothed the bubbles.

I am going to thin this polish before I use it, again. Maybe that will make it a bit more biddable, a bit more pleasant to work with. :)

So, what do you think of this lovely? Do you own it? Lust after it? Do tell. I'd love to hear your thoughts about this polish.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a lovely evening, stay cool and may your polish never bubble.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. Happy Saturday! :D

Today I have Color Club Wicked Sweet from the Spring collection of the same name. This is a beautiful brilliant pool blue with a greeny blue shimmer that fires in the sun. I applied two coats and topped it with Seche Vite. Pretty. Mama like. :)

My stupid camera washed this colour out a bit. It is a little darker, in person. Pics are, as ever, clickable for biggage.







Color Club Wicked Sweet has a pretty respectable formula. Slightly thin but not runny. It sits down where it is placed very nicely. It is a tad streaky on the first coat but it leveled out pretty well on the second. I stopped with two coats and it is still a teensy bit streaky, here and there... I probably should have done a third to really get it perfected. But I was actually pretty happy with how it looked, as was. And it was getting a little late so... Two was good for me.

Unlike some of her sisters in this collection, Wicked Sweet is pretty much fully opaque after only two coats, which I love. The shimmer in this polish makes it a little brushstroke-y but it isn't bad enough to make-a me crazy. The scent is the best of the bunch I have tried, so far. I don't get blueberry, really. It does smell blue, tho. And like spun sugar and vanilla, along with the inevitable polish chemically undertones. This polish dries satin matte, overall dry time is pretty good. I can do a mani with this stuff and get back to my normal life in pretty short order, especially if I use Seche Vite.

All in all, I like this polish a whole lot. In fact, I am really enjoying the entire collection. I have worn three of the seven, now and I am looking forward to trying the rest of them. :)

This collection is part of the prize being offered in my giveaway. Have you entered, yet? :D

Okay. My Lasix is making me need to pee like a racehorse (did you know that racehorses are dosed with Lasix before races? It prevents fluid buildup in their lungs that can slow them down.) and I am hongry and I need to go in search of lunch nosh materials.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a terrific weekend. Stay cool and may your polish never bubble.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stampity-Stamp

Hello gentle readers. I decided to refresh my mani with a quick bit of stamping.

Ha!

Refresh? Quick?

Not!

I grabbed one of my new Bundle Monster plates, black Konad Special Polish and other stuff and got to it. The design came out cute but that is all the good I can say about the entire experience. After I got it all stamped, I let it dry while I cleaned up my mess then topped the design with Seche Vite, oiled the shit out of my poor cuticles and fired off a few photographs.


Konad Special Polish in black is, in my experience an absolute nightmare to use. It makes for deeply black, crisp images on the nail and that is all the good I can say about it. I had, as usual, over stamp. When I went to do cleanup, rather than melting away in front of my cleanup brush and acetone, it melted and smeared all over the place, flooded my cuticles and stained the shit out of my fingers and cuticles. Gah!!! I had to soak Q-Tips and roll the worst of the polish off, then finish with my brush. It was such a nightmare to clean up that I ended up taking off a bunch of my regular polish with it. From now on, I think I will just stamp with regular black polish. It has always worked just fine for me in the past. And not been high, holy hell to clean off when I over stamp.

The mess of cotton rounds and Q-Tips from cleaning as I stamped and when I was done. That shit actually stained my stamper! Blech!

In my personal experience, Konad polishes aren't the stamping wonder that they are made out to be. I really like the white... It stamps brilliant, crisp images where regualr white polish gives a softer, more subtle image. But for other colours and metallics, I really prefer intensely pigmented regular polishes. But remember, this is just my opinion, based on my own use of these particular polishes. I am not in any way saying that they are bad products or telling all of you that you should pass them up. I know that a lot of people have really good results from them and love them. To each her own. :)

Okay, that is about it, from me, right now.

Oh! Have you entered my giveaway yet? If not, please click the link or the pic at the top of my right hand column and enter.

And, speaking of stamping, I added four new, unused fauxnad plates, a stamper and scraper to the goody pile. :D

Okay. Now I am done.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a fab evening and may your polish never bubble.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nail Mail!

Hello gentle readers. A couple of little goodies landed in my mailbox, today. OPI DS Opulence and China Glaze Emerald Sparkle. Now to find an Amazon listing for China Glaze Golden Enchantment. I am still kicking myself for frankening my bottle. I might have to order from VNS or Trans Design. And take the big ding for shipping. Whatever.

Wanna see a pic? :D


Okay, so... That is about all I have, for the mo.

Ice Queen out.

Pink Wednesday

Hello gentle readers. Happy hump day. Lordy! It is a warm one, today. I had to fire up my A/C by noon, today. Whew!

Today is Pink Wednesday and I chose to wear Finger Paints Art You Kidding Me? Two coats of a pretty, bright fuchsia topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

My crazy pink pigment robbing camera is up to it's old tricks and the photographs of this polish are massively washed out. This polish is much darker, deeper and blue based in person than it looks in photographs. So, be warned. And don't fall in love with what you see on your screen. lol





The shade shot is... Closer to the actual shade but still too washed out. *sigh* Stupid camera, anyway. 

Finger Paints Art You Kidding Me? has a lovely formula. It is thick but not gloppy. It is smooth and silky and is opaque in two coats. Dry time is decent and cleanup was a breeze, mostly just fussbudget refining. I have no complaints about this lovely polish, at all. It is a nice one. :) 

So, do you have this polish? Love it? Not so much? Please share. 

Okay. I am boring, today and I am done. lol Thank you so much for taking a little time to swing by. Stay cool and may your polish never bubble. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Couple of Quick Things...

The shimmer in Color Club I Always Get My Man-Darin? Not white. It is actually pale, pale green! As I discovered, just a little while ago. So, I lied in my earlier post. :P

I finally finished my Nail Care Routine page. Took me long enough. So now all of my tab pages are complete. Until I get a wild hair up my ass and start making changes, again. ;)

Okay, that's it, for now.

Manicure of the Moment... Happy Summer! And... How'z About a Hot Dog?

Hello gentle readers. Happy Solstice! First day of Summer! I love this day. I love Summer. Yes, I bitch and piss and moan about the heat and humidity and so forth but I really do enjoy the sizzle season.

To celebrate this, the longest, most fun day of the year I decided to apply Color Club I Always Get My Man-Darin from their Wicked Sweet Collection. I thought that the bright, happy orange yellow shade with a white micro shimmer would be perfect to usher in Summer. I applied three coats over base coat and topped it with Seche Vite.

Time for photos. They are clickable, of course.


 In direct sun. 

 See how bright and sunny.

 And have a gander at that lovely shimmer. 

 Eye popping, isn't it? Perfect for the day, I'd say. :D


Gweenies says, "Stop taking pictures of your nails and let me back in the house! I don't do outside. I don't do   hot!"

Color Club I Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange yellow neon with a hidden indoors, goes crazy bright outdoors in the sun white micro shimmer. It is a little sheer and streaky, I applied three coats and it is still a little uneven and I still have a little VNL. I don't mind the VNL, as you know but I am not nutzo about the streakies. I suspect that a fourth coat would have evened it out even better but I just didn't have the time to muck around with an extra coat, this morning. I doesn't look bad... Just not as smooth and even as I would prefer. Dry time is decent. It dries satin but top coat makes it all shiny and glossy and pretty and junk. 

This polish is scented. It has a sharp bright, citrus scent mingled with... A turpentine-ish undertone. I like the citrus, I could live without the turps. lol The scent is noticeable but not as strong as was the scent from Yum Gum. It doesn't bother me. But if scented products bother you or you just don't like them, you might want to pass on this collection. 

I am enjoying this colour a lot. Looking at it makes me happy. 

Thank you all so much for popping in. Have a terrific First Day of Summer, stay cool and may your polish never bubble. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Little Haulage

Hello gentle readers. Yesterday I ran out and did a little shopping. I made a little score at Ross and moved on to Sally's and CVS. I got some stuff I needed, a few things I just wanted and a little something to add to my giveaway.

 At Ross I found two (there were five, actually but I thought that snapping up all of them would seem a little greedy) Color Club Poptastic collections. One for me. One for my giveaway. :D At Sally's I found a Finger Paints polish that was marked down to $1.99 and they had a sidewalk sale that took an additional 50% off clearance prices, making Artist's Sapphire one dollar. I also grabbed Finger Paints Art You Kidding Me?, a bottle of Seche Vite and China Glaze Blue Iguana. I was hoping that they would have 108 Degrees but no joy. Not shown is the quart bottles of acetone and remover I also picked up. If you had told me, before I started this blog that I would be buying acetone and remover by the quart I would have laughed in your face. Ha! The joke is on me. :P


Also at Sally's I bought a couple of conditioner samples (I love trying new hair stuff) and a Tweezerman tweezers. It was on a little display near the register. They are coated with some soft kind of stuff on the outside and there was a selection of different colours. I chose pink. :) I have hesitated to buy Tweezerman because of the price but this was only $5.39 with my Sally card. And I had my 15% coupon, too. So... It was a good deal. :) 

At CVS, I picked up a jar of face cream and a couple of Loreal HiP creme eyeliners. I have read good things about these liners and they were BOGO 1/2  and I couldn't resist grabbing two. I chose black and teal. 

So far, I have tried my new tweezers. Wow! Now I get why everyone loves them sooo much. I have made do with an old tweezers I bought from Avon for ninety-nine cents fifteen years ago or so. They aren't bad, but they are not great, either. My Tweezerman tweezers cleaned up my brows today so fast, so easily. The difference between them and my old ones is like driving a Pinto and a Bently. They both get you where you want to be, but one is so much more enjoyable than the other. 

I also tried the black HiP liner. I used the black to quick like tightline my upper lash line. The "professional brush" that comes with the liner is crap. But the liner, it's self is lovely. I used my angled brow brush (my poor liner push brush recently died fast and hard, may it rest in peace) to apply the liner to my lash line and it went on so quickly and smoothly. It took me a fraction of the time that mixing a dark powdered pigment with water and tightlining usually takes me. I need to play with these liners a little then I'll do a full review for you. :) 

I also added a few surprise polishes to my giveaway stash. There are some Color Clubs, a Dare to Wear (think scattered holo) and a Del Sol glitter. The colours shall remain a mystery. I'd still like to get a few more little goodies to add then I will set a closing date. I am kind of enjoying spinning this one out a bit, so it will be a while. *evil grin*

Can I just say, the moment I can afford to do so I am going shopping for new makeup brushes. My Bare Escentuals brushes are driving me in. sane. Like seriously crazy. They are old, I have had them so long, used them for so many years and the more I use them, the more I hate them. I am tired of the shedding, the broken hairs landing all over me, the hairs that actually feel a little prickly. Just as I am over the pots of minerals, I am over the brushes. I have been perusing the Coastal Scents site and I have decided that soon, I am going to buy palettes, pans, pressing medium and I am going to recreate my MMU to pressed. I love the formulas, the colours. I am just ready to be done with the little jars and lids and dust and raggle baggle. I used MMU for over ten years. Loved it. I am now over it. 

Have you entered my giveaway yet? Clickety click this link or the picture in my giveaway sidebar item to travel to my giveaway post. 

Thank you all so much for taking a little time out of your Sunday evening to spend a little time with me. Have yourselves a great evening and stay cool, everyone. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Really Quick-Like Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. Happy Saturday. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. :)

Last night I got to thinking about changing my mani, today so, since I wasn't really all that tired I grabbed my acetone, cotton rounds and foils and soaked off my glitterbomb manicure and slapped on a quick coat of basecoat before I hit the sack. I am so glad I did, now. For some reason I am running super late and if I had had to remove that polish, today I would still be downstairs frittering around. lol

Today I just applied a second coat of Color Club Milky White Basecoat and then I decided to wear Revlon Just Tinted in Dawn. Dawn is a sheer slightly reddish coral jelly. I applied three coats and topped it with Seche Vite.

I took photographs in sun and shade. They are clickable, if you wish.







In shade. Look just how squishalicious! 

Revlon Just Tinted in Dawn is pretty stuff. Like her sister polishes in this collection, this polish is very sheer. I applied three coats and I still have a good deal of VNL. I don't mind VNL but it if drives you buggy, you will want to apply at least four coats or underwear. This polish is a little thin, tho it thickens slightly, as you use it but it isn't runny and it didn't try to bolt on me. It applies smoothly and sits nicely down where you place it. This polish dries satin matte, you must apply topcoat to get the delicious, juicy shine. Dry time for individual coats is quick, but it slows considerably as you apply more coats. 

My polish was still pretty dentable after I shot photographs. So dentable that I was wiping a little dust off my computer screen with a tissue and I ended up transferring a little Seche Vite to my screen. Dangit! That will likely be permanent, since using a chemical to clean it away is out of the question. *sigh* I may be able to slowly, carefully scrape it away with something blunt and soft in time. But I am not counting on it. I feel so stupid. 

So, what do you think about this polish? Do you own it? Love it? Not so much? Know how to get Seche Vite off a laptop screen? :P

Okay. My husband thinks that he should eat and since I promised to make sandwiches, I suppose I should go to it. I just hope I don't kill my mani, it is still a bit soft. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hot Off the Presses!

Unleash Your Inner Beauty Queen!


OPI Launches Limited Edition
Miss Universe Lacquers


Pageant-pretty nail lacquers in the new Miss Universe by OPI promotion give fingers and toes added glitz and glamour.  Featuring four shades packed with shimmer and sparkle, these limited edition colors capture the energy of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, to be held September 12, 2011, in São Paulo, Brazil.
“Miss Universe is the most popular and publicized beauty pageant in the world,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “We are excited to partner with the Miss Universe Organization, whose contestants provided so much inspiration for rich, high-fashion color.”
With shades ranging from berry and golden pink to electric blue and glittery silver, Miss Universe by OPI provides high-shine lacquers, including:

Congeniality is My Middle Name
And berry-wine shimmer is what I do best!

It’s MY Year
It’s about time for this champagne-rose to shine!

Swimsuit…Nailed It!
An itsy bitsy teenie weenie vibrant shiny-blue bikini.

Crown Me Already!
A sassy silver sparkle that knows what it’s worth.

               
The Miss Universe Organization named OPI its official nail care sponsor this June.  Additionally, Weiss-Fischmann will be a judge for the 2011 Miss USA®pageant, a precursor to the Miss Universe competition.
Miss Universe by OPI Nail Lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.  This limited-edition promotion will be available beginning August 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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ABOUT MISS UNIVERSE:
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. The organization is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health and reproductive issues. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com or follow Miss Universe on Facebook or Twitter @TheRealMissU.

Crown Me, Already!, Congeniality is My Middle Name, It's MY Year and Swimsuit... Nailed It! 



(Do me a favour and pretend that the bottles are all the same size, will ya? I am still trying to figure out how to get the images from the e-mails, into my computer then onto this blog. It took me less time, this time, but, well, you can see what a mess I made of the pics. I will keep practicing, maybe one day I will figure it all out. Yes, I am lame. Yes, any four year old could have done this. lol But at least I got it posted. :D)

Glitterbomb Delight

Hello gentle readers. Well, we are over the hump and the weekend is on the way. Yay! I am so ready for the weekend, this week. Mama needs to go have some fun. Or Mama is going to torch the joint. (After I get all of my polish out, of course... *evil grin*)

Today, I was going to do a jelly sandwich mani. I was planning to do a ripoff version of this manicure by Nightly Nails. I had New York Summer Amaranth sitting in my untrieds hatbox and I thought that I would use some of my fabulous glitterbomb polish, The Glittering Crowd by the incomparable glitter frankener Lynderella. I swatched that polish, here. So, I applied two coats of Amaranth, let it dry for a mo, then I started in with The Glittering Crowd. But as I applied it, I realised that I loved it so much the way it was, that I couldn't bring myself to cover it with more polish.

So, no sammich, today. I topped my mani with a nice coat of Poshe` and let it dry a little, then I grabbed my crystal heart and fired off a bunch of shots and even a little video. The photos are clickable to enlarge, if you are so inclined.

 Let's start in the shade to give you a good look at the different Kinds of glitters in this fabulous franken of fun. 

I could describe this stuff all day and not get too all of the elements contained within this polish. Gah! I love it!

 In the sun. 

 This polish doesn't dance and scintillate. 

 It grabs the light and throws it back in your face in bold flashes. 

 Yes, my thumbnail is indeed chipped. *sigh* Happily, it is slowly growing out and becoming slightly less obvious than it was. This mani kind of helps to camouflage it, too.  

 *drool* This is one coat of this glitter, kids. One coat! :D

Here is a blurry shot to show some flash. 

video
Video of the spahkle and flash. 

New York Summer Amaranth is a beautiful grass green jelly. It is thick, silky smooth and applies so easily, flowing off the brush and sitting nicely down right where it is placed. The brush isn't my fave... I had a little difficulty with it making a smooth, even gap curve but it isn't awful. This polish is highly pigmented and I had an almost opaque finish in two coats. It dries fairly quickly and is a little satin matte. To get that delicious, translucent squish you must apply topcoat. I need to wear this polish on it's own, one day. :D

The Glittering Crowd is a glitterbomb of love. The base is super thick. It seems to be thicker than it was back when I swatched it. When I applied it, today it was more like packing it on, rather than stroking a polish on my nail. But the payoff is amazing. I mean, seriously amazing. I mean, can't stop looking at my nails, amazing. It dries surprisingly quickly and for as chunky as it is, it is surprisingly smooth under just one coat of topcoat. A second would probably make my nails smooth as glass, but I don't really feel the need for it, right now. I will probably hit this with a coat of Seche Vite, later, just to gloss it up, even more. "Cause Mama likes her sparkle and shine, ya know. ;)

I fed The Glittering Crowd some thinner when I finished up my mani, today. That should make it a little easier to apply next time I use it. I just don't want to use it too often. I don't want to run out of this polish. lol Removing this mani should be a lot of fun. :P Good thing I know how to do the acetone soak. lol

Thank you all so much for popping in. Have a great afternoon, stay cool and may your polish never bubble. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pink Wednesday

Hello gentle readers.

Is anyone else having trouble with Firefox? Or is it just me? My puter had difficulty earlier defragmenting and I wonder if it caused a glitch with my Firefox? Websites aren't loading completely and things are slow and screwed up. I tried restarting my computer and no joy. *sigh* I hope that this is Firefox, not my puter. I don't have the tech savvy to do anything about a problem with my computer and it will have to go in, if it is in trouble.

Blech! I don't even have spell check, right now. I hate, hate, hate Internet Explorer!

Okay, enough whining.

Today is Pink Wednesday and I have Sinful Colors Social Ladder to show to you, today. This is a soft, milky pink jelly with a slight pink opalescence and white shimmer that fires in different colours in the sun. I applied two coats and I have VNL. Three or four coats might make it opaque but I like it like this. I topped this with Seche Vite.

Photographs are clickable, if you would like to see them big.


 In direct noontime sun.

 Closer. I tried to capture the beautiful shimmer and what it can really do.

 Super close.

 In shade.

In sun, again. WTF is with the photo loader? Gah! puter stuff hates me, today!


Sinful Colors Social Ladder is slightly thick, a teensy bit streaky on the first coat but it levels out with subsequent coats. It applied easily, settled right down where placed. This polish doesn't like to be over worked. It needs to be applies swiftly, smoothly and with a fair amount of polish on the brush. Dry time is good, made better by Seche Vite.


This browser is driving me seriously insane. It is horrid. Lord have mercy, I miss Firefox and I hope that the problems I am having is die to that browser, not my computer.

Okay, enough bitching. Whatever will be will be. Either the problem will be solved by Mozilla or my puter will have to go in to be serviced. It is under warranty.


Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day and may your polish never bubble.