Sunday, September 30, 2012

Random Stuff Sunday

Hello gentle readers.

Let's see what I have lurking on my hard drive...


(Yep, another Facebook find.)

That'll do for today. :D

Have a great Sunday, beauties.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I Give Up!

Hello gentle readers. My blog is safe, again. :)

No, I am not giving up on this blog. I give up on having a blogroll. I came by this morning to check on the progress of my giveaway and got that oh-so-delightful (NOT) red screen telling me that my blog was infected. This time, the source seems to be Beauty Broadcast blog. Needless to say, I am not linking. If you have that blog on your blogroll or anyone on your blogroll who has that blog on their blogroll, may be triggering the warning. The fastest way to fix the problem is to remove your blogroll widget. Or you can sift through and remove Beauty Broadcast and any blogs that have Beauty Broadcast on their blogrolls.

Now, thanks to some random asshole hacker, I have to go find the blogs that I read that aren't in my Google reader and bookmark them and read from my damned bookmarks, again. I am so sick of this nonsense. Seriously. Why can't people just leave websites and blogs the hell alone, already?


Friday, September 28, 2012

Hot Off the Presses

Hello gentle readers. Here is a press release regarding OPI So So Skullicious for Hallowe'en 2012. Enjoy.




Colors to Die For!


OPI Launches So So Skullicious
Mini Lacquer Set for Halloween 2012


Celebrate the lives of the dearly departed with OPI’s festive Dia de los Muertos-inspired shades, arriving just in time for Halloween, for a limited time only. The new So So Skullicious mini pack includes four mini lacquers in supernaturally bright and bold orange, pink, yellow and black hues.
The So So Skullicious set also includes 10 nail decals for instantaneous nail design, offering vibrant variations of the iconic Dia de los Muertos skull.
“Rather than simply be spooky this Halloween, OPI has created colors that are full of life,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “So So Skullicious features vivid colors and fun nail decals that offer the perfect way to get festive for the holiday, whether you’re looking for a little way to show Halloween spirit, or planning to get decked out from head to nails and toes!”
So So Skullicious includes the following shades:

Hi, Pumpkin!
This jack-o-lantern orange is sweet on you.

A-Rose from the Dead
This hot pink is the life of the Halloween party.

Mourning Glory
A black so shiny, it will lift your spirits.

Candlelight
Be all aglow in this flame yellow.

Each nail lacquer shade in this set contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. So So Skullicious will be available for a limited time beginning September 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each mini pack. 
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.


On a personal note, methinks I want this set. How about you? Do you own it? Are you thinking of grabbing it?  

Hot Off the Presses

Hello gentle readers. Please enjoy this press release from OPI.


Pink for the Cure



 OPI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Sixth Annual Pink of Hearts Promotion


                                                                                                                                   
OPI announces the launch of its sixth annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, featuring the classic pale pink shade I Think in Pink and the new sparkle-packed hue You Glitter Be Good to Me. This duo pack is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2012, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.
“Organizations like Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast Cancer offer hope to everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, and OPI is proud to aid these organizations’ global effort in eliminating this disease,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Breast cancer afflicts millions of women worldwide, and Pink of Hearts is OPI’s way of creating new visibility to honor those who have valiantly battled breast cancer, and support those who continue to fight.”
Pink of Hearts 2012 includes two shades sold in one pack – the pale pink I Think in Pink and the vibrant You Glitter Be Good to Me. This sparkly lacquer is packed with both micro and macro glitters in pink and magenta, and can be worn alone or layered on top of I Think in Pink. Each bottle of I Think in Pink and You Glitter Be Good to Me nail lacquer has a special pink-ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness.

 Both lacquers in the Pink of Hearts 2012 duo pack contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
            Pink of Hearts 2012 will be available September and October 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $14.95 ($20.95 CAN) suggested retail.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

 About OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries. Visit komen.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Rethink
Launched in 2001, Rethink is the first-ever, Canadian breast cancer charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young (or youngish) women going through it. 

China Glaze Foie Gras

Hello gentle readers.

Hello Friday. At. Last. I am so glad that this week is over, let me tell you. I am hoping for a less stressed and fairly relaxing weekend. I need it. LOL

Today I have a polish from the Hunger Games Collection that released last Spring. China Glaze Foie Gras greyed taupe brown creme is smooth and rich as I imagine foie gras to be. Not that I will ever know... I don't do organ meats. *shudder* I wore two coats and Seche Vite.






Pretty, huh? This polish was launched in Spring along with The Hunger Games. When I first saw the collection and bought the polishes I wanted from it, I knew that they would be perfect for Autumn. Foie Gras certainly is. Nudes, taupes, greiges are hot, hot, hot this season and this fits in beautifully.

The formula on this polish is fantastic. Smooth. creamy and easy to control, this polish did as I asked with with little argument and no dragging, streaking, bubbling or pooling on my cuticles. It was perfect, smooth and opaque in two coats. Dry time was good, I didn't have to cherish my nails for too long before I was able to get on with my day. Wear time was respectable. I got three solid days out of this polish before the tip wear drove me nuts and I removed it. I was happy with that, since I change my polish frequently, anyway.

So, what do you think of China Glaze Foie Gras? Like? If you don't yet own it and want to, it has been seen on clearance at various Sally Beauty Supply stores and other retail outlets that stock China Glaze. You should also be able to find it on Amazon, E-bay and various e-tailers' sites. If you can't find this particular polish, it is easily dupeable, there are lots of great greyed taupe-y browns hitting the polish shelves, this season.

Okay, I must run along. Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Zoya Erika With Gold Tips AKA My Kind of Manicure

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have a recent manicure that I very much enjoyed wearing. I was sifting through a Melmer drawer trying to decide what polish I wanted to wear and I came up with a polish I haven't worn for a long time. Zoya Erika is a soft, warm pink jelly with a beautiful gold shimmer. I decided to apply that then I realized that I wanted a funky French (I have been hanging  around with Fingers too much LOL) and went sifting for a nice funky colour. What to chose? Gold shimmer? Gold funky! Which gold? Hmmm... No. Not that one. This one? Maaaaybe. Oh wait! I know. Orly Luxe. Perfect!

I applied two coats of Zoya Erika and a coat of Seche Vite and let that dry well then I dug out some french tip guides and lined them up as best I could and applied one coat of Orly Luxe above the tapes and removed them immediately after applying the gold. After I finished my funky tips, I applied some more Seche Vite and voila!

Here is how it came out:




I really enjoyed wearing this. It was delicate and pretty and had that flash of metallic glamour. I had a hard time not looking at my nails and I am definitely doing similar manis like this in the future. I likes me some shiny, shiny tips. Yes, I do.

Have you worn a metallic tips funky French manicure, lately? How did you like it? Are you going to do more? Please share.

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OPI My Very First Knockwurst: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

It's Wednesday. Ready to slide into the weekend, yet? I sure am. This week is... Stressful and it has me in a bit of a funk.

To cheer myself up, I could drink. A lot. Instead, I am splashing a lot of pretty stuff on my nails. This particular pretty stuff is OPI My Very First Knockwurst from the Germany Collection for Autumn 2012. This is two coats of a soft, slightly greyed pink nude creme that is total grown up girlie topped off with Seche Vite.





OPI My Very First Knockwurst applied pretty nicely. Easy to handle, this smooth creme sat down where I asked it to, there was not much nonsense, no running or pooling, no dragging or bubbling. The first coat was a bit streaky but as the second coat went on, the finish became perfect; smooth, creamy and fully opaque. Dry time is good with this polish.

What do you think of OPI My Very First Knockwurst? Do you own it? If you would like to, it is easy to find and buy, as it is out, now.

Say, have you entered my little giveaway? I am giving away a bottle of Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear in Pumpkin Spice. If you missed out on it, last year and would like to try for it, please click here, let the Rafflecopter widget load and fulfill the tasks to earn your entries. The giveaway closes on the 4th of October which hopefully will get the polish to it's new home in time for Hallowe'en.

Thank you for popping in. I appreciate your presence and your support of my blog. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

OPI Berlin There Done That: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have OPI Berlin There Done That from the new OPI Germany Collection for Autumn 2012. Berlin There Done That is a soft, grey taupe creme. I applied two coats and Seche Vite. As you will see in the photographs, this polish looks very different depending on how the light is hitting it. I like this polish. I like that it is soft yet has a certain darkness, a bit of edge to it. This would be flattering on many skin tones and very appropriate in a conservative setting, yet just as much at home on the nails of a wild child.

These were the best of a lot of photographs I took of this polish. My camera has been acting like a little butthead, on and off and when I shot this swatch, it was in a real mood. In fact, it was like that, all that day, through nearly two hundred photographs taken if a long swatch session. One swatch was so bad that I had to dump all of the photos I took of it and I will have to re swatch and re shoot it. Grrr!





The formula on this polish is pretty splendid. It applied smoothly and easily, sitting nicely down where I placed it and didn't give me any trouble. There was no running, pooling, streaking, dragging or bubbling. Dry time is pretty great, especially with a good fast dry top coat.

I know that OPI Berlin There Done That is not a new or particularly unique colour but I have grown terribly fond of taupes, greys and greiges and I was happy to buy this lovely polish and add it to my polish family. Do you own OPI Berlin There Done That? What do you think of it? If you would like to make it your own, it is in wide release, right now.

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

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sinful Colors Amethyst

Hello gentle readers.

Monday has arrived, another week begins. Today I have a pretty polish for your eyeballs. This is Sinful Colors Amethyst. This is a pretty creamy purple crelly. Very smooth and slightly squishy, too. This is two coats and top coat.



This polish photographed lighter than it is in person. I tried too tweak it a little to get it to a more realistic colour and wasn't entirely successful. 

The formula on this polish is very nice. Silky and easy to handle, this polish flowed off the brush and sat down where I placed it. It was a tad streaky on the first coat but by the time the second was applied, the finish was smooth and fully opaque. There was no dragging, pooling, running or bubbling and I didn't have to do much cleanup as this was very easy to control. Dry time is decent.

Do you own this pretty purple? Think that you might like to? You should be able to find this polish where Sinful Colors is sold.

Thank you for coming by and spending a little time with me today. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Random Stuff Sunday

Hello gentle readers.

I think that just about every polish addict can identify with this:


(Not mine, found it on Facebook.)

Are you getting high, this weekend?

I am.

See you Monday.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

This Is Just Crazy! An Amazing Giveaway Alert

Hello gentle readers.

Have you been over to visit Spellbinding Nails lately? Have you entered her crazy amazing giveaway that she  is having to celebrate 2000+ followers? If not, click here and check out her blog, enter her giveaway and stick around for quality blogage. Trust me, you won't be sorry.



Are you going? Good.

Sally Hansen Insta Dry In a Flurry

Hello gentle readers.

Happy Caturday! It is the weekend, at last. And a perfect day to show you something really pretty. Meet Sally Hansen Insta Dry In a Flurry. In some pics, and at a casual glance, this looks like just another black base with silver shimmer. But it isn't. Oh, no siree. It is far, far more. This polish is not black, it is a very dark greyed blue jelly base that is packed, packed, I say with shimmer that fires gold, blue, green, silver, purple and hot pink.

I said that this polish is really pretty? I lied. It is actually kinda seriously gorgeous. This swatch is three coats and Seche Vite.

Trust me when I tell you, as pretty as this is in photographs, in person, it is so much better.







See what I mean? Even my crap camera couldn't completely kill the beauty and the many colours that spark forth from this beautiful polish. It tried... But the polish triumphed.

The formula on this polish is quite fantastic. It is a jelly, it flowed nicely off of that big, wide Sally Hansen brush, sat sweetly down where it was placed and whispered smoothly up my nails. The first coat was a little thin and streaky but by coat number three, the finish was impeccable, opaque, smooth, shiny, deeply glossy. I didn't have to do a lot of cleanup as there was no nonsense upon application, no running, pooling, bubbling or dragging. Dry time is pretty decent, a fast dry top coat will definitely help with that.

What do you think of Sally Hansen Insta Dry In a Flurry? Do you own this polish? Think that you might like to? I found mine at my local Walgreen's, if I remember correctly. It shouldn't be too hard to find and make your very own.

Have you entered my giveaway?  I am giving away a bottle of Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear in Pumpkin Spice, a LE polish from their Fall 2011 collection. It's really easy, just let the Rafflecopter widget load and go to it.

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

China Glaze Deviantly Daring

Hello gentle readers.

At last. We come to the final polish in this collection. This is, in my opinion, the beauty of the bunch. This deep teal blue to navy shifter is comprised of a cobalt blur base with a deep teal shimmah that also has a bit of gold. Pretty. Again, not a true duochrome but very pretty.

This swatch is, as with all of the polishes in this collection, two coats and Seche Vite.






Okay, so there we go. China Glaze New Bohemian. This collection didn't quite live up to it's billing. I think that it could have given us more excitement and dancing, shifting fun. I don't think that this collection is a disappointment or a dud. It is very pretty, for what it is. If one can suspend one's expectation for strong duochromes and accept that they are very nice luster chrome metallics, I think one could be happy with these polishes. I certainly do not regret buying them. They will get worn and I am going to try stamping with them. I suspect that they might be nice for that purpose, too.

Did you buy any of these polishes? Plan to? I'd love to hear what you think of this collection.

Thank you so much for reading my series, your comments and input. It all is, as always, most welcome. Have a wonderful day and may your polish never bubble.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Fast and Dirty Giveaway ~~ Open Internationally!

Hello gentle readers.

This giveaway is closed. Thank you for your entries! 

How about a fast and dirty giveaway? I have a brand new, never opened Limited Edition Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear in Pumpkin Spice glitter polish from their Fall Collection 2011. This polish was wildly popular and sold out pretty quickly. I picked one up but never opened it, it has just been sitting in my Melmer, in the dark, all alone. So I thought, why not do a quick little giveaway? Give this pretty sparkler a loving home.

The Prize: Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear in Pumpkin Spice

Here is how this will go down:

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere on the planet I can legally mail a package. I can not insure the package and once it leaves my hands at my Post Office, it will travel at the whim of the mail gods. I hope that it arrives safe and sound but I can't be held responsible if it doesn't. Any import/customs fees or taxes that might be levied are the responsibility of the winner.

You must be 18 or older or of legal age in your state/country OR have a parent or legal guardian's permission to enter this giveaway and to give me your address. I am not kidding about the permission thing... Don't put me in the awkward position of receiving an angry e-mail from a parent who is ticked off because some random broad on the Internet has their address and is sending stuff to their kid.

This giveaway is open when this post goes live and will close on Thursday October 4th.

Please let the Rafflecopter widget load and go to it. (I hope that I did this right! This is my first attempt at using this widget! If there is a problem, drop me a comment, I'll try to fix it.)



And... We're off! 

China Glaze No Plain Jane

Hello gentle readers.

We are coming down to the wire. Today is China Glaze No Plain from the New Bohemian Collection. This lovely greyed down green base with purple shimmer reminds me of a luster chrome version of Revlon Perplex/Chanel Paradoxyl/China Glaze Jungle Queen. There is that purple with the shimmer with the grey/brown shift but rather than a creme, it is metallic. I could wish for a stronger shift but this is pretty, none the less.

This swatch is two coats and Seche Vite.






Am I out of my mind on the description of this one? Did you grok where I was going?

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

China Glaze Rare and Radiant

Hello gentle readers.

Today's offering from the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection is Rare and Radiant. This is another Chanel Peridot/OPI Just Spotted the Lizard type green, bronze/gold, navy multichrome shifter. Very pretty. Very. Not unique. But if you have been on the lookout for a polish of this kind at a nice, affordable price, China Glaze Rare and Radiant may be the one for you.

This swatch is two coats and Seche Vite. The formula is, as I have already said quite fabulous. I could post a thousand shots of this baby and every one would be different. Since you have all seen a million pictures of this particular type of multichrome many times, I am just posting three, this time around.

Aren't I great?





Is pretty, no?

What do you think of China Glaze Rare and Radiant? Like it? Tired of seeing this kind of multichrome? Are you ready for Fall? Am I the only one craving pancakes, around here? Would you like me to STFU?

Thank you for popping in. Have a loverly day and may your polish never bubble.

Monday, September 17, 2012

China Glaze Unpredictable

Hello gentle readers.

Today I am continuing with the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection with Unpredictable. This juniper green luster chrome has a lovely navy shift. That effect is stronger in the bottle than on the nail but this one does shift and shine nicely.

Here is the evidence. This swatch is two coats and Seche Vite.






See? Told you so.

What do you think of this one? Like? Not so much?

Okay...

I'm out. My day is shaping up to be a busy one so run I must. Have a lovely day, all. Thanks for reading and may your polish never bubble.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Random Stuff Sunday

Hello gentle readers.

I saw this on Facebook and just about died laughing. Thought you might enjoy it.



I'll see you all Monday when I continue showing China Glaze New Bohemian polishes. Until I see you again, have a great Sunday.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

China Glaze Want My Bawdy: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Next up in my China Glaze New Bohemian Collection series is Want My Bawdy. This is a lovely blurple shimmer with no real discernible shift. While not all that unique this polish is very pretty. If you don't have any blurple shimmers in your collection, this may be a good one to seek out. The finish on this is metallic, slightly chrome like. It is a little brushstroke-y, especially in macro but it isn't obvious to the casual observer.

This swatch is two coats and is topped with Seche Vite.






My camera is usually pretty good at capturing purple but it read this blurple as blue. In person, the purple is more apparent.

Thank you for popping in, have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

Friday, September 14, 2012

China Glaze Swanky Silk: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

I am starting my China Glaze New Bohemian Collection for Fall 2012 swatch and review posts and I decided to shake things up a little. I will do my overall description and formula review first, in this post then subsequent posts will just showcase a new, beautiful polish with shade description and my thoughts on that specific polish.

The China Glaze New Bohemian Collection for Fall, 2012 is six metallic/duochrome polishes in brightened cool toned hues. These polishes are definitely metallic, not chrome and while there is some duochrome shift, it is subtle. The colour shift it a little more visible in the bottle but on the nail, you really have to look for it. In spite of this, these six polishes are really beautiful, the colours are flattering and the formula, overall is really fantastic. All six of these polishes applied beautifully, sitting sweetly down where I placed it. whispered up my nails and didn't give me any trouble. There was no streaking, dragging, running, pooling or bubbling. Dry time is terrific, these polishes are dry to a gentle touch in mere moments and a full mani, topped with a fast dry top coat like Seche Vite is ready to rock and roll fast. The finish is slightly brushstroke-y but that isn't obvious except in at certain angles, up very close. It certainly isn't obvious to the casual observer.

First up in this series is Swanky Silk. This is the warmer toned polish in this collection. This swatch is three coats and Seche Vite. A beautiful, soft slightly pink toned peach shifts gently to bronzed gold with a soft green patina. Under this is a delightful, slight sparkle thanks to the metallic shimmer particles. The shift is, as I have said before, subtle but if you keep your eyes peeled, you can definitely spy it as it dances across your nails.


 Goldy-bronze tipped in soft peach and pink.

 At this angle, there is a bit more peach and pink fading into that deeper, bronzed gold.

Here you can see a bit of green, too. 


What do you think of this lovely, gentle metallic? If your tastes run to the more subtle end of the polish spectrum but you find yourself craving a share in the brighter, metallic trends we are seeing this beautiful, gentle shifter may be just the thing for you. It is neutral, yet it has a touch of razzle to dazzle your eyes. If you are employed in a more conservative workplace that doesn't welcome the bright, bold and funky, this polish should fit in very nicely. I can see this being flattering and really lovely on a wide variety of skin tones, too. 

If you are interested in acquiring this lovely polish, the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection is in wide release right now and you should be able to find it where China Glaze is sold. 

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Color Club Take Wing Collection Miniseries: The Conclusion

Hello gentle readers.

To conclude my Color Club miniseries I have for you Sky High and Wing Fling. These are my faves of the bunch, along with Metamorphosis.

Sky High is a bright, royal blue that is just alive with that beautiful glass fleck goodness that shifts from blue to *gasp!* magenta. Yes, kids. Magenta! Sooo pretty. For some strange reason, this polish makes me think of old glass Christmas ornaments. It gives me a happy.



 You can see a little of the magenta shift in this shot. In person, the shift is really fabulous. 

And here is Wing Fling. Oh, oh, oh. So sweet. So pretty. Girlie on sparkly steroids. This bright pink jelly swimming with glass fleck shifting glass fleck and microglitter is just too-too. The shimmah in this baby is pink and it shifts purple-y magenta and flashes of gold. 





You all know by know how I feel about the formula so I won't bore you with more nattering on that subject. What I will say is this, if you can find these polishes, grab them, my friends. I found mine at my local Ross. Some drugstores are now carrying Color Club, you can find it on E-Bay, Amazon, in some Wal-Mart salons and from a whole slew of e-tailers.

I am editing my China Glaze New Bohemian photographs and I have some other stuff to show. I think that I am going to do a Sinful Colors series, I have a pile of them to swatch. I ordered a few OPI Germany polishes and plan to pick up a few more, soon. Sorry that I am not showing as much new as I should. My budget is tight, what with life expenses and so forth, I'm doing my best and I hope that I'll have a few extra clams to stock up on some extra new stuff, soon.

I hope that you enjoyed this miniseries as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Color Club Take Wing Miniseries Episode Two: Fly With Me and Metamorphosis

Hello gentle readers.

Happy Monday to you. *ducks and runs for cover*

Today I am continuing the Color Club Take Wing Miniseries with Fly With Me and Metamorphosis. I owe you an apology for my photographs. I had the worst time trying to get good shots of these two polishes. I don't know if it was my camera, the lighting (it was a darkly stormy day and I was shooting under my OttLight) my sorely lacking technique... I don't know. These lame offerings were the best I could conjure up from a huge pile of really, really bad photographs.

Fly With Me (I just love the name of this polish!) is a bright, lime green that can sift gold and blue, if you look at it in the right light. Sadly, I had the devil's own time photographing this polish and couldn't capture the shift. I was able to see it in person but I couldn't get my hand angled and in just the right light to allow my camera to get hold of it.





Metamorphosis is a beautiful teal green jelly with the glass fleck and microglitter. This one can show a lovely, subtle shift to purple and blue. Again, I was unable to catch it and I tried. At least sixty shots tried. It just never happened.





These two polishes are just like the first two from this collection that I showed and their formula, application and dry time are the same as well.

Please tune in tomorrow when I have somewhat better photos of the last of the six polishes in this collection. Thank you so much for popping in, Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Random Stuff Sunday

Hello gentle readers.

It's Sunday, again! Already! Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?

Twitter. What would we ever do without it? The dinosaurs found it indispensable.




I saw this floating around on Facebook and it cracked me up. I thought that you might enjoy it.

This weekend is crazybusy. I will resume my Color Club Take Wing Miniseries on Monday.

Have a good one.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Color Club Take Wing Miniseries Day One: Daisy Does It (Does What?) and Sparkle and Soar

Hello gentle readers.

Today begins my Color Club Take Wing Collection Miniseries. Three posts to show this awesome, sparkly Summer bright bunch of polishes released earlier this year. I know... It is almost Fall. I just recently found these polishes and I wanted to get them swatched and up before the snow flies so, here they are.

For episode one we have the the bright and bubbly. Citrus crisp and sweet as candy, Daisy Does It and Sparkle and Soar are bright, saturated jellies packed with glass fleck shimmer, some of which has a duochrome shift and micro glitter for additional sparkle and splash. Both of these swatches are three coats and top coat.

Daisy Does It is a lemon yellow jelly whose glass fleck shifts yellow, gold and green. Yes, you heard me right. Green.






 Sorry about how dark this shot is. It was the only light and angle that allowed my old camera to capture some of the green flash. In person, it is amazeballz.

Next up is Sparkle and Soar. This sweet orange soda jelly is fizzy with orange and gold sparkle from that fabulous glass fleck and microglitter goodness.







All of the polishes in this collection are pretty consistent as far as formula is concerned. Slightly thick yet very fluid jelly base with the glass fleck shimmer and some mocroglitter. There is a bit of texture, as you can imagine but it isn't gritty or bumpy. A nice, rich top coat goes a long way to making it look like glass and feel utterly silky smooth. Application is good, this polish can pool up a bit on the sides of the nails so a little care and a few extra strokes help to make it all nice and smooth, otherwise, this stuff is pretty well behaved. I didn't have any trouble with running, cuticle flooding, dragging or streaking. These polishes are a touch sheer, I needed a full three coats on all of them to reach opacity. Some VNL shows in my photographs but isn't visible in person. Dry time on these polishes is not stellar. A fast dry top coat is an asset here.

What do you think of these two delicious lemon and orange beauties? Personally, I like them and I need to let them spend more time on my nails. If you are interested in acquiring these polishes or any in this collection, they are available at some Ross stores from time to time (I found them in four packs, had to buy two to get the whole six polish set), various e-tailers and I imagine on E-Bay and so forth. They aren't difficult to get your hands on. Please tune in tomorrow for Episode Two.

Thank you for dropping in and reading. Have a fantastic day and may your polish never bubble.