Top 5 for 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

These are the colors that I kept reaching for, and just fell in love with this year:

1. Orly Oui - Can I talk about this one enough? Nope, never!!! This one will have a special place in my collection. It's from the 2011 Holiday SoreƩ collection from Orly.

2. OPI Mermaid's Tears - I was on a hunt for this one for a while. I am so glad I found it! Thank you Disney ♥

3. OPI Planks A Lot - I don't know if I like it more as a toe color, or a hand color. Either way, I am in love with this shade of purple.

4. Essie Nice is Nice - I wore this after my honey moon, and on my toes during school. It made me so happy, it's such a beautiful purple.

5. Essie Too Too Hot - My go to summer color. This color was part of their 2011 summer collection. I will deffinately be wearing this next summer.

I'm thinking that next year I will be doing a Top 10 for 2012. I wont be doing a top 5 for December. Another idea I had: Top 5 for the seasons. I think that will be a lot better than doing it monthly.

Good bye 2011, you have been a great year, and I hope 2012 will be just as good if not better. Happy New Year.

NOTD: OPI Brisbane Bronze

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I feel like I could have gotten away with one coat, but the second darkens the color, and makes it look more complete. I feel like colors like this require a shorter nail, so I trimmed mine down prior to applying this.I

This color was not streaky, opaqueness is fantastic, and it's super easy to apply, and clean up.

China Glaze Poetic

Monday, December 26, 2011

I am in love with this formula! I bought this at Ulta, and I fell in love with it's copper-y feel. It's a one coater with absolutely no need for a second one. It's opaqueness is the best I've seen yet, and I didn't even notice a difference when I did add a second coat. Easy application, super pretty color.

China Glaze - Twinkle Lights

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I took these pictures, and added the name to it a little less than a week ago. Well, here is China Glaze Twinkle Lights on top of Essie Marshmallow

These are one thick coat of this bad boy. It is so pretty!!!! I love Twinkle Lights, it's Christmas in a bottle.

Just a little something to brighten your day =)

Zoya Minka

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I finally got Zoya nail polishes!!!! I was so excited. I wasn't supposed to get any nail polish, but Ulta was having a China Glaze was having a buy 2 get one free, and I had a $5 off coupon. I couldn't resist!!

Minka has a creamy finish. Zoya describes it as a "Creamy Metallic", but I see it as a pearly finish rather than a metallic. It's a beautiful neutral/nude finish. I don't notice the pearly finish on my nails until I looked at it in natural light. It's really not as noticeable on my nails as it was in the bottle, which is a bit disappointing.

Overall, Minka applied quite easily. It was a bit streaky for the first coat, but it became completely opaque after the second one.

Ramble Ramble

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I went to Ulta today, looking for nail polish, of course. I was very naughty today.. I'm on a ban. I just can't help it!!! I had a $5 off coupon, and China Glaze was buy 2 get 1 free. I can't pass it up!!! I was looking around for Butter London. I couldn't find it for the life of me. No idea where it was hiding. I look at one of the displays, and guess what I see:

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection.

Ugh. Seriously? I go to Disney to get some of these colors, and NOW Ulta has them in stock. Buttheads. Refer to these posts for my frustration explained: Me and Me.

Anywho, I keep looking, and looking. and OMG I FOUND ZOYA!!!!!!!!! I said "forget you Butter London", and picked up Minka and Stacy. I am so excited. I think I will apply Minka tomorrow. Or tonight, I'm not sure.

I also saw these, in an attempt to put them back in the right slot:

Yeah..... needless to say they confused me.

So, when we go to Bed Bath & Beyond I poke around the nail polish section. This is why I do not, and probably will never own Essie Bangle Jangle:

The one on the far left is the one I shook. Ugh. No way the formula is good.

At the end of the day, I left with 5 nail polishes, all from Ulta:

China Glaze: Poetic, Mistletoe Me!, and Sex On The Beach.
Zoya: Minka and Stacy.

I plan on doing a NOTD with all of these, but MM and SOTB will have to wait till after Christmas. I've given them to my mom to put in my stocking for Christmas. Makes my naughtiness seem a little better. Right?


Thursday, December 15, 2011

I love Oui, if that wasn't obvious. I decided to make it into a french manicure!! I've been doing a frenchie for the past few days, and unfortunately I want a solid, plain color. I'm thinking about Chinchilly. It's such a nice grey.

OMG I am falling in love with Zoya colors. The only thing keeping me from ordering these nail polishes (aside for my ban) is that I HATE HATE HATE paying for shipping. I've always been like that. Whenever I would need another order from Clinique, I would wait for them to send me an e-mail saying that they had free shipping for the next few days. I think I'm going to save up, and buy a bunch of Zoya in bulk. I may wait and see if they do the same thing as they did last year for Earth Day. Idk, I just want a lot from them, and I want it to be worth it, with the whole shipping thing and all.

Do you like the Mickey ornament? I wanted a prop, and my mom just put this one on the tree. It's so cute! Here's another of my manicure:

So, until next time, Toodles!!

China Glaze Hunger Games update

Ugh. I am so over hearing about this drama. It's turned me off of the collection, and I really don't want any other colors. Lionsgate has announced the collection, and the press release information can be seen here: Clicky. Anywho, here are the official colors:

Photo Credit: The Hob

The line is called "Colours From the Capiton". Here are the names (again, via The Hob):

Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
Electrify – District 5 (Power)
Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)

Yup yup... That's it.

I am so bad with titles

Monday, December 12, 2011

Such boring posts lately. No thought, or passion in them what so ever. What happened to me? Geeze... I decided to lift my spirits and wear 100% OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection. <--- my go to movies, and nail polish. PERSONAL INFO ALERT!!! I used to be OBSESSED with these movies. I have all of the first 3 movie posters (kind of working on number 4), I also have the music from the first 3 (also kind of working on number 4). It was my favorite movie trilogy all through middle and high school. I can probably recite the first 3-5 minutes of the Keira Knightley and Jack Davenport commentary from the first movie. No lie, I was that crazy. Guess what I spent one summer doing? Watching that movie, it's commentaries, the version with the story boards, and with the script ever day! Yeah, nutso over here.

So, to lighten my mood from the stress of finals and life, I decided to do this:

My slanted tip in Silver Shatter on top of Mermaid's Tears. On my toes is Sparrow Me The Drama, which has been on for about 2 weeks not.

I love these colors, the whole collection just speaks to my teen years, as you can clearly tell from the paragraph above. Yup, I didn't feel like cropping or adding a water mark. Lazy? Yes. Should I be studying for my Philosophy final? Yes. It is what it is, and this blog post is the result of it. So lovely right? This little blog is better off than my rabbit one. I have a litter of one week olds and I haven't even posted pictures there!!!! You guys at least get some sort of post.

With that being said, expect some uber cute baby pictures in 2 weeks, that's when they're at the cute age ♥


Orly Oui - FINALLY!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ugh. Right after I put it on and took pictures I took it off. Oh geeze I am straaange...

First I want to share this picture that I took yesterday:

No macro lens used haha. Ugh. I'm going crazy! Yes, while most of America is covered with snow, I have flowers and bees. That's Florida for you.

Now on to the Orly pictures!


So pretty pretty.  I feel weird saying this nail polish "Can you get 'we' for me?". I think I want to wear 'we' today". Sounds so weird!!!!!

Now, off to study for one final exam for this semester. So close to being done!!! Only one more class and freedom to enjoy winter break. Toodles!!!

NOTD - Festivities

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I really really like how clean my nails look, if that wasn't obvious. Here is is:

I used all China Glaze (with the exception of my usual french manicure under colors). From the Let It Snow collection: Holly-Day, Poinsettia, and Champagne Bubbles.

Top 5: November

Friday, December 2, 2011

You know how the makeup girls on Youtube do monthy favorites? Well, I'm going to do something similar!!! Here are my top 5 nail polishes for November, something I kept reaching for, and kept wearing.

  1. Orly Oui - I can't tell you how often I put this thing on. Still haven't taken a picture though.. Oops!
  2. Essie Chinchilly - Love the name, love the color!
  3. OPI Mermaid's Tears - Such a pain to find, but worth it!
  4. OPI Planks A Lot - Love it as a toe color!
  5. Seche Vite - It's my favorite top coat at the moment.


NOTD - A whole lot of nail polish

I redid the french tip on Wednesday. I just couldn't stand how my ring finger looked, I had to shape it, and redo the french tip. I decided to pair China Glaze Twinkle Lights on the tip. Turned out quite nice.

I used the same nail polish, and order as in this post: Clicky