quick fotd

This did not turn out as I planned it... it was supposed to be a simple 3 shadow look... oops! I wore this to the nail supply to pick up some nail polish racks (pics soon!). They recently acquired Zoya's entire line, and they carry Remove +, my favorite remover, for $5 for 8oz and $10 (!!!!) for the 32oz. That's why it's my heaven on earth there!

Maybelline concealer
translucent powder
Azalea Blossom

concealer as base (because this look was supposed to be simple)
Vanilla pigment as wash
Soft Brown
Solar White
W&W creme liner
L'oreal mascara

And a recent NOTD:Essie Turquoise & Caicos
Mmm, jelly goodness! This was 3 coats. What a gorgeous color. In terms of similarities to other nail polishes, such as China Glaze For Audrey or Orly Gumdrop, it's quite a bit darker than those. T&C is a jelly while the ChG and Orly are both straight up 2 coater cremes. Essie's Resort collection was a great collection. For any turquoise lovers, I think this is a must have!


'no makeup' makeup

Supposedly this type of makeup is what men find most sexy on women... but damn, in my opinion, nothing is sexier than a muted red lip. Whenever I wear Viva Glam I, I feel like such a vixen!

Maybelline concealer
translucent powder
Benefit Dandelion - this always ends up being my favorite blush in the summer time, weird!

concealer as base
Manila Paper
Soft Brown
L'oreal mascara



six more days

...until Christian comes home! Ahhh! I'm as excited as little a girl is for Christmas. It's been 5 months since I've seen him, and very fortunately, time flew by. I most likely won't be too active a blogger when he is here, so please forgive me!

This post is compiled of 4 gorgeous summer-y polishes I've worn recently. Hope you enjoy!

OPI Absolutely Alice
I thought I didn't like glitter... this here changed my mind! Soooo pretty and sparkly. Whenever the sun hit my hands, I stared in awe. This is a must have! 3 coats. Glitters normally chip on me in less than one day, but for this mani I used Barielle Manicure Extender over the 3 coats and then SV on top of that. It made my nails smooth (hard to achieve when wearing glitter) and it wore sufficiently for 2 days.

OPI Wing It!
This is from OPI's current summer collection, and it definitely has a summery feel! I love this, although I totally didn't think I would. I actually bought this for the name. It's a phrase I find myself saying quite often... anyways, Wing It! is a fine glitter like Catch Me In Your Net (previous post) which makes removal easier than standard glitters and there's absolutely no grittiness with top coat. This was 3 coats. Sorry about the dark spots- I was wearing OPI Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow the day before this.

Pure Ice Strapless over Pure Ice French Kiss
Pure Ice makes some pretty good polishes! I've worn Strapless before without layering it over anything and it took 4 coats for complete opacity. This is 1 coat Strapless over 1 coat French Kiss and it looks even better than it does by itself! It isn't as dark and rich as the first picture depicts- the second photo is pretty accurate. Strapless and Absolutely Alice are my favorite glitters... then again, how can I not love them? They're blue!

OPI Shootout at the O.K. Coral
Like Wing It!, I didn't think I would like this one either. But of course, I ended up loving it. Top 20 for me! This is my current NOTD. It's very flattering on my hands, however, it didn't look so good on my toes. This is 3 coats and the formula was perfect. This color makes me feel so girly! I almost don't want to take it off... almost.


two blue NOTDs

OPI Catch Me in Your Net
Gorgeous, gorgeous color! Supposedly this is a dupe for Zoya Charla. I don't have Charla... yet! I will compare them once I get Charla, and even if they are dupes I won't mind because I'd love to have a backup of this shade. This is 3 coats, and so far it's wearing like iron. Shown above is a photo in full sunlight, but I think it looks much better indoors. I didn't get a picture of it indoors, but here it is in the shade:Sexy!

Nfu-Oh #52
This old one again. Sorry about the huge gap by my cuticles, I got a little careless with clean up! This is 3 coats, and as stunning as ever. In real life, it looks like I have crystals on my nails.

No more blues for me for a couple of days... I'm all blue-d out!


Sharing our love between the sheets.

CHI In Between The Sheets
Of course I only got this for the name. How could I not?! I love love love The Isley Brothers. Such a great band... but anyways. I would have never tried this brand if it were not for the name of the polish, haha. This cost $8 and it contains less polish than the average .5 fl oz. I don't even like the color very much. But, like I said, the name got to me. Great, great song ♥

Color Club Revvvolution
Um, where's the holo? A: hidden in the bottle. How disappointing. I thought that maybe this would squelch my hardcore lemming for OPI MPJ (original) and it did not. However, I was extremely satisfied with the formula. 2 coats (almost a 1 coater)!! For a HOLO! Too bad the color sucks. It looks like a dirty green-tinged charcoal in most lighting. But, if that's the type color you're looking for, buy this one solely for the great formula.

China Glaze Frostbite
I thought I was going to love this one... but I don't :( There most be something wrong with me- it's BLUE! And I don't like it! I think it's just an unflattering shade of blue and I'm not too fond of the finish. It's also a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Sigh. This was 3 coats, and it smelled horrible. It smelled the same as Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (which smelled like a medley of weed and rot). How disappointing!