Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I had high school registration this morning and then I'll be packing for college visits tomorrow, so I didn't have much time to do my nails this morning. So, I decided to top OPI Red My Fortune Cookie, which I wore yesterday, with Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Essie Matte About You. I'm quite happy with the results, and I think it has a great smoldering look to it (hence the title of this post).

indoors, artificial light
outdoors, shade
outdoors, sunlight

I absolutely love this combination! I am beginning to have some tipwear today, as you can see, but I think that may be partly due to applying so many more coats of polish than usual...shrinkage much?

In other news, last night I had the pleasure of receiving a lovely little package from Inga of The Original Swedish Blonde! She had a giveaway for a bracelet she made a while back, and I was lucky enough to win it - when I emailed Inga to tell her I'd received the bracelet and that she would be seeing it on here, she replied that she was glad I liked it, but that it wasn't "Inga's accessories blog." However, I love the bracelet so much that I want to show it off anyway! :)

the adorable bag she sent it in, with a TOSB keychain and little clip-on thingy
the bracelet spread out on my desk
the bracelet on me!

Isn't it great? I'm wearing it right now, and I love the little jingling sound it makes when I type...boy am I silly. :) I hope you all have a great day, and thanks for reading! I hope to be able to post tomorrow, but if you don't see anything don't worry; I will be very busy!


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that mani! And beautiful bracelet...have fun tomorrow!

  2. Oh I just love the glitter (cough cough glitter that's my word, ignorant girl here ha ha ha) on the red polish. You made it from a daytime professional look (corporate look) to a fabulous party look. Awesome...creative!! :)

    And now...oh I feel so embarrassed....blushing like you're nail polish. You're so sweet. :) It feels so strange having someone wear something I've made. "weird feeling" Sure I've made things for people before..but have it flashed all over their blog. I feel humbled!

    Glad you like it. Made my day!


  3. Aurora's Nails- Thanks! And I will try to have fun, haha. :)

    Inga- Well, you made my day, so I'm glad to have made yours! Have a great one!

    BlushingNoir- Thanks, I think so too! :)

  4. I really like the matte effect, I haven't played with a mattifier yet. The bracelet is pretty too!

  5. I had my first day of school today..what grade are you going to into? I really like the hidden treasure combo, I haven't tried it over a red yet.

  6. Zara, everytime I come to your blog, all I see is HIDDEN TREASURE!!! it's not fair!! I want it! probably my biggest lemming now (I bought mad as a hatter from ebay!)

    Good luck with college visits! where do you want to go? and what do you want to study?

  7. Your mani looks gorgeous! I want to go home and try it!
    The braclet is adorable!


  8. Freshie- Oh, I love my matte top coat! I don't use it much over cremes, but I love it with glitters.

    Serena- Wow, you start early! I'm going to be a senior...which I can hardly believe. :)

    Smita- Sorry!! It probably won't make as many appearances after a while. I am just in the honeymoon phase right now. ;) I hope you find it! I don't know where I want to go to college...I'm visiting Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis tomorrow, and WashU is one of my top two or three. I have no idea what I want to study though.

    Alexisaurus- Thanks! I love playing with Hidden Treasure. :)

  9. Lovely bracelet, and HT looks fantastic over RMFC! Which colleges are you planning to visit? I remember that as such an exciting time. :D

  10. stellaincognita- Thanks! I'm visiting Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis tomorrow.

  11. I want Sally Hansen - Hidden Treasure soooo bad! Love the mani ;)

  12. KarenD- Thanks!

    Lois- I hope you get it...I would love for Sally Hansen to make it permanent so everyone who wants it can get it. Also, I love your icon! :)

  13. Absolutely adore the smoldering mani! Hidden Treasure is now officially a lemming of mine. :O

    I hope your college visits went well and that your senior has a great start. I visited Washington University too when I was college-hunting...such gorgeous buildings on that campus. :)

  14. Pam- Thanks! I hope you find HT. My college visits went very well...and yes, WashU is beautiful. :)

  15. COOL NAILS..I LOVE INGA...SHE's super sweet and her blog is cute too
    follow if you like what u see?