Monday, January 31, 2011

Cat Eye

Last Friday, I decided to add a little something to Essence Choose Me to see if I would like it better that way...and I did! I added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust and used Nailene Tips & Toes French mani guides (the straight ones, for toes) to create this effect. I'm sorry about the messiness; I clearly didn't have time to do much cleanup.

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After I painted my nails, I realized that the design kind of reminded me of one of my favorite rings, so I thought I'd include a picture of the ring, too. I did like Choose Me a lot better this way, and I'm definitely thinking of doing similar manicures with other colors. I don't know when my next post will be, as I'm still having computer problems, but I'm sure I'll post at least once more within the week. Until then, I hope your week's off to a great start!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What do YOU want?

There probably won't be a nail post this weekend, as I doubt I'll be getting to my grandparents' house, and my laptop is still broken. My mom suspects it's a loose chip on the circuitboard, which can probably be fixed...but until then, I have a computer with effectively no speakers or USB ports. Anyway, I'm going out of town today to one of the two places I buy all my nail polish that doesn't come from Walmart, Walgreens, or Dollar Tree (because those are the three places in my tiny town that carry nail polish). I've been planning to do a giveaway ever since I started getting close to 200 followers, and I already have a couple items. So, what do you want in a giveaway? I'm doing this for you, so I want to know what you want! Leave a comment here or email me at - keep in mind that I'm not making any promises, but I want to get stuff that you would actually enjoy. I'm also hoping to make an order from Born Pretty Store in the near future, so feel free to include stuff on their website as well. Fire away!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Essence Choose Me

Essence Choose Me, one of many dupes for Zoya Charla, is a sparkling, shimmery blue with a gold flash (of course, the gold flash doesn't show up at all in my pictures... :/). I've had it in my collection for a couple of months now, but there always seemed to be something I wanted to try first. I finally got around to putting it on, though, and then I wasn't sure that I liked it. I know, I know...crazy, right?  Anyway, here are the pictures. I used three coats. Also, I did take three pictures of this, but Blogger turned the second two sideways and stretched them so it looked like each of my fingers was about three inches wide. Lovely.

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By the way, I used the hair in a Garnier ad for my background because I thought it went well with the color of the polish. Hehe. Anyway, I've come to the conclusion that I do like this polish, but not as much as I thought or hoped I would. I don't think it really goes with my skin tone in real life, though it does in the picture...I feel like the yellowy-gold flash makes me look jaundiced. I'm not going to take Choose Me off just yet, though. I might add a coat of Icing Glamourous, and I might do something else I have in mind. We'll see. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Icing Glamourous

Icing Glamourous is one of the four polishes I picked up at Icing a couple weeks ago when they were having a buy one polish, get one 50% off deal. It was glittery, and holographic, and it called my name. The only shame is that I couldn't get all the holographic goodness to show up in the pictures - in real life, it's almost a linear holo, even though it's technically a scattered holo glitter. 

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outdoors, sunlight
indoors, artificial light

I didn't really expect it to be opaque, but fortunately I was (mostly) wrong about that. I used four coats, and while it's not entirely opaque, most of the time it's so darn glittery that I can't tell it's not opaque even when I'm holding my fingers up to my face. Clearly, it doesn't look that good in the pictures. For an indication of how good it looks in real life, imagine the glitteriness of the first picture times five, plus the holo of the last picture times six or seven...and that should about get you there. I'm sorry I couldn't accurately portray this one. I am so not doing it justice. Also, sorry for my pitiful little nubs. I'm trying to grow them out. Slowly. Very, very slowly. :) Happy hump day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sinful Colors Pretty In Pink

Friday afternoon, I received three colors from the upcoming Valentine's Day collection from Sinful Colors, Pretty-in-Pink, but because I left town shortly thereafter, I didn't get to swatch them until yesterday, and then my USB drives decided to quit on me. I uploaded the pictures while at my grandparent's house today, and I'm writing the text now while watching the State of the Union address, so apologies if I don't make much sense. Anyway, I received Pink Forever, Glass Pink, and Beautiful Girl. I believe Pink Forever, Scandal, and Beautiful Girl are repromotes (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm not sure about Glass Pink. Also, since I didn't upload the images on my computer, I was unable to crop the images like I normally do, so I'm sorry about that. I would just download the same editing software I use on my laptop, but it's not my computer.

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outdoors, sunlight
outdoors, shade

According to the Sinful Colors press release, Glass Pink is "sheer, shiny, shimmer-happy bliss." YES. While Glass Pink is sheer enough that I wouldn't wear it on its own, it's a gorgeous glass-flecked golden pink polish that I'm absolutely in love with. It reminds me somewhat of China Glaze White Cap from the Anchors Away collection. I can't wait to try what I'm sure will be some fantastic layering combos with this one. This was three coats.

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outdoors, sunlight
outdoors, shade

Pink Forever is described by Sinful Colors as "Bazooka meets Bam-Bam to equal beautiful." I'm not sure who or what Bazooka and Bam-Bam are, but Pink Forever is definitely a fun pink creme. It's not particularly unique, but it's pretty easy to apply and is opaque in two coats - it's almost opaque in one, but I had a couple bald spots.

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outdoors, sunlight
outdoors, shade

Finally, Beautiful Girl is described by Sinful Colors as "classic ballerina with a flirty finish." When I think ballerina, I think of a paler pink, like Zoya Bela - however, this is a great pink with a salmony tint. While I have a couple of shimmers with similar base colors, I don't think I have anything quite like this, and it's a good addition to my collection. This one was also two coats.

And that's it for the Pretty In Pink Collection! There are three more colors, Boom Boom, Scandal, and Soul Mate, but I didn't receive those three. I did go to Walgreens the other night to see if I could find them, but unfortunately not. For a collection of pinks, I really, really liked the three I got to try, and I'll definitely continue to look for the others. You can find Sinful Colors polishes at Walgreens and other mass retail stores for $1.99, by calling 1-800-448-0763, or online at Happy polishing!

These products were provided to me by the company for an honest review.

Monday, January 24, 2011


I swear a fair amount, but I generally refrain from saying f***. I just don't like it. Today, however, I have said that particular word more times than I usually do in a week. Or two weeks. You see, yesterday I was on my laptop in the hotel before we went home, and suddenly, my computer shut off and wouldn't turn back on. However, it did come on after a few tries, and everything seemed to be fine except that iTunes said something was wrong with my audio configuration. Now this afternoon I turn it on, and neither of my USB drives are working, and neither are my speakers. I tried plugging in my iPhone...didn't show up. Neither did my camera, and neither did my memory card reader. Clearly, this means fewer blog posts until I either get this sorted out or get a new computer. I will be able to post from my grandparents' computer, but not every day. *sigh* I am so frustrated. Sorry for the rant, and I hope you're all having a much better day than I.

P.S. My next post will be the polishes I got to review from the Sinful Colors V-Day collection. They're very pretty, especially Glass Pink!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nail Fraud Leopard Print

I feel like I'm way too exhausted and distracted to write this post, seeing as it's nearly midnight, I'm still thinking about Cirque du Soleil - YES, I WENT TO SEE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND IT WAS AMAZING - and now I'm listening to the Glee soundtrack. Anyway, I'll try. If nothing else, I'll finish and post in the morning. So. Since I knew I would be away this weekend, I thought I'd wear the leopard print Nail Fraud strips I had and see if they wore all weekend. They didn't, though they did last through yesterday and today. This could've been totally my fault, I'm not sure. They were a little stickier and more difficult to apply than the Incoco strips, but not too bad - and they're leopard print! They could have terrible application and I would still love them on my nails. I did notice when cropping my pictures that they were kind of bubbly, but I honestly didn't notice it much on my nails, and I suspect that no one else noticed at all.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

I love them! They kind of make me want to attempt my own freehand leopard print, and also make me not want to because I know it will not look nearly this good. At least I still have ten more strips! In other news, I'm in St. Louis, the nearest town to me that has an Ulta (by the way, "nearest" is a relative term - I live 3.5 hours away from St. Louis), and of course I stopped by this afternoon. I had a $25 gift certificate from Christmas - thanks, Mom! - and one of the $3.50 off $10 coupons they send out every month in their sales flyer. I bought Nicole by OPI Yellow It's Me (on sale for $4), Borghese Stellar Notte, Borghese Euro Green (Borghese was BOGO 1/2 off), Sally Hansen LCD, Sally Hansen Spectrum (Sally Hansen was BOGO 1/2 off), and OPI Ink. In total, I paid (not including my gift card) a grand total of $7.39. Not bad, eh? Hey, it's only 11:55! Good night!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H

I won Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H in a GildedNails some time back, and got finally got it in the mail day before yesterday. I wore it yesterday and today, and though it got beaten up pretty well by all the cleaning I've been doing, I do love it. It glided onto my nails with very little effort, and barely needed two coats. A bottle shot is on the left, and I definitely encourage you to click and enlarge it, though my pictures don't show all the different colors of shimmer in this polish nearly as well as they should. However, I think I managed to capture the general idea. :)
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 indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

I'm pretty impressed with this polish. Though it's not as shiny as I might have liked, even with top coat, it held up remarkably well throughout the hours of heavy-duty cleaning I've done today and yesterday. Even on my right hand (my dominant hand), I have only four tiny chips and some tipwear. In fact, I'm kind of surprised I didn't break a nail - but glad! My nails are nubbins as it is. As you can see, the cleaning also took a toll on my cuticles and fingers...sorry about that. 

I'm going to be away for the rest of this afternoon, tomorrow, and Sunday, so I think I'm going to wear some leopard print Nail Fraud I won in a giveaway. I hope it lasts through the weekend, but if not, I'm taking my emergency mani kit with me! I'll be taking my computer as well, so you can look for a post tomorrow or Sunday, though probably not both days. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

BB Couture Grasshopper

BB Couture Grasshopper is part of the Cantina Nights Collection. It's a bright, limey green with yellow, pink and green microglitter, and while I loved the color in the bottle, I was afraid it would never be opaque on my nails, though this turned out not to be the case. After one coat, my nails just looked vaguely ill and like I probably ought to visit a doctor. After two coats, it was better, but still not very attractive. After three, it was starting to show its beauty, but there was still VNL, and at four coats? Perfect. Well, not quite - it dried to a gritty finish, which I was a bit disappointed in due to the low ratio of glitter to polish, but it was easily fixed with a coat of Seche Vite.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

The actual color of the polish is in between these two photos - it's not as bright as it looks in the second picture, but brighter than it looks in the first. I would've taken pictures outside to see if the sun would cooperate better with my camera and this color, but the weather's icky and cold and cloudy, so I didn't. I did, however, add one coat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment (which I will talk about further in a bit), because I just can't leave well enough alone.

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indoors, artificial light

I like it! Speaking of which, I would really appreciate it if any of you can help me out. I'm over halfway through my bottle of China Glaze Golden Enchantment, and I have no idea how to get another bottle. I've looked on Makeupalley and I can't find anyone to swap with, I've looked on Amazon and the only seller who still lists it is sold out, and my mom doesn't have an eBay account, so I can't buy from there (my online orders go through her because I don't have a credit card). If any of you have a possible solution or an extra bottle you'd be willing to swap me for, please comment or email me at Thanks!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Finger Paints Curator's Crimson

I bought Curator's Crimson in a two-pack that was on clearance at Sally Beauty Supply, and I will confess that I only bought the set for the other polish, Romanticism Ruby. However, I ended up trying this one first and I really like it! It's not sheer enough to be a "real" jelly, but it has that shiny, squishy look that comes with a jelly polish - so I guess it's one of those jelly/creme hybrids. This was two coats.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

I don't know why Curator's Crimson appears so bright and orange in the first picture and so much darker in the second, as I used the exact same lighting for both pictures. Whatever happened, know that Curator's Crimson is actually somewhere in between the two pictures, though the first is more color-accurate than the second. I kind of thought that there would be VNL in my pictures, even though there wasn't in real life, since that tends to happen with semi-jelly polishes. I guess this polish just baffles my camera.

I've discovered two new nail polish blogs lately that I'm following and would like to share with you:

Have a great Wednesday! I can't believe we're over halfway through January already...eek!

EDIT: I can't believe I forgot to say THANK YOU for following me! I've reached 200 followers, and I literally squealed and jumped up and down when I went to my Blogger homepage and saw "200 Followers" right next to Never Unpolished. Thanks for following and commenting and being awesome!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wet Cement + Lime Lights

After a few nails (my left thumbnail and two nails on my right hand) chipped while I was wearing Sally Hansen Wet Cement, I decided to add one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lime Lights, a sheer green shimmer. I've had this polish for quite a while, but hadn't tried it on my nails yet - I'd swatched it over various colors on index cards, but nothing really clicked for me until this.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

Lovely, yes? I'm so glad I found this combination. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sinful Colors Valentine's Day Collection

I've never posted a PR release before, but that was because I'd never received one from a company personally, and by the time I saw the release on other blogs, it was everywhere and I didn't feel the need to post it again. However, I just received this from Sinful Colors, and I thought I'd share:

Perfect for Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air, romance is in bloom and pink is paramount. Welcome February 14th, a day marked by kisses, sweethearts and flirting, of course. This year, treat your tips to a Valentine’s makeover, coating them in a feminine, delicate, or dynamic shade of pink. From bubble gum to baby doll – and everything in between – Sinful Colors has the best array of pink polish to pretty-you-up for the big day.

The 8 loving shades in the collection include:
Pink Forever: Bazooka meets Bam-Bam to equal beautiful.
Beautiful Girl: Classic ballerina with a flirty finish.
Glass Pink: Sheer, shiny, shimmer-happy bliss.
Boom Boom: Magenta-infused pink, which pops on toes and tips alike.
Scandal: No-nonsense neon, slick and sensational.
Soul Mate: Muted peachy pink with a melon twist.

Sinful Colors surpasses the masses with more than 300 amazing polishes, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available at major drug and mass market stores nationwide for $1.99, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at

Sally Hansen Wet Cement

Today I'm wearing Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Wet Cement, a gorgeous "dirty" grey - and by dirty, I mean that it has a hint of tan in it, which sounds a bit gross but actually looks lovely. And oddly enough, Wet Cement is really the color of wet cement, which also sounds gross but looks lovely. I guess I just like those colors. :) Like all the other Xtreme Wear polishes I've tried, Wet Cement has good application, is opaque in two coats or less, and dries in a reasonable amount of time. This is two coats.

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While this picture makes my hand look horribly red and weird, it actually looks like a normal hand in real life. However, the color of the polish is accurate, though the tan tint doesn't show up as much in the picture as in real life. I got this for sale at Walmart the other day - it was $2 instead of $3. I'm so glad I bought it, too, because it's now my favorite grey. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Le Beauty 152

Today I'll be showing you a polish from the Australian brand Le Beauty. I received this polish in a giveaway from You've Got Nail some time back, and though I was eager to try it, I somehow didn't until now. Here are three coats, though as far as opacity, it didn't really need them - I'll explain in a bit.

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My first thought when applying this, and now when looking at the picture? Ew, brushstrokes. I don't mind a little bit of brushstrokes in a really gorgeous lacquer, but this was a bit much for me. In fact, the only reason I did three coats was to try and remedy my poor application that was shown so well by the brushstrokes. Which is really too bad, because 152 (SUCH a cool name - I wonder how long it took to come up with that?) is a lovely color of silver, and one that I don't think I've seen before. It's kind of pale, but it goes to a more charcoal color in the shade or on the edges of the nail, which I quite like. It's not a duochrome...I don't know how to explain it. You can kind of see it in my picture - where the light hits it, it's a bright, light silver, and away from the light's focal point, it's darker. All in all, I really wish this wasn't brushstrokey, because I'd really love it if that were the case. As it is, it'll probably stay in my stash as a base under layering polishes or to franken with. Or I may put it in my swap list on MUA, who knows. Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rad Purple + Hidden Treasure

After wearing Rad Purple on its own for a day or so, I added Hidden Treasure. And then my brain exploded. I've layered Hidden Treasure over a ton of polishes, and I've loved every single combination - but this? This is the best, by far. Let there be picspam!

 indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light
outdoors, shade
outdoors, sunlight

I am in love. Despite the fact that it's barely halfway through January, I am sure that this will be one of my top manicures of 2011, if not THE top manicure. Not only do the flakies in Hidden Treasure and the jelly finish of Rad Purple complement each other perfectly, I've never seen the green in Hidden Treasure so prominent over any other polish. I really don't have anything else to say about this....let the pictures speak for themselves! I really hope this doesn't chip soon. Or ever. :) 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Milani Rad Purple

I received Milani Rad Purple in a giveaway some time back, but I only just now tried it. It's one of Milani's neons, and while it's not really what I would consider a neon, it's so much better (in my opinion) than if it were. It's a plummy, red-based purple jelly that dries to a satin finish. I prefer it with a top coat because it really brings out the squishiness of the polish. I didn't get it to be truly opaque, but the only time I ever saw VNL was directly under the very bright light of the desk lamp I use for taking my nail photos. I used four coats, but since it dried quickly this wasn't a problem for me.

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 indoors, artificial light, with top coat

See how it shines in the second picture? I'm in love. Even better, it doesn't look as transparent in real life as it does in the pictures, but it does luck as juicy and squishy. If all jellies were like this, I'd probably have as many jellies as I do glitters or cremes. Of course, it also helps that it's such a rad purple. Yuck, yuck, yuck... Seriously, though. This is awesome.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

B.O. Nail Lacquer B#02? Maybe?

Today I'll be reviewing the second non-crackle nail polish I got from Born Pretty. I think it might be #02 from their website, but that one appears to have a golden shimmer that my polish doesn't. Whatever it's name is, though, this is a very pretty pink. However, it's not opaque, even in the four coats I used. I think I'll try it again over a pale pink creme, though, because I really like the glass-flecked shimmer.

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The VNL wasn't as apparent in real life as it is in this picture, but it's definitely there. One thing I feel I should mention, though, is that I'm pretty sure these aren't big three free, because they stink to high heaven. So if you're allergic to toulene, DBP, or formaldehyde (or just don't use non-B3F polish), you might want to take a pass on these. Personally, I'm glad to have the polish, and I think I'll try layering with it soon.

I received this product for honest review. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I didn't particularly want to touch Night on the Town, but after I stubbed my finger and chipped a little off the tip of one finger, I decided to add some gold. I did something similar to a French manicure, but I painted the tips in straight lines (using Nailene Perfect Tips & Toes toenail guides, which I received for review) rather than following the curve of the nail. I used an unnamed Charlotte Russe for the gold, which funnily enough is also part of Night on the Town. For some reason, the gold doesn't appear opaque in the second picture, but it is in real life.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

I've decided to swatch a bunch of colors this afternoon so I don't have to worry about painting my nails for a week or so - I'll still be painting my nails, but I'll just be posting my swatch pictures for a bit. I've just gotten sick again (that stomach flu crap, whoopee) and I'm still catching up with schoolwork from last semester that I missed because of my kidney stones. Anyway, I figured it'd be better to have some pictures stocked up so I can concentrate more on schoolwork and still post often (hopefully daily). I hope you're all having a great week!

EDIT: Why do I always forget to do this?! Here are a couple new nail blogs I discovered recently and am enjoying:

Jessica v. Polish
The College Student's Nail Guide

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Franken: Night on the Town

I made this franken in a slight fit of peak after not being able to find 212-Sephora in stores. I thought about ordering online, and then decided that I didn't want to pay nine freaking dollars for it anyway - heck, I'd just franken the thing myself! I used a random clear polish, Rimmel Black Satin, A Perfect 10 Talk Dirty (brown shimmer), an unnamed Charlotte Russe gold, NYC White Lights Glitter, and Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. I think HT has been in my last two or three frankens, and I have so many more ideas. I need to stop using it until I get myself a bottle of Nubar 2010! Here are two coats of the franken (and one coat of Seche Vite), which I named Night on the Town:

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indoors, artificial light

I'm really happy with this - I'm having a tough time deciding whether this or Give Me Gallifrey is my favorite franken so far. I do think Night on the Town is a bit lighter, but seeing as the only time I've seen 212-Sephora in person was in a tester bottle and not on the nail, it's hard to tell. Excuse my gross, dingy-looking fingers - I thought my cleanup was good enough until I looked at these pictures on my computer, and now it's too late to go outside and take more. Ah well. I ended up having a snow day today, and I'm aiming for another tomorrow. I bet I'll have to go to school, though...c'est la vie.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spaced Out

Before I get into the polish, let me point out another spreadsheet I made listing the Essie polishes sold at Walmart, as well as treatments that will be coming in February 2011. As well as being linked in this post, the spreadsheet will be linked with the others in my sidebar.

This is officially my favorite layering manicure ever - at least out of those I've personally done. I wanted something similar to this, but I wanted something a lot more complex and "deep." Over two coats of Rimmel Night Before, I put one coat of Sally Hansen Laser, one coat of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, one coat of NYC White Lights Glitter, one sparse coat of Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me, and two coats of Rush to make it shine. I have to say, I'm absolutely thrilled with the results. One of the reasons I love nail polish is that you can do stuff like this with very little effort or skill:

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indoors, artificial light

I can't entirely capture the gorgeousness of this combination on camera. There is still visible purple (though you can't see it in the picture), but with a blue flash thanks to Laser, and the green, blue, and gold glitter makes it look really stellar. I really hope this doesn't chip quickly, because I know that once it does, it'll have to come off - I can't stand chipped polish on myself.

I also have a tag to share with you today. I was tagged by Nail Polish Addiction Anonymous for the Stylish Blogger Award.

Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award!

My seven things:
1. My mom's birthday is June 5 (6-5), and mine is May 6 (5-6). I think it's nifty. I also think that nifty is a weird word, and I'm not sure why I just used it.
2. I'm one degree of connection away from Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman on The West Wing, my favorite TV show ever.
3. My first ever nail polish was a red The Little Mermaid nail polish that washed off with soap and water.
4. I am running out of interesting facts - that is, if I ever had any to begin with.
5. I have an entire (large) mug full of Sharpies. See #4.
6. I'm not anywhere near making up my mind, but I'm thinking about majoring in political science in college.
7. I love historical fiction and period movies.

And now, for my recently discovered bloggers. These were SO hard to pick...there are just so many great new blogs out there. ;) All of these blogs have existed for less than one year. In no particular order:

One of my friends was talking last week about how she wished she had some glittery nail polish, so I offered to bring some of mine to let her borrow. I'm taking my most glittery glitters and glitter top coats: OPI Mad as a Hatter, OPI Glow Up Already, Nicole by OPI One Less Lonely Glitter, Hard Candy Mischief, China Glaze Atlantis, OPI Extra-va-vaganza, OPI Simmer & Shimmer, $OPI Only Gold for Me, OPI Sparkle-icious, Simpli teal glitter, OPI Show It and Glow It, a Bon Bons blue bar glitter, Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, Finger Paints Holly Good Time, China Glaze Mummy May I, OPI Absolutely Alice, Icing Glamourama, Finger Paints Romanticism Ruby, Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope, NYC White Lights Glitter, $OPI Flurry Up, Sally Hansen In the Spotlight, and a mini of Orly In a Snap to smooth all that glitter out. Think she'll have enough to choose from? ;)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hauling, Hauling, Hauling...

I've accumulated quite a bit of nail stuff in the past week, so I thought I'd dedicate a post to sharing it with you all. First, I got the polishes from my first swap, which I did with victoriancherub on MUA. From that, I got China Glaze Mummy May I and Zombie Zest. Then, I got Chez-Delaney plates B118, M72, M74, M77, M70, M81, and A09, which I won in a Confessions of a Polishaholic giveaway - those aren't pictured because I couldn't get a picture in which the reflections weren't making the images impossible to see. Finally, yesterday, my mom and I went to Springfield (the nearest town with any proper stores) to shop, and I bought nine polishes there. I also made a franken this morning, and the last picture is a bottle shot of that.

 Icing Mint 2 Be, Icing Electric Feeling, Icing True Beauty, Icing Glamourama
 China Glaze Mummy May I, China Glaze Zombie Zest, China Glaze Atlantis
Finger Paints Curator's Crimson, Finger Paints Romanticism Ruby, Seche Vite, Seche Rebuild 

Whew! That's a lot of stuff...I don't think I've ever gotten that much polish in one week before. I'm wearing the layering that I did over Rimmel Night Before right now, and I'll post on it tomorrow. I want to spread my posts out, because I'm going to be keeping my current mani on for as long as possible because I absolutely love it! I hope your week gets off to a good start tomorrow morning - I, for one, wish the weekend could last a few more days!