Tuesday, 28 February 2012

China Glaze Skyscraper

This is ChG Skyscraper from the Fall 2011 collection whose name currently escapes me.  Isn't she pretty?  It reminds me of thousands of tiny little diamonds in the sky.  I know for some folks, the lemming of Essie Starry Starry Night(s) is insatiable, however, this is plenty pretty enough for me...dupey or not.

This is one coat of Skyscraper over one coat of ChG Up All Night (a staple one-coater layering polish in my stash <3).

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Lynnderella Boy-Girl Party

Yum, such deliciousness contained in a single bottle.  The lovely Lynnderella created this polish and boy is she ever a beauty!  I don't have much else to say about this one as I feel the pics speak for themselves to the loveliness that it is.

Here is my layering order: 2 coats of OPI Time-less is More, 1 coat of Boy-Girl Party, and finally, 1 coat of Time-less is More over Boy-Girl Party.  This mani completely reminds me of cupcakes with sprinkles or something...I want to nom my nails!

ETA: please excuse my gnarly cutes...goodness, can winter just be over already?  I had moisturized just before I took these pics not that you can tell haha.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

OPI Peel Me a Gobi Grape

I have a very special polish today from a very special friend.  Her name is Jenny and she is amazing.  After sending her a Christmas package for our Secret Santa exchange, she was so thrilled with what I had sent her that she couldn't resist surprising me by returning the favor.  She recently started to dusty and homegirl has SKILLZ, I'm so proud! *tear* :)

OPI Peel Me a Gobi Grape is from the 1998 or 1999 (sources seem to vary on the year for this release) Painted Desert collection.  She is an absolute stunner!  Gorgeous, old formula *huffs* mid-tone red-leaning purple with gold/copper shimmer in it.  When the light hits this baby just right...BAM, in yo face gorgeousness!  3 coats in this pic and I'm afraid the pic doesn't do it nearly enough justice.  Instant top 10 fo sho!

Thank you Jenny, I really can't say it enough!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

OPI - DS Exclusive

Mmmm...holo....  I wish OPI still made 'em like this, but alas, they don't.

Not much to say about this one, it is a gorgeous fuchsia holographic.  I believe this is 3 coats, smooth as buttah.  This pic was taken in the fading day light (no flash).  This is absolutely one of my all-time favorite polishes.  Pure love!  Now I'll let the pic do the talking:

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Nicole by OPI - Purple Yourself Together

Woo, first actual post about something!  Today I wanted to share a new Nicole by OPI (aka NOPI as the nail peeps like to call 'em): Purple Yourself Together from their Spring 2012 "It's All About the Color" collection.  Ahhh Suzi strikes again with another TERRIBLE polish name.  What can ya do though?

The polish is SO gorgeous, I admit I am smitten...saggy boob bottle and all.  LOOK at the gold shimmer in this beauty when the light hits it just so.  This pic was taken in the last little bit of fading day light.  The formula was weird.  Sort of fussy.  It was thick yet runny at the same time.  Strangeness.  Anyhoo, this is 3 coats with seche vite over it.  It is totally worth the effort.

Before I had a good look at this polish, I had wondered to myself if this might be similar to the upcoming OPI Spring 2012 (Holland) release, Dutch Ya Just Love OPI, but I don't think it will be.  This is a medium, very red toned purple.

Hi there!

Well, this is my first foray in to the world of blogging in general and I am very excited!  Please bear with me as I'm sure this blog will go through a few "growing pains" as I get it all figured out.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy and thanks for coming by to check it out!