Never caught myself "favoring" a brand but apparently I do. Today I went to my local supplier to browse with my sister before she had to work... man oh man this was a trap! We were checking out OPI & Essie's new colors out and oldies we wanted. Whatevs right? Yeah all was well till we found the mark down stickers! I was reading the OPI bottles names, they are genius, when "Mim" says "Mel I found your fav brand!!". Of course I sprint over to the next aisle. Ahhh CND products I was lusting for!! Last year CND came out with a 2011 fall/winter set but the 3PC set was tough to swallow at the time so I never got it. It went on sale earlier this year but I was still "eh no I can buy so many items for that amount.", again I passed up on it. Now I am thrilled I stood my ground I now own The Look set by CND and it cost me a whole $7.25! Ahh you can't say that was not a steal. I never thought I'd own this awesome set....ever. This set comes with Sheer 24K Sparkle Effect, Midnight Sapphire, and Dark Amethyst! Just beautiful. I also snagged Pink Wishes by CND it came with Pink Wishes polish and Pink Wishes Pearl Effect. I'm nearly out of nude colors so I grabbed CND's Buff and Cheeky! Lastly I got me a big bottle of CHI Australian Oil, I have puffy coarse hair and oils help tame it. I'm ridiculously excited over this mini haul as you can tell :) eek onwards to some designs soon but here are some pics of my lovely buy for now.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So sheer this fluid bare white I had to do 4 coats. I love at least two accents so I took my Nabi 60 gold glitter and got this!! Application was easy but layer drying time is longer than I'm use to. But still living this look.
Glitter/confetti polishes are either loved or hated, I for one love them! After Party in two coats over Sally Hansens Café Au Lait (sigh) sophisticated fun in a bottle these two!
Since I started blogging more I've been obsessed with diff types of glitter polishes. Good glitter is especiy a must own. I grabbed two from Claire's glitter polishes in clear base, oh man pure love. In Icings I found a 4 pk hello kitty glitter jelly set marked down to $5, own! Well here are my finds... Once my school load clears I promise more Nailart and swatches!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I found Nabi polishes!! Scored four bottles of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure for $1.99 each.. Yay! My two Nabi were 2 for $7, one bottle a quarter of the polish was used but I didn't notice till I left. I made this run on my thirty minutes lunch break so it was quick. I'm loving everything I got today! Nabi's 60 Gold Glitter reminds me of awesome fairy dust. It is scented and the ones I got do smell like watermelon. Pretty neat if you ask me.
Friday, October 19, 2012
So I've saved all my coupons, marked down sales for each store near me, and gathered my giftcards. I'm going to get my first Butter London today and grab a few collections for myself. Last night I missed the release for Deborah Lippmann polishes on HSN. At the office job now but yet I can't focus. Also Zoya's ornate collection keeps tempting me so if my internet access isn't blocked I shall be planning out ownership on some new beauties! My Giveaway ends today can't wait to mail out the polishes to the winner. :) have a productive Friday, I will try!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I love this nude, debating on what art I want. If no art maybe some glitter? Hmm it's such a pretty nude. Two coats its a bit sheer but looks good on my tan skin not draining. Nyx polish is hard to find in stores. I actually got this at an outlet. Five bottles of NYX for $5! One bottle I got 3 uses then dropped it on accident and it broke. This is actually my last Nyx bottle :(... I hope to get more soon.
Rarely but it does happen I have polishes that harden or get chunky/clumpy. Well a striper "went bad" before I could even use it! I scraped out clumps (the more chunks removed it will be easier to clean with less acetone to waste). I scraped out the big clumps with a plastic cuticle pushing stick and a dotting tool. In went the acetone, I shook it for a while then poured out the excess. I cleaned the metal ball on a cotton ball. I didn't clean it thoroughly but enough to keep this striper brush and bottle around to use and reclean for other colors I like.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Beautiful green that givea off a near metallic smooth finish. After three fingers the application got a bit clumpy. I just fixe the lumps on the second coat no biggie. I am loving the wider square brushes that come in these bottles.
First pic is one coat. Second is two coats no top.
I'm obsessing over mauves, wine like colors, and seeking a fabulous burgundy! Today I got Scandalous, Absolutely Marvelous, & Envy. Pure Ice polishes dry pretty quick, goes on smooth, and shiny. I did a swatch. The take off was easy, one good swipe. I want more polishes by this brand.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
This light formula is a creme pink base with tons of round glitters. The formula looked clumpy on the brush but went on easily. I think it looka clumpy only because these glitters aren't settled, a plus! My nails look so fun now! (sigh) I want to try an indie polish now!!
*ring finger & pinky have only one coat.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Three clients today it was great. Everyone's nails came out well. I took a picture of the birthday girl I worked on today. She was ecstatic. I did a full gel set using Gelish products with clear tips. The polish I used was Spoiled & Brash stripers. For the leopard print I used a dotting tool for the entire design. The client chose the colors and design.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Today I had time to swatch Julie and GieGie. These are fabulous, they have a pearl like finish. I don't top coat when I swatch. The shimmer in these colors do collect a bit a light shake before you paint will do. The application was easy each layer dried well, the smell didn't diff from other lacquers. Take off was different my fingers have shimmery residue. So much that my husband thought I played with his pearl mix for his car paints!
Friday, October 5, 2012
I love this jewel top coat! It has copper hex and small round glitters in a clear polish. Formula is fast drying and easy to apply. No clumping! A few ladies were around me at Sephora's Nail Bar ..... So many ooooooOoos over this. Love it!