Blast from the Past: China Glaze The Ten Man

Wow, that's a frightening shade of pale lol

Don’t look too hard and you won’t be blinded by the pale.  😉

Anyhow, this is The Ten Man (with cute lil heart stickers) from China Glaze’s Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection. I don’t know why it’s spelled “Ten.” The only thing I can think of is that “The Tin Man” might be protected?

I picked this up on the sale rack at Sally’s a while back. It’s a pretty silver with silver glitter.

Also, it’s proof that I do have those elusive thumbnails–Ha!

Pink Wednesdays: Sally Hansen Digital

I confess. I love pink.

Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that I don’t own nearly enough pink nail polishes. I will have to remedy that. Don’t tell hubby.

But, today I have for you a $1.00 Big Lots find: a Sally Hansen HD polish in Digital.

Digital is a blue-based pink with hot pink shimmer. Application was a breeze.

I really like the brushes in these polishes–they’re a little wider than the average bear, but not as wide as an OPI or a Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. They make application super easy.

This is three coats over a ridge-filling basecoat with one coat of Seche Vite. Love.

NOTD: China Glaze Laid Back Lilac

I decided to pick something in a light shade out of my untried drawer for a change of pace. It was a toss-up between China Glaze’s Laid Back Lilac (a dusty diving find) and a light blue color.

This is quite the Easter-type color. Appropriate since Easter is just around the corner. It’s a pearly lilac with a pink shimmer.

This is three coats over a ridge-filling basecoat. You can see quite a bit of VNL (visible nail line). The brush strokes aren’t that bad.

What was bad? The smell. Pretty sure I fried some ovaries with this one (j/k).  😀

Also, it didn’t want to dry. Fought me the whole time. 😦

Blast from the Past: Sally Hansen Racey Rouge

I’m slowly (but surely) going through my old pictures that I’ve previously posted on Twitter.

This beauty is Racey Rouge from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line. It’s a rich, pinkish red creme.

The brushes on these Insta-Dri polishes are really wide and try to best me constantly.

NOTD: Hard Candy Beetle

Today I have for you an awesome big box store find. I was traipsing around the local Wally World earlier this week when I saw two bottles of polish that I have been actively looking for: Hard Candy Beetle. Well, I was looking for one–the second one is just gravy.

I had already run out of my polish allowance money for March (horror!). So, I stashed one behind some face primer and left the other sitting toward the back of the display.

Friday, we had a yard sale and I made a few bucks. So, I went back later that day and picked them both up (apparently, my stashing was not necessary).

If you’re saying this looks familiar, you’d be correct. I know it’s at least a dupe for Orly Space Cadet. There may be another polish out there that it’s a dupe to. The plus side?–it was 5 bucks.

Beetle has a iridescent green base with orange glitter that also flashes red and gold. Therefore, this bad boy has a duochrome (multichrome?) effect. With all of the glitter, it gives this polish a foil/metallic finish too. Bonus.

It applies fairly streaky, with some cuticle pull. I avoided the worst of it by making sure that the previous coat was completely dry before applying the next one.

This is three coats over a ridge-filling basecoat with a coat of Seche Vite.

I could also spend all day trying to capture this polish in a picture, and I would still not be successful.