Blast from the Past: China Glaze Joy

I was digging through my stash drawers looking for something reflective of my mood and that I hadn’t shown before.Β I found China Glaze Joy.

Joy was released as part of the Spring 2009 Romantique collection. So I’ve been hanging onto it for a bit, apparently.

I’m really digging the muted tone and semi-reflective shine. I think it fits well with my autumnal-into-chrimmas state of mind.

Application was a bit tricky–it can drag if you do too many strokes. This is two coats and a top coat. I let each one dry pretty well before starting the next to avoid bald spots.

Gratuitous “Ooh Shiny!” pic

Can’t stop staring at my nails. πŸ™‚

Blast from the Past: Essie Turquoise & Caicos

I decided that I’d start posting some of the polishes I wore a while back… but never got around to showing. πŸ™‚

Today’s exhibit is Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos. You can tell how old this pic is by the watermark. LoL.

Anyhow, I figured since it’s such a lovely day outside, I’d show this spring-delicious polish.


Blast from the Past: RBL Scrangie

I decided to stop being a lazy heifer and actually post something for you guys’ enjoyment.

I’ve worn Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Scrangie many times since I picked it up last year. This is the first higher-end polish that I ever owned. And I couldn’t wait until it arrived so I could put it on. πŸ˜€

You can tell how long I’ve been hanging onto this picture–it has the old watermark. πŸ™‚

Anyhow, Scrangie is a lovely purple packed full of iridescent green shimmer. It applies like a freaking dream. The above is probably three coats with a coat of SV.

I’ve never had even an ounce of buyer’s remorse over this product. I think Ji did a wonderful job capturing Scrangie’s polish vision and bringing it to life.

For more information about Rescue Beauty Lounge, please visit their site atΒ


Blast from the Past: China Glaze Midnight Mission

Happy Memorial Day for those of you who celebrate it.

I realize that I haven’t posted in a week, and I’m terribly sorry about that. On the bright side, we found a computer that has a memory card reader built in. Also, I found out that I can order a camera USB cable from Kodak. Hopefully I will have that new computer this week and be able to stall on spending $25 for that camera cable.

On to the polish:

This is China Glaze Midnight Mission from the Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen collection. This polish is one of my favorite blues–ever. And it’s made doubly sweet because the hubs bought it for me for my birthday last year while he was out of town. That man is a keeper–he walked into a strange Sally Beauty Supply all by himself and picked it out of the lineup.

Blast from the Past: Zoya Flowie

I invite you to journey back with me to my first Zoya polish ever.

Pretty sure I bought this in early 2000’s. Β πŸ˜‰

Yes, it’s a terrible picture. You know those times when you think you have sense in your head? This was one of them.

Anyhow, I have about half a bottle left. It’s gloopy and it laughs in the face of polish thinner. I keep it for sentimental reasons.

I best describe it as a pinkish brown (tan?) color. Zoya describes it as a “light brown creme with peach overtones.” Either way…