China Glaze Rare & Radiant

So hey. How’s it?

I haven’t been around much. Got a lot on my mind. I’m sure y’all understand.

Not really much into talking. I’ll leave you with pictures instead.




China Glaze No Plain Jane

I was pretty excited to hit up the clearance sale at Sally this past weekend. I was able to get my hands on some great finds. And because I had a “$5 off a purchase of $5 or more” coupon from renewing my card, I only paid $0.77 for four polishes. Four of them.

Exciting yes?

This is one of the great finds.

NoPlainJane1No Plain Jane is one of the lovely duochromes released in the Bohemian Collection.

NoPlainJane2.1And since it’s New Year’s Eve, as if the pretty duochrome wasn’t enough, I decided to layer a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust on it. Holographic glitter deliciousness.


Be safe out there tonight.



Sally Hansen Marine Scene

Tonight’s post is really random.

While I was sitting here freezing, I said to myself: “Self–why don’t you paint your nails blue to match the temperature of your fingers?”

So I went digging through my blue/purple drawer to find something I hadn’t shown before. I was looking for my OPI Ink, but came across this one instead.



I’ve had this one stuffed in my stash for over a year. I bought it at Big Lots for a buck.

It’s got a little duochrome flash–green and blue. Not too terribly noticeable. Still cute though.



It’s very thin. This is four coats plus topcoat.


P.S. For those of you who heard about the tornadoes roaring through Mobile, David and I are fine. The majority of the damage was in our neighborhood, though. Light a candle for those who lost their homes.

NOTD: Nubar Peacock Feathers

We all know that Nubar has discontinued this polish (apparently the pigment used to make it has been discontinued), and that it’s getting super hard to find. I had managed to find a UK company that was selling minis (7ml/0.25 fl oz.) about a month ago. Of course, I jumped on that and got one. What if that was the only chance I ever had to own the magic in a bottle?

But I never wanted to rest until I got my hands on a full-size bottle. Fortunately for me, Jasmine of Colour Coated fame sent her bottle to come live with me. She is truly an angel, and I highly recommend her blog. I owe you, J!

On to the sexy mani:

Heehee, isn't that little bottle adorbs?

I could spend all day trying to photograph this and still not show you all its glory.

I’ve heard others describe this as an oil slick in a bottle. I completely agree.

If you have a chance to get your hands on this, I would say to go ahead and do it!

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.