China Glaze Blue Bells Ring

When I had to go out of town this past week, I stopped by my old favorite Sally store in Panama City and picked up this lovely. This was the only color that I wanted out of this collection, based on other swatches I had seen.



Blue Bells Ring is the prettiest blue foil I have ever seen.

BlueBellsRing2.1It’s also a one-coat wonder if you’re pretty careful about application. I did two coats here because I wasn’t careful. XD



I also picked up Glitter All The Way, but I’m saving it for Mardi Gras.



NOTD: China Glaze Millennium + Techno

Good morning!

I wanted to show you one of the manis that I might be sporting for NYE. A friend of mine might be coming down from Birmingham to watch the Beach Ball Drop. I haven’t seen this friend in well over a year, so I’m hoping plans go as scheduled. 🙂

Millennium is the silver base you see. I have the hardest time painting my nails with these mirror-type-finish polishes because I always wind up streaking them. Probably why you won’t see a swatch of Millennium by itself any time soon LoL. However, it does make an excellent stamping polish.

Now Techno… that is the holographic blingtastic glitter you see before you. It is large hex holographic glitter as well as small regular holo glitter in a clear base. This is approximately three coats I’ve got going on here (the larger pieces were not wanting to deposit onto my nails). It will probably never build up into something you can wear by itself.

I received Techno from my blogger Secret Santa (thank you Bridget!!!!!).

Enjoy and have a safe New Year’s Eve. 🙂

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Swatched: Julep Sienna

This might currently have the title for my favorite Julep nail polish to date.

When I opened up my October box, I knew I was going to love it. It looked like liquid gold rolling around inside the bottle.

Sienna is a neutral gold foil. It applied like butter, and only where I put it.

This is three coats without topcoat. It shines like crazy. I blinded myself a few times trying to get my nails angled with the sun.

 It was so reflective that my camera kind of freaked out telling me that it couldn’t photograph LoL. But I made it anyhow!

Do I recommend this one? Yep. I love it. I need a pink one just like it.

Julep polishes retail for $14, and can be purchased from It seems a little pricey, but $1.00 of each nail color purchase is donated to charity. See more information about this at their website.


NOTD: China Glaze Blue Iguana

If my posts seem a bit more upbeat than usual, it’s because I’m still riding high on my new computer. I missed blogging with regularity. I also missed being on Twitter non-stop. Hopefully nothing terrible like this happens again. 😀

Onward and upward.

This is China Glaze’s Blue Iguana from the recently released Island Escape Summer 2011 collection:

I know you probably can’t see it, but this baby has bright pink shimmer. And a lot of it! I wasn’t impressed when I first picked up the bottle–I wanted it based on other peoples’ swatches mind you–but when I started applying, I was in love.

It’s pretty thin like a jelly. But it’s also got a foil texture in addition to the shimmer and jelly-ness. Weird.


NOTD: Zoya Tanzy

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”

This is the second polish I have from the Zoya Sunshine collection. And much like Apple, I am seriously in love.

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

If I didn’t have one more polish from the Summertime collection to show you, I’d try to sport this mani for as many days as I could.