NOTD: Orly Androgynie

I should have worn this color on Halloween. It’s beautiful.

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I’ve had this puppy in my possession for a year now, and I never wore it. Shame on me. This came in the 2011 Holiday Soiree collection.

I think I described it last year as “Rocket Sex in a Bottle.”

It’s sexy microglitter (gold, I think?) and multicolored hex glitter in a black base. I really like how it reminds me of galaxy nails without all the work.

A helpful tip, if your glitter seems to be settling on the bottom or sides and not on your brush, store the bottle upside down for a day or so.

Have a great weekend everyone. 🙂

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NOTD: Wet ‘n Wild Cost Is No Issue

Hello again.

I have been busy mulling over what I’m going to wear to my brother-in-law’s wedding this weekend–on my fingertips, that is.

I have swatched this and that. I still can’t decide. But, I figured I’d show you one of the Wet ‘n Wild color icon polishes from this past winter while I have it on my nails. 🙂

The pictures might be a bit blurry–the polish is quite reflective and caused the camera to flip out a bit.

I might wind up wearing this to the wedding after all–glitter is such a pain to remove. Even with the foil method.

Enjoy!

NOTD: China Glaze Glittering Garland

Happy Mardi Gras y’all.

I got this gem from my SFAM for chrimmas, but I didn’t get it until after chrimmas. 😉  Instead of making you guys wait a year, I thought this would be an appropriate green for Mardi Gras this year. 😀

Ooh Ahh

Glittering Garland is a delicious green jelly packed with gold & green microglitter… and it looks like it has those China Glaze-famous glass flecks.

This is three coats without a topcoat.

I really really like this green (and I’m not much of a green lover).

Hubs and I are heading to the parades all day. I will try to tweet as many pictures as possible. 😉

Be careful out there if you go party. Have a D.D. And that doesn’t mean Designated Decoy. 😀

Enjoy!

NOTD: China Glaze Party Hearty

Good morning and Happy Holidays y’all.

I’ve been really lax this holiday season. There’s many reasons, but mostly it has to do with the hubs being in our new house in New Jersey, and I’m still stuck in Florida. This is the first time we’ve had to miss our wedding anniversary (5 years) and chrimmas. So being unable to snap out of the funk, I’ve not been able to dazzle and blow your minds with nail art (even though I originally had some nifty-ness lined up). Maybe I can save it for next year if it’s still relevant. 😉

Anyhow, I wanted to show you guys China Glaze’s Party Hearty–another one of those polishes I got last year that I was never able to show.

Party Hearty is large red hex, small green hex (at least they look hex-shaped. I’ve got my face pressed against my nail and that is what i see), and silver (maybe gold too, I can’t tell) microglitter. Literally a party in a bottle. 😀

But I wanted to show you just how versatile it really is:

Thumb- over gold, Index- over basecoat, Middle- over silver, Ring- over white, Pinky- over black

These swatches are all three coats over different colors (except the index was just over basecoat, so you get an idea of how it looks on it’s own).

I really like how the silver and gold turned out. By the way, that’s China Glaze Millenium & Julep Sienna.

BUT I have to say, my new favorite way of wearing Party Hearty comes via Nicole of Nightly Nails fame:

PEPPERMINT BARK!!! Which also happens to be my favorite holiday candy.

Incidentally, this is my first glitter sammich too. Ha!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

NOTD: China Glaze Sugar Plums

So it’s only been 10 days since I last posted. That’s a record right? (._.  )

I have several of 2010’s ‘Tis the Season holiday polishes from China Glaze that I never got around to wearing (don’t worry, I’m ashamed). One of these beauties is Sugar Plums.

So I decided that I would start showing off those polishes which I could not show off last year. 🙂

The elusive right-handed pose. :O

Sugar Plums has a maroon (mulberry? I don’t think of it as plum. Maybe an overripe plum…) base which is packed full of silverish microglitter. On further inspection, the glitter reflects a lot of colors, so it could be holo-ish. 🙂

This is just three coats and two coats of Seche Vite. It dries really bumpy, so thick topcoat is a must-have for me.

I never do this pose either... I think my pinky looks really short in comparison to the other fingers. And my fingers look weird-shaped. :\

I love how this polish looks lit from within. It’s dark on the sides and lighter in the center.

I really dig this color and I hate that I waited so long to wear it. Vampies always have a special place in my heart. ❤

Enjoy!

P.S. The sun was playing peek-a-boo today, and you can tell how the sky is gray instead of that bright blue that it usually is.