Pink Wednesday (on a Thursday!): China Glaze 100 Proof Pink

Sooooo I wore this yesterday when I had to make a long ass drive to Lake City, Florida. What’s in Lake City? Nothing much. Not even a decent rock station on the radio. LoL

BUT! I stopped in Tallahassee on the way back to grope and molest some Malabrigo yarn at a Local Yarn Shop (LYS) called Wooly Bully. For those of you not in the know… do not ever get addicted to this yarn. You will be broke as a joke. It may be too late for me. Only finances will tell. I will show you guys some pics of the lovely colorways I picked up too (I’m excited…sorry)!

However, back to the main topic: China Glaze 100 Proof Pink

Sorry... the sun has been playing peek-a-boo all day.

100 Proof Pink is another gift from Secret Santadom (I was spoiled. I know. I still have polishes to show you too). It’s a Barbie pink jelly with silver shimmery goodness.

This is three coats and a coat of SV. *squish squish*

I’m annoyed. Here I sit inside working up this blog post and it’s sunny. Hmph.

Enjoy!

Oh oh oh! And here’s my yarn:

I had to tinker with the color correction for "Cumparsita." The colors themselves are pretty accurate, but the pic does not show how shiny and deep and lush it really is. If I had dyed this, I would have called it "Black Cherry." 😉

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Pink Wednesdays: BB Couture Scorching Strawberry

Good morning everyone!

I am super excited about this polish. You might recall that I won it in a giveaway hosted by Nicole at Nightly Nails. And it’s also the first BB Couture polish that I’ve ever owned (shameful, I KNOW).

When I saw it on her nails, I knew that I had to have it. Luck just happened to be on my side when she did the drawing. 😀

Without further ado, Scorching Strawberry:

The bottle color is more accurate.

This polish is a blue-toned pink jelly, which works well with my skin tone.

In the bottle, there is fine silver shimmer. It doesn’t really show up on the nails, though.

This is three coats and a coat of SV.

I wore this polish around for about three days. Then, when I got bored, I did a glitter gradient with Sinful Colors Frenzy and wore it for another few days. 😀

BB Couture polishes can be picked up from Overall Beauty. I highly recommend them. Kim (owner) is a complete sweetheart. 🙂

Enjoy!

Pink Wednesdays: Bootie Babe Pinky Dinky

Hello everyone!

Have y’all recovered from Halloween yet? I’m not sure I have, but it’s all good. 😀

Today I wanted to share with you guys a polish from a brand new company, Bootie Babe. You know… the ones where the bottles are shaped like butts…

Pinky Dinky is a blue-based pink with a silver pearly shimmer.

Heh... I'm groping the butt. I couldn't think of a good way to hold the bottle.

You see three coats here with a coat of Seche Vite.

I have zero complaints about the formula (at least this particular color). It’s very pigmented and applies quite smoothly.

However, I (and several others) have had a few complaints about the bottles arriving with polish leaking. Observe…

Sorry for terrible pic... I took a cell phone pic before cleaning the bottle.

And here:

Sorry for terrible pic... I took a cell phone pic before cleaning the bottle.

From my understanding, the company is trying to make things right with people by replacing the messed up bottles. But since I won this bottle from a Twitter contest, I am not angry or looking for a replacement. I’m just a little disappointed that the lids should have been securely tightened before mailing.

Also, another thing to be aware of–these bottles are smaller than I expected them to be. They’re only 0.31 fl oz/9.17 ml. And since smaller bottles = smaller brushes, it might also be a tad awkward to hold the brush “handle.”

The colors also don’t seem too unique. But with all that said, if you’re looking to buy a butt-shaped bottle of nail polish, check out Bootie Babe Cosmetics. Polishes retail for $9 plus shipping.

31 Days of Halloween- Day 26: Spiders for BCA

So earlier this month I wondered… how am I going to fit in Halloween, Pink Wednesday and Breast Cancer Awareness into my 31 Days of Halloween?

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is that attempt.

I started with a base of Julep Carrie. I did my webs in a charcoal nail art pen and filled in with a little silver glitter striper to give it some sparkle.

With acrylic paints, I made a spider in her web & placed the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on her back (instead of the red hourglass shape that a Black Widow would have).

Cute eh?

Onto a more serious subject…

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure website has really good information concerning breast cancer (which can also occur in men) including statistics and support for those who are suffering or know someone who suffers.

There are many different ways to get involved with the fight. Donating doesn’t always have to be monetary (even though that is tax-deductible)! You can donate your time and volunteer at a local Breast Cancer Awareness walk–or you can always participate in the walk and show your support. You can choose to buy products from companies who are donating a portion of the proceeds to research for a cure. Every little bit helps. 🙂

NOTD: Julep Carrie + Birthday Nail Art

**Updated 09/01/11: Some fellow nail bloggers (and non-bloggers) have run into issues with Julep regarding their referral program and customer service practices. For more information, I suggest checking out Jen’s and Kitty’s posts. Though I am fully aware of the current problems surrounding the Maven program, I will continue to participate unless my own experiences with Julep give me a reason not to. As always, use your judgment.**

“You say it’s your birthday…”

Half of you might have an earworm. The other half don’t know what this song is or who sang it. And a few stragglers are probably remembering Showbiz Pizza (pre-Chuck E. Cheese) where the animatronic gorilla scared the shit out of me as a child. No? Just me then…

Anyhow, I got my Julep Maven box in the mail yesterday (still excited). I had been planning some birthday cupcake nail art for a while now, but I couldn’t decide what base color to use (I don’t care if it’s been overdone in the past, I never got to jump on the bandwagon). Enter Julep Carrie.

Carrie is a girly-girl bright pink creme. It’s a little too “in-your-face” to be a baby pink. The formula is a little thick, but pretty opaque. It’s kind of streaky, so I needed three coats to even things out. I find this happens to me a lot with really opaque pink cremes. I had to add some thinner to get it to play right. And the bottle lettering is upside down for my favorite way to take pictures LoL.

So like I mentioned earlier, I wanted to do cupcakes for my birthday. I grabbed some acrylic paints, some different colored bullion beads from the Born Pretty Store (never checked them out? You probably should. Discount nail art supplies and free shipping). And topped it all off with a rhinestone cherry (did anyone else get a “Rhinestone Cowboy” moment just then?) and life is good.

Up close and personal with the cuppycake:

Enjoy!

BTW: I don’t like vanilla icing. It just holds this particular cupcake together nicely.