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. ❤


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.

Swatched: Julep Keira

I’m trying to get out of my lazy slump.

With hubby going to Massachusetts for three weeks to train on his new job, I’ve been kind of moping around. Then there’s the business trying to find somewhere to live where we’re relocating. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that’s New Jersey.

If you follow me in real life, you know that I am Southern through and through and I am really nervous. I have never lived farther north than Birmingham, AL (hush). I have visited all up and down the East Coast, but never stayed for very long. So this is going to be a huge change for me.


I thought it was past time to show you one of the polishes that came in my October Julep Maven box. October was already booked solid though, so now is the time. 🙂

This is Keira, which is a deep red/maroon/mulberry creme.

It applies very well, and I had zero problems with it.

Sorry for the odd position. Hubby had to take this with the new camera & apparently, I didn't hold my hand correctly.

This is three coats without top coat.

Also in October’s box was another color (which I will show later this week) and the Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener. I keep wondering when they’re going to send a topcoat to go with the basecoat they sent in the first box. 🙂


31 Days of Halloween-Day 11: OPI Vampire State Building

This is not necessarily a Halloween polish–I just included it because of the name. However, it *was* released for the New York City Fall/Winter collection in 2000. 😉

It’s not that easy to come by anymore. In fact, I remember picking it out of a discontinued bin at my local beauty supply shop back in the early 2000’s. It even survived the Great Polish Purge a few years back (mostly because I loved the name, and it’s a really a great vampy). Without further ado…

Ahhh… the color of fresh blood. That’s what this reminds me of. LoL

Still trying to tweak the new watermark on an older photo lol

Vampire State Building is a rich, blood-red jelly that’s chock-full of chemicals… so it goes on almost perfectly. 😉

This is three coats with a coat of Seche Vite.

Honestly? For me, this polish holds more sentimental value than anything. And it’s pretty badass, IMHO.


P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Halloween haiku giveaway!


31 Days of Halloween-Day 3: China Glaze Mummy May I

Good morning!

Welcome to Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween. I have for you today China Glaze’s Mummy May I. I’m always down for a good, sexy purple, and this one certainly qualifies.

Mummy May I was released by China Glaze for Halloween 2010. It’s a deep purple packed with bright purple glitter.

It’s pretty hard to capture a decent picture of it. My camera kept wanting to give me fits as it refused to focus.

In the above pictures, it looks like flakies (ohhh, how I love some flakies), but it’s really just glitter. There just happens to be a lot of it.

I’ve seen this recently at some of the local Sally Beauty Supplies (usually in the clearance area). You might be able to get lucky and still catch a bottle.


P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Halloween haiku giveaway!

NOTD: Barielle Elle’s Spell

This is the mani I am sporting for the premier of the 4th season of True Blood.

I’ve read the books (and currently am reading the new one). I sometimes have a hard time divorcing the show from the books because they deviate–a lot. But I really enjoy the show for what it is. And I don’t even has to ask who loves to look at butt-nekkid Eric.  😀

See you after the show!