May 26, 2011

Grrr to Blogger!

Hey Ladies!

It's been a crazy week and an even crazier day. I don't have the mental energy to get into it right now so I'll share the details later. Either way, I apologize for my absence. There is a reason to all this madness. 

Some of you might recognize these pictures... That's because I had already posted them. Apparently something happened to Blogger on Friday the 13th and this post was deleted! Unfortunately, I don't have the mental energy (as I just mentioned) to type up everything I had typed up earlier regarding these polishes. But I still say that this is 2 coats of Sephora by OPI's Sue vs Shue from the Glee Collection.

Then I added Sephora by OPI's diamond topcoat Celibacy Club (also from the Glee Collection). It makes any color shine as if it were a holo. I love this stuff!

As a short summary: I don't remember having any application problems. Formula was fine. My only real complaint is the size of the bottle. It was hard to grip the bottle cap comfortably during application. But that is what I get for purchasing the mini bottle set. Either way, I think it was still worth it since you get a variety of the colors from this collection for a not-too-crazy price.

I will be back to posting regularly soon. Maybe even tomorrow. No promises though. I'll keep you all posted and I promise we haven't disappeared from the blogging world. Seems a lot of bloggers are doing that these days... and I miss them all!

Happy Polishing!

May 25, 2011

Zoya's 2011 LE Touch Collection!

2011 limited edition, full coverage nude nail colors
soft  sensual  sexy
Zoya Nail Polish presents 3 new, full coverage nude nail polish shades designed to coordinate with a variety of skin tones ranging from light to dark. Each softly kissed with a bit of metallic to make them ultra wearable.

Zoya TOUCH Collection
Minka (ZP561) - latte beige cream with a metallic kiss
Shay (ZP562) - desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss
Pandora (ZP563) - mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss

Zoya is the new color of fashion...
The Zoya TOUCH collection was designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya TOUCH as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.

TOUCH by Zoya
PRE-ORDER May 25 - May 31, 2011
shipping JUNE 1, 2011

Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl. oz. bottle (US)

May 9, 2011

Reclaiming my freedom...

Hey Ladies!

Freedom... I can almost taste you. I have my last exam on Wednesday and a paper/motion due by Friday. I can't wait! In the spirit of freedom, here is a mani I wore almost two months ago. LOL! Better late than never! This is Nubar's best color ever (then again, I think this is the only Nubar color I've used): Reclaim! Reclaim is an amazing pure green linear holo. I believe this was just 2 coats. I don't remember experiencing the drag problem during application that you tend to see with holos. This color is gorgeous. This is one of my top favorite holos (right after Nfu-Oh's 65 and China Glaze's DV8).

I think this color is a must-have for every polish lover out there. I would have worn this longer if it wasn't for the fact that I have an entire Helmer drawer full of untried polishes. On another note, I haven't really tried Nubar polishes (besides this color). Mari owns one other Nubar color (I think). Any recommendations or other must-have Nubar colors that I'm missing out on?

I hope everyone had a good Mother's Day yesterday. My niece is too cute! She just turned 5 and I guess she has the concept of Mother's Day a little confused. She kept telling me "Happy Mother's Day" but added that she didn't make me a card. I told her it was ok because I wasn't a mom. She said "I know but I'm telling you because you're someone's mom!" LOL! Such cute innocence. 

Well, until next time (which will probably be on Wednesday). Happy Polishing!

May 8, 2011

BornPrettyStore Stamping Plate Review

Hey Ladies!

Happy Mothers Day! Happy Sunday to those of you that aren't mothers (like me)! Also, thank you for the sweet and understanding comments regarding my super busy final exam period and lack of posts.

Just wanted to make a quick post for my promised continuous review of the BornPretty stamping plates. I have tried and tried to remember what polish I was wearing when I stamped these over and I can't remember. I usually do these reviews right before taking off my polish for a new manicure. I'm sure I could figure it out if I looked a little harder but I don't have the brain function for that right now. I think this color might have been a swatch and not an actual worn mani. Whatever. LOL! I stamped using Konad's Special Polish in Black.

My initial review can be found here. My opinion on the overall quality of these plates is detailed there and I don't feel like typing it again. So these are my 4 favorite images from the BornPretty plate labeled m11. We've got a butterfly, a crown, a flower, and a rose. The only thing I really want to add is that I wasn't able to get the entire crown image to lift off the plate. See what I mean? It isn't completely solid. I retried applying black polish and lifting with the stamper but I could see it wasn't full before stamping on the nail. I gave up after a few attempts. Other than that, I'm happy!

The m11 plate is a part of this set. This set can be purchased from BornPrettyStore. You can't beat the price ($12).

These stamps were sent to us for review. Please read our disclosure policy (here).

May 7, 2011

Your poison has me hypnotized...

Hey Ladies!

I am sooooooooo sorry for the disappearance! I've been in finals, Mari was out of town, and her nails are healing from some bad breaks. This last week and a half has been brutal. I didn't paint my nails until 2 nights ago. I decided I deserved a break and gave my nails some love! I worked my butt off to finish a take-home exam and outline/study for my other exam so I could afford to spend some time with my boyfriend last weekend since he was visiting. I just barely made it. First, take-home exams are not easier! Having the ability to use your book, notes, outlines, etc doesn't do much when professors come up with insane scenarios on an exam question. LOL! And lets not talk about that second exam... Lets just say everyone walked out of there saying "what the hell was that!?!?!" I have one more exam and a mini paper/motion to go. 

I can't wait for all this to be over! I go on a cruise in 2 weeks. My niece turned 5 this week (and I had to  miss her birthday party at her school because I was stuck taking my final exam) and we are going on a Disney cruise to celebrate. And then I come back from the cruise and have to quickly pack 2 months worth of stuff! I'm going to spend the summer in St. Louis with the boyfriend and take classes up there. I leave the day after I get back from the cruise. I'm so excited! But the thought of packing 2 months worth of stuff is a little scary! Of course I'll be taking nail polish with me! I'll keep photographing and posting but I won't have my light box (I'm not packing that, LOL). Hmmm... Maybe I'll make one up there (if my boyfriend won't think I'm an official weirdo). LOL!

Enough of my ramblings! I'm sure you rather all see some polish! However, this is not a current manicure. As I said, I took time to paint my nails and photograph them. But I haven't uploaded those pictures yet. So I'm posting one of my "crap I'm behind in my posting" manicures. LOL! (And I still have plenty of those to go... Some as far back as February!)

So this is Essence's Hypnotic Poison. I got this color from an international swap I did with an awesome blogger (Colour Victim). I had seen this color on All You Desire and I fell in love with it! I'd say Hypnotic Poison is like a wine red color with very very very subtle pink shimmer (super subtle). It only took 2 coats for full coverage. I think the application and formula was great. My only complaint (and this is a general one for Essence) is the size of the bottle. It's not as comfortable to hold while painting your nails. I like bigger bottles that you can get a sturdy grip on. At the end of the day, its really not a deal breaker considering the awesome colors and the awesome price (I can only speak for the price on the bottles available in the US, $0.99). 

Again, sorry for being MIA. I promise I'll TRY to set up some posts this weekend just in case my time gets a little crazy again before my last final. 

Happy Polishing!