Friday, January 25, 2013

china glaze 2011 ULTA holiday exclusive

Ok, 2011 sounds so long ago! I got 3 of China Glaze's 2011 ULTA holiday exclusive nail polishes two Christmas' ago when they went on clearance. I think there was about 8 of them.

Today I finally tried on these 2: Mistletoe Me and Fireside Glow as an accent.

Mistletoe Me is a dark pink foil that can be a bit streaky. It looks like a grandma color to me! I'm not too big on foils because they tend to be streaky and look grandma-ish. It looked really nice in the bottle though.

I used Fireside Glow as an accent. I may want to try that on all my nails next time. I like the color and hello, it's slightly holographic! That's so fun!

I may end up purging Mistletoe Me. I don't think I'll miss it much. Sorry MM.

Is there a certain nail color or finish that makes you feel grandma-ish?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

opi planks a lot

Felt like wearing purple on my nails. Here is OPI's Planks A Lot from their Pirates of the Caribbean collection. It's a really nice dusty lavender color.

I only did 2 coats when I should have done 3. Don't be lazy like me, otherwise you'll get these bald spots...whomp whomp whomp...

It's still pretty long as you don't look at it up close and see the bald spots!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

china glaze sea spray

I always go to Sally's whenever I need to get a new bottle of Seche Vite. I was hoping it would be on sale but they had an even better can get a FREE bottle of China Glaze with the purchase of SV right now!

I had the hardest time trying to figure out which CG I wanted to get as my free bottle. I had been wanting Sea Spray, Refresh Mint and Recycle for the longest time. I ultimately decided to get Sea Spray.

Here is China Glaze Sea Spray with Orly Rock Solid as an accent.

I love Sea Spray! It's a lovely dusty pale gray blue with the slightest hint of shimmer. It only took me 2 coats for full opacity. I'm loving Rock Solid too, it too was opaque in 2 coats. I had never tried it on until now. I'm not a too much into the glitter but I can dig it as an accent nail especially when it has little bits of holographic glitters. Fun!

You can't really see the shimmer in Sea Spray here but I guarantee you it's there! 

I think I'm ready for brighter nail colors now. Is it spring yet?!

Friday, January 4, 2013

caviar accent nail

This is Piggy Polish Embrace Adventure with a multi-colored micro beaded accent nail.

I finally tried doing caviar nails, well just one nail...

I caviared my accent nail with micro beads that I got from the scrapbook section of Michael's. I actually got these beads a long time ago to use for other crafts and it just clicked to me that I could use them on my nails.

For my accent nail, I painted on a thicker second coating of polish for the beads to adhere and gave a gentle push to set.

It was pretty easy and kind of fun. I didn't keep the beads on for that long. I just wanted to try it out. Maybe I'll try it on all my nails for a party or get together just to see how long the beads would actually stay on.

Have you tried doing the caviar nails yet?

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

christmas recap

Happy New Year! Yup, I'm kind of late on my Christmas post, too much quality family time going on!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got to celebrate it with the ones you love. I sure's a quick recap of my Christmas:

I celebrated Christmas at my parents with my cousins. This was our tree with all of the lovely wrapped gifts!

This cute little ball of fur is my sister, Pinky! [Pinky is my parent's dog, therefore, Pink is my sister] She was decked out in the cutest Christmas outfit.

You can see her outfit better here as she greets the rest of my family by the door.

We had our hearts set on opening presents Christmas morning in our pajamas but our parents made us dress up for photos. I quickly changed into some comfy sweats right after this photo!

the cousins...and me on the far right

Oh yeah and it snowed!!!!! I don't think I've ever truly had a White Christmas, that I can remember at least.

Hi Mom! She thinks she's taking a picture of me with her iPad...she's not, she's taking a mini video. Poor thing took accidental mini videos of us opening presents all morning!

sorry so blurry but you can actually see the snow flurries

I introduced my family to Tim Tams and most of us mastered the Tim Tam Slam. You need to try these cookies! They originate from Australia but you can find the Pepperidge Farm version at Target for a limited time during the winter months. I didn't see any more of them at the Target closest to me so I had to check other ones near by. I cleared out a couple of the Target's of their Tim Tams supply. It wasn't all for me! I shared with my family. Honest!

And of course I had to do a Christmasy mani. This is Sephora by OPI's Pushing Your Luck. I got it on clearance at Sephora for $5! I really like this red. Some reds look orange on me, but this red actually look red. Sorry for the cropped image. My cuticles were so dry. I forgot to moisturize before taking this shot.

On my ring finger is a fun little Christmas tree as an accent. I taped off the tree part and used Nicole by OPI's Green Up Your Act for the tree and Finger Paints Twisted as ornaments and mattified it. I used Orly's Luxe for the gold topper.

How was your Christmas? Did Santa bring ya anything good? I should have asked Santa for a nice camera or classes on how to take better pictures with my old school camera haha


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