Saturday, December 24, 2011
Today I have Revlon Fire Fox. I don't normally gravitate towards red polishes. I guess it's just because of ALL the other amazing colors out there but this is not your ordinary red polish, it's matte. I'm a sucker for matte polishes. In fact the OPI Suede collection was the first collection I had to have all of. I think my love for matte polishes is that they dry so quickly so even when you don't have time to do a full mani you can do a matte mani. I'm also fascinated with the finish. They can range from matte to almost pleather like. The latter is the finish of Fire Fox. An orange leaning red with a pleather-ish finish with just a dash of shimmer to keep it from being too flat. Shown below is two coats of Revlon Fire Fox Over my normal Base coat, CND Stickey, no top coat.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The polish I have for you today is Essie Coat Azure. This polish has completely taken me by surprise. I shamefully admit I did not see the loveliness of this polish while it was sitting on my shelf in its bottle. I was looking for a winter mani without doing the Christmas colors thing just yet. It was then that I saw Coat Azure staring back at me and a light bulb went off over my head. Coat Azure was almost a one coater for me but I added a second coat to ensure opacity. I adore the medium blue color and, while this color was part of a spring collection, the subtle shimmer is perfect for winter. I think I might play around with layering ideas before I remove this one.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I am VERY excited about the polish I have for you today. There's glitter(!!!), MULTI SIZED glitter (!!!!!), there's HOLO GLITTER(!!!!!!!!). I was at Sally's a few nights ago and i said to myself, " Hey self! let's check the new release section " When do I not say that to myself? Anyways, sitting in the polish section was the China Glaze Eye Candy collection. My eyes immediately fell on Some Like It Haute and I audibly gasped. "Mine!" I put Some Like It Haute on my nails as soon as I got home. This is almost unheard of! China Glaze calls this collection "3d Glitters", I don't know about that but I can tell you they're gorgeous. Some Like It Haute is a rather complex polish. It starts with a clear base, then I see charcoal and silver micro glitter and a healthy dose of small hexagon holo glitter. Some Like It Haute is quite opaque but if you're careful and use a light hand you could use this as a layering polish. Two coats of Some Like It Haute over my normal base (CND Stickey) was enough to reach opacity. I had zero application issues. I added two coats of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat. This is a hungry glitter! In a perfect world I would have added a nice thick coat of Seche Vite over my two coats of Fast Forward. The Fast Forward alone was not enough to make my nails smooth, but for results like this... I can live with adding an extra layer of top coat.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Before I left for vacation I told you I had two surprises planned for you. Today I'm revealing surprise number one. My first ever blog sale! I'm very excited and I've put a lot of work into this sale. This is just the beginning of items I'm going to have for sale. I need to go through my stash and purge again. Before we get to the goods we need to go over the rules.
- I ship from the US to the US only
- Shipping will be $2.50 for the first item and $0.50 for each additional item unless otherwise noted. If you purchase a lot I will use a flat rate box.
- Price for shipping includes delivery confirmation. After payment has been received I will send you a thank you email with your delivery confirmation number.
- I cannot be held responsible for lost packages or broken items. I will take special care to wrap each item carefully.
- Payments should be made via PayPal as a gift
- I will only accept requests sent to starlet.nails (at) gmail (dot) com
- $5 minimum order please
- All items will be first come first served
- After you make a request I will send you a return email confirming the items and I'll also send you a total with shipping, and where to send payment.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Today's NOTD is a drug store polish. Maybelline Cool Couture. Cool Couture was a limited edition polish. I'm not sure if its still available but if you see it you should definitely pick it up! Cool Couture is a grey creme polish that leans very blue and it is jam packed with bright blue-almost teal- shimmer. Absolutely stunning! Swatches shown below are two coats.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
As you know I've been on vacation for the last week and a half. I'm actually still in Hawaii now. There is a salon in the resort my husband and I are staying at and of course I had to go there and see what polishes they have. I looked at the reception desk- meh same collections I can buy at home. So I ventured back to the mani station where they kept the polishes they use on clients. I found six lovelies that HAD to be mine. Here they are: