Thursday, April 26, 2012

Look At What I Found:

Hello Everyone!

I hadn't been to the drug store in quite some time so I though I'd stop by and see if any new collections came out. I must have been there on a good day because all the new displays were almost completely full!

Here are the collections I found at my local Rite Aid:

Blossoming by Color Club- Color Club? at Rite Aid? I could get used to this!
Wings by Color Club- I thought the butterfly shaped display was a nice creative touch. There are a few there that I'm interested in. 

Be Fierce by Sinful Colors- I'm not sure if any of these are recycled colors. I know Sinful is very guilty of that habit.

Close up of Be Fierce by Sinful Colors. That blue is calling my name.

I'm not sure if this Sinful Colors collection has a name, but I've heard people refer to it as the comic book collection. Again, I'm unsure of any recycled colors. 

What drug store collections are you looking forward to?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

NOTD: OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston & OPI Pirouette My Whistle

Hello Everyone!
For reasons unknown to me I have recently decided I need all the "sorbets" from OPI Texas (Spring 2011). I know I'm a year too late. What the heck is wrong with me? :P So far I've picked up (I believe) all but one of them. I haven't tried all that I have but so far I am loving them much more than I thought I would.

The mani I have for you today was my birthday mani. This was:
1 coat Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator
1 coat CND Stickey ( I love this base!)
2 coats OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston
1 coat China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat ( love this top coat!)
1 coat OPI Pirouette My Whistle)
1 coat China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat

Guy Meets Gal-veston is a warm red jelly, and so squishy! When these jellies first came out I immediately passed on them. I really don't like visible nail line so I generally opt for darker jellies. I honestly thought Guy Meets Gal-veston would be way too sheer for me to wear, but I was pleasantly surprised that it's relatively opaque in three coats. I wore Guy Meets Gal-veston on its own for a few hours and I loved it but I felt it needed a little kick so I added a coat of Pirouette My Whistle. Pirouette My Whistle is a very sparse glitter polish. I live the silver micro glitter in Pirouette My Whistle, but the real star of the polish is the small semi translucent white hex glitter. It's a very dainty and girly polish. I can't wait to try more layering combinations with both of these polishes.

Jelly Sandwich!

 Have you ever tried a jelly sandwich? Which polishes did you layer? I'd love to hear & see your combinations.

Monday, April 16, 2012

NOTD: Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Mani

Hello Everyone!

If you've read my older posts you'll know I'm a major hockey fan. A major Pittsburgh Penguins fan to be exact. My husband and I were lucky enough to get to go to game one of round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I'm not sure why but hockey arenas have absolutely amazing lighting for polish (and gemstones). Every time we go to a game I am always amazed at how awesome my polish looks.

For this game I new I had to go with holos so I chose China Glaze Lets Do It In 3D and China Glaze It's My Turn for an accent. Lets Do It In 3D is a charcoal base flooded with holographic particles that create a sparkly linear holographic effect. It's My Turn is a gold base packed with the same holographic particles. I really like the way these holos sparkle.

I wore this mani for three days and could not stop staring at it. I really love the entire Kaleidoscope collection. I had no application issues. I did things a little differently for this mani. I started with Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator and topped that with CND Stickey. I then added two coats of polish, another coat of CND Stickey and topped it with yet one more coat of polish. The wear I got with this combination was incredible. I was not easy on my nails at all. I type all day at work and most of the time I'm home. I did dishes, laundry, and cleaned my house all without gloves or special care and I did not have one single chip. By day three I had very minor tipwear and was aching for a color change.

ooooohhhhhh rainbows :)
Are you into any sports teams? Have you done sports team themed manis?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

NOTD: China Glaze Skittles for Easter

Hello Everyone!

The NOTD I have for you today was my Easter NOTD. I couldn't decide on a single color, so I decided to do pastel China Glaze skittles. Unfortunately the only picture I remembered to take of this mani is an Instagram pic. Please excuse the fact that my pic is filtered.

From thumb to pinky- China Glaze Spontaneous, China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le, China Glaze For Audrey, China Glazed Lemon Fizz, China Glaze Dance Baby. All polishes are two coats except Lemon Fizz which is always giving me trouble (it tends to be quite streaky for me).

How do you feel about skittle manis?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I've been TAGGED!

Tag! 11 Questions about Me!

I have been tagged by Jacqui of Scholarly Nail!  Here are the rules:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus add eleven questions for the people you have tagged to answer
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag
4. Go to their page and tell them
5. No tag backs
6. You legitimately have to tag
Here are 11 things about me:

1. My husband and I have pets instead of children

2. I rarely watch TV but I have a serious love for classic movies

3. My ipod is full of music from Sinatra to Slayer

4. I started my Polish addiction collection in 2009

5. There are many childhood movies I've never seen

6.  Aside from polish, I have a weakness for eyeliner

7.  I played violin from age 8 - 15 

8.  I may be slightly WWII obsessed

9.  I'd rather watch a documentary than a "normal" television show

10. I love grunge music

11. I've been with my husband since we were barely teenagers. 

Here are the questions Jacqui tagged me with!

1. What's your favorite green polish?
I have a lot of greens so this is difficult for me. OPI At Your Quebec & Call, RBL No More War, China Glaze Zombie Zest, China Glaze Emerald Sparkle and Orly Jungle Love all come to mind. 

2. What brand of cosmetics would you buy more of, if money was no object?
I don't know that there's one brand I'd buy more often but I will say I'd be less hesitant to try items I'm unsure will work for me 

3. In the age of blogs, do you still subscribed to magazines, and if so which ones?
I don't. I will randomly pick up a magazine here and there but usually only when I'm flying somewhere. 

4.  Cat person?  Dog person?  Other?
I love both my doggies & my kitties. 

5.  Do you follow any professional sports?  What teams?
HOCKEY!!! My Husband and I are Pittsburgh Penguins and Erie Otters fans. 

6.  Does your significant other support your beauty habit?
He does. It took him a while but now it's no big deal when I mutter " honey, I think I'm going to need another helmer"

7. Twitter or Facebook?
I use both but I prefer twitter. 

8. Mac or PC?
I use both and don't have a preference 

9. Where's your favorite place to shop?
I get giddy every time I get a chance to go to Ross Park Mall In Pittsburgh.

10. What lipstick brand would you choose over all others?
I'm really more of a gloss or lip stain kinda girl

11. You can't live without _______?
My husband- cheesy, I know but he is my best friend and 90% of the time he's the only one I want to spend time with.

I'm not going to tag anyone but if you'd like to do this tag please feel free. I'd love you read your answers :)