Sunday, August 28, 2011

Funky Fingers Port Royal (Jelly Sammich)

Awkward blurry picture!  Jelly sammich.
Thumb.  Why is blogger being stupid again and messing up my pictures?
  This mani was taken off after about an hour.  Why?  Because it didn't dry!!!  Grr!!!  But it looked soo awesome while it existed.  To clarify, the Port Royal to jelly-ify it didn't dry on my left hand and Happy Birthday (finally tried, sadly not for long) didn't dry on my right hand.
Looks slightly jelly here.  IT IS NOT NEON! YAY!

Nice with Happy Birthday on it :)
  Port Royal is scented!!  I smelled something nice and sweet as it was drying but my brother said that it was my imagination.  It wasn't :)  It is a candy bubblegum smell.  Nice.
  Don't slap me, but I don't love Happy Birthday as much as I thought that I would...

Happy sammiching,

Friday, August 26, 2011

OPI The Muppets Holiday Collection Press Release

This holiday season, OPI pays homage to America’s favorite Muppet friends as they hit the big screen inDisney’s The Muppets. With an all-star cast including Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet crew, the family comedy opens in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.

Inspired by the film’s namesake lively and colorful characters, OPI launches twelve limited-edition Nail Lacquers for Holiday 2011. “OPI is so excited to work with Disney to celebrate this long-awaited movie release,” saidSuzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Not only do The Muppets characters inspire fun, bright and joyful colors, the fashionable Miss Piggy lends her name to three high-shine pink-based hues, ranging from bold red flecked with silver to a multi-dimensional strawberry shade.”

This line features six shimmery reds and neutrals, as well as six glitter-packed shades, including:

Animal-istic This wild bright red cannot be tamed!

Meep-Meep-Meep Missing out on this fuchsia would make you weep, weep, weep!

Wocka Wocka! The popular deep berry makes everything fun and merry!

Pepe’s Purple Passion This deep, decadent shade is the best purple ever, okay!

Designer, de Better! And this light metallic bronze is ready for the runway.

Warm & Fozzie A feel-good shade of metallic copper.

Rainbow Connection The rainbow glitter of your dreams.

Excuse Moi! Ahem! This pink glitter has something to say!

Gone Gonzo! The aqua-blue glitter is taking over the world!

Fresh Frog of Bel Air A glitter that prefers the greener things in life.

Divine Swine The finest, most fabulous magenta glitter ever.

Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It! Red glittery fun for everyone!

 Lacquer packed with micas and sparkle gives a 3-dimensional textured look that makes nails look like jewelry. With shades ranging from textured glitters in rainbow, red, green and blue to softer shimmers in copper and bronze metallic hues, these twelve colors provide the perfect accessory for the holiday season.

As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by Disney’s The Muppets contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning November 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTSand become a Facebook fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011. 

I am definately going to pick up Rainbow Connection.  While I'm at it I miight pick up Fresh Frog of Bel-Air, Gone Gonzo!, and Excuse Moi! Ahem!.

(I was not asked to put this press release on my blog)

Monday, August 22, 2011

China Glaze Silver Lining

  Another one from my birthday!!  I never thought that this could be opaque but it is!!!!!!!!!  I am not sure what collection it is or if it is from the core line...
  This reminds me of a happier time... (cue sappy music)  This reminds me of my second or third grade birthday party at a roller rink where my best guyfriend came before he moved to Virginia.  Even though he wasn't the one who gave me the bottle of nail polish that this reminds me of.  Someone else did.  I still have the bottle and the little pink purse it came with...
In the shade.  It kind of looks like a foil here, doesn't it?
Before you think this, NO IT IS NOT HOLO.  It is just super shiny :)
  Sigh... I am so glad I finally tried this one.  I feel that this is too opaque to be worn as a glitter on top of another color.  Surprisingly, I do not fear removal of this.  I think that the glitter in this is small enough to come off easily.  And a bonus, one coat of top coat takes away the gritty feel of it!!!
  I feel like a need a red silk dress or a little black dress to go with this.  If I was walking the red carpet, I would walk it with this on my nails.  :)
  This is what I needed.

Happy glittering,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spaced Out!

  After three days of my Black on Black/Busted mani, I decided what it finally reminded me of, outer space!  But not quite...  I knew it needed something extra on top of it...
  I was ready to crack out my silver glitter and my blue shimmer.  Eventually I just decided not to use the glitter and add the shimmer, then mattify it!

I apologize for the awkward tip wear.

Ba bam!

Some subtle yellow shimmer adds to the space effect.

  Now this is an awesomesauce manicure!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy spacing,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Black Busted

  Oh my gosh...  I can't even believe that I hadn't done this the first second I owned Busted.  This manicure is pure win.
  Let the records tell that this is one of THE BEST MANICURES OF ALL TIME (for two drugstore brands)!  And I'm not even joking.  The pictures dont do it justice at ALL!

Far away picture.  Awesomeness!

Cool duochrome-ness

It is purple in full sunlight.


Duochrome close up.

  Honestly, who wouldn't want to have a mani as hot as this???

Happy layering,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Late July/Early April Hauls

  These past couple of weeks have been like a shopping spree for me.  This is kind of sad...
All my goodies :)

Wet N Wild "SaGreena the Teenage Witch" (about $1.74 at Walmart)
Pure Ice "Oh Baby!" ($1.99 at Walmart)
Pure Ice "Busted" ($1.99 at Walmart)
Revlon "Blue Lagoon" ($3.74 at Walmart)
Mini 4-pack of neons with 3.75ml in each bottle ($2.99 on clearance together at dELiA*s)
Love & Beauty "Blush" ($2.80 at Forever 21)
Eek!!  Expensives!!!
Butter London "Knees Up" from their new collection ($14 at Ulta)
Deborah Lippmann "Get This Party Started!" set (including "Happy Birthday", "Candy Shop", and "Forget You") ($42 at Nordstrom at their anniversary sale)
Necklace: $5.95 at H&M
Lip Gloss (coconut flavored): $1.95 at H&M
Lotion (Paris Amour): $1 at Bath & Body Works
Ring: $3.80 at Forever 21
I absolutely adore this!!!!!!!
  Now go out and buy your own goodies!!!

Happy shopping,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Revlon Blue Lagoon with Pure Ice Oh Baby and OPI Black Shatter

  I don't exactly know what to say.  This manicure is first of all terrible.  I didn't know what I wanted to do for my next manicure so I picked out my most recent buy.  I bought this on a whim only because I wanted a baby blue.
  When I looked this up on my Google Reader when I got home, I thought what have I done?  I had read that it was streaky and terrible.  I thought maybe that was just their application and maybe it would be different for me...
  I was wrong.  Stroke 1: Wow nice color.  Stroke 2: Great pigmentation.  Stroke 3: Aw shit!  Then it turned streaky and only went downhill from there.  It looks great in the bottle but I don't love it.  I used two coats but I should've done three.  Then I put Pure Ice Oh Baby over it (second mani with it in a row!) and I liked it.  The duochrome shimmer in Oh Baby made Blue Lagoon more like-able.  Then I shattered it which didn't exactly go well.  It didn't shatter as I had wanted it to but oh well.
  Just saying, even after two coats of top coat, I had three minor chips within seven hours after I started applying it.  None of which are touched up in these pictures.
See? A somewhat decent manicure...
Stupid blogger is not letting me put my pictures in order!!

Awkward edited picture...

  This manicure was not at all how I planned it to be.  I'm not sure whether I totally have to write off Blue Lagoon yet but when I try my peace mani (not sure when that's going to be yet) I'll decide officially how sucky it is.  I didn't take a picture of it alone because I was embarrassed...
  All in all, it ended up looking pretty okay.  Application of the Revlon and the OPI was a bitch though.

Happy streaking,

P.S.- I'm sorry for the nubbins.  I was at the beach which killed the splatter design and the salt water dried my nail out and made them brittle.  They were now prone to break which almost all of them did.  I was extremely pissed.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Giveaway at Sonidlo's Nail Polish!

  Hey guys!  There is an awesome giveaway here at sonidlo's nail polishes!  The prize is three piCture pOlish nail polishes!  Amazing, right??  So go and check it out!

Happy entering,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Splatter Manicure (A First!)

  I was so excited to do this (after I waited on my Deborah Lippmann manicure)!  But let me just say this took forever.  Though it looks so cool so I don't care! :)
  I did this at like 9am right after my brother left for work and I walked back into my house after finishing this and it was 11:10am!  But that evening when I was at my best friends house she wanted me to do a splatter mani for her too.  She used a light taupe shimmer for her base (I don't know the name, sorry!) and we splattered with China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Sinful Colors Pink Cream, and OPI Ogre-the-Top Blue.  I don't have pictures of her manicure because I did it at night and when I was at her house the next afternoon, it had already chipped because she failed to put on top coat *tsk tsk*.
  But on my splatter mani, I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as a base and I splattered with Sinful Colors Cream Pink, Funky Fingers Riot, and Funky Fingers 220 Volts.  I wanted to use cheaper nail polish (SC were $2 each at Target and FF were 3 for $5 at Five Below) in case it looked very bad (but luckily it didn't).
  I used the tutorial from Jen at The PolishAholic to do this mani.  The size straw I used was smaller than a McDonald's straw but about the size of a Starbucks straw that you use to drink your coffee.  I also decided to add shimmer in Pure Ice Oh Baby on top of the splatter :)

The plate that I splattered over.
Left thumb.  Very blurry (I know :P).  This was the first nail I splattered.  I think I did a pretty good job :)

Left hand.  Looks pretty good, eh?

Extremely blurry right thumb.  I will explain later...
My two favorite fingers (right ring and right pinky).
My workspace.  Sad isn't it?
The Deborah Lippmann set I just picked up from Nordstrom during their anniversary sale!

Right hand.  If you're wondering, my computer is from when I searched "Youtube myspace and I'll google your yahoo!"

  Okay I have a few things to explain about this post.  First of all, I am starting to watermark my pictures.  I don't fear people stealing them, I just want it to be made known that they are mine (and just in case someone tries to take them).
  Also, I am ashamed at the quality of my pictures.  They really suck and I really do know it.  I have my Nikon at home but its really not cooperating.  The last time I can remember it cooperating was about early June.  But it won't focus so I do have to post the sucky quality of my phone pictures.  I might try Mom's phone's pictures soon...
  In addition to that, Blogger decided not to cooperate with me today so all my pictures are out of order.  I apologize for that...
  Finally, I am scheduling posts.  The first one I did this with was China Glaze Mega Bite post.  This is because the mani before that lasted only a few days and I'm trying to stay weekly :).

 Okay I love love love this!  Enjoy!

Happy splattering!