Friday, December 31, 2010

Milani Gems

It's the last day of 2010. One of the highlights of this year for me was this blog. I'm so thankful I finally came to my senses and started this blog after debating it for close to year. It's been a wonderful outlet for me. It's been a de-stresser, a getaway, a place where I've met amazing people, and true love of mine. I appreciate all of my subscribers for supporting my blog despite my endless rambles and messy "imperfect" swatches! 

Milani Gems over black
It's like confetti on the nails! I've already posted this one a few times already, but this I found this a very fitting manicure for today. I love my glitter. We will not be parted..literally this stuff wants to stick on you!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Years! I look forward to more adventures in nail polish in 2011. I've seen many previews of new collections and my wallet is crying :P.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Top 20 Part 2

Here are the rest of my top 20! These are in no particular order.

OPI Pink Me I'm Good
Orly La Playa
Orly Space Cadet
Revlon Tropical Temptation

Sinful Colors Mint Apple
Sinful Colors Rise & Shine

Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure over black
Zoya Elke
Zoya Kotori
 Zoya Savita

Do we have any favorites in common? If you have list of your Top 20 and you'd like to share please leave it in the comment section. I'd be interested to hear your favorites too!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Top 20 Part 1

This was nearly impossible. It's so difficult to pick my favorite polishes this year. This is my Top 20 for this year of all time, so this includes polishes from other years. I realized after I selected my 20, I saw some other great contenders, but I had to narrow it down! Here are 10 of 20 I selected. These are in no particular order. :)

Color Club Pucci-licious
 China Glaze Grape Pop

China Glaze Strawberry Fields
China Glaze Tickle My Triangle
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe
BB Couture Hermosa Surfer Girl
MAC Bad Fairy
Milani Gems over white
Milani Red Sparkle
OPI Catch Me In Your Net

There are my first 10. Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Franken Sparkler

Time is flying by. I cannot believe it is almost 2011. Don't you remember when you were younger time seemed to go by so slow. I remember a year feeling like 5 years, but now a year feels like it's only a few months. It's crazy! I have a franken for you.

Sparkler is a magenta shimmer with holographic micro glitter.

This was simple to make. This is Sally Hansen Gleaming a color I received in the extra craptastic Sally Hansen gift set. I just added some Wet N Wild holographic glitter I got from Halloween to it. I really like this. I like the base color, but I wanted to liven it up a bit and holographic glitter was the way to go!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Barielle Falling Star

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It's freezing cold here now. I like how it gets bitterly cold after Christmas. That's alright, as much as I complain about the heat I think I can handle a bit of nippy weather. Today I have another Barielle polish for you.

Falling Star
 Falling Star is a medium periwinkle blue with spare copper glitter.

Gorgeous! I love the originality of this shade. I love blues with golds and bronzes. You always see silvery blues or blues with silver, but blues with warm colored metals is beautiful. It's a very rich combination.

What did you all get for the holidays this year? 

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 24, 2010

China Glaze Phat Santa & Jolly Holly

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I love Christmas Eve. I just wish it was freezing cold here and it would snow, but that isn't going to happen in Florida. Here are the last of my China Glaze holiday polishes to share with you all.

Phat Santa

Phat Santa is true red creme/jelly.

Phat Santa I think borders on a creme in a jelly it's not 100% either way. I love red, so I naturally adore this. I cannot get enough red cremes. They'll always been in style to me!

Jolly Holly

Jolly Holly is a forest green shimmer.

Jolly Holly looks to be a lighter version of Savvy Garland. This is a rich green shimmer that leans more to the yellow side. This color reminds me of green beans for some reason? :P

I hope those of you who celebrate have a wonderful Christmas! I'll be back on Sunday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Savina Emerald

 Before I get into this post I wanted to share this amazing RBL contest that was posted on Ji's blog. You have the opportunity to submit your own idea for a color that could be voted into an RBL Fan Collection. This sounds like a blast! I already have a color in mind. I hope you guys take up this fun opportunity too!

How about  a short break from China Glaze? Here is a pretty Savina green I found!

Savina Emerald

Savina Emerald is a emerald green shimmer.

I know this isn't the most original color, but I love it. I love this lends more to to the blue side than the yellow. It also has a touch of black to that gives it a cool look a long the edges of my nails. I got this Savina polish at Nordstrom Rack. Did anyone get that Groupon for Nordstrom Rack that was pay $20 for a $50 gift card? I got one, and haven't spent it yet. It's expires Dec 31, so I'll go in a stock up on Savinas after Christmas!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

China Glaze Midnight Kiss & Cheers To You

I've been bored the past few days. I want to go out and do stuff, but the stores are mad crazy. I've been so lazy lately. I've been watching Christmas movies all day and napping. I guess that's the point of winter break. :P Here are so more China Glaze pretties for today!

Midnight Kiss

Midnight Kiss is a gold metallic shimmer.

I'm not much of a gold person, but I LOVE this gold. It's a very flattering shade. It's not too pale and not too yellow. I love the finish of this too. It's a great metallic.

Cheers To You

Cheers To You is a silver metallic shimmer.

Gorgeous blingy bright silver shimmer. You can't go wrong here with this one either. I love how both these colors would really compliment anything you wear too.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

China Glaze Mrs. Claus & Sugar Plums

Time for some more China Glaze holiday polishes! I hope you all are not getting tired of these.

Mrs. Claus

Mrs Claus is a light red/pink jelly with silver glitter.

I've heard a lot of people are disappointed with this color. I did not think I liked it much, but when I put it on I really love it. It's not you're typical holiday polish. The color is a bit more pink and it doesn't scream Christmas completely. I think this would be a great polish year round or for Valentines Day too. It's definitely a great glitter!

Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums is a plum shimmer with holographic micro glitters.

Sorry for this absolutely horrendously ugly swatch. This color I actually thought I'd like more than I do. It's nice, but if you're going to go through the trouble to sprinkle holographic glitter in it, you might as well make it a full on holographic polish or add more glitter to it. I'm picky like that.It's just a little lackluster for my taste.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 20, 2010

China Glaze Snow

It's Christmas cram time. It's crazy how fast Christmas creeps up on you. I have been slacking in my Christmas polishes, and it's time to cram them in now. I have bunch of China Glaze holidays to share, so that will be the polishes for the remainder of the week. Today I'm going to show you Snow.  This along with the other China Glazes I'll be posting this week I won from Nail Talez & More giveaway! Thanks!


Snow is a white creme.

Yes, this a is stark white creme. This is not the most flattering color on my skin tone, but I cannot tell you how many times a white nail polish comes in handy! This is a great base for.....

Snow + Party Hearty

That's more like it! I love this combination. It reminds me of peppermint bark. This is my current manicure, and I am loving it! It's very festive and funky.

Happy Monday!