Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Confetti Fruit Smoothie

Booo I haz a cold. I'm running on 3 hours of sleep..we'll see how this goes today!

I have not visited the Confetti brand in awhile. In my opinion, this drugstore brand is pretty yawn-worthy. It has your standard variety of unoriginal colors. I much prefer Sinful Colors because I think their colors are unique. I do not think I've ever been running out to CVS to get some epic Confetti color...hehe

That being said, Confetti does have an advantage. I was really wanting a bright coral creme. I did not really have any particular shade in mind from any other brand, but I really just wanted a color like this. This is where I think Confetti is awesome. Their polishes are $2, and if you're not looking for a specific polish, but a specific color, Confetti is a good choice that I think will satisfy your need.

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie is bright red-pink coral creme.

This color is perfect! There is nothing I love more than a great coral in spring and summer. This was just what I was looking for. The pigmentation was good and formula is nice. Confetti pulled through for me here, and has with other similar situations. :)

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Share With You Sunday: 01/22/12-01/29/12

I'm sorry I missed Bottle Spam Saturday yesterday. This weekend has been hectic for me. This post will also be short. :( I'll have the foil bottle spam next week.

Be sure to submit links for this post.

Quiz of the Day:

My answer: You are Linus

You are an optimistic and open minded person. You believe that everything will work out in the end.
You are very kind and forgiving. You're always willing to give someone another chance.

You are highly creative and innovative. People sometimes just don't get what you're doing.
You are brainier and smarter than people realize. You are always thinking, plotting, or dreaming.

Share your result in the comments!

Swatch and Learn swatches Misa Phazers on Stunning.
Like a Candy Shop swatches Kleancolor Barbie Pink.
Nails Beautiqued shares with us Spoiled Cougar Attack.
Love, Varnish, chocolate, and more shows us her new franken creation.

Bows and Curtseys shares with us her Broken Hearts Parade eye look.
Mocha Mish Mash shows us two of the new Maybelline Dream Bouncy blushes.

Phyrra shares with us some information on how to prevent hotlinking on your site.

What You're Loving:
Polish Obsession swatches NOPI Believe It, Do It.
Gotham Polish shares with us Essie Pink-a-Boo.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, January 27, 2012

China Glaze Electric Pineapple

Have I lost my mind? Probably. Ever since China Glaze released this color in the Island Escape collection last summer I have not been able to stop thinking about it. I've seen swatches of this color, and I like it. I do not know why because yellow-greens are not really the best colors for me. There are many times I went into Ulta picked up this color, and tried to convince myself that we wouldn't mix. I always was able to put it down, and move on. Then I saw it in the clearance section a few weeks ago, and I figured why the hell not?

Electric Pineapple

Electric Pineapple is a bright yellow-green creme. 

I love this!  I don't think it's the best color on me, but it so funky and different I cannot keep my eyes off of it. It's funny how when it comes to nail polish I usually stick with colors I've always loved, but when I venture out  to something different they end up being some of my favorite colors (i.e. BL Wallis). I'm so glad I ended up getting this. I think my gut instinct about it was correct. I knew I'd like it. 

What are some colors out of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sally Hansen Whisper

* I have created a personal blog. This blog will be for me talk about anything and everything. I will not update frequently, just when the mood strikes. If you'd like to follow feel free

Have you ever found polish that represents everything you hate about a nail polish color, but you end up loving it? This i show I feel about this next polish. I saw the Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect line a few times and was intrigued by the soft colors. I ended up picking up Whisper because in the store it looked like a soft lilac creme. It was not until I got home that I realized it wasn't a creme, but a shimmer. I instantly thought I'm going to hate this, but I really don't.


Whisper is a pale lilac frosty/pearlized shimmer.

Yeah, I'm not sure how to describe it. Based on Lacqurzied's guide, I'm going to go with a pearl, but since that is a lesser known finish I think frost would suffice as well. First of all I really hate frosts, and I do not have a lot of luck with paler shades. This has all the components to be a polish fail for me, but I really do like it. I like the softness of it. It is subdued, and I think it comes off more as one of those clean sheer pink and nude type colors than an obnoxious frost? At least it does in my book. I'm sure this color wouldn't be popular among many polish fans, but it scored a point in my book.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LA Splash Ocean Fairy

I first became familiar with LA Splash nail polish at Ulta. It took me awhile to figure out they were actually nail polish though. The bottles are shaped more like lip glosses! Once I figured it what they really were I became a fan. They have a great selection of unique glitters. The sad thing is they no longer are selling this polishes at Ulta, however, they are still sold on Cherry Culture. This one is one of my favorites.

Ocean Fairy

Ocean Fairy is a deep teal jelly with aqua and gold glitter.

This is a stunning polish. I think glitters in a jelly base are some of my favorite glitters. I prefer them over glitter bombs (the straight up glitter in clear base) by far. The formula on this is a bit thick and dries kind of gritty. That is to be expected though with some glitter polishes. It isn't anything a few extra coats of top coat can't fix!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

China Glaze BFF

The mistake I made 3 years ago when I got into nail polish was not to buy every single polish from the China Glaze OMG and Kaleidoscope collections. They were all at my finger tips on e-tailers then. I even remember thinking in my head if I should get them all, but no I didn't. I do have a few shades which is more than some. I shouldn't complain, but it's hard to let go that I had the opportunity to get them all and passed it by! Here is BFF from the OMG collection. I heard there are 2 versions of BFF. I'm not sure which one I have.


BFF is a medium pink purple linear holo.

 -Sigh- They do not make them like this anymore. I do not know if we will ever see any holos like this in any non-US brand again? I had hope when China Glaze Tronica collection was released,  but those ended up being the most sorry excuse for holographic polish ever. The existence of Tronica continues to grate my nerves. I do not want to be a Debbie Downer, but do not expect this China Glaze Prismatic collection consist of any linear holo. Do not get your hopes up. I think the best bet for holos of this caliber these days are going to be from Glitter Gal or HITS on Llarowe.

-Sheds a tear-

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 23, 2012

butter LONDON Nail Foundation Base Coat & Hardwear Top Coat Review

This is the review I've dreaded writing. A few months ago I gave a poor review of butter LONDON Artful Dodger. I had chipping problems within a day with this polish. After I posted that review, someone from butter LONDON was kind enough to write me and offered to send me their Nail Foundation base coat and Hardwear top coat to try with Artful Dodger. They felt that with their brand specific top coat and base coat I would have better luck. The problem is I did not.

I have held on to this base coat and top coat for almost 3 months, and I've tried it 2 times with Artful Dodger. I've tried it wither various other nail polishes, and have not had favorable results. I've hesitated posting this, in hopes maybe with another test run I can get the results I want. This did not happen. I feel terrible about it too, since these products are not cheap and they sent them for me to review. I have to be honest with you all though. That is what is most important. 

Here are the two treatments.

I will say that I do like the base coat in the sense that is not clear. It mattifies the nail and gives your nail a smooth even appearance. I noticed myself using less coats of polish when I used this base coat. The issue I have is I did not notice this either using it on its own with a different top coat or using it with the butter LONDON top coat to have any longer wear time usual. I tried this with the butter LONDON polish and with  other polish brands and experienced similar chipping issues. 

The top coat, is a quick dry, but is definitely less quick drying than other top coats I've used. I did not find it alone used with a different base coat or used with the butter LONDON base coat to have any longer wear time either. The same be said for when it was used with other polishes brands other than butter LONDON. 

Here is a picture of me wearing Artful Dodger using the butter LONDON top coat and base coat immediately after a doing my nails

This is two days later

Tip wear and a huge chunk out of my pinky.

On my other hand I used my typical top coat Poshe and base coat of Gelous. This is right after doing my nails.

This is 2 days later

Similar results as with the butter LONDON top coat and base coat.  Chips and tip wear.

What can I say? This was my second test run, and probably my 10th time using them individually or together on different brands of polish. This did not work for me. I'd expect for a brand polish that is $14 that I can get more than 2 days of wear on it. I'd especially assume that the base coat and top coat being $18 each I'd get superior wear than I would with any other top coat and base coat. 

It can very well be that butter LONDON and me just do not mix well. It wasn't meant to be! I love their color selection. I think they are a creative and sophisticated brand, but this chipping issue is frustrating. I do appreciate them offering to let me try these products. If you have had chipping issues with butter LONDON I do not think their base coat or top coat will solve your problems. Save your money! I'm sorry this did not work out for me because I had high hopes. I'm sorry for the lengthy review too. 

*These products were sent to me for review by butter LONDON

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Share With You Sunday: 01/15/12-01/22/12

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Quiz of the Day:

The Cookie Test

My result: 

You have Depth.

You are the ultimate escapist. If you can't escape physically, you escape with your thoughts.
You love the idea of travel and faraway lands. If you could, you would travel constantly and see the world.

While you are a bit on the quiet side, you're a great partner. You are supportive, devoted, and loyal. More than any other type, you honestly still believe in true love. You hold on to your ideals.

Share your results in the comments!

ommorphia beauty bar swatches a-england The Legend collection.
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Teen Vogue shares with us some swatches of the China Glaze Colours from the Capitol collection.
Let them have Polish! swatches Revlon Whimsical over Orly Frisky.
Nail Polish Wars shares with us her Truly Tiker manicure.
Neverland Nail Blog swatches the original OPI My Private Jet.
The Nailasaurus shares with us her Goosebumps nail art.
Adventures in Acetone shows us the Zoo on her nails.

GiMiKd Girl swatches some NYX Round Lipsticks.

Can you stay for Dinner? shares with us her New England Butter Crumb Baked Alaskan Cod.
Cosmetics Aficionado shares with us photos from a Lush grand opening.

What You're Loving:
Make-up/Music/Money/Me shares with us her One Word Beauty Product Reviews.

Thank for entering my surprise giveaway yesterday for my franken The Final Frontier! We have a winner...

Congrats Madeline!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bottle Spam Saturday: Pink Shimmers & Glitters Edition

Be sure to  vote for next week's bottle spam!

 a-england Iseult, Revlon Starry Pink, Nicole by OPI Kim-pletely in Love, Zoya Gigi, & Zoya Erika

 Sinful Colors Glass Pink, Sally Hansen Pink Promise, Zoya Happi, Sally Hansen LCD, & Finger Paints Rose Patina

Color Club Electro Candy, WnW How I Met Your Magenta, OPI Pink Me I'm Good, Zoya Kiki, & Milani Pink Out Loud

 Sinful Colors Cream Pink, Sally Hansen Twisted Pink, China Glaze Strawberry Fields, Pure Ice Jackpot, & NYX Maui Sunrise

Essie Your Hut or Mine, Zoya Gilda, BB Couture Hermosa Surfer Girl, OPI Sparkle Yule Love, & Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink

Yeah, I think it's obvious I like pinks with gold shimmer or glitter! :)

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

China Glaze Make Some Noise

I've added new items to my blog sale.

It's always in early winter when I start to crave spring and summer shades. This always happens. It's the same with the beginning of summer. I want fall and winter shades. I wear out the seasonal colors before the season is even a month over. Thankfully, the nail polish companies understand this, and release the next season's colors early on. I can get my bright and pastel fix in January! I really like this shade from China Glaze Electropop collection.

Make Some Noise

Make Some Noise orange-red coral creme.

I love corals! I love orange corals, red corals, and pink corals. This color was definitely one I had my eye on, and I'm not disappointed. This is bright shade that just screams summer. I think this one will flatter most skin tones. Ok, now where is my tropical drink with the little umbrella? :D

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Revlon Posh

You do not need to adjust your screens. I did buy this green polish! I am very impressed with the new Revlon shades. It was MUCH needed. Revlon's previous core line was some of the saddest bunch of granny colors I've ever seen. I'm glad they've revamped their image and now are offering some trendy and funky shades. I saw this green, and I couldn't pass it up.


Posh is a true green creme.

I say it's a true green because I do not feel this leans either warm or cool. It's just green. I'm sure there are better ways to do describe this, but that's not my forte! The formula on this was nice. Like, I said I'm so impressed with the Revlons lately. I think their formula has improved as well. Great polish all around!

What do you think of the new Revlon polishes? 

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Talk it Out Tuesday: Do you buy into hype? Are you an impulsive shopper?

Do you buy into hype about nail polish? Are you an impulsive polish shopper?

This is a a simple question for me to asnwer. The answer is yes.

I think I'm more of an impulsive shopper versus someone who buys into hype. Every year it seems there is a lot hype surrounding Chanel polishes. I NEVER seem to get why they get hype. I was completely lost on the appeal of Paradoxal. The hype on that polish got to the point I was irritated with the talk about it and why it was so great. Plus, $25 for a polish? No way. Rant- I sometimes think it's the brand name that attracts some people to it. Please, it's a nail polish not some expensive bag or dress. You don't come off as affluent by having a $25 nail polish. :P-Rant over

I see similar hype surrounding Lynderella polishes, but the hype I believe is warranted. I have not purchased them though, even though there are some I like very much. I cannot seem to be swayed by the uproar some polishes get. If it doesn't seem like something I really need, then what is the point? This is where I give myself a pat on the back. I do not necessarily buy into all hype, but I buy into it in a different way....


I'm impulsive. My worst problem is when it comes to new collections that are not widely available at first. I get some thrill hunting and searching for new collections that a majority of people have not found yet. If I see some photos of a new display of polishes, I get some hunting instinct in my brain to go out and find it! 

This has happened with so many collections. The thought of being one of the first people to find something new and exciting is a thrill. This has happened with Milani One Coat Glitters, Wet n' Wild Ice Ice Baby, when Essie went retail, Orly Fowl Play, Essie Luxe Effects, and the list goes on. I feel some how validated when I find something before other people. The problem with this is that I buy it (not every polish in a collection maybe one or a few), not because I necessarily really like it. It's because I feel like I accomplished something by finding it first.  How terrible is that?!?! It's awful. There is another not-so-selfish reason. I do like finding things, so I can tell other people in my area where they can find it too. I like sharing the wealth! 

Isn't that weird though? What's worse is if I'm so interested in being one of the first people to find something  then why do I not post it on my blog immediately? I do not know. The thrill is gone once it's been found.  This makes me sound like some sort of addict, huh? 

I try to be less impulsive, but I have failed. A few weeks ago I spotted China Glaze Electropop, and that instinct popped in. I had to get some, even though they were more expensive at that place than they would be at Sally's where I'm sure I could find them a few weeks later....but no had to get them then. Epic fail. 


What are your thoughts? Do you fall into any of these categories or both? What are some polishes you think were over-hyped?

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Share With You Sunday: 01/08/12-01/15/12

Be sure to submit links for this post. If you do not see me add your link to this post, it will be on next week's post. Sometimes it gets too late, and I don't have to time to add them!

Quiz of the Day:

What Color Blue Are You?

My result:

You are Ocean Blue

You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.
You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.

Share your results in the comments!

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squared nails gives us the rundown on Spring 2012 collections.
Nail Nerd shares with us her Alice in Wonderland nails.
I need nail polish rehab shows us her Zebra Print Gradient nails.
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Polish Vixen swatches SpaRitual Water collection.
Pretty Digits spots Max Factor Fantasy Fire a possible new version of Clarins 230.
Through the Wormhole shows us her Bright Little Owls manicure.
Morie's Nail Art shares with us her Polka Dot nails using glitter for polka dots.

Makeup Zombie reviews Milani's Illuminating Face Powder.
Phyrra shares with us her Naked Nebula eye look.
The Smalls Things Blog teaches us how to do a Half French Braid Half Up hair style.

The Pioneer Woman teaches us how to make Bruschetta.

What You're Loving:
The Epitome of Superficiality shares with us her Green Diamonds manicure.
The Lacquered Lady shows us Orly Night Owl.
Life in color! shares with us her stash pictures.
Gotham Polish swatches Butter London Knackered.
Pointless Cafe swatches Zoya True and Fleck Effects collections.
Polish Obsession swatches Revlon Whimsical.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bottle Spam Saturday: Pastels Edition

I got have to be honest, sometimes bottle spam is hard! I have a ton of lighter shades, and I had a hard time determining what would really constitute as a pastel versus just a light color. I just winged it. If it felt like Easter bunnies, and Easter eggs, and Easter M&M candy colors I threw it in there. I'm sure I have some colors that may not be considered pastels in here, and I'm sure I have colors I left out that would. Oh well...

Be sure to vote for next week's bottle spam!

 a-england Iseult, China Glaze Go Go Pink, WnW Cherry Blossom, WnW Flirty Rose, & Milani Tip Toe Pink

 WnW Collecting Pollen, Sinful Colors Unicorn, WnW Sunburst, WnW Garden Hose, & OPI Mermaids Tears

China Glaze For Audrey, Revlon Blue Lagoon, Sally Hansen Blue-Away, WnW Bird Bath, & Revlon Dreamer

 Milani Antique, OPI Steady as she Rose, Revlon Lilac Pastelle, Sally Hansen Whisper, & OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender

WnW Laughing Lilac, Milani Fasionable, Sally Hansen Lively Lilac, Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac, Maybelline Goody Plum Drop, & OPI Do You Lilac It?

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Revlon Top Speed Electric

Sometimes...you have to accept the fact that some colors will just never work on you......

Revlon Electric

Electric is warm yellow shimmer.

This looks HORRID on me. I love the idea of yellow polish, but majority of the time they look bad on me. Yellow is definitely the color I have the least of in my polish collection. I think I currently have 2, this one has already been swapped or sold. Yellow also tends to have so many formulation issues. The formula in this one was actually quite good. If you have a warmer or darker skin tone I bet his would look great on you. On me on the other hand....yuck!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

OPI Miami Beet

Can you believe there is actually a color family I am lacking in my polish stash? There is, and I didn't notice it until recently when I was craving one of these shades. The color my stash is lacking, is berry (purply pink colors) shades. I really have very few, and the few I had at one point were not great, so of course I changed that! This OPI satisfies my berry shade needs!

Miami Beet

Miami Beet is a medium beet/purply pink (I clearly cannot describe this color) creme. 

This is a great color! It is very flattering. I just see this as a nice spin on the classic red. There is something about this color that just reads classy. This color will not go out of style. 

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Icing Rock Star From Mars

I have no idea when I got this polish that it was part of some random Charlie Sheen collection. Why Icing? Why? Of all people that is the person you choose to be inspired by for nail polish..you choose Charlie Sheen? Oh well. That aside I like this polish.

Rock Star From Mars over Sally Hansen Blew Me Away

Rock Star From Mars is a bright blue sheer jelly with gold iridescent glitter.

This is definitely a layering polish. There is not a reasonable amount of coats you can do on this where it would look good. I still really like this. I love the gold and blue combination. I just wish the gold iridescent glitter in this was a bit more pigmented so it showed up more. It's a pretty glitter. The last time I was at Icing, I was really impressed with the amount of glittery polishes they had. They all were pretty awesome!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Golden Tourmaline

One of the collections I miss most is Sally Hansen Nail Prisms. Thankfully, I have been able to find a few here and there at Dollar Tree and Ross. They haven't completely disappeared from the planet. You can also find them online, for very reasonable prices. This is one of my favorites.

Golden Tourmaline

Golden Tourmaline is bright red scattered holo.

This is gorgeous! There is a lack of good red holos out there, and this one is great. I know there are some great unique holos out there these day that come from foreign brands. I have many on my wishlist, but they're pricey. I think some of the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms especially the warmer tones will satisfy the holo needs you have if you're not willing to pay the higher price for the others.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Share With You Sunday: 01/01/12-01/08/12

Be sure to submit links for this post.

Quiz of the Day:

What kind of salad are you?

My result:

You are Caesar Salad

You are very popular and easy to love. You strike a cord with people.
You are friendly and careful not to offend anyone. You try hard to get along.

And while you may avoid controversy, you are still very sincere. People love that about you.
You are dependable and steady. With you, what you see is what you get.

Tell me what type of salad you are in the comments! :P

Refined and Polished shares with us Finger Paints Motley layered.
The PolishAholic swatches China Glaze Electropop collection.
Haute Lacquer shares with us her Creative Stripes manicure.
Frazzle and Aniploish shows us some new Milani glitters.
Colores de Carol shares with us an OPI Nicki Minaj water marble manicure.
Neverland Nail Blog shows us her Brush Strokes manicure.
ommorphia beauty bar shares with us a sneak peak of a-england's The Legend collection.
The Polish Diary swatches Wet n' Wild Hush Hush.

Bows and Curtseys shows us her Parisian New Year eye look.
Scrangie shares with us her New Year Sunset eye look.

The Girl Who Ate Everything shares with us her Honey Garlic Chicken recipe.

What You're Loving:
Coming soon

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bottle Spam Saturday: Black/Gray/White

Be sure to vote for next week's bottle spam!

 Essence Prism@tic White, Sally Hansen South Sea Pearl, Orly Winter Wonderland, & China Glaze White Cap

 China Glaze Cloud 9, Milani Timeless, China Glaze Sea Spray, & Zoya Carey

 Milani Day Dreaming, Essence Pointbreak, Savina Morning Glory, & Love and Beauty Gray

 Sally Hansen Opulent Cloud, Color Club Revvvolution, Franken Billions and Billions, & Sally Hansen Black Diamond

 Claire's Galaxy, Butter London Black Knight, Franken The Final Frontier, & Wet n' Wild Black Magic

Icing Black Out, Funky Fingers Moonwalk, Orly Androgynie, & NYX Frizz Spots

Happy Saturday!