Monday, December 31, 2012

Catrice Cosmetics - Dirty Berry

Happy New Years Eve Day!

I hope you all have a fun night tonight planned! Unfortunately I work ten hours today and ten hours tomorrow. :( The holiday pay is awesome, but I have to take it easy and go home early at a party we're attending. Ah well. What are ya gonna do?

Today I have a polish my buddy Paulina over at The Gore Princess sent me, Catrice's Dirty Berry. Thanks again, girl! OMG I don't know why it took me so long to swatch this gem, I LOVE IT! Dirty Berry is a medium-toned dusty lavender holographic polish. It's like magic on my skin-tone! I really need more Catrice polishes in my life, I think I only have four or five. Formula was pretty great, this is three coats to even out. 

Be safe out there tonight!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Orly - Jungle Love

Happy Sunday!

I hope you're all having a fun weekend. Today we're going to lunch with friends on the Ocean Front then to a friends house for a football game. It's my first day off in over a week so I'm excited! 

Today I have an awesome vintage Orly to share, Jungle Love. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I MISS AND LOVE THE OLD BOTTLE TYPES! They're large and chunky, easy to hold, I simply adore them to pieces. I think I have five now, and I need more! Jungle Love is a sheer, build-able dirty olive green shimmer polish. My lovely polish BFF Jacqui gifted this to me - thank you so much my love!  This is three coats.

Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Butter London - Black Knight

Happy Saturday!

I hope you all have a fun weekend planned - I'm working only a few hours this morning then I have season four of True Blood the fiance bought me to watch while I catch up on some much needed swatching! Today I have a polish from the lovely Amanda of Fashion Footing who was my Secret Santa on our Jingle Nail Rock swap this Christmas! Thanks you SO MUCH for knocking off so many items on my wishlist and spoiling me rotten!  I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! <3

One of my long time lemmings she squashed was today's beauty - Butter London's Black Knight. I have been DYING to own this bad boy ever since I first laid eyes on swatches when it came out last Fall 2011. Black Knight is every bit of awesome I knew it would be in person! A sheer, build-able black base with multi-sized gold, pink, and blue glitter. It's that perfect combination of vampy and fun all rolled into one. This is three thin coats. A tad on the thirsty side, two coats of top coats were needed. This may be my all-time favorite Butter London next to Wallis.  

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Quick NOTD: CoverGirl Nailslicks - Plum Fairy


Today I have a quick post and NOTD to share, CoverGirl Nailslicks Plum Fairy. I bought this recently from Jacqui's blog sale, and it's the first NailSlicks I own with a marbleized grey handle! SO COOL! I've been a few on eBay, but I've never actually owned one until now! :D

Plum Fairy is FANTASTIC deepened plum purple polish with amazing shimmer! It's GORGEOUS! So vampy and delicious! The brush was slightly wonky, but the formula was build-able  This is three thin coats. I seriously love this polish. 

Have a fun Friday!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Revlon Extra-Extra Crystalline - Hot Texas Chili

Hey girls!

I hope you all had a great Christmas! I was pretty homesick, but my husband-to-be made it one amazing holiday! He really is the best, I nailed down myself a good man.

Today I have a Revlon to share from a very old line Extra-Extra Crystalline. Jacqui sent me this polish, I think this may be one of the oldest Revlon's I own and I honestly can't find anything on this line. As a vintage polish collector that's music to my ears! 

Hot Texas Chili is a molten copper shimmer polish with slight golden shimmer. It has such a velvety, rich feel to it! Formula was a little thin, this is three coats. Such a great Fall color!

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS! China Glaze - Party Hearty


It's officially my favorite holiday of the year! I always get sad right before Christmas because I know it'll be over soon and I have to wait a whole year again. I'm such a dork. Jeffrey and I aren't going home for the holidays this year, I work (DOUBLE TIME, BABY!) till 3, then he's cooking me a fancy dinner and I think we might go see a movie. I can't wait! I'll miss my family and friends but it's nice coming up with my own traditions.

I tried to find the perfect holiday polish to use on Christmas, and while searching through my stash it dawned on me China Glaze Party Hearty will be PERFECT! Party Hearty came out in their Holiday 2010 Collection, 'Tis The Season To Be Naughty And Nice. Party Hearty is a fun, festive, chunky glitter that consists of different sizes of green, red, and gold glitter. It's HTF now, so I was happy so snag this from a blog sale for only eight bucks. This is three coats over Bonita Treasure Chest. 


Monday, December 24, 2012

Toma Snow Caps - Candy Cane

Happy Christmas Eve Day, dolls!

I can't believe the holidays are already here! It's sad that Jeffrey and I are going to be here away from our families, but it's nice to start our own traditions. Plus I volunteered to work Christmas for double time. :D MORE MONIES! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Today I have a polish from a Secret Santa (Can't say who yet though, the exchange isn't over yet! :p) to share! I've never heard of the Snow Caps line from Toma, but I was so excited when I unwrapped this bad boy! Toma has so many hidden lines I've come to learn, and a Christmas themed one makes it all the more exciting! Candy Cane is a pearlized pale pink polish with pink micro-glitter and white flakies. It's delicate and winter feeling! It was pretty sheer, this is four coats.

Have a fantastic Christmas Eve!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

L'Oreal Laquiresist - Moon Dazzle

HAPPY SUNDAY! Sorry I've been MIA the past few days, preparing for the holidays kinda got in the way.

Remember on my last post I said I needed to show off more L'Oreals? Let's start today! Today I have my newest L'Oreal I've bought to show off - Moon Dazzle. I was ECSTATIC to find this gem on a blog sale and got to check it off my wishlist! Moon Dazzle isn't unique in a certain way - silver glitter, but it's vintage, L'Oreal, rare, and glitter. WHAT's NOT TO LOVE?! Now I just need to get my hands on it's sister, Star Dazzle. (Gold glitter.) This is two coats over CoverGirl Plum Fairy.

Have a fantastic Sunday!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

L'Oreal - Blue Metal


I really need to start swatching more of my vintage L'Oreals. I have some really GREAT ones in my stash and I really don't give them enough time on my fingertips or on my blog.  I need to fix that STAT. 

Today I have Blue Metal to share. HOLY METALLIC BLUE POLISH. WOWZA! I knew this was going to be beautiful on the nail, but MAN it's so amazing and in-your-face! JUST LOOK AT IT! Blue Metal has that perfect mixture of being deep and dark, yet having that bright shimmer in it! This is two coats. So amazing. GAH. 

What are your fave metallic blues?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sally Hansen - Mistletoe

We meet again!

I'm sorry, did you say you were ready to see another vintage Sally Hansen Christmas glitter? Well hot damn, you're in luck! ;P

Today I have Mistletoe to share. There's nothing complex to it really, just a mixture of small and bar glitter in a clear base. But what I really love about it is the vibrant, festive green love to the glitter! It's so Christmas-y and fun! There are so many SH glitters floating around on eBay right now, and I need them all. ALLLLL. I need more monies first. :p This is two coats over Cover Girl Red Revolution.

Have a fun day, all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

OPI - Merry Midnight


I have to admit, as a polish lover - I don't own a whole lot of OPI's. After I sold quite a few in my blog sale over the summer, I don't even have a whole Helmer drawer full now. They always seem to only have one or two polishes (or none to be honest) from each collection that I really love. BUT I do love dusty hunting for those vintage and HTF gems they have out there! Now THOSE I cherish with my life! :D 

Here's one of my faves - Merry Midnight. This polish came out in there 2009 Holiday Wishes Collection. (I also have Shim-Merry Chic) I found them both on a dusty. Of course we all know Orly Fowl Play is a dead-ringer dupe for Merry Midnight. As an avid collector, I sold my Fowl Play and hold my Merry Midnight close. The sheer shimmery plum tone goes so nicely with my skin-tone, and the flakies that flash from orange to green just add magic. This is three coats. Very festive indeed. ;)

I'll have to show you Shim-Merry Chic soon!