Friday, July 22, 2016

Julep: Cancer

So... I tagged this as a "duochrome" even though it's a very subtle effect in this one. Julep Cancer is a sheer (this is three coats) pink-gold duochrome.



The pros are that the formula was pretty easy to work with and actually dried... moderately quickly. Even with two hours before bed after three coats I would have expected sheet/hair marks galore, but I only got the one. Also, it is a very pretty, delicate color.



Even though this color wouldn't normally warrant a video... I decided to do one anyway to see if that helped the duochrome effect show up better.



Can you see it?

Halfway through the zodiac! Yay! I did streamline my maven box to save myself some money. Had a bill I kind of forgot about. *oops* Still getting Leo, though. Obviously? In spite of my unofficial 'no buy' I've managed to amass a renewed collection of unworns. *oops again* I do have a few pics from the past couple of weeks, so... hopefully it won't be terribly long before my next post. Y'all stay safe and cool (or warm?) out there. (^_^)"/"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Inspired Acid Wash Nail Art

I was going to get this up last night, but blogger (everything google, actually) wasn't loading. *grr* So here I am with an acid wash style nail art inspired by this wicked cool knife that my dad picked out for me at a truck stop. My dad always finds the coolest stuff at truck stops.



I probably could have been a little more heavy handed with the remover so that the design would be easier to see, but I was trying to mimic the design on the handle. Just like the last time I did an acid wash nail art I went with three A England polishes for this one: King Arthur, Avalon and Camelot.



Perhaps a brighter purple would have helped... Live and learn.



Even though it's getting late, I do have pics of Cancer which I will try to get up fairly soon. Also, don't forget to pick or skip your Julep Maven box. They got me this month with an overload of sparklies...



And also Leo. We're finally getting into my half of the zodiac. lol My younger sister's a Leo, hubby's a Libra, my mom and I are Scorpios, dad's a Sagittarius and my youngest sister's a Capricorn. Should start getting exciting. (please don't let Scorpio be a boring red cream....)

Starting to feel more like my normal self, exhaustion aside. That's the biggest issue, really. Feeling tired all the time. Speaking of... time to go feed the cats. Y'all take care out there. (^_^)"/"

Monday, July 11, 2016

Color Club: Tube Top & 100

Hey, guys. So today I've got that neon I mentioned a week ago...



So... that's three coats of Tube Top over white. Like how it looks nothing like the color in the bottle? I don't. I honestly was not very happy with this one at all.



I mean, super sheer polishes do have their place. Just a bit of warning would be nice. On the bright (ha!) side, Tube Top did make a pretty snazzy base for 100:



Yep, emoji glitters. We've got yellow smiley faces, red kissy lips, pink hearts and brown poops which I couldn't manage to fish out this time around. All of the emoji glitter polishes have the same emojis, but different filler colors. So, yay for that! I don't need to collect the whole set to get all of the emojis. I hear there's a metallic set out there as well... those may or may not have different emojis.

I'm gonna go ahead and not make any promises concerning my next post... between losing Onyx and a few other factors I've been feeling pretty down lately. I'm currently wearing Push And Shove simply because it's the fastest drying polish I own. I do have some pics of a nail art I did and I'll be posting that next. I know I'm falling behind on the zodiac polishes, but hopefully I'll get Cancer and Leo when this next box is announced. One of my sisters is a Leo and she's pretty cool so I hope they do good for her. Uhm... yeah. I'm gonna go ahead and sign off. Finish hitting my money goals for the day and... *shrugs* who knows. Maybe some drunk Minecraft. Y'all take care out there. (^_^)"/" Love you guys.

Monday, July 4, 2016

China Glaze: Cabin Fever

Yep, I did make it today. Nearly started Sims early, but figured I'd pop in for a bit to share this super lovely China Glaze duochrome with you guys:



*ahem* This is two coats of Cabin Fever. It looks kind of red-brown in the sun there, but trust me. The duochrome is gorgeous in this one.



There we are. Pinks and tans and golds. So glad I got my hands on this one.

Video!



That's it for me. Time to get ready for... absolutely nothing because we have no plans today! HAHA!! Just going to finish making my e-money goals and get back to Sims. Hope those of you celebrating, and those of you who aren't, have a safe and awesome July 4th! I'll be back with some neon goodness. (^_^)"/"

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sally Hansen: Project Runway

I guess that's the name of the color. All of the print is so tiny! Project Runway is either a collection name or the name of this deep green lovely:



That ended up being three coats because I got a chip on my middle finger which you can better see in the shade:



The formula was great. Easy to apply and dried fairly quickly - despite what the hair marks are trying to say. What more can you ask for?

Up next I'll have a very nice duochrome followed by a rather disappointing neon. WHAT?! Yeah. I don't know if I'll be around on the 4th (things keep getting busy), but I'll be around. Y'all take care out there. (^_^)"/"

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Color Club: Sorry, Not Sorry VS China Glaze: Swanky Silk

Hey, guys. (^_^)"/" I'm still hanging in for the moment. I hope I don't run into an issue with posting here, because I'm not quite ready to remove Sorry, Not Sorry!



Of course the day I go for pictures it has to be overcast. *ugh* This is two coats of Sorry, Not Sorry; no undies. What we have here is a pink and gold duochrome which shows up more clearly in the video!



The... uh... flashes of green in there? That's my shirt reflecting off my nails. *oops*

When I first saw Sorry, Not Sorry I thought, "hey, this kind of reminds me of Swanky Silk!



Uhm... maybe not so much?



Okay, maybe a little. Sorry, Not Sorry is more pigmented and duochromy than Swanky Silk. They're both pretty, but definitely each have their own personality.

Up next, if all goes according to plan, I should have a threefer of deep green goodness to share. Which, yeah... is going to rush me through my dwindling stash of unworns, but... *sigh* Naught can be done. Over dramatic? >_> Anyway, y'all take care out there and I'll keep trying to stick with my schedule. See ya soon! (^_^)"/"

Friday, June 24, 2016

Essence: Blue-chella

Here we go with another fabulous essence texture. Blue-chella!



Two coats, fast trying. A very nice blue cream with a light texture.



Unfortunately I did get some chipping and tipwear after a day or two. That may or may not be attributed my basecoat.

Yeah... not really a lot to say. Next post will be much more interesting. I'm about to start saving up for a new computer so minus the Julep zodiacs and possibly a pretty cheapy here and there... back to the no-buy. *cries* I've done it before, right? *sigh* Well, it'll give me a chance to revisit some oldies. Hope everybody's staying safe and cool wherever you are. Take care! (^_^)"/"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NYC: "Shimmery Purple" & Julep: Regina

Hello, beautifuls! Got a few pics to share, so let's get started! I was gifted this NYC polish by a very special friend and... I couldn't find a label with its name. So it's called "Shimmery Purple".



This ended up being 3-4 coats because their "new york minute" did not hold up and I kept getting dings and such. Still a very pretty color.



I thought I was going to be totally done by the time I went for pictures, but then I decided it would make decent undies for Julep's Regina:



I was right! I also fell so much in love with this that I finished off my nails and wore it for another two days.



This is only one coat over the NYC. I did topcoat since I was a bit nervous about marring this prettiness.



Yep, Regina is video-worthy.



OOoooooohhhhhhh hehehehe

That's all for now. I have some Taco Bell that's about to get cold on me. Got an essence texture followed by a Color Club duochrome coming up, so y'all come on back. (^_^)"/"

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sinful Colors: Surreally Sweet

Back once again. I almost missed today. Didn't think I was out shopping for that long... *ahem* I expected Surreally Sweet to be much more purple when compared to Sweet Tooth, but Surreally Sweet is pretty pink, too.



Two coats, fairly quick dry time. Surreally Sweet has the same sparkly sort of texture as the Zoya PixieDust polishes. Here's a more purpley shot in the shade:



I've kind of given up finding the blue and green ones.... but I won't be mad if I happen to see them somewhere. I'll still grab them. ;)

Up next is a purple combination that ended up so pretty. Slowly but surely making my way down the line. Even though I do really like Julep's colors for this month... it's been a long money-suck of a month so I'm skipping. I will be picking up Cancer as soon as it's available. I spied it as an add-on (a nice, crabby pink), but so far it's still marked as "coming soon" on the zodiac collection page.

I guess that's all for now. Y'all take care out there, k? (^_^)"/"

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Essie: Haute Tub

I made it back! Yeah, I'm kind of surprised, too. Today I have essie Haute Tub which I found on clearance at Ulta. The only reason I got it is because the purple glitter/shimmer looks kind of duochrome in the bottle, but in real life it just kept looking purple...



At least it's not hidden in the black base. This is two coats.



I can't really explain the logic, but I used this as a base for my Onyx mani and added Orly Androgynie and Finger Paints Asylum:



I wore this for a few days as well.

Up next I have a Sinful Colors texture polish. Still haven't seen the blue or green around. That's okay, though, because I still have too many unworns... Summer is already in full swing here in Texas. Hope everyone is staying cool wherever you are. Take care. (^_^)"/"