Friday, October 28, 2011


So, normally I love copper, and when I found WnW Rustic at CVS for $0.50, I was pretty happy!

For whatever reason, I didn't try it for a long time, but now I don't think I'll be bothering to try it again.


It photographed beautifully. In fact, it was difficult to find a picture that captured its true nature. In the bottle and in most photos, it exhibits a lovely golden glow that just was NOT present on the nail IRL... It was almost like a shimmery tree bark color (which works well with the name, I suppose...) with no hint of coppery gold once dry.

I don't know, I found this one to be really disappointing. Wet and Wild isn't an expensive brand by any stretch, and it usually gets glowing reviews, but this one was such a let down. The polishes with the television-themed names are much nicer in my opinion, but the formulas still need a touch of work.

Does anyone else have this color? Have you been able to get it to exhibit that lovely golden color when you wear it?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LEDNail Magic Nail Polish 023

Hey all!

One thing that has always kind of bugged me about cosmetic companies is when they don't name a product, but rather assign it a number. I'm thinking about assigning names to these polishes just for my own reference XD Like the one I'm wearing today:


023. Very descriptive. This one is a magnetic, and I used a diagonal stripe magnet to achieve this look. I tried a magnet that had a central point and four rays but although it looked cool in the bottle, I just didn't feel like doing extra work to make it happen on my nails. The diagonal is pretty fool-proof and it does make a cool design.

The base color of this polish is a nearly black sort of syrup loaded with golden glitter and th metallic particles are a light beigey tan color. None of my pictures were really able to capture how awesome this looks, but I have a closeup for you to get a better idea.


My camera is a piece of crap for some reason, but you can get a decent idea from this, I believe.

Magnetics do take some getting used to, but a steady hand is the most important thing of all. Every now and then, my hand spazzes out and thrusts my wet nail directly on to the magnet, but it only takes about 15 seconds for the pattern to set.

I have 48 individual colors from this set and 24 of them are for sale on my blog sale page.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Emerald City + Blog Sale Page

Today's polish is Sally Hansen Emerald City


Emerald City is a bright, lovely kelly green shimmer. I wouldn't say its emerald green, because emerald is a bit blue. It took about three coats to hit full opacity, which is more than I like, but its a very unique green in my collection :)

Its no good for konad since its super sheer, but if you don't have a good, solid green, this is one to look for.

Also, if anyone is interested, I've decided to start a blog sale! The fabulous mystery polishes I kept talking about will be on there :3

Check back in a few hours!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chanel Graphite... Its like sex!

I was generously gifted a bottle of Chanel Graphite and its amazing. I've already worn it twice, which among 450 bottles of polish is impressive!


Look at it! Sparkly, metallic, and pewter :3


This is one of those polishes that really makes me regret my ugly nail shape :-/ For whatever reason, my left ring finger always looks like a spade (shovel, not the card suit) in pictures :-/ I swear it looks normal in real life, it just hotographs weird -_-

Anyway, everyone has been saying that the Chanel is duped by Revlon Carbonite. I was searching all over the tri-county area for Carbonite and had no luck until the day after I got Graphite in the mail XD Just looking at it in the bottle, I don't think that Carbonite is quite as awesome, and some swatches look a little duller, but this color looks impossible to dupe! (I have been trying with silver foil and CG Bronze Beauty, not quite there lol).

What do you think? Are Carbonite and Graphite dupes or just fraternal twins?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Color Club Back to Boho Cremes

Color Club polishes have such hideous names. SUCH hideous names........ That fact aside, the colors are pretty impressive!

Anyway, I HAD to buy the Back to Boho cremes because I couldn't live without New Bohemian (the turquoise shade) and where I get them, they only come in sets (I have rarely seen them separate anyway) but the entire collection really isn't that bad!

Since there have been about 5 sunny days in the past two months, I barely have any pictures, and these are cloudy anyway.


Bottle Shots! They are actually all really great colors. Nomadic in Nude, Earthy Angel, New Bohemian, Shabby Drab, Rad Nomad *ugh*, Red-ical Gypsy *God... these NAMES*

This is Earthy Angel. It reminds me of liquid foundation lol


It is a little sheer, but nothing horrible.


New Bohemian!!! Described as Tiffany Blue, but not really. Its a bit darker and dustier, but still a really great shade of sky blue. I love sky blue nail polish, even though I hardly ever wear it XD

I've tried Rad Nomad, but I can't remember if I wore it alone or under something, but I do remember it dries even darker than it looks, so its nearly black when on, but in a really great way!

If you can snag this collection, do it! Even if its just for New Bohemian :P

Monday, October 17, 2011

Color Club Foiled - Foil Me Once

Well, I'm not usually a fan of baby pink, but DF picked it out :)

I LOVE FOILS. I don't know why, but I just adore them... I mean, I love a LOT of finishes, but foils... yes.

I grabbed the set and I did swatch them all promptly when I got home. Cold Metal is nearly the same shade of blue as Orly Stone Cold (which is the MOST AMAZING glittery blue polish I have ever seen... I'm not including SH HD in Laser because that's a duochrome glass fleck and a different category. Actually, I'm not sure if Stone Cold is glitter or glass fleck, but I digress...).

I think I've also worn Lumin-Icent, but I don't remember >_< Stupid STUPID backorder on my meds!!! Photobucket

Foil Me Once (seriously, Color Club? No.) Very pretty bright pastel pink foil :3

Do you like foils? Get this set! They are also super fab Konad polishes!!!!

Halloween time already???

Wasn't it just Christmas, like, last week?


Anyway, since my fiance and I are getting pumpkins when he gets home, I decided to celebrate with a polish I've been saving since, like, July.


Hard Candy Mischief!!!

I admit, when I bought this polish last July, I thought it was copper. The little ring around the cap of the bottle is a big, puffy copper-colored heart, and with the lighting in the store, I was duped!!!!!!! D:

I googled it when I got home to see if HC was coming out with a new collection I hadn't heard about, and found out that Mischief is actually from the Halloween '10 collection, and everyone else was describing it as orange glitter in a smokey base.

Me: *hates orange*

I kept trying to convince myself that it was, in fact, copper, but to no avail. Its orange.

So yes, Mischief is small, orange glitter in a smokey, blackish-brown base. Even with two coats of SV its gritty, and the little bits of glitter actually see fit to hang over my free edge and feel all scratchy and look lumpy. -_-

Nothing a coat of Gelous (no have) or a nail file (can't find) wouldn't fix.

Oddly, though, when I put the second coat of SV over, the glitter visibly dulled... It just wasn't as vibrant as the first coat had made it, but perhaps its just that awesome property of gritty glitters that make everything look icky until you can smother it with enough top coat to make it shine?

Thursday, October 13, 2011 consumes!!!

Hey, if you were looking at my blog recently, you will notice that I've been absent.

Its school. I hates it.

Also, there have been about 5 days of sun since the last time I posted pictures. Seriously. Did you hear about the crazy flooding in PA? Yeah, I was there. Not in the middle of it all, per se, but it rained here constantly for three weeks, and now its just always cloudy and shitty..

I have pictures, I'll post them later, promise :)