Sunday, July 31, 2011

Borghese- Euro Green

Hey girls! Today I'm showing you my first Borghese polish called Euro Green which is a bronzed olive green. I really love this color, I don't know how well it looks with my skin tone but I don't care hahah. The application was really great, I'm not sure if its just this brand all together or this color but the consistency was so good I'm already looking at other colors to buy! This was a pretty sheer polish but it REALLY built nicely, shown here is three coats.

On a different non polish note, I got my hair cut on ya'll like it?!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Essie- Mint Candy Apple

I don't know why I never got around to buying this polish sooner, it seems to be a staple in every addicts stash..and if you're lucky its the first version! Obviously since I just bought this polish about a week ago its unfortunately not the 1st version which I would have loved to get but its still a great polish. Mint Candy Apple is a mint (duh) green/blue cream with no shimmer or sparkle what so ever. The application was only so-so which made me kind of disappointed.. it was a little too thick for my liking. 

I bought this polish at ULTA for $8 and I've come to ONLY buy my Essie polishes from ULTA because they still carry the old engraved better quality bottles which to me is a score...usually means better quality polish too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nicole by OPI- Green Up Your Act!

I have a love hate relationship with this polish, it looked so good when other people swatched it but when I used it, it just kind of fell flat on me. The weird thing is that looking back on these pictures, IT LOOKS SO GOOD and I'm questioning why I didn't like it in the first place! Anyway, asides from the color the application was no problem at all.  I used three coats here, the last one being pretty thick. I bought this polish at Target for $7.50 but I had a $5 Target gift card and a $1 Nicole by OPI coupon so it was only about $1 and change.  I'm glad I didn't spend too much money on this polish because it wouldn't have been worth it unfortunately =(

How about you guys? Do you like it?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Color Club-Catwalk Queen

How amazing is this color? CC- Catwalk Queen is a vampy dark purple with TONS of sparkle as you can see in the up close bottle picture I posted. This is definitely my favorite Color Club that I own and this is for two reasons..1 obviously because of the gorgeous color and 2 because of the formula/application. This polish was opaque in 2 moderately thick coats and clean up was very easy. 

I bought this polish at Bed Bath & Beyond for $3.50 and that day I also bought Color Club- Wild and Willing which is an orange-ish sparkly color and I can't wait to show you guys!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cult Nails- Living Water

Oh my gosh. Living Water took my breath away. As many of us know, Cult Nails was created by a fellow blogger Maria from R3 Daily and boy has her company really taken off..she just released her fall collection named Hypnotic with four great polishes! Anyways, around the 4th of July Maria had a Independence day sale where all of her polishes were $7.40 for that weekend. Before the sale I had seen some of my favorite nail bloggers swatching Cult Nails colors and I always wanted them but $10 for a nail polish + shipping just seemed out of my reach so I never bought any so when this sale came around I just had to take the leap. I decided to only buy one polish then because lets get real, I'm a struggling college student and thats all I could afford. It was a toss up between Living Water and Iconic (I really wanted Cruisin Nude and Captivated but they were sold out =[ ). I finally decided on Living Water and totally could not wait to get my hands on it.

When I got the polish it was packed so cute, with cotton balls and wrapped in this cool paper (shown in first picture). The application was really good and after reading what it felt like 100+ reviews I expected no less. I loved the polish even more in person because if you couldn't tell by now the blackened effect is my absolute fav. and I wore it for about 4 days (I only took it off because it started chipping lol) I would have loved for the aqua sparkles to be more prominent but what can you do, its not my decision! For these pictures I used three coats.

I will DEFINITELY buy another Cult Nails polish without question. LOVE ITT!!

Maria sells her Cult Nail polish here:

Happy shopping!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Finger Paints-Gallery Glam + Wet n Wild- Rain Check

Well okay so I was really hating the Finger Paints polish alone so I had to do something to make it look better. I had just bought Wet n Wild- Rain Check the day before so I figured why not, lets see how this looks layered. Although in my opinion it made it look better, it still looked kind of 'off' (sorry about the pictures, I did this mani quick before I went to work). I probably won't be doing this duo again but I can't wait to use this polish alone. I'm thinking it will probably take a few coats to get it opaque but I really think it will be worth it!

Has anyone else used this Wet n Wild before? How does it look alone?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Finger Paints-Gallery Glam

Gallery Glam by Finger Paints is a dark navy blue with a slight shimmer finish. This was my first Finger Paints and I got it at Sallys on clearance but for how much I don't quite remember. I was really excited about this color, in the bottle it looks more like a duochrome purple/blue leaning more purple and I really wanted that to transfer on the nail. Unfortunately it really didn't look like that at all, it turned out pretty ugly actually. I took these pictures with a flash so the blue was really brought out but in normal lighting it looked like a weird un-pure murky black. Also, the brush on my polish had a stray hair on it which made the application soo hard. Stupid me tried pulling the hair out and that just created more problems but I finally got it out and the brush worked fine after that. I think I'll try this polish again in a while because I'm not ready to write it off just yet but my hopes aren't high.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

kkcenterhk False Eyelashes!

Today I have for you something non-polish related, fake eyelashes!! I've got to say this is the first time I've ever tried falsies and I was really excited! These are from a brand kkcenterhk who's products as far as I can tell are only sold online. I chose product A88 from their website which are described as 'Short Black Luxuriant False Lashes'. I wouldn't wear these on a normal day out because they are very thick and full but they are definitely good if you are going out on a Friday or Saturday night to the club or something. 

These lashes cost $5.68 USD and come with a total of 10 pairs. *They DO NOT come with lash glue so make sure you have some* ( I used Ardell Waterproof LashGrip Eyelash Adhesive Clear).


*Before lashes (I don't know why I look like I have a black eye)
*After lashes
*After Lashes
*After Lashes
*After Lashes (lid closed)
*After Lashes (side view)

 I really enjoyed using these falsies, I've already used three pairs lol. I haven't tried any other brands yet but I would definitely recommend these, they are a little long for my eyes but trimming them was not a problem. If you are careful with them when removing they could even be reusable, but I have not yet.

So what do you gals think, yay or nay on the falsies??

*These products were provided to me for review

Friday, July 15, 2011

Random old Polish Post

Hey everyone! Today I just have for you some random polishes that were some of my firsts ever. I've got to warn you that pretty much all of these aren't sold anymore and some of them don't even have names/ brands. I'm only doing this post because I was going through my old box of polishes seeing if I could post any for swap on my MUA account and I found all these pretties I forgot about!

I'm not really going to say much about each polish because lets get real, it wouldn't really matter since you can't even purchase them but it's always fun to see cute polishes!

Jordana Sassy Silvers- Blue

Maybelline Colorama- Pink Cadillac

NO NAME- Gold Glitter

Revlon- Plummy

NO NAME- Holographic glitter

P.S- My nails are not stained-its my green phone case reflecting back 

Maybelline Forever Strong + IRON- Timeless Pink

NO NAME- Blackened Teal (my absolute favorite!!)

Hope you liked them!! Which one is your favorite??
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