Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Friday, It's Friday!

I made it to Friday! My Black w/Mad Hatter combo has successful survived, with just one lost chipped off nail on each hand! Don't worry though, I would never go blank-- I painted the blank nail on each hand For Audrey, which actually looks pretty punk next to the sparkly black.

Anyway, I should have new swatches for you guys tomorrow, and I am finally thawing out so there should be sunshine soon.

In the meantime, check out this amazing blog from my friend Nakesha, whose nails have been featured here before. She has started a cooking blog that takes a similar approach to food that I do with nails. Loves it!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some Good Beauty Deals you Can't Pass

I have some good news for y'all! There are some amazing deals on the internet right now, and if you have the spare change, you should definitely partake.

1.) Ulta is offering a free 15-piece set with any purchase of Ulta products. The set includes two nail polishes, a blush, a bronzer, two eyeshadow quads, a lipstick, a lip gloss duo, a mirror, a cosmetic case, a dual-ended eye liner and a four-piece brush set. To qualify, you only need to spend 17.50, which is less than the cost of three eyeshadows ($21, $7 each) or many other fabulous items.

The set comes in Tiger Lily (warm), Peonies (cool) and orchids (spring trend colors) I went for the spring trends.

I don't know what prompted the deal, but it is by far the best out there right now, and now that I've secured mine, I had to share. The deal is good through Feb. 20 or until supplies last.

2.) The other hot deal is Zoya's New York Fashion Week celebration, in which you get two free full-size nail polishes with any $10 purchase. If you buy two polishes ($14, or $7 each) you can get two more free. Use this as a chance to get the Reverie collection on the cheap. The code is NYFW, and $14 will come off your total once you go through the checkout process. The deal is good through Friday.

Let me know if you have tried or are planning on trying out either deal. I am still toying with the Zoya deal. (I don't know what I would get)

What are your favorite Zoyas (No MORE Greens, I have plenty Zoya greens thanks to Green Friday)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Glam Rock!

I am at the end of my first swatched of my most anticipated collection-- OPI Alice In Wonderland.

For my last swatch I did Orly Liquid Vinyl covered with one layer of Mad as a Hatter and 3 of Seche Vite. I plan on getting the most of this mani, so it is worth taking it off when the time comes.

In the meantime, enjoy these pics. Mad As A Hatter, if you haven't heard already, dumps a ton of glitter in just one coat and I am sure it can be layered over a ton of options. I almost went with white, but wanted to try my new black out, so I killed two birds with one stone.


And as a bonus, here's a shot I took of Off With her Head:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

RED, white and Absolutely Alice

So in honor of my favorite time of the biennium-- OLYMPICS. I have some colors/ NOTDs from the last few days to share for you.

First are some Valentine's Day Reds-- The first is A Flirt! Red I got in a set for Xmas. I love it, actually. It is a red creme that is a pure Valentine's Red... But it didn't wear so hot. It was cute, but started to wear down after 30 hours or so.

It was a beautiful color though, and one coat did it!


Next was Thanks So Muchness, which I am actually wearing today, thanks to a wonderful gift from my best friend on Friday. This was the mini I was least looking forward to trying of the Alice OPI collection. (which isn't saying much, because I love them all)  But it came out really nice after two coats, but was a little messy with the mini bottle and brush.

Take a PEEK:

All right-- the white is obviously my transparently fair skin, and for the blue-- I couldn't resist the color I was looking forward to the most from Alice OPI -- ALICE!!!!
I had to fit it on my toes, because I am keeping the cleaned up Thanks So Muchness for Valentine's

My Mom actually painted my toes as a treat today, and I was Uber Pleased with the color-- It is everything I hoped and everything you'all want it to be if you haven't tried it-- Now let's just see if it holds up on the tipsies, because that's the only complaint I have heard-- Still, even if it only lasted 3 minutes, this color is totally worth every second.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Audrey, the call girl

Because it's a snow day, I decided to have a little fun with a new polish (for me) and a recent favorite.

Today I bought For Audrey, a China Glaze lemming for me, which I had been going back and forth on evertime I saw it, but finally took the plunge. I am glad I did... I hesitated because I do not typically like Tiffany blue, but this came off a little more Robin's Eggy, or so I tell myself.

I abstractly striped it over Icing Call Girl, which I am still in love with and had worn to work for the hour I was there...

The result reminded me of an over-the-counter medicine's packaging, but I still really like it... you?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Shot Through the Heart....


The goal for this VDAY mani was to do something a little rockerish, so what's more rocker than glitter, glam and lightning bolts? .... nothing, that's what!
For this look, which lasted all of Sunday and half of Monday before I dropped a ream of paper on my cute thumb, I used China Glaze Ruby Pumps, two lightning bolt nail stickers, and then I did something near blasphemous to the ruby pumps....

I layered Ulta Gold Digga on top-- 
It did take away the light from within RP, but the end result was pretty cute and Bad Ass in an Avril Lavine I'm trying to hard kind of way...

Thanks to my Pittweiler Izzy for helping with the poses!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!!

Congratulations --- Smart Cents Mom --- for winning my first giveaway. I only had six people enter, so I cut up the names and had BF draw one, and he picked you! Congrats again, I sent you an e-mail.

Ok 4 Work

So the first week of work was AWESOME. I actually got promoted on Friday and am officially a salaried member of the team! (sorry for lack of posting, I was adjusting to a new schedule)

But for the past week I got to do my job, which is writing and promoting, marketing and PR, and I also got to play receptionist, because the normal receptionist was out. So for inspiration, I wore a lot of Mad Men inspired fashion. It was super cute. I also wanted to show my nail personality but not go too far in the first week.

So I went with this nice navy, which is also pretty awesome, but can look muted against the right greys.

So for your enjoyment, OPI Yoga Ta Get this Blue-- my first week at work color of choice. Next week is going to start out a little more extreme, with a V-Day mani.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The nails that got the job

So, after a grand total of one day officially unemployed, I got a new job, and I started Monday. So, now I can think of last week as a paid vacation.

These are photos of the nail color I wore Friday when I got hired. The color is Orly Enchanted Forest, which I got on sale at Sally, just like many others. I applied the other half of the duo, prisma gloss gold, and for a grand total of $1.99 I got this look and a job!

As I mentioned before, I like to think of the prisma as pixie dust, so I like to think of it as the enchanted and the green as the forest.

It all applied very cleand and easily. This is two coats!