Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Happy Day my friend. I hope this day finds you well and happy. Did you enjoy your weekend? I did, though it was spent working. Now on to polish.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Here are my NOTD. This is LA colors over Orly Royal Navy.
I have been doing my nails with a solid color, then when I am bored, I do nail art or another top coat. I try to keep a coordinating or matching color on my toesies, but I don't do them as much as my tips.
I wish you Happy Day, love and pretty polish! : )
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
It is impossible to depict the awesome size of this rocket. I cannot begin to imagine strapping myself to tons of rocket fuel and blasting off into space.
The circular thing is an engine cone, this has five of them.
Friday, July 16, 2010
This nail polish is bananas. This is Milani 3D Hi Tech, the spring green holographic polish. I must admit that spring green is not the most flattering color on me. However, the fascinating holographic effects are amazing, and they make me love this color intensely.
The application of this polish was similar to the blue in this series, cyberspace. The polish went on easily, the formula is perfect. I rate it a 10 for ease of application. It may tend to leave a bald spot if the brush is pushed too hard or swiped on a subsequent coat more than once. The dry time was very good, 10 out of 10. The finish is a shiny satin, not glossy. I give it an 8 out of ten. And the holographic qualities are a 10. It glows in interior lighting and the holographic particles exhibit a slight rainbow. In the sunshine however, this polish is so mesmerizing I don't want to take it off, though I am trying to wear a different polish every day so I can eventually use up the 100+ bottle stash before I die.
In the sun, there are the usual holo rainbows, plus at certain angles the polish lights up with a colorful sheen unlike any I have ever seen. It mostly shows an electric sky blue, the same yellow green which is the overall tint of the polish, a light orange and a dark orange on the very edges. I tried to illustrate this in my photos.
I had mentioned previously that I was going to be cutting my nails of because I am moving but I decided not to up to now. My nails are real, but the index fingernail is repaired. It broke about six weeks ago down in the quick area so I couldn't cut it off. I started repairing it using super glue and a tea bag. I have had to re-do the repair three times but it is still holding strong. It has grown out about a quarter inch from the quick now.
I am currently trying to snipe a huge lot of polishes on ebay and the auction ends today. They are VHTF discontinued polishes, and though there are three I have already, I love them and I have a compulsion to try to win them. I could collect them one by one, but this would save me a lot of time and shipping costs. I will reveal the results in my next post.
I do this from time to time, I get obsessed on a hobby, purchase tons of supplies, then get disinterested. But with my nails it has been a lifelong hobby that I am almost always interested in. Sometimes I break a nail, cut them all off and then don't polish for a while. Then I get tired of them breaking, chipping and peeling, so I apply polish and before I know it they are growing long again! Polish really protects them.
My best advice for growing long nails is to use Sally Hansen Diamond Strength base coat. The silver bottle with the diamond on it that comes in the hangy box. I am trying some other strengtheners now, also Sally Hansen, with good results. The diamond one is great and I have used it for a long time so I can definitely endorse it as a quality product that does what it says it will.
Wishing you love and pretty polish!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So we went to Target, and there was the purple Milani. The pink was there too, and I was eyeing that when my husband asked me if there was another one I wanted!! So I picked them both up. I felt a bit guilty, since I had bought about ten bottles or more in the last couple of weeks. I confessed to him that I had bought some new polish and he said "You know I don't care about that." He has said before it is better I am addicted to nail polish than to shoes, or to many other worse / more expensive/ harmful things.
I wore the blue Milani 3D holo polish over the weekend, and loved it. It is called cyberspace. I give it a perfect 10 for appearance. It doesn't have the rainbow lines like some of the OPI DS holos, but it has a pretty almost glittery appearance with larger holographic pieces. It lights up even in lower light with a diffuse glow which I find fascinating. The color, a light greyish sky blue, is absolutely delicious, and complements my dark olive skin beautifully. Application was easy, but could leave bald patches if the previous coat is reliquified, or the brush is dragged too heavily. I give the application of this polish an 8 out of 10. I think the finish could be shinier, though I didn't feel like putting a top coat on, it would have been shinier if I did. It was a satin sheen finish, not glossy. I kept staring at my nails. For the finish I rate it a 9, and for driving safety/distraction factor, I will rate it a 4 out of 10, because I think it will require a bit of focus to avoid staring at it on a sunny day.
If you like light cool shimmering colors I think you would not regret purchasing this polish. I found it at CVS and Target, and online at CVS and Sears.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
I polished my nails with my new flakie Nfu Oh 49 over Milani Hot Metal and they looked like fire opals. I finally gave up on Hidden Treasure and bought my first Nfu Oh. I like it. Sorry for the bad picture.
I took that off yesterday and am now wearing Sally Hansen HD SPectrum over OPI Teal the Cows come home, two coats each. No application issues. I decided to layer them because I don't like vnl. It is close to OPI Catch me in Your Net which I have on my toes. CMIYN is a bit more green and a little darker.