Friday, September 21, 2012

China Glaze Smoke and Ashes with a jelly sandwich

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Howdy. When "The Hunger Games" was released on video, my girlfriends and I had a viewing party. Of course, I had to wear one of the Capitol Colours and as you may or may not recall, when I went to see the movie at the theater, I wore Riveting (my favorite nail polish). So, this time, I wore District 12 on my nails instead. I love this polish. The pictures don't do it justice. They don't show all the blue and green glass flecks in the polish. Because the polish is so very dark, it is a little unforgiving of a less than perfect application and to me, it seemed to chip a little bit faster than my other China Glaze polishes. I still like it a lot though.

I decided that I wanted to use some of my other new polishes on this manicure too, so I topped my ring fingers with a coat of China Glaze Glitter Crackle in Jade-d, then a coat of Orly Glam FX Mermaid Tale and finally used two coats of Nfu Oh Jelly Syrup JS-01. If I were to do it over again though, I would only have added one coat of the Nfu Oh Jelly Syrup. I liked it, but wanted the glitter to show through a bit better.

I forgot to mention last time that I was the lucky winner of Holly and Polish's China Glaze On Safari collection giveaway. I wore one of the glitters, "I'm Not Lion" as an accent in another manicure (I just hate trying to remove an entire glitter manicure, but I love glitter polishes). What are your thoughts on glitter accent nails, like 'em or do you like a more uniform looking set of nails?

Got to go. Happy polishing.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lex Cosmetics Cayman Cabana

Pin It Hey lovelies. My work has gone into full swing and I have been working late a lot more. Sorry that I haven't posted as often as I promised. Today, I want to quickly show you a mani from last month. This was the only picture I took of Cayman Cabana, but it was six days into the manicure and still looks decent considering how long it was on my nails. It is a great summer color, a kind of seafoam green/blue. It applied like a dream too. I've never been to the Cayman Islands, but this color makes me want to visit.

I really enjoy the Lex Cosmetics polishes that I tried so far. I still want to get around to wearing and showing you all "Lucky in Love." With fall coming on, it will soon be the perfect time to paint on that dark eggplant purple. Do you have any Lex Cosmetics nail polishes? What is your favorite shade?

My little girl turned 5 this week and I wore a special manicure just for her. I hope to show it to you before the end of the week.

Take care.