Sunday, April 29, 2012

Puppy update week 4

The puppies are four weeks old today! They're walking around, they live to fight with each other, they're beginning to teethe, and they're starting to growl and bark! They're still fairly shaky is they don't walk far but they're doing it all the same! They also tend to have short bursts of energy followed by long periods of sleep but that's normal for puppies this age.

Nailventurous Robin Laid An Egg

Today I'm wearing NVL Robin Laid An Egg, it's a gorgeous multicolored glitter in a white cream base. This is two coats plus SV. While the formula is very easy to work with I will admit that it starts off looking patchy, everything evens out with the second coat though.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NVL Hidden Potential

Today I'm wearing Hidden Potential from nailventurous. I got it in the mail this morning and had to put it on immediately... This is two costs plus SV. The polish was a little thick but still easy to work with. What look like lumps in the picture is actually whit hex glitter which gives a very interesting look irl.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Essence Fruity Collection: peach beauty and Lynnderella love, lace, and lilacs

This is the second polish I've tried from the essence fruity collection that my friend sent me from Germany. This polish is a very pretty pastel orange. The formula was pretty good, I used three coats but it was easy to apply and there was no tip shrink or pooling at the cuticle. The whole time I've had this polish I knew it would make an awesome base for love lace and lilacs... So as soon as my Lynnderella order came in I put this combo on. It really reminds me of orange sherbet.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Puppie Spam!

My puppies will be three weeks old tomorrow! They're starting to be more active and currently enjoy waking up to bite eachother. They don't have teeth so they hardly notice when they're being bullied by their siblings, but it's a lot fun to watch. Mom is starting to be more comfortable spending time away from them and she allows us to handle them now.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam: Peanut Butter & Jelly

Today I'm wearing the second polish that I purchased from whimsical ideas by Pam. It's a purple jelly with gold hex and microglitter. Pam designed this to look like a pb&j sandwhich, since that's my favorite snack I had to have it! I like the color but I think it looks better on my toes than my fingers, that's ok though because I needed a new pedi color anyway. This is 3 coats plus SV, be forewarned, there was tip shrinkage.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whimsical Idea by Pam: Hatched

Been a little busy but took a minute to treat my glitter withdrawal! Today I'm wearing Hatched, it's a very pale creamy yellow with lots of blue, pink, purple, and green glitter in multiple sizes. It's perfect for spring avd went on in two very easy coats. Bonus pic of my awesomely lazy little puppy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Salt and Pepper (my franken)

I have a particular weakness for black and white glitter, I buy everyone that I see... It gets expensive! But I didn't have a super microglitter version and decided to fix that by making one myself. I call it salt and pepper for obvious reasons... This is 2 coats, the non flash picture shows what it looks like in terms of density and the flash picture is color accurate.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fur Babies!

My dog Layla had a litter of puppies two weeks ago. She had four and they all opened their eyes as of today. They are impossibly tiny and unbearably adorable and it's time for them to make their Internet debut. So, for your viewing pleasure, puppy spam!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chanel June with Lac Attack

I don't own too many high end polishes, I'm a student and try to stretch my polish dollars as far as they can possibly go. As a result I don't even bother to look at the limited edition releases from Chanel, why get my hopes up for no reason? But I was recently offered this polish in a swap and I jumped at the chance. June is the most perfect orange, it's on the sheer side so three coats were necessary but the amazing formula more than made up for that. I was missing my glitter do I added a Lac Attack accent nail.

Friday, April 13, 2012

RBL Scrangie

Scrangie is my very favorite nail blogger, her swatches are responsible for at least half of my polish purchases. When I found out she had her own polish I knew that I had to have it, regardless of what it looked like. It turned out that scrangie was a gorgeous multi chrome purple, I love it. Here is two coats with SV.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nubar Purple Beach

I'm taking a break from my usual glitterfest for the multi chrome deliciousness that is purple beach. I loved the nubar formula, opaque in two perfect coats, dries quickly, no shrinkage with SV. This polish made me love all things nubar, and I plan to get more as soon as the budget allows!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Essence Fruity Collection: One Kiwi A Day

Today I'm wearing shade 04 One Kiwi A Day from the essence fruity collection. This is one of five shades that my penpal sent me from Europe, as far as I know they're unavailable in the states. This color is a gorgeous creamy lime green speckled with tiny turquoise glitter. It also has a very lovely golden secret shimmer that becomes much more noticeable in direct sunlight. Here I'm wearing three coats and one coat of SV, the polish dries glossy but I use SV to cut drying time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My friends never cease to amaze me...

You may know that I am a member of a nail board. I have met many people across the globe on this forum and feel very fortunate to be able to call some of these ladies my friends.
A few months ago I became penpals with one of these fabulous ladies and we've been trading letters and small gifts since. I have always wanted a penpal, I love getting hand written letters in the mail and there's something so exciting about corresponding that way. Email is faster, and we do email each other as well but I try to leave the meat of my news for the letters I send.
Any how, yesterday I received a package from my wonderful beyond words friend. She sent me pictures of her recent vacation, a fabulously long letter, foreign sweets that are so much fun to look at (and eat) and the most generous gift of nail polish. I know that I have lots of polish, but this gift is special for a few reasons, the first is that it's unavailable to me in my country, the second and much bigger reason is that a person I've never met before took time to pick something that she knew I'd love and went out of her way to send it to me.
It's funny that the things that seem to make me the happiest are small gestures that some people might take for granted. If my friend reads this I would like her to know how much I truly appreciate her. And if you have a friend who does little things to make you happy maybe you can try to brighten their day too.

I will have a nail polish post this evening and plan to use these awesome polishes very soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Elemental Styles E=mc2

Today I'm wearing E=mc2 from elemental styles. This is three coats plus gelous and SV. The formula was a little thicker than I usually like but was very easy to work with and was PACKED with glitter. Coverage was very even and I didn't have to dig, fish, or spot place glitter at all!