Thursday, March 29, 2012

OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know?

One last time, ladies and gents! Mostly ladies, a few gents, I think. Go enter my Give Clean Water Giveaway! It ends tomorrow! That's right, tomorrow, I begin fasting for 30 hours. I'm kinda scared. I've been training. I find I can go 5 hours without eating before I get a lil' light headed... That's not even a quarter of the entire time. Eeef.

I love this polish! It's so awesome! Can you tell? I am excited. Hahaha. Wooden Shoe is a gorgeous, creamy milk chocolate brown creme with gold shimmer. That gold shimmer is so nice. I love it. I highly recommend you click the picture to see the hi res version.

Two coats with topcoat. Applies smooth and flawless. I have bubbles, but that's from my super thick bottle of Poshe. Sorry about that. Time for some thinner.

Morbid Thought of the Moment: So I was thinking last night, what would you want to happen to your polish when you die? I know, totally morbid. But I've been feeling the morbid lately. I know many of us must have a lot of polish at this point. And probably lots of friends and family who aren't interested in our little obsession. I personally have more than 600 bottles. And it takes up quite a bit of room. So if you suddenly were no longer of this world, what would you want to happen to your nail polish?

I think the only person who would really have any appreciation for my collection is StBFF. I'd will it to her and she can do as she pleases with it. Ideally, I would like for what polishes she isn't interested in keeping to be donated to a museum. But I can't really see a museum taking my collection. Most fashion museums deal with textiles primarily, or shoes, costumes, hats, jewelery, etc. Not make-up. Which is too bad, because nowadays the packaging for make-up itself can be works of art. Maybe someday I'll start one. Who knows.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sally Hansen Big Money

I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record. Oh, what the heck, let's be honest, I totally sound like a broken record. But I care not, because I want you to enter my Give Clean Water Giveaway! Go! Shoo! There really aren't that many entries, so your chances of winning the pot are quite high. Please, please, pretty please? By the way, it's my Birthday today. Totally shameless I know, but go enter the giveaway, it'd make my Birthday just that much awesomer. *Wink*

Anyhow, onto the polish. I've been calling this polish the blonde, as does StBFF. I don't feel like Big Money is a very good name for this polish. Doesn't fit, ya know? But the Blonde, I like.

The Blonde is another polish from the Gem Crush line. I have to admit, these polishes have been amazing. They should come out with more. In darker colours. *Hint hint*, Sally. Big Money is a clear polish packed full of pale champagne glitter and larger lavender hex glitter. I love it. It's like subtle bling. The overall effect you get with the combination is a cool, pale glittery gold on your nails. Love. It.

Three coats with topcoat and spackle. Great application, but suffers from the same affliction as its siblings, an awkwardly shaped, unwieldy brush.

Adorableness of the Moment: YOMG PUPPIES!! Yeah, that's all I got. Hahaha.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Chanel Paradoxal

Just another reminder to enter my Give Clean Water Giveaway if you haven't already done so. Enter to win nail polish for a good cause!

I'm sure most of you have heard of Paradoxal so I won't go into too much intro. Paradoxal is a greyed purple polish with a very subtle shimmer. I like to call it work-appropriate funky. Teehee.

Two coats with topcoat. No application issues to report. I'm always happy when I pay a ridiculous amount of money for a polish and get a good quality one. Nothing like shelling out big bucks to end up with a poor formula, soul crushing disappointment, that is. Yes, exactly that dramatic.

Pics of the Moment: I really don't have anything amazing or wowsee to post about for the moment. So have some pics of me at work. I'm installing the Lui Passaglia case at work. Shorties of the world unite! Stretch to get that top case locked! Boo yah!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sally Hansen Lady Luck

I've added seven more polishes, courtesy of StBFF, to my Give Clean Water Giveaway. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should totally head over and give it a gander.

Lately, I've been really into glitters. Especially since instead of having remover take it off, I just wear enough coats that it pops off on its own. Lol. Seriously, glitter would be the perfect polish if not for removal.

Anyhow, Lady Luck is a clear polish with magenta glitter and larger holo hex glitter from the Sally Hansen Gem Crush collection. I really love the colour saturation of this one. Also, it's so glittery, I'm pretty sure I'm a hazard on the road. Today, on my way home from running some errands, after I got out of the car, I kinda stood on the road and admired my nails for a bit... Before I clued in that I was on a road. Good thing I live in a relatively quiet neighbourhood.

Three coats with topcoat and a clear spackle coat to try and reduce bumpiness. Colour built up well. The only issue I had with application with the large, thick, weirdly shaped brush. Just made it hard to get the polish where I wanted it.

of the Moment: A couple weeks ago I took this pic at work. Someone had requested an up close shot of the dash of a model we had of the Miss Canada IV Speed Boat. I just really like how the picture turned out. So check it out!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Give Clean Water Giveaway

Giveaway time! But this time it'll be for a good cause.

A little back ground: On March 30-31 I will be taking part in 30 Hour Famine. If you haven't heard of it, it's where you don't eat for 30 hours to raise money for a cause. This year the money we raise will go to drilling wells for clean water in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to build irrigation systems in Sri Lanka. To find out more, go here.

Now, what does this have to do with my giveaway? Well, with a minimum $5 donation, you will be entered into this draw.

The prize:

I may be adding more as I go. So check back in with the blog periodically.

Photographed on my lovely quilt.

Lynnderella Connect the Dots (Not pictured as it is being donated by StBFF), Joe Fresh Brick, Joe Fresh Persian blue, Joe Fresh Moss, Joe Fresh Starry, Joe Fresh Twilight, Joe Fresh Mallard, Joe Fresh Jade, Joe Fresh Eyeshadow: Gold Rush, Joe Fresh Tinted Lip Balm: Coral, Joe Fresh Zip Bag, Essie Clutch Me if You Can, Sally Hansen Gem Crush Big Money, Sally Hansen Gem Crush Lady Luck, Ardene Taupes Off, Ardene Midnight Purple, Ardene Grape Times, Ardene Princess Cut, Ardene Emerald Green, ACO Outer Space, China Glaze Yee-Haw!, OPI Grand Canyon Sunset, and OPI Nail Envy (Mini).

And here's a closeup of the Joe Fresh polishes because the little makeup bag distorts the polishes.

Notice the black flakie and silver holo.

Edit: StBFF has given me some more polishes for this giveaway.

OPI Chop-Sticking to my Story, OPI Take the Stage, China Glaze Drive In, Claire's Evil Queen, Claire's Venomous, Claire's Poison Apple, Claire's Bright Skies, Bloomers Scented Cuticle Oil, and Essie Russian Roulette.

How to enter:

Donate a minimum of $5 HERE

  • For each $5 donation, you will receive one entry.
  • You will also receive one extra entry for spreading the word about this giveaway. I don't care how you spread the word, as long as you can send me a link that I can verify.
  • Donations require a credit card.
  • I'm in Canada so Canadian donors will receive a tax receipt for a donation of $20 or more.
  • You don't have to be a follower to enter the giveaway.
  • Giveaway ends March 30th, 1:00 pm MST, exactly when I begin fasting.
  • Help me reach my goal! Thank you all for your donations.

**Giveaway ended. Thank you for your donations and entries!**

Saturday, March 10, 2012

China Glaze Some Like it Haute

Oh I love glitter. So funnsy. Why can't removal be the same? Lol. Anywho, Some Like it Haute is a clear polish packed with gunmetal grey glitter and larger round iridescent glitter. So blingy and fun. The photos just don't do this polish justice. The camera picks up way too much detail. Wherein real life, your eyes will blend all the glitter together producing a glorious sparkley grey mani. Also, my nails are too little to showcase the wide range of colours the glitter turns. Check the bottle for that.

The good thing about wearing anything bling-tastic during winter time is my hands are safely tucked away in gloves where they can't distract me while driving. Teehee.

Three coats with topcoat. I also added an extra coat of clear under my topcoat as a spackle coat. Didn't really have any issues other than it thickening during the mani. I actually went and added a couple drops of thinner to it while I was applying my second coat. So just keep that in mind during application. Don't leave the bottle uncapped too long.

PS: This mani only really lasted three days for me. After that, it just started to pop off. Literally. The nail polish was so thick that instead of chipping, the entire whole sheet of nail polish on my nails just came off. So if you want to wear this for a special occasion, I would suggest not doing it too far in advance because you won't know when you'll just lose a nail of nail polish.

Mini History Lesson of the Moment: I want to share this little vid with you guys. It's the history of the Keep Calm and Carry on Posters. It's really interesting. I had absolutely no idea it originated in the Second World War. Please watch and enjoy.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cult Nails Iconic

Iconic is a berry red polish with gold shimmer and flakies. It's like red with a twist. Very unique and so hawt. Mmmm... Yeah, I just used the term hawt. I don't quite know how I feel about that, right this moment. Hahaha.

Two coats with topcoat. No application issues. Smooth as butter.

I could go for some buttered toast right now. Yummm.

Lol of the Moment: We just recently got a new washing machine. Our old one was older than me. And I'm a quarter century. So it was definitely time. But the new one is kinda, sorta "fancy" so my mom has no idea how to use it. In an effort to make it easier for her, I have included sticky notes. This makes me lol to no end.