Saturday, May 28, 2011

Finished Products

Here are a couple products that I used up the other day.
Avon Flavor Savers Cherry. I think this is first chapstick I've ever completely finished. I really like this. It gives my lips a bit of a tint, and leaves them semi-glossy. The only problem is that it really is not that moisturizing. I've been using it constantly over the past few days to use it up, and my lips are still dry. Bummer.

Avon Foot Works Deep Moisture Cream. I live for this stuff. Every spring/summer my mom buys a whole bunch of the Foot Works products to get us through the year. This bottle is what is left over from last year. My feet get super rough during winter, but after a week of pumicing every other day, and putting this on after, my feet are amazingly soft. I need to get another bottle of this. Luckily, I have the overnight cream to tide me over until then.

That's ir for now. Til next time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OPI Mermaid's Tears

Hey all! Sorry I've been MIA, but I haven't had much to post, and then I went to Maine for a few days. Apparently I was super inspired by the ocean, and ended up using OPI's Mermaid's Tears for my manicure (along with a sky blue pedicure).

Picture taken after 2 days of wear. This was 2 coats of Mermaid's Tears over base, and topped with Seche Vite. I absolutely adore this color. It came out much more blue in the photo, but in real life, it is a gorgeous dusty seafoam color.

This manicure held up surprisingly well. Usually OPI chips within a day on me, but this lasted 3 full days before there was even a small chip.

And now I leave you with some gorgeous, albeit cloudy, pictures from my trip. Til next time!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat: Antiqued Gold

I was getting kind of bored with Essie Coat Azure, so I broke out my new gold crackle to it.

This was 1 coat of Antiqued Gold over my previous manicure. This isn't the best crackle out there, but the color is nice. Its a light gold, almost champagne color, which goes great with the blue.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lovely in Lacquer Giveaway

Lovely in Lacquer is having a 100 Follower Giveaway!!
Click here for more information. Ends on June 14th, 2011.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Enamel Girl Giveaway

Enamel Girl is having a giveaway for her blog's first anniversary.
Click here for more details!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Essie Coat Azure

So, I'm graduating from grad school tomorrow....YAY! But, I was having the hardest time trying to find a nail polish that wouldn't clash with the blue dress I'm wearing. I was just going to go with purple, my school color, but I'm going to a party after and I didn't want to clash. My friend had a great blue polish, Essie Coat Azure, that she let me borrow. It looks amazing next to my dress.

This was two coats of Coat Azure over base, topped with Poshe. Its a gorgeous dusty blue with a nice shimmer, which didn't really come out in the pictures I took. So pretty!!

In other news, I did go back and pick up the gold Sally Hansen crackle polish. I tried it out on a nail wheel, and it's awesome. I'm planning on using it for my next manicure.

That's all for now. Til next time, loves.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat

Usually my CVS is the last place to get any new polishes, but when I stopped there today, they actually had the new Sally Hansen crackle polishes. Yay!!! Since they were buy 1 get 1 half off, I got two to try out.
I got white, Snow Blast, and pink, Fuchsia Shock.

I did quick swatches of them over Sinful Colors Nail Junkie (which hasn't chipped after 4 days!!), no top coat. These polishes work better with thicker coats; the thicker the coat, the larger and more noticeable the cracks (like with the pink). If it's too thin, it doesn't really crackle, just goes on as a film over the polish (you can see it most in the white on my pinky finger).

The formula is nice. Not as thick as the OPI shatters, and easy to work with. I'm already planning my next trip to the store to pick up some more of these...the gold one is calling to me ;)

Til next time, loves!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sinful Colors Nail Junkie

Changing up the nails again!! I found out this morning that one of my favorite bands, A Silent Film, was playing a free show tonight at a bar downtown (if you don't know who A Silent Film are, check them out!!!). I wanted something more fun and flashy on my nails than the Mets colors, so I picked out one of my untrieds to use.

Nail Junkie is a gorgeous turquoise/aqua jelly with blue, green, and gold glitter. This is 2 very thick coats of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, over base coat, with 1 coat of Seche Vite on top. I only did 2 coats because I kind of like the sheerness, but you would probably need at least 1-2 more coats for full coverage, depending on how thick they are.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Let's Go Mets!!

So, my friend, her mom, and I are going to a Mets game tomorrow, and taking a tour around Citi Field. I originally wasn't going to do anything special with my nails, but decided at around 10 that I should do something to show my team spirit (even though they suck...). Its not fancy, but it gets the job done.
On all nails except my ring finger, I did 1 coat of Morbid (Hot Topic) Black over basecoat. Then, I put one coat of Sally Hansen Blu. On my ring finger, I did 2 coats of Sinful Colors Great Wall. I topped it all with Poshe.

By itself, Blu is nothing special; really sheer and not that great looking. But, over black, it practically glows. I always get tons of compliments on my nails when I wear it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NOTW: Milani Hi-Tech

I haven't had the time to polish my nails lately, but I finally finished my last final and decided it was manicure time! I chose Milani Hi-Tech since the yellow-green color reminded me of Bugette in Starship (can anyone say Starkid obsessed?), and I wanted to try out my very first holographic polish.

No Top Coat

With Top Coat

This was 3 coats over base coat, topped with poshe. I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats, but it dried so fast, I decided to slap a 3rd on there just because.

Hi Tech is a gorgeous yellow-green holo. Its not an in-your-face holo, but its still very pretty. I can't stop staring at my! I don't know what took me so long to try out holos. The formula of this was a dream; applied like butter, and dried super quickly.