Wednesday, December 28, 2011

butter LONDON Muggins Swatch

Hey girls! So I planned to do something awesome with Scoundrel but it chipped incredibly quickly...probably because of the dish-washing. Whatever. Today I have another butter LONDON swatch to show you. Here is two coats of Muggins, a light, greyed out muted purple. It was streaky on the first coat but it leveled out nicely on the second coat. The Seche helped it level out too. Here you go:

I like it, hopefully I can spruce this one up like I planned to do with Scoundrel.

What do you think? Do you like it? Hate it? Let me know, thanks for reading :D

Monday, December 26, 2011

butter LONDON Scoundrel Swatch!

Hi girlies :) I hope everyone had a great Christmas! :) I sure did, thanks to my awesome boyfriend and his family. I got the BEST gifts! My boyfriend got me my first butter LONDON polishes(every time I type out butter LONDON, I feel like I'm yelling haha)! :D I'm beyond excited! They're all beautiful. I'm gonna swatch them individually, because I'm going to wear all of them as full manis! :) First up we have Scoundrel, a beautiful dusty medium purple creme with pink undertones... is that lilac or lavender? I'm not sure, so 'medium purple with pink undertones' it is! Below is two easy peasy coats, topped with Seche.

I love this purple, it's so chic and shiny, even without a top coat. I can't wait to show you guys what I plan on doing to this mani tomorrow. Be prepared to see pure awesomeness. :)

What do you think? Are you loving Scoundrel? Do you have a favorite butter LONDON shade? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Glitterbomb Christmas Sandwich (& why you should shake your bottles)

Hey girlies! As much as it hurt me to take off my franken, I had to because it chipped! Darn glitter polishes! Well, today I have another glitter mani to show you, but this is more Christmas themed. I wanted to do a sammich with glitter instead of a jelly and I love the results! Well, on 6 of my fingers that is. I'll explain that later. Here is my mani:

(You're gonna wanna click the picture and see it close up, it's GORGEOUS!)
Here I have one coat of China Glaze Poinsettia, one coat of China Glaze Party Hearty, and one coat of China Glaze Ring in the Red. ...I didn't realize that they were all China Glaze polishes... anywhos, I love this combo! I love it sooo much! I hope it lasts til Christmas.

Anyways,  I learned a valuable lesson today: SHAKE YOUR BOTTLES BEFORE YOU PAINT YOUR NAILS! GRRR! Look at this:

You can't really see it that well but on all these fingers except my pinky, Ring in the Red is very light... that's because I forgot to shake my bottle and I basically got some clear nail polish with a few red glitters... GR! SHAKE YOUR BOTTLES! GR!

What do you think? Do you like this? Hate it? Be honest :) Thanks for reading, Happy Holidays! :D 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alice Imposter- A Tale of a Franken.

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Rini, and she had a strong infatuation with nail polish. Well, Rini got into the polish game a little late, and she had missed a lot of really awesome collections, including the OPI Alice in Wonderland collection. She had a very strong lemming for the two glitter polishes in that collection, Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter. Well, after seeing some swatches, Rini got an idea. She ran out and bought Blue Flash, a Milani nail polish in a similar shade of blue as Absolutely Alice. Rini added some gold Martha Stewart glitter, and magic happened. Blue Flash transformed into a mythical polish...very very similar to Absolutely Alice! In fact, Rini claimed that she had frankened a dupe! Not only did it look exactly the same, but Rini managed to make a ONE COAT dupe! She was THRILLED! So thrilled, in fact, that she wanted to share her new magic polish with all of you. Here are the pictures she has for you all:

Rini says she's sorry for how out of focus these pictures are, but her franken freaked out her camera! In any case, there is one coat of Alice Imposter, which is what this baby is called, sandwiched between Gelous nail gel, topped with a coat of Seche.

Do you like Alice Imposter? Do you have Absolutely Alice? How does this compare? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

OPI Designer...De Better!

Hey girlies! So my nails have been nubbinized and I hate them so I haven't been posting lately because of that. Today I have a short post, just some pictures of OPI Designer...De Better! from the Muppets Collection. Here ya go:

This is a major color shifter. It changes depending on the lighting. I think I managed to show that here. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. It's super sparkly and pretty but meh. Idk. I think I'm in a polish rut. I have a cool post for you guys tomorrow though, I franked a lemming of mine.

What do you think? Do you have this? Do you like it? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :) 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Classy Leopard Print Nails ft Orly Polishes!

Hey girlies! So in my recent Ulta haul, I picked up Orly Pure Porcelain. I AM IN LOVE! It's amazing and I love it and ahhh! So I decided to use it to do a leopard print mani, because I love leopard print :) I used another Orly, Prince Charming, for the spots, and an Art Deco black striper polish for the outlines. Here is what I got:

Here's my right hand, that rarely gets any love. I think it came out better. Ignore the polish on my pointer finger :b

What do you think? Do you like this? Are you over leopard print? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Essence Wake Up!

Hey girlies! So in a recent Ulta haul, I picked up some Essence polishes, namely Where is the Party?, You Belong to Me, and Wake Up!. I got YBTM because I looove the bluer version of Essie Mint Candy Apple and ordered a backup bottle of it and got a green bf also bought me one a while ago... and it was the green one...not that it's a bad color, but I LOOOOVE the blue one! So because YBTM is a dupe for the blue version, I picked up three bottles, which roughly equals a bottle of the Essie. Also, there were only three left...haha. Coincidence? I think NOT :) Do you guys think I'm crazy for that? Did you know there was more than one version of MCA in existence? This happens SOOO often, ugh! Do you want comparison swatches of all the versions I have? Let me know.

Anyways, Essence Wake Up! is a really BAM! in-your-face type of color. It's the color of a red orange Crayola. A shiny, smooth, bright red orange Crayola crayon. :) I love it. It was hard to capture though, so I had to tweak my pictures a little bit to make the color more accurate. Let's have a lookie:

It's amazingly bright and in your face and I love it. It does look more red depending on the lighting, though. In my dining room, it looks more red. In my kitchen, it looks like this. I swear I'm not crazy, haha. OH! It's super pigmented too. I know a lot of people always say that and never show it, so I took a picture of it at one coat to show just how pigmented it is. Here you have it: 

Look at that pigmentation! If I wanted to, I could have stopped at that one coat, but because I'm so set in my ways, I did two. This brand continues to amaze me, seriously. I have no complaints about any polish I have from them. Granted, I don't have many, but I couldn't have just gotten lucky with the few that I have.

What do you think? Do you like this color? And do you guys want the Mint Candy Apple comparisons? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Monday, December 05, 2011

Essie Pure Pearlfection over OPI No Room for the Blues

Hey gals! Today I have a swatch of another Essie Luxeffects polish, Pure Pearlfection. I didn't want to layer it over black because I'm sure you've seen a million pictures of it over black already so I layered it over blue, specifically OPI's No Room for the Blues. Here ya go:

She's a very purty top coat, huh? I think this looks very winter-y, I love it :) Here's a crappy, before-clean up shot of NRFTB:

This one is really pretty on its own too :) I love creme polishes, they're so chic :)

Here's the crappy news, because in my life, there's always crappy news. My nail on the middle finger of my left hand (MY SWATCHING HAND!!) looks like this:

See that nasty tear? I'm not even sure how that happened. I removed the above manicure and there it was, just crappy. Disregard the little bit of Orly Space Cadet that's on there. I got it today in a haul :) But yeah, expect nubs again soon. /sigh, when will I get a break from breaking nails? ha, get it?

What do you think? Do you like this combo? What do you want to see Pure Pearlfection layered over next? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D

Friday, December 02, 2011

Chanel Peridot Swatches!

Hey gals! So my awesome boyfriend bought me my first Chanel polish! :D It's Peridot, and it's gorgeous. I really don't have many words to say about this because it really is amazing and the pictures should speak for themselves. Here you go:

Check out the green edges! Amazing!

Here's how it looks at an angle:

Isn't she gorgeous? I love it soooo much. No pictures in the world do this pretty girl justice. It's gorgeous. Seriously. Go out and buy it. NOW. Okay, maybe not but you should. I love love love this! It wore pretty well too, 3 days no tipwear or chipping. I only took it off because I can't go that long without painting my nails. This is two coats, btw.

What do you think? Do you have this? Do you like it? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Winter Wonderland Stamping!

Hey girlies! I have a stamping manicure today! I wanted to do something with snowflakes for winter because I don't want to get too Christmas-y yet. I used China Glaze Frosty as a base. I love this color. It's so pretty and delicate and soft. I used two coats. Then I stamped snowflakes from the BM14 plate. I used China Glaze Blue Year's Eve and Millenium, and OPI Lucern-tainly Look Marvelous for stamping. Here's the results:

I like how it came out, but I wish I would have used a regular white nail polish. As much as I love Frosty, I think a plain white creme would have made the snowflakes pop more. Next time, I guess! Unfortunately, this mani didn't last even 12 hours because I took it off because my boyfriend gave me an early Christmas present, which you guys will see swatched tomorrow :b

What do you think? Do you like it? What was your first winter-y mani like? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MORE Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times Swatches!

Happy Thanksgiving, girlies! I'm very thankful for my well being, family, friends, boyfriend, blessings, etc., but I'm also thankful for YOU! My readers mean a lot to me and I love reading comments. I'm thankful that I'm able to share my hobby with people...that actually care! Thanks so much.

Today I have more swatches of Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times, which I've shown you before here. It's a great flakie, and I knew I would wear it today because the colors remind me of leaves! Red, gold, green...sounds very much like falling leaves to me! I love it. Here I layered it over OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, which is a dark brown (but not black looking) jelly-creme. The swatches below show two coats of that and one coat of Essie Luxeffects SOTT, with topcoat, of course. Behold the beauty that is my Thanksgiving manicure: (I left the pictures HUGE, so click on them to see them super close up, it's amazing.)

Here's another shot in different lighting to show some color shift:

Here's a macro shot:

Sorry for the blur, this flakie freaks my camera out! I love it though, I'm pretty sure I'm going to layer it over everything! I hope you like it!

What do you think? Do you like this combo? Let me know! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for reading! :D

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

OPI Excuse Moi! for Pink Wednesday

Hey girlies :) So I'm super excited today because I got a few new polishes AND because tomorrow I'm going to see The Muppets Movie!! Of course, I painted my nails with a Muppets color from OPI, and I chose Excuse Moi because I'll be wearing it tomorrow, which is Wednesday, meaning I should wear pink :) I haven't done a Pink Wednesday in so long, and I know it's still Tuesday but I won't have time to do my nails or post tomorrow and I don't want to schedule this post for tomorrow because I'm a loser. OH! I went to a beauty supply today, and they charged me $18 for some swatch spoons! $18!?!?! I'm returning them...that price is ridiculous. Also, I snagged up two of the China Glaze 3D glitters! Those swatches are soon to come, I can't wait to put those on my nails! And I got a backup bottle of Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times, which I showed you guys here. And Essie Luxeffects Pure Pearlfection because althought it didn't seem like much when I first saw it, I saw some swatches and TOTALLY loved it, so I bought a bottle. I'm allllso trying a new top coat today! Nubar Diamont. I've heard awesome reviews so let's see how this holds up! It doesn't dry as fast as Seche or Poshe for sure, but that's probably because I did put a coat of Gelous before it to combat grittiness... anyways. Swatches. I did a coat of my base coat, two coats of EM! and a coat of Gelous because it was could have used two, actually... and a coat of Nubar Diamont. Here are the results:

Macro shot, because I'm still excited that I finally figured out how to do it!

I like it. I like the different color/sized glitters in the jelly base. The formula was great, too. It dried quickly. One hand was dry by the time I finished painting the other. It does dry matte, so you'll need a top coat. I'm SO EXCITED for the movie! I'm sure Ms. Piggy would approve of my manicure ;)

What do you think? Do you like/have this? Are you going to watch the movie? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D

Monday, November 21, 2011

Essie As Gold As It Gets Swatches

Hey girls! Today I have a swatch of the other Essie Luxeffects polish I got, As Gold As It Gets. It's a gold flakie. No duochrome like Shine of the Times, but it's still gorgeous. I swatched it over OPI's Road House Blues, a new to me color, and it's not what I hoped. I wanted a true gold over dark blue look but this blue is too dark, so it looks like a charcoal or something. I still like the combination, but I'm going to try it over a lighter blue later on. Here you have it:

Isn't she purty? Here's a different angle:

My cuticles are so messy! Ugh I'm gonna have to clean up again... my OCD won't let me leave this alone. Nothing shows you how messy your clean up was like close ups. Speaking of which...

Oh yeah, I learned how to take decent macro shots on my crappy camera. BOO YA! I honestly never thought I'd be able to but I proved myself wrong. Sorry for the horrible clean up, I swear they look fine in person. Anyways, I like this flakie, a lot. It has irregular sized flakes and it really gives your nails more depth. I love it. Again, I can't wait to layer it over everything. :D

What do you guys think? Do you like it? What should I layer it over? Thanks for reading! :D

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times Swatches!

Hey gals! SO I'm BEYOND excited to show you Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times! I found it accidentally. I went to one of my favorite beauty supplies to get my eyebrows threaded because that lady is the only one who can do them right, and I saw a few polishes and I was looking through them. I had picked up a couple of polishes from Essie's Winter collection and OPI Samoan Sand, which I had been meaning to get for a while. So I go to the register, and there they are, the last two polishes on the display, Essie Shine of the Times and As Gold As It Gets! I snatched those up instead. I got them for $5 a piece! OMG I'm excited. Of course I swatched SOTT first because HELLO, it's a FLAKIE! A pretty amazing one, might I add. It's like every other flakie you've ever seem amplified by 10, then put on steroids... It's amazing and I love it. Here I have ONE coat of it over two coats of Essie Smokin' Hot.

Look at all those magical flakies! *swoons* I am in love <3 It's amazing. Here's a picture where I tried to show the different colors. The quality isn't that great but you can see the colors really well:

I am in LOVE!! It's magical, really. Bear in mind that the colors look dulled in my pictures. The color are MUCH stronger/brighter IRL. I can't wait to try this over...everything! One thing I did notice, though, is that rather than the traditional 0.5 fl oz you get from Essies, this is 0.46... not a HUGE difference, I know, but I did notice it. It's okay though, because with the size of my collection, I don't see myself ever running out of a bottle. I might buy a backup of this though, if I see it again. It's beautiful. I can't wait to try AGAIG!

** EDIT: I posted new swatches of this polish here! There's a macro shot, too. Check it out! 

What do you think? Are you loving this? Do you have it? What should I layer it over next? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Color Club Who Are You Wearing?

Hey gals! So long before I became a nail polish addict, I saw a swatch of OPI Let Them Eat Rice Cake and I fell in love. Me, being naive, looked it up to no avail. I then discovered that they had discontinued it, so I went out to look for a substitute. I found Who Are You Wearing? by Color Club and thought it was close enough. Naive of me, I know, but I still really like the color. It kind of reminds me of LTERC, but I think that's because the whole reason I got it in the first place was because I was looking for that color. Anyways, here's three coats topped with Seche.

Yup, my nails broke again. I swear, I don't know how I do it but I always manage to break my nails. Anyways, I really like this color, it's chic and pretty. :)

What do you think? Do you like this? Does anyone have LTERC and not want it? ;) Thanks for reading! :D 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gold to Green

Hey gals! Today I have swatches of one of the polishes up for grabs in my giveaway, which hasn't gotten much love and I contribute that to my lack of pictures. Here I have some swatches of the Gold to Green polish. It's a great polish, it's just DIFFICULT to capture, oh my gosh. It's really pretty though. I tried to capture it, and I got one picture that shows all of the colors that it shifts to in one shot. Here it is:

See how it's gold in the center, then bronze-ish, then green at the edges? Those are the colors this polish shifts to. It's amazing. I tried to capture the green aspect because it's really spectacular, but this is the best I could do:

Crappy lighting and blurry, I know, but it was the best I could do. Here you can see how different the polish looks in different lighting though, so at least I accomplished that. It's amazing to watch it change. I absolutely love it. This is only one coat of that color changing topcoat over one coat of Finger Paints Black Expressionism, which is by far the best black creme I've ever seen, better than the Wet'n'Wild Black Creme. If you're looking for a quick drying, one coat black creme, check it out. It dries shiny, too. But yeah, I hope I did this polish justice.

Like it? You can WIN IT in my giveaway! Thanks for reading :D 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Apologies

Hey gals! So I owe you guys an apology for being a bad blogger. See, the thing was... I broke a nail. And just when I thought it was long enough to start blogging again... I broke another nail... It is SO frustrating to have broken nails and such and I apologize for the lack of content on here lately. I do have a few manicures from a while ago that I didn't post so I might just post those until my nails grow to an acceptable length. I just wanted to apologize and let you all know that I'm not dead. Also, I want to do a giveaway in the near future, I'm just waiting for a package to get here. It's gonna be a great prize :) hehe, enough of my teasing. Thanks for reading! I missed you guys /:

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

China Glaze Blue Year's Eve Swatches, Comparison, and Review

Hey girlies :) So yesterday I found the China Glaze Let it Snow! collection at Sally's and I HAD to pick some of the polishes up. The ones I got were Ring in the Red, Glittering Garland, Tinsel Town, and the star of today's post, Blue Year's Eve. I love China Glaze's holiday collections, I think they put out some of their best shades in the holiday collections. I like this collection too, and these four colors are my favorites of the collection. I also want Poinsetta, Holly Day, and Twinkle Lights which all come in a cute little set, but I didn't get them just yet. Anyways, the point of the post, Blue Year's Eve. It's a great polish. Have a look:

It's a gorgeous blue duochrome glass fleck that looks purple in certain lights. I did two coats plus Seche for the swatches. The formula was amazing, and I got the coverage pictured in only two coats. It was neither thick nor thin, it was perfect. Drying time was great as well. Clean up was not a problem so I'm assuming removal will be easy as well. I love everything about this polish. It reminds me of one of my absolute favorite polishes ever, OPI DS Magic. I did a little comparison to show the differences/similarities:

I have BYE on the pinky and middle fingers and Magic on my ring and pointer fingers, two coats each. This picture doesn't show the differences very well, but they are there. Magic is more sparkly, because the glass flecks are larger. Magic also has a darker base and a stronger duochrome, but not by much. They are still pretty similar, and if you missed out on Magic, BYE is a nice substitute. It is by no means a dupe, but they are pretty similar. Do you need both? No. Am I keeping both? Absolutely.

What do you think? Do you like Blue Year's Eve? Did you pick up any colors from this collection yet? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ulta Haul + RAOK + Nail Mail + A Review

Hey girls! So I don't want to take off Mint Candy Apple just yet because everyone's been complimenting my nails and sometimes I can be a bit of an attention seeker so I want to keep it on for another day...but I do have a nice little post for you guys today. I made another trip to Ulta with Mr. ATPP and I got a few things. I guess I'll do the polishes first:

Left to right: Jaded, Bam-Blue-Zled, Moody Blues 

Jaded is actually a multichrome but my camera refused to pick it up. It's green, but the bottle edges are purple and blue. It's so faint in the bottle that I doubt it'll show up on the nail... I really hope the polish proves me wrong, haha. Bam-Blue-Zled is a pretty light blue creme with some purple thrown in... it reminds me of China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le but I'm not sure if they're dupes, I have to check. Moody Blues looks awesome in the bottle, I can't tell if it's a jelly or creme but it's a nice dark royal blue. Can't wait to get these on my tips!

I also got a new-to-me product because it was on sale. It's the OPI Avojuice lotions. Take a lookie:

I got two Jasmine ones because these smell AMAZING! OMG I am in LOVE with them. A quick review: these are very light lotions but not too thin where it feels like I'm washing my hands or putting hand sanitizer on. They're thinner than say, Bath and Body Works lotions, for reference. They make your hands ridiculously soft. The smell? DIVINE! If you have Aquolina Pink Sugar perfume, this smells EXACTLY like it after it's been on for a while. It's sweet but not overpowering, and the scent lingers for a while but it's not something that you'll smell unless your hands are by your nose. It's wonderful. No headaches, nothing. I love it. I am buying the bigger bottle once I run out of these. I haven't tried the regular one but that's because I'm in love with the Jasmine ones. Also, I got the Jasmine ones for $1.95 each! And the other one was $2.50. Girls, GO CHECK OUT THE CLEARANCE SECTION OF YOUR ULTAS! They had a whole bunch of goodies. The two smaller polishes I got were two bucks a piece! Love love love Ulta. I just wish it wasn't half an hour away from my house. #firstworldproblems.

Also, Mr. ATPP's mommy gave me a gift, a random act of kindness, or RAOK if you will. I forgot to picture the other polish she gave me, Avon Urban Grey but here is Avon Jade. Also, I got China Glaze Emerald Sparkle in the mail :)

Jade is a great color, it reminds me of a darker version of China Glaze Re-fresh Mint. I'll have to test that theory later. Emerald Sparkle is just amazing, totally worth the hype. Dark green with bright green sparkles...delicious! I can't wait to do a mani with these either!

What do you think? Do you have any of these polishes? How about the lotions? Thoughts? Questions? Have a great weekend, girlies! Thanks for reading! :D

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Essie Mint Candy Apple Swatch + My 2 Cents on Pastel Application

Hey girlies! Sorry for my short absence, my internet was cut off /: I wanted to do my Liebster blog award post but when I went to do it, my phone and internet stopped working and the guy came today to fix it. So, I still have to do that post but I wanted to share swatches of what I'm wearing today. I waited until my internet was fixed to do my nails because I'm a loser like that. Good thing it got fixed today because Fowl Play was chipping... anyways, here we have Essie Mint Candy Apple, two coats, with some Seche.

This is a very very pretty color and one of the few colors that I have a backup bottle of. It's a blue leaning leaning's gorgeous and I love it. I think that I want to call it green just because it has 'mint' in the name. My pictures show it a bit too blue though, so picture it a few shades greener, but not much. It's a gorgeous color, and I love it. You do have to be very careful with application because as with all pastels, it can be streaky.

 I have almost mastered pastel application. My method is to apply it as if it were Seche: A big blob, then spread it, and don't go over the same spot twice. Don't let the brush touch your nail, just maneuver the polish over your nail without touching it. Also, wait at least 2 minutes between coats, including after your base coat. I didn't wait two minutes to put top coat on because I find that Seche helps level things out. I think this method works rather well, considering I only used two coats for this polish whereas I used to take 3-4 coats to apply starky pastels. Hope that helps anyone having trouble applying pastels. That's just my two cents.

Also, my younger sister came up to me and told me that my nails are 'perfect' and that she wishes hers were like mine. I know my nails aren't perfect at all but I felt sooooo proud when she said that. I feel like we spend a lot of time on our nails, filing them right, polishing them right, treating them right...and it feels good to have someone else notice it. I just thought I'd share this little thing that made me smile this big: :D

What do you think? Do you like Mint Candy Apple? Do you have a special way of applying pastels? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Orly Fowl Play Swatches

Hey girlies! Today I have some swatches of Orly's Fowl Play, the most popular color from their Birds of a Feather collection, due to the fact that it's a dupe of OPI's Merry Midnight. I don't have MM but from what I've seen, these are dupes, except that FP has a darker base. I like the darker base, it means less coats for full opacity. I'm sure you've seen it a million times but I'm trying this new thing where I actually describe the polish I'm blogging about... Yep, I'm evolving into a true blogger haha. It's a deep plum jelly base with flakies a la Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure / Nubar 2010 and some smaller blue flakies AND some silver microglitter. I love it, I love it, I love it! Here are some pictures:

The first two are accurate base color-wise, but the last one I included to show the sparkly flakies! This is three coats, with some Seche on top. I love it!

(I know I said I would swatch Galaxy Girl first but I waited a day to do it and it had already chipped! -__- #firstworldproblems)

Sidenote: I REALLY want Wet n Wild Tangled in my Web and I can't find it anywhere! Is anyone willing to sell me one? Please? Help a blogger out! Haha :b

What do you think? Do you have this? Do you love it? Let me know! I know there are much better swatches out there but I hope I was able to capture at least a teensy bit of its beauty. Thanks for reading! :D 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Two swatches, some nail mail, and my first jack-o-lantern!

Hey girlies! I have a very picture heavy post for you today. So a few days ago I tried on OPI Animal-istic from the Muppets collection and I fell in LOVE with the color! It was so pretty and amazing and ... pretty haha... let me show you what I mean:

It's a gorgeous coral foil, and I love it...except that it chipped on the first day... like, 3 hours after application. Then it chipped on the pointer nail but the little piece of polish was hanging on so I used my emergency method (covering it with the clear nail polish that I MUST have on hand at all times) until I got home and changed it into this:

China Glaze First Class Ticket. It's very pretty and it reminds me of Essie's Sexy Divide only blue leaning rather than reddish leaning...idk what I'm saying but hopefully that made sense. Anyways, I got home today and found some nail mail waiting for me. Here is what I got in the mail:

Wanna guess what they are??  Here are individual shots:

Give up? This isssss (drumroll, please):

And here's the second one:

The picture is deceiving, there's a strong blue flash in this one that my camera didn't pick up. Anyways, it's (another drumroll, please):

YAY!! I was incredibly excited for both! I'm going to use Galaxy Girl first hehe :)

Anyways, today while with Mr. ATPP, we went pumpkin shopping with his brother and we saw something that looks like this:

And of course, I wanted to carve it because I'm weird and rather than carve an actual pumpkin, I choose the weird looking thing. I thought it looked like a ghost so that's what I made it. Introducing, Ghouletta! :D

I tried to get a picture of her in the dark so that you can see her eyes glowing but I couldn't /: but you guys get the point. She's a cutie pie and I'm very proud. I'm probably going to drag my boyfriend to buy an actual pumpkin to carve it :) I love it :D

What do you think? I know this was a lot to take in but does anyone have any comments on anything? Do you like Animal-istic? How about First Class Ticket? Did you like my nail mail? How about Ghouletta? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D