Tuesday, September 25, 2012

China Glaze Live, Laugh, Love + Hello, Gorgeous!

Hey girlies. I'm back :]

Just because I haven't been blogging as of late, doesn't mean I've lost touch with the nail polish world. I still logged on and commented on posts and checked things out. I still painted my nails and sometimes even posted pictures on Instagram. I kept up with nail polish collections. I just hadn't been blogging about everything.

One of the newer collections to come out is the China Glaze United in Purpose collection for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Whereas other companies do duos or small collections, China Glaze went all out with a 12 piece collection. Of course, it's all pinks. And quite a few of them are pale pinks. I got 5 of them, and today I have two to show you. I'll show you a picture first, then I'll get into the details.

Please please please excuse my horrible skin on my fingers and such... I told you my eczema was bad. I'm so so sorry for that.. ): 



Live, Laugh, Love is a neon pink. The formula on this was very very similar to the China Glaze summer neons (the ones without shimmer) and it covered well in two easy coats. I like it but it's not super original or anything groundbreaking. Hello, Gorgeous! on the other hand...wow. It's like the China Glaze On Safari glitters. Colored microglitter + holo microglitter PACKED into a clear base. In this case, it's a light pink. It covered in two coats but it was pretty opaque in one coat so if you want to layer it, your best bet is to do a thin thin coat. I blurred the second picture to show the holo sparkle in it. There is another glitter like this in the collection, called United. That one is a bit darker and more...dusty? I don't know how to describe it but you can bet that you'll be seeing it soon. I plan on using it quite a bit.I love love love these kinds of glitters. I even got a backup bottle of I'm Not Lion from the On Safari collection. Great work, China Glaze.

ALSO, what top coat do you guys use? I'm in the market for a new one. I'm fed up with Seche right now, so much shrinkage even after I thin it. I used it for this manicure and the next day it looked like I hadn't changed my polish in a week. UGH! I tried Essie's Good to Go and it shrunk too but was MUCH less shiny... If I'm gonna have shrinkage regardless, I'd rather it be shiny like Seche but I still don't like Seche...does this make sense? Anyway, what top coat do you guys recommend? I don't like Poshe either, too many bubbles... picky, I know..hehe sorry.

What do you think? Are you loving the glitter as much as I am? Have you seen this collection yet? What's your favorite top coat? Let me know, thanks for reading! :] 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Born Pretty Store 10% Off

Hey girlies! I was contacted by Born Pretty Store and they were generous enough to offer me a free sample and a coupon for all of you guys to get 10% off. The code is APL91 :] if you forget it or want to use it at another time, you can find it on the sidebar riiight <-- there. Just thought I'd share this awesome offer with you!

Happy polishing, thanks for reading! :]

Sunday, September 16, 2012

You guys need to check her out!

Hey girlies! I don't usually do this, but this time I had to. I am an active user of instagram, and I love it because it allows me to find amazing nail artists that I don't always find online. One of the instagrammers that I like the most is @elissafay and guess what? SHE HAS A BLOG! You guys NEED to check her out, her nails are perfect and they're always so pretty! That's all for today's post, I just wanted to share with you guys an awesome blog that I know you guys will love!

Thanks for reading! :]

PS, for those of you concerned: my nails are growing back...very very slowly but they're growing back. And my new camera got here! :]

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Update.

Hey girlies. Thank you so much to everyone that still follows me. I really appreciate it. I have a few things to say.

1. My eczema is clearing up! It's not magically going away but it is clearing up and I'm happy about that. :D

2. I'm getting a new camera! The camera I've been using is actually my father's and he doesn't know I have it so I'm gonna give it back and buy my own. And because I won't have to use it when he's not around, I should be able to post more frequently. I don't have all of the money to buy the new one yet, but I will very soon and I should be getting the camera soon. :D

3. I'm going to have more time to actually blog! I have breaks between classes and I have to wait for my boyfriend to get out of class on some days so I will have more time to blog. I figure I can take pictures the day I do my nails, and the next day I can crop them, watermark them, and type up the post. That means more time for more thorough reviews and better pictures since I won't have to rush it to be able to post before I have 35987258974 things to do.

Hopefully these changes result in a better blog for you guys, because that's what's most important. Again, thanks for being so patient with me and thanks for not unfollowing me. I really do appreciate you guys and I'm working on another giveaway. Keep in mind that I'm a broke college student so it may take a while to get everything together but I AM working on it.

Thanks so much for everything and I love you guys <3 Have a great day! Thanks for reading! :D 

ETA:

I just bought a new camera! It should be here Thursday, so expect new posts on the weekend or by Monday the latest! :D

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I'm not dead...yet.

Hey guys. So again I'm a terrible blogger... I have an excuse though. Lately it's been one thing after the other. First it was my depression, which is an ongoing issue but anyone with it knows that some days are worse than others...lately I've been having those 'worse' days a LOT. And then my eczema started acting up. I've never talked about it on here but I have this strange form of eczema that manifests itself as extreme dryness of the hands and feet, along with blister-like bumps that show up everywhere. I'm sure the fact that I've been stressed lately has greatly contributed to that. And today was the start of the semester for me.. It's just been a really shitty summer and I'm not in a happy place right now. Just wanted to keep you guys posted, if anyone actually reads my blog anymore. For those of you that do, I promise I will try to get back into the swing of things.. Thanks for reading. <3