Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zoya Midori and Apple!

Happy hump days lovelies! Sorry for slacking lately, life has been busy!  I meant to post this yesterday, it was my nephew Alex's 13th birthday and his favorite color is green so I am dedicating two of my favorite Zoya greens to him! Zoya makes the best greens!!

Midori and Apple are both light green with a gold shimmer but they are still very different. Up first is Midori. Midori is from Zoya's Ohh-La-La Collection which was released in Summer of 2009. It is a gorgeous apple green with a gold shimmer, I absolutely love this color. This is 2 coats, no topcoat.

Next up we have Apple. Apple is a gorgeous shimmer, maybe a glass-fleck? I'm not sure. LOL It is from Zoya's Sunshine Collection from Summer of 2011. It is sheer, this is 3-4 coats (some needed 4, maybe I didn't apply those as thick LOL) but the drying time is really fast. 

What do you think of these greens? Very appropriate for St. Patrick's Day! 

Zoya retails for $8 and can be purchased at

They announced on their Facebook page and Twitter this morning that they are having free shipping for Leap Day, just use code SHIPME before 11:59 PM EST tonight!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Orly Rock-It

Hello lovelies!! What a gorgeous polish I have for you today!So beautiful, in fact, that my camera could not completely capture the beauty. These pics do not do it justice but they are the best I could come up with!

Orly Rock-It is part of the Orly Mineral FX Collection from 2011 and is absolutely stunning. I didn't think I NEEDED any of the Mineral FX collection because many of them are dupes of other colors from different brands but when I saw this one in person I could not pass it up. It is a shimmery wine color (YUM) but also has a slight color shift between bright red and an almost copper color. GORGEOUS.

The formula was amazing, as I have come to expect with Orly. I nearly got away with one coat but my OCD will not let me stop at one coat. Hahaha I did two and topped it off with Orly Won't Chip. And just for fun I added a little rhinestone bow sticker as an accent. Because it wasn't sparkly enough on its own!! HAHA

I hope you enjoyed this!! I love it! It's red and sparkly, doesn't get any better than that in my book!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

NerdLacquer Antisocial Media!!

Happy Saturday everyone!! Sorry for my absence yesterday! I received my very first NerdLacquer in the mail from my friend Michelle from Things I Love At The Moment, we are doing a mini-swap and she will be getting her very first China Glaze OMG polish. :-) You should definitely check out her blog and give her a follow, she is super sweet and is nearing 100 followers (and will be hosting her very first giveaway soon!).

I have been seriously lemming NerdLacquer since I first saw it a couple months ago. When Michelle decided to get rid of this one I immediately told her I wanted it (I have since ordered two more from NerdLacquer on Etsy). I am so glad I got it, I love it! 

Antisocial Media is a medium blue with a hint of green, it has an almost jelly-like finish but is more opaque. It has micro glitter in blue, gold and bronze as well as medium and large hex glitter in the same colors. It was opaque in 2 coats (I used 3 to see if it changed the look but it was fine with 2) and I had no application issues. I did have to do a little but of manipulating to get the larger pieces of glitter on the nail but this is normal with large glitter. It is not overly rough or thick, I topped it off with 1 coat of Nubar Diamont Topcoat and it was perfectly smooth.

What do you think of Antisocial Media? I am very impressed and very happy that I have two more NerdLacquers on the way!

NerdLacquer can be found HERE on Etsy but the lovely Amanda (creator of NerdLacquer) is currently closed because she is filling orders! I suggest signing up to be notified when she re-opens. They sell out super fast, last time she opened she sold 1500 bottles of polish in 18 hours! WOW!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Julep Blake

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Today I have a simple but lovely polish to show you. I used to be a hater of all things yellow and orange but lately I have found my tastes changing and am loving orange and liking yellow. I am still not a fan of yellow ON ME, with my skintone but I do like soft yellow in decor and such. 

So today I have a very lovely yellow to show you, it reminds me of the exact color of butter. It went on very nicely, especially for a yellow (they are usually very streaky). It did take 3 coats but they dried quickly and I had no issues.

This is 3 coats topped with Julep's Fast Dry Topcoat

Isn't Blake a gorgeous yellow??

If you are interested in becoming a Julep Maven click HERE to take your style quiz and get started! I am having so much fun being a Maven. :-)

You can also purchase without being a Maven at


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lacquistry Aqua Shredded- Two Different Ways!

Happy Mardi Gras to those of you who celebrate it! I don't celebrate it but I think I have a pretty fun mani for you anyways! =D  

I was planning on putting on Lacquistry Aqua Shredded again, this time over black (if you missed my first post on Lacquistry Aqua Shredded you can see it HERE). However, I had on my Max Factor Fantasy Fire (from yesterday's post) and decided to see what it would look like over the FF. I actually didn't care for it. LOL I did get some compliments on it though so I have included pics of it.  

I then took it off and put on Aqua Shredded over OPI Black Onyx. O.M.G. I am in love. I liked this combo so much that I ended up putting it on my toes as well. I will show you the pics over black first and then over Fantasy Fire.

This is 2 coats of OPI Black Onyx, 2 coats of Aqua Shredded, 1 coat of Gelous and 1 coat of Seche Vite. You will notice on my ring finger that I had a shard sticking up. I didn't notice it until after I took the pics. I clipped it off with nail clippers and added 1 more coat of SV and it was all smooth.

It's that combo amazeballs?! I love it!! Now for the Aqua Shredded over Fantasy Fire. I like it but I don't love it like I thought I would. What do you think?

Lacquistry can be purchased on Etsy. The lovely creator Jenna is having to take a little break right now while she catches up on orders. You can find her direct link HERE, where you can also ask to be notified by email when she re-opens. 

You can also follow Lacquistry on Facebook HERE where Jenna posts updates and previews of new collections!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Max Factor Fantasy Fire Part 2!

I hope you aren't sick of seeing Max Factor Fantasy Fire across the interwebs! LOL This is my second post on FF. If you remember my first post then you will remember I promised pics over black. It is amazing how different this polish looks over black than it did over Barry M Indigo!

FF is exclusively sold in the UK, I owe mine to my friend Denise, thanks so much!!! If you want one you need to become friends with someone in the UK or go there yourself. LOL
 It's late and I need to get to bed so let's get to the pics, shall we? 

This is 2 coats of FF over 2 coats of OPI Black Onyx.

Isn't it amazing how different this looks over black? I want to put it over EVERYTHING now! LOL I need at least one backup bottle! Did I mention how TINY the bottle is?! It's teeny, trust me.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Zoya Harlow

Hello lovelies! I hope you all had a good Monday! Well, as good as any Monday can be. LOL I didn't have the day off of work, I hope all of you did! 

I have the last of my 4 Zoya Matte Velvet polishes today.I will be getting the last 2 of these to complete my collection soon! Harlow is a gorgeous magenta/berry color and as with all the other Zoya mattes the application was superb.

Matte pics first!

Now the top coat pics!

How do you like Harlow, matte or shiny?

Zoya retails for $8 and can be purchased at

They often have sales and promos so I suggest following their Facebook page and/or Twitter for all the inside scoop!! I am afraid the mattes are in danger of being discontinued so you might want to hurry if you want them! 
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