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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Franken Fun!

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I’ve decided to really start focusing on my creative skills. Mostly with nail polish. I want to start making my own polish and hopefully become good enough to sell it. This polish today is just the beginning. I have to credit the amazing Dr. Frankenpolish for the recipe. I used white, blue and half a bottle of clear. The result? This gorgeous, squishy blue jelly that has no name 😦

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Barielle Swizzle Stix

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I. LOVE. THIS COLOUR.

OK. Now that I have the obligatory capitalization of excitement out of the way, I can start gushing about this polish. It is SUCH a great shade of blue/green. My pictures make it look a lot more vibrant blue than it is. In the bottle, it looks almost minty. Either way, it was a surprise love. I’m a strong believer in rich, vampy colours. Pastels are not my scene. But just as your taste buds change every seven years, so does your attraction to colours. And that is how I ended up with Swizzle Stix on my list of favourites. I think this colour is a must have, for a lacquer head like myself.

SUCH A DREAM

See what I mean? Gorgeous.

That’s all for now, folks. I’m still working on getting a REAL camera to photograph my manis. Stay tuned!

Possibly a gasm worthy layering combo!

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Oh my God. While making polish swatch gems, I think I’ve discovered a killer layering combo. Stay tuned for the full mani!!!!

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A new breed of polish=a possible dupe for OPI?

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I don’t often get my hands on the current O.P.I collections. In fact, the closest I’ve come is a random display at Winners of The Muppets collection. Hello full sized bottle of Warm and Fozzie…

But there was recently a collection with a colour so cold and beautiful, it stopped my heart. The colour is Swimsuit…Nailed It! from the Miss Universe collection. For years I tried to deny that blue was my favourite colour. It’s so common and predictable. But I’m old now and the idea of lying about my favourite colour is silly. So yeah. Blue is my favourite effing colour. And the shade of blue that Swimsuit…Nailed It! falls into…LADY BONER. The story of SNI coming into my life, does not have a happily ever after, but it certainly has a silver (or blue foil) lining.

I never expected it, but Winners has become my go to place for exciting nail polish. They recently carried a line called Cosmetic Arts, which, from what I glossed over online, is made by the same company that makes Color Club. Can’t go wrong there, can I? The upside: I found a linear silver holo called Silver Belle and, be still my heart, a possible dupe for SNI. The closest I came to SNI, was Cold Metal from the Foiled collection (by Color Club). Don’t get me wrong; it’s a gorgeous shade of blue but it’s a touch darker than SNI. This blue foil from Cosmetic Arts could be just what I wanted! The downside to this story: there was no label on the bottle. And their website is absolutely no help. I only identified Silver Belle because, well, it’s a holo and they are on fire. This blue is either “Baby It’s Cold” or “Mistletoe Kiss.” If anyone knows what this colour is actually called, please HELP ME. I hate having polishes with no name.

Alright, enough yapping, more pic snapping! (Yes, lame. I know. What do you want from me?)

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I was so excited about this, I didn’t bother to clean up my mess. Then again, do I ever? It’s all about the colour anyway! To make up for it, I posted some holo yumminess! When we next get some sunlight, I will throw this sucker on and photograph it like there’s no tomorrow.

Enjoy folks, and until we meet again!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Purple Gala

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Well, the big reveal has arrived: Pictures of the gorgeous polish that Jamison bought for me. This colour really is great and I can’t wait until I have a good camera to properly capture my lacquer beauties. So without further ado, here are the pictures.

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Beautiful. Just a couple of quick snaps at the start of the work day. I’m sad to say this manicure didn’t survive the day at Quiznos. Especially once I got at the meat slicer.

Now what can you do to make a gorgeous nail polish even lusher?

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YOU ADD FLAKIES!!!!!

I’ll just sit back and let you all drool. MU work here is done.

The Polish Perfectionist is having a giveaway!

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Can you say excitement! This chica can effing PAINT. HER. NAILS! And she gets exciting, super fantastic awesome nail polish at her disposal!

And to thank her loyal followers (all 2000+ of them) she’s hosting a PHENOMENAL giveaway.

If the capitalization of the word ‘phenomenal’ isn’t enough (should I add MORPHENOMENAL into the mix?), check this shit out!

http://the-polished-perfectionist.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-time.html

…I know, right? Phenominal….

Er…

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So I just realized that I posted Fame and Fortune twice…and not even far apart. *sigh* Once again, I must say that drinking and polishing do not mix. And that apparently goes double for blogging. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

How about another pretty sneak peek of what is on the way?

This is the nail polish equivelant of Homer drooling over a donut

The LuxeEffects collection showed up at Wal Mart yesterday so of course I grabbed Shine of The Times (killing the Hidden Treasure lemming once and for all) and Pure Pearlfection. I will have to go back and get the gold one because…well. I need it in my life.

Manis to come!