Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day Four - Nerd Lacquer Don't Panic

I love this colour. It's lime green with tiny copper flecks in it! This is the third polish I got from my (so far) only Nerd Lacquer haul!
It's really sheer, and if I can find a good base for it it will conserve it much more. You can already see how much I have used.
It's sparkles like crazy, even though it hasn't been sunny here in a long, long time.
I'm feeling some nail art for tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day Three - Zoya Pippa

I have two yellow polishes, ChG Lighthouse and Zoya Pippa. I've never used Pippa and I figured today was as good as any day.
I really wanted to like it. In actuality it wasn't bad, I just wasn't inspired by it today. It's rainy, that's my excuse.
So I went and ruined it more by adding Black Shatter. Now I'm removing it as soon as I put it on.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Day Two - Zoya Gwin

Hi y'all - I'm so excited to wear this lady! I got this around Christmas in a swap and I held off from using it until now. I just looked at it in the bottle, and fell more in love everyday.
This was my best attempt to catch the green/yellow flash that is in the bottle
So pretty! I don't wear orange a lot, but it is my favourite! I'm waiting for Lana in the mail so maybe there will be a faceoff.
This is kind of a blahh shot but it's the best on at this angle. It looks much better....
Maybe tomorrow I will get it in the sunlight because...
I got my first llarowe order which had Princess Tears and Ascalon! I want to photo my swatches in the sun to try them out. Naturally I would get these right after I started the challenge...I always have my toes to paint!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

30 Day Challenge BEGINS with OPI Love is a Racket!

I'm so excited to start this finally! This may seem like a weird time to start it, but the week that requires the most nail art I'll be home on my reading week. It gives me something to do I guess.
I have so many awesome reds. I decided to take a chance on this one, which I'd only worn once as a pedi. It turns out I like it a lot, and will permanently take up residence in my stash!
Two things - that bottle shot is not mine. I snagged it from google images because I forgot to photo mine. Also, my thumb looks rather wonky, because of a ridiculous nail break.
I usually can't pull of wearing these reds in terms of clothing. I have to do a cool red as opposed to a tomato red. I do really like it on my nails though.
In case you haven't seen the 30 day list yet - here it is!
I have actually been saving Zoya Gwin for this very challenge! I'm very excited to wear her tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Day of Lurve

I'm usually not one to be all 'hearts and fluff' for Valentine's Day - but I was painting my nails with China Glaze Ahoy, and I just couldn't help but put Nicole by OPI Love Your Life on top of it, which was a super pain. I like the way it looks, and I hope you do too!
Much love for you all today!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nail Stamping with Orly Sea Gurl

Yeah, I stamp. I'm not very good at it, but I'm in love with this. I got the idea from the konadlicious blog and did my own spin using other colours.
I started with a base of Orly Sea Gurl, which I neglected to photograph before I stamped over it. I used my usual silver stamping polish (CND Silver Chrome) and Bundle Monster Plate 206
This is actually the closest I've been able to match my thumb, so I'm pretty impressed about it. It's still messy but I wanted to photo it before I chipped or wore it down.
I love to stamp - I'm not very good at it, but I think it looks great and I get a lot of complements. What's not to love?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Orly Flirty

Look who's alive!! It's me!! Here with my favourite polish OF ALL TIME!

I'm a real pink lover, and this is my favourite pink. I also don't think it gets enough love. From last summer's Happy Go Lucky collection, here's Flirty! (and a cameo from angel and Febreeze)
This is what I wanted Pink Friday to be - just a speck lighter though. 
It's bright enough to look good with my skin tone, and the awesome shimmer is a welcomed bonus!

Yeah, I just chopped my nails down so the nubbin wasn't so lonely. I'm rather fond of how they look right now actually. They'll never be perfect though....

Orly and I have a hit and miss relationship - some are like this which I'd never do without (Au Champagne and Royal Navy for example). Others are very "meh" and unoriginal to me. 
I have so much stuff I want to post! I just don't know where to start - there always seems to be another new package in my mailbox which makes me forget about all the other wonders I have.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Polish Meme?

Hey Y'all - I've been waiting for sun to photo my I'll leave you with a meme to tie you over. I've been addicted to them all week.