Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dollish Polish | Expecto Patronum


Hello there my lovelies. Oh what's that I seem less bitter today, well it could be the polish I have here today. It is called Expecto Patronum... eh eh eh *raises eyebrows* Dollish Polish won my heart with this polish I mean I will be a customer FOREVER (in the tone of Squints from Sandlot) See here my first problem about buying this polish was oh JESSICA it is white, I don't do white I like darker colors but ohhh Jessica it has TEAL glitter... and you HAVE to get it because Harry Potter and Teal well the debate finally ended and here we have probably my FAVORITE polish of all time.

1- NailTek Foundation II
2- Dollish Polish | Expecto Patronum
2- Seche Vite 



Friday, December 21, 2012

Color Club | Berry and Bright

Good morning all isn't it a great day to be alive... ya know since the world was supposed to have ended by now?! Okay anywhoo enough badgering. Today I have for  you a delicious red with a gorgeous shimmer. Did I mention it also happens to be scented, at first I wasn't certain about how that made me feel but I will say I ended up liking it.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge | Aqua Lily

Good Morning or evening or afternoon depending on what time it is when you are reading this! Of course I am a bit peppy this morning since you know this polish is incredibly stunning, drool inducing and well practically perfect in every way kinda like Mary Poppins. As if this polish truly needs an introduction, and if it does what rock have you been living under?! Today we have *ahem* Rescue Beauty Lounge | Aqua Lily.

1 - NailTek Foundation II
2 - RBL| Aqua Lily
1 - Seche Vite 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nail Mail/Liebster Round two!

Holy Haul! check it out all within a one week period... my brother and his gf say I have a problem... then his girlfriend asks if one is for her... doesn't she wish! I mean look at all the pretties that are going to be coming out to play soon! =). If you guys knew KNOW me at all you will know which one is going to be swatched/worn first and then be worn to its very demise. Any guesses as to which that one might be?



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge | Grunge

ASDLFJASK!  Sorry that was my super excited yell, today I have my first Rescue Beauty Lounge polish. Can't contain my excitement, they are a bit pricey but hey it's not like I go get manicures and pedicures and my hair done this is MY thing, everyone has their own thing. Le bf has golfing and I have my polish hoarding habit, sorry phew justification OVER.  Now onto the goods! Today I have for y'all Rescue Beauty Lounge | Grunge!


1-NailTek Foundation II
2- RBL- Grunge
1-Seche Vite

Monday, December 17, 2012

Essie| Turquoise & Caicos and Beyond Cozy

Morning Sunshines! If you don't like tape mani's just go home right now... you still here good! Now this mani is certainly not perfect but I shall not tell a lie I was in a rush not a good combo with drying polish and tape... eek :/. But other than that I do love this combination of colors. Another plus... it matched my dress for our Christmas party perfectly.

1-NailTek Foundation II
2- Essie | Turquoise&Caicos
1- Essie | Beyond Cozy
2- Seche Vite




Friday, December 14, 2012

Dollish Polish | The Many Shades of Mr.Grey

Morning sunshines okay afternoon whatever... Are you guys ready for this crazy Christmas madness that will surely ensue? I am not that is for sure! Still figuring gifts out and all that jazz but anyways on to some festive literary based glitter polish. Today I have for you my first Dollish Polish | The Many Shades of Mr.Grey. Grey/black always faves of mine so when this came in my mystery bag you know I was excited!

1- NailTek Foundation II
2- ManGlaze| Fatty's Got More Blood
1- Dollish Polish | The Many Shades of Mr.Grey
1-Gelous
1-Seche Vite

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ManGlaze | Fatty's Got More Blood

I feel like maybe I start out some posts a little mean or agressive by saying get out... but if you don't like this I get it (well I don't but I'll play along) For as long as I can remember I have loved all things matte. This polish is NO exception, ManGlaze|Fatty's Got More Blood. Even the name is derogatory how could you not love this! And the label art are you kidding me what isn't to love about this...

1-NailTek Foundation II
2- ManGlaze | Fatty's Got More Blood (you could easily get by with 1)
NO TOPCOAT sucka's (I get carried away, my bad)


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nail Pattern Boldness | Don't Drop That Spoon

Afternoon! Well after this eventful morning I am finally here to deliver to you another GORGEOUS (drool worthy) Nail Pattern Boldness | Don't Drop That Spoon. Because I love glitter and all the matte things of course matte glitters are an absolute must. Well without further ado here she is Don't Drop That Spoon!

1- Yellow Stopper
2- Essie | Where's My Chauffeur?
2- Nail Pattern Boldness| Don't Drop That Spoon
1- Gelous
1- Seche Vite

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hare | Bisbee


Good Morning my dears... normally I am not one for cheery Monday mornings but of course I have stupidly headed on over to Llarowe to check some things out and purchased a Mystery Bag (4 polishes). Anywhoo enough about me back to why you are here... I promise one day I won't go off on a tangent during the intro paragraph. That may be a promise I can't keep. Well today I have for you ladies Hare| Bisbee, I had my eye on this beauty for a while and then decided to impulsively buy this when I saw Llarowe had a restock. 

1- Yellow Stopper
2- Hare|Bisbee
1-Gelous
1-Seche Vite

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hare | Pegasus

Can I just start by saying...asljkfhaskdh What have I been waiting for all this time?! Seriously I want all the Hare Polish now. I am normally one for darker colors UNLESS glitter. But this just... I can't explain. So without further ado here is Hare| Pegasus.
1-Yellow Stopper
2-Hare|Pegasus
2-Seche Vite



Friday, December 7, 2012

Pretty & Polished | Diner Daze

Good Morning all! I hope your day is going well I know mine is =) I have quite the tasty coffee and am looking forward to a wonderful lunch and a staff dinner this evening at a DELICIOUS restaurant. Let me not rub it in your face about my pre-planned day.  If you have a great day ahead of you, please do share/rub it in my face you won't hurt my feelings. *Ahem* back to why we are here Pretty & Polished | Diner Daze. Oh Mylanta... it is jelly at it's finest... It is described as being: a beautiful red jelly polish packed with black and white glitters. 

1-Yellow Stopper
2- Diner Daze
2-Seche Vite

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Color Club | Ho-Ho-Holly

So I went to Sally's and while I am picking up my favorite hand cream of all time (starting about a month ago) Silk Elements|Shea Butter with Olive Oil Hand Cream I spy with my little eye something green and shimmery... and a brand I do not own yet... so here is the newest addition to my collection Color Club| Ho-Ho-Holly

1- NailTek II
2- Color Club|Ho-Ho-Holly
1-Seche Vite

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Liebster Award

ummm wow! Speechless really =) I have a completely surprising and unexpected post for you today that I hope you will enjoy! I was nominated this past weekend for The Liebster Award by Marissa over at Get Polished Up. I am one of those weirdos that researches like crazy when they are new to something. The Liebster Award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers, in order to help spread the word about their blog.I am TRULY  honored, surprised, THANKFUL etc. to be nominated for this and I really hope you all enjoy reading this post... stick around I bet you will find something in here to make fun of me for ;) as there are questions/facts that follow! 



 The rules are: 

1. You must post 11 random facts about yourself.

2. You must answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked.
3. You must then come up with 11 new questions and tag 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers to keep the ball rolling. No tag backs, however! 

First up are the 11 random facts about myself:


1. I have always been an avid dog lover... Right now we have 3... 2 chihuahuas and 1 Lab/Vizsla (all the nicest people you could ever ask for) Yes I am THAT PERSON who considers their dogs as family... it's true. 
2. I AM a reader... books over movies, that does not mean I do not like movies though ;)
3. I have a love for all things Harry Potter (I have all the books and movies) I have even been to Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando!!! and I want to go back!
4. I have played tennis ever since my sister started to play and I still do... when given the chance.
5. I attended Lee College (Baytown,TX) and played tennis for the school as well, we won a national championship, probably one of the most memorable things that has happened to me to date!
6. After that I went on to PVAMU, I played a bit there and met some wonderful people I couldn't imagine not knowing.
7. Speaking of wonderful people, I am a big family person. I don't know what I would do without each and every single one of them... I MEAN everyone has a quirky uncle right? ;)
8. I am actually VERY SHY until you really get to know me and then you can't shut me up!
9. Being shy and blogging actually work out better than I thought.I get to sit here upload pictures, give my opinions, talk to you great people all without the actual face to face. I LOVE IT! Honestly if I get to know you through the blog, I most likely won't be shy if we were to ever meet.
10. All of my closest friends know that if I am a little mean to them I really consider them more than good friends... I am very loyal to them, and hopefully to you guys as well.
11. I actually know very little about this nail polish world we currently reside in and I would love to know more, so please feel free to help me if I get something wrong! I am open to constructive criticism.

Marissa's questions are as follows:
1. What is your favorite band?
well I do love me some Eli Young Band and Josh Abbott Band oh and you can throw in some All American Rejects (I don't just have one but those are def in the top)
2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I have always wanted to go to Greece. It seems so unbelievably gorgeous and unforgettable there.anybody with me on that one?
3. What is your favorite nail polish of all time?
My favorite nail polish of all time you ask... well I am pretty stinking new to all things nail polish but let's just say I have a special place for all things NPB, because wow!
4. If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet my Grandpa on my mom's side, I didn't really know him for that long... he passed away when I was just a year.
5. What inspired you to start your blog?
WHAT not who... the will power I had to let my nails grow in conjunction with seeing all these amazing blogs with such incredible pictures really made me realize my secret WANT to start blogging.
6. Where is your favorite place to buy nail polish?
online... My work hours are crazy so the internet and etsy/llarowe are my friends FOREVER.
7. What is your favorite beauty product (besides nail polish)?
I love my MAC Fluidline and their angled brush (my dog enjoys their eyeliner brush as well *rolls eyes*)
8. What is your favorite movie?
Fav Movie of all time: Grease (fond memories)
9. Do you have any pets?
I have one adorable chihuahua dog who I am sure will make an appearance. Then we have 2 family dogs.I used to have turtles before my loving/annoying pup
10. What do you do as a career (or what are you planning on doing)?
I am an office manager for a small business. I am happy to say I have no restrictions on my work polish or attire. =)
11. What is your favorite sports team?
Houston Astros always and forever


Now here are my questions to you wonderful fellow bloggers:
1) What is your absolute favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?
2) What is your favorite book?
3) Which do you prefer stamping, freehand, or wraps?
4) What is your middle name?
5) If you could have any pet in the world what would be?
6) If you could be a part of any movie what would it be? (i wanna answer this one Harry Potter or Pleasantville prob the first)
7) If you could live anywhere, where would it be (think not leaving family or friends behind)?
8) What genre(s) of music do you listen to?
9) What is your favorite store to shop at?
10) Text or phone call?
11) Foil Method, Glue Method or Yellow Stopper for glitter polish removal?


And the nominees are:

1)A Painted Nail
2)Nail to Nail Interpretation
3)Abominabale Attempts
4)Stickman Nails
5)Rose Tint My Nails
6)She Nail*d It
7)Light of the Moon Nails
8)Makeup and Polish Obsessed Girl
9)Ooooo Shiny
10)MASPOOASE
11) Nailed-into-you

PS I have seriously super stalked all of your pages. I'd apologize but I'm not really sorry.

Thanks for sticking around


-J

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nail Pattern Boldness | Boop-Oop-A-Dupe

I am a terrible human being I promised this post two days ago but life happened. I am happy to say that I was out of town and was attending a football game of my cousin's. It was a real "nail-biter" if you will ;) Came down to the last 5 seconds, they pulled it out ::whoop whoop:: Anyways that is not what you are here for but I can take a guess as to why you are!

True Story: I planned on NOT changing my polish after a day, for me that is almost unheard of unless it has been a strenuous or longggggg day. Well today was one of those days, I mean who can resist the buttery smooth look of A England's Ophelia. Alas, my razor could not, it wanted nothing to do with it. The razor decides to shave off some polish here and there... GREAT. So here I am opening my drawer of polish (that seems cute to some of you doesn't it a single solitary drawer... not for long though) and BAM! it hits me, literally. I picked it up and it fell on my foot. (If you can't tell from this story I am the clumsiest person you could ever imagine.) So now you know the story of how this combo hit me like a ton of bricks or something like that.

1-NPB| Boop-Oop-A-Dupe
1-Seche Vite



Friday, November 30, 2012

A-England | Ophelia

Hello there =) It has been a terribly long and frustrating day but TGIF! and as if that isn't good enough dinner is on my work, trying somewhere new to see if it is up to par ;) Well enough about that I hope your Friday has gone by without a hitch. Today I have for you A England Ophelia... are you excited because I know I am! Now I will level with you I am VERY new to blogging/photography heck I am so new let's just call it taking pictures and not throw photography around lightly. Unfortunately, I did not capture all the beauty of this polish but what I did I hope you love just as much as I do!

A-Englad is notorious for having perfection in liquid form, truly smooth application, amazing coverage and I have yet to hear a single complaint about it. I love all dark nail polishes it is a terrible and this beauty is no exception. This is a deep black with the most gorgeous hidden shimmer a girl could ask for. See for yourself!

1- NailTek Foundation II
1-A-England | Ophelia (seriously can you believe that coverage)
2-Seche Vite (IDK why I always do 2 coats but it puts my mind at ease)

Meet Ophelia:

How awesome is this bottle/brand logo?!

oh and check out that backside ;) baby got back!!! (sing it go ahead I am singing with you)
 
 
 
 
 

DO YOU SEE THE SHIMMER?!
 

Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful... sing with me again,please!

Of course you want to know where to purchase this bad boy I mean girl (her name is Ophelia) You can get this from Llarowe (big surprise there huh?) or from A-England.

Sorry I feel like I yell at you guys once every post be it for glitter or shimmer or maybe in the future singing... but instead of saying it won't happen again I will warn you chances are it will happen again and most likely tomorrow ;) You will have to wait and see why!

-J

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Essie| Yogaga and Beyond Cozy

Today I have for y'all some more essie... are you tired because if you are I am sorry but at the same time I'm not ;) Here we have Yogaga from the Fall 2012 collection and Beyond Cozy from the Winter/Leading Lady 2012 collection. Both purchased from none other than Target... well are you ready?

Here she is in all her glory Yogaga the namesake of the group, a wonderful formula opaque in one coat but two out of habit. As you can see a sandy kind of beige or as essie's description puts it at a peachful (idk about that?) sandy beige... trues story go check it out here. Anywhoo check this non peachful sandy beige out:

 



Oh what is that I hear you ask what is that... it is my FIRST attempt using my dotting tools... could have been better but at the same time much worse... enough of that Beyond Cozy are you kidding me you don't have it... go to Target right now or wherever carries Essie that is closest to you. Are you seriously still reading this for shame yet thank you all at the same time.

This bad boy is probably MY FAVORITE glitter at the moment... I LOVE IT! It is 2 thin coats over 1 of yogaga.  Nearly opaque in one coat but two is nicer. It is a what seems like to me silver and slightly gold mix of glitters. Absolutely stunning and of course as all gorgeous things are a little tough to remove but HEY thats what using Yellow Stopper as a base coat is for (no hassles with that method) ;) try it thank me later!
 
 
  

Thanks for stopping by... did you go out and buy it yet? Well go now! I mean *ahem* see you guys tomorrow... with something NOT ESSIE!

-J

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Polish Galore

That's right it is Wednesday... WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? My apologies it has been a terrifyingly long week. Well I am not certain but I don't think you came here to hear me rant. I have a couple ton of pictures from a quick manicure I wore this past weekend. This mani includes:

Accent Nail:

  • 1-Yellow Stopper
  • 1- Essie|No More Film
  • 1- Smitten Polish|Hillary's Dream
  • 2-Seche Vite
ALL THE NAILS (did you picture the meme*crosses fingers*):
  • 1- NailTek Foundation II
  • 2-Essie|No More Film
  • 1- Girly Bits|Cosmic Ocean
  • 1-Seche Vite
Be forewarned this post is extra pic heavy my apologies ;)

Smitten Polish| Hillary's Dream... this polish THIS polish I am ready to wear as a full mani. Thank God for my impulse buy of a grab bag at llarowe. Perfect coverage... ALL THE GLITTERS! I'd name the colors but if you have eyes you see them all below shining in their black jelly base.

 Here we have another Essie|No More Film (both shocked and appalled aren't you?) It is a deep creme violet, application was pretty good, it was a bit runny but nothing to bad. Of course purchased at Target.



 If there is one thing I love about these pictures with the bottle of No More Film PLUS the lighting you can see the shift of Cosmic Ocean.





Here we have the other star of the show... the last installment if you will. Girly Bits|Cosmic Ocean.





 This polish makes my jaw drop :)


Do you see the color difference between the picture above and below in the bottle?! Well do ya... punk?



Both Cosmic Ocean and Hillary's Dream were purchased from llarowe. It's a crying shame I found Llarowe so early in my polish obsession. ;)

So tell me your thoughts... what combo would you have picked?

Thanks for stopping by... I'll be back tomorrow and I hope you will be too!

-J

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nail Pattern Boldness | Flipping Out Hard

Flipping Out Hard-Collage 
Today I have for you yet another Nail Pattern Boldness polish... are you tired of them yet? No I didn't think so ;) Here we have Flipping Out Hard. Breathtaking is it not?! Coverage on this polish is quite naturally wonderful as is all the other NPB's preceding it. Flipping Out Hard (FOH) is an assortment of yellow, green, and blue matter neon glitters, as explained by Allison at her Etsy shop. 

I decided to use Sally Hansen | Brisk Blue as undies seeing as it is a fast dry and a one coater it seemed like a no brainer to me.

1-Yellow Stopper
1- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri | Brisk Blue
1- NPB | FOH
1-Gelous
2-Seche Vite

Side by side like buddies =)
Seriously I can't think of a better blue to put under this polish, it makes it seem as if there are more blue glitters than actually having a base color.
I found this color at Target... hurry my children go search. 
 

Side Note: How awesome is this font?

Seriously she had me at matte glitters... okay really just at matte.
 

Dear Blue, get off my cuticles... I cleaned up I swear... darn you camera -_- *shakes fists*

Forgive the ugly cuticles... mother nature hasn't decided if it is winter or summer here and it is definitely taking a toll on my skin =/ any recommendations?

What would you have layered this over, or would you have gone it on it's own?

Hope y'all have a great day... I already need a glass of wine or a really large beer, or both. Thanks for stopping by!

-J