Sunday, March 22, 2009

NOTW - China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

I wanted to be green for St. Patty's day, which is why I chose this mani. I LOVE China Glaze. I get better wear from it than I do OPI, and it's cheaper....can't beat that. This color was introduced with this past holiday season's "Sleigh Ride" set along with the much loved Ruby Pumps and Tinsel. Everyone went CRAZY for this color, as it's a green version of Ruby Pumps and just as amazing. It's kind of HTF, although as far as I know, not discontinued.

Onto the pics. I had a hard time this week finding a nice sunny day, so these were taken in indirect sunlight:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 16, 2009


While I was on maternity leave I had a lot of time to watch TV. I ended up watching a lot of QVC. My mother is obsessed and so I too became obsessed. They had Philosophy products on a couple of times and I had always like what Philosophy I had tried, so I took the plunge and ordered their 8 piece Radical Skin Makeover kit. WOW, this stuff changed my skin. I was dreading having the same issues as after my first child. My skin dried out terribly. It was so bad that my cheeks were red and chapped and painful. People thought I was wearing a lot of blush, but no, just my skin! Now, maybe this wouldn't have happened again, but I wasn't going to take any chances. Since I've been back to work I have had SO MANY compliments on my skin. Apparently I looked like crap before? But it is soft and smooth and even the fine lines on my forehead are starting to smooth out. <3 it!!!!!! So, if you've been contemplating trying this brand, I say GO FOR IT!
See you soon...NOTW is China Glaze Emerald Sparkle....LOVE IT...can't wait to post pictures!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

NOTW - Nicole Boys'N Berry

Hello! I haven't posted in a little while. I started back to work this week, and it's all been a blur. Once we get home the craziness doesn't stop. It seems like I hardly get to sit down except when I feed the baby. I wanted to post earlier, but even my Saturday's are a little hectic in the mornings - it's my time for my bellydance classes...that's right, bellydance. It's fun, and I'm really trying to get into better shape. Hopefully it'll help!

Anyways, this week I pulled out a Nicole by OPI polish. I really love this brand. This is an older color, although I think they re-released it. This is obviously an older bottle, it was a little thick to apply. It'll definately need some thinner the next time I use it. The color is nice, although I think I like it better in the bottle than on me. The bottle has a bit of a duochrome cast that unfortunately didn't show up on my nails. Let me know what you think!

This angle shows the duochrome that I was talking about:

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NOTW: Icing Signature Runway

I've own this bottle of nail polish for well over a year, I think I bought it in December 2007 (how I remember that, and not what I did 5 minutes ago I'll never know). This is my first time using it. I usually have problems with Icing bubbling, but not this time. It's holding up very well and still looks great. I did my mani on Sunday, and it still looks almost like new. I'm just now starting to get some tip wear. Can't complain about that. It's a very sheer color, takes at least 4 coats to get bottle color, maybe more, so I layered it over black.

This picture doesn't really do it justice...the red glitter really has a fire-like glow. This has been compared to China Glaze's Lubu Heels, and while I have yet to do my own comparison, I think Lubu Heels is a little more opaque.

I think this picture shows the glitter a little better:

Icing nail polish can be found at Claire's/Icing stores.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 2, 2009

News from Zoya

Hello all! Well, it's my last week of maternity leave so I'm a little depressed. I hate to leave my little man. It doesn't help that he's such a mama's boy, but I know he'll be well taken care of. We're sending him to the same daycare that my 2 year old goes to, and they all love him there. They can't wait for Kaden to start next week. It's time students need some structure and authority. They haven't been doing their work I guess. I don't know this batch of kids, we switched semesters while I was on leave. Should be interesting!

Onto the Zoya news. They've been doing a polish send in old bottles of nail polish that you no longer want, and they send you brand spankin new Zoya polish in exchange. All you do is pay shipping and processing. A sweet deal if I do say so myself. I know I complained a *little* about Zoya in my last post, but honestly, that mani lasted me a whole week without chipping!! Anyways, the exhange was supposed to end on Saturday, but since it was so successful they extended it through 4/28! So, look through all your polish, get rid of the ones you don't want for some new Zoya's! For more information on the Zoya Polish Exchange visit

See you soon!