Thursday, December 23, 2010

OPI Shim-Merry Chic

Hello all!  I'm currently in NY visiting family for the holidays, but since we have a bit of down time, I thought I would post a polish I wore recently (if you consider Thanksgiving recently). 

Shim-Merry Chic was released last year as part of OPI Holiday Wishes collection (and therefore I'm not sure if it's still available anywhere).  It's a brown with bronze/gold shimmer plus FLAKIES!.  I love this because it's not like anything else I have.  I wore it this year over Thanksgiving...I thought it was the perfect fall color.  My only complaint was the dry time was TERRIBLE.  I put it on at 4pm on a Sunday, and woke up the next morning with sheet marks!  I haven't had that problem in quite some time.

I have some pictures on my memory card that I'll try and post here and there while we're home, but as you know, family comes first, so I'm not going to promise anything.  :-)

I want to wish all of my readers a Happy Holiday!!!  Thanks for visiting here and reading my ramblings and looking at my mediocre pictures...I appreciate each and every one of you!

See you soon!!!!  :-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

And finally...China Glaze 'Tis the Season to be Naughty or Nice part IV!!!

Sorry it's taken me so long to post this collection!  Here are the links to parts I, II, and III if you haven't seen them!

Midnight Kiss

Midnight Kiss is a gold foil that reminds me of Orly Luxe.  I've mentioned before that I'm not too big of a gold fan, but I like the way this one looks on me!  I have 3 coats on in these pictures.

Cheers to You

Cheers to You is a gorgeous silver foil.  I have 3 coats on in these pictures.  Reminds me of Orly Shine, although a bit less streaky going on.  I love silver nail polish, so this is a winner for me!


Excuse the dent on my ring finger.  It happened right before I took the pictures.  :(  Frosty is a gorgeous white shimmer.  I have 3 coats on in these images and you can still see some visible nail line, although you really couldn't see it in real life.  I'm a fan though, it's unique...I can't think of any polishes I have like it!


I, admittedly, don't have a lot of  experience with white creme nail polish...but Snow applies so nicely!  This is 3 coats, and it does need it because it's streaky up until this point...the the third coat evens the whole thing out. I know whenever I have worn other whites that they're very hard to get nice like this.

Whew!  This was a big collection for me to swatch!  I have to say though, all in all...I REALLY like Naughty or Nice.  No real big disappointments for me.  I can't wait to put Party Hearty on for Christmas next week!  I'm still trying to decide which to layer it over...any suggestions?

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

China Glaze 'Tis the Season to be Naughty or Nice part III

Ok...I FINALLY finished swatching this collection, so I guess it's about time that I post it, right?

Be sure to check out the links to Part I and Part II if you haven't seen them yet.

Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums is one of my favorites from this collection, and no matter what, my pictures don't do it justice.  This is a burgundy shimmer with holo glitter throughout.  You can't see the holo unless you're under bright looks more like silvery glitter in ordinary light.  It can look a bit bubbly/rough without topcoat (which I'm wearing in these just can't tell).  This is the second set of photo's I took, because I didn't wear topcoat in the first set and it looked like I buffed with sand paper, although the lighting and colors were better...I just can't win!  This is 3 coats, btw.

Peace on Earth

Ok...excuse me a minute while I toot my own horn and say, I think these images look pretty good!  :)
Peace on Earth is an olive green color with gold shimmer...bordering on a frost.  It is very pretty, and looked better on me than I thought it would.  This is 3 coats.

Little Drummer Boy kind of color.  Little Drummer Boy is a deep navy blue shimmer.  It's not one of those so-dark-it-looks-black blues...Very deep and rich, and the pigmentation is fantastic!  This is 2 coats!  I usually can never get away with that!
Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells is an antique-gold foil.  I'm not sure I like this color on's pretty, but not me.  I have 3 coats on in these images.

Only 4 to go!  Stay tuned...I'll get that up in the next day or two.  :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

China Glaze 5 Golden Rings

Hello everyone!  I'm so sorry for my sporadic posting this past month or so.  I don't want to turn into one of those bloggers that just disappears from existence!  Life has been crazy, plus getting ready for the holidays with 2 little ones...I'm sure you all know what I mean.  Thanks again for sticking with me!!!

5 Golden Rings was released last year as part of China Glaze's "I Love You Snow Much" holiday collection.  The collection also contained Ruby Pumps, Emerald Sparkle and Tinsel, which I already had.  Luckily I happened to catch 5 Gold Rings on it's own at Sally's after the holiday.  Sad part is, I didn't actually wear it until a few weeks ago! 

The base is a VERY pale yellow and contains a mix of pale gold shimmer and darker gold glitter.  I have 4 coats on in these images and was quite pleased with the coverage.  The other plus is that the wear was phenomenal.  I think it was about 3 days before I even saw a chip!  This was released as a limited edition last year, but it's still available online at places like or

Have a great day!

Zoya Free Color Spoon Friday!

The perfect opportunity to try these if you haven't yet.  For more information on color spoons, check out my post from when they were first released.
Have a great day!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Mystery Hostess Event!

I try to keep my Scentsy business off of this blog...but I did want to mention that this weekend I'm running a special...if you are interested or have any questions, let me know!
Remember to click if you can't read it!  :)


China Glaze 'Tis the Season to be Naughty or Nice part II

I'm sorry my posting is so disjointed lately.  We've had some drama in our lives lately.  If anyone noticed my little gripe on Twitter last week...We had a friend get arrested for a DUI.  She's currently going through a divorce and they're having a custody issues with their 22 month old daughter.  Long story short, she didn't want her DH to find out, but since this isn't the first time drinking has been a major issue we felt it wasn't something that should be hidden from him.  We told him, she's goes on.

Last week I posted part 1 of China Glaze's 'Tis the Season to be Naughty and Nice Holiday collection.  I'll probably finish swatching it sometime this weekend...but I did want to post more more photo's.

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus has a sheer red, jelly-ish base and small pieces of pink glitter.  The glitter is a bit more sparse than what a lot of people were expecting.  I have 3 coats on in the above images.  I kind of like it still!  It's quite blingy...perfect for the holidays.  If you were to layer it over something it would probably be even better...I've never been much into layering though...only doing it when I have to.

Party Hearty

Speaking of layering...Party Hearty is going to be the perfect go-to layering polish for Christmas!  It's has a clear base packed with large, red hex glitter, smaller green round glitter, and even smaller silver and gold glitter.  I have 3 coats on in the above images.  My only problem is deciding which polish to layer it over for the holiday!

Mistletoe Kisses

Mistletoe Kisses is sheer-ish green jelly packed with tiny, silver glitter.  It's pretty unique and probably one of my favorites of this collection.  Coverage is really good...I have 3 very thin coats on in the above images.  It's one of those polishes that you don't want to take off when you're swatching.  :)

Jolly Holly

Jolly Holly is a deeply pigmented green shimmer.  For some reason, while I had it on all I could think of was Sinful San Francisco.  Looking at the pictures, though, they're not close at all.  This is much deeper and more rich.  It really is a beautiful green...the shimmer is multi-color in the right light.  I couldn't say enough about application...very smooth.  I have 3 coats on in the above images...although most people seem to be getting away with 2.

Thanks for stopping...I'll try to get the rest of these up ASAP!