Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pure Ice Purple Reign

Don't you just LOVE when you can find the best colors for the least amount of money?? High end companies should really take a cue from these store brands sometimes because in my opinion, they sometimes have the widest selection of colors. I've only seen Pure Ice at Walmart, and they have a pretty good selection of colors and shimmers....not to mention they're super cheap!

One of their best colors is Purple Reign. It's a mauve-y smoky purple with coppery-gold shimmer. Indoors it looks like your typical purple mauve office shade, but in the sunlight you can really see the shimmer. This kind of makes me think of cooking Thanksgiving dinner as a "mom". You know..the kind of mom's that don't wear blue nail polish and cook in a dress and heels. Haha! Weird huh??

Thinking of turkeys...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

If Dorothy's Shoes Were a Color....THIS would be it!

Hi guys! How's everyone doing? Good, I hope. So, like I've mentioned friends all have different colors that they like to see on me. One of them particularly likes reds, she says it reminds her of her mom :D A while back she mentioned that she saw someone with a red that looked like the exact color of Dorothy's shoes so I went on a frenzy looking for it, but nothing even came close according to her. I even shelled out $18 for Deborah Lippman Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? (aka...Jessica Rabbit) which so far is proving to be a total BUST because I can't think of a proper way to even swatch/wear it. It's such a PitA! Such a dissapointment! I ran into Walgreens the other day to pick up a few things and I saw the WnW Ice Baby display kind of picked over and what else do I see?? A bright red glitter staring at me! (Remember that book "Brown Bear Brown Bear, what do you see?"). They only had this and the two purples, so I only got this.

Rockin' Rubies is a small red micro-glitter in a clear base with rainbow (not holo, I'm not sure what this is called) glitter. It is crazy sparkly!! Think....Dorothy's Shoes times 100!

Since I didn't want to fuss with trying to get the clear base to be opaque, I applied one coat of Zoya Sarah as my base and 1 coat of Rockin' Rubies. Easy, right? WRONG! The ONLY bad side to this polish is that it is SUPER top coat hungry! This is 3 coats of SH-Insta Dri and it's STILL not completely smooth. I really don't like the way my nails look with thick polish, so this is a minus for me. It also doesn't help that I'm back to nubs since I had a chip at the pumpkin patch this past weekend. Hay rides are not a nail's best friend, make note of that! My nail kinda got caught on some wood and broke. :(

Ya'll ready for the pictures??

My camera had a heart attack with these, it did not want to cooperate. These are the best ones I took...and they're not all that great either.

Pick this up NOW if you don't have it. $1.99?? You CAN'T beat that!

Speaking of deals (good and bad)....if any of you have DL-Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? and have been able to actually say you LIKE it...please tell me how you wore it, I just can't get on board with this. That sucks! I wanted to love it so so bad!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And the Winner Is......

Happy November Everyone!! I can't believe how fast this year is passing by....I'm gonna be 27 in a little less than 2 weeks (November 13th). 27?!?! What?!?! I remember JUST being excited about being 21 and now I'm gonna officially be in my late-twenties :(

Ok, let me stop rambling before I get too depressed...haha!! Thanks to everyone that entered in the giveaway. There were 11 of you ladies to enter. I used THIS random name selector to draw names.

Here are all your names:

Who's it gonna be?? When you press "GO" it does this pretty cool slot thing where the names scroll like a slot machine. I felt like I was in VEGAS! Haha

And the lucky winner is......

Congratulations to the nailaholic (her blog). Please contact me with your mailing address/info so your pretties can be on their merry way!!

Thanks to everyone who entered, I will be posting info on the next giveaway soon so stay tuned.....

You Don't Know Extra-Va-Vaganza

Hey everyone!! Today I'm going for a more subtle "Halloween" mani. Ok..this is more of a fall mani :) This is OPI You Don't Know Jacques. YDKJ is a taupe-y brown (not gray based like alot of other taupes) creme. This kind of reminds me of a mix between Essie Mink Muffs and Hard Candy Mushroom. It's not as red as MM, but not as brown as Mushroom; good combination. I actually hard to use 3 coats, I had alot of "bald spots" with 2 coats for some reason.

The accent nail is Extra-Va-Vanganza from the Burlesque collection. The whole glitter line from this is pure genious. I love them all!! It's mosly a silver and orange glitter in a clear base, but if you look really closely...there is pink and green glitter too. 3 coats of this (and a few more on ate it up like crazy!). This is a nice way to spice up a "mom mani"

When I don't know what to wear, a combination like this is alway my go-to choice. I feel like I can't go wrong with something like this.

What's your "safest" color combo??