Monday, May 21, 2012

Nfu-Oh 51

A special polish for a special day.

Yesterday I graduated from college. It's phenomenal to finally have my B.A. Nfu-Oh 51 is such a complex polish, I felt it was appropriate to wear for the occasion. Purple jelly with multichrome shimmer (a la Clarins 230) and flakies. It's stunning and I never want to take it off. The brush was a little wonky, but that's nothing a trim won't fix. Ahhhh loss for words.

Friday, May 18, 2012

China Glaze Agro Comparisons

More comparisons! This time we're focusing on China Glaze Agro.

In the sun.
From left to right:
OPI At Your Quebec & Call
China Glaze Agro
China Glaze Peace on Earth
Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches

In the shade.
From left to right:
OPI At Your Quebec & Call
China Glaze Agro
China Glaze Peace on Earth
Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches

There are slight color differences in each. AYQ&C is the most different and the sheerest. Agro had the best formula and only needed one & a half coats. Agro, Peace on Earth, & Mossy Britches are extremely similar, but not dupes. I returned Agro because I didn't think I needed it. I also plan on getting rid of Mossy Britches, because I just don't need it. Plus it's core at Sally's, so it's easy to find.

Friday, May 11, 2012

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged in a few awards by the lovely Parisa of  The Nail Movement! Thank you my love :]

Rules for Appreciation Award:
Thank the person who gave you the award with their blog link in your post.
Answer the following 4 questions.
Give the Blogger Appreciation Award to other bloggers.
Let the blogger know you awarded them.
The Questions:
1. How long have you been blogging?
I've been here since May 2011, but I've been blogging since August 2009.
2. What the 1-2 reasons why you started blogging? 
I wanted a place to keep track of all my polish, and I figured the internet would be the perfect place so other people could see what I was doing, too.
3. What types of blogs do you like to follow/read? 
Other nail blogs & beauty blogs, hockey blogs, food blogs, and lifestyle blogs.
4. What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog? 
More frequent posting; I'd also like to start including reviews, more comparisons, and maybe some nail art?

Rules for Kreative blogger Award:

1. Post the link to who gave you the award.
2. Answer the questions.
3. Share 7 random thoughts about yourself.
4. Pass it to the 10 blogs and inform them.

The questions are:
1. Favorite song: UMMM. Impossible question. Right now I'm on a Metric kick, so let's say something by them.
2. Favorite dessert: Tiramisu *drools*
3. What drives me insane: Oh, lots of things.
4. When I'm mad: I need some alone time
5. Favorite pet: Ben the Wiener
6. Black or white: Black
7. Biggest fear: Failure
8. My daily attitude: I'll do it later...
9. What's perfect: A lazy day spent in a hammock
10. Guilty pleasure: Singing in my car

These are the rules for Liebster Award:

1. Put the link to who gave you the award.
2. Put the award on your post.
3. Choose 5 blogs with under 200 followers to receive the award.
4. Let them know you awarded them.

Here's who I'm tagging:
Adventures of a Mad Scientist 
stuff i (s)watched 
Livy Lu Lu 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Barielle Do Unto Others

Boyfriend picked this one. I'll occasionally ask him "What color should I paint my nails?!" and he'll respond with "Whatever your heart desires" or "I don't know, you have so many!". Today, however, when I asked, he said "Something turquoise! Not shimmery." Since I've already worn Essie Turquoise & Caicos, that was out. It was between China Glaze Aquadelic & Barielle Do Unto Others. I went with the Barielle.

I'm sure glad I did! This is two medium-thick coats.

The formula itself was a little on the thick side. It wasn't runny and I had good control. I felt like the formula was getting thicker as I continued to paint though (from being exposed to the air?) so I added a drop or two of thinner between coats. It helped slightly. I added 4-ish more drops when I was done painting completely.

The color is gorgeous. Stunning. It glows. I'm in my dimly-lit room as I type this post and I keep getting distracted by how awesomely bright my nails look. It's a perfect combination of green and blue, with green being more prominent. I'm not great with colors, so I don't know if this is really turquoise or if it's actually aqua. Is there even a difference? I suppose it doesn't really matter, any nail color that is any combination of green and blue is fabulous. Anyway, I got some black flecks on my thumb from my top coat and I was heartbroken. This polish has made Top 20 status; that's how much I love it.

Matches my phone case perfectly. Perhaps there's a reason I love this color so much?

 Here it is matte. *le sigh*

Friday, May 4, 2012

Essie Glass Slipper

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that this was 3 coats. Yeahhhh. It's a frosty white with silver glitter. I'm not too thrilled about it but it's an older Essie, so when you think about it, this was unique and edgy. These pictures bore me but I'm not sure if I can part with it yet.

Random thought: Do you ever get really sad when you finish eating your bagel?

Not so random thought: Today is my last day of school EVER, yay! This means more posts! I don't have a job right now so there might be A LOT of posts :] I'm really excite to be able to focus on the blog more.