Nina Ultra Pro Macchiato

By now it's pretty obvious that I like Nina Ultra Pro. Here's Macchiato, 2 coats.
Seriously...must work on photos.

At least they are color accurate pictures!


Nina Ultra Pro Mossy Britches

These pictures do not do this green justice! I'm gonna have to go outside in natural light more often. 
The problem is that I live on a main road, so I look like a total creeper to all the passersby hahaha.
Green with gold shimmer, 2 coats.

It's this dingy green in the bottle, but still manages to be flattering (in my eyes at least). 
Here's to stepping out of my comfort zone and trying crazy colors!


Orly Luxe

It's been a while! I'm thinking I may keep these even shorter and sweeter than before, maybe just making this a picture blog with the minimum requirement of writing. So here's Orly Luxe, gold metallic beautimousness! (I love this color so much that I had to make up a new word to describe it.)

This was my first Orly and it applied like an absolute dream. It looked like matte Minx.

On a little sidenote, my picture taking skills could use serious improvement. What is the secret?!


OPI Java Mauve-A

I'm really into granny salmon colors like this.

Java Mauve-A is a darker version of American Apparel Rose Bowl.

Let me tell you, I went to put this on and literally said "no f-ing way"....
That automatically makes a polish a winner for me. 
It doesn't hurt that it's so pretty too!


My first Butter polish

I'm still holding on when it comes to the no-buy, I don't go near polish because the flesh is weak!

This is Butter Jaffa. I had pictures without the stamp, but they were even more blurry than these 2 and not so great.

2 coats stamped with Nina Ultra Pro Smoke-N-Mirrors.
It's a lot brighter in real life, looks more orange on me than I would have suspected.

Close-up of the stamp.

After 2 days at work there's only a little bit of tip wear. In all, I think it is a pretty polish, but it's not a forgiving formula for people with shaky hands like me! There were some bald spots from using too much pressure on the brush. I think I'll save my $14 until I see some unique color that I MUST HAVE.

My no-buy ends on August 1. I am dying to get my hands on Zoya Penny, Trixie, a matte topcoat, Nfu-Oh 61, and Gosh Holographic. Poor poor bank account...


Essie Fair Game

Hey guys! This will be a quickie, I've got to get up early to go see a play in the city!

Essie Fair Game, 2 coats and topcoat.
This is a cornflower blue polish with a little shimmer. 
A mellow manicure, it wasn't all bright and out there. 
But the flash makes it look way brighter than normal so here's a blurry pic.

Here's my pet peeve regarding nail polish. Why are some batches so freakin' different?! http://rachelsnails.blogspot.com/2011/06/essie-fair-game-and-da-bush.html
Rachel's bottle is much much more gray. WTF

Anyways, I'm still trying to get my cuticles back on track so I'm trying to steer clear of photographing my hands lol. And I've still got a month of no-buy so wish me luck!


Back from the dead!

Hey guys. My dad gave me an awful summer cold that took me forever to get over. I had a fever, but I had goosebumps all over, I even had goosebumps under my jeans! In-sane. But I'm good now, and I want to show the couple of manis that I did as an invalid. LOL

This was Zoya Sooki with BM223 stamped with NYC Skintight Blue Denim Creme.
I've had this blue polish for years, best blue stamping polish I've had so far.

Wet 'N' Wild Fast Dry in Everybody Loves Redmond. This was 2 coats! 
I am still marvelling at the fact that each coat is dry in just a few minutes.

Check out my first scotch tape mani yo! This is Icing Twilight, a black base with little silver bits of glitter.
The glitter reflected red on top of Everybody Loves Redmond, it was really pretty.
And a little bit of Twilight goes a long way, one coat of glitter to fully cover your nail is unheard of.

OPI You Don't Know Jacques, 2 coats. 
This photographed kind of ugly but I actually enjoyed this manicure.

I haven't been treating my cuticles nicely, they are a hot ghetto mess at the moment! Gotta find a good cream to nurse them back to health.