December 21, 2013

Peppermint Stripe Nails

Have I talked about how much I love when things look like things? Like, things that don't ordinarily look like the things they're currently looking like make me so happy. For example, human nails that look like candy canes. Loooooves it.

I applied 2 coats of Scherer Chameleon - Dreams (which in its own right is pretty sweet. I haaaaayeeeet pearl finishes, but this one wasn't so awful, plus the color shift from pink to green with the white base is, like, pretty, you know?) with a coat of Essie - Waltz over it. Waltz is transparent enough that you can see Dreams under it, but opaque enough to hide the pearl finish and add some substance. The result looked like pulled candy, or like a candy cane with the red off. Exactly what I was going for, which never happens the first time around.

Some striping tape, a layer of China Glaze - Ruby Pumps and a couple coats of Essie Good to Go finished the jorb.




I hopped on the DIY nail polish ornaments bandwagon too. That guy has 2 coats of China Glaze - L8R G8R all up ins. YOLO!!!

So anyway, I probably won't post again for another like 8 years, so uh, Merry Christmas (or whatever) and Happy New Year and all of that. XOXOXOXO

December 7, 2013

Lynnderella - Mlle. Violette de Bleu Swatch & Review

Yo! No hotdogs on this day.

So here's that Lynnderella I was telling you about.
It's a vaguely pigmented blurple base (is that on purp-ose?) with a couple sizes of blue and, like, violet and holographic periwinkle hex glitter... except I believe the blue is the only color that is multi-sized. And by multi-sized I mean there's a small kind, and a super small kind. This is kind of ridiculous, but I honestly cannot tell if there are violet AND periwinkle holographic glitter. I'm looking right at the bottle, right? And I'm like 85% sure there is. How can I not just tell? Because I'm getting old, is how. Old eyes. So anyway.



This is one dabbed-on not-terribly-thick coat over Mentality - Moe (do you remember that post?). I've heard pretty righteous things about Lynnderella and her glitter sorcery. So, obvs the glitter payoff was solid. Didn't dry insanely lumpy but I still used a pretty hefty layer of Essie G2G over it.



I read about the cloud of dramaaahhh surrounding Lynnderella and wasn't convinced that the polishes were worth the money (or the hassle in some cases). I'm also not a huge fan of glitter toppers, so I guess in a way this was working out in my and my financial lameness's favor. That being said, I'm quite thrilled with Mlle. Violette de Bleu and I'm delighted in getting able to wear a polish I likely would never have gotten otherwise. I'm starting to sing a different tune about Lynnderella as a whole...

Read: new obsession a-brewing.

December 6, 2013

Mentality Nail Polish - Moe Swatch & Review

"Well, if I'm gonna have one hot dog, I may as well have two hot dogs". -Boyfriend

So hi guys.
I have a very pretty nail polish on my fingers on this day. It's by Mentality. Mentality Nail Polish. It's called Moe. There's also Eeny, Meeny and Miney, but I only own Moe. So here's Moe.



Moe's, like, this lavender base with a strong blue flash and subtle linear holo. It was pretty much opaque after two coats but there's three here just in case. Applied like a champion. Also a coat of Essie Good to Go topcoat is on top... coat.

And here it is with flash:


Is this even a review? I don't know. The brush was nice and wider than your average, normal brush (but not OPI wide) and I already told you that it applied nicely. And it's pretty to look at. So, I guess the bases are covered. I'm pretty sure. I really like it, though, like a lot. I'm going to be owning quite a few more Mentality Nail Polish polishes in the future. But hopefully not too far in the future.

Fun Story: I got my first Lynnderella in the mail today (which I shall show you tomorrow because that's how I do things, okay?) and it's called Mlle. Violette de Bleu. Do you want to know how I got it, even? Well, I sold a polish to a girl, and this girl, she decides to send me this Lynnderella JUST BECAUSE. Jenne, you are my spirit animal. That's pretty much the highest compliment I can give to a person.

Hey. I'm pretty excited for Christmas.

December 3, 2013

OPI - La Boheme & Royal Rajah Ruby

I found La Boheme in a nail salon that I've passed a thousand times! Ayyayayayayaya!
I also picked up Royal Rajah Ruby. The perfect Christmas color for me if ever there was one.


<3 La Boheme <3

My index and middle are RRR whilst my ring and pinky are La Boheme; 3 coats of each with 1 coat Seche Vite. Hey, look! My nails are finally happening again. :D


Sunlight.

Sunlight.

Sunlight & flash.

Flash.

Not that I'm not in love with La Boheme, but my favorite from this collection is still Movin' Out. Or maybe Man of La Mancha is. Although I don't own the whole collection (yet...) so maybe neither of those are ACTUALLY my favorite... or maybe one of them is... but maybe not... or maybe...