Zoya Sarah

Hi, everybody!  (in my head hearing everyone respond Hi, Dr Nick!).  Sorry, two words into my post and I am already off on a tangent and having a Simpsons flashback. Oh boy, one of those days I suppose.   :)

Today I have for you a shimmery, metallic red polish from Zoya called Sarah.  I’m pretty sure I got this one and a bunch of her friends during their Earth Day Polish Exchange when their bottles are between $4 and $5 for their normally $8 and $9 products.  It’s nice to get a bargain, don’t you think?  Sarah has a ton of sparkle in the right light and a glimpse of it in bad/no light. Really a shiny, bright polish with a bit of Christmas to the color.  For me you know this is a GREAT thing, since I am a cold weather lover and love to be reminded during the heat of summer that snow is only a couple months away.  :-)  The pic of the bottle was taken in full sunlight, the other photos are with indirect sunlight.

Zoya Sarah in sunlight

Zoya Sarah indirect sunlight

Zoya Sarah indirect sunlight

Who else has this beautiful polish? I have SO many red polishes it almost seems like every other post I want to do is some shade of red. Could be worse, though, red is a beautiful color and also my birthstone!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!!  




Julep Helena – On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Happy Hump day!!   Midway through the week and it’s time for my random weekly tribute to Mean Girls with an ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Pink’ post.  Since Pink is not my usual color of choice, this will enable me to more fully utilize my many pink polishes.  Today in addition to a pink polish, I am also using a Pink Floyd themed glitter topper and a holographic polish to add to the look.  I hope you all like it.

First the base polish is Helena from Julep. My photos don’t capture it, but this pink has a strong blue undertone. It’s hard to explain, but as I pulled the polish wand from the bottle I picked up a strong blue-ish tint.  I had heard of colors (often reds) having a blue tone to them, but didn’t exactly understand how that could be until now. Very interesting!  This color is a very bright pink and is almost opaque with two coats as I am showing in these photos.  The first is with a photo flash and the second indirect sunlight. You can see that the flash brings out a lot more of the pink punch this pretty polish packs.  ;)


Julep_Helena_Flash_01_LeslieLovesNails Helena from Julep


Next I decided to add a little bit of bling to this simple manicure. Since it’s a pink manicure, I figured what better to include than one of Different dimensions Pink Floyd-themed polishes from the Echoes Collection.  I selected Time and decided to do some glitter-fying in the form of a 3:2 manicure (stole the appropriate phrase and style from Amie, check out one of hers here).  

For the second half of the mani, I added some chevron stripes of Beyond by Color Club using some nail guides I bought from Amazon.  It was kind of a pain to get some sparkle from the glitter and a good view of the holographic goodness at the same time, but the best I got is shown below.  Believe it or not, I even managed to get an adequate macro shot of this mani!  It’s my goal to get my S4 to take great macro shots like the ones I see all over the interwebs.


Different Dimension Time and Color Club Beyond over Julep Helena

Different Dimension Time and Color Club Beyond over Julep Helena

Macro of Different Dimension Time over Julep Helena


So, how do you like this manicure?  If you haven’t already, you should check out Missi Barry’s DIFFERENT dimension polish shop on Etsy here.  I have this entire collection and many of her other polishes and love them all.  It’s really worth a peek if you want to try a new, quality indie polish.  She has glitters, holos and cremes, all kinds of polish to satisfy everyone’s lacquer lust!  As always, thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great rest of the week!  



Opi Vant To Bite My Neck?

Hey, everybody!  I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  So far so good here. I am cat-sitting for friends/neighbors so my cats are wondering why I have strange smells on me.  You cat lovers know that look they give you, as if to say, “Where have YOU been and WHO have you been PETTING!?!?”.  I suppose it’s the equivalent of a man who’s spoken for coming home to his lady with stripper glitter all over him.  LOL  Cats, gotta love ‘em.

This is another of my Smart Style Salon bargains.  Check here for more information if you are not familiar with Smart Style Salons and their love of selling OPI polishes Buy One Get TWO Free! Seriously.  Not one part of that scenario makes me mad. *sweet smile* Anyhow, I have more OPI Polish on the menu today.  OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? comes to me from 2013′s Euro Centrale Collection. So many clever names for these polishes, huh?  This is the truest purple creme polish I own. It’s dark and smooth and in some lighting actually takes on a bit of a dusty look.  This polish could be used as a single layer polish if you really wanted to save some time.

OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?

OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?

OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?


Who else just loves purple polish?  Purple anything really, I have issues.  lol  

I hope you all have been enjoying your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!!  *sweet smile*



OPI Scores A Goal!

Hello, all!  I hope you all are having a great week so far. I have been looking for a job for a couple weeks, with my recent contract position ending, and am also looking to move from an administrative role to a more technical one in the process.  That makes a job search really interesting, let me tell ya.  I had an interview for what would be my FIRST EVER technical job in an SAP support role and I think it actually went well.  I am three classes away from my Bachelor’s in Computer Science, so it’s about time I put my “nerdy girl” pants on and got into the field I wanted to be in.   Time will tell if this is the first step, but it’s on my mind and wanted to share. But I digress.  What I really wanted to talk to you about is today’s polish…..

Today I am sharing OPI Scores A Goal! from the Spring/Summer 2014 Brazil Collection.  Looks like I am a day (at least) late and a dollar short on riding the coattails of FIFA’s World Cup frenzy, huh?  Wish me better luck in 2016 (and hope for anther coordinating polish set being released relating to the host country).  Anyhow, back to the polish lol.  This color is a very rich, brown-leaning purple polish. Maybe a purple leaning brown?  Take your pick.  I’ve seen this described as a purplish-red or grey, but there seems to be more brown in this color than red or grey to me.  I suppose it could depend on the skin tone of the person wearing it?

OPI Scores a Goal!


These photos were all taken in indirect sunlight and show two coats of polish with base and top coat.  This polish had a great application and is very pigmented. I could probably have swatched a single coat and had complete coverage, but I am a creature of habit in many ways. :-)  This is yet another treasure from one of my SmartStyle hauls.  For those of you that aren’t aware, there is often a hair salon inside Wal-Mart stores called SmartStyle.  They sell and inevitably have Buy One Get Two Free sales on OPI polishes (you can tell by the red scribble on the bottom of the jar).  That’s not a typo, I said Buy One Get TWO Free!  Needless to say, these people get a bit of my money.  Make sure to check out your local SmartStyle Salon if you happen to be close to one. Let me know if you find any goodies!  


OPI Scores a Goal!

OPI Scores a Goal!

 Do you have any of the polishes in the Brazil Collection?  I grabbed this one, I Sao Paolo Over There and another, I believe.  Swatches are done and drafted, just need to get them posted.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday and weekend ahead, everyone!!!  


Cult Nails – Feel Me Up

Hello, everyone!   I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  Today I wanted to go for a very summery and bright polish, and one in a color I don’t usually wear: yellow.  This is where Feel Me Up from Cult Nails comes into the picture.  This is another polish from my recent 50% off haul from the Cult Nails site (celebrating her 200K likes on facebook, if I am not mistaken). So many great polishes and so much less than I would have spent without the sale!  :-)

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On Wednesdays we wear pink with Devious Nature from Cult Nails

Guess what day it is???  

Photo courtesy of www.redbubble.com

Photo courtesy of http://www.redbubble.com

Happy hump day!!

I know, I know, that’s SO three months ago.  I had an urge and I went with it. :-)

On Wednesdays we wear pink!  I just love the movie Mean Girls, how about you guys?  There are even several Mean Girls themed polishes in my collection, and I inevitably have to stop and watch the movie if I catch it on.  Totally a guilty pleasure, I’ll admit.  I also love to memorialize and celebrate its hilarity and the Plastics code by wearing and/or posting pink nail polish on Wednesdays. Keep reading this post

A Box, Indied – July 2014

Happy Saturday, all!  I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July (or Friday/week if not in the States lol).  Here in Pennsylvania, we had beautiful and unseasonable weather, in the upper 70s, and it was down to 70 by the time the fireworks started. It really was a very nice day.  I am more of a winter girl than a summer one, so for me to say that there was nice weather on the holiday and the day before (my birthday) is almost unheard of! LOL  But I digress……. Today I have the latest A Box, Indied collection for July 2014.  This month’s theme is “A Fair To Remember” and the colors in this box are a nice, summery representation of that theme.

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