Short and sweet post today, had to have a pink polish post ready to post on a Wednesday – I am quite proud of myself, I must say. Actually, I just had a migraine today and was asleep for longer than I should have been, so I’m awake too late, but hey. Should be fun at work in the morning.
First we start with Nails Inc. Charing Cross Road. This polish came to me by way of the Ice Cream and Sprinkles Collection at Sephora, click here for more information on that set. As you can clearly see, this is a very pale pink creme polish. This is two coats and a topcoat (I believe) and my heavy handedness caused a bit of streaking on my index finger, but this one is definitely opaque with two coats. Below are the names of the polishes in this minis set.
Charing Cross Road – light pastel pink crème
Ladbroke Street – purple, green & blue glitter in a milky minty green
Upper Regent Street – hot chocolatey brown crème
Now with a fancy topper! I chose On Wednesdays We Wear PINK from Different Dimension. Click here to to to the Etsy shop. Missi describes this polish as a creamy pink jelly base with pink holographic glitter and different shades of pink hexes, as well as some fun color-shifting glitter. I’d have to say that pretty much sums it up. It’s a bubble-gum pink and the glitter adds just the right bit of pop to an otherwise tame color. This is two coats over the Nails Inc. Charing Cross Road base, photo taken in sunlight.
Are you wearing pink polish today? If so, what shade did you choose? Thanks for reading, happy hump day!!
Morning Glory is a part of Cult Nails‘ In The Garden Collection. I’m a sucker for pre-sale savings, so of course I had to order it. This set consists of a range of bright Spring colors. This particular shade is a bright pink/fuscia. It’s definitely not a neon, but it’s got a lot of color and won’t go unnoticed. This polish, as well as two others in this collection have a was finish which is shown in the first two photos below. This is my first time wearing a wax finish and it reminds me almost of a polish with a matte finish or topcoat applied. I can certainly see this color being used heavily during the spring and summer months.
Again with no topcoat
Here is Morning Glory with a topcoat. I really do love this color and hope that my icky photos really convey what a pretty medium-dark pink color this is. I am not usually one to wear pink polishes, but this one is reminiscent of my wild and crazy days back in the 80s. Good times. Heavy metal, aquanet, big hair, spandex, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Wham, Culture Club and fishnet stockings. Godfather’s Pizza and the Fiesta Taco in the Kendale Lakes Mall. Had my first job at the Baseball Card Store in that mall; second job actually. But I digress. Here is Morning Glory in full shine mode.
Thanks for reading, I hope you all had a nice weekend. With any luck I will get some more of this set posted before long. I’m actually currently wearing another color, and can’t wait to share.
I got my SquareHueBloom Collection today and just had to share! These are such beautiful, bright colors and I couldn’t wait for swatching to show you!
The colors this month include a the brightest pastel colors I’ve ever seen. Below are names and descriptions of each color. Can I tell you how much I LOVE these polish names!!! Yes?? OK. I REALLY LOVE these polish names!!
Yellow Submarine is a pale, egg yolk yellow with the slightest silver shimmer
Flower Power is a pale green creme, what comes to mind when I see this color is a grasshopper in a children’s book
Groovy Love is as close to the color of lilacs as you can get in a lovely creme polish
SquareHue is a monthly polish subscription. Each month you get a Collection of polishes with themed colors for $21.99 including shipping. The one caveat with this subscription is that you don’t see the colors until you open the box! (Unless you happen to see @SquareHue’s tweet before you get to yours, like I did this month lol). The colors I’ve received have all been enjoyed and used. Win-win! Click hereto get more information for yourself.
Hello everyone! Happy Easter to those who celebrate and happy Sunday to those who don’t.
Today I have Nails IncLower Regent Street with a nice topping of Angel Burp by I Love Nail Polish. Lower Regent Street is a bright fuschia pink that is described as a deep cerise pink on the website. It gave complete coverage with two coats, and dried to a nice shine. As I’ve come to expect, the application of Nails Inc. polish was a dream! The addition of Angel Burp gave this bright pink a bit more of a Springtime/Easter feel. This clear polish is a mix of opalescent/iridescent hex and square glitters and a nice bit of microfine glitter. This first shot shows the manicure, topped with TWO coats of Seche Vite in daylight.
Here is the same manicure shown under the light of a camera flash. This view definitely gives you a better view of those wee little glitters I told you about. These are both gorgeous polishes that I am sure I will get a lot of use from. Also, the I Love Nail Polish bottles have a nice rubberized cap!! That makes polishing so easy as the cap feels quite secure in the hand. I’ve really come to like this feature that I’ve seen so far in Orly and now I Love Nail Polish.
Thanks for stopping by, as always. I hope you all have a great week ahead!
Today I am adding a couple new looks to an old pair of undies (LOL), aka OPI’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons. I used it here before in a stamping mani, check it out. It’s a very nice neutral palette to add any other color glitter or stamping to. Today I am adding a new glitter polish I recently acquired through the wonder that is the interwebs.
I added a lovely new polish of mine from I Love Nail Polish called A Nice Chianti. It’s a gorgeous combination of with small magenta glitter and hexes in a clear base. The glitter spreads nice and even and I didn’t have to do any fishing to get a brush-ful. It applied nicely and dried in a reasonable amount of time.
Finally I added a coat of Top Tastic from Sparkles by Julie. She’s closing up shop, I believe, and all polishes are on clearance. Go snatch some up while they last!! Top Tastic is a gorgeous holographic topcoat. I can see using this over many, many color and can’t wait to use it again. You can see the effect best on my middle finger in the photo below. I absolutely love it and am VERY glad I got some. The application was great and dry time was normal.
OK, that’s it for today, folks. I am going to be doing some updating to the look of my blog soon, so keep your eyes peeled for a new me!
On a non-polish related matter, we are getting ready for hubby to have neck surgery tomorrow, his third since last July. It’s been a pain, literally and figuratively, and we hope this will be the last one. Any good vibes you can send his way are gratefully accepted.
Hey! Just a SUPER-short and sweet post in honor of the impending St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. I used Sally Hansen’s Grass Slipper as the base and stamp, and Finger Paints’ Sketch N Etch on accent nail. I couldn’t find a four leaf clover, so I found this clover-ish vine to use, it’s Shany plate SH24. I’ll have to make sure and invest in some more holiday-themed plates, that’s for sure! That’s about it, it’s very late here and I really need to get to bed. LOL
Sally Hansen Grass Slipper with Finger Paints Sketch N Etch accent
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! Anyone have any exciting plans for this Sunday? Do tell…