Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Llarowe giveaway

LOL I have no chance of winning.. I never do. But my favorite store Llarowe is having a giveaway, right here! It includes Chick Cutie Pie- which seems redundant to me since the bottle itself is adorable.

I personally do not have any Chick nail polish yet, but of course there is a picture of this nice springy, pastel light green here.

Skittles and Accidental Rainbow Nails

These are the first swatches I have been brave enough to show anybody,

The first is a.. sort of skittles inspired by the very nice followgashin. Here is a link to the great mani that she did.

From left to right I used:
Essie Dive Bar as a base color. My pointer finger and pinky are layered with Girly bits Cosmic Ocean. My ring finger has Hits Cutie Pie, with another layer of Ozotic 903 to add some sparkle.

My middle finger has Zoya Zuza on it. So does my thumb.

A few days later, I created an accidental rainbow!

I had Zoya Zuza on my thumb, and was trying a rainbow foil for the first time. I had no idea what I was doing but I ended up with some cool rainbows left behind.

Welcome to my first swatching adventure and thanks for reading!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dipping my nail in the polish. . .

I've been going back and forth on whether or not to try having a nail polish blog.. because I'm not perfect and neither are my nails.

But nail polish is fun to me!

I played piano as a kid, and so my piano teacher was always after me to cut my nails. I'm also discovering that maybe I was born to be a nail polish addict. I used to get made fun and called weird for wearing blue nail polish when I was a kid, but now, who doesn't?

I also recently discovered that Sally Hansen nail prisms were making a comeback, and people particularly liked this color Amber Ruby. I was about to look for some on Ebay when I remembered this old brown bag I have with lots of old makeup on it- and I already had both that color and Garnet Lapis! I bought 2 of the best colors when I was in high school!

The name Obscenely Blue came to me because I love the color Cosmic Forces by Girly Bits. At first I didn't see what the big deal about it was, but I put it over Trust your Momager by OPI and it really brought out the blue and made it see to glow from within. It made me wish I could find any kind of nail polish that would look that kind of blue in any light- and today as I was doing my nails, and I painted my middle fingernail with a blue color from Pixie Polish it came to me-

"I wish that I could find an Obscenely Blue nail polish."

Anyway enough about that.

Soon I will post some swatches... ranging from halfway decent to horrifying.