I played around with a couple of shades of green, then tipped my nails in sparkly gold.
Dark green: Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Mistletoe
Olive green: China Glaze Peace on Earth
Very tips of nails: Wet n Wild The Gold and The Beautiful
I used Scotch tape to help create a sharp line. For someone who’s not into nail art, I think didn’t do such a bad job. Am I right? *hears crickets chirping*
Instead of a refreshment, I’ll take another light blue nail shade! I own a few of these, and yet my appetite for Tiffany box blue and mint shades is not yet sated.
This could pretty much a dead ringer for China Glaze For Audrey. I am starting to move away from color coordinating my nails with my outfits. I have a feeling WnW INAR and China Glaze FA will get A LOT of attention this summer.
In other news, I am now on IMDb…
I know. It seems like I’ve been gone for forever and a day. I got a second job and between school, my MUA job and the new job I’ve been going spare.
Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 28. Have I stopped loving purple nail polish? Nope. I’ll be wearing it until I’m 88.
On A Trip is a grapey-purple with strong cool tones. It nicely suits my tanned skin, but I think it’s one of those purples that can flatter either light or dark skin, because it’s not too cool or pastel.
What’s going on in your lives? I recently got a new hairstyle. I figure I should look like a grownup now that I’m two years away from 30. The 12 year old look is no bueno.
“I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine.
Oh I heard it through the grapevine,
Oh and I’m just about to lose my mind.
Honey, honey yeah”
I would lose my mind if I didn’t have this gorgeous berry grape nail color in my life!
I though it would dupe OPI Pamplona Purple, but…nope. TTG is more berry pink toned, making it a more neon purple. Pamplona Purple is dustier.
For $1.99, this is worth picking up. It would look great on toes come summer.
I don’t know why I don’t use China Glaze Peace on Earth more often. It’s such a pretty olive green.
Here I’m wearing China Glaze Gussied Up Green, China Glaze Peace on Earth and the ring fingernail is topped with Wet n Wild Spoiled nail polish in Jewelry Heist.
Today’s kitty photo:
I think I found a dupe of OPI Can You Tapas This?. I haven’t physically compared Haze of Love with CYTT?, but they look really, really similar.
Haze of Love is a browned deep maroon creme. On my nails, it’s a little more red than raisin, but I would still classify it as a raisin shade.
I am starting to think that between WnW MegaLast, Sinful Colors and WnW Spoiled nail polishes, it is just silly of me to spend more money on other brands like OPI, Rescue Beauty Lounge, etc. Oh well, no one said I had to be practical when it comes to nail polish.
Love Haze of Love? Loathe it?
Yup…I couldn’t resist picking up new lipsticks and nail polish from Rite Aid. You know me by now: pair good quality with low prices, and I’m all over it.
-Lipsticks in Dark Wine, Cinnamon, Mink Brown, Black Orchid, Nouveau Pink, MegaLast lipsticks in Purty Persimmon, Cherry Bomb and Cherry Pickin’.
-MegaLast nail polishes in Haze of Love, On A Trip and Through the Grapevine.
You’ll be able to see the colors better when I swatch the products.
I really, truly never thought I would end up on the taupe nail polish bandwagon. I held out as long as I could, until finally, the red, blues, purples and greens in my collection, started begging, “Please, let us have a taupe friend? We need more variety in the nail polish stash!”.
Now, I know what you’re gonna say. Nail polish really CAN talk. Now you know.
In my photo, it looks very purple, but the true color is closer to mushroom taupe. The yellow tones in my skin, along with the flash, make it look purple. It has a creme finish with no traces of shimmer.
I think it’s a close shade to OPI Over The Taupe. OPI You Don’t Know Jacques is much darker, and more of a true mushroom brown.
I purchased this at Duane Reade for $1.99
I think every woman cannot avoid that search for the perfect red. It’s the color that looks good with every outfit, instantly brightens up your face, and is a classic shade. From the palest beauties to the darkest lovelies, red lipstick looks good on everyone.
And I know some of you will say, “It never looks good on me!“. Not true. You just haven’t found your right shade of red. Lisa Eldridge did a video that might help you.
Here are my favorites. I labeled this post “Part I” because my obsession with red is far from over.
1) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mulled Wine
2) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blackberry
3) MAC Charred Red
4) MAC Dark Side (this is more burgundy-red)
5) Wet n Wild Red Velvet (a great true red)
6) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow (I have to swatch this one. It’s one of the best reds in my pro kit).
Tell me what your favorite red lipsticks are, and be sure to let me know what your skintone is (whether in MAC language or otherwise).
I am not someone who typically buys something just because a certain celebrity puts their name on it (if I were, you could bet your ass I would own every Gwen Stefani-related item ever created). But when I saw a display of Wet n Wild Fergie polishes, my weakness for pretty nail polish kicked in and I bought four bottles.
I’m not a Fergie fan, but I must say, the lady (or the Dutchess, rather) knows her nail polish and all things nail art. I was very happy when I tested these out and found them to be quite pigmented, chip resistant and barely needing more than one coat.
Blue Eyed Soul
Blue Eyed Soul is a steely blue loaded with microshimmer. I achieved fairly good opacity with one coat, but followed up with a second coat for insurance. China Glaze Midnight Mission is a little darker, less steel gray and more glitter flecked.
Dutchess is a purple, blue and teal glitter polish in a sheer deep blue base. I think this would work best as a layering polish. It looked beautiful on top of Blue Eyed Soul (and I forgot to take a photo, of course!). Temptalia gave it a D-, but I found the issue of the polish lacking in opacity the worst issue. It wasn’t very gloppy for me, but I kept it under 2 coats. I still think it’s redeemable when it’s used as a one coater on top of a creme polish. A dupe is Wet n Wild Spoiled Believe Me, It’s Real.
Grammy Gold is a champagne gold metallic polish. The brush strokes weren’t too bad with this one. I achieved full opacity with just one coat. I have been on a gold kick for the past month, and this hits the spot for me.
I saved the best for last. Ferguson Crest Syrah is a gorgeous deep wine with purple tones and pink shimmer. It’s not grainy or gritty in texture after it dries. The photo does not do it justice, it’s really beautiful in person.
Do any of these pique your interest? Do you love Wet n Wild polishes? Hate ‘em? Think they’re A-OK?