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Sunday, February 27, 2011

China Glaze – Fifth Avenue - Interview Polish

For weeks now I have been flashing the more fashion forward polishes: purples, blues, and greens, but with a interview on Monday, I felt it appropriate to calm down the nails.  So I thought about the common French manicure but decided on the, IMO, conservative yet still fashionable China Glaze Fifth Avenue.  This polish had been on my untried list for months.  I remember, even before purchasing it, I scoped it out in Sally’s and Ulta for months.  I always thought it was so soft and pretty.  I finally added it to my collection.  And as with most China Glaze polishes, I was not disappointed. 

REVIEW: As I stated, Fifth Avenue is a soft, pinkish dusty rose creme.  To achieve this level of opacity, it took only 2 coats with a Base and Top coat.  There was no streaking and the application was smooth.
China Glaze - Fifth Avenue

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Is there really, "A Sin Worth Committing"?

Misa-A Sin Worth Committing
My normal polish change days are Tuesdays and Saturdays, but for some reason I found myself wanting to change earlier.  So after much thought about which untried to try I decided on Misa-A Sin Worth Committing.  The name alone made me laugh since I had a church meeting to attend tonight.  It said “worth committing” not that I actually committed the sin…LOL!!! 

Review: This is a beautiful, midnight, shimmer, blue, reminiscent of the midnight sky.  But not so dark that it appears black.  This was also the first full application of a Misa polish and I must admit, I love the application.  It applies smooth and without any streaking.  In this photo, I am wearing a Base Coat, two coats of polish and the SV top coat.  Based on the application of the polish, I will be purchasing more Misa products.  So don’t worry, this polish is “A Sin Worth Committing.”  Grace and Peace!!! 





Sunday, February 20, 2011

China Glaze: Vintage Vixen - Foxy!!!

China Glaze-Foxy
 
I know that many strive to own entire collections of polishes, but that has never been my goal.  I purchase what I like and seldom are there entire collections in which I like all the colors.  But if I had to chose one collection it would be China Glaze Vintage Vixen.  Of the 12 colors, I currently own 5 (Midnight Mission, Bogie, Emerald Fitzgerald, Hey Baby, and my NOTD: Foxy) and plan on purchasing 4 others (1st Class Ticket, Ingrid, Riveter Rouge, and Goin’ my Way?).  I am not a fan of the crackles or shatters, so I anxiously await the Escape collection in April, Metro in July and Let it Snow in September.  I already have spotted several polishes that I need to add to my collection.  

REVIEW: Foxy, is a beautiful warm, burnt, reddish bronze.  The application is common to China Glaze, smooth.  In this photo, it took two coats to achieve this look, followed by a SV Top Coat. Please excuse the nick, wasn't quite dry when I went to bed.

Bring on the Spring/Summer Collections!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

NOTD: It's been a Colorful week...


OPI-Pamplona Purple

As usual, I had a difficult time selecting my polish for my mani.  I thought with Valentine's Day fast approaching, I would of course be wearing my favorite red, Orly-Bus Stop Crimson, but that wasn't the case.  I spent one night swatching shades of blues, purples, greens, and magentas.  Finally decided on OPI-Pamplona Purple.  This is an absolutely beautiful medium cream purple, not too red, not too blue; just perfect.  It is very close to OPI-Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not, just without the shimmer and maybe one shade lighter, but still beautiful.  I am really surprised at how much I am really liking the fashion colors-purples, blues and greens. 
Left: Pamplona Purple, Right: Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My 1st 10 Followers...WOW!!!

Thank You Very Much ! Pictures, Images and Photos

My first 10 followers…WOW!!!  Thank you. I don’t know what I expected when I started my nail blog.  I was just looking for a place to journal my growing obsession with nail polish.  It was purely by accident that I stumbled across the world of nail bloggers.  I always thought that this was my own little obsession that no one else would understand; glad to learn that I was wrong.  With all the different nail blogs and Make-up Alley, you guys have become a daily stopping place for me and my mani decisions.  I don’t know what the future holds but I know it will be polished…Grace and Peace.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

NOTD: China Glaze Bogie

All day Saturday I walked around the house with 10 different polishes on trying to decide on my next mani. Ever since I ventured away from the reds and berries, and into the world of blues, and purples, I have had an increasingly difficult time deciding in my mani changes. And after all that, what did I end up choosing? None of the 10 I was wearing, UGH!!! Good Grief!!! Late Saturday night I was watching a fellow Nail Blogger on YouTube and noticed the polish she was wearing. So I went to my stash and found something similar, which was one of my untried-China Glaze Bogie. This muted, eggplant purple, metallic, shimmer is from the Vintage Vixen collection. I own 5 of the 12 polishes in this collection and have not been disappointed with any of them. The formula is consistent with China Glaze-easy application. I applied 2 coats to get this depth of color. I like this shade in that it is office safe yet still fashion forward. It’s a keeper.


So, with this mani in the books, if I start looking now maybe by my next mani, the decision won’t be so difficult. Until next time, Grace and Peace.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Shortwidenails 300th Follower Giveaway!!!

To celebrate reaching and now surpassing her 300th Follower, Shortwidenails is hosting a giveaway!!!!


The giveaway includes: OPI DS glamour, OPI Hoodoo Voodoo, Color club: wild at heart, revvvolution, worth the risque and 5 fauxnaud image plates + the scraper and stamper.  The giveaway ends Sunday February 20th

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