Month: February 2015
So I totally forgot that Julep “Rosa” – Amethyst for February has a clear base. I thought it was darker, but I had forgotten that I had used another color underneath it. Hmmm…it decided to shrink away from the tips. Now it looks like I don’t know how to paint my nails. I even used Orly Bonder to make sure it stuck.
What the fuck?
The Owls are Not What They Seem
Since yesterday was “Twin Peaks Day” – February 24, 1989 was the day that Special Agent Dale Cooper arrived in Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer – I decided to use Hare Polish “The Owls are Not What They Seem”.
It kinda reminds me of an owl, but more than anything, it looks like my granite countertops. The countertops are not what they seem. There should be a green version of this polish called “Green Formica Table”?
I used Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat and “HK Girl” for the top coat. The “HK Girl” shrank! Ugh. On the bright side, it’s a fairly uniform shrunken edge.
Can my son pick a nail polish, or what?
He really just wanted to go to the grocery store to get free samples, but I stopped at Walgreen’s first. I forced him to hold the basket as I filled it with nail polish. As I was checking out the “Bloomblast” display, he handed me Sinful Colors “Embers Only”. Where in the world did he find it? It wasn’t on the new displays, but I’d never noticed it in the regular display. It’s a reddish/pinkish/red jelly with shimmer, micro-glitter and iridescent hex. Why in the world did my husband say this polish is plain? It’s shiny on it’s own, but I used “HK Girl” to give it a glasslike finish.
I need to lay off the Sinful Colors Base Coat – I woke up with a few severe edge chips this morning. I’m thinking I need something stickier?
99 Cent Haul
Sinful Colors haven’t been on sale for 99 cents since before Xmas! I’ve been jonesing!
But it’s probably a good thing…because all the new displays are out! I got “Happy Ending” (dirty!) and “Shamrockin'” from the St. Patrick’s Day Display, “Love Sprinkles” (it’s never too late for more heart glitter) from the Valentine’s Day Display and “Petal Be the Day” and “Flower Power” from the spring “Bloomblast” Display. Then I turned around and my son handed me “Embers Only”. He’s got a good eye – I have no idea where he found it – I don’t remember seeing that one before.
I wonder if I will be going back later this week?
Sexist Nail Polish
Why can’t this polish be called “Be a Millionaire”? Nope, it’s China Glaze “Marry a Millionaire”, from this month’s ipsy bag.
At least half the nail polish on the planet have ridiculous names that have no relationship to the actual color. But it’s the sexist ones that irritate me for some reason. No, not the sexist ones…it’s the golddiggery ones. (Both China Glaze AND Essie have a polish called “Trophy Wife”, if that tells you anything.)
End rant…besides the stupid name, “Marry a Millionaire” is amazing. It’s got fine purple and silver glitter, with green bar glitter – it’s a different color, depending on the angle of light. I got full coverage in just 2 coats, even though it has a clear base.
Even with Sinful Colors Base Coat and “HK Girl” for the top coat, it chipped horribly quickly. I think it was my fault though – the bar glitter hung off the edges, and I get rubbing it and picking at it to make it smooth. I had to take it off already. On the bright side, it actually came off really easily – no chainsaw needed.
I’m having a Jamberry Party!
So….I’m having an online Jamberry Party! Jamberry is a great way to get glittery nails, without having to get a chainsaw to file that shit off…
I’ve got a bunch of trips coming up and I need something that lasts longer than regular polish – Jamberry to the rescue! Plus, they came out with a few sets with Day of the Dead Skulls…so I’ve got to have those! I’m also going to pick up some black & white chevrons to add to a “Black Lodge” manicure I’ve been dreaming up.
My cuz Kimberly is a Jamberry Consultant and set up the party for me – click here to connect with Kimberly and find out more! If you want to join my party, here’s a direct link!
Zoya “Binx” is one of the most stunning in Zoya’s lineup. Zoya describes “Binx” as a spicy orchid purple dappled with gold metallic and holo sparkles. It gives off a foil effect, but without the glare.
I started with Zoya Anchor. “Binx” is almost completely opaque in 2 coats. I topped with Zoya Armor. Armor dried slower than I would like, but it was faster than over a creme polish like “Lara”. OH! And did I mention that my “Lara” manicure was featured on Zoya’s website this week? I squealed when I found out!
What kind of name is “Binx” anyway? I googled and I came up with 2 options. Most of the results referred to a model named Binx Walton, currently in the news for bullying Kendall Jenner (Wahhhhh.) The rest were either about Binx, the talking cat from the movie Hocus Pocus or random shit. I really hope this polish is named after a talking cat and NOT a bitchy model.
February Beauty Box 5 – Hooray!
“Hooray!” is February’s Beauty Box 5. It was the very last box to arrive this month.
Inside my box: Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow in “Vanilla Frosting”; Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in “Bold Sangria” (Oh, this is pretty); Absolute New York Absolute Love Lip Balm in “Bubble Gum”; Avon Big Color Eye Pencil in “Natural Vibe”; Freeman Cucumber, Melon & Ginseng Lathering Body Wash and a $20 gift card to yourminerals.com, a new makeup brand.
This is possibly one of the least weird Beauty Box 5 boxes that I have received. I’m not so sure I’ll use anything but the polish and body wash, though.
Influenster Vox Box – Calvin Klein VoxBox
I had no idea that I qualified for the Calvin Klein Vox Box until I started getting emails telling me to check it in.
Inside the little silver bubble envelope was a sample of REVEAL Men Calvin Klein – Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance for men. Read their description:
REVEAL Men Calvin Klein captures the tension between instant attraction and playful seduction. Make him feel confident and sexy with this vibrant, salty oriental fragrance. Crystallized ginger, raw salt, and vetiver notes will leave him charismatic and spontaneous. The scent is addictive and he will be irresistible
This scent is NOT for me. It is a sophisticated scent for sure, but it smells too “Grandpa” for me to like on my husband. He sniffed it and just shrugged, which is high praise from him. I do know that he used to wear CK One long before we met, so it’s not a stretch for him to wear it. Actually, I may let his dad check it out – he might like it.
The sample also came with a little fake leather credit card holder – Logan will get a kick out of it. I’m afraid to give the sample to him – my sister gave me some Sephora Men’s cologne samples to give him and he coated himself in Paco Rabanne. Oh my GAWD, it made me gag.
As always, product received complimentary for testing purposes. Want some complimentary stuff? Check out Influenster for yourself…
Work of Tart
I hate the sun. Like a lot. But I had to brave a shaft of the bright winter sun – from the safety of the garage – to show off the sparkle of Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer “Work of Tart”.
It’s a mermaidy blue/green, with a subtle gold shimmer. After Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat, I used two thin coats – it has a great texture – like a sugar cube. Although it is almost opaque, I can still see a hint of nail line. It shrank a tiny bit around the tips of my nails, but not too bad.
By the way, there’s nothing like eating lunch with old friends that you haven’t seen in a year or so and the first thing they say is, “Let’s see your nails.” My reputation precedes me…