Category: Nails

 
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Like a Girl

“Like a Girl” is Lizzo’s best song…fight me.

I’m just assuming that this polish is named for that song – Sally Hansen Mega Strength “Like a Girl”. It’s a FANTASTIC fuchsia crème. I don’t notice any difference between the Mega Strength and Xtreme Wear polishes, other than the bottle shape.

This is two coats of “Like a Girl” over Sally Hansen Double Duty and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It did wear very well. I only ended up taking it off when I cracked one of my nails trying to peel price tags off of a new set of bowls.

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Birthday Cake

If my birthday cake had blue and orange specs in it, I’d be highly suspicious. But in a nail polish – it’s delightful!

This is Jelly Belly x Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Birthday Cake” – it’s a white crème polish, with orange and blue glitters in different sizes.

This is two coats over Sally Hansen Double Duty. Cake is usually not shiny, so I topped with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat

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Red No 18

As much as I love Sundays Studio nail polishes, it does drive me a little batty that they give them numbers instead of names. What is the significance of the numbers? I don’t understand!

Sundays “No 18” is a perfect, glossy blood red from September’s ipsy bag. It’s a close dupe for Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace.

This is two coats of “No 18” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Sweet 16

I don’t know where my daughter got this nail polish, but she brought it to me to try out. I have her trained a little bit, huh?

This is Del Sol Color Change Nail Polish in “Sweet 16”. I hope you appreciate the patience it took to wait 3 days to get a picture of the color change in sunlight, as I waited for Hurricane Beta to pass through my area. The label led me to believe that the polish would turn RED in the sunlight, but the best I could do was a faded orange.

This is two coats of “Sweet 16” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I went glossy with Glisten & Glow Top Coat on my thumb and ring finger and matte with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on the rest of my fingers. Matte is the way to go with this polish – it made my nails look like stained glass. Neither top coat affected the polish’s (weak) reaction to sunlight.

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September 2020 Ipsy Bag – Good Vibes

Ooooh…corduroy. This month’s ipsy bag has me feeling some kind of way. At least I don’t have to hear it rubbing together between my thighs.

My product choice this month was a Generation Clay Urban Defense Purifying Pink Clay Mask. I love me some clay masks. I used the mask today and it was very nice. It dried quickly and I could feel it sucking all the gunk out of my pores – highly recommended.

Also in this month’s “Good Vibes” bag: Sundays Nail Polish in “No 18” (visuals coming soon); tarte Big Ego mascara in “Black” (ohhh, I have so much mascara); Georgette Klinger Volcanic Mineral Scrub (this smells HORRIBLE); and Pacifica Beauty Desert Sunset Matte Blush & Bronzer Duo (used this today as well, very flattering).

Good products this month, even though the bag itself reminds me of baby poopoos.

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Feeling Grinchy

Is it too early to be feeling Grinchy?

Or maybe it’s not that I’m feeling Grinchy, it’s just that humanity is really showing it’s ass right now…

In any case, I needed a sparkly green nail polish to match my recently pedicured toes, so I grabbed China Glaze “Grinchworthy”.

This is two coats of “Grinchworthy” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Macaroni in a Pot

Macaroni in a pot…that’s some wet ass polish.

I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. Please forgive me.

This nail that is so reminiscent of the neon orange cheese powder in a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, is Sinful Colors Quick Bliss “Hit the Spot”. I was expecting to hate this on my nails, but it actually looked really nice. It was so bright, I kept surprising myself, doing double takes whenever I’d catch sight of them walking by the bathroom mirror.

This is two coats of “Hit the Spot” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I bet this would look even more like Macaroni & Cheese powder with a matte top coat…hmmmm…

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Very Cherry

Forget for a moment that “Very Cherry” Jelly Bellies are plain old red jelly beans. Jelly Belly x Sally Hansen Insta Dri “Jewel Very Cherry” is an iridescent magenta dream. The base does lean red, but this is definitely a pink polish. I forgive you, Sally, for trying to make me believe this beautiful polish is a cherry jelly bean.

I started with Sally Hansen Double Duty – will I ever finish this damn bottle? This is two coats of “Jewel Very Cherry”, topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

This polish looked very familiar to me, once it was on my nails. It might be a dupe of one of my OLDEST polishes – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Hot Magenta”. They are not an exact match – but they are pretty darn close.

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Stoned Vibes

While taking my daughter to Ulta for a back-to-school haircut, I had a moment to go shopping for myself…

Urban Decay Cosmetics just launched the “Stoned Vibes” Eyeshadow Palette ($54) and I had been on the fence about it, but seeing it in person lured me in…well, that AND a $10 off a $40 purchase coupon. I’ve had a chance to sample several of the “stoned” shades and they are very different than what you’d expect. They’re very sheer, but buildable. Be warned, they leave a lot of fallout all over your face. The colors are a nice range of colors, too. I’ve seen a few negative reviews, but it’s kind of nice to see Urban Decay branching out and releasing something different than another Naked palette.

I also scooped up some clearance goodies: a few 75% off Frida Kahlo x Ulta Beauty items – a back-up Blurring Primer and the Beso de Amor Cheek & Bronzer Duo. There were also a bunch of Jelly Belly x Sally Hansen polishes at 50% off – “French Vanilla”, “Jewel Very Cherry”, and the “Hop Into Spring” Duo with “Birthday Cake” and “Jewel Bubble Gum”.

I also bought 3 tiny Conair Quick Smooth Hair Brushes, because they have velcro in them to make your hair smooth. I couldn’t tell a difference, honestly. And, they were $6…and I expected them to be $3 because they were so tiny.

The cashier let me break my purchase into two transactions, so I could use the $10 off coupon on the eyeshadow and another $3.50 off coupon on everything else. Just $299 to Diamond status in 2021.

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Mercury Rising

Cuccio Colour is a new brand to me – it was an add-on to last month’s ipsy bag. I giggle every time I say it…you know, because coochie. I am a child trapped in a woman’s body.

Cuccio Colour “Mercury Rising” is a dark violet creme. It covered well and was not streaky. It also lasted without chips.

This is two coats of “Mercury Rising” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. It’s shiny alone, but I topped all but my pinky with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. My pinky got the matte treatment with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.

Is this polish misnamed? Isn’t Mercury known as “the red planet”? Just a thought…