Monday, January 28, 2013

Zoya Swatches

I still am in disbelief that I won  +Love For Lacquer 's giveaway!  These are my first Zoya polishes, I've been wishing to try this brand for a long time, especially after seeing they had polishes with the same names as The Charmed Ones, Pru, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige.  I got to choose 3 shades. Phoebe was sold out and Paige was a shade that I would likely never wear, so I chose Pru, Piper, and searched for a 3rd that would be a different color than what I have in my collection.  I finally decided on Jinx, and after seeing it on my nail I already have an idea for some nail art!

Box they came in, with an advert of all the polishes

Jinx, Pru, and Piper

inside with flash

outside in sun

Pointer finger is just basecoat, Middle Finger is 2 coats Jinx, Ring is 3 coats Piper, and Pinkie is 3 coats Pru.   no top coat in these pictures

Friday, January 18, 2013

taking a break

got the phone call yesterday that one of my Uncles passed away.  12 days after we buried his father, my Grandpa.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Inspired by a Book

Trying to get back into blogging.  It's been a tough week.  Flew out for my Grandpa's funeral this past weekend, still haven't really gotten my head wrapped around the fact that he's gone.

I ended up breaking like 3 nails during my trip, my nails did not take well to the the cold.  This is what they looked like before I left:
Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Dune, stamping done with Salon Express plate with my SinfulColors red and green polishes.

And this is what they look like today:

SinfulColors Base Coat only.

I'd love to try to do a Cheetah print in honor of my friend +Jamie Cannon's books, but it just ends up looking like a mess. :( I need more practice and patience.  I also need the patience for waiting for Moon Rises, the sequel to Night Falls (also available on Kindle)

I promise I will be better about blogging in the future.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year?

Ugh, 2012 had a super sucky ending for my family.  My grandfather passed away the morning of New Year's Eve, and later we spent 5 hours in the ER with my son for what luckily ended up being just an ear infection.  I completely missed last week's challenge for red nails, as I was still somewhat sick and then just distracted by the holiday.  I only really half-assed this week's challenge, since we don't really do anything for New Year's and I didn't have anyone to go to any type of parties anyway.

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Black Platinum, N.Y.C. Matte Top Coat, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City

It ended up looking pretty cool, like chalkboard with a shiny metal frame.  Thought about doing some stamping, but just wasn't feeling it.

I now have 59 polishes, 2 base coats, 1 nail strengthener, and 1 top coat.  The one base coat is really just Elmer's Glue, but it works just like the Essie peel-off so it counts, right?