söndag 30 maj 2010

Sunday Afternoon

What more is there to say? Lovely, lazy sunday afternoon!

This is Nyx Girls Sunday Afternoon. Two coats with base and top coat. a great foil, somewhere between gold, silver and pink. It reminds me of OPI Rosy Reflections.
The picture is sunlight but indoors, taken in haste in a hotel bedroom a couple of weeks back. Anyway, I wish you all a good Sunday Afternoon.. :-)

Pure Luxury

There is not much updating going on on my blog right now, but a lot of updating going on in my life. I hope I will be able to post a little more frequent in the months to come, this spring has been a rough ride for me.

When life's tough, you need to indulge yourself and that is just what I have done.
Nobody really needs a cuticle oil like this one, but it called out to me like a lure. Now it is sitting on my desk, making me feel luxurious and and a little more content in my corner of the world.

This is Nail Food by Scratch, a swedish salon brand that makes polish as well.

torsdag 13 maj 2010

Barbie In Disguise

Isn't this a fairly neutral, work safe polish? (natural day light, indoors)

Yes it is! (artificial light with flash, excuse the corpse color of my fingers)

Unless, of course, you venture outdoors. Then the polish turns into Barbie with fangs.. clearly a case of split personality! (outside in sun)

This is Del Sol Pretty In Pink. Two coats over base coat and my usual SV top coat. I could have used three coats and taken more care in application but I slapped this on late at night and since it is almost white in artificial light, it was harder to see the imperfections.
I just love this polish. No brush strokes, silky shimmery finish and no chipping for four days. And every time I walk out in the sun, I get a nice pink surprise!

Very important update for my european readers:
The Del Sol polishes are not easy to find in Europe. The company does not ship international and at least myself is not a frequent visitor to the Bahamas or other caribbean islands (I wish..).

Anyway, if you're a fast actor, you can get these beauties anyway. You do that by joining NailMail. This is a small swedish service company that provides nail polish to us polish crazy people about once a month. Karin, who is the head of the company, provides very fair prices and excellent service. There is no obligation to buy anything. Once a month, You will get a mail from her as a reminder to check the web site for the polish brand of the month, and make an order if you feel like it. Nail Mail has brought us several hard to find brands over the last year, such as Del Sol, RBL and Nfu-Oh. The web site is in swedish, but there is a translation option and I'm sure Karin will answer any question you will ask in english if you send her a mail. The only catch with Del Sol is, Nail Mail will need your order by the end of tomorrow, May 15.
(and if you mention that PolishPig sent you, I will get a price reduction for the 9 Del Sol polishes I ordered.. :-) )

lördag 8 maj 2010

N'awlins Haul

I'm back from one of the greatest places I ever visited. I left my heart there more than 20 years ago and I never understood until last week when I came back. New Orleans is the city for me!

Guess what I found in a Walgreens in the middle of the city? Check out the picture proof, one bottle of the elusive SH Opulent Cloud and one bottle of Borgheses Stellar Notte!

Here are the posh ones, MAC Brown Bag, Chanel Gondola, YSL Pink Moon and Estée Lauder Ultra Violet.

Assorted Sally Hansen, including the lovely Opulent Cloud.

Claire's polishes, both regular size and mini size. Some of them have flakes and are supposed to be scented when dry. I have no idea if that works, or the quality of the polishes. I just picked them up on a whim, there was a BOGO and I splurged. :-)

Last, the assorted suspects with the notorious Stellar Notte as the prominent star.

All in all a good haul considering I didn't have the time to get to a mall or even a Sephora. It feels good to be back with the kids, but I'll always have a piece of my heart in New Orleans!