tisdag 25 januari 2011

Nubar 2010

I've been lemming Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure so much and when word came that Nubar 2010 was a dupe I pounced on it. This is my first attempt to use it. One coat over Glitter Gal Red.
Excuse the naked nails next to my cuticles, I had a shrinking issue with my SV top coat and then I had to wait a couple of days for the sun..

Don't forget to enter my Crackle Giveaway, only a few hours left, ends at midnight tonight!

måndag 24 januari 2011

Deborah Lippman Waking Up in Vegas

Just a short note to let you know I didn't (sleep) walk off the edge of the world.

This is Deborah Lippman Waking Up in Vegas. I know it is not perfect up close, but from a normal viewing distance it looks just great!
Two coats over base coat, SV on top. Fabulous color and covering, almost a one coater! I've seen a few swatches and notd's with this polish and I always thought it was a more cool gray. On my hands it has a clear beige undertone and I love the color. This is the first Lippman I try out and it has great wear. Remember my nightmare manicure? Well I just painted it over with another coat of Waking up in Vegas and I'm still wearing this on the second week.

Don't forget to enter my crackle give away, only one day left :-)

onsdag 19 januari 2011

A Scary Manicure Story

So, last night I went to bed on an empty stomach. I had fed the kids early and by the time they were in bed I was whipped. Before I went to bed I unpacked a recent internet haul, including Sally Hansen Night Lights and Cover Girl City Lights. I thought briefly that both these polishes could work for layering over my current notd, Deborah Lippman Waking Up In Vegas.

This morning, I didn't wake up in Vegas at all, but in my bed as usual. The nails on my right hand felt a little gritty.

This is one (I presume) coat of CG City Lights on my pinky and one coat of SH Night Lights on the rest of my fingers. Layered on top of Lippman Waking Up in Vegas. I know this is a terrible looking manicure and it shows one day heavy work tip wear as well, since I didn't have time to do anything about it this morning, I just had to roll with it.

Ladies, I did this with my non dominant left hand in my sleep! That is a little scary, right? God knows what I will do the next time I sleep-walk, paint the house red?

Let me tell you, I'm never going hungry to bed again!

lördag 1 januari 2011

Red-y for 2011!

Happy New Year!

My New Year manicure this year is Glitter Gal Red. This is the best red holographic polish I own. This is two coats over base coat, if you are more careful than I am you might only need one coat, it has great opacity. It dries totally smooth and shiny too, no need for top coat if you don't want to.

Glitter Gal is an australian brand and can be ordered on-line here:

I think it is a little pricey for only 9ml, but hey, who can argue with a deep red holographic polish??