Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Friday Shopping Results - Venique!!!

The only store I went to on Friday was CosmoProf. Why?? 2$ Venique!! I couldn't have been happier to get up early before work to shop. Kinda went rainbows in this haul, love it!

Here's yet more amazing Venique swatches. Can never have enough of those!! Warning: Picture heavy! Each swatch is about 2 - 3 coats unless specified otherwise!

 My Heart Flip-Flops is a fun red! I wasn't sure about it at first, but that may be because I rarely paint my nails red and was skeptical. I like this one a lot, however! I'll find something to use this with soon!

Mary Jane Pump. Kind of a coral red color. Totally wish it were spring/summer already looking at this.

Clods A Hoppin'. I love orange cremes. I hardly ever use them, but I want them!!

Haute Meet Flats is almost the same shade as Clods A Hoppin, but it is a bit lighter. It has a nice shimmer to it. I want to use this with glitter!

 Golashes Glow. Yes they do, if they are this color! This yellow / green is super bright. I'm realizing as I look back at these colors, I must have been in a very springy mood.

Rainy Day Boots has a pearl finish. I have never liked this finish, but that's no reason not to swatch it! Application of this finish is difficult. I can't seem to get it how I like often enough. Beautiful green, however!

Heavy Metal Tapping. I'm liking the finish of this one even less. I love the color, it's so lovely! I just can't seem to fall in love with the way it looks. . Taking pictures of this finish never help it look better. Doesn't matter hoe in focus it is, the blend just doesn't look appealing to me.

Mistletoe Bliss. One coat did it! This one dried a satin/suede finish. I thought about throwing a topcoat on it, but decided I liked it without just fine. I am so in love with this color, and will most likely use it as  a 'go to' quite a bit!

Platform Wild. Any berry colored creme polish wins my heart. I stare at them the whole time and just want to keep them as shiny as possible. The application is always so amazing for Venique Cremes, I'd just like to say that! =)

 Jammin' In Jellies. The polish in the bottle doesn't mix super well. You can see the blue in it. However, I'm sure with enough patience and shaking it would go away! It applies just perfect,though.

 Pump Up the Jam. I still haven't decided if I like this color yet. It has a pretty blue undertone. While that sounds awesome, it's just not me. The color and application are great, just not totally me.

Ga-Loshing in the Rain. I took this picture much different than the others as far as lighting. Oh well, still works! This pink is so pretty and light! 3 coats was great to get this, but if you leave it a coat or two and layer it it would be just as lovely!

 Boat Shoe Castaway. I was in need of a new gold metallic polish! I like it. Not much more I can say! =D

 Night Walker. There are applications that are great, and then there are applications I LOVE! Other than this needed 3 coats to be opaque(it's kind of jelly), this is almost my new fave. This color was in the clearance box, so it wasn't apart of the sale. I guess that means it is discontinued. Sad day.

Straight Up Laced. After 2 or 3 coats, it's a deep browninsh color. However just one coat is deep purple. It's kind of jelly, as well.

3, 2, 1 coats from left to right here. Not a huge difference at all in 2 and 3, but one coat is quite different!!

Please enjoy! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!

All polishes in this review were purchased by me. This post is in no way endorsed by Venique.

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2 Older Manis to Share

By older I mean a week or two ago. Took pics, just never got around to posting. Oh well!

 Oh. My. God. This is my new favorite color ever!! I've not gotten around to getting myself indies, yet. I want them, but haven't done it. This polish is my good friends A-England Saint George, with Zoya Storm tips. I can't tell you how incredibly beautiful this polish is. I wish I had taken better pics when I had this polish on! Simple mani, yes, but amazing colors!


This is a simple mani inspired by Tartofraises. Essie San Tropez, China Glaze Fast Track, and China Glaze I'm Not Lion. The glitter is so minimal, but necessary! The dark brown is acrylic paint. I realize I just did another mani with the same colors, but they are great colors! I can't believe how long these rinestones lasted! Probably a good 3 or 4 days they stayed there until I took them off! Yaya!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How to open a stuck-shut bottle without damaging the lid!!

What method works for you? This is my favorite and works every time!!! Feel free to pin this to your heart's content to spread the good word!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Life is like a box of chocolates...

I want chocolate right now. So much.

I grabbed my China Glaze Mahogany Magic and did all my nails. As I applied it all I could think of was chocolate!!! So I took it off and started over.Various pieces of tasty chocolate went into the inspiration for this. Let me break down the colors for you.

Right to left: Butter London Cream Tea with Mahogany Magic candy drizzle. Zoya Nina with a mixture of Nina and Mahogany Magic. Mahogany Magic with a Cream Tea Swirl; then finally that Nina / MM mixture with MM design thing. Btw, the design was supposed to be tastier looking. Oh well!!
I applied my index finger with the crappiest paintbrush I think I own! I'm surprised it turned out even kind of decent. Happy though!

Oh my effing nom. Am I allowed to say that? Just did.
I am about 100% sure I will be hitting up a shop today for some tasty chocolates. For some reason I have a huge craving. Just wish I could place why...

Oh by the way, I haven't bitten my nails for about a year now (go me!!!), but today looks like a good time to start again. =)

♥ All!

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Friday, November 9, 2012

My nickname is Angel Kiss!!

Hey all!
So I like to give polish colors to friends that share the same name, or nickname every once in a while. I mentioned this to a friend, and she decided her new nickname was -insert some pretty color here- (I forgot what she said...)

Anyhow, this is Color Club Angel Kiss. I don't own it, it belongs to her! As I applied it, I announced my new nick name was Angel Kiss.
She must not have believed me; I still don't own it. =(

That story may have been funnier if you were there... Hm.

This holo is sooo pretty! The whole holo line by Color Club is amazing!! I've got to look into it, because wow. That's really all there is to say about it! I love the application, too! No fighting with it like the Nfu Oh that I have.