Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Two for one! Wet N Wild Craze's Gray's Anatomy and OPI Shim-merry Chic

Two swatches for you today!

I'm going to Catalina Island with my friend this weekend, so you would think I would want some crazy bright colors on my nails, right?  Well, instead I decided to put on Shim-merry Chic over a layer of Wet N Wild's Black Creme, to try to dupe $OPI 212.  I think it came out pretty much perfect, if not even more awesome than what I was trying to dupe.

Natural light



Shim-Merry Chic turned a little more olive-y, which I love.  It's vampy, it's sparkly, it's mesmerizing.  It would look a lot better if my nails weren't all peely, which is why my nail polish looks all uneven, especially towards the tips.  Sorry about that.  Just trust me when I say that this is a great must try combo.    

I also wore Wet N Wild's Gray's Anatomy from the Craze collection.  I was so excited to buy it.  However, after putting it on, I was sad.

Now, I'm sure a lot of you are digging this.  I, however, think it leans too blue in real life.  I do not like light frosty blues.  I think they are yucky.  This looked far too "ice blue" in the shade for me to enjoy.  I'm trying to fix it, but it's not right just yet.  My first fraken try ever.  I'm scared!  Haha.

If you want a great silver foil, stick with Hot Topic's silver foil.  I know I will! =)

I just watched Shutter Island for the 3rd time.  I swear, it gets better every time.  I think I have all the intricacies down now.  If you haven't seen it, do so!!!!  Leo is so.... MMM.


Monday, August 2, 2010

NOTD~ Essie's Knockout Pout

Hello interweb land!  How are my readers?  I would just like to remind you how much it means to me that you guys follow/read my blog!  It makes me all fuzzy inside =)

Today I have pictures of Essie's Knockout Pout, which was swapped to me by the lovely Steph from Short n Chic.  I was excited to have a classic neon pink on my fingers for summer, but good lord the application was a bitch.  Serious cuticle drag, and three coats later it still looked uneven.  Oh well, I'm the only person that notices these things of the people I interact with, but showing you guys the ugly photos makes me sad lol.

Of course this is super washed out.  It's making it look more peach and less neon than it actually is.  It is a very barbie neon straight pink.  Doesn't lean either orange or purple, I don't think.  I like the way it looks in low light, like it's glowing.  You can kinda see on my ring fingers how its a tad patchy at the top.  I wasn't even hurrying or anything.  The formula was just sticky.

Hope you guys have a great week!!!