Wednesday, February 23, 2011

China Glaze~ Far Out

Hello!  I've been wearing Far Out for a couple of days now and I just took the pictures so sorry there will be ugly tip wear.

Far Out is one of the first polishes I bought online.  I bought it because of this picture of it that Scrangie had.  It looks so mauvey and amazing with a gold flash.  What I got was this:

blurry flash.  Kinda cool with the shimmer


natural light

direct sunlight


While I do appreciate how shimmery it is, it is brown.  And the worst kind of brown for my skintone: fake tan brown.  Cooler colors look much better on me, and this is just too orangey.  Every once in a while in direct sunlight some of that pretty mauve undertone comes out, but most of the time it looks exactly like these pictures.  Plus it needs three coats to really look nice.  I only did two and my right hand is patchy =(

What do you guys think?  Am I being too harsh on poor little Far Out?  

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Revlon~ Perplex

So if you know anything about me you will know that I am super anal and like things to look a certain way.  I'm a hypocrite of this statement in the fact that my room is a mess, lol.  This pet peeve is extremely true of nail polish bottles.  I'm sure many of you have the same issues as I do in that some brands have ugly ass nail polish bottles.  It is for this reason that I have never bought a Revlon nail polish.  So when Perplex came out, I had an epic battle within myself of whether or not to purchase it, since the color is fabulous and right up my alley, but OH THE BOTTLE!  So uggo.  I held off buying it so long, it disappeared!!!  So when I decided to screw the bottle and that I needed the nail polish, I couldn't find it anywhere!!  Until the other day!  YES

So without further pointless rambling:

Flash

lamp light

More lamp light

Even thought this one's all blurry I like the bright purple flash!

Sunlight

I decided this polish is Demure Vixen by Essie and Gray Area by Sally Hansen's baby!  It has the nice dark gray-ple base of Gray Area but the bright purple shimmer of Demure Vixen, all topped off with that awesome-weird-neutral-color feeling I love.

What do you guys think?  Worth the ugly bottle ruining your perfect looking stash?







Wednesday, February 16, 2011

City Color~ Life Gave Me Lemons

So I put them on my nails. =)

Hey guys!  I'm sure many of you have heard/read/seen Deborah Lippmann's Yellow Brick Road polish Lady Gaga was sporting at the Grammies.  Well, I was at Rite Aid yesterday searching for the Wet n Wild Palette in Comfort Zone and I found a nail polish display for a brand I've only recently heard of, City Color.  They had some pretty sweet spring colors, but I only picked up the polish I decided to call Life Gave Me Lemons. (So I Put Them on my Nails).  As far as I can tell none of their colors have names.  There's no sticker on the bottom, so maybe my Rite Aid got a bunch of defective ones?  Anyway, this color looks super similar to the promo pics I've been seeing of Yellow Brick Road.  And it cost $1.99.  I'm down!

Flash

Natural light.  Looks way too pastel. (although in direct sunlight it is more pastel)

Natural light and then I played with the levels.  That's why my fingers look like sausages!  Haha.  But yea, this is pretty much color accurate for the polish in unnatural lighting.

Crazy bright! 

While the formula was really easy to work with, this polish is super sheer.  Three coats and I still have VNL.  Ah well.  This polish rocks.  I'm super happy with it.  Go get it, girls!

Have a fabulous day!

<3Kelsea



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OPI~ Brand New Skates

Hello Everyone!

I realized I wasn't enjoying the amount of work I was putting into my blog after I couldn't blog (due to my smashed finger) for a while.  I then realized this was because my blog seems a tad pointless; I don't do the new collections when they first come out, and I don't have a great camera to capture these polishes correctly.  I'm attempting to formulate a way that my blog can become more cutting edge that's within my budget.  In the mean time, I hope you will enjoy some pictures of my manicure today: OPI's Brand New Skates from the Toyland Collection.  I found this little gem at Rite Aid, and just had to have it

flash


indoors

flash.  See the flakies and glitter??

natural light

sunlight

I was super stoked to see this in the sunlight, and was a little disappointed.  The pink and green glitter it has in it show up in artificial light best, and the polish mostly just looks charcoal in the sunlight.  Oh well!

This is three coats, and as you can see it's still a little sheer.  Oh well, I like it regardless =)

Have a great day!
<3Kelsea