I wanted this polish for a very long time and then one day I saw a friend of mine at work wearing it and I freaked out. She could tell I really liked it so she gave it to me. Lucky me! I’ve been meaning to wear it and keep getting drawn into wearing other polishes so I figure with the warmer weather around (at least here in So Cal), I should wear a Spring-esque mani. This is Lacy Lilac topped with Bundle Monster flower stamp using a no-named Hot Topic polish on all nails except the accent ring finger I used Orly Fancy Fuchsia. I quite like it! =]
Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in over a week. I started my new job this past Monday, a week ago, and I’ve been super swamped and exhausted because of it. I literally keep wearing manis for 4 days until they become so chipped and embarrassing that I force myself to redo my nails. Please, please bare with me during this super busy and stressful time… especially with the holidays coming up… I really will try to do my best to do as many holiday themed manis and as many posts as I possibly can. But if you do see that I’ve been absent for a while, please just know it’s cause I’m super busy with my new job, preparing for the holidays, as well as family and friends in town and I’m just exhausted. Anyways… enough of the rambling. This is Sally Hansen Amber Rose. It’s a maroon-burgundy shimmer with mustard yellow-orange and blue (at very extreme angles) duochrome. I stamped BM leaves from plate BM-19 using Wet n Wild Black Creme to make the mani more fall-esque. I quite like the turnout. I wore this the last few days of November but now since it’s December, expect only Christmas manis from me from now on through Christmas Day!
So unless you’re new to my blog or don’t visit very often, you’ve probably caught on that I’m a huge self proclaimed Swiftie. And today, October 22 of 2012, is a day I have been looking forward to for months and months… and it’s the most exciting Monday I’ve had in a very long time. Today Taylor released her 4th alum entitled Red and in honor, I shall spam you with red.
The sun is shining and the weather is warm here in So Cal and that to me is the perfect weather to wear holos. Sally Hansen Pink Rose Diamond from the Nail Prisms collection is one of my all time favorite holo polishes. It’s from way back in the day… I think possible 2003 or 4, but don’t quote me on that cause it’s just a guesstimate. It’s a slightly dusty rosey pink filled with small somewhat linear/somewhat scattered holo particles. I have another bottle of this polish and it’s much more of a dusty rose than this bottle so clearly their quality control was slackin a bit back then. Yay for oldies but goodies.
Okay so I realize I have sucked and failed at posting the past few days but I have a really good excuse, I promise!! Friday I had work from 5 in the morning until i:30 in the afternoon. I was beat so I went home and napped until my friend picked me up to go to a rodeo. I got piss drunk and didn’t get home until after midnight which was too late to paint my nails. Not to mention, I wasn’t even of the right mind to paint my nails… if you know what I mean. One too many Margaritas. Or whatever it was that I was drinking. Then Saturday I woke up really early and spent the whole day at Sea World watching animal shows, getting soaked on rides, and burning my skin to a tone of red much brighter than one I ever hope to attain again. Then I went home, took a much needed shower and headed to a friend’s birthday part in downtown. By the time it was 11 pm, I had not yet packed for Vegas, washed my face or prepared for the next day’s adventures so by the time it hit 1 am I figured painting my nails was out of the question and that my slightly chipped nails would have to do. So I got me 2 1/2 hours of sleep before waking up at 3:30 am to drive my friend and myself to Vegas. Then I spent all day in line waiting to get into the Billboard Music Awards which was by far worth in considering not only the show was amazing but I got to talk to Taylor Swift. And let me tell you, I freaked the fuck out. I lost it completely. She walked two feet in front of me and like a person verging on clinically insane, I screamed at the top of my lungs “Taylor, I love you!!” and she turned around and said to me “Awwwe, thank you!”. Yeah. There are no words. And then after the show I went to the after party and later attempted to drive home but decided I was too tired so slept in the car in a parking lot and got home yesterday afternoon? Sick of my story yet? Cool, stop reading. I’m rambling anyways. I realize this. But for those of you who care (and thank you) I slept all day yesterday instead of painting my nails and today I had work all day and watched the American Idol and Glee season finales so if you’re wondering why it’s taken me so long to post, that’s why. And in case you’re wondering.. yes I am still wearing this polish, incredibly chipped, and have been wearing it since Thursday night.
About to vomit because of the horrendously long story that you didn’t even read?? I thought so. So here’s the polish I’ve been wearing since the last post.
This is Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Golden Tourmaline. It’s a red holo. The holo particles in this are small and linear. It’s not as obviously holo as the Nfu Oh holos or the Milani holos but it’s still very noticeable and I considering it;s the only true red holo I own, I have a dear place in my heart for it. Plus I paid 50 cents for it at Dollar Tree which helps me love it even more.
Remember when these Sally Hansen HD polishes came out about a year ago? Well, they were so amazing that I flipped a switch over them, bought half the collection, and never wore any of them. Until now. Last night I had no idea what to put on. I kept thinking I wanted to wear black but not just normal black.. something layered over black. So while I was looking through my Helmers I came across one of these long forgotten and neglected HD polishes and thought ‘why not?’. So this is Sally Hansen HD Laser (one coat) layered over Wet n Wild Black Creme. It’s a sheer-ish navy blue jelly filled with duochrome fleck glitter that shifts from a bright blue to purple and even slightly gold, pink, and green… though those last three colors arent really visible on the nail, but you can see the multichrome shift in the bottle. It’s a bummer it took me so long to get around to finally wearing this polish but I’m glad I finally did and I got a ton of compliments on this mani too… which is always fun.
Last night one of my bffs, Charisma, surprised me and took me to a Jason Mraz concert downtown…
And since since I was wearing a grey shirt with black feathers on it, I decided to do a coordinating mani that was black with silver feathers on it.
For the mani I used one coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme topped with one coat of Sally Hansen and then used the feather stamp from Bundle Monster plate BM-214 to stamp on China Glaze Millennium feathers.
Thanks so much Char-isma!!! and uhh… blah blah blah.. blah blah.