Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple

Happy Thursday!

I've been lemming the Kleancolor chunky holos for the longest time, and I finally got my hands on them thanks to a $10 Copious credit.  All of the beauty supplies around me carry Kleancolor, but have none of the chunky holos.  I was so excited to get my hands on the mini set of them.

Sorry about the obnoxious gap and tip wear!
I applied one coat of Chunky Holo Purple over China Glaze Jungle Queen that I showed you guys yesterday.  I don't know why I didn't believe anyone when they've mentioned this, but Kleancolors reek! While wet, I got a lovely whiff of a mixture of what to me smelled like motor oil, and the rubber smell of cheap gym shoes. Once dried I haven't noticed much of a smell.  But it's pretty bad when it's wet.
But, besides the smell, CHP is beautiful, and I can't wait to try out the other ones!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

China Glaze Jungle Queen

Happy Wednesday!

I know I promise I'd get back to posting more regularly, and I haven't.  I had a nasty, infected ingrown nail, and I wouldn't want to subject you to having to witness the ugliness.

   Now that my nail is all back to normal, I have China Glaze Jungle Queen to show you.  This is two coats, and applied beautifully, I have a but more gap than usual because I pushed back my cuticles without thinking before I took this photo.  I also took a good chunk out of my ring finger with a paring knife...which is why I have the awkward, scary, clumpy tip going on. 

Look! It's even scarier up close!

 Ah...Jungle Queen.  So pretty.  In the shade, I love the smokey greyish purple but in the sun it's stunning.  The gorgeous purple flash you see in the bottle comes out to play.

In other news, I started a new blog to track my progress in my weight loss, and my enlistment process.  The name is just a place holder until I come up with a better name.  If you're interested in reading it you can click here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

China Glaze Electrify


1 coat China Glaze Adventure Red-y
1 coat China Glaze Electrify
1 coat Gelous
1 coat NYC Topcoat

When I first applied Electrify, I'm not going to lie, I hated it.  But, I took my lazy butt out into the sun, and I fell in love.  The gold and red glows beautifully over Adventure Red-y.

Hmm...I guess I'm a woman of few words today, I really have nothing else to write.

I hope you guys have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Purple Stripes and Polka Dots

Hi! I've missed you guys! To be honest I don't have any excuse for not posting. To be honest, life hasn't been all that exciting, since I won't be returning to school in the fall like my twin, and the enlistment process for the US Navy hasn't progressed at all. 
Probably won't help that I've gained around uh..15 pounds...which is 15 pounds heavier than my weight limit.  So I'm back on the Soup Diet, which (thankfully) I lose 15 pounds in 7 days while I'm on it.  I know, I know, it's not necessarily what you'd consider to be healthy...but it works very well, even if it does get me incredibly sick for a week. 

In better news, I have a manicure to show you guys! I'm super excited about it because I knocked off 3 untried from my list, and I used some striping tape!

I started off by apply 2 coats of Julep Isla which was one of the polish's in my August Maven Box. 

Because it was disgustingly brushstroke-tastic, I sponged on a 3rd coat of Isla.  Which looked so much better than if I left it alone, even if I did get a couple of bubbles that showed up after sponging.
Oh, that's Jackie, she's my twins Guinea Pig, and my buddy while he cleans out her cage. 

I originally didn't plan to use Nubar Black Polka Dot, but it looks so pretty next to the pop of color on my ring finger!
For my ring finger I used striping tape, and painted on a gradient type look using Funky Fingers Riot, Confetti Belle of the Ball and China Glaze Sweet Hook.

I promise I'll get on to posting more!