Friday, August 31, 2012

Sensationail: Taupe Tulips


Hi everyone! Wonder what I wore on my nails during vacation last week? I decided to go neutral and long lasting with Sensationail's Taupe Tulips. I HATE chipped nail polish so I knew I had to chose something that would hold up all well so Sensationail was it for me. I went with this neutral color so I'd match all of my clothes for the week. I love this one. 

I wore it for 10 whole days with no chipping at all. The only thing I dislike about wearing these polishes for so long is the growth at the end of the week. 

This time when I removed it I used the Gel Polish Remover Tool which I picked up at CVS for just $4.99. This proved to be an essential tool for removal and it went much smoother with the tool than it did without it my first go around. I have no damage at all. If you buy the system do yourself a favor and get the tool. It's worth the extra $5 for sure.




What do you think of this one? Have you tried Sensationail yet?
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to Reality


Hi everyone!!! I hope you're all doing well. I just got back *on Sunday* from an amazing week long cruise! My first cruise! My husband and I took a 7 night cruise on the Celebrity Summit from New Jersey to Bermuda.  It was awesome!!! I never wanted to leave, but it's back to reality now. Sigh. Bermuda is amazing and if you every have a chance to get there, GO!! We went snorkeling on the first day and it was amazing *(except I got stung by a jellyfish and STILL have a mark from last Wednesday LOL) Below are some photos from the vacation. Enjoy!

Here I am getting ready to leave Cape Liberty in Bayonne NJ:


This is my husband Steve and me. At sail away. A nice gentleman took a photo for us:



Here's Steve in front of our ship at King's Wharf Bermuda:



This is a photo taken with one of those disposable underwater cameras during our snorkel excision (where the jelly got me) This was over a shipwreck:


This is another one taken with the underwater camera. The color is WAY off, I think the X-Ray machine made it fade a bit. That's me near a cave at Horseshoe Bay Beach.  I feel in a hole so I look short(er) LOL: 


Here's Steve in front of the same cave:


Here's a photo of the stunning pink sand beach, Horseshoe Bay Beach. Take a look at the large circular rock formation in the distance. Steve is on top of that (ready to jump) in the next pic:



This is one of my favorite pics from the trip. That's Steve on top of a rock formation  ready to jump and look at the lightening in the background!! I didn't  notice it until I looked at the pics. INSANE! Water is about 20 feet out there so it was safe to jump and even dive.


Down the way from Horseshoe Bay beach are some amazing secluded pink sand beaches. We spent some time there  as well and had the beach virtually to ourselves. Never more than 8 people on that beach during our time there:


Steve:


Amazing right? I wish I could stay there forever but alas I am back and back to work today. Sigh. I will have to plan another trip and start saving :-)

I hope you all enjoyed a few of our photos and I hope the blog posts I scheduled last week were entertaining. 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

OPI: Don't Talk Back To Me (Germany Fall 2012)


Hi everyone! It's Friday!!!  Today I want to show you another Fall 2012 OPI Germany color. This one is called Don't Talk Bach to Me which is actually a really cute name. Sometimes these names are ridiculous but this one is adorable!

Don't Talk Back to Me  is a really unique mustard/lime leaf green color. It's got some really subtle shimmer to it and it dries fairly matte.  It's unlike any polish I have in my collection which says a lot considering I have so many.  It's HIDEOUS. LOL It really is. It's so dang ugly.  Ugly in a way that makes me kind of like it LOL. So weird. I like that they put this out in the fall, it makes sense for fall to me for some reason. I think we'll be seeing a lot of mustard this fall. We'll see.

The formula is interesting in that it dries fairly matte, I think the shimmer does that. I used two coats for the opacity shown and I had no streaking or balding issues at all. It dries very quickly, sort of how neons do.








What do you think of this odd color? Love it or hate it? I just can't decide!
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Zoya: Suri (NYFW 2012 Diva Collection)


Hi everyone! Thanks for checking in today! I hope you're all doing well. Today I have another Zoya color to show you. This is Suri from the NYFW Diva collection.  Yup, Suri, like little Ms. Cruise herself (what a cutie!).  

Suri is a blue toned purple frost with some subtle red and blue shimmer. The color itself reminds me of Ink by OPI which is STUNNING.  Suri however is really quite frosty, in fact it's too frosty for my liking. Because it's got that frost style finish it applies kind of streaky which I think you can see in the photos.  I am not a fan.




What do you think of Suri? I love the color but the formula is too frosty for me. I don't like that finish at all it's ALWAYS streaky and appears outdated to me. Sorry Zoya. 
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Zoya: Natty (NYFE Fall 2012 Designer Collection)


Happy Wednesday! You're one day closer to the weekend!! Just keep swimming!!!

Today I have a color from the NYFW 2012 Designer Collection by Zoya. This is Natty which is described as a smoky steel blue creme. This is really very pretty in person.  It's got that really pretty dusty look going on with it and it's between a blue and a grey. I actually have no dupes for this. So you might think it's not all that unique at first glace but in my collection it sure is.

The formula is a bit thick so I had to be mindful of that while applying and take my time. No issues with streaking or balding though.  Since it's on the thick side (at least my bottle) I'd recommend making sure all fans in the room are off when you apply it so as to not let the polish dry on the brush, that just makes a mess.



  

What do you think of this one? Would you rock it?
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nicole by OPI: For Gold Times Sake (Target Exclusive)

Hi all! How is your week going? Anything fun going on with you?

Today I have an absolutely gorgeous color from Nicole by OPI to share.  This one is called For Gold Times Sake and it's a Target Exclusive.  This is an absolutely stunning tarnished gold/green with tons of pink, blue and gold shimmer throughout. It's a color changing wonder and is so interesting. This is a perfect fall color. It reminds me of the fallen leaves.

Application wise this one is slightly sheer and required three coats for full opacity.







Isn't this color absolutely beautiful? I love it for fall. 

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Color Club: Editorial (In True Fashion Collection Fall 2012)


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Today I want to show you a color from Color Club's Fall 2012 In True Fashion Collection.  This is described as a peridot duochrome. It's quite interesting. It's green, it's gold, it's blue, it's brown, it's CRAZY LOL.

It's a really cool duochrome but the finish is sort of frosty which I really don't like. I don't like frosts because they streak. This streaked a little bit on me. I used two coats for opacity. 







 
  
What do you think about this one? Also, I had my hubby build me a light box. I am still getting the hang of it so please bear with me while I try to get the best lighting for it. 
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

OPI: My Very First Knockwurst (Germany Collection)


Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a nice week. Today I have a color from the Fall 2012 Germany Collection by OPI. This is My Very First Knockwurst which is about as ridiculous of a name as I can imagine! I mean come on!!!!

I would call this a pink toned nude with maybe the slightest hint of lilac hiding in there. It's very cool toned and the pink adds interest to what would otherwise really just be a nude. I love it! I love colors like this.

This applied evenly and was opaque in just two coats. Man I love OPI!





What do you think of this one? How ridiculous do you find the name?! 
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