Friday, September 28, 2012

Frugal Friday! Sinful Colors Rainstorm

Ugh!!  I am having one of those weeks which is why this is my only post for the week!  My nails got kind of trashed when I was bartending last weekend.  They are doing much better with the exception of my pointer finger which is quite short.  I still wanted to do a Frugal Fridays post so here you have it.  I chose an untried which is Sinful Colors Rainstorm.  What a gorgeous blue this is!  I used two coats with one coat of NYC In a New York Minute's Grand Central Station (say that three times really fast!).  This polish was a little on the thick side but I am sure if I add a little thinner it would be much more to my liking.  It still applied nicely, I just had to be careful about how much was on my brush.

Have a good weekend everybody!  I bartend again but hopefully my nails don't take it too badly!



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Friday, September 21, 2012

Frugal Friday: Sinful Colors Winterberry (plus comparison)

Happy Friday all!!  Here we are with another Frugal Friday post!  This is another Sinful Colors that I picked up during one of the 99 cent sales at Walgreen's.  I am always drawn to these sorts of colors...more on that a little later.

This is a beautiful dusty purple polish with some very fine silver shimmer in it.  It applied beautifully and I used two coats and topped with Seche Vite.  This is such a great color for fall.  From what I have researched online, this was released a while back and then was gone.  It has since come back and has been found in the Study In Style displays.  I hope you can still find it.

And in regards to what I said about me being drawn to this sort of color...I have some comparison swatches below of two other polishes in my collection that are close.

Indoors with flash

Outside, natural light

Outside, shade

Comparisons:  Sinful Winterberry, Revlon Naughty (previously released at Perplex and a Chanel Paradoxal dupe) and China Glaze Jungle Queen.  The Sinful has shimmer while the other two do not.  Jungle Queen and Naughty are closer to each other.  Jungle Queen is just a tad darker than Naughty.  I may be letting one of these go as I don't think I need both!

Have a good weekend everyone!  

My First Guest Post!

I just wanted to let you know I did a guest post over at Mandy's Polish featuring Black Spotted.  I would love for you to head over there and check it out.  I love Mandy's blog and I am honored that I was able to do a guest post on her blog!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

LE Maybelline Color Show - Downtown Brown (Picture Heavy)

Hey there!  I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond recently and they had a new display of various Maybelline products.  There were either 5 or 6 polishes in the display and they are Limited Edition.  I bought three of them which were Metal Icon, Pink Cosmo and Downtown Brown which is the one I am featuring here today.  I will try to get the other two up soon too.  If you are a fan of this, I recommend trying to find these soon since they are LE.

Regarding the one I am featuring here today which is Downtown Brown, it is perfect for fall!  It's a red toned brown with a green sort of duochrome.  If you are familiar with MAC's Club is pretty much that in a nail polish.  I actually applied this on Monday and it still looked good today as far as wear.  I loved it so much I don't want to take it off.  This is rare for me since I pretty much change my polish on a daily basis.  I am pretty impressed.

The formula of this was thin but it builds up nicely.  For the photos I used 3 coats but I think you could easily get away with 2.  I also used Seche Vite for a top coat.

Have a great day everyone!  


Friday, September 14, 2012

Frugal Friday! Sally Girl Epic

Hello dolls!  Welcome to Frugal Friday!  Is it just me or is this week dragging!!!  I have for you today a Sally Girl polish which is sold at Sally Beauty Supply stores.  It is a mini bottle and it is only 99 cents!  I sort of wish they made these in a bigger size, but then again, I have yet to finish a bottle of nail polish before.  I actually had a very hard time photographing this one.  The picture below is actually with my iPhone.  The other pictures I took with my camera didn't even come close to color accurate.  Even this picture isn't color accurate but it's close!!  Capturing the right color is something I really like to try to do as it helps you determine if you like something or not.  I actually did a Google image search and I couldn't find an accurate picture there either otherwise I would link it.  This color might actually be a dupe to Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Pacific Blue.  Both frugal-worthy polishes!!  

Next time you are at Sally's or even the drugstore, check out either this on or Pacific Blue.  If you are a blue lover like me and don't have either of these...what are you waiting for! :)

Have a good weekend everyone!!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Old Essie Find! Priceless

Hello there!  Earlier last week, I had stopped at the mall.  Whenever I stop at the mall, I usually make a stop at Trade Secret to see if they have any polish on sale or clearance.  When I was there, they had all OPI buy one get one 75% off which is a pretty decent deal.  But I noticed that had two shelves of random Essie polishes out.  Upon closer inspection, I saw that they were 50% off which meant $3.50 each.  There were a bunch of old boring neutrals but I saw some colors that I had not recognized ever seeing before.  When I picked some of them up that caught my eye, they had black labeled bottoms which meant they were on the older side.  There were three total that caught my eye but two particularly stood out.  Today's post is one of those two.  It is Essie Priceless.  From what I can tell, this is from a 2004 collection called Frozen Assets.  One of the others that I picked up is also from this collection.

Priceless is a nice rich brown with some beautiful silver micro shimmer.  It's gorgeous for fall and winter!

By the way, the sales associate told me they were on clearance as they will no longer be stocking Essie so you may want to check your Trade Secret and see if they have any hidden gems.  And if you find an extra Starry Starry Night or Greenport I would be happy to buy it from you! :)

Have you ever made some great finds like this?  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Frugal Friday: Sinful Colors Slate

Well hello there!  I have been a little MIA lately.  My 4-year-old son started 4K this week and that has been a little bit of an adjustment, but a good one.  I just have to get a little more organized so I can get back to this whole blogging thing!

I have decided to do a series called "Frugal Fridays" where I feature a nail polish that I either got a really good deal on or that is normally inexpensive.

For my first installment of Frugal Fridays, I have chosen Sinful Colors Slate. I go this one for 99 cents when it was on sale at Walgreen's.  It is a medium gray with shimmer in it.  For the pictures below I used two coats.  The application on this one was just fine although it was pretty sheer with just the one coat.  It built up nicely though with two coats.

Let me know if you like this sort of series.  I had asked on my Facebook page and a handful of people seemed to like the idea.  I hope you have a good weekend!

Also, I encourage my fellow bloggers to join in on this series!