Friday, August 31, 2012

The Hungry Asian - Twenty Ten

I know I mentioned that I was going to post this a few days ago, but I hadn't gotten around to it.  Sorry guys! Life = busy.  When I'm not working there's always something else going on.  Yesterday I had to dye my mother's hair and go shopping, which oddly enough did not include the purchase of more nail polish.  That's a huuuge shock, isn't it?!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently bought a couple of polishes from The Hungry Asian to add to my very small, but growing collection of indie nail polish.  My purchase included Twenty Ten, and Belle, which I will post about later.

Twenty Ten...

What can I say about Twenty Ten? Oh, it's just a gorgeous little black jelly with small red squares, blue hex (which appeared to be holo on my nails!), small blue glitter and small copper glitter.  It pretty much matches its description and photos on The Hungry Asian's etsy.

I used three coats - but it's just as easy to layer one coat over a black base.  The application was smooth.  I didn't have to fish around for any of the glitter or force it to spread evenly over the nail.  I really like the forumla.  The consistency is good; not too thick, not too thin.  Just right! It definitely lived up to my expectations! Girl definitely knows how to make an awesome nail polish.

You can purchase The Hungry Asian polishes on etsy here.  They are $9.25 USD for the .5 oz, $4.50 for the minis, which are around average prices, and she does ship internationally. (awesome, right?!) Kae also released a couple of new polishes recently.  I looked at them yesterday and reallly wanted to buy Itsy Bitsy, a really gorgeous yellow, but it's sold out already.  Maybe I will catch it eventually!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Haulin' in August

Hello darling readers! First of all, I apologize for the lack of posts lately; I've been super busy with work and other things.  I went to see Keith Urban on Wednesday, which was AWESOME! :D  He grabbed my hand! I was still wearing my Glowstick mani that night and my nails pretty much lit up like glowsticks during the concert.  It was kind of hilarious, maybe he noticed my nails! lol!

Anyway, I've decided to post my late July/August nail polish purchases for you all to see.  It includes my first Lippmann, two more polishes from Dandy Nails and a couple from the Hungry Asian.  I'm wearing Twenty Ten right now, and I will post about that one tomorrow.

Monday, August 20, 2012

NOTD: Orly - Glowstick.

I attempted to use this polish on its own, but I swear to god it was so difficult to apply and I just put coat after coat on to smooth it out.  It was an epic fail.  I noticed that another blogger said that they used white underneath the highlighter yellow color, so I tried that.  IT LOOKS AWESOME, and it was sooo much easier to apply.

I started with my base coat, then two coats of Essie Blanc and two coats of Glowstick, followed by a coat of Seche Vite, of course, to make it uber shiny!

Friday, August 17, 2012

OPI Germany Collection

Last week I picked up four of the new OPI Germany polishes.
  • Deutsche You Want Me Baby?
  • German-icure by OPI
  • Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs
  • Unfor-Greta-bly Blue
I was going to post swatches earlier in the week, but I decided that I'd wait until I swatched all four (and wore them each for a day to show off their prettyness!).

Without further adieu, on with the polish.

Deutsche You Want Me Baby?

Unfor-Greta-bly Blue

German-icure by OPI

And finally, Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs

I really liked the application of these polishes.  They were smooth and easy to apply, not to mention shiny and gorgeous.  I used top coat to boost the shine even more.  They glistened! I would definitely recommend these colors, and I'm thinking I shall try to snag a few more from this collection.  I want some of the cremes.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Yes, yes, I am indeed talking about Deborah Lippmann's Yellow Brick Road.  It arrived in the mail today and I could not wait to do a glitter jelly sandwich with this sheer little yellow number! This was one polish that I decided that I had to have after seeing it on somebody else's blog.

Now, I'm kind of regretting not sandwiching Rainbow Connection in between the layers instead of Nicole by OPI's Make U Smile.  Of course, Make U Smile is still pretty, being shiny silver glitter and all!

I must say, it looks pretty good!  I used two coats of Yellow Brick Road to start (did I mention how sheer it is? It's PERFECT for glitter jelly sandwich manis!), a coat of Make U Smile, another YBR, another Make U Smile, and then one final YBR.  Then I topped it with Seche Vite, which I also got in the mail today.

I didn't really need the top coat, but it helped it dry faster, given I used 6 layers of polish, not including my base coat.

On to the pictures!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Just an update!

Sorry for the lack of updates, guys. I worked all week (both jobs) and barely even had the chance to do my nails. I have a couple of cool swatches of a couple of the new OPI Germany collection polishes ready to post, though! That's the good news.  The bad news? Job #2 destroyed my nails on the weekend. Well, on my right hand, anyway. I was so aggravated because I had finally gotten them looking good again from the last time work kicked their little nail butts.

Anyway, rant done. xD

I will be posting tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's A Lovely Secret

I couldn't really choose how I wanted to do my nails, so I ended up starting with two coats of "a lovely secret" by Essence.  It looked really pretty, and part of me wanted to leave it alone, but then I decided to spice it up with some "LIME UP!" (also by Essence) dots.  Ever since I bought those dotting tools last weekend, I can't get enough. :D Plus, I need the dotting practice.

Before dots:

After dots: