Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Video-November Nail Polish Favorites

Hi polish friends!  Sorry for the slow week, I've been dealing with food poisoning since Sunday and am finally coming out of it today.  I'll keep it short since a cat tail is making it very hard to type :)  Today I have my November polish favorites with a few October favorites thrown in!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Julep Waleska-A Gorgeous Holiday Green!

Hi there everyone, welcome to Monday.  Well I was headed into work this morning but I had some stomach issues after dinner last night.  I'm not sure if I overdid the junk food or if it was the shady Taco Bell we ate at but I am home today.  Despite that, yesterday was a great day because we went to a giant craft fair with my mom.  I did post a haul on my youtube channel if you are curious what we came home with :)

Today I have a stunning holiday polish to share with you.  I was stuck the other night so I reached into a basket with untried polishes and pulled out Julep Waleska.  Whoa baby is it gorgeous.  I believe this is from August but to me it is totally holiday.

Julep Waleska to me is a shimmery green with strong blue undertones and dense gold shimmer.  It's such a good combination of green and teal that most of the time it was hard for me to tell which color it really was.  The shimmer was really strong in this polish and it just makes it look that much more "holiday".  The formula was really great and I used two easy coats with topcoat.

Overall I'm in love with this polish!  The color is gorgeous and shimmery and I'm already ready to wear it again :)  Sadly I did cancel my Julep box a few days ago.  I just was canceling it every month but I do still plan to hunt for good colors at my local TJMaxx.  Do you have a favorite holiday polish?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fall Glitter Combo and Zoya Tanzy Swatches

Hello there my polish friends.  I hope the weekend is treating you well.  It's been a great weekend so far as I sit here in my robe under my heated blanket :)  Yesterday last minute we went to the Illinois/Penn State football game which was really fun.  We didn't stay the entire time because it was freezing and my lips actually turned blue.  Today we are going to a huge craft fair and my mom is driving down to meet us so you know I'm pumped about that!

Today I have my last Fall mani most likely.  Fall is my favorite season and it did get swallowed up by my surgery but with the number of days of snow and ridiculously cold weather we've had it feels like Fall is gone.

This combination is one that I wore the other day because Zoya Tanzy is the most unflattering color for my skin tone haha!  Once I combined these two colors it was like a Fall shimmer-bomb on the nails :)  This combination is Zoya Tanzy as the base and one layer of OPI Orange You Fantastic over top.

Below is Zoya Tanzy.  I saw this polish in stores and fell in love with it so eventually I ordered it on Zoya's website.  Zoya describes it as a bright tangerine orange with yellow gold metallic sparkle.  It's a beautiful warm metallic and I thought it would be amazing for Fall.  When I applied it I discovered one thing...this is probably the most unflattering polish I could have ever picked for my skin tone.  

Besides the color being awful on me, the color is pretty and the formula is great.  I used two easy coats with topcoat below.

Well there it is for Fall this year.  I am sad to see it go but I figured it was over when I spent 15 minutes getting my car door open the other morning. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Video-Urban Decay Ten Eyeliner Set: Swatches and Review

Hi Friday polish peeps!  I am so excited that it's Friday :)  It's been a long, drawn-out week at work!  But, there is an exciting weekend ahead so I just need to get through the next seven and a half hours :)  Tonight we are going to our friends house for dinner and video games.  Our friend actually took the day off of work to go to the midnight release last night of the Wii U Super Smash Bros game so we will definitely be playing that.  Tomorrow we've got some errands to run and then the hubby and I are going to a HUGE Christmas craft fair with over 350 vendors.  Can you tell I'm excited?

Today I have my very first makeup review video.  I did pre-film this back in September pre-surgery so I was a little flat because my zombie gallbladder was hurting me, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.  I think it's something I might keep up with in the form of videos.  Let me know what you think.  Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Formula X Alchemy-Swatches and Review

Hi there polish friends, welcome to Thursday.  Last night I was definitely in lump mode.  It's just too darn cold here and my hormones were just all over the place.  I was happy because I had cheese with dinner, then mad because I ate all the chocolate yesterday, then crying for no reason #justgirlythings  Does anyone else hate those #justgirlythings on pinterest?  Haha, I do!   I couldn't hold in the crazy last night.  Then right before bed I got the brilliant idea to convince my husband we should switch around our spare rooms (just convince him, not actually do it).  Somehow through all that I did manage to fall asleep right away, too much crazy.

Today I have a polish I couldn't wait to show.  I know I'm behind on swatching collections, my hands are like lizard dry.  I've been slathering them with lotions and oils and wearing the dorky gloves when I sleep but nothing is helping.  Anyone have any suggestions for a really strong hand cream?  I do promise to catch up this weekend, dry hands or not!

Formula X Alchemy is a polish I picked up during the Sephora VIB sale when it was 20% off.  I saw it in the catalog of holiday gifts and although I don't normally buy these polishes because they are pricy, I thought it was too pretty to pass up.  I think it's sold out online but I would check in-store if you are looking for it.

This polish is a loaded dusty platinum antique gold shimmer with multi-colored shimmers.  It does look different in different lighting, sometimes it looks gold, sometimes a little bronze, and sometimes even a touch purple.  The array of shimmers is beautiful and really sold me on it.  I see gold, blue, purple, and copper.  The formula is really great and opaque, I used two easy coats with topcoat.

I'm in love with this polish.  It's nothing like I've ever seen before and just so unique and sparkly!  It is limited edition so if you want it I would try to find it as soon as you can.  What do you think of this polish, will you be buying it?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Video: November Ipsy Unbagging

Hello fellow polish friends, happy Hump Day!  Here's a quick new video on my November ipsy unbagging, enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday-Favorite Sports Team

Hi there my polish friends and welcome to Tuesday.  Thankfully I haven't frozen yet with this polar vortex fun we've been having.  -8 wind chill this morning and icy roads...isn't it still Fall?  Not much new is going on since the weekend.  I had a super lazy night last night, but to be fair, so did my husband :)  I ordered my Erin Condren planner so I spent the night browsing planner supplies on etsy.  Try to contain your excitement for the thrilling life I lead ;)

Today's Twinsie Tuesday prompt is favorite sports team.  I don't really follow sports all that much, although my husband is a die hard Chicago sports fan.  I knew I was going to break his heart when I didn't choose a Chicago team but he took it better than I expected.  When I lived in Tampa we got to go to a lot of Bucs and Lightning games.  We were even at some of the Playoff games for the Tampa Bay Lightning which was really amazing so that's the team I relate to the most...The Tampa Bay Lightning (hockey).  I've always been a hockey fan more than anything else.

I decided to keep it simple to really show off the contrast of the team's colors, white and a royal deep blue.  My husband even got in on it and helped me pick out the right shade of blue.  We looked at all the blues on my OPI wall rack and I picked a few and he asked me to swatch them to see them accurately...I kid you not :)  I guess even if it's nail polish, men must take their sports seriously.  We had the swatches of the blues, compared to the colors of the team on google, then we discussed which was better...

For my white base I used a pure white, OPI Alpine Snow.  For my shade of "lightning blue", the hubby and I settled on OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay, which was deep but not too deep of a blue. 

I can't wait to see what everyone else chooses and if it relates to where they live now!

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Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
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Marisa at Polish Obsession
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