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Thursday, March 18, 2010

MIA and COUPON TIME: Coach 20% - 30% off

Sorry all for my lack of entries as of late.  I have some medical issues going on so between that & work my postings have taken a back seat.  I will so my best to post more often but at this point I can't promise how often that will be.

In the meantime, here is a link to get a Coach coupon which is good through this Sunday, March 21!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Color Club Front Row Diva

This is supposed to be grey but has more of a white or pearlesque color to it.  It applied & dried like a dream!  I am not sure how I am liking it.  It could be because my colors have been so dark lately but I am not sure.  The jury is still out on it.

With Flash

Without Flash you can see the grey more.
So what do you think of the color??

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Diamond Cosmetics Chainmail Charm

This is my first Diamond Cosmetics polish that I have tried & I have to say that I LOVE it! It goes on smoothly & dries quickly! It wore very well to boot! I LOVE this color and got many compliments on it. It normally lighting it is just a nice darkish gray but when the light catches it BAMN is sparkles and you can see the beautiful rainbow!!  I will definitely be using more of these polishes!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Milani Garnet Gems

So here is the beautiful Garnet Gems by Milani.  To be honest I was not sure how I was going to like this color on me since I am so fair but I have to say I could not stop looking at the red sparkle suspended in the black base.  It is a GORGEOUS color!   It dried quickly & wore well!

I have NailTek II Intensive Therapy as the base with 3 coats of Garnet Gems and a coast of Seche.
I don't have Ruby Pumps or RBL Black Russian but from what I have seen this is similar to them.  Am I wrong?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sample Sale Walking Tour in NYC

I am not sure hoe many live in the NYC area but thought I would throw this out there.  Thursday of this week - March 4th - there is a sample sale walking tour in NYC come rain or shine being hosted by Top Button.

The hours are 1pm to 5pm with cocktails at the last stop for those 21 & over.
The cost is $75 a person or $125 for 2 with code "TBTour".
At this point, Thursday is looking to be a clear beautiful day in the 40s and who doesn't like to walk around the city??

If you are interested in more details please go to Top Button Tours

Saturday, February 27, 2010

OPI for Sephora: 212- Sephora

 [ Please excuse messy cuticles ]

When I first bought this I was so not crazy over it but I tried it again and I am glad I did!  The color is actually a "soft" color on me and more brown then smoky black as described on the Sephora site.  The glitter in this polish really accents the color more then contrasts it.  This is an awesome color for the Fall and actually a color that has made me decide to go into the darker vampy colors!  The polish applied really nicely and did not take long to dry at all.

I am using Nailtek II Intensive Therapy as the base.  I needed 3 coats of the 212 to build up the color.  I topped it all off with a coat of Seche. 

Next up will most likely be Milani Garnet Gems!

Friday, February 26, 2010

COUPON TIME: 20 % off Coach Factory now through Sunday - 02/28/10

What are you feeling today??

For me  it is easy...

I am over the snow!   No more snow I want it to be Spring time with the pretty flowers & the sun shining & the birds chirping.  But nay, it is snow like there is no tomorrow outside.  It has been snowing since yesterday morning.  Boooo

I say go away Mr. Snow Miser and bring in Mr.Heat Miser!!



Thursday, February 25, 2010

COUPON TIME: 48 Hour Rescue Beauty Lounge Sale!!

There are 7 nail polishes on sale for $50!! You heard me right - $50!!!

These polishes are going to be discontinued. So now is the time to snap them up before they are all gone!!

Polishes included are:
  • Pink Shimmer
  • Sheer Pink
  • Opaque Pink
  • Lulu
  • Sheer Natural
  • Ani
  • Square Pants

Click here to get there!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back in the Swing of things...some fun to come!!

Sorry for the lack of entries my Nailistas!!   My camera crapped out & I was awaiting my new PC.  So I got my new camera - Z915 - and my new desktop.   I also got my huge haul from Victoria Nails which of course contains colors everyone & their brother has but colors I LOVED and of course needed!!  So I have lots & lots of swatching that will take place. 

As I was finding a home for all my new beauties I realized that there are colors I have that I no longer want most of which were just used once but there are some used twice so I may be doing a SWAP if there is interest.

I can't believe that i have 14 followers already!!  I am very stoked with that!  Once I hit 50 I will have a giveaway!! I know it is an enticement for you to be a follower perhaps even a bribe but hey you go with what works!!  : D 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

COUPON TIME: Junior Drake: F&F Fall Clearance Sale 50% Off Current Line Merchandise

I have a couple of their bags & the leather is awesome!! Just figured I would pass this on in case anyone is interested.  They also have a 30 day return policy.

Sale is from February 15th to the 19th.

Go to Junior Drake and use promo code HUSH to get 50% off!

UPDATE: I just called to verify and all bags are final sale for this 50% off extravaganza!

COUPON TIME: Take an additional 20% off at Coach Factory Stores

Please click HERE to get your coupon

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winter 2010

So it seems a blizzard it upon us here on the East Coast!   I have a couple of inches of accumulation already.  Just need to hunker down & stay warm while I work from home.

If you are being hit by this blizzard as well please be safe & stay warm!!  It is not worth going out unless it is extremely necessary!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Yves Saint Laurent [ YSL ] Orange Flamboyant

So last week I ordered a few YSL La Laque Long-Lasting Nail Lacquer.  First one up is Orange Flamboyant.  The color totally reminds me of a 60's shade of orange.  In the daylight it lives up to it's name...flamboyant!  It is a gorgeous color!  May look red in the pictured but believe me it is orange. 

However, it chips easily!  I put on three coats but it is still not fully opaque. You can see the nail line and it is a little streaky.  Next time I would use a base color like white or nude to make it more opaque.  I love this color so much I will deal with the chip maintenance. long-lasting this polish is not.  :(

The pictures below were taken in the sunlight.

Taken outdoors with the sun bouncing off all the snow we got


This was taken indoors but with the sun behind me .

Saturday, February 6, 2010

MAC Lillyland Lipgelees Swatches - Better Late then Never!

So I did take the swatches sadly they are not as good as I had hoped but I think you can see the super shimmer of them.  Which they are....SHIMMERIFIC!!  I am so so happy that I bought them all.

Resort Life - Off white with pink pearl
Lush & Bright - Bright pink yellow coral with pink (Pearl)
Preppy -Blue pink with pink pearl
Shift To Pink -Light violet with silver (Pearl)

Hope they give you some idea of their beauty!!
[ Click on pics to enlarge them ]

Left to  Right
Resort Life  //  Lush and Bright //  Preppy  // Shift To Pink

Left to  Right
Resort Life  //  Lush and Bright //  Preppy  // Shift To Pink

Left to  Right
Resort Life  //  Lush and Bright //  Preppy  // Shift To Pink

Thursday, February 4, 2010

MAC Lillyland Lipgelees

I am a HUGE Lilly Pulitzer and MAC lipgloss fan so when I went by the MAC store I was called by the Lillyland display.  I have never tried their lipgelee before but the colors all said buy me & I did!  I bought all four colors.  So far I have used the Resort Life and Lush and Bright.  I am in LOVE!!  These are all nice & shimmery and go on like a dream!  You have to see these in person to really see the shimmer - there was  no skimping at all!!  They are not sticky but your hair will get caught in On a side note, all the colors are limited editions!

These are fabulous colors for the spring & summer.  If you are a Lilly & MAC fan, like me,  then these are a definite must have!!  The colors are FABULOUS! 

[ I will do my best to take & post pictures when I get home tonite! ]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Camera question

I feel bad posting the pics I do because I see how clear & crisp everyone's are & then I see mine.  WAAaHHHh  =( .  The color is either off or blurry!  No matter what setting I use I am still not getting the quality of picture that I want.  Which means of course that I need a new camera.  I will have to do some shopping around & check out Consumers Guide to see what gets good ratings.

I am wondering...what do you use or recommend?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Milani Delivered

So yesterday I came home from work to see I had a little package which I was so stoked to see but when I picked it up I could smell nail polish!! OH NO!! Never a good sign. Lo & behold one of my Milani 3D Hologram bottles was broken!! So I promptly called Milani who is shipping another bottle to me...YEAH!!

Below are pictures of what I got which everyone & their brother has posted. As noted before I have an older camera so the pics aren't always stellar. This go round I used my handy dandy Blackberry with the lights off and SHAZAM the blooming flash is so bright you can see the pretty polish



Now it seems not only do I need to invest in a new desktop computer I need a camera as well.  The things we do to take pretty pictures of polish!!  

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

COUPON TIME: Coach Outlet

Click the image below to get to the coupon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Milani will be mine!!

I just placed my order with Milani direct - Thank you Evil Angel! - and they should be shipping today! WOot WOot!! Yeah it is the simple things that make me happy!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

NOTD....Color Club....Rule Breaker

So today I am wearing Rule Breaker by Color ClLub.  The pictures were taken prior to my fixing up my cuticles so please ignore them.  This is the first time I have ever used their polish & though I was not overly impressed with the color in the bottle...BAM...I LOVE this color.  It is a greeny teal.  The saturation is wonderful, beautiful shine & dries very quickly.  Even the gal at MAC, when I stopped off to get my Lillyland goodies, even commented on what a pretty color.  I mean this far surpassed anything I expected for the $2.99 price point.  I am very glad I got this polish & can't wait to try out the Wild at Heart color.

Now on with the show....



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Supercalafragelisticexpialadocious Saturday! Major Polish Haul Day!!

So my goal this weekend was to find the Milani 3D holo collection.  Well wouldn't you know it the one store [Ulta] that I KNEW carried the brand seems to no longer carry it.  So between last night & today I went to every local store I could think of and  only 1 store [CVS] carries Milani but just the typical assortment nothing special or limited edition. 

However, I did not let that stop me.  I seemed to be on spending spree PLUS what I ordered during the week came in, hence the name of this posting!!

So without further expectation below are pics of what I got!!

First up, is what I got at Ulta...CHI..Hot Ring Illusion Around Saturn - $8 with 20% off

Next is my CVS haul...everything I got was 75% off.  The Milani polishes were $1.12 each & the Revlon was $1.25.

Revlon - #791 Midnight Affair
Milani - #357 Whitest White
Milani - #50 She's So Glitzy
Milani - #51 Just Juicy
Milani - # 27A Garnet Gems

Next I went to Harmon's and was surprised at the variety & one offs that they have.  It was so long since I have been there but based on what I saw today I will definitely go back!  I got Nicole by OPI for $6.49 and the Color Clubs for $2.99.

Nicole by OPI - Dream Maker
Color Club - #870 Rule Breaker
Color Club - #871 Wild at Heart

Then I went to Rite Aid and went old school with Wet N Wild.  Prices between $1.99 and $0.99.  I also bought these because I plan on trying to do some frankens with colors I have at home that I don't like.

Wet N Wild Craze - #37 Glitz - $1.99
Wet N Wild Wild Shine - #406B Wild Orchid - $0.99
Wet N Wild Wild Shine - #449C French White Creme - $0.99
Wet N Wild Wild Shine - #424A Black Creme - $0.99

Next up, I went to Walgreens and bought some Sinful Polish.  I already have the Courtney Orange which I LOVE and lasted 2 weeks on my toes with no chips or wear or nail staining!!  These I got for $1.99.  The glitters I figured I could use for frankens as well.

Sinful Colors - # 923 Queen of Beauty
Sinful Colors - #283 San Francisco
Sinful Colors - # 927 Nail Junkie
Sinful Colors - # 831 Hottie

Then when the mail came today I was stoked!!  I got what I ordered from [Nfu-Oh] and [BB Couture].  The Nfu-Ohs were $12.50 and the BB Couture were $9. I got free shipping with the NFU-Oh!

Nfu-Oh - # 068
Nfu-Oh - # 063
Nfu-Oh - # 061

BB Couture - Cap-Haitian
BB Couture- Labadie Beach

So I will definitely be busy with all these fabulous polishes!  I haven't used Milani, Color Club, NFU-Oh or BB Couture so I will see how those go.  I can't wait to do my nails later!

Do you have any thoughts on these brands or formulas??


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