Saturday, January 30, 2016

Too Fancy Spring in My Steps and Girly Bits Snafu

Ugh.  I've been sick the past five days:  sick-in-bed sick; lying-on-the-couch-to-watch-the-kids sick.  I've had the chills, the nighttime sweats, a hugely congested nose which still hasn't cleared up, a sore body, a constant headache, irritated eyes.  We had to cancel our little sweetie's birthday party, which was supposed to be today, because she is also not feeling well.  :(  Hopefully, we will both be fine in a month when we celebrate her then.

I had to look at my IG account to remember what these polishes were; isn't that holo on my two middle fingers stunning?  It is Too Fancy Spring in My Steps.  The outer whitish holo, which is not as boldly holographic, but nicely accented with micro glitter, is Girly Bits Cosmetics Snafu.  Both applied easily in two coats.

Very seasonally appropriate, no?  Perfect for the cold, snow-laden outdoors!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cult Nails Time Traveler

Quickie for you tonight.  I'm usually not a medium or navy blue fan, but I really did like this mani when I wore it.  The deepness of the blue goes well with the holo sparks and the texture 'bling'.  Each of the polishes were two coats, but, as you can see, Time Traveler is somewhat of a jelly, so  the edges seemed to wear off quickly (note that I usually take my pictures soon after the polish is dry on my nails).

Girly Bits Man Size Love (index)
OPI It's Frosty Outside (middle)
Cult Nails Time Traveler (ring, pinky)

Girly Bits Man Size Love (index)
OPI It's Frosty Outside (middle)
Cult Nails Time Traveler (ring, pinky)

What polishes are gracing your nails these cold, blustery days?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Picture Polish Lakodom and Honeymoon

Morning ladies!  It's a blustery morning here in midwestern Ontario and I can't help but think this mani is very appropriate for the weather - cool and white.
I love, love, love Honeymoon and its shimmer; it was nice and opaque in two coats.  Lakodom, however, needed three coats for opacity and as a wise woman once said, "ain't nobody got time for that"!  I love the off-white softness glinting with tiny holographic shards, but the application turned me off the polish.  Luckily I found a near-dupe in I Love Nail Polish Paper Route. :)

Picture Polish Lakodom (index, middle, pinky)
Picture Polish Honeymoon (ring)

Picture Polish Lakodom (pinky, middle, index)
Picture Polish Honeymoon (ring)

I should be cleaning the bathrooms right now, but it's much nicer to be sitting here, sipping a coffee and getting my blog mojo back.  I hope you are all safe and warm. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

IG Mani Backlog #4

Phew!  I've finally arrived at the final backlog post of IG mani pics.  Time to get some real mani photos posted, eh? 

KBShimmer Blue-d Lines (thumb)
KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts (index, ring)
KBShimmer Thistle be the Day (middle, pinky)

Gah! Dunno.  The pink is a Chanel, I believe?

Pahlish Chalcopyrite (thumb, index, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Cabaret (middle, ring)

Gah! Dunno.  Maybe the purple is ILNP?

Gah! Dunno.  Emily de Molly stamping plates

There we have it folks.  I'm a whole lot of slacker when it comes to documenting polish names.  Ah well, it's not like I'm reviewing for anybody.  Then, I'd be in trouble. ;)

IG Mani Backlog #3

Hello beauties!  More IG backlog for you today.  :)  It's kind of nice for me to do this and reminisce.  
The gold holo with floral stamping, that was the mani I wore when my daughter was born, for instance.  I only remember this because my midwife commented on it. ;)

Takko Lacquer Alchemist (thumb)
Pahlish Dreamer of Improbable Dreams (index, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Gentle Whispers (middle, index)

KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala (index, pinky)
Enchanted Polish Holiday 2014 (middle, ring)

Elevation Polish Yeti Hugs: Feel So Close (pinky, ring, middle, index)
Elevation Polish Nararsuk (glitter topper)

Elevation Polish Walk a Little Farther (index, middle, ring, pinky)
Elevation Polish Nararsuk (glitter topper)

Gah! Dunno. 
I do remember I wore this when my babe burst forth into this world!

Picture Polish Paris (thumb)
Takko Lacquer Babycakes (index, pinky)
Takko Lacquer Curiouser and Curiouser (middle, ring)

Chanel Tutti Frutti (thumb, ring)
Cult Nails Manipulative (index, middle, pinky)
Enchanted Secret Sauce (shimmer topper)

There will be one more IG backlog post and then ... onto the regular backlog! :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

IG Mani Backlog #2

Ok, so I've got quite a few manis that I've posted on Instagram over the months.  The quality of the pictures aren't as good as my blog photos, but it's much easier to snap a pic with my phone and post it in the moment. When I upgrade my phone in a few months, I'm going to buy an Olloclip, which is supposed to create nice macro shots and such.  We'll see.

Without further ado, here are the manis that I've rocked over the months.  If there are no names under the photos, I don't remember what polishes they are.  Sorry. *_*

RBL Bicicletta (thumb, ring)
RBL Oh Snap (index, middle, pinky)

Elevation Polish UU08 (index, middle)
Elevation Polish Golden Leaves (ring, pinky)

Misa Cosmetics Don't Blink (thumb)
I Love Nail Polish Black Orchid (index, middle, ring, pinky)

RBL Fortissimo (thumb, index, middle)
Enchanted September 2014 (ring, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Courage, Brains, Heart (stamping)

Gah! Dunno.

Elevation Polish The Gunflint (thumb, ring)
Colors by Llarowe Grand Opening (index, middle, pinky)

Zoya Tomoko (thumb, index, pinky)
Takko Lacquer Cheshire Cat (middle)
Takko Lacquer Jabberwocky (ring)

Stay tuned for more IG pics!