Monday, March 14, 2011

Mani Spam

Good afternoon, Kitschies!  OK.  I have a love/hate relationship with the time change.  Now that it's the afternoon and I'm getting closer to getting out of the office, I can say I like it.  Ask me in the morning and I'll tell you I hate it.  I especially hate driving to work when it's still dark.  And the boys are a PITA to get up and going when it's still dark.  But, we're planning on taking a walk after we get home tonight, so I guess that'll make up for the grumpiness in the morning.  Right?

I couldn't decide what to share with you all today, so I decided to do a little mani spam.  Ready?

Zoya Aria.  This isn't that accurate as far as color goes.  It's not quite as bright, but the sparkle/glass-fleck is right on.  Very pretty color, but it didn't make the cut because I envisioned something else for this mani.

Zoya Barbie.  Gorgeous bubblegum pink with just a slight bit of blue shimmer.  This was also a great color but wasn't what I was looking for for that particular mani.

Cover Girl Crackle over various colors.  I found this bottle at the Dollar Tree and swiped it faster than I could let out a squee!  I think the blue was ChG Sky High Top; green was Zoya Ivanka; orange was ChG Orange Marmalade; red was Zoya Alix; purple was ChG Coconut Kisses.  I liked how this Crackle was different depending on what color I used.  Oh...I did learn something with this older Crackle.  It does not work over top coat (it flakes right off) and it doesn't work over matte (doesn't crack - same with the new ChG Crackle and the OPI Shatter).

Confetti Blue Bombshell over SH Midnight in Manhattan.  My son wanted me to do half blue and half black and I didn't feel like doing all that so we compromised.  I liked this because it really glowed, but when I layer any color over black, I always have shrinkage at the tips.

NYC Love Letters over SH Black Out.  I had that weird layering shrinkage again, but it wasn't quite as noticeable.  I think I hadn't shared this mani because I didn't get any good pictures.  I must've worn this when the weather was crappy and didn't get a good outdoor pic.

Essence Colour and Go in Everybody's Talking About.  The bestie picked this one up for me when Ulta first opened in October.  It's a pretty color, but the color in the bottle didn't really match the color on the nail.  It looks like a bright berry here, but IRL, it was almost like a fluorescent red.  Kinda weird.  I was going to use this as one of my Two Weeks of Pink, but it turned out too red to be counted as pink.

So...there ya go!  I'll have a St Patty's Day water marble for you later this week (probably Wednesday).  In the meantime, check out THIS POST for a coupon code good for a FREE Hello Kitty stamp plate.

12 comments:

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Thank you for the spam, ma'am. :D I'm impressed with the crackle of that Cover Girl you picked up at $Tree. It crackles very well.

As for the time change - this is the second day I had to take a nap. I never believe what time it is when I look at the clock :P

Debra said...

I love the crackle, especially with all of the different colors!

cathryn said...

i LOVE zoya barbie. so cute!

Jen said...

I'm not a huge fan of crackle polishes, but that CG one is great! I like how the pattern looks like an alligator purse. :)

Robyn said...

Love that essence shade, even if it is a liar!

Stray Stitches said...

Your Cover Girl Crackle mani reminds me of your Dad's boots - lol! Or like Jen said "alligator". Very cool.

Emmy said...

Do you paint your nail a different color every day? Just curious

Mamarazzi said...

you are so awesome...like seriously. i am completely fascinated by your nail polish fetish/obsession/hobby/affinity...seriously, fascinating to me. love it!

-Diana- said...

Gorgeous colors and love how that crackle cracks :)

Ann said...

Those nails are gorgeous- all of them! I never can get used to the time change. It's especially tough getting up in the morning. I can see why your kids are grumpy--I am too!!

Myya said...

You are the Queen of nail polish, really seriously the Queen I tell ya! I looove that crackle stuff. I wanna get me some!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love the blue nailpolish.