Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gloomy Grey Glitter Gradient

You see what I did with the title there? =P Sooo, two things for today's post:
1. It is raining cats and dogs here!
2. It's baaaaaack... the lazy weekend post, that is! On to the pictures!

This was Zoya Harley with a matte top coat and a glitter gradient using China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara. Happy Sunday, folks!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Old School Mani: Milani Lavender Twinkle

Why hello all you lovely polish lovers out there. How have you all been? I've been having an absolutely awesome day so far and I hope you've been having the same! Today's mani is a throw back to the old school days -- the days when I had no clue how to properly appreciate nail polish. Yes... this polish is an oldie but a goodie. It was recently given to me by a wonderful fellow polish lover who I got to know through this awesome online community. She not only fulfilled several of my long time lemmings, but she also introduced me to some fabulous polishes that I never even knew existed before my time! It is only appropriate, of course, that I share this wonderful beauty with you all. So here I have for you Milani Lavender Twinkle...

Ahhh!!! You must enlarge the pictures to fully appreciate the beauty of this polish in all it's glory.  This was 4 coats >_< I usually don't like doing that many coats but trust me, this one was worth it (even with some shrinkage due to my fast dry top coat). Not only is it a soft lavender-grey, it also comes packed with hints of blue and purple shimmer. I couldn't help but stare at it all day especially when it caught the sun and just sparkled like mad! Unfortunately, this one is long discontinued (as are some other fabulous ones no doubt). I'm sure there are a ton of beauties that came out before I started getting into nail polish but I feel pretty lucky that I own this one. What do you guys think? Are there any polishes "before your time" when you wish you had been a nail polish fiend fanatic? ^_^

Friday, November 11, 2011

Overcast Mani: Glitter Gal Lizard Belly

Sooo YES, I am guilty. I am guilty of going back to square nails. Hahaha! I really tried my hardest to stick to oval nails and while it did last for almost two weeks, I just couldn't fight the urge in me to file them back down to square nails :P. Even though they are nubbins for now, I still love my square nails over the oval ones. I think I'd go with oval shaped nails when I want something a bit more sophisticated but let's face it... a girl's gotta have some fun in life right?! So back to square nails I go :D.

As you've noticed, the weather is NOT working with me today. Mr. Sun just doesn't want to come out to play. It doesn't matter though because the awesomeness of this polish cannot be tamed! Even in overcast weather, Glitter Gal's Lizard Belly still shines with its beautiful holographic sparkle. Let's get on with the pics!

Isn't she a beauty?! I'm sure you've all seen plenty of this polish in the bright beautiful sun so you are aware of its "holographic power" but seeing how much it still shows up in gloomy, cloudy weather really tells you how wonderfully awesome this holographic polish is! While it does look almost black, it's actually a darkened green holographic polish. Gosh, I just can't' help but stare at my nails :P -- potential driving hazard anyone?! Hahaha, hope you all are having a fabulous November. I can't believe the holidays are coming up so quickly now. Thanks for reading all you lovelies! <3