Monday, December 31, 2012

To a New Year

Hi everyone. I did not forget about this blog :). I've just been preoccupied with life. Yes, life happens. This will not make up for my absence but it will show you that I have not been neglecting my nails (pinky swear). Remember when my nails were this long?

Zoya Sooki

Well like I said, life happens! Family, friends, new jobs, new responsibilities, new nails! Now I normally don't do nail spam on my blog but I've been keeping a few mani photos on hand during my hiatus so here they are. It's mini spam but hey, at least it's something :D. Looks like it was back to basics, guys...

Revlon Pink Lingerie

Kleancolor Bikini Green

Sally Hansen Purple Potion

Sinful Colors Last Chance

Sinful Colors Last Chance + Salon Perfect Glam Glitter
(Merry Xmas!)

Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris

Wet n Wild Cougar Attack

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Glitter Confetti Franken

Instagram-ed (sure, why not?)

OPI My Very First Knockwurst... instagram-ed again!
(Nice and clean... very apropos for a fresh start)

Here's to the end of 2012. May 2013 be a year full of new celebrations, accomplishments, and milestones to look forward to. I hope you guys are having a fun and safe NYE celebration tonight surrounded by good food, good drinks, and most importantly, good people! And of course, as always, thank you again for your continued support. Let's cheers to a new beginning. xoxo Jamie <3

The Bay Bridge at night. Where I was on the last day of 2012 (source)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cosmetic Arts Mystery Blue

Hey ladies, how are we all this evening? With all the recent fustercluck of activities that have been happening on teh internetz and real life, I felt the urge to do a simple and clean mani. I got this polish a couple days ago at Ross of all places. It's a magnificent blue. I have nothing like it in my stash. Behold the brilliance of this blue beauty.

It's even prettier in person. This polish had a jelly finish that was completely opaque at 3 coats. I freaking love it. I have no clue what the name of this Cosmetic Arts polish is but for a $1.99, I wouldn't care if it was called Stomp on Puppies... I'd still buy it in a heart beat. Thanks for reading everyone. Have a fantastic Thursday!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Delicate Pastel Gradient

A lazy weekend post for you guys. OPI Gargantuan Green Grape + Lynnderella Love Lace and Lilacs on my tips.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. <3

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jade Vermelho Surreal & Mystic Gold

I'm sure most of you fellow polish addicts have heard the buzz about the awesome new Jade Holografico polishes from Brazil right?? (<-- wow that was a mouthful!) Today's post will feature two of the more unique shades from their collection. Let's take a look! Both of these were taken in direct sunlight with flash.

One coat of Jade Holografico Vermelho Surreal

 Had to add an extra pic of this indoors with flash
This is how it looks most of the time. A gorgeous vibrant red <3

Two coats of Jade Holografico Mystic Gold

Aren't they gorgeous?? C'mon, who's heard of a true red and/or gold holo before? Exactly! One of the best things about these holos is that they aren't the special kind that need an aqua base (like Nfu Oh's, Laylas, Gosh, etc). I applied both of these polishes without a top coat for maximum holographic blingy-ness. Dry time was pretty good! They were soooooo pigmented you guys! I still have several from the rest of the collection that I can't wait to try out. So, do you own any of the new Jade Holograficos? Planning to get some soon? You should! =D Thanks for reading lovelies!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

300 Follower Giveaway Winner!

Ladies and gents, thank you so much for entering my most recent giveaway! I am beyond happy to see so many beautiful new faces and wonderful friends on this here little blog o' mine. Without further ado, the winner of my giveaway is...

Congrats to Shawnzangel!

The winner has been contacted and will have 24 hours from now to respond. If I don't receive a confirmation of the prizes, I will pick a new winner! Thanks for entering everyone... you guys are awesome! <333

ETA: The winner has claimed her prize! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

China Glaze Sun Worshiper

Oh hay gurl haaaaaaay. I will cut right to the chase! Today's bright and fun mani is Sun Worshiper from China Glaze's Summer 2010 Poolside Collection. As per usual, my camera freaked out in the presence of this neon beauty.

Sunlight with flash

Dude, it glooooows! Application was streaky, however -- this took about 3-4 coats and I had to let them dry in between. I did try to make the coats a little thicker as I went on to even out the lines but they don't seem too noticeable in pictures. I didn't apply a white base for this and it was still bright as all heck. Yay for awesome neons! This dried to a pseudo matte/suede finish so top coat was definitely a must.

One last reminder: tomorrow is the last day for my giveaway! Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm and I will announce the winner on the 20th! Hooray!!! *dances*

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bursts of Bokeh Blue

I love alliteration hahah =P. Hey guys! How are you all today? Doing well, I hope! My one year blog anniversary just passed (June 10th to be exact) and I am so excited to have officially made it to this point. My first post ever was so funny now that I've had a chance to look back on it... such a newb I was =P. Time passes by so quickly, huh?? I hope you all have gotten a chance to enter my 300 Follower Giveaway before the deadline on June 19th. Just about a week left until I pick a winner! But let's get on with official business, shall we? Today's mani consisted of three polishes: Revlon First Class (dark blue creme that's a Target exclusive), Winmax #10 (vibrant turquoise glitters), and L'Apogee Turquesa (subtle blue flakies) --all wonderfully sealed with a matte top coat.

So many sparkles!

Revlon First Class on its own under desk lamp without flash

Revlon First Class on its own with flash

L to R: Sally Hansen pacific Blue, Nails Inc Baker St, Revlon First Class

Don't you just love blues?? One of my favorite colors <3. The blurry sparkles from all the glitter and flakies remind me of a bokeh effect commonly seen in photography. It's awesome =D. As you can see from the swatch wheel, First Class is NOT a dupe of the ever-so-popular Nails Inc Baker Street -- it's definitely much darker and has more navy tones in comparison to both Baker Street and Pacific Blue by Sally Hansen. But that's not to say it still isn't super gorgeous! *le sigh* Loves it. Happy (Pink-less) Wednesday and thanks for reading girlies!