Saturday, April 18, 2009

Claire's nail polish haul

Aren't they preeeeeeeetty? It was so hard to choose just these four. I'm not going to have swatches until the middle of next week. I just cut down my nails because one broke down to the skin, so I'm a little ashamed of them. When they grow out in a couple days I'll take pics.

Marine Blue (this is a lot more neon then the photo shows)
Meg Peg (little bit more purple then fucshia)
Magic (10x more magical in person)
Periwinkle (prettier then it looks here)
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

China Glaze swatches

Here are the swatches from my last China Glaze haul.

Pure Elegance: 3 coats. This color lasted 5 days with zero chips and almost no shrinking. Basically it looked at 5 days exactly how it looked when I first put it on.

For Audrey: 2 coats. Gorgeous cream color! I didn't think I'd like it so much but I love it. Unfortunately it started chipping the next day, I think because its so thick. Next time I'll add some thinner.

Blue Sparrow: 3 coats. Dark blue jelly with wanna be glitter. It dries matte so you need to wear a top coat with it. In this photo I did not because I was putting somethng else over it after taking pics. That said I LOVE this color. Normally I'm not into dark blues but this is great. Also I think its one of those colors that will leave your nails blue, and I know the glitter is going to be a wretch to take off.

I wanted to snaz For Audrey & Blue Sparrow up so I added some Pure Ice shimmer top coats over them. The first one is Oh Baby, not heartbreaker. I labled it wrong. The second photo is correctly labled though.

Friday, April 10, 2009

NYX Chrome Pigment Swatches

Here are the 9 colors I have: Queen, Yellow, Apricot, Sunny Day, Red, Violet, Fuschia, Bayou, Lagoon.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

China Glaze & NYX np haul

For the entire month Sally's Beauty Supply store is having Buy 2 Get 1 Free on ALL nail polish brands, so I had to rush there this morning and pick out some pretties. I may go back at another time to get some other colors. Swatches to come soon.

I picked these up last weekend. South Sea & Mango Cafe. SS is GORGEOUS! Its a pearly pool blue with purple tones. MC is not as fab as I'd expected, but its still pretty.