Sunday, November 28, 2010
Here's my little collection of the limited edition Xtreme Wears for this fall.
Left to right: Purple Gala, Purple Fiesta, Mystic Lilac and Concrete.
I only found Concrete last night! I found Purple Fiesta while in NYC. I've only had success finding these when I pop into random Rite Aids that I don't usually frequent.
These wear really nicely for me. I bought a backup of Mystic Lilac since it seems to require more coats than the others. Also it seems like a perfect color to wear in the spring. Purple Fiesta didn't seem to get too much love on the blogs, but I like it! Purple Gala, on the other hand...maybe it's a little too foil-y for me. It seems more...formal? Maybe I'll try it when dressing up.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I have brought home to the Helmer all sorts of things!
Here's what I've hauled lately:
We Can Do It Pink
Suzi Skis Suede
Halloween Go Goth Minis
Pikaki Phakakta Plum (very very old)
Never Glum Plum
Halloween Awakenings Set
a fresh Vite
More of my trusted SolarOil
Along with the Nubars, which are currently on their way, that's a lot of new polish to play with! At least for me, I don't have a huge collection (yet?).
Monday, November 15, 2010
However in the name of frugality, i vowed to not place an order until a promotion was offered.
And that means I placed my first order today! There is a 30% off $30 or more promotion going on from November 15th to the 20th.
My choices were:
*Barricade (from the Fortress collection)
*Stronghold (ditto- love that they had a complete grey series!)
*Pharaoh Purple (from the Cleopatra collection)
*Gem (from the Prisms collection)
Not a huge order but I was concerned about shipping costs. With the 30% off, it almost covered the UPS Ground, which made me feel so much better about placing an order for polishes sight unseen. Haven't done that in ages.
I will be looking forward to sharing my thoughts on these!
I am sorry to say that my household contains three laptops- and ALL of them are on the fritz! Ugh. It certainly is putting a damper on sharing nail polish fun in a blog format.
At the moment I'm actually typing this out using the itty bitty keyboard on my iPod touch! It's quite silly but I wanted to post an explanation of why I'm missing in action.
I might try to post what I can. Let's see how it goes!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
First, the cremes:
Left to Right:
OPI Moon Over Mumbai
Sally Hansen Wet Cement
Rimmel Grey Matter
Maybelline Gray T Glamour
Essence Surfer Babe Point Break
American Apparel Factory Grey
China Glaze Recycle
OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees
And my 'others':
Left to Right:
China Glaze Tinsel
OPI Give Me The Moon
China Glaze SciFi
OPI Luzerne-tainly Look Marvelous
Nina Smoke And Mirrors
Friday, October 8, 2010
Here we have two OPI polishes. Moon Over Mumbai on the left and Give Me The Moon on the right. So far, they look pretty (make that very?) similar.
OK, from this angle, you can see a bit of blue shimmer going on in Give Me The Moon on the right. Just the slightest hint.
Oh, THERE it is. From this angle the blue shimmer is much more visible. This is a lot more like how they are on the nail. With Give Me The Moon, the blue shimmer sort of overpowers the subtle grey color of the polish. I ended up not liking this polish when I applied it, because of this.
I definitely prefer Moon Over Mumbai. If you love blue, you might prefer Give Me The Moon.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I love the blog Polish or Perish and while going through their extensive back blog catalog, I came across the August 2009 post Gray and Purple.
(image courtesy of Polish or Perish)
While the post's title is enticing enough for me, a glimpse at one of the polishes used has stopped me in my tracks. That would be Lunar Plains. Grayish greenish gorgeousness shot through with silver shimmer? Yes please.
Of course, I can't find it anywhere, except for that one lovely picture, and a mention on a random Australian shopping site...
With any luck I can eventually track it down.