Monday, September 27, 2010

Lunar lemming

CM Lunar Plains. How I want you.

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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pink AND grey!

From the Essence Surfer Babe summer 2010 collection. Pointbreak is a shark grey creme, Hang Loose is lilac-tinged pink creme. Both applied nicely.

I especially love the way these two polishes look paired together. I'd do a manicure in one color and a pedicure in the other.

I'm not very familiar with the Essence brand, I just happened to come across these at Ulta and grabbed them. Very reasonably priced polishes.

Monday, September 20, 2010

OPI Swiss Collection

The latest OPI collection has gotten lots and lots of positive press. I really liked the concept and the color choices. I ended up buying two: Luzerne-tanly Look Marvelous and Ski Teal We Drop.

Luzerne-tanly Look Marvelous (everyone seems to hate that name, and with good reason if you're blogging about it - it's awful to spell out) has been on my toes for ages. I put it on almost immediately after I got it, to cover up a fresh pedicure I wasn't fond of. I definitely see the green tint to the pewter, which I love. It's quite pretty.

(I had been wanting Suzi Skis in the suede finish but had not picked it up. Luzerne is even better IMO - glad to have this polish instead.)

Ski Teal We Drop
is of course a departure for me, but a welcome one. Teal is one of those colors I've loved all my life. When blue and green combine on the color spectrum, well, color me happy. I just hadn't seen a teal nail polish that really spoke to me, except for the gorgeous and luxe Rescue Beauty Lounge version, of course. (My significant other thinks my burgeoning nail polish collection is silly enough as it is...if he found out about RBL's prices he'd be speechless!)

I was thrilled to see comparison pics with RBL Teal...I might even prefer the OPI version, which has been described as just a tiny bit lighter than the RBL. This is plenty dark as it is - what I like about it is how rich it is without being mistaken for black.

So, teal is the official color for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and September happens to be the official Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I recently stumbled across the website Teal Toes, which asks women to paint their toenails teal to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Teal is considered an unusual color in nail polish (maybe not for polish bloggers, but for most folks!) and so if someone asks you about your choice in polish shade, you can mention that teal is the awareness color.

I am proud to be able to oblige by using my new OPI shade.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sula Paint & Peel

Stopped in a local Ulta and found these on sale. I think they were marked down to $2.99 each? It seemed like they'd be worth a try.

I chose the colors Dove and Royal.

Royal is pretty great. A beautiful blue.

Dove was surprisingly different on the nail than in the bottle, quite a bit darker than I thought it would be. Streaky application.

I admit that I have the reprehensible habit of picking at nail polish during times of high anxiety, which makes these useful, I suppose!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Took a little bit of a summer vacation, but I'm back again!