Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Warm and Fozzie

Love. Love is fozzie bear on my fingers. I have nothing but good things to say about this color. It went on easily, stayed on nicely and looked gorgeous doing so. Love.

Meep Meep Meh

This was a color I coveted from afar. I don't know if I got a bad bottle or what, but the formula on mine was not stellar. It was thick and goopy. However, I bought this from a new supplier (to me) so maybe they weren't storing this nicely.

Pros: she's a gorgeous color. When people ask you can say you are wearing "meep meep meep"

Cons: if it's not just mine, it's a hinky formula.

Zoya - Neeka

I took advantage of the zoya deal in early January. I yoinked up five colors. This is the first.

Pros: great moody dark color. One flipping coat.

Cons: I think I'm maybe too pale for it right now.

Kim-pletely in like.

I had seen the posts. The swatches. It looked so promising. I thought my search for the perfect baby pink had ended. Alas, this is close but not quite. I like but not love Nicole by OPI's Kim-Pletely in Love.

Pros: stays on forever. I've been wearing this since last Thursday and I haven't chipped at all. Cute sparkle in the pink.

Cons: the pink isn't quite right on my skin. Took five coats to achieve near opacity.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Urban Nights

Another creme from China Glaze's Metro Collection from fall 2011. This deep shade looks like a vampy plum indoors but turns straight up purple in the light. This was a fab palette cleanser after my excursion to bright blue! Great application, lovely color. Gold star, China Glaze.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sky High Top (or ALMOST Honolulu Blue)

My Lions made the playoffs this year, and this blue shimmer from China Glaze was how I celebrated. Be aware: this color is so bold that you WILL get looks and comments from nail polish muggles. But it's fab and makes you feel good in the rather unfestive mid-January.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Return to Revlon

Revlon and I have a long and tortured history. I'd find colors they had that looked gorgeous in the bottle, and then I'd put them on my nail only to find that it was difficult to apply, or I'd end up with bubbles. As this didn't happen with more expensive brands, I assumed it was their fault. Now I realize I was putting on insanely thick coats and it was fully user error.

But then I saw Starry Pink, and I couldn't resist giving them another go. This ballerina pink has huge chunks of glitter that gives it a really cool edge and little pieces of glitter that make it look light and sparkly. This was my Christmas manicure and I felt like I was a punked out Nutcracker ballerina. For me, this was full of win. Until removal -- that's painful.