Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inactivity Excuses

Hey guys :)
Si, I know I've been ridiculously unactive lately.
I'm really sorry.

It's dead week right now (the week before finals), and I'm crammed with a bunch of final projects/tests/ect.. so I really have no time to even do my nails, let alone blog.

So unfortunately, I'm just going to have to say I most likely won't be on until the 9th or so of June. I'll still check in of course, and try to post if I can but I won't be able to do any major posting for awhile. Don't worry though, I'll make sure my giveaway is completed.

See you guys in awhile!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

NOTD: OPI- We'll Always Have Paris Suede

I love suedes, what can I say?
This one reminds me of a vintage movie..



OPI is coming out with another suede!
Not only a suede... a GREEN suede.

Hellooo instant lemming!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Essie Summer Collection 2010

No swatches/bottle pics, sorry!
I just got the email from the PR ladies at Essie telling me about the amazing looking summer collection.
Look at these beauties!

Screen shot 2010-05-19 at 4.00.36 PM

I'm extremely excited for Pretty Edgy & Demure Vixen, personally.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Insta-Dri Obsession: Everything!

[Picture heavy post!]



Jumpin' Jade


Blue Streak


Blush Rush


Grape Going!


Brisk Blue


Lively Lilac





Knock knock...

Who's there?

Emerald Who?



Pshh, who needs unicorn pee when you have magic?

Helloooo guys!
So, a few days ago I finally splurged (I know, $10! Ridiculous!) on Essie MAY (Matte About You)
Holy cheezits, this stuff is freaking amazing.
I'm like a matte-a-holic now.
MAY applies wonderfully- no streaks, no brush issues, no drag, no cloudiness, no problems. I've heard that after awhile it can leave white spots, but it hasn't happened yet!
So, I figured I'd show you guys some random polishes with MAY on top.


L-R: Emerald Who? [franken], SH Blue It, SH Brisk Blue


Like it came from heaven itself...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

ChG Review: Hope Chest & Cosmic

Ok, so awhile ago the lovely Irene from ChG PR sent me these polishes.
The randomness made me think that she just grabbed up the first ones she could find.. which is fine with me! Any free polish is great polish.


This is Hope Chest. Hope Chest is a light ivory sheer, with no hint of shimmer. Please forgive the dreadful application, me and sheers aren't exactly best buddies. However, I have to say that while I highly dislike sheers (I have awful staining and uneven VNLs), I think anyone who likes them or even doesn't mind this would love this polish. If it was just a tad more opaque, I think I would too. The application was great, with a few streaks here and there, but nothing that isn't expected from a sheer like this. I wanted to try to make it opaque, but I decided against it, as it's obviously meant to be a sheer. As usual, the ChG brush was fine, but nothing special. Overall, a great polish for those who love sheers. This swatch was 3 coats, no tc/bc.


This is Cosmic. Cosmic is a black base with somewhat sparse holo glitter, with a few round or hex (I couldn't tell) glitters thown in. I'll admit, I had high expectations for this polish. Though it mostly lived up to them, I would have loved for the glitter in this polish to be a little denser.The application on this was lovely. Although it was chunky, the glitter did spread out fairly evenly, which I wasn't expecting. It's really quite sparkly, and though the sparseness of the glitter isn't a good thing for me, it honestly makes your nails look like a night sky, complete with stars and the occasional planet. I think this would be a cool polish for really casual day events, because without sun it looks a bit dull.

Here is a bonus blurry shot to show off the sparkle:

*These products were sent to me for review

Saturday, May 15, 2010

OPI Swiss Collection Preview

I know this has been everywhere, but for those who haven't seen it, here is a preview pic of the collection.

Orly- Shimmering Mauve


Borghese- Expresso Brown

This is my first Borghese!
I love it :) This color is so rich and gorgeous, like molten chocolate with a hint of red.
This color makes me think of chocolate pudding Jelly Belly's.


SH- Blue It w/ Fauxnad

The star design is from BM05 (BundleMonster)
Stamping was done with WnW White :) I need to practice..
(Excuse the booboo, these plates are sharp!)


Mass-Posting Plan

Hey guys :)
So, in an effort to provide more content for ya'll, I've decided that instead of trying (and failing) to post every day, I'll just mass-post on the weekend.

I know this probably won't be a big change for those of you that check in once a week, but I just wanted to let you know that if/when I don't post for awhile, there will be a big update soon :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Inspiration

You know what I aspire to be?
A cross between Coco Chanel, and a kid in a fluffy monster suit.
Let's do the math:





Water Marbling: Never Going to Happen Again.

Hey guys :)
SO, I tried water marbling for the first time this weekend.
The results.. were pretty gruesome, actually.
It was fun up until the cleanup.. and then I spent about four hours with blue fingers. Thank god I only did accent fingers...

While I was marbling, two drops of polish sunk to the bottom like little balls. I thought it was cool :)


The result was this:


I hate that tiny little bubble. Which ultimately ended up as this:


I'm great at cleanup, huh? Base color was ChG For Audrey, with the marbles being done with three random blues I don't recall the name of. I want to say SH Blue It, SH Pixel Pretty, & ChG Shower Together, but I'm not sure.

Yet Another Sheer Duochrome (AKA: Sinful Let Me Go)

So promising in the bottle.. yet so disappointing on the nail.



Sinful- Bali Mist

I'm sorry, but I just can't take sheers.
No matter how many things I try sheers over, they always just bother me.
And alone... gross. I hate my naked nails, they're quite disgusting.


This is two coats Bali Mist over WnW Black.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Insta-Dri Obsession: Lickety-Split Lime

I'm on a mission... I'm going to buy all of the insta-dris.
All of them.

Don't worry, it own't take too long. I'm already 1/4 of the way there!


Sinful- Forget Now

I'm a Barbie girl.. in the Barbie World.
Life in plastic- it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere.
Imagination, life is your creation.

[Come on Barbie, let's go party. Oh Oh Oh Yeahh]


NOTD: ChG Emerald Sparkles

Excuse my shoddy application, because this polish is b-e-a-utiful.
I wasn't very impressed when I first put it on.. sure, the formula was good (2 coats), and the application was good. But where was the legendary sparkle?

Then I found it :)
Helloooooooo Emerald City!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

China Glaze Giveaway!

Hey guys :)
I decided that it's time for a new giveaway.
Due to my extreme laziness, I don't have specific shades for you.
Instead, if you win this giveaway I will order three china glaze shades of your choice from VNS, and make sure they are shipping to you. It's your responsibility to make sure the colors you want are in stock and available :)


-You must be a follower, I will check.
-Please leave a comment with your name/email/country.

You may do the following for extra entries:
-Tweet about this giveaway (include an @polisholic for verification)
-Blog about this giveaway (sidebar is 1 extra entry, actual post is two!)
-Provide evidence that you referred people to this giveaway (ex: have someone include that you sent them here in their entry post)
-Tell me which of my entries you like best
-Be a frequent commenter

Or, you can come up with your own way to win extra entries and include it in your post- if I agree with it, you'll earn extras!

Giveaway end date: June 1st, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lack of Activity

Hey guys!
I just wanted to apologize for not posting a lot the past week or so. It's nearing the end of the school year (and lacrosse season), and among other things polish has really taken it's toll on my grades. I have loads of pictures on my computer/camera to post, I just need to find the time to post them!

Sorry guys, bear with me!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sinful- Rich at Heart!

I love this color!
It goes on really well, and it's absolutely beautiful. In the shade, this is a subtle coffee brown with maybe a hint of the red shimmer. But in the sun, it turns into this amazing lit-from-within beauty. Gorgeous!

(pre-cleanup warning)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pardon My French- The Cremes

I love color club, I really do. Revvvolution is probably my favorite color ever (next to my lovely SH magical oldie). However, I don't understand CC's reasoning when they created this horror of a collection.

These three polishes are hideous. The colors aren't actually that bad, but the application of these are horrible. Four coats each, streaky and gross even still.


Oh Naturale


I Believe in Amour


Pardon My French

**I know I don't have Take Me to Your Chateau here. This was the sole exception from the horrors of the rest of the collection, so I figured it deserved it's own post.

Savina- Goldie


NOTD: ChG Recycle

ChG Recycle

This is my favorite grey I own, by far. It goes on very nicely, and is quite nice on its own and as a base for konad.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kitteh Spam

Hey guys ;)
I figured instead of posting random nail pics, today I'd show you my little kitteh.
His name is Cherry. Yes, he is wearing a heart tag on his collar. I didn't intend for everyone to think he was a girl.. but I think my mom did. Anyway, he's named Cherry because my mom insisted on naming him Jerry Garcia.. which I didn't agree with. So now, my cat's name is Cherry Garcia....



He was playing with my camera cord in the last pic, I thought it was cute ;)

NOTD: ChG Shower Together

Hey guys!
I'm not sure what happened with this mani.. my lovely ST came out a streaky, ugly mess. I'm blaming it on myself, I used hand cream right before applying, which probably screwed it up.

It's such a pretty color though!


Two Sally Hansen Polishes

Hey guys ;)
I'm going through my oldies, trying to swatch all the ones I've worn but haven't taken pictures of.

Today I have two (fairly similar) SH Xtreme Wear polishes for you. Both were two coats, with pretty average application.

Hot Magenta

Wild Thing

Saturday, May 1, 2010

NOTD: Color Club- Worth the Risque

I've really been on a holo kick lately. They're just so pretty!
I love how they make little rainbows in the sun- I always run around showing my friends, demanding they look at my hands. They aren't as impressed as I am, though.

This polish went on really well- this is two coats, no cleanup.

CC- Worth the Risque