Archive | June, 2010

Tag thingy

16 Jun

I saw that Also Known As had done this, and it looked like fun, so.. yeah 😛

How many polishes do you have in your stash?
I have no idea… about half a Helmer 😛

Which brand do you own the most of?
China Glaze! It was my first love!

What colors do you own the most of?
blues and purples!

Do you have a color/texture you do not own?
I have only two holos! 😦

What’s the one polish you always pick up to lift your spirits?
Mad as a Hatter from OPI 🙂

What polish do you keep looking at and wondering why you haven’t gotten rid of it yet?
an orange one from H&M and a few neons from the Ink collection from China Glaze that i just can’t get the hang of!

Franken any? or I’m nervous to try it?
I franken! I just don’t do it a lot! I have just started adding pure pigments, so thats fun!

Do you franken for new/original polish ideas or franken for polish you won’t be able to own?
Depends! If i see an amazing franken, and i have the polishes used, i’ll try! But i have also tried to franken Particulaire (mega fail btw)

Go-to Base Coat?
OPI base coat… Not too many options here 😛 We don’t have the huge beauty supplies other countries have

Go-to Top Coat?
OPI top coat or Micro Cell top coat

What’s your sexiest polish?
Hot Pink polish from Depend! I think pink is sexy 😀

Nail Design:
Stamping vs Free Hand?
both! I’m not that great at freehand yet! I have no control over my left hand, so i can’t do a full mani of freehand!

Bling me, baby? or No bling for me, please!
BLING MEEE!

I consider my nails basically nekkid if they don’ t have some kind of design?
nope.. all is good! Now, no polish, thats naked!

My favorite plate/tool/technique?
Full designs! I think it’s so hard to place those tiny ones 😛

What I haven’t tried and want to within the month?
my own glittermix for acrylics.. doing acrylics for Egypt, because i can’t bring my entire polish stash 😛
Purchase/Lemmings:
The one elusive polish you want and can’t seem to get?
Chanel Particulaire (but won’t ever get, because i found out chanel do animal testing!), Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, China Glaze OMG collection and Nfu-Oh

What was the last nail related thing you bought?
I bought a custom “manicure set” for my sister! Just treatments, files, cuticle pushers and polish

How many nail related hauls have you bought in the last 7 days (on-line/in-person)?
none 😛

If you’ve ever been on a no-buy, how long did it last? Is that what you planned?
I have never intentionally been on one… Sometimes it just happens, mostly because i run out of money 😛

(and one question to grow on) Hobby? Addiction? Compulsion? Passing Fancy? Love?
All! But mostly a compulsion! I can’t stand having the same, unchanged, nailpolish for more than one day at a time! i think my “personal best” is three days 😛

Everyone who wants to do this, knock your socks of 😉

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

14 Jun

Ruby Pumps is another revamped swatch! Look at this beauty! OMG! so pretty! Red jelly with red glitter! This one came out (again?) with the Wizard of Oz collection! I’m so happy i have this one! A true gem in my collection! Need backup of this one!

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Later i’ll do a post on how i take my swatch pictures.. i think i have perfected it quite well now!

China Glaze C-c-courage

14 Jun

A new “revamped” swatch of China Glaze C-c-courage! A beautiful purple shimmer, almost metallic, polish with glitter! I’ll do a couple of these “revamped” swatches, beacuase i cringe from looking at the first ones i made 😛 No clean-up and terrible cuticles!

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China Glaze Flyin High

3 Jun

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Teal creme polish from the Up&Away collection! Opaque in two coats, and i really like it! Haven’t worn it as a full mani yet. Don’t really know why! There are too many polishes in the world 😛