Thursday, February 2, 2012

Warning: Artistic photo coming..

So I've had instagram on my IPhone for about 4 months now. And I kinda forgot about it. But the other day I used it, just a quick snap of the impromptu heart I painted on my nails that I painted "mademoiselle" by Essie.

A little side note about this color, it was actually created for the magazine "Mademoiselle". Remember that magazine? I loved it! When it went out of print.. and I was sent Glamour in its spot. It just wasn't the same!

This is the best color for a french manicure, or if you just want a simple nude "mannequin" hand just do 2 coats. But once you do more than 2 coats, it becomes this gorgeous pink. On my hand I did 4 coats. Now I now... it is a long wait, but it is so worth it.

The red and pink heart was just made with striping nail polishes from Sally Beauty Supply.  Warning! The brushes on these polishes suck. Majorly. Don't even bother with them. Use a regular detailing brush. You have no control with it, it just sucks.

But that's it for now, if you want to follow me on Instagram, my name is Fairymoore!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sonia Kashuk Reach For The Stars Holiday Trio 2010 Champagne Bronze Foil

I originally had a cool mani in mind for this polish, but it took me so long (try 5 days!) to get good sunlight and a good pic, that by the time I got one that was semi-decent (still not completely happy with this one, but for now it'll do) my nail polish started to chip badly, mostly on the other hand.

Sonia Kashuk Reach For The Stars Holiday Trio 2010 Champagne Bronze Foil by KitaRei
Sonia Kashuk Reach For The Stars Holiday Trio 2010 Champagne Bronze Foil, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.

This was available only at Target in Sonia Kashuk's 2010 Reach For The Stars holiday nail polish trio. Erika gave me this polish as part of my birthday present over the summer. Beautiful color, but I wish this set came with names! Great champagne bronze foil, opaque in only one coat! Only problem for me was the drying time.. messed up my nails after 2 hours because they just weren't dry (but that cold also be due to the two coats of Sally Hansen nail growth treatment underneath, though other polishes didn't give me that problem over it) I threw on another coat and some Seche Vite (my new lifesaver!) and it was just fine.

Ah well, I'll save that mani for the next time I wear it!