Thursday, February 27, 2014

GOT Polish for 2/27/2014: Orange

It's Thursday again, time for the GOT Polish challenge.  It feels good to start getting back into some easy-going challenges, although fighting to get motivation sometimes is a little tough, since winter just does not want to leave the Chicago area.

This week is orange, and it's a tough one.  I don't have many orange polishes at all, and I have almost none that are over a year old.  So pickings for this week were very slim.  I'm toeing the line here with the color choice, but it's the only color I have that I was willing to wear out of the house right now.  It's a fiery a dark fire opal, or an orange-y tomato red.  And just FYI, my camera was NOT happy with this polish.  I did the best I could to get the color correct, so my skin tone may look a little weird.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NOTD for Tuesday 2/25/2014: Orly Androgynie

Going from bright and sunny yesterday to dark and sparkly today.  Like day to night...  This is an Orly polish that I really like, but I am a *little* disappointed with it.  All the gorgeous glitter you see in the bottle does not look the same on the nail.  That black jelly base swallows up a lot of it, but there is shine that still pokes through on your fingers.  I just wish there was more:

Monday, February 24, 2014

NOTD for Monday 2/24/2014: Sinful Colors Orange Crush

I have a pretty orange polish for today - a little bottle of much needed sunshine.  Anyone that knows me knows that I ABSOLUTELY! LOVE!!! texture polishes.  When these first came out from Sinful Colors, I hunted for them forever, only to find out that they were exclusive to Rite Aid. UGH!!!  There are no Rite Aids anywhere near me, but thankfully my friend Dionne @ Glittery Fingers and Sparkling Toes came to my rescue and picked up the whole set for me.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

NOTD: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Polish Addict Banana Colada

Happy sunny Sunday!  Temps here are still well below average for this time of year, but I'll take the sunshine!  Just wanted to share my mani for today...I recently got my mystery box order from Polish Addict Nail Color, and this is one of the colors:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Spotlight Saturday for 2/22/2014: Shimmer Jasmine

Polish won in a giveaway.

It's Saturday!!

For today, and in the upcoming days, I will have some Shimmer polishes to show you.  During the first tsunami of the Share The Love movement, I somehow won some polish.  I think it was a random draw of names from all the new likes on the page...but regardless of how it happened, I am completely THRILLED that it did!  I had to wait to wear this, only because my fingers have been so brutalized by the winter this year, they haven't really been presentable.  They still aren't great, but they are better than they have been in weeks, so I think I may be back to blogging a little more regularly.  For today, I picked Jasmine - an aqua, green and gold glitter.  So pretty, and worked really well with the green I wore and posted yesterday.

Front & Center Friday for 2/21/2014: L'Oreal Mint Glacee

Hello everyone!  Blogging has been sporadic lately...I need to work on that.  This endless winter has taken its toll on my hands.  They are raw and painful, and my nails just refuse to grow.  I've finally got some healthy nail edges, but they are still a little short for me, but not so painfully short as they have been for the last couple of weeks.  I feel comfortable showing them off here finally.  But enough of that...on to the polish, shall we?

I'm not in the mood for pastels just yet, but I'm wearing this color for my Spotlight Saturday glitter. I was expecting this polish to be a problem, but I was pretty pleasantly surprised.  It is a pretty, soft minty, sort of pistachio, green from L'Oreal:

Saturday, February 8, 2014

GOT Polish for 2/6/2014 - Green!

It's another GOT Polish challenge, and I've got a couple of beauties this week.  Just doing a quick browsing on the internet, reviews for both of these popped up in 2009-2010.  I had done a trellis type of design over my ring finger, but I just couldn't cover up this beautiful green holo...

Spotlight Saturday for 2/8/2014: Piggy Polish glitter

It's the weekend!!!  For my Spotlight Saturday, I'm going to keep the post pretty quick again.

I jazzed up my pale Friday polish, and I have to say that I like this soooo much better now.  I was not really happy with that base color on it's own, but this?  DEFINITE YES!

I would love to tell you the name of the polish I used, but there is no tag on the bottle, and after searching for a bit on the internet, I did not find a photo of this particular glitter combo.  It's a shame, because it really is a nice polish...

Front & Center Friday for 2/7/2014: Color Club Sugar Rays

Oh my gosh!  I think I'm FINALLY getting back on track here.  I've got a quick Front and Center Friday here today...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mish Mash Challenge #27: Green, and YES, I am late AGAIN!

This was supposed to be a Wednesday post.  Yea.

This weeks' theme is:  Green.  Pretty simple, but I really do like the way this came out!  Except for my finger nails.  It is making me very unmotivated to polish.  I have had the worst luck with trying to keep everything nails, my hands, my skin, and me.  It is so freaking dry, cold, snowy.  Yes, I know it's winter, but we haven't had a winter like this in a very very long time.