20 January 2011

Sinful Colors Pretty-In-Pink Collection Preview


Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, romance is in bloom and pink is paramount. Welcome February 14th, a day marked by kisses, sweethearts and flirting, of course. This year, treat your tips to a Valentine’s makeover, coating them in a feminine, delicate, or dynamic shade of pink. From bubble gum to baby doll – and everything in between – Sinful Colors has the best array of pink polish to pretty-you-up for the big day.

The 8 loving shades in the collection include:

Pink Forever: Bazooka meets Bam-Bam to equal beautiful.

Beautiful Girl: Classic ballerina with a flirty finish.

Glass Pink: Sheer, shiny, shimmer-happy bliss.

Boom Boom: Magenta-infused pink, which pops on toes and tips alike.

Scandal: No-nonsense neon, slick and sensational.

Soul Mate: Muted peachy pink with a melon twist.

Sinful Colors surpasses the masses with more than 300 amazing polishes, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available at major drug and mass market stores nationwide for $1.99, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at www.sinfulcolors.com.

18 January 2011

Color So Hot it Berns and a Quick Update

I'm just letting everyone know that I moved into school yesterday. My first day of classes was today! Ah, I can't believe I'm back already. So I'm just saying that unfortunately I can't post as often as I did over break. I'm going to shoot for once a week! Thank you all so much for sticking with me!!

Anyway, here is Color So Hot it Berns from the OPI Swiss Collection, Fall 2010. It would have been okay in two coats, but this is three. I'm VERY picky about what I call red. A lot of the polishes I see that are supposedly red, in my opinion are red/orange or dark pink =P But this is a true red, even though it doesn't look it in my pictures, and I've actually been looking for a bright red so this is perfect. I LOVE this polish!

A book I asked for for Christmas called The Elements =] Isn't it awesome?! **Chem Geek Moment**

11 January 2011

NYE Mani

Happy 1/11/11!

As you know if you follow me on Twitter (@cleverncolorful), I wore China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise for New Years Eve. Then I topped accent nails with one coat of Color Club Untamed Luxury and white and green rhinestones.

I think it was like 4-5 coats of TUT, but it dries super fast so it's not an issue. I lovee the ChG neons so much. It's a CRAZY bright blue/green with gorgeous shimmer, dries matte. This color is super-flattering. Untamed Luxury is a glitter that coordinates perfectly with TUT. I used my new Out the Door TC and Gelous BC.

I included a lot of pictures because this color is hard to photograph. I will say that the underwater pictures are most color accurate. Enjoy!

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Not SO color accurate.

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I thought photographing this polish against blue jeans would make it pull more green, and more color accurate. I was right =]

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Least color accurate.

Thank you for reading, and thank you to all my followers!


10 January 2011

Discounted China Glaze!

Sally Beauty, like a ton of other stores, had crazy sales going on after Christmas, and I snagged some China Glazes.

Awakening, Turned Up Turquoise, Innocence, Spontaneous

They also had a DISCOUNT TABLE, like they often do, but this one had, when I got there, two Orly Cosmic FXs, some Finger Paints, aaaaanddd...


Ahem. They only had Zombie Zest and Mummy May I, but I'm not complaining. They're awesome =]

I also picked up a mini China Glaze Peppermint Cuticle Oil. Love the Mini CG bottles!

Oh, and I grabbed an Out the Door topcoat to try. So far, I like it.

The huge bottle looks ridiculous =P

Even better, everything at Sally's with a red price tag, so the Halloween polishes and the cuticle oil (priced at $1.99), were 50% off. Helloooo LE polishes for $1 =]

Anyone else score some deals after Christmas?!

Thanks for reading, and sorry this post is a little late =] Up next: NYE mani.


09 January 2011

Milani One Coat Glitters

Today I have for you the sought-after Milani One-Coat glitter polishes! =]


I won four of these glitters in a wonderful giveaway from Erin of Never Enough Nails! =] Check out her blog if you don't know it/love it already. These are the four I won:

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So of course, I NEEDED Gems, since I love anything multi-colored (my blog background...) and have been lemming Happy Birthday, and I got the purple to complete my collection. I went to FOUR CVSs trying to find these polishes. At the fourth CVS, I found a handful of the polishes sitting on a shelf, no display or anything, but there was two bottles of Purple Gleam and one of Gems. I got one of each:

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Swatches (no TC):

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Gold Glitz. Fine gold glitter with some darker gold/red/orange glitter thrown in.

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Blue Flash.

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Silver Dazzle. Blue-leaning Silver glitter.

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Purple Gleam. I'd say this is a red-toned purple glitter.

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Multi-colored glitter of varying sizes. Buying another of these when I see it.

All of these were two coats. Sorry about the one finger swatches, but there are tons more out there and I did not have time to remove all of that glitter. They're really awesome polishes. They're not really just one shade of glitter either; they have varying shades so they're really interesting on the nail.

And no, I didn't forget, here's the last of the Glitter polishes, Red Sparkle. In the last two pictures, it is shown with 2 coats of Out The Door topcoat. My sister is wearing this as a full mani, and it only took the promised one coat to be opaque on her nails. She was excited to be a model:

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With TC.
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Yep. Looks like Dorothy's slippers alright. Overall these are really good polishes; 2 thin coats make them perfectly opaque and they dry really fast.

Anyone else have these?


05 January 2011

Beauty-full Gifts


Another Christmas-related post...these are some gifts I generously received for Christmas!

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My first NARS polishes =] Drop Dead Gorgeous Set. (Arabesque, Chinatown, Saratoga, Candy Darling)

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OPI Set: Tease-y Does It, Sparkle-iscious, Body Shimmer

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OPI Set: Tiny Black Purse, Color So Hot It Berns, Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. Gift from my boyfriend's mom along with a $25 Ulta Giftcard. (Yes, I already had LLM, but now I have one for you guys =] Slowly compiling a giveaway...)

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OPI Set: Bring On The Bling!, Rising Star, gold bag

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Crystal Nail File adorned with Swarovski crystals =] came in that cute case!

Orly Winter Wonderland

MAC Makeup set. My first MAC products EVER. Adorable bag including Teal Pigment, Mascara, Gel Liner and brush, and I also received a lustreglass =] from my boyfriend's brother.

There you have it =] A very successful Christmas. I'm so thankful for everything in my life!

Thanks for reading. I'm almost at 100 followers! I'm overwhelmed.


03 January 2011

Stylish Blogger Award =]

Hey everyone!

I won the stylish blogger award from Toes That Twinkle. Thank you! =] I don't usually do tags but I figured I'd give this one a shot.

The rules for the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

1. I usually sleep 12 hours before I wake up on my own...it's stupid =P

2. I can crochetn - just made a hat as a Christmas gift - and I recently learned how to knit a little.

3. I am 100% Italian (Italian-American).

4. I've recently become more obsessed with makeup, specifically eyeshadow. If I could figure out how to take better eyemakeup pictures, I'd post them more.

5. I'd rather do a jigsaw puzzle (<3) than watch tv or be online.

6. I'm obsessed with sea turtles. My boyfriend adopted me a sea turtle named Squirt through http://conserveturtles.org last year for my birthday. I'd like to save them =]

7. I wish I blogged more. But I'm going to try to be more focused on it next semester.

That was easier than I thought.

I'm not going to name any blogs specifically because I love all of the ones I know equally =P

You all get this award! Give this tag a shot if you'd like =]


01 January 2011

Christmas Mani

Hey guys!

I'm slowly playing catch-up...so here's my Christmas mani. I hadddd to use Party Hearty, but I think a true red or true green base hides the glitter a little bit, so I went for a soft pearl white/light gray, Color Club Pretty in Platinum, and on accent nails, Essie Sew Psyched. PiP is a gorgeous color and it was surprising opaque; shown is 2 coats. Sew Psyched, as I'm sure you know, is a dusty, almost-sea foam green with hidden shimmer...LOVE! I bought the Essie mini set for Fall, but I might have to go buy a full-sized bottle of Sew Psyched and Limited Addiction...

ANYWAY. Onto the pictures! The mani was topped with two coats of China Glaze Party Hearty.

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Pretty in Platinum and Sew Psyched alone.
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I love how subdued the base colors are...makes the glitter really pop!

Thanks for reading everyone!

<3, Janna