06 March 2011

Random Manicures - The Sequel

Hello everybody!

Hope you all are having an enjoyable week. Sorry for that lame excuse for a post I left you a couple days ago, but I feel so bad that I don't have a lot of time to post. I am in the 8th week of my Spring semester, which means I'm pretty much exactly at the midpoint. Mid-semester is always the busiest time, excluding finals, so I'm trying really hard to keep up with my school and work commitments, and sometimes blogging gets pushed aside unfortunately. Friday starts my Spring Break though, so I'll definitely have more time to do some swatching and posting! =] You can look forward to seeing some of the SOPI Glee polishes (if they ever arrive in the mail), my 3 free Zoyas, some Viva La Nails decals and accessories, and some e.l.f. cosmetics, all of which have been sitting in my house waiting for me to get home.

That's my little song and dance. =P I'm sure I've told you something similar before, but it's true. Onto the pictures!

These are all manis I've had on my computer since fall semester. I did find my memory card though, so hopefully I can get some more recent pictures up soon.

This is one of my favorite manis ever and I got so many compliments and questions about it. It's really simple - NYC Skin Tight Denim Creme, and after two or three days, I topped it with one coat of Essie Matte About You. No shiny pictures, sorry, just matte ones. When I first discovered the nail blogging world, seeing pictures of Russian Navy Matte drove me crazy, so I bought Skin Tight Denim Creme specifically to be used with Essie MAY and recreate the look =p. I loveeee this!

The NYC polish is just two coats (could get away with one), formula was great, and at 99 cents, it's a great way to fulfill a lemming.

Moving right along, next up is Pure Ice Iced Copper, an orange-leaning copper polish with a finish between shimmer and metallic. I bought this to fill the copper polish hole in my collection, and this one is really really pretty. Two, maybe three coats? I really like Pure Ice polishes! (Sorry for the one lonesome picture!)

And next is China Glaze Ingrid. Holy crap, my nails are so long. They actually look fake. Ahem, anyway. The first couple pictures are the only ones that are color accurate. In the last two, the color is pulling oddly green. Hm. But I believe this was three coats. Taupe/brown with pretty gold shimmer.

HOW RIDICULOUS do they look?! I don't think I could grow them that long, especially in this weather, even if I tried.

And finally, since I noticed how long my nails had gotten when I was wearing Ingrid, I pulled out Claire's Calm/Wild, because I figured the color change would be very obvious on my long nails. This is three coats, and since my hands are cold all the time, the polish most of the time was a uniform magenta color, but after I washed my hands the color change would be very apparent for a few minutes.

Midpoint color.

"Warm" color.


"Cold" color!


Midpoint. Flash.


Thank you so much for reading! You guys are amazing!



  1. I've picked up Skin Tight Denim and put it back down so many times, but I think I'll have to get it now!

  2. Sorry for the delayed response, not sure what happened, but you definitely should! I'll post a shiny picture when I can =]


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