Orly Star of Bombay

I found my perfect Auburn navy! From the Fall 2008 Gem’s collection, Orly Star of Bombay is a deep navy creme with just a little bit of microglitter. The microglitter (also navy) is more apparent in the bottle than on the nail. In direct sunlight it can been seen, otherwise it just looks like a […] Continue reading →

Orly Last Dance

Orly Last Dance was my National Wear Red Day manicure. I spotted this at Ulta in a Valentine’s Day minis display with 2 other Orly pink minis. Orly minis are 5.4mL (compared to OPI’s 3.75mL minis) and were $3.50 a bottle. The only downside to Orly minis is they lack the rubberized handle that I […] Continue reading →

OPI – Mad as a Hatter

OPI’s Mad as a Hatter is delightful. I was really looking foward to getting this and Absolutely Alice. Mad as a Hatter is a very fun glitter polish in a clear base. It applies quite thick and is opaque in two coats – but I chose to do three for good measure. It reminds me […] Continue reading →

OPI Absolutely Alice

Absolutely Alice is from OPI’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland Collection. I had heard a ton about this collection (and about this particular polish). I’ve learned in the nail polish world that alot of times hyped products are just a big let down. This is definitely not the case with Absolutely Alice. Right after I applied […] Continue reading →

Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple

Confession: I am TERRIFIED of neons. I am pale. I cannot get a tan (fake or otherwise). So the idea of using a neon seemed rather ridiculous to me. Even last summer when Essie came out with their neon collection I didn’t crack. But then when I was at Sally Beauty Supply the other day […] Continue reading →

Essie – Licorice

I have found the perfect black nail polish.  I grabbed Essie’s Licorice for two reasons: 1. I love black nail polish and 2. I have come to love most dark nail polishes Essie puts out (which are few and far between): Wicked, Midnight Cami, and Sexy Divide, specifically. Anyway, back to Licorice. It’s perfect. I […] Continue reading →

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Marine Blue

Marine Blue is from the new(ish) Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel line from Rimmel. Rimmel claims this polish can last up to 10 days with some fancy time released shine formula and UV protection. The polish ran about $4. For a Rimmel polish that seemed kind of steep, but I decided to give it a […] Continue reading →

Essie Neo Whimsical

From Essie’s 2010 The Art of Spring Collection, Neo Whimsical is a light pink creme with a bit of purple thrown in. I don’t love this color (and I definitely prefer Lilacism from this collection). It’s a little safe for my taste. That being said, as far as pinks go, Essie has made it interesting […] Continue reading →