It Was a Cold, Rainy Night…For Pumpkin Polishes

Pleasant surprises are one of the top things I love about life. I love to get/find them and I love to give them.

A twin twitter friend, Somecrazedlady, sent me a delightful, pleasant surprise package in the mail. (Ask her why we are ‘twins’.) She sent me Julep’s Hand Brightening Creme and some hand/nail softening gloves. She also sent me the ghostie design from the Sally Hansen sticker nails and a sample of CND foot creme….hmmm…fresh and smells like cucumbers.

Then, if those wonderful items were not enough (and they were!), she included these…

Pumpkin polishes!!!!! And the top two glitters EVER!!!  On the left is the one that has iridescent quarter moon shaped glitter and regular size glitter. Then in the middle is my own Finger Paints in ‘Stunning Stilettos’, which I used as a base color. The pumpkin on the right is iridescent bar glitter. I’m in the camp that loves bar glitter, some say they feel it’s too hairy. But, I think it’s adorable.

I swatched these the day after I received them…

I alternated fingernails with both as I couldn’t do just one. Plus, I loved the look and actually got some compliments on it when I was out and about working.

I picked ‘Stunning Stilettos’ as the base color as I wanted to emulate a sense of a dark, cloudy night with the moon flitting in and out of wispy clouds. When I was a kid, we called that ‘spooky moon.’ It is a total set up for a movie with a werewolf howl. 🙂

Twin sister, Somecrazedlady, you are the BEST!!! Thank you, again, for your sweetness.  Great Big Hugs!!!

I posted that my brother, his wife and daughter came to Orlando to do the touristy thing and to see me. My niece and sister-in-law have never been to the Atlantic Ocean. So we took a day trip to Daytona Beach.

Here is a photo of mom and daughter enjoying the shore line…

My October Pink Giveaway ends this Sunday. If you haven’t entered yet, this is where the post is located at….HERE.

Phantom Fright’s Last Night

First, I love glitter polishes. I’m a human magpie. However, I am going to draw the line with the Halloween shape glitter from Phantom Frights. These cute but evil polishes are a pain.

This one is totally high maintenance…

No name but I could come up with a few not so nice ones. Grrr… How about ‘Star Blight!’

I dumped a spot of this polish onto a sheet of paper and fished out the glitter, then applied with a dotting tool. I’d rather just get loose glitter and use that because it was gloppy the way I did it.

 I knew it would need a base color, so I used Color Club’s ‘Sheer Disguise.’ I think it was a good choice. And, I’ll get back to that thumb in just a moment.

Here’s my right hand which I use for experiments. If I haven’t done a particular look before, I’ll test it out on the right hand. Sheesh, this is a fail!

On the middle finger, I used ‘Sheer Disguise’ as the base color. Then I used China Glaze Crackle ‘Lightning Bolt.’ On top of that I used that damned glitter. N.O.P.E. On the ring finger, that’s a base color of Color Club’s ‘Who Are You Wearing?’ Hmph…good question. Want to know more about the pinky? Read on.

I wasn’t privy to get Wet ‘n Wild’s On The Prowl. I still have hard feelings about that. *weeps softly* But, love & beauty came in to soothe my distraught mind…

I’m likening it to Wet ‘n Wild’s ‘Tangled in My Web.’ Click here to check out my gal pal, Nouveau Cheap’s blog, where she swatched it.

Do you think it is sort of like ‘Tangled in My Web’? I think the black glitter in a clear base is more dense, here, with love & beauty’s ‘Black’…

And here is it swatched over ‘Sheer Disguise.’ Oh, and I’m renaming ‘Black.’ First, let me yaawwwwn, there…now I can tell you that is should be called ‘Black Dot.’ Well, just a wee bit better, no? If you go back up to the photo of my left pinky, that is ‘Black Dot’ over my naked nail: no bottom coat.

Let me say, I liked ‘Black Dot’ a LOT more than ‘Star Blight.’ And, ‘Black Dot’ applied down flat so it was barely gritty. After a top coat of Lumos, the grit was gone. Oh, and it came off very easily. I can’t say that for ‘Star Blight’; I had to use the foil method to remove it.

These are my lovely assistance in this performance…

Color Club’s ‘Sheer Disguise’ and ‘Who Are You Wearing?’

‘Star Blight’ is going, unceremoniously, into the trash.

Do you have any shape glitter that gives you grief? What do you do with it?