Amazing Grunge: Sally Girl Polish Pairs Up With Cult Nails

OK, I’ll admit this is more of a Halloween look than a Thanksgiving look. However, my goal was a Fall look. And, I’m quite OK with the turnout of this manicure. It was fun to pair up these two…

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Cult Nails polishes are my ‘go to’ polishes to find a base color for glitters. I know Cult Nails polishes are practically hassle-free for me. Like purchasing Profusion and L.A. Colors palettes, Sally Girl polishes are a low-investment to try something new…

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The mixture of lime, black and blue bar glitter intrigued me. I am in the ‘love bar glitter’ camp. There are many polish lovers that don’t care for it at all. As for me, I think I like ALL polish glitter!!!

Cult Nails’ Grunge is anything but grungy, in my opinion…

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Both, Cult Nails and Sally Girl performed awesomely…

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It almost reminds me of a tweed-like pattern. What can I say…I’m a sweater girl!

I know you love Cult Nails! Do you like the affordability and fun-factor of Sally Girl polishes? I catch Cult Nails sales when they are on pre-order so, I get them for around $8-9 a bottle. I have a Sally’s card and, I got Amazing for about 88 cents.

Rue 21: Just A Bit Of Retail Left Over From Orlando To Colorado

There is an outlet mall in the town I live in. It is quite nice but doesn’t really hold a candle to the malls I was used to in Orlando. I still get a hook-up with Adidas, Bath & Body Works, Coach and Claire’s here, so it was a pleasant surprise to find a Rue 21 store as well. I had to stop in. Well, not really had to. I had a 25% off everything coupon! Nail polish is the only thing I landed on…

polishes green eye 080 polishes green eye 073polishes green eye 079These Rue 21 polishes love the sunlight!

polishes green eye 082polishes green eye 078 polishes green eye 077polishes green eye 085With no names, it’s difficult to tell you which one is which. So, there are two top coats that have iridescent bar glitter. One is a transparent milky white, the other is transparent milky pink. Then I got a pink shimmery polish to coordinate with the pink bar glitter. The orange shimmery glitter rocks with the white bar glitter. Easy….right???

polishes green eye 090This makes it a littler easier to follow. Starting from the bottom, I have the pink glitter alone, followed by the pink shimmer. Then, I used the pink bar glitter over the pink shimmer. Above that, I just repeated the same sequence with the orange.

polishes green eye 099 polishes green eye 092polishes green eye 089 polishes green eye 103The shimmer polishes have a semi-matte look and I find that to be very chic. The bar glitter over it makes it whimsical and fun. The bar glitter over the pink shimmer looks gloppy and that is due to my application; not the polish. I used three coats and only very close up can you see the brush stroke lines.

And, when I was ready to wrap up my sale, the sales person asked me if I would like a bottle of their newest perfume called ‘Fallen Vixen’ for just $6. After a whiff, I said add it to the basket!

polishes green eye 106If you like ‘Flowerbomb’ by Viktor & Rolf’ you might like this fragrance. Since it is a cheapy perfume, I have to spritz often to keep the fragrance around. Are you like me and love the ritual of applying perfume? Then, you won’t mind needed to spritz often to keep the fragrance going.

How do you feel about the trend of semi-matte polishes? Are you a pushover for those little add-on sales?

Laziest Post Ever: Studio M Glitters

Studio M polishes are not found in my area. Lucky me, I have a swell friend that lives in Michigan who does, however. I can’t say anything about these polishes that you won’t discover yourself after you pick your jaw up off the floor…

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I couldn’t find any names on these. Now, that’s a shame! If you love glitter, and you have to love bar glitter too, then you’ll want to keep looking…

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swatches toss trash reviews 106 swatches toss trash reviews 103Everyone got 3 coats. All of them all together…

swatches toss trash reviews 101 It’s a cruel world that these polishes aren’t available to everyone. It’s a wonderful world to have friends that share my passion for polishes.

Studio M: Sparks Fly For A Holiday Look

It’s a crying shame that there are no Rite Aid drugstores in Florida. However, it’s a stroke of luck that I have a friend in Wisconsin, where there are RA, who can pick up some polishes for me. And when I saw the new Studio M polishes, I was burning up my email begging my friend to snag me some. I made this one into a Holiday manicure…

nail swatches Gosh 001nail swatches Gosh 002 nail swatches Gosh 003“Sparks Fly’ is very unique in my collection. The name is cute and I love hairy glitter. It doesn’t seem that many folks like bar glitter, but I do!

nail swatches Gosh 005 nail swatches Gosh 004Using Revlon’s ‘Cosmic’ from their Moon Candy collection, I whipped up some Holiday cheer for my nails. This dark green creme is almost a blackened green on the nails. But it does allow the red and silver glitter to twinkle…

nail swatches Gosh 009I did have to do a bit of glitter fishing as the bars would all end up at the tip. And, up close you can see that the clear base didn’t always smooth out.

Using Lumos Instant Impact Base Coat, I applied 2 coats of  Revlon’s ‘Cosmic’and then two coats of Studio M’s ‘Sparks Fly’…

nail swatches Gosh 015A lighter green shade would have given me the perfect look I was going for. But, Revlon’s Moon Drops creme polishes are some of the easiest cremes to work with. I don’t mind this creation.

Do you like hairy glitters? Does this manicure make you think of a big, mess of curly Christmas ribbons?

Icing’s Sunlit Pairs Up With Revlon’s Cosmic For A Swamp Thing Look

I found this random polish immediately say to myself that this is a great one for Halloween! I found this one at Icing and saved it til now…

Wild, isn’t it!? This is ‘Sunlit’ and I found it on the clearance shelf. Because it is so unique, I had to get it…

Let me see if I can describe this one. It’s a jelly and the base is a murky olive color. There is iridescent micro glitter in this along with a lot of bar glitter. The bar glitter is holo and some is medium green. And the green looks to be transparent. (Remember Toxic Seaweed from Cult Nails? This looks like the ‘real’ stuff!)

I didn’t feel that ‘Sunlit’ was going to turn out so good alone. So, I paired it up with a Revlon dual-end polish. I used the creme end of ‘Cosmic’…

I like this green so much! And, it is perfect for ‘Sunlit’…

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I used two coats of Relvon’s ‘Cosmic’ and one coat of Icing’s ‘Sunlit’. That looks so much like stagnant, murky water. And, I’m sure there is some sort of swamp monster in there!

Does getting into water where you can’t see your feet creep you out too?

Icing’s Sipping On Bubbly; Cheers With Champagne

Icing is a sister store to Claire’s. There used to be another sister store called ‘Topkapi’. I managed one of those stores, way back. For a very short time. It was terrible. They didn’t have makeup or polish back then. It was terrible.

What’s not terrible is checking out Icing for their funky nail polishes. It is always a delight to find something new. This is a rather new addition for me…

‘Sipping On Bubbly’ is a cute name for a very unique polish. This one has a lot going on…

Lots of micro glitter. I see iridescent, gold and bar glitter that flashes from magenta to orange then to a sparkly iridescent look. I meant it when I said it was complex!

On the nail, it isn’t as fantastic as it is to look at in the bottle…I have two coats over bare nails. No top coat here and surprisingly, this polish was not difficult to remove. I did experiment with different base coat colors. And, I found some shades did better than others. However, I decided to go naked…

I didn’t work on trying to get a lot of the bar glitter out. I just applied like I would any other polish. So, this is a rather demure glitter manicure. I can see how the name reference to champagne is used; the micro glitter looks just like a pale bubbly drink.

Even though it isn’t all that flashy…

It does have a different look. Maybe I don’t need to always wear ‘out there’ colors. Maybe a sophisticated ‘Sipping On Bubbly’ fits the bill once in a while.

I like champagne, most of the time. Do you like it? How about Icing’s ‘Sipping On Bubbly’? Do you like that better?