Revlon Carbonite appears to be something of a chameleon nail polish. In the photos, a golden color seems to be showing; although in person it's actually grayer and darker. This nail polish had quite the cult following and was an online favorite a couple years ago. It took me a long while to find it - at the discount store Big Lots nevertheless. I thought it was a good alternative to all the reds, pinks, and roses that are popping up in the month of February. Lasting-power wise, I'd say this one is a contender because it held on for at least two days without peeling at the edges. On the third day things happened and there was unsightly peelage around my right middle finger. Shown below are 2-3 coats without a topcoat.
WalMart isn't necessarily my favorite place to shop for beauty products, but that is where you can find what I have to show today which is the Pure Ice polish in the shade Iced Merlot. Actually, I received this product when I purchased a lot of six polishes from an eBay seller a couple years ago. The Pure Ice nail color containers are attractive with a shiny top fitted over a square bottle. Iced Merlot is a wonderful shade for colder seasons because it is a metallic red with raspberry tones. I put Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Rockstar Pink" over a few nails to add interest.
On this sweltering day, I have a clear nail lacquer with red, silver, and charcoal gray glitters by Wet 'n Wild's Spoiled. The glitter trend is really going strong this season. If you are tired of your beauty routine, then check out a glittery formula. There are plenty of choices from micro sparkles to larger hexagonal glitters. This particular one is pretty on its own, but it can work as a top coat over light pinks and over grays. (It might even go well with other neutrals beside gray.) The Spoiled nail polish line features a decent selection of glitters; it is sold exclusively at CVS drugstores. The brush is big and somewhat cumbersome, so you might want to keep that in mind before you make your purchase. I have one other from the Spoiled collection, and I'm thinking of grabbing more for future blogging. Thanks for reading, and have a great day! ~th, jun28,'12
Haaappy June peeps! Summer roared like a lion this year prompting the family and me to make a trip to the local pool on Memorial Day. It was bright and the temperatures climbed upward to the high 80's, so it was a perfect day for a swim. In keeping with that spirit, I layered a step-like pattern in MAC's Ming Blue over XtremeWear Blue Me Away. Ming Blue is a deep royal blue color while the base coat is a happy lighter blue. It looks smart and refreshing with sunlight reflecting here and there. I love this combo and will probably paint the pattern on all ten of my digits the next time I wear this. What are your favorite summer nail polish combinations? ~fr, jun01,2012
Hello, all. On my nails here in this picture is a glitter packed drugstore nail color called Rock Star Pink by
Sally Hansen layered over a base of Revlon's Coral Heat. I have had these photos in my files for some time, so I
decided to finally share them. I remember thinking that combining these two colors together is practically asking
for trouble since both of them have a lot going on. As I mentioned before, Rock Star Pink is super glittery
while Coral Heat has glitter mixed into a duo-chrome formula. While I did think I was headed for a nightmare, the
duo turned out really pretty and eye catching - not nauseating in the least. I only wish I had a higher
resolution camera that better captures the detail showing in real life. -Mon., Apr. 30,
Today I present Vacation Time by Sinful Colors. I just love this nail polish and I tend to gravitate to
these shades. The formula is nearly perfect allowing me to flaunt day after day of color without
chipping or significant fading. The pinkish hue recalls the warmth of spring and summer's dusky
sunsets. Better yet, it's readily available at many Walgreens, so run out, hurry and pick up a bottle already. I reckon you will feel properly equiped to welcome the
warm temperatures of the season. -Fri. Mar 30, 2012
Halloween fell on a Monday this year. I felt somewhat creative so I went ahead and painted alternating
colors on my fingernails. Spooky! Only later did I realize that I did not paint my fingers symmetrically. I
had hoped to paint some ghouls on there too, but just as I was getting
ready to do so the trick or treaters started knocking on our door. It always happens like that for me! Oh
well, so much for perfectionism.
I don't know how many times I am going to rewrite this one, but the picture says it all.
When I was pregnant I spent much of my spare time watching YouTube videos. While watching them I stumbled upon the world wide web's beauty gurus - everyday creative and tech-savvy ladies who blog about fashion, make up, skin care, and shopping. I decided to jump into the dialog and give it a whirl.
Dan and I barbecued this weekend. The day started out cloudy and remained so - except for a brief flash of sun for what seemed a minute. We had five friends over and plenty of food to go around. At one point our neighbors came by which was very cool. Even though I was looking forward to barbecuing I felt unprepared. I made a side dish with butternut squash. The squash could have been cooked longer or perhaps just cut smaller; the pieces were tough. Otherwise it was all good.The next time we bbq, I might add asparagus to our shopping list for grilling (or maybe zucchini). Another good idea would have been frying a pound of bacon to make the burgers taste delicious.