Rich and Famous by China Glaze

I’m a pink lover!  Thought I’d drop in to show you this almost-neon bright pink cream gem.  This is Rich and Famous by China Glaze.  It’s wet shiny when dry; no need for a shiny top coat.  I just love it!

xoxo

Valerie

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8ty8 Beauty – Mini Haul

I’ve been having trouble finding many of the nail polishes I had been dreaming of at the local beauty supply stores in my area.  Not wanting to call around or travel far, I turned to the trusty internet!  After clicking around I noticed several other nail polish lovers have had a good experience when ordering from 8ty8beauty.com.  So I decided to check out their inventory; turns out they had everything I wanted and then some!

I’d definitely recommend checking out 8ty8Beauty.com for your nail care needs.  Their standard shipping was reasonably priced and fast; I placed my order on 5/17/09, and it delivered on 5/23/09.  Some of the best prices I’ve seen on the internet, well stocked on current seasons of China Glaze and O.P.I., and items were packaged so well that nothing broke!  Thanks again 8ty8Beauty.com!

Check out my haul!

From the China Glaze Summer Days Collection:

Raspberry Festival – Raspberry-red jelly with pink glassy shimmer.

Orange Marmalade – Juicy orange jelly with gold glassy shimmer.

Strawberry Fields – Medium Rose pink jelly with gold and pink glassy shimmer.

From the China Glaze OMG! Collection:

QT – Medium cool pink with holographic effect.

Wireless Holographic – Clear base with holographic shimmer particles.  I was hoping for smaller particles in this one; the specks stand out against dark polish noticeably and don’t give a great Holographic effect.

From the China Glaze Rodeo Diva Collection:

Rodeo Fanatic – Deep peacock blue with shimmer.

Cowgirl Up – Purple/Burgundy with shimmer.

These shades are fairly dark, but the shimmer in them causes a glowing effect.  They really are stunning.

Finally, I got Lunch at the Delhi by O.P.I.  I had been going back and forth on this one based on mixed color reviews; the only thing agreed upon was that it is a “cool” shade (which works well for me!)  Is it a soft orange?  Posy pink? Rose colored? What about Coral?  I remained perplexed until I finally decided that a cool posypink-rose-coral-orange shade would be fabulous!  And it is!

xoxo

Valerie

Thataway by China Glaze

My husband and I were watching BBC’s Top Gear at home tonight.  I was inspired by the Lamborghini to do a race-car orange manicure.  I used Thataway by China Glaze, a bright shimmery orange.  It is a very flattering color on my skin tone, but felt less than “race-car inspired.”  Have a look…

Inspiration:

Thataway:

Hmmm…

*Digs through stash for layering colors*

Significant Other Color by O.P.I. was just sitting there staring at me; it’s one polish I’ve regretted purchasing.  It’s not ugly per se, just so sheer, bland, colorless, lifeless and BLAH!  On a whim, I swiped it over Thataway; and I was blown away!

Such depth, such shimmer, flashes of yellow and green!  I wonder what other combinations I can come up with?

xoxo

Valerie

Flying Dragon by China Glaze

Flying Dragon is part of the China Glaze INK Collection.  Love this color!  This is a fabulous shade of bright neon purple, and it has blue and purple micro-glitter.  I’m not very impressed with the formula.  It chipped within the day, and all nails were chipped after 2 days.  I will still use this for times when I want a fun color, that doesn’t need to last longer than a day.  It dries very matte; this is three coats with a shiny top coat.

xoxo

Valerie

Black Cat-Cha Later by Nicole by O.P.I.

While shopping at Target the other day, I stopped by to see if there were any new colors at the nail polish display.  Black Cat-Cha Later by Nicole by O.P.I. really caught my eye.  It is a beautiful dark brown with the most beautiful burgundy red shimmer.  Needless to say, it found its way into my shopping cart.

This is a first for me using the Nicole brand of nail polish.  I’ve read reviews of ths brand that have not been positive, but I decided to give it a try anyway.  I was impressed with the color saturation, and drying time.  On the second coat, I did encounter a slight bubbling of the polish on a couple of my nails.  Other that that, everything went very smoothly.

Here are some photos; I’ve got on 2 coats of Black Cat-Cha Later, no top coat (before clean-up so please excuse the cuticles.)  First picture is without flash, second is with flash.  Enjoy!

xoxo

Valerie