Saturday, October 30, 2010

APAW - 26

APAW - 26
APAW - 26/52
APAW - 26, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

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Brand: Elianto
Color: Grape Wine
Coats: 3-4
Application: very nice
Finish: squishy jelly!
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: one day so far
Purchased From: swapped with happyberrynaiad.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

APAW - 26/52

APAW - 26/52
APAW - 26/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: China Glaze
Color: Zombie Zest
Coats: 3
Application: a little sheer, but builds well
Finish: glass fleck
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: no comment, I only wore it for one day.
Purchased From: Admiral Beauty Supply

Monday, October 25, 2010

APAW - 26/52

APAW - 26/52
APAW - 26/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
(Indoors w/flash)

Brand: China Glaze
Color: Ick-a-bod-y
Coats: 2
Application: cuticle drag with first coat, second was all good.
Finish: glitter in a black jelly base
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: unknown - I've worn it one day and taking it off.
Purchased From: Admiral Beauty Supply

For Halloween week I'm going to try and do a different mani every day; so I won't be able to comment on the wear for these. I'm also only going to count all of these as one for my apaw goal, instead of 5.
I'm really diggin this whole Chg collection, which one to try next!?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

APAW - 25/52

APAW - 25/52
APAW - 25/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Essie
Color: Demure Vixen
Coats: 2
Application: smooooth! self leveling, no streaks = awesome! I like the brush too!
Finish: creamy, sheer, hint of purple shimmer
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: photo taken at 4 days, pretty good I'd say!
Purchased From: Ulta

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

APAW 24/52

APAW 24/52
APAW 24/52
APAW 24/52
APAW 24/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Mac
Color: Bad Fairy
Coats: 3-4
Application: Quite sheer, otherwise wonderful. Love the brush!
Finish: Foil duhochrome
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: photo is 2 days
Purchased From: Dillard's

Saturday, October 2, 2010

APAW 23/52

APAW 23/52
APAW 23/52
APAW 23/52
APAW 23/52
APAW 23/52
APAW 23/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
In the shade, this is usually what they look like, but in different lights I see green, red, gold and copper.

Brand: Nfu-Oh
Color: 51
Coats: 1 coat over black, accent nail is three coats no black.
Application: Awesome ap for a glitter :)
Finish: multi chormatic flakie glitter
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: Like freakin iron! 8 days no chips very little tipwear, amazing!
Purchased From: A gift from Jason for my birthday on 9/19.

Friday, October 1, 2010

APAW - 22/52

APAW - 22/52
APAW - 22/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
(shade)
Brand: Pure Ice
Color: No Means No
Coats: 2
Application: Awesome, like butter :) self leveling and all.
Finish: rich purple shimmer with a glowy middle
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: 7 days no chips! Perfecto.
Purchased From: A gift from Sarah for my birthday on 9/19.

Friday, September 24, 2010

APAW 21/52

APAW 21/52
APAW 21/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: OPI
Color: Sparkle-icious
Coats: 4
Application: like any other glitter
Finish: glitter
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: really well so far! 5 days no chips. :)
Purchased From: Admiral Beauty Supply


This polish release date is late October or early November but I found the whole Burlesque collection at my local beauty supply. -angels singing- I had decided I wanted this one before I saw it in person, and I picked up another one called Show It and Glow It, its more pink/fucshia colored glitter like this one. I absolutely love it and have worn it all week. Very little tipwear and no chips. Wearing like iron!

I've been slacking on mani photo uploading. this one's a week late because I've been working 12 hour days. I'm exhausted when I get home and just couldn't bring myself to edit and upload the photo I took last Sunday, til now. So exhausted, and its time for me to find some dinner! (yep at 9pm, ugh)

Oh and bye bye long nails, hello nubbins! I cut them because they were just getting too long to type with. I think I cut them a bit shorter than usual so now I'm letting them grow out again. xD

Sunday, September 19, 2010

APAW - 20/52

APAW - 20/52
APAW - 20/52
APAW - 20/52
APAW - 20/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Nina Ultra Pro
Color: Unteal You (opi catch me in your net, accent nail)
Coats: 2
Application: like butter
Finish: shimmery
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: 7 days no chips, very little tip wear. Awesome polish!
Purchased From: Sally's Beauty Supply

Photo in full sun

Thursday, September 9, 2010

APAW - 19/52

APAW - 19/52
APAW - 19/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Color: Mystic Lilac
Coats: 3-4
Application: sheer and uneven, but by coat three or four I had no vnl. Otherwise awesome :)
Finish: Green shimmer
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: 1 week
Purchased From: Ulta


I love this polish, its so unusual!

Monday, August 30, 2010

APAW - 18/52

APAW - 18/52
APAW - 18/52
APAW - 18/52
APAW - 18/52
APAW - 18/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Photo taken in full sun

Brand: Ulta Professionals
Color: Always A Bridesmaid
Coats: 3
Application: smooth and even, could have gotten away with two.
Finish: shimmer with a barely green flash
Base Coat: Jessica 2 in 1
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta Dry (red bottle)
Wear: 3 days, some tip wear so far.
Purchased From: Ulta

Saturday, August 21, 2010

APAW - 17/52


APAW - 17/52
APAW - 17/52
APAW - 17/52
APAW - 17/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Orly
Color: Space Cadet
Collection: Cosmic FX
Coats: 3
Application: Smooth and even
Finish: triochrome sparkly
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear:
Purchased From: Ulta

I love this polish! At front it sparkles purple and golden but the base is a teal green. Its so unusual and gorgeous!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

APAW - 16/52


APAW - 16/52
APAW - 16/52
APAW - 16/52

APAW - 16/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: OPI
Color: My Private Jet (holographic version)
Coats: 3
Application: Very smooth, though a bit sheer
Finish: Holographic (charcoal version)
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: 1 day so far, so good
Purchased From: Thrift Beauty Supply

I thought I'd try doing square nail tips this time and though it took a little getting used to, I think I like them this way!

OPI MPJ Holo is a much sought, very hard to find polish. I have seen it priced over a hundred usd on ebay. I stumbled on mine at a local beauty supply, got both bottles they had in stock. Yay for unexpected finds!

Friday, August 13, 2010

APAW - 15/52


APAW - 15/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: China Glaze
Color: DV8
Coats: 2
Application: awfully gloppy, but it self leveled.
Finish: holographic
Base Coat: Seche Clear
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: Started chipping a little at the sides on day 5. Touch up helped it last another two. ;)
Purchased From: Received in a swap

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Savvy Femme Couture - Green with Envy

Via Flickr:
I added this green foil over my existing mani on Thursday night, and dubbed it Funky Friday the following day at work.
It was fun and spruced up my mani a little. As you can see, I had some tip wear from the base color, but other than that, it wore like iron!
I haven't decided whether I'm going to do a funky friday each week or not. We'll see!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

APAW 14/52


APAW 14/52
APAW 14/52
APAW 14/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:

Brand: Avon
Color: Olive Green
Coats: 2 (opaque in 1 though!)
Application: Awesome, could use a better brush
Finish: Cream
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: Applied last night
Purchased From: Avon online

Saturday, July 24, 2010

APAW - 13/52


APAW - 13/52
APAW - 13/52
APAW - 13/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Full Sun

Brand: Chanel
Color: Paradoxal
Coats: 2
Application: A litle goopy
Finish: Barely there purple shimmer
Base Coat: Seche Clear and Essie Fill thte Gap
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: one teeny chip on day 7
Purchased From: Dillard's

I swore I wasn' t ever going to spend more than $10 on a bottle of polish but with this new release, I caved. I love this polish in the sun, as it really shows the shimmer off!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

APAW 12/52


APAW 12/52
APAW 12/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Photo taken in the sun

Brand: Sally Hansen
Color: Opulent Cloud
Coats: 2
Application: A little streaky at first, the second coat fixed that.
Finish: shimmery, A taupey smokey sometimes plum base with a flash of gold shimmer.
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Poshe which caused major shrinkage. So I did another coat of OC and added Barielle Manicure Extender.
Wear: 6 days no chips
Purchased From: Walgreen's

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

APAW - 11/52


APAW - 11/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Sinful Colors
Color: Rich In Heart
Coats: 2 (although one is enough for a quick mani)
Application: Gloopy, I think some thinner is in order.
Finish: Shimmer
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: 5 days when photo was taken
Purchased From: Walgreen's

I saw Eclipse on Saturday morning last weekend so I chose this vampy color to suit. Its really a gorgeous deep color and looks nearly black indoors, but outdoors wow! I am loving SV topcoat, just look at those cloud reflections in my nails. ^.^

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July America! APAW 10/52

Via Flickr:
Brands and color names:
OPI Absolutely Alice (blue glitter)
Love My Nails French White (white)
Wet N Wild Kaleidoscope (iridescent glitter)
Orly Star Spangled (red jelly glitter)

Coats: Approximately 2 of each color
Top Coat: Seche Vite and Barielle Manicure Extender
Wear: 3 days so far :)
For this nail art I used painter's tape to get the straight lines. This is the first time I've done nail art, and although it was difficult and time consuming, I'm quite pleased with the results!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mini haul!


Mini haul!, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Left to Right:
SH Opulent Cloud (x2)
Maybelline Jean Jacket
Maybelline Zip Fly
Ulta Always a Bridesmaid

APAW 9/52


APAW 9/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Rimmel
Color: Night Life
Coats: 3
Application: A little thick, probably because its a fast dry. 3rd coat was to smooth out streakiness.
Finish: creamy with a coppery/gold flash
Base Coat: Seche Clear
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: One week, not chips, slight tip wear or possibly shrinkage I can never be sure!
Purchased From: Ebay seller floridacosmetichouse (not sure I'd buy from them again. Slow shipping and no replies to my four messages - scarey transaction)
Comments: I love this color and its subtle shimmer.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Polish Haul June 24, 2010


Polish Haul June 24, 2010, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Left to Right:
Rimmel Street Wear, Rimmel Don't Touch, Rimmel Night Life, Rimmel Killer Queen, Milani Digital, Milani Hi Tech

The Rimmels are long awaited from an ebay seller. I was worried they weren't going to arrive. They're finally here though and I love them!

Polish Haul June 24, 2010


Polish Haul June 24, 2010, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Left to Right:
Sinful Colors Pinky Glitter, Sinful Colors Green Ocean, SH HD Spectrum, WnW French White, and WnW Black Creme

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Color Club Polish


Color Club Polish, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

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Polish I got today at Ross for 5.50 total, on clearance. I couldn't believe it was so cheap for all of these. My experience with color club has been a good one so far, so I could not pass these beauties up!

Misc Polishes


Misc Polishes, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
The Milani was impossible to find here so a nail boarder found it for me and sent it. Its absolutely gorgeous!
Next, is colored after a Tiffany Jewelry box - free Nina color with purchase of the base coat I got. The silver and white are for an experiment and were buy one get one half off, and the base coat was necessary for my current mani of the Grin and Berry It polish. The teeny bottle came free with the base coat.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

APAW 8/52


APAW 8/52, originally uploaded by Jen ♥.

Via Flickr:
Brand: Nina Ultra Pro
Series: Pearly Brights 2010
Color: Grin and Berry It
Coats: 3
Application: Streaky at first, better by the second coat but still had vnl, so I applied a third coat.
Finish: Matte with blue shimmer flash
Base Coat: Instant Artificials
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Wear: Chipping on the fourth day, like woah. I've done some touch ups and more top coat to preserve it for the remainder of the week.
Purchased From: Sally Beauty Supply

I absolutely love love love this color.

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