Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NOTD: Wet 'n Wild in Orange

I'm a girl who gets tempted by a .99 cents sale.

This is a great fall color, espeically with the weather Chicago has been having. A win for affoardable nail polishes.

Brand: Wet 'n Wild
Name: Orange
Coats: 2
Color: fall orange, shimmers
Rating: B

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween 2011: Fantastic Four - The Invisible Woman

I deserved to be slapped on the wrist. I was hell bent on doing one Halloween look a week. Well, it's the thought right? :P

I got inspired from Jessica Alba from Fantastic Four. Besides the fact that I love her, she is just so unbelievable sexy. :D I had the hardest time finding a picture of her makeup. So I took a promo picture and inspired myself from there! This is a low key look for Halloween, especially for me. 

Let's do this!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

NOTD: NYX in Venetian Glass

I usually don't pick up this kind of color, as you can tell it's very bridal / high school dance. I like the name. I think of the Venetian Hotel in Vegas. Oh, Vegas....my love. I'm not chatty tonight. That is all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NOTD: L.A. Girls - Black Light Polish

Not impressed. I'll get right to the point. Sure it's a cheaper brand, but I thought 'how cool'. Yeah, not too happy with this. The yellow was gummy looking and insanely sheer. I used 5 coats.

I did only pay $1.99 each, but still...I have standards. :P

Monday, September 19, 2011

NOTD: NYX in Fame

Glitter! I'm running off to bed, so just a quickie here. It's quite a gorgeous purple, but alone I'm not impressed. As a overcoat, I think it would have fared better.

NOTD: L.A. Girl in Gold Plated

This color looks so popping ( yes that is a word) I had hope it would turn out just as. Not so much. As you can see it the pictures it became sooooo sheer. After 3 coats, it still was pretty sheer. 

Brand: L.A. Girl
Name: Gold Plated
Coats: 3
Color: metallic gold, shimmer
Rating: C-

Mani/Pedi Time!

Being a tom boy for so many years growing up, I didn't fully embrace being girlie until college. To top it off I'd never ever had a manicure and pedicure. I have always been an avid nail bitter. It's a nervous problem. When an email was sent to me from WeDeal.com I knew I wanted to take advantage of it and get my manicure and pedicure.

Below is the girl giving me a pedicure. She laughed when I was clueless how this went. I was ticklish as hell!

Rosie's mani...so pretty

my pretty pretty OPI nails

Monday, September 12, 2011

Techni Colour Nail & Day Spa

I was trying to get my nails filled last week, but every place I looked into was costing 25+. Way more than I wanted to pay. I mean, hello I only paid $30 to get them done the first time. Sometimes I forget how many cute, boutique stores are in Evanston. I walked pass Techni Colour Nail & Day Spa and noticed their really decent prices. $16 for fill ins...yes!

Friday, September 9, 2011

NOTD: NYX's True Navy & Grand Royal

Are you overwhelmed with all these nail of the days? I'm not gonna stop, especially since I discovered the art of HAVING one's nails professionally done!!! 

Brand: NYX
Name: True Navy and Grand Royal
Coats: 2 each
Color: a deep, navy blue and clear, glitter base
Rating: B-

Monday, September 5, 2011

NOTD: NYX in Pimp My Nail

I was feeling half and half about this color. While, the color is pretty and bright...it's very sheer. I needed 4 coats to make it look solid. Sheer polish is an annoyance with me. It took some time to dry and stayed a little gummy. You can see my mess. :(

Brand: NYX
Name: Pimp My Nail
Coats: 4
Color: bright green, borderline on neon.
RetroUrbanRainbow says: alien green is a go...maybe.