Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hunger Games...I may have geeked out a little bit.

So!  My mission today was to get as many Hunger Games polishes as I could.  Two Sally's and one Chatters later, I have eight new beauties to call my own :-D

I caught on late to the Hunger Games series, but am now about ten pages away from finishing the second book.  I'm not going to lie, I was up until 3:30 am last night reading.  I also know that these polishes are EVERYWHERE in the nail blog world right now, but I couldn't resist!

So, after a good nights rest, and a guilt-inducing shopping trip, I present:

China Glaze Colors from the Capitol!

Smoke and Ashes
Harvest Moon

These are all two coats with one coat of Seche Vite over top.  Agro and Smoke and Ashes didn't even need a second coat, I just did it for good measure.

All with one coat of Luxe and Lush.

Stone Cold (omg a matte!)
Fast Track
Luxe and Lush

Two coats of Stone Cold, two coats of Luxe and Lush.  I needed three coats of Fast Track and three coats of Electrify (Electrify is pretty with less coats as well, but I wanted to see the glitter-bomb-ness of it).

Annnnnnd lastly one coat of Luxe and Lush over Stone Cold, Fast Track, and Electrify (overkill much?)

So...the verdict.

I love these!  I found Fast Track a little runny, but meh, I can deal with that.  My favorites are probably Riveting (so bright!) and Stone Cold, so now the challenge will be to come up with something featuring both.

What colors did you pick up?  Have you read the series?  Are you MEGA excited to see the movie?

Monday, March 05, 2012

I'm Alive!


I've been busy busy and frankly haven't been super inspired to make blog posts.  I'm still changing my nails every other day or so though, don't worry :D

I recently had a number of catastrophic breaks on my right hand that resulted in sticking a few fake nails on.  I just couldn't bring myself to cut all of my nails off.  When I finally removed them, the damage they did to my natural nails made me freak out so much that I just bit the bullet and cut them all down.  Now I'm working on rebuilding some healthier (albeit much shorter than I'd like) nails.

I did these last night, so excuse the slight bit of tip wear from today.

click to make big!

I got this idea from this tutorial from Chloe's Nails.  I did alternating nails a base coat of either OPI Warm & Fozzie (the gold) and OPI Your Royal Shine-ness, taped a nail off, and did a V of Sally Hansen Black Out.  There are multiple layers of Seche Vite on these nails (see the lovely bubbling I got on my ring finger?)

Please excuse my less than stellar cuticles, this was a very impromptu decision to take some pictures and make a little blog post to show that I'm still alive.

Yayyy taping!