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July 28th, 2012

Even Bigger Nail Polish Sale!

Ladies and gents, I have some fresh nail polish that I am desperate to send to a good home.  You may have seen  my previous post about polishes for sale, and some of those are still available, too.  I am open to negotiation especially if you’re buying in bulk!  Unless otherwise noted, these are all brand new or have been used once or twice.  Please click on the photos to zoom.  For a shipping estimate please comment with your zip code or country.

L to R: Snowman rainbow glitter, $1.  Claire’s Glam, $3.  Ying’s Color (like Kleankolors) Starry Blue, $2.

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October 2nd, 2011

ORLY Velvet Rope + A Green Franken

I discovered that Bed, Bath and Beyond has a big cosmetics section!  Wooo!  I restrained myself and only bought one polish, Orly Velvet Rope. It’s a medium purple shimmer with flecks of silver glitter, giving it a nice sparkle without the all-out glamour of a full glitter polish. To me it looks very regal.

Application was smooth and mess-free.  This is two coats.

And, here is a franken I made that turned out better than I expected.  It’s a combination of Sinful Colors San Francisco (which I reviewed last post), American Apparel Hunter (reviewed here), and Fantasy Makers glitter confetti, a fine holographic glitter.  I named her Emerald Slippers, because the color reminded me of Oz, and this is the color Dorothy’s slippers would be if they were green!  This is two coats.  The glitter made for a slightly gritty surface but one coat of Seche Vite fixed that.


~ Allison ~

August 25th, 2011

Sally Hansen Problem Child + Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper

Problem Child is anything but.  I am in love love love with it!  So much so that I bought two bottles.  Call me crazy, I can handle it.  Anyway, it is a deep eggplant purple shimmer with firey copper flakies that add depth and show themselves when the light is right.

In low light it looks like a deep, almost black, royal purple.

Oooh pretties!

Inspired by the copper flakies, I had to add some Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper on top.

It was very good.  I’d been looking for a copper glitter for quite some time.  This one has large hexes and fine glitter in a clear base.


~ Allison ~

August 14th, 2011

OPI – My Private Jet (newer formula)

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I ended up buying OPI’s My Private Jet the other day.  When I first picked up this bottle in Ricky’s, I thought it looked dusty and I was trying to wipe it off.  Turns out that “dust” was the scattered silver shimmer inside.  Ha!  Well, this is the new, non-holographic, and therefore not as fun formula of MPJ.  Still, I think it’s a nice color.

In natural light it looks like a charcoal grey with silver shimmer.

With flash, it resembles more of a warm brown.  You can see the very weak scattered holo glitter.

What you see here is two thin coats.  It applied very smoothly and dried exceptionally fast.  MPJ is different from anything I have in my collection, and I can see myself wearing it a lot this fall.  Bonus points for the fact that it’s an office-friendly color.

This is probably a long shot, but does anyone know if the old holographic formula of MPJ is still available anywhere?


~ Allison ~


July 26th, 2011

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

I rarely wear pink on my nails but oh, this color just makes me happy!  I wish they had come up with a more imaginative name than “cream pink,” though, which is lame-o.  It doesn’t come close to capturing the juicy jubilee of this hot shade.

Cream Pink is a bright magenta creme with a fine gold shimmer that reveals itself in sunlight.

In low light:

And indoors it looks like a screaming neon – surprise!

What you see here is two coats topped with Seche Vite.  It was really quite opaque; the visible nail line that you can sort of see here is just my horribly stained nails (thanks, Swimsuit… Nailed It!) and it wasn’t so apparent in person.  The formula was very good – smooth, self-leveling, and really a pleasure to apply.

I must admit that I’m harboring a bit of an addiction to Sinful Colors!  They are so inexpensive and fun.  Pick up a few for your collection for only $1.99 a bottle at most drugstores.


~ Allison ~