So…sweet and true, sometimes my hubby brings me nail polishes as a token of his affection and because he understands my love of color and all things beauty. (You can all roll your eyes and go “oh, gross!” now. LOL, I know.). This week, he brought me a bottle from the Sonia Kashuk “Knockout Beauty Collection” because the artwork looked “badass” and “look at this freaking color.” Well, I have to agree!
Look at that freaking color! No retouching here (honestly, I never retouch swatch photos). This color’s BRIGHT, y’all. And it’s completely overcast today!
This lovely polish is available at Target now for $5.00.
I’m wearing this with Barielle protein treatment and I did 3 coats of the Sonia Kashuk laquer to get the most saturated color, but I could have gotten by with 2. I topped it off with Poshè top coat for a super glossy 3-free manicure.
Girls and boys, it’s that time. Zoya is doing their yearly free nail polish thingy. This year instead of 3 bottles for $12 shipping, it’s 4 bottles for $15 shipping. That turns out to be around $3.75 per bottle, which is damned good for 5-free, healthy polish (normally $9/bottle). I do realize I sound like an ad, but whatever. People paint!
Quick nail post! I love this Zoya matte polish in “Posh,” because it’s not totally flat – it has this interesting velvety finish. I did a terrible job around my cuticles because I was painting my nails in the dark by this sad little lamp while my husband was asleep, LOL!
Tonight is our town’s local goth-industrial dance night! I usually wear brights or reds in the summer, but for tonight, I felt like getting my goth on, so I got out this great black-plum-red color, Essie’s “Carry On.” I think this may still be in stores, but I bought it last fall. It is definitely still sold on their website and many other sites. This is reminiscent of Chanel’s Vamp/Rouge Noir, only more on the plum side than the burgundy side of black. I hate to hear they re-released Rouge Noir last year and I wasn’t paying attention, because they now go for $150.00 on eBay. Thanks, Uma Thurmond.
Ok, so I did a quick and sloppy job, but I got it done, finally – a quickie mani pedi with Sinful Colors “Bleeding Heart,” my holy grail red for at least 10 years. I believe this is my 3rd bottle. I use thinners so I can use bottles up, too!
I’m stoked about the SCOTUS ruling yesterday making same sex marriage legal throughout all 50 states! I’m going to be doing some rainbow makeup tomorrow, but tonight, I thought I’d do a rainbow manicure as well, to show some support and because it’s Pride weekend and I’m feeling festive!
OPI – Big Apple Red
Wet n Wild – Nuclear War
Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow
Revlon – Posh
Sinful Colors – Endless Blue
Sinful Colors – Let’s Talk
Ok, now that I have my colors, off to do my nails! If they turn out nice, I’ll update with a mani pic. 🙂
So, I’ve been under the weather, so no posts in a couple of days, but last night I managed a home mani-pedi! I used Nailtiques #2, Essie’s For The Twill Of It, and topped it with Poshe fast drying top coat. This nail polish is an amazing multi-chrome with hints of teal, magenta, and silver-brown. In some lights, it appears gunmetal. It came out 2 years ago, but if you can’t find it, supposedly Peace & Love & OPI by OPI is nearly exactly the same.
I really wish I could capture all the colors in this amazing polish better!