Sorry for this crappy iphone picture but I wanted to share the new polishes I acquired recently. The 4 at the front are from new collections for Spring 2012: Nubar Jellybeans and Essie Navigate Her. My usual nail polish place had the whole Jellybeans collection but I only got three of them because I wanted to try the formula first. If I like it, there are a few other colors that I will probably pick up.
The other polishes in the back are older colors from China Glaze and OPI’s Do You Lilac It? How could I not have this color yet?????
Nubar: Blue Rasberry, Kiwi, Toasted Marshmallow; Essie: Orange, It’s Obvious!
OPI: Do You Lilac It?; China Glaze: Fuchsia Fanatic, Papaya Punch, Italian Red, Paper Chasing, The Ten Man
Is it weird that I had a dream about nail polish? I swear I was having dreams about swimming in bottles of nail polish à la Uncle Scrooge:
(Go to the :18 mark)
Unfortunately, this is probably what would happen to me instead:
C’mon! I wasn’t the only one who watched Duck Tales religiously…and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers…and Tale Spin. Ok, I’m a geek. So back to nail polish.
I also wanted to share this video that I recently came across on youtube. Her youtube name is PlasmaSpeedo and she does really cool nail designs.
If you are a nail polish afficionado, you know that you have uttered many or all of these phrases…repeatedly.
Thanks for stopping by and reading all my incoherent ramblings.
I think that my ancient digital camera is on its last leg…errrr, lens. The camera that I currently use to take pictures of my nail polish swatches was purchased in 2004, and it is a Kodak model that looks ridiculously big compared to new models. It is also a 3 megapixel camera. Can you say upgrade? You might have noticed that my last post, Essie Sunday, has blurry pictures. For whatever reason, my camera refuses to focus. I took pictures of the swatches I did today, and they all looked really bad. Sooooo, I have decided to not upload anymore swatch pictures until I can get a better camera. I appreciate all the visitors I get looking for swatches–especially for the China Glaze Magnetix Collection and the OPI Holland Collection. I hope to be able to get a camera in the next month or so. There are so many collections coming up that I’m drooling over so I’m going to get right on it.
This could actually be a good thing because this will give me a chance to write more about other things. That could be a good or bad thing.
So thanks again to all of you, my lovely nail polish fanatics from all over the world. I will be back to swatching soon!
Can I ever have enough purple or lilac-type polishes? NO! I really love this color which comes from OPI’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Collection. I found the formula a little difficult to work with because it seemed goopy. I added a couple of drops of thinner and it was perfect.
I think this is the only polish I have that has a satin-like finish. It does not dry shiny but it’s not really matte either. Being the purple fiend that I am, I can’t believe I hadn’t worn it before. I did not add a topcoat because that would obviously change the finish.