Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kleancolor City Never Sleeps... And A Small Haul

Okay, real quick, because I'm in the middle of playing Final Fantasy VIII and I have a town to explore (go ahead, judge...) - this is Kleancolor City Never Sleeps, one of the Kleancolors I bought the other day...

Ain't she purty?

I like. I knew I would when I bought it. I've always loved multicolored glitters. You guys know that. I admit I was too scared to wear it on its own, though, so I snuck two coats of LA Colors Morning Glory underneath, which is a deep purple jelly with blue shimmer.

City Never Sleeps is small blue and medium sized copper, gold and fuschia hex glitter in a sheer purple jelly base. I only did two coats of it overtop of Morning Glory, and while I'm pretty confident you could get away with layering this to density, I was afraid to :p having never used it before...

My sister was next to me as I was applying it, and she said, quote:"what smells like burning plastic??" Yay, Kleancolor. But i so don't care. This one is gorgeous and I love it, the last one I wore I loved, and I can't wait to wear the rest of them. And they were so inexpensive!

This has already taken a lot longer than I intended. I mean like, a lot. I was literally just going to put the name of the polish and one photo, and that was it :p. (Yeah right...). But I really want show you some stuff I got the other day... These are gonna be the worst, most horrible crappy photos in the world, you guys...

Color Club Beyond The Mistletoe set! I got these at Winners, not the beauty supply, so they have the cheap caps and no labels. I can't even begin to tell you how much that bugs me... According to the box, this is (l-r): Beyond The Mistletoe, Holiday Splendor, Sugarplum Fairy, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Jingle Jangle.. and a boring clear topcoat that I left out of the photo.

Color Club Backstage Pass set. L-R: Take The Stage (not to be confused with the more orangey-gold OPI Take The Stage), Wish Upon A Rock Star, Backstage Pass, Platinum Record, It's A Hit!, and Fame And Fortune. This was in a clearance section and two of them are normal and have labels, but I still don't really know why I bought this. Look how much bigger the normal lids look - can you tell which two have labels? I will probably never wear any of them except for Wish Upon A Rock Star..

China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara, Some Like It Haute, and Marry A Millionaire, from the Marilyn Monroe-inspired Eye Candy collection. Love these. Want the red one.

Orly Androgynie and Fowl Play. Although I already own two Merry Midnights, I currently cannot find either of them :(. Again, found these at Winner's for the inflated price of 7 bucks each :-/

Essie Absolutely Shore and Butter SeattleLondon No More Waity, Katie. I feel the same way about NMWK as I do about Kate Middleton - I like it, but I feel I haven't really given it much of a chance yet. And AS I've just wanted and never been able to find elsewhere. I also put in an order for BL Wallis and Black Knight while I was there - "there" being Shifeon, in case anyone cares. If you live in Vancouver and you're a Robson St. regular, you've been here, and, well, you know how convincing their staff can be :p

Okay, that's it. Monsters and junction abilities are calling me. Again, make that face at me all you want, I don't care - I love Final Fantasy :p. I'd be all over a themed polish collection o' THAT :D

Location:A City That Does Sleep

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kleancolor Metallic Fuschia

So, I know that last post is an eyesore. There really ain't much I can do about it until I get my laptop fixed. Which I can't do until I get money, which means dragging my miserable arse downtown to my agency and collecting my cheques. (No, I don't mean welfare... cheeky... :p). Which I can't do until Friday. So we're just gonna have to live with these grating, posting-from-my-iPhone spewings until then, okay? Fml.

Anyway, I wore one of the badly-photographed Kleancolors from the previous post today, Metallic Fuschia. Fuchsia. Fucshia. What-freakin-ever. Not even one of the more exciting ones, but I ended up quite pleasantly surprised!

And it looks nothing even remotely like fuschia here. It's very pretty and glowy and a lot more red-toned than it looks here. Very metallic-looking. It looks like purple cellophane Christmas wrapping. It's freakin gorgeous and I absolutely love it.

Also, Seche Vite completely changed the look of this polish, and for the better.

Before Seche Vite.

After Seche Vite. See how much more liquid and glowy it looks? I dunno why this stupid BlogPress app is turning my pic sideways, but I can't figure out how to correct it :(. Again, picture it much pinker and less blue than it is here. I know that's not helpful. But just trust me, this polish is gorgeous. It's another "purple-version-of-Frostbite" title contender, although TBH I think I even like it better than China Glaze Coconut Kiss, and maybe even Sinful Let's Talk, although this is a lot pinker. I still think it's too purple to be called fuschia though. But you need it. Get it. Especially if you're in the U.S, where Kleancolors can be had for around a dollar in many states. Even if you're in Canada, pretend I didn't just tell you that and shell out the four(!) dollars they're gouging us for these at Urban Planet and Stitches stores (and I think maybe some Garage stores as well...?). At least get this one. I can't wait to try Metallic Mango now. Did KC have a whole collection of these "metallic" ones like the Chunky Holos and the Neons? *off to google

P.S Where do I insert tags on this stupid app...? Anyone else use the BlogPress app?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I bought some polishes yesterday, for the first time in ages...

P.S - I'm trying out Blogger for iPhone. So far I think it SUCKS - can't post photos in between paragraphs!! So I guess the pics of my Kleancolors are all gonna be at the bottom of this post. Do not want. Don't download the free Blogger app, kids - I'm gonna see if I can avoid paying the three bucks for BlogPress and try to find a free alternative. Because while I will pay fifteen dollars for the right bottle of nail polish, I am exceedingly cheap in many other aspects of my life. Except for food and clothes :p. I invest in those.

Anyway, I got an assortment of them, as they were five for $10, and I don't have too many other than the Chubky Holos and a couple random neons...

Okay, yeah. This app sucks. I'll be back with a better one. Since I can't put this below the photo, the polishes are (L-R): Shooting Star, City Never Sleeps, My Valentine, Afternoon Picnic, Salsa Much, Metallic Mango, Metallic Fuchsia (how IS it that you spell fuchsia? I thought it was -cshia, but my iPhone insists its -chsia... Maybe it's. -schia? This is bothering me...), Military Green and Neon Fuschia. Spelled that way :p

I'll be back once I've downloaded a better blogging app :p

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh and PS...

Two things.

One, OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR A FREAKING CHINA GLAZE HUNGER GAMES COLLECTION I COULD SH*T!!!!!! Yes I meant to yell that :p My favorite brand doing a collection based on a book I thoroughly enjoyed! Does it get any better?

All Laquered Up has a great preview post on it. I'd link to it but I don't think I can on this Blogger IPhone app thingy. What app do you all use to blog on your phone? What's the best free one? But yeah, I want every single one. The one that's inspired by her dress (sorry, forgot the name... Flaming Gems or something like that?) looks like its gonna be a CC Covered In Diamonds-like flaky!! :D. I love flakies.

And the second thing, which has nothing to do with anything, but if you feel like laughing at someone:

You can't really see my makeup too well here, but I thought I made a kickass Black Swan :) Whatever. Yes, this is amateur hour - I am not, not do I claim to be proficient at applying eye makeup. But it was still fun to do :). However, I am now stuck with five different brands and formulas of silver eyeliner, shadow, and pigment that I'm pretty sure I'll never use :p. Anyone want a HC Eye Def glitter shadow in Robot? :p

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This Blog Is Not Dead

I just wanted to say really quickly - I know everyone must think I've died or lost my love for and interest in nail polish...


Honestly, you know what my problem has been? It's really pathetic - Picasa died on my PC. It just straight up will not work anymore. I can't open it, period. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling - nothing. The program just WILL NOT run on my computer anymore :(. Which has entirely screwed my clueless noob ass, as it's the only free photo-editing software I'm aware of :(

So of anyone can recommend a free program that's easy to use and lets me edit photos, I might be able to start my blog up again...

But I don't want to - CAN'T - let it just die, so for anyone who's still around to read this - you're going to be subjected to iPhone NOTD's. Until I can think of something better. I have a HUGE backlog of photos, but they look like shit and I can't edit them :( So I'm just going to give a giant middle finger to quality photos and content, and just vomit up whatever polish pics I can. And I thoroughly apologize for it :(

OPI Rainbow Connection, overtop of Essie Power Clutch. I highly recommend RC over any dark grey - it allows all the different-coloured glitters to show up and really shine :)

OPI Excuse Moi! I was gonna pass on this one, until Scrangie said it was her favorite :p. far be it for me to ignore the wisdom of Scrange The Wise.

I have more. Wanna see moar? .........really?

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Late For Theme Week Part Two: My Misa Stash

This is the last obnoxiously late Theme Week post I'm doing, I promise!  The lameness will subside.  Also I have to make this quick.... was up all night and now I'm falling asleep :S  It's really not that long, though.... cuz my Misa stash isn't all that big :|  But it's still really nice!  (TWSS?)

I will say this about Misa - they are awesome and I love them and there's about a billion more I want, but they have some of the longest, most annoying-to-type-out names out there :p
I love Misa's bottles.  They're so square and... sturdy-looking?

Here's a closer, more personal look at my fledgling collection:
Bikini With A Martini, Cherry Topping, Love Bite, Lather Rinse Repeat.

A Sunny Smile Makes Me Go Wild, Let's Go Green, The Grass Is Greener On My Side, Blue Over A Boy, Pour Me Something Tall and Strong.

Throw Me Something Purple Please, Decadent Drifter, Fountain Of Youth, Whimsical Wish.

Dance Fever, Confection Section, Ghetto Fabulous, Toxic Seduction.

Aaaaaand that's pretty much it.

And how about some of the only Misa swatches I have?  Yes, my Misa stash is largely untried *hangs head in shame*.  I've never even tried Decadent Drifter - can you believe that?? I want to try that, TMSPP and perhaps BWaM on my toes...

Here were my two picks from the Spring 2011 Wishes collection.  First up, Whimsical Wish:

...which I love. I screwed up the middle finger, sorry - pls to ignore. I thought these were going to be frosty and sheer, but they're acutally very opaque with a pretty, glowy shimmer to them!
Usually pale colours like this on me give me corpse hands, but I like this one! It's a pale cream colour with peach and gold shimmer - it winds up looking like a very very pale, creamy peach.  This is a great Boring Office Neutral for me - just enough shimmer to make it really interesting and pretty :)

And here's my other pick, Fountain Of Youth:

Again, I really, really liked this so much more than I thought I was going to.
Again it's a very pale, shimmery mint green with a blue/green iridescent flash. Again, opaque in 2 coats :) I think I might do a full mani of this - I like it so much better than I thought I would!  The shimmer is very fine, but there's enough interesting stuff going on that it doesn't look frosty and horrible.  I love the slight teal iridescence - these seem to me like a modern update on the classic pale shimmer.  A way to wear light, airy colours with a shimmery finish without lookin like your Grandma!  Sure!

And finally, we have Pour Me Something Tall And Strong:

This came out a couple summers back - Summer 2009, I believe...  and it's a meduim squishy blue jelly.
BLUE JELLY, people!  I think from those two words alone you can surmise how I feel about it :p  But it also applied really nicely - this is 3 coats - and it's one of the best blue jellies out there.  If you like jellies, you absolutely 100% need this!  It's darker and more unique than most blue tones out there, but it's still so bright and vibrant!  I ended up topping it with two different coloured flakies, and... wow... I might show you one day... if I ever get my act together  :-/

So before I dismiss you for the May Long Weekend (in Canada) (for some people... I know others just have Monday off), I have two questions for you (yes, again):

1. Am I missing any must-haves Misas?? I've been hesitant to purchase the much-revered Dirty Sexy Money, cuz I own $OPI Ocean Love Potion and it's a dead-on dupe.... but any others? (I already want a bunch of the d/c'ed duochrome ones - Decadent Drifter is the only one I have, but I will get more, muahaha...)

and 2.) Any of these you'd like to see pics of?  It's embarrassing that I have so many untrieds from such a great brand.  I need to work my way through my Misas.  Anyone?

Okay, this post took a lot longer than I thought it would.  I'll be back with some OPI stuff for OPI week, though, I promise!

Oh, yeah, one last little thing....

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Late for Theme Week: My Nicole Stash!

Okay, so you all know the Nail Board is doing theme weeks now, yes?  Well, they are.  And yes, yes, as most of you know, last week was Nicole by OPI's week... but I had stuff to do, and I got sick :(  As I really don't want to have taken all these pics for nothing, and I'm the boss of me, I'm posting it late.  Sorry for being so lame.

Here's a breakdown of the Theme Weeks from nbthemeweek's notepad:
WEEK 1 (OVER): Sally Hansen
WEEK 2 (OVER): Nars, Zoya, Revlon, Etude, Model's Own, Ulta3, New York Summer
WEEK 3 (OVER): Dupe Week!
WEEK 4 (OVER): Dior, Misa, L'oreal, Face Shop, Barry M, BYS, Wet N Wild, Milani, Nicole By OPI
WEEK 5 (May 16) : OPI
WEEK 6 (May 23) : Frankens, Finger Paints, American Apparel, Sephora By OPI, Accessorize, TINS, Joe Fresh, Chi Chi, Mavala, Lancome
WEEK 7 (May 30) : Urban Decay, Island Girl, Confetti, Ulta, Toma, Essence, Diamond Cosmetics, Glitter Gal, Canmake
WEEK 8 (June 6) : China Glaze
WEEK 9 (June 13) : Lippmann, Color Club, BBC, Nails Inc, Chelsea, Pa, Australis, Golden Rose, Anna Sui
WEEK 10: Spa Ritual, Rimmel, IsaDora, Goldies, H&M's, MAC, Boot's No. 7, NYC, LA Colors, LA Girls
WEEK 11 (June 27): Illamasqua, Collistar, Nfu Oh, Borghese, Maybelline, Ozotic
WEEK 12 (July 4) : Chanel, Rescue Beauty Lounge, Nubar, Cover Girl, Gosh, Elantro, Koh, Icing, Claires, Hot Topic, Bloom
WEEK 13 (July 11) : Random Week- Any brands you have not included in the other weeks!
WEEK 14 (July 18) : Essie
WEEK 15 (July 25) : Orly
WEEK 16 (August 1) : Creative Nail Design (CND), Pro10, Hard Candy, Pure Ice, MNY, P2, Catrice, Skin Food

So as you can see, I missed out on Sally Ho and Zoya already :(  Which, boo.  But I also have a large collection of Nicoles, so I have to post this late!  And I like my Misas, too, so I'm gonna do a seperate post about them.  It'll be much smaller - I have way more Nicoles than Misas, unfortunately.

So enough ado... Oh, and some of these photos are watermarked wrong.  They're my photos, I assure you (like I'd steal such crappy photos XD), so just ignore that, mmm'kay?

As I said before, I have an embarrassing amount of Nicoles. Way too many. I don't know how I ended up with so many. Well, okay, I do, but it's like I blinked and they bred and multiplied on their stand or something...

See? This is just some of them o___O I have to keep them in a stand because it p!sses me off to no end trying to stuff them in a drawer. They take up so much space and don't fit nicely into anything - aargh! Has there ever been as colossal a FAIL as the NOPI bottle? If only they had designed a decent bottle! Imagine how differently we'd look at the line!
I don't want to own so many - I hate that fugly effin bottle as much as any of you - but they've just put so many awesome colours out in the past year or two and I am WEAK when it comes to awesome colours :p Honestly though, out of the bajillion Nicoles I own, I don't think there's a single one I would get rid of... at least I think there isn't :S What do you guys think - could I stand to lose any of these here? Any of them have lots of dupes, or anyone just not like one for any particular reason? If anyone has any suggestions for purging, I'm more than open to them! :)
Here's they all are - I'mma do my best to name them all for you:

Nail Ya Azalea, Mango Maven, Traffic Cone, You're An Angel, Yellow It's Me, Lemon-Lime Twist.

Hint Of Mint, Make Mine Lime, Diva Into The Pool, Iceburg Lotus, Fell From The Tree.

A New Kind Of Blue, Sky's The Limit, Virtuous Violet, Di-Vine Is Divine, Black Cat-Cha Later, I'm A Pool For Love (which probably belongs with the blackened glitters below, but you'll ignore that, won't you?)

Razzle Dazzler Matte (the only matte one I own - I didn't like the rest of them), Wink Of Twink, Imagine If... (okay, these two look like dupes to me - I could probably get rid of one of them, no?), Glitz and Glisten, Gone Wishin' (is this a dupe for Sinful Frenzy or $OPI Too Good For Him? anyone know?), You're A Star.

The four Gossip Girl polishes: Party In The Penthouse, Scandal Secrets & Sparkle, Too Rich For You, Nicole...Spotted!, and a random Oy Oy Oyster.

It's kind of hard to tell these apart here - sorry for the crappy pic. Blues In The Night, Party At 3am!, Midnight Madness, Drama In The Dark, Turn Out The Lights. I love Nicole's blackened glitters :)

Let's Get Star-ted, Honey-Dew You Love Me, Have A Heart, Spring Romance, Step 2 The Beat of My ?. I love shaped glitter too :)

Some Biebers (I think they're Biebers..) Count On Me (this is so pretty for layering), Brilliant Idea, Nicole's Nickel, Me + Blue. I had a purple glitter one but I swapped it away... and I think I want it back :S

And these are my favorites:

Season's Gray-tings (my favorite Nicole!), Sensational Scarlet, Such A Go-Glitter (my second-favorite Nicole!), Spark My Mistletoe, Bring On The Tinsel, Pitch-Black Glimmer. The last holiday collection was awesome... I was told they were LE Target exclusives, so I went crazy trying to aquire them before they went OOS... only to have them show up in Shopper's Drug Mart four months later >__< They still have them, too.

Let's just look at Season's Gray-tings one last time....

Gorgeous.  Look at that holo.  Would you believe this is untried?  Yes, my favorite Nicole is untried *ducks to avoid flying garbage*.

But before I end this late, mostly pointless post, I do have some pics of Nicoles I have actually worn...

Yellow It's Me.  A yellow with noticeable pink shimmer - now how many of those can you say you own?

Bring On The Tinsel (over Orly Wandering Vine), from last Christmas.  Red, yellow, blue, green and silver glitter.  
Really crappy swatch of Glitz and Glisten.  This was only available in Canada in a 2-pack with some eggplant creme colour...  I was not amused.  You're probably not amused by this pic. or else you are.  Either way, I'm sorry :(

Too Rich For You.  Blackened blue shimmer.  I love blackened blues.
You're An Angel.  Pink with rosy gold (glass fleck?)shimmer.

Such A Go-Glitter.  Deep blue, full-coverage glitter, with the occasional fleck of gold.  Okay, this is a really blurry, horrible pic, but OMG LOVE!  Reminds me a bit of Nubar Night Sparkle.

Lemon-Lime Twist.  Kind of a chartreuse shimmer.

Iceburg Lotus.  Stupid name, but I'll forgive it because it's a teal with pink and purple shimmer!  How awesome is that?! Nicole is really on to something here with the contrasting shimmers :)

I'm a Pool For Love.  Again, the name is beyond idiotic (pool?...uh... it's a blackened glitter...) but this has duochromatic glitter in a black base, so again, I don't care.  The glitter shifts from blue to purple depending on the light.  Not the best pic, as usual, but trust me when I say if you like blackened glitters like I do, it'll be worth it to pick this one up.

Okay, that's it for my Nicole post!  Like I said before, waaaaaaaayyyyy too many of the little saggy bewb bottles.  But Nicole has been killing it lately in my opinion - every collection they've put out since last summer (the collection with Traffic Cone, Nail Ya Azalea and A New Kind Of Blue - yeah, that collection and every one since) has been absolute love.  Which kind of sucks, because up here in Canada Nicoles are expensive - $11 regular price, and I'm not really wanting to acquire any more of them!  But if they keep putting out collections as spectacular as these, I might have to   >___<

Okay, as promised, I'll be back later with my Late Misa Post!  Oh yeah, and being as this week is OPI week, and even though I've already done a post with my OPI collection, I guess I'll do something to do with that too  :p  'Till later!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

OWWWP: Color Club Ultra-Astral

(Why is Lacey Chabert so orange in this pic, anyway?)

Super-quick Pink Wednesday post.  Two posts in one day, after disappearing for a week or two.  Yep, that's how I roll. 

I present to you Color Club Ultra-Astral, from the Starry Temptress collection.
This is part of a collection of neons with glitter in them, which as you might guess is right up my alley.  This dries fairly matte as with all neons, but applied pretty well.  Somewhat sheer - you do need three coats to avoid VNL.  The glitter effect overall is nice, although somewhat muted.  But have no fear - Color Club thoughtfully provides you with a glitter topcoat in this set that you can slap on top of these if the glitter payoff from the polish alone isn't enough for you, like it wasn't for me:
Oh baby.  That's what I'm talkin about :)  This is after applying the Starry Temptress Topcoat that's included in the set.  It eliminates the yucky matte effect, and adds even more sparkle to the somewhat dull glitter.  You still need topcoat to get the maximum effect out of these, but I do think they look better with the topcoat than without. 

Overall, I love this polish, I love hot pink, and I love how Color Club always finds a way to make their neon collections a little different :)

Til later :)

*EDIT: I just noticed this - two pinks with glitter in a row.  Yeesh.  I'll try to switch it up a bit next week  :S

*EDIT#2: Go Canucks Go :)  Nashville, you goin down.