Friday, January 18, 2013

Purple Polish

Every time I use another butter LONDON polish I like it more.  I still only buy it on sale because I think $14 for a bottle of polish is crazy, But I love it all the same.  So far, every one I have applied has gone on flawlessly and looked amazing, except I think Fash Pack was a little thick if I remember correctly.

My purple polish manicure was no different.  I started with two coats of BL Marrow and then added a coat of Knackered.

It was pretty, but I banged up the tips of my nails at work, so yesterday I touched them up and added another coat of Knackered.  It was so much prettier with two coats than just one.

Marrow was pretty on its own, but I think the Knackered gave it the zing that it was missing.  The shine and sparkle is subtle, not in your face glittery, but in the sun it really brings out the different colors.  Unfortunately, today I did not have my camera when the sun was shining. :)

In my opinion, I think Knackered is probably too sheer for me to wear on its own, but I love it over other polishes.  I think I want to try it over black or even red or orange.

I like this manicure so much that I will leave you with one more picture.

Have a good one!

Monday, January 14, 2013

OPI Liquid Sand

I love OPI polish.  I've been trying a lot of indies lately, but I always go back to OPI.  I never have any trouble with application, it wears well, I love their brush and they have a zillion colors.  The other day at Ulta I picked up Stay The Night (Because it is black and I was intrigued by the finish).  ANd I have to say, I love it.

My pictures aren't the greatest, but it reminds me of gravel, with sparkly bits.  The first coat was patchy, but it evened out nicely with two more coats.  I was kind of leary of no top coat, it just seemed wrong to me, but I went with it.  I had some tipwear after the first day, so I added another coat and sealed my nail edges this time and this stuff wears like iron.  I've had no chips or anything.  I wonder how hard it will be to get off.

You can see the sparkles better in these pictures.  this is a base coat and four coats of the polish.  I did use drying drops on it and it did not seem to affect the matte finish or the sparkles in any way.

Now I want the other colors. :)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Above The Curve - Fallen Angel

I've had this polish for a while and have been meaning to try it and I finally did last week.  I've previously used I Pink I Can, I Pink I Can, a limited edition pink holo polish that was absolutely gorgeous on me, so I was eager to try Fallen Angel as well.  I hope to get the entire Angel line at some point, but for now, this will have to do.

I love Above The Curve polishes.  They have gorgeous colors and they apply beautifully and they donate $1.00 of every bottle sold to Shriner's Hospitals for Children and help raise awareness for Scoliosis.  Lots of good about a little bottle of polish.

Fallen Angel is a holographic polish with pink/purple/blue color shifting shimmer.  As you can see, it is beautiful!

You can really see the blue shimmer here. I wish I had a better picture.  It really sparkles in the sunlight, but sunlight was scarce around here when I was wearing this polish.  The other colors of the shimmer are very noticeable in the sun and it sparkles like crazy.

I found this formula thicker than I Pink I Can and had to use three coats to get it even, but I think I little thinner will fix that right up.  Otherwise I was great.  It dried quickly and I just needed my normal one coat of top coat - the polish is extremely smooth when it dries. I did get tip wear fairly quickly and it shows in the picture so please forgive me.  The tip wear is no fault of the polish.  My nails are at that length where no matter what I am doing I am hitting the tips on something and I have the tip wear issue with every polish I use.  If I was a lady of leisure it wouldn't be a problem. :)

There are now many more colors in the Angel line and they are all gorgeous!  Stop over at their blog for info and you can purchase your very own bottle at their Etsy and Big Cartel shops.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award! I was nominated for this a while back by my friend Mal at Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails but I was having a hard time finding blogs with less than 200 followers.  Today I had some time to do some searching and I found 11 blogs that looked really interesting to me, so I nominated them.  Now I just have to work on updating my blog list. :)  Thanks Mal, for nominating me!

The Liebster Award looks to recognize new bloggers with less than 200 followers and help them get discovered. 
The rules are, you must post 11 random facts about yourself, then answer the 11 questions the other person asked.  Then come up with 11 new questions and tag 11 new blogs with less than 200 followers. And you can't nominate the person who nominated you.

 11 Random Facts About Me: 

1.  I am addicted to Diet Pepsi
2.  I have 4 cats - Riley, Jasper, Emmett and Jack
3.  My dog hated my cats so I had to take her back to the APL - it was sad.
4.  I smoke
5.  I used to write Trixie Belden fan fiction
6.  I named by blog after my dog - Ruby Tuesday
7.  I have 11 nieces and nephews
8.  I have lived in Cleveland or a suburb of Cleveland all my life
9.  My nail polish collection is embarassing large - especially since I only started polishing my    nails again this year.
10.  I have worked in banking for over 30 years.
11.  I have never been married.

11 Questions from Mal:

1. What’s your favorite mass market polish brand?
China Glaze and OPI

2. What’s your favorite indie brand (or which do you want to try the most if you don’t have a favorite yet?)
I'm still trying out my indie polishes, but I adore Above The Curve, Mentality and Different Dimension.  I'd love to try Girly Bits though.

3. What’s at the top of your bucket list?
You know, I don't have a bucket list.

4. What tv show would you want most want to star in?
Sons of Anarchy - Jax, yummm....

5. Does Tyra Banks & America's Next Top Model make you laugh or shake your head in disgust?


6. Desert or mountains?

7. Have you ever eaten dessert first?

8. Have you ever won a contest?
Not that I remember.

9. What would your dream job be?
FBI profiler

10. If you could have a super power, what it would be?

11. What’s your favorite book of all time?
Trixie Belden - Gatehouse Mystery.

My 11 Questions

1.  When did your nail polish love start?
2.  What is your favorite food?
3.  Do you have any pets?
4.  What is your favorite drink?
5.  What is your go to nail polish color?
6.  Have you lived in any other state other than the one you live in now?
7.  What kind of car do you drive?
8.  Do you recycle?
9.  What is your favorite dish to make in a crockpot?
10.  Do you enjoy exercise?
11.  What is your all time favorite TV show?

I nominate:

Lena Loves Nails
Kat Stays Polished
And Then There Was Polish
Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes
Can't Hold My Lacquer
Denny's Digits
Erica's Nails and More
Fancy Schmancy Nails
Go Polish Yourself
Lacque Enthusiasm