Sneaking to post another Smitten Polish beauty! This is Imperio, a reddish based purple glitter with holographic glitter throughout. This one's formula was a little tricky, but manageable. Shown is three coats
with Seche Vite.
As always, browse Smitten Polish's wares here. Goodnight!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Not much needed to say- I need to go back to studying, but I needed to show off this amazing polish I have had for almost a year. Smitten Polish Eleka Nahmen, a GORGEOUS green jelly base with green and holographic glitter- it truly is stunning. It glows, I got numerous compliments. Shown is three coats with Seche Vite. Man I wish I had a backup of this baby.
I think that unfortunately this may be discontinued, but Noelie has some amazing new glitters in her Spring collection, check out her BigCartel site here.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
I managed to get on here again before a week went by completely, which is great :) I have a lot going on at the moment with life in general, but I took a bit of time to go through some photos I have yet to upload (feels like hundreds), and thought I'd share one of my favorite looks I wore during my OB-GYN rotation. I actually got my best shelf score I've ever gotten in that specialty- far above the average, and when I first went to med school, it was a serious career consideration for me. I loved surgery too though, so I worried I would no longer be interested. Fast-forward a few years, and was happy when I found out that OB-GYN is a surgical sub-specialty, and I could be in the OR regularly and deliver babies…. Needless to say, unless something magically appears to interest me during my internal medicine rotation I am on right now, I'm pretty sure that's the road I'm headed on. Now onto the polishes.
Her Rose Adaggio from a-England is from the Ballerina Collection and is a stunner, it is WOA in my opinion and so pretty, not starkly holographic, but obvious even in dim light. What you see is two coats. My only gripe would be I remember the dry time being long- I think I dinged one finger and was miffed. The beautiful corresponding glitter is KB Shimmer's The Toastess with the Mostess, a great nude and champagne circle glitter bomb, which I layered (dabbing method) in my reverse tip style of choice. I got many a compliment on this look.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
I know, I've taken ridiculous hiatus- however, medical school in the 3rd year is basically in hyperdrive….I'm actually beginning my last clerkship for my third year tomorrow, and then I immediately start 4th year, with graduation on the horizon…. I'm overwhelmed being a mommy, med student, and having no help as my husband is currently deployed, but where there is a will there is a way. But onto a polish….
Nail Nation 3000 Fierce is a red holographic polish with red glitter interspersed throughout. I've had it forever, and wore it a month or so ago-my untrieds continue to pile up. It had a great formula, 2 coats is what you see with topcoat.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I know it has been a LONG time, but it will continue in this way for some time, due to rotations…. (Check my Tumblr for time to time swatches) Sneaking and uploading this while studying as we speak, but had to because this is a gorgeous polish. This is Maybelline Brocades Lavishly Lilac, a limited edition multi-faceted glitter. Purple glitter base, with heavy gold shimmer, with blue, green, and red micro glitter throughout with purple hex glitter. Needless to say I have a back up. This is three coats.
Out of the four I've tried so far from this collection this is my favorite. These do chip pretty fast though (one as quickly as six hours later)- but, they're so pretty I will still wear them. One day I will post more of these fabulous beauties… Until then, I'm off to study for my surgery rotation exam on Friday- this baby will be off tonight in favor of my naked nubs. Wish me luck!
Friday, August 16, 2013
I know I've been MIA for at least a month on here, and I want to apologize. Life has been so ridiculous for me- I began rotations for medical school again, I graduated with my Master's in Public Health (yay!) and trying to juggle a full 50+ hour week with studying and taking care of a two-year old has been crazy! My nails also went through total annihilation-(Duri Rejuvacote is not for me.) I plan to do some swatching next weekend after my shelf exam for Family Medicine on Friday- wish me luck! I do miss posting, and am sated by the quick glances I get of conversations on Makeup Alley's nail board- If any of you go there, I'm adina92484, and feel free to say hello! Otherwise, I'll talk to you guys soon, love and nail polish!!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Taking a moment to procrastinate in continuing on my main two projects before a real vacation, by showing you my NOTD, L.A. Girl's 3D Holographic polish in Coral, from a great little collection they put out this spring with seven "holographic"shades- I pause when calling them holographic- they are weakly holographic, but they are definitely sparkly! I picked up a few of them from a Rite-Aid when visiting my husband's base, and they are popular- most of the display was gone. I was itching to wear this one because I am on a orange/coral kick at the moment. Coral holo has a jelly squishy consistency- it does build up with about three coats, but I wanted a little more color punch so I used a coat of Sally Hansen Salon Nasturtium, a subdued coral orange cream, and then two coats of the darker L.A. Girls 3D Holographic Coral (what a mouthful). I then sealed it off with Seche Vite. Both pictures below are taken in the sun.
If you are interested in this shade or any others in the line check out your local Rite-Aid, or if you're like me and live where there is no Rite Aid in site, try Cherry Culture. Well that's enough procrastinating on my end, Enjoy your day!!