Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fire sale continues!

Hello everyone!

It's been a long long time ;-) I had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago and everything is looking very good in rehad right now. I can now do all of my everyday life activities normally, and I've been running & biking for 3-4 weeks now. I'm seeing my surgeon again next Monday so I should know better by then when I can try going back in the pool :D

I'll be honest... I haven't painted my nails in 2 months now :O I need money badly so I figured all those pretty polishes sitting unloved in my helmers might be happier in better homes. I now have a bit under 250 bottles in my stash, still quite lofty according to non-np people ;-)

Anyways, here's the link to my newest sales. New additions are in orange. Please email me if you're interested in anything!!


Small disclaimer: I always package as well as I can with bottles wrapped individually in bubble wrap, and padded mailers or boxes when I have them. Accidents during transit do happen, but I can't be held responsible for that :( Also, you can always request a box rather then bubble mailer, but 1) I don't think it makes a big difference, and 2) shipping from Canada is pretty expensive so a box would cost more in terms of shipping weight.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

New update :D

Hi everyone!

Yes I am still alive lol... I've had quite the summer up to now! I broke up my 7-year relationship in June and found a new place to move into on July 1, so since then I've been super busy getting my stuff organized. I've also had my surgery scheduled for Aug 12 so I've just finished painting my new apartment while I have use of both my shoulders ;-) Still no swimming, but I did compete in my first sprint triathlon a few weeks ago, and I'm doing another one next weekend right before my surgery! I also had a blast cheering for friends at the Lake Placid Ironman last weekend and I've decided when I stop swimming that's what my goal will be :D Yep I'm intense!

I've worn polish I think once or twice since April... last time I put on a pretty pink neon but it just felt weird so I guess I'm not really back into it yet :/ Maybe that will come now that I'm more settled down? I haven't bought a polish since the CC neons last winter/spring I think!

Anyways, hope everyone is enjoying their summer (for those of us on this side of the world!)! :D

Monday, June 7, 2010

Blowout Sale!

Good afternoon!

Still waiting on my surgery date.. so I'm just going through a declutter phase where it's like I need to get rid of stuff to feel good. I've therefore gone through a massive purge (about 1/2 my stash!), and I'm posting it here for you guys! The list has everything that's listed on LJ, with the new additions in red or orange. Please leave a comment here or email me if you're interested! Shipping to the US is around $6 for 1-3 bottles, $8 for 4-7 bottles, and internation is around $9 for 1-3 bottles and $16 for 4-7 bottles.

Sales spreadsheet

Adding: I'm psychoswim @ MUA and you can find all my feedback there :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Update :)

Good evening!

Thanks everyone for the wishes, but unfortunately such is our health system that I learned on my scheduled date that my surgery was postponed to somewhere in June. I am still awaiting for the June schedule to come out and the hospital to call me with a new date, and I am supposed to have priority then so hopefully that means early June because I am going nuts with not swimming and with the pain :(

Maybe because of everything that's going on in my life, I haven't been feeling like painting my nails at all recently and have only had polish on for like 5 of the last 20 days or so :/ I'm just not itching to buy new colors, or to do funky manis... For this reason I've decided to take a break from my blog. I don't know how long it will last, but I imagine like always I'll get the drive back eventually.

Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments, and hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later with more pretty and wild colors!

Monday, April 26, 2010

ChG Poolside Collection :D

Good evening!

This will probably be my last post for a little while pending my recovery from this Wednesday's shoulder surgery, so let's make it fun! I just received the China Glaze Poolside collection from a friend, and I have to say they are everything I was hoping they would be!! The entire collection is a huge hit with me, and it's probably my all-time favorite ChG collection :D The polishes are right on par with the Color Club neons in terms of formula and brightness, and the CCs have always been my favorite ones so hats off to ChG!

I was going to put them in order from least favorite to most, but I can't pick so here they are from the least opaque to the most opaque. The first 2 are 4 thin coats, but I suspect they would look great in 2 thin coats over white. The next 3 are 3 thin coats like I usually do, and the last one is 2 coats but I would probably still do 3 coats on a regular mani. All pics are quick swatches with no base or top coat.

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - retina burning highlighter yellow creme.

Sun Worshiper - retina burning orange-yellow creme that looks more orange indoors and more yellow outdoors. It's a bit more orange than CC Explosive.

Kiwi Cool-ada - retina burning (feeling the theme here?) green creme, way brighter in real life.

Flip Flop Fantasy - retina burning pink-coral-orange creme, pinker in real life.

Towel Boy Toy - super bright blue shimmer.

Pool Party - retina searing pink creme.

Enjoy and have a great week! :D

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Even more new CCs :D

Good afternoon!

I apologize for the recent lack of posting... I'm having shoulder surgery next week so I've had quite a lot on my mind these last few days :/ Anyways, here are the last NOTD pics I have for now.

CC Twiggie is a great stark light minty green creme, and applied very nicely in 3 thin coats :D

CC Pucci-Licious is a bright but not neon slightly bluish purple creme. It is more purple in real life than the pic shows, and applied nicely in 2 (or 3) thin coats :D

CC Feelin' Groovy is a fantastic retina burning neon green creme and it also applied nicely in 3 thin coats. You can still see a bit of VNL in the pics, but IRL it's not as noticeable given the brightness of the polish ;)

CC Take Me To Your Chateau is a fantastic light blue creme. It's a bit lighter and slightly different in tone from CC Blue Light or CC Factory Girl and it is my favorite baby blue yet! Once again, very nice application in 3 thin coats.

Here it is with the clouds from plate M79 in Konad White. Unfortunately the polish wouldn't completely transfer to my nails so the clouds are a little transparent lol!

And finally a pretty Nails Inc I wore 2 weeks ago - Belgrave Square :D It's a bright pink with glass fleck like silver shimmer. I prefer gold shimmer, but it's not bad either :)

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Monday, April 12, 2010

More CC neons :D

Good afternoon!

I wanted to try and wear all my new CC neons one after the other, so here's a few more from last month's notds :D Almost Famous is a great yellow creme, not really a neon like CC Yell-Oh, but a very bright creme nonetheless. It's extremely close to ChG Happy Go Lucky, but I had to use 4 thin coats on AF compared to (I think) 3 on HGL.

Next is Edie. This one is pretty much identical to the older CC Wild Child. It's probably the "dupe" that is the closest ;-) It is WAY brighter in real life than in the pic, and dries as a matte neon slightly turquoise-ish green. It applied perfectly in 3 thin coats.

Finally, here's Warhol, a totally amazing hot pink neon! It's deeper than Jackie OH!, and not as red/orange. In real life it's a true pink, more like the bottle color in the pic. This one and Jackie OH! are probably my 2 faves among my new pretties :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Friday, April 9, 2010

CC Jackie OH! :D

Good morning!

This is the first color I tried from the new Color Club neons I received about a month ago. Jackie OH! is the most amazing hot pink neon with just a touch of orange/red to it. It is not a dupe of Screamin' Fuchsia like CC and VNS say, SF is more red/orange. In fact, most of the colors that are supposed to be dupes are at least a bit different from the originals. This is not as red in real life, more like the pink bottle color. It applied perfectly in 3 thin smooth coats :D

And here my black Konad to go with it, using plate M64 :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Quirius Amp'd Up :D

Good afternoon!

Long overdue post lol! Here's Quirius Amp'd Up, possibly the coolest orange neon I own :D It applied very nicely in 3 thin coats, and even though you can kinda still see a VNL, it's so bright no one would ever notice!!

And here it is with the leopard spots from plate M57 in Konad Black :D

Enjoy and have a great weekend! :D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nails Inc Long Acre :D

Good evening!

Here's a weird one for the books lol, Nails Inc Long Acre. This is to me a total Shrek green creme. It's kinda ugly, yet I really like it on my skin! It applied to perfection in 3 thin coats.

And here's plate M64 in Sparitual Thunder Road :D

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nails Inc Primrose Hill Road :D

Good evening!

After looking for a while, I finally managed to get my hands on this beauty. Nails Inc Primrose Hill Road is a neon coral-ish red with some pink tones and some orange tones too. It's also a jelly, but since I don't particular like jellies I did 4 thin coats to hide most of my nail line. 3 thin or maybe even 2 was even already though so enough for jelly-lovers :D I think this is definitely my favorite red to date!

And here it is with flowers from plate M60 in Konad White :D Weirdly the pinkish base bled through my top coat and turned the stamping pink? lol

Enjoy and have a great weekend!! :D

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Revlon Peach Petal :D

Good evening!

2 weeks ago I went shopping to the drugstore with my $55 GC, and the Revlon pastels caught my eye. I love peach polish, but they never work on my skin. Well Peach Petal is the exception! It's a slightly sheer and streaky milky stark peach pastel, and I think it totally works on my warmer skin :D I had to do 4 thin coats instead of 3, but that probably means it's a 3-coater for most of you ;-)

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Monday, March 15, 2010

Nails Inc Seven Dials :D

Good morning!

Here's another one of my newly arrived Nails Inc. Seven Dials is a fantastic medium green creme, and it applied beautifully and was opaque and even in 3 thin coats.

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Milani Fresh Teal :D

Good morning!

A quick post before I leave for the pool showing you a recent arrival. Milani Fresh Teal is an awesome teal neon that was even and opaque in 3 thin coats as usual. It's more green than the pic shows, closer to the bottle color actually :-)

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nails Inc Pembroke Close :D

Good evening!

Here's another one of my new Nails Inc, Pembroke Close. This one is a fantastic medium purple creme and was perfectly even and smooth in 3 thin coats. The pics are in the shade so imagine the color is a touch brighter and less blue in real life ;-)

So now, what do you put over such a pretty base color without overpowering it? I went with this delicate pattern from plate M79 in Sparitual Quiet Storm and I love it :D

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nails Inc pretties :D

Good afternoon!

Something different for today... quick swatches (no base or top coat) of some of my newly arrived Nails Inc pretties :D

Wimpole Street:

Eccleston Mews (just a tad pinker IRL):

Dean Street (close to ChG Red Pearl):

Beaumont Street:

Buckingham Palace:

Portman Place:


Duke Street (a bit more purple IRL, like a greyed purple):

Portland Place:

Hope you enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CC Pink Rush :D

Good afternoon!!

I was busy last week with a swim meet so what better to paint my nails with than a blinding hot pink neon? Color Club Pink Rush is such a great color! It dries a bit darker and slightly more orange-pink than in the bottle, and needed 3 thin coats to be opaque and even :D I just love it! It's brighter in real life than the pic shows, and I color-corrected the pic too because it was photographing bright orange lol.

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Friday, February 19, 2010

LA Colors Magnetic Force :D

Good morning!

I found a new polish display at my super small drugstore last week, and you'll know right away why it caught my eye even though I wasn't looking for polish! LA Colors Color Craze Magnetic Force is a fantastic radioactive coral neon with gold shimmer. It looks pinkish coral in the bottle, but much more orange on the nail :D It's a bit pinker IRL and much much brighter than the pics.

And seeing as I just received my new Konad plates last week, I thought the animal pattern from M78 would be just perfect :D

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Monday, February 15, 2010

Nails Inc Kings Road :D

Good morning!

I love cremes... I've had this slightly shimmery pastel lavender Nails Inc sitting in my helmer drawer for months, and I finally decided to try it thinking I probably wouldn't like it. Well turns out I was wrong lol! I really like Kings Road, it's a super pretty pastel pinkish lavender with subtle gold shimmer that only shows in strong sunlight :D It applied like butter in 3 thin coats. The color is a bit pinker in real life as the pics show.

And I added the houndstooth pattern from plate M63 in ChG Grape Pop, and I just love this! :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

H&M Bella's Choice :D

Good morning!

Here it is, my new all-time favorite polish!!! H&M Bella's Choice is the perfect bright turquoise creme for me!! I've actually just gotten my hands on a backup since the bottle is so tiny ;-) Application was very nice in 3 thin coats, and I wore my notd/kotd for 4 days :D It's actually greener than the pics show, tho the KOTD pic is closer to real life.

I was thinking about doing a full nail design over BC, but when going through my plates this particular design from plate M54 caught my eye :D Just love it!

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Sunday, February 7, 2010

ChG Something Sweet :D

Good evening!

Here's another one from the recent China Glaze Up & Away collection. Something Sweet is a light, but somewhat bright pink creme that looks like it has a light lavender undertone that makes it pop on my warmish skin. I used 3 thin coats as usual, and by the 3rd coat it was even and opaque :D It's a bit more pink than the pics show.

I added a pattern from plate M64 in Sparitual Provocateur, and I LOVE it!! I wore that KOTD for 3 days straight until it was too chipped to keep ;-)

Enjoy and have a great week!! :D

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nails Inc Miami Purple :D

Good afternoon!

Boy I suck at updating :-( Anyways, here's an awesome purple jelly I wore last week, Nails Inc Miami Purple. Now I don't normally like jellies as I don't like to have VNLs, so I did 4 thin coats on this one and it was opaque enough for me :D Unfortunately, using an extra coat made the polish chip faster than usual on me but it still wore nice for 2 days.

And I added a cute little flower design from plate M69 in ChG Lemon Fizz (yes it works great for Konad!) :D

Enjoy and have a great Saturday night! :D

Friday, January 29, 2010

ChG Happy Go Lucky :D

Good evening!

I'm back with a new post!! I know it's been a long time, but I've just been feeling too uninspired and too tired to do my nails for most of January :-( Anyways, I received 8 of the ChG Up & Away last week so this week I started with Happy Go Lucky to make me happy. Well turns out it's the perfect buttery sunny yellow creme!!! It applied perfectly for me in 3 thin coats :D

And I added a cute blue-green konad design from plate m73 in ChG Four Leaf Clover :D

Enjoy and have a great weekend!! :D