Untried pretties

Hello!!

It’s been more than a week since my last post! My apologies… Last week was crazy busy with parent/teacher conferences and getting ready for a big party my family had this past Saturday. It was awesome and now that it’s over I can get back to the things I love! Back to swatching and posting all my pretty untrieds.

Tonight I have some older untrieds. Those that get pushed back the list and don’t get swatched because a newbie has arrived. This is one of the first polishes I bought from a “nail polish group” on Facebook. Maybe back in April? It is Nfu-oh 61. Now, when I bought this I had no idea what to expect. I wasn’t in love with it. I must confess, I only bought it because of its bottle shape. Yes! Sight unseen, swatch unseen I just had to have that kind of bottle. When it arrived I immediately swatched it on a nail wheel and forgot about it. Back then my polish was set up really weird. I stored my polish in small plastic bins with lids in my mud room! Yes, crazy. So anyways, I forgot all about it until later. Took me until early last month to swatch it! I was afraid I’d love it and afraid to use with no aqua base. A friend of mine said, no base needed it’s ok! So here you have it, #61 in all it’s holographic glory. I fell. Fell hard.

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Natural light view-

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Swoon ^____^

Next is another holographic beauty that I neglected because well I am not a huge holo fan. Or so I keep telling myself…This one was a gift from a dear friend and it just sat there unloved. Until a week or so ago. I will say that the only holos I do love are from Color Club. Maybe because they’re easy to score and look very pretty in the bottle as well as the nails. This one wasn’t one I would have bought. I am lucky a friend sent it to me and I discovered I can love this one too! Color Club Cherubic.

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Isn’t it lovely?

Last but not least is an indie I bought because it is black. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but I love black polish. Pink and black, red and black, purple and black etc etc etc. I love to use black as my base and layer it with glitters and jellies and what not! I want to own every black polish made! I own OPI, Essie, sinful colors, Orly, etc etc etc. Yes, in black. I know they’re all the same, they’re black. But what can I say I’m crazy like that! Didn’t you read that part where I kept my polish in a mud room? Crazzzzy!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is Emily de Molly Muted Madness.

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Isn’t she gorgeous?

Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed my crazy post ๐Ÿ˜›

What are you crazy about?

Sweet Dreams

Claudia

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Random swatching post

Happy Friday!

Hello! This week I have for you short nail swatches! I cut down my nails and I wanted to share some pretty untrieds.

First up is Sally Hansen Pat In the black. A very dark, rich almost black burgundy. It’s been on my untried list for months! I just had to swatch it. The application was easy. The formula was great of course. As much as I was pleased with the result, I decided it was time to part with this. Up on the swap/sale board it goes!

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This picture shows 2 coats no top coat.

Next is OPI Jade Is The New Black. A strong green almost rich emerald. A softer emerald I’d say. I must say, I am not a fan of greens. Period. But this I loved. This I will keep!

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This picture shows 2 coats, with top coat.

Then there was this blue/green… Julep Lena. It’s gorgeous! It’s soft, shiny, creamy, easy to apply and just beautiful!
As much as I loved applying this beauty, I was so disappointed with removal. Maybe I’m using the wrong base coat? I had stains for what seemed days… I may or may not keep it!

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This picture shows 2-3 coats, seche vite top coat.

Finally an indie. Pahlish Dark Paradise. Ahhh… Purple is my favorite color. This was layered over 2 coats of Zoya Hope. This beauty has tiny golden glitters. It’s dark purple and it was easy to apply. I loved it! I used 2 coats for this swatch.

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That’s it for this week’s untried post! Hope you like the short nails! I’m going to be posting more swatches from before I started this little blog.

Have a great weekend!

sweet dreams!
Claudia

Indies from my untried stash

Happy Saturday night everyone!

Tonight I bring you 3 different swatches from my “untried stash”. These are all indies I received for my birthday last month and I just had to bump them to the top of my list because they’re just gorgeous!

First up is Slow fade of love by Pahlish. This was on my wish list for what seemed to be forever and my sweet sister got this for me! Actually she got me quite a bit! Plus 4 custom made polishes, that will need a post of their own because they’re special.
Here is a picture of all my Birthday pretties:
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I will definitely be swatching these all and posting pics for your viewing pleasure!

Onto the Pahlish…. I got to say… This is the very first indie company I fell in love with. I’ve fallen for others before. But when I say fallen I mean-I-need-all-of-their-polishes fallen! All. This was layered over a lilac that I just wasn’t feeling. It probably didn’t need layering since it’s very thick on its own. The glitters are small and very sparkly! I love it!

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Next up is an Australian indie maker by the name of Gloss n’ Sparkle. I introduce Fruit Tingle . This beauty was a pleasure to swatch. No fuss, no mess, no problem! It was easy to gather the glitters onto the brush and the application was flawless! I must say I was very impressed! I paired it with Color Club Chelsea Girl just for fun.

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Last but not least is Crows Toes Heartless. A dark pink glitter topper with small tiny black and pink dot looking glitters. I layered 2 coats over OPI Flashbulb Fuschia. First coat went on easy. But the second was a tad difficult. Maybe it didn’t need 2 and being the sparkly lover that I am I went ahead and did it anyways. I still loved it! It wore well for 2 whole days! Considering that I swatch on a daily basis! ๐Ÿ˜›

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I hope you enjoyed tonight’s post! I will be posting more of those untrieds soon!

Which one of these did you like the most? And who are your favorite indie makers?

Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you!

sweet dreams

Claudia

Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers

Hi all!

Tonight I have a manicured inspired by an awesome blogger!
Mine is a tad different but hers was definitely my inspiration. Now and then I will post manicures inspired by many of the gorgeous bloggers I follow.
For tonight’s mani I started with 2 coats of Avon’s Cosmic Starburst. A gorgeous dark pink holo. I then added one coat of seche vite. Then on my middle and ring fingers I added stripping tape going in all directions to create a star (kind of). I then covered the tape with A England’s Bridal Veil a gorgeous black holo.

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I added diamonds from a nail art kit in the center of the star.

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Well there you have it! A short but sweet post. I hope you enjoyed tonight’s post as much as I enjoyed doing it!

sweet dreams
Claudia

**update
Added natural light pics

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NOTD and a swatch

Hello lovelies!

I ask that you forgive my lack of posts and my absence! I have been trying to come up with wittier better ways of writing this and I hit a wall. This being only my third, yes third, post I feel some what embarrassed that I have hit such “wall”. But none the less I am here tonight to actually talk about some polish!
Onto the pretties!!!!

The first swatch I have is from OPI. It’s swimsuit… Nailed it!

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This can be described as a rich blue with a hint of silver or metallic. Not too flashy but truly a gorgeous blue. I bought this one from TJ Maxx. As much as I love this color and it’s application that being flawless, I do admit that removal was a pain. Even though I used the best base coat I own, OPI nail envy, it still stained. Oh well, onto the swap/sale board it shall go!
Next I have Zoya Skylar. Now this one, is one that I can say will be loved again. This description is from the Zoya website:

Skylar is a medium steel blue with a softened, dusty look and speckled by visible gold and silver shimmer flecks. A soft blue that’s bold without being too dark, bright or flashy.

I’d say a it’s flawless! Perfect for the fall!

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I used 3 coats for this one. The application was good one for so many coats.
I grabbed this one the other day when they had their promo. And by the other day I mean a couple of months ago.
I’m really bad about swatching polishes I have. For example I will get one I really love and wait to swatch it because of some lame excuse. But I’m glad I got to swatch these for you as they’ve been on my NOTD list.

I really hope you enjoyed these as much as I have! I shall be back with more swatches in the next couple of days.
Like I said before I’ll be showing you polishes from my current collection and my NOTD as well.

If you’re still reading this far I appreciate it!

Sweet dreams and I will talk to you all soon!

Claudia

My Monday

Happy start of the week everyone! Don’t you just hate Mondays? Any who onto tonight’s (my second post).

I wanted to talk a bit more about who I am.
Who I am, WHO I AM, who am I, who am I is a question for the ages. Thatโ€™s one we are all searching for, to find out who I am, whoโ€™s in there, who wants to come out and say, hey, I’m hungry.”– Billy Crystal in Analyze This.
Me, I’m just a stay at home mommy. Like I said, married, with 4, yes 4 daughters. Yes, it’s chaotic at times. And at times crazy, funny, sad, crazy and awesome.
My days are spent chasing my 18 month old, reading, chores, napping (when possible) and swatching! Yes. A term I’ve become used to. Meaning, to try a polish to swatch the color on your nails.

About my obsession. The reason that has brought me to you all. Lets see, I own about 200 or so bottles. Some were gifts, some were gifts from me to me. Most are impulse purchases. Some are from swapping.
Ah yes. Swapping. The wonders of swapping. The anxious, exciting feeling you get when you track a package and it reads, “out for delivery”. Like a little kid on Christmas morning.
When it arrives, and you unwrap it carefully, layer by layer. And then you see her, you look at your pretty. You’re in awe! Who else can I tell about such awesome nail mail? Well of course, my daughters I say to myself. No. I forgot they weren’t interested at all last time I got awesome nail mail. Hmmm Facebook! The groups. So many groups. Maybe….

My excitement for the day!

How was your Monday?

Welcome and hello!

Greetings!

This is my first post! I am a beginner at blogging so please bare with me.

A little bit about me…

My name is Claudia. I am not disclosing my age (yet). Not because I don’t want too, but because it was just my birthday and its hard for me to accept this age!
I’m a mommy of four beautiful girls.
I love makeup, clothes and nail polish. Now I’m not your average nail polish enthusiast. I’ve always had a thing for polish. As any little girl, I dressed up in my moms clothes and shoes. But I’d also raided her make up stash and polish. (Still do!) I recently found an old Zoya in her stash. I will make a post about that in the future.

Not all of my posts will be polish related. Some of them might or will be funny, serious and even some personal. We shall see!

I won’t do makeup reviews, (I don’t think) just cause there are so many awesome bloggers already doing that.

My nail polish reviews will be based on what I currently own. I have a ton of untrieds so I will make it fun! I promise!
I hope you like my blog and give me a chance to entertain you a bit. I like a blogger who writes as I’d she’s sitting right there talking to you. So my goal is to do just that.

Welcome and thank you for taking the time and reading this. My very first post.

I welcome all suggestions and or questions! I’m sure I will have many myself.

Claudia

Sweet dreams