Sunday, September 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Today's the first day of fall! It's hard to believe fall is here already...where did the summer go? As soon as I received Oopsie Daisies Apple Picking in the mail this week, I knew I had to come up with a fall mani using it....Apple Picking simply screams fall in bottle to me! Here's what I came up with.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I just found out that Oopsie Daisies currently has 10% off with code HALLOWEENHARVEST over at Oopsie Daisies Etsy shop until September 25th! This is one of the polishes, Oopsie Daisies Strawberry Trifle**, which is part of the Sweet Treats collection.
Just before I added stamping, I did top the mani off with a coat of SV, as you can see below. I think the next time I wear Strawberry Trifle, I'll leave at one coat to see more of the awesome red glitter that peeks through the base. I was so in love with the glitter that I took a brush and removed a little of the base over a couple pieces so it would shine through, which is why a couple of the pieces seem more pronounced than in earlier pix. I had though about taking a cotton swab dipped in acetone and doing a quick swipe so that the glitter would pop but ultimately decided not to only because I've never tried this method before and didn't want to ruin the polish! Maybe next time though. Or leave at once coat as it had great coverage and there was lots of glitter visible.
Oopsie Daisies also has three new polishes available, including Halloween Fall Harvest Duo, that look absolutely fantastic! The two polishes in the duo are Mischief Night and Apple Picking, please go here to see them!
As mentioned in my last post, a winner had been picked from my impromptu giveaway. There were 15 entries.
And as chosen by random.org....Marcia! Congrats!
I've already emailed Dashica your three plate choices as part of my order, so I guess all you need to do now is send me an email with your mailing address for when they arrive I can send them your way! And if you happen to have a wishlist of polish lemmings, I'll see what I can do about quashing a couple. No promises, but I'll see what I can do!
Thanks for looking!
**This polish was sent for review. Please refer to my disclosure policy for further information.
Edited to correct image plate W229 was used, from W228 as originally posted.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The above pix is another one with two coats, no topcoat. OPI German-icure by OPI (thumb), OPI La Boheme (ring finger and index) and Sally Hansen Ruby Emerald (middle finger and pinky),
There's been some comments out there in the blogesphere if OPI German-icure by OPI is a a close to or dupe to OPI La Boheme...and it clearly is not. A great fall shade, but close to or dupe it is not. OPI La Boheme and Sally Hansen Ruby Emerald on the other hand, are pretttttyyyyy close, probably even dupes to me. I didn't notice any negligible difference. If you have one, you wouldn't need the other, recognizing that if you don't already have them in your stash, they will be pretty hard to come by, sorry. I bought OPI La Boheme a few years ago on eBay before prices skyrocketed; I know there are couple versions out there and to be honest, I don't know if I have the good or the bad one, but the pix below is what my bottle looks like. While there is this awesome flash in the bottle, I couldn't coax it onto my nails unfortunately. But it is gorgeous on the nail none the less! Heck, so is Sally Hansen Ruby Emerald! The only comment I'd have is that I wouldn't 'waste' La Boheme or even Ruby Emerald in the future if I was going to just stamp on it anyway because all the awesomeness of them was pretty much lost when stamped over as you can see from the pix above. Maybe next time, I'd do a little french tip or a small design.
I did say I did a little a plate review in this post too, so here are couple pix of the new LeaLaC A plate that arrived last week.