Monday, October 24, 2011

Attention All NFL Fans..Show Your Team Spirit on Your Nails

Available now at Dick's Sporting Goods, KE Specialities nail polishes. Each officially licensed set includes two bottles of NFL team-colored nail polish. They go for $14.99.

I like the concept but I'm sure I already have all these team colors.

What would have made these sets stand out is maybe some team decals or stencils for the nails. But it's all about team spirit right!

Gooooo Giants, J-E-T-S and..Raiders too (that's my hubby's team)!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Avon Inspired Crackle Nails

Even Avon has a crackle polish! But I think one crackle in any one color is enough. Since I already had my OPI black shatter polish I decided to use that instead. The Avon colors Blue Lagoon, Sunshine and Tangtastic I already had in my collection.

When I saw this is their catalog I thought the nails looked really hot and when I realized I had the colors it was on. First I started with my China Glaze adhesion basecoat and proceeded to make wide, somewhat horizontal stripes across my nails. I didn't want the coats to be too thick so I went over it about 2x. Don't worry about neatness it will all be covered by the shatter polish. Once the stripes dried a bit I added the shatter polish in a vertical sweep. Then I applied my OPI topcoat and my Seche Vite dry fast.

 So here is how my nails turned out:

and here is a pic from the Avon book:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sula Paint and Peel Nail polish..Ehhhh

I purchased Sula Paint and Peel polish from Ulta and it sells for about $9. I tried the color Dove. This has got to be one of the least favorite polishes I have ever tried. It definitely is not one that fits within my lifestyle. It's a water based polish and the whole concept here is to be able to take the polish off without having to use a polish remover.
There were 3 easy steps printed on the outer package. I like trying new polishes so I said great. Now when I got home and unpacked the polish this is where I saw the "other" set of directions.
  • Wear it for a day or two...Say what!
  • Apply new layers of top coat daily....ummm really???
  • Keep it short, short nails=less chips...No dice here Sula.
  • and here is the kicker..Avoid hot water for 4 hours following application and protect nails until they are completely dry following a bath or shower. I don't have 4 hours to worry about my nail polish coming off. The outer package just says wait 10 minutes to dry. What's up?
Well I do a lot with my hands so it seems as though this concept polish is not for me :( . This is the first water based polish I have tried so I don't know if they all behave this way. I'm just upset that I paid $9 for something that I could not keep looking good on my nails for more than 24 hours. Yes it started smudging and peeling later in the day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Look What's New at Sephora- Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish

This looks so cool. I will definitely have to order one of these polishes.

They come 2 shades; a chrome color (Traflgar Square) and a purple color (Houses of Parliament). They sell for $16 at Sephora. See the video to watch the polish in action!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


ZOYA would like to show their appreciation to all their fans with this great BOGO sale. Hurry...the sale ends tomorrow!
Go to Zoya's blog for details

Monday, October 3, 2011

Payless is Not Just For Shoes...Checkout Brash!

Trying all polishes is what I strive to do and it's really nice when you stumble upon something new and really take a liking to it. I have tried the other polishes from Payless and this line is their latest edition. Meet Brash, the edgy trendy brand line offered by Payless Shoes. I think the brand is supposed to have a chic rock appeal.

So I had a coupon of course.. that's how the Budget Nailnista does it, and bought the Brash nail polish in Toxic Purple. I love it! The color was rich and the polish LASTS. Only $2.99. I'm not one who is light on my hands so that's saying a lot.

There are 13 shades in the collection, 2 nail art shades and two glitter top coat colors. Brash also has fragrances and face makeup. Check it out here See Brash Here

So here it is.