Sunday, May 29, 2011

10 Polishes from a closet

Well, now I know why these polishes were in a box in the back of my closet.  Ok, so a couple are alright.  Most are not.  So here they are:

AVON Copper

AVON Mocha

AVON Pink Glaze

My lovely daughter wearing AVON Red Wine

AVON Rose Velvet

AVON Strawberry

ESSIE Innocent

OPI Friar Friar Pants On Fire!

Rimmel Rapid Ruby

saQU Hidden Fires

Please keep in mind that there was no clean-up, these are just swatches.  So what do you think?  A treasure found, or eh?

Thanks for hanging with me!

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to say thank you for hanging around while I was not posting  :)  I found about a dozen dusty nail polishes in a box in the back of my closet this weekend.  So I'll start posting swatches of those soon, possibly today.  I've cut my nails back again because they are peeling on the sides and break too easily these days.  But the peeling is getting better.  I also finally found my PERFECT base coat.  Actually I rediscovered it. 
My favorite base coat in the beginning was China Glaze Strong Adhesion.  The only reason I stopped using it was because I was almost out, and Sally Beauty Supply was out as well.  So I tried something else thinking base coats were all the same.  Well, this started a long and not so fun adventure trying to find the perfect base coat that prevents staining and keeps my polish attached to the nail.  So the other day, I saw my old (almost empty) bottle of CG SA.  I figured I had nothing to lose since the other base coats have failed me.  Yes, it was kinda thick now and not so easy to spread.  But let me tell you, my polish has lasted over a week with only slight chipping on my right thumb nail.  After a week of this proof, I went to SBS and they had it in stock and I bought a bottle for me and one for my daughter.  Now I am a happy "polisher".  :D

What is your favorite base coat that actually works for you?  Do any of you have some old polishes that you still love that are probably discontinued?  I would love to know about them.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms.  Especially to my mom, she is the BEST!  Sorry I haven't posted in a bit, I am giving my nails a break.  They are getting a little dry and peeling.  I try to keep them moisturized, but all the polish remover is wreaking havoc on them I guess.  So anyway, have a wonderful day and I'll be back as soon as I can.