Saturday, October 29, 2011

Busy busy.. kinda.

Hi everyone! Sorry for a HUGE lag on updating. :( I really hate myself for letting it go on this long. Since school came about, I always have homework and whenever I debate on doing my nails, I have to stop myself cause I'm a perfectionist and I know I wouldn't wanna write with my nails done, fearing they'll get ruined. GAH! (>.<) So sorry. I'm gonna update today though, I've got a lot of untrieds and I wanna play with them! :D

Thursday, September 29, 2011

9/29/11 Haul & new top coat combo.

Hi everyone! So, I finally got it! I got a "holy grail" top coat combo down. But I did end up buying a new top coat to use, cause I originally bought the one I'm currently using as a "temporary" till I bought the one I've been REALLY wanting. But I can switch it up between the two! I'll explain more of that later in this post. 
First, I'll show you what I bought today! :]

I bought CND Solar Oil, Healthy Hoof cuticle cream, and what I've been waiting for.. the Qtica Extending Top Coat! My Bed Bath & Beyond didn't have the full size though :[ Poop. But better than nothing! Anyway, I've always been buying nail polish after nail polish, but recently I took a good look at my cuticles and man, there's some hang nails and some dry skin going on! Yikes.. so after doing some research, I decided to try out the Solar Oil, and Healthy Hoof's cuticle cream cause I read such good reviews on it! ESPECIALLY Healthy Hoof's.. tried it out the moment I got it, and man is it different from my Burt's Bee's. I love the consistency SO much more. Burt's Bee's always had this tendency to, eh, I dunno, make me cringe a little. Weird right? But I just.. egh! Didn't like it, but kept using it cause it was all I had. But, not anymore! GOODBYE Burt's Bee's!

It's over between you and I ;] And I've never really tried oils before, but I knew I had to have some extra care in my routine, so thought I'd give that a go to. Now, as far as the Qtica Extending Top Coat goes, I've been waiting to try this baby out. I was originally aiming for the Barielle Manicure Extender, but I couldn't find it at my Marshall's so settled for the Qtica instead. But I read they're both JUST as good. I read online that people wear this on top of their nail color, THEN put a quick try top coat like Seche Vite over it, and it's awesomesauce! But recently, I just tried out a combo of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Seche Vite on top.

My mani has been chip free for 3 days now. Just slight tip wear, and TINY chips on my left index finger.. but nothing even noticeable. Lovely! You must be wondering why I bothered with the Qtica one then, if the Sally Hansen works just as well. Well, I can't answer that completely.. I just get curious with other top coats :D Hopefully the Qtica works JUST as well, but I'm expecting it to work better. I'll keep you guys updated on it! Kissing those days of a chippy mani in less than 3 hours GOODBYE.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Coat disaster!

So lately, my manis have NOT been lasting for even 5 hours. I despise getting so excited when painting my nails, but then it gets ruined and I just get fed up. That's pretty much why I haven't been updating. For now, I've been doing research on some top coats to check out. So far I'm planning:

  1. Qtica Extending Top Coat
  2. Barielle Manicure Extender
Any other suggestions? :D

I promise, when I get my hands on a good, lasting, top coat, I WILL update as much as I can. I've got a few polishes coming in the mail, so I'm trying to get ready to try 'em all without them going to waste by chipping in 3 hours! >.<

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Color Club Foil Me Once

So this nail polish was my treat to myself for my 53/50 A+ on my quiz! ;) It's my little success system I have for myself, only treating myself to nail polish if I ace a quiz or test. 2 polishes for at least 90 on a test, and 1 polish for a perfect paper on a quiz! Hehe.

Anyways, this would be the lovely Foil Me Once by Color Club from their brand new Foiled collection. A dark pink foil, hence the collection. I went into my beauty supply store not even looking for any Color Club's, but ended up leaving with one. I could NOT pick which one I wanted out of the collection, I must have stared at my nails as I matched them all with every swatch on the nail wheel. But, I don't regret this. I actually think I'm gonna get the whole collection! c: I love Color Club!

Mini haul.

So, I FINALLY bought my favorite base coat and top coat again. Previously I tried cheaper alternatives, but it just wasn’t working out and it would chip in less than 24 hours. Cough, Beauty Secret's moisturizing base coat. HORRIBLE. Anyways, it’s good to have my tried and true’s back c: Seche Vite, CND Stickey ♥, AND, a new polish to treat myself for the A+ on my quiz, Color Club Foil Me Once from their new Foiled collection <3

Thursday, August 25, 2011

China Glaze Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is from the China Glaze Summer Days collection from 2009 :) I still have yet to acheive them all! This one in particular though is core at Sally's Beauty Supply, so you can easily get it any time :D But as for the other's.. I gotta order 'em online! Gotta catch 'em all! ♥ Went on beautifully in 3 coats.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

NOTD: China Glaze Skyscraper

Sorry I never made a post for this! I was such in a rush. Anyway, ah yes, the oh so popular Skyscraper :) It is all they say! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ♥ A dark blue glitter polish, in 3 perfect coats.