Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Models Own Purple Blue

Every now and then I come across a polish that just blows my socks off. This is definitely one of those polishes.

I had been lemming after the Models Own Beetlejuice collection for a really long time, their duochromes are just beyond magical. The catch though is that they're a UK brand and they're difficult to get here in the US. There are a few online retailers that sell them, but they're kind of pricey and shipping is a killer, especially for a college student. Not too long ago, someone discovered that Urban Outfitters carries 3 of the MO Beetlejuice collection! Unfortunately, the closest Urban Outfitters I'm ever around are usually about an hour away. But lo and behold, they had a free shipping sale going on with their website, where they carry the polishes! So, of course, I splurged on myself and bought all 3. And I am not disappointed.

The one I'm showing you today is Purple Blue. It's a super shimmery purple that has a blue to purple/pink shift.

Models Own Purple Blue, Urban Outfitters $10
This color is just amazing, I can't stop staring at my nails. The formula was a little thick, as you can see in the last photo where it got chunky around the sides. Maybe a little polish thinner would help, but I think just being more careful will help the problem.

I had to go outside to take these photos because I just could not get all of the color shifts in my light box, and I think I did a pretty good job of catching them, but this polish is so much more gorgeous in person.

I tried to capture the blue as much as I could, but it was very hard to get it to show up on camera. The first and last pictures seem to show it the best. The other two show the purple/pink shimmer really well.

The polish held up pretty well, this is about 2 days of wear. There were a few chips I had to touch up, but those were because I had some freak accidents with my nails.

I absolutely love this polish. It is so unique and colorful, definitely pick it up if you come across it at Urban Outfitters, so worth the $10.

ALSO, if anyone has access to Indian Ocean by Models Own, could you let me know? :)

Happy reading!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I'm back! OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre?

Hey guys! Talk about being MIA. It's been so long since I did a post. I really miss it too! It's been a crazy summer, I've been going to a nearby town a lot to see my boyfriend's band and work has seriously taken a toll on my poor nails. I really hope I can get this blog back up and going and get that giveaway up soon!

So here's a polish that I actually wore a while ago and I found the pictures and decided "I'll edit these and get the blog going again." I haven't been taking pictures of my manis because it was just kind of a hassle, but hopefully I'll get back into the habit of it :) This polish is OPI's You Callin' Me a Lyre? from the NYC Ballet collection. I really really loved this collection as a whole. I know a lot of people thought it was too soft and dull, but I think the shades are SO pretty and they're perfect performance shades.

YCMAL is a soft pretty pink jelly. I love the formula on these. They're so smooth and just apply so easily. They are very thin, but thick coats help build up opacity if that's the look you're going for. 

OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre, $8.50 @ various retailers

I used 4 thick coats of polish for the photos below. I also used my new light box which my AWESOME friends gave me for my birthday! It really needs to be used more!

This is a really good representation of the color! The lightbox does wonders for my photos!

So there we go, a short sweet post to get my blogger mode back on :) I hope I can keep it up and have more posts for you all soon!

Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Hey guys! I know it isn't another polish post, but I thought I would give you all another update. I finally made it home! My first year of college went really well. Tons of things to do though (hence the lack of posting). I finally got the goodies for the giveaway and since I actually hit 50 followers, it will be my 50 follower giveaway :) I'll try to make a video of the goodies this week and get the giveaway up and running! Now that summer's here, hopefully I'll be posting more polish!

Thanks for sticking with me guys!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hey guys!

Sorry again about the lack of posts. The school year is winding down so professors are giving me every assignment they can imagine. Bleh. Well good news, I'm at 45 followers :) AND I talked to Jess from Love For Lacquer about the giveaway package and apparently it got lost or something :/ She's being super sweet and sending me a new package for you guys! So once that gets here I'll make a video showing you all what you can win and how to enter.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giveaway, not yet :(

Hey guys, so I said I would be having a giveaway soon but I haven't received the package from the sponsor yet, so let's keep our fingers crossed that it gets here safely :) Sorry I've been posting so sparsely again, college is so busy.

Thanks for sticking with me guys! I really really hope I can have the giveaway for you all soon.

Happy reading!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I made this video a few days ago but haven't gotten around to posting it here.

Two, I have reached 32 followers, so I will be hosting a giveaway once the goodies get here :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Icing Green Magnetic Polish

Not too long ago I showed you all Icing's silver magnetic polish. Icing had started out with only 4 magnetic colors, but when I went home they had at least four or five new ones! So I decided to pick up their new green one to wear for St. Patrick's Day.

Green Magnetic, Icing $9
Icing always has their buy one get one half off for cosmetics, so I actually got the polish for $4.50. This one came with the stripe magnet.

This was a very frustrating polish, but I think it was my fault. I didn't take the magnet off the top, so the cap was off of the polish making it get thick as I applied it. So always make sure to either remove the magnet part of the cap off of the part attached to the brush or use another magnet so you can keep the top on. I think this is what also caused all of the bumps in the polish. Lesson learned. And this was after 3 days of wearing and moving back to school so my pinky has a slight chip and there is some tip wear. Sorry!!

Indoors with flash

Indoors without flash
Sorry about the application job too, it got difficult to work with as it got thicker. I really love the color though, my nails look like emeralds!

I'm so in love with the magnetic nail polish trend. What do you all think of magnetic polish?

Happy Reading!