Category Archives: Weekly Shade

[Weekly Shades] Neon, Now. Right Now.

So it’s still winter. It’s still icky and gloomy and freezing freaking cold (I actually physically couldn’t feel my neck or face earlier today because of the wind). So my manicure is attempting it’s very hardest to remind me of summer, and oceans and craziness that happens with me and my friends (side-note: did you know it is possible to get lost in a bathroom? It is. I stand as witness).

 

 

 

I used China Glaze‘s “Turned Up Turquoise (Neon)” and then used OPI‘s “Black Shatter” on my ring finger, but I applied it very lightly, and then sort of swooshed the brush around as it was drying to get the cool almost zebra effect with it. Fair warning with the shattered part- you get one shot at it, so be careful.

 

 

xx

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[Weekly Shades] Prettiest Peridot

I am grouchy! Do you want to know why? Probably not, but I’m telling you anyhow. A. Classes are starting up Monday – death – and B. My digital camera friend has taken an unexpected vacation and hasn’t told me where she went! (Her name is Pearl if you happen to run across her sunbathing somewhere).

I’m a little late on my weekly manicure, but I was in Iowa covered in a fashionable color of ‘chicken blood red’. (Yes, I’m totally serious, that’s what you get for having a real life job doing animal nutritional research. For anyone PETA affiliated, we didn’t hurt the birds or kill them, just taking blood to test for various levels of things to make sure they’re healthy. Now, shush, I was talking about more exciting fashionable thingies!

This is probably my favorite nailpolish ever. Chanel’s limited edition Peridot (shade #531). It goes on like a dream, only two thin coats needed to make it totally opaque, and it goes with everything. This is a ridiculous color; it shifts. Sometimes it’s green, sometimes it’s gold, sometimes it’s got this gorgeous cobalt blue tint to it. To be totally honest it reminds me a bit of an emerald beetle’s shell and I say this in the most attractive way possible, honestly, it’s beautiful. I’m a bit late on the blogging scene to be talking about this particular polish, but my love of it overpowers my lateness in the game, sorry.

 

[First Peridot picture close-up: Polish Police]

[Second Peridot picture: from my crappy Blackberry camera… I’m less than pleased Pearl!]

If you ever have a chance to buy it, jump on it. Have a lovely rest of the weekend! Outfit pics to come as soon as Pearl comes home to me!

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GIRLS, READ THIS! I’m not Joking… Seriously!

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I’m sorry it’s not much of a post, but this is a MUST-HAVE if you like nailpolish; read the articles but essentially, there are NO catches, just pick out 2 nailpolishes from Zoya and in the checkout area enter the code given on Refinery29 and voila! Free things!!

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[Weekly Shades] It’s Almost Party Time!!

I honestly can’t believe it’s almost 2012. The apocalypse hasn’t happened yet (and hopefully won’t haha)! I’ve been lounging around my house for break, reading new books, playing with new makeup and shopping (more) for clothes. It’s high time I play with my new nail polishes. During the term I re-do my manicure about once a week so I thought, why not make it an addition to Tales From the 20-Somethings? I’m actually kind of excited for this, since I have a slight obsession with nail polish…

Anyhow! I want to be glittery for the new year! I’m going to be wearing a killer purple/magenta sequined dress that I’ll post pictures of probably tomorrow… I don’t want to overkill the glitter, but I figure for one night of the year it’s allowed, especially since I’ll just be wearing Charles Jourdan black pumps and just some arm candies, and no other jewelry with it.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Rainbow Connection

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