Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm a terrible, neglectful blogger

Hi girls! I'm so sorry for my absence. You've heard my runaround... grad school, boyfriend, job, internship, the whole bit. No excuses! Here's a post. First up, can I make it up to you with an INCREDIBLE giveaway? ThePolishAholic is having a blogiversary giveaway. Lots of stuff up for grabs, including Misa's new collection, the Beiber collection, and the whole OPI Texas collection. Go enter!

Okay, on to some nails. I haven't been doing my nails much lately, and even when I do I find that I'm not picking very blog-worthy colors. Maybe it's my subconscious preventing me from feeling disappointed with myself when I don't post... maybe I'm spending too much time thinking in psychological terms.

First up, this is Nox Twilight Poseidon. I got these from a lovely lady on MakeupAlley (if you're reading this, I still love you! thanks again!) and I am not disappointed. This is the first one I wore as a mani and I was impressed. It had great wear, even though the formula was a little runny. It was a nice robin's egg blue, but looked gray in some lighting. I find this season I've been trying lots of light blues, so maybe I'm making my own personal trend?

This one is OPI DS Reserve, a beautiful light pink holo that I had been avoiding because a) it wasn't sunny for holos and b) it was the DS color I liked least. But man, I regret that now. Beautiful! Loved every minute of it. This is after about two days of wear, so excuse the tip wear and cuticles.

Finally, some ELF polishes! I was scoping these out online and wanted to try this brand (big 3 free and only $1!). Luckily, Target started displaying them so I picked one up. This set was $4.99! All the colors are great but I'm especially enthusiastic about the light purple (creatively named Lilac). I'll let you know what I think once I try them out.

So, that's all she wrote for today! I also got the Zoya spring collection with their Women's Day promo, so I may show you guys that at some point, although I'm sure you're swatched out over those right now. I'm wearing Dannii and it's gorgeous. I thought it would be my favorite, but I'm really tempted to try Dove and Caitlin tonight...


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Some more excuses

Hi girls,

Just wanted to check in and say I'm alive. I've been working, interning, and schooling (learning?) a lot so life has been super busy, so I'm sorry the blog is suffering. The other reason I haven't been updating recently is that my nails just haven't been very inspired or inspiring lately. I've been picking mostly the "blah" colors from my unused bins and nothing has been thrilling enough that I urgently wanted to share it. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things but it's just been hectic, so my apologies for my absence and I'll be back as soon as I have something not snooze-worthy to show you guys.