Happy New Years! (time to kill your eyes with glitter)

Happy New
Years
! This has been a great year! so… to celebrate I
am going to deliver the death of all my readers eyes in glitter
form. Here it is: Eyeko “Chi Chi Polish” with China Glaze “Solar
Flare” (my new favorite nail polish, BY THE WAY) on top of it.
“Chi Chi Polish” is
tiny (but not micro, think the width of a pin) robust dusty pale pink
glitter in a slightly murky pinkish beige sheer base. I wanted so
badly to be overwhelmed with love for this polish, but found myself
liking a close dupe (Milani Disco Lights) which i got for my best
friend better. The description of the base as murky is not an
exaggeration, sadly. It makes it so that it’s opaque, but I t also
makes it less sparkly and exciting. I also found myself suffering
from gaping bald spots, which aren’t noticeable while doing the
polish (I have no idea why. maybe my eyes just don’t work). So
wholly, I am underwhelmed and will swap this polish away at the
next possible chance. China Glaze “Solar Flare,” on the other hand,
is right up my short and well lighted alley. It’s HUGE HEXAGONAL
GOLDEN GLITTER. yes, let me repeat that. HUGE. HEXAGONAL. GOLDEN.
GLITTER. I will probably post a picture heavy post with pictures of
this topcoat on top of EVERY NAIL
POLISH
IN EXISTENCE because that’s what I’ve been putting
it on. It makes anything look classy and festive. not so much this
manicure, since its new years and therefore by definition not
classy (lets just say that my dress has less dress than sequins,
and less sequins than skin), but it’s still fun and exciting,
without being overwhelming! it’s my new love, and may be the second
polish in my collection that I need to buy a backup for. Because
honestly, these beautiful flakes of golden glitter are the loves of
my life. However, like most polishes of this sort, the glitters
drag towards the end of your nail, and require placement. They’re
also hell if they hang off your nail or cuticle, even a widdle bit.
Also, when it comes to removal they become fortresses of unmovable
nail polish, acting like impenetrable hats for the nail polish that
you want to remove. (I just imagined all my nail polishes with
little golden party hats, BY THE WAY) But the positives so far
outweigh the negatives that its silly not to love it with all my
heart and soul. oh! and i have the best best friend on earth. Miss
amazingest amazing ever got me… PERPLEX! yes, Perplex. In in all
its glory (and it has a lot of glory, if I may say so myself). I
will post pictures soon, so that others can share in my “can’t stop
staring at my nails because nothing else on earth could measure up”
joy. OH yeah! and she’s the double best because she gave me Orly
“Space Cadet” as well, which makes me feel like Ke$ha. And who the
hell doesn’t want to feel like Ke$ha every once in a while? I
mean… you get to wake up in the morning and feel like P-Diddy. I
secretly love Ke$ha so much. Happy New Year! Love, Frida

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Winter break!

Being the smartypants that I am, I failed to take my camera with me on break. however, much has happened! I got a bunch of new polishes shipped to me, so the moment I get back (or sooner if I manage to steal my mother’s camera!) I will do a haul post for all of you! in the meantime,  I’ll show you some terrible pictures of a polish that I borrowed from ma BFFFL (best friend forever for LIFE) over thanksgiving and thought were too terrible to post. But now they are all that I have on hand! so there that is. Here are some pictures of Rescue Beauty Lounge “Recycle”

If you’ve read my blog before, you probably know how I feel about green cremes. the problem is that this particular green creme came while I was still all about the grey cremes. Poor Recycle. I do remember thinking that it was very blue-ish, as in it’s a forest green with a teal base rather than a pure blue or yellowish one.  If you’re paying this much for a polish, the application better be great, and this one certainly lives up to the expectations! However, as I’m typing this I’m looking down at my nails (no, I never learned how to type without looking) and they have my new Misa, “Dirty, Sexy, Money” and I’m much more enthralled and inspired by this color than by the fairly unoriginal (but as per the brand’s reputation expertly executed) forest green creme.

merry christmahannakwanzikah!

oh yeah, and happy birthday to me!

love,

Frida

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Zoya- “Shawn” (a.k.a. the green queen)

Sorry I’ve been absent for a while, I was waiting for TEN hours in the Las Vegas airport, when I should have ha to wait at most 30 minutes. And since then I’ve been recovering. It was terrible, by the way. To break me out of my slump, here is one of my favorite nail polishes ever. I consider her to be the queen of green crèmes. I think that I can at least partially testify to this seeing as I have fairly considerable collection of green crèmes. This is she… Zoya “Shawn” A beautiful, slightly (not to the baby puke level at all, just to a some energy) yellow slightly dusty medium green. It reminds me of the color of this type of plant that is in Golden Gate Park near some pond that I used to visit with my parents. This nail polish is definitely classy but in no way subdue. It shines with a refinement and passion that must be experienced. This is one of the only two polishes of which I have backup bottle (though I may need another one soon, as Charla may join the ranks of Shawn and Kelly) Here are the beauties!

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Zoya Crystal

So I’ve been struggling with the flu and also spending a whole lot of time staring out the window at the amazingly large mount of snow that is POURING DOWN FROM THE SKY!!! As a California girl snow is a new idea for me! I love it. So I got some nice icy nails for you guys! This is Zoya “Crystal” If you’ve been reading with any sort of regularity, you’ll know that Zoya is my favorite brand. I JUST LIKE THEIR SOUL, haha. And they’re three free, so I don’t have to feel bad about my passion. Zoya “Crystal” is a silvery ice blue oil with gold and silver bits, that occasionally flashes dark blue when the light isn’t directly on it. It reminds me of a much paler and foil-er version of OPI “Absolutely Alice.” Either way, it looks like you should be doing ballet in the light flurrying snow. I have to say, besides my love for it, it’s not all that pleasing. I wore it for maybe half a day, because it was too cool of a color for me. It made me little cold every time I looked at it, even though it was very very beauty-full.

Love,

Frida

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Zoya- Valerie (A.K.A. disappointment, bottled!)

Hey all! I figured that since I showed y’all my Jade Dragon yesterday I figured I would show you the polish that I swapped for it. This is Zoya Valerie, and it was uber disappointing for me. In the bottle (and oddly in some of the pictures) there’s a gorgy gold duo chrome. But on the nail, it falls flat, and it’s not even all that glowy. I’ve never been a huge fan of vampy polishes, and this is no exception. It’s just dark and the sparkly flecks don’t stand out enough for me. This polish looks so much better in the pictures!

Well, here you are:

Who knows though! it might be exactly your cup of tea! but I couldn’t wait to get it off.

Love,

Frida

 

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Mac – Jade Dragon

Happy Hanukkah all! I swapped away for this beauty on MUA, checked my mailbox anxiously awaiting its appearance. And I waited. And waited. AND THEN IT APPEARED!!!

Oh lord it’s a beauty.

A breathtaking decalibrating beauty.

Jade Dragon is a forest green with a tinge of blue, and blue shimmer inside of it. Sadly it was snowing while I wore it, so I couldn’t see as much of the shimmer as I would have liked. But it is quite a beauty anyways. I got no end of compliments on this!

I love it!

Here are the pictures for your visual stimulation 😉

the only problem was that EVEN WITH A BASECOAT it stained my nail beyond all understanding! so i hate to show you this, but…

gross, right? that’s right after i removed it. I guess the polish was just so good that it stained not just my nails, but my soul. CHEESY!

Overall diagnosis? Probably one of my new favorite every day nail polishes!

Love,

Frida

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Color Club “Vintage Couture” A.K.A. 50’s Barbie Pink

I bought this nail polish on a whim, but I was surprised that I loved it so much! It’s one of them from my haul yesterday! It’s the only pastel that I’ve found that is satisfactorily opaque! HOWEVER that isn’t really saying that much, seeing as pastels are RIDONCULOUSLY hard to work with! How does that happen? Oh well. Even with this amazingly opaque polish there were still little sheer spots (like you can see on my middle finger, near the cuticle).

But onto the color!

This color makes me feel like ballerina Barbie. It’s a pastel pink, without being out of control pale. It still has that glint of passionate pink in it! It’s not boring at all. It’s called “Vintage Couture” and I can feel the vintage vibe, but not so much the couture. When I wear this with my pink polka dot circle skirt I feel like a 15 year old in the fifties. Which I love. But it’s far more of a fun color than a classy color. It make me feel young, not experienced. Point is, I love it!

Here are the pictures:

 

Love, Frida

 

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