Starting the week (on a Wednesday) with my completely underwhelming new curiosity in the nail polish world: MANNEQUIN HANDS! I don’t know why (possibly it’s the winter blah’s, evidenced by my disintegration into jeans and t-shirts every day.) but the idea of long, monochrome fingers is really appealing to me right now. I just ordered OPI’s “San Tan-Tonio” from the new Texas Collection, which seems like a darker mannequin hands variation. But this OPI, “Rose Petals” is a weenie to put on, sheer and thick and weird, but looks so puuuuuuuurdy.
It’s a beautiful nudey pink, that gives me major mannequin hands.
Which would generally be a bad thing, but considering the situation of my life right now is NOT A BAD THING AT ALL.
I do def have some VNL, and it is super duper prone to bald spots.
I think that this was originally my mother’s. I may have stolen it from her.
Okay, on to the pictures of this tan with pink notes jelly:
Have a happy Hump Day!
This is a beautiful color. I want to say it’s the perfect blue, but I haven’t had enough experience with blues to make that distinction quite yet. It’s a Royal but bright blue, clear and strong while not overpowering everything. I wouldn’t say that it’s dusty or dark, but it is slightly subdued. I don’t think that I could wear a blue that was too strong, I would feel like there were little oceans on my nails. Rather, I felt like I had a blue patent leather pump on each of my fingers. Classy, right? I’m pretty sure that it’s from the Rebel Debutante collection, and that really fits it perfectly. As does “Gossip Columnist” I felt like a rebellious gossip columnist while I was wearing it. Here are the pictures!
I didn’t want to take it off quite yet, so I put “Solar Flare” by China Glaze on top of it. I got SO MANY compliments on this manicure! It made it feel like the weekend, even though it was a Tuesday.
There is no getting around it, this nail polish is fantastically life changingly beautiful. I can’t even handle it! The thing that makes “Absolutely Alice” so wonderful is that it is not just glitter. Well, it is just glitter, but it’s so beautiful that it doesn’t seem like it. It seems like this beautiful top coat on top of beautifully shimmery nail polish. Lets get down into it. It’s bright but still wearable blue based blue and gold glitter. The gold glitter is interspersed with just enough rarity that it gives the impression of floating. It has a flatness (in a good way) so that it is not even handle-ably wearable and beautiful and amazing. It’s the kind of nail polish that causes you to get distracted in the middle of class, meetings, writing… of course it is gritty (though not as much as most glitters, a nice coat of Seche fixes that immediately) and chips quite easily (though it does not perform the surprise WHOLE FINGER DISSAPEARING thing that the burlesque polishes from OPI do.) but it’s so worth it. Enough! On to the pictures:
I got a huge Transdesign haul the other day, and the ration of blues to EVERYTHING ELSE evidences my exploration of my possible love for blues.
This polish affirmed my love, and will take me to the next level of my obsession.
This is China Glaze “Calypso Blue.” Like Calypso (the nymph) in mythology, this polish brought me to it fairly innocently, but trapped me inside of it (not for seven years, but who’s going to nitpick? not me!). It’s so pretty. In the sunlight (which didn’t exist in my life while I was taking these pictures) it’s a dusty navy blue creme, that reminds me of these awesome corduroy pants that I had as a kid. The good thing about it, though, is that even in the lack of light, it doesn’t turn completely black, it still has some light to it. I put in some flash photos so you can see the base color, even though it is never (AND I EMPHASIZE NEVER) that color. It’s a beautiful polish. And I have to apologize for the chipping and tipwear, I’ve had this on for three days (GASP! I think that this is the longest I’ve worn one color of nail polish since the summer!!!!)
So here are the gorgy pictures!
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
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.
oh yeah, and happy birthday to me!