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OPI “Rose Petals” (A.K.A. my new obsession)

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!

love,

Frida

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Color Club “Gossip Column” (A.K.A electric blue patent leather pumps)

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.

Love,

Frida

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Milani “Pink Hottie” (A.K.A. pink pink pinky pink)

Hey all! I hope that you had a great weekend! I just got back from break in my hometown of San Francisco and am now back in the middle of nowhere, but its snowy, so it’s okay!

Today I’m going to show you guys the nail polish that matches my hair! (just a streak of my hair, but it still counts.) it also matches my iphone case! my boyfriend said that I looked like “hipster Barbie” which is a little bit of an oxymoron, but I think I was flattered?

Well, to the nail polish! it’s a pretty averagely amazing neon pink. it is bright and sassy, without being too crazy. It dries to a really satiny finish, which is unacceptable for me (either be matte or bling it up, is my motto.), so it definitely needed a topcoat. Surprisingly, it goes with quite a lot! it’s not clashy, and is almost understatedly neon on the nails, if that makes sense! To the pictureses!

(trying to show it with different backgrounds, because I’m really picky about pinks, and I feel the necessity to know what they will look like in different environments)

And now, just for kicks, check out my color coordinated life!

Have a good tuesday, all!

love,

Frida

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China Glaze “Calypso Blue” (A.K.A. the class-monster)

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!

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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