Saturday, December 15, 2012

No post today...

No nail post today due to the tragedy in Newtown, CT.  My condolences and prayers to those who lost loved ones.  I have no other words to express exactly how I'm feeling about the loss of those little ones.  If you have little ones of your own, please hold them a little tighter, kiss them a little longer, and make sure to tell them that you love them as often as you can.  You never know when God will decide to call them home.

Much love and many hugs to all, especially my children (even though they are grown) and my grandson , who is just a baby still.

I shall return Monday, December 17th.  Until then, huggles!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

An update and another give-away!

My second post for today and I'm planning on doing at least one more today, so y'all are hearing a lot from me, just in one day!  lol

Here is what is new: 1)  I updated my polish inventory list.  Instead of being on a page, it is now listed as a document you can view.  When I first created my list in September for the launch of this blog in October, I only had 79 polishes.  I am now up to 134!  That is 56 polishes in just 2 months.  Quite a few of them I have won (lucky me!) and I got great deals on a lot of the others.  I know one thing now, if I wasn't before,  I am officially OBSESSED!  lol  2) I found another awesome give-away, this time on Facebook and I've listed it on the give-away page.  Even if you decide not to enter for it, please stop by her page to give her congrats on reaching 2000 followers.  That is quite an awesome accomplishment!  For someone just starting out, with 16 follows, it seems like a long time away, for me, to get to that many, but it's a goal I would like to one day obtain as well.  :)

For now, I'm off to see what other kind of goodness I can get into today.  I'll be painting nails later as well as posting my current mani, so please be on the lookout for that.

As always, thank you for spending a bit of your time with me today.  Until later, huggles!

A Special Christmas Give-Away!

Good early morning, my darling readers!  I hope this Thursday finds you well.  I have an appointment today to get my biopsy results from my colonoscopy that was done on Monday.  Keep your fingers crossed it's good news!

I wanted to do a quick post about a give-away I'm excited about.  Kelly at Kell's DIY Nails is having a 12 Days of Christmas Give-Away and is currently on Day 6.  If you would like to enter too, please visit Kell's Blog to enter.  Okay y'all...what are you waiting for,  I'll wait for you to get back.  :0)  Until then, huggles!

Monday, December 3, 2012

My hiatus and nail mail.

Good early morning, my darling readers!  I am so sorry I left you all in limbo the last couple of weeks.  I've been having some issues with my tummy here lately and I finally broke down and agreed with my doctor it was time to see a specialist about it.  The specialist didn't want to make any guesses as to what might be wrong so he ordered a tummy scope and because my family has a strong history of colon cancer,  the test for that.  I was supposed to have had the colonoscopy Thursday, but had a problem with the prep solution you're supposed to drink.  My tummy decided it was going to rebel against me and made it so I couldn't have the test done at that time.  Since I was scheduled to have the other procedure at noon today, the doc decided to do both procedures at the same time and offered a different prep method.  Luckily, I started testing early just because of our family history and they've been able to remove pre-cancerous polpys before they became bad, bad news.  Had I waited until age 50 (which I have another 3.5 yrs to go) it is hard to tell what may have been found and if it would have beeen treatable.  Colon cancer is usually very sucessfully treated, if caught early enough, so I highly encourage every one who is over 50 that hasn't had one done yet, please talk to your doctor about it during your next appointment. And if you are under that age, with a family history (one or both parents, like I do and more than one grandparent, also in my family history) it is even more important that you start before the age of 50.  The worst part of it is the prep and if you have a sense of humor, you'll make it through just fine.  Hopefully when I get home from my procedures, I will feel up to posting and have some good news to share.  :0)

Before my hiatus, I had posted that I had received more nail mail.  Is everyone ready to see it?  I'll not keep you in suspense any longer because you've all waited long enough!  Without further ado, nail mail:

I spy pretties in those little windows!

 Look at those babies!

Why yes, it is It's a Trap-eze! from
Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away collection.

 And this one is Creative Fantasy.

 And finally, last, but not least, this one is
Get Carried Away.

 I also got a bottle of Liquid Leather.

And a bottle of Seche Vite top coat.

I ordered all of the above from 8ty8 Beauty Supply which can be found here.  The Cirque Du Soleil sells for $3.25 each and the Liquid Leather was $3.  Seche Vite is $4.25 and can be found under Treatments.

More after the jump.

Friday, November 16, 2012

My first crackle!

Good afternoon, my darling readers!  I know crackle polishes are no longer all the rage now, but I've been wanting to try them since I first saw them awhile back.  When I saw this for sale on Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl's blog sale here, I knew I had to get it and try it.  Since this is blue, I thought it would look pretty cool over the China Glaze Strawberry Fields I was already wearing.  This is 1 coat China Glaze Crushed Candy over CG Strawberry Fields, which is reviewed here.  I finished with 1 coat of Out the Door.

Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure:

I love the blue over the pink.  This is the truest as I could get the colors.

Even though crackle isn't as popular now as it was, I like the effect.

I'll definitely be using Crushed Candy again.

I know the trend has gone away from the crackle polishes, but I do like it and I've never really been a trend follower anyway as I pretty much march to the beat of my own drummer and always have.  Have you used a crackle polish in the past and how did you like it?  Do you still like to use crackle polishes even though the 'trend' is now over?

As always, thank you for spending a few minutes of your day with me!  Huggles!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wanna walk through Strawberry Fields with me?

Good evening, my darling readers.  I must thank you all again for your patience with me.  We've had another  weather change that my body isn't coping well with.  I decided the heck with it and I'm going to try to at least do a few things I like doing to get my mind busy at least.  :0)

Today, I have a polish my hubby bought for me.  He is of the opinion that I have enough polish, but we can't ever have enough polish, can we?  ;<)  This one is China Glaze's Strawberry Fields.  It was in the display with the Breast Cancer Awareness stuff when I picked it up and I mistakenly thought it was one of that collection, but quickly realized my mistake once I got home and looked it up to see which polishes were included in that collection for this year and last.  I do like this color though, it isn't too pale and it isn't too dark.  It's more of a hot pink with a shimmer.  If it has shimmer or glitter, then it has my name ALL over it. *giggle*

Lately, I've been using a new base coat, Beauty Secret's Ridge Filler, because I've noticed several of my nails have developed ridges recently.  As I am no where to being a professional nail tech, I have absolutely no idea what causes ridges or why I've suddenly developed them, but I know I don't like them.  Some are just barely noticeable while others are quite ridged.  For this mani, I used 2 coats of the ridge filler, 2 coats of Strawberry Fields, and 1 coat Out the Door, the formula on this polish is very nice and went on without any difficulties.

Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure, the photo's:

Isn't she a pretty pink?

If you look just right, you might be able to see a hint of shimmer here.

The shimmer decided to be shy and hid from my camera in this shot.

I can see myself using this polish quite often in the future.  Do you have this polish and if so, do you like it?  If not, would you consider buying it?

As always, thank you for spending a few minutes with me this evening and I hope you come again soon!  Huggles!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A little history

Good Tuesday morning, my darling readers.  Today I have decided to share a bit of my story with you.  I suffer from a spinal cord disease called Arachnoiditis.  It's an inflammation of the nerves in the spinal canal.  I'm including a link here if you'd like to read more about it.  As a pain control option, I decided in 2003, to have an implant done called a Spinal Cord Stimulator or SCS, for short.  My first actual implant was done October 19, 2004 (our great nephew was born that day) and was a St Jude/ANS Genesis system (non-rechargeable).  It was supposed to last about 5 years.  Unfortunately, it didn't.  My 2nd system was implanted on January 16, 2007 (my hubby's birthday).  The system I have now is a St Jude/ANS Eon (rechargeable). You can read about the St Jude's/ANS systems here.

This past Thursday, I had an appointment with the company rep from St Jude to check and see approximately how much battery life is left on my system.  We can't get an exact reading but know we're getting close to it being at the end of life of the battery.  Unfortunately, after we were done checking everything out, I didn't realize my system was turned off until 3 am Sunday morning, but by then, I was in so much pain, I'd been in bed for over 24 hours because I could barely move.  Without my SCS, my pain becomes absolutely unbearable and even the smallest things become nearly impossible to do.  Just going from a sitting positing to a standing position was making me feel like I was dislocating both of my hips, even with pain medication.  Thankfully I finally realized the SCS was turned off and I got my remote and turned it back on.  It took a few hours to start feeling more human again.  Now I'm feeling much better and am finally functional again.

So now y'all know why I disappeared over the last few days.  And if I disappear in the future, it'll most likely be because I've had some kind of flare up that I've needed treatment for.  Which just reminded me, it was recommended at my last appointment that I have an injection done in my SI Joint, which my hubby and I have talked about and I decided I am going to do, so I will be off my feet for a couple days after I have it done, but since I'll know about that ahead of time, I can be prepared for it. :0)

I want to thank you all for your patience with me and to let you all know how wonderful I think you are!  This is a great community to be part of and I thank you all for accepting me into it.  I do have a nail post planned for later this afternoon, so keep your eyes open for it later today. :)  Have a great morning!

And as always, thank you for spending a few minutes with me this morning!  Huggles!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

No H8: Let's Stop Hate in the Nail Blogging Community

Good early morning, my darling readers!  I'm standing today with my fellow nail bloggers in the movement to denounce hate in the nail community.  We're all wearing purple mani's, since that is the color chosen to represent the anti-bullying campaign.  As a child who was bullied, this is something I really feel strongly about since bullying is NOT okay.

Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay. 

Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog. 

You may recognize this from when I did my Chronic Pain mani because it is the same polish.  I will upload another photo of my current purple mani later today as it is currently 4:38 am and I really need to get myself to bed since I have a doctor's appointment in the morning.  I just had to post this before I could sleep though.

As always, thank you for stopping by to visit with me for a few minutes.  Have a good morning!  Huggles!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

And now some more Different Dimensions

Good evening, my darling readers.  As you already know, I  me some Different Dimensions polish!  I have two of her polishes to share with you this evening.

Since yesterday was Election Day and I got this polish when Missi had a promotion on her Facebook page a couple months ago, encouraging voter registration, I decided to wear the polish she sent me, which is called Right to Vote 2012.  Application of this polish is a dream.  It glided on smoothly and the glitter applied pretty evenly over the nail and I had no issue with any sticking up anywhere.  It has a slight hint of bluish grey to the base with white hexes and the glitter is red and blue.  This would also make a great 4th of July polish.  I used 1 coat of Beauty Secret ridge filler as my base and 4 coats Right to Vote with 1 coat of Out the Door to finish it off.

Without further ado, for your viewing enjoyment:

Look at those pretty blue & red glitters.

Can you see those white hexes too?

Overall, I think this was the perfect polish choice for Election Day, for me.  :0)

Up next, Red Room of Pain, after the jump.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quickie post-UPDATED with photo's.

Good afternoon, my darling readers!  Just a quickie post for now.  I got nail mail today!  On Halloween, I won the Scariest Nail Bottle in the US Contest that Love Nail Polish held on her blog Addicted to OPI-yum.  The original prize was 4 glitter polishes to replace the 'scary' bottle that I entered.  For several days, other polishes were added to the prize kitty's (there were two prizes) until the first prize totaled 11 polishes and 2nd place totaled 9 polishes.  Well, I received my polishes today and am so excited!  I also received a handwritten note that will be going into my nail scrapbook and be treasured.  I'll update with photo's later tonight.

The box has arrived!

The first thing I saw when it arrived was this lovely hand written note. it!

What is that I see peeking at me?

All nestled in bubble wrap just waiting on me to unwrap them.

If you want to see what I received,  unwrapped, please click on read more to continue.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Leopard Print FAIL!

Good afternoon, my darling readers.  I hope everyone is having an excellent Sunday!  I've spent the last several hours trying to get the mani I'm now working on just perfect and just been irritating myself.  All because this new 'coalition' of women who call themselves "Clean Up or Die" can't stand to look at messy manicures and it's made me extremely self-conscious now and feeling a bit unwelcome in the nail world.  Thankfully, I started my blog for myself and my friends and anyone else who happens to want to stop by and visit.  Those who are bothered by my clean-up methods don't have to stay and look at it, there is a little X at the top right hand of the screen up there, please place your cursor on it now and click your left mouse button to exit my blog now, thank you!  For those of you who are staying, thank you!  I appreciate your time and I appreciate you!

Now on to today's mani.  I tried, I really did, to do a leopard print and it was all going well, until I got to the part where I was supposed to do the outlining of the spots.  And then it all went wrong somehow.  Now it looks more like some kind of abstract art piece to me than leopard print, so if you want to consider it a sucess for abstract art, then that is good, but as a leopard print, it's not so good.

And now, for your not so good viewing pleasure, lol:  (I started with 1 coat of Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler as my base coat)

The base color, Wet n Wild, Megalast, Disturbia-2 coats.

The darker pink dots are China Glaze Strawberry Fields and the lighter pink dots are LA Colors, Color Craze, Summertime.  (I apologize for the white polish everywhere.  I didn't notice it until after I took the photo's.)

The white outline is Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails, Hard to Get.  I then topped everything off with 1 coat of inm Out The Door.

What do you think?  Is this a leopard print or does it look more like an abstract art project to you?

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today and I hope you come again to see what tomorrow's mani will be.  Huggles!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My first attempt at nail art...for Halloween!

Good evening, my darling readers.  We had our trick or treat tonight.  Not as many treaters out tonight, thanks to the cold, wind, and rain so we had a bit of candy left.  It's also the first time in awhile that I didn't really dress up to pass out the goodies either.  Just didn't feel up to it.  I hope everyone else had a good evening.  I've been attending an online blog party being held by Addicted to OPI-yum on her blog and Twitter and have been having a blast!  She also announced the winners of her "Scariest Nail Polish Bottle in the USA" and I am the lucky first place winner!  What a surprise and honor!  This is the bottle that took first place.  

Scary looking bottle, isn't it?  The blog owner was so nice she decided to send all the entrants a prize.  Wasn't that sweet?

Halloween Nail Art after the jump

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Just a real quick post to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!  I'll post my very first nail art attempt later tonight.  :0)

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's Monday, but on Wednesday's We Wear...PINK!

Good evening, my dear readers.  On this cold, windy late evening here in central Ohio, I've been praying that all my East Coast friends and family in Connecticut have been staying safe.  We're starting to feel some of the affects of the Frankenstorm here:  it's been raining for a couple of days and the wind is starting to gust up to 60 mph in some places, the temp has started to drop and we're expecting our first snowfall over night.  Some places have already lost power and I wouldn't be surprised if we don't lose ours sometime in the next 24 hours as we usually do whenever the wind starts up.  We're as prepared as we can be: extra batteries, water, food, emergency medical kit, extra blankets, etc, etc.  We've been through this before and we'll probably go though it again in the future, I'm sure.  Please keep us in your thoughts, but think of those on the East Coast first and pray that this storm will not last as long as predicted.

Now onto the reason for my post tonight.  I have another beautiful polish from Different Dimension to share with you.  This one is called "On Wednesday's We Wear PINK".  This polish is a creamy pink jelly base packed with pink holographic glitter and different shades of pink hexes and some color shifting glitter added for some fun.  This can be worn alone or over an undie for a different look.  I decided to wear it alone as my last tribute of the month to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Without further ado, for your viewing pleasure, the photo's:  (This is 1 coat Revlon Base Coat, 4 coats On Wednesdays We Wear Pink, 2 Coats Out The Door Top Coat.)

4 coats for opacity.

I love how sparkly this is.

Isn't this a fun color?

Do you own any polishes from Different Dimension?  If so, which one(s)?

*This polish was purchased with my own money.*

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nail Mail...again

Good morning, my darling readers.  It's early Saturday morning and I hope everyone is getting an opportunity to sleep in today.  I had an exciting week.  I won two different give-aways, received an Etsy order, and hubby surprised me with a bottle of polish I looked at while at Sally's last night, China Glaze's Strawberry Fields.

First we have the give-away items I won from the Halloween give-away that Lacquer-Loving Lawyer had on her blog.  The prizes were 3 polishes from Blackheart Beauty made for Hot Topic.  The colors are Party Action, WTFushia, and Deceit as well as Sally Hanson Salon Effect's Numbskull Design.  I was really excited about the nail strips as I've been wanting to try them since they first came out.

The photo's, for your viewing pleasure:

Of course, Mr MoJo is back to inspect everything.

It looks like he's thinking, "Where's the catnip?"

From left to right:  Party Action, WTFushia, Deceit

Polishes and the nail strips.

More after the jump.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orange You Glad...It's almost Halloween!

Good evening my darling readers.  I hope you all have had a terrific Tuesday.  The weather was beautiful today, until the weather man mentioned that *S* word that ends in now, for the weekend.  If it does, it'll be a bit early as we don't get it until right around Thanksgiving usually.

Today, for your viewing pleasure, I have Spoiled-Orange You Glad.  It's a beautiful orange and cheered me up as soon as I had it on.  There is a very slight gold shimmer that you can see both in the bottle and on the nail.  If you don't like the prowide brush, then you may not like this one as it has the wide, paddle like brush.  I happen to like them, but then I'm not hard to please when it comes to the brush, as long as it goes on my nails nicely.  :0)  The application was nice and smooth and it dried nicely without the aid of a fast drying topcoat, even though I did choose to use one, just for the extra shine.

Without further ado, here is Orange You Glad.

I  used 3 coats and I could still see a bit of visible nail line.

1 coat each of Revlon base coat and Out The Door topcoat.

Isn't she a pretty color for Halloween?  This photo is as close to true color as I could get.

This is another polish I bought from Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl blog sale, which is still going on, just click on her Blog Sale page to see what she has left.

Do you have any Spoiled polishes and if so, what is your favorite?

Thank you for spending a small part of your Tuesday with me.  I hope you have a wonderful evening!  Huggles!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

In Support of...Chronic Pain Awareness

Good afternoon, my darling readers!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

I have another polish made by Missi at Different Dimension.  She has several polishes you can order from her regular and Halloween lines available and she also takes custom orders.  The one I have for you today was a custom color I asked for and ordered in September, since it was Chronic Pain Awareness month.  The color of the ribbon for CPA is purple, which is also used for Domestic Violence Awareness, which is this month.  Missi has a polish called No-More, which she donates 50% of the earnings from to a local shelter in her town.  The polish I had her create for me is similiar to No-More, but there are differences.  If you want to see what No-More looks like, click here to be taken to her Etsy store.

My review, after the jump. (photo heavy)

Avez-vous vu une manucure française aujourd'hui?

Good early morning, darling readers.  The above translates from French to English as "Have you seen a french manicure today?"  :0)  Thank goodness for google translator for the help with that one.

It's been a busy day today around our household.  I almost lost my nails during the Ohio State/Purdue game when we (Ohio) were down 8 points in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.  If I'd had teeth, they'd definitely be gone (my nails, that is!) because I would have chewed them off in my nervousness.  But we tied and went into overtime, then won by a touchdown.  Woohoo BUCKEYES!  (Sorry to rub it in for those Purdue fans out there.) Then my daughter stopped by with my grandson and his older brother and sister.  It was a very nice visit.

Their visit leads me to my first photo this morning.  I have a new hand model!  I, however, am not the one who did her manicure, that was done by my daughter.  :)  This is one coat of the new color changing pink polish I received in nail mail this week on the 4 fingers, with 1 coat of Kleancolor Pinky Moon on the middle and pinky fingers.  On the thumb is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hard to Get and the zebra stripes were done with LA Color Art Deco in Black.

I think Jamie did an excellent job of modeling for me, don't you?  And her nails are adorable!  I may have her as a guest model from time to time, whenever she comes to visit.  She isn't my granddaughter by blood, but she is my grandson's half sister so I'll claim her as my granddaughter.  :0)  

My french manicure, after the jump.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Every woman should have a pair of....Ruby Pumps!

Good early morning, my darling readers.  I hope everyone has had a good start to their week-end.  It was a rainy, gray day here in Central Ohio and in the fall, that means additional pain for me, but I try to take it in stride and adjust accordingly.  I wasn't able to change my mani for a few days because I'd run out of cotton balls but while hubby and I were out doing errands earlier in the night, I picked some up, so I'll have a new review for you tomorrow!

And now onto today's review....China Glaze Ruby Pumps.  Oh my gosh, I love it!  It is just the right shade of deep red, with beautiful flashes of gold (at least to these old eyes) in it.  It's gorgeous in the bottle and looks even better on the nails.  I even did my first successful french mani with it too, which I'll show y'all tomorrow before the new review.  The formula is wonderful and I had no problems with application.  This is one coat Revlon Base Coat, 2 coats Ruby Pumps, and 1 coat Out The Door.  I saw just a bit of VNL but it didn't bother me because the color is just so pretty, I overlooked it.  :<)

And now for your viewing pleasure, it's CG Ruby Pumps!  (please excuse the mess, I didn't do a very good job at clean-up because I was in a hurry to get photo's done before I woke hubby for work).

I tried a different background this time, my shower curtain.  lol

 I think my fingers look a bit odd because my middle finger curves badly from a break years ago and my pinky is just sooo short.  Are any of your fingers a lot shorter than the others?

Not the greatest clean-up job here, but I was in a really big hurry.  Hopefully my clean-up will get a lot better as time goes on.

And there we have China Glaze Ruby Pumps.  This has to be one of my favorite polishes, so far, and I can see myself wearing it quite often.  Do you have Ruby Pumps?  If so, how do you feel about it?

A surprise and nail mail, after the jump.  :0)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Introducing Buddy and Elsie

17 October 2012 7:11 pm

Since I introduced my kitty, MoJo, in my nail mail post, I thought I would introduce y'all to our other fur kids. (Photo heavy)

 This is Buddy.  We think he is a ridgeless Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.  Mixed with what, we aren't sure.  Our daughter adopted him from a local shelter as a 6 week old puppy and was told he was a beagle mix.  If he's a beagle, he's the biggest one I've ever seen!

 He was 2 years old at the time of this photo.  He is now 6.

My daughter and I had a birthday party for Buddy on his 2nd Birthday.  He loved his hat!

 He loves being a goof ball.  lol

 He's handsome and he knows it.  :0)

He likes to talk...a lot!  lol

And now our baby girl, Elsie.  She might be the oldest of the fur babies, at 7, but she's still playful.  She was feral born to a stray cat under our house, in the old neighborhood.  As far as we know, she was born without her back, left paw.  It doesn't affect her though, she runs and plays just like any other kitty.  

When she stretches out on her back like this, she thinks she doing a trick for a treat.  :D

She loves sleeping on top of the hamper so I put a couple towels on it.  Spoiled?  Not at all.  lol 

Elsie is leash trained so she gets to go outside with us and Buddy when we sit out on the patio in the evenings.  And she's a talker too.  *giggle*

Nail Mail!

17 October 2012

I received a package in my mailbox last Saturday and wasn't able to get it until Monday.  Thankfully my loving hubby picked it up for me (big smooches for him!).  This is what I got from the blog sale that Wishes Of A Blue Eyed Girl is having.  If you have the funds, go check out and see what she has left available for sale.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Radiation and Luxury - In A Bottle?

15 October 2012 8:42 am

Good morning, my darling readers. Today is going to be a long post as I have 2 polishes for your viewing pleasure!  The first up is another from LA Colors. It is Color Craze Radiation. In the bottle it's a greenish-teal with a hint of gold shimmer. But once on, it has more of a silver shimmer to it and it looks more green to me than teal. But that may just be my old eyes (lol) playing tricks on me. I also changed my base coat to Revlon's Colorstay. It has a wide, flat brush which I like for the most part, except on my index and pinky nails, which have smaller nail beds than the rest of my fingers. These larger brushes I have to be careful with on those nails so I don't flood my cuticles. Do you happen to use this same base coat? If so, what do you think of it? I'm still experimenting to find out what works best for me.

This is 3 coats of Radiation. The formula on the LA Colors Color Craze polishes I've tried so far is very thin and I've had to use thin coats so as not to flood my cuticles or have it pool at the end of my nails. I topped off with one coat of Out The Door. And now to the photos so you can see Radiation in all his glory.

Here he is in the bottle.

And here he is on my nails.

Do you own LA Colors Color Craze Radiation? What do you think of the forumla of this polish?

The second color I bring to you today is Color Club's Untamed Luxury.  I've seen this described as a teal, turquoise, and aqua, but to me it looks more green and it is glittery.  Very glittery!  Looking at it in the bottle, it looks to have very small flecks of gold and silver in with the green glitter, all in a slightly tinted green jelly-like base.  For a person who normally doesn't like green in any shade, I LOVE this!  Both in the bottle and on my nails.

Here I've layered one coat of Untamed Luxury over Radiation, which I was already wearing and I followed it with one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.  With no further ado, I introduce you to Untamed Luxury:

Here he is in the bottle.

And here he is on my nails.

Do you own Color Club Untamed Luxury?  

As always, thank you for spending some time with me today and I hope you have a wonderful Monday!  Huggles!