Monday, November 21, 2016

Alchemy III by Formula X for Sephora

purchased by me

Hey, it's been a minute, but look!  A nail polish post!  Just in case anyone is looking for a little something to add to their bag during Sephora's Black Friday event, here's a gorgeous polish.  The Sephora description is "iridescent rose shimmer" and mine is "addictive rose foil".  Alchemy III is a lovely combination of minute gold and rose shimmer particles that add up to a polish that is both subtle and shimmery at the same time.  The pale color makes it work-safe, and the beauty of it garners compliments!  It's also one of those polishes where you can't see any VNL, even when the polish is technically sheer, because of its reflective nature.  My swatch is two coats and no top coat.


Last year's Alchemy II was $14.00, this year's is $15.00 and it's available now at Sephora.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lush Halloween products mini reviews

purchased by me

I splurged on a few goodies from Lush when the Halloween stuff came out, and they're all still available, so if you're considering any of these, the mini-reviews are after the jump.


Goth Fairy:


Monsters's Ball, Pumpkin, Autumn Leaf:


Thursday, June 23, 2016

A little hometown pride

Even if you ignore sports, you have to know that the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA playoffs and brought home the city's first major sports trophy in 64 years.  Cleveland had partying in the streets on Sunday, more partying when the players came home on Monday, and a parade on Tuesday.

I work in Akron, which is LeBron James's hometown, and we got to wear Cavs gear on Wednesday and today, and tonight Akron is throwing its most famous local boy a party.  I did up my nails and my eyes in honor of the Cavs.


The gold is Color Club Cherubic, the wine is Nabi 3-D Rainbow Effect in Wine and the navy is Darling Diva Queen of the Night



The gold is Milani ShadowEyez in Golden Bronze, the wine is ColourPop Porter and the navy is the darkest shade from Inglot Rainbow shadow #110.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Incoco Vintage Charm

purchased by me

Spring has finally sprung, but because the building in which I work is so cold, I've not been able to wear most of my spring clothes.  So I'm sporting spring on my nails--mint and silver stripes with black and pink floral bands.



Vintage Charm polish strips are available at Incoco for $8.99 + shipping.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Incoco Lavender Fields

purchased by me

I was so excited to see these as part of the Incoco spring collection because lavender is my favorite flower.  When I got my hands on these strips and these strips on my hands, they lived up to my expectations!  Beautiful, detailed sprigs of lavender on a silver background.


You can find the Lavender Fields nail polish strips for $8.99 + shipping at the Incoco website.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Deborah Lippman Marrakech Express

purchased by me

I'm back!  Did you miss me?  If you want to know where I've been, check out Curmudgeonette. :-D

Anyway, today is all about Marrakech Express.  I love this polish so much!  It's been a longtime lemming for me, and when I finally grabbed it from HSN, it did not disappoint.  It's a red-copper foil with gold flakes, the formula was easy and it was opaque in two coats.


It's available at the Lippman website for $20 or at HSN for $21 with a free mini bottle of top coat.