Green

Polish Project #12

by Jamie Sanford on August 11, 2012

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57. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Grass Slipper
58. Orly Here Comes Trouble
59. China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses
60. OPI Simply Smashing

Green collection, part 2.

They are even in the correct order this time. (According to the list above, not the bottle shot.)

Thoughts: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes are thick during application but are mostly amazing. I love this color of green too. The Orly and China Glaze green glitters were such that they applied well and didn’t have the glitterbomb chipping issue that haunts me. Simply Smashing isn’t really GREEN but I was unsure of where to put it when I was sorting by color. It obviously doesn’t fit in here.
Verdict: Everyone stays, except for Simply Smashing. I got some good feedback on it, but I’m so meh on it that I will just put it in the share pile.

Up next, dark purples that all look alike.

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Polish Project #11

by Jamie Sanford on August 9, 2012

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53. Sally Girl Unknown Minty Green (I can’t figure out which color it is and the bottle isn’t telling.)
54. Fright Night Claw Polish in Toxic (I can’t find a link to buy, but I got it at CVS last Halloween)
55. Sinful Colors Show Me The Way (This one is old and not available anymore)
56. OPI Don’t Mess with OPI

Green collection 1.

L to R: Sally Girl Unknown, Fright Night Claw Polish in Toxic, Sinful Colors Show Me The Way, OPI Don’t Mess with OPI.

Thoughts: All goodness in this set. The Sally Girl minis sort of make application difficult but it just takes patience. I have no other color that matches this minty green. The Fright Night Claw Polish is the most surprising because you could expect less from an inexpensive Halloween nail polish but it is GREAT. Awesome application and it looks great on the nail. Show Me The Way is a more grassy, lighter green with a glass fleck thing happening, and Don’t Mess with OPI is just a classic green that I really enjoyed.
Verdict: These are all staying. I LOVE green nail polish.

Greens part 2 are up next.

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Deer Print Scarf

by Jamie Sanford on September 7, 2010

I have sort of inadvertently collected scarves and pashminas over the last few years. Totally unintentional and only last week did I notice how many, when I installed hooks in my bedroom to keep them all in one place.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting this one immediately.


I love this print, I love the green of the scarf.  However, what’s great is that Etsy seller Pretty Raccoon has a listing for a custom scarf order where you can pick the color of the scarf and what print you want applied. Very cool.

I think this would be a really cool bridesmaid gift.  It is tough to buy something for a number of people that is the same (I went with Coach wristlets which I knew everyone would love) – but this would allow for variation within the same gift.

The green scarf is available for $21 on Etsy.

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Gifts That Give Back: Paper Mache Peacock

by Jamie Sanford on May 29, 2010

Today, an item made in Haiti.  Portions of the proceeds from this purchase go back there to help with recovery from the devastating earthquake that took place there.

Plus, we know that I have a soft spot for bird items.


This beautiful blue peacock, which I’m thinking most people would be more likely to buy for themselves than for someone else, is 30 inches long (not a subtle piece), is available in 5 different colors, and is $215 from Green with Glamour.

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Recycled CircuitBoard Business Card Case

by Jamie Sanford on February 16, 2010

Today we have a fun gift for any techie who carries business cards.  These are made from recycled circuit boards, so each one is unique and gives a bit back to the environment.

These cases are available on Amazon.com for $26.95.

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