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Polish Project #31

by Jamie Sanford on September 18, 2012

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120. Color Club Hologram (I can’t find this online to link to.)

This is a random nail art polish that I picked up a while back. I have never really used it but it looks pretty in the bottle.

You can see the unfortunate texture happening here.

Here’s the brush, which you can see is really long and weird. It was just sort of messy overall.

Thoughts: It’s pretty but I can sort of recreate the look with other things I have, and application is almost impossible. If I am supposed to use this for nail art, it would probably not work out.
Verdict: I already tossed this since I don’t wish this chunky polish on anyone.

121. Revlon Mistletoe
122. OPI Pirouette My Whistle

Not so much focus on that OPI bottle, but you get the idea.

Base coat of Revlon Mistletoe, OPI Pirouette My Whistle topcoats on the index and ring fingers. Mistletoe is a weird blackish base with sort of a muted gold thing happening in the glitter bits, it’s hard for me to explain. It applies well and dries fast. The Pirouette My Whistle is a mix of big silver glitter bits and smaller glitter bits that appear to flash purple.

Thoughts: I wanted PMW to be a dupe of Servin’ Up Sparkle which I LOVE but it isn’t at all. It’s still a great topcoat though. Mistletoe is sort of meh for me. I am not obsessed with it.
Verdict: I think I will keep Pirouette My Whistle and part with Mistletoe.

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Polish Project #30

by Jamie Sanford on September 15, 2012

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115. OPI Teasy Does It
116. OPI Germanicure
117. China Glaze Harvest Moon
118. OPI Warm & Fozzie
119. China Glaze Electrify

115-118. OPI Teasy Does It, OPI Germanicure, China Glaze Harvest Moon, OPI Warm & Fozzie.

119 in the front. China Glaze Electrify.

I did sort of end up with a gradient in the base colors, which wasn’t exactly intended, but I will take it.

Teasy Does It is from the 2010 Burlesque collection. It’s pink flecky shimmer in a dark burgundy base. Love.

I thought Germanicure was similar, but it is a totally different situation. Much redder, and the shimmer is a bit more subtle.

Harvest Moon is from the Hunger Games collection, which I didn’t care about until I found them on sale at Sally Beauty Supply. I like this color, and I ended up with 2 bottles, so I keep one and my mom gets the other, because I think this color is definitely for her. I will just have to convince her to put something like Electrify on top, since Electrify looks GREAT on top of this, not just as a stripe but just scattered glitter over the whole thing.

Warm & Fozzie is one of these weird magical polishes that is about 10 different colors. It’s pink and bronze and gold and I love it.

Also, check out the tip wear in these photos. I need to take pictures earlier in the process of wearing. Or I need to find a bangin’ top coat that I can do a proper tip wrap with for nail protection.

So, there you have it. This was a fun manicure.

Thoughts: These polishes are all for me in a big way so I am down. I need to work on application to avoid the tip wear issues I have had.
Verdict: One bottle of Harvest Moon to Mom, I keep the other one and all of the other polishes.

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Sequins at the Circus!

by Jamie Sanford on August 7, 2012

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Back in May, Will and I went to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL. I had to work and so we went early to hit the Ringling – I had been there when I was about 8 but remembered almost nothing from that trip. We did not manage to get very far in the museum before it was closing (Will went back while I was working and was able to see the whole thing), but we did manage to explore the miniatures display (which is astounding) and look at all of the vintage circus costumes and props. It was incredibly fun, but I was super excited when we got to a room full of sequins! Lots of gorgeous costumes, absolutely covered in sparkles. I couldn’t get enough.

Here are some of the photos!



The entire set of photos is available to view here on Flickr. Lots more sequins there, as well as some full-sized photos of these costumes.

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