Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A post with pictures!

For the first time in a long time, I actually got home before 5pm...which meant seeing the UPS guy for the first time since the summer. Well, since I didn't feel like doing any actual work, I thought I would treat my hands to a manicure and then test out some of my newly acquired polishes. All of the pictures are taken indoors with flash. It hasn't stopped raining cats and dogs since yesterday...and my umbrella decided to crap out today and break because of the strong winds.

First up is Locavore by Rescue Beauty Lounge. I have had my eye on this one for a while, and now it is finally mine (post- seminar splurge and all). Anyways, it kind of reminds me of Mardi Gras or some really festive party with all the confetti.

The next RBL I ordered was Scrangie...which is a polish I have heard so much about on other blogs and MUA. It is actually darker in real life, and something that isn't captured as well in pictures is the depth of the shimmer. My toes are currently painted with Scrangie and I can't stop wiggling my toes in the light to watch them shimmer and flash.

Okay, so on a very big whim I purchased 5 Lippmann nail polishes during the Friends and Family sale. I think it was around 7pm in lab and a fellow TA was making media and was probably like..where did Grace go? And I was secretly buying nail polish...I mean, after 12 hours in the lab and having visited Smithfield early in the morning to watch pork processing (I smelled like a piggy for the rest of the day, gross!)...I think I was entitled to a little crazy shopping.

Anyways, Lippmann Wicked Game is much more amazing in real life. In these pictures it is hard to see the flashes of green and whatnot. I took a picture of the bottle and you can kind of see the colors that the polish flashes when on the nail.

Here we have Don't Tell Mama...a teal/green shimmer in black that "glows". It really is quite gorgeous, and I'm surprised at how pretty the polishes I ended up buying are, especially since these were ordered in approximately 5 minutes.

Well here we have the 10th anniversary set. After all the reviews I had seen, I was skeptical of getting this, but then I decided to splurge since I wanted the Ruby Red Slippers...and it was on sale, so that makes it better right? Anyways, I am in quite the chatty mood today so I will try to cut to the chase. Superstar is pictured below. As you know, it is a copper glitter in a black jelly base. This is only 2 coats!! I didn't think I would like this, but I do.

And then we have the controversial one:
So I decided to try it with one coat, just to experiment...

I really don't know what to think about Funky Chunky. So I'll move on...hahaha.

My manicure/NOTD for tomorrow is going to be the following:
Ruby Red Slippers!! Isn't it pretty? :) I love how you can definitely see the layers of glitter so it has a 3 dimensional quality to it, giving it some depth.

I guess that is all I have for now...I'm still waiting for 2 packages that should be spectacular *crosses fingers* Hopefully I will be able to post pictures of them before all the hustle and bustle of grading, weddings, Thanksgiving, exams...and let's not forget applications. *sigh*

Anyways, have a great weekend, and if I don't get a chance to post for awhile, have a great Thanksgiving too! :)


gildedangel said...

Those are great swatches, all of those colors are to die for!

Mighty Lambchop said...

Wicked Game is stunning and a major lemming of mine. Sweet haul!

auroragyps said...

I think you might have the best swatches of Funky Chunky I've seen online, but the light reflects off the shiny surface and make them a bit hard to see. Now I'm wondering how the polish would look with a matte top coat on it.

Lucy said...

Love all your new polishes. Deborah Lippmann emailed me about the application and you have it right. She said it was supposed to be just one coat and not evenly coated with the same bits of polish. I still hate it. I agree you have the best application of the crappy stuff!

Grace said...

glideangel- Thanks!

Mighty Lambchop- Wicked game is definitely a lot prettier in person!

auroragyps- Thanks! I'll definitely have to try putting a matte top coat on it.

Lucy- Thanks! I agree, I'm not too sure if I like it or not.

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