Thursday, June 28, 2012

Seduced by Mr. Darcy

So, this is my first blogpost :D and is going to be a Mani of the day (MOTD). This one was inspired by this book: An Assembly Such As This by Pamela Aidan... seriously is amazing <3 if you loved Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice you will love this book, is the same history of Pride and Prejudice but from the point of view of Fitzwilliam Darcy <3

Anyway... this is about nails! I used two coats of China Glaze in Seduce Me on my nails (after my base coat) and Essie Luxeffects in As Gold as ir Gets on my accent nail, finished off with China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat and this is the final look. 

I love to do my accent nail on my ring finger so I try to do this everytime I paint my nails. I loved this combo inspired by the book cover, it just looks so classy <3


I LOVE this colour... is amazing and I think it compliments very well my skin tone. Formula wise is a great polish, is really opaque so one coat is enough but i always prefer to do two so it lasts longer. 

China Glaze in Seduce Me

As Gold as it Gets is flakes of gold glitter on a clear base and was part of the Essie's Holiday 2011 Luxeffects Collection. This one is such a pretty polish, the colour and texture are amazing, is not too dense... just amazing <3

Essie Luxeffects in As Gold as it Gets

A close up so you can see the tiny golden flakes in this polish

Hope you liked it


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Saturday, June 16, 2012

My 'cheap' obsession

I have 51 nail polishes and 23 image stamping plates. My friends think I have a problem. You may think that it's not enough (and I'd agree with you, but don't tell them!). I argue this is a cheap obsession. Lets see, how much money do you think I have spent on it? How much money spends a shoe-obsessed woman? Correct. This is a cheap obsession!

I would love to have a nail polish wall rack! Yes, I know I can do one by myself, but I want a nicer one. I want one made of acrylic and they are kind of expensive (...or I'm stingy). Whatever the case, here is how I keep an eye on my nail polish colors:

I got these nail art display wheels from Amazon. I paid only 1 dollar each, shipping included.

- You can display 20 different colors per wheel (you can also practice with them)
- You can take them with you to the store in case you don't remember which colors you have (although they look darker when dried, you know that)
- You can try the colors on before painting your nails (these tips are much larger than my nails, but it still works)

- You cannot re-organize the colors (and I am not sure how easy is to eliminate a color once painted)
- It does not decorate your bedroom (I am actually thinking in hanging them, but I am not sure about my husband's opinion, ha)

Hope this to be useful.


- Cony