Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Angel Wings

I only had time to do one coat of polish this morning, so I picked the Maybelline Brocade in Silver Swank.  While it doesn't cover my nail line, the gold shimmer and flecks of silver glitter are pretty striking, and I like the sort of "glaze" over my nail.  Kind of like a low-effort fancy french, not too shabby.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holly Jolly Texture

I love me some texture polishes, and Zoya's Chita, China and Solange make a lovely giftwrap-style manicure.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!

I thought a jelly sandwich in the traditional colors of Hanukkah, silver and blue, would be a really charming manicure, and this look even evokes a snowy evening to boot, making it doubly seasonal!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


I love Christmas music.  I don't think I can ever get sick of every hokey, oft-heard standard (except for Christmas Shoes, that song is awful).  But I keep myself from listening to it until Thanksgiving; it just isn't time for Christmas music until then.

So, let's celebrate Christmas music season with a holly jolly manicure!

I bought these Sally Hansen Rent the Runway polishes (Red: Rosey Shooter, Green: Green Rocket) way back in October, as I thought they, along with Glitter Gun (a gold) were PERFECT Christmas shades.  I layered them over Zoya's Hunter and Livingston (green and red respectively), to create a pitch-perfect holiday mani.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jelly Time

Jelly sandwich time, folks!  I needed a little summer color today, seasons be damned!
Gorgeous!  I love this cantaloupe colored jelly, Zoya's Maya, with Maria Luisa in between.  Gotta love a subtle gold flakie peeking out from a lush jelly!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The greatest color combination of all time?

I threw these together on a whim a while back, just to see if they were brilliant or ghastly together.  My verdict? BRILLIANT!

The burnished burgundy-purple base of Revlon's Sugar Plum, with its hint of bronze, balances the pale indigo of Essie's Stroke of Brilliance just perfectly.  This combo just glows, it's an unexpected knockout.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Deep Purple Skittles

Purple: the color of royalty.  The color of spring, when bright crocuses pop up and peek at the sun.  The color of fall, when some trees change from yellow, to orange, to red, to a nearly livid purple.  The last, lingering color of a winter sunset. I love purple.

Zoyas one and all, from left to right: Valerie, Mimi, Mason and Daul.