Tuesday, June 22, 2010

♥ Sally Hansen Black Pearl Chrome ♥




Sally Hansen Back Pearl Chrome 2 coats with 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat

Check it out.... it's in a square bottle! How cool is that? It's also 15 ml, instead of the newer bottles which are 13 ml. I have never seen a Sally Hansen polish in a square bottle before. This pretty chrome polish was my Father's Day mani - becuase my dad loves those Pirates of the Caribbean movies (  The Black Pearl was the name of one of the Ships in the Movie ) This is a pretty silvery grey that does look like a black pearl.

This does look like a real Tahitian black pearl, below


All these chrome polish's I have recently acquired dry very fast with 2 coats; 1 thick coat can work, but I find that I leave alot of brush marks trying to get it right with 1 thick coat. I am so enamored ( or should I say.... enameled....) by this square bottle ~ and I am extra happy that it is a cool colour too! Has anyone else seen Sally Hansen Chromes in square bottles like this before? or even any other lines of Sally Hansen polish in square bottles.

Anyhoo - here is a bunch of photos, there was no sunshine when I wore this, so all my photos are either in the shade with flash or with indoor fluorescent.


Shade

Indoor Fluorescent

Indoor Fluorescent



♥ Blue with Silver Glitter polish's Comparison ♥



AWESOME! after doing the full mani & removing it I deleted the full mani file of Nail Fetish 'Gothic' = Dang, so skittles for now. Here is a quick comparison of some other dark blue polish's with small silver glitter in them. I am sure Essie Starry Starry Night is very pretty in real life, but cant relate to the 'hype' or ridiculous price of it.I think if I can can find these in this town, I am certain there are other readily available blue jelly-ish polish's with small silver glitter out there.....

L to R 
Maybelline Matte Sapphire 2 thick coats..... this needs thinner (INDEX)
Nail Fetish Gothic 2 coats over 1 coat of Claire's Matte Cobalt (MIDDLE)
Nat Robbin's Midnight Hour - 4 thin coats (RING)
Nail Fetish Gothic - 4 coats (PINKY)

On my Thumb, I applied Claire's Matte Cobalt on the diagonal to half my nail, then applied 2 coats of Nail Fetish 'Gothic'. Nat Robbin's 'Midnight Hour' is a very pretty, but very sheer polish. It is much darker and jelly-like than the other 2 blue/silver glitter polish's I have rounded up. I usually apply a good base of a corresponding polish shade when I wear sheer polish's. I cant be bothered to do 4 or more coats to achieve bottle colour or to get the effect I want.

I have a post of Nat Robbin's Midnight Hour HERE





Claire's Matte Cobalt, Maybelline Matte Sapphire, Nail Fetish Gothic, Nat Robbin's Midnight hour

Indoor Fluorescent

Sun


Shade





Monday, June 21, 2010

♥ Sally Hansen Aqua Chrome Sapphire Chrome and Pure Ice Strapless ♥


DANG This was supposed to auto post last night!


I wanted to Stretch out his pretty Sapphire Chrome polish so I added a what I believe is Sally Hansen Aqua Chrome, It looks exactly like Naturistc's Blue Spark which I have modeled HERE. There is no name on the bottle so I hope that I got the right name for it.


I applied the straight Nailene Tips & Toes french tip guides diagonally across my nails, then applied 2 thin coats of Sally Hansen Aqua Chrome. When it was dry I removed the tip guides and applied 2 coats of Pure Ice Strapless, one of the best blue glitters out there. I am a huge fan of Pure Ice polish, even though I only have 5, all the swatches I have seen impress me and I wish we had these in Canada. I love the square bottle and am happy with the quality.

Here is a few photos -  Hope everyone had a great weekend!


with my very lovely almost black pansy's




applied Nailene strait nail tip guides diagonally across nail.
2 thin coats of Sally Hansen Aqua Chrome
Remove nail tip guides when polish was dry.....
applied two NOT STRAIGHT coats of Pure Ice Strapless,













Sunday, June 20, 2010

A quickie bargain alert - please dont be shy and MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON MY BLOG ROLL

 2.54 CAD at Walmart stores Canada

 Here is a quick bargain alert & an important notice about my blog roll! I want to make sure YOU are on it! But before that my new rule is that I only buy 'almost black' polish's if they are on mega sale or garage sales/ thrift stores!!!! I picked these up at Walmart in my town for $2.54 CAD, these colours are very dark and vampy with gorgeous secret shimmer. The price for the remover was great on it's own- plus I got free polish I likely would not have purchased! I have tried these " NO Chip 10 days" before and they were very sheer, which was disappointing because they had/have wicked colours. Swatches to come eventually.

♥ onto the serous stuff ♥

 I really want to be sure that YOU are on my blog-roll. I am going to tidy up my blog a little more ( I will still post 1 million photos of a single mani, though ) but plan to remove some links & such so that it doesent take as long to load, but If I follow you, and you do not see yourself on my blog roll, please let me know. If you have a NAIL Blog please make sure you are on my blog roll, too♥♥♥




 I have a few blogs on here that have been abandoned - but thats okay! I will keep that link up, becuase alot of those have great nail art and beuatiful swatches.


I plan to add links to peoples photo streams as well as reorganize the links to nail polish resources. There are blogs who have extensive lists of companies to order from as well as beauty supply places to order from. Since I am a drug store/department store polish lover, I am not going to have those links. However I plan to have a PAGE devoted to those blogs who have buckets of information to share.



Here is the thread I added to MUA this morning

ummmm I am affiliated - so hopefully I don't get kicked off. whenever I find out who someone is on MUA from their blog - I come to MUA and check out all their photos and and conversations pertaining to information about where they purchase stuff from and their skillz in regards to polish. Their preferred brands etc.

 I am trying to have everyone's blog on my blog roll with a photo of their latest mani ( or the photo they post in their most recent blog )

I am hoping that this way everyone can have some exposure for themselves, but also and most importantly their blog and THE INFORMATION  they are sharing can be found easily.

Every day I find new people on MUA and on blogs and people word press's by goggling items on Google images.... ***I AM*** and have missed out on things and so I am trying to keep my piece of the interwebz as a resource for photos and info.

I looked into figuring out how word press blogs can have a photo too, that would show up with their most recent posts on my Blog Roll, but I don't think its possible = Hopefully people have learned from my mega bargain polish hauls that it pays to check out EVERYTHING♥


I hope that my post does not get removed from MUA. -  but it was a good reminder that I needed to do a post like this and encourage everyone who has NAIL POLISH  blogs to make sure I have their blog on my blog roll.


anyhoo- on to some bargain goodies

L to R - Jamboree Beauty, Tuscan Pride, Chocolate Dreams


L to R - Jamboree Beauty, Tuscan Pride, Chocolate Dreams

 Tuscan Pride

Jamboree Beauty

Chocolate Dream
Real swatches to come..eventually

Saturday, June 19, 2010

♥ Sally Hansen Sapphire Chrome ♥


Here is my current mani - Sally Hansen Sapphire Chrome - a very pretty pale blue chrome..... we  just got some sunshine in my town and I am planning some simple nail art and hope to get some sunshine pics of my recent chrome haul.

This looked pretty boring the bottle, a silver with a smidgen of blue, but it actually is prominently baby blue.  I used 2 thin coats with 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat.

When I did a post earlier about the many discontinued shades of Sally Hansen Chromes, I forgot to add the AVON MIRROR SHINE NAIL ENAMEL polish's that are still readily available. There are vibrant beautiful shades and are probably BF3 free.

Also has everyone seen the 2 new green Avon polish's that are available - they are soooooo pretty!

Anyhoo - here is my NOTD, I will be jazzing this up ASAP and hope to get some sunshine pictures = Have a great weekend♥







Friday, June 18, 2010

♥ Sally Hansen Gilded Pearl Crome ♥

Sally Hansnen Gilded Pearl Chrome 2 coats no TC
Middle nail is Sally Hansen Amber Chrome 2 coats with Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat


I hoped to do some layering of the polish Sally Hansen Gilded pearl Chrome with some other oldies I had recently picked up = but the polish I want to use needs sunlight to show off it's beauty and today is nothing but gloomy rainy skies. All my photos are indoors under fluorescent lighting.

This was 2 easy to apply coats that dried fast and perfectly. No T.C. except on my middle nail which is my mani from yesterday - Sally Hansen Amber Chrome. I have been and will be sewing alllllllllll weekend, hence the tip wear on my middle nail.

These polish's were $1.29 CAD at a fabulous dollar store in my town.  We did not have a London Drugs in my Provence until 2004 and seeing the older price tags on some of these is fascinating. One of then is listed at $5.99 CAD, which was pretty pricey IMO for a polish in the late 90's.

Thanks everyone for the emails and comments on these. Its actually fun to do research and learn a little about something I am interested in.







Thursday, June 17, 2010

♥ Sally Hansen Amber Chrome ♥

Sally Hansen Amber Chrome 2 coats with 1 coat of Nailene T.C.
wow - this is a pretty one. it is super reflective and is a nice amber peachy colour. I hoped to get some better outdoor pics, but my goodness is it gloomy outside. This dried super duper fast when I applied it this morning, despite the very humid weather we are having.

I think the reason these are in such abundance in bargain shops in North America is that you cannot see the polish in the bottle. I always found that really bizarre, imaging if eyeshadow just had a label with the name and you could not see the product? also I am surprised I haven't gotten any cease and desist letters from that website scalping these Chromes for ridiculous prices for my post yesterday. I probably sent a lot of traffic their way, had anyone else heard of that company before? I haven't.

Anyhoo - these are not the best pic's but I need to start working through my un-tried's.....
 
Indoor fluorescent

Indoor fluorescent

Outside in dismal dreary rain; at least it was warm out

Indoor Fluorescent


Sally Hansen Chrome polish and Naturistc's Super Chrome Polish



So in doing some research and trying to find names for some of the no-names chromes I have  - I came across a few of these Sally Hansen Chromes that I have never seen photos of. I am trying to put togetehr a list of easily accessible chrome polish's, there are tonnes out there and seeing THIS upset me into action.




MAYBELLINE MIRROR IMAGE
WET N' WILD L.E. CHROMES
SOME NICOLE CHROME LIKE POLISH'S
CHINA GLAZE ROMANTIQUE COLLECTION IS SORTA CHROME LIKE
and MANY OTHER CHINA GLAZE POLISH'S THAT ARE CHROM-EY AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE 







Also - why hasn't anyone modeled this yet? There are several really pretty looking Love my Nails Chromes for .97 cents in the USA..... are they no good? I would love too see some swatches. I found a VIDEO  

.....but not so many photos of these chromes. So far I have only seen three of the shades on THIS blog.....


photo from walmart.com

When i was in the USA I only picked up a few of the large particle glitters Love my Nails, and I am wondering about some of the colours available. I do know they smell different then regular nail polish. but other than that they seem pretty average as far a s colour goes.  I have seen a few swatched on the blogs and MUA but am surprised that more people do not model these. Maybe people are turned off by the stronger scent or that they are .97 cents. Or people despise going into WM....

Anyhoo - here is the list I have come up with, please feel free to fill anything in or copy and paste.  I HAD NO IDEA  there was this many - wow!!!! This is a work in progress, and I have no plans to acquire all  of these. Many of them are extremely similar, and do not warrant owning.






CHROMES 4664-00

#01 PURE CHROME
#02 PLATINUM CHROME
#04 GARNET CHROME
#06 AQUA CHROME 
#07 RUBY CHROME 
#08 PINK JADE CHROME
#09 JEWEL CHROME
#10 ROYAL PURPLE
#12 BLACK PEARL 
#13 AQUAMARINE CHROME
#14 MOONSTONE CHROME
#15 CARNELIAN CHROME 
#17 CRYSTAL CHROME
#18 TOPAZ CHROME
#19 OPAL CHROME 
#20 PINK PEARL
#21 SAPPHIRE CHROME
#22 PINK ONYX CHROME
#23 RHODOLITE CHROME
#25 TOURMALINE CHROME
#26 CINNABAR CHROME
#27 AMBER CHROME 
#28 TITANIUM CHROME 



PEARL CHROME 4664-00
#39 WHITE PEARL CHROME 
#41 SALMON PEARL CHROME
#42 ROSE PEARL CHROME 
#43 TAUPE PEARL CHROME
#44 GILDED PEARL CHROME 

 ??? champange pearl chrome ???



 DIAMOND CHROME 4664-00

#32 CANARY DIAMOND CHROME
#45 PINK DIAMOND CHROME
#46 FIERY PINK DIAMOND CHROME
#47 ANEMONE DIAMOND CHROME 
#48 PURPLE DIAMOND CHROME
#49 LILAC DIAMOND CHROME
#51 ROSE DIAMOND CHROME
#52 CINNAMON DIAMOND CHROME



SAPPHIRE CHROME

#53 FUCHSIA SAPPHIRE CHROME
#55 ORCHID SAPPHIRE CHROME
#56 BLUE SAPPHIRE CHROME
#57 VIOLET SAPPHIRE CHROME
#58 PURPLE SAPPHIRE CHROME



 CHRYSTAL CHROME

#60 PINK CRYSTAL CHROME 
#61 BABY BLUE CRYSTAL CHROME
#62 CHROME CRYSTAL
#63 CHAMPAGNE CRYSTAL CHROME
#64 PETAL CRYSTAL CHROME
#65 PURE CRYSTAL CHROME
#66 LILAC CRYSTAL CHROME
#67 PEACH CRYSTAL CHROME



 RUBY CHROME

#69 BURMESE RUBY CHROME
#71 ROYAL RUBY CHROME

♥♥♥

 okay here are a few more that I have no idea where they fit in or if they are even the correct names

white gold?



stuff i HAVE that I have no idea where it fits

5395-06 SANSKRIT RUBY
5712-09 WUT?
DIAMOND 4664A-01 ( in circular bottle )
MYSTERY NAME - COULD BE AQUA CHROME OR AQUA MARINE CHROME 

edit - it's aqua chrome 



Naturistics Super Chrome

 NATURISTIC'S SUPER CHROME 1125-00

#21 TECHNO
#22 DEEP VIOLET
#23 RUBY REFLECTION
#24 BLUE SPARK
#25 GUNMETAL 

These are also made by Sally Hansen, and are pretty much dupes for some of the Chromes. There is very little information about these on the interwebz......

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

♥ Nail Fetish - Lizard & more S.H. Chrome info ♥

Nail Fetish Lizard 4 thin coats with base-coat and Nailene T.C.

No - I did not but all those polish's in the boxes..... that was the delivery they received at the store. Looney Twoons dollar store is the same store in my town where I get all my Billie polish's. It used to be a " .99 cents Only" dollar store- but I guess becuase things are no longer only .99 cents; they changed the name. I actually only bought 8 at that store { $1.29 each }, and I found 4 more at the other dollar store 'A Buck or Two' { $1.50 each }in my town.. Alot of these chrome polish's are very similar, and while each is unique an very pretty........ I can survive w/o them. I cant buy alllllllllll the bargain polish's in my town.

Before I go on ( and on and on and on about ancient discontinued polish's ) i want to thank everyone for the well wishes for my potential career ending nail injury. My nail is OKAY and early on Monday morning I applied my false nails. I miss how easy they are to paint and I definitely missed that I could be somewhat careless and not have to worry about injuries like the one I sustained.  I am a klutzy gal; always walking into things with my arms a'swing'in. I hated having to be careful with my real fingernails.

Remember those prices above, becuase after looking at THIS you are going to flip out. At first I thought this place was in Australia or another planet, but apparently they are located in Boise, Idaho. These Chrome polish's are very pretty, but there is a lot of dupes easily available like at walmart in the USA, or through China Glaze, Hopefully someone with an extensive collection will also do a feature on the Sally Hansen Chromes, or the Naturistic's Super Chromes, too.

 While I am happy I found these neat older polish's - I would never ever EVER pay $14.99 each for them.  I think I have only spent close to that 1 time, but I am finding that almost all my current favorite's have been under $2.00. Is it bad for me to write that? So given that S.H. Xtreme wears have been fabulous and are only $2.39 in Canada =  I was just appalled after seeing those prices!!!! Dang! They start at $6.99 but um..... even $4 is too much for these.



Anyhoo - My manicure for today was Nail Fetish 'Lizard' = a dark green with lots of pretty shimmer. This was 4 thin coats with base coat and Nailene acrylic Strong Top Coat. I dont currently own a shade like this and am not sure what to compare it to. I would call it a blackened green, maybe.....


Pictured below is S.H. Chrome in Carnelian Chrome

Pictured Below is Diamond Chrome

Sunshine

Shade

Sunshine

Shade


flash

shade