Monday, August 9, 2010

♥ Franken - Shamrock Shake ♥

I got nothing

Here is Shamrock Shake ~ a franken I made a while ago that I had to wear today. It is a lively minty shade that I made with blue, green, black and white..... I am busy doing crafty things and trash my manicures daily. I barely get around to doing any nail art either, because I paint my nail a new shade every second day. Thankfully I have a tonne of new-ish polish's to keep me happy.

 Any hoo - here is a few more photos of Shamrock Shake, this is 2 coats with 1 coat of Clear polish.... I had planned to do some funky nail art but it ain't happening...... I also posted photos of some older nail art stickers I found wedged in a drawer. - I think the big hearts and stars might be a little to big to fit on my nails....

shade with flash

 ............. some old skool nail art stickers I found......

 over-exposed !!!!!!

Franken Shamrock Shake (from a few months ago )

The polish's I used to make this franken
L to R Billie Blue, Lime, White and Black

Sunday, August 8, 2010

♥ NYC Pince Street ♥

Here is 3 coats of NYC Prince Street, one of the new NYC in a new york minutes polish's. It is extremely similar to a polish I recently bought - Ardene Rock'in Purple. however, the Ardene Polish has a lot more shimmer, while the NYC is not very shimmery.... it's like they started to add the shimmer, and then changed their minds mid-way.

The new blue NYC polish I modeled in my last post - Pier 17 - is very, very shimmery; so I had anticipated this polish being very shimmery as well. I love that blue and wish I had a similar polish to compare it to- I found a post on Nouveau Cheap who summed it up perfectly.

This lovely purple polish It is still a gorgeous colour even though it is not as shimmery and I am happy it is a dupe for the Ardene polish Rock'in purple....... because it has a normal friggen handle! Thank goodness

On my RING Nail is 3 coats of Ardene Rock'in Purple , while the rest of my nails are 3 thin coats of NYC Prince Street with 1 coat of T.C.


Shade with Flash



Ring nail - Ardene Rock'in Purple - 3 thin coats with 1 coat of T.C.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

♥ NYC Pier 17 ♥

NYC Pier 17 ----3 coats with 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic strong Top Coat

This is a shimmery medium blue. - love it! I did a skittles with this in my last post and ended up wearing this polish for 3 whole days! I had no application issues, i n fact none of the NYC polish's I have tried gave me any problems. They are all super pigmented and dry fast - I love the way NYC polish's smell, too.

I've gotten pretty lax with my nail art and other embellishments - I hope to devote some time this weekend to fixing that.............


Monday, August 2, 2010

♥ NYC Skittles - west Village *NEW* Pier 17 and Skin Tight Denim ♥

L to R - NYC West Village, NYC Pier 17, NYC Skin Tight Denim, NYC Pier 17

West Village and Skin Tight Denim are 2 coats with 1 coat of T.C.
Pier 17 is 3 coats with 1 coat of T.C.

Here is a quick skittles I did using 3 of N.Y.C.'s rich beautiful blue polish's that are currently available in North America. The new NYC polish Pier 17 is the lightest of the bunch. This is 3 coats on my thumb, middle and pinky finger. It applied perfectly and dried just like all NYC polish's = fast. It is a bright glowey blue. I love love love it!
I have modeled West Village and Skin Tight Denim ... (this is HOT too! ) before. I have been very happy with NYC polish's and plan to own each one... even the boring bland colours. They apply well and dry fast. They are available in Canada at walmart, Superstore ( Loblaws. Fortinos.... whatever it's called in your Provence ) and other department stores ( not shoppers drug mart and other drug stores though... for some bizarre reason ). They are priced at $1.87 at walmart and vary in price at different stores. They are only 9.9 ml.... which is a big difference with most other polish brands being 12 to 15 ml.

most of my photos are under cloudy skies.....I am doing a full mani with NYC Pier 17 - but wanted to get swatches up with comparisons as soon as I could.

 L to R West Village, Pier 17, Skin Tight Denim

 L to R West Village, Pier 17, Skin Tight Denim

 L to R West Village, Pier 17, Skin Tight Denim

NO Top Coat!!!! Clock wise - Pier 17, west Village, Pier 17, Skin Tight Denim, Pier 17

with top coat & Flash = Clock wise - Pier 17, West Village, Pier 17, Skin Tight Denim, Pier 17

also; I'm not sure if I ever posted these. I found these at one of my favorite stores which has since closed down. I am not sure how old these are But I think they are awesome! Those are water decals and those artificial nails are sooooo curved!.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

♥ N.Y.C. Spring Street ♥

NYC Spring Street - 3 coats-1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat.

Wow is this bright! it didn't totally fudge up my camera and photos like some other bright intense orange polish's I have. This is 3 coats with 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat. Most of my photos are indoors under fluorescent lighting, taking photos outside in the sun or even using flash were pointless because the colour changed dramatically...... and I will definitly need to do some comparisons with this polish.

It is a bright Koi Orange creme, not sure if I should call it a fluorescent or neon, but it is very, very bright. It is not apparent in the photos, but there is some sheer spots; this polish is not a jelly or sheer, but seems a little watery and could be more pigmented.

I am super duper surprised I haven't seen this on MUA or the blogs...... the new N.Y.C.'s are all really pretty.

Indoor fluorescent with China Glaze For Audrey

SUNSHINE after a run in with a glue gun and crafty paint

weird Indoor fluorescent

Indoor flourescent

Friday, July 30, 2010

♥ N.Y.C. - Flat Iron Green ♥

3 coats NYC Flat Iron Green - 1 coat of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat

Without the sun or strong lighting, this looks almost black, but it does have a nice swampy green cast to it. I had hoped it would be a smidgen more green, but I still think it's a nice colour. I missed the sunshine, but I still took a bunch of bottle shot photos....... has anyone else spotted these NEW N.Y.C.'s in stores? I think there is like 10 new ones.........

Next up Spring Street, a ridiculous 'Koi' type of orange.



NYC Prince Street, Spring Street, Flat Iron Green, Pier 17

Prince Street

Spring Street

Pier 17

Thursday, July 29, 2010

♥ ... NEW N.Y.C. polish's & Wet n' Wild & other goodies

Dang that orange is Bright!

These are 4 of the new NYC in a NEW YORK COLOR MINUTE polish's that I recently found at Walmart. There are quite a few new ones, lot of the ones I did not buy are purple, mauve and pink colours. None of these polish colours are up on their website, and I cannot find any info about them...... I will definitely do a skittle & mani when the sun rises.....

These polish's are between $1.87 to $2.99 in my town at different stores. There is only 9.9 ml in the bottle, where Wet n Wild or Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear is 12 to 14 ml for $1.57 to $2.99.

The rest of my post is some new Wet n' Wilds I picked up... The Wild Shine Polish 'Black Creme' is an amazing black~ the most pigmented and opaque black I have come across. I found those mini polish's from Dollarama = I thought they would not stock them ever again. The brush is a little stiff but they are perfect for my franken polish! .........And thats my 10th box of false nails that I use for swatching my polish collection......10!

From Left to Right;

Pier 17 - a shimmery blue, (lighter than Skin Tight Denim)
Spring Street - a ridiculously bright Koi Orange
Flat Iron Green - a weird swampy green with speckles in it
Prince Street - a lovely purple that is a close match to a  mani I recently wore; Ardene Rockin Purple, just with out the shimmer.

L to R - NYC old skool black, Ardene Rockin Purple, NYC Prince Street, NYC Spring Street, NYC Flat Iron Green, NYC Pier 17 = all 2 coats no TC

Left 2 coats of Ardene Rockin Purple = = = Right 2 coats of NYC Prince Street ( no TC )

Left - 2 coats of NYC Pier 17 = = = Right 2 coats of NYC Skin Tight Denim ( no TC )

Worst. Black. Ever. Even worse than S.A. HAN 'Black Night'..... who the 'F' wants a sheer jelly black? This will be good for some black jelly based glitter frankens in the near future. This had no name..... possible part of a Halloween collection from a long time ago

I totally thought they would never stock these again, these are water based polish's that I rinse out and POP THE BRUSH OUT OF THE CAP and wash the brush with WATER and a small amount of soap. Then I swish a small amount of acetone in JUST the bottle and let them dry overnight.

= Viola; empty franken bottles......

More false nails from the Dollarrama for my swatching things

Wet n' Wild Shine Caribbean Frost, Bijou Blue, Burgundy Frost

Wet n' Wild Wild Shine in Lavender Creme and Black Creme

 I already posted this photo = this is a reminder to me to add it to my side bar