Wednesday, February 25, 2009
With this mani I again used Zoya's Color Lock system. With a little patience it does work quite well. I DID have to top it off with Posche (I find it doesn't shink dried polish as badly as Seche does) because even after a few hours my nails were tacky. I was afraid to go to bed!
On to Kotori. I LOVE this color!!!!! I'm having a hard time NOT staring at my nails! It's a little sheer, took 4 coats to be opaque, which is odd for Zoya. I can usually get bottle color in 2 coats, a feat for me, the habitual 3 coat-er. I'm also going to show you a swatch of 2 coats of Kotori over black (although 1 probably would have been fine). I love the look. It gives the polish so much depth.
Zoya Kotori - outdoors
Kotori over black -
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is my first time trying Misa. While I still love OPI and China Glaze more, I gotta say I'm like the Misa too. It was very smooth to apply, very easy to work with. While this is a black shimmer, you have to be outside to see it. Indoors it looks like a black creme. All in all, very nice, I could see myself wearing it again! You can click on the pictures to see a larger image.
Oh, I wanted to edit this to add that this polish lasted 5 days before it chipped, with only minimal tip wear...NICE!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I also have some problem nails that I need help with. My thumbs both consistantly split along the sides. I've tried the popular silk wrap patch. For some reason it doesn't work for me. I just split through that, resin and all. I also have an index fingernail that starts to curl in on one side when it gets too long. It's almost like one side of the nail grows faster than the other. There is even a ridge that goes down the nail where I think the difference is. Other than these nails, I can grow them pretty well as long as I'm keeping them polished and taking care of them. VERY frustrating!
So, does anyone know about the biotin? Can I take it while nursing?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm in my 30's, married, and have 2 beautiful boys. In fact my youngest will be 6 weeks old tomorrow. I teach high school chemistry in a small town in Virginia. I grew up in Western NY...miss it terribly, but I do like the life my husband and I have made for ourselves here in VA.
I'm finally starting to run out of room in the small space alloted in my linen closet for my polish. I told DH that I have to buy one of those plastic rolly carts for it because at this point in my life I can't have small boxes of polish scattered throughout the house.
This is my current mess:
I REALLY need to get organized!
Anyways...as I said previously, I don't change my mani very often. Once a week, tops. I have 2 small boys and I work full time...I WISH I could do it more, but it's a stretch. So, you won't see NOTD posts very often. Plus, the polish that you see is probably going to be out of season, but hopefully that will inspire you to dig through your stash and get out something you haven't worn in awhile!
So, there you have it, my new blog. PLEASE...if you can think of a way to improve this, let me know...I'm still learning!