Sunday, April 28, 2013

Texture Nails

I may be late to the game, but I've recently developed an obsession with texture nail polish. I've noticed that several major brands have jumped onto the texture band wagon, China Glaze being the latest. I nabbed three  of them from my local Sally's the other day, Bump & Grind (bright pink cream), In the Rough (light yellow leaning green cream), and Toe-Tally Textured (crisp orange cream)

Bump & Grind and In the Rough

Dry time on these was really good. They dried fast and while they were rough, they didn't catch on things. I wore this all day at work and only had one minor chip on the pinky nail, I work with my hands a lot and without a top coat, polish just doesn't last long for me at work.

As a bonus!! My first Zoya polish, Dahlia (a Pixie Dust) with OPI's Liquid Sand Can't Let Go

What are your thoughts on the textured nail trend? Any brands you prefer? Any you're wanting to try?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Making Casual Photography Fun Again

I LOVE photography, but there are only so many things to photograph in my area before you get tired of taking pictures of the same thing over and over again. I busted out my dad's Olympus film camera and photographed the same things, but with a renewed challenge. Film doesn't allow you to keep taking pictures until you get it right, which I find surprisingly enjoyable. Here are a few of my favorite shots from my roll.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Favorite Lippies

This is going to be a short list of a few of my all time favorite lip colors. :)

MAC Heroine lipstick

MAC Heroine Lipglass

OCC Nylon

Geek Chic Cosmetics Chrysalis

Geek Chic Momo

UD Theodora pencil
There are more, but this will do for now. :)

Darling Girl "Ghost with the Most" collection

I took part in a secret santa type gift exchange and my secret bunny (because we did it at Easter time) was Susan, owner of Darling Girl Cosmetics. Along with lots of other goodies, she threw in samples of the Ghost with the Most collection, based off of my favorite childhood movie, Beetle Juice. The colors in the collection are great! There are some brights, which I love, but there are enough neutrals to make the less adventurous/office workers/whatever happy. I swatched them all, with a bonus swatch of Don't Teal Me You Love Me (DTMYLM from here on out) DTMYLM is a GORGEOUS black based teal with a strong purple shift in the right lighting. I had a hard time getting it to show up, but  oh well. On to the swatches!

Direct sunlight.

Indirect sunlight
Head Shrinker, Never Trust the Living, Delia's Song (direct sunlight)
Sandworm, Lost Soul's Room, Nice F*cking Model (direct sunlight)

Strange & Unusual, Jump in de Line, Prince Valium (direct sunlight)

Stupid Parlor Tricks, Inferno Room, Recently Deceased (direct sunlight)

It's Showtime, Bioexorcist, Miss Argentina, DTMYLM (direct sunlight)

Sandworm, Lost Soul's Room, Nice F*cking Model

Head Shrinker, Never Trust the Living, Delia's Song

Stupid Parlor Tricks, Inferno Room, and Recently Deceased

Strange & Unusual, Jump in de Line, Prince Valium 

It's Showtime, Bioexorcist, Miss Argentina, and DTMYLM
Upon looking at the DG page and my swatches, it looks like I have all of them but Married in Red. My faves from the collection are Miss Argentina, Nice F*cking Model, Stupid Parlor Tricks, and Strange and Unusual. Which ones do you like the most? Any you can't live without?

A quick look using Stupid Parlor Tricks, Nice F*cking Model, and Bioexorcist over Darling Girl Glitter Glue

Bonus looke from earlier in the week! I loved it so much, I did it twice. :)