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NOTD: Orly Rock Solid

28 Oct

Sorry for the absence, been going through some stuff-and-things, the usual rigamarole, but since this post has been sitting here waiting to be written for a while, I decided to put it out of its misery and share. 🙂

I bout Orly Rock Solid as soon as I saw it, and it didn’t disappoint. It looks AMAZING in real life, and pretty dang good in photos, too.

These are all in direct sunlight, and don’t seem to do the polish a bit of justice, but I loved the mani and wanted to share. 🙂

Note: This was one of the few times that I got a professional manicure (Hence the fancy flower… I wanted acrylics! ^_^) so I can’t yet comment on ease of application/number of layers. But just look at the results!


❤ Tia


My First Frankened Polish!

12 Aug

I think this is... Grupule? lol

Yay my nails are growing!

I really love the little sparkles!

O...M....G. Love.

Please excuse the poor state of my cuticles, they need some serious lovin’ ASAP! But isn’t this polish great! I’ll post later about my adventures in frankening, but I just wanted to share this in the meantime! Let me know what you think!


❤ Tia

NOTD: How I Met Your Magenta + I Lily Love You

31 Jul

With Flash

Without Flash

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Beauty Secrets Base Coat

4 coats of Wet n Wild How I Met Your Magenta

1 coat of OPI I Lily Love You

1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat


While they are totally gorgeous, the flakies in I Lily Love You have a nasty habit of lifting at the ends and sticking up on the nail, even through top coat, so be really careful when you apply it so that everything lays flat. The careful application is totally worth it, as you can tell from the picture without flash!

NOTD: How I Met Your Magenta

30 Jul

It’s no secret I am obsessed with the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”. So when I saw this, I couldn’t resist. Seriously, I tried and couldn’t. It’s a medium pink with yellow-gold shimmer (see top picture). The formula is watery, so it took waaaaaay too many coats to get it opaque, but I don’t care. It was under $2 and it’s a gorgeous shade with an awesome finish. Be careful to make an even application, though! You can see in the top picture on my ring finger – a stray brush stroke resulted in uneven coverage and a thick polish line. Boo.

I still love it.

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Beauty Secrets Base Coat

4 coats of Wet n Wild How I Met Your Magenta

(No top coat. I really likes the satin finish on this!)

NOTD: Glitter Gradient

27 Jul


Lookit all the glitters!


Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Beauty Secrets Base Coat

2 coats of Orly Luxe

1 medium coat of OPI Sparkle-icious (Burlesque collection) brushed over tip of nail, 1 sparing coat over the first tip coat and 1/4-2/3 of the nail. Use lighter strokes the further you get from your nail tip – this will make it fade into the gold nail polish and create the gradient effect.

1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat


NOTD: Silver Lining

14 May

With Flash



Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail color in 37 Wet Cement (Base color)

China Glaze Silver Lining (Glitter)

Review: Something Sweet Vs. French Affair

6 May

Ready for a something sweet, like a french affair? Look no further, because, ladies and gents, it looks like they are one and the same! Well… Almost. 🙂 Here are the similarities and differences between Essie’s French Affair and China Glaze’s Something Sweet.


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NOTD: Orly Bubbly Bombshell

22 Apr

The Orly Pinup collection isn’t slated to come out until May 2011, but my Ulta has a funny habit of stocking things way earlier than they should. Since I seem to be the only one who notices this trend, I am actually quite happy about it. Heck, I stocked up on the Crackles before anyone else even knew about them! Good times. 🙂

Here’s one of the glitters I purchased, excuse  the messy application. It’s hard to clean off glitter around the edges! Click to enlarge (super important). If you look really close, you can make out the hex-shaped glitters! I die for those, no joke. These pictures are also pulling more purple than the actual nail polish is. Imagine a pinker, more magenta fabulosity.

❤ Tia

NOTD: Disney Princess Series – Aurora

26 Mar

Today’s lovely Princess inspiration – Aurora!

Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

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NOTD: Disney Princess Series – Alice

24 Mar

Today’s nail look inspiration: Alice from Alice in Wonderland!

Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland

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