Ovarian cancer awareness through Teal Toes!

If you saw your friend sporting teal toenails, what would you say? “Daring color!” Or maybe just, “that’s such a pretty color!” How about, “Cool, you’re promoting ovarian cancer awareness, right?” The month of September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to help bring attention to the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women, …

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A bright comparison: Funky Fingers vs. Color Club

We have a lot of beauty supply stores in a so-many-miles radius of where I live. In the hopes that I might find some of the brands that I normally order off the web, I struck out to hit some of these stores, and man, I struck gold! After hitting one shop, Image Beauty, I scored a couple Color Club …

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Sunday Nail of the Day

I’m around this weekend, so I’ve got something to post! I have recently discovered Color Club, and I love it! Especially their neons. Yoooow! So here you go, my bright Nail of the Day (NOTD) is Color Club Explosive with nail art lacquers for the flower: The second photo shows you that it kind of …

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Three New Essie’s!

I got this email the other day: Woo! Essie Loves Diamonds by Judith Ripka. The colors are (from left to right) Heart My JR Jewels, Put a Ripka Ring On It and Queen of Hearts, in case you can’t read the writing in the ad. Apparently, in three bottles of the limited edition collection, there is …

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Tokaido Express – NARS’ new Fall 2009 nail color

When I think of NARS, I don’t think nail polish.  I think Orgasm – the blush and lip gloss color, that is! But the company does have a collection of nail polishes (also in Orgasm!), and this fall they’ve added Tokaido Express to the list. Tokaido Express is described on the NARS web site as …

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Thursday poll 7/30 and OMG – Enchanted Forest and Dark Room!

So here we are, another Thursday! I will get to the poll but I had to share my exciting swatches: Is Enchanted Forest not one of the smoothest creme polishes you’ve ever seen!? Ok, maybe I am a bit carried away hehehehe. I am not sure if I’m gaga for this because of all the buzz, …

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Once Upon a Time with Orly

It’s totally awesome that my first foray into Orly nail polish is its upcoming Once Upon a Time fall 2009 collection. At first look, I loved every color in this collection, from juicy Poison Apple orange-red to milk chocolate Prince Charming. It is one of the rare times I have ever looked at a nail polish collection and …

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Drugstore Finds: Rite Aid

Since my 5 & 10 finds and adventure  in Jim Thorpe, PA the weekend before last, I’ve been thinking a lot about the experience of buying makeup at the drug store. Not everyone wants to spend a lot of dough on things like nail polish, eye shadow or lip gloss. Hello! We’re in a recession! …

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A night of girlish manis and … manly pedi’s?!

I told one of my BFs I’d paint her little girls’ nails for them the day before the eldest’s birthday party. So Friday I brought over about seven or eight bottles of my most girly nail polishes, my nail art lacquers, dotting tool, cuticle cream, OPI Top Coat and a few other tools and went …

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The makeup gift that keeps on giving

Women who love makeup have got to be the easiest people to buy presents for. It didn’t surprise me that for Christmas, my mom gave me this awesome multiple piece bareMinerals set that came in a keepsake box. It had a little bit of everything – brushes, Mineral Veil, eye colors, liner, blush and lip …

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