The Beauty of Color

This is a blog for women of all colors who love colour. For their nails that is. From high end to low end and everything in between. Please join in as a myriad of shades are showcased and available to all women around the world.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leave of Absence

DEAR FELLOW FOLLOWERS:

DUE TO CIRUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL I WILL BE OUT OF THE BLOGESPHERE FOR A FEW DAY - EXACTLY HOW MANY WILL BE UP TO THE MAN UPSTAIRS.

I MUST GO TEND TO FAMILY BUSNESS THAT NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION,.

THIS IS AS MUCH SHORT NOTICE FOR ME AS IT IS FOR YOU TO READ ABOUT.

I AM HOPING AND PRAYING I WILL NOT BE GONE FOR MORE THAN A FEW DAYS.

I WILL CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU ALL SOON.

DONT STOP CHECKING BACK IN WITH ME AND I AM FINE - YOU KNOW THE  CLICHE' - YOU CAN PICK YOUR NOSE, BUT NOT YOUR FAMILY!!

KEEP ON POLISHING AND MOISTURIZING AND I WILL BE BACK BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

LE VERNIS CHOCOLAT!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OH SHREK!! (Pt 2 of 2)

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

WELL, I KNOW I HAVE BEEN USING TUESDAY'S AS MY FAT TUESDAY - BUT I WANTED TO FINISH WITH THIS COLLECTION - SO NEXT WEEK WE SHALL BE BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED POSTING!!  :-)  SO STAY TUNED!!

ON WITH THE SHOW!!

UP FIRST...
AS I STATED YESTERDAY, I HAVE SEEN THE SHREK MOVIES AND, UH, I DON'T REMEMBER THE CAT BEING BLUE!  DOESN'T BLUE SIGNIFY SADNESS?? 
THAT LITTLE PUSS AND BOOT'S WAS ANYTHING BUT SAD!!  NOW CATTITUDE HE HAD PLENTY OF, BUT, BLUE???  WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?
REGARDLESS OF WHERE SUZY OF OPI THOUGHT THAT THIS COLOR BLUE WOULD BE REMINISCENT OF A CAT OR ATTITUDE IS BEYOND ME, BUT I WILL SAY I DO LIKE THIS COLOR. 
 IM PRETTY SURE THERE ARE OTHER BABY BLUE'S THAT WERE CLOSE TO THIS AND IT'SS PROBABLY DUPEABLE, BUT I DID NOT HAVE ANY IN MY STASH SO I COULD NOT SHOW ANY COMPS. 
BUT I WILL SAY SUZY GOT IT RIGHT ON THIS SHADE - AT LEAST FOR ME ANYWAY!!  I WAS NOT ONE FOR WEARING BABY BLUES, BUT THIS ONE WORKS FOR ME.  IT WAS THIN LIKE THE OTHERS BUT IT WAS A PRETTY COLOR AND I ENJOYED IT!! (HENCE SO MANY PICS OF THIS ONE!!)
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO ENJOYED THESE MOVIES AND SAW PURPLE FOR THE DONKEY AND SAID 'WHAT????' OUT LOUD TO THEMSELVES???
PURPLE AND DONKEY'S KIND OF MAKES ME THINK OF BEING DRUNK AND SEEING GREEN ELEPHANTS!!
DONKEY, IN MY OPINION, SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GREIGE - BUT THEN AGAIN, SUZY DIDN'T CALL ME AND ASK WHAT COLOR SHE SHOULD HAVE MADE DONKEY - BUT I SURE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THAT FOCUS GROUP WAS THINKING WHEN THEY THOUGHT PURPLE WOULD WORK FOR DONKEY!!
COLORFUL, DONKEY WAS, BUT PURPLE HE WAS NOT!!
THAT BEING SAID, I DID ENJOY THE COLOR AND LIKE THE OTHERS THE POLISH WAS RATHER THIN - BUT WORKABLE.
REALLY?  WHAT PART OF YELLOW SCREAMS FIERCE TO YOU??  I MEAN REALLY!!
YELLOW IS NOT A VERY LARGE COLOR GROUP IN MY STASH - JUST BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS A COLOR THAT WOULD TURN ME INTO LOBSTER FINGERS - BUT THIS ONE DID NOT. 
I'VE ALWAYS HEARD THAT YELLOW WAS A HARD COLOR TO WORK WITH - AND AGAIN, THIS ONE WAS NOT.  EXCEPT FOR BEING LIKE ALL THE OTHERS IN THIS COLLECTION, IT WAS THIN, BUT WORKABLE. 
 I ENJOYED THIS COLOR BETTER THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD.  MAYBE FIONA SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE COLOR IN THIS COLLECTION THAT SUZY SHOULD HAVE HAD AS RED OR EVEN PINK - BUT YELLOW DOES NOT SCREAM FIERCE TO ME AND AS WE ALL KNOW - FIONA WAS VERY FIERCE WHEN DEFENDING HER LOVE AND ADMIRATION FOR HER MAN - SHREK!!

WELL, THAT DOES IT FOR ME TODAY!  OH, ALL OF THESE COLORS REQUIRED 4 COATS SINCE THEY WERE SO THIN AND EVERYTIME I TRIED TO EVEN IT OUT I ENDED UP WITH BALD SPOTS - BUT BY THE FOURTH COAT IT WAS OPAQUE.

SO, DID YOU GET ANY OF THESE?  WHERE THEY THIN FOR YOU TOO?  DID YOU ENJOY THEIR COLORS?

UNTIL NEXT TIME....HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXOXO

DONT BE A GHOST....LEAVE ME A POST!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Oh SHREK!! (Pt1 of 2)

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

I KNOW I AM SO TARDY TO THE PARTY ON THIS ONE.  I AM SO BEHIND ON MY SWATCHING, BUT I PROMISE I WIILL CATCH UP ON SOME OF THE COLLECTIONS THAT I HAVE.  SOME OF MY POLISHES HAVE BEEN SO NEGLECTED, I FEEL AS THOUGHT I'VE LET MY AUDIENCE DOWN.  :-(  SO HANG IN THERE WITH ME CAUSE I AM SWATCHING AS FAST AS I CAN!! :-0

ON WITH THE SHOW!!

SO HERE IS THE FIRST OF THE SHREK COLLECTION... 
I ACTUALLY LIKED THIS COLOR AS ODD OF A COLOR AS IT MAY SEEM (PROBABLY BECAUSE I HAVE S SUIT AND SHOES THIS COLOR!)
IT LOOKS LIKE SPLIT PEA SOUP (I HAPPEN TO LIKE SPLIT PEA SOUP) AND I THINK SPLIT PEA SOUP WAS ACTUALLY THICKER THAN THIS NP WAS TO APPLY!
THIS IS REALLY A PRETTY NAIL POLISH (I THOUGHT SO ANYWAY) AND IT SHONE PRETTY WELL TO ME AND ALMOST CHANGED COLORS DRASTICALLY FROM SHADE TO SUN!  SHE NEEDED FOUR COATS TO BE EVEN.
I'VE SEEN THE SHREK MOVIES - EXCEPT FOR THE THIRD EDITION - I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL IT COMES OUT ON DVD BECAUSE ME AND 3D DON'T GET ALONG TO WELL.  ME GET'S MIGRAINES!!  (ARRRG!!)  I DIGRESS...
...BUT I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHO RIMPLE WAS AND WHY THEY CHOSE THIS LILAC OR LAVENDER COLOR TO REPRESENT HIM. 
THIS WAS A BIT THIN TOO, BUT APPLIED PRETTY WELL. I ACTUALLY LIKED THIS COLOR AS WELL. 
I KNOW THOSE OF YOU LOOKING AT THIS COLOR ARE WONDERING 'HOW CLOSE OF A DUPE IS THIS TO DONE OUT IN DECO??'
DONE OUT IN DECO IS LIGHER (AND THICKER)
INSIDE PIC

OUTSIDE PIC
I LIKED THEM BOTH COLOR WISE, BUT DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH YOU LIKE LAVENDER'S OR LILAC'S YOU MAY NOT NEED BOTH - THOUGH THEY ARE NOT DUPES, THEY ARE CLOSE ENOUGH THAT YOU MAY ONLY NEED ONE.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THERE IS BLUE IN REFERENCE TO AN OGRE, AS PRETTY AS IT MAY BE, THIS COLOR ASSOCIATION WITH THE CHARACTER BORE NO REFERENCE FOR ME.
SHE TOO WAS A LITTLE RUNNY, BUT PRETTY AS THE AQUA SHORE SHE APPEARS TO SHINE AS.
ALTHOUGH IT WAS RUNNY AND REQUIRED 4 COATS VS MY PROVERBIAL 3 COATS THAT I NORMALLY DO.
I HEARD THE WHEELS OF MY FELLOW FANS SAYING 'HOW CLOSE SUZY SAYS FUNG SHEY IS TO THIS COLOR'...AND TO PLEASE MY FELLOW READERS, HERE YA GO!!
AS YOU CAN SEE SSFS IS LIGHTER TO WHERE OTTB IS A SHADE DARKER AND I WOULD BE INCLINED TO SAY HAS A DUSTY LOOK TO IT.
OTTB EVEN ALSO SEEMS TO PULL A LITTLE TEAL WHEN COMPARED TO SSFS.  I WOULD BE INCLINED TO SAY THAT YOU WOULD NEED BOTH DEPENDING ON YOUR LOVE OF TEAL OR AQUA BLUES, SINCE THEIR SHADES ARE SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, IN MY OPINION.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!!  THE FIRST THREE OF THE SET OF SIX.  BESIDES HOW THIN THESE POLISHES WERE - AND IT COULD HAVE JUST BEEN THE ONE'S I HAPPENED TO GET A HOLD OF, THEIR APPLICATION WASN'T TOO BAD.

WELL, THAT DOES IT FOR ME TODAY.  TOMORROW I WILL BRING YOU THE REST OF THIS COLLECTION.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

UNTIL NEXT TIME...HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXOXO

DONT BE A GHOST -  LEAVE ME A POST!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Sunrise by Cover Girl

Hello Fellow Followers

Today I bring you a RAOK from my friend Janet.  She thought I would appreciate this color - and I really do!!

Look at the vibrancy of the color!!
Look at the Gold shining through!!


Oh she's mesmorizing, isn't she??

I'm speechless at her performance!!  She applied well.  The first coat was a little streaky, evened out by the second and the third coat gave it complete coverage.  I was very happy with the application. 
 The only downside was the very long brush - I felt as though I should have been moping the floor instead of painting my nails! :-)  None the less, I was very pleased with this color and I'm sure she'll be making a full debut real soon - maybe even this evening as a pedi!!
So, do you have any Cover Girl nail polishes from back in the day?
This is my one and only and Im surprised they are not still in circulation today.
I guess getting your hands on Cover Girl today is like getting your hands on Street Wear NP.  Oh the days of yesteryear were some good ol' days for NP!!  If we only knew then what we know now!! :-)

Well, that does it for me this week!
Have a great weekend!  Enjoy the sun and have some fun!!
See you all back here on Monday Morning with some swatches of collections!!

Untiil Next Time...Happy Polishing!! 
XOXOXOXO

Don't be a ghost...Leave me a post!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

THROWBACK THURSDAY!!

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

OKAY - ITS STILL HOT ENOUGH HERE TO FRY AN EGG IN MY DRIVEWAY!!  WHEN WILL THIS HEAT WAVE BREAK!???!!  ARRRRGGG!!!

DECIDED TO SHOW SOME OLDIES BUT GOODIES TODAY.  THESE WERE SOME SWATCHES THAT I HAD DONE BEFORE I CUT ALL MY NAILS DOWN.  (OKAY - TRUTH BE TOLD, I'M STALLING FOR TIME WHILE I CATCH UP ON MY SWATCHING WITH MY SHAWTIES - YOU CANT FAULT A BLOGGER FOR TRYING!!)

THE FOLLOWING SWATCHES ARE COLORS FROM THE HANDS OF HOPE COLLECTION FROM OVERALL BEAUTY AND BB COUTURE
THIS COLLECTION WAS MADE WHEN THE TRAVESTY HIT HAITI IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR AND KIM AND CINDY DONATED A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT FROM THE SALES OF THIS COLLECTION TO THE RED CROSS TO SUPPORT THEIR RELIEF EFFORTS.
THESE COLORS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE - THEY WERE MADE JUST FOR THE FUNDRAISING EFFORTS.  ISN'T IT JUST LIKE A BLOGGER TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING YOU CAN'T GET YOUR HANDS ON!!
*INSERT EVIL WITCH LAUGH HERE*

THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE IS A NEW COLLECTION CALLED CANTINA NIGHTS THAT YOU CAN VIEW HERE WHICH HAS SOME VERY SIMILAR COLORS THAT I KNOW YOU MAY ENJOY FOR YOUR SUMMER MANI'S AND PEDI'S
SINCE THESE WERE SWATCHES, I'M PRETTY SURE I ONLY DID A BC, 2-3 COATS OF NP AND TC.  HOW MANY COATS I REALLY DON'T REMEMBER - BUT I DO REMEMBER THEY WERE PRETTY OPAQUE AND APPLICATION WAS RATHER SMOOTH.

ENJOY THE SHOW!!
















WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT!!  

SO WHERE YOU ONE OF THE ONES WHO WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE PURCHASED THIS SPECIAL COLLECTION (P.S.  I WAS 'SUPPOSE' TO BE ON A NO-BUY DURING THIS TIME BUT I FELT THIS WAS SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE IT WAS WORTH ME BREAKING MY NO-BUY!!)

UNTIL NEXT TIME...HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXOXO

DONT BE A GHOST - LEAVE ME A POST!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A DREAM NO MORE, IT'S A FANTASY COME TRUE!!

HELLO FELLOW FOLLOWERS!!

I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE SUN GOING DOWN - DID MY NAILS LAST NIGHT AND TOOK PICTURES AT THE FIRST SUN BREAK AND POSTED BEFORE IT BECAME TOO HOT - IT'S STILL HOTTER THAN SATAN'S BALLS IN HELL!! *WIPES BROW FROM ALL THE SWEAT FROM JUST TYPING*

ANYWHO, HERE I HAVE A LONG LONG LEMMING (THAT I REFUSED TO PAY FOR WITH THE HIGH PRICES ON EBAY) BUT THE IRONY OF IT ALL IS THAT I BOUGHT ANOTHER HTF OFF EBAY AND THE SELLER PUT THIS IN WITH IT!!  SO I ENDED UP WITH TWO HARD TO FINDS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!  SO, THE LESSON I HAVE LEARNED - IF YOUR GOING TO SHOP ON EBAY - KEEP YOUR LEMMING LIST UPDATED WHETHER YOU ARE ON MUA OR A BLOGGER!!
ON WITH THE SHOW!!

ISN'T SHE PURRDY??

I MEAN REALLY!!
I PUT THIS ON AT NIGHT...

SO IT LOOKED LIKE JUST ANOTHER PRETTY BLUE AT FIRST...

BUT WHEN I TOOK HER OUTSIDE TO SHINE THIS MORNNG...

...AND BOY DID SHE!!

SHE REALLY POPS FULL OF VIBRANT BLUE AND A HINT OF PURPLE, TO BE JUST GLORIOUS TO ME.
HER APPLICATION WAS FLAWLESS.  SHE ONLY NEEDED TWO COATS TO BE THIS OPAQUE!!  I WAS STUNNED!!  COULD NOT CAPTURE ALL OF THE FINE COLORFUL GLITTAH FLECKS THAT RUN THROUGH IT - BUT TRUST ME THEY ARE THERE.
I REALLY DONT HAVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HER.  SHE IS IN FULL FORM HERE!!  I WORE HER AS A FULL MANI - NO SWATCHING HERE!!  I JUST KNEW I WANTED TO KEEP HER ON FOR A FEW DAYS. 

I HAVE A FEW OPI DS (DESIGNER SERIES) NP BUT I WANT MORE - CAUSE YOU KNOW ME I HAVE THE H1N1 DISEASE - I HAZ1 NEEDZ1 NORE!!

WELL THAT DOES IT FOR ME TODAY -
DO YOU HAVE ANY DS NP FROM OPI?
HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?

UNTIL NEXT TIME - HAPPY POLISHING!!
XOXOXOXO
(OFF TO GO FIND SOME ICE CUBES TO PUT IN A TALL GLASS OF ICE TEA!!)

DONT BE A GHOST - LEAVE ME A POST!!