Thursday, January 1, 2015

Julep in Aurora

Brand: Julep Nail Color

Shade: Aurora
(silver color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This is a great New Years Eve shade -- perfectly shiny for dancing (or watching Downton Abbey) as the ball drops. And it doesn't chip! (Update: It stayed on for a full 10 days -- wow.)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Butter London in Come to Bed Red

Brand: Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer-Vernis

Shade: Come to Bed Red
(cherry red color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
This is a classic red, perfect for all your holiday parties.  Butter is great because it's really glossy straight out of the bottle, but use a top coat anyway. Santa doesn't like chipped nails.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Avon in Midnight Green

Brand: Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel

Shade: Midnight Green
(forest green color, shimmer finish)

Cost: $

The Scoop:
For the cost, Avon polishes are great. I love deep green as an alternative to my first love, navy blue. I do wish this one lasted longer -- I had to touch it up twice during the week.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Essie in Wicked

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shade: Wicked
(oxblood red shade, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Wicked was Essie's color of the month for October, so I fished this one out of the archives (see, it's so old, the logo isn't even white!).  It looks brown-ish in this picture, but it's a deep shade of red, kind of like dried blood. Perfect for Halloween, no?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Essie in On a Silver Platter and No More Film

Brand: Essie Nail Lacquer

Shades: On a Silver Platter & No More Film
(silvery gold shade, blue and iridescent glitter with metallic finish & deep navy blue color, glossy finish

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
Did you know that today's a holiday? It's 10/10, the Perfect 10 Manicure Day! In honor, I'm posting one that combines all my favorite things: navy polish, something sparkly, and an accent nail.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

L'Oreal in Fashion's Finest


Brand: L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque

Shade: Fashion's Finest
(teal green color, glossy gel finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I do love this shade for fall, but I have to say it doesn't have the staying power of a gel polish, even the at-home variety.  It chipped after one day.  Expensive and doesn't last?  No bueno. Not worth it.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sally Hansen in Fiery Island

Brand: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

Shade: Fiery Island
(coral orange color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
This is a great shade to celebrate the last days of summer.  It went on my fingers AND toes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chanel in Taboo

Brand: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour

Shade: Taboo
(deep purple color, with reddish/orange iridescent finish)

Cost: $$$$

The Scoop:
Ok, here's the truth: I don't actually know that Chanel nail polish is worth the money, but I will say it's fun to buy because it makes you feel fancy.  And since my birthday is today, it's as good an excuse as any to splurge!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sally Hansen in Gilt

Brand: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Color

Shade: Gilt
(soft gold color, metallic sheer finish)

Cost: $$

The Scoop:
I love gold polish in the summer.  It's the perfect shade for July. I put 3 coats on here to get a more opaque finish, but you can still see my nail underneath if you look hard enough.  That was a hassle.  But I still love gold.  And Sally.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Zoya in LC


Brand: Zoya Professional Lacquer

Shade: LC
(red coral color, glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I think Zoya only names their polishes after famous girls because somehow there's an LC but not a Jennifer. Really? Lawrence, Aniston, Garner, Lopez... Love-Hewitt... get on that!

Next Shade: Revlon in Pink Pineapple