Jan 14, 2019

Essie Valentines Day 2019 collection swatches and reviews

I was recently looking in the holiday section of my local Target when I noticed this Essie display. They had the cutest shrink wrap designs on the bottles! I grabbed all six immediately.


This limited edition collection is a mix of finishes. Half of the collection is glitter and most are toppers, however. The brushes are the new wider Essie brushes that were previously only found in Europe. I much prefer this brush to the older forms. I think the thinner brushes made the polishes streakier to me. Consequently I rarely bought Essie polishes.


All swatches include glossy top coat and matte top coated accent nails. All glitters are also over black and white to see how they look that way.

Jan 10, 2019

Happy 90th birthday, Tintin!

I'll admit that this is a last second entry. I was wearing OPI's Mermaid Tears on its own, only to be reminded that today is Tintin's birthday. Not just that, but the character (and series)'s 90th birthday/anniversary! The big 9-0 for one of my favorite comics! Wow! After a couple minutes of consideration I broke out my paints and brushes and painted Tintin and Snowy, his dog.


They looked better before topcoating, trust me. The paint looked dry, I swear. Wait, wait, wait with acrylic before topcoating. Otherwise your Tintin needs a future visit to Doctor Pimple Popper.

Items Used
Base Color: OPI Mermaid's Tears
Tintin and Snowy: acrylic paint

Dec 24, 2018

OPI Skyfall and Goldeneye

Happy Christmas Eve! What's everyone's plans for tonight? My family is planning on making pizza (our yearly tradition) and watching holiday specials.



Today's mani is brought to you by two cult fave OPI polishes. Both come from the James Bond Skyfall collection back in 2012!

Dec 20, 2018

Everything I Hauled from December's Polish Pickup

Got my final Polish Pickup haul for 2018!


For those that don't know what Polish Pickup is, it is a multi indie vendor shop that runs the first weekend of the month. Exclusive nail polish and nail care items galore. I'm a kid in a candy store when I shop there.



Each month has a voted on theme. December's was Enchanted Forest. Let's see how polish makers interpreted that theme!

Dec 19, 2018

Swirled Mint nails

As I mentioned in my Peppermints in the Parlor post, I love peppermint. It's my favorite scent and taste. The stronger the better. I also love rainbows. So this mani is a match made in heaven for me.