Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NOTD/Review: NYC Water Street Blue

Can y'all tell I am ready for summer? 
Yesterday was a beautiful, warm day in Alabama and it's been nice outside today, too. So, I've decided to bring a little spring/summer color in my life! I love NYC'S nail polish in Water Street Blue, #296. I wore this color so many times last year and I'm sure I will be doing the same this year. 

About the color...

  • It's very blue. I wouldn't call it a neon, but it is a bright color that will get noticed.
  • Opaque in two coats.
  • I really like the formula. It's not too thick, not too thin.
  • As the name implies, it is a quick drying formula. 
  • The brush is a good size...not too large, not too small.

Overall thoughts...
I really like this nail polish. It's less than $2 at Wal-Mart (prices may vary by location) and is too gorgeous to pass up! 


Daily Dose of Pretty...
  • I don't have class today- woohoo!- but I have to read the first 10 chapters of Grapes of Wrath by tomorrow so I will be a busy little bee today!
  • I bought Hard Candy's Beetle yesterday and it is gorgeous! I've seen online that it's a dupe for Orly Space Cadet, which I have been wanting but refuse to spend $10 on a "sometimes" color. 
  • I have been obsessed with Revlon's Coralberry. I got it yesterday, too, and I have to say, I'm in love! I am wearing it today! 

What are your favorite NYC nail polishes? 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NOTD: Classic Red with Accent Nail

Can you tell I'm ready for Valentine's Day? 
I bought this Milani polish before Christmas for an amazing price at was on clearance for less than $3- What a deal! I really wanted to do something festive for the month of love and red is such a classic color.

I love the Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro polish in 375 Stiletto Red- cute name, right?! The formula is very creamy and dries relatively quickly. As I mentioned before, longevity isn't a big deal to me because I change my polish every few days, but I have wore this for about 4 days with little to no chipping.
Used two coats with top coat. 

Milani's One Coat Glitter in 521 Red Sparkle is gorgeous! I've been on the hunt for a fun glitter polish and this one is lovely. I don't think you can get away with one coat, as the brand claims, but two coats does the trick! This formula dries pretty quick, so you may need to work fast.
Used two coats with top coat. 
I like this nail look. I need to get a heart stencil because I think it would have been so cute to do two accents nails. One glitter and one gold heart on my index finger. Maybe I'll post that another time!

Glitter is a bitch to remove so use the foil method. Click here to see a tutorial of the foil method.


Daily Dose of Pretty...

  • I had my first test of my last semester! I am pretty sure I made an A! woohoo!
  • I had a lovely conversation with my sister tonight! So glad when we get a chance to chat!
  • I gave blood today and ate my weight in Chinese food after to regain my strength...or at least that was the excuse I gave myself! 

What are your favorite festive polishes for Valentine's Day? 

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