Monday, November 7, 2011
Posted by Amberski at 3:10 PM
Monday, September 19, 2011
Today's title has nothing to do with the polish I am going to show you, but the fact that my house is completely quiet. I am talking eerily silent- all I hear is the fish tank and the dog snoring! Why is it so quiet, you ask? Because the Princess has started kindergarten! This is her second full week of school, and after my initial meltdown on the first day, I am enjoying things. August was full of an earthquake, a hurricane, and a bunch of general schoool related chaos- the quiet is a wonderful change. Now that I am used to being alone, and have peace to do whatever I want, I should be posting way more....
Now, for the polish- I know that's why y'all come!
I am a tight wad. Spending over $6 or $7 for a polish makes me cringe, LOL! That is why no matter how much I love all the pictures of Chanel Peridot or Graphite, I will probably never own them... I know Revlon has a Graphite dupe called Carbonite (the Star Wars geek in me giggles every time!) but LE Revlons never seem to show up here. *sigh* Not sure why that is... Way back in November, Mr. Ski bought me a 2 pack of NYC polish at a Dollar Tree in Key West. In this pack was Molten Metal. Since I have only seen pics of Carbonite and Graphite, I have no idea how this compares to them, but for now, it works for me!
I am going to leave you with one more picture- the Princess on her first day of school.
Friday, August 12, 2011
I know that y'all have seen these a million times already, but I was just sent them!! I love crackle polish, I don't know why. Maybe because it is a good way to "refresh" an older mani. I was excited when the metallics came out, I thought they looked awesome.
These are all over ManGlaze Fuggin Ugly, partly because I am too lazy to wait for the bottom polish to dry, an partly because that is what I had on when they came.
First up, Tarnished Gold. This is on my rarely seen right hand, because once again I was being lazy and decided to do 2 colors as a full mani.
Pretty, but I am still not a huge fan of gold with my skin tone. I don't even wear yellow gold jewelry, LOL!
Next is Cracked Medallion. This is the other color that I wore in the above mentioned mani. I even went out in public like that, and no one could really tell... Mr. Ski didn't notice until I pointed it out over lunch!
I like this one a bit better, I think the bronze-y color looks better on me.
Last, but definitely not least, we have Oxidized Aqua. This was my favorite of the three- love it!!
I definitely need to go and get the silver, the lilac, and maybe the pink one. These are gorgeous- I love the texture. The formula was easy to work with, but I know that the crackles tend to get thick... oh well, that's what thinner is for!!
**these were provided by the company for review**
Friday, July 22, 2011
First, I want to apologize for my suckiness as a blogger. My personal life is a complicated mess right now, and I don't know when or how it is going to unfold. I am going to try and conncentrate on blogging more as a distraction, even though my head has not been in to it... I knw most of you only continue to follow me because you are nice, but I appreciate it. Thank you.
Enough of the melancholy babble, sorry.
As I have said many times before, I love ugly greens. A few months back, I was asking on Twitter about army greens, and Tiffani from Yardsticks 4 Lunatics sent me Kleancolor Military Green. (I have worn this at least twice, why don't I have pictures of it??) Military Green is awesome, but I wanted something a bit more yellow, so I bought Kleancolor Fashionista. Perfect!! I love this one...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Posted by Amberski at 2:38 PM
Friday, July 8, 2011
China Glaze Introduces 12 New Purely Pigmented Crèmes, High Coverage Glitters and Intense Shine Shimmers for Fall 2011
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· Traffic Jam: Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.
· City Siren: The perfect deep, red crème to match any outfit.
· Loft-y Ambitions: Burgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better.
· Brownstone: Burnt terracotta crème mirrors the quaint townhouses of the city.
· Midtown Magic: Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
· Street Chic: This gorgeous beige crème is the perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.
· Concrete Catwalk: Steel grey crème is amazing for a chic mani.
· Westside Warrior: For the trendsetting woman this camo green crème is to die for.
· Trendsetter: Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.
Fall in the City is a magnificent time and China Glaze has interpreted the hues of the urban jungle into their limited edition METRO collection. Escape your everyday and indulge in the city life!
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Okay, I know I am way behind with this one! I could never find it, though. I stalked the drug stores, Big Lots, and anywhere else I could think of and never saw it. I had to resort to ebay.... I know it is a Chanel dupe, but I couldn't spend that money- I am a tight ass, LOL.
I took quite a few pics of this, trying to show the purple shimmer. I love colors like this, dark but with a bit of a surprising shimmer.
This is actually the second time I have worn this- for some reason, the first time it looked blah brown... maybe it was because I was using a cheap top coat, who knows. I think this will be a favorite this fall though, it is gorgeous.