Friday, March 13, 2015

First try with Jamberry

I've heard all sorts of things about Jamberry nail wraps but finally decided to try them myself. My neighbor has been raving about how great they are and so far I have to agree!  They were quick and easy to put on (heat up, smooth out, and file tips).

A major plus is that when my kids kept inturupting I didn't have to worry about wet polish getting smudged and could still fully use my hands. I just went right back to doing my nails when I had another moment to do so.

Now for the test- will these last 10 to 14 days? Even glue on fake nails don't last that long for me so this will be interesting.  Between horse dirt and diaper changes I plan to keep my hands free from gloves and put these to the test.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Mint Sprint, spring is here in the Emerald city!

To celebrate our extra hour of daylight (sorry early birds) I've pulled out an oldie but goodie, Mint Sprint by Sally Hanson.

There's a good reason the Insta-Dri polishes have been my all time favorites and this one is no exception. They go on thick and easy (two coats here) and dry fast. The color is a nice cool green that lives up to its name though not exactly fabulous to me since I prefer all things that sparkle, so this will get a solid 4 blings, only lacking something shiny.

It feels so good to have a manicure once again! I'm an on the go gal and now a busy mommy of a toddle tot and crawler which leaves little to no time for nails. Hopefully this blog will get some much needed updates :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Go Seahawks!


Our favorite Emerald city team is on a roll, and what better way to celebrate than with a manicure?!
The color for Seahawks blue polish is by China Glaze "Water you waiting for?" Up close it's really a teal and purple sparkle, and is a dazzling reminder that we are surrounded by deep blue water up in the northwest. I give it 4 blings! Only 2 coats for excellent coverage, only it was a bit gritty for trying to get accurate lines.
For the neon green I went with an NYX polish that I am unable to name since the label is missing :(  This lightning polish is a good reminder that the LOB is coming for you! Although it was a bit thin I used heavy coats and my nails are sadly too short to worry about vnl. I give this 3.5 blings, only because I can't stand thin polish, but love the color and sparkle!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Will you be imPRESSED?

The new imPRESS press on manicure by Broadway nails claims that you simply press it on your nail and it will last up to a week. I've always been a big fan of fakies so I had to try to these.

My first impression (pun intended, lol) is that the nails are very thick and so is the glue, so perhaps these are sturdy enough to actually hold up. Also the nail its self is colored all the way through so you don't have to worry about the polish chipping off unlike regular fakies. I like the shimmery pink color, "Control Freak", and the name is fitting as I certainly am one!
The first time with a new product always takes the longest but I had these babies on in less than 10 minutes, including all the time spent reading directions and prepping (simply wipe nails clean with the enclosed wet nap). I'd estimate having them on in less than 5 minutes next time, which means this first time Mom has time to do her nails again!

A major benefit to these versus the glue ons is that you have more control over position of the nail before you're committed, so it's less likely that you'll have a nail facing sideways. However, due to the thickness they look less like your real nail. I tend to push the fakies under my cuticle for a natural look but couldn't do that with these.

So far I'm giving these 3.5 blings, but stay tuned for an update because I'm reserving final judgement until I see how they hold up. Can they really last up to a week?!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Franken Polish- Names?

This is a combination of two WetN'Wild polishes- "The Gold & the Beautiful" and "Sparkled". I may wear this with the dress below, but am still unsure. Anybody have ideas on what I should name this new Franken?



Monday, June 13, 2011

What polish to wear?

Hello again. I recently bought a dress and can't figure out what polish (or combination) to wear with it. Please HELP! It's yellow with pink sequins and a flower pattern. I was thinking of something blingy, but I don't know of any pink and yellow sparkle polishes out there. Any ideas? Pictures?

Thanks ladies!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hello Again- Again

Just popping in quickly to say hello and sorry we haven't been around. Tomorrow is my (April) tonsilectomy- oh boy. BUT it means that I might finally have some couch time to do lots of posts if I'm feeling up to it! Yeah!

This is "Lucky Lucky Lavendar" by OPI, and I chose it because I'm hoping for good luck during my surgery (and they said I can only wear light colored polish, so I hope this qualifies). It has the fantastic application of almost all OPI's- very creamy. Though I did have to use 3 coats to get past VNL. I'm giving this 4 Blings!


Sunday, May 30, 2010

We're Ba-ack! Beautiful Borghese :)

Well hello again- finally right!?! First off, thank you all so very much for your well wishes- Papa is doing well and finally out of the hospital (again- hopefully for a long time).

This beautiful polish is "Bella Berry" by Borghese. Not Twilight related, at least I don't think, lol. Very nice brush, near perfect application, and stunning color earn this baby a whopping 5 Blings!



Friday, May 7, 2010

NEW from China Glaze!

Hello! New update today from China Glaze! Check it out!


Sultry Fall Colors Entice The Fashionable Palette

For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfect red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!

Step out with these multi-faceted jewel tones, rich reds, titillating taupes and smoldering sands. This collection deliverers a high octane 40’s era glamour with a sophisticated edge! The 12 colors in this collection include:

  • Riveter Rouge – Deep red shimmer
  • Foxy – Burgundy frost with shimmer
  • Goin’ My Way – Brown frost with copper shimmer
  • Classic Camel – Khaki crème with gold micro glitter
  • Swing Baby – Taupe frost with silver micro glitter
  • Ingrid – “Greige” crème with copper micro glitter
  • Hey Doll – Rose frost with shimmer
  • Bogie – Plum frost with shimmer
  • First Class Tocket – Deep purple frost with shimmer
  • Midnight Mission – Navy blue frost with silver micro glitter
  • Emerald Fitzgerald – Turquoise green frost with shimmer
  • Jitterbug – Grey chrome with silver micro glitter

~Sylvia & April

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hot Topic

First off, It is so good to be back! We will still be in and out for a while. We moved my parents in with April and her DH. They have the perfect set up at their house and gave them their downstairs master with walk in closet and bathroom. I live 7 minutes away so now we can give them the extra help they need.
This is some polish that I got at Hot Topic, I'm sure it's probably not new and it has no name. I love this color! It's a super bright florescent lavender. This is two coats and it dried matte. The Poshe' top coat shined it right up! The only thing about this polish that I did not like was the long brush handle, it made application a little harder, but what a cute bottle! Love!  5 Blings

~ Sylvia ~

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New L'Oreal - High Tide

This is High Tide from the New L'Oreal Passport to Paradise collection. This is really the only one that I was interested in. The others looked like colors that I already had. I love this grayed out light blue. It reminds me of gray Seattle skies. Our water is much darker than this. This is two coats that went on a little thick with a top coat of Poshe'. The Seattle picture was taken from the sky bridge of Virginia Mason hospital looking west to Puget Sound. Thanks to everyone for the well wish's and Prayers for my Dad. We should find out test results today.
4 Blings

~ Sylvia ~

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jade Comparison

In this picture, "in the jungle" is on my pinkie and index fingers, and "Jade is the new Black" is on my middle and pointer fingers. As you can see they are almost dupes. All you'd have to do to franken "Jade is the new Black" is take some white and add it to the other!

And this is just "Jade is the new Black" alone. Love! 2 coats, easy application, a bit streaky but my top coat evened it out. This is my new must have! 4 Blings.


Big 150 Follower Bling Giveaway WINNER!

After all that polish shaking from the Pug Monkeys, Glinda has used "The Hat" to randomize a winner. Sorry for the delay on this posting, we've had a lot of entries to tally!

And the winner is.....

Jackie S! Congratulations!!!!

Thank you all so very very very very very much for your entries and all your nice comments!!! We wish everyone was a winner, but we will undoubtedly be doing this again.

~Sylvia & April

Monday, April 19, 2010

Essence toe nail polish

Why do they call this toe nail polish? Anyway "in the jungle" is a nice jade green. This is 3 coats but slow to dry. 3.5 Blings.


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Nfu-Oh - 61

This is some goofing around I did with Nfu-Oh - 61. This is a bottle I got from Ancek at Rainbows and Blues. What a fabulous silver holo! My nail art is lacking but not the polish! I Love it! This was over the top of my Milani - 2.0 mani.
And a pic of the back yard apple tree.
Posting may be sporadic for a bit. I looks like my Dad is going to be sent to the hospital. So I may be spending a lot of time away from home for a bit.
April should have results soon from the giveaway. :)
4 Blings

~ Sylvia ~

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Petites - Rock n' Roll

This is a Petites I picked up the other day. This is three coats of gorgeous girlie pink shimmer! With a top coat of Poshe'. It's kind of a half jelly with pink lavender and silver glitter. I really loved wearing this! I had this on for about a day and half.

And that brings me to a question. Do you gals polish both hands and wear your polish? I almost never just do one hand and do multiple swatches at a time. I really like to wear my polish. I have been really curious as to how other people wear and swatch their polish.

~ Sylvia ~

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Bling Giveaway Ended!

The 150 follower giveaway has ended, we will be posting the winner in the next couple days!

Thanks for all the great response, this has been so fun! Can't wait to see who pops up as the winner!

~Sylvia & April

UPDATE: Big 150 Follower Bling Giveaway!

UPDATE: We hit 250 followers! We are adding the following:

SinfulColors: "Bottom of the Ocean" and "Agaci"

OPI: "Lunch at the Delhi"

And Udderly Smooth hand cream!

Remember, this ends tomorrow, April 15th!

Sorry it took so long! Here's what we had to go through to put together this giveaway:

First, we got chased by the flying Pug monkeys! Oh no!

Then we turned around and chased them!

Then we caught them both!

And shook some polish out of them!
We've made it a good one!
Here's what we got:

This haul includes the following:

Milani- 3D
China Glaze- Strawberry Fields
OPI- Catherine the Grape
Sally Hansen:
- You Gurt Style
- Flame Opal
- Sunrise, Sunset
- Strawberry Icing
- Fly Away
- Growth Activator
- Sparkled
- Kaleidoscope
Rimmel- Cherry Fashion
NYC- Canal Street
Naturistics- Jamin' Java Creme
- Plum Shimmer
- Blue Angel
- Rosebud
- Silver Bullet
Nailtek II- Intensive Therapy

And non-nail products include:
Redken- Curl Defining Cream
Bath & Body Works:
- Coconut Lime Verbena body spray
- Black Amethyst Lotion
- Berry Sweet
- Baby Soft

Mrs. Fields Chocolates and
Cute Puppy with candy hearts- yum!

We were going to throw in one of the flying Pug monkeys, but they were too cute so we've decided to keep them :)

Unfortunately we had some casualties. Monica and Lola got carried away by the other flying monkeys. Maybe we'll be able to spring them for some guest posts on occasion.

So, here are the RULES:
1. You must be a follower using Google Friend Connect.

2. You must post one comment with all your entries included.
3. You must include your email address.

Additional Entries: (please provide links)

* Add us to your blog list- 3 additional entries
* Follow us on twitter- 1
additional entry
* Post about giveaway- 1
entry (+1 more for using pics)

This giveaway will end on April 15, 2010.

Also, if we hit 250 followers during this giveaway we will add SinfulColors and more OPI!

Thank you all so very very much and have fun!

~Sylvia and April~

NEW Milani Liquid Metal "MY NETWORK"

If your network determines your net worth, then this is your million dollar polish! A brilliant Gold with Silver micro shimmer, this was quick to dry, and easy to apply! Two coats, 5 Blings!


PS- Do you like my nails squared off?