I’m trying to get out of my lazy slump.
With hubby going to Massachusetts for three weeks to train on his new job, I’ve been kind of moping around. Then there’s the business trying to find somewhere to live where we’re relocating. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that’s New Jersey.
If you follow me in real life, you know that I am Southern through and through and I am really nervous. I have never lived farther north than Birmingham, AL (hush). I have visited all up and down the East Coast, but never stayed for very long. So this is going to be a huge change for me.
I thought it was past time to show you one of the polishes that came in my October Julep Maven box. October was already booked solid though, so now is the time.
This is Keira, which is a deep red/maroon/mulberry creme.
It applies very well, and I had zero problems with it.
Sorry for the odd position. Hubby had to take this with the new camera & apparently, I didn't hold my hand correctly.
This is three coats without top coat.
Also in October’s box was another color (which I will show later this week) and the Glow On Age Defying Hand Brightener. I keep wondering when they’re going to send a topcoat to go with the basecoat they sent in the first box.
I had to drive to Mobile to get this polish.
Well, to be fair, I was already on my way to Mobile for other reasons. But it was the closest place on the Nouveau Cheap sightings map. I am still hoping to get lucky and find it around town because I wasn’t able to get Tangled In My Web *shakes fist.*
Behind Closed Doors is part of the On The Prowl Halloween collection from Wet ‘n Wild. It’s large red hex & small red glitters in a sheer black base.
It will eventually become opaque (I used four generous coats here), but I really suggest layering over black to get more bang for your buck.
This is the one polish that I really really wanted out of the On The Prowl collection. It reminds me of red blood cells.
Ok, it says “Spellbinding Top Coat,” but I declare B.S. LoL
It’s really a red base slammed full of red microglitter. There is no “top coat” about this one, unless you’re layering it over Bloodshed or another red. But by that point, you might as well just use a few coats of this one by itself.
This is three coats, no top coat.
Another strike against the “top coat” B.S.–it doesn’t dry shiny enough for my taste.
So, I slapped on a coat of ChG Matte Magic. I’ll show it!
Meh… it kind of loses something in the translation. LoL
So we meet again…
I have another cute coffin polish to show you today.
This time, it’s a sexy royal purple with bright pink shimmer. And remember, the cap comes right off so you can paint more easily.
Here, you see three coats and a coat of Seche Vite. It really only needs two coats–it’s just that good. And purple is always one of my favorite Halloween shades (it’s one of my favorite colors anyhow).
So, when I was painting this one on, I thought that purple with bright pink shimmer sounded familiar. So I pulled out China Glaze’s Señorita Bonita seen here.
Not a dupe, by any means. The purple is much, much lighter in SB. But it is familiar with that pink shimmer.
I do miss those talons sometimes.
That was a long title. But ohhh so worth it!
Have you seen these freaking cute polishes? They’re shaped like coffins! But fear not–the tops come right off, so you can paint with ease. Observe:
It also helps me line them back up so my OCD doesn’t explode.
Anyhow, I decided to show you this one first because I’ve used it in many of my nail art designs (and at least one coming up at the end of this month), but I’ve never given it the proper introduction.
Bloodshed (certainly well-named) is a typical red creme. More like fresh blood this time, though. Very buttery application. Zero problems.
Here you see it with three coats and a coat of Seche Vite.
It’s one of the smoothest polishes I’ve worked with.
And honestly, if you don’t get it for anything else, get it for the bottle. It will make you smile.
*** And now, I would like to let the world know who the winner of my Halloween Haiku Giveaway is (unless you follow me on Twitter, where I’ve already let the world know)– Jennifer from http://laquerlover.blogspot.com ***
Y’all, she only beat out 2nd place (of which there were two tied for that position) by one point. That’s how close this thing was. I want to thank everyone for entering. There was much fun had by all! <3