Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Mani!

Happy Leap Day!! In honor of this extra day, I'm giving you all an extra mani! (Like one mani doubles as the base for another, sort of thing.) Okay, so I recently bought Sinful Colors' neon pink #920 and I was SO excited to finally find a neon that I liked! (The other "neons" that I found before just weren't that bright and, well, neon.) I did two coats of it and it was totally solid. Also, it dries somewhat matte, so that's good if you're into that. (I prefer shiny.) Anyways, I couldn't deal with just plain neon on my nails, so I did one coat of China Glaze's Fairy Dust... it sparkles so much! So I left it that way for like a day, but it was still too neony for me (I know, I'm ridiculous), so I decided to pair it with Ulta's Smoke Screen. I taped my pieces of tape diagonally across each nail, did one coat of the charcoal, let it dry, then did a second coat and peeled off the tape right after I applied the second coat. (I waited to remove the tape after the second coat on one nail and it got too gunky and just made it gross and uneven.) Did one coat of my top coat to seal it all and done! It might sound complicated, but it truly isn't. I got several compliments on them, with one girl even saying she was going to do them the same! Hope you all enjoyed your extra day!

Hehe.. get it? Because they leap? I know, I'm a dork.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscars Nails

So today is the Academy Awards and I fully celebrate them. I plan on plopping down at five with my popcorn and computer, ready to comment on all of the celebs' outfits. (And obviously I'll be wearing my Oscars shirt, duh.) Anyways, I did a little ode to the Oscars on my nails this weekend, and let me tell you, everybody loved them. They are SO simple though, it's ridiculous. All it is is black polish (I used two coats of Wet N Wild's Fast Dry #229C Ebony Hates Chris) and two coats of Milani's Jewel FX #531 Gold. I got soo many compliments on it from complete strangers!!

These pictures really don't do the glitter justice at all.. It shines so, so much. I love it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My First Post!

Oooh first post, how exciting! I always feel like the first post of something has to be important, profound, let's people know about you and lalala. This probably won't be that. I will let you know about myself, though. I'm Rachel and I love beauty things. Okay, done. Oh, you want to know more? Okay, okay, if you insist. I'm really obsessed with nail polish, so that's what you'll be seeing most on here, but I also looove my makeup, especially smokey eyes. I also like doing my hair, though mine does not cooperate with me that much, as it is a hot, frizzy mess, but I make it work. (It's great for messy hairstyles, which I adore.) I also love glitter, chocolate, fashion, grammar, and steak. As I'm sure you already see, I'm very random, but whatevs. I like to try to really add my "voice" to my writings, so hopefully that comes through. My promise to you (and sort of myself): I will upload at least one post a week. I'm hoping for, and it most likely will be, more, but sometimes life gets in the way and blah, blah. Okay, I'm done! Hope you enjoy my blog, I'm excited!!