Tag Archives: burgundy

Vampire Lace

When they had the Orly Haute Look sale, I got Au Champagne half-off. I had a feeling I’d be able to stamp with it. I’m so glad I was right! It just has the frostier look than a silver.

The burgundy is an old Maybelline Colorama polish called Vampire Seduction, and it somehow still applied really well, like it was still new.

The image was from the new Bundle Monster 2012 set, plate BM-323.

And I have to add… I am LOVING Vampire Diaries this season. 😀

Octoberfranken…

What do you get when you take Orly Rock Solid and pour in a bunch of China Glaze Hawaiian Punch, NYX Maroon, and Spoiled Cougar Attack?

Isn’t it pretty? When I got Rock Solid, I was bummed that it was just gray and not brown at all, so I thought I’d make it burgundy with some NYX Maroon. Then it was too purple and I wanted it a little pinker, so I added the China Glaze Hawaiian Punch. Then I remembered I wanted brown in the first place and dumped the Spoiled Cougar Attack in. haha!

Now I have a full bottle of this awesomeness!

Sephora by OPI – Beauty Junkie

When I went to Sephora last week, I was admiring their new aisle they have that is just dedicated to nail polish! With the new fake-nail swatch of each color, I was able to see the polishes in a different way. They even have that for all of the other brands they carry now.

The one that caught my eye was Beauty Junkie! I picked it up and wondered how I had never noticed it before. So I bought it. 🙂

It is really cool because in different lights, it can look brown, burgundy, or really dark mauve! I swear sometimes in the sun, it has looked like a plum even. Its a nice and rich creme, so even though it is really dark, it can’t be mistaken for black… I love it!

OPI – Every Month Is Oktoberfest

My husband’s birthday was on Saturday. I took him to the Magic Castle in Hollywood! We had both wanted to go but had never been, and I was lucky enough to get an invite from a magician’s wife. 🙂

We got all dressed up and I wore this on my nails and toes…

OPI – Every Month is Oktoberfest!
It is so gorgeous! Just as sparkly as Germanicure, but more on the wine/burgundy side.

Actually, the shimmer is a really warm and sparkly red, but the base is so blue that it really makes the polish look more plum or burgundy on the nail. When you actually pull the brush out and see the base, its very blue.

These are the only two I got from the new Fall collection and I LOVE them both!

New Bundle Monster! Butter London – Toff with Flormar – 389

I was so excited to get my new Bundle Monster plates from Amazon! I went to a wedding over the weekend and wanted to try out one of the new designs.

The two plates I tested really worked well! The designs were really etched in deep and they were large enough to even cover my thumb with a lot left over!

Butter London – Toff with Flormar – 389 stamped over, using the new Bundle Monster Plate – BM 314

I reallllly wish their new plates came with a coffee cup design. I thought they said they would with the next set but maybe I’ll have to keep waiting. If you want to see the designs that they did use, check this out:
http://www.bundlemonster.com/top-sellers/25pc-nail-art-stamping-image-plates-2012-collection.html

Nerd Lacquer – Nebula

Let’s not discuss how much I paid for this one on ebay and get right to the swatch, shall we? 🙂

This is such a gorgeous burgundy jelly full of different sized holo particles! It isn’t really chunky either, it lays flat and looks amazing!

This is only one coat! I was half in a hurry and half wanted the jelly effect, so I left it at one. And it is lasting forever, this one hardy coat!

I’ve had it on for a few days now and got a lot of compliments.

What do you do by the way when someone says, “Wow, I love your nail polish, what is that one?” and you know they haven’t heard of Nerd Lacquer, and also know they probably wouldn’t pay over 10 or 12 bucks for a polish?

I get stuck in these exchanges pretty often… this was my latest at David’s Bridal:

Cashier: Wow, I love your nail polish, what is that one?
Me: Oh its called Nebula… its by this little brand called Nerd Lacquer?
Cashier: Nerd Lacquer? I haven’t heard of that one, where did you get it?
Me: Well *I* got it on ebay, because it was sold out everywhere else, but you can get it online.
Cashier: I could look on ebay for it, how much was it?
Me: Umm… *shameful blush* I think I paid about 24 dollars, but they just get bid up like that when they are sold out everywhere else.

haha!

China Glaze – Ahoy over Duri Night – Before Christmas

I love the way Ahoy looks but its too bright for me, so I layered it over a darker jelly-ish color that had gold glitter in it.

Its awesome because the gold glitter just shines through as a bright sparkle along with the pink glass flecks that are in Ahoy!

This was Duri – Night Before Christmas by itself…