Ornate and Glamourous!

Hi.  I got some lovely nail polishes for my birthday from my husband.   These gave me a great start for the holiday season!

There are lots of pictures so I’ll keep the words to a minimum!  First up is the Zoya holiday collection, called Ornate.

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Next were some fabulous glitters from Orly.  These are from the Flash Glam collection, which I absolutely adore!

I already have the five that Sally’s carried in the fall (Spazmatic, Sasay My Way, Can’t be Tamed, Mermaid’s Tale, Be Brave), but when I looked on the Orly website (http://www.orlybeauty.com/flash-glam-fx.php) and found out they had 22 in all, I fell in love with these ones  Now their mine!

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These are so beautiful, I wanted to include some close-ups of each bottle.

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I’m going to have fun trying these out and finding basecoats to match, but that will wait until after Christmas.  (Maybe I’ll try one for New Year’s Eve!)  Until then, I’m going to concentrate on some holiday manicures.

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Skull-icious Glitter!

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Hi.  I know it’s closer to Christmas than Halloween, but I got these really cute polishes with skull shaped bottles and really gorgeous nail polish, and they arrived in an on-line order after Halloween.

Cute, right?

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The polishes are from Blackheart Beauty, and I got them at Hot Topic.

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I had some fun using some plastic skull shot glasses I found at Rite-Aid before Halloween, with a tea light candle in the top, for the pictures.

This first one is a bright pink jelly with flakies.  The name is Deceit.  All the polishes were $5 each, but this beauty was on for 50% off!

The flakies are different that others I have—the first with pink flakes!  I had to try it right away, so I put it over the mani I had on at the time, which was the one with my Sephora birthday nail polishes.  (Pictures near the end of the post.)

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Look at the gorgeous, glittery flakes!

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The next one is Royally Screwed, a rich royal blue glitter.

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This last one is called Violet Tendencies, a purple with a beautiful  iridescent sheen.

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In this close-up, you can see it seems to have a golden flash.  I can hardly wait to try this on my nails!

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I wanted to try Deceit right away, anxious to see those pink flakies in action, so I put it on my current mani, which was the Sephora trio I got from my birthday.

On my thumb and ring finger I had Tornado, and Shale on the others.  Here are the results.

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I couldn’t resist taking a picture against my deck tin with the angel picture.  I thought the colours worked so well together.

Darn, now that I’ve looked at the Hot Topic website again (to provide the link at the beginning of the post), I have another batch I want to buy.  They have a gorgeous oil slick colour, an iridescent glitter, a killer copper… I could go on and on.  Also, right now, everything is BOGO 50% off!

My next post will probably be the fabulous Pure Ice haul I got.  All glitter and incredibly gorgeous!

And so this adds three to my stash count!

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I Struck Gold!

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Hi.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I had deadlines for both my serial novel and review proof pages for my February release.

It was my birthday recently and my friend (and almost daughter), Jenn, got me some lovely polishes from Sephora.

She knows me so well and always picks out exactly what I would like.  Such as the “It’s Real 18k Gold Topcoat” from Sephora.  There are a number of gold flake topcoats out now:  from Sephora, Jessica, Zoya, and OPI, but I really like the Sephora because the flakes are so fine, and plentiful.

    

    

She also got me a Sephora  + PANTONE UNIVERSE® Opulent Lacquer trio.  There are four trio sets (gold, silver, red, black) and she got me the black set.

Left to Right:  Tornado, Anthracite, Shale

There are two glitters, and a black crème that will be a great base.

Here’s a close-up of the glitters so you can see the beautiful colours.

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Jenn wanted to try out the gold leaf, so we did her nails with China Glaze Audrey as the base coat.

Here’s the result.

I love this combination of turquoise and gold, and the flakes are so delicate looking.

Here’s a close-up.  So pretty!

A few days later, I used the trio.

I used Anthracite (plain black) as the base,  then Tornado on my ring finger and thumb and Shale on the other fingers.

Here’s a close-up of Shale.  Look at the gorgeous multi-colour holo!

Here’s an out of focus shot of Tornado to show how much the holo flashes!

I know I have some more nail polish to come for my birthday.  I’ll find out this weekend, so I should have more new polishes to showcase soon!

And my count has gone up:

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