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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gems for Trixie

Hey there!

Today I have my very first Nail Of The Day... A blindingly blingy combo which was described by my brother as "a clown exploded on your nails" composed of one coat of Zoya's Trixie covered by one coat of Milani Jewel FX in Gems.

 Gems is a fantastic glittery explosion of medium sized silver, orange, gold, and green hex glitter, and small blue, green, silver, gold, and red round glitter in a clear base. I think this could be totally opaque on its own in 2-3 coats, and it is relatively smooth for a glitter this chunky.

Look at that bottle... sooooo pretty.

^ Indirect Sunlight ^

^ Uber-sparkle in sunlight ^

To my layman's eye this looks a heck of a lot like Lippmann's Happy Birthday, which I will do a comparison of once my bottle of Happy Birthday arrives. The main difference I can see is that Lippmann's hex glitter seems larger in other swatches I've seen, as well as having more colors of glitter, and possibly being less opaque, but if these things aren't super important to you and you're looking for a less expensive alternative, Gems is a real winner.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A little bit of an intro...

Hello All.

My name is Heather (who'd have guessed right?), and I'm a 20 year old massage therapist/pet-sitter/health food clerk/nail polish addict. I'm aiming for this blog to be a way to share my love of all things nail polish-y with others who share my predilections.

My addiction started young, with an aqua jelly packed with holographic glitter from Claire's when I was 5. I wore it to my first day of kindergarten and was promptly chastised for it being distracting... I ran with this and wore nothing but blue or silver nail polish for the next 13 years, it was my little way of being the rebel in schools filled with pastel pinks or thick, ugly, square-tipped acrylics.

Then, I discovered the nail blogs. I was inspired, elated, ravenous for new polishes, and soon filled my collection with different textures and colors. My little collection went from being able to be kept in a small clutch to filling my first Helmer in 8 months with no signs of stopping.

Well, that's my intro for today... I hope to post NOTD pics and swatches tomorrow.