Saturday, January 8, 2011

Forrest The Tiger - Lisa Frank inspired

Hey everyone, Happy Saturday!

I'm sure most of you are familiar with 

Am I showing my age by saying that I remember 
when Lisa Frank stickers first became popular? 
Um yeah,probably, but oh well, it is true.

When I was a kid sticker collecting was all the rage 
and if you had Lisa Frank, you were to be envied!
I even remember sticker Kiosk's in the mall,
that were loaded with Lisa Frank, 
and my dad would bring me every Sunday to pick out a few.
Ah, god times, good times.

Lisa Frank is still hugely popular today, and my 
10 yr. old daughter is now a big of a fan of her stuff as I used to be.

Alright, who am I kidding? I STILL am!
Though I don't collect stickers anymore, 
or walk around with Lisa Frank notebooks, 
whenever I see her merchandise in the store, I literally get giddy.

The illustrations are so girlie and I just ADORE the bright colors!

So here is my weekend mani, 
inspired by my daughter's address book, 
and I am just so in love with it! 


Klean Color in - Lavenbaby
Sinful Colors in - Pink Forever
Klean Color in - Mango
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in - Mellow Yellow
Royal Crown brush SG 250 ( to blend colors )
Sally Girl in - #229 ( opalescent glitter )
L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Striper in - Black

I just love Lisa Frank so much, 
the colors and designs are so pretty 
and bring back such fond memories,  I feel like a kid again!
I may just end up doing a Lisa Frank nail series!

Have a great weekend!!
xoxo ~ Dolly

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wet n Wild 2011 Fast Dry Polish

Launched just this month, 
Wet n Wild's new 2011 collection 
consists of a full range of eye palettes, mascara, liners, 
glosses, and polishes. 

This is limited edition, 
which means that there is merely a
small display with only 2 of each featured item.
So of you are interested in these and you happen
to come across them in the store, don't hesitate, 
because they will be gone fast. 

With that being said,
naturally I snagged 6 of their new
Fast Dry Nail Polishes.

These polishes, actually, if I am correct, 
I believe the entire collection is named after TV shows.
Some may complain that it's a bit cheezy, 
I happen to think it's adorable.

The Gold and The Beautiful
This is a bright Yellow Gold fine shimmer, glitter

Gray's Anatomy
This is a Silver Shimmer with a Pink duochrome

Buffy The Violet Slayer
A very bold and true royal Purple shimmer, 
this is my personal favorite

Sage In The City
A very pretty Lime shimmer, the perfect Spring Green

Saved By The Blue
Hmm, why does this color look familiar? 
This is a classic Cobalt Blue Shimmer 

Party Of Five Glitters
Multi-sized & colored hexagon glitter in a clear jelly

While none of these colors are extremely unique, 
the formula is pretty smooth and 
the colors are pretty in their own right.
And let's face it, who can pass up $1.99?
I am also really liking the new bottles, 
they have a sleekness to them that 
WnW polish hasn't really had before.
My only complaint is that these claim to be 'FAST DRY" polishes, 
which I just didn't find to be the case.
The drying time was pretty standard to most other regular polish.

I'm sure if I rummage into my polish I can 
find dupes for most of these, but one that grabbed 
me as soon as I saw it was,
Saved By The Blue
 It is an EXACT dupe for 
China Glaze's Frostbite

Here are some swatches

There is a total of 18 colors in the collection,
with more cute names like

Everybody Loves Redmond

Teal or No Teal

Teal of Fortune

How I Met Your Magenta

Hannah Pinktana 

Blue Wants To Be A Millionaire

 These are worth a 2nd look, 
especially those with tightened wallets after the holidays.
and the colors are super bright and the names are fun.

As I said before, 
jump on these fast, as they won't last in the stores for long.

I found these at Walgreen's for $1.99 each

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MAC's A Tartan Tale Inspired

Hey everyone! 
I hope you all had a fantastic New Year!

Today I bring you a new design, this one inspired by 
MAC's recent
A Tartan Tale collection. 

A tartan plaid simply created with striping tape!


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
OPI in - Jade Is The New Black
Striping Tape in Colors
Yellow Gold

Sally's Beauty Secrets Top Coat

To see the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube channel