Friday, March 25, 2011

1,000 WOAH??!!

Yesterday, I hit 1,000 followers!
I am speechless!
Wow, it means so much to me that you follow me, 
my ramblings, my polish addiction, and my nail art!
I cannot thank you enough everyone!

And what a better way to celebrate,
than with some new nail art!

This is my mani for the weekend. 
It is based off a design from, 
fellow Blogger & YouTuber,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Getting My Holo Fix

So a couple weeks back was my birthday,
and not only did I get some amazing gifts, 
but I was also lucky enough to get some cash too.
(You can never go wrong with the green stuff)

So I decided that rather than blowing my money on nonsense,
I would get some polishes to add to my collection.
But oh no, not just any polishes! 
Holographic/prismatic polishes that I have an obsession with.
These are highly coveted holo polishes.
I have been lemming for what seems like ages for these
and now they are mine!!

I paid an arm & a leg for these, 
but they are SO worth it!!

So yeah, I was one of the poor saps that saw 
the China Glaze OMG collection and thought,
" Do I really need anymore polish?, Nah, I won't get them"
Yeah, I know, stupid move, because they sold out, 
and then I realized, I MUST HAVE THESE!
I've been lucky enough to find a couple here and there, 
but 2 in particular I couldn't find except for E-bay.
So I splurged and grabbed QT and LOL

QT is a Fuschia holo.
The one thing I can say about the OMG collection
that you can't say about many others and that is, they look
BETTER on the nail than in the bottle.
Pure. Pink Love.

LOL is a deep Purple holo.
I was surprised to see the color, most swatches I've seen
portrayed the shade of Purple to be much brighter.
Still, this an AMAZING shade, and I am not
disappointed in the slightest.
Again, the vibrancy of the holo once it's swatched is really striking.

Next, I picked up My Private Jet.
I'm sure most of you polish lovers know that OPI has 
reformulated this shade for reasons I cannot understand. 
As I know, the older formulation had a much more vibrant holo.

My Private Jet is a blackened-Brown with a subtle holo.
Though I am bummed about this being the new formula,
as apposed to the old one, 
I'm still happy to have it as part of my collection.

Lastly, I went for the OPI Designer Series collection
I'm pretty open about my general distaste for OPI.
I think they are extremely over-hyped, and over priced
for a polish formula that is just MEH to me.
( Sorry to all you OPI lovers!)
But, with that being said, they do from time to time
hit the mark with a certain color, 
or in this case, and entire collection.

I picked up DS Coronation, frankly because 
I am obsessed with finding the perfect, "in your face" Silver holo.
While it missed the mark in that department, 
it is still vibrant enough that I'm happy to add it to my collection.
From what I am told, Nfu-Oh #61 seems to be the
kick-ass Silver holo I am looking for, but it is sold out.
Incidentally, if you are looking for a dupe for this shade,
try Milani's 3D Holographic polish in HD.
While swatching Coronation, I placed it on my color wheel
next o HD and it was virtually identical.

And lastly, the final polish I picked up was
DS Glamour.
This is one shade that is completely 
worth the hype & every dime I paid.
If my house was burning down, this is one of the 
things I'd run back into the flames for. 
This polish is so drool-worthy, I haven't even brought myself
to put it away, it's just sitting on my desk, 
making me smile each time I lay eyes on it.

Here are swatches.

So what is your favorite holographic/prismatic polish??
What polishes are must haves that you would recommend?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Storage - Thinking outside the box

When it comes to space, I'm sure everyone struggles with
innovative storage ideas.
My ever growing polish collection has forced me to get creative
and find solutions that work for my small space.

Here is a short video showing you what I've come up with.
The 3-tier racks are from Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

retails for $5.99 at Bed,Beth, & Beyond.
In total, I purchased 6, and I am currently using 4 on 
the main shelf 
shown in the video.

Each row is wide enough to store a double 
row for most nail polishes.
The tiers are currently holding about 145 of 
my most loved bottles, 
while the rest of my polish is stored in several 
bins that I currently have.

I highly recommend these, it's not only a 
fantastic storage option,but because of the tiers, 
you can still clearly see all the bottles, and until 
I move and can comfortably spread out my polish, t
his has really been a great solution & is working out nicely for me.

The CD Rack I use to store my KONAD plates,
is from IKEA, 
and sadly they no longer sell this particular one.
They do, however, have a similar option here:

retails for $ 7.00 and is available at most IKEA's, as well as online.

When it comes to storage, how well do you fare? 
Got a really creative way of storing your polish collection & supplies?
Let us know!