Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hi! Here is my final St. Patrick's Day mani right under the wire. Better late than never right? Doing this mani reminded me why I don't do nail art; I suck at it and I don't have the patience for it. First off, here are the polishes I used:

 L-R: OPI Fresh Frog Of Bel Air, OPI Alpine Snow, BB Couture Apollo

L-R: China Glaze Mingle With Kringle, China Glaze Starboard, Spoiled Show Me The Money

And here is the finished look:
On the thumb I did a base of Alpine Snow topped with Fresh Frog Of Bel Air. On the index and pinky fingers I used a base of Starboard topped with Show Me The Money. The middle finger is a base of Alpine Snow taped off with Starboard and Apollo. And the ring finger is Mingle With Kringle. For some reason I decided to do the glitter toppers before the taped off Irish flag finger. When I was cutting the tape I mangled my thumb on one of my hands with the finger holes of the scissors. When I peeled off the tape for flag one of the pieces broke in the middle so I had to use tweezers to try and remove it and totally jacked up the polish in the process. Then on the other hand the polish seeped under the tape and messed up my straight line. It was an aggravating, frustrating mess! I'm surprised they look even half as good as they do. I have to say I absolutely love Mingle With Kringle which I got this weekend at Sally for $1.72 or something ridiculously cheap like it.

So yeah, not my prettiest mani but it'll do. Hope everyone is having a good day! We had a little potluck at work and now I'm sitting at home with my honey; we're too old to go out drinking and carrying on. And that's just how I like that.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Feelin' Froggy With Cult Nails

*I purchased this*

Hello again! I'm back with my second St. Patrick's Day mani. This time I used the perfect green for the holiday; Feelin' Froggy by Cult Nails.

This was from the Fairy Tale collection and is a really pretty green with amazing blue shimmer running throughout.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this polish is available anymore. But you can get any of the other amazing Cult Nails polishes here.

That's it for today! Short and sweet...

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Daring Digits St. Patrick's Day Mani

Hi all! I have been so completely exhausted and unmotivated this week but I knew I had to get on it before St. Patrick's Day was over since I have a few things to show you. I won this polish in a giveaway a while back and as soon as March hit and I started thinking about the holiday I knew it was the perfect polish to use. It's called Kelly and it is gorgeous!
I has a light tan crelly base with different sizes of green and white glitter with a scattering of tiny reddish/orange glitter throughout. 

It really feels like St. Patrick's Day in a bottle to me! The colors of the large glitters are perfect and the tiny red glitter makes me think of red haired lads and lasses.  I love that the base isn't clear so you don't have to worry about undies that complement the colors. The glitters all show up amazingly well within the base and it was a breeze to apply. I am absolutely in love with this polish.

I hadn't realized until I went to the Daring Digits Facebook page here that the shop had been closed up for a little while. I don't have the money to buy indie polishes very often and don't often go on their pages to taunt myself with what I can't have. But I do remember drooling over the polishes whenever I would see them. But from the looks of it the shop will be re-opening with a brand new perspective very soon and after trying this amazing polish I will definitely keep an eye out for that.

Have you done any manis for St. Patrick's Day? I would love to see them!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Eye Color Palette

*I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion*

Hello all! Today I have another fabulous Eddie Funkhouser product to show you; it's the hyperreal eye color palette in the shade Girls On Film. Now, I have to be honest. I love the colors in this palette but I picked it just as much for the name as for the colors. See, I am a lifelong (well at least since early grade school) fan of Duran Duran so I couldn't pass up a palette with the same name of one of their best-known songs. My best friend and I used to sit in her room that was covered in Duran Duran posters from Tiger Beat and and Bop magazines daydreaming about which member of the band we wanted to marry someday. When we were in our 20's the band briefly reunited and all 5 original members were on tour and we were lucky enough to see them at the fairly small Santa Barbara Bowl. I tell you we jumped up and down and squealed like little girls when they came onstage. It was definitely one of my most memorable concerts and I will never forget it. Luckily this palette is pretty darn awesome too. 

Top Row L-R: Screen Test, Video Star
Bottom Row L-R: Freeze Frame, Snap Shop
These are the color descriptions from the website: Screen Test -"pewter with silver shimmer", Video Star - "bright purple", Freeze Frame - "matte marine blue", Snap Shot - "pearlescent cornflower blue".
I swatched these over Urban Decay Primer Potion and they are so pretty! Screen Test and Snap Shot are both shimmery. Freeze Frame is a gorgeous blue matte. And Video Star has a duochrome finish that actually shows up! I was able to slightly catch it in the picture above but it is much prettier in person. I haven't used these in a look yet, and even when I do I can't take eye look pictures to save my life so you probably won't see it, but I'm sure it's going to be gorgeous when I do. I love that there are different finishes in this palette. The pigmentation is really good and they are not too soft and not too hard. You can buy this palette for $14.99 here which is a great deal for 4 high quality eye shadows. I'm drooling over the other palettes also and hopefully I can pick them all up eventually. 

I've got 2 more Eddie Funkhouser products to show you so keep an eye out.

'Til We Meet Again...