Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My 1st Teal/Green Holo! Color Club Halo Hue Angel Kiss

Hey ya'll! Welcome back to my blog. Today I have for you another Color Club Halo Hues stunner. This one is Angel Kiss. This is my first teal or minty green holo polish. I absolutely adore it! The formula for these polishes are fantastic. These pictures are shown with 2 thin coats and they're fully opaque. I won't ramble for too long and will let the pictures do the talking.

I couldn't choose just one or two or even three pictures. So spam coming at ya!
 This is taken in the bright Alabama sun!
 You can see the other end of the rainbow spectrum here with more blues and purples showing from this angle.
 Beware! You may not want to drive on a sunny day wearing these colors. You will be staring at these babies all day long. It's hard to not look at them. 
 I hope the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is full of holographic polish!
 OOoooooooOOOOooooo. (For my SMYTC girls)

 She's proud to show off her label!

 Her rear-end is a sight to behold!

 And here's the minty green goodness in the shade. So unique!

 The bottle in the shade. :-) AHHHH!
 Back to the sun because I can't resist more rainbow shots!
I've been drooling over many of the holographic polishes that are so expensive I'd have to sell my car to buy them. But that search is over. I'll never whine again for the China Glaze OMG collection (though I'd be thrilled to own those too. LOL.) Never will be upset because I can't the OPI DS holos. These colors are PACKED with the linear holo that I'm in love with. So if you want a fantastic holo polish collection that won't break the bank, check these out.

You can get yours from Harlow & Co.Head2Toe and

Have you tried this collection? What are you favorites? Leave me a comment and let me know which colors you want or have tried. Which collection should I go for next?

Monday, November 12, 2012

I'm in Holographic Heaven with Color Club Cloud Nine and Blue Heaven!

Hey ya'll! Let me start by admitting that  I have a crazy fascination with rainbows. I have always loved to watch them until they just fade back into the sky with all of their majestic beauty. So I guess that is why I immediately fell in love with holographic nail polish. I can sit and watch the little tiny rainbows shift back and forth on my fingers. AHHH! I just love them. You can imagine the joy I felt when I opened my mailbox and found three of the new Color Club Halo Hues colors there. I got Cloud Nine, Blue Heaven and Angel Kiss. They are all stunning!

For this mani, I alternated with Blue Heaven and Cloud Nine. Pink and blue are the ribbon colors for Squamous Cell Carcinoma awareness so it was perfect for me. Without further ado, say hello to my new favorite polishes!!

Index and ring finger have Blue Heaven. Middle, pinkie and thumb were Cloud Nine. 
The picture above was as close as I come to getting the rainbows tamed enough to see the true colors of the polish. I am not kidding when I say that even in the shade you can still it's holographic goodness. :-) 
In the sun.... OMG! They're more beautiful than Edward on his best day. LOL

These pictures show two coats. The formula is a dream to work with. My first ever Color Club and I think I am a fan for life. It's not a fussy polish like some of the other holos I have.
 Bottle shot of Cloud Nine! *Wipes drool.*

I also added a Kiss Nails nail strip to one of my fingers for a quick accent nail. The beautiful black lace is so feminine with just the right amount of sparkle on them. The best part is you can still see the color of the undies I have on. :-)

Just in case you weren't convinced, here they are under some really bad indoor lighting from my tabletop lamp. You can STILL see the gorgeous holo happiness on my fingers. This doesn't happen often with this lighting so this really is something special.

I guess that is enough picture spam for this post. I have tons more. I just could not stop clicking the camera. It was seriously unbelievable to me. So if you are looking for a great holo polish that doesn't break the bank, you should try the Color Club Halo Hues. There are six colors in this collection. I have Angel Kiss to swatch for you tomorrow. It's a TO DIE FOR teal/greenish holo. So stay tuned for more picture spam tomorrow. Have a good evening. HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY! Thank you to all of the men and women out there that are serving and have served our fantastic country. Thank you to the people that love those soldiers too.

You can get your Color Club Halo Hues from Harlow & Co. and a couple of other sites. I will update with all stores available when I get the kiddies down for the night. :-)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8 No H8

Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay. 
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog. 

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.

<3 Today I wear this gorgeous purple (from this angle. LOL) polish to take a stand against bullying of any kind, anywhere to anyone. No one, young or old, should have to deal with the immediate and after effects of being bullied! It's unfair and we have to stand up and let everyone know that we are NOT okay with this. Not now. Not ever!
Enchanted Polish Magical Mystery Tour 
Does polish get any better than this?
See her shifty beauty?
Yes, check out the stunning holographic perfection.
I know you want yours so I'll stop teasing you now.

You can get your Enchanted Polish at Llarowe (link below), Enchanted's Etsy ShopHarlow & Co. or Mei Mei Signatures

In order to support this cause you can purchase any purple polish from Llarowe and they will be donating $2 from every bottle to which is an organization that is devoted to anti-bullying education. You have until 12:00am on November 9th to buy your favorite purple and be helping out a great cause.

Do not let those that you love be the victim of bullying. There is help out there. Please visit these links to find support and encouragement:

Welcome to my Journey!

Hey ya'll! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so happy to finally launch a blog that I have started in memory of my daddy, who inspired me to grow out my nails. When my daddy was diagnosed with stage four Squamous Cell Carcinoma on January 25, 2011 I felt like I had been punched in the gut. He was always so kind to me and loved me through my ups and downs without ever turning his back on me. He was a truly GOOD man. I guess the best people are taken early in life to be our angels because after 6 months of fighting, my daddy lost his battle with cancer. 

This is the last picture I had the pleasure of taking with my daddy. We both look a bit silly but I treasure this picture now and always.

Anyway, he was always telling me that I shouldn't bite my nails. "There's worms under there." "You're eating germs." "You wouldn't do that if you knew what was under there." You know, all of those things you hear from people that do not bite their nails. The problem was I had been biting them for all of my life and just could not stop. I had grown them out while he was sick but bit them off again when he passed away. Then I started putting fake nails on to keep from biting them. And this is what happened to my nails....

That is NOT a pretty sight at all. So with the help of some fabulous nail bloggers, I have been on a mission to grow out my nails. It's been a long couple of months and my nails are still far from perfect but they are slowly getting there. I need all of my lovely followers to help me beat my biting habit forever! I believe that I am on the road to healthier nails. 

These are my healthier but very naked nails. I have some really fantastic ladies to thank for helping me get those babies grown out. I've almost caved a few times but the thought of joining these women in the nail blogging world always kept me from doing it. So I want to issue a big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to:

Those aren't the only ones either. So here's a shout-out to all of my SMYTC ladies. :-) I hope you're still with me at the end of this wordy post. I shall be posting a picture of my mani featuring Enchanted Polish's Magical Mystery Tour today. So stay tuned, ya'll! Thanks for reading. :-)