Monday, April 26, 2010

R3Daily Rescue Beauty Lounge Giveaway!

Helloo! As I was catching up on my google reader, I came across Polish Hoarder Disorder's post about R3Daily's amazing giveaway. She's hosting a giveaway courtesy of Rescue Beauty Lounge. Two winners will each receive the Surf Collection! Polish Hoarder Disorder and R3Daily are both awesome blogs so go check them out! ^.^

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by! ^.^


Sunday, April 25, 2010

More Scents!

Helloo! Today I bring the rest of the scented Revlons I got last week. ^.^

Orange Pop
3 coats. Sorry for the dinged up nail and the bald spots. I was impatient to try the rest of the colors so I rushed through it – sorry Orange Pop! Scent is very familiar. Could it be an orange pop? Not sure, but it’s a sweet scent and I don’t mind it. Color is different from indoor light to sunlight. Indoor light gave more of an orange look while sunlight brought out a pinker tone to it. It was hard to get a good picture of the way it looks in the sun, but I finally got one. The rest picked up a lot of this golden shimmer that is not apparent on the nail, to my naked eye anyway.

Grape Icy
3 coats. Hard to photograph, as my camera likes to take colors and change them after I take the picture. In real life, the color was a little darker. Pretty color. At first I thought, sure, grape icy, but I thought the name might’ve been suggestive, so I thought about it and it smells like gummy bears to me. Yummy.

Peach Smoothie
3 coats, could’ve used a 4th. Scent definitely does not remind me of a peach smoothie. I think I’m going to have to go with Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum or some other gum that’s not ringing any bells at the moment. Really cute peachy crème color with sparse pink microglitter throughout.

Bubble Gum
3 coats. Such a fun, hot summer color. A bright cool toned pink which I thought looked okay on my warm toned skin, so I’m not sure but me likes. This smelled like some sort of gum too. Not the same as peach smoothie though. Not bad.

Gum Drop
3 coats, could’ve used a 4th but to the naked eye 3 was okay. The color I looked forward to most. Not sure if it works for my skin tone, but I still like it a lot. It’s soft and sweet. BF caught a whiff and said it smelled like gumballs from those machines and I was like yeah that’s what it is! Made this my full mani. ^.^

Thanks for stopping by! ^.^


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Obstacles (non nail related)

So the past few days have been emotionally taxing for me. I started thinking about this blog and how I really wanted to keep up with it, so even though I had nothing nail related to share, I wanted to post something here anyway. The last time I tried to start a blog, my cat (of about 17 years) got sick and I left the blog alone. He passed away earlier this year and I never went back to it. About a month ago, my brother's neighbor also passed away and I ended up taking her cat in. I still miss my old cat a lot, but the new cat has been able to bring much joy back into my life as well.

When I finally started this blog here, another hurricane came and just blew me away - something very private that I will not be disclosing to anyone. So even though the last few days drained me quite a bit, I wanted to make something positive come of it all. I never did finish college, so today I registered for a summer class and am actually kind of excited to do something with my life again. I feel a fire burning inside of me that I haven't felt in a while. I just wish that it hadn't taken something so awful to bring it about, but I shall try to remain positive.

Okay, well that's it for now. I'll try to get the next swatch up as soon as I can and hopefully post more regularly after that. Thanks for stopping by. =)


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ocean Breeze swatch

Okay, so my plan was to swatch all of the Revlons at once and make Gum Drop my full mani. I swatched Ocean Breeze first and as I was taking pictures, I found myself reluctant to take it off, so now I'm rocking it on all ten fingers! LOL. And since I'm indecisive about which picture I'd like to post, I'm just going to show you a bunch!

WARNING- I apologize in advance for my dry, raggedy cuticles/skin! I'm so bad about moisturizing. I hope it doesn't offend anyone too much! =X

Well, first off, I just want to say that Ocean Breeze doesn't look as frosty in person as it does in my pictures. This is 3 coats and it glows like whoa! It even looks different at certain angles. I'm not sure if this will work on all skin tones, but I think it’s super pretty.

In these pictures, I was trying to capture the awesome blue color that I see at this angle. Man, you need to see this baby in person 'cause my pics don't do it justice.

I think these pics show the glowiness better than the rest...

Everyone is probably reminded of different things, but to me, Ocean Breeze smells like air freshener. It's not something I love to smell, but for the color, I don't mind putting up with it. Hopefully the scent will fade soon. And if you're wondering, top coat didn't affect the scent for me.

Also, here’s a video I just watched: Taylor Swift – The Best Day. I’m a total cry baby ‘cause this video made me tear up a bit. =X All kinds of love makes a complete sap out of me!

So that's all I have for now. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Revlon recently released their second collection of limited edition scented nail polishes this year called Scents of Summer. The collection includes Beach (lime green frost), Ocean Breeze (turquoise frost), Peach Smoothie (light peach shimmer), Orange Pop (bright orange frost), Gum Drop (pastel purple creme), Grape Icy (purple frost), Cotton Candy (light pink frost), and Bubble Gum (bright pink creme).

So, last week, I went on a mad hunt looking for the new collection. I heard they were spotted at several Rite Aids, so I went to about six different Rite Aids and let me tell you, by the end of the day I was exhausted and had nothing to show for it. I thought I'd give it a little while before I hunted them down again.

Some time earlier this week (or was it last week?), I had won tickets for myself and a guest to see a screening of "Death At A Funeral" today. After waiting on line for an hour, my BF and I were told there was no more seating in the theater. -_- Extremely disappointed, I dragged my poor BF (who had work all day) to Sephora, Duane Reade, Walgreens, CVS, then finally to Rite Aid and guess what I found at the latter?! I am now the happy owner of these pretty babies...

From left to right: Ocean Breeze, Peach Smoothie, Orange Pop, Gum Drop, Grape Icy, Bubble Gum

Now, up close!

They were out of Cotton Candy (boo) and I decided not to get Beach 'cause I wasn't sure how it'd look with my Asian skin tone.

All in all, the night turned out just fine. Though, while at Rite Aid, my BF decided to test out his blood pressure with one of those machines they have in the pharmacy section. Turns out he has prehypertension which, according to wikipedia is "where a person's blood pressure is elevated above normal but not to the level considered to be hypertension (high blood pressure)". I tried it too and I was normal, but we've decided to watch what we eat and try to exercise more and hopefully we can get him back to normal too. Talk about Rite Aid to the rescue, huh?

And I have to make a shout out to my wonderful BF! He was a total soldier for going on the hunt with me, in his work clothes no less! I love that freakazoid. ^.^

Anyway, it's been a crazy day and it's getting late. I'll try to do some swatches tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

First Post!

Helloo and welcome to my first post! ^.^

Thought I'd start off by telling you a little bit about myself. My name is Jennifer (most people call me Jen) and I'll be turning 26 in two weeks~ yay! I've been wanting to start a blog for a while and I'm finally getting to it now. My BF was telling me that I think too much (he's right) and that I should just write whatever comes to mind, so here I am. =)

Over the last couple of years, I've managed to collect a whole lot of nail polish thanks to the lovely lemming makers over on the Nail Board at MakeUpAlley. I've always been more of a lurker than a poster, but the Nail Board is full of amazingly awesome women who'll keep you coming back for some laughs and good times. There's much to be learned as well, such as different techniques, treatments, base coats, top coats, moisturizers, etc... Check it out, but be forewarned- due to the many beautiful pictures of nail polish you will see, countless lemmings may be born, so hold onto your wallet 'cause it's gonna be a bumpy ride! LOL

I hope you've enjoyed my first post. I look forward to writing many, many more! 'Til next time! ^.^