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First swatches-Rainbow Honey

These were too pretty not to share! I got two sets from a sale on Fab.com if Rainbow Honey polish. Here are quick swatches of two of the polishes:

Koi Pond over Cult Nails “Blackout”

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Koi Pond over Cult Nails “Tempest”20130131-175842.jpg

Worst Possible Thing over Cult Nails “Discipline”20130131-175849.jpg

And a bonus of the full manicure of the last swatch:

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Bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday Vol. 5

Let’s get ready for the Tuesday…or Wednesday bling-tacular spectacular!!!

First thing’s first, don’t forget to check out the last of yesterday’s posts where I talk about my first ever giveaway here!

Haha, ok, now that I’ve got that off my chest, how’s your Hump Day going? Mine is crazy busy (well, I think all the work days of the week are for me!) between “normal” work activities, travel planning for business trips this month and next, as well as the hot issues of the day, I’m not sure how I have time to breathe.

This is actually why Mr. Entropy and I took off for a week to Traverse City, MI-that’s a city that’s right on Lake Michigan on the western side of the state. I’d never been to that part of the state and we’ve been a little cash poor after the emergency, uninsured feline spinal surgery earlier this year.

[Tangent] The little, orange guy in the photo below was having trouble walking at the beginning of this year. When we took him to an emergency specialist the weekend his hind legs completely failed him (we had already taken him to the vet twice in the span of 1.5 weeks), we found out he had ruptured a disc in his spine. This required a very expensive MRI and surgery. He’s no longer as mobile as he once was, and he can’t run and jump like he wants to, but he can stand, walk and use his litter box all by himself now, so we’re pretty pleased. 🙂
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Anyways, we rented this beautiful condo that was probably less than a five minute drive from downtown Traverse City that was on the second floor of what was the Northern Michigan Asylum. Yeah, you read that right. The place we stayed used to be a mental institution! Those who know me fairly well would assert that this would be an appropriate venue for us to stay. 😉

So, while we were there. Gilt had a sale on several designs of Converse including styles like Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells. It was during this sale that I saw these bad boys and HAD TO HAVE THEM!
Ombre Sequin Converse Chucks

Yep, those are indeed ombre sequinned Chuck Taylors in lovely, varying shades of blue. I’ve decided that they are my fancy sneakers for when I want to be classy and add a touch of bling to my outfit. 😉

Speaking of bling, I didn’t want to leave you hanging w/ just one shoe pic to get blingy w/ it. The polish I’ve decided to showcase today is by Color Club called Revvvolution from their Spring 2009 collection, “Femme Fatale.” Yep, three “V”s. It’s cooler that way. 😉

As you can see below, it’s a really unique dark grey/black holo much like OPI’s My Private Jet (or so I’m told b/c I don’t own it for comparison). I can’t say enough how gorgeous and amazing this polish is. You could get away w/ just one coat of this stuff, but just for posterity, I used two coats. I also couldn’t decide between all the photos I took so you get to stare at the four below. 🙂
Revvvolution1

Revvvolution2

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Revvvolution-closeup

If you really love this, I got this polish from Head2Toe Beauty for only $2.75!

Has anybody else fallen in love w/ Revvvolution?

China Glaze-Awakening

Contest is now closed!

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is probably my favorite “holiday” to celebrate. Also, I really enjoy watching the season change from a hot dry summer to a damp, cool fall accompanied by seeing the trees on fire as their leaves change color. The reds, golds, and oranges of the leaves as they float to the ground is certainly something every person should see themselves. 🙂

In addition to the Vintage Vixen collection this fall, China Glaze has also released the limited edition collection Awakening. This collection totally makes me think of the leaves falling, Halloween, cider mills, hay rides and haunted houses! Plus, I think you’ll all be amused by what CG decided to name each of them.

I was pretty pleased with these three polishes which all covered in about three coats (shown below with no top coat).

Ick-A-Body – I wondered how similar this was to last year’s Fortune Teller, but it’s quite a bit different. This polish was packed with orange glitter in what I thought was a black jelly base. However, it looks like the base is more of an olive-y jelly. This looks so unique and wonderfully like Halloween.
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Ick-A-Body-closeup

Mummy May I – Now this one was another one that I thought was just a colored glitter in a black jelly base. Boy, am I bad at this! I swatched this on some paper and saw for myself that this is actually a lovely, sparkley purple glitter in a deep purple that looks black after two layers. Love it!
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Mummy May I-closeup

Zombie Zest – Ok, this one was my absolute favorite of the bunch. Simply calling it green would be a horrible understatement. It’s a shimmery, mossy green w/ flashes of yellow and gold and even blue! However, I have heard that Zombie Zest is a dupe for SpaRitual’s Optical Illusion and Orly’s It’s Not Rocket Science from their Cosmic FX collection. Either way, if you can get your hands on any of these, it would be totally worth it!
Zombie Zest

Zombie Zest-closeup

See any you’re drooling after? Well, guess what?! I’m doing a giveaway! Can you guess for what? Oh, come on! You know this!

I’m giving away ONE set of the China Glaze Awakening collection.
One lucky winner will get a set of one bottle each of the following: Ick-A-body, Mummy May I, Zombie Zest and CG Fast Forward Top Coat (set is a total of four bottles of polish).

The rules:
1. You must be a subscriber to my blog. The form to do so should be 2nd from the top on the sidebar to the left of the posts. (Sorry about the earlier GFC confusion. That was totally my fault! Thanks to everyone who powered through that and subscribed anyways.)
2. Please leave your email address in the comment. I’ll need a way to tell you that you’ve won!
These first two rules are mandatory and count as TWO ENTRIES.
3. TWEET about this giveaway. Please leave a link in the comment with the status address where you did this. ONE ENTRY.
4. BLOG about this giveaway or put it in your SIDEBAR. I will accept either method. Please leave a link in your comment where you did this. ONE ENTRY.
5. Put Makeup and Entropy on your BLOGROLL. Please leave a link where you did this. ONE ENTRY.
That’s it! You have a possible total of 5 entries with this one!

PLEASE PUT ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES INTO ONE COMMENT. Thank you!

This contest will end on Friday, 10/8/2010 at 11:59 PM EST and I will not accept any entries after that.

Thanks for sticking w/ me and good luck!

*10/7/2010 Edit: Sorry, I’m an idiot guys. For rule #1 I meant you must subscribe to my blog. *sigh*

Bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday Vol. 4

CHEESECAKE!!!!!

Do I have your attention yet? Ok, well, if not, here’s a giant photo of the 2nd most delicious cheesecake I’ve ever had:
Junior's Cheesecake slice
Purchased from: Junior’s Cheesecake in NYC

Not forgiven for being MIA? 😦

Sorry for completely going missing the past week. The work induced crazy-busyness has completely ramped up within the last week or so, and when I haven’t been slammed w/ work responsibilities, I’ve been completely booked w/ previous personal plans. Gahhhhh! How do you fellow working bloggers even keep up? I clearly need to plan better…

Anywhosits, I didn’t want to miss a bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday, so here is a new post for your viewing enjoyment! This week I am featuring a polish I found whilst on a search for a brick and mortar retailer that sold butter LONDON nail polish. This was mainly b/c I was experiencing a momentary, lust-induced mania to acquire a few of their fall 2010 colors (swatches: Vampy Varnish). So yeah, I totally didn’t find any of the new colors, but I did find this oldie, but goodie! (Ok, “oldie” may be relative since it was from last year, but it’s not from a new, shiny collection for this fall.)

This little gem is called Henley Regatta and I’d describe it as blue/green glitter in a sheer, teal jelly base. This application took about three coats (maybe four, but I really can’t remember now) and has a coat of Seche Vite on top. I think it would look gorgeous layered over something else, maybe over butter LONDON’s Thames?

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The thing that I really liked about this specific glitter is just how alive it looked on the bottle and on the nail. In person, this was just so glittery and shiny and eye-catching!

Well, sadly, that’s all I have for now, but I’ve actually got half of the Fall 2010 China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection (that’s still six polishes) swatched for your future enjoyment once i have time to sit down and edit the photos. Oh, and the Orly Cosmic FX collection too, but I think I’m going to have to redo those b/c I took them indoors w/ flash and I just wasn’t able to capture the duochrome-y goodness. So those I’ll redo outdoors.

And please, please stay w/ me for the nail tutorial. I think I may have made this in to more of a project than I originally intended. I had this grand plan to basically provide a work instruction complete w/ photos (I did warn you that it could get ugly!), and have already started executing this plan. I’ve got most of the text written, but I still need to take and edit corresponding photos.

Ok, lovelies, I’m off to bed (but I’m scheduling this to post at 9AM so I’ll be awake again when you read this, LOL) so I can be in top form for a cross-functional meeting I’m holding tomorrow. Wish me luck and have a Bling-tastic Wednesday! 🙂

Bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday Vol. 3

Let’s get reeeaaddyyy for the Tuesday (or Wednesday) spectacular bling-tacular!!!!!

Riiiighhhhttt, so, I got home from work late last nite (if left to my own devices, I become a work-ahloic, so this really isn’t much of a surprise on a daily basis), so instead of the nail polish application tutorial I had originally planned for today, you guys can get blingy with it. 😉

Again, b/c I feel guilty for not delivering as promised, I’m posting photos for two different manicures.

First up I have a nice metallic foil (I’ll admit it, I really like foils!) from Orly called Luxe. This was part of their Foil FX collection that came out earlier this year. It’s still available along w/ a rose colored foil called Rage and a silver foil called Shine from Head2Toe Beauty for $3.75/bottle. I picked this up at Ulta earlier this summer on a whim b/c I thought to myself I didn’t have anything like a gold foil and this fit the bill perfectly!
Orly Luxe

Orly Luxe-closeup
This applied nicely and I didn’t have too much trouble w/ visible brush strokes. This actually made me think of Minx Nails and made me think I could probably do a neat manicure using my Konad stamping tools. Yet another idea for a post. 🙂

The next shiny I have for you should be pretty familiar. This was Nfu Oh #45 from yesterday over Zoya America. I thought the red flakies might pop more over a colored base, but I dunno…I kinda like it applied without a colored base.
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Nfu Oh #45 over Zoya America
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Nfu Oh #45 alone
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Nfu Oh #45 over Zoya America
Nfu Oh 45 over Zoya America2

Did satisfy your bling need for the week?