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China Glaze, Vintage Vixen-Part 1

Happy Tuesday!

As you can see there are a few minor changes. They layout is a WordPress layout called Coraline. I opted to use one of my own photos for the header and it’s a squished distorted photo that I took of a roadside landscape on a highway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico. Hopefully this layout is a little easier to navigate and read.

SO, first up on the new, improved (and hopefully more consistent) blog, I have for you China Glaze’s Fall 2010 collection Vintage Vixen-Hotsy Totsy. This will be the first post of two for Vintage Vixen since there are actually two sets of six in the collection-Hotsy Totsy and Cat’s Meow which will go up tomorrow.

This is one of the collections I’d been really looking forward to considering the range of finishes (metallics, foils, and shimmers, oh my!) and different colors offered in the collection.

These polishes actually launched in July and have been available at Sally Beauty Supply stores, for a few weeks. I’ve been sitting on these since August, I think. Clearly, I need to be getting these sooner!

Jitterbug – KristiB, this one has your name all over it! It’s a gunmetal-y grey with a touch of blue and a little sparkley bling to punch it up a notch.


Swing Baby – Some champagne, a little silver, maybe a little gold too, a hint of pink and a touch of classy make this something I could totally see Vintage Vixen rocking out on the dance floor.
Swing Baby

Swing Baby-closeup

Bogie – The name makes me think of Lauren Bacall in a smokey room in a black and white movie w/ just the right lighting. The actual color seems to go w/ that theme in my mind. It’s a very rich and smoky purple with enough bling to take it out for dinner and dancing.


Hey Doll – Kind of pink, kind of mauve, I think I see some silver, and a little bit of shimmer really make think this one looks cute and sweet.
Hey Doll

Hey Doll-closeup

Ingrid – I’m totally in love w/ this one! It’s that taupe-y, greyish, brown or mushroom, if you will, that’s super hot right now. She’s got some golden shimmer that makes also makes her quite special. This one also sort of reminds me of its namesake; it comes across just as strong and elegant as she was.


Foxy – Foxy indeed! I keep looking at the bottle and thinking, “Meh, it’s just another red.” But then I look back at my swatches and I think, “Whoa! Hot mama!” This a great red for the fall; it’s a little bricky, a little purple, with some red and gold shimmer that just makes me think of fall.

See anything you like? I think my top three picks are Ingrid, Bogie and Foxy.

Oh, but wait, you say! What was this you were saying about a giveaway today? Well, since I didn’t get the chance to type these posts up yesterday, you’ll have to wait for the last post of the day later tonight!


Bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday

Hello lovelies!

Have you guys missed me? All of my one or two faithful readers? No?

Have I been bombarding your Twitter feed enough w/ my daily inanities? Which reminds me, I should probably add a disclaimer to my profile that I tweet…A LOT.

Anywhosits, work has been super crazy (but in this business it always is, so that’s a good thing, right???). Right. So, crazy work has prevented me from paying this blog some much needed attention. Which makes me a sad panda. I’ve even barely had time to stay on top of my favorite blogs (Magic Maid, Scrangie, Vampy Varnish, I’m talking to you, even though I don’t think my humble, little blog gets traffic like that…).

Well, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do w/ my blog. I mean, posting photos is one thing, but I feel like there has to be a little more to my blog to make it interesting and want people to read it (aside from my charming banter…entropy, people, entropy…stay w/ me!).

I think one of the things I’ll be doing, based on this unnatural love of glitter, seriously anything glittery makes me lose my mind and ability to focus…right, focus! I believe I’ll be doing a post on the different faces (there aren’t a ton, but it’s *bling*!) of glitter polishes.

Without further ado, my first glitter manicure for this series.

Glitter french manicure

Glitter french manicure-closeup

Layers from base coat to top coat:
Base coat: Butter London-Nail Foundation
One coat Zoya in Shimmer
Two coats of OPI in Mad As A Hatter on the tips
Two coats of Seche Vite (favoritest top coat EVAR!)

I was feeling a little manic yesterday (I find most Mondays to go that way, don’t you?) and thought, “You know what would be totally awesome??? If I used a slight shimmer polish over the whole nail bed then finished it off with, OMG, GLITTER TIPS!!!!!” This was a modified manicure that I’d seen done while I was in Sweden late last year and early this year that I totally fell in love with. Perhaps not the most professional manicure, but I haven’t been served w/ a cease and desist at work, so it should be ok, right? 😉

Is this bling-y enough? Any suggestions for next week?