Sunday, October 23, 2011

I decided it was finally time to buy a new container to store all my nail polish in. I purchased a Melmer (code named after the Helmer from Ikea but it's from Michaels and costs a lot less) from Michaels with a 40% off coupon. It's labeled as a 3-Drawer organizer cube in the Scrapbook section. Hobby Lobby also makes a similar organizer. I wanted to sort out my polishes by color so I took the time to spread them all out on the floor. I don't plan to do this again anytime soon (my boyfriend was conveniently out when I did all this). If you'd like to see me use a particular polish, or you'd like a better picture, leave a comment.








10/23/2011 06:59:00 AM Danielle
I decided it was finally time to buy a new container to store all my nail polish in. I purchased a Melmer (code named after the Helmer from Ikea but it's from Michaels and costs a lot less) from Michaels with a 40% off coupon. It's labeled as a 3-Drawer organizer cube in the Scrapbook section. Hobby Lobby also makes a similar organizer. I wanted to sort out my polishes by color so I took the time to spread them all out on the floor. I don't plan to do this again anytime soon (my boyfriend was conveniently out when I did all this). If you'd like to see me use a particular polish, or you'd like a better picture, leave a comment.








Thursday, October 20, 2011

Recently my boyfriend went away for a weekend so I decided to do some crafting while he was away. I wanted to find other things to make with nail polish besides jewelry. I thought about painting on a glass jar and placing a candle inside. I think I've decided against the real fire and will probably use a fake tea light in this but I had fun making it. All of the polishes on it are LA Colors.

10/20/2011 09:00:00 AM Danielle
Recently my boyfriend went away for a weekend so I decided to do some crafting while he was away. I wanted to find other things to make with nail polish besides jewelry. I thought about painting on a glass jar and placing a candle inside. I think I've decided against the real fire and will probably use a fake tea light in this but I had fun making it. All of the polishes on it are LA Colors.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Today's post features a polish for L'Oreal's limited edition Project Runway Collection, Colors Take Flight. Owl's Night is a deep olive green with gold glitter. It also looks slightly duochromy to me in certain lighting. This is a great polish for fall. I found it at a local grocery store for under five dollars. This has been a popular color from the collection. It was the last one left at my store but each display only comes with two of each product.


10/17/2011 08:30:00 AM Danielle
Today's post features a polish for L'Oreal's limited edition Project Runway Collection, Colors Take Flight. Owl's Night is a deep olive green with gold glitter. It also looks slightly duochromy to me in certain lighting. This is a great polish for fall. I found it at a local grocery store for under five dollars. This has been a popular color from the collection. It was the last one left at my store but each display only comes with two of each product.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

I work for a Dairy Cooperative and we recently held our Annual meeting with all of our employees and the farmers. I decided this was an appropriate event to wear cow print on my nails. It was a great conversation piece while eating dairy products during the meeting breaks. I just used two coats of Sally Hansen's Boo Cream and LA Colors Art Deco black for the spots.

10/15/2011 09:26:00 AM Danielle
I work for a Dairy Cooperative and we recently held our Annual meeting with all of our employees and the farmers. I decided this was an appropriate event to wear cow print on my nails. It was a great conversation piece while eating dairy products during the meeting breaks. I just used two coats of Sally Hansen's Boo Cream and LA Colors Art Deco black for the spots.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I recently found out about a really cool website that I want to share with you. Freecycle is a site similar to Craigslist where you can post things to offer to others, or things that you are looking for. Everything posted on the website is for free. The ideal principle of Freecycle is to not throw this things in a landfill, but instead give them to someone else that might want to use them. In the Facebook Nail Polish and Gossip Group, Erika from Polish Fixation posted that she had gotten a bunch of nail polish from Freecycle. I decided to give this a try as well. I just posted the following:
"WANTED: Nail polish
Have any old nail polish you aren't using anymore? I like to use it for crafts."

Within two days I had four emails. I met up with three of the four people who emailed me. Here is what I picked up.



Lot 1
I picked up this lot of polish from her front porch. She just left a bag out for me and I picked it up and went on my happy way. I knew that doing this was a big game of chance. I think there are some pretty special things in this lot. In particular I am very happy about
-Sally Hansen Chrome in Opal Chrome
-Urban Decay
-Revlon Street Wear










Lot 2
I picked up this lot of polish when I met the girl in the parking lot at our local Walmart. As soon as she handed me the bag, I saw several OPI polishes! I was hoping for some crazy Limited Edition polish that was super hard to find. Or a holo. Neither were in this bag but compared to Lot 1, I like all of the polishes. The Avon and Mary Kay polishes surprised me the most. The Mary Kay colors are really pretty. At first I thought the Avon polish was a top coat, until I opened the bottle and inside was a beautiful purple.
















Lot 3
I picked up my final lot by meeting a CVS cashier at CVS when she was working. When I found out she worked at CVS, I figured it would be all drugstore polishes. But little did I know the magical gem I would find in here! I found a Sally Hansen Nail Prism in Purple Diamond. This is my first linear holographic nail polish.




This is indoors with flash and one coat of Purple Diamond. This holo looks great inside.

 It also looks great outside too!


If you love polish like I do, go check out Freecycle.org and sign up for your local circle. You never know what you'll see people listing on there. I've seen lots of free furniture and clothes listed on the site as well. Good luck!
10/13/2011 08:26:00 PM Danielle
I recently found out about a really cool website that I want to share with you. Freecycle is a site similar to Craigslist where you can post things to offer to others, or things that you are looking for. Everything posted on the website is for free. The ideal principle of Freecycle is to not throw this things in a landfill, but instead give them to someone else that might want to use them. In the Facebook Nail Polish and Gossip Group, Erika from Polish Fixation posted that she had gotten a bunch of nail polish from Freecycle. I decided to give this a try as well. I just posted the following:
"WANTED: Nail polish
Have any old nail polish you aren't using anymore? I like to use it for crafts."

Within two days I had four emails. I met up with three of the four people who emailed me. Here is what I picked up.



Lot 1
I picked up this lot of polish from her front porch. She just left a bag out for me and I picked it up and went on my happy way. I knew that doing this was a big game of chance. I think there are some pretty special things in this lot. In particular I am very happy about
-Sally Hansen Chrome in Opal Chrome
-Urban Decay
-Revlon Street Wear










Lot 2
I picked up this lot of polish when I met the girl in the parking lot at our local Walmart. As soon as she handed me the bag, I saw several OPI polishes! I was hoping for some crazy Limited Edition polish that was super hard to find. Or a holo. Neither were in this bag but compared to Lot 1, I like all of the polishes. The Avon and Mary Kay polishes surprised me the most. The Mary Kay colors are really pretty. At first I thought the Avon polish was a top coat, until I opened the bottle and inside was a beautiful purple.
















Lot 3
I picked up my final lot by meeting a CVS cashier at CVS when she was working. When I found out she worked at CVS, I figured it would be all drugstore polishes. But little did I know the magical gem I would find in here! I found a Sally Hansen Nail Prism in Purple Diamond. This is my first linear holographic nail polish.




This is indoors with flash and one coat of Purple Diamond. This holo looks great inside.

 It also looks great outside too!


If you love polish like I do, go check out Freecycle.org and sign up for your local circle. You never know what you'll see people listing on there. I've seen lots of free furniture and clothes listed on the site as well. Good luck!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Burgundy Frost is a great red nail polish for fall. It's a red polish with red shimmer.




I love the opacity of this polish after two coats. It's only 99 cents at your local drugstore.
10/08/2011 08:00:00 AM Danielle
Burgundy Frost is a great red nail polish for fall. It's a red polish with red shimmer.




I love the opacity of this polish after two coats. It's only 99 cents at your local drugstore.