Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wedding Nails - Turnings Lemons to Lemonade!


Fall is here people!
While every other sane person is brining out their "Linkin Park After Dark" and "You Don't Know Jaques" I suddenly got into a sheer pink phase - go figure- I'm a few seasons behind!
Anyway, I realized my pale pink nail polish collection, for lack of a better word, sucked.
I had about 5 shades and I hated all of them. They did not look right on my skin, or the formula was just too sheer, too milky, too... NOT THE RIGHT PINK
I had my mind set to purchase OPI's Sweetheart and Essie's Ballet Slippers - Cult classics
Last night in such an urge to have pastel pink nails I grabbed two pale pinks which I hated, but thought "what the heck" I'm going to purchase some good ones tomorrow, this will sat ate me until then. I didn't even wear a base coat, because I thought I would take them off immediately.
And then….the angels came down, and granted me some heavenly mercy.

OPI's Bubble bath: Purchased this because I heard Giada De Laurentiis wore this shade
Bourjois Rose Lounge: Purchased because I heard Kate Middelton wore this on her wedding day - oh I am so easily swayed
Both formulas: SHEER, the 17 coats kind of sheer, and Bourjois Rose Lounge to me is unnecessarily thick.
1 coat of Bubble bath, and 2 coats of Rose Lounge later and Ta Da
Perfect Wedding Nails:


They look more pink and less n*de in real life and I love them!
Don't mind the air bubbles!! I need a new Top Coat!
For November I have decided to go on a "No Buy" for all things towards beauty and girliness.
Aka no clothes, make up, skin care, nail polish. Argh, frustrating but must be done. Holiday season is coming!!
With this end result I have found I did not have to purchase more polishes but to utilize what I already had, let's hope this lasts 30 days strong!!


28 comments:

  1. Best of luck on your no-buy! I think its a good idea to layer polishes when you have five of a shade that aren't quite right... seems like a logical thing to do! I wanted Bubble Bath b/c of Giada, too, heehee :)

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  2. pretty! can you believe i dont own lincoln park after dark? ive been meaning to get it but it always just slips my mind...this is a nice combo! im glad you were able to make something out of what you already had :)

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  3. I literally died laughing when I read the first couple sentences of your post, I just painted my nails "you dont know jacques" after having them painted "lincoln park after dark." It just struck me as rather funny because things like that never happen to me. Anyway, I do love the combination that you can up with, I hate when it takes a billion coats of polish to look good but I love when I find a combination that achieves the same look with less effort.

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  4. You came up with a beautiful combination. I hate it when polishes are so sheer. I should have been smart and try some combos instead of throwing them away. Oh well. I'm not a nail polish type of person anyways. It drives my crazy when it chips on me. I have to get it all off immediately.

    Happy to report that I love the Tarte Lip Surgence set. The colors are very wearable. I love all the colors except for the glittery bronze color.

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  5. I had no idea Giada wore/wears Bubble Bath! How interesting. I love how you've come up with the perfect storm, if only by chance! I hope you stay strong in November. I'm trying to do the same thing (except for MAC Miss Piggy, or Xmas gifts, or sales.... or....) =P

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  6. Aw, such a pretty combination! :] I haven't gotten into the darker colors this fall yet either.

    Good luck with your "No Buy" November! I commend you. ^^

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  7. You have SO much will power. I have staved off a bit preferring to buy quality over quantity for my makeup items (i.e. Burberry!) Unfortunately, it leaves me with less makeup lying around not being wasted (yay!) but isn't saving me any money. LOL. I hear ya about the holidays coming fast!
    I love the combo!

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  8. Lovely nail polishes! Good lucky with your no buying spree =)

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  9. Wedding nails always look so polished and pretty. I really love the pearly color! And no buy is always good :D good luck!

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  10. lol do you own essie allure as well? i think the colors were supposedly mixed for kate's manicure xD

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  11. i bought bubble bath for the same reason! my father (a big fan of giada's...um...talents) said "what? are you going to slice an onion now?" when he saw them. nice review :)

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  12. HAHAHAHAHA i think my bf watches for the same reason!

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  13. oh really? Not sure I was never a big pink fan, but i may look out for it!! =D

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  14. thanks!!! i will be trying my best!!

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  15. thanks girl! how is the town treating u? i will try my best!

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  16. thanks so much and i recall ur burberry post, i recall DROOLING lol

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  17. thanks for such a sweet comment! i will give it my all!!

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  18. hehehehe thank you!!! gluck in November!!! we all need to a save a bit of $ which will be tough since i heard another FF sale is coming!? EEEK

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  19. oh so good to hear abt ur happiness with the Tarte set. I am going to try not to buy any more lip products for the rest of the year except blistex!!! i have far too many!!! but the set was hard to pass!

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  20. hahahaha that is hilarious!!!! i tried to think of the most well known fall colors, guess i hit the nail on the head =D

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  21. yup im glad to have found a combo and save some cash even though it's a bit under 10 bucks. Linkin Park after Dark i bought for the hype.. i actually dont wear it much =P

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  22. i think bubble bath is famous bc of Giada bc many people seem to know she wears it. Her hands and nails always look so nice when she is dicing right??? Yup no buy!!! will be trying!!! but i think i may have to add in clothes as a thing I can purchase, bc its getting damn cold and i need some wool clothes!

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  23. Colors are so beautiful :) But you really need manicure..

    _sala_

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