Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chic From Ears To Tail with Sputter

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I thought today I would share a more recent nail combo that I had on before Valentine's Day.  I've really been trying to use more colors lately since it seemed like I was in a bit of a color-rut for the last month or so (when I've actually had polish on - I went for a little period with naked nails).  And probably for the next week or 2 on nail posts you'll be seeing older looks since my pinkie nail on my picture hand decided it just had to break way back to a nubbin so all my nails got shortened today.  Luckily my nails normally grow pretty quickly.  And if you're curious, washing dishes in a tiny bathroom sink absolutely sucks!!  Luckily we have a half bathroom on the first floor so I didn't have to run up and down the steps.  While we no longer have an extra hole in the kitchen drain pipe, the drain is still completely blocked.

Anyway...on to the nails!  Over my new usual base coat of Orly Bonder, I put 3 coats of OPI Chic From Ears To Tail from the 2013 Couture de Minnie collection.  I used Out the Door for my top coat.
OPI Chic From Ears to Tail is a pretty bubblegum pink with a teeny tiny amount of pearly shimmer to it that pretty much hides all the time - so it's basically a creme.  3 coats made it nice, opaque and even.  By the way, don't mind the red around my cuticles on my ring and pinkie fingers; I had some leftover red on my cleanup brush that decided it wanted to torment me.  While it's not a super unique color, I just had to have it since I love my Minnie Mouse so much.  I have the full collections from both 2012 and 2013.  I wonder if this year there will be a new one?...
Then since I had my L.A. girls Splatter collection sitting on my desk, I decided to play with the purple version rather than the pink or red.  So I added one coat of L.A. Girl Splatter in Sputter.  I didn't put any top coat over this layer.
L.A. Girl Splatter in Sputter - so fun to say :-)  is a matte white and satin royal purple glitter in a clear base.  Both glitters are in 2 different sized hexes.  For swatches of all the I bought from the collection, click here.  Application was pretty good, just a little pushing around to get a nice even coverage.  If you want this one and spot it at Rite Aid, don't hesitate to get it since this collection is selling fast!
And one more final look since I loved the combo of pink, purple and white so much!

Thanks to the crazy kitten, Tomo, who's like a little tornado running around jumping/vaulting on things, on Sunday I reorganized my makeup...again...trying to get more things inside of drawers.  As a result of that I'm seriously tempted to get rid of a lot of my Maybelline quads (not the Eye Studio ones, though) since I never reach for them and the pigmentation isn't as good as Maybelline's Eye Studio, Wet 'n Wild, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Lorac, The Balm...  We'll see.  There's been several times when I thought that but never followed through.  There's also a few lip products I'm thinking about kicking out as well (L'Oreal, which I can't stand the scent, some 2-step long wear lip products that don't wear well).  I really should just bite the bullet and kick all that stuff out so I get closer to having just the makeup that I really enjoy using.  I always end up getting stuck on "but I bought it so I should keep it" - I really need to get over that.

What's your favorite color combination of polishes to wear?  How do you decide what to keep or get rid of in your makeup stash?

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