Lacquer Saturday: I’m in a Hurry!

I’ve realized I’m kind of a last-minute sort of person when it comes to my nails. I decide which color to change them to about 20 min before I need to leave the house, and I haven’t gotten dressed yet. As such I’ve been getting a lot of use from the (so-called) quick dry top coats, which sometimes aren’t as quick as we’d like them to be. So this week I’m sharing my top three picks for the best “quick dry” top coats!

#3: Essie Good to Go- As big of an Essie fan as I am, I have to put their quick dry top coat in last place on this one. It’s not awful, I definitely thought it would dry quicker than it did, but I’d use it again if I’m in a jam.

 #2: Sephora Quick Dry Spray- This one isn’t a polish but instead a spray, and it worked way better than I expected. I tried it out in the store over a Sephora by OPI color I was trying out (I figure Sephora wouldn’t allow you to open nail polish bottles if they didn’t want me to sample them)
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Channing In The City Turned 2!!

Last Thursday I had the honor of joining the friend in my head-turned friend in real life, Channing Hargrove in celebrating her 25th birthday and 2 year Blogaversary. I’m so happy with the turn out that she had (seriously who else could get a venue booked to capacity?), and we all had a blast! I’m quite sad I missed Polish Bar of Brooklyn, but I did get to try out Minx nails for the firs time with the help of NailTaxiNYC and they came out wonderful!

We got to meet Channing’s lovely family, and I saw friends- Doshka Harvey- LadyDoshka.com, Christina Brown- LoveBrownSugar.com, Sereeda of EcleChick.com and of course the host of the event Jessica Andrews- GlamazonsBlog.com. Always a pleasure seeing them! Not to mention my fellow FIT classmates the DPiper Twins, who dressed Channing for the event! (Class of ’09 holla!!) Continue reading

Lacquer Saturday: Feeling Lucky!

I’m not even Irish but I saved this mani just for St. Patrick’s Day. The Prevail green base color I used was much thinner than I’m used to but with the OPI x Muppets color- Fresh Frog of Bel-Air on top it was the perfect tribute to the holiday:
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Lacquer Saturday: Baby It’s Cold Outside

So I meant to post this last weekend, but I got caught up (by that I mean I was playing MW3 all day) so writing my Lacquer Saturday post may have slipped my mind a bit. Better late than never though right? So here we are:

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I gave another one of the OPI x Muppets collection colors a try, this one being ‘Warm & Fozzy’. Perfect name for the weather we’ve been having! I wasn’t wildly in love with the way the color looked against my skin tone though, but it’s still a pretty color overall. Using this as a french mani color though may be even better, I’m almost thinking I should’ve done polka dots over the navy manicure and saved the Essie for a lighter color. Continue reading

Lacquer Saturday: OPI – Fly

I’m really more of an Essie girl at heart but sometimes I find these super-cute OPI colors and I just can’t help myself! As is the case with this blue-green colors from the Nicki Minaj x OPI Collection called ‘Fly“. So as Fly is one of my favorite songs from her (I feel like it’s one of the realest songs on that album) I made no hesitation to ‘buy it now’ on Ebay and try it out real quick. With the exception of the ‘Pink Friday’ (a pastel pink hue) the collection is a range of bold and bright colors, which is what I tend to gravitate towards as we go into spring. The ‘Fly’ color is a little tropical, which is a good pick-me-up from this disrespectfully windy and cold weather we’ve been experiencing:

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