Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cult Nails Scandalous Polish



Cult Nails Scandalous

After seeing this beautiful polish swatched on this post on Also Known As blog, I had to have it. However it looks different on me! I still love it. It is a jelly-ish, pale orange polish. This is 4 coats topped with Seche Vite. It actually reminds me of Chanel's Orange Fizz, or its dupe, Essence What Do U Think? I had the Essence polish (which is a tiny bottle!). It recently went bad on me, so I consider this its replacement. 

Wear on this polish is amazing. I am on day 3 and only have a bit of tip wear, even after a weekend of kitten rescue, cleaning, and cooking.

Do you know what polish didn't fare well? Butter London's Disco Biscuit. I was SO disappointed in this polish, I didn't even take photos for the blog. It's a beautiful jelly glitter color, but it was chipping within a day, even after the most careful manicure. Then because it chipped, I had to remove it, which was a huge pain and takes like 20 minutes of scrubbing to get it off. I just swapped it on Makeup Alley's site, I couldn't bear to look at it any more.

By the way, did you know throwing away nail polish in the trash is illegal? I am about to get rid of 10 dried-up polishes, but the chemicals in them make them a special disposal case. Each state/county has hazardous waste disposal drop-off sites, so do a search for one in your area. That is what I am doing!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another eBay Score: Shoes!




ChloƩ Pumps

It's on eBay that I find things I didn't know I needed. Case in point: these bone-colored ChloĆ© heels, from Spring/Summer 2007. They were practically new, but have the slightest wear, which brought them down to only $70. The heel height is perfect, and they are unusual enough to be stand out in a crowd.  Thanks eBay!