Sunday, August 7, 2011

Collection the Second!

The mailman has been busy bringing me more pretties! Behold, Collection the Second:

China Glaze, Island Escape Collection
(L-R) Senorita Bonita, Papaya Punch, Electric Pineapple, Cha Cha Cha, 108 Degrees, Blue Iguana
(Stay Tuned! My next Manicure post will feature this collection!)

L.A. Girls Cracked in Fracture (more purple)--Got this from Hot Topic

Deborah Lippmann Glitters (
(L-R) Happy Birthday, Across the Universe, Bad Romance

Nicole by OPI--Adorable Heart Glitter!
Have a Heart, Step 2 the Beat of my Heart

Nubar--Glitter, Flakies, Shimmers, Duochrome
(Back L-R) 2010 Flakies, Iced Licorice, Strawberry Punch, Sugar
(Front) 2 Mini bottles Peacock Feathers (Discontinued--Ebay find!)

Nubar Double Art Pens
14K (gold), Black
Unscrew the cap for a thin art brush; pull top of cap off for a fine metal tip--squeeze the bottle to use.

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection
(L-R) Silver Shatter, Skull & Glossbones, Planks a Lot, Steady as She Rose, Mermaid Tears, Stranger Tides, Sparrow Me the Drama

OPI My Private Jet


French polish Nfu Oh, Victorian Collection! The bottles look like corseted dresses, from the cap to the glass bottle! Who could not love that?
(L-R) Flakies 56, 50, 49, 51, Hologram 63

 Here's a closeup of the cuteness and detail!


I tried to get a shot of the amazing hologram glitter in this, but no luck--I'll have a mani post soon! 
I got these from, they have AWESOME customer service!

Revlon Scented Polishes
Ocean Breeze, Cotton Candy

My "Rescues" from my Old Collection
(L-R) Estee Lauder Plum Pudding, The Color Workshop (unnamed Red w/ shimmer), Revlon Exotica, Revlon Kiss Me Coral, Revlon Suitably Ruby

Until I figure out a suitable way to store my collection, they are living in plastic shoeboxes. I have another round of polishes coming, so more photos ahead!

How do you store your polishes? What are your favorite brands? Where do you hunt for your polishes? Speak up! You can type while your nails are drying ;)


  1. Gosh - I love these 'lil pots of colour, Angel. I can't wear nail polish because I do so much with my hands, it just flakes off faster than warp-speed - but I can live vicariously through you, right??

  2. You might give some of the new base/top coats a try! Granted, I'm not so "labor intensive" anymore but after spending awhile on manicures, I want to make sure they last--and they do, about a week!

    Using Sally Hansen diamond top coat, 2 layers. So far so good!

    And of course you can live vicariously thru me ;) So thrilled you stopped by!! xoxo

  3. I could try that! I've got various base coats and things somewhere in the drawer.. Lately I just paint my toes! I wish I lived closer, we could have a cuppa and chat. Take care xx

  4. That would be awesome to spend time together!

    Do you have a webcam? I hope to get one soon, it wouldn't be quite the same but we could still chat and drink (I'll have tea LOL). And my sleep is crazy anyway so time zones are no challenge.

  5. I have a Mac with a cam and I have ichat but that only works with AOL. Been a long, long time since I did the cam thing... 2006? lol.

  6. or is it AIM? see how hopeless I am. Basically unless you too are a Mac girl, it won't work :(

  7. I am pretty sure you can download skype for Mac and it would work. I hope so! I am a Windows girl, sorry LOL. If I ever got really serious about graphic arts then I would get a mac. I know my daughter was infatuated with them when she was doing video/sound mixing for her school's "tv program"

    We'll find a way ;)