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Maleficent or Magnificent?

Orly Mistress of All Evil

For this look I was WAY excited to try out my new Orly Color Blast Mistress of All Evil, which is part of the Disney Villains Collection you can get right now.  This polish is for Maleficent, and if there was a way to capture her colors, they got it spot on! I think of her with her purple and green, and this is perfect!  I have tried to upload two videos to show you their glory, but I can’t!  Meanwhile, they are on my Instagram, so check them out there!  https://instagram.com/dontjudgemeokaynails/

Disney Villain Nail Art

For an accent nail, I used one of these adorable Maleficent water slides, and topped it off with the SpaRitual polish you saw above in Invention.  Both the Orly and the SpaRitual went on very smoothly and had an excellent shine, all while color changing!

Sparitual Invention

Disney Nail Polish

Maleficent Nail Art

The end result was a mani that I couldn’t stop admiring.  I have been into the Disney looks lately.  I like Disney, but I’m not sure what brought on this recent craze.  Anyway…there was one other polish in this collection I was eyeballing (for Ursula), but I am really trying to show restraint.  🙂

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The Browns

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Neutral Polishes

The Browns

Brown Nail Polish

The Browns

“The Browns” seemed like the most appropriate title, instead of saying the browns, coppers, neutrals, and other tannish shades.

Orly Rage

Orly Rage is a metallic version of a neutral.  It goes on smoothly and needs about two coats to be solid.  It reflects light in an amazing way, but not in an overwhelming, not really neutral way.  I only have it in a mini size, but if you find it out there in a large, I would grab it.

Complete Salon Manicure Cinnamon

I have two Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes that are practically identical.  To try to justify this, I will say that I got them both at the bargain bin for pennies and in reality, they look a lot different painted on than in the pictures.  At any rate, this one is Cinnamon.  This is a dark creme polish that is simply brown.  For lots of fall looks, this is perfect!  It also goes on really smoothly, so it is lovely to use.

Complete Salon Manicure Copper Penny

This glitter polish is one of my favorites, and I wish a picture could capture its beauty.  Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Copper Penny is made up of different sizes of circle glitter pieces that look exactly like a brand new penny.  The pieces spread evenly and apply smoothly, so this makes it a glitter polish that is actually nice to use.  I like it a lot in autumn, but it can be used to shine up lots of looks.

OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum

Again, pictures!   Why can’t I capture the real glory!?!  OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum is a flaky glitter polish that has gold, silver, and copper flakes.  It goes on fairly easily, with minimal pushing and shoving needed to make it even.  This is another go to in the fall, but the variety of colors in the flakes makes it very versatile.

Insta Dri Moracc-go

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Moracc-go is the exact same shade as a terra cotta pot.  It is basically opaque in one coat.  I picked this one up specifically for stamping in the fall, but have used it a couple of other times.  Insta Dri polishes work really nicely for stamping, if you are looking for alternatives to actual stamping polishes.

Complete Salon Manicure Branch Out

Here is the other Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure that I was talking about.  This one is Branch Out.  It is a little lighter, and has a tinge of copper sparkle to it.  It is a gorgeous polish to use on its own and for accents.  It goes on smoothly and two coats will cover you.

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Quick Sand

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Quick Sand is a neutral polish with silver sparkle.  One coat could work with this one, but two is best.  The sparkle gives it a nice kick out of the ordinary neutral nail.

Magnetic Kinetic Copper

I think the magnetic polishes are really cool, and this one is my favorite.  Sally Hansen Magnetic Kinetic Copper is truly copper colored.  You apply one coat, let it dry, then while the second coat is wet you hover the magnet over it.  It makes it swirl into light and dark curls that are to die for!  It is an easy manicure that looks like it was difficult and time consuming and will get you lots of compliments!

Revlon Parfumerie Autumn Spice

Revlon Parfumerie Autumn Spice is a dark brown that shimmers gold, rose, and maybe even a hint of green.  It is the perfect fall polish.  It does need about three coats to be completely opaque.  As far as the scent…yes, it really does smell, and the smell is very autumn.

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Copperhead

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Copperhead is copper polish that shines green.  In two coats it will be ready to wear.  The only thing that I am not a big fan of with this polish is the streaky look it tends to get…but a lot of polishes like this, with multiple shades, can seem to do that easily.

Piggy Polish Sand it Over

Finally, Piggy Polish Sand It Over is a neutral shade that leans toward the orange/yellow end of the spectrum.  It says “goes on toes” but I use it anywhere.  Like any neutral polish, it is easy to slap on when you aren’t sure what the week is going to hold.

Thanks for reading all about my browns!  Do you have any faves?

My Collection – The Yellows

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Yellow Polish

The Yellows

Yellow Nail Polish

The Yellows

Yellow doesn’t seem to be a color that I have many of.  Even looking at the few I have, I have two neons and two pretty basic yellows.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t found a lot of yellow variety.  Who knows.  But, here’s what I have!

Zoya Piaf

Zoya Piaf is a muted yellow.  I like it because it isn’t really that sunshine WHOA!  But it isn’t grungy looking either.  It is a nice polish that shows up opaque in a couple coats.  It has little flecks of glitter in it and those flecks cause it to almost have a pearly sheen.  I have used this for looks all year long.  The muted effect makes it so versatile.

Insta Dri Sizzlin' SaffronSally Hansen Insta Dri Sizzlin’ Saffron is your basic yellow.  It goes on opaque in two coats.  If you are looking for that perfect primary yellow, I would suggest this one.  It also works very well for water marbeling.

LA Colors FlickerThis is a bright, neon yellow by LA Colors called Flicker.  On its own, you need about three coats to make it opaque.  I actually like to put down a white layer underneath, because it makes the neon pop right away.  I like this one a lot in the summer, and tried it once for a water marble, but I wasn’t really thrilled with it.  LA Colors can be found for $1, and they have an entire neon set.  If you are interested in experimenting with neons, these would be a great way to do it.

Xtreme Wear Copa BananaWhile this polish does have black in it, I chose to categorize it with the yellows.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Copa-Banana.  It is a jelly polish with black and yellow matte hex glitters.  I usually paint this over another color.  It can be a little difficult to work with, trying to spread out all of the pieces evenly.  The black and yellow work together nicely to add a little drama to a calmer look.

Orly Glowstick

Orly Glowstick is another neon polish.  It has a bit of a greenish hue, like some really neon yellows get.  This one takes at least four coats to make opaque, and I also like to put white underneath it to help with that.  This is one that is cute in the summer, especially for an accent nail.

Piggy Polish Yellow TherePiggy Polish Yellow There! is a very pastel yellow.  In the picture and swatch, it looks more like a neutral shade, but in person, you can tell that it is yellow.  This one is an Easter and spring go to for me.  Because of the light shade, it does take a few coats to get it all the way opaque.

Xtreme Wear Mellow YellowSally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow is in between the Insta Dri and Piggy Polish above.  It is not as pale or as bold, just a pleasant yellow.  I love this one for water marbeling…it works every time.  I also like to use it when I am in the mood for something bright, but not shocking.

Those are my yellows.  Do you use any of these, or do you have one that I need to add?  Let me know.

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My Collection – The Oranges

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Orange Polish

The Oranges

The Oranges

The Oranges

Last week I featured the red polishes that I have in my collection.  This week I move on to the oranges.  Some of these shades were really hard to place, whether they would be more red or orange, but you can clearly see where they fell.

I will begin with my favorite orange.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Crushed.  It has a reflective, pearly kind of sheen to it, and can almost shine with a bit of a coral/pink hue.  I really like to use this one for water marbeling.  It adds a nice touch every single time.

Xtreme Wear Crushed

No particular order from here on out.  Just the rest of my orange shades.

Sally Girl Crazy is a bright neon that is opaque in two coats.  It is cute for summer time or for accents.

Sally Girl Crazy

Next up is a polish that I use a lot in the fall, but can be a deep summer color as well.  It is Ciate Beach Hut.  It is an orange base that has a golden metallic shine to it.  There are also some red tones that flash in the light here and there.  It takes quite a few coats to get it to be opaque on its own, but can be a beautiful sheer topper to other polishes.

Ciate Beach Hut

Orly Melt Your Popsicle is another neon orange.  It is brighter than the Sally Girl, but takes three or four coats to seem solid enough, but still can be seen through.  I only use it for an accent nail for that reason.  I have never painted all of my fingers or toes with this.

Orly Melt Your Popsicle

Another mini polish I like is a Covergirl Glosstini.  It is called Flamed Out and I believe it was part of the Hunger Games set from the second movie.  Flamed out is the perfect name for this.  It is a shimmery orange with yellow.  It goes on nicely and I think it is a real eye catcher.

Glosstini Flamed Out

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed is a more mellow orange.  It isn’t necessarily pastel, but isn’t your basic orange either.  It kind of reminds me of mac’n’cheese.  I like this one for water marbeling, and for spring and summer nails.

Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed

Zoya Pixie Dust Dhara reminds me a lot of the Glosstini above.  It has the orange and yellow glow that I really like.  It dries to a more textured finish and goes on opaque in one coat.  (Who doesn’t love that?!)

Zoya Dhara

The next one I found on sale and thought it looked great in the bottle.  It is China Glaze Flying South.  It has coppery glitter in it, and autumnal colored little straight pieces.  (I’m not sure what the technical name is for them.)  It looks really feathery in the bottle, and I thought it would make for a cute set of nails.  I was not the biggest fan when I painted it on.  It is difficult to make even and just didn’t have the same soft look as it did in the bottle.  I didn’t get rid of it, but I am not sure how to use it in the future.  Any thoughts?

China Glaze Flying South

I’ll put another China Glaze in next.  It is Pool Party.  When it is in the summer sun, it has that almost pink, hot orange look to it. I really do like the color of this polish, but it takes about four coats to get opaque and in all those coats it gets hard to keep it from getting streaky.

China Glaze Pool Party

I’ll tone it down with this next one.  It is a Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Vitamin D-light.  This is a very, very sheer orange that I have mainly used for watercolor looks.  It doesn’t seem thick enough to be a jelly polish, but isn’t thin enough to be normal, so it can get a little tricky to work with at times.

Triple Shine Vitamin D-light

My last orange is a true orange, just like it was out of the crayon box.  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Poppin’ Paprika.  When I do things with basic colors, this one usually makes the cut.  It goes on opaque in a coat and dries to a nice shine, even without a top coat.

Insta-Dri Poppin' Paprika

That wraps up my oranges.  Do you have a favorite?  Is it one I have, or one I should try?

Thanks for reading!

My Collection – The Reds

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The Reds

The Reds

The Reds

The Reds

I have a collection of polishes that I am really happy with, and I am going to share them with you, one color grouping at a time.  I will begin with the reds.  Not all of the polishes were easily categorized, and there are tons of different ways to categorize them.  I went with color grouping, and did it the best I could decide.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pucker Up

I will begin with my FAVORITE red polish.  It is Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Pucker Up.  It is the PERFECT red.  It is bright, not hinting at pink in any way, just flaming red.  (Red is my favorite color, so finding this and saying it is perfect, really does mean something.)

The order from here on doesn’t really hold any meaning.  I like all of them, and wear them pretty equally.

Ciate Espadrilles

Next is Ciate Espadrilles.  It takes a few coats to get the full red effect, and looks a teeny bit pink in the swatch.  I actually like this one for the fall, because it has a nice golden shimmer to it.

Zoya Channing  Zoya Channing does not take as many coats, and has an orange/gold glow to it.  This was one I scored on a clearance rack for $0.75, and it became a fave!

Essie Russian Roulette Russian Roulette by Essie is a nice, bright red.  It takes about three coats to get to the opaque red color.  I don’t own a lot of Essie polish, but overall, I am not too impressed with the colors.  I feel like it takes a lot of coats to get there.

Miracle Gel Red Eye Miracle Gel Red Eye is close to being a favorite red polish.  It is a nice vibrant red, and with the special top coat, does last for quite a while.  Needing the special top coat is what takes it out of first place, because it isn’t just a polish you can throw on and cover with anything.

Gem Crush Cha-ChingI keep this polish on hand because it is beautiful for a couple days of wear.  Sally Hansen Gem Crush Cha-Ching is thick, and easy to chip.  For the holidays though, it adds a nice pop.
Broadway Nails Hot and Sexy    Broadway Nails polish can be found at the Dollar General, and some are real hits, while others are kinda icky.  But, I think this one is a hit!  It is Broadway Nails Hot and Sexy.  It seems like it has a pinkish hue in the swatch, but a couple of coats of this, and it looks pretty red.  I will say that it rubs off easily though.  Bump up against a wall, papers, whatever, and you’ll probably leave a streak…even with a top coat.

Xtreme Wear Fiesta   Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Fiesta is a jelly polish, and takes a little bit of work to evenly spread out all of the pieces.  It makes a nice topper to other polishes, and it even looks cute on its own, if you want a low maintenance mani.

Finger Paints Stardust Blush  Finger Paints Stardust Blush is a glitter polish full of red and gold sparkle.  It dries textured, and has a lot of shine.  This is another holiday go to, but is fine whenever.

Revlon Colorstay Velvet Rope  This deep, sexy red, Revlon Colorstay Velvet Rope, is a beautiful polish.  It is a rich color, that doesn’t get too dark.  (In other words, you can still tell it is red…it doesn’t look brown or black once it is painted on.)

Glosstini Rogue Red  These teeny little polishes pack a lot of punch.  Covergirl Glosstini Rogue Red only takes two coats to get the full color, and has a really fiery look to it when it catches the light.  There are flashes of orange and yellow that make you just want to stare at it.

OPI Visions of Love  OPI Visions of Love is a really, really deep burgundy/red color.  It is perfect for date nights and when you want to feel a little secretly spicy.

Sally Girl Golden Burgundy  Sally Girl polishes are a nice way to get a little sample of something without going out and buying a whole bottle of something that might just be a fad for yourself.  This one doesn’t actually have a name on the bottle, but it is a burgundy polish with a golden sheen.

Orly Star Spangled     Orly Star Spangled is very similar to the Broadway Nails polish above, but does not have that pinky hue to it.  It is a very sparkly, beautiful red, and makes for a nice mani or accents.

And those are my red polishes.  Do you have any of these?  Do they make your favorite list?  Any that I am missing that I should look for?

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Steals and Deals

Let me begin by saying that I went grocery shopping today.  It may be my least favorite chore.  I mean, you search the aisles, compare the coupons, compare the prices, put it in the cart, put it on the conveyer belt, put it in the bag, put it back in the cart, put it in the car, take it out of the car, take the bags in the house, put the stuff away, and then get some of it back out for supper.  Are you feelin’ me here?

Meanwhile, I do want to brag that today I got $100 worth of groceries for $15.  Yay me!

Naturally I cruise the clearance aisles.  I scored Orly Bonder Basecoat for $2, Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Poppin’ Paprika for $1.50, and Sally Hansen Salon Manicure in Cinnamon for $1.50.

*PICS FROM A GOOGLE SEARCH.* 

I may be able to try these products sooner than expected because my green polish (that I just put on on Saturday) is chipping.  It is China Glaze, and I am really trying to like the China Glaze that I have (not many) but every time I wear it and try to apply it, I am not impressed.  Oh well.  

That’s pretty much all I have to say today.  I live a thrilling life.  🙂

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