Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

This was just a quick picture from yesterdays festivities, high quality pictures to come.

This is China Glaze Peace on Earth, from their 2010 Holiday collection, I believe. It’s a glow-y, shimmery olive. It’s mostly golden shimmer, but in just the right lighting I can see the smallest glints of red and lime green. I can’t explain in words my love for this polish. One of my favorites of all time. 2nd only to China Glaze For Audrey. The ring is something I got from Hot Topic a long time ago, and it has tiny chips on it, so I got it for like 50 cents. It’s huge, but it’s a giant bow ring– who can pass that up?!

Anyway, like I said, higher quality pictures coming up. Hopefully I can take them tomorrow, there hasn’t been much sun.

Manicure Revisited: Nubar 2010 and Wet and Wild Black Creme

I know I’ve already posted about Nubar 2010 here, but I wanted better and more updated pictures. As always, click for full size. So without further ado:

Oh, I love this. Click through and drool.

Happy Holidays with China Glaze Love Marilyn! — Photos, Swatches, Review

Hello folks! Today I have one of China Glaze’s newest polishes, from the Eye Candy collection, in which each is polish has a Marilyn Monroe theme. I’m not a huge fan of glitters, so I didn’t get the whole collection, instead I only got three. The first one I have to show you is Love Marilyn, as I was feeling über festive.

Love Marilyn is absolutely packed with red glitter and fewer larger silver hexagon (I think) glitter in a clear base. It’s shown here with three coats, and unless you want to spend three hours getting it off, should probably be best to layer with.

Application was as to be expected from a glitter like this. Thick, kinda hard to work with. It’s super gritty when you’re done and needs a couple layers of a thicker topcoat to feel smooth. I used three or four coats of China Glaze Fast Forward and it still feels lumpy.

As I was picking off the price stickers on my christmas presents as I was wrapping them, a tiny chunk decided to pop off, but other than that, it’s been 24 hours and everything is still in place. Except that one chip. I won’t keep this on much longer because I can’t stand the grittiness, but it’s a super sparkly gorgeous polish that is absolutely perfect for the holiday. Also, I can usually get a week out of China Glaze polishes, and I’m rough on my nails.


I hope all of you have an excellent holiday season! I have the perfect polish for New Years Eve too! More on that in a few days 😉


SAG Awards Nominees announced!

Best Ensemble Cast

  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Midnight in Paris
Best Actor:
  • Demián Bichir, A Better Life
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Best Actress:
  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor
  •  Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress
  • Bernice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridemaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help


The Help leads with four nominations, while The Artist follows closely with three.

My Thoughts:

What happened to what seemed to be the frontrunners? Movies like War Horse, Hugo, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close received no nominations at all.

Best Ensemble Cast:

While I’m glad that films like The Artist, The Descendants, and The Help received recognition, I think that Albert Nobbs, Hugo, War Horse, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close deserved to be on that list alongside them. And how come all of these prediction sites are giving nods to Bridesmaids? I thought it was funny… but award-worthy? I don’t know. In my opinion, this should go to The Descendants or The Artist.

Best Actor:

I actually agree with these for the most part, but I have to admit, I haven’t heard much about A Better Life, so I wasn’t expecting that one. Best actor should, in my opinion, go to George Clooney on this one. If not, then Leo.

Best Actress:

I one hundred percent agree with these nominations. I hope this gets Glen Close the attention she needs to get herself in line for an Oscar nomination. And who should win this? Either Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, or Michelle Williams will take this category.

Best Supporting Actor:

I think all of these are pretty deserving. I haven’t seen Beginners, and I don’t really know what it’s about, but I just read a review from a source I trust, and I think it’s also award-worthy. I can’t decide who in this category this should go to.

Best Supporting Actress:

Again, how did Bridesmaids get in here? It wasn’t even that good of a movie, and so many deserve awards more than that. Melissa McCarthy was the best part of the movie, but I just don’t know… I didn’t get it, apparently. My vote here is pretty tough. I honestly can’t decide which should be the winner here.

What do you guys think?

China Glaze Announces “Colours from the Capitol”!

And may the odds be ever in your favor!

So I recently read the entire Hunger Games series in two and half days. I am addicted. I find myself absentmindedly dressing like the series’ lead character, Katniss. I’m counting down the days until March 23rd. I’m dying for more Hunger Games anything. I’m trying to hunt down an affordable Mockingjay pin. Anyway, for those who don’t know, this is a summary of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Amazing, right? If you haven’t read them, be sure to. So now to the nail polish!

This collection of 12 new nail polish shades is inspired exclusively by one distinct setting in The Hunger Games – the Capitol of the nation of Panem.  Awash in lavish fashion, food, and entertainment, Capitol citizens enjoy extreme cosmetics and body modifications, bold wigs, and outlandish costumes.

This is the only information we have so far on this, but this I pulled from All Lacquered Up, which she got from The Hob.

Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
Electrify – District 5 (Power)
Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)

I’m interested in: Dress Me Up, Fast Track, Hook and Line, Stone Cold, Smoke and Ashes, Agro, Mahogany Magic, Riviting, and Electrify… which is more than half of the collection… 😀

The collection is due out on March 1st, the movie will be released March 23rd, and I’m starting my countdown right…. now!

Check this out:

Official Movie Site



Phase Eight maxi dress
£96 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Vince raglan sweater
$220 – barneys.com

Draw In Light reversible t shirt
£195 – liberty.co.uk

Marc by Marc Jacobs skinny fit jeans
£140 – vanmildert.com

Oasis red handbag
$60 – oasis-stores.com

House of Harlow 1960 round ring
$99 – shopthetrendboutique.com

Wrap ring
$79 – shopthetrendboutique.com

Wildfox Warrior Scarf in War Paint
$79 – shopthetrendboutique.com