Nail of the Day 11/27/11: butter LONDON Tart With...
Tart With A Heart is the other polish that came in Ulta’s Dressing Table duo along with The Black Knight. It’s also the color you guys chose on Twitter when I couldn’t decide what to wear. What good taste you all have! *applauds* Tart With A Heart is gorgeous. Think - sparkle, sparkle, and more sparkle! It consists of a sheer pink base with gold and holographic glitter. I...
Nail of the Day 11/19/11: OPI Pros and Bronze
FREAKIN’. AMAZING. Yep, I think that pretty much sums up this nail polish. Pros and Bronze is from OPI’s Fall 2011 Serena Williams Glam Slam! duo. I’ll probably end up doing a post on the other polish (which, by the way, is also gorgeous) but I think this one deserves some serious spotlight time first. Pros and Bronze is a crazy hybrid of a varnish - glitter, foil, AND...
Nail of the Day 11/16/11: Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
I actually wore this nail polish almost a week ago, but decided to save the photos for a later post. Looks like “later” is now! Facets of Fuchsia is one of three (fairly) new glitter polishes from Revlon. I was immediately drawn to this varnish because it looks identical to Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance. Until now, there was nothing that could measure up to the unique...
Nail of the Day 11/13/11: OPI Excuse Moi!
I really wasn’t impressed with the glitter polishes from OPI’s recent Muppets collection. Most of them had clear bases and looked weird and chunky on their own. However, there WAS one exception - Excuse Moi. Being a long time Miss Piggy lover, I’m happy to report that this lacquer doesn’t disappoint. I think everyone’s second favorite pig (Porkchop being the first,...
Nail of the Day 11/10/11: Modern French Tips
A modern take on the classic French tip that’s quick, easy, and perfect for fall! To learn how to achieve this look yourself, watch my tutorial here:
Nail of the Day 11/07/11: Essie Cocktail Bling
This is the “mystery color” I was wearing in a vlog on my second channel. I promised I would reveal it to you guys, so here ya go! Cocktail Bling is a lovely pale gray with a blue-ish undertone from Essie’s Winter 2011 collection. Admittedly, the name is a little misleading because when I hear the word “bling,” thoughts of sparkle and glitter automatically enter my...
Nail of the Day 11/05/11: OPI Skull & Glossbones
When I saw Laura (my favorite blogger of all-time) raving about this nail polish in one of her posts, I had to have it. Skull & Glossbones is a soft gray with a creamy finish from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. The color reminds me of the kneaded erasers I use for sketching - very putty-esque. I’ve had a thing for gray varnishes recently, and this one definitely fits the...
Nail of the Day 11/02/11: butter LONDON The Black...
The Black Knight is one of three limited edition polishes from butter LONDON’s holiday collection this year. I found it in the Dressing Table Duo at Ulta, which features two holiday colors for $25. All of the polishes can be purchased individually, but you save $3 if you get the set. I was immediately drawn to The Black Knight because it looks absolutely stunning in the bottle. The pink,...
Nail of the Day 10/29/11: Essie Buy Me A Cameo
I filmed a Halloween tutorial yesterday and needed a subtle, natural looking nail polish. I could’ve gone with a standard nude, but decided to go with something slightly different. Buy Me A Cameo is described as a “frosted satin mocha” on Essie’s site, but I consider it to be a pearly champagne color. Think of it as the perfect “au natural” polish...
Nail of the Day 10/26/11: Orly Rage
I haven’t posted on here in a while because I’ve been wearing this polish the entire time. Gasp! Ingrid wearing one color for over a week straight?! Yep. There aren’t many lacquers that can induce such loyalty, but Orly Rage is one of them. It’s a beautiful rose gold color that looks absolutely stunning on everyone, and I consider it to be one of my all-time favorite nail...
Nail of the Day 10/17/11: Revlon Copper Penny
I blame Allison for making me want this nail polish. I’ve had my eye on Copper Penny ever since I saw her blog post on it back in January. After months of unsuccessful searches, I can happily say that my quest is finally over. Revlon is one of the few drugstore brands that makes fantastic nail polish. They have a wide selection of colors and the quality is comparable to a lot of higher...
Nail of the Day 10/13/11: Essie Lady Like
I think the name of this polish is spot on because it’s just that - lady like. I wore it to an interview I had yesterday, and it was the perfect complement to my outfit. Essie definitely hit a home run with this mauve-y nude varnish. In the bottle it comes across as a soft mauve, but on the nails it transforms into a lovely nude color. Nude is a tough color to nail because it can...
Nail of the Day 10/11/11: China Glaze Frostbite
I (reluctantly) just removed this color from my nails. Why? Well, I have a big job interview tomorrow afternoon and bright cobalt blue on my nails probably wouldn’t be the most appropriate choice. Luckily, this photo I took earlier allows me to treasure Frostbite even when I’m not wearing it. I’ve been on the hunt for a color like this for months. It’s surprisingly...
Nail of the Day 10/03/11: Essie Angora Cardi
This is the first time I have actually worn Angora Cardi outside of a test swatch. I purchased it at Ulta back in spring and decided to save the little guy (or girl, I guess?) until fall. Angora Cardi is a rich, deep mauve color from Essie’s Fall 2009 collection. It’s not quite mauve, but it’s not quite a wine color either, making it unique in a very subtle way. In terms of...
Nail of the Day 9/29/11: Essie Fiji
I’m surprised that I don’t already have a ton of polishes similar to Fiji in my collection. It’s a lovely milky pink color that I think every girl should own. I know, I know - Fiji isn’t terribly unique, but it has satisfied my quest for a creamy pink polish. Ever since I saw RAEview wearing butter LONDON’s Teddy, I began pining for something similar. Then, a...
Nail of the Day 9/26/11: butter LONDON Wallis
Ok, so I guess this should technically be called a “Nail of the Weekend” post because I have been wearing this color for the past two days. I’m actually about to take it off, but I figured I should snap a photo before I whip out the cottons pads and nail polish remover. butter LONDON’s Wallis is described as “a tarnished, metallic olive gold,” and I...
Nail of the Day 9/22/11: Zoya Jem
Today I’m wearing Jem from Zoya’s Fall 2011 Mirror Collection. It is described as a “red-toned purple with metallic pink highlights and subtle gold duochrome.” As you can see, sunlight brings out the metallic pink in the polish. As for the gold duochrome? Well, when they say subtle, they mean nearly invisible. In the bottle, Jem is stunning. You can see the purple,...
My First Nail of the Day!
Tumblr is a crazy, confusing world to me. That being said, I’ve decided to dip my toes into this new place and make a page (almost) solely dedicated to Nail of the Day or “NOTD” posts. I’m kind of a nail polish junkie, and I’ve been known to change out my color 3-5 times a week, so I figured it would be fun - and less annoying than Twitpics- to snap a photo whenever I...