Posts Tagged ‘nail polish

If you want to try all natural nail polish check out  Piggy Paint.  Melanie Hurley developed the line so her kids could wear safe nail polish.

I haven’t tried the product yet but I’d like too.  And the colors are fun since they are for young girls. Bright colors with cute names. There’s even a Glow in the Dark nail polish!

I thought this polish might be good for anyone with chemical sensitivities. My sister is very sensitive to chemicals and can’t wear nail polish or use nail polish remover.  Maybe she can use this without any problems. Oh and there is a non-toxic nail polish remover too!

Check it out the non-toxic nail polish here: Piggy Paint.

Let me know how it works for you if you try the polish.


I’m not feeling this new nail color trend toward “griege” those grayish – beige colors. Why would anyone want to paint their nails the color of wet cement? The colors are dull and bland.  I want to yawn when I see photos of or people wearing “griege” nail polish.

“Griege” does not flatter my skin tone. I don’t like gray polish or beige polish because they wash me out and make it look like I’ve got some disease and my fingers are dying. Mixing the two colors adds to the yuck that’s gross factor. “Griege” is definitely not on my wish list of polish colors to buy.

And “griege” reminds me too much of the frumpy blazers my 76 year old grandmother wears. Sorry but I don’t want to look like an elderly grandma.

Enjoy your “griege” phase while it lasts but I’m opting out. I’ll stick to vivid bright polish colors like hot pink, sky blue, metallic blue, lime green and sparkly reds.  I have no plans to walk around with cement colored nails.

I hit a makeup jackpot at the Dollar Tree recently. I went to two different stores in different nearby towns as I was driving home from a visit with my Mom. I usually check in just to see what makeup is available on my 40 minute drive home.

Not sure why but the Dollar Tree in my town has a poor selection of makeup. They don’t seem to get all the good brands like the other stores in my county. Seems to me they get all they yucky cheap stuff while the other stores get good brands.


Ten Lipsticks. Yes 10 and only a dollar each. Woo hoo! Too many colors names to type, but from several color families: red, wine, pink, neutral, soft brown.

I also got one Maybelline lipstick in Cranberry Crush. It worked great for mixing my own personal makeuptini lipsticks so I plan on using this one for my next melt down mix up session.

Lip Lacquers and 18 Hr Lip Treatment

Lacquer Shines and 18hr Lip Treatment

Sally Hansen

One 18 Hour Lip Treatment – (According to Sally Hansen) “Time-Release Moisturizing Formula Lasts up to 18 Hours! Time-release formula delivers superior moisturization hour after hour. Lips look and feel revitalized, smooth and healthy for up to 18 hours!”

Three Lacquer Shines – Two in Poppy and one in Jasmine. Same yummy scent as the Orchid I mentioned in a previous post read about it here Beauty Treasure

Two Collagen Lip Lifts – Sheer Peaceful Plum and Sheer Soothing Spice – Too sheer for me I like full creamy coverage. They’ll work great for melting lip mixtinis.

LA Colors Nail Polish

LA Colors Nail Polish

Five colors: Nuclear Energy – Bright Purple, Electrified – Glitter Pink, Phenomena – Bright Fuschia, Atomic – Teal green, Live – Silver glitter.

I’ve tried Nuclear Energy and Atomic. Both need 3 coats to be opaque. Unfortunately Atom stained my hands blue green so I had to rub really hard with polish remover to clean the color off my fingers.

Sally Hansen Lip Sheers and Cover Girl Gel Liners

Cover Girl Eyeslicks duo gel liners in neon pink and lilac. Hard to apply. I feel like I’m rubbing a crayon on my eyelids. Worry about tugging on my skin. It did work well as a base for my shadows. Helped my eye shadow stay on for hours.

I got over $100.00 worth of makeup for about $26! Awesome!  My best haul ever!

A lot of the lipstick will probably end up melted into my personal makeuptinis. I’m excited to see what I can mix up. I’ll let you know what mixtinis I create in future posts.

Post your best makeup bargains in the comments section.

I bought this polish more than a year ago at an Icings shop and I love it.  Its called Jem and it looks fabulous. Reminds me of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in the Wizard of Oz but a more raspberry red with some silver shimmer.

My camera doesn’t do it justice.  It looks so much better in person.  I’ve been wearing it for almost a week now I love it so much.  I’m sad its getting old because its hard to get it out of the bottle and on my nails smoothly.

Sorry that the photo is a little blurry. My camera is four years old and not that great at taking close up  photos.

What type of camera do you use? I’m looking to replace my camera and want an affordable replacement that is great for taking close up shots.  Any suggestions? Please let me know.

I like to do more than try makeup on.  I love to read about others experiences and find out what’s worth buying. I have all these sites on my Google reader.  Each new post gets me excited to try new colors and mix my own makeuptinis.

Makeup Geek – Embrace Your Cosmetic Addiction

I love to watch Marlena’s tutorials. Gives me ideas for my own makeuptini creations.  Where being a geek is a good thing!


Fun makeup blog with a British flare. It’s written by a gal in the UK. She writes a lot of product reviews and bits about her life and baby girl.

The Nailphile

If you love cool polish colors and Konad designs this is the blog for you.

Dr. Frankenpolish – Tips & tricks for creating your own nail polish

Amanda mixes her own nail polishes!  Check out her concoctions here:

Scrangie – Laquerhead

Cool nail polish swatches view them here:

Am I missing out on some cool blogs to add to my list? What makeup blogs are you tracking? Let me know.


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