Archive | September, 2012

Orly Torrid Swatch

30 Sep

The other day I ordered a couple things from TransDesign and i found a set of 3 Orly polishes from their Naughty or Nice Collection. It came with Torrid (a shimmer darkish red), Halo (champagne/silver glitter), and Devil May Care which is red and gold glitter. As much as I love glittery polishes, the one that kept catching my eye was Torrid!

It looks super dark in this picture, but it’s not too dark in real life. It’s a scarlet red that’s super shimmery. Very classy. 🙂

It was a great formula. It dries fast and is very opaque. This is 2 coats and of course a top coat. I love this red! Probably my second favorite red that I own (first is China Glaze Ruby Pumps.) Even my mom said that it’s her favorite red 🙂 Then again, she says that about basically every red I wear…


Zoya Limited Edition Guilty Pleasures Trio

26 Sep

Yesterday I posted a preview of Zoya’s Winter 2012 collection. Turns out they have another collection coming out around the same time! It’s called the Guilty Pleasures Gift Box Trio.

It comes with 3 full size (.5 oz) bottles. The first is a black color called Raven, on the Zoya website it is described as a satiny black with subtle silver shimmer. In this picture though, it just looks black. The other base color is a basic white called Purity. It’s just a pure white, no hint of shimmer or anything. Then, there is the most important part of this box, the 18K gold flake top coat, Guilty.

You can preorder it here. It costs $30, which actually isn’t too bad, considering other gold top coats sell for just as much for only 1 bottle, while this one comes with three. It’s like paying $10 for each polish, or buying just the gold top coat for a “normal” price, and getting 2 free! 🙂

IMPORTANT NOTE!: If you want this awesome deal, preorder it NOW. Zoya says on their website that once the presell is all sold out, they’re done selling it, for good (due to the scarcity of gold). Also, you will not be charged for it until it actually ships to you on October 15, 2012.

Wet ‘N Wild Blazed Swatch

26 Sep

I have a whole rack of drugstore polishes that I almost never use. I was going through them the other day, looking to see which ones I wanted to keep, and which I should probably get rid of soon. This one really caught my eye.

I did the best I could to photograph this polish to make it look true to the color. This is Wet ‘N Wild’s Blazed. It’s super hard to describe because it’s the perfect mix of orange and pink, so I guess it’s considered coral. It’s a little more orange in real life. Even on the nail, it looks super pink until you put it next to a hot pink kind of color, then the orange in it really shows. It’s one of my favorite “Wild Shine” colors that I have, probably because it’s so unique.

Again, it looks pretty pink here but that is pretty true to the real life color in most lights. It’s a really pretty color, especially for being only a dollar or 2. It had sort of a jelly finish to it, which means it was pretty sheer. This is 3 thick coats and it’s still very see through. It’s hard to tell in this picture but in real life, you could see it clearly. Sheer polishes really bother me, but this one didn’t for some reason. Other than the sheerness, I love this color. It’s very fun but maybe not for fall.

Zoya Ornate Holiday Collection Preview

25 Sep

Hey guys! I have some more exciting news to share with you today. For one, I’ve been doing a little more on my blog today and added a ‘wishlist’ page as well as posting some stuff for the next 2 or 3 days.

I spent the entire day just browsing the web for swatches and just looking through different nail blogs and I found something on Zoya’s website. They are letting people preorder the Winter 2012/13 collection!

Wow look at those colors! They’re so gorgeous!

Electro- A full coverage, micro fine diamond holographic glitter with holographic bar tinsel mixed in.

Ziv- Full coverage gold foil with micro diamond particles.

Storm- Holiday black with lots of micro holo glitter.

Aurora- Cool undertone plum with micro diamond holographic glitter. (My favorite so far!)

Logan-  (forest?) green sparkly foil finish.

Blaze- Looks like a darkened fushia/pink with micro holo glitter.

You can preorder the whole collection right here. I’m not sure if I’ll preorder it soon or maybe just wait for it to come out, but I’m pretty sure I’ll get all of them… They’ll be out in stores in October. Yay!

Orly Monster Mash Swatch

23 Sep

Today I have a swatch of Orly’s Monster Mash from the Halloween 2012 Spellbound Collection. It’s probably my favorite of the 3 I picked up, which is odd because I’m not usually a fan of greens. But, I do love glitter 😀

Monster Mash is a green holo top coat glitter with hexagon, bar, and micro glitter. All the glitter has blue/green/yellow holo effect and it’s so gorgeous. Instead of layering it over black or white, I picked another green.

I chose Sinful Colors HD Nails. It’s just a regular shiny green. I almost matched these too almost too perfectly because the glitter didn’t show up that well against the green except in the sunlight. I actually swatch all of my polish on nail wheels, so instead of just showing you guys Monster Mash on my nails, I also snapped a pic of it on my wheel.

This is 2 coats of Monster Mash over a white/creamy “nail”. The orange color next to it is Right Amount of Evil, from the same collection.

This is 1 coat of Monster Mash over 3 coats of HD Nails. The formula on this was fine, the glitter kept wanting to clump together but it was an easy fix. HD Nails was a bit sheer at first but at 3 coats it evened out. The dry time on these were both great. That’s surprising because usually drugstore brands take forever to dry. I think Monster Mash is such a gorgeous color. But, next time I’ll layer it over a different color, maybe white.

Ulta Haul!

22 Sep

So this post is super late… I took these pictures and meant to post them last Sunday but first of all my camera would not connect to my computer so I couldn’t upload anything. Also, it may have something to do with me playing Borderlands 2 for hours on end all week…. 🙂

Anyway, I went shopping at the mall last Saturday and how can a shopping spree be complete without stopping by Ulta to pick up a few things? I was soooo excited when I saw what they had there. They recently stocked all their Halloween polishes! 😀 Halloween is my favorite holiday and some of my favorite polishes too!

So, here’s a quick haul of what I bought!

Pictured above is (right to left): R.I.P, Right Amount of Evil, Monster Mash. These 3 are from the Halloween 2012 Spellbound Collection.

I also picked up a bottle of Flip Flop Fantasy. It’s totally a summer neon color which I should’ve picked up earlier this summer but I resisted until now… which was a bad idea cause I can’t really wear it until next summer… 😦

I have been looking for this forever and I finally found it! Actually I almost missed it because they put it right next to the check out on the bottom of a shelf! This is OPI’s Halloween mini set : So So Skullicious. It came with 4 colors: Hi, Pumpkin!, A-rose from the Dead, Mourning Glory, and Candlelight as well as a set of nail decals.

The last thing I bought was the OPI 2012 Pink of Hearts set. It came with (right to left): You Glitter Be Good to Me and I Think in Pink.

Liebster Award :)

16 Sep

I got a very excited email while I was out today- Me and JD’s Nail Art nominated me for a Liebster Award! 😀

I’ll admit, I had no idea what this award was until I looked it up. Apparently Liebster means “most favorite” or “dearest” in German. The award is “given” to new bloggers that have less than 200 followers.

Here are the rules:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must answer the 11 questions giving the award has set for them.

3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.

4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.

5.  Go to their page and tell them.

6. No tag backs

Okay so let’s start this thing! 11 facts about me:

1. I live in Indiana, but my 2 favorite places are Ocean City, Maryland and Rome, Italy.

2. My first name is Cecelia, and yes, I am named after the Simon and Garfunkel song

3. I’m a huge nerd. I play a ton of video games (borderlands 2 comes out on Monday! :D) and have more hours invested in Left4Dead2 than I’d like to admit, but thank you Steam, for counting.

4. I like Apple products, a lot. In my lifetime, I’ve owned or still currently own 3 ipods, an ipad, an iphone, and a MacBook Air.

5. I’m a total gym junkie. I go to the gym every single day and if I’m forced to skip a day for some reason, I get a little upset.

6. As of today, I own 210 nail polishes, including base and top coats.

7. I’m slightly addicted to Pintrest. I don’t understand people who don’t like Pintrest to be honest 🙂 I even got my mom hooked on Pintrest.

8. I didn’t get involved in nail art or even nail polish really until probably February of this year. I’m pretty sure at least some of my love of nail polish was fueled by Pintrest though 🙂

9. I have the worst handwriting like… ever. Have you ever heard how girls have “girl handwriting” and boys have “boy handwriting” because usually girls have cute, neat handwriting and boys just don’t care? Yeah well I have been told many times that I have boy handwriting…

10. My favorite color is purple!

11. I read a lot. There’s nothing better than laying down after a long day and curling up with a good book.

11 Questions From Me and JD’s Nail Art:

1. Money no issue, what’s one thing you’d like to do?  I hope to do this someday either way but I really would love to live in Italy. I love cities and Rome has so much history and the people are so nice. Outside of Rome, the country side is beautiful. It’s the perfect place to be.

2. Most embarrassing story?  Haha, what a fun question… Well, I won’t go too much into detail but basically, I was in Kindergarden and we were “graduating” and we had to learn some song and perform it on stage. So, like 5 minutes before we were going on stage, I asked the teacher if I could use the bathroom and she said no. So long story short, I peed myself on stage in front of about 100 people…

3. Best Memory? Well, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one, but I spent a week in Ocean City, Maryland this summer and it’s the perfect vacation spot. You wake up and lay on the beach all morning and then walk the boardwalk all day and night. It was a pretty amazing week, it’s always so hard to leave.

4. If you were a superhero, what would your super power be? Is it good or evil? Hmm… I think it would be awesome to be able to manipulate time. You could stop time or go back in time. I guess it could be used for good or evil, I’d probably use it for both.

5. Favorite Holiday/Season? My favorite holiday is Halloween for sure. It’s so much fun dressing up in costumes and getting candy! Plus, Fall is when some of my favorite polishes are released 🙂

6. Do you have any addictions? Oh man, of course I do! Just to name a few: The fallout games, MIO, nail polish, Tobuscus videos, Candles, Hot Pockets, Pretty Little Liars, Tumblr, and Sarah Dessen books. I’m sure there’s much more, but I will not list them all.

7. If you had to live with only 1 piece of makeup for the rest of your life (in as many colors as you like) what would it be and why? Probably OPI nail polish. They have super cute colors and the brush is the perfect size. Plus they’ve been around for a long time so they have more colors available 🙂

8. What’s your poison? I actually don’t drink alcohol so.. Oh! But non-alcoholic Pina Coladas are awesome 🙂

9. Top 5 celebs you’d like too ‘meet up with’? John Mayer, Hayley Williams, Johnny Depp, Jason Segel, and Mila Kunis.

10. Favorite thing to relax to? It depends on my mood. Usually I play video games or read something. Or just listen to music and surf the web.

11. What made you decide blogging was for you and why this topic? I really love nail polish and nail art, it’s something I want to do as a career. And I wanted to share that with a lot of people, not just my friends or family.

My Questions to my Nominees:

1.If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

2. One thing you can’t leave the house without?

3. What was your New Year’s Resolution?

4. What’s your favorite nail trend?

5. What is your least favorite nail trend?

6. If you had to wear 1 color on your nails for the rest of your life, what would it be?

7. What’s your career? Or what do you wish it was?

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

9. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

10. Who or what inspires you?

11. What nail polish color(s) are you wearing right now?

My Nominees:


Crazy Nail Lady


Erin’s Enamel

Polish Groupie


Nail Alchemy


What’s On Your Nails?

Nooney’s Nails


Thank you to Me and JD’s Nail Art for nominating me! 🙂