Monday, May 23, 2011

Hag Fish Skin ;)

For today I have a kind of a palate cleanser if you will. I am so gosh darn pale that nudes really don't do it for me. This is the most boring I get and I actually LOVE greys :)

As for the title of this post, my biology teachers FAVORITE fact:
'Anything marketed as eel skin (eel skin bags or wallets etc) Are actually made with Hag fish skin. But noone would want to buy a Hag fish skin purse!!!'

Haha it cracked me up everytime!!

So for today, I give you Eel Skin by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure!!

All of the above pics have no top coat, one coat on pinky, two on ring, three on middle, and four on pointer.
This was very opaque and you could totally get away with using just two coats!! Plus it is very shiny on its own. 

Right now I am wearing it as a full mani and to change it up I used Essie Matte about you top coat. I think it looks awesome like this!! Now it totally reminds me of hag fish skin!!! haha 

The above photos have two coats!

In case any of you were wondering here is a pic of a hag fish, I really don't know why they have such a weird name!

They are really cool animals actually, they can tie themselves in a knot to escape predators! woo :)

You learn something new everyday don't you?! 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Zoya Faye

I have a killer migraine so I am heading to bed NOW! haha
So to make me happy, I am posting one of my new favorite polishes!!
Zoya Faye, I got it in my exchange purchase and it did not disappoint!






All of the pictures above have one coat on the pinky, two coats on the ring, three coats on the middle, and four on the pointer.
I am going to be doing all of my swatches like this. And then I will say how many coats I recommend. 
For this polish I think three coats is good :)

Close up shade

Close up Sun

Zoya's website describes this as 'A bronzed mauve with purple and brown undertones flooded with bright gold glitter.'
I agree with that statement. But I feel like it is a mauve that leans pink with tons of gold and bronze glitter.

Also, I have heard it is a dupe for OPI's Rally Pretty Pink. So I would definitely buy this cheap alternative :)

What do you girls think of this color? Would you like Faye or Rally Pretty Pink more?

Yaay ABCs :)

I Tag all of you!! I love seeing random facts about other ppl!!


18  (i feel young)

B. Bed Size


C. Chore I hate:
Cleaning up

D. Day

E. Essential start of your day:


F. Favorite Color:


G. Gold or Silver?:
Definitely silver.

H. Height:

I. Instruments:
Piano :)

J. Job Title:
Pharmacy Student

K. Kids


L. Live


M. Mom's name:


N. Nicknames

Dev, Devdev, Devy-poo haha

O. Overnight stay at hospital:

None! But I did go to the ER recently because I inhaled Nitric Acid :o

P. Pet Peeves:
When people move my things.... idk why but it reallllly bugs me!

Q. Quote from a movie:
I love Harry Potter... I can't pick one!

R. Right or left handed:

Left :)

S. Siblings

A sister and a brother!

T. Time you wake up:

Noon! woo hoo!

U. Underwear:

Yup I wear them!

V. Vegetable you hate:

The green ones!

W. What makes you late?:

Sleeping In!

X. Xrays you've had:

Pretty much everywhere :)

Y. Yummy foods you can make:

Chicken and Dumplings!

Z. Zoo:


Yaay Award :)

Thanks so much to I am Definitely Addicted for the award!!

Thank and link back to the person who sent you the award.
Share seven things about yourself.
Spread the love. Award seven recently discovered bloggers.
Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

1. I love these kind of posts just because you can see who the people are behind the blog
2. I have about three pairs of shoes I wear consistently, I am too lazy to match my shoes and outfits
3. I am ALMOST fluent in French. I love France and I am going there next summer!!
4. I would only watch the Disney Channel until I discovered Law and Order. And the Game show network. And yes I am in college and I am proud to like Disney :) 
5. I actually enjoy doing other girl's nails because I love how excited they get when they have pretty nails! 
6. My Drink of choice is always WATER :) I don't like pop much, or juice, or anything else lol
7. I am absolutely LOVING being a polishaholic with the girls on the facebook group!! It is so awesome to connect with all of these people to talk about polish!!

I am going to tag anyone who has under 50 followers!!! And if you don't have a blog feel free to post your seven facts in the comments!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sleepless Stash Post :)

Wanna know when I went to sleep last night?? NEVER!
As of right now I have been awake for.... 35 hours!!
Needless to say I am ridiculously tired and hyper :) I get in a giddy mood if I don't sleep.
But if you wake me up early I get cranky :p so watch out!

ANYWHOOOO.... I figured this would be a good time to post my stash post :)
I did this about a week ago, and now I am sharing it! 

The beginning of the project!!

Color sorting.....

After the first day :o   This is three hours of work lol
Labeling, swatching and putting them away.

After I realized I needed the entire drawer without nice little baskets haha

Final color wheels!!! (I have more polishes since this pic :0 )

The final drawer!!! I have no idea what to do once this drawer is filled!!!

P.S. If you were wondering why I have been up so long, I have no idea. I just laid in my bed wide awake till like 4 am. Then I gave up and started watching TV till it was an appropriate hour. I have tried to take naps but to no avail!! 
P.S.S I now have a vast knowledge on infomercials

I love stash posts so post a link to yours in the comments!!! What do you think? Do you have any tricks to fall asleep??

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pink Wednesday!! :)

Happy Hump day girls!!!!!!

This is going to be a short post, but I really loved having this on my nails :)

This is two coats of cream pink by Sinful Colors, it is a lovely pink with a hint of a shimmer to it!

Stamped with Konad Special White polish. :) Super girly and fun!

This is probably the girliest mani I have every worn! Do you like this kind of mani or is it a once in a while thing like me??

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Haircut and Sunshine :)

So incase any of you haven't seen on facebook already... I cut my hair!! It was super scary but I went ahead and cut it off!!! I went into the salon thinking maybe 3- 5inches would be good. Well then my stylist asked if I wanted to donate it!! I had wanted to donate my hair since I was little but I wanted my hair to still be longish once I cut it. Soooooo... Me before and after the 10inches were chopped right off :)

It is sooo weird having such short hair. I don't think it has been this short since I was seven!! Ahhhh :)

But onto nails now, I painted my friend's nails the other day with the totally unique Psychedelic Sunshine by Finger Paints. 

Pinky - One Coat,      Ring - Two,       Middle - Three,      Pointer - Four

She had a hard time holding the bottle :p

Four coats. 

This was a really goopy polish to work with, it wasn't impossible but it was difficult. It was a really sheer jelly base PACKED with yellow glitter. It is very unique and it is the reason I am going to be keeping it. I don't know if I like it personally, but it is bright and great for summer!

It took foreverrrr to get opaque and it probably could have used another coat but I wont put more than four. 

What do you think? Have you had luck with this polish? Do you like it?
How about my hair? ;) haha I am still getting used to it

Monday, May 16, 2011


Check out this awesome Giveaway girls!!! Its pretty big too!!!


And the TraceFace Philes Giveaway!!


Sunday, May 15, 2011


Hey girls just a quick post on the coolest giveaway I have seen in a while!!!!

ALLL of the OMG collection by China Glaze is up for grabs! Go check it out!!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Haul SPAM!!

Okay, I have been putting off blogging until I unpacked! Sorry :( And the day I want to start up again... BLOGGER IS DOWN. :( It was all in all a very depressing day. But I have some awesome posts planned so stay tuned :)

For today I figured I would post pictures of all of the hauls I have had in the past two weeks. And you might say, how many hauls could you possibly have? Well....a lot. I truly am addicted haha :)

Warning: PIC HEAVY :)

First, A picture of what I came home to from college....

Yes, they are all polishes :D  Don't judge me!! :)

All of the polishes contained in said packages.....

I did not write down all of them, but just comment and I'll look up the name for a certain one :)

Here was an especially awesome package from an awesome ebayer...

My three awesome polishes, PLUS a hand written note, free bottle of Sephora's nail polish remover, Perfume sample, and mini OPI!!! :)

I have no idea what color this is (no name on the bottle), but If you girls recognize it let me know!!

This is a pretty accurate picture of the color.

My new crackles :):):):)

Here is a true testimony to how awesome Zoya is! I received my Zoya Earth Day order and when I opened it, there were six polishes that I did not order!! I talked to customer service and told them what happened. They shipped my correct order out right away and let me keep the ones I received in error!! I got to get more Zoya and they are all beautiful! I just never would have gotten them myself!!

Here is my haul from the Earth Day order....

From left-right: Zoya Reece, Gwin, Faye, Valerie, Apple, Charla, Crystal, Roxy, Ki, Adina, Areetha

And my extra beauties :)

From L-R: Sarah, Jasmine, Rica, Ivanka, Demi, Kotori

Plus I ordered the Mod Matte Minis !!!

Sorry for the crappy pic quality :/

Then I got these from Lacquer Lady's Blog Sale :)
She still has some awesome polishes so be sure to check it out.
And eeppp!! My first Catrice polish :)

From L-R: China Glaze Short and Sassy, China Glaze Stella, OPI Last Friday Night, Orly Fantasea, Catrice Sold out forever, and Zoya Crystal

Then I went to Meijer and saw that the JUST put tons of polishes into clearance. Anything 'Eastery'. PLUS! All Wet n Wild Cosmetics are 50% off!! Go run to Meijer's Girls!!!
So, of course, I had to get some!! 

From L-R: Nicole by OPI It Starts with Me, Nicole by OPI The Next CEO, Wet n Wild Waves of Enchantment, Studio M Jelly Bean Dream, Studio M Plum Perfection, Studio M On the Hunt, Studio M Painted Eggs

THEENNN I took my first trip to the mall since I have been back from college and came home with my first Claire's Polish, First Revlon and First Maybelline !! Plus it killed my lemming for a glow in the dark nail polish :D

From  L-R: Revlon Ruby Ribbon (Matte), Revlon Emerald City (Matte), Nameless Claire's Glow in the Dark Clear, Claire's Mood Nail Polish Earthy/Happy, Maybelline Express Finish Timely Turquoise

Then I went to Sally's and used my Free China Glaze Coupon with my 15% off coupon. I can't say no to sales!!! And they gave me ANOTHER 15% off coupon!! They know it is my weakness :)

From L-R: Nina Ultra Pro's Purple-xing, Finger Paint's Psychedelic Sunshine, China Glaze Tempest, Orly Passion Fruit, Orly Dazzle, Orly Rage

Finally (almost done, promise!) I got my NYX Polishes from Cherry Culture's Sale.
Like my Polka-Dot Sheets?? ;)

They threw in a free Bubble Gum chapstick!! It smells awesome :)

From L-R: NYX Girls Zurich, Royal Purple, Sexy Plum, Purple Noir, Ink Heart, Complex Purple, Robotic, Boho, Golden Lavender

P.S. After writing this I just got a package with Teenage Dream by OPI !! I finally have the full Katy Perry Collection. WOOOO!!

Are you as addicted as me? Is this normal?? (please say yes!) How have your hauls been?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Disney Contest !! :)

Hey guys I was just posting a quick update on my entry to the Disney Nail Art Contest on Confession of a Polishaholic's Blog.

This is my entry :D loveeee Finding Nemo, these nails made me happy too :)

If you could click on this link and vote for my entry I would really appreciate it!! And follow her blog because she is awesome too!! 

My name is Devin and I am entry number 6! :)
Thanks lovelies :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Whoop an Award!

Yaayyyy First blogger award :)

Here are the rules :)

Write 10 facts about yourself.
Pass the award to 10 bloggers and tell them about the award.

1. I am a freshman in College :)

2. I have an awesome puppy that I miss sooooo much!

3. My favorite color is purple and it is hard for me to get anything that isnt purple :)

4. I am addicted to painting other people's nails, If I see nails that are bare I ask if I can paint them :)

5. I LOVE Carmex. It is definitely my drug of choice. ;)

6. The only other thing I am addicted to is COFFEE! Any kind, any way. But especially black!

7. I have long blond hair that I refuse to cut, I like looking like a hippie !

8. My favorite band is The Beatles!!!!!!!!!!!!

9.  I desperately want to paint a boy's nails, just for funzies.

10. My biggest nail polish want is glow in the dark haha ;)

Now as for people to tag.... 


If you don't have a blog just tell me ten facts in the comments! I love learning new things about people. Also, share your blog link!

Exams :(

As many people have probably experienced, exams are STRESSFUL! And time consuming. And overwhelming. And just overall crappy. So I am not going to be posting much for the next week but once I move back home I will probably be doing my nails a crap ton because I will be suffering withdrawals from painting all my roommates nails!!

Here is the AWESOME mani I have had on for like 5 days now (thats how much I love it) and I COULD NOT capture the right color and the flakies at the same time...

This is inside at like midnight :) with flash and before clean up...

Zoya Norra with Nubar 2010 overtop :)

The Second picture is much more true to the color of Norra. Its a beautiful vampy shade that looks awesome with my pale skin haha :)

Then I was outside a few days later and took a picture of the flakies glowing... 

Click on these pictures for the flakie goodness!!!

They flashed orange, green, red, yellow, everything!! When I was taking a test the light was hitting them so awesomely I kept getting distracted!!!!

As you can see it held up pretty well, besides tip wear :) I still have it on now but I think I will change them today to test the 10dayness of the Sally Hansen Effect Strips or whatever :) Its a good way to spend my exam week. 

Goodbye for now :)

p.s. Happy Birthday to my awesome roomie <3