Just thought I would drop in with this sneak peek video of the Katy Perry and Serena Williams series. What are you looking forward to the most? All I know is I WANT the Shatter polish. I think I will buy 5. Out side of that I am loving Teenage Dream
Ahh, Zombie Zest is in from China Glaze. The Penguin and I stopped by our local Sally's and when he saw the name of this polish, the choice was removed from my choice. Did I mention he has a slight obsession with zombies. So Zombie Zest is a part of the China Glazes Halloween Collection. Well stay tuned and follow the jump to see my thoughts of this color.
Oh the nail community has been a buzz with the new OPI Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection so I decided to pick up one of the bottles today. Has any one noticed that the holiday collections are being released faster and faster? Well a bit of back ground on the collection, O.P.I decided to collaborate with the film Burlesque starring one of my all time favorite singers, Cher...oh and Christina Aguilera is there as well. Why has O.P.I been paring up with Hollywood so much recently? Shrek, Alice in Wonderland, and Justin Bieber (under the Nicole line) and now this? It confuses me, but the colors are solid and that is what matters.
Read about my thoughts on the colors and see some great swatches after the jump!
October is here again. How I love the smell of fall and how the are is chilly but the sun is warm. Harvest time has always been my favorite time of the year. For many people this month is special because of Halloween, but for some it is special because it is when Breast Cancer is brought to the for front of our minds. It allows us an opportunity to address the problem and help raise money for the cure. It has helped pave the way for young woman to learn how to preform self-checks and be aware of our bodies. (have you done an exam recently? if you don't know how heres a link with the down low How to Guide) This month is an important month huh? I am not hear to jabber at you today about breast cancer today. I am taking this month of awareness and going to talk to you about a diffrent cancer. One a bit closer to me than Breast Cancer. Let me tell you a story.
Know I have this woman in my life that I love absolutely, I shall call her Mama Cat for the purpose of this blog. Now Mama Cat so named for her love of her kitties, has another love, Sparkley Shiny, Shimmery things. Now I do think she somehow worked the mama Cat magic and infected me with her love of the Sparkle and Glitter. So I was required to pick up these two lovely glitter polish from Sinful Colors, right?
Hello my little ducks, it seems it has been ages since I last had the time to sit and blog about my mission to seek out the best (and worst) nail polishes and doo-dads out there and report my findings. Life has been hectic and I once again let myself get caught up in the whole-wind and forgot about myself and my passions. Well I refuse to forget about them anymore! And my ducks do I have a surprise in store for you!
I am a good ol' gal from the South and for some unknown reason I am drawn to camo. No clue why, nope none at all. While I have pulled off some pretty wild nail designs at work, it occurred to me today that I don't think I could get away with Camo, at least not until fall, and there must be ladies out there who love camo as I do, but could not get away with camo nails in the office. So I introduce to you Corporate Camo (aka camo in camo)
So the other day I was in Ulta for The Nail Art Stampy Set by (my video review and demo can be found here) when I saw this little lovely bright green polish by Essence. So I grabed it as well and off we went. So today I have Essence Color and GO in Check Me Out.
So to day I decided to try out Frostbite by China Glaze. I don't have many bottles from China Glaze, so they are still new to me. Its what happens when you ignore nail polish for a near decade. So any who let begin.
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Well it went on like butter. Great coverage on the first coat. Second made it perfect. This color makes me think of blue jeans, I have no idea what. With some white stamps I bet it will be so elegant though.
I really sadly don't have much to say, it is a great color with amazing results, I would and will recommend it. Sorry for the short post, but I am extreamly tiered. More tomorrow on the Stampy Set I bought at Ulta today.
So today I am going to talk about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Violet Metal and Marine Blue. These were part of my haul from yesterday along with Black Satin from this line (it needs its own review so more on it soon.)
So here we go. First up Violet Metal
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Now I may not have told you this before, put I am a sucker for purple. Show me something purple and I seems to start muttering "My precious " under my breath. Okay with my dirty little secret out in the open. This didn't do much for me. The formula went on..ok. I was slightly caught off guard by the flat brush and stem. I finally got the hang of the flat brush, tip: press down slightly more than normal on the nail to spread the bristles and THEN stroke. Better coverage. My main issue was it took forever to dry, and was gummy for an hour at two coats. Three coats were a nightmare. (I never use three coats my self on most products, but some people prefer three and this is why I show it.) The fact it took so long to dry was surprising actually because the first coat was a near instant dry. Not a must have in my book, but will be interesting for nail art.
One to Blue Marine...
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Now this summer sky blue I really likes, but the problems with the drying carried over as expected. Two coats were just perfect for me. As you can see from the pic the polish is actually a bit more shiny and shimmery than in the bottle lets on. If the choice was there I MIGHT buy this again, but there are an awful lot of summery sky blues out there that don't take an age to dry.
So today was an AMAZZING day. The Booger Booger and I had a date. Just him and me! We went shopping and playing at the park. Oh and library! We laughed and giggled and had so much fun. I do feel this will become a weekly occurrence.
Well I got myself some presents. Well for you too lol. A new HD webcam and I think 9 new Polishes.
Today I am talking about the WET n WILD polishes I picked up. Now a bit of Back story on these... I have never been a fan. I had them when I was a kid and my memories of them are streaky and muddy to say the best.
BUT, today I saw these (Click on the pic for a bigger image!)
From Left to Right thats Glitz Jade and Lust.
These drew my eye and I must have turned my hand away a dozen times before finally giving in and putting them in my basket.
So here we go now. First up. LUST
I was SO SURPRISED! I loved the application! This polish was smooth and so pigmented! As you can see even one coat is doable. I have and always will show you the progression of three coats, but I would stop at two. This is with out a top-coat.
I really am loving this color, it is a spunky bright pink with out the horrors of HOT PINK. Great shine, coverage, and application. Loving it. Truly.
On too Jade, Lust must have been a fluke...right?
A little less pigmented but still I would stop at two coats Jade reminds me of a Spring Green. Amazingly, every thing I loved in Lust is here in Jade as well. smooth application great color, great shine. Hmmmm....this is not the Wet n Wild of my youth....
On to Glitz,
Hmm...now this is not my normal use of glitter polish but alot of people like to use glitter polish like this so I figured I would show you what it will look like without a color under it. Well, I did use Seche Vite sheer base coat under so there is a bit of pearl from that. As a glitter used as a polish, this is not horrible. There is very little of the sandpaper feel you often get with glitters, I think the glitter is very well suspend in the clear. I know I will be using this in y Nail Art, just not as a all over polish.
Now I have used the awesome new HD camera to take a close up of the Glitter for you. SO here ya go dolls.
Lots of purple and a pinkish color, highlighted with silvers and blues.
So whats my final opinion of these three?
These are NOT the Wet n Wild I remember from my childhood. Gone are the nightmares of general ickyness. I know that I will not to be skipping the Wet n Wild display anymore.
When you work in food service, painted nails are a no go. It is just not sanitary or safe for the customers. So for the past 7 years or so, I have turned a blind eye to any and all polish. But I am not in food service anymore am I?
The result of my deciding to leave food service (besides my massive joy) is that my polish collection has grown by leaps and bounds. A recent present from my Penguin was on of the last polishes I was missing from O.P.I's Shriek collection. Now bear with me folks, my real camera got stolen on the 4th of July, so these are from my phone.
Isn't it just perfect? Now this is a creamy just a shade darker than sky blue, well to me anyways. The thing I love about this polish besides the awesome color? This is ONE coat. Not a thick coat either, just your average run of the mill kind of coat. That is AMAZING coverage in my opinion. Way to go O.P.I! If you can find this I strongly urge you to pick it up! It is a great color and would be great for accents if you don't like it as full coverage.
I toped it with a lollipop design from bundle monster, I wish I could show you but every pic I took with my crapy phone ended up looking like smudges.
Now on a side note, as I was playing with my image plates I stumbled on an amazing technique I have not seen before that adds so much more depth to the images, as soon as I can figure out how to take a photo of it and make a tutorial I will have it posted for you guys.
So every Sunday the Penguin and I have our "couple friends" over. I shall call the Shiney (him) and Asia (her) because I have never been the type to use real names on the internet. He loves Shiney Purple and she is a black belt, the names fit lol.
So any how Asia was looking over the plates that I just got and pulled out the designs with fire on them. We went threw about a dozen designs until I was looking at my polishes and it came to me. Asia wanted Fire so I would give her Fire.
I started off with Seche Vite Base Cote and put a coat of Sally Henson's Extream Wear White Out over it. Next was Mellow Yellow by Sally again. (later as I was doing this on my nails I found the base of white was not needed with Mellow Yellow, but your Yellow may need it) And I went a head and stamped the fire/wood grain looking pattern over the Yellow. That would be found on plate BM16 btw. and stamped with a Orange polish, mine was Flit a Bit by Opi and then I repeated trying not to line them up too perfectly with Read my fortune cookie by Opi. Top Coat and Done. Simple Easy Fiery.
I am sorry about the quality of the pic, my camera was stolen on the Fourth of July, and I am forced to use my web cam till I replace it.
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Hey Everyone. (even though as I am writing this no one is reading it but me)
I am Lady Morrgian and this is Intense Color. This blog is devoted to (mainly) nail polish and all of the wonderful effects one can achieve with the amazing little liquids. I may eventually start to add in a few eyeshadow posts as that is another love of mine, but who knows.
I am 23 and a mom to a wonderful little boy creature whom I call Booger Booger, and have a spouse creature whom I call Penguin. I work in my day to day life as a shoe sales associate for DSW. I recently rediscovered my love of nail polish when I started working there. Before DSW I was a waitress and before that I was a manager in a few restaurants. I wore allot of polish and had allot of fun growing up with it, but when I got into the food service field I have to give it up because it is against health coded to wear polish around food. DSW doesn't serve food (yay yay yay) so my love of polish quickly came back and my addiction resumed at full speed ahead.
I decided to start this blog because my life is insanely busy. I know that doesn't make sense at all. I need to have something that relaxes me and that I can have some fun with, that where nail polish come in and I love to write, but never have time to anymore. So I decided to combine the two and give myself some relaxing peace.
Note. Every review on this site is my own personal opinion and experience with the product. As of yet there is no company that has ever sent me a product to be reviewed so every product I have purchased with my own money. If a company ever sends me a product to test I will review it and submit only my honest opinion to you as well as tell you who sent it.
Well thats it for now.
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