Tuesday, April 13, 2010

random notd's

welp, it's snowing here in utah today. actually, it has stopped and the sun is shining as bright as ever but there is lots of snow and slush and flooding around the streets. that's bipolar utah weather for ya. no bueno. i really would like to step back into my sandals already! and i have wet pant legs. forever wet pant legs. that's a curse of being short, having long pant cuffs and when there's any bit of precip, you get wet ankles. that NEVER DRY.

sorry. that was a dumb rant. but i hate having cold ankles.

this is a shot of sally hansen insta-dri teal take-off. i've said it before and i'll say it again, i literally HATE these polishes because of the stupid triangle bottles, long narrow necks, and clunky brushes. but, this color just called to me. so i got it. and ya know what? i didn't even have that much trouble with application. two coats.

this monstrosity is from hot topic, as you can see from the trademark skull "poison" style bottle (which is adorable). i saw this on steph's closet and HAD to have it. these don't have names on them (grrr) but steph called it Hot Pink Iridescent Blue Violet Glitter and someone told me the hot topic website sometimes has them listed, but i'm too lazy to see if they match up. the polish has truckloads of glitter and heart pieces in it. o.m.g. flash overload. pretty much one of the worst formulas i've ever worked with, smelled of fresh asphalt, thick, chunky, awful awful awful. and i couldn't stand wearing it more than half a day. this is four coats with two coats of seche vite because of the horrid texture.
i even tried mattifying it with essie's matte about you to try and make it more presentable. didn't help. ewww, i didn't even make the edges presentable, GROSS. i kinda can't believe i'm showing you this. forgive me. look away. hurry.

this pretty deep blue is ulta's professional blue for you. nothing really special or unique about this guy. *yawn* i don't get why this is toted as "professional" and their other line isn't. probably something to do with the ingredients. but honestly, when you sell them in the same place, imo it doesn't matter. plus all the professional ultas that i've tried have been kinda lacking in pizazz. this is three coats.
i'm off to sleep during my lunch hour. YESSSS. with wet ankles. boooo.


  1. I hear ya about the wet pants. My basement flooded recently, and I couldn't even walk around the basement without getting wet pants. Which never stay wet at the ankles, might I add. The water seems up until I have wet calves and need to change my jeans.

    I do like the bottle that the pink polish came in, but yeah, the color, well ... not for me =]

  2. galoshes? I used to wear them when I worked in the seafood section at a grocery store. Kept my feet and pants dry when I had to hose the floors. I doubt you wanna tuck your pants in though. Get those cute rain boots with the darling patterns on them?
    I like the teal and may have to pick this up.

  3. LOVE the teal and the blue! Just gorgeous!

  4. lisa ~ that is awful! much worse than a little rain/snow haha. i know, i was instantly enamored with the pink polish but once i got it i was like whhuuuutttt??? eww. haha!

    elizabeth ~ good idea! haha but i just can't rock that look ;) my friend mickelle has like a million super cute wellies tho, she loves em.

    stiletto ~ thanks! the teal is one of my faves!

  5. I just had to laugh at that Hot Topic matted. It's hideous when matted. It's okay but not something I wouldn't buy now. The blue is a beautiful shade. Those Insta-Sri's are so hard for me to use. My girlfriend buys them all when she sees them. She has no trouble with them. She bought me the whole pastel collection of them.


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