Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm back and NOTD!

Wow! Long time no blog... or video... or tweet. Sorry about that. A whole mix of things (both technical and personal) happened, including the deletion of my You Tube channel. (Yikes!!) But I hope my long hiatus is over. I'm going to be working on recreating my YouTube channel and fixing the missing links here on the blog. I'm getting back on Twitter so come follow me there if you want. And I'm also going to be working on beefing up my page on Beautylish, which is a very cool site. Check it out if you haven't yet.

I have been trying and using a lot of new products and some old favorites over the last few months and I'm really looking forward to sharing them with you! In the meantime, here's a quick Nail Of The Day.

This is two coats of Ulta's "Army of 1" topped with 1 coat of Orly's "Prisma Gloss Gold". The Ulta color is new, I believe, and it was only $2! Gotta love that! I've had the Orly FOREVER. I think they came out with it about 3 years ago. You can still get it online. It's the coolest holographic polish. The photo doesn't do it justice - plus I used only a thin coat. You can really play it up with a heavier or multiple coats if you want.

It's all over Sally Hansen's Double Duty base coat/ top coat. Not my usual base coat, but it's what I grabbed this time. Over top all of that I used, for the first time, Seche Vite's Ultra-V, which is a UV-cured top coat. One coat of that, 3 minutes under my new 36W UV light and everything was dry! I did "dent" the polish within about 5 minutes but that was after whacking my hand REALLY hard on a metal baby gate. Even then, the polish didn't gouge, just dented slightly and I was able to smooth it out no problem. In fact, it was the ring finger nail shown above. See? No trace.

I'm really happy with my initial use of the top coat. I'm interested to see how it lasts. I have a problem with regular Seche Vite not always lasting very well on me, but I wanted to give the UV-cured version a try. I'm hoping to post a review of it after testing out the wear time, etc.

Stay tuned and soon I will be posting (and maybe even making a new video) about my new UV lamp and the gel polishes I've picked up to use with it! I'm obsessed.

Smile & Be Beautiful!


  1. *jaw drops because you posted* o__________o

    Missed you!!!!

  2. lol. Thanks! And I missed you and everyone on Twitter, YT, etc. I'm glad to be back. Finally. Now to work on getting my YT channel back together...