Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel - My Picks

 purchased by me 

If high prices and special topcoats have kept you from trying other brands' no-lamp gels, you'll wanna check these out.  1 Step Wonder Gel doesn't need a special top coat, which sets it apart from most polishes of this type.  It's in an opaque black bottle because it has a light-cured polymer in it, along with all of the usual conventional polish ingredients.  This isn't just a "gel-like" formula, but it still dries like conventional polish.  I'm waaaay late in posting these, considering that I first found the displays and bought my picks in January.  'Better late than never' has pretty much become my motto, we are...

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Shopper - 6/12 through 6/18

It's been forever, hasn't it?  I was stuck in bed for most of April and now we're in the summer doldrums.  There isn't much new stuff out there and the sales are pretty weak right now too.  Walgreens probably "wins" this week, with Sinful Colors two for $3.  At this point, I'm thinking that the 99 cents sale might be a thing of the past...but I hope not.  There are a bunch of ExtraBucks deals at CVS too and kinda bupkis at Rite Aid.

The BIG Deals:

CVS - $3 ExtraBucks with $8 Wet n Wild purchase, $4 ExtraBucks with $10 Revlon purchase, and more.
Rite Aid - $4.99 Wet n Wild products 3/$10 or $3.99 each.
Walgreens - Sinful Colors 2/$3.

New Stuff:

Sinful Colors Miami Pop (LE)

Shade names:
Graphic Girl * Factory Fad
Dream On * Folly * Innocent * White On White * Lapis It Up * Mod Muse

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Whole Damn Year!?

 purchased by me 

Has it really been a YEAR since I started this blog?  Really?  Anniversaries always make me sentimental and introspective, so there will be some rambling on my blogging past and future after the polishy part of this post.

It wouldn't be one of my blogaversaries without a magnetic polish.  They're basically what got me started four (FOUR!?) years ago.  Quick recap of my blogging origin story for any new readers...  My blog ex-wife, Nichole of Bedlam Beauty, and I were entranced by a YouTube video of Layla Magneffect polishes waaay back maybe five years ago.  When drugstore and salon brands started putting out magnetics, I bought Sally Hansen Silver Elements and instantly needed more.  A google rabbithole led me to Scrangie's swatches of a few Nabi Magnetic shades.  I had to have some, especially Wine.  I ordered Dark Wine by mistake and posted about that four years ago today, but me being me, Wine was still sitting around untried.  Since it's my blogaversary and magnetics are back, it's time to fix that.  I decided to merge an old polish and a new magnet.

Wine is a deep red magnetic with a red pull.