Monday, October 24, 2011

Stripes for Audrey

Hello everyone,
Today's post is a real simple nail design with one of my favorite polishes. I LOVE China Glaze polishes in general but I especially love their For Audrey polish. It's just a gorgeous color and, up until this past year, I hadn't seen very many polishes similar to it. I added a few stripes to add a bit of pizzazz to the manicure. Take a look!
As I said I used China Glaze For Audrey as the base on all the nails. Then, I added stripes in either Kiss Brush-On Nail Art Paint (in black) or Color Club Art Club (in white). And of course I topped everything off with Seche Vite!


Also, a little bit of personal news: today I am celebrating my 1.5 year "anniversary" with my fabulous boyfriend. He visited me at school this weekend and surprised me 18 roses!! It was perfect, 18 roses for the 18 months we've been together. Aww *tear* :D

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Swatch: Sassy Satchel

This semester has been absolute chaos so far. Between the independent (and required) research for my B.A. in Psych degree (one of two I have to complete), law school applications, and all my other classes AND trying to find time to eat, I am totally wiped out and it's only October. Ugh! Luckily, my applications are on their way to a close and I will be applying November 15th to all my law schools. I am so proud. As for classes, I guess I have to stick them out until December. I know you are all concerned but yes, I have been keeping my digits done throughout all this. I just haven't had a spare moment to actually sit down, take pictures, upload them on my computer, and create a witty post for all of you :( Hopefully I am back, at least a little bit, to posting. I've missed it. I haven't even had time to read my favorite nailblogs!! Ugh! Ok, well for today we're going to start off simple: Essie Sassy Satchel.


Sassy Satchel is a gorgeous (and very stubborn) color to capture. The website says it's a "shimmery dark chocolate" but I definitely think it's more burgundy. Application was average (I put 2-3 coats on usually). The color MIGHT be similar to something I already have but we'll see when I use that polish. Drying/Hardening was a tad slow but I did put 3 thick coats on. Seche Vite helped quicken it right up. Wear was also average. Overall, this polish gets an 8.3.


To the swatch pics!





Does anybody own this color? How do you like it?