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Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, October 8th, 2012
By Glinda

86% of you disapprove of a manicure that costs upwards (much upwards) of $100,000.  I would have to agree that it seems a bit much.

Speaking of nails, what say you about the french manicure?

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, October 1st, 2012
By Glinda

Giuliana Rancic incurred the wrath of 80% of you due to her aggressive use of bronzer.  I had no idea it would be that big of a slam dunk, but there it is.  She has a new baby, so maybe she is trying to overcompensate for some tiredness, but her makeup artist needs a hundred lashes with a wet noodle.

It seems I was unaware of Kelly Osbourne’s manicure at the Emmys, but boy do I know about it now.  It seems that she was given a manicure worth $250,000.  Yes, the zeroes are correct.  Something about black diamonds or some such.

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, July 2nd, 2012
By Glinda

71% of you are willing to overlook commercialism in beauty products, and you’ll buy them if you like them, regardless of the product tie-in.  7% say hooray for capitalism and are all for it, while 21% of you disagree.

Today I’m all about nails. Gel nail polish, that is.  You know, the kind that lasts up to three weeks without needing a touch-up and requires an ultra violet light in order to set properly?

Things I Love: OPI DS Glow

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
By Glinda

Have I mentioned before that I’m quite lazy?

I’m so lazy, I like to pick one toenail color for the entire summer and stick with just that one so that upkeep is easier.

Pathetic, I know.

This summer, I have anointed OPI’s DS Glow as the chosen color.  Or actually, my son did, as I gave him a couple of choices when I dragged him along to the beauty supply store on the way to Target.  Actually, I think he secretly likes going there because the ladies all fawn over him.

DS Glow is part of OPI’s Designer Series, and apparently it is one of the only ones that isn’t holographic.

Well, fine by me.

It’s a gold-ish/bronze-ish color that sort of, well, glows.  I guess you could call it glittery, but there are definitely no big glitter chunks. I’m much too old for big glitter chunks.  No, it is more like teensy tiny metallic flakes.  It’s a very subtle shimmer that I like very much.  So far it is wearing extremely well, and it makes me happy to look at my toes.

Thanks, son.  You’ve got excellent taste.

Now, just keep up that sense of discretion when you start dating, and all will be well.

Metallic Nail How-To

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
By Glinda

I’m pretty sure that the picture I used in this post is showing metallic foils instead of a straight-up metallic nail polish.

But, here is a nice little tutorial from annaversary on how to make regular old metallic nail polish pop a bit more than normal.

‘Tis Toe Season

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
By Glinda

Well, by that I mean the showing of the toes, anyway.

I’m really weird about toenail polish.  I tend to pick one color for the entire warm season and stick with it.  Probably because I’m too lazy to keep taking different ones off and applying new ones.  I know, pathetic.

Last year I chose a very bright, very vibrant grape-y, berry-y color.  I liked it, but I also noticed that a lot of the time, it clashed with the colors I was wearing.  Which bugged me because while I don’t necessarily want matchy-matchy, I also don’t want my toes to fight with my clothing and makeup.

So this year I’m looking for a more neutral pinkish mauve.  I need to start looking for it in earnest, as today it was 86 here, and tomorrow will be 84.

What is your go-to toenail polish?

Things I Don’t Do: Scented Nail Polish

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
By Glinda

Apparently scented nail polish is becoming a “thing.”


Because unless you spend all day with your hands cradling your face, I fail to see how scented nails could impact you in any way.

And to be honest, the thought of eating and having a scent wafting in my nostrils as I’m lifting my fork to my mouth is not at all appealing.

This is definitely one trend I won’t be following.

Red and Gold

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
By Glinda

Even though I don’t do crackle nail polish, for some this might be just the thing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.



Product Review: Sephora by OPI Nail Color

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
By Glinda

I had a nice little discount given to me by Sephora a few weeks back, and you know when you have to reach a certain amount of money and your’re just looking for some little thing to bridge the gap? Well, Sephora by OPI nail color was that item for me.

I chose “Make the First Mauve” which, as a name, is just a bit much for me. The color is kind of nice, a bit darker than I usually use on my hands, but it definitely grew on me. It’s a grey-ish purple, perfect for winter.

Part of the reason I so rarely use nail polish on my hands is that I don’t like spending the money for base and top coats, and I wash my hands a LOT. So even though it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, I base my nail polish reviews on how long a polish lasts without any “help.”

Well, Sephora by OPI lasted less than a day before it started chipping. Yes, it’s a dark color. No, I didn’t use a top coat. But I truly think less than a day is pretty unacceptable no matter what.

I like the formula, I like the color, but I HATE the quality.

So, I must give this nail color a thumbs down.

I Had No Idea

Friday, December 16th, 2011
By Glinda

That some people have such a, ah, passion for nail art.

OK, I actually think this one is pretty cool.

This, though, might be a bit much.

Athletic footwear-inspired nails is a thing, eh? Good to know.

I don’t know what it is about this particular shape of nail, but it creeps me the hell out.

Not my cup of tea.





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