Remember how yesterday I said I wouldn't blather? Today is not one of those days. I have a lot of things to discuss today. This post will be very picture-heavy because I'm going to post two Rodeo Diva polishes, plus some other things. First, let me say that I was really impressed with the Flannel Fixation set of Rodeo Diva. That only one I didn't kind of love was Rodeo Fanatic, which I don't think is par for the course among most polish obsessors. Oh well. Now I'm starting the Hay Ride set, which, to be honest, I am way more excited about because they're my kind of colors. I will show you five from that set. I wear Wagon Trail all the time, and I have too many polishes in my "to wear" pile to do a repeat at the moment. Plus I wore it literally the entire week I was on my blogging break.
Anyway, the two polishes I'm showing you today are just the first two in the set, Yee-Haw! and Prize Winning Mare. Again, no sun here.
Yee-Haw! in natural light, near a window
Brighter natural light
Gold and pink shimmer, I think.
So...I thought I would really like this one because I'm on such a peach kick right now, but I didn't love it. It's pretty, don't get me wrong, but it's just not for me. It also looks really similar in the bottle to China Glaze Your Touch. If anyone can confirm or deny the dupiness of these, lemme know.
Prize Winning Mare, natural light
The shimmer in this is out of control. Gold, silver...pink? Look at that, man.
I have to say...Prize Winning Mare is my favorite Rodeo Diva polish thus far (not including Wagon Trail). I've tried...what...eight or nine? It's so interesting and complex and it's also...a neutral. It's just gorgeous. Both Yee-Haw! and Prize Winning Mare had perfect application in only two coats. Does anyone else really adore Prize Winning Mare? I also love the name.
As I was telling Kelsea yesterday, I went to Sally's and asked--no, BEGGED--for the Up & Away collection. They said they didn't have it but they had just gotten in hundreds of boxes. I put on my weepy eyes and said, "Will you please look? Just for a minute?" Look for a minute they did; the second box they opened contained my pretties. At first I thought I only wanted two, but after seeing Refresh Mint I knew I had to have it. I also went to my Zoya dealer yesterday and snatched up Adina from the Reverie collection.
Peachy Keen (FINALLY!), Grape Pop, Refresh Mint and Adina
Yes, I now have Peachy Keen. I got Grape Pop because I think it's a suitable almost-dupe for Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas (Michelle, if you're reading this, I heart you and I heart your polish. I just can't justify spending the money on it right now). I'm pretty excited about all of these, so stay tuned.
In case you guys haven't heard, Alexander McQueen was found dead yesterday morning. I was so sad to hear that. He was so inspired, as stupid as that may sound, and I think it's a huge loss for the fashion industry. He will undoubtedly be missed.
image from style.com
What else, what else...oh yeah. I got a Sephora e-mail this morning telling me that Urban Decay has yet another new Primer Potion in a matte finish called Eden.
I just can't help myself. I want it. The image is from sephora.com. Click that and it'll take you to the product page so you too can spend your monies.
Lastly, I feel that I am giving Godzilla cat, Alley, a bad rap. Yesterday afternoon while I was hanging out in my room Alley came up onto my bed, sat in my lap and purred. This is highly unusual. She is...eight years old and I have never heard her purr. I took this as an opportunity to photograph her being cute.
Yes, my room is bright green. Also, I apologize for my porn star makeup. I for some reason thought it would be good to only use UD Oil Slick and Polyester Bride on my eyes. Er. And then after I finished, I thought I'd just go the whole nine yards and do black eyeliner like, everywhere. So yeah. Sorry.
As Betsy pointed out last night, Alley looks angry. She's not. That is just her face. I am being serious. She was purring away at this point, and I was dumbfounded. And porn star-faced.
I made this photo my Facebook picture and that sparked an interesting conversation between Kelsea and I. We have both noticed that most nail bloggers seem to be cat people, or at least prefer cats to dogs. Are there any nail polish obsessors out there who seriously prefer dogs? If you read this entire post, props. Let me know in the comments if you prefer puppies or kitties.