Tuesday, August 18, 2015

China Glaze Treblemaker

I wore this polish...quite a while ago, at the end of July.  I don't remember much about it, honestly, except for the fact that a.)  I didn't take pictures of it and b.)  I've never gotten more compliments from random strangers about my nail polish.

you...can see this color from a mile away

So these are the limited photos I have of Treblemaker, but it's honestly not a complex color so I think you can get the idea.  I will say that although it's basically just a neon green, it's a pretty interesting neon green in that it leans more blue than yellow.  It's really pretty.  Like I said, everyone was asking me what it was or telling me that they liked it while I was wearing it.  

I remember the formula being kiiiiiind of difficult and having to use three coats.  I also remember doubling up on base coat because I read that it stains--it didn't stain me, so I guess the double base coat is a must.  I know this collection is pretty old news by now, but...here we are.

Oh, also, I realized that last Sunday was the sixth anniversary of this blog.  SIXTH.  What even.  I don't know, y'all.  Let's celebrate with extra sprinkles. 

When I ordered my ice cream with "lots of sprinkles" the guy gave me some in a cup so I could dip my cone in it after I'd licked off the outer sprinkle layer.  Pretty much an ideal situation because I'm obsessed with the rainbow sprinkle/vanilla soft serve cone combo.

Even though my semester starts Monday (silent teacher-weeping), the way I see it we still have over a month of summer left.  So I say keep wearing those neons and keep eating extra sprinkles.  Because dammit, I will live the summer life until I'm dragged kicking and screaming into autumn.  Now, who's driving me to Dairy Queen?

Friday, August 14, 2015

OG Drugstore Flakey: SH Hidden Treasure

I'm just going to skip right into writing this post without apologizing that I've been gone.  Stuff's busy etc.  I've also been wearing some pretty normal, boring colors (busted out $OPI Metro Chic, for example, because I think Amy Schumer was wearing a similar color in Trainwreck and it made me have a yen for it).  But the other night I was digging through my Helmer and I found Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure which was ALL THE RAGE in 2010.  If you've been interested in nail polish for a while, then this is not news to you.  But I hadn't used a flakey in a minute, so I decided to see if I still loved it.  

Gross pic of my right hand with dried topcoat errywhere, but it looked so good in this 7am light that I couldn't not take a picture while I balanced a cup of coffee, two textbooks, my computer, and my purse.  DEDICATION.

I don't know if their being in Target means these necklaces are "back," but I don't care.  If I have an excuse to wear these weird chokers again like I did in 1997 then dammit I'm doing it. 

Awwww yeahhhhh

YAAAAAAASSSSSS QUEEN OF THE DRUGSTORE.  One coat of Hidden Treasure over three coats of OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam.  I finished this manicure and was basically like, oh god yes.  Yes to all of this.  I don't even know if you can get Hidden Treasure around anymore.  eBay, maybe?  I know there is a polish in the core line now with the name Hidden Treasure that looks nothing like this.  But I also know/am pretty sure that Essie Shine of the Times is pretty much a dupe and much more available than HT.  So yeah, this is a great polish.  It's totally worth all the running around to various drugstores I did five years ago to acquire my several bottles (fun fact:  this is one of the only polishes I have back-ups of FOR OBVIOUS REASONS).  

I'm not going to lie to you and tell you you don't need this because you probably do.  If you can't get it, then there are definitely dupes.  But sometimes there's just nothing like the original.