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January 2011


Rescue Beauty Lounge – Dear Ji

Monday, 31 January, 2011

Dear Ji,

You must have a sixth sense when it comes to payday for me…You timed this email perfectly so it landed in my inbox on a Monday and payday was this past Friday. It’s happened with several pre-orders, come to think of it…

Cheeky, crafty girl. I ordered mine.

Hope the rest of you girlies do, too!


Carinae L’étoile



Monday, 31 January, 2011

What would Carinae do?

I’ve been getting emails from my friends who have jumped on my little nail polish bandwagon. They want to know what I use for my base coat and top coat and why have I chosen those particular ones…

So, here we go! 🙂

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Zoya – Nova

Monday, 31 January, 2011

This is such a gorgeous glitter…and I hate glitter. I know I say it in practically every glitter post. I sound like my mother.

I love shiny things. I really do. I don’t know why I don’t like glitter polish. I think it’s the removal. I think I dislike it so much is the messiness of it all. However, I’ve found some cremes to be a total pain in the butt, though. I love red nail polish, but the staining on my skin, even when I use cuticle oil. Ugh. The staining!

Anyway, here is my humble pretty Monday offering…

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Butter London – Marrow

Thursday, 27 January, 2011

Despite the creepy name, this color is gorgeous. This is the color of marrow when viewed under a microscope, but when extracted, it’s all red. I’m always amazed at what a small amount of bone marrow can do. If I remember correctly, when a friend’s mother got a bone marrow transplant, it took a mere 50 CCs to save her life – roughly a little under 3.5 Tablespoons. Amazing. But to get that it’s incredibly painful, so to the donor who saved my friend’s mother’s life all those years ago – thank you!


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MAC – Jade Dragon

Wednesday, 26 January, 2011

I know I’m behind on this. I’ve had these colors since August 2010. I don’t know what my problem is, but I feel like I don’t have enough polish to show everyday on my blog. Yet when I look in my drawer and cross reference my spreadsheet with postings I realize I’ve so many to put up here. I feel like a total hoarder. Wonder if they’d put me on the show? Haha. No, I don’t think I’d qualify.

Anyway, the color up for show today is Jade Dragon. It is part of MAC’s Nail Trend F/W 2010 collection.

I loved, yet loathed, this color. Why?

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Chanel РParticuli̬re

Tuesday, 25 January, 2011

I had waited for this color, but one of my BFFs from college totally pulled through for me last year and purchased this in Paris for me…and through a series of foiled plans to get together, I finally got my grubby little paws on this bottle back in December.

The weather hadn’t been playing nice, but one day it did…and here is what I have for you.

Formula was fantastic – quick drying. I love cremes and this is no exception. No boo boo shimmer to mess this color up.

This color does not fail on delivery. I was truly surprised at how gorgeous this really was. I wore it for a few days and just marveled at the beauty. Marveled at how fabulous it looked on me. *weeps* If you can, run out and get this color because this is one of those Chanels that you will love to have in your collection ten years from now. That and Paradoxal. 😉 I love Paradoxal…must get another bottle of it. I gave my back-up away, but no regrets because it went to a wonderful person!

OPI – Black Shatter, Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night and Not Like the Movies

Monday, 24 January, 2011

I’m missing one of Katy Perry’s colors – The One That Got Away. I did buy it, I just totally forgot when I swatched. Ooops. My bad. I will do it by the end of the week.

This is one of the last collections I will show you from OPI. I’m not too keen on supporting indie companies that sell out. Good for OPI that they got $$, but bad for me because I won’t be purchasing new colors I see. Pity. Oh well. All the more money for other nail polish!

I think I will have to do a collection of OPI colors that were my favorites before they were purchased by Coty. This will be my eulogy, my obituary for them. Hm. I have to troll through my colors now! 🙂 Yay.

In the meantime, here are the colors I offer you…Behind the jump, of course!

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