Saturday, April 30, 2011

2010 Top 25 NOTDs

I am fully aware that is so SO late LOL.  You are welcome to talk as much crap as you want =)  I intended to put this up in January ... didn't start working on picking them until February ... don't think I touched it at all in March ... and finally decided I needed to just freaking sit down & finish it before April was gone too!  So, here we are ... not too much talking but lots of pics =)

It started out as a top 20 - not in any particular order, kind of loosely broken down by plain colors vs. fancier nail art manis - but I decided I needed a separate category for water marbles & so tacked on an additional 5 slots.  So here we go, starting off with my top 5 favorite water marbles: 

Christmas Poinsettia Water Marble (original post HERE):

Green Holo Bronze Water Marble (original post HERE):

Halloween Flames Water Marble (original post HERE):

Poolside Neon Rainbow #2 Water Marble (original post HERE):

And my Valentine's Day Water Marble (original post HERE) - which isn't my favorite due to the look, but because for some reason it has become my most watched, most popular YT vid - 1.4 million views & counting:

Now on to my favorite manicures of 2010:

PHD Book Cover Challenge (original post HERE):

China Glaze Swing Baby (original post HERE) - which made it into the manicure section, even with no nail art, partly because I can't decide what color exactly it is, and partly because it was one that I got SOOO many compliments on & it was just so awesome that it didn't even need any nail art:

New Year's Bling (original post HERE):

The inspiration for the New Year's Bling, Blue Glitter Sponging (original post HERE):

Last years Easter Zigzag funky french (original post HERE):


PHD Summer Sponging - Ocean Waves (original post HERE):

New Year's Fireworks (original post HERE):

Stained Glass with Sinful Mint Apple & Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure (original post HERE):

OK, finally my favorite colors of 2010 =)
Favorite brown/bronzish - Nubar Jewel (original post HERE):

Favorite purple (a category with intense competition as you may have guessed! - Zoya Zara (original post HERE):
Favorite holo (yes I know "holo" isn't a color on its own...) - Nubar Reclaim (original post HERE):

So, a very belated year in review for 2010 =)  I was really HARD to pick just these few.  If you'd like to see more of my old NOTDs, you can check out my NOTD Slideshows on YouTube HERE.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011


The DS polishes that are not holo are always a little weird to me, but still pretty.  This is bronze with gold glitter in it - I was wondering if I was imagining the gold, but when I took it off it was very obvious on the cotton.  From the Designer Series, OPI DS Glow:

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NOTD: OPI La Paz-Itively Hot Matte (& w/ Dots & Top Coat)

Started out just wanting something less ... pastel than my Easter mani LOL.  So I picked out one of my recent purchases, OPI La Paz-Itively Hot Matte.  This is 3 coats & honestly I would have gone for 4 if wearing it alone because there was surprisingly a little bit of VNL:
It was ... not boring, but plain.  So I decided to add a little something.  Sometimes that turns out good - sometimes that turns out bad - and I'm still not sure which this ended up to be LOL.  I did some little dots at an angle in white & then some more in black, then top coat,  but it just didn't end up the way I imagined it.  Even when I took it off, I wasn't sure I actually disliked it ... and I actually got a ton of compliments ... but I did decide it looked a little better from a distance:

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Guest NOTD: Color Club Revvvolution

Mom's Easter mani =)  The ever-lovely Color Club Revvvolution:
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