Sunday, January 30, 2011

Honeybee Gardens Watercolors Nail Enamel Review

...why such long names?  Regardless, here is the low down:

This nail polish is water based, and so has no chemically smell.  It does, however, have a faint whiff of acrylic paint, which comes from the acrylic, but this really doesn't bother me.

I got the color in Nude Beach, which is a cream warm-toned beige.  Now, onto the important facts:
  1. Application:  This was...not bad, if you have a steady hand (I don't).  Even for a cream, it didn't streak too badly, though I would advise two to three coats.  I expect a shimmer would be less noticeably uneven.
  2. Wear Time:  Meh.  Without a base or top coat, about a day or two.  I would advise to shower only one or two hours after applying this product, otherwise it will chip.  However, it dries in about ten minutes and doesn't smudge after, so that's a plus.
  3. Finish:  It's not as shiny as a traditional polish, but this, I imagine, would be quickly remedied with a clear layer.  It is much shinier than a matte or satin finish though.
  4. Removal:  It was easy to remove with 70% ethanol, and didn't  totally destroy my nails like normal nail polish does.
As a total?  Not bad!  They do have a limited range of colors, and buying options may be limited, but at least no body at home complains about the smell.  I got it for $6 off of Ebay, so it's definitely affordable for me.  Would I repurchase?  Yes, for something more natural, this is definitely an acceptable alternative to chemical nail polish.

I was not sponsored to review this product.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Just Someone...Else

So I actually finished homework early today, so of course I have to procrastinate on my outline.  Yes.

And of course, as I was browsing through some blogs, I came across a picture of a tea cup.  Mundane, I know.  But soon, my mind began to wander...what kind of person would own that tea cup?  Where would they live?  What would they do...

The one tea cup...that started it all

In my mind, this would be ideally in New York...not realistic or happening, though, since the apartments are in Poland, and I'm not sure if I want snow down on my bed?

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Slowly, Steadily

Well, life and school decided to gang up on me after break!  Suddenly, I get a ton of stuff to do, most of which I have no idea how to do.  So you know the deal, more sporadic posts.  Yay.

On the bright side, I found an easy way to jazz up bobby pins!  Just get some plain black ones and paint them with nail polish.  Let it dry, and finish with a clear topcoat.  I can't believe I did not do it before...

And in hair news, my blue hair faded out and became bluish/green/yellow, so I dyed it auburn.  However, I realized my hair doesn't take dye well, so it's kind dark brownish red now, and it still smells like bleach.  Blech.

And in personal wishlist news, I got a new pair of boots...again.  These:

They are from the Vintage America collection, and are pretty nice for suede, though I'm afraid of them getting wet.  Where can I buy suede-protecting spray?

It's still pretty cold here, so I realized I need a new jacket.  Something like this:

I'm really into bomber jackets lately.

Anyway, I should really edit my outline now.  Have a good week!