Monday, May 21, 2012

Milani Sail Away

I have a serious love affair with shimmery blues. It's ridiculous. Someday I'll have to do a comparison of them all... But I'm about to move back to my parent's for a month while I play for a theatre this summer, so I probably won't have time for a couple months! Just don't let me forget. ;)
Today's shimmery blue is Milani Sail Away. It's freaking gorgeous. They released this and Beach Front in the same collection this spring, and I just died. 

It's a perfect cornflower shade of blue with the most incredible silver shimmer. And the shimmer is not at all shy!

I think this is probably very similar to Sinful Colors Neptune. Unless you're like me and need every shimmery blue ever invented, you'd probably be fine with just one or the other.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Apology Spam

I'm SO SORRY I just took such a long, unintended hiatus! The last few weeks, the blog has just not really been on my radar at all. My husband started a new job, I had a big recital to get ready for, my 30 students have been getting ready for their recitals, and I had several juries to play for during finals week at the university. Even though I'm not in school anymore, it looks like the last couple weeks of the semester still throw me off! PLUS, I just found out last week that I am in fact going back home for the next 5 weeks to play for the theatre's opening show this season, even though two months ago I told them I wasn't going to... that's a long story I'm not going to go into. But basically, I have to spend the next 5 weeks away from my husband & my students & my friends, so I've been trying to fit in as much time as possible. 
All of this is just to say I'm sorry, I didn't mean to, and here is some spammage to hopefully alleviate your anger with me. :)

Zoya Neeka. I'm pretty sure 2 coats, natural light, no topcoat. I've shown her before, but here she is again.

Milani Beach Front. Again, probably 2 coats, no topcoat, natural light. This is super gorgeous.

Milani Electric Pink. They're not joking, this sucker is ELECTRIC. It's also pink in some lightings, but sometime it's more coral, and sometimes it practically looks neon orange. This picture is pretty accurate to its pink hues, though.

OPI I Vant to be A-Lone Star. Pretty gray-blue. It can get a little brush stroke-y for me, but it wasn't too bad.

Zoya Kimmy. This lovely is my husband's favorite, but whenever I try to take pictures of her, they don't turn out right. This is the most accurate I've managed so far. It's a bright, cool red with INCREDIBLE gold shimmer. Like, wow. Just wow. Love.