Hi and welcome to Polish for Pennies, a segment in which I review budget polishes to determine if they’re worth your money. Today, I have for you, Wet n Wild Wild ShineBlazed. I love Wet n Wild polishes in general. They were the only polishes I could afford when I was a kid and I love the range of colors they have. On to the review…
Welcome back to the Sin Bin! Today I’m showcasing the one and only Green Ocean, and I’m gonna be totally honest about this mani: I didn’t really like it. Green Ocean is a glitter topper, and I wasn’t going to wear that by its lonesome. So I coupled it with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In Nude-tral for this subtle, glittery mani.
It’s Sin Bin time again, and today let’s meet Let’s Meet! This is another core collection color, although when I saw it in the display I noticed something—namely that there are TWO! The one that I own is a plain creme and the other one is a shimmer. I’m not sure if one is more recent than the other, if it was a rerelease, or a reuse of the name. Here’s some comparison bottle shots.
Hello all and welcome to the second installation of Polish for Pennies. Today I have for your viewing pleasure NYC Long WearingSkyline Blue. I have to preface this review by saying I really, really don’t like this polish. In fact, this was the polish that inspired me to do this series. I wanted to show that cheap polishes can be fantastic and wonderful, but this is definitely not always the case. With that out of the way, on to the review…
Welcome to The Sin Bin, where we try to find a cheaper alternative to some pricier polishes. We’ve all encountered the Sinful Colors rack at stores, typically for $1.99 (.99 if it’s on sale) but beyond some of the more creative glitters such as the recent Love Sprinkles and Shamrockin!, most blogs turn their noses up at reviewing this cheap brand in favor of more expensive mainstream brands and indies. I want to remedy this, so The Sin Bin is here to show off color, formula, and (if we’ve got ’em) any dupes to higher-priced or less attainable polishes. Continue reading Boogie Down!→
Hello all, Ms. Cannibal here! As of this past February I’m officially middle aged–and I’m over it already. That is to say, midlife crisis time!!!
I should preface this with: I have a good job. A career even, with full benefits, 4wks vacation, and a pension (a motherfucking pension!!!). But, well, I’m bored.
Enter my love of nail art and polish.
So I’ve decided to start going to night school! When I was little, my father went to night school. He became a lawyer! This isn’t nearly as lofty, but a lot more fun IMO…I’m going to go to cosmetology school, specifically to become a certified Nail Technician! <cue the applause>
But seriously, I’m pretty stoked!
The first step was locating a school within a reasonable distance from me. As I live in NYC, that was fairly easy as there are several. I’ve picked Christine Valmy, as they’re located in Manhattan and had some pretty strong reviews.
The next step starts tomorrow, when I take a physical tour of the school and meet with an admissions advisor–Erica. We already had a lovely chat on the phone, but meeting her in person and touring the school will cement this dream into a reality. I can’t wait!
Hello all and welcome to the inaugural post of a segment I’d like to call Polish for Pennies. My goal is to provide reviews and swatches of polishes that can be found in supermarkets and drugstores. I find that cheaper polishes are often skipped over in blogs in favor of high end or indie nail polishes. While I am a shameless lover of indie brands, I am also a notorious cheapskate and love going through the aisles at the grocery store in search of a beautiful Wet n Wild or Sally Hansen. Nothing makes me happier than to leave with a handful of polishes for under $5. I will mostly avoid Revlons as one of my friends will focus her segment on those so look forward to it! All pictures are as is downloaded from my camera. Any image correction will be noted below the image. Now…on with the review.