Monday, July 6, 2009

A Couple of Spectaculars

Today, when replacing my OPI Original that I broke (it cost $11.99 so I spent about $24.00 on that polish total - ouch) I bought Orly Moondoggie.

It's a sparkly "Barney" purple.

I'm just guessing you know who Barney is.

Don't make me sing the song.... please, don't make me!!

No, cuz then I'd have to claw my own brain out of my head tonight when I can't sleep.

It has a hot pink micro-glitter and tons of depth and interest.

I tend to take Orly for granted. You can count on them for awesome formula, color, originality and classics. They cost $4.49 at my beauty supply store - WELL worth it.

I also want to share one of my all time favorites. It's China Glaze, but unfortunately, I lost the label in my shower gel nail polish bin flood of 2008.

Please help me!! What is the name??? Whatever it is, ROYAL should be in it because this is the most royal blue I've ever seen.

In my top whatever, this is consistently number 2. Know why? My number 1 changes pretty much daily, but this is always number 2, unless it's number 1.

Up close shows up much more turquoise than it really is. It has a very subtle lighter blue shimmer, which is showing up in the sun here.

Just the prettiest blue ever. Deep, but not dark. Nothing but blue. If you don't tend to wear unusual colors and only want one blue, this is the one. It's totally and completely unprofessional. I love wearing it as a pedicure too.

Nope, I can't even capture the majesty.

That one nail looks like a kayak paddle. Creepy. What can I compare it to so you understand? This?

No, no.....( and AHAHAHAHAHA!)


AYIEEEEE!!!!!!! (That's a real tarantula!! Apparently they come in lots of colors.)

Here we go.

Yes! Picture this color on those pictures of my nails.

I don't know what this thing is. Ah ha... it's a candy dish. Here's some info:

Royal Blue (1924) - Royal Blue is a transparent cobalt color that has ben associated with Fenton since early carnival glass production. This color was often used as the base color. An applied iridescent finish was sprayed and fired on to obtain the carnival glass color. Clear Royal Blue items have been confirmed as early as 1924.

So my China Glaze color should have something to do with cobalt, Fenton Glass, royal blue, or KICKASS!


  1. It looks like Frostbite from the Ski collection.

  2. Hahaa! Love the "Barney" purple ":D

  3. It does look like Frostbite. I don't own it, but I've seen a lot of pictures, and that's what it looks like. It's very pretty on you! I looooovvvveee the Orly, too! :)

  4. THANK YOU!!!! That's it!! Y'all are the best!

  5. Thanks for the laugh. That is a beautiful blue. I've never seen a tarantula that color before. It is beautiful, for a bug I don't want near me. Glad your finding out what the color is. I love the purple polish. Very pretty.

  6. Yeah that tarantula can stay where it is. I'm glad it's alive, and the beauty and wonder of earth's creatures and all that, but keep it awwaaayyyyy!!!!! Can you imagine if we had stuff like that crawling around daily? People in the Phillipines: do you ever get used to that? Do they get freaked out by the idea of a squirrel?