September 30, 2012

Oxblood... the New Black!

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Oxblood is THE color for this fall and we are loving it!! We're seeing it being used everywhere from clothing to accessories to nail polish. It's such a chic color and we're so excited to rock it! We've rounded up a few nail polishes from drugstore to high end to help you find the best polish to rock this color! Do you have any of these already or do you plan on picking some up? Let us know!! We already own Zoya Toni and we love it!

Go get you some!!


September 27, 2012

Butter London - Queen Vic

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We are so excited for all of the jewel tones and rich colors for fall!! It's still pretty hot here so it's not feeling like fall just yet. The high today is 88 and it's going to be 90 tomorrow!! Anyways, that doesn't mean we can't still have fun with fall nail colors! Today I'm wearing a new polish we picked up when Ulta was having their BOGO free sale on Butter London. At $14 it is a little expensive, so we definitely took advantage of the sale. 

This lovely color is Queen Vic and it's perfect for fall. Butter London describes it as: A stunning, elegant and classy lacquer. Red wine meets cranberry. Nail lacquer fit for a queen. When I look at this color I totally see merlot. It took three coats to make it opaque and I used Seche Vite as my top coat!

What are you guys rocking on your nails today?


August 29, 2012

Dark & Vampy with Some Hard Metal

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I have been lusting after deep, dark, vampy nails. I present to you Essie Carry On. It's exactly what I was looking for. Excuse the messy cuticle area, it's a little difficult on darker polishes to make it look super neat. I'm not one of those awesome nail bloggers who clean up the cuticle after I'm done. However, looking at this mani it kinda makes me wish I did do a little clean up. It was pretty opaque in two coats so that made me happy. So many of the colors like this were described as jelly and I knew I didn't want to have to build 3-4 coats of such a dark polish. That just spelled disaster waiting to happen.

For this mani, I went for the metallic/foil polish. It's a dusty blue with silver all swirled into one. It took about two coats for this mani. I feel like I got tip wear pretty easily with this so I was kinda sad about that. Especially, because this polish is "Lasting Finish Pro - Up to 10 Days," I expected a little more. Either way it still applied easily and I love the finished look!

What are you wearing on your nails today?! Let us know!!


August 16, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 9

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I decided to try the other Fergie polish I picked up recently from Wet n Wild. This is Grammy Gold and it's really similar to Going Platinum except I don't love it as much. Formula and application are pretty much the same. I just love the color of Going Platinum a whole lot more! I only needed two coats and I didn't get any nasty brush strokes on either shade. If I had applied this color before Going Platinum I'd probably be in love with this one. Anyways, it's a foil, it's shiny, and it can be yours for only $3.49 from Walgreens! -T

I think its safe to say we are both having fun with foil/metallic colors! I chose Sinful Colors Dancing Nails for Day 9 and I loveee it! Of course with it being Sinful Colors I love the formula and the application is amazing! It took two coats to get this opaque and I finished with a top coat. I would definitely say this color is unique and I don't own anything else like it! You can find Sinful Colors at Walgreens for $1.99 and sometimes you can find it on sale for 99 cents!! -S

What are you guys wearing on your nails today?!


August 15, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 8

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Oh my gosh! I am in love with this polish. I think it's going to have to be labeled as my favorite metallic polish ever. This is Going Platinum from the Wet n Wild Fergie Collection. I was slightly annoyed that I had to shell out $3.49 for this polish, but I'm over it now after staring at my nails all day long. It took two coats to be opaque and I added Seche Vite as a top coat. It's a silver foil polish with gold flecks which I think helps to warm up the polish and not wash out my skin. I don't want to take this polish off!! But I will. Tomorrow :) -T

I chose a minty green color for today and I am in love with it!!! I thought it would be like all of my other mint green polishes but it is definitely not! It's a much brighter version of anything else I own! Also, it's Sally Hansen which is an AMAZING formula. I'd definitely say SH is one of my favorite brands if not my FAVORITE.  I just wish the Xtreme Wear had more color options! It took two coats to be opaque but I almost could have gotten away with just one! -S

What are you guys wearing on your nails today?!


August 14, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 7 (In Honor of Miley Cyrus)

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Day 7 is here!! If you guys saw this video then you know all about Miley Cyrus and her new hair debacle. When choosing my polish for Day 7 I immediately knew which polish I had to use.  I've actually used this polish before, but my base was an untried for me. The base is China Glaze Dance Baby from the Electropop Collection.  For my accent nail, I chose Wet N Wild Hannah Pinktana in honor of Miley.  Dance Baby applied pretty well. I only needed two coats for full opacity. Hannah Pinktana wasn't as easy to work with. The polish was a little thick and wanted to build up a lot! Overall I'm happy with my Hannah Pinktana Miley Cyrus tribute mani! -T

For your viewing pleasure:

I chose a pink for Day 7 as well!! I used Sinful Colors polish in Starfish! After Tracy told me she was wearing "Hannah Pinktana" in honor of Miley, I contemplated playing around with Essie Ballet Slippers (haha, bun pun.) That wasn't even funny.  Anyways, I decided against it because I've actually used that polish quite a bit! As I've said before I typically love the SC formula and this one was no different from the rest. It took about two coats to be opaque. My only complaint is my dang top coat! I have yet to find one that doesn't try to bubble up in the center! Let me know if you have any top coat suggestions! -S

As always let us know what polish you are wearing today?


August 13, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 6

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For Day 6, I went for another untried Sinful Colors. This is Open Seas and I love it as much if not more than Rain Storm from yesterday's post. I'm thinking I might just have to do a Top 10 Favorite Sinful Colors post. This polish covered completely in two coats, and I used Seche Vite as my top coat. I wasn't sure it was going to be opaque in two coats, because the first was a little thin/streaky.  If you're thinking this color is familiar, it's a dupe for OPI's Mermaid Tears from their Spring 2011 Pirate's of the Caribbean Collection. Can't wait to try more of my Sinful Colors polishes!! -T

For Day 6, I chose a Sinful Colors polish also! Savage is one of the polishes I picked up a few days ago. (along with about 4 others :X) Sinful Colors is probably my most neglected part of my collection. I don't know why I don't use them more because the formula is great! I applied two coats of this along with a top coat. The only downside to this color is it is matte, but that can be fixed as long as you have a top coat! It's also a dupe for the OPI Nicki Minaj color in Fly! -S

Let us know what color you're rocking on your nails today?! 


August 12, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 5

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It's Day 5, and I have a confession to make. The polish in this photo was just purchased last night! I know what you're thinking. I really shouldn't be purchasing new colors when I'm having a hard time using the ones I already own. I love nail polish, so sue me. Stef and I were scouring our town for the new Wet n Wild Saved by the Bell polishes, but they're nowhere to be found. I decided to console myself with a little Sinful Colors in Rain Storm. I am so happy I did. The formula is amazing and I almost got away with one coat! This is going to be a great color for fall! You can find Sinful Colors at most drugstores, and Walgreens frequently has them on sale for $.99 instead of $1.99! -T

For Day 5, I decided to try something completely different for me. I chose Revlon Aloof! I've always loved the pearly metallic white polishes, but I've always been scared of them because they tend to be streaky! That was definitely not the case with this one. It applied super easy and was opaque in two coats! Even though the formula was good, I'm just not super happy with the look. I guess it's just not my fave! To be honest, since writing this post I've already taken this polish off! (sorry, not sorry) I decided to do a little research prior to applying this color and others seem to agree that it's just not their favorite. It also tends to be a little bubbly/lumpy when dry. On a positive note, I've seen some bloggers layer glitter polishes over this color and it looks FANTASTIC!!  -S
Revlon - Aloof

What are you guys wearing on your nails today? Let us know in the comments below! ;)


August 11, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 4

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For Day 4, I drew inspiration from a nail blog! I used the same glitter, OPI Crown Me Already, but for the base I chose a polish I've never used before. The light pink is Spoiled - My Button Fell Off.  Spoiled is by Wet n Wild and not my most favorite nail polish line of all time. The brush is way too thick and the bristles are stiff. If you're someone who finds it impossible not to paint the sides of your fingers then I'd pass on this line of polish. It was opaque in two coats so I loved that about the formula. I always hate using pale pink polishes that are streaky and impossible to get opaque. Overall I feel kinda meh about this look. I wish I had achieved a lighter application of the glitter. I'll definitely try this look again though because when it's done right it's soooooo pretty! -T

I decided on a fun glitter mani as well! I chose Sinful Colors - Folly as my base. It's a great red/pink/coral cream. It's kind of a nail polish with a personality disorder. In some lights it looks red and in some it looks pink. The formula is great and I only needed two coats. The glitter is OPI - Rainbow Connection, but you can get this look from several other polishes. Check out Milani Gems, Confetti Tasmanian Devil, or Ulta Pinyata-Yada-Yada. As you can see we're both having fun with glitter polishes in different ways today! -S

Let us know what you have on your nails today!!! Give us some inspiration!


August 10, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 3

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Day 3 brings a little sparkle and a little dupe for you guys. So far we're enjoying trying neglected polishes in our collection and apparently you guys are doing the same! We love hearing that we're inspiring you guys to try some of your polishes for the first time.

For Day 3, I went with this blue grey polish from OPI. It was part of the Spring/Summer 2012 Holland Collection and the only one we picked up!   It has tiny flecks of gold glitter and I love it! I needed three coats to avoid any VNL's and application was pretty smooth. Even though this polish is from a Spring/Summer collection, I think it would go great as a Fall/Winter color as well! -T

For Day 3, I chose to go a little brighter with a super fun hot pink color by China Glaze.  I didn't realize it was a dupe until Tracy and I compared our nails! So, if you own Orly Basket Case then you can pass on China Glaze Rich and Famous.  Only need two coats to get this baby opaque! The formula is great and application is a breeze. -S

Let us know what you guys are wearing on your nails today!!


August 9, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 2

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It's Day 2 of 365 Days of Nail Polish and we're back with new colors! Let me just start off by saying choosing a glitter polish first was not the way one should start a marathon such as this. I fought with the glitter polish from Day 1, but ended up winning in the end. The foil method is indeed the best way to go when removing a glitter nail polish.

For Day 2, I was definitely not going to choose another glitter. I went for a pretty bubblegum pink. I am in love with this nail polish. It's Orly Basket Case and the formula is amazing. Two coats and you're done. I added Seche Vite as a top coat and it's good to go. This is a great polish and you should definitely GGYS! -T

Orly - Basket Case

For Day 2, I chose a gorgeous sea foam green. I love the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes because they have a wider brush and they dry fairly quickly (hence the name). They also apply very smoothly. I used two coats of this polish and one coat of Nail Life Speed Demon top coat. (Please excuse how messy it looks!) I would definitely recommend this polish especially since it is super affordable! You can find it at most drugstores for less than five dollars! -S

Sally Hansen - Sea Breeze

Check back tomorrow to see what polishes we choose and let us know in the comments what you're wearing on your nails today!


August 8, 2012

365 Days of Nail Polish: Day 1

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If you guys have seen our nail polish collections then you know we have a lot of polish!! We decided to try the 365 Days of Nail Polish to try and use all of our polishes at least once. Let's be honest: We all have those polishes we bought, added to our collection, and haven't touched since.

For Day 1, Tracy is wearing Claire's Candy Shop which Stefanie has done a blog post on. Stefanie decided on a similar glittery look wearing Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac topped with The Icing After Party.
For Candy Shop, I went with three coats to add extra sparkles! It applied super easy, but I'm terrified to take it off! Glitter polishes are the worst!

After Party is a really pretty flakie suspended in a clear base. There are gold, purple, orange, and teal colored flakes. We love it over this lavender polish from Sally Hansen. It took two coats of SH and two coats of AP to get this look.

If you like seeing our nail polish, be sure to check us out on instagram, too!! Our username is eleventhgorgeous!


August 2, 2012

Nail Trends from the Fall 2012 Fashion Runways

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Fall is almost here and it's time to check out the nail trends spotted on the runway. Nail polish is one of our favorite accessories and we can't wait to start changing it up! Jewel tones are huge for this season. Go for navy or deep burgundy nails. Don't be afraid to try a darker nail for a really chic look. For the classic nails, try the French mani with a twist. Leather and lace were spotted as an unexpected way to add texture. Start practicing your hand at nail art and check out some of the trends from the fall runways.
Kate Spade ~ Photo Credit: Getty
Rachel Antonoff ~ Photo Credit: CND

Rebecca Minkoff ~ Photo Credit: Getty
Joy Cioci ~ Photo Credit: CND
Emerson ~ Photo Credit: Getty
Antonio Berardi ~ Photo Credit: Revlon
Tibi  ~ Photo Credit: Dashing Diva DesignFX

Christian Cota ~ Photo Credit: CND
Behnaz Serafpour ~ Photo Credit: CND
The Blonds ~ Photo Credit: CND

Let us know which trends you love or hate!! Are you going to rock any of these for Fall 2012?


July 31, 2012

Nail Art at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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We are loving all of the fun nail art we've been seeing at the 2012 Summer Olympics! It's so exciting to see the different designs and team colors the athletes have been sporting. Check out some of our favorites below and leave us a comment telling us which ones you loved the most!

Great Britain
Rebecca Adlington and Aimee Willmott
Credit: Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA/Corbis; Toby Melville/Reuters/Landov
Dana Vollmer and Missy Franklin
Credit: Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA/Corbis

Zsuzsanna Jakabos
Credit: Hannibal Hanschke/EPA/Corbis
Riko Shiote sported several countries' colors on her nails
Credit: Andres Leighton/Associated Press

Carolina Colorado Henao
Credit: Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP

Coralie Balmy
Credit: Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP. Inset: Michael Sohn/AP


Jenny Helsing
Credit: Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA/Corbis


July 17, 2012

CIRCUS by AndreasChoice

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Fellow beauty guru, AndreasChoice, will be launching her own nail polish collection, Circus by Andrea's Choice,  in Fall 2012! You guys know how much we love nail polish, so we'll definitely be picking these up! The colors are bright and bordering on neon which would be perfect for summer.  It's too bad we'll have to wait until the fall to play with these fun colors. There are five polishes in the collection and they're all named following the circus theme. The Circus Collection includes Reverso, Ringmaster, Spectacle, Somersault, and Tightrope. All of the polishes are vegan, cruelty free, and free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP. Which colors are you most excited to get your hands on?


May 8, 2012

Zoya/Birchbox Blogger Collection Winner!!!

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Thanks to everyone who entered!!!

The winners are:

Essie Rae - bnelson52
Grace - gkre86

Congrats!! Stay tuned for more giveaways soon!!


May 7, 2012

Nail of the Day: OCC, Sally Hansen, & OPI

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OCC Pool Boy and Pansy
Sally Hansen Coral Reef and OPI Do You Lilac It?

Today we're rocking some fun colors! We just got some new OCC colors and couldn't wait to check them out. I paired OCC Pool Boy with Pansy and I love the combo. It was easy to apply and only needed 2 coats.

Stef is wearing Sally Hansen Coral Reef and OPI Do You Lilac It? These are super fun for this time of year and we can't get enough of the color block nails!

What are you wearing on your nails right now? We want to know!


April 30, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Zoya Blogger Collection by Birchbox

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Belle, Kate, Coraline

We're giving away two sets of the Zoya Blogger Collection by Birchbox. 

Here are the rules:
  • Be sure to follow this blog as well as
  • Leave us a comment on this post telling us what upcoming nail polish collections/colors you are excited for this summer. (Leave your youtube name in the comment so we can contact you if you win)
  • Contest will end Friday, May 4th at 11:59pm!
  • The contest is international!
  • Good Luck!
P.S. You could also follow us on pinterest if you want. We're addicted!!


April 24, 2012

NOTD - ft. Revlon, Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor , +Sally Hansen

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If you're following us on pinterest, then you know two things; we have an obsession with the color chartreuse and also color blocking our nails!

For today's NOTD, I decided to go with a light purple and a lovely chartreuse! The purple color is from Nicole by Opi Kardashian Kolors in the shade One Big Happy Fame-ily.  I had to apply about three coats and it still wants to have sheer moments in certain lights. It was easy to apply though and I love the color and silver sparkles. The chartreuse is Zealous by Revlon.  It has a gold shimmer to it and needed about three coats for full opacity. Zealous was also easy to apply so I didn't mind having to use three coats.

We picked up Sally Hansen - Green with Envy when we were on a hunt for chartreuse polish. It's a fun lime green cream polish. It looks so springy and we love it with SH Bubblegum Pink. The pink applies pretty well and is opaque with two coats.  The green took a little more and needed three coats to be fully opaque. Bubblegum Pink has a very subtle shimmer but easily passes as a cream.

We want to know what colors you're loving lately!!! Also, we just heard from JulieL59 on twitter that Sinful Colors is on sale for $0.99 at Walgreens so you know what that means - GGYS!!


April 21, 2012

Wet N Wild - Bejeweled Collection

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We came across these at our local Rite-Aid and they were so sparkly we just had to get them!! At a glance they are very similar to the China Glaze Prismatic Chroma Glitter polishes that were recently released. There are five in the Wet N Wild collection: Jewels For Your Highness, Bow In My Presence, Born Into Privilege, Speak When Spoken To, and The Crown Is Mine.

(from left to right: Jewels For Your Highness, Bow In My Presence, Born Into Privilege, Speak When Spoken To, and The Crown Is Mine)

Jewels For Your Highness

Pink/silver micro glitter with rainbow circle glitters!

Bow In My Presence

Teal/Pink duo chrome micro glitter with rainbow round glitter

Born Into Privilege

Green/Gold duo chrome micro glitter with rainbow round glitter.

Speak When Spoken To

Blue/Purple duo chrome micro glitter with rainbow round glitter.

The Crown Is Mine

Purple/Silver micro glitter with rainbow round glitter.

Overall these applied very well and are definitely worth picking up for only $2.99. I used three coats to get them each opaque. These would also look great over a black polish! 

Let us know what glitter polishes you guys are loving lately!


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