Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 76

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So for the month of June I said that I was gonna be on a “No Buy”  There is a certain amount of weight that I wanted to lose this month and I said that I wouldn’t buy any polish until I lost the weight…. but something happened. Walgreen’s had it’s Sinful Colors 99 cent sale again… I forgot to cancel my Julep box for the month, then I got my birthday coupon from Sally’s, then I went on vacation where my brother and sister in law gave me polish, then I went to Walgreens when I was on vacation and got more polish, got home then got another Sally’s coupon and went to get MORE polish… the Father’s day came around…. and I went to TJ Max and Marshalls… and I got MORE polish needless to say my No-Buy was an epic failure! Maybe I should try again net month. I’m slightly ashamed at the amount of polish that I have and the lack of self control (I didn’t even photograph all the polish I got….consider this the highlights…. but at least I’ll have lots to blog about)

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 365

Alternate Number 36 +5 =41

Color Me Monthly’s Candied Clementine

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Sweet and delicious simmered in sugar crystals yet stunningly tart

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page

Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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I was looking to try something new, lately I have been really unhappy with the polishes that Julep has come out with, so on a whim I signed up for Color Me Monthly . Color Me Monthly is a monthly nail polish subscription that sends out an affordable bottle of non-toxic, vegan, and20140612_210653 cruelty-free polish in earth-friendly packaging. The subscription costs $7.00/month. This month I got something that honestly I wasn’t too jazzed about but I guess that’s the whole point of a subscription box service, try something new and get out of your comfort zone. And they’re giving away a 6-month subscription right now. clicky. I should also point out that the disclosure policy doesn’t count as I purchase this box myself!

1402625195905Candied Clementine  is an orange (think traffic cone orange)shade with yellow flecks of microglitter in it. Initially it goes on sheer, but it’s buildable and dries actually kind of matte. (which was a bit of a surprise to me) I requires at least three coats to get the achieved look. I was really happy to see that there was a good amount of microglitter in the first coat. And it’s very visible in the photos, it’s even more so in person. You can clearly see the microglitters in the bottle and the polish looks exactly the same on the nail, there is no color or shade variation at all.. Even without the use of flash (and if you can look closely you can see the microglitters on my nail..

20140612_210700The application of the polish was smooth and I had no issues at all with the brush. Although I was head over heels with my two previous CMM mailings, this wasn’t quiet me. The polish was a bit sheer for me and even after 3 coats there was still a VPL. Plus I’m not a fan of orange. But I did enjoy the shimmer and the application was great and it dried superfast. So this polish get’s a 7 out of 10! And if you’re looking for a good quality polish in a “surprise” color every month I would highly suggest signing up for this service.

I don’t think Tsuki was feeling it this week, she didn’t want to me photographed with the 1402637698306polish… maybe she felt like it was to cliché… you know orange and black… my cat is such a diva!

 

 

Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 71

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Generally I try to get my NPLClub posts on Tuesdays… I’ve been feeling under the weather… so you’re gonna get a ton of posts today (I’ll be posting in between naps…)

Before we go into this weeks pic, let me lament about last week’s pick. Great color, so great IDSC02771 did my toes in the color and got so many complements on the color and my manicure as a whole, but holy cow… it leaves a mess behind when 20140513_151958you remove it. My nails were so yellow that my doctor asked me if my liver was okay, he thought that maybe I was showing signs of jaundice. So just beware if you plan on using this polish, your nails are defiantly gonna need some TLC afterwards. (this was taken after they were buffed and soaked and you can still see a bit of yellowing)

 

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 164

Alternate Number 16 +4 =20

Color Me Monthly’s Sirens

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In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femme fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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I was looking to try something new, lately I have been really unhappy with the polishes that Julep has come out with, so on a whim I signed up for Color Me Monthly . Color Me Monthly is a monthly nail polish subscription that sends out an affordable bottle of non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free polish in earth-friendly packaging. The subscription costs $7.00/month. Once again I got another great spring color called Sirens, and before I even knew the name my first thoughts were, “how this reminds me of the sea, and mermaids, fish scales and all that jazz”… hell I was close enough.

DSC02752Sirens is a medium milky sea foam green with a shimmering microglitter. Very pretty and totally on trend for the season. As you can tell from the picture this is the first coat, so this particular polish requires at least two coats to get the achieved look. I was really happy to see that there was a good amount of micorglitter in the first coat. By the time I got to my second coat the polish was completely opaque.

You can clearly see the microglitters in the bottle and the polish looks exactly the same on theDSC02753 nail, there is no color or shade variation at all.. Even without the use of flash (and if you can look closely you can see the microglitters on my nail..

I loved this polish so much I matched my entire outfit to it… as you can see my bracelet and 20140511_115146rope belt match my manicure! And I wasn’t the only one who liked this polish Tsuki REALLY liked it… I sat the polish on the bed and see DSC02744assumed it was a toy and proceeded to carry it off to her bed… I was able to snap a picture before she bolted. Maybe this week I will do a little nail art with this polish, I think last month’s CMM pick would be a great complement to this

The application of the polish was smooth and I had no issues at all with the brush. Overall I was really impressed with this weeks pick and look forward to future CCM mailings. Now I know that I said the same thing about my previous CMM pick, but I have that I love the fact that this is a small operation which means there is extra care to make sure that each polish is perfect. And you know that I will find anything to pick apart  on my post, but this one seems to have done it again, I am VERY impressed. So this polish get’s a 10 out of 10! And if you’re looking for a good quality polish in a “surprise” color every month I would highly suggest signing up for this service.

Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 68

I would be remiss if I didn’t remind everyone that today is Earth Day which is really one of my favorite days…. here are some fun facts

  • The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. 11
  • Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
  • On Earth Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration paths of four animal families.
  • On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.
  • Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
  • Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator.
  • Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day.
  • Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.
  • On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel.
  • In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth Day Network.
  • In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of Earth Day.

And of course on the nail polish front to remind you of Zoya Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange

 

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 7

Color Me Monthly’s Chiffon

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter hashtag: #nplclub

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I was looking to try something new, lately I have been really unhappy with the polishes that Julep has come out with, so on a whim I signed up for Color Me Monthly  Color Me Monthly is a monthly nail polish subscription that sends out an affordable bottle of non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free polish in earth-friendly packaging. The subscription costs $7.00/month. The very first polish that I got was a creamy lavender 20140415_183737named, Chiffon; which is perfect for Easter/Spring and it was rather fortuitous that his popped up in my mail about a week ago

Whenever I am given a new polish that I’m not familiar with, I find myself filled with anticipation and dread. I really, really want the polish to work out but at the same time I am always expecting major disappointment.

The plan was to spotlight my CMM polishes the month they were mailed as an additional spotlight with my NPLC posts, but it didn’t work out that way this week… I guess the universe knew how eager I was to try this polish.
When I first sat this polish I thought that the bottle looks a little bit like an Essie bottle, but after close inspection I realized that the handle is longer, which is great for me..I tend to have a better experience with the polish if the handle is a little bit longer, so I went in blind with this polish, a new company, a totally new color for me… HOLY  COW!
  I am a girl who takes her nail polish seriously, and I tend to be very fickle with my polish, and one small thing can set me off… so I was thinking maybe the brush would be wonky, the color would be thin… but nothing… there was NOTHING. I was instantly in love from the first coat; why because this polish is a true one coater….completely opaque once it hits the nail, you don’t come across many nail polishes that can do that.. and that alone gives this polish major points.

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So you know I had to check and see if maybe the color would change on the second coats, and as you can see from the photos above, it’s exactly the same; there isn’t any difference in the opacity of the color which tells me one thing, this polish is a great bargain because I’m not using as much on the nail…

When I went on instagram  to look at this month’s pick I only saw swatches of this polish on Caucasian women, I didn’t see any swatched of with any darker skin tones so I was concerned if the polish   darker skin tones; which you know is always20140415_183641 an issue with me, especially with lighter polishes.

I’m not sure if it’s the color or the fact that spring is (sometimes) here #BIPOLARWEATHER or simply the fact that Easter just passed but this color seriously takes me back when I wore white tights and pastel dresses with a serious petticoat. 30-year-old Tyra couldn’t get away with that look … but anyway back to the polish

The application of the polish was smooth and I had no issues at all with the brush. Overall I was really impressed with this weeks pick and look forward to future CCM mailings. I dont’ know that it is  but seriously it seems like third time is the charm, with the past two weeks scoring high this one breaks away and get’s a perfect score. This polish get’s a 10 out of 10! Ladies…run… run and go get this polish!

Until Next Time…
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