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I’m Moving! April 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrs0118 @ 6:26 pm

I just started this blog and already I’m moving. Yes, but I promise I’m going to be stable at my new home on the web. I’m  moving to blogspot for a number of reasons such as I can edit the layout more and its just more user friendly. You can find me here:





***UPDATE, if its not taking you to the new blog when you click the link, please cut and paste into your browser. You’ll be happy you did! 🙂



OPI My Private Jet April 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — lrs0118 @ 9:00 am



Okay, I’m about to do some serious promotion for Trade Secret. Why? Because I was able to snag OPI MPJ for about 3.50 plus tax on Saturday. All I had to do was sign up for thier Style Club card. You can go here : http://styleclub.tradesecret.com/FAQs.aspx to see all the great benefits of signing up for the free card. Anyway, so since I’ve signed up with them, I’ve gotten several coupons in the mail and e-mail. The latest was a 5 dollar off any purchase on my next visit. ANY. So I head straight for the OPI display. Was going to get a polish from the South Beach Collection but happened to wander around the other side and bam, there goes MPJ. I’ve been wanting this forever.

Sorry my pic dosen’t even begin to show the awesome sparkle and fine glitter in MPJ, but stick with me, I’ll be investing a better camera soon. This is 3 coats, could have gotten away with 2. It did chip on my right left hand the third day wearing it but thats the hand I use to help me file at work.


Zoya Barbie April 6, 2009

Filed under: Zoya — lrs0118 @ 2:09 pm

Zoya Barbie


Wow, I love this color. I kind of expected to seeing as how I love pink but this one surpassed my expectations. First off I thought it made my hands look super manicured and nice, just something about that shade of pink I adore. It has golden shimmer that you can see in the bottle but not so much on the nails. What I love about Zoya nail polish is that it doesnt chip quickly on me, this manicure was on for about 3 days. It probably would have lasted longer but I rewarded myself after a test I studied for really hard and passed with a new manicure. 🙂

Another great polish from my Zoya Polish Exchange. Sweet.


Orly Passion Fruit

Filed under: Orly — lrs0118 @ 8:38 am

Passion Fruit

This is the first Orly Polish I tried, got it at Sally’s Beauty Supply at a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) not too long ago. For my free polish I chose Orly Sec n Dry fast drying topcoat. Passion Fruit dried really quickly and matte. Oddly, when I used to the topcoat over this polish it was SUPER glossy, but when I use it over anything else its just an okay shine. In the store it looked like a super bright hot pink so when it came out orange on my nails I was a bit shocked. Also I could still see my nail line after three coats.

I think this polish chipped after about 2 days…but I think that I changed it shortly after.


It’s Been a While April 5, 2009

Filed under: Essie,OPI — lrs0118 @ 9:58 pm

French Mani

I’ve been super busy with school, so I’ve negelected the blog. Bad I know…but I have some new pictures to post so here goes.
Here’s a french manicure I did with Essie Pinking up the Pieces and OPI Oh So Glam. I did the white lines free hand so they are not perfect but I was really proud of myself for even getting both hands done.

I really hated OPI Oh So Glam when I painted it over the whole nail. So, instead of chunking it into the never see again pile, I decided to use it for French Manicures. I need a pure white though because that one is white with a little golden shimmer.

I’ll be back with more I promise, until then,

Have a great week,


Zoya Malia March 7, 2009

Filed under: Zoya — lrs0118 @ 10:24 pm



Here is my first NOTD, it’s Zoya’s Malia, I got it during the Zoya Polish Exchange. Sorry for the awkward hand positioning! I love this gorgeous purple cream. My coworker said my nails look like Easter Eggs.  I don’t know if that was supposed to be a compliment or not but I cant stop staring at my nails so I’ll take it.

I went to Trade Secret this past Friday and scoured the clearance bins! I picked up OPI Oh So Glam from the Beyond Chic Soft Shade Spring 2008 collection for about 3 dollars and some change! So I cant wait to put it on! I try to keep my nail polish on for a whole day, but it’s hard….



Filed under: Uncategorized — lrs0118 @ 6:18 am

This is my first post here on polishedbeautyblog. I’m so excited to share my love for nail polish here. But who the heck am I and what am I doing here? Well I’m a 20 year old college student, self proclaimed feminist and soon to be social worker. (whoo hoo!) I fell in love with nail polish around the end of 2008 when I began frequenting nail polish blogs by some lovely nail polish bloggers, whose enthusiasm remains unparalleled to anyone I have ever met on this campus…or in life actually. People have gotten tired of hearing me babble on about my latest nail polish catch or steal so I’ll be putting it all here.

I know you’ve heard cheesy (sometimes downright untruthful) claims about products that are “beauty in a bottle”; however nail polish really is! Wait…don’t laugh. Nail polish can make you like look you give a crap! That’s right, manicured, glossy nails instantly upgrade my outfit and my mood, and while I don’t necessarily match my nails to my outfit, I feel pulled feel more pulled together and wait, here it comes….polished. Okay, okay…polish is a great accessory and affordable on my college student budget. Can you blame me if I want to tell everyone how awesome it is?

My collection is small (for now) and my nails are growing but I figure this is a good way to document my progress. Sooo, sit back and relax (and hopefully bookmark my blog 🙂 lol) because I’ve got lots to talk about.

Thanks for stopping by!