Saturday, February 9, 2013

Upcoming: Orly Mega Pixel FX

Happy Saturday polished pretties!! I hope everyone is having a good weekend thus far and hopefully it's not snowing where you are. I happen to be sitting in the middle of snowstorm Nemo. (Why they named it Nemo is beyond me! LOL)

Quick post for you today. Here's an ad for the upcoming Orly collection and as far as I can tell, it looks like the collection goes on sale in March.

The only colors that look interesting to me are the Aqua Pixel, Black Pixel, and Pink Pixel. Are you going to be picking up any of these when they come out or are you going to wait for swatches?

XOXO Jessica 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Butter London Fairy Cake

Happy Wednesday polished pretties!! I'm doing a very quick entry as I have to go to school and pick up the new OPI collection that comes out today, so excuse the briefness of this entry.

Anyway, as requested, Fairy Cake was the one that people wanted to see first and I aim to please! This polish is from Butter London and it is gorgeous!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Butter London Nail Mail

Happy Friday eve!! (Yes, I know it's Thursday, but it's the eve of Friday. I have to say that since every person that I say Friday eve to feel the need to say it's Thursday.) *face palm*

Anyway, I have a very quick post for you today. I received my first of two packages of nail mail that I'm expecting this week and boy, are they stunners! I've added four more Butter London polishes to my collection and I'm having a serious problem deciding which to paint on my nails first.

From L to R: Fairy Cake, Fiddlesticks, Gobsmacked, and British Racing Green
I swatched them on my nail swatches and they all look gorgeous. Fiddlesticks and British Racing Green look like one coaters! (Told you it was a quick post!)

XOXO Jessica

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Color Club Blue Heaven

Happy Wednesday polished pretties!! Hope everyone is having a good week so far, and Friday can't come soon enough it seems!

Today I'm showing you a polish from my favorite collection that came out last year. The polish I have today is Blue Heaven from the Color Club Holo Hues collection that came out in the fall of 2012. It seems like this collection didn't get any coverage in the nail blogs that I saw this past fall, which confuses me to no end. The best part about the collection is that Color Club is coming out with a second set of Holos. I don't know of an official release date, but they have sent out polish to various distributors. I've seen the swatches of the new collection and they look crazy amazing!! I hope polish companies keep it coming with the holos. Anyway, the coverage on this polish is amazing and it's HOLO. Like super crazy amazing gorgeous insane holo.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Quick Update!

Happy end of the week!! It doesn't feel like a real Friday for me since I have to work tomorrow, but I have off on Wednesday, so I say that evens it out, no? Anyway, today I have a very quick and not to polish related post for you.

I have a reoccurring problem once my nails get to a certain length: they split and break. I let them grow out to this length because I like how they look (I'd actually like for them to get longer, but I'll take what I can get.) Two of my nails split, so I had to file everything back down to nub status. I won't be swatching until midweek next week when they're a bit less nubby.

My shorties! (And a chipped polish job *drama*)
I also thought I would show how I store my swatches. (My Melmer where I store my polish is a mess right now, otherwise I would show that as well.) I almost always take my swatches with me when I go polish shopping since I don't want to wind up with dupes if I can avoid it. I'm sure I get some strange looks when I whip out 7 swatches of very similar colors in the store when I buy polish, but I'm in too much of a polish haze to notice. 

As you can see, I sort them by color (pinks,  blues, purples, etc) and I actually have them on loose binder rings. I did this because when I would pick out my swatches to go shopping with, it would be a pain to unscrew the nut and slide all the swatches off the bar to get to the one I need. I would sometimes misplace the nut and spend twenty minutes looking for it. With this way, I can just unhook it where I need to and get the swatches much faster. 

I also have each individual color labeled on the swatch. I originally had written it in Sharpie marker, but I noticed that after a while, the marker would rub off. Now I print labels for each one and then just trim a little excess off the top of the label so it doesn't hang over. 

I hope everyone has a good weekend!! Hopefully it's warmer than where I am in freezing NJ! 

XOXO Jessica

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey The Impossible

Happy hump day!! Halfway to the weekend, unless you work on Saturday (like me). Plus I start my new semester of college today, so overall, not a good Wednesday for me. Anyway, I'll be doing some swatching later on today, so I'll have some more colors to show you all.
Today I have the final Liquid Sand color from the Mariah Carey collection. This polish is a super bright red with scattered hex and star glitter. I love shade of red that they picked for this color. Plus, the fact that they added some star glitter, which I've never seen in a polish before, just adds to the awesomeness of this polish. I did notice that the red coloring they used for the stars was coming off! I'm not quite sure if it was the polish that did that, or it was the glitter itself. My own complaint with this polish is that it didn't dry to the awesome matte-ness of Got Your Number, but it wasn't nearly as shiny as Stay the Night. Still a beautiful polish nonetheless.

Friday, January 18, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Got Your Number

Happy Friday, polished pretties!! So happy the weekend is here! I have off from work and it looks like the weather should be cooperating with me so I'm going to be swatching like a mad woman. Hope everyone has a good and relaxing weekend.

Today I have the third of the four Liquid Sand polishes from the Mariah Carey OPI collection. The name of this polish is Got Your Number and it's a lightish blue with some scattered holo (!!) thrown in there. O. M. G. This was by far my favorite out of the Liquid Sand that we got from this collection. It dried to a matte sandy finish and the holo that was in the polish just made it that much more awesome. It definitely made up for the not-quite-as-awesome Stay the Night.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Stay the Night

Happy Wednesday, polished pretties!! We're halfway to the weekend (hooray!!) and I'm definitely ready to be done with this week. Shameless plug time: We now have a twitter account! If you'd like to follow us on twitter, we're @VarnishInMyVein (I couldn't include the 's' at the end *drama* LOL). Don't forget to like us on Facebook as well! Back to your regularly scheduled post...

The polish I'm bringing to you today is another one of the liquid sand colors from the OPI Mariah Carey collection. The name of this polish is Stay the Night and it's a black matte with pink glitter throughout. When I first saw the pictures of this color, I was immediately excited to get my hands on it since black and pink are my favorite color combo. However, when I put the polish on, it didn't quite live up to the awesomeness I was expecting.

Monday, January 14, 2013

SquareHue January 2013 Arctic Collection

Hello my polish pretties!! I hope everyone is having a good Monday, or at least a better Monday than me!

Anyway, today I have the January collection from SquareHue. If you don't know what SquareHue is, it's a monthly nail polish subscription service. I was actually looking for something like this, but I only came across ones that were make-up. I'm not as big of a make-up person as I am nail polish, so those to me would be a bit of a waste of money. If you would like to learn more about the SquareHue program, or to sign up go to

Read on for the swatches and reviews of the colors!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Recent Nail Polish Haul

Hello my polished pretties!! I don't have any swatches for you today, but I do have some pictures of my recent polish purchases, including my 3 Zoya picks from their recent promo!

On to the pictures!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Can't Let Go

Happy Tuesday my polished pretties!! So sorry for not posting yesterday, but time just got away from me. What's that saying...a day late and a dollar short?

The polish I have for you today is one of the new liquid sand polishes from the Mariah Carey OPI collection. I've had a long standing love for Mariah Carey. One of my all time favorite songs is "Fantasy"! That was my jam back in '95 when I was all of 5 years old. Anyway, the name of the polish is called Can't Let Go and is a purple matte with some glitter that shines through. They definitely got it right when calling it liquid sand because that's exactly what I think of when I see the finish on this polish!

Enough chatter, on to what you came for: the swatches!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Collection Swaches

Happy Saturday, polished pretties!! I was running to my normal beauty supply on my lunch break to get the Mariah Carey OPI collection (which I should have swatches up on Monday of those beauties!) and I noticed that they had a display of the upcoming Euro Centrale collection that's coming out in the Spring. This is another collection that has made me do grabby hands ever since I saw the promo pics that came out a while ago.

Read more for the picture of the swatches and names of the colors!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Zoya 3 Free Sale

Two posts in one day! Aren't you guys lucky today!! Anyway, reason for my second post is because there is an EPIC (yes all caps!) EPIC sale going on at Check out the info below!

I can't even handle the OMG-ness of it all!!

The ad says that it starts on Monday 1/7, but I've been seeing people placing their orders now in Instagram and getting the $10 price. So, I would try to order it now because I have a feeling that if you wait until Monday, you may be out of luck on a color you really want. 

What polishes are you going to order? Or do you have a list (like me) that you have to try and narrow down?

XOXO Jessica

OPI Nicki Minaj Collection

Hello polished pretties!! So this is my first official nail polish post! Like I said in the previous entry, this is the first collection that made me start to collect seriously and began my involvement in the nail polish blogging world by looking for swatches. With that being said, I haven't worn this collection really at all since I got it, save for Fly a couple of times and maybe Metallic 4 Life once. Strange how that works out sometimes...

Read on for the reviews and swatches of the collection!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Little Bit About Me

Good morning, polished pretties! I thought I would give you guys a little bit of intro post to me and give you a bit of background info on me. My name is Jessica, but I pretty much answer to anything. I'm currently 23 years old and living in New Jersey. I'm a nursing student and I also work at Lowe's, which is hectic, but I like it (for the most part lol)

I've been collecting nail polish only seriously starting this year, but I've always had a love for it. I used to pick up a bottle here and there and mostly pinks and reds. The first collection that had me rushing off to the beauty supply place was the Nicki Minaj OPI collection that came out at the beginning of this last year. (Can't believe it's 2013!!) So I suppose that would be a fitting first post to do for this blog. I'll be swatching today provided the weather is cooperative and I should have that post up either later today, or tomorrow. I've also been reading nail polish blogs since the beginning of last year as well, and after looking at all the nail polish I have bought this year, I figured I might as well blog about it and put it to good use, other than just showing my friends.

Other than nail polish, I love music, books, tv, and anything 90's related. I also love anything involving Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga (who I'm going to go see in February at Madison Square Garden in NYC!), and Tupac Shakur. I'm always trying to learn everything I can about these people and just trying to broaden my horizons in general.

So there's the basic bit of info on me and what I'm into. Keep checking back for my first nail polish post!

XOXO Jessica