Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Few Recent NOTD Pictures


Hi guys!  Thank you so much for such a warm welcome to Polish or Perish!  I truly appreciate all the support I've received from my fans and the nail blogging community.  You've made me feel so loved and appreciated.  I'm super excited to be the newest Polish or Perish blogger and I know I've got some really good people to blog with so I just know this will be an exciting journey.

I'd like to take a few moments to address the whole situation with Little Music Boxes.  I went into blogging to enhance my love of nail polish and to share that love with whomever wanted to listen.  I feel that I did that for awhile, but it started getting to be too much.  I was feeling very overwhelmed and I stopped enjoying it the last few months.  I was dreading each post.  Hundreds of pictures would sit on my computer for weeks waiting to be edited and I just didn't want to do it.  I dreaded swatching and found myself not wearing my favorite polishes just so I could try out something new to take pictures for the blog.  It became a huge chore and I hated to disappoint my fans, but my heart wasn't in it anymore.

I know I could have just made a farewell post and I partially regret not doing that, but I knew that if I left Little Music Boxes up, I'd end up going back.  I'd feel obligated to keep it up and the temptation to continue blogging would have always been on my mind.  Don't worry, though!  I've got it all saved and I'll be reposting many of the entries here (with a few edits, of course) since I am still incredibly proud of what I created there.  I'll also make posts with new material so I won't bore you all.

I thought I'd share some recent NOTD pictures with you today.  This first one is Petites Vintage Gray.  I picked this up in a Rite Aid on vacation and I have to admit that it's a really gorgeous color.  I used three coats for this manicure and every time I looked down at my nails, I thought "Man...I really like this!"  And I do!  It's now one of my favorite grey polishes.


The bottle is kinda small and I had some trouble getting all my fingers in this picture.  I felt like I had monster hands trying to take this picture.



I also recently wore China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling.  I'd been hearing a lot about this polish so I finally caved and bought it.  Can't go wrong with a deep, red jelly, right?  I know I've used that line before.  Ravishing, Dahling (oh, how I love to say that!) tends to lean a bit brown in certain lighting, but in natural light it's a gorgeous, juicy red jelly.  I used four coats for this manicure.


Unfortunately, I got a ton of Seche Vite shrinkage while wearing this.  I'm glad I got these pictures before the polish dried!


If you know anything about me, you know I love jellies.  So that's why I lemmed OPI Time-Less Is More for quite some time before finally caving and ordering it online (I've been doing that a lot lately).  I'd describe this polish as a sheer, soft white jelly.  Now you will probably be shocked to find out that I had to use six coats for this manicure.  I know, I know...I'm nuts to have that much patience.  But I really wanted a squishy, soft white manicure.  And that's exactly what I got!


Despite the numerous coats for this manicure (they were thin, though.  I promise!), it dried relatively fast.  I was pretty surprised that I didn't have to avoid using my hands for half the day.  I did get some bubbling, but I can live with that.


I hope you enjoyed my post and I know I'm going to really enjoy blogging with Polish or Perish!

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20 comments:

milan and vanaily said...

I'm glad you re-found your enjoy of blogging. And I totally understand the whole not being able to just wear the colors you want.

Most of the time, if there are colors I like to show I just swatch it on 4 fingers and remove right after. :)

L said...

Beautiful. Im so glad you were able to find a good fit somewhere.

Ice Queen said...

I am glad that you have decided not to disappear and are blogging here. Blogging should be fun and I am glad that you found that, again.

I have been eyeing Ravishing, Dahling for a while, now. Now that I have seen your photos, I have a red hot need for it. lol

Megan Harmeyer said...

I'm glad you didn't disappear and found a new "home" at PoP. I really like Ravishing, Dahling (if for the name only LOL) - who doesn't love a squishy red jelly?!

Sia said...

I totally love your blog because I'm a nail polish fanatic!! Please follow my blog too. lots of love xx http://tumoe.blogspot.com/

MeganChair said...

Thanks guys! I know I've said it a bunch, but I am so thankful to be able to blog here at PoP. Thanks for checking out my post! :o)

amanda said...

you are the source of so many of my lemmings, and this post is no exception. i will be purchasing ravishing, dahling soon! i've actually been on the hunt for the perfect deep blood red lately and finding the right one (sans any sort of shimmer) seemed harder than it should have.

Lolitadewdrop said...

I am not sure how "China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling" would look with my skin but it looks stunning on your nails!

LadyLuck27 said...

I would really appreciate if the watermark don't cover ur nails at all, cant see how the colors looks like at all :(
Thx for the sharing tho :)

Apriltini said...

Gah, now I want that Petites color. The closest I have to that is Zoya Harley, and I'm not very fond of it.

Helen said...

Yippeeeee!!! Love it - I'll be following you here. Your manicures are perfect and I love your comments about the polishes, etc. Sooo glad we can still check out your amazing photos and posts.

susies1955 said...

LOVE that you are doing so great and your nails are the perfect shape, perfect length, and perfectly polished.
Love both polishes.
You didn't see my question to your polishing procedure. Do you do your clean up while still wet or dry?
:)
Susie

Lucy said...

Welcome and I'm sorry that I was never on your blog. I don't know why I never saw your blog? I'm happy that you will be re-posting your photos and posts. I can imagine it must be hard not to cave in and wear what's coming out. I'll be happy to see anything that you enjoy wearing. I'd love to see older polishes. I didn't wear polish for a long time. I've missed many great ones. I don't care if they're unavailabele anymore. I just want to see wonderful polish.

extraH said...

These look fab on you! Six coats IS crazytown, but you know what? It was worth it! That is one lovely white jelly, I can't believe it.

Mickellerox said...

Your nails are such a cute shape! I wish square little shorties looked good on me! :) And HOLY SMOKES, I've never done more than 4 coats before, but "Time-Less Is More" looks great on you and like it may be TOTALLY worth it! I am enamored with all 3 of these colors!

MeganChair said...

Thanks guys!

I use a watermark because people steal pictures. If I don't put it in the middle, then it can easily be cropped out and that defeats the point of a watermark.

I've been cleaning up while my polish is still wet. I used to wait until it was dry, but I think it's easier if the polish had just set and isn't dry.

Six coats *is* a lot so that polish will only be for when I have a lot of extra time. LOL

Ms Meghan said...

I love that grey polish, I'll have to pick it up! Have you tried Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear (or whatever it's called) in Wet Cement? It's a stunning light grey creme but a little cooler than this one. I definitely recommend it. :)

MeganChair said...

@Ms Meghan I have that one! It sure it a pretty color. :o)

Arrianne said...

Time-less is More is definitely worth the extra coats (it takes me 4) because it's so pretty.

kellie said...

Ravishing, Dahling reminds me alot of Orly Bus Stop Crimson. It's really pretty! Timeless is More is a great color .. and I would have done 6 coats too. ;)

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