Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

It's been so long since I've posted! My vacation is officially drawing to a close. It's a little startling to think of having to rejoin the real world (work!). But more work = more money and more money = more nail polish!! :D (Always a silver lining.)

The first pictures are of Illamasqua Velocity with Boo! layered on top. I did two coats of Boo!, which is tiny specks of purple, blue, and pink glitter in clear polish. Velocity is a lovely, slightly dusty, but still very obviously purple creme. In real life, compared to the bottle shown just below, Velocity is just a little cooler, I'd say.

My nails were such nubs then!

Boo! is a layering polish, in my opinion. You could probably get it close to opaque in four or five coats, but I'm thinking it's going to look best over other colors.
Next up is OPI Smitten with Mittens layered below Wet 'N Wild Fantasy Makers Magical.

The photo above might as well serve as a reminder to all pool owners who have neglected their proper chemical balance! The pool was quite GREEN then. Oh man. My husband has since fixed the chemicals, it's back to blue, and I even got to sit in the hot tub the other night. Oo so nice!!

Got a little side-tracked there. Sorry. Smitten with Mittens is from OPI's Holiday 2009 collection. It's a gorgeous glowing neutral/cool red with depth and shimmer.

The shimmer in the polish is sort of golden so I decided to amp it up with the Magical gold and orange glitter. It's so fabulous, don't you think?!

This was a mani I wore just prior to and through Christmas.

In many of these pictures the red looks warmer than it is. I think it's partly due to the fact that I took these pictures in the warm golden light just before sundown. Below is a scary flash picture in front of the green pool water!

This picture is more accurate, color wise.

And here is a picture of my precious dogs. They were all snuggled up close to each other on the couch, looking so adorable. I took a bunch of pictures, so maybe I'll post a few more later on.

Georgia, 2, is being her nosy self on the left. Varekai, 7, is looking so innocent on the right.

I can hardly believe that I have 99 followers now! I just want to thank you all so, so much for taking the time to check in with my lil' blog. I have lots of good things in store for this year, so I hope you'll continue to enjoy DizzyNails. My best bud, who just went home yesterday, has organized my polish collection into three Helmers that my husband got me for Christmas. I think I have been in denial about how large my collection is until now! Folks, I have a lot of polish. :) I will take and post some stash pictures for you all soon. And believe you me, I have a lot of swatching of untrieds to do!

Happy Belated New Year!

2 dizzy comments:

Gorgeous purples and I love your dogs!!!

You do some beautiful layering. Love those purples. Your dogs are gorgeous. I'd love to see your stash. Three helmers is amazing.

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