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Monday, June 27, 2011

Finger Painting: Note to Self

Since I am on a self imposed "buying ban", I have to find other ideas to blog about aside from hauling. I'm sure going to miss those hauls...

Anyway, I was never one to polish my nails on a regular basis but I did buy nail polish once in while just because I liked a color. I usually use the nail polish only once. But now I'm trying to have my nails done more often.

While I do have a Konad Nail Stamping Kit, I don't use it. I don't do cool designs on my nails freehand either. Baby steps...

So, we'll just start off with solid colored nails for now. OK? OK!

First nail polish I want to show you from my own personal collection is Note to Self by Sephora by O•P•I.

Note to Self
Sephora by O•P•I
Nail Colour
This nail polish was actually gifted to me by my older sister. She purchased this nail polish for herself but never got around to using it. One day while cleaning out her makeup and polish stash, she found this polish in there and decided to give it to me since she had never used it. She cleans out her stash fairly often and gives me beauty goodies she doesn't want any more. I happily give them a home. She's my favorite sister! LOL.
Note to Self
With flash.
But once she saw this nail polish on me, she said she wanted it back. She didn't think it was going to look this good on!
Note to Self
Without flash.
Note to Self is a very pretty orange. It reminds me of orange soda or an orange creamsicle! Yum...

The nail polish at first application is very sheer. I am wearing two coats in the photos. But I am happy to report that I thought the drying time between applications was really fast. I loved that. I did them right before bed and I didn't have to wait forever for them to dry before I could crawl in bed.

I love how vibrant the orange is. Perfect for summer! And it has shimmer to it. You should see it in the sunlight! While the finish is not as glossy as I like, I am totally happy with this nail polish. I think this is one nail polish that I will use more than once.

I think I'll let my sister borrow it.

Don't forget (I hope I don't forget) that I'll be back on Wednesday for Pink Wednesday! I'm going to shop my stash and see what pretty pink I can find for you.

Luv & Luk,

♥♥ Products mentioned in this post were a gifted to me by my sister. ♥♥


  1. Great post, girl! That color sure is lovely :) It can brighten up any mood! It's funny about your sister. I do the same thing as well. Every so often I clean out my makeup stuff, and the things I don't use or whatever, I'll give them to my sisters too lol My sister often asks me, "Huda, is there any makeup you don't want?" lol

  2. I love this nail polish. I used to have an orange nail polish, but I think I threw it out. I so need to get a new one. It seriously looks so pretty on you. Lol at your sister wanting it back she can't be a taker backer lol.

  3. that's really cute color! i love it,hehe! it reminds me of orange juice, LOL i want to drink that polish! hahaha

  4. i love orange and i am yet to find a polish that i really like in that shade.

    by the way, i am a new follower. i hope you could check out my blog too :)

  5. @Huda Kaake, thank you! I love this color too. I'm really starting to get into orange this season. I love it when my sister gives me stuff because she takes really good care of her things so they are always in great shape. Sometimes not even used. I'm not picky. I take it all. LOL. But I do use it! I'd like to be your sister, you have good stuff :) LOL. You're a good sister to part with your makeup because I can't seem to do that :) I'm so bad!

    @frugaslspender19, I don't think I ever had an orange nail polish. Oh wait, I did. It was a Wet n Wild one. I think Sunny Side...something like that. Not my fave. Maybe that's why I forgot about it. LOL. Yeah it was funny that she wanted it back. She thought it would look weird on our skin tone but I think it looks good! Yeah, no take backs!

    @♥neelai♥, LOL, yes orange juice! I said orange soda and orange popsicle but forgot orange juice! Good one :)

    @nails by kate vergara, I'm new to orange. It was never my favorite color but I'm really starting to get into it. I like this one...but I haven't tried a lot of orange polishes. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I appreciate that so much. I will definitely check out your blog. I'm going right now. Thank you!

  6. I love that color! Sephora by OPI has really good polishes.

  7. i lurrve that u stopped by and left a comment too! yay!

    stamping can be a bit hard at first but it does get better with a lot of practice! looking forward to your stamping designs!!! xoxo

  8. Note to Self looks so gorgeous on you dear!!!

  9. That's a beautiful color!! I love it =) "Lending" it to your sister is sweet of you! I would of told her too bad! LOL JK

  10. @Olivia C., thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it so much. This is the first nail polish by Sephora by OPI that I've tried. I really did like the formula. I'm thinking about getting more. Any recommendations? :)

    @nails by kate vergara, of course, girlie, it was my pleasure. I'm glad you found my blog or else I might not have found yours! You have inspired me to give my Konad another try. I can't wait until I am able to be good enough to show you a nail design on my blog :)

    @Vintage Makeup, thank you my dear!

    @Priscilla, it's cute, right! Yeah, I feel like being sweet...once in a while it's good. LOL. You're so funny :)

  11. looks great on you! i tend to stay away from oranges but i might have to be on the look out for a good one.

  12. love the color doll! so bright and summery

  13. @Wendy, thank you, hun. I think you could pull off an orange. Try it. You might be surprised. I was :)

    @Makeup Majesty, it is a pretty shade. Perfect for summer. I'll make sure to check out your blog. Thanks :)


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