Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Goose's Gloss and Glitter moved!

Goose's Gloss and glitter has moved to a new address: Goose's Glitter

I did this mainly because I figured it's must easier to type the new address and also because I thought "Goose's Gloss and Glitter" made it sound like more of a makeup blog (which it's not... I hardly ever even wear makeup at all!)

Anyway, see you there!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Barielle Misbehaving Mistress

Today I have for you some pictures of Barielle Misbehaving Mistress. This has to be one of the most awesome colors I own. In some lights it looks just like beautiful dark pearls, while in other lights it looks more brown, and other times is looks more like a dark metallic charcoal. No matter what, it's AMAZING. Check it out!

Barielle Misbehaving Mistress

You can see in the second picture that it shows brushstrokes just a tid bit, but really, it's only SLIGHTLY noticable in certain types of lighting (like direct sun). Otherwise it just looks mostly like a smooth pearly or metallic finish. Such a unique color, and I own nothing even remotely close to either the base color or the finish of this polish, not to mention that it's very flattering on as well! I think this has definitely made it into my collection of absolute favorites!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween NOTD and Nfu-Oh giveaway!

Since it's October now, I'm getting super excited for Halloween, which is my favorite holiday!! I found a picture of a manicure like this a while back and wanted to replicate it, but it didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped...

Bear with me that I had to photograph my right hand for this one (which is surprisingly awkward and difficult!) because my Little Bird decided to wreck on of my nails on my left hand. Also, I had my left ring finger nail tear WAY too far down, so I can't clip and/or file it off. I'm in the process of finding a way to repair it; I tried Orly Nail Rescue, which seems to be fine, but I may put a thin layer of clear acrylic over it until it grows out enough to file it down. Anyway, please ignore the ugly bump on my middle finger that comes from writing too many notes in my aerospace classes!

China Glaze Marmalade & Art Club black striping polish

I used China Glaze Marmalade for the chevrons on the tips, then an Art Club black striping polish. For some reason, when I put Poshe topcoat on it, it pulled the black!! It looked kinda cool, but I would have preferred it to stay where I put it... :o)

I have some of the OPI Burlesque glitters and a few of the China Glaze Holiday 2010 collection coming from sometime this week, so hopefully I will have come swatches for you soon!

Oh, and Michelle from The Lacquer Files is having a giveaway of the awesome Nfu-Oh 51! Such an awesome color! Check out her swatches and enter the giveaway here!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NOTD - Midnight Mission

Today I'm wearing China Glaze Midnight Mission from the Fall 2010 Vintage Vixen collection. I have to say I wasn't really excited about this color when it came out, but now I am SOO glad I got it.

China Glaze - Midnight Mission

The awesome thing about this polish is how it looks like a true navy or denim blue no matter what kind of lighting. Even in in dim lighting is still looks beautifully blue and not black. In addition, it looks amazingly sparkly in the sun! It's also nice and easy to put on in two coats. I think it is one of my new favorites!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lincoln Park After Dark and Nfu-Oh 49 Matte

So for today, I figured I'd give the matte version a shot, even though the manicure is getting a little ragged at this point. I used China Glaze Matte Magic.

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark w/ Nfu-Oh 49 and China Glaze Matte Magic
I really like the matte version! It looks even more like fall leaves! What do you think? Matte or shiny??

Saturday, September 25, 2010

NOTD - Lincoln Park After Dark and Nfu-Oh 49

Today's NOTD is a pretty cool one, but one that you've probably seen before elsewhere. I used OPI Lincoln Park After Dark for the base, then one coat of Nfu-Oh 49 on top. I really like it, 'cause it looks a little like fall to me.

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark w/ Nfu-Oh 49

And I figured I'd take a sun picture as well. I don't know how to feel about sun pictures, because sometimes they really don't show colors well at all. What do you think?? In this case, it shows a little better that it's actually dark burgundy and not black.

I may try it tonight or tomorrow with a matte topcoat as well.

Friday, September 24, 2010

A couple more NOTD and an excuse

This photo is actually a NOTD from a few months ago (who knows when). It's China Glaze Four Leaf Clover with China Glaze Medallion over the top. I actually got this idea from a post on All Lacquered Up (here). Isn't it awesome??

China Glaze - Four Leaf Clover w/ Medallion

And now comes the excuse... one of the reasons I haven't been posting is because my nails have been in transition. See, for the last four or five years, I've had gels on my nails, both to keep them strong and to not have to worry about painting them. Of course, one of those doesn't apply anymore (since I'm now obsessed with nail polish and like to paint them every couple days), so I decided to grow them out. Since gels cannot be soaked off with acetone (I think maybe some can, but not these), it was a VERY long process to grow them out. And of course, pieces chipped off sometimes and they wouldn't buff down perfectly smooth, so mostly they were NOT nice enough to photograph.

But now that the gel is completely gone, I'm having fun taking care of my nails and painting them often, as well as taking pictures of them! So here we are now, with nice new natural nails!

OPI - Visions of Sugarplum

Visions of Sugarplum was an Ulta exclusive for Holiday 2009, and since it was free with an OPI purchase, I didn't think much of it at first. But when I tried it on, oh my gooses, it was gorgeous! I think it's glass fleck glitter because it's easy to take off, and I think it's kind of similar to a blackened Zoya Mimi.