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I love my two little girls and I love collecting nail polish - combine the two, and you've got Paws to Polish. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

L'Oreal - Owl's Night


Sorry I've been a little MIA lately. I haven't been painting my nails much (*gasp*), since I recently trimmed them down. But now that they're back to a nicer length, I wanted to try out one of my new beauties, "Owl's Night" from L'Oreal's Project Runway Collection that was recently released. I found this a few weeks ago at Walgreen's, right as they were putting the display out. I loved the color so much, I bought 2 bottles (they were BOGO 1/2 off!). After I got home with my new polish, I started searching online for information about it, and learned that it had already become HTF. So, when I saw another bottle a couple of days later, I bought that one, too! I ended up only buying two colors from this collection - "Owl's Night" and "Raven's Strength" which is kind of a smokey navy blue shimmer. I can't wait to try out that one, either!!!

I'll let the pictures do the talking with this polish. But I did want to mention one thing - the tip wear.. I applied this polish last night and took pictures right after I was done. I wore the polish all day today and am noticing quite a bit of tip wear on my nails. Except for using a new top coat (Poshe Top Coat), I didn't really do anything out of the ordinary with this mani and I wasn't overly hard on my hands and nails today. Maybe it's the polish, maybe it's the top coat, who knows? Just thought I'd mention it.

Deborah Lippman 2 Second Nail Primer
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
2 coats of L'Oreal "Owl's Night"
1 coat of Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat

I've gotta say, except for the bad tip wear, I was really, really impressed with this polish. This was my first bottle of L'Oreal nail polish I've ever purchased (nice price, btw!). Ya know, come to think of it, a lot of the drugstore brands have really stepped up their game lately and have come out with some pretty awesome collections (Maybelline, Wet 'n Wild and Revlon come to mind immediately). Nice job, L'Oreal - looking forward to what you've got coming for us in the future! 

What do you think about this new shade from L'Oreal? Have you ever tried other colors of theirs before? If not, why?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Barielle Promotional Video - With a Picture of My Nails!

Hi, everyone!

So, I was on Barielle's Facebook page tonight, and I saw a link to a promotional video of theirs on their wall. I decided to click on it and after watching for a little over a minute, I saw a picture of MY NAILS!!!!! Yes, the swatch picture of "Berry Blue" that I submitted in their Mani Pedi Monday Contest about a month ago is included in their promotional video!

Here's a link to the video. You can either watch from the beginning (there are tons of neat swatch photos!) or you can skip to 1:09 to see my picture.

Just wanted to share the cool news!

Have a great week!