China Glaze – Tree Hugger Friday, Apr 17 2009 

So now that Lent is over, I’m able to paint my nails again! You have no idea how long I had been waiting for this! Sounds corny, but those of you with addictions know all too well what I mean!

To start off the nail polish spree, I used one of the newest polishes to my collection, Tree Hugger. So okay, it’s not a new release, but I wasn’t into nail polish when it first came out. But during spring break, my friend & I dropped by a nail supply store, and I picked up some China Glazes and a bottle of Seche Vite. This was one of the China Glazes.

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Tree Hugger is a very spring-oriented green. It’s not at all creme; rather, it’s filled with the subtlest shimmer that makes it more interesting. Definitely one of my favorites at the moment! And not just because I’m biased to green! Application was a breeze, and it was opaque in two coats.

To make it a bit more interesting, I opted to try out my Ulta – Starstruck. I had picked this up a while back, but never had the chance to use it. As you can see, it’s a very in your face glitter. But it definitely blinged up the manicure! Removing it was SUCH a pain though. Probably won’t use it very often because of it. The teal diagonal stripe was done with nail art polish that I had bought off ebay. Worth it? Of course … even though it reeks.


Misa – No Shrinking Violetta Friday, Apr 10 2009 


This is Misa’s No Shrinking Violetta taken in pretty direct sunlight. To say the least, it’s one of my FAVORITE colors, hands down. Strange, because I tend to gravitate towards the bright, neon, and obnoxious. But nope, somehow, this color has stolen my heart!

It’s a very pink/purple color with gorgeous gold shimmer. Look at it! The shimmer definitely gives No Shrinking Violetta a different edge compared with other pinks. The application was a breeze, as expected by something from Misa. I actually got this a few months ago during Misa’s HUGE promotion, where I ended up getting 12 bottles for $24.00. No joke. Possibly one of the best deals I have gotten for SUPER high quality nail polish.

I had a friend describe this color as a total “princess” color. What do you think? Do you see it like that too? And before I forget, that’s a nail lace sticker on my pointer finger. I found them on ebay, if anyone is interested.