Wednesday, February 17, 2010

LA Girls Rockstar, Party Animal, and some... obstacles.

Hello everyone, happy Ash Wednesday!

So I had like two other manicures planned for the Venus Creatures thingie I was doing, but never did them. And I had a Mardi Gras manicure, and never actually took pictures of that, either. I'm sorry, guys. Truly I am.


Today's NOTD is ridiculously difficult to capture:  Party Animal is a deep dark merlot-colored jelly with what I want to say is pink microglitter, but is actually probably silver encased in the polish. Whatever, it's pretty. XD It's what I wanted my franken to be, and I love how understated and elegant it is. It takes two coats. 

(closer up.) 
Please click for a better idea of what the polish looks like, etc.

(with slow-synchro flash, outdoors, in sunlight)

Far off. You can't really see the glitz in this picture, but it's there--it flashes in sunlight, but looks like a straight-up vampy jelly indoors. 
I like it, it applies perfectly, it's pretty, etc., but I do have one complaint. 

I wore this right before I went to bed, woke up, took a shower, and my thumbnail chipped. I am also already getting tipwear--NOT shrinkage--from wearing this polish. It's been less than a day. Luckily I spend quite a bit of time on nail maintenance and I polish frequently, but I imagine that this would be the primary reason why most people wouldn't find Party Animal too awesome. D: 

That said, I have basically two swatches up for you before I do something um, interesting. For Lent I gave up my varieties of nail polish. During the forty days up till Easter, birthday excepted, I am to use four colors only. No exceptions. Except my birthday.

Since I do have a blog to maintain, I'm expecting to throw in a LOT of nail art. A LOT. (If I don't, you have every right to yell at me.) Also, what do you think? Should frankening with the four bottles be allowed, or no? 

<3 till next time!


  1. That is a lovely color! I also <3 nail art and can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. I can't wait to see all the nail art, living for 40 days with 4 polishes is definitely a challenge!

    Did you have a top coat with this day chips?...not good!

  3. gildedangel: thanks! I know you do; I check and heart your blog XP.

    Jackie: I'm.. kind of scared, haha, but it should prove to be some kind of creative endeavor! :) I did have topcoat, and I figure it's because I had very deep cracks on the nails that chipped. The rest had some tipwear, but was mostly okay. I'm going to give Party Animal one more spin before I decide it might just be chiptastic...

  4. Oh how I love this polish! it looks great on you!