Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rainy Grossness!

Well, today was a rainy nasty day in Georgia.  I'm on the 34th floor, and all I could see most of the day was a white haze.  No buildings, no clouds, no sky, just white.  It's kind of disconcerting, lol.  Now, the news people are predicting we'll have "wintry" weather on Thursday.  Awesome.  I'm pretty skeptical, though, because "wintry weather" never really pans out in Georgia.  We'll see, I guess!

In other news, as you may have read on my Facebook page, I am going on a low, scheduled buy.  Basically, when I got my first paycheck after getting on a new project in November, I went totally crazy with my polish spending.  I like to say it's because I had all of that pent up need to spend after several months of low/no buy.  Either way, it's time for me to get back on track with my budget.  I'm creating a pretty ridiculous and out of hand wish list, which will help me determine what polishes I will buy for the month.  At the first of the month, I will choose which polishes I will buy and which restocks I will purchase from.  I will not exceed $50 per paycheck on polish.  I will, however, allow myself to splurge on items on my wishlist that are hard to find or limited edition that I am able to find for a reasonable price.

Had to break up the wall-o-text with something.  What's better than my kitty Jynxie sticking his tongue out at us?  It was like that for 5 minutes.  I love that cat, lol.

In the meantime, I will be working on slashing through my untried list and weeding out polishes that I won't wear again.  Hopefully, I'll be able to re-home some of my beautiful collection to help fund some of my scheduled buys.  I encourage anyone who is going on a no/low/scheduled buy to work through your untrieds and share them on my Facebook page!  Untried can mean anything from new to you polishes to new techniques.  I want to see them all!  I think I'll call it Blue-Eyed Girl's Untried Parade.  Let's make this fun and set up a giveaway!  Get your photos up on my page, labeled as Untried Parade with a brief description of what's new or untried about your manicure, by February 21st.  I'll compile them into an album and voting will open February 22nd at midnight.  The photo with the most likes will receive one full-sized polish of their choice from my hand made collection that are all LE and not for sale.  All of my available polishes can be found in my album Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers on Facebook.  

Anyway, let's get on to business!  Tonight, we're going to take a look at the rest of my New Year's Eve manicure.  I showed you my undies yesterday, which was Soflajo Red Carpet and an accent of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.  I topped my left hand with a glitter ruffian of Lynnderella Fiddle Dee Dee and a full accent of Lynnderella New Year's Eve Eve.  On my right hand, I did the opposite with full coverage of New Years Eve Eve and a ruffian accent of Fiddle Dee Dee.  I received Fiddle Dee Dee as a random act of kindness from a friend, which was a total surprise.  Needless to say, it's one of my favorite polishes because of the meaning behind it.  Let's get on to the review!

Lynnderella Fiddle Dee Dee

Color: Clear base with multicolored and multishaped glitters including silver holo butterflies and hearts and red holo hearts.

Finish: Glitter Top Coat – glitter in a clear base to be worn as a top coat.

Lynnderella New Years Eve Eve

Color: Clear base with multicolored and multishaped glitters including several different colors of satin hearts, giant holo silver hexes, and holo regular and mini stars.

Finish: Glitter Top Coat – glitter in a clear base to be worn as a top coat.

Both FDD and NYEE

Bottle / Brush: Rectangle bottle brush – ribbed cap that is a little hard on the hands to open if you have sensitive skin.  The wand is the standard length, but the brush is a little too thin to pick up large / shaped glitter without fishing.  The brush's width is also an issue for spreading.  It doesn't fan out and pretty much requires you to dab polishes that are densely packed with glitter.
Opacity: Glitter topcoat – not designed for full opacity.
Glitter Application: Hard – difficult to dig the larger and shaped glitters out of the bottle, but spreads well with the dab method.
Consistency: Medium – base applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.
Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly with the dab method.
Stampability: Not designed for stamping.
Dry Time: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: I'm going to review both of these polishes together since they're both similar in concept.  Unlike many of my other Lynnderella's, these two had great consistency.  They weren't too thick and spread easily.  I really liked the explosion of colors and shapes that both of these polishes provided.  FDD had fewer colors and centered more around red, green, silver, and gold with holo pieces.  NYEE has pretty much every color in the rainbow.  Both are major glitter bombs, so you'll definitely need either a thick topcoat like Gelous or Glitter Food plus a thick quick dry topcoat to even things out.

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Are you on a no/low/scheduled buy?  If you are, what's your plan of attack?


  1. I'm on a low/no buy right now as well! Saving back for the new China Glaze Hologlam collection when it comes out. (I read sometime in March) My "acceptable purchase" rules are. Top coats or base coats (those don't count, lol). Or if I find something I've had on my wishlist for a while and the price is decent. Good luck with your low/no buy!

    1. Duuuuuude, I'm so stoked for the Hologlams!!! The navy one is calling to me. Good luck with your low/no buy!!! You got this!

  2. I need to go on a low/low buy but all these gorgeous swatches on IG are really putting a damper on that. So are all these new spring collections. I've been trying to use coupons for polishes I can purchase as the drugstore or target.

    1. Yeah, I'm finding being in polish groups on FB as well as following blogs can make it so much more difficult to stay strong. I was really good from September through December, so I just have to get back on track. :) Good luck!