April 9, 2011

NOTD: Royal Unicorns!

Hi guys! Happy Saturday! I'm getting a late start today, I think I made up for all the sleep I missed during the last few weeks last night. I fell asleep around 7pm last night then woke up around 11pm and did a few things and went back to sleep until 9 this morning! I love when I catch up on sleep like that! I had some weird dreams too, like being on dancing with the stars, except there were no stars....instead it was a bunch of my nail blogging friends. It was a very strange dream, and I got voted off 2nd...you would think I would at least win in my own dream haha.

In other funnies that only lacquerheads will appreciate, my Dad came home this morning with 2 of his toe nails painted. He goes with my Mom every couple weeks and gets a pedicure...usually he just gets clear polish but today he came home his big toes painted gold with BLACK CRACK POLISH over it hahahaha. I don't think I have laughed so hard in a long time...I'm not kidding when I say I have turned my Dad into a bit of a PolishAholic! It was so cute when he got home, he was so excited to show me. I wish all my mornings started off with cute funny things like today! I was going to post the picture of his toes, but I know some people have feet issues so if you want to see below is a link to the picture. I would have loved to see how the conversation at the nail place went down when he asked them to do this....he said all the girls there thought it was funny!

http://tinypic.com/r/ip5pg1/7

Alright onto quite possibly my favorite mani I have ever worn. I've had this one for 3 days now and I'm pretty sad to take it off so I can swatch stuff today. On Wednesday night I finally picked up Revlon Royal....I've picked up and put down that polish countless time but finally bought it off the recommendation of Kari from Once Bitten! Royal is amazing, eventually I will swatch it on it's own. It's a gorgeous dark blue jelly. I put it on and was about to put on my top coat and be done when I saw my bottle of Clarins 230 sitting on my desk...so naturally I had to see what it would look like over Royal. Let me tell you, it's amazing. If I could only have 1 mani for the rest of my life I think I would pick this.

This is 2 coats of Revlon Royal topped with 2 coats of Clarins 230. Most of these pictures were taken under the craptastic lighting at work...any mani that looks this good under that kind of lighting is a total win in my book!


I think this one was taken in my car lol




Outside, overcast kind of sunny lighting:

Outside, overcast kind of sunny lighting:

44 comments:

  1. Ooooo! Super envious of your unicorn pee!!

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  2. that is so gorgoues! it's seriously the prettiest polish i've ever seen!

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  3. Love this look! I'm gonna have to get Nubar 2010 to put over my royal to make a manicure anything close to this one!

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  4. *Dies* I knew I would die when you posted this. So so gorgeous, giiiiiiirl!

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  5. Haha! I wish my dad would do that sometimes. ;) My I did get to do my bf's finger nails in pink one time when we where on the country side. Haha!

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  6. This is WOWSA. I LUR my Revlon Royal. Got two bottles of it and I might grab a 3rd. I haven't got a polish like your Clarins but when I do...
    Thanks for the pics!

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  7. You're killing me here girl! :(

    So beautiful!

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  8. @Melissa Birch

    Isn't it pretty?!? I had a bit of buyers remorse after getting it but I'm happy to have it now!

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  9. I love it!!! The manicure with the clarins and the story about your Dad!!! This is what makes your blog so worth reading! Thanks for the pretty and the funny!

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  10. @Elizabeth

    ohh I bet that would be a gorgeous combo!

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  11. @Kirsten Glitta Gloves

    LOL see I told you that picture on twitter wasn't the best one!

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  12. @PerdyClaws

    LOL I love that your bf let you paint his nails!

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  13. @JQ

    I can't believe how incredible Royal is, it doesn't look like it's going to be so amazing in the bottle but WOW when you put it on! I don't blame you for having a couple bottles, it's definitely back up worthy!

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  14. @kittypolishnbags

    lol i'm sowie! but I'm glad you like it!

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  15. @Jeanie

    Thanks Jeanie, your comment just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'm glad you you like the story about my Dad, I'll have to tell him that other people think he's funny too. He'll like that!

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  16. Amazing combo ! I wasn't really into 230 but your swatches made me change my mind ;)

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  17. Wow. I honestly can't get over how awesome and gorgeous this looks! I can only imagine it in real life!
    - Liz

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  18. Beautiful mani!
    And your dad is so cute LOL!! I love that he was excited to show it to you. Ahaha real men wear crackle. :D

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  19. I wish i could get my hands on a clarins 230 bottle that wasnt 55 bucks!

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  20. Oh man, this is awesome! Love it!!

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  21. That is one gorgeous mani!

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  22. You are going to use up your entire botle of clairns 230 before the end of the month! This mani looks great!

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  23. Breathtaking combo!
    I just received my bottle of "Royal" (as I'm a true blue - especially jelly! - lover) and I understand your excitement.
    That Clarins though is waaayyy beyond my possibilities, lucky you :>

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  24. I cant get over how mindblowing this polish is. There is an infinite amount of color in this!

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  25. FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!! I finally caved & got Clarins #230 on eBay!! Can't wait for it to get here!!! I'm gonna have to buy some Revlon Royal now. LOL

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  26. Wow, great combo! Love the way it looks :)

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  27. ridiculously pretty. seriously.

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  28. Um, OMG, wow! I have 230, so now I must go grab Royal....that's just stunning!

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  29. this looks soooo good!!!! I love it!

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  30. I love the bit about your Dad!

    Gorgeous pictures too!

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  31. your dad is hilarious, LOVE the polished toes :D hahahaha, i'd die laughing if my dad showed up with that done.

    your manicure is amaze-balls, just perfect!

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  32. I went from laughing like a lunatic over your dad's toes to ooooo'ing and ah'ing and thoughts of lust for your mani. OMG that is gorgeous!! Want! Must have!!!

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  33. Wow, so jealous!! Wish I could get my hands on both of these polishes, I'd totally copy you lol, it looks amazing!! xx

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  34. Awesome that your dad gets pedi's AND got polished!

    And the manicure.. too pretty. It's just TOO PRETTY!

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  35. Sooo pretty! And funny story about your dad, LOL!

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  36. This is an amazingly cool mani !
    Woah, the colors are just so inviting lol

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  37. Gorgeous combo! I've got to pick up Royal.

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  38. When I first saw the manicure I thought of yeah Unicorn Pee! Then I read Revlon Royal and my heart jumped. I thought, OMG it looks like the Clarins! I should know better. I thought somehow Revlon went insane and made a dupe. Excuse me while I sit in the corner and sob. Okay, I'm done and your Father's toes are a riot! He has to try BB Couture's mens collections.

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  39. This is gorgeous! Can't stop looking at it!

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  40. HOLY COW! GORGEOUS.

    Your dad is so cute!!!

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  41. omg, that looks sooo fantastic *O*

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  42. That picture of the toes made me laugh out loud! And I want Clarins soooo badly!

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  43. The cult of this polish is well-known, but what I want to know is, why doesn't Clarins produce it again? They have a definite money-maker on their hands. It seems odd that they wouldn't take advantage of it!

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