Showing posts with label Whimsical Ideas by Pam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Whimsical Ideas by Pam. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

17 Carrots

This polish should maybe be called 17 carats just because of the shine.  As with all polishes by Whimsical Ideas they have a certain something that sets them aside from the rest.  For one the bottles are so cute and I admire the person who is patient enough to put them on but there is something else about these polishes, they are so pretty.  I wore it yesterday and woke up this morning to take pictures only to realize that I am retaining water so please excuse the fingers and focus on the nails.  The polish is set in a crelly like form but dries pretty fast and it has orange glitter and just the faintest amount of black glitter as if you had just pulled this delectable root from the ground.  It kind of reminds me of Gone with the Wind when Scarlett finds that carrot and chows it down and says, “As God is my witness, I will never go hungry again”.    One of my favorite movies. 
So, what I did with this particular polish was use one coat of Zoya’s Amy and two coats of 17 Carrots and Julep polymer top coat ( I really like that stuff).  It went on like a dream and dried in record time.  I took a shower 30 minutes after putting it on and I had no problem so it was really dry.  I think that is one of the qualities that Pam has been able to achieve is like I said when I reviewed Once Upon a Time.  The dry time is quick and it is a solid dry not a goopy one and I think that is one of the reasons I just love her polish.  So, here are the pictures.  I took many because it was so easy to photograph but I will only post about five.
I was going to put a matte coat on to see what it looked like but I completely forgot.  Next time I wear it I plan to matte it out so I will post those pictures soon.  I think it would look really good matted also.
Ciao for now,

Monday, May 27, 2013


Webster’s Dictionary defines the word Serendipity as “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”.  This has happened many times in history and it happened to me on Saturday when I was doing my nails for the next day.  I wear my indies a lot on the weekends because I am not sure what I am going to do or wear but I have some idea.  Going through my indies I found and older polish from Daring Diva called Celery Stalk and said bingo.  This will be perfect.  I had only worn it once and I am trying to wear my older polish more often.  Now I had been looking for a color to wear Once Upon a Time from Whimsical Ideas by Pam but never found the right color.  After putting Celery Stalk on it just did not have the amount of glitter I wanted.  I had Once Upon a Time on  my work desk for  most of the week trying to find just the right color.  I put one coat on and BINGO!  It was like they were made for each . Now, I have to say one thing about these glitter tops, they are great because they do almost work as a topcoat.  They dry fast and to a hard finish not like some others that have a long dry time.  I do recommend top coat just to keep everything in place but this formulas is almost like a topcoat with glitter.  Fast dry time, I love that.  I used my Julep polymer top coat and it was perfect.   I was really happy with the outcome and was sad to take it off today but it just did not go with what I was going to wear.   Today I wore 17 Carrots also from Whimsical Ideas by Pam.  I will have those swatches and review tomorrow.   I was really happy and did find myself staring at my nails several times during the day.  So, here are the pictures.  See what you think.
Ciao for now,

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Crazy Daisies by Whimsical Ideas by Pam

I love daisies.  They are actually my favorite flower, so when I heard Pam was releasing this one I just knew I HAD to have it.  I ordered as soon as I could and put it on.  It was great.  I was really easy to work with the glitters which we all know that with chunky glitter polishes, they can be a bit cumbersome.  I did not have that problem with this one.  I did use a coat of Cult Nails feel me up and two coats of Crazy Daisies.  I just love this polish so much.  This is actually the second time I wore it.  I just happen to go perfect with this blouse I was wearing one day.  I got a lot of compliments on how good the two looked together.  What I really love about this polish is that it is so springy and Spring is coming very late here in Houston.  We have had some weird weather and everyone has noticed.  But one sunny day I was able to wear this and just feel that mood that only a Spring day can bring.
I went to Ross with Goldie one day.  I get some of her clothes there and she loves to go there and found this shirt, I had seen it online at Macy’s for $29.99.  It was my size and priced at $12.99.  I thought this will look great with Crazy Daisies and it did.  It was like they were made for each other so I snapped it up unfortunately Goldie made no purchases that day.  
I might be posting some stuff I have been meaning to post since I will be up all night going through my prep so stay tuned.
Ciao for now,