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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Milani Pink Out Loud Nail Polish

By on July 5, 2011
in 365 of Untrieds, Milani, Pink with 29 Comments
milani pink out loud nail polish 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Over the weekend I went to a party where quite a few of my blogger friends were in attendance. Of course I asked about my nail polish and I was curious to find out what they were wearing as well. Then the subject turned to my Untrieds series, specifically the “SHARE” polishes.

They were giving me a hard time about the fact that I keep STASHing my untrieds and sent a small percentage to the SHARE bin. The reasoning I shared is that, for the most part, I’ve been trying polishes based on my color mood rather than dig in to the pinks and reds where I know a lot of my SHAREs will come from.

Starting with today’s untried, Milani Pink Out Loud, I vow to suck it up and start weeding through my pinks and reds, making sure I include at least one per week for the rest of the 365. I guess this means I’ll have to organize them better. If there’s anyone in the CLE with a good eye for color who wants to help, I sure could use it.

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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – 4th of July Manicure with Milani One Coat Glitters

milani one coat glitter red sparkle and blue flash with china glaze cloud nine nail polish 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

To celebrate Independence Day in the US, I decided to get my red, white & blue sparkle on. I even planned to get all crafty incorporating scotch tape and the result ended up being one giant mani-fail! Of course, instead of getting down on myself for it, I’m learning from my mistakes and sharing my missteps with you.

To create today’s look I went straight for my Milani One Coat Glitters in Red Sparkle and Blue Flash. When you want full-on sparkle without multiple, thick layers of polish, look no further. It’s just a shame they didn’t come out with a white version to complete my manicure.

In order to conserve my favorite white sparkler, China Glaze White Kwik Silvr, I pulled out another untried, China Glaze Cloud Nine from the Specialty Glitters collection.

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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Milani Silver Dazzle One Coat Glitter

milani silver dazzle one coat glitter nail polish bottle 365 untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

A few months ago actress Marilu Henner appeared on just about every talk show on TV to discuss her amazing memory.  She can remember every day of her life, down to the most minute details.  It’s absolutely fascinating to watch her speak about it.  While I’ve always considered myself to have a good memory, my ability to recall events doesn’t even compare.

So what’s my point?  Well as I was digging around for my next 365 of Untrieds nail polish, I discovered a CVS bag filled with Milani One Coat Glitters and as soon as I laid eyes on them, I flashed to the night I bought them.  It was unreal how I could picture everything about that night the instant my hand touched the bottle of Silver Dazzle.

It was a Friday in December, the night Black Swan opened in Cleveland and I had just left the theater to get gas.  As I waited at the gas station for my tank to fill I checked Twitter only to see a local Fanatic mention that CVS had displays of the One Coat Glitters out already.  There JUST happens to be a CVS next to the gas station and even though they were about to close I hightailed it over to scoop up one of every shade on display, including the Jewel FX glitters.

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Chanel Jade & Paradoxal Dupe Smackdown

By on August 24, 2010
in Chanel, Green, Milani, Models Own, Taupe with 81 Comments
chanel-jade-paradoxal-dupe-swatch-comparisons With every new Chanel nail polish launch the inevitable question is, are there any affordable alternatives?  More often than not the answer is no.  Chanel seems to find a way to add a little something special to their nail colors that make dead-on dupes an impossibility.  Of course there are plenty of nail polishes that come close but Chanel twins are usually hard to come by.

After the Chanel Jade craze last fall a number of brands came out with their own less expensive version of the pale green shimmer, most notably Charlotte Russe Jade and Claire’s Dream Catcher.  And now Milani has entered the ring with their interpretation, Dress Maker. Back when I reviewed Chanel Paradoxal I was hard pressed to find any decent comparisons and then a reader email led me to Models Own Purple Grey.

Read on to see how these budget conscious versions stand up to two of Chanel’s most buzzed about nail creations.  Let the smackdown begin!

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Katy Perry’s Bejeweled Holo Madness at the Kid’s Choice Awards

katy perry holographic bejeweled nails kimmie kyees milani nickelodeon kids choice awards When Katy Perry TwitPic’d her nails late night on Saturday, I knew Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees had to be the brains behind this look.  Sure enough, I check my inbox to find that Kimmie had done Katy’s nails for the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.

For Katy’s nails, Kimmie created custom tips using Milani Hi-Res from the 3D Holographic collection.  She randomly placed square, round and heart shaped nail gems in a rainbow of colors for a fun and funky look.  One look at Katy’s dress and you can see how the stones played into the overall look.  You can never accuse Katy of being afraid to “go there” with her look.

katy perry kids choice awards nails jewel gem milani kimmie kyees

What do you think of Katy’s nails? Would you ever wear this in real life? Where?

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