September 29, 2010


I got an award from Lauren at A Beauty and Nail Art Blog! So here are the rules:

Thank and link back the giver of the award
Share 7 things about yourself
Pass it along to 15 other bloggers
Contact them and let them know you love 'em

7 Things About Me:
1. My favorite color is purple. My room has light purple walls and darker purple bedding. It's like a purple palace.
2. I have a cat named Marbles. When he was a kitten, he would run so fast that he would start rolling like a Marble
3. My favorite dessert is Banoffee Pie. Sadly, no restaurant in the US ever sells it. I have to wait until I go to Ireland!
4. I almost never wear polish colors like green or blue on my toes. I have only done so twice! I'm always afraid that it looks weird LOL.
5. I love Glee!!!! But, I work late on Tuesdays so I can't watch it until Wednesday night, so don't talk to me about last night's episode until tomorrow!
6. I drive a Subaru and LOVE that car. It's nickname is "bobcat" and don't ask me where that came from cause I can't remember.
7. I really love to eat a nice box of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese. Especially the white cheddar kind!

Who I gave the Award to:
Lacquer Lover
Lacquer Laine
Magic Maid
A Polish Problem
Candy Coated Tips
Charming Nails
Aurora's Nails

(I know that's only 7 blogs, not 15! I only have time for a quick post today though! I will get to the rest tomorrow!)

September 28, 2010

Sew Psyched Comparison

with flash

In case you were wondering how Essie Sew Psyched compares to other greys you may own, here are some pictures. When Sew Psyched is next to China Glaze Recycle and Essie Chinchilly, you can really see how GREEN it is!

Both pictures are left to right (three coats of each): Essie Sew Psyched, China Glaze Recycle, Essie Chinchilly, Essie Sew Psyched

I actually liked wearing these colors together. It kind of reminded me of different colored stones.

no flash

In other news, I CAN NOT WAIT until Thursday morning when I go pick up my MAC Venomous Villains haul! I got two of the nail lacquers, Bad Fairy and Formidable! I'll post swatches of those as soon as I can. Are you picking up anything from VV?

September 25, 2010

Polish of the Week: Essie Sew Psyched

Essie Sew Psyched, three coats, with flash

Whew! Sorry about the lack of posts this last few days, it was a crazy week and I have a horrible cold as well. My polish on both my fingers and toes was looking a little beat up by late last night. But thank goodness it's the weekend and I can do a nice mani/pedi today!

I was so busy this week that I actually rocked the same polish from Monday til about midnight last night! Shocking for me! But Essie Sew Psyched definitely earned it's Polish of the Week status because I got loads of compliments on it all week and I never got tired of it. Sew Psyched is a cool green/grey color that really looks different depending on the lighting and probably depending on the skin color of the wearer. When I first put it on, I thought it was really just grey. But when I started to see it in different lights, I saw more green to the polish (as you can see in the pictures with flash). In fact, on Thursday I was complimented on my green polish! Sew Psyched has a teensy little bit of shimmer to it, but it mostly looks like a creme.

Essie Sew Psyched, three coats, no flash

The formula on this was good, not too thick like some other Essie polishes. It was maybe a tad streaky on the first coat, but that cleared up with the second coat. I can actually comment on the wear of this polish for a change! After 5 days of wear, I had some tip wear (not horrible though) and only one chip. I used China Glaze Fast Forward top coat too, which isn't the most long-lasting top coat in the world. Overall, I really like this grey/green beauty!

September 21, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!!

Congratulations to Nicole, the winner of our China Glaze Awakening giveaway!!!

Thank you all for entering and reading Never Enough Nails! You can be sure there will be another giveaway soon enough!

September 19, 2010

Orly Royal Navy

Orly Royal Navy, three coats, no flash

Orly Royal Navy came out in the summer with the In the Navy collection, but I definitely see it as an appropriate polish for any season! I wore this on my fingers last week and now have it on my toes, and my mom has it on her toes too! I love navy polishes and this one is fantastic with it's jelly finish and teensy tiny shimmer.

I did three coats of this and due to it's jelly finish, you can see a little bit of VNL, but with jellies that never bothers me. I didn't have any problems with the formula either, it was easy to apply and dried quickly. I would call this polish a Must Have, if you're into navy like I am!

Orly Royal Navy, three coats, no flash

Orly Royal Navy is available at an Ulta near you or online at Transdesign.

The China Glaze Awakening Giveaway is now closed, I'll announce the winner later today! Thanks for all of your entries!

September 12, 2010

Polish of the Week: Color Club Revvvolution

Color Club Revvvolution, three coats, no flash

As promised, Polish of the Week this week is a fall appropriate color, Color Club Revvvolution! Revvvolution is one of my all time favorite fall and winter colors, so it was an obvious choice for me to wear for one of my first fall manis. Check out the gorgeous black/charcoal holo goodness.

Color Club Revvvolution, three coats, blurry with flash to show holo

I'm sure most of you have seen this before, but I'm betting not all of you own it. If you don't own it, it is a serious MUST HAVE! It is more holo than the bad versions of OPI My Private Jet, so even if you already own a bottle of that, you still need Revvvolution! The formula on this one is great as well, and whenever I wear it, I can't stop staring at my nails!

Color Club Revvvolution, three coats, no flash

Color Club Revvvolution is a little hard to find, but Transdesign has it in stock! Just click on "Color Club Polishes A-Z"

Remember to enter my 300 Follower Giveaway!!!

300 Follower GIVEAWAY!!!!!

It's time for my 300 Follower Giveaway!!!!! And I'm giving away one of my personal favorites of this fall!

One lucky winner will take home the China Glaze Awakening Halloween set! This set includes one bottle each of Zombie Zest, Mummy May I, Ick-A-Bod-Y!, and Fast Forward Top Coat. For swatches of these polishes, see my review of this collection.

To enter this contest, you must be a follower via Google Friend Connect OR a follower on Twitter. If you are a follower both on Twitter and Google Friend Connect, you are entered twice! Additional entries will be given for:
1. A comment on this post telling me which fall polish you are loving
2. Adding Never Enough Nails to your blog roll
3. Posting about this contest on your blog
(for numbers 2 and 3, please leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog, so I can verify)

The contest will end on Sunday, September 19, at midnight EST.

The amazing pictures in this post were taken by my photographer boyfriend. He wanted to do one picture with the red lighting to go with the whole vampire/zombie theme. Cool, huh? If you're into photography, go check out Behind the Lens, his brand new photography blog.

Good luck and thanks so much for reading Never Enough Nails!!!!

September 6, 2010

Polish of the Week: Essie Mini Shorts

Essie Mini Shorts, three coats, no flash

Essie Mini Shorts is from the Essie 2008 Summer Collection and has been a staple in my summer polish wardrobe since it's release. I picked this for the polish of the week because I am desperately trying to hang on to summer, even as it's flying away from me. I love fall and winter, but I just hate to see the end of summer. I love going to the beach, kayaking, and other things that just become impossible when the temperature drops.

These pictures are a little blurry, but it's so hard to capture the brightness of neons that I had to compromise the picture quality. I think I captured it well in the first picture though! Being a neon, it dries matte and needs a top coat to be shiny. My mom and I wear this polish on our toes a LOT during the summer. This is truly one of my all time favorite polishes.

Essie Mini Shorts, three coats, no flash

Essie Mini Shorts is available online at

Next week I promise to give in to September and have a more appropriate Polish of the Week.

Lazy Blue Ombre Mani

with flash

I call this a "lazy" ombre mani because I just did all different shades of blue shimmer polish on each nail, not a true ombre where the polish transitions from dark to light on each nail. But I think it still came out cool and I'm enjoying wearing it right now.

This mani is OPI Russian Navy on my thumb, Lancome Indigo Paris on my pointer, China Glaze Blue Paradise on my middle, China Glaze Frostbite on my ring finger, and Sally Hansen Salon Calypso Blue on my pinkie finger. OPI Ink is a good substitute for Lancome Indigo Paris. I think these manis work best when you keep all of the polishes in a similar finish (i.e. all cremes, or all shimmers/pearls like I did).

I also think that ombre manis are a cool way to move from wearing summer polishes to winter. Right now, I'm trying to hold onto the last bits of summer, so I'm not ready to rock dark nails. This way, I have dark nails mixed in with some summery colors!

September 5, 2010

Warning- There's a Snake in this Post!!!

Totally off the topic of nail polish-- I don't have any nail posts today because I bought my boyfriend his birthday present yesterday!!!

A baby Jungle Carpet Python named Bumblebee!!

She/he is named Bumblebee because her colors will change to a brighter yellow as she gets older. (We don't know if Bumblebee is male or female, the sexing process is a little beyond our snake skills right now). We both already own one corn snake each, so we have some experience.

That's Essie Mini Shorts on my nails in the first picture by the way! See, I worked nail polish into a post about snakes LOL! Wanted to share Bumblebee while she's so cute and tiny!

September 4, 2010

Fun Combo- OPI Call My Cell-ery over OPI Green-wich Village

OPI Call My Cell-ery over OPI Green-wich Village, no flash

I've had OPI Call My Cell-ery probably for about a year now and haven't worn it. It's so sheer, I just didn't know what to do with a sheer, sparkly green. I wanted to wear OPI Green-wich Village the other day, so I decided to try it with a layer of Call My Cell-ery on top. It looks really pretty!

I think Call My Cell-ery would be a good layering polish with any color really. It doesn't have much green to it, just the very fine sparkles. I want to try this over a teal color next. It would also be great over navy blue or black. I thought maybe if I layer it over Essie Mint Candy Apple, or maybe China Glaze Re-freshmint, it would kind of resemble Chanel Jade. The shimmer is subtle in Call My Cell-ery, so it might work! So, if you have an unloved bottle of Call My Cell-ery hanging around, give it a try as a layering polish!

OPI Call My Cell-ery over OPI Green-wich Village, no flash

September 1, 2010

China Glaze Awakening Halloween Collection

Ahhhhhhh, finally, a polish collection that lives up to my exceedingly high expectations—China Glaze Awakening. I was pretty excited about this one when I saw the preview pictures awhile back, and my excitement has only grown since then. Fortunately, these “ghoulish glitters”, as China Glaze calls them, did not disappoint.

Zombie Zest, three coats, no flash

First up we have Zombie Zest. Zombie Zest is a swampy green jelly base polish with super fine glitter. In this polish, the glitter is almost suspended under then surface, so it has a very smooth finish. Aside from being one of those ugly/beautiful colors that I happen to looooove, Zombie Zest is one of the coolest polish names FULL STOP. I have read that one of the Orly Cosmix polishes is a dupe for this. You know why I bought this one instead? Because it’s named Zombie Zest. It’s also cheaper, but mostly because it’s named Zombie Zest. The formula was good, nice and even on the application. There is a little VNL, but the base is really a jelly, so VNL is kind of unavoidable.

Zombie Zest, three coats, no flash

Zombie Zest, three coats, no flash

Mummy May I, two coats, no flash

Next up is the beautiful Mummy May I. Another fabulous polish, another fantastic name. Mummy May I is a deep purple crème with hot pink medium-sized glitter. The glitter comes out pretty evenly spaced, so that no one spot seems bare. Application was good. I suggest using only three stokes to apply this polish though. It seemed like it was drying so quickly that if you went back over an area, the polish ended up streaky. I love this kind of dark, vampy color in the fall. The fact that it contains hot pink glitter makes it that much better.

Mummy May I, two coats, no flash

Mummy May I, two coats, with flash

Ick-A-Bod-Y!, two coats, no flash

Last, but I think possibly my favorite of this collection, is Ick-A-Bod-Y!! I say possibly my favorite, because I love them all so much! I guess a lot of people don’t get the name of this, but I think it’s another awesome name. The classic Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring Ichabod Crane, was always a Halloween favorite of mine. The other reference here is more amusing, as in “Ick! A body!” LOL. So I think this might be my favorite name of the three actually. Now, about the actual polish! This is a green crème base loaded with medium-sized orange glitter. The glitter really takes over the polish, not that I mind, of course. Application was great, and it was perfect glitter packed in only two coats! If you’re thinking this sounds similar to last year’s Sally exclusive, Fortune Teller, think again! I took a comparison picture for you. Fortune Teller has two different sizes of orange glitter, a black base, and less glitter than Ick-A-Bod-Y! Ick-A-Bod-Y! clearly has a green base and TONS more glitter!

Ick-A-Bod-Y!, two coats, no flash

left to right: Fortune Teller, Ick-A-Bod-Y!, Fortune Teller, Ick-A-Bod-Y!

Overall, this is my favorite collection of the fall. No questions about it. I think I mentioned before how much I love Halloween, so naturally the names are great for me. The colors are also exactly what I like to wear in the fall- a weird swamp-like green, a vampy color, and plenty of glitter. I know some of you might be cringing about the removal process for these, and to you, I say, GO BUY ZOYA REMOVE+. Seriously. I soaked a cotton pad, let it sit on the nail for 10 seconds and all the glitter just wipes right off. This whole Awakening set is a MUST HAVE!!!!! for me personally. By the way, if you buy this collection as a set, it comes with China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, which is really great! I hadn't tried it before getting this set, but I really like it so far. Expect a review on it soon.

China Glaze Awakening is available online at Victoria’s Nail Supply and should be arriving at Sally Beauty Supply stores sometime in September.
Got this cool news from Zoya!! Check it out:

"Zoya Nail Polish wants to Spoon with you!

Do you REALLY love nail polish? Have you ever purchased a color online or from a color chart only to find that it doesn’t match the picture? Have you always wanted to be able to try on nail polish the way you do clothing?

Well, what if you could see EXACTLY how any Zoya color would look on YOU before you buy it? What if you could make sure you ALWAYS get your perfect pink? Or perfect red. Or purple! ANY color! Any shade, EVERY TIME! Well now you can...

Zoya presents a new way to shop for nail color - The Zoya Color Spoon!

Every incredible Zoya nail color made will now be available as a spoon so you can try it before you buy it! This is a revolution for the online nail polish consumer and salon and spa buyers alike who previously only had online color representations or printed color charts as a guide. Never before have you been able to try so much color for so little money out of pocket. This is same Zoya color that comes in the bottle poured into small nail shaped wells to create a tester color spoon - you can see every subtle detail of the color and hold it up to your nail to see exactly how it will look. Plus, the amount you pay for the spoons will be added to your account in the form of code that will be available for use on a future Zoya purchase and BONUS Zoya will ship the spoons to you at no charge. “It’s amazing that we will be able to do this for our customers - there really is nothing else like it in the nail polish market today” stated Leo Reyzis, VP of Marketing at Zoya.

So quit the color guessing game when purchasing nail color online and try any one of Zoya’s over 300 formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and camphor free, vegan friendly shades. Now you can be sure that the color you try is the exact same color you buy!

See it - Try it - Buy it!

Zoya Nail Spoons - $0.50 ea. (free shipping on all spoons - value of spoon(s) will be added to your account for a future purchase).

Zoya Nail Spoons will be available at starting September 1, 2010.

Here’s how it works...

Simply visit, select a color(s) to try, click on the coordinating Zoya Color Spoon option in the product ordering area to add the color spoon to your shopping cart. Order as many as you would like. After your order has been approved and processed, will ship your selected color spoons out for you to try and email you a confirmation along with your spoon value code (code will also be available under the “my account” section of so you never have to worry about losing it).*

* All Zoya Color Spoon sales are final. One time personalized spoon value code. Zoya Color Spoon value code can be applied to any polish or treatment item at Code cannot be used to purchase additional spoons."

I think this is great, since most of us do not have access to a store that sells Zoya polish. I can't just go see a collection in person, and I bet most of you can't either. This is a cool idea, and it's even better that the price of your spoons gets added to your next order! I love Zoya for stuff like this, I really feel like they care about their customers.

For more info, or to order your spoons, visit Zoya today!