NYC Nail Polish Collection & Swatches (Pic Heavy!)

My NYC Nail Polish Collection

Woohoo! Back to blogging!

For my first post-hiatus blog entry I decided to swatch all of my New York Color brand nail polishes. I’ve been collecting NYC polishes for years and I’ve built up quite a collection. Honestly, I like them as much as Zoya polishes and way more than other drugstore brands including OPI and Essie. I actually used to have more NYC polishes but sold off a bunch that didn’t look so flattering against my skin tone.

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Blog Update

It took much longer than expected to find a good deal but I’ve finally purchased a replacement computer. It should arrive this weekend and once I get everything set up I’ll be back to blogging. Whoop whoop!

While you wait, please check out my blog sale. I’ve put up a few new items.

U.S. residents only. Paypal only.


The graphics card in my laptop, my main computer, died so until I figure out what to do I’ll be taking a little hiatus from the blog.

Right now I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it to fix my laptop, if I should upgrade and buy a new laptop, or get a new desktop PC. I’m leaning toward option #3. This was my first laptop and while it worked perfectly for the past 4 years I never realized it could be so finicky. I’m not super tech-y but with a desktop PC even I had been able to open up the case and switch out or install parts easily. But with the laptop, the graphics card is soldered onto the motherboard and I don’t have the equipment to fix that myself. What a pain! I went to several repair shops to see if I could get it fixed for a decent price and one person said it would be easier to just replace the entire motherboard. If I have to do that I might as well get a new computer. And I had a bunch of swatch photos on the laptop ready to be uploaded too :(

In a way it’s fate. Even before my laptop crapped out I’d been thinking about buying a new computer. I know that I want something inexpensive with a lot of hard drive space, plenty of memory, good processor speed and graphics card, wireless capability, and a DVD burner. I’d like something that can handle video games. I’m not a serious gamer so I don’t need a top of the line hardcore gaming PC but I want a computer that’s at least above the minimum system requirements level of most games.

I expect to be back to blogging within the month but definitely not for the next couple of weeks. I think that’s how long it’ll take me to find and buy a new computer and get my files transferred from my laptop over to it.

If anyone has any desktop PC recommendations or places to shop for a good deal, feel free to share! I’m not loyal to any particular computer brand so long as it works well and isn’t too pricey.

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 – The Nude Beach

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 – The Nude Beach

I was so excited to learn that bareMinerals came out with a new READY 8.0 eyeshadow palette that I didn’t even bother waiting for the reviews to roll in before I ordered one off of I absolutely love the pressed READY eyeshadow formula and the colors looked like they’d be right up my alley.

I have no idea if this is a QVC-exclusive palette or if other retailers will carry it eventually but as of right now you can only buy it from

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector

Sorry about the sudden influx of It Cosmetics reviews but they’ve been on my To Do list for a long time now and I’m finally getting around to posting them up on the blog.

I purchased the Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector ($29) from

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