NOTW – Purple Holo & Lace

Hi guys, long time no post! SO and I went out to the desert with his family to see the desert flowers in bloom last Saturday and then I spent all day Sunday shopping for my birthday/graduation dress. I tried on 42 different dresses, but I think I finally found the perfect one! I’m super excited to wear it next week – I’m throwing a birthday tea party in celebration teehee. And then of course, yesterday was the first day of Spring Quarter. But anyway, I just wanted to share last week’s NOTW. I haven’t had a chance to change this quite yet…

Orly Bonder, 3 coats Milani Hi-Res, Seche Vite, Milani Black Magic with Konad plate m71, Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails

But I mean, honestly, it looks perfect on my left hand still (but it’s starting to look a little sad on my right hand b/c I use that one for pulling stuff out of the washer…). It’s the same as a NOTD I did a while back except that I used the Milani purple holo instead of the pink. I think the pink is more flattering on my skintone, but I just love the purple. The holoness is really gorgeous. I had to wait 3 days before I could get a good sunlight shot for you guys. =)

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24 Responses to “NOTW – Purple Holo & Lace”

  1. Annabel says:

    i like this purple! :D my nails are currently lilac. haha how spring-y
    .-= Annabel´s last blog ..habanero pork pasta =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! It’s a really fun, different purple from the other ones I have. And ooh, I don’t think I have a lilac yet (actually I don’t think I have any pastels really…) but hehe, so happy spring’s finally here. :D

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  2. sarah says:

    your nails look so long! but this mani is SOOOOO pretty <3 <3
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..FAIL FACE =-.

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    sarah responds:

    wait, why did i say “but”?
    *AND
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..FAIL FACE =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Hehehe, thanks! I actually have to file them down tonight. They’re starting to annoy me lol.

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  3. Lulu says:

    that’s really pretty :) your nails have gotten really long :) gosh i would kill to have your nails, looks so nice! can’t wait to see your birthday/graduation dress too, a birthday tea party sounds lovely :)
    .-= Lulu´s last blog ..Las Vegas Haul =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! I’m actually really sad because I have to file them down today… because a) they’re starting to make it a little tough to type and b) I have a shattered nail on my left hand which will probably tear soon if I don’t do something about it … ;_; But honestly, if you polish your nails 1x a week and take care with them, they grow about 1mm a week.

    & yea! I’m hoping to have lots of pictures… we’ll see. =)

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  4. okk that’s it. You’ve officially destroyed any willpower I had left. Next time I go to CVS, I’m hitting the holos. Gorgeous NOTD :D
    .-= makeup morsels´s last blog ..Hello All! =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    HEEHEEHEE OOPS! But I hope you love them as much as I do!!

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  5. sizbelle says:

    hi gal, trying out 42 dresses? thats really WOW! can we see you in the final selected one??
    the milani polish is sure bling.. i have yet try out their formula. maybe i’ll get some soon. hate when the polish peels, btw what top coat are you using now? as i have top coat woes noe.. cant find my seche one & tried on the poshe (but its not performing, varnish peels in just 3 days..)
    .-= sizbelle´s last blog ..Peek into my week, Hauls & Packages! =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Hahahahaha – SO was horrified as I tried to tell him about all the dresses I tried on LOL. I definitely hope to have pictures from my bday. :D

    I actually really love the formula on Milani and with the top and base I’m using, I can usually wear a polish for about 5 days without anything but tipwear (I usually start chipping on the 6th day and then laundry on the 7th day kills it). I use Orly Bonder + nail polish of choice + any random top coat + Seche Vite top coat. I find that the two layers of top coat really help protect the polish from chipping, and I also “tip” the free edge of my nails which helps a lot too (so you just paint the tip of your nail also, with base coat, 1 coat color, and each top coat, does that make sense?). HTH!

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  6. Linda says:

    I’ve been seeing those Milani nail polishes on a lot of blogs and it is so tempting! I need to pick up some of those. I would probably get purple and pink too. lol I love holo nail colors. It’s so sparkly and pretty to look at. :D
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Matte Konad Nails =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    They are really so pretty! They’re kind of disappointing in the bottle but they really come alive in the sunlight once they’re on the nail. =)

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  7. Sarah says:

    Oh my this is toooo pretty!!! Your nails are seriously AMAZING!!!!!!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..LuShae Jewelry Review… =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Aww, thank you! :D

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  8. Super duper pretty! And a birthday tea party sounds so lovely!!

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks!!

    & duuuude I can’t wait! SO said he’d try and make me green tea tiramisu this time. :D

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    Shop N' Chomp responds:

    Oh my gosh, how sweet! Mine would rather just buy it for me. Hmmrrph!

    Happy Upcoming, Cat!!! =D
    .-= Shop N’ Chomp´s last blog ..FREE Shipping At Asos.com =-.

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  9. mayaari says:

    i have hi-res too! and the silver holo polish…can’t remember the name right now…aren’t they just AWESOME?

    and YAY for finding a dress! you have way more patience than i do (42 dresses? I would’ve given up after like, 10, haha)
    .-= mayaari´s last blog ..Tokidoki at Sephora =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    OMG they are!!!! I seriously wanted to buy all of them LOL.

    & LOL. Well so I had SO specially drive me to the bigger mall so I figured as long as I was there I might as well – it was really an epic search and the one I ended up buying was literally the last one I tried on!

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  10. Jess says:

    Catherine, you always have the most ‘bling bling nails’, hehe… I like the purple shade! Glad to hear that you found your perfect dress for your birthday/graduation! Would you mind showing us? ;)
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..Haul March 29th : In Love With Yves Saint Laurent… + F O T D : Fresh Peachy Spring Look =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Aww thank you! :D

    & of course!! I’m hoping to have some nice pictures from my birthday… we’ll see though if I can get one of my friends to snap some shots. =)

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  11. Jian says:

    The nails are SO pretty and long!!! And I’m going to have to be cheeky and wish you an early happy birthday since I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wish you birthday greetings next week…

    And 42 dresses?? Wow, and I thought I was bad!! I feel guilty after trying on about 4 or 5… Can’t wait to see a pic! I bet it’s PERFECT!
    .-= Jian´s last blog ..New Bag: Bow Detail Black bag =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Aww, thank you! :D

    And HAHAHA. Nono, don’t worry – SO wasn’t there, he just dropped me off and then came back to pick me up at the end. And I always put the clothes I try on back myself. =)

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