Monday, September 17, 2012

L'Oreal Rainy Piccadilly

Nail of the Day ~ Rainy Piccadilly, L'Oreal


Do you see a trend here? I've become a little obsessed with these L'Oreal polishes. While I find most of the colors very unique, I did spot a close dupe from the new Revlon Colorstay line. Right off, I have to say that this color was hard to photograph. It really only showed true to color with a flash. This is such a pretty shade of blue. I'd call it a true teal blue cream. This polish was part of the British Invasion collection. Not sure if it's limited edition.

One thing I must point out with this one though. It had a pretty bad scent with the first coat. I noticed it slightly with the second but it did go away {thankfully}. It was sort of a chemical smell that I have not noticed with any of the other L'Oreal polishes. *UPDATE - Since writing this post {before publishing} I've painted my nails a second time with this polish {yes, I like it that much}. I didn't notice the scent as much the second time around.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy Marinade

If you follow me on Instagram {MissCrysM} or Twitter, you've seen my pics on food. This grilled chicken salad is something the Hubby and I have been enjoying for the entire summer it seems. It's easy and light. I'm not a huge fan of fixing chicken but I've found a way to make it easy yet tasty. You obviously don't have to use the chicken on a salad. This is just showing how to make the marinade and how we've been eating it.

Easy Marinade

What You Need:
Dijon Mustard {any brand}
Garlic Salt
Balsamic Vinegar

Easy Grill Marinade

Directions:
We pound the chicken breast thin because that's the way I like them best.
Sprinkle on the Garlic Salt, then add the Dijon Mustard. You can see how much I used but you can add to your own taste.



Next, splash on the Balsamic to each chicken breast and spread out the mixture. I use the back of a spoon. I found this to spread easier than a brush. Repeat on the other side. {both sides of the chicken}

Easy Marinade

Then you're ready to hit the grill! You could also make this marinade in a bowl and pour over chicken in a food storage bag and leave in the fridge until you're ready to use it. I've found it gives enough flavor making it right before we grill so I usually don't need to do it that way.

Here's the finished product, chopped and on our salads.

Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Essie No More Film

Nail of the Day ~ No More Film, Essie Resort Collection 2012



I first saw this polish on Pinterest. Well, I'm sure I actually saw it when it first came out back in the spring but passed on it then for some reason. To me, it screams more fall/winter than resort or spring/summer when the collection was actually released. It's a beautiful blue cream with a royal purple tone to it. It's a very unique color. Had I seen this prior to the Dior Blue Label, I might have passed on the Dior. This gives you that darkness but with the bright tone of purple to make it wearable.




Tuesday, September 04, 2012

L'Oreal Jet Set To Paris

Nail of the Day ~ Jet Set To Paris by L'Oreal


I came about this color because I thought it was a true "Gator" blue. I see lots of blues but none this exact shade and without shimmer. I had passed it by a few times but finally I caved because it kept calling my name. I'm so glad I did. It's a beautiful royal blue cream. I did Instagram {MissCrysM} a picture of me wearing it with my Gator shirt. Looked pretty darn close.

Even if you're not a Gator fan, this is a great blue to own. I actually liked the way it looked on me and I'm pretty fussy with blue nail polish. These pictures are with two coats. I had a few bare spots on a couple of nails but I think it was my polish job. Like the other L'Oreal polishes I've picked up, this one applies very nice and wears well.
*Note: these pictures were taken two full days after application.


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