Tuesday, June 29, 2010

First Post Deserves A Gorgeous Polish!

Today I have China Glaze - Let's Groove to share with you. This is one of my all-time favorite nail polishes; it's so pretty! It kind of reminds me of grape jelly, expecially indoors. Which then makes me crave a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, haha!

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You can see the red and blue shimmer where the sun hits my nails directly. This was two coats and I probably could've used just one if I were a little more careful. I know Let's Groove isn't a typical summer color, but right now I'm in a darker color phase. What do you think about dark colors in the summer? Do you wear them too or just stick to more usual summer colors like neons?

Now for a little introduction:

My name is Jana and I really got into nail polish when I stumbled upon Essie's North Fork collection (and promptly bought all three). Searching for swatches of the colors before I bought them took me into the wide world of nail polish blogs and Make Up Alley. After that there was no turning back :) I've done a few guest posts over at Babbling Brooke and will still post over there occasionally, in addition to here of course! My first love is sports though. I also write for a hockey website and will be co-hosting a fantasy football show starting in late July.

I've got some great ideas and swatches already together for you all, so keep checking back! I hope to be able to do some giveaways as I get more followers too.

So I showed you one of my favorite polishes, share with me some of yours!

Coming up tomorrow... Fun With Layering Wednesday!


  1. I'm so excited you started a blog, Jana!! Now you can share your love of polish (and gorgeously polished nails) with everyone :) Great choice for a first post - and thank you for sharing your new blog with me!!

  2. Hiya! I found you through Brooke. I like knowing that there are other girls out there who are into sports and like being outdoors, but still like to paint their nails. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  3. Welcome to the craziness, Jana! I, too, found you through Brooke, and your first post is lots of fun! I just started my own nail blog, and I'm having so much fun with it that there just aren't words to explain how much fun it is!

    As for colors,I wear what I like. I've been wearing orange, and pink, and just this past weekend I wore a manicure that had my nails painted in a gradient from cyan blue at the base out to a midnight blue at the tips. I then painted sporadic stars here and there, ranging in color- some holographic silver, some pink, some green, some plain silver.

    It took forever, but I was in LOVE with that manicure. Unfortunately, I put it on using a cruddy base, and it started chipping almost right away. I never did get good cleaned up photos from the set. You can see the one good shot on the blog, though-

    Welcome to the madness!! :D

  4. Just had a thought... this is kind of similar to First Class Ticket.. I wonder how they compare?

  5. Beautiful color.
    I'm a brand new follower. :)
    I wear whatever ta heck I want. LOL!
    Oh and I'm having a brand new giveaway on my blog. I just started it yesterday.

  6. Thank you Brooke, Nicci, Laynie, and Susie for taking time to comment! I'm following all of your blogs :)

    Brooke, I wonder how they compare! I saw your pictures of First Class Ticket and they do look similar... we'll need to find out

    Nicci, a fellow sports girl! That's so cool :)

    Laynie, that was a very pretty mani! Amazing job on it!

    Susie, I've been in awe of your konad skills from tPF and MUA for a while but I didn't know you had a blog - thanks for the link! And your giveaway is incredible!

  7. Welcome to the blogosphere! i am pretty new myself, so i know how exciting/tramatic the beginning is. i already know i will like you because you want a pet penguin. that would be so awesome, i have lots of stuff penguins, i have to pretend they are real! come check me out too (

    And Brooke sent me, natch =)