Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color Club Beyond the Mistletoe Holiday 2011 Collection: Holiday Splendor

Color Club Holiday Splendor (3 coats)

The holiday season is officially upon us, much to my dismay. I'm usually farther ahead in my Christmas shopping by now (yeah, I'm one of those people who hates waiting to the last minute) and being out of town put me behind. 

Have you heard about the scented Color Club polishes that can be found at Sally's Beauty Supply? I don't have more details, but I do know they exist! The other holiday collection from them is called Beyond the Mistletoe and features 6 glitter bombs for your pleasure. Holiday Splendor is a gorgeous polish with holographic glitter (see the last photo) suspended in a green base. It was a bit sheer, needing 3 coats for full coverage, but the green base really helped cover any bald spots. I love glitter polishes like these for the holiday season, so if you don't have one yet, I would suggest Holiday Splendor. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

OPI Touring America Fall 2011 Collection: Honk If You Love OPI

OPI Honk If You Love OPI (2 coats)

Hola! The first Monday back after a long weekend is always the worst. Always. I'm still recovering from the jet lag, but I'm finally starting to get better. How was your first day back?

I think this is the last Touring America swatch to show and it's called Honk If You Love OPI (stupid name). It's a bit too dark of a purple creme to be unique, but there's nothing necessarily wrong with it. As you can see from the photo, it dries much darker than the bottle which is a bit unfortunate, but it makes for a nice vampy fall color. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

OPI Touring America Fall 2011 Collection: A-Taupe the Space Needle

OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle (2 coats)

I'm officially back! I'm still fighting some jet lag (my cat waking me up every morning giving me love at 5 in the morning doesn't help). Do you remember way back in the day where I was reviewing the OPI Touring America Collection? Well, since then, the Muppets collection has been released from OPI. It seems people either love or hate this one. I don't own any yet, but perhaps I will get the chance to review a few. 

When I saw A-Taupe the Space Needle in the bottle, I was pretty underwhelmed. I thought it was going to be another boring light brown creme, but as you can see, when it's on the nail, the olive green color in it really comes out. It also dried a shade darker than the bottle color. I would definitely recommend this one.

Thanks for bearing with me the last few weeks. I hope things will get back to normal soon! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm Baaaaaack!

I'm a little busy today, but hopefully I will be back to normal this weekend. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those of you in the US! I'm sorry for the lack of posts while I was gone, but I was extremely busy. Things will be back normal for Right on the Nail before you know it! As always, thanks for your continued support!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Avon Anew Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45

Avon Anew Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45

Greetings from Cambodia! All is well here, but man is it so hot! It feels like it just keeps getting hotter and hotter every day. I'll make sure to post more pictures about the trip when I get home, but until then, I thought I'd post about a product I've used every day since arriving. I've never tried Avon's Anew products, but I know a lot of people swear by it. Since it has an SPF of 45, I thought this would be a great opportunity to try it out. Since it has a higher SPF, it definitely has a bit of a greasy feeling until it completely absorbs to the skin. I haven't noticed much of a white cast on my face in photos, but I haven't had my picture taken that often. The best part of this product-I haven't burned! I'm out in the sun on and off for 9 hours every day and I've just gotten a little tan.

*These polishes were provided the the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mrs. Right on the Nail is in Cambodia

Hi folks,
While the Mrs. is in Cambodia doing some soil-science, I wanted to give you a brief update to let you know that she's alright, and that the blog isn't forgotten.  While she has a bit of internet access out there, it seems sporadic and there isn't much time for blogging.  Fortunately, I do have some pictures to share.

They packed pretty light for this trip, but the boxes are still almost as tall as they were when we stacked them in the airport.
 After about 30 hours of travel they needed some cafe dukdagohdagah to wake them up.  It's coffee with sweetened condensed milk.

The work they're doing has to do with testing the groundwater chemistry and flow where they're installing new wells.  Here you can see some drilling and a nearly-finished well.

The Mrs. loves the wildlife around their area. Dogs, cats, cows, and chickens are all over the place.

So, folks, Mrs. RightontheNail is safe and sound, and she'll be back before you know it (even if it feels like forever to me!).  I know she took some polish with her to share with the local folks, so maybe some of them will be featured on the blog in the next week or two.

Mr. RightontheNail

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

OPI Fall 2011 Touring America Collection: French Quarter For Your Thoughts

OPI French Quarter For Your Thoughts (3 coats)

Have you tried the new Gmail yet? Any thoughts? I like the new search menu and the ability to scroll the side menu up and down. One thing that is really lacking? New templates! They took some decent ones away and only added like 3 new ones! I am always wanting new, pretty things, but I can see that most of America wouldn't care much about these things. 

I was doing a little window shopping at Zoya today (after finding out they had a get 2 free polish deal yesterday-boo, I didn't know about it) and found they still have a code for buy 2 polishes get 2 free. Mine was just added automatically after signing in so you can check that out. 

French Quarter For Your Thoughts was just a pretty plain light grey creme that I probably wouldn't have purchased if it wasn't a part of the mini set. It's not hideous or anything, but it's nothing special either. Meh. It also dried a bit darker than the bottle. Mini brush problems aside, the application and formula was pretty a-ok.