Friday, May 21, 2010

Solid Gold ya'll & a REVIEW of Milani polish

I spelled it that way on purpose. Because someone who was once my friend very rudely tried to learn me in what is essentially slang. She is also the one who thought hot mess was a compliment then dumped me via email. But I'm not bitter. Just catty.

Sweater Old Navy 2000(?)
Silk blouse Banana Republic 2009
Pants Gap 2009
Cami Old Navy 2006
Shoes Nine West 2010 (Available here)
Bangles from my friend MLE
Earrings I made
Wow a hat trick. I am wearing clothing exclusively from all 3 of Gap Inc. brands.
IMG_0288IMG_0278nine west sandals

Erin from Work With What You've Got had a photo of her wearing this polish on her Flickr stream a few weeks ago. I INSISTED she tell me what it was. It wasn't available here until yesterday. Not that I stalked CVS or anything. (totally did)
solid gold ya'll

My Network from Milani. Retails (depending on area)for around $4.99. Gorgeous shimmer without glitter hunks which are IMPOSSIBLE to get off your nails. Good coverage in two coats. This is two coats without my normal top coat. I thought it looked better without it. I tested it on one nail and it took away some of the kick ass metallic quality. I am so going back for the rose gold one I think was called I'm Online. Great color, good formula and coverage at a decent price. Also not a color I've seen in other drugstore brands. The color doesn't appear to be on the Milani website yet. I think because it is part of a new line. My husband was a big fan of this color.

Do you have any plans for this weekend?

Dave's last project is due Sunday so this will be a weekend of work work work for him. I have no plans other than to read the new P.C. Cast novel. Yup highschool vampires. Awesome.

22 comments:

I BLEED PINK said...

LOVE...LOVE those shoes!!! I am rushing to CVS at work to get that nailpolish today.

V said...

I love EVERYTHING about your outfit today...so great! I think that polish looks great too, love that you change it up all the time...I never do that :( I'm from TX and I know I try to be gramatically correct, but I spell ya'll that way...oops!

Sal said...

I would never have known how to style that sweater without looking unbearably twee. But this ensemble is fab!

hillary said...

Sal I have had it since college and it hasn't seen a lot of use in the past few years. I didn't know if I liked it today.

V No worries because it's slang! who cares how you spell it. I mean I don't but apparently my "friend" did. I change it every 2 or 3 days it only takes under 5 minutes and I hate chips and my ADD wants a new color at that point.

bleed pink. great user name!

EvaNadine said...

im with sal -- you styled that cardi fabulously!

im not much of a fan of gold in general, but i love how this polish looks on you. it almost has me wanting to go out and get it for myself -- did they have a silver or bronze?

hillary said...

http://www.byhillary.com/2010/05/milani-nail-polish-in-bijou-bronze.html

EvaNadine said...

ahh!
i remember seeing that post + my brain just didnt make the connection that they were the same thing.
niiiiiiiiice...

LaShaune said...

My first week of working at MSKCC, one of the docs told me how elated she was that we (My doc and I) both said "Hey" and "ya'll" a lot because it reminded her of good times during her fellowship at MDACC.

So down here (back in Houston), like V said, we use it daily and spell it that way!

I love that polish color. Looks like pure spun gold.

hillary said...

bwahaaa this girl was living in houston who was telling me I was wrong! ahahaaaa I knew I was right.
I lived in the south for 10 years which she seemed to have forgotten.

Lorena said...

My nails have been gold since Tuesday... but they are not as pretty as yours. My color is light... :(
For the weekend I have to take my car to get a quote on a repair, i am getting a pedicure .....

Kelly said...

I love your outfit (especially the embroidered cardi!) and clearly I will have to make another K-mart trip this weekend (because it is the only place around me that I've found with Milani) because that gold polish is too freakin pretty.

hillary said...

Kelly make sure to check for one of those little displays because it is a new "collection" instead of part of the regular line. You know what I mean one of those little cardboard things all the brands new for new stuff?

Kelly said...

yes! thank you!

Chelsea said...

oh that nail polish is AWESOME! i love it to pieces! and the whole ensemble really.

btw, I finally got the mac rebel lipstick! soooo in love with it :)

hillary said...

I lost mine and I have looked EVERYWHERE I am sure it's under the couch or something. Waffle or daisyboo push things under there all the time. Its a sleeper sofa so you can't just pick it up.

Chelsea said...

my cats love to push little things under the couch (or under various doors) too. my trick when they push something that I need under there and I don't wanna move it is to use the handle side of a broom and try to sweep everything out. I hope you find it... it's amazing!

Stacyverb said...

Hi, I'm de-lurking to say that I just bought that polish too! I'm wearing it on my toes as we speak. I got another one also (I think it's called 2.0?) that is an unusual gun metal/pewter-ish kind of color. I love this line of polish, might have to go back for more!

Stacyverb said...

Hi, I'm de-lurking to say that I just bought that polish too! I'm wearing it on my toes as we speak. I got another one also (I think it's called 2.0?) that is an unusual gun metal/pewter-ish kind of color. I love this line of polish, might have to go back for more!

C Lo said...

You look MF'ing AMAZING today. I'm starting to "favorite" some of your outfits and save them on my computer to copy them as best I can. This one gets a fave.

Wait......did that sound too stalkerish?

My middle son's birthday is Monday so his party is Saturday. Chuck E. Cheese. Lord help me.

hillary said...

Thanks everyone. Funny I actually felt kinda terrible today in this outfit so it is nice to see my feelings were not too based in reality.

clo not stalkerish at all.

Kristen said...

I love that tuxedo button down and sweater together.

katrina said...

my god -- i love you look.