Milani Bare It All and My Friday Night Pedicure

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Milani Bare It All Swatches
Milani Bare It All Polishes clockwise from bottom: Teddy-Bare, Bare With Me, Bare In Mind, Bare To Wear, Bare Necessity, Truth or Bare

Aloha nui loa (new ee low ah), ladies. pink hibiscus



Translation: Very much love.

My in-laws left to return to Hawaii early this morning, and Tabs, El Hub and I were so sad to see them go.

I can’t lie, though… I’m exhausted. After two exciting weeks filled with good conversation, I’m looking forward to just quietly going to bed early (after watching the latest Project Runway while I paint my nails, of course).

What were your Friday plans? Did you live la vida loca tonight?

After the past two weeks, I need a little break from excitement, so I think I’ll paint my nails with something subtle, like one of these colors from Milani’s limited edition Bare It All collection ($4.50 each).

I think the six polishes, which come in shades of pink, peach, taupe and gray, really suit my current mood. Since I have some nail swatching to do tomorrow, I’m only going to paint my toes tonight, and I could use your help choosing a color.

Which one’s your favorite?

Milani Bare It All Swatches in Bare to Wear, Bare in Mind and Bare With Me
Swatches from left: Bare to Wear, Bare in Mind, Bare With Me

Milani Bare It All Swatches in Teddy-Bare, Truth Or Bare and Bare Necessity
Teddy-Bare, Truth Or Bare, Bare Necessity

Which Milani Bare It All polish do you like best?

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Niki says:

    Hey Karen! I’m kind of swamped in nudes right now – a lot of the collections are including them in their fall lineup – but this is really a pretty nude collection, just the same! I voted for Bare to Wear, which is a little different with its grey tone, and it looks lovely on you! Cute for your toes. Hope you’re having a great night!
    Niki recently posted … Jessica Muse – Fall 2010

    • Karen says:

      Hi Niki,

      One can never have enough pretty nude polishes. :) They easily transition from season to season and never go out of style!

      What nudes are your faves for fall?

      Have a great weekend!

      • Niki says:

        I’m really loving the Color Club nudes I just got done swatching today – some really interesting ones! I haven’t done my Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas yet, but it looks lovely in the bottle. The CC nudes always apply so well, too!
        Niki recently posted … Jessica Muse – Fall 2010

      • Karen says:

        Isn’t it cool how certain lines make standard shades, like nudes, fresh and new? Love that. :)

        I’m looking forward to seeing your swatches!

  2. Heidi says:

    Loving all those shades, really. I have been way too lazy to paint my nails since I don’t know how when. Buffing has been the way to go for me lately.

    Ooh, Karen. Enjoy last nights Project Runway! It was one for the ages!

    Just winding down this evening and getting ready to do some grocery shopping tomorrow morning… I know, such excitement!

    Enjoy the peace and quiet!

  3. Amber says:

    I’m glad you had fun with your in-laws, but I’m selfishly glad to have you back with US! ;)

    • Karen says:

      LOL! It was fun. The food situation turned out to be okay — we just went out to eat. :D This week was like an international feast of flavors with French, Italian, Thai and Puerto Rican cuisine. I should probably hit the treadmill hard to work off the carbs, but it was worth every bite!

      How have you been?And how is Sweet Pea? :)

      • Amber says:

        Nothing wrong with doing the food tour once in a while!!

        I’m good, ready to sleep LATE this weekend and veg out. Sweet Pea is adjusting well — she followed Mark upstairs last night and greeted him at the bedroom door when we got up this morning!

        Any plans for the weekend besides finally catching your breath?

      • Karen says:

        Aww, Sweet Pea is really turning on the charm. I bet she’ll have Mark wrapped around her little paw in no time flat.

        This weekend is gonna be all about resting, cleaning and playing with Fabulous Felines! Meow!

        At some point in time I also would like to take a walk with my camera and photograph our neighborhood… the leaves are already starting to fall off some of the trees. I’m so not ready to let fall go. :(

        Enjoy sleeping in tomorrow!

  4. mkdallas says:

    Coincidentally, I just bought “Truth Or Bare” about 10 days ago. I usually buy higher-end polish (Rescue Beauty Lounge, CND) because of the superior staying power, but I was taken with the pale peachiness of “Truth Or Bare”. I’m very impressed by the Milani quality; I had no chips at all for about 6 days and the polish application was a breeze (no streaks and only 2 coats were needed for an opaque finish). The whole collection is really pretty! Totally off topic, I just polished off about 5 spoonfuls of Nutella…no fruit, no bread…just the Nutella. I was hitting pretty hard, lol.

    • Karen says:

      MY GIRL! You officially have nothing to worry about until you start carrying the stuff with you in your purse along with a spoon. Until then, it’s all good.

      BTW, did you use a base/top coat with Truth Or Bare?

  5. Dani says:

    I’ve been spending the evening watching season one of Bev Hills 90210 and painting my nails a color similar to Truth or Bare with my kitty Benny McLovin lol a lovely relaxing evening

  6. Dani says:

    I’m all about the old school 90210. I tried to watch the new version but couldn’t get into it. My bestfriend and I were talking about the 90210 makeup line from back then. Do you remember that? All I remember is that I had a strawberry flavored clear gloss with a roller ball applicator lol

    • Karen says:

      I don’t remember the makeup line, but I do remember the dolls! I was in high school at the time and secretly wanted them, LOL!

      Isn’t it funny how none of the cast members (besides Brian Austin Green) actually looked like they were in high school?

      P.S. Donna Martin graduates! Donna Martin graduates!

  7. Jenn says:

    Whoops– voted for Bare to Wear instead of Bare in Mind! My eyes had me fooled here.

    Anyway, peace out, Karen. I’m going to sleep. Hope you had a good time with the in-laws! :D
    Jenn recently posted … My Beauty Diarys Red Vine Mask Review

  8. Martha says:

    Wow, I am so tempted by these. I love neutrals with a twist!
    Martha recently posted … Good Morning Saturday

  9. AshBash says:

    bare in mind and bare necessity are my two favorites. im going to have to grab those!

  10. Nina says:

    Now that ive promised to be better at doing my nails … ill totally check these out. They are totally my type of colors!

    I had a chill Friday – visited my bestie who gave birth then had dinner at home with the Hubs. Oh that baby is big! He also has a lot of hair! It was fun! :)

  11. Trisha says:

    Isn’t Project Runway great this season? I like how they’re showing just a bit more of the inter-designer drama than before. Just as long as it doesn’t turn into America’s Next Top Model, where it’s 30 minutes of drama and 15 minutes of modeling, I’ll be happy.
    Trisha recently posted … New Ebook- The 30 Day Ultimate Beauty Makeover!

  12. victoria says:

    wow i didn’t know they had nude polishes, i gotta get that bare to wear one. thanks for the info.

  13. ace says:

    ooh, bear in mind is so pretty!! my kitten steala nail polishes. seriously, more than once shes chased them under the bed…
    ace recently posted … theBalm Balmbini Review- Shady Lady Eyeshadow Review

  14. Heather says:

    Which one of these polishes would you say would look best on fair skintones? :)
    Heather recently posted … Joydreamer- @cosmetic-candy theres always the microwave – that is my trusty food creator i dont cook

  15. Michele DiCola says:

    Hi Karen-

    When I am in CVS I always stop at the Milani counter and purchase a few items. They the have the most beautiful colors in everything: liners, lipsticks, polishes& lip liners!

    What is the best are the prices!
    BTW, How is your Mother in law?

    Michele

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