Monday, 28 November 2011

Mani's from the last month

Here are a few nail polishes that I have been wearing over the past month or so.

This is the second Halloween mani I did. The black is Colour Club Revvvolution which has silver (slightly holo) shimmer, and the red glitter is Milani's Red Sparkle.  

This is Nicole by OPI's OMB, which is what I wore with my Halloween costume, I was Sandy from Grease. It`s a nice bright almost pinky red glass fleck, it has and orange/gold duochrome in the bottle but that doesn't translate onto the nail.

This is Sheer French Pink by Avon, took about 5 coats to get it opaque. I have no idea why I decided to do this, it's so sheer, and as I've said before Avon polishes never dry on me, so this took quite a while. I also had to take pictures of my right hand cause I hardcore messed up my left :/ All in all I love the way this looks but I don't think I'll ever try this one again :P

Sinful Colors Vacation Time, a light nude pinky/rose colour, average formula and coverage. I've really been feeling the nude mature colours lately :P

Wet and Wild Dreamy Poppy. Hot pink, not quite neon. 

Threw some glitter on the ring and thumb, Nail Junkie by Sinful Colors Pretty much my favorite glitter that I own. I like how the blue base of the glitter darkens the pink, it's almost purple :) 

This is Crowd Surfing by L.A. Girl Rock Star. Another sheer polish but this one is definitely worth its five coats, the dry time is decent so it was too painful a process. It's a minty green shimmer with copious green and copper shifting flakies. So pretty, the picture doesn't do it justice. It was also fairly cheap  :D

Static Electricity by L.A. Colors Color Craze. Light denim blue creme.

Glitter is Hottie by Sinful Colors.

*Ignore the tip wear* This is Color Club Total Mystery. I love this polish, it's a bright sapphire blue with plenty of red and purple shimmer. So pretty and the name suits it perfectly!

Random blue french I did when I was bored, the blue is Nicole by OPI Respect The World and the sheer pinky colour is Essie Kisses and Bisses, my go to french top.

This messy glitter overload was my 'good luck wish for a snow storm' mani. The Blue is NYC Skin Tight Denim that I've had forever, it's surprisingly an extremely nice dark blue that doesn't look black. On the tips I sponged on a Bed Head polish that is also ancient (I got it when I had my first ever manicure) it's a white pearl shimmer with slight pink and blue shimmer mixed in, this one has no name. And the pastel-y glitter on the center is Wet and Wild's Hallucination. 

Also 25+ cm of snow over night and classes canceled!!!! Success!! :D :P (these picture were taken a couple of days later so there is much less snow in these then there was :P)

What I'm wearing now, Blazing Blue by Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and the snow flakes are stamped from the m59 konad plate with Sally Hansen Sapphire Chrome. I should take pictures outside more often, they come out so much nicer but...

Weather here is crap, this is what a nice/average day is like here, plus it starts to get dark around 4 PM this time of year, so it's quite difficult to get a chance to take a picture outside :(

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Jack-o-lanterns :D

I decided to do a little nail art for Halloween :)

I was pretty impressed with myself, gotta say :P This is three coats of an old Maybelline Colorama nail polish, the lable is rubbed of but it might be called Peach Daiquiri. This orange polish actually had a great application, which was a surprise considering its brush was  huge, the dry time was pretty sweet as well. After that I used a series of Nail Star Two-Way Nail Art Pen and Brush that I got off eBay, a bright yellow for the highlight and black for the out line, and (if you've ever seen Bob Ross`s The Joy of Painting) a little indian yellow :)

Friday, 28 October 2011

Lubu heels

I feel like this is a pretty famous polish, and it feels pretty Halloween-y too, so I decided to try it out.

China Glaze Lubu Heels is simply an nice, fine red glitter in a black base, kinda like a higher quality red version of Night Prowl. Nice application as well as dry, and wear time.  All in all very nice polish, definitely helped get me in the Halloween spirit :)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Night Prowl

This is a cheap Wet and Wild polish I bought a while back that I decided to try out in the spirit of Halloween.

Night Prowl by Wet and Wild. Tons of purple glitter suspended in a sheer black base. Really nice colour, looks like there is a lot more glitter in the bottle then what comes out on the nail. The downfall of this polish is that the application was pretty bad, it only took two coats but the formula was thin and runny, it kept oozing into my cuticles. Also the brush was terrible, it was long and skinny which was hard to control, and loose in the cap too making everything worse. Also it looks dull without a topcoat. All in all for a dollar something polish I'm happy with it, its an awesome colour and I'll probably wear it again.

Monday, 24 October 2011

China Dress

This mani is one I did last week that I was quite fond of.

 This is the base colour, it's Deeply in Love by Nicole by OPI. Its a nice colour that shifts from a nice cherry red to a cranberry red depending on the light. This colour stains pretty bad though so use a good base coat.

 Then I added Sally Hanson Hidden Treasure, which is a red, orange, gold and green flaky duochrome top coat. Really really pretty.

Finally I mattified it with Essie Matte About You. Great matte top coat, not that I have a comparison but I find it does the job quite well :) Dries fast and chips easily but I think that's common with matte polish in general.

I was quite fond of this combination as it reminded me of those traditional red Chinese dresses, the silk kind with the pretty orange and gold patterns :)

My Beloved

Warning: this post may include and excessive number of picture and/or rambling.

So I came across this polish several weeks ago, but didn't pick it up for some reason (most likely because it was expensive, $10 is a lot for a broke student :P). It was so pretty in the bottle that I couldn't get it off my mind. So I made it my prize, I went back and picked it up once I finished exams.

Turquoise Moonlight by Quo by Orly. This is my new favorite polish, I actually don't remember loving any single polish as much as I love this one. It's a lovely blue with green/gold flecks, sounds pretty simple but it looks like liquid paradise on the nail. These pictures don't do the polish justice.

This is two coats polish, no top coat. Application was great as well, the bottle has a rubberized cap and the brush is wide, flat and curved at the tip which made putting this on a dream. Also it didn't stain my nails like I expected.

If you see this polish I highly recommend picking it up. I think the Quo brand is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart, which is a Canadian company. Although I'm fairly certain this is extremely similar to Orly's Halley's Comet but I don't own it so I can't say if it's the same.

Sorry for the super long post, I just really like this polish :P

DVD and Laser

Here is what the two Sally Hansen polishes that I bought recently look like on the nail.

This one is laser, it's a beautiful royal blue with a purple duochrome that was hard to catch on camera. Kinda sheer, this is three coats.

DVD is a gorgeous lavender with a sky blue shift at the edges. It's actually opposite to how it looks in the pictures as the polish looks lavender on the center of the nail and blue around the edges, très weird :P