Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Misa Taking Chances

Hey all! Yeah yeah I know, I'm the worst blogger ever. This is also the last of my saved up swatches, so who knows when my next post will happen! I have been painting my nails and have actually done some really cute manis, however they unfortunately went undocumented.

This is a polish I picked up about a month ago on an impromptu Winners trip. I'm not sure what collection it's from, but I liked the goldy colour!

I can't remember if this is three coats or more, I'm sorry! Anyway short post but just something to get the cobwebs cleared out, hopefully I'll be able to post more!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Nubar Reclaim

Hey everyone! I went missing again but I have enough swatches saved up now to get through to my days off now, so that's good. Today I will show you Nubar Reclaim. This is a lovely green holo with a really great formula, I'm not sure why Nubar hasn't made this in every colour!

I can't remember whether it was two or three coats for the life of me though, sorry!

I just love that linear holographic goodness!! So awesome! 

Monday, 1 April 2013

Emily De Molly Studded Jeans

Good morning!
Today I have my first Emily de Molly polish to show you! I'd lusted after it for quite a while but restocks of this brand are usually pretty crazy. One day I was lucky enough to be off work when a restock went live so I snatched this one up quickly and checked out!

Studded Jeans is a dusty, periwinkle-type shade of blue with gold flakes and gold holo glitters. I did find that the glitters and flakes sank a little bit, so I flipped it upside down before polishing my other hand and found that helped quite a bit. Three coats here for opacity. I'd already been wearing this mani for a few days before I took pictures so I apologize for the tipwear!

I really like my first Emily de Molly! There are a few more glitter-bomb type ones I quite like, I might try to get more soon!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

March Untried Lynderella One Nutty Fruitcake!

Hey there! Short post because I'm writing this right before bedtime. I'd been lusting over this polish for a long time and I finally bit the bullet and ordered it! Did it live up to my expectations?

For the most part, yes. I love the colour combinations and the addition of the black squares is really different. The microglitter is really great too! However, it does seem like it bleeds a little as the base had a pinkish tint instead of being truly clear. It probably wouldn't be noticeable over a darker colour but I chose to wear it over OPI My Vampire Is Buff, so I could tell where the base colour was changed. One coat over two coats of My Vampire is Buff.

So there you have it! My first Lynnderella. I think I'll probably pick up a few more, but honestly the price keeps me from collecting very many.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Nail Pattern Boldness Boop Oop a Dupe

Hello there! Monday again, I can't complain though because I'm actually off today! Hopefully I'll do some swatching so I have posts for you this week! ;) After wearing EMIO for a few days, I thought I should throw a little somethin' somethin' on top to spice it up. My indie collection has been growing pretty fast lately, and I recently picked up a few polishes from Nail Pattern Boldness via Llarrowe. This is meant to be a dupe for the infamous Clarins 230 multichrome polish. I don't own it, nor am I ever likely to given it's astronomical selling price, so this is good enough for me!

The shimmer has a beautiful glow to it, and shifts from reddish to gold and even green at extreme angles, although I forgot to capture that on camera. I only used one coat over EMIO. The first picture is indirect lighting, then I hit it with some ray power!

I can't wait to try this over other colours! I've seen it used over a dark blue and it look fantastic that way, it might be my next experiment.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest

I'm back again! This time I have a shade from the OPI Germany collection from last fall. At first I passed on it at first, but then as time went by I became convinced I had to get the shimmers or I'd regret it later! Anyone else do that to themselves? When my bottle of this colour arrived I was worried it was the same as my Ger-manicure because they looked so alike in the bottles, and I knew that there was a labelling mishap with the press pack samples bloggers received. BUT it was all good, my shades are right!

Every Month Is Oktoberfest is the most amazing dark purple, almost blue base but with gorgeous warm plum shimmer. It glows on the nail like jewels!  I think this was two coats. I didn't write it down, oops! Topcoat on all nails except my middle, not that it makes much of a difference with the shine!

Look at how that baby lights up in direct lighting! So pretty, I'm so happy I ended up ordering this one! And just wait until you see what else I did with it ;)

Friday, 22 March 2013

OPI Mod About You

Hello! Happy Friday! I hope you all have some fun plans for the night, personally I'm just working.
Today I have a classic OPI shade that I think is great for springtime! I love pinks and this soft baby pink is no exception. Pictures show three coats and topcoat, I found it to be a little streaky until I added that last one and then it levelled out nicely.

I think this will be the perfect base for some springy nail art (ie dotting or tape) next time I wear it! Do you like soft pastels like this?