Sunday, 23 September 2012

Nicole by OPI Kendall on the Katwalk

Good morning! This polish came to me from that totally awesome kijiji haul I keep mentioning (still have lots of polishes left from it!) and it's from the original Kardashian Kolors line. This glitter is awesome! It's mainly bright blue glitter but there are also green and purple glitters in it too. They give it an awesome depth and make it really interesting to look at. It has a tinted blue base which makes it very easy to build to opacity. I did two coats and it looked good, I tested a third coat on some fingers and there was really no difference, so two coats and you're good to go. You will need to spend a little extra time with topcoat though because it dries gritty. A couple coats smooths it out easily though!



Man I love that polish!! It was super fun to wear and didn't chip very much. 

Friday, 21 September 2012

China Glaze Ahoy!

Hi everyone!
Today I have a summery polish for you. Yes, yes I know its fall but I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet! Plus the weather here is holding up nicely so it's easy to pretend I still have a little bit of summer left.
Ahoy! is from Anchors Away, the spring 2011 collection. It's a bright, hot pink with gold glass fleck shimmer. I love it, it looks very juicy to me. It dries pretty fast and shiny too!
I did two coats here with a coat of SV.



Just a short one today, what do you think of this colour? I didn't always like pinks very much but I'm really starting to enjoy them now!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

More OPI swatches! and a bonus

Hi again! This is the last of my scheduled post so hopefully I find some time (and nice weather) to swatch some more or else the blog might be lonely again for a bit. I think I want to build a lightbox soon, in another month or so going outside to take pictures won't be an option. That's Canadian winters for ya! This post is long so I'm putting the rest under a cut!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Nail of Many Days Ago

Hello again!
This was intended to be a NOTD, but that was many, many days ago. I can explain my sporadic posting schedule, but it would take forever so I'll just say that I've been having technical difficulties and leave it at that. 
This look is Need Sunglasses? from the OPI swatch post, topped with two coats of a black and silver glitter called Satin Knight. The glitter is from a brand called true colors that I found in a Nova Scotia drugstore called Lawton's. I gotta say, that drugstore is AWESOME and I wish we had them here in Alberta. I can't find any mention of this true colors brand on Google but they had a bunch of different coloured glitter and a collection of other colours. They were really inexpensive so I bought five and will definitely be using them in jelly sandwiches, yay! This one has black and silver microglitter and small black hexes. I'm gonna be using this over everything! The glitter isn't too terribly sparse but it did want to stick together a bit so I had to dab it on where I wanted it.



Now remember how I said that Need Sunglasses? took foreverrrrrrrr to dry? Well I added this glitter a full day or two after I'd been wearing it, and it somehow turned the WHOLE thing into a gummy mess and it got mushed off my index finger. Blegh. But I'll just load on the SV next time, overall I really like these two polishes!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Barry M Magnetic Burgundy

Hi everybody! First I want to say thank you to the new people following me,  I notice and I really appreciate it. I'm very happy this blog doesn't have just two followers anymore. And yes, one of them was me and the other was my boyfriend. How's that for support?! Haha anyway it's nice to know people who AREN'T me are reading this too!
This is a fairly recent NOTD. I bought this from Harlow & Co after seeing it on Glitta Gloves, and it's my first and (so far) only magnetic polish. As such, it took me a few nails to get the hang of it. You'll notice my pinky finger looks pretty junk compared to the rest, but that is the learning curve. The formula on this polish is pretty thick so that you only need one coat. Then while the polish is still wet, you hold the magnet above it for a few seconds and the design appears! I painted one nail at a time and counted to five with the magnet. It was actually pretty fun to see it with and without the design!

Errr.... on second thought you won't see how my pinky nail looked because I've developed a hate on for how it looks in photos and I've been cropping them out. But take my word for it, it's wasn't very good!

That's all for now, do you like magnetic polishes? What's your favorite if you have one? Or are you over them by now?