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?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Rainbow Untried! Layla Mercury Twilight

Hey there! So this is my super duper late Rainbow untried, but I still have an hour and a half in Thursday so here it is.

Just a quick one today, Layla Mercury Twilight. Application on these Laylas can be quite challenging, I know I tried it over a ridge-filling basecoat a long time ago and it was a nightmare. To be safe now I use an aqua base under pretty much all my holos. These pictures show three coats and to be honest, I'm still not completely happy with the coverage. Next time I think I'll layer it over a silver foil to boost the opacity. The holo effect is strong though!

Mmm rainbows! It's hard for me to get good shots of it in direct light, but man the the holo looks good when it shows! Be sure to check out what Amanda and Amanda have today!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Double Accent Nail Mani

Hi all! I meant to have this post up for yesterday as part of the Rainbow Untrieds. Fail! You guys get it today instead. I'm tryyyyying to steer away from Essie because they aren't cruelty-free, but I did pick up Butler Please recently. And then my OPI Sparkle-icious came in the mail so I paired them up together.

Two coats of each. I saw that Glitta Gloves did a mani like this on Instagram but with the nails reversed, I must have copied her subconsciously. Past my bedtime so that's all from me tonight!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Black and Green Jelly Sandwich

Happy hump day everyone!
Today I have a look I really enjoyed, I've seen some indie polishes that are very similar to this and I had a black a jelly and a green glitter so I decided to recreate it myself.

This mani took quite a bit of time and had lots of layers, I think about 4 layers of the glitter and maybe three layers of the black. The black jelly is actually a cheap NYC creme I diluted with clear polish to make a jelly. The green glitter is by a brand called True Colors that I found in a drug store in Nova Scotia when I was there last summer. They were super cheap so I grabbed about 5, they're great for jelly sandwiches!

I'm glad I saved the money and recreated the look myself instead of shelling out some more money! Not that the indies like this aren't gorgeous. And I'll definitely be making manis like this with my other glitters.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

March Untrieds- HITS Hefesto

Hey there! So for this month Amanda, Amanda, and myself are doing Rainbow untrieds. This one is pretty open for interpretation so that's cool! I personally have a rather large amount of untried holos so I'll be showing them lots.
Today (but actually I meant for this to be last week) I wore HITS Hefesto over Revlon Sweet Tart. Hefesto is the holo topcoat from the No Olimpo collection of holographics. I put one coat over two coats of Sweet Tart. The first two shots are in indirect light and then the next two are full lighting to show the holo goodness!

I like this combo a lot, it made me feel like I had Barbie nails! I can't wait to try Hefesto over other colours!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Nude Glam!

Not like that! Get your minds out of the gutter ;) This is a mani I found on Pinterest a while ago and have been wanting to recreate for a while! I think it may have been done with Deborah Lippmann polishes but my budget doesn't allow too many of them! 

I used Essence Modern Romance as my base colour, it's a sheer nude with a pinkish/copper shimmer. I used three coats to cover my VNL. Then I used two coats of KBShimmer We Three Blings over top to glam it up a little! I topped the whole thing off with some SV. I actually really love this combo, it's a great way to do nude nails without it being a snoozefest. I love the mixture of hexes and flakes in the glitter topcoat, I'll definitely be trying it out over other colours!

And as I was looking through my photos on the camera, Oscar jumped into my lightbox and started playing with my polish!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

KBShimmer Get Clover It

Hi there! Sorry I've fallen off the wagon a little bit with my regular posts, I need to have a good swatch session so I have some stuff to show you! I do however have a polish I wore a few weeks ago, KBShimmer Get Clover It from the new Spring collection.

I used two coats over OPI Jade is the New black. It's a good match for the green creme, and I found the glitter to be easy to place where I wanted it!

Green, jelly, circle glitter... This polish is definitely awesome!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Lac Attack Break the Night With Color

Hey everyone! Today I have a special polish to show you. When Anastasia of Lac Attack sent me some polishes to review, she was kind enough to slip in a couple extras! This is one of them. It actually has a pretty cool story behind it, which you can read about on Glitta Gloves here. I do not believe this polish is available for sale so I'm sorry about that, but it's too cool not to show!

I used two coats of BTNWC over a pale grey creme to really let the colours show through. I also love the black shards. It's definitely an awesome glitter!

I'm sorry about the tipwear there, I'd already been wearing it for a few days and was about to take it off for swatching. I think this polish would be great over just about any colour!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

OPI Jade is the New Black Swatch- February Untried

Hey! So today is the very last February Untried! I have to say though, I did NOT get through all my untrieds! Ooops! I think I'll have to keep the challenge going next month, maybe one day all my polishes will have been shown some love.

Today I have a classic OPI shade, Jade is the New Black. This green creme is beautiful, I find that it's slightly softer and more blue-toned than the Joe Fresh green I showed last week. Formula was good and I used three coats. My bottle came to me used, however, and it did seem fairly thin compared to my other OPI cremes.

Did I use my commas right in that last sentence? Seriously, let me know if I didn't. For real.

ANYWAY picture time!

Ring finger bump is once again from old glitter, not the polish.

And my skin is so dark because I used self tanner haha gotta get my bronze on!
All in all I really love this green, you'll definitely be seeing more of it! *hint hint, nudge nudge*

As always, go see what Amanda Squared have for today!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Butter London Brummie- February Untrieds

Hi! So I have my first Butter London today. I haven't purchased any Butter Londons because I find the price point pretty high, but I saw this on clearance at Winners for $5 so I figured I pretty much HAD to get it!

Brummie is a cool, weird neon purple. On the first coat it looked quite warm but then the next few coats made it look more of a cool purple. I did find it pretty sheer and it needed three coats to build up fully, it also dried very matte so definitely be sure to use topcoat.

Those bumps on my ring finger are some kind of remnant of the glitter I was wearing before, not bubbles in the polish. Overall I think this is a really unique colour of purple, I have a lot of purple but nothing quite like this!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Lac Attack Swatches!

Hi there! So I have some Lac Attack polishes today, and I'm super excited to show them to you! Two are from the recent Magical Musings Glitta Gloves collaboration collection based on Harry Potter and and one is from the Valentine's collection. I'm putting this under a cut because I have a ton of pictures, so check it out!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Glitter Gradient with KBShimmer

 Hi! So I've been a terrible blogger this week, oops! I finally got some new swatches so this week will be better. I originally put on my base polish to photograph it for the Untrieds challenge, but then decided I wanted to do a glitter gradient with my new KBShimmer polish!

Starting with my base, I put on two coats of Joe Fresh Moss. Like the name describes, this is a great dark, slightly murky green. It makes me think of vegetation and foliage, the murkiness makes it a very "natural" green. Then I added KBShimmer We Three Blings in a glitter gradient concentrated around the cuticle. We Three Blings is actually a glitter from the Christmas collection, but I waited to get it until just recently. I think Harlow and Co still has it for sale!

I can definitely say I love both these polishes! The green is really cool and edgy, and I think the gold glitter is going to be usable year round and not just for Christmas time!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le- February Untrieds

Hey everyone! I'm writing this up on Monday and I am super bagged from the long weekend, I went to a music festival in Edmonton and danced my brains out, it was fun! I don't party very often so it's nice to cut loose every once in a while. I'm ready to sleep for about a day now though haha.

I showed this colour last week as the base for Revlon Heavenly. It's a great light dusty blue with purple undertones. I can't remember how many coats I used, I want to say two. 

Mmmm pretty! I love soft blues like this, probably why I have lots of them! Be sure to check out Amanda and Amanda with their untrieds today!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Color Club Alias

Hey! So I am super duper excited about this post today, this is such a gorgeous polish! I don't have very many multichromes. I don't think I've shown many on the blog because up until recently I was too intimidated to try and photograph them.

I put two coats of Alias on top of my No More Film mani it really helped with the sheerness Alias has. It shifts pink, purple, and even greenish at some angles.

Man I love this mani! I think it's super cool how the colours shift! I'm actually wearing another multichrome right now, they're seriously like magic.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!