Saturday, 31 December 2011
So this is what I came up with. . .
As with all my manis, I started with a coat of OPI's Ridge filler base coat. Then, one coat of NYC Colours Night (one coat black!!) and topped it off with one coat of China Glaze's Some Like It Haute.
Simple, but sparkly! I love the way SLIH looks over black!
What's your NYE mani?
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Friday, 30 December 2011
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Sunday, 25 December 2011
I don't do gradients a lot, bit obvious though really! :p
I used China Glaze Senorita Bonita for the base (2 coats) then once it was dry i applied OPI's Fresh frog Of Bel Air and a very thin layer of Kleancolour Holo Green. Bling Bling!
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Some Like It Haute is a grey/charcoal glitter with larger holographic glitter packed in. I was expecting this to require a fair few coats, but I was shocked! What you can see is two coats. After one coat I was amazed, I almost didnt use a second coat!
The only real downside with this polish is that is is gritty. Almost sandpaper-y. I havent used a top coat on it yet but i think you may need a few coats!
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
FFoBA is small emerald green glitter mixed with larger silver hexagonal glitter in a clear base. It is a bit sheer though, this is three coats and there are still bald spots. Will make a great layering polish though! I found it a touch hard to apply too, the silver glitter especially. It dried quickly though, which is a bonus.
Now we all know how hard glitter is to remove and i’m dreading it, so I may wear this for a few days… That and it IS gorgeous!
Senorita Bonita came out earlier this year as part of the Island Escape collection. It’s a royal purple with pink ‘flecks’ throughout, which I didn’t know about, because I only saw a tiny photo of it and loved that so I bought it. But after getting it in the mail, I was shocked! It is SOOOO much more complex than it looked on the net. It is BEAUTIFUL! It almost looks like a foil from some angles because of the pink flecks in it.
Application was good, it dried pretty quick and I only needed two coats, which I’m happy about, because I’d read other reviews saying they used four coats!
There is a down side though, this polish is SO hard to photograph! No matter what, I could not get the colour to show properly and perfectly and I took about 15 photos!
It really is beautiful though, I can’t wait to do some nail art with this one!
I love the colour of Mocha Mix, it is actually pretty spot on the same colour as a Mocha! Typical amazing SH formula and application, so no complaints there. And, did I mention it was ONE COAT?! LOVE that!
Mocha Mix is gorgeous, a lovely brown shade with hints of a dusty pink in it. I feel they really named this polish perfectly, and that’s rare if you ask me. I would wear this colour in winter, it’s rich and warm and really makes me think of coffee.
First Blush is a pretty, girly, pale pink. In the jar it reminds me of some type of strawberry candy, so cute and tasty! On the nail, not so much. But I think I prefer this on the nail, one of the few polishes I actually like more on the nail than in the bottle. It dries quickly, like all of the Xtreme Wears I have, and it has a super glossy finish! It looks fantastic on my skin tone too, if I do say so myself!
The one downside to First Blush is that it is uber sheer. I’m wearing three thick (and I mean THICK) coats in the picture and there’s still a fair bit of nail line showing. So this is one I would wear over a white base for sure. Application was fantastic, I love Sally Hansen’s brush, I find it really easy to use.
What do you think? Is it a colour you would wear a lot? I probably won’t, but I’d use it on other people for sure!
Picked this up today for $3.50. Purely because it’s scented… well… it’s MEANT to be. Supposedly, once its dry, this polish is meant to be banana scented. I, however, was very disappointed, because it just smells awful, and exactly the same as every other BYS I own…
However, the colour is GORGEOUS, so I’m still happy. It’s a bright, but not overly neon, yellow frost. I really love it. It dried pretty quickly, and is opaque in 2 coats. Easy to remove too, which for me is a bonus, because I’ve done like 5 lots of swatches today haha.
So all in all, a good polish, but disappointing in that it doesn’t deliver its main selling point.
P.S please ignore my awful cuticle. I slipped while trying to open something and my thumbnail sliced my cuticle open. that happened 4 days ago, and its still this bad D: and owie.
Monday, 12 December 2011
Now, Yummy Mummy. I really do not like the name, but i LOVE the polish. Ugh. Divine. It is the perfect nude shade for my skin tone, and it has just the right amount of shimmer.Its almost a dusty colour, but still very pretty.
Application was perfect, went on smooth and dried quickly. And, opaque in two coats.
Butter LONDON has left a great first impression on me, my only complaint is the price. And, as I was walking home with the polish, I got a call for a job interview in the morning so now I have the perfect colour for it!
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Overall, pretty happy with this mani, its cute yet simple!
Friday, 9 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
But I digress. Space Cadet. LOVE IT. It’s from the Cosmic FX collection that came out last year. Its a beautiful colour-changing jar of magic! The prominent colour is mauve, but with only one thin coat on the nail, the green base is really noticeable. Theres also a bronzey gold in there, I really love these colours together. It’s opaque in two coats, it builds really well, but out of habit I’ve used three coats.
The one down side to this polish is that it is pretty hard to photograph. Thats why I made a collage ;) the top left picture is in direct sun, then shade, the green only shows up at that angle inside my house, and the bottom photo is the best picture to show all the colours, with my hand in some water.
ps. i know its sideways, i don’t know why, or how to fix it.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Sunday, 4 December 2011
I have a fair few polishes that have perfect glitter matches, i do love it as an idea.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Zom-body to love is…interesting. On the plus side, cute colour, dries quickly, doesn’t smell too bad, and has a good formula.
However, I had to use FOUR coats to get even the slightest amount of glow in it. And I was soooo disappointed in the lack of glow, but thats probably just the big kid in me coming out. its also quite gritty to touch too…
That said, I will absolutely be using this. a lot…
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Coconut Kiss is from the Fiji Fling collection, definitely a colour I would wear on an island holiday ;)
Down side to this colour is it’s sheer-ness. This is two coats, but I really should have used 3, cos if you look closely, there are still a few bald spots and VNL. It dries pretty darn quickly too, which is a bonus, because I am clumsy as all hell and knocked my nails instantly.
But it is a delightful colour, I’m stuck trying to decide which of my two new CG’s I like better!
Gussied Up Green is from the fall 2008 Rodeo Diva collection. Its a true emeraldy, rich, petrol green with the perfect amount of shimmer. Its almost a one coater, but I added a second coat and it gave it so much more depth.
My only complaint is that its not sunny today, so the subtle purple shimmer really doesn’t show up.
But I urge you, BUY THIS POLISH! haha. but seriously… Its an instant favourite
Ps. PLEASE ignore the mess haha not having a good steady hand day!
If you haven’t heard of Jon, please, check out his youtube! He is an amazingly funny comedian/singer,who is most famous for his character MC Vagina (pictured). The tacky shirt is trademark for the MC and I love it, so I turned it into nails! Very 80’s haha! I used Ulta3 Tahiti (I have a swatch for the colour coming up soon) for the base, with Ulta3 Frangipani and BYS Blue Bang for the pattern. Also, it’s quite cloudy out atm and they’re still HEAPS bright!