June 27, 2011

Barry M - Pink Flamingo + Konad M64

It's an amazing sunny and hot day, so this morning I decided I wanted summery nails! I'm wearing a beautiful nail polish from Barry M, Pink Flamingo. A coral leaning pink creme; bright, but also milky looking (does this make any sense? It's kinda hard to describe, lol). The formula was somewhat thick, but warm weather can affect the consistency of a nail polish, so it can be different on a colder day. I used three coats. For the stamping I used one of my favourite designs from imageplate M64 and Konad Special Nail Polish in White. As you can see I had some trouble placing the design the same way on all nails.. ah well. I love the colours together and from a distance it looks pretty neat. :O 

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June 24, 2011

Color Club - Fashion Addict

I'm having a rough week and my energy level is pretty low, so I'll keep this post short. The nail polish I'm wearing today is Fashion Addict from Color Club, a pale lilac prismatic polish. I've heard new bottles contain a flat, less sparkly version of the old Fashion Addict, boo! :@ I bought my bottle quite a while ago, but I'm not sure if I own the old or the new version. The prismatic effect looks pretty awesome to me, so that's a good thing! What do you think, old or new?

The application wasn't great, I needed three coats (no topcoat) to cover all the bald spots. A different basecoat, like the Aqua Base from Nfu Oh, could make the application easier. I'll try it the next time I wear this pretty. :) 

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June 20, 2011

a england - Tristam

It's unique, mysterious and reminds me of a starry sky. This is Tristam, a dark blue prismatic nail polish from the young brand a england. Dear readers, dark blue and prismatic, do I need to say more..? I. Love. It.

Not only the looks are great, the formula is just how I want it to be. I applied two silky smooth coats, no topcoat.

Finally, I want to share a few beautiful lines from the a england website:

"a england celebrates:
glamour on nails and the creation of new classics
beautiful, unique shades as the ultimate personal accessory
nail polish as alluring and rewarding: you can watch it on yourself all the time and enjoy it!
a passion for england: its light, utterly romantic weather, somehow gothic charm and glory"

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June 17, 2011

Zoya - Faye (mattified)

This is how Faye looks after applying a layer of matte topcoat (from Diamond Cosmetics). Mattified sparkly and glittery nail polishes can look so soft and interesting and Faye is no exception. But don't you miss the gorgeous sparkle? That's the thing I like the most about this polish, so I prefer my Faye glossy. :) 

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June 16, 2011

Zoya - Faye

This fabulous sparkly polish is Faye from the Zoya Sunshine Collection. Zoya describes it as 'a bronzed mauve with purple and brown undertones flooded with bright gold sparkle'. Normally I'm not so happy with a lot of gold in a nail polish, but this.. aah, this coppery gold sparkle is intense! A true eyecatcher, I caught myself staring at my nails a lot today. :)

Faye is on the sheer side, but applied really well. I used three smooth coats, no top coat.

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June 14, 2011

Colour Block Inspired Nails 2

A while ago I posted a colour block inspired mani and I loved it. I thought it would be fun to do a remake with different colours, so last night I threw all my creme nail polishes (a lot more than I thought! *whew*) on my bed to see what colour combinations would be cool and this is the result. As you can see I also practiced my taping skills. :) I like it. What about you?

The nail polishes I used:
dusty turquoise-green: Catrice - I Sea You!
smoky purply grey: Zoya - Caitlin
bright pink: Barry M - Shocking Pink
purply blue: Catrice - Pool Party At Night 

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June 11, 2011

Racing Green Meets Flakey Goodness

You guys know by now how much I like to sponge my nail tips with a sparkly polish, but there's another great way to spice up a mani: add flakies! So I layered two coats of the yummy Nfu Oh #54 over Barry M - Racing Green. This is a match made in heaven, I keep staring at my nails. The flakies, flashing from green to turquoise to blue, really stand out on the dark green base. I love Nfu Oh, they sure know how to make great nail polishes! The only downside of their beautiful flakey polishes (at least the ones I have) is the drying time. They take forever to dry, even with a fast drying topcoat on top, boo. :|
This reminds me of my beloved Caribbean Sea, hmmm...

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June 9, 2011

Barry M - Racing Green

The nail polish I'm showing you today was on my wishlist for so long I almost forgot it was on there. I really wanted it, but sometimes you have to prioritize when it comes to buying polishes. Y'all know what I mean, right? ;) Last week I decided to order some Barry M polishes and of course Racing Green was one of them. Man, I wish I would've met this gorgeous dark green sooner. The green and gold (?) shimmer makes my nails glow! I want my car to look like this, seriously. 

The formula of Racing Green is great. I used three coats (no topcoat), just to be safe, but you'll get an opaque result after two coats. 

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June 7, 2011

Catrice - From Dusk To Dawn (version I & II)

Yesterday I went to the nearest drugstore to see if I could get my hands on some products from the new limited editions from Catrice and Essence when I discovered a new version of a Catrice nail polish named From Dusk To Dawn. It seems like Catrice is 'updating' some of their nail polishes, this is not the first new shade with an old name and number. I don't get easily annoyed, but I find this somewhat annoying. I mean, come on.. how hard is it to give a new polish a new name?
The new version of From Dusk To Dawn is a(nother) Chanel - Paradoxal look-alike. I think it's waaay prettier than the old version, the blue and pink shimmer makes the dusty taupe/purple/mauve base glow, beau-ti-ful! The formula was a little on the thick side, like most polishes from Catrice, but the application was smooth. I used two coats and a layer of topcoat.

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June 4, 2011

OPI - Movin' Out

A while ago I spotted a beautiful polish on two great blogs: here and here. But somehow I forgot about it (crazy, I know!). Recently the same polish popped up on some other great blogs that I follow, herehere and here. I was intrigued. Then I saw it on Kirsten's blog about a week ago and that was it, I was lost. I hád to get my hands on this precious polish before it would be too late (or too expensive *cough* Clarins 230 *cough*). Luckily, I found a seller on eBay who was willing to ship a bottle to me, after I paid for it of course. :i I'm presenting you: OPI - Movin' Out. My preciousss...
Movin' Out is quite boring ehh.. I mean ladylike on its own. And sheer. Which makes it great for layering. And the layering results can be pretty awesome (you should really check out all the links above to see how great it looks over different polishes). I decided to layer one coat of Movin' Out over Zoya - Veruschka and I'm in love. Turns out it's not a boring pinkish purple, but multichrome heaven! And do you see those orangey gold specks in the bottle picture? Especially in bright light it looks like these specks are dancing on the nail surface, nice! 
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June 1, 2011

Zoya - Veruschka

Green lovers, it's time to drool! Right now I'm wearing Zoya - Veruschka, a shimmery dark green matte. Veruschka was one of the first polishes I tried from the brand Zoya and I can recall being impressed. And I still am. I always like how Veruschka looks matte (not dull at all!), but everytime I wear it I end up applying topcoat, it's obvious why, right? :) That shimmer is crazy beautiful!
The application was great, especially for a matte polish. It doesn't dry too fast so there's enough time to apply even layers without streaks. I used two coats.

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