Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Elevation Polish The Twinkle in Yeti's Eye

Shortie alert!  It seems that anytime I obliterate my nails into shorties, awesome nail mail arrives.  This is definitely one of those times.  Oh well, the colour was too beautiful not to use it.  :)
I find that the second photo shows the blue of Elevation The Twinkle in Yeti's Eye more accurately, as well as that gorgeous (shifting) shimmer.  Two coats of Twinkle provided opacity, but unfortunately, I had a few issues with this polish.  First, the shimmer is very shy, unless you are in the blazing sunlight.  Second, it slightly stained my nails.  :(
For the stamped nails, I applied two coats of Pahlish The Ghost Shift, a charcoal holo with purple microglitter, and when they were dry, stamped over them with Essie Go Overboard, a teal creme that matches the teal in Twinkle very nicely.  I am actually surprised that it was opaque enough!
I used two of my favourite designs (I don't remember which Konad plates they are, as I am not at home right now); the second one reminds me of mendhi.  :)


Pahlish The Ghost Shift (index, middle, pinky)
Essie Go Overboard (blue stamping on index, middle, pinky)
Elevation The Twinkle in Yeti's Eye (ring)

Pahlish The Ghost Shift (pinky, middle, index)
Essie Go Overboard (blue stamping on pinky, middle, index)
Elevation The Twinkle in Yeti's Eye (ring)

What do you think?  Is the hype surrounding Twinkle warranted?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker/Dance of the Sugar Plum

I have found my favourite purple holo: Enchanted Polish Dance of the Sugar Plum.  It is beautifully holo and the perfect mix of dusty purple and brown (plum?).  I also enjoyed Bruised Nutcracker as the dusty demin blue shade is also my 'bag', but the holo was not as evident as that of its sister.
Both polishes applied creamily and opaquely in two coats; I spruced up my thumb with To Die for, a blue based holo glitter.

Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker (index, pinky)
Enchanted Polish Dance of the Sugar Plum (middle, ring)

Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker (thumb, index, pinky)
Enchanted Polish Dance of the Sugar Plum (middle, ring)
Enchanted Polish To Die For (glitter on thumb)

I wonder what other colours to Die For would look nice over?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Colors by Llarowe Silver/Bea Stings/Purple Pizzazz

Quickie tonight!  I decided to use all Colors by Llarowe polishes in this mani and I love it!  Silver (of the Christmas Silver/Gold duo) is amazingly holo with a purplish grey tinge and Purple Pizzazz and Bea Stings are gorgeous holo micro glitters.  Note how PP's holo arc is blue in tone ~ very pretty!  All polishes were two coats with top coat to smooth out the microglitter.

Looking at Bea Stings, the raspberry base and red glitter would be gorgeous right now in the summer sunshine.  When I return home on Monday night, I'm packing it up to come back to the cottage with me! :)

Colors by Llarowe Silver (index, middle, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Purple Pizzazz (ring)

Colors by Llarowe Silver (index, middle, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Purple Pizzazz (ring)
Colors by Llarowe Bea Stings (thumb)

Don't you just love the variety of finishes/colours of CbL polishes?!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Colors by Llarowe holo/glitter skittles

I wore this mani many months ago and I'm not sure I have the order of the blue holo glitters correct.  I'm fairly certain CbL Shimmering Waters is on my index finger as it has the least amount of larger glitter.  For some reason, I found the larger glitter took away from the polishes and broke up that nice holographic sparkle.  I also found that the three blue shades were much too similar to each other.  :(
From what I remember, all of the polishes applied nicely in two coats and became smooth with a nice, thick coat of topcoat.  I do love the aqua colour of Shimmering Waters, as well as Sandra Dee (red and silver holographic glitter); those are the two polishes I kept out of the five.

CbL Shimmering Waters (index)
CbL Turquoise Twinkle (middle)
CbL Look at me I'm Sandra Dee (ring)
CbL Pink Sprinkles Oops (pinky)

CbL Tazmo Kramer (thumb)
CbL Shimmering Waters (index)
CbL Turquoise Twinkle (middle)
CbL Look at me I'm Sandra Dee (ring)
CbL Pink Sprinkles Oops (pinky)

Though Colors by Llarowe has many colours that are far too similar, there are still tons of beauties, dontcha think?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chanel Vertigo and Colors by Llarowe blue holos

Colors by Llarowe Different Dimension is a polish that I was skeptical about before I put it on my nails and adored afterward.  It's hard to describe: it looks teal; it looks aqua; it has a green flash and also a holo flash.  I'm probably way off, but that's how I see it and I love it!  I chose Llarowe House of Blues for my thumb, which is a royal blue holo that appears purple in some lights, but I didn't get a good shot of it.  Oh well, I'll definitely be wearing it again.
DD and HoB applied nicely in two coats, as did Chanel Vertigo.  You can't really see it in any light but sunlight, but there is a fine red shimmer in Vertigo.  Doesn't matter; it is a great neutral I can see myself using for nail art.

Chanel Vertigo (index, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Different Dimension (middle, ring)

Chanel Vertigo (pinky, index)
Colors by Llarowe Another Dimension (ring, middle)
Colors by Llarowe House of Blues (thumb)

What do you think about Chanel's 'secret' shimmer - yay or nay?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Zoya Zuza and Emily de Molly Frail Promise

I debated buying Zoya Zuza for a long time; the swatches I saw just did not impress me.  However, I found it cheap in a FB sale and scooped it up.  The aqua polish glows with tiny golden shimmer and is very pretty, I must say.  I thought it would go well with the aqua glitters in Emily de Molly Frail Promise.  Finding a pink polish to match was a bit of a problem as I don't really have many bright pinks, but I did manage to finagle one out of my purple/pink Helmer drawer.  As I wore this mani months ago, though, I don't remember what it is!!

Pink (???)
Zoya Zuza (middle)
Emily de Molly Frail Promise (ring)

Pink (???)
Emily de Molly Frail Promise (ring, thumb)
Zoya Zuza (middle)

I'm kind of 'meh' about this mani.  The pink doesn't wow me.  I love the base of Frail Promise, but the white glitter just gets me, and not in a good way.  Why did I buy it? Who knows....

Friday, June 27, 2014

BB Couture Bloody Black Bart and Misa Eye Candy

Normally, I am more of a blue-based purple polish kind of gal, but this red-based purple has me smitten!  It's deep, shimmery and has pretty glints of red microshimmer!  They match the intense shimmer of Misa Eye Candy, a bright red polish.  It is super intense; the second picture is more accurate in portraying its Eye Candy's true colour, while the first photo is a bit more orange.  Note that Eye Candy dries matte, so a coat of topcoat brings out the glorious shimmer.

BB Couture Bloody Black Bart (index, middle, pinky)
Misa Eye Candy (ring)


BB Couture Bloody Black Bart (pinky, middle, index)
Misa Eye Candy (ring)

*sigh*  I need to wear Eye Candy again, and soon!