Saturday, February 21, 2015

Butter London Posh Bird

Not much to say about this mani.  It's shimmery, purple, and holo.  I added some holo topcoat, as I wasn't quite sure if I liked the shimmer by itself.  I'm still not sure.  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Picture Polish Fool's Gold and RBL Coquette

Oh, Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette, how I love thee!  You are the epitome of juicy, coral nail polish.  :)  I love combining aqua and coral and this combo of Picture Polish Fool's Gold and Coquette will most likely be gracing my nails again.
I believe both polishes were opaque in two coats, but don't quote me on that. ;)  I don't take notes while doing my manis and since this was months ago, I just don't remember.  
I did need topcoat to smooth out the tiny, sparkly, gold glitter in Fool's Gold, but I love the depth the glitter brings to this polish.

Picture Polish Fool's Gold (index, middle, pinky)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette (ring)

What is your favourite polish colour combo?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Elevation UU08 and SBP Golden Leaves

Elevation Polish is one of my favourite indie brands.  Her polish formulas apply beautifully; she offers a wide range of colours and finishes and they are affordable, compared to certain other indie brands.  Every month, Lulu, the owner, offers two restocks of regular polish and LE polishes (samples and Small Batch Prototypes [SBPs]).  You are limited to two LE polishes per month, which makes it very competitive to snag even one at a restock.  I've been lucky and snagged two whenever I've tried.  :)
The following are two LEs that I scored, both creamy, subtle holos (which I don't normally go for).  UU08 is a gorgeously neutral sage shade and Golden Leaves is a soft buttercup yellow (which I also don't nomally care for).  They look purdy together, don't they?  Both Elevations applied dreamily with two coats; I don't remember if I used topcoat.

Elevation Polish Sample UU08 (index, middle)
Elevation Polish SBP Golden Leaves (ring, pinky)
Takko Nirvana (not picture, but on thumb)

Are you on the Elevation Polish bandwagon?  :)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chanel Cosmic Violine

Short and sweet: found Chanel Cosmic Violine on eBay for a decent price; bought it; wasn't sure I liked it; put it on and loved it.  It is more brown-based than I thought it would be, but that doesn't stop the beautiful, red microglitter (shimmer?) from peeking through.  It's definitely a polish I would keep for a 'classy' occasion.  Two smooth coats and topcoat provided the glossy look below.

Chanel Cosmic Violine

Would you shell out money for Chanel polishes or do you feel they are overrated?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Christian Dior Minuit and KBShimmer I Got a Crush on Blue

Yet another mani from the vault!  Though she is a beauty, I sold Dior Minuit a while ago as I had quite a few vampy shimmers already.  KBShimmer I Got a Crush on Blue, however, is quite unique, a glowing blue jelly with holographic glitter of all sizes galore!  I tend to shy away from chunky glitter polishes but once this polish is covered with a good topcoat, it was pretty darn smooth.
Minuit covered nicely in two coats, as did Crush on Blue (with a few spots dabbed on to reach opacity).

Christian Dior Minuit (index, middle, pinky)
KBShimmer I got a Crush on Blue (ring)

Christian Dior Minuit (pinky, middle, index)
KBShimmer I got a Crush on Blue (ring, thumb)

Do you find all vampies too similar to own, or do each have their own merits?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cirque Midsummer Night

I surprisingly liked this mani ... a lot!  Usually I shy away from bright/deep blues, but Cirque Midsummer Night, a cobalt blue with shifting shimmer and holo sparks, won me over.  My photo is a shade or two brighter than it actually is, due to the camera flash, but the shimmer is pretty accurate ~ it's gorgeous.  The polish is also quite sheer; pictured here is three coats, but there is no reason not to layer this over a similar blue to preserve the polish (it was an LE).

Cirque Midsummer Night

Do you have the three Kontiki polishes?  Which one is your favourite?  I still have to try the pink one; maybe that will be an upcoming mani.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

At Last...some Flashing Lights!

Now, I am not one who is normally drawn to duo/multichrome polishes.  Colors by Llarowe At Last, however, is one that caught and held my eye.  It shifts from purple to navy to teal and has a smattering of pink microglitter (or shimmer) if I remember correctly.  Of course, you can't see the colour shift in my photo, but it is there!

Enchanted Polish Flashing Lights is another polish that I normally wouldn't be drawn to, a gold one, and a glitter at that!  Flashing Lights applied nicely in two coats though and was smoothed out with a coat of topcoat.  Just look at all that bling.  Chelsea, the owner of Enchanted, should seriously consider doing a rainbow collection of this type of glitter.  So gorgeous!

Enchanted Polish Flashing Lights (index)
Colors by Llarowe At Last (middle, ring, pinky)