Monday, April 21, 2014

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole with Sephora by OPI It's Real 18k Gold

Wow, that title is a mouthful!  I finally plucked Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole from my slowly diminishing untried pile and I'm glad I did.  It is a beautiful muted purple shimmer with tiny flecks of copper microshimmer, which are meant to symbolize fireflies in the dusk, or something to that effect.  Lucciole applied gorgeously in two coats and the shimmer came out to play with a coat of Wicked Fast.  I thought my newly-acquired Sephora by OPI 18k Gold topcoat would look nice atop the purple.  Um...yeah, should have left well enough alone.  :)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole
Sephora by OPI 18k Gold (index, middle)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole
Sephora by OPI 18k Gold (middle, index, thumb)

Aren't there just some polishes that should be left alone?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Picture Polish Ultra Violence and Bewitch

Ooh, look, super nubs! :)  I couldn't wait to try out these beauties when I got them and I must have been super excited when applying them, as they didn't apply as nicely as Picture Polishes usually do.  You can see at the nail line, the polish is a bit thin.  I'm not sure if the dragging was due to the formula or user error, but next time I will layer these babies so that I only have to use one or two coats, not three.
Regardless, the multicoloured shimmer in Bewitch is gorgeous, as is the fuschia holographic glitter in Ultra Violence.  You really know how to make some gorgeous polishes Picture Polish!

Picture Polish Ultra Violence (index, pinky)
Picture Polish Bewitch (middle, ring)

Picture Polish Ultra Violence (pinky, index)
Picture Polish Bewitch (ring, middle, thumb)

I've got a few more untried Picture Polishes to go through; I should definitely do that soon!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Colours by Llarowe Valentine's mani

Now, this wasn't really my Valentine's mani, but the Colors by Llarowe polishes did come from her Valentine's 2014 collection.  I managed to snag the collection and two of the four beauties are showcased here.  All polishes applied perfectly in two coats.  CbL The Sweetest Thing is a bluish purple shimmer with red and blue (and possibly other) micro sparks of colour.  You could see the sparks in all light conditions, which makes this ubiquitous colour unique in that aspect.  Bless Your Wicked Little Heart is a red jelly crammed full of red microglitter; it just glows (and is smooth to the touch) with a coat of topcoat.
My favourite of this mani, though, is definitely Misa Lash Out!  It is my dream aqua shade and that's stunning.  Lash Out does dry matte, though so if you want that amazing glow, topcoat is a must.

Colors by Llarowe The Sweetest Thing (index, ring)
Misa Lash Out (middle)
Colors by Llarowe Bless Your Wicked Little Heart (pinky)

Colors by Llarowe Bless Your Wicked Little Heart (pinky, thumb)
Colors by Llarowe The Sweetest Thing (ring, index)
Misa Lash Out (middle)

Looking at this mani, I want to put on Lash Out right now; it is the perfect spring/summer shade!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Texture Skittles

I was a bit late jumping on the OPI Holiday 2013 texture bandwagon, but I'm glad I eventually did.  I never got into the crackle trend a few years back, nor did OPI Spotted interest me, but I do love me some texture!
I couldn't wait to try them all, so I decided upon a skittle mani, with the lone non-OPI polish being a Misa (which I believe has a superior formula to OPI, in general).
All polishes covered nicely in two coats, albeit thick ones.  You know how texture polishes are.

OPI Baby Please Come Home (index)
OPI It's Frosty Outside (middle)
OPI Silent Stars Go By (ring)
Misa Don't Blink (pinky)

Misa Don't Blink (pinky)
OPI Silent Stars Go By (ring)
OPI It's Frosty Outside (middle)
OPI Baby Please Come Home (index)

Forgive me, but I can't quite tell what's on my thumb.  It looks like it might be the same polish as my ring finger, but maybe not...?!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Picture Polish Monroe

There's not much to say about Picture Polish Monroe except that it's beautiful and I love it!  It's a plum scattered holographic polish that twinkles away in all lights.  I do not have the original Monroe, which is highly coveted, but it is darker and less holographic, I believe.
I used either two or three coats, plus topcoat to achieve that radiant shine.  Wouldn't you wear this in all seasons and for all occasions?!  :)


Friday, March 28, 2014

My late Valentine's Day mani

This mani has been queued for a while; I wore this before 'V Day' (I do not celebrate that consumerist excuse for a holiday).  I believe this is the second time I have posted Cult Let's Get Dirty and it's no wonder: this polish is amazing!  It is a matte polish and I wore it as such, but frustratingly, it comes out as shiny in my photos.  Perhaps it was my flash.
Let's Get Dirty applied nicely in two coats, as well as SOPI Sparkling Personality and CbL Vamp.  I'm not sure this shade of red is the best on me, but dang, Leah Ann knows how to create some stunning holos!

Cult Nails Let's Get Dirty (index, middle)
Sephora by OPI Arose Beyond Shimmer (ring)
Colors by Llarowe Vamp (pinky)

Colors by Llarowe Vamp (pinky)
Sephora by OPI Arose Beyond Shimmer (ring)
Cult Nails Let's Get Dirty (index, middle)

Are you into holiday-themed manis?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Zoya Solange and Beatrix

Quickie post (gee, what else is new?!).  I am so behind on blogging, and just about everything else in life, so I figure a brief post is better than nothing.
Two coats of Zoya Solange (yellow) and Beatrix (orange) makes for a delightfully spring-y manicure.  I wore this in the middle of winter and it was a nice to see bright colours dancing on my tips out of the corners of my eyes.  :)  Usually orange and yellow are not my colours of choice in nail polish, but I really like these two together, probably because of the texture effect. 

Zoya Solange (index)
Zoya Beatrix (middle, ring, pinky)

Zoya Beatrix (pinky, ring, middle)
Zoya Solange (index, thumb)

What colours are you excited to bust out this long-overdue spring?