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!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Brownish skittles

Laura Mercier Bewitched and Dior Czarina Gold were both on my coveted list for ages and when I finally found them on eBay at decent prices, I jumped!  They are a bit darker than other swatches I've seen but still sparkly and gorgeous nonetheless!  Bewitched is a deep, forest green with various colours of shimmer while Czarina Gold is a dark brown infused with golden shimmer.
I kept Essie Hors d'ouevres from my previous manicure and thought that the dark brown rainbow of Colors by Llarowe Burnt Sugar would round off this skittle mani nicely.  And it did.  :)
I used two coats of each polish as well as topcoat, which always brings out the shimmer nicely.

Laura Mercier Bewitched (index)
Dior Czarina Gold (middle)
Colors by Llarowe Burnt Sugar (ring)
Essie Hors d'oeuvres (pinky)

Essie Hors d'oeuvres (pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Burnt Sugar (ring)
Dior Czarina Gold (middle)
Laura Mercier Bewitched (index, thumb)

I love doing dark skittle manis.  What about you? What are you favourite kinds of skittles?