Saturday, March 26, 2016

Picture Polish Wanderlust

Hi Caitlyn! :)  Methinks you are my only reader, so why not send a shout out to you!?
I wore this crazy polish a few weeks ago; it's crazy because my camera (or my lack of skills) could not capture the accurate colour of the polish.  It is a deeper pink, but it definitely rocks purple tones.
This just looks hot pink!  Ah well.  It applied nicely in two coats, as do about 99% of PPs.  As for my accent nail, I'm not exactly sure, but I believe it is Glam Too Glam to Give a Damn.  Glam creates some awesome holo glitter creations, but after a while, the silver-based ones all begin to look alike. #firstworldproblems

Picture Polish Wanderlust (index, middle, pinky)
Glam Polish Too Glam to Give a Damn (ring) ??

A few months ago, I thought I would try a rounded nail shape; I'm not sure if I like it on me.  I think they would definitely look better on nails with longer nail beds.  Oh well.  Amazing thing about nails is that they grow out!  Have a wonderful Easter weekend. :)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blue Holo Skittles

I've got a lovely (mostly) blue skittle for you today.  I usually don't wear skittle manis, but when I have a lot of untrieds or receive a big nail mail package, I am usually too impatient to try out only one polish.  Thus, my 'themed' skittle manis.  I did have a baby blue holo that I could have used in place of Enchanted Winter, but I liked how the deep blues looked with the freshness of the white.
All of the polishes covered beautifully in two coats.  Love!

Enchanted Winter (index)
Cupcake New York (middle)
Chaos and Crocodiles Arctic Waters (ring)
Enchanted Neptune (pinky)

I'm just getting over a stomach bug and my nails are short and bare (sob), but crying out for some polish.  I hope I have the energy tonight to do them.  Take care!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

RBL Manicurator and Coquette and KB Shimmer Foiled

I've worn the combo of turquoise and coral a bunch of times on this blog and, let me be frank, I will wear it many more (apologies for being boring).  I just love how bright and cheery the two are, especially when a gold or silver foil is added to the mix.  KB Shimmer Foiled was the white gold foil I used in this mani; it covered nicely in two coats, but if you use a light hand, three may be necessary.  
RBL Manicurator and Coquette each applied creamily in two coats.  Such ease is expected from RBL polishes (99% of the time, anyway).  Manicurator is very similar to my all-time favourite turquoise shade, Cult Nails Manipulative, though the former is slightly brighter. Both have a beautiful almost-hidden shimmer.

KB Shimmer Foiled (index)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette (middle)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Manicurator (ring, pinky)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Manicurator (pinky, ring, thumb)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette (middle)
KB Shimmer Foiled (index)

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Picture Polish Pharoah and Eerie

Another mani from the vault.  Normally, I'm not one for yellow gold, but since Picture Polish Pharoah is more champagne-toned and lighter than yellow gold (and holo!), it worked for me.  It paired nicely with Eerie, a lavender polish speckled with multicoloured microshimmer and scattered holo.  Both polishes applied nicely in two coats, which is normal for Picture Polish.


I love my PPs.  I need to show them the love and wear them more often, methinks.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

KB Shimmer Spring holos

Quickie tonight.  Lovely spring coloured holos make me yearn for warmer weather (as I snuggle by the fireplace).  Enjoy the rest of your weekend ladies. 

KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts (index, ring)
KBShimmer Thistle Be the Day (middle, pinky)

KBShimmer Thistle Be the Day (pinky, middle)
KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts (ring, index)
KBShimmer Blue-d Lines (thumb)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Too Fancy Spring in My Steps and Girly Bits Snafu

Ugh.  I've been sick the past five days:  sick-in-bed sick; lying-on-the-couch-to-watch-the-kids sick.  I've had the chills, the nighttime sweats, a hugely congested nose which still hasn't cleared up, a sore body, a constant headache, irritated eyes.  We had to cancel our little sweetie's birthday party, which was supposed to be today, because she is also not feeling well.  :(  Hopefully, we will both be fine in a month when we celebrate her then.

I had to look at my IG account to remember what these polishes were; isn't that holo on my two middle fingers stunning?  It is Too Fancy Spring in My Steps.  The outer whitish holo, which is not as boldly holographic, but nicely accented with micro glitter, is Girly Bits Cosmetics Snafu.  Both applied easily in two coats.


Very seasonally appropriate, no?  Perfect for the cold, snow-laden outdoors!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cult Nails Time Traveler

Quickie for you tonight.  I'm usually not a medium or navy blue fan, but I really did like this mani when I wore it.  The deepness of the blue goes well with the holo sparks and the texture 'bling'.  Each of the polishes were two coats, but, as you can see, Time Traveler is somewhat of a jelly, so  the edges seemed to wear off quickly (note that I usually take my pictures soon after the polish is dry on my nails).

Girly Bits Man Size Love (index)
OPI It's Frosty Outside (middle)
Cult Nails Time Traveler (ring, pinky)

Girly Bits Man Size Love (index)
OPI It's Frosty Outside (middle)
Cult Nails Time Traveler (ring, pinky)

What polishes are gracing your nails these cold, blustery days?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Picture Polish Lakodom and Honeymoon

Morning ladies!  It's a blustery morning here in midwestern Ontario and I can't help but think this mani is very appropriate for the weather - cool and white.
I love, love, love Honeymoon and its shimmer; it was nice and opaque in two coats.  Lakodom, however, needed three coats for opacity and as a wise woman once said, "ain't nobody got time for that"!  I love the off-white softness glinting with tiny holographic shards, but the application turned me off the polish.  Luckily I found a near-dupe in I Love Nail Polish Paper Route. :)

Picture Polish Lakodom (index, middle, pinky)
Picture Polish Honeymoon (ring)

Picture Polish Lakodom (pinky, middle, index)
Picture Polish Honeymoon (ring)

I should be cleaning the bathrooms right now, but it's much nicer to be sitting here, sipping a coffee and getting my blog mojo back.  I hope you are all safe and warm. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

IG Mani Backlog #4

Phew!  I've finally arrived at the final backlog post of IG mani pics.  Time to get some real mani photos posted, eh? 

KBShimmer Blue-d Lines (thumb)
KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts (index, ring)
KBShimmer Thistle be the Day (middle, pinky)

Gah! Dunno.  The pink is a Chanel, I believe?

Pahlish Chalcopyrite (thumb, index, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Cabaret (middle, ring)

Gah! Dunno.  Maybe the purple is ILNP?

Gah! Dunno.  Emily de Molly stamping plates

There we have it folks.  I'm a whole lot of slacker when it comes to documenting polish names.  Ah well, it's not like I'm reviewing for anybody.  Then, I'd be in trouble. ;)

IG Mani Backlog #3

Hello beauties!  More IG backlog for you today.  :)  It's kind of nice for me to do this and reminisce.  
The gold holo with floral stamping, that was the mani I wore when my daughter was born, for instance.  I only remember this because my midwife commented on it. ;)

Takko Lacquer Alchemist (thumb)
Pahlish Dreamer of Improbable Dreams (index, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Gentle Whispers (middle, index)

KBShimmer Men are from Mars-ala (index, pinky)
Enchanted Polish Holiday 2014 (middle, ring)

Elevation Polish Yeti Hugs: Feel So Close (pinky, ring, middle, index)
Elevation Polish Nararsuk (glitter topper)

Elevation Polish Walk a Little Farther (index, middle, ring, pinky)
Elevation Polish Nararsuk (glitter topper)

Gah! Dunno. 
I do remember I wore this when my babe burst forth into this world!

Picture Polish Paris (thumb)
Takko Lacquer Babycakes (index, pinky)
Takko Lacquer Curiouser and Curiouser (middle, ring)

Chanel Tutti Frutti (thumb, ring)
Cult Nails Manipulative (index, middle, pinky)
Enchanted Secret Sauce (shimmer topper)

There will be one more IG backlog post and then ... onto the regular backlog! :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

IG Mani Backlog #2

Ok, so I've got quite a few manis that I've posted on Instagram over the months.  The quality of the pictures aren't as good as my blog photos, but it's much easier to snap a pic with my phone and post it in the moment. When I upgrade my phone in a few months, I'm going to buy an Olloclip, which is supposed to create nice macro shots and such.  We'll see.

Without further ado, here are the manis that I've rocked over the months.  If there are no names under the photos, I don't remember what polishes they are.  Sorry. *_*

RBL Bicicletta (thumb, ring)
RBL Oh Snap (index, middle, pinky)

Elevation Polish UU08 (index, middle)
Elevation Polish Golden Leaves (ring, pinky)

Misa Cosmetics Don't Blink (thumb)
I Love Nail Polish Black Orchid (index, middle, ring, pinky)

RBL Fortissimo (thumb, index, middle)
Enchanted September 2014 (ring, pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Courage, Brains, Heart (stamping)

Gah! Dunno.

Elevation Polish The Gunflint (thumb, ring)
Colors by Llarowe Grand Opening (index, middle, pinky)

Zoya Tomoko (thumb, index, pinky)
Takko Lacquer Cheshire Cat (middle)
Takko Lacquer Jabberwocky (ring)

Stay tuned for more IG pics!