Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lippmann Collection Forget You

This is my second Deborah Lippmann polish and I am swiftly becoming a glitter convert.  Two coats were all I needed for the black jelly base and multi-sized glitter to become opaque.  I love the depth of this polish; it looks like the glitter is floating in inky water!  I do have a bit of tipwear already (it's been one day), but that I can handle.  It's chipping that drives me crazy.
I can't wait until my fourth DL polish (Glitter in the Air) arrives...

Lippmann Collection Forget You

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fuschia Fishnets...

...are what my mani reminds me of!  One coat of Purple Panic, one coat of Ultra Voilet and of course, a layer of Nubar Diamont topcoat.  Take a peek:

Bear in mind that these two pictures are pinker than the polishes in real life.  Other swatches of Ultra Violet are here and here; you can see how difficult it is to photograph!
Sadly, after a quick afternoon of quilting, my thumb polish chipped.  Off it comes and onto another mani...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Milani Gems

Continuing the glitter trend, here is Milani Gems.  Yes, I know you've seen it and its dupes a million times before, but indulge me this once! :)  The polish is packed full of glitter, but it seemed kind of goopy.  The three coats dried quickly though, and two coats of topcoat made them (mostly) smooth.  You'll see a bit of visible nail line, but that doesn't bother me as there is so much going on with this polish!  As you can see, it looks great by itself and also nice as a one-coater over a base polish.

Milani Gems

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

LA Girl Glitter Addict Explosion!

I'm not usually a glitter kind of gal, but lately they have been piquing my interest.  Last year, it was Wet and Wild Prancer; this year it's Across the Universe.  Imagine what I did when I saw, in my local Suzy Shier store, a bunch of LA Girl polishes @ 2 for $5?  I bought a bunch, of course!  I might even go back to pick up another of the black glitter as well as the purple one.  The polishes all have clear bases with small glitter and larger hex glitter.  The small glitter in Nostalgic is holo, as well as the hex glitter in Euphoria.

I decided to layer four of the colours (Uninhibited, Euphoria, Provocative, Nostalgic) and now want to make my own 'Happy Birthday' franken, Natalie style (meaning: no orange or gold but lots of blues, pinks and black)!

Here it is:

How awesome are these?  They are unique (in that they have multi-sized glitter), affordable and have a good range of colours ~ 12 I believe.  And they are 3 Free!  

Friday, December 2, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe

My first Lippmann polish...and I am smitten!  From a swap, no less!
I am not even a navy blue fan, to tell the truth, but the jelly blue base, combined with the royal blue tiny glitter and the larger blue and green hexagon glitter equal a beautiful mix of blue and green.  Two coats provided opacity, but I opted for a third to smooth out the edges (I am learning how to apply the polish close to the cuticle, but not touching).

Time to drool:

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe (click on it!)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Past Manis Part Two

Base - Diamond Cosmetics Crushed Velvet
Design - White Konad

Base - Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away
Design - Diamond Cosmetics Cherry Tobacco

 Base - Color Club Power Play
Design - Diamond Cosmetics Cherry Tobacco

 Base - Color Club Wild Orchid
Design - Color Club Pretty in Platinum

 Base - Color Club Soft as Cashmere
Tips - Diamond Cosmetics Chainmail Charm

 Base - Essie In Stitches
Design - OPI Extravagance

 Base - Orly It's not Rocket Science
Design - Wet and Wild Black Creme

 Base - China Glaze Stroll
Design - Color Club Pretty in Platinum

Base - Essie Splash of Grenadine
Design - American Apparel Mount Royal

Base - Orly Halley's Comet
Design - Misa Toxic Seduction

Base - Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance
Design - Wet and Wild Black Creme

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Past Manis Part One

Since my old blog focused on manicures as well, here are a few of my fave colours/designs from the past!

 China Glaze BFF
China Glaze DV8
China Glaze L8R G8R
China Glaze FYI
China Glaze OMG

 Base - China Glaze Wireless
Tips - Color Club Revvvolution

 Base - China Glaze Wagon Trail
Tips - China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Base - Orly Country Club Khaki
Design - Sally Hansen Valentino

 Base - OPI Desire
Design - Sally Hansen Night Flight

 Base - China Glaze OMG
Design - Sally Hansen Night Flight
Top - China Glaze Fairy Dust

 Color Club Wild at Heart (purple)
China Glaze L8R G8R (green)
China Glaze DV8 (blue)

 China Glaze FYI

OPI Elegance

Base - Wet and Wild Hannah Pinktana
Design - Wet and Wild Black Creme

Flakies R Us

Second post of the day...unusual for me!
Thought I'd try out the infamous Nfu-Oh 60 over Sally Hansen Midnight in NY.  The flakies cover up the tiny multi-coloured sparkles in MiNY, but they go well together.

Base - Sally Hansen Midnight in NY
Top - Nfu-Oh 60

Sally Hansen Midnight in NY
Nfu-Oh 60

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sprinkle sandwich

The first manicure of my new blog ~ a 'sandwich'! Okay, we'll it's half a sandwich, because I put Mademoiselle only on top of the glitter.  I never thought this would be my thing, but I kinda like how the glitter looks pastel, like sprinkles!

Base - Wet and Wild Party of Five Glitters
Top - Essie Mademoiselle

 Wet and Wild Party of Five Glitters
Essie Mademoiselle