Wednesday, January 22, 2014

a England Love is Enough with Ninja Polish accents

Ninja Polish Flibbertigibbet has to be the weirdest (and most difficult to spell) polish name ever!  Flibbertigibbet means an excessively talkative person ~ definitely not me.  :)  
Even if the name doesn't fit, it is a gorgeous holo that shifts from turquoise to green to brown (apparently).  I only wore it on two fingers, so it definitely warrants a full hand mani.  Ninja Polish Passion Shift is another holo that shifts from purple to blue.  Again, a full mani is warranted to fully appreciate the shade nuances.
The Ninja polishes applied nicely, if a bit thickly, in two coats, as did a England Love is Enough, a beautiful golden olive foil.  I love all olive polishes and this one is no exception.  I think it looks wonderful with the turquoise and purple, and would look wonderful with many other colours as well. 

 a England Love is Enough (index, middle)
Ninja Polish Flibbertigibbet (ring)
Ninja Polish Passion Shift (pinky)

Ninja Polish Passion Shift (pinky)
Ninja Polish Flibbertigibbet (ring)
a England Love is Enough (middle, index, thumb)

What do you think of the Ninja Polish holos?  The purple/blue has been done quite a bit, but the turquoise/green is definitely unique!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Glitter Gal 10 to Midnight

Wow!  I'm actually wearing one nail polish only for this mani.  It seems like all I've been wanting to do lately is add interest with a few accent fingers.
I owned a mini bottle of this a few years ago, and I could have sworn that Glitter Gal 10 to Midnight is more of a metallic gunmetal shade (prone to brushstrokes).  This large bottle of Midnight is darker and if you look in the middle of the holo halos, the polish almost seems brown.  Weird.  Regardless, I was impressed with the formula (two easy coats) and the fact that it did not have any brushstrokes!  Yay!

Have you ever bought a polish, been unimpressed and sold it, and then repurchased it again only to like it?  *sigh*

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Picture Polish O'Hara and Marc Jacobs Petra

I can't believe I waited almost a year to wear Picture Polish O'Hara.  The jellyish candy apple red is so vibrant and the scattered holo sparkles gently; it's very pretty.  I paired it with  Marc Jacobs Petra, a metallic purplish brown foil.  As usual, I don't have more than one picture as my camera doesn't take good 'various angle' photos; you'll just have to believe me that Petra is a sparkly shade-shifter that needs to be seen in various positions/lights.
Three thin coats of O'Hara and two of Petra brought full opacity, though I'm not sure if O'Hara would fully cover the white tips of longer nails.  Note that topcoat is a must for Petra; it dries a bit flat/matte.  The foil definitely comes alive with top coat.

Picture Polish O'Hara (index, middle)
Marc Jacobs Petra (ring, pinky)

Don't you just love the scattered holo Picture Polishes?  I don't think there's one I've met that I haven't loved...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Enchanted Holo Skittles

Another quickie post.  I was excited to receive my new Enchanteds last month, but wouldn't you know it, the day before I received them, I had filed my nails down to nubs.  Yikes.  My nails may not look nice here, but hey, that's reality.  This is what they looked like, so this is what I'm going to show.  :)
All polishes are two coats; I don't remember if I used topcoat.  Let's just say I didn't. 

Clearly, Colors by Llarowe Gizmo is the most holo of the bunch, with Enchanted Dime Piece (bottom picture) close behind.  I love Enchanted's colours, but I have to say that most of them lack strong holo! 
Yep, I said it.  I'll stand by my words too.  Just look at my pictures.

Enchanted Polish Olive the Other Reindeer (index)
Enchanted Polish All Love Garden (middle)
Colors by Llarowe Gizmo (ring)
Enchanted Polish October (pinky)

Enchanted Polish October (pinky)
Colors by Llarowe Gizmo (ring)
Enchanted Polish All Love Garden (middle)
Enchanted Polish Olive the Other Reindeer (index)
Enchanted Polish Dime Piece (thumb)

I do love the colours, though.  Now, if only I could find a deep wine with a holo that is not muted (I'm talking to you CbL Oxen and Enchanted Mr. Burgundy!)!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Enchanted Electric Feel/The Youth

I haz a tired.  Only a picture for today. :)

Enchanted Polish Electric Feel (index, middle)
Enchanted Polish The Youth (ring, pinky)

Good night