Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pastel Plaid with OPI Sheer Tints

I can't take credit for this, I saw it on a Facebook group, from a Pintrest pin of an Instagram Pic *phew* it's exhausting social media sometimes ha ha.  Anyhow, this wasn't so hard to do.  Except for the fact that these OPI babies need thinner and agitators.  I started with a light pink creme as a base color, then did a diagonal yellow line.  Then to the opposite side, a magenta streak.  Then, blue to the other side, and finally, purple.  It's really as simple as it sounds.  I would give it more than 1 minute drying time in between each color, because if not, then it tends to drag a bit.  I love jellies, so I knew that I was going to love these.  I can't wait to see how they perform in glitter sandwiches!







Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle My Week Away
1 coat I'm Never Amberrassed
1 coat Be Magentale with Me
1 coat I Can Teal You Like Me
1 coat Don't Violet Me Down
Dior Gel Coat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Glittering Elements Thanks A Thousand is a shimmery blurple with holographic specks

This one came as a gift with purchase in the latest restock.  I like how shimmery it is, but I had a hard time capturing its beauty in these pictures.  The sun was not cooperating today at all.  Let's hope tomorrow, I can get into some serious swatching :)







Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Glittering Elements Thanks A Thousand
OPI DS Topcoat

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dance Legend High Hopes is a subtle pink filled with holographic flakies

Let's start the week with this gorgeous Wow Prism.  I posted the purple one not too long ago.  I am loving each of these nail lacquers with microflakies that reflect all of the colors of the rainbow.  I think High Hopes is the best one, out of all the ones I've tried so far; it seems to be packed with more of those flakies than the others.  I have layered this one, but I found that there are a few that can be worn alone, and look better that way.






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Uptown Girl
2 coats Dance Legend Wow Prism High Hopes
OPI DS Topcoat

Friday, April 18, 2014

Orly Pixie Powder is a sparkly purple topper

Coincidentally, I layered this over another nail polish with 'pixie' in the name (yesterday's mani).  I think this way it looks more like the bottle color, but this will probably have a better duochrome effect when layered over darker colors.  It is very sheer, that is why I call it a topper, but it can be worn alone at 4-5 coats.






Layering Order:
3 coats Ethereal Lacquer Pixie Dust
2 coats Orly Pixie Powder
Dior Gel Coat

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ethereal Pixie Dust is a delicate purple holographic

The holographic effect of Pixie Dust reminded me of China Glaze LOL, and the others from the OMG collection.  The particles seem really fine, and the flame is rather delicate.  I didn't like it that it was a three-coater, because I was in a hurry at the time, but this pictures make it seem worth it now.






Layering Order:
3 coats Ethereal Lacquer Pixie Dust
No basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Color Club Love You To Pieces is a white matte glitter

This is a similar glitter to the one in CrowsToes Funny Bunny.  It's taken the mainstream companies a while to catch up with all the cool stuff that indies have put out there.  This is a clear example.  I like this one better in the bottle than on the nail, I think that maybe layered over white would have been better.  This is too chunky to wear on its own, but with a bit of patience it's doable.






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle My City Apartment
1 coat Color Club Love You To Pieces
Dior Gel Coat

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Joss Your Mum Wouldn't Like It is a girly pink with holographic microglitter

I got this pretty nail polish from my friend K.  I don't think I would have thought of buying it myself.  It's one of those that looks better in real life than in pictures, so from swatches alone, I couldn't see myself justifying spending money on what looks like just another glittery pink.  It is far from common though.  I love it.






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Joss Your Mum Wouldn't Like It
Dior Gel Coat
Seche Vite