Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pa A119 - Explaining my blog name

Last Saturday I explained my Background, the Saturday before that, I explained my Profile Picture, and today well, it's very simple, when I tried to register the URL AlexandraRC was already taken by someone named Albert Einstein :/ or perhaps someone who was planing to blog about this mastermind?  Oh well... On to one of my favorite layering nail polishes.  This is one of those rare nail polishes that looks better in the shade, you'll see what I mean.









Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Zoya Mira
1 coat Pa A119
no topcoat in these pictures

Friday, July 29, 2011

Comparison Week: Brucci Typhoon Lagoon vs. Ozotic 505

1. Brucci Typhoon Lagoon
2. Ozotic 505

(both 1 coat over 1 coat Cosmetic Arts Frenzy)








I.C.: Both have the duo-chrome effect, but Ozotic is much stronger.  They look very similar when layered over purple.  Ozotic is very sheer so it looks completely different depending on the base color, whereas Brucci is completely opaque in 3 coats, so it can be used alone.  Both amazing to me.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Comparison Week: Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game vs. Catrice Iron Mermaiden

1. Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game
2. Catrice Iron Mermaiden

(both 2 coats over 2 coats Ulta Smoke Screen, no Topcoat)









I.C.: They are identical to me, I could not find any difference.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Comparison Week: Funky Fingers Power Play vs. American Apparel Neon Violet

1. Funky Fingers Power Play
2. American Apparel Neon Violet

(2 coats each plus Barielle Manicure Extender Topcoat)








I.C.: They are very similar, and the neon effect is strong on both.  American Apparel is a bit darker and it is opaque at 2 coats, while Funky Fingers looks like a jelly at 2 coats, and it might need 3 coats to be completely opaque.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Comparison Week: Clarins 230 vs. BeYu 209

1. Clarins 230
2. BeYu 209

(both 1 coat over 2 coats Claire's Magic, no Topcoat)









I.C.: They are both very similar, too hard to tell if the glitter particles are the same size, but the effect they produce is the same, although Clarins is much stronger.  Perhaps with 2 or 3 coats of BeYu we could see a strong effect, but the base is burgundy, so the purple would be lost.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Comparison Week: Missha The Style Lavender Stone vs. Etude House Lucidarling Dazzling Purple

1. Missha The Style Lavender Stone
2. Etude House Lucidarling Dazzling Purple

(both 1 coat over 3 coats Sally Hansen Hard As Nails 670 Teal Steel, no Topcoat)









I.C.: Exact same glitter on both.  Missha is more packed, therefore it can be use for full coverage in 3 coats and dipping the brush twice for each nail; whereas Etude House is a bit more sparce and it can be used as a topper with 1 or 2 coats.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Moons With Rainbows - Explaining my Background

I had no idea how to personalize my background, and I started playing around with the features until I realized I could upload my own picture!  I wanted to use something that defined what this blog is about (layering) and at the same time a color that I love (purple), well it comes from this:








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Pa A6
1 coat Sally Hansen DVD
2 coats Santee M84
Hearts picked out from Pa AA10
Seche Vite Topcoat

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mac Bad Fairy one of those nail polishes that does not have a season

I can wear this in the summer, or fall it doesn't matter, it is always flattering on me.  My nails look put together with this gorgeous duo-chrome foil.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
3 coats MAC Bad Fairy
Barielle Manicure Extender
Poshe Fast Drying Top Coatcoat

Thursday, July 21, 2011

OPI Sand-erella always makes me smile

No matter how many times I wear this, it always makes me smile, not sure why, but it is among my favorite holographic nail polishes.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Orly Cashmere Cardigan
1 coat OPI Sand-erella
Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brucci Black Emerald an amazing blackened green

A friend fron Philadelphia sent this to me, what a beautiful vampy duo-chrome.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Brucci Black Emerald
Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pa A38 is baby blue perfection

A wonderful nail polish given to me by a wonderful lady.  Here I topped it with some square shaped glitter.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
1 coat Orly Meringue
2 coats Pa A38
1 coat Essence Julia
no topcat in these pictures

Monday, July 18, 2011

Essence Circus Confetti another lovely multi-colored glitter

This is just so candy-like over pink.  I really love girly manicures like this one.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Essie Chastity
1 coat Essence Circus Confetti
Barielle Manicure Extender
Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Flamingoes - Explaining my Profile Picture

I did this for my trip to Orlando, a few months ago, I love pink and when I was growing up (in Florida) I was always amazed at the beauty of these birds.  I love nail art, and once in a blue moon I do it with lots of patience.  I wish I had more time to do it.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Pa A97
Make Up Store Britta (Body)
OPI Designer Series Desire (Beak)
2 coats Barielle Manicure Extender
Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat