Friday, September 30, 2011

Icing Bird of Paradise over Butter London West End Wonderland, gold on gold

West end wonderland is amazing by itself at two coats, but it also makes for a great undercoat for glitters on a sheer base like this one.  By the way, in case you hadn't noticed, Bird of Paradise has a green flash to it when layered over black, it's pseudo-duo-chrome.

Where to order: http://www.butterlondon.com/ color chart here








Layering Order:
2 coats Butter London West End Wonderland
2 coats Icing Bird of Paradise
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

BONUS PICTURE - West End Wonderland by itself!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ozotic 504 purple, blue and burgundy

I'm still fascinated by the ozotic multi-chromes.  The thing about it is that what I call "burgundy" can be pink, orange, or gold depending on the light, so it's amazing all the colors you see in one nail polish.










Layering Order:
Nailtek Foundation II
2 coats Hot Topic Purple
2 coats Ozotic 504
no topcoat in these pictures

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

OPI Navy shatter a dark jelly crackle

I like the way this looks over glitters only, otherwise it looks too much like Black Shatter.




Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Funky Fingers Sand and Stilettos
1 coat OPI Navy Shatter (over non-fully dried glitter works best)
Barielle Manicure Extender

Monday, September 26, 2011

China Glaze BFF a timeless nail polish

I think I will be 80 and still wear this, I love it, it is the perfect shade of pink on my skintone, and the holographic effect is not too flashy (well at least on that last sunset picture).






Layering Order:
Make Up Store Aqua Fix
2 coats China Glaze BFF
no topcoat

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Butter London Branwen's Feather with iridescence

In real life this glows more than you could imagine, if you have these two nail polishes, this layering combination is a must try.

Where to order: http://www.butterlondon.com/ color chart here







Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Butter London Branwen's Feather
2 coats Essie Kisses and Bises
no topcoat in these pictures

BONUS PICTURE - Branwen's Feather by itself!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Missha GVL01 dense glitter that is easy to apply

For us glitter lovers, it is hard to find these two qualities in a nail polish, packed glitter, yet smooth in application.  Kudos to K for letting me know about this brand and helping me get this.  It is stunning by itself, but I did add another layer of course.






 Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Missha The Style GVL01
1 coat Sinful Colors I Miss You
no topcoat in these pictures

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OPI Merry Midnight a nice burgundy jelly

From the bottle and with the first swatch, I saw blue shimmer and so many other colors in the flakies, that I had high expectations for it, but when I did a full mani I realized I liked Nfu Oh 51 much better on my skintone.  This is pretty, but it is hard to apply, and to photograph.






Layering Order:
2 coats Nailtek Foundation II (I do this with all jellies)
2 coats OPI Merry Midnight
Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ozotic 516 is adorable

This nail polish is so cute and feminine.  If you missed out on OPI DS Amethyst, this is good substitute.








Layering Order:
Make Up Store Aqua Fix
2 coats Ozotic 516
no topcoat in these pictures

Monday, September 19, 2011

Make Up Store Lava possibly the best flakies I have seen

This post has too many pictures, but this is so gorgeous, I had to.  The name couldn't have been more accurate.












Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 Coats OPI Road House Blues
1 Coat Make Up Store Lava
no topcoat in these pictures

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Purple Week: Ozotic 513 over Pop Beauty Ultraviolet

I was so in love with the linear effect of OPI DS Original and so mesmerized by the purple richness of Color Club Wild at Heart, I always wanted a combination of the two, and this is it.  I layerd this over another purple favorite.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Pop Beauty Thirty One Ultraviolet
1 coat Ozotic 513
Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat

Friday, September 16, 2011

Purple Week: Hot Topic Purple with shimmer

While looking for the perfect purple a while back, I stumbled upon a swatch of this no name blurple, and went to the store where I had no idea that they sold nail polish, and there it was, the perfect puple, and now one of my favorite undercoats for layering.  Looks great by itself too but here it is with shimmer.









Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Hot Topic Purple (I think it's called Bright Purple on their website but don't quote me on that)
2 coats Maybelline Colorama Top Coat 35 Cold As Ice
no topcoat in these pictures

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Purple Week: Chanel Rodeo Drive with purple glitter

This is also another favorite.  And the Icing is from the New York Set, I couldn't capure the beauty, it is one of the most perfect purple glitters in real life.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Chanel Rodeo Drive
1 coat Incing 4AM Dance Party
no topcoat in these pictures

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Purple Week: Nubar Violet Sparkle with Lilac Crackle

I found this Crackle Nail Polish while shopping for earings at the mall.  I have never heard of the brand, but it was lilac crackle, something I had never seen before, so I had to try it over one of my favorite purple glitter nail polishes.








Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Nubar Violet Sparkle
1 coat 2012 Prayer
Barielle Manicure Extender