Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chanel Azure is a color shifting pearly turquoise

Remember a while back when I holofied Chanel Peridot?  Well this is the sequel.  Unbelievable color by Chanel, very well done.  I do not own anything like it so far.  Nope, it's not a China Glaze Deviantly Darling dupe, the finish is different   I like this pearly finish a lot, it's like a turquoise sea shell (if that's a real thing), very elegant and girly.  The color is spot on with the azurite stones, and the shift to blue is very noticeable.  The formula was great; I like doing three thin coats with brush-strokey colors like these, but I think two coats are doable too.  I used my favorite holographic topcoat, which was courtesy of the amazing Claire, but I think this would look great with Hits Hefesto or any other holographic topcoat out there.








Layering Order:
3 coats Chanel Azure
1 coat Chemistry 509
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


BONUS PICTURES - Azure by itself in the sun!






Monday, April 29, 2013

Smitten Purple Polka-Dotty, the perfect color to say I'm back :)

Hi my lovely readers <3 I'm back, sorry I was gone for a week.  I kind of fixed my computer, I posted that it died, it's alive now, but I suspect I'll need a new one soon.  I know that what I fixed will be temporary.  Although I know it will take some time, my new Summer resolution will be to save and back up all my stuff, so that when this one really dies, I can transfer it to a new one.  I'll leave you with this super cute crelly from Smitten.  I'll be back tomorrow for sure! and the next day, and the day after that, and the following day after that...






Layering Order:
3 coats Smitten Polish Purple Polka-Dotty
Models Own 3 in 1 Topcoat

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rainbow Honey The Robots Collection


Rainbow Honey's newer collex is not a glittery one, it's metallics and a black & white topper.  I much prefer their glitters, especially the crelly ones, like Swet Talk from their last  set.  I really hope they launch a collection where all glitters look like glittery sandwiches, yum!  Yoshimi (shown first) is the only non-metallic in this set, I like the size of the squares, they aren't too small or too big.  I don't think this looks well over the Bots, and so I chose to layer it over a creme.  I really like how it looks this way.  This was very smooth, good formula, and easy to apply.  Aside from Yoshimi, the rest are ok in application, I mean I did two coats, but I've read other bloggers say that you can do a single coat if applied carefully.  I wasn't too impressed with this chrome-y finish, I thought they were missing something.  Out of the five Bots, I like Femme Bot the best (the pink one, shown last) because it was the one that had less brush marks for me, and also because the color was a bit richer than the others.  It was still very silvery, so if you love silver, you'll love this collection.  The packaging, I have to mention, was the cutest.  I felt like they put a lot of thought into it.  I have shown a picture (4th picture below) with the Yoshimi Bottle next to a Rainbow Honey Cuticle Balm, so that you guys can get an idea of the size of their new 4ml bottle.  Very cute.







Layering Order:
2 coats Illamasqua Radium
1 coat Rainbow Honey Yoshimi
Models Own 3 in 1 Topcoat

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Layering Order:
2 coats Rainbow Honey Dusty Bot
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures 

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Layering Order:
2 coats Rainbow Honey Lucky Bot
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures 

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Layering Order:
2 coats Rainbow Honey Bitty Love Bot
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures 

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Layering Order:
2 coats Rainbow Honey Skyward Bot
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures 

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Layering Order:
2 coats Rainbow Honey Femme Bot
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Monday, April 15, 2013

Literary Lacquers The Good Parts Collection

Disclosure

This is the newest collection from one of my favorite indie makers, Literary Lacquers; and it is a big one, so pop the corn.  None of these disappointed.  I was waiting for a "meh" color since there were so many, and I liked every single one.  I do have some critiques, but overall great quality, as I've come to expect from this brand.  Woman of Pleasure, based on a novel that was banned for 200 years, now there's something I'd like to read some day.  This is a jelly-esque periwinkle, with that magenta round glitter, that is now in vogue.  Great addition to any blue-lover's collection.  My favorite thing in it, are the pale pink hexagons, I don't know why, but I love them so.  About John Thomas/Lady Jane there's not much to say, ecept that it is a stunner, and the pictures speak for themselves.  The orange holographic in this collex, More Like Fire Than Light, my only comment is who knew I needed a tangerine linear holographic? genius!  Roissey is an interesting metallic-y blue with black shreds that are somewhat chunky.  It dries matte and the drying time is slow.  My secret garden is a gorgeous blend of matte pastel glitters.  I had shown this before as a glittery sandwich for Easter here.  Zipless is not at all what I expected from looking at the bottle.  I thought "this belongs in a Christmas collection", but I was so wrong, this is borderline neon.  It even makes my hands look tanned.  A warm bright jelly that is perfect for this season.  If It Pleases You has been blogged about a lot, and there is a good reason why: there is no other purple holographic, as of now, that compares to it.  This shade is very unique.  One thing that I did notice with this, and with More Like Fire Than Light, is that they are not glossy, so I recommend adding topcoat (I use Sally Hansen Diamond Flash that does not dull holographics).  They are also very sheer, and they require up to four coats for opacity.  The good part is --no pun intended-- that they have an amazing holographic effect, comparable to the coveted OPI Designer Series or discontinued Ozotics.  Bionic Mmmm-Detector was a bit watery for me, but I used two heavy coats here, and had no issues.  Last one is Laters, Baby, it is pure perfection, regarding black holographics, simply the best I've seen.  It is completely black, and does not lean grey or charcoal (except maybe in the shade).  The holographic effect is the strongest of the three.  It is a perfect three-coater, and it has that sparkly (and did I mention smooth?) microglitter that just dazzles and makes it so unique and special.  A must have for sure.  Wow I'm done :) if you've read this far, congrats!  Bottom line: I really love this collection, especially the holographics.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LiteraryLacquer






Layering Order:
3 coats Literary Lacquers Woman of Pleaseure
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Models Own 3 in One Topcoat


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Layering Order:
2 coats Literary Lacquers John Thomas/Lady Jane
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Models Own 3 in One Topcoat


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Layering Order:
4 coats Literary Lacquers More Like Fire Than Light
Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat


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Layering Order:
3 coats Literary Lacquers Roissey
2 coats Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Models Own 3 in One Topcoat


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Layering Order:
2 coats Chick All A Twitter
1 coat Literary Lacquers My Secret Garden (dabbed)
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures


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Layering Order:
2 coats Literary Lacquers Zipless
Models Own 3 in One Topcoat



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Layering Order:
4 coats Literary Lacquers If It Pleases You
Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat


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Layering Order:
2 coats Literary Lacquers Bionic Mmmm-Detector
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Models Own 3 in One Topcoat


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Layering Order:
3 coats Literary Lacquers Laters, Baby
Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat