Saturday, June 29, 2013

Green Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Happy Saturday! I'm going on a little four-day vacation tomorrow, so I'll leave you with some short scheduled posts.






Layering Order:
1 coat Creme de Mint
1 coat Sealore Adella
1 coat L'oreal Creme de Mint
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Friday, June 28, 2013

Shimmer Lucie

Disclosure

Lucie is a fairly new Shimmer color.  As much as I love silver, this one was a bit uninteresting to me.  I feel like it doesn't have a lot going on.  It is silver and red glitters together with some iridescent glitters that disappear because of the silver.  I tried it over different colors, and although it looks pretty, I feel that it is not unique.  The formula was great, as with all other shimmers.  Perhaps this color is too cool for summer, I'm thinking red and silver would look better over green for Winter Holiday Season.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShimmerPolish color chart here






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Smarty Pants Pink
Models Own 3 in 1 Topcoat
1 coat Shimmer Lucie
Shimmer Glass Topcoat

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Layering Order:
3 coats Shimmer Lucie
Shimmer Glass Topcoat

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Layering Order:
3 coats Literary Lacquers Marilla's Amethyst Brooch
Models Own 3 in 1 Topcoat
1 coat Shimmer Lucie
Shimmer Glass Topcoat

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Holographic glitter over pearly white

This is a combination I had no idea would work.  I was just being adventurous I guess.  This Chanel has been in my wish list for ever.  I finally decided to get it, after much thought, and I'm glad I did.  It is a lovely pearly white, without a hint of yellow or beige.  I do like vintage stuff, more than I like to admit it.  Somehow I am drawn to that nostalgia from those black and white movies.  I recently went to see The Great Gatsby, and I wasn't paying attention to the plot too much, I was more focused on the costumes, the make up and the nails.






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
3 coats Chanel Attraction
1 coat Barry M Hologram
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Barielle Matte-inee

Disclosure

Barielle Matte-inee is a matte topcoat that gives a nice cloudy, satin finish to almost any nail polish.  I usually like to mattify glitters, so I've Layered this over one of the glitters from the Barielle Dazzling Diamonds set that I previously reviewed here.  I really like the way this topcoat smooths out the surface of the glitters, while providing a different look to them.  It didn't change the color of the Essie I was wearing under the glitter, and it dried rather fast.  This one can be worn over a freshly done manicure or the next day to spice things up.  Overall, the formula was great, not watery or goopy, there was not a significant chemical smell, and I know that Barielle products are 3-free, so you can rest assured that they are made without any harsh chemicals.  I liked this topcoat a lot.  It looks great, especially in the shade.  Barielle is currently hosting a giveaway, it ends in 4 days, so click here if you want to participate.

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






Layering Order:
2 coats Essie Keeping my maiden name
1 coat Barielle Purple Hearts
Barielle Matte-inee

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shimmer Maria

Disclosure

This is another blue Shimmer, very different from Sarah and the others though.  This one is simply a combination of small blue glitters and medium hexagons for an overall look that leans more to royal blue.  The other blue shimmers have leaned to cyan and teal.  This is the most basic, I think.  The formula was good, and the drying time was fast as always.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShimmerPolish color chart here







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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Blue Capri
1 coat Shimmer Maria
Shimmer Glass Topcoat






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Layering Order:
2 coats Rainbow Honey Skyward Bot
1 coat Shimmer Maria
Shimmer Glass Topcoat






Layering Order:
3 coats Shimmer Maria
Shimmer Glass Topcoat

Monday, June 24, 2013

Salon Perfect Exploded over white is a cheerful combination

This nail polish combination is so bright, that it can cheer up the most dull, uneventful day.  I had no idea these even existed, there is a whole bunch of them that resemble their cousins Floam and Sand Art.  These are priced reasonably well, from what I heard, but I'm not sure about their availability, because these were a gift (from K).  Love this combo for Summer and I can't wait to try out some nail art with these lacquers.  If you want to see great swatches of the whole collection and a comparison, check out this amazing post.








Layering Order:
2 coats MAC Vestral White
1 coat Salon Perfect Exploded
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Models Own 3 in 1 Topcoat

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shimmer Caroline

Disclosure

This is easily one of my favorite Shimmers.  As a purple lover, I had to love it.  I've worn this a lot of times already, and it never disappoints.  I managed to capture my favorite layering combinations for this post.  If you have this one, you must try it over grey and over hot pink, as shown below.  However, it looks great over so many other colors.  It is a concoction of many different violet glitters in a clear base, so it will go well with virtually anything.  I took this one on my most recent trip, and although I didn't use it, I was impressed that the heat from the trunk didn't make the glitters sink to the bottom.  Had it been another indie, it would have probably been ruined by the 99*F weather.  This brand is definitely travel friendly.  Yet, another thing to love it even more.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShimmerPolish color chart here






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Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Cosmic Kiss
Barielle No Chip Speed Dry with Silk Topcoat

1 coat Shimmer Caroline
Shimmer Glass Topcoat






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Layering Order:
3 coats Shimmer Caroline
Shimmer Glass Topcoat






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
3 coats Illamasqua Raindrops
Barielle Manicure Extender
1 coat Shimmer Caroline
Shimmer Glass Topcoat
Models Own 3 in 1 Topcoat