Friday, November 29, 2013

Festive Aqua Glitter Bomb with Red accent

Happy Black Friday!







Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats China Glaze Aquadelic (except ring)
2 coats Essie Toggle to the Top (ring Only)
2 coats Candy Lacquer Rockin' A-Round The Christmas Tree
Green Tree decals and blue stars from Candy Lacquer
Silver Holographic Snowflakes from Glitter Unique
2 coats Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dior Sparkling Gold is as festive as its name

Happy Thanksgiving!







Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Jade Irresistivel
1 coat Dior Fixing Base
Dior Sparkling Gold from Nail Sparkling Powders Set
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Glisten & Glow Hong Kong Girl Topcoat

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nicole Kellogs trio

Ok guys this post is so that it doesn't seem like we're all holos and glitters here at Sparkly Vernis.  I do love my complex nail polishes, and I rarely wear lacquers like these.  However, once in a while it's refreshing to sit back and appreciate good cremes.  I cannot stress how perfect these three were on application and color saturation.  Except for the blue one, which temporarily stained my nails horribly (ha!), this set was a win, and it was worth the 4 week waiting time, the code-searching, and frantically eating all that cereal.




Layering Order:
2 coats Nicole by OPI Challenge Red-y
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Nicole by OPI Pros & Confidence
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Nicole by OPI Be Ama-zing
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fnug Futuristica is a loud blue holographic nail polish

I got this at one of Llarowe's flash sales for cheap, and I was so glad I did, because they now seem to be out of stock all the time.  This is definitely the year of the holos, wouldn't you agree?  I have gotten so many, that I'm almost afraid I will get bored of them or get over them, like I did with the chunky indie glitters last year.  I really hope not.  I am loving and hoarding all of them, I'm actually wearing a holo right now as I type this.  I love polishing with loud holos such as this one.  I posted a twitter pic, sort of behind the scenes, of how gorgeous it looks when it's under my working lamp.  Here are the sunny pictures.






Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Fnug Futuristica
Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat

Monday, November 25, 2013

Literary Lacquers Thermodynamics... and a mini Giveaway! (CLOSED)


This little guy was designed by Amy and yours truly.  There's a story behind it and you can read all about it in the description here.  Thermodynamics is a gorgeous pinky-red jelly with iridescent and shimmery blue sparkles.  It's like the grown up version of BL Disco Bircuit, and the base color and jelly quality reminds me of DL Supermodel, both high end lacquers.  Indeed, this has a high end quality to it.  I cannot describe why, but it feels sophisticated and antique at the same time.  It is not a classic red, as it mutates in the light and depending on the pigmentation of your nail bed.  The blue glass flecks also make it shift from a warm to a cool-toned red with pink and orange undertones.  I absolutely love this in the shade, as it glows from within.  As a bonus, this can be layered over other darker reds, to make the sparkles even more special.  I found that it looks great especially over burgundy.  This will be available in one hour from the time this was posted, at 12:00 noon mountain time, along with 9 other gorgeous lacquers designed by other bloggers and fans.  Amy has graciously provided one Thermodynamics for a mini Giveaway that starts right now (see form below) and ends in about 10 days, good Luck!








Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Literary Lacquers Thermodynamics
Barielle Manicure Extender




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Love, Preview Event

Hey guys, remember that event I was talking about a couple of weeks ago? (here)  Well, I attended and I had a lot of fun, but don't take my word for it, join us next year!  Sign up for reminders at the bottom of the Love, Preview page (here).  The best part about this kind of events is that you get to meet the artists behind the brands and also get to preview stuff that they don't even have in the stores yet; in my case, I found a purple Dandy holo that was not up for sale yet.  I also got a Lacquer Lust holo and I completely avoided the restock and crazy refreshing.  It was wonderful.  You also get to meet other nail polish collectors and great people in the industry.  Definitely my favorite part was seeing exclusive nail polishes that were only sold that night.  I have included pictures below of Serum No.5 Love, Preview at two coats plus topcoat, this was the exclusive lacquer for that brand.  It was an easy to apply dark crelly with lots of gold glitter and blue glow in the dark pigment.  I can't wait for the next event.

Participants



Top: Black Cat Lacquer (left) and Abivan Polish (right)
Bottom: Painted Polish (left) and Lacquer Lust (right)



Sea Lore



Lumina Lacquer



Serum No. 5



Victoria Dao: creator of Serum No. 5 and organizer of Love, Preview


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Darling Diva custom holographic gold

I've been a fan of DDP since its beginnings.  A long time ago, I asked DDP creator for a custom lacquer that was basically Stripper Pole (a discontinued? shade) sans the glitter.  It did not disappoint.  It was everything that I had expected it to be.  At the time, there weren't too many holos around, like there are now, and this gold was is really unique in my collection.  I was going to post another DDP holo today, but we haven't had sun in a few days, and I'd like to show it in all it's glory.  So instead, I leave you with this old-ish swatch that I found in my folders, I hope you guys don't mind.  Oh BTW I'll be having a mini-giveaway on Monday, so please stop by!

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






Layering Order:
3 coats Darling Diva Polish Stripper Pole custom (without the glitter)
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shimmer Kim

Disclosure

Kim reminds me a lot of Maria, but with more iridescent glitter.  Both shades are similar, but Kim has a lot of those medium blue hexagons, plus some purple specks.  I think that they are too similar to justify owning both, to be honest.  If I had to pick one, it would be Kim because of the purple accents.  The formula on this one was good and it dried fast.  Shimmers are a bit gritty, so they do require topcoat, but they are super sparkly, so that definitely makes up for it.  This looks like a snowy day over grey (shown first), I liked it so much that I decided to apply it as a background for the blog.

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







Layering Order:
2 coats Enchanted Polish Majestic
1 coat Shimmer Kim
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
3 coats Shimmer Kim
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures


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Layering Order:
3 coats Liquid Sky Lacquer Enchanted Waterfall
1 coat Shimmer Kim
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures