Sunday, March 30, 2014

Update on the break

Hey lovelies.  I'm going to need 2 more weeks of break.  I had anticipated less time for certain things, but unfortunately, SV Blog will have to be on a break until mid-April.  Thanks for understanding *miss u*

I'll leave you with some iridescent glitter:






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle First Class Ticket
2 coats Nubar Vixen
Dior Gel Coat

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Last one before I go on a break

Well I had to do it in style :)








Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Essie For the Twill of it
various rhinestones
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Topcoat

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shimmer Lindsey

Disclosure

When I first wore Lindsey, I thought it was going to be like Candace without the black, but this one is just small glitter, no medium gold accents.  I think it is closer to BL West En Wonderland.  It sparkles a lot in real life.  This was really easy to apply and dried very fast, like most Shimmers do.  I think it would look good for toes, since it's not too chunky.  I love golds like these, that are not too yellow and look sophisticated.

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






Layering Order:
2 coats GAP Bright Pool
1 coats Shimmer Lindsey
Dior Gel Coat

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥






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

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥






Layering Order:
2 coats Lilypad Lacquer Rebel At Heart
1 coat Shimmer Lindsey
Dior Gel Coat

Friday, March 7, 2014

Darling Diva Shelby and I Hate Pink

Disclosure

Well, I don't hate pink.  In fact, I've layered Shelby over a pink creme here.  This is a multi-colored glitter than can be worn alone at three coats, but it is super chunky, so I prefer it layered.  It is packed with small holographic glitter and microglitters, but it does have a slightly tinted base, so I don't think it can be layered over white, without making it look pink.  This is part of the Muscle Car Collection, which consists of mostly sparkly glitters.  On the other hand, I Hate Pink is a gorgeous foil pink with a gold holographic flame, that is part of a Pink Collex that will be coming soon!!

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






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Illamasqua Loella
1 coat Darling Diva Polish Shelby
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Topcoat

[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]







Layering Order:
2 coats Darling Diva Polish I Hate Pink
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Enchanted All Love Garden is a green holographic with gold and blue undertones

Who knew that green would go so well with blue and gold.  There is a bit of gold shimmer, as in the BRBM and some blue, which I was able to capture in the pics.  This concoction is rather unique.  I love complex holographics like these.  I was lucky enough to score this at a Mei Mei's restock.  I'm glad that I waited for it to be restocked, because I wasn't liking the price in the aftermarket.  This reminds me a bit of that green combo I posted here.  Lately, I am wearing and enjoying greens more and more.






Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Enchanted Polish All Love Garden
OPI DS Topcoat

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

OPI DS Top Coat Review

This is a follow up on my post that reviewed Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat.  I find that, for certain holographics, this OPI Topcoat works better.  This the glossiest topcoat that I know of, after Seche Vite.  However, this is not a fast-drying topcoat.  I purposely took these pictures the day after I polished, because we all know how glossy topcoats can look right after they're applied, and when they are still wet.  As you can see on the first picture, which was taken in the shade, the gloss finish is very nice, even the next day.  I still use the Sally Hansen for certain holographics, and when I'm in a hurry, because that one dries really fast.  That being said, the OPI doesn't smudge once it is set, and the time will vary depending on the coats of nail polish used and the waiting time between said coats.  It is not as slow-drying as other non-fast-drying topcoats, if that makes sense.  It is faster than Barielle Manicure Extender and other OPI or Sally Hansen "regular" topcoats.  I use OPI DS for those holographics that dry really fast, like most two-coater Enchanteds or for the super matte-looking ones like Fnug and Color Clubs.  For my OPI DS holos, this one is a must, since it is the perfect complement.






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Enchanted POlish Mr. Burgundy
OPI DS Topcoat

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dance Legend Just Another Star is a purple scattered holographic

This is sort of newish.  At first, I thought that I didn't need these scattered holos, since I'm more into linear ones.  But when my friend K came to visit, she was wearing Quiet Riot, and I could not take my eyes of her nails.  I'm so glad that she got this purple one for me, although I found that I like it better when layered.  I hauled a little bit more of these last week, because my collection hasn't had holos like these since I added the China Glaze Kaleidoscopes a couple of years ago.







Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Hot Topic no name Purple
1 coat Dance Legend Wow Prism #30 Just Another Star
OPI DS Topcoat

Monday, March 3, 2014

Shimmer Valerie, Fanny, Cleo, Bernice and Courtney


This is the last installment of the Shimmers that can be worn on their own (do not need to be layered).  This is Part 3, for Part 1 click here, for Part 2 click here.  Along Josephine, this makes 16 Shimmers that are 'stand alone' two-coater glitters.  From this batch, I think Cleo is my favorite, it has that jelly feel to it.  The base color is great, although in the bottle it seemed more purple than on the nail.  I love Courtney too, but I don't know how to describe it.  Up close it is amazing, and it has a few surprises thrown in there, but from arm distance, the color is not well defined, and it's very complex.  Bernice & Fanny are gorgeous too.  All of these were easy to apply and require topcoat to smooth out the surface of the glitters.  They are super sparkly.  If you haven't tried Shimmers yet, because you're afraid that they need to be layered, I suggest the ones these three posts.

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







Layering Order:
2 coats Shimmer Valerie
Dior Gel Coat

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥







Layering Order:
2 coats Shimmer Fanny
Dior Gel Coat

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥







Layering Order:
2 coats Shimmer Cleo
Dior Gel Coat

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥







Layering Order:
2 coats Shimmer Bernice
Dior Gel Coat

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥







Layering Order:
2 coats Shimmer Courtney
Dior Gel Coat