Friday, March 30, 2012

Zoya Chloe how to achieve bottle color

I love this one in the shade so much!  This is one of my favorite Zoya nail polishes.  But when I first got it I wanted it to be like it is in the bottle.  I seached through my oldies and found a match.

Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
1 coat OPI Elephantastic Pink
2 coats Zoya Chloe
no topcoat in these pictures

Thursday, March 29, 2012

China Gaze You Move Me another great magnetic nail polish

I don't know how long this magnetic trend will last, but let's enjoy it while we can!

Layering Order:
3 coats China Glaze You Move Me
Nails Ink Magnet
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nicole by Opi Pick me up Purple, taken from the vault

Boy this nail polish is old.  You are going to have to trust me on this one, it's a duo-chrome, but my camera did not pick it up.  It's blue most of the times, but purple at certain angles.  I got this in a blog sale a long time ago, which reminds me I should do one soon, maybe in the summer, I have way too much nail polish =O

Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Nicole by OPI Pick me up Purple
no topcoat in these pictures

Monday, March 26, 2012

China Glaze Ray-Diant gradient

I posted on twitter nail wheel swatches of the Prismatic collection, and I mentioned how glad I am to finally see a collection that I need.  This is one that I thought I wouldn't like, so I swatched it first.  Gorgeous, I was wrong.  I included a couple of pictures in the shade, the colored glitters look like little balloons being released in the sky.

Layering Order:
2 coats China Glaze Aquadelic
2 coats China Glaze Ray-Diant (tips only)
1 coat Glitter Tamer
Butter London Hardwear

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Layla Magneffect in Deep Violet is a gorgeous purple magnetic nail polish

This is the best magnetic nail polish I have tried.  But not all the magnetics in this collection are as good, unfortunately.  Just this particular one is great, where the effect is very strong, and it moves a lot when I move my hand (hard to capture in pictures).  It's so much better in real life, it's black and purple, here it looks grey and blue?

Layering Order:
2 coats Layla Magneffect Deep Violet
star magnet
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Friday, March 23, 2012

Butter London No More Waity Katie

Purple glitter at its best.  For me, wearing No More Waity Katie is instant gratification: I like cool-toned purples, I love grey cremes and of course, I need glitter.  This dries super fast, so at 3 coats by itself, I'm good to go.  I like how the glitter is dense, yet subtle.  The shade of the combination of the base color and the glitter compliment each other, and my skintone too.  My first thought was to layer it over another nail polish, so I chose one of the new nail polishes from the OPI NYC Ballet Collection.  If you have seen swatches of this Collection on the web, you know they're gorgeous, but they are not very buildable.  These nail polishes are very, very sheer.  Thankfully, I had no trouble hiding VNL (Visible Nail Line) with Butter London Nail Foundation.  This basecoat is amazing.  If you haven't read my review on it, and you like Jellies and Sheers, but don't like VNL, please click here.  That is exactly how I achieved this look:

Where to order: color chart here

Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats OPI MY Pointe Exactly
1 coat Butter London No More Waity Katie
Butter London Hardwear

BONUS PICTURES - Butter London No More Waity Katie by itself!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nfu Oh 040 over green duo-chrome creates mermaid-ish nails

I don't remember where I saw this first, someone layered flakies over a duo-chrome, and I thought hmmm too much? then today I finally tried it, and nope! not too much, loving it.

Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Ludurana Aurora Boreal Admiravel
1 coat Nfu Oh 040
no topcoat in these pictures

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1st Day of Spring \o/

I've flowered up my nails (yes, that's a new word).  I was thinking about this day ever since the 1st day of Winter.  I really like this weather, I hope it stays like this forever.

Layering Order:
Qtica Basecoat
2 coats Anna Sui 800
Flower and Hello Kitty Stickers
Glitter Tamer
Barielle Manicure Extender
CND Speedey Topcoat

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sephora Indi-go with the flow, hard to capture its true color in pictures

This is just so pretty, but no matter what I did, what angle or camera setting I used, it turned out blue.  If you own this, you know it's gunmetal purple :/ oh well...  If you don't own this wow, I think you need it, I haven't been impressed with any Sephora Nail Polish in like... well ever.  In fact, I think this is the first time I've posted this brand on the blog, and I think it's the only Sephora by OPI that I own.

Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
1 coat Sally Hansen Purple Chrome (pen)
2 coats Sephora by OPI Indi-go with the flow
2 coats Glitter Tamer
Butter London Hardwear
OPI Drip Dry

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Glittery Purple Jelly Franken

Hi lovelies! I'm excited to tell you that I've entered a Franken Contest (wait, what is a franken?) this is the first blog contest I have entered, the next one will be a Nail Art Contest for sure, can't wait for a vacation.  This one is hosted by the lovely Claire, yes the same Amazing Claire who sent me these.  She's only hosting it though, the readers decide which ones they like best, she has amazing prizes, yes amazing like her.  Check it Out!  Here's what I made, a 3-coater Glittery Purple Jelly, I posted here the step-by-step recipe in case you have some free time on this lovely Sunday and want to get crafty ^.^