Friday, November 2, 2012

a england Gothic Beauties Collection - Jane Eyre, Ophelia, Dorian Gray, Tess D'Urbervilles and Lady of Shalott

Lovely shimmery collection from a england.  These are perfect to wear under glitters.  In fact, I already wore Dorian Gray with Serum No. 5 Happy Special Day, and I have a couple more layering combinations to show.  Dorian Gray is very different from the others, a gunmetal leaning a little bit to green.  It is very classy, dark in some lights but silvery in others.  The rest are just black with shimmer in different colors: Jane Eyre is red, Ophelia is purple, Tess D'Urbervilles is green and Lady of Shalott is blue.  They all had good formula except for Ophelia, the first time I tried it, it bubbled on me.  I though that maybe I had gotten a bad bottle.  I added thinner and a stainless steel agitator and the second time (shown here) it did not bubble.  It was probably too thick when it arrived.  Speaking of agitators (balls) I found it odd that neither of them came with it >.<  I like these with topcoat, because the shimmer gets kind of revived, but there are a lot of swatches out there with topcoat, and I wanted to show them as they are without it.  They have an interesting finish, on their own, almost matte.  Aside from Dorian Gray, my favorite is Lady of Shalott, I think it's the one that has more shimmer, or at least it is more noticeable with this one.  This is a great collection for Fall, especially if you like dark colors, or if you are looking for black nail polishes that are not just plain black, this will definitely spice it up.

Where to order: http://shop.llarowe.com/





Layering Order:
2 coats a england Jane Eyre
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats a england Ophelia
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats a england Dorian Gray
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats a england Tess D'Urbervilles
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats a england Lady of Shalott
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dia de los Muertos nails

In some parts of the world, instead of celebrating Halloween, they celebrate this day to honor the dead.  They bring them offerings and illuminate their tombs with candles to help them on their trip.  When I die, I hope they bring me sparkly nail polish instead of tequila ;)







Layering Order:
Barielle Hydrating Ridgefiller
2 coats Color Club Shabby Drab
Missha HGR01 (grass)
MAC Vestral White (R.I.P)
various nail polishes (candles, nail polish bottle, cracks, necklace)
Barielle Manicure Extender