Monday, February 24, 2014

Elevation Haleakala is a complex purple holo

This is a gorgeous red-toned purple holo.  My friend Erin knows that I collect purple holos, and when she said that I needed this, I didn't think twice.  I'm so glad that I listened, because it is beautiful, both in pics and in real life.  I managed to capture the holo in the bottle at some good angles, and it looks insane in these pics.  This reminded me of DDP If Anyone Falls, they are really close, but this one is a 2-coater.  I loved the formula of Haleakala, and it had very good wear.

Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Elevation Polish Haleakala
OPI DS Topcoat

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Green with purple and pink tips

What a treat.  I finally got to meet my swap buddy, K.  I know I've mentioned her on the blog before, because she sends me the most amazing nail polish packages.  We went to a few Nail Supply stores and when we got home we planned this mani.  She suggested this OPI (which stains horribly BTW) and I wanted some purple holo tips.  I had gotten some new stripping tape recently, and she chose this bright magenta, which compliments the whole look.  I'm exhausted, we literally shopped until we dropped.

Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats OPI Amazon...Amazoff
1 coat Cirque Fascination Street
Magenta Stripping Tape
Hong Kong Girl Topcoat

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hits Sweet Dreams and Unique are great multichromes with a slight holographic effect

Short post today, because my friend K came to visit, and there's lots of Nail Supply stores to go to!

Layering Order:
3 coats Lilypad Lacquer Peita's Potion
1 coat Hits Sweet Dreams
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


Layering Order:
2 coats Enchanted Polish Mr. Burgundy
1 coat Hits Unique
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Barry M Countess is a burgundy textured lacquer with gold sparks

I don't do many textured nail polishes, but this one is pretty special to me.  First, because it was a gift from my UK friend Sue, and secondly because it looks really stunning and purple in real life.  The pictures show more of the brown side of it.  I love the gold glitter in this, and the way that the nails look dark and matte.  I'm sure there's an OPI dupe somewhere, since they seem to dominate the texture market here in America.

Layering Order:
2 coats Barry M Countess
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Make Up Store Nicklas is a shimmery cyan blue

I was very unimpressed with this one.  I saw a swatch picture a while back and it seemed glowy.  Not so much in real life.  It's a sheer 4-coater and it doesn't have too much microshimmer.  If you stare at it in the sun, and up close, you may catch a bit of the green hues.  I definitely liked the cyan Revlon (Surf Spray) much better.  Plus that one has a color shifting pigment and a great scent.

Layering order:
4 coats Make Up Store Nicklas
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Darling Diva Polish We're All Darling Divas custom duo (LE)


Today, I have a very special duo.  This set of two holographic pretties is exclusive to the Darling Diva Polish group on Facebook.  If you are on FB and you love holos, you might want to join them, and see how much fun it is to chat with other fellow lacquerheads about nail polish, and specifically about this brand.  I have been a member for a while, and I am a member of other groups as well, and I have to say, this is one of the best nail polish groups on FB.  It is completely drama-free, everyone there is so polite and friendly to each other.  The mods are super nice as well.  There is an atmosphere of tranquility.  Carrie, the creator of DDP is completely involved, and she cares a lot about her fans, which is why she made these customs that are only available to group members.  These holos are stunning in real life, both 3-coaters, and both have blue-to-pink color-shifting shimmer.  I couldn't capture it in pictures, but you will have to trust me, that the duo-chrome effect is gorgeous on both.  If you would like to join the We're All Darling Divas Group on Facebook, click here and send them a request to join.

Where to order: and Bigcartel

Layering Order:
3 coats Darling Diva Polish Cotton Candy Hangover
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


Layering Order:
3 coats Darling Diva Polish Violets Are Blue
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Monday, February 17, 2014

Candy Lacquer Holiday Dreams is packed with dots, stars, moons and diamonds

It's the middle of February and I still have untrieds from the Holidays :/ but I love this one so much that I can wear it all year round anyway.  I really like to wear holographic glitter over strong holographic nail polishes.  In real life, it looks so good.  However, my camera has some kind of spasm every time I try to photograph a combo like this one.

Layering Order:
2 coats Colors by Llarowe Paper Moon
1 coat Candy Lacquer Holiday Dreams
Dior Gel Coat

BONUS PICTURES - Paper Moon by itself

Friday, February 14, 2014

Aqua & Red retro Vday mani

Happy Valentines Day!

Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Dior Nymphea
1 coat Enchanted Polish November (tips only)
Red Stripping Tape
Red hearts from Pa AA11
Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Colors by Llarowe Come Dance the Hora is a silvery topper with indigo glitters

This is a nice topper, I think it can be worn on its own.  I honestly didn't check how many coats it would take.  The glitter lays very flat, it's not bumpy at all, and I like how there are different sizes.  I'm not too sure if this is core or limited, but as of now, it appears to be available on the site.  The indigo glitters really make this one special.

Layering Order:
2 coats Enchanted Polish Dime Piece
2 coats Colors by Llarowe Come Dance the Hora