Monday, August 24, 2015

Cult Nails Clairvoyant sandwiched with black jelly

I went to meet my two nail polish buddies today, so I had to wear something epic.  It did however, look better in real life, and in certain lighting conditions.  I managed to snap a couple of good pictures before they chipped.





Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
1 coat Nfu Oh JS01
1 coat Cult Nails Clairvoyant
1 coat Nfu Oh JS01
1 coat Cult Nails Clairvoyant
Seche Vite Topcoat

Bonus pic (gifts from my friends):


One more bonus pic (mini-haul from nail supply):



L to R: Essie Allure, OPI Eurso Euro, OPI DS Charcoal, Essie Watercolor Pen & Inky, Essie Watercolor Point of Blue.  Bottom: Essie Blossom Dandy.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A couple of lavender manis

I have been wearing pastels lately.  Especially purple ones.  I don't know how I feel about these.  Wishing Star Sky was not as amazing as I expected.  It looks ok, but the color is so simple, it has no depth.  Girls Shift Faster was a bit disappointing, because it doesn't have the color-shifting pigment that I expected (such as the one in Clarins 230).  That being said, it does shift a bit, but more towards gold, instead of green.




Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Chaos & Crocodiles Wishing Star Sky
OPI DS Topcoat




Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Colors by Llarowe Girls Shift Faster (tips only)
1 coat Orly Fancy Fuchsia
Dior Gel Coat

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Barry M Need for Speed is a perfect lavender crelly

My friend Sue got me this polish from the UK.  It applied effortlessly.  The color is so pretty in real life.  It reminds me of Chanel Rodeo Drive, but without the microshimmer.  This is just lovely.  It dries very glossy, it can probably be worn without topcoat.  It can also look pink in certain lights.




Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Barry M Need for Speed 
Dior Gel Coat

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Impala Charming is a cute green crelly with glittery goodness

I don't really know why this one was in my untrieds for almost a year.  It's gorgeous in real life.  I think it's unique, because of the magical shimmer.  It glows beautifully in the shade.  I love it.




Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Impala Charming 
Dior Gel Coat

French tips on almond-shaped nails

 I wasn't used to doing french this way, but now I really like it.  I did a couple of easy manis french style, and I liked how they turned out.  I've been using a lot of yellow lately, apologies for those readers who dislike yellow.  I don't think it's too flattering on my skin tone, but sometimes I like getting out of my comfort zone.




Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
1 coat OPI Life gave me Lemons (tips only)
1 coat Wet n Wild Correction Tape 
1 coat Nfu Oh JS19
Seche Vite Topcoat



Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
1 coat Colors by Llarowe Rest in Pieces (tips only)
2 coats Pa AA120
Seche Vite Topcoat