Wednesday, August 29, 2012

China Glaze - Flirty Tankini

This is a bit late I know, but this is when I got my order from transdesign, and at first I didn't think I wanted any of these, but after seeing some swatches I changed my mind, etc.

This was my favourite from this collection, from the swatches online, but I am not so impressed in person. It is an orangy neon, but not too bright, with some pink shimmer I would say. It looked more vibrant on the photos online, but in real life it looks kind of dull, and I kind of regret ever waisting the money. I was expecting a really bright neon with shimmer. But it is pretty, it's just not what I expected.

It was opaque in two coats, and as you know neons dry matte, so I applied a top coat, and it lasted me about 4 days with no chips.

I have ordered two other polishes from this collection, we will see how those turn out.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

H&M - Lemon Sorbet

Hello everyone, I have been very busy, work work work.
This is the last of the H&M polishes I have, it is a light yellow cream.

This was the worst of all the 3, I don't know why, the formula on all other two was ok, but on this one, it was pretty streaky, and very watery.

I applied 3 coats, and I still had some bald spots. I am not a fan of this polish, and not a fan of yellow either.

So not too happy about this one. Not much else to say about it. I took it off pretty fast, because I didn't like it.

Friday, August 24, 2012

H&M Juicy Peach cloud mani

Hey hello,
I've been so busy lately haven't had any time for anything. Ok so today I have this peachy nailpolish for you.
It came in a package with 2 other polishes, one of them being the blue one you saw in my previous post.

This is a cream orange red polish, that becomes opaque in 2 coats. I really liked it, but I scratches very easily.

I am so sleepy I can't even think of what to write.
So I applied this and saw a tutorial on how to make a cloud mani on Jane's blog, and I thought to myself : That doesn't look so hard! You can do it Ruxi! So I did.
I guess it doesn't looks so professional as other blogger's, but I'm pretty happy with the result, considering, I have no nail art experience.

I used two Essie polishes for the clouds, the off white one is Absolutely shore, and the gray one is Chinchilly. And on top I added a coat of Seche Vite. If anyone is interesed I could do a tutorial of my own of this mani.

Monday, August 20, 2012

KIKO 400

I saw these on Sam's blog and I had to go get a look at them. Kiko released a limited edition collection called Lavish Oriental. It includes 4 new holographic nailpolishes e dark gray one, a pink one, a beige one and a green one.

I only bought the dark gray one, because I think I have enough holo polishes, and I rarely ever use them, because we lack sun here.They cost 4,90€ in all Kiko stores.

Ok so this applies pretty good, I like the brushes as you know, the bottles are square just they way I like them, but on these limited editions the caps are golden, which I don't particularly enjoy, but that's just a little detail.

Kiko 400 is a linear holo I would say, opaque in two coats, goes on pretty well even on the first coat, had no problem applying it over a normal base coat.

I took a lot of photos, because it's just gorgeous in the sun.
I philed my nails down a bit, they were getting kind of wonky. What do you think? I love it! The holo is super obvious.

Friday, August 17, 2012

H&M - Deep Sea with Sinful Colors Cinderella

I got these little H&M polishes like 8 months ago, I can't even remember, but I never got around to them. So here is the first one, a bright baby blue cream, very lovely!! I don't think these have names. Anyway they were on sale back then, now I saw another set.

It applied ok, I don't like the brush it's your basic brush, applies ok, but not great. I applied 2 coats for opacity, and I like the shine.

Because that wasn't enough, I had this polish I had won in a giveaway organised by the lovely Carolina from Colores de Carol, which is a sheer, blue jelly with lots of pretty pink flecks. I applied one coat of that and then I was done.

What do you think?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm back!! with Rimmel Lively lilac

Heyy everyone!!
I'm back from my vacation. We went to Greece and then to my home country Romania.
We had so much fun, we saw great places, saw my family and met with our friends from back home.

Now back to the purpose of this blog - nailpolish. Today I tried on the last Rimmel I had, and it is a gorgeous lilac cream color. It was very easy to apply, and it was opaque in 2 coats.

It shrunk a bit on the middle finger because of the Seche vite, but I am mostly content with the way this reacted to it. Much better than Zoya which always has a bigger shrinkage factor.

Anyways here are the photos:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

What I've been up to via Instagram

As you may have seen I haven't posted in a week or so, that is because I am on vacation so for those of you whodon't follow me on Instagram here are a few photos.