Saturday, September 29, 2012

Revlon Popular

Hi Everyone!!
Wow two posts in a row!
The nailpolish of the day is one I won in a giveaway over on Carolina's blog. So thank you Carolina for this wonderfull polish!

It is a jelly baby pink color , with hex large and small silver glitter. The small glitter was easily spreaded on the the nail, but the larger one was a bit hard to capture from the bottle and put on the nail. I applied 3 coats, to get opacity, which is a bit more than I like to put on, so I think that it could work better layered on top of a pink polish. Although in that case you would have less glitter.

Anyways I also did a little stamping using my Bundle Monster plates BM 203 and BM 201 using a Konad polish.

Oh and I also trimmed my nails a bit, I had a little accident, and had to phile them all down. 

Here are the photos:

Friday, September 28, 2012

China Glaze - I'm not lion

Ohhh this is a beauty!!! It's my favourite of all time glitters!! It has made it's way to the top very fast. It is part of the Safari collection, and it was my only choice from it. I couldn't have made a better choice.

This is a beige and holo glitter. The holo comes out in the sunlight so gloriously!!
I applied two coats for full opacity, and it went on smoothly. The application is great, and drying time is so small. The only bad thing about this is that it's a very hungry glitter, I think that not even on my third coat of topcoat the surface was still not smooth.

But when it comes to such a gorgeous polish, I am willing to overlook that.
I did some stamping with my Bundle Monster plate BM 208.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Flormar U234

There's not much to say about this polish, just your basic work appropriate polish. I really don't like it, but I had a meeting, and I couldn't go wearing black.

This is a frosty finish, in a barely orange color, tending a lot toward beige.
It was two coats, and the wear was not teribble, I didn't have any chips, but it wore on the tips pretty quickly.

 I bought this polish on sale in Romania, it cost less than 1€, so it's super good quality for the price I paied. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Seventeen cosmetics - 509

I don't know if any of you know this brand, but it is a very well known one back home in Romania. The products are good quality and the prices are not that high.

On my summer vacation I brought some stuff from home, and among them was this Seventeen nailpolish. These cost 18 RON there the equivalent of around 4€. The bottles are pretty large 15ml, and they have a huge range of colors. The colors don't have names only numbers. That doesn't bother me that much, as long as the polish is good. And I find these to be very good.

The color I bought is a dark gray with multicolored shimmer. The brush is good, kind of like the Essie brushes, the application was excellent, formula very good, just the right consistancy, and it only took two coats for full coverage.

I stamped on a design from my BM 206 plate with the Kiko 400 that is the holo gray which is by the way very good for stamping.

Here are the photos:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gold accent nail with Essie - Bikini so Teeny

Today I am on a relax weekend normally. Because I'm sure that when my husband comes back, he'll have us do something, because he's got not one to sit around on a weekend.

Untill then I am taking advantage and posting this. It's a nail polish I bought in the hope of seeing the pretty shimmer that you see in the bottle, on the nail. It is part of the summer collection I think, and it is a blue lavender cream, with white shimmer inside.

The formula was a bit runny for my taste, but ok, the application is ok, and it only took 2 coats to get opacity. But on the nail the shimmer is not visible, not even in sunlight, you can barely see it if you look very closely.

I love the color, but if it hadn't been for the shimmer, I would probably have not purchased it. Anyway I thought of doing an accent nail, with China Glaze I'm not lion glitter. This is part of the Safari collection, and it was my only choice from that collection. It is a pretty gold and holo glitter. I absolutely love this one, and I think I will do a full mani with this one.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

China Glaze - Pink Plumeria

Hello, hello!!
This is the last of the Neon collection 2012, and it was my favourite according to photos I had seen online, but it is no longer my favourite. My new favourite is Under the Boardwalk, a polish, I got just to complete my order!! hahaha!

This is two coats, and even though you can't see it in the photos, it was  very sheer, and I still had VNL. I kind of hate that in a shimmer polish, if it is a simple jelly ok, but with a shimmer it is totally a different story.

It dries matte like a neon, and I liked the color, but it wasn't as intense as I had hoped for. It didn't wear too good either, after 2 days I had some serious tip wear, but no chips, so that's a plus. It is an orangy pink with gold shimmer I would say, I don't know if that is accurate enough.

Enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

L'Oreal Rouge pin up

Today I have for you a classic red, there's nothing special about this one, but I love red and always will, and think this is a classic, and goes well with every outfit.

I had to go to a wedding this weekend, so I thought I'd take off my blue L'Oreal and put on something more weddingy!

This was an easy application, and it was opaque in two coats. It is very shinny, and I love this kind of red. It lasted very well for about 5 days, no chips, just some tip wear. The photos are taken before I took it off.

I am very pleased with these polishes. And before I took it off I applied on one hand China Glaze Luxe and Lush, and on the other Max Factor - fantasy Fire.

We are having little sun these days here, so the photos are kind of crap.

Friday, September 7, 2012

L'oreal - Perle de Jade & Easy Nail art

I was at Auchan the other day and saw these on the counter, and also noticed they were 1€ cheaper than in Monoprix, so 6€. I love the bottles and find the colors really pretty so I chose two more.

This one is a mint green cream, really beautiful color, and I find it very summery!
It went on kind of streaky on the first coat, but the second coat fixed everything, and made it opaque.

There is not much else to say about it, I have already reviewed this brand her
I think this color is part of their summer collection, along with some lipglosses, but since I don't really care for lipglosses ( I'm more of a lipstick gal), I bought only this color.

Since I don't have much time on my hands, I thgouht I'd do an easy nail art, with my dotting tools. This is a manicure that's been going around the Polish world. All you need is a dotting tool, or a toothpick, and the nailpolish of your choice. 

Here are the photos:
The nailpolish in natural light, no sunlight

This is the nailpolish, in the sunlight

These are my dotting tools bought on

And this is my very easy nail art.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Seche Vite vs INM - Out the door

I recently purchased a bottle of INM Out the Door since I had heard so many good things about it. Sam from Fashion polish said this is the top coat she uses for her manis, and I saw a review on a blog I don't remember which one, about it, so I was convinced and had to try it.

Well you all know I'm a Seche Vite girl, but I thought to myself if I can find a topcoat, just as good as Seche but without the shrinking, it would be so so nice.

I am going to give them grades on shine, shrinking, and drying time, because for me these are the criteria that count.

1. On the shine I would have to say that the clear winner is Seche Vite, because it is definetly shinnier than INM. I had troubles with INM it left real ugly treaks on my nail polish - looky here on my China Glaze - Under the boardwalk what it did:

I find that very visible, and ugly, I know that a normal person can not see it, but to me it is so obvious. This is just like the Cult nails topcoat.

2. Onto the Shrinking, I have had some problems with Seche Vite, and it is really an issue, and the only issue I have with Seche, but I have found some ways to get less shrinkage, and control it in some mesure, but with some brands it just does that - I'm looking at you Zoya!

I had heard that with INM there was no shrinking, well I still had some, less than with Seche, but still there, and still noticeble to me a polish freak.

3. And for the last criteria, drying time -  I found that Seche Vite was a winner too, because although the difference is not enormeous, there is a difference.

The grades are below and as you can see, for me Seche is a clear winner, and I surely waisted my money on INM, because I so hate the streaks I will never use it, just like with my Cult nails topcoat.

Shine Shrinking    Drying time
Seche Vite 10 5 10
INM - Out the door 3 7 9

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Orly - Preamp

Hey hey hey!!!
Nice to see you all again!! As usual I've been a busy bee, and will still be so for the next 25 years..........

Onto to nicer things - like NAILPOLISH!!

This one is a beauty - it's a pink cream with pink shimmer. It was love at first site! I don't own anything else like it.

It went on pretty smoothly, not a single problem to report, and I had to apply two coats for opacity. I wore it for about 4 days and had no chips, just a bit of tip wear, the photos I took are at 4 days of wear. So I guess it lasted pretty good that far. I think it could have lasted more, but I just had to change it, had enough. So I guess you understand I highly recommend this nail polish.

Hope you like it as much as I did. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

China Glaze - Under the boardwalk

Hey everyone, I've been pretty busy lately, busy bee, work and other stuff (like playing Hay Day- Essie Button got me addicted to this).

The nail polish today is another one from the Neon collection, and this one is a jelly neon, a pretty dark fuchsia color. I really loved this one. I bought it because it looks very much like the nailpolish I had on my toes. I had my pedi done in a salon, with a Jessica nailpolish, that looked amazing, and don't really remember the name, so I bought this China Glaze, which I love, but it is not the same, because the Jessica was a cream, and had a lot more fullness to it. But it comes very close.

I applied 2 coats, and it became almost opaque, so I left it like that. Later I added an accent nail using Milani one coat glitter - Silver Dazzle. I loved the way the colors mixed together, but I had to go and do something more to it - I stamped a design from my Bundle Monster plate BM 201, and special konad polish. On top of that ( I know it's a bit much) I added a coat of Sally Hansen Set the stage and here are the results:

And a bonus photo of Mumu, who right now is haracing me to give him his food, I can barely right this post, with him on my arm.