Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kiko 401

This is one of the polishes from the holographic collection that you all probably  have already seen, but it is so pretty so I'm going to show it to you too.

It is a I would say turquoise holo polish. I had no problems on the application, works very well with a regular base coat, and it becomes opaque in two coats. Goes on smoothly on the nail, and it is very easy to apply.

It is a linear holo, that's even visible in dim light. I love it!! And I totally think it is worth the 5€.
If you can still find it in shops, I think this is a must have. Very cheap and good quality holo.

Here are the photos:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sally Hansen - Very Cherry

This one was in a swap I did with Carolina - who by the way posted a message on Facebook yesterday saying that they are preparing for hurricane Sandy, so I am thinking about her and her family!! Be safe!!

The polish is a small red to pink flakie polish in a kind of a jelly base. I applied two coats of this polish, and it wasn't quite opaque, but it was very close to it. I couldn't be bothered to do a third coat anyway.

This was very pretty, and the application was ok, formula generally ok. Couldn't tell you about how long it lasted because I only kept it for like 2 days on my finger nails.

So these are the photos:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Orly Fowl Play & Gradient

This one is another polish I didn't take pictures of when I swatched it, and had to redo the swatch and this time remember to take pictures.

I have heard that this polish is a dupe for OPI Merry Midnight, but since I don't own that one I can't do a comp. But here is one that Jessica from Polish Insomniac did. I think they are one and the same polish.

I love them both and when I saw this coming out I knew I had to have it, since Merry Midnight is no longer produced.

It is a jelly dark purple polish, with lots of duochrome flakies of different sizes, and I see some blue glitter in there too. I really like it, I did 3 coats of it to get it opaque, but I could have stoped at two. The formula is great, easy to apply easy enough to remove. It does shrink a bit with Seche, but what polish doesn't.

I did a gradient too, I started with KIKO n° 303, and after that Essence Time for romance. I love the way it turned out:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OPI - Brand new skates

Hey you guys!!
Sorry for the lack of posts. I was away on a long weekend in Milan. I loved it there. Good pasta, good pizza, good coffee, and good friends.

I do have a new nailpolish for you today. It is the well known Brand new skates, and I really love it. I actually already swatched this but I forgot to take pictures.

This is a pretty gray foil nailpolish, with this different coloured shimmer. It is a bit on the sheer side, so I applied 3 coats, andI still had some VNL, but what can I do?? How many coats can a woman do.

This is the same formula that OPI has accustomed us to.

Have a look:

Monday, October 15, 2012

KIKO 373

This is my favourite, from the 3 KIKOs I bought last.
It is a beautiful brown cream, with copper shimmer. It's so very pretty, and I find it to be a very good autumn color.This one also got a huge reaction on Instagram, everybody liked it. My IG id is uneruxiaparis, if it is of any interest to any of you.

It went on smoothly like all the other Kiko polishes I own, and was opaque in two coats. The shimmer is very visible, even in the shade, so no need for sunlight.

This lasted me about 4 days with no chips, and no major tipwear, and only because I took it off, because you know me I get bored.Oh and I had to phile my nails down, they started to exfoliate.

*I forgot to tell you that I was told that this looked very much like OPI - Wooden Shoe Like To Know? but unfortunately I do not own that one, so I can't make a comparison for you. I do have a Mavala that resembles though, but I will have to compare these in another post. I don't think they're dupes. Here is a link to the Mavala post 

Here are the photos, hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

KIKO 390 1 Kleancolor 197

Hello my pretties!!
As you may have seen in my IG post from yesterday I had a green polish on my nails some days ago. Well that polish was KIKO 390, that I picked up at their store a while ago.

It is a green polish, with white frost in it, but very subtle, it isn't the ugly type. I really liked it in the bottle, and on my nails, it was a bit bla, because my skin tone does not appreciate all green nailpolish.

This one is a good formula, it was opaque in two coats, and the color went on smoothly. But all kikos have good formula, we've all noticed that.

I added a coat of Kleancolor 197 which is a holo, and burgundy glitter, in a small round shape. I reall didn't think much of this one at the begining, but I noticed that it goes well on most colors, and I am starting to love it, but the thing with these polishes is the odour. It stincks.

Here are the photos:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

What I've been up to via Instagram

Not much going on right now on my Instagram I'm participating in an October challenge have a looksie.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kiko 384

Hey hey!!
I've been really busy lately, but I'm hoping I will get a little free time soon, and do more posts, because I really hate leaving you guys without any new posts.

Today's nailpolish is a new Kiko I got, a really bright blue cream. It was opaque, and the application was excellent just like all the other kikos, and I must say I was pretty impressed with the fact that this one was opaque in one coat, I added another one, because I'm obssesed like that, but a normal person wouldn't have needed it.

The wear is pretty good too, after 4 days I only had some tip wear, and a chip due to my exfoliating nails, not the nailpolish. Some of you who follow me on Instagram must have seen that.

Here are the photos:

Monday, October 8, 2012

Layla Ceramic Effect n°16

This is one of the nailpolishes that my friend Dora sent me from Italy, and I must say I love it!!

The color is not so flattering on me, but it is such a good quality nailpolish, it lasted for like 4 days on me, without chips or any tipwear, and on the forth day I took it off, because I wanted to change, not because it had suffered an accident, so I reccomend these for sure.

I think that they retail at 7€ in Italy, but I am not sure about that. I have another one of these, and I think it was the same quality.
This is a light gray cream with pink shimmer in it, that comes out nicely in the sunlight.

 It only needed two coats for full coverage, and the application was pretty easy too.

I like the brush too, and it is kind of heavy like the OPI one.

On the left is the side view and on the right is the front view of the brush