Friday, June 29, 2012

Contest update

Hey everyone!! Hope you have remember my contest. You still have 2 more days to enter. The link is bellow:
It ends june the 30th at midnight so hurry hurry!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Some Rimmel spam

Some friends of mine came over last week, and they came baring gifts - some Rimmel polishes from back home. I am really enjoying each and every one of them. They are really pretty!

First of all I've noticed that they are all opaque in two coats, and that they don't chip, but I did notice a fair amount of tip wear. They dry pretty quickly and the brush is good too.

Now let's get on to the colors.
Hot shot is the first one I tried, it's an almost neon pink cream. It applies like a cream but it looks a lot like a neon. I loved this color, and it was the first one I chose to try because I liked it the most.

The second color soon became my new favourite. Wine not is a beautiful wine red cream.

And once I thought I was done, I tried Misty Jade and it became my favourite. It's a pretty almost neon green, but it finishes as a cream. I seriously love all three of these and thank my friends for getting these for me. Thank you Mirela & Ange!!

I have two more of these to try out and can't wait.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Flormar 227 + Konad

I haven't done any Konad stamping in a while, so I decided to wip out my Bundle Monster plates and chose a model. I wore this Flormar to work on monday, and I thought it was really too boring to wear on it's own.

It's a jelly nail polish, with a white almost invisible shimmer in it. I had to apply 3 coats to get it looking this way and it still has VNL, but some of you like it this way.

On top I applied a design from my BM 204 plate, with a blue Konad polish.
It kinda streaked when I put on top coat and that shows in the photos. And my cuticules are still dry as sand, don't know why, I am moisturising every day like crazy.

*****Oh and don't forget about the contest - you still have a few more days untill it's over. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Layla Ceramic Effect n°11

This was a gift from my friend Dora in Italy for my birthday. I can't get Layla here, so I asked her if she could get some for me, and she kindly did. So thank you so much Dora!!

This is a violet grey with copper shimmer inside. I'm afraid the copper shimmer is visible only in the sunlight, and as you know we've been very low on sunshine over here lately.

Application was flawless, the bottle is the same size as Kikos - 10 ml, they are sold for 7€ in Italy. The cap is heavy, and the brush is flat, a bit like the OPI, so for me these are pluses, I love when the cap is heavy makes the application easier.

Overall I love this brand and I think it easily compares to the big brands outhere. Sorry about the messy cuticules, still having some problems with those.

Don't forget about the contest. You still have until end of june to submit you gradient mani photos.

I applied two coats. What do you think do you own any Layla?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sally Hansen Prisms

Another polish I bought from Danielle's blog sale, and I don't know what name this has. Maybe she will help me this time with the name too.

It's a pink holo polish, it's not linear holo, but it's holo enough. I applied two coats of this to obtain opacity.
I loved the way it looked in the sunlight but unfortunately the weather has been totally crap the last month.

Here are the photos: What do you think?
*UPDATE: Danielle says it's Ruby Diamond


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OPI - Number one Nemesis

Today I have for you a polish from the Spiderman collection from OPI. I don't really like all the other polishes, I didn't even like this one that much, but I was in NY, and saw it and thought it might be a bit unique but it's not. The other polishes in this collection were a bit "been there done that" - I mean how many Chanel Peridot dupes do we have to have?

Anyways this is a very sheer polish, so it needed three coats, and even then I still felt like it was a bit see through. This is a dark grey-green jelly base packed with gold shimmer I think.

The application was a bit rough too, I don't know why.
I also added an accent nail in OPI- Save me!

What I've been up to via Instagram

Went to Versailles. Saw the water foutains. Wore cool shoes. Did my nails. Saw some big fish and a swan. Got sick used up a box of tissues. That's it. Kinda boring. you can find on instagram under uneruxiaparis.

Monday, June 18, 2012

OPI - I don't give a Rotterdam & Nubar - Black polka dot

I have had this one for a long time, just didn't get the time to get around to it.
It was one of the two polishes I got from the Holland collection. I am not a fan of this one, it doesn't suit my skin tone. I like the color in the bottle, I just don't like it on my nails.

How would I describe this color??? Hmmm. I could say it's a blue cream base, with some white and silver fleks?? Don't really know. It's an odd color.

This was two coats, and application is a dream like any OPI, consistancy is perfect.

I topped this with two coats of Nubar's Black polka dot:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What I've been up to via instagram

Hey folks! How have you been?
These are some of the photos i've recently loaded to instagram
You can find me on Instagram under the name uneruxiaparis.
Kong bar for our second anniversary
Mumu at his best!
View from the Kong bar

My Nespresso in the morning ( big obssesion)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gradient contest

Hey every one!
I love gradients so much, that in the honor of my hitting 300 followers, I thought I'd have a gradient contest and have you vote for the photos I get.

I don't know if I will get any contestants, but I am trying. I will have two prizes.
First prize is this :

Second prize is this:

The rules are:
- one entry per person.
- the gradient must be done on a real live hand.
- I would like to see at least 3 fingers in the picture.
- colors are your choice, and you can do anything you want as long as it has at the basis, a gradient.
- email me your photos, your blog link if you have one and your email address at dianaruxi (@) gmail (dot) com
- at the end of june I will no longer be taking entries
- on the first of july I will post the entries on my blog and every follower will be able to vote for 15 days ( so you will know the winner on the 15th of july)
- the one with the most votes wins first prize and the one with the second most votes wins second prize.
- any entries that don't respect the rules will not be posted on the blog.
- at the end of the vote, I will contact the winners by email, and ask for their addresses so I can send their prizes. 

Hope everything is clear enough - if you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at the address I listed before.

I hope to see lots of entries, and hope you think this will be fun to do.
Good luck everyone! GRADIENT ON!

PS: All entries are welcomed (including international).

Friday, June 8, 2012

China Glaze Ray-diant and another gradient!!

Hahaha, I have driven you insane with all the gradients by now right???
Let's start with the base color. It is part of the China Glaze Prismatic collection and it is a let's say yellowish silver small glitter, packed with a lot of larger and multicolored glitter.

The formula was perfect in my opinion, and the application as good as it can be with that thin brush they have.
It was a bit on the sheer side, with only two coats but three did the trick, and it dried in the same amount of time as two coats.

It doesn't look too duochromy to me, so I must not have tried hard enough. I have another polish from this collection so I will try and see the duochrome in that one latter.
I did the gradient using China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Essie California Coral and a coral comparison

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I bought 3 coral in NY, and this is the last one.
Essie California Coral was in my opinion the best formula out of all three Zoya - Maya and Sephora by OPI - I'm wired.

This Essie is a cream I think, tends towards a jelly but just a little bit. Anyways this is a dark coral, almost red.
I applied two coats, and I can still see a bit of VNL, but I like it this way.

And now for the comparison.

These are the polishes I compared
As you can see in the bottle they look almost the same. From left to right we have Zoya- Maya, Essie - California Coral, Sephora by OPI- I'm wired.

Here they are on my nails:

Soooo the onbly one that stands out a bit is the Zoya, which tends a bit more towards pink, and is very jelly. But mostly the Essie and the SOPI are mostly alike, so I guess for these two we have a dupe alert.

Instagram post

I started an instagram account so here are some photos.

You can find me under uneruxiaparis