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Apr 21, 2014

Fiery Glam - Emily de Moly A Beautiful Mistake, Color Club Gingerbread

There's nothing quite so old-school attention-catching as bright red nails. Even more so when it comes with generous helpings of glitter and holographic goodness!

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly A Beautiful Mistake (2 coats)]
This here is A Beautiful Mistake from Emily de Molly. A gorgeous red jelly packed with different sizes of red holographic hexes. The holo doesn't show as clearly as I would like but you do get glimpses of it depending on the angle and lighting.

[2 coats: Emily de Molly A Beautiful Mistake]
Formula was good an the glitter spread evenly. I think this was two coats.

[Base: Emily de Molly A Beautiful Mistake (2 coats); Tips: Color Club Gingerbread]
Being the magpie that I am, I couldn't help adding a bit of glitter to the tips. This is Color Club Gingerbread, a gold and holo glitter combination. I dabbed it on to make a mini glitter gradient. A very bright and festive combination!

Apr 17, 2014

Bottle Glass - Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Here's a swatch for one of my pressies!

The second one from the left is the polish I swatched.

[Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe]
This is Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe. It's a gorgeous deep green with blue-greeny small flecks. I would say this is a great addition to a Christmas collection. I like that it's opaque within two to three coats, but still jelly enough to be squishy.

Apr 7, 2014

Mink Sparkle - Nubar Jewel

Here's a polish I picked up a long time ago but for some reason didn't get around to using till last week!

[Bottle to nail: Nubar Jewel (2 coats)]
This is Nubar Jewel from the Prism collection way back in 2010, I think it was. Jewel is a grey-ish brown shimmer base generously filled with medium-sized holo glitter.

[2 coats: Nubar Jewel]
The glitter is very slightly muted by the base but is still extremely blingy in the right lighting. This one is two coats but may possibly need three for longer nails. Topcoat is a must! This dries a bit bumpy due to the larger particle size of the holo glitter. The glitter does spread across the nail really nice and evenly though!

[2 coats: Nubar Jewel]
The base shimmer actually has a slight pink-brown shift, but it doesn't appear obviously in my photos, unfortunately. All in all, another somewhat worksafe holo option!

Apr 3, 2014

Summer Splash - elianto unknown, Glam Polish Twister

It's time for some bright fun colours, wheeeeeeee~

[Glitter: Glam Polish Twister
Base: elianto unknown]
I love Glam Polish Twister. Layering the neon matte glitter over a blue base makes the bright blue glitter of Twister blends in a little, but I think it just adds to the depth of the blue colour. I really love this look. It's predominantly a blue mani, but with splashes of neon colours to brighten it up. I'm going to experiment with Twister against more bases of different colours!

Mar 31, 2014

Gaudy Opal - Barielle Elle's Spell, Finger Paints Flecked

Ah, I love flakies, don't you! I've been wearing holos for the past few weeks (months??) but I pulled out an old photoset and fell for flakies all over again~ =)

[Flakie rainbow!]
In the spirit of flakie overload, here's a flake polish topcoated with a flakie topper! Yeaaaahhhh~

[Bottle: Barielle Elle's Spell]
The base was Barielle Elle's Spell, a gorgeous red jelly chockers with gold-to-green duochrome flakies. Jme has posted a great comparison showing a bunch of different red-jellies-with-flakies here, so check it out!

[Bottle: Finger Paints Flecked]
Elle's Spell was a bit thick and doesn't dry that quickly but was opaque in two coats. I then put a layer of Finger Paints Flecked, a blue-to-green flakie topper over my red base.

[Base: Barielle Elle's Spell (2 coats); Topper: Finger Paints Flecked (1 coat)]
Here's the result under diffuse lighting.... Flakie goodness, aaahhh~! It just makes me wanna dig out all my flakies and play around with themmm...

Mar 27, 2014

Shades of Purple - Fing’rs Edge Ombre Nails Kit

Time to test out another of my birthday pressies!

You might remember I got Fing’rs Edge Ombre Nails Kit in purple for my birthday. Instead of doing a sponge gradient mani, I decided to do it like this.

[Fing’rs Edge Ombre Nails Kit in purple]
In person, the colours are a little more gray-toned than the photos. I really like these shades, and it's pretty awesome to have a range of purple like this. The only complaint I would have about this kit is that the darkest purple isn't totally creme, like the others. It has a hint of shimmer to it, which is strange since all the others are full creme polishes and this kit is meant for a gradient mani.

Other than that, this is simple and nice. I can't wait to try a sponge gradient mani with it!