; Plisherrific: October 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Berry Sweet - Revlon Not So Blueberry

I have been eyeing this for awhile and finally gave in!

[Revlon Not So Blueberry]
I was hesitant over Revlon's Not So Blueberry because most swatches look a little purple-gray rather than purple. But I decided to give it a shot, and I was glad that it's actually more purple on the nail than it looks in most photos! :D  But it really is a hard colour to photograph accurately, so I did adjust the colour a little in Photoshop to more accurately reflect the colour in real life.

Not So Blueberry is a light to medium purple shimmer with silver-blueish microglitter. The microglitter is so fine that it doesn't really look visible on the nail, but it does make the polish look like it has texture, as seen below. For a shimmer, it's smooth, not-streaky at all. The scent is also pleasant. It's not overpowering, just a nice sweet smell that remains on the nails after the polish has dried.

[Revlon Not So Blueberry]
Nice, no? I think this is a nice addition to any purple nail polish collection. :D

Oct 29, 2013

Scarlet Sparks - Zoya Sarah, OPI Getting Miss Piggy With It

Cliche as it seems, there's nothing quite like a gorgeous red polish to light up your mitts!

Today's post combines a gorgeous red base with some sparkly glitter over the top for added bling.

[2 coats: Zoya Sarah]
I first started with a base of Zoya Sarah, one of my favourite red polishes. I won't say too much about it as I've already reviewed it in a previous post, so check it out here! =)

[Base: Zoya Sarah (2 coats); Glitter: OPI Getting Miss Piggy With It (2 coats)]
I then popped two layers of OPI Getting Miss Piggy over the top (previously reviewed here). The glitter in OPI GMPWI is a touch brighter and definitely glitzes up an already glitzy base colour! Ahhhh, blissss~

Oct 25, 2013

Pastel Fireworks - ulta3 triple threat,Color Club Angel Kiss, Color Club Eternal Beauty

This is a continuation from yesterday's post. After the gradient mani started chipping, I decided to go for something a little fancier to patch that up.

[Base gradient: Color Club Angel Kiss and Eternal Beauty
Black polish: ulta3 triple threat]
I stuck striping tape over the gradient mani and went over it with ulta3 triple threat, which I reviewed over here. Then I peeled off the striping tape, went over everything with quick dry nail polish, and voila! I love this look over a gradient mani.

All in all, I had the base of this mani (Color Club Angel Kiss) on for more than 1 week, which is amazing for someone like me who starts chipping my own mani after the first day. I usually change my nail polish every two to three days.

I was on a cruise when I photographed this, which is why you can see the ocean in the background. :)

Oct 24, 2013

Beautiful Flight - Color Club Angel Kiss, Color Club Eternal Beauty

This is a post on holos and extending the life of a mani. :)

[Under direct sunlight: Color Club Angel Kiss]
Holos on sunny days are the best. Isn't this amazing? I really love the Color Club Halo Hues collection. Ev has already reviewed Angel Kiss in more detail here, so I won't go into too much rapturous talk about it.

When Angel Kiss started chipping and I was feeling a little too lazy to apply a new mani altogether, I added a purple gradient instead. This is an awesome way to spice up a mani and also keep it on your nails longer if you like the base colour a lot. Applying another nail polish colour over the tips completely covers up any chipping.

[Aqua base: Color Club Angel Kiss
Purple tips: Color Club Eternal Beauty]
Under indirect indoor lighting, it's much harder to photograph the crazy blingyness of holo plish unfortunately. I reviewed Eternal Beauty awhile back with a comparison to Layla's purple holo, so you can check that out here if you missed that.

Angel Kiss and Eternal Beauty are rather different in how deep the colours are so it's not the smoothest of gradients, but I still like how it looks and it's so easy to do. It was great to keep the holo mani on for longer.

If you check in tomorrow, you can see how I used this as a base for yet another mani. :)

Oct 22, 2013

Milky Pink - Tony Moly GS10

Hmmm, generally I'm not a big fan of visible nail line, but here's one polish where it actually somewhat works... or who knows, maybe not!

[Bottle to nail: Tony Moly GS10 (2 coats)]
Here's Tony Moly GS10, a milky glitter consisting of red, purple and yellow glitter in a sheer pink base. I think I used this over a ridge-filling basecoat. Now, ridge-fillers tend to dry semi-opaque and matte so they're a great boost for sheer polishes, I find.

[2 coats: Tony Moly GS10]
I used two coats of Tony Moly GS10 over my base coat and it ended up looking more like a gradient than VNL. I do like the glitter colour combination and how the sheerness of the milky pink base lets the red glitter show up so well. But at the end of the day, I don't think I'm all that sold with sheer polish on such long nails!

Oct 17, 2013

Night Sky - ulta3 triple threat

I was running out of black creme nail polish, but it was pretty easy to find a replacement!

[2 coats: ulta3 triple threat]

This is ulta3's triple threat, which is a black nail polish with holo silver glitter. I like it because it's not just a plain black nail polish, but I do have to admit that it looks nicer in close-ups. At an arms length, the glitter is almost too subtle, but I think it does serve its job as a black nail polish with a zing.

Oct 14, 2013

Delicious Pink - Glitter Gal Fuchsia

We've been having such gloriously sunny days in Sydney that I've been wearing holos pretty much exclusively for the past few weeks!

[Bottle to nail: Glitter Gal Fuchsia (2 coats)]
Here's a gorgeous one - pale, sheer and subtle indoors, but flames out like crazy in bright light. This is a vintage Glitter Gal holo I picked up on clearance about two years ago. It's labeled "Fuchsia" and while not as bright a colour as the name suggests, the holo is pretty spectacular.

[2 coats: Glitter Gal Fuchsia]
This mani is two coats, and there's still a bit of VNL, but I intentionally wanted something sheerer on the nail. The holo flame makes the VNL less obvious anyway.

[2 coats: Glitter Gal Fuchsia]
These polishes have a great formula, very thin and easy to work with. An extra bonus is that it dries to an extremely glossy finish. I didn't even bother with topcoat!

Oct 10, 2013

Keeping Warm - Sally Hansen Fuzz-Sea, Nail Pattern Boldness Flipping Out Hard

Fuzzy sweater on my nails~

[Index to ring finger topcoat: Sally Hansen Fuzz-Sea
Last finger topcoat: Nail Pattern Boldness Flipping Out Hard
Base coat: Elianto S02]
I thought I would swatch Sally Hansen's Fuzz-Sea from the Fuzzy Coat collection next to Nail Pattern Boldness's Flipping Out Hard to see if they were different glitter types in the same colours. Both had yellow and blue, I thought there would be some colour similarities right? Flipping Out Hard is actually brighter, with more yellow in comparison. They're both really pretty in different ways!

Fuzz-Sea has a pretty even distribution of yellow and blue matte bar glitter. With three coats, it gives pretty good coverage. Isn't Fuzz-Sea an adorable name to go with an adorable nail polish. :)

You can see swatches of Flipping Out Hard here and here, and Elianto's S02 here.

Oct 7, 2013

Scorching Savannah - Animal print transfer foil

Here's a simple transfer foil featuring animal print that I wore a few weeks ago. I wasn't very fussed about how long it lasted and I was in a rush to go out, so I used the foil straight over my base coat rather than applying a matching base shade first.

Application wasn't perfect, but not too bad either and any gaps weren't visible from a distance anyway. I love transfer foils for when I'm in a rush and just want something shiny on!

I think I used Essence Gel-look topcoat over the transfer foil which I find doesn't wrinkle it as much as others I own. I'm still looking out for one which completely preserves the shininess though, especially for holo foils. Might have to try out Picture Polish's Revolution one day...

Oct 3, 2013

Patriotic Skies - Mode Hook Me Up, Missha Dazzling

Today is a day for nail polishes you can buy for cheapies in Sydney!

[Top: One coat of Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish Dazzling No 1
Base: Two coats of Mode Hook Me Up]
The base polish is Mode's Hook Me Up. It's a beautiful sky blue and it's been one of my favourites from very early on. Hook Me Up is a creme polish that never bubbles no matter what. On top of Hook Me Up is Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish Dazzling No 1. I have no idea if that's the real name, but it's the only thing I can find on its label. This polish has a clear base coat, and hex and bar glitter in varying sizes, in light blue, medium blue and red.

[Four coats of Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish Dazzling No 1[
Here's the glitter on its own with a clear base coat. I rather like it on its own because you can really see the assorted glitter like this. I'll do a full mani of this one day. :D

[Top coat: Missha The Style Lucid Nail Polish Dazzling No
Base: Orly Au Champagne]
Here it is over white, coming across as rather American. Or rather, very patriotic for any country that has white, blue and red on their flags. :)

So you can find Mode polishes in random pharmacies. They usually go for AUD2 to 3. You can find Missha at QVB and their polishes go from AUD3 to 7, depending on the range. I bought this bottle for around AUD2.50 if I recall right because it was on sale.