Sunday, June 22, 2014

China Glaze Dance Baby + Fairy Dust

Hey everybody,

I was feeling pink, so here's China Glaze Dance Baby topped with a lil' bitta Fairy Dust!  I still think I underutilize Fairy Dust.  It adds a little something without being over the top.  But here's the pics:

China Glaze Fairy Dust over Dance Baby Nail Polish
China Glaze Fairy Dust over Dance Baby
From L to R: sun, shade
It's a nice blue toned bubble gum pink.  No problems with application.  I used three coats for the above photos followed by one coat of Fairy Dust.

I think pink is my go-to palate cleanser mani.  What are your favorite pinks?

*China Glaze is cruelty free.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Enchanted Polish Secret Sauce

Hey all,

Today I've got an oldie but a goodie... Enchanted Polish secret sauce.  I bought this one from Llarowe a few years back and recently decided to dust it off.  Amazing stuff!  I decided to layer three coats over OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI.  Three coats are probably a little overboard, but when I saw the shifty duochromey sparkle, I just couldn't stop myself.

Enchanted Polish Secret Sauce over OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI
Enchanted Polish Secret Sauce over OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI?
From L to R: sun, shade

Here's an old picture over China Glaze First Mate.  Beauuutiful!  It has that glowy, fiery look that just looks so good over so many different polishes!

Enchanted Polish Secret Sauce over China Glaze First Mate Firstmate
Enchanted Secret Sauce over China Glaze First Mate
Lately, I've been going a little crazy over duochrome toppers.  Just ordered several from Girly Bits and can't wait to get my hands on them!  What are your favorites?

*Enchanted Polish is cruelty free.  China Glaze is cruelty free.  OPI is cruelty free, but Coty, its parent company, is not.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Glitter Gal Suede

Hey all,

I finally got around to wearing Glitter Gal Suede.  I have had this polish for probably two years now without trying it.  I generally don't wear a ton of holographic polishes because, to be honest, I hate the sun.  It really doesn't make as much sense for an outside-loathing person to wear holos.  This day, however, I knew I would be spending most of it outdoors and decided to make the best of it.

This is a nice neutral medium chocolatey-with-some-mauvey type color.  Yeah.  Why don't I just let the pics speak for themselves?

Glitter Gal Australia Suede Holographic Nail Polish
From L to R: shade, sunlight
Wow, doesn't that first picture in the shade make you just wanna lick it?  Or maybe (probably) that's just me.  Anyway, this went on smoothly, and three coats provided the desired opacity.  It's not the strongest holo I've ever seen, but boy, is this pretty!  I have so many polishes that it's rare for me to wear one twice, but this is definitely in the queue for that honor.  It makes me want to buy some of their other colors!  I really love this polish.
What do you think of the Glitter Gal holos?

*Glitter Gal is vegan and cruelty free.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968... It's Heeeeeeere!

Hey everybody,

Today I am very excited to post about my brand new OPI Damone Roberts 1968 polish.  Yes, I am in the third wave of folks to get their hands on it and did pay the $20 plus $7 shipping, but obviously I thought it was worth it.  Here's the description from the Damone Roberts website:

OPI's "Damone Roberts 1968" Nail Polish was created by OPI in 2009 to celebrate the brand...Damone Roberts. The color was matched directly from our Beverly Hills & New York Salon walls in an effort to bring the unique pistachio tone, described by Damone himself as "a different green with undertones of a soft grey, and a warm brown that works well on every skin tone". The masses seem to agree, as the color has sold out worldwide twice now. This polish is quite the hot commodity and bottles presently can be found on Ebay retailing for $75.00 each. We are proud to announce that OPI & Damone have teamed up for the third time to bring you a limited collector item quantity available Summer 2014.
I think the color description is pretty accurate.  It's kind of a dusty pistachio green.  I love the shade in the bottle and LOVE it on my nails. I struggled to photograph this one accurately, because the photos were tending to show the polish a bit lighter than real life.  These may not have been my favorite pics of my hands, but they do show the color correctly.  I applied this over Rejuvacote which didn't provide the best surface for polishing, but I went with it.  I think it could have been a solid two-coater save for that, but I did need a third to smooth it out due to my base coat/treatment.  I just love, love, love this color!  Not gonna lie, the hype probably played into the extent of my loving it, but you know it's good when it lives up to the hype!  And here are the pictures [of my not-typically-photographed left hand... breaks, people.  Lots of breaks.]:

OPI Damone Roberts DR 1968 Nail Polish Third Release
From L to R: sunlight, shade
Wowowowow, love this polish!  I don't have anything else quite like this in my stash.  For me, it was worth the almost $30, which, by the way, is the most I have ever paid for a polish.  I am much more of a big lots/coupons/sales nail polish shopper, but this was a worthy exception.

What do you think?  Does this polish live up to the hype?

*OPI is cruelty free, but Coty, its parent company, is not.

Pixi Lime Lustre

Hi all!

Been on a mini-hiatus visiting family.  I've been painting my nails in the meantime, but wow, have I been dealing with a LOT of breaks.  I picked up some Duri Rejuvacote as something new to try, and strangely/luckily, it rang up as $3.95.  Pretty sure it's supposed to run $8-$9?  But I'm not complaining.

I did manage to get my hands on Pixi Lime Lustre.  I've been hearing so much about what a unique shade this is, and that's definitely true.  It's a nice pastel lime green with gold shimmer throughout.  I did have a nightmarish time with application, however.  The first two coats went on super streaky, and the third one to smooth it out seemed to be a bit overboard as far as opacity.  I have the same type of trouble with Illamasqua, so this might just be a problem I have personally.  I think I have a hypersensitivity to any possibility of lobster hands, and this one triggered my possibly unfounded concern maybe a little bit... Pastel greens can be hard to pull off for this reason.

Without further adieu, here's the pics!

Pixi Lime Lustre Nail Polish
From L to R: sunlight, shade
Whatcha'll think? (Now I'm just making up words.)

*Pixi is cruelty free.